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jtuchler
May 24th, 2010, 09:16 AM
I was really pumped to be at nationals and witness some truly great swims. Here's my top 3 - what are yours?

1. Willard Lamb, 87, 50 free: Time of 33.7 followed by a graceful press-up out of the pool.

2. Holden Bank, 50, 50 breast: Time 26.9 (national record). Outside smoke in late 10, took Mark a few seconds to register when he made the call.

3. Tanica Jamison everything. What a meet! 55 in 100 IM was my favorite.

Calvin S
May 24th, 2010, 11:27 AM
1. the mens 65-69 100 free
2. the 18+ mens 200 free relay
3. the mens 25-29 500 free, the only good swim i had all meet (been sick for two weeks now with some sort of bronchitis like illness)

pwb
May 24th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Too many impressive swims across too many age groups to limit it to three.

jtuchler
May 24th, 2010, 12:17 PM
Agreed, so many great swims, but I like calling out a few that stood out in my mind. 2000 athletes swimming 5-6 events each is 10000+ swims!

ElaineK
May 24th, 2010, 01:34 PM
1. Ande Rasmussen breaking the 200IM record. I got it on video for Ande. :D
2. Cullen Jones breaking the record in the 50 free. Got that on video, too, but the video on this website is AWESOME! :applaud: Meeting Cullen in the warm-up lanes before his swim and getting a photo with him after was the icing. What a nice guy! :D
3. Many of the other records I missed, because I was in the warm-up pool (or wherever...).

Jeff Commings
May 24th, 2010, 05:29 PM
FYI, Elaine. Cullen didn't get the record. Fred Bousquet swam an 18.67 in a Masters meet in February. That's the record for the 25-29 age group.

pwb
May 24th, 2010, 05:34 PM
Too many impressive swims across too many age groups to limit it to three.


Agreed, so many great swims, but I like calling out a few that stood out in my mind. 2000 athletes swimming 5-6 events each is 10000+ swims!



Pick any of Rich Abrahams' swims
Suzanne Dills cracking National records in 65-69 age group in 400 IM, 200 free and 200 back on Friday -- the same trio of events that crushed me.
The 200 free race between Rowdy and Bob Bugg

ElaineK
May 24th, 2010, 06:09 PM
FYI, Elaine. Cullen didn't get the record. Fred Bousquet swam an 18.67 in a Masters meet in February. That's the record for the 25-29 age group.

Announcer error, then? :confused: Oh well, it was STILL an awesome swim and a great dual! :applaud:
I wish you had been at Nationals; I would have enjoyed meeting you! I'm looking forward to reading your book; I bet it would make a great movie! :)

Good luck! :cheerleader:
"Elaine-iaK"

Lump
May 24th, 2010, 06:21 PM
FYI, Elaine. Cullen didn't get the record. Fred Bousquet swam an 18.67 in a Masters meet in February. That's the record for the 25-29 age group.

Yeah, I knew that one immediately as most of us GAJA swimmers saw the Bousquet swim at Auburn. I figured since Freddy is French (I don't know his citizenship situation) is why they said that?

Lump
May 24th, 2010, 06:25 PM
I was really pumped to be at nationals and witness some truly great swims. Here's my top 3 - what are yours?


1. 500 Final heat- Eric Christensen, Keith Switzer and a whole host of sub 4:50 guys.

2. Jeff Erwin's Mile.

3. Rich's 100 & 50.

Those are just the ones that pop in my head. Its unfair cause their were SO many more just as good or better.:bow:

JimRude
May 24th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Showing some bias here:

Jon Blank going sub 1:00 in 100 BR - oldest man ever to break the minute in 100 BR.

Spud's mile.

All of Rich's swims.

Sheri Hart's swims.

Lump
May 24th, 2010, 07:25 PM
I have to throw in another that I completely blanked on:

Cokie Lipinski setting a National record in the 100 Breast on her Birthday!:applaud:

Ahelee Sue Osborn
May 25th, 2010, 09:52 AM
I have to throw in another that I completely blanked on:Cokie Lipinski setting a National record in the 100 Breast on her Birthday!:applaud:

That was a GREAT swim for Cokie on her birthday... but the record, 1:12.0 belongs to Southern California's Jenny Cook.
They have developed a great new breaststroke rivalry.
Cokie has the 200 Breast National Record.

Lump
May 25th, 2010, 10:15 AM
That was a GREAT swim for Cokie on her birthday... but the record, 1:12.0 belongs to Southern California's Jenny Cook.
They have developed a great new breaststroke rivalry.
Cokie has the 200 Breast National Record.

I got them mixed up, thanks!

Its a slow show
May 26th, 2010, 10:41 AM
Robert Strand new Nat rec in the 100 breast at 64 1/2 breaking his old record when he was 60. That dosen't happen often.