View Full Version : Seeding for 800 & 1500 at Long Course

August 5th, 2003, 02:03 AM
Seeding for the 800 and 1500 Free will be one per lane from slow to fast for all swimmers. Men and women’s heats will alternate for the 800 and 1500 Free (heat 1 of the men will swim first, then heat 1 of the women, heat 2 of the men, then heat 2 of the women, etc.).

Linda Filar
August 7th, 2003, 10:08 AM
Hi! I'm wondering if you could provide a little further clarification regarding the seeding for the 1500m - will those of us who volunteered to swim 2-per-lane be swimming one per lane and in the normal seeding order - with others of same gender and similar seed times as opposed to going first with others who volunteered for 2 per lane?

Sorry to be a pain, but this can make a big difference in what time of day I would expect to swim and therefore in planning for what time to get there, nutrition, etc.

Thanks for your help!

August 7th, 2003, 01:24 PM
Because we will not be swimming 2 per lane for the 800 and 1500 Free, those who volunteered to swim 2 per lane will be swimming one per lane with others of the same gender and similar seed times. For example, all women (those that volunteered to swim 2 per lane and those who didn't) with an entry time of about 24 minutes will be swimming at about 11:35 am if 10% of the swimmers do not check in.

August 7th, 2003, 02:27 PM
Last summer in Cleveland, the meet committee decided that it would not save any time by swimming 2 per lane in the 1500 or the 800 - yet those of us who signed up to swim 2 per lane were allowed to swim in the first heat. I think that should be honored again in New Jersey. Those who volunteered to swim 2 per lane should be able to swim in the earlier heats.

August 7th, 2003, 05:16 PM
For Cleveland, the Meet Info specifically stated that two-per-lane swimmers will swim before single lane swimmers. For Rutgers the Meet Info states that heats having two per lane will swim before those with one per lane. Because no one will be swimming two per lane, the seeding will be from slowest to fastest for each gender for all swimmers. Allowing swimmers who volunteered to swim two per lane to swim one per lane before the other swimmers results in a longer swim day (as much as an hour or so depending on who does not check in).