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ande
February 15th, 2011, 02:36 PM
2012 Olympics: Swimming

2012 Olympics website (http://www.london2012.com/)


2012 Olympic Swimming (http://www.london2012.com/games/olympic-sports/swimming.php)


Swimming Schedule and Ticket Info (http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-gb/img/sys/tournament/london2012/oly-swimming.pdf)


Tickets (http://www.tickets.london2012.com/?camefrom=CFC_UK_LONDON2012_L2012_SIGNUPSPLASH)


Aquatics Centre (http://www.london2012.com/games/venues/aquatics-centre.php)


2012 USA Olympic Trials USMS forum site

That Guy
July 28th, 2011, 12:52 AM
http://www.universalsports.com/news-blogs/article/newsid=545301.html

The Aquatics Centre for the London Olympics opened today. With two 50m pools and a diving well, maybe it will host Masters Worlds someday.

ande
February 7th, 2012, 11:44 AM
Sun Yang swam an impressive 3:42.89 400 fr at the Miami Long Course Super Challenge in GOLD COAST, Australia, on Sat January 28, 2012. Last year he went 3:40.29. He also went 1:46.84 in the men's 200 free & 49.50 in the men's 100 free

He's the one to beat in the 400 & 1500.

from swimming world (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/29417.asp)

ande
March 1st, 2012, 03:05 PM
DAYS TILL (http://mycountdown.org/Sports/Summer_Games/widget/)

orca1946
March 3rd, 2012, 04:30 PM
HOLY LANE LINES ---------450 euros for a one day pass to some events ?!?!?!

Why Not
March 3rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
HOLY LANE LINES ---------450 euros for a one day pass to some events ?!?!?!

Better to go as a competitor!!

quicksilver
March 3rd, 2012, 05:40 PM
The building is a spectacular design. Maybe the $ admission is to help pay for it. :)

That said, it has 2,500 seats.

http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/london-aquatics-centre/#

That Guy
March 8th, 2012, 05:05 PM
http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/7649184/olympic-swimmer-ryan-lochte-sure-bet-espn-magazine


Backing Olympians is a big risk for sponsors, so why is gold medalist Ryan Lochte such a sure bet?

The Fortress
March 10th, 2012, 12:38 PM
Interesting article about Coughlin's choice of events:

http://swimswam.com/2012/03/natalie-coughlin-considering-dropping-100-back-for-100-fly/

havepoolwillswim
March 12th, 2012, 01:31 AM
Interesting article about Coughlin's choice of events:

http://swimswam.com/2012/03/natalie-coughlin-considering-dropping-100-back-for-100-fly/

Interesting article- thanks for posting.

Fenella
March 12th, 2012, 05:58 AM
The building is a spectacular design. Maybe the $ admission is to help pay for it. :)

That said, it has 2,500 seats.

http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/london-aquatics-centre/#

I was fortunate to attend the Bristish Olympic Trials. The pool is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait for the opportunity to swim there myself


The only downside is access is strictly enforced through an enormous shopping mall. As my friend put it, "full of fat pasty people clutching shopping bags who probably arent even aware that the Olympic venue is next door" ...

That Guy
March 16th, 2012, 12:36 AM
Jessica Hardy blogging for ESPNw:

http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-life/7682316/getting-better-not-bitter

EJB190
March 18th, 2012, 09:43 AM
The building is a spectacular design. Maybe the $ admission is to help pay for it. :)

That said, it has 2,500 seats.

http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/london-aquatics-centre/#

That is crazy looking. No wonder the tickets are 450 pounds. There isn't a 90 degree angle or straight edge in the entire building. What is the inspiration here? A shell?

I think it's little too "natural" and futuristic for my liking.It's has a pseudo Frank Lloyd Wright design. It also reminds me of one of those creepy Johnny Depp movies- Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka, Edward Scissor Hands, etc.

ElaineK
March 18th, 2012, 09:54 AM
That is crazy looking. No wonder the tickets are 450 pounds. There isn't a 90 degree angle or straight edge in the entire building. What is the inspiration here? A shell?

I think it's little too "natural" and futuristic for my liking.It's has a pseudo Frank Lloyd Wright design. It also reminds me of one of those creepy Johnny Depp movies- Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka, Edward Scissor Hands, etc.

I love the design! :applaud: The architect was thinking outside the box with this one- literally and figuratively. In my opinion, the world has too many boxes for buildings as it is. Why do buildings have to have 90 degree angles and straight edges? :2cents:

EJB190
March 18th, 2012, 10:29 AM
I love the design! :applaud: The architect was thinking outside the box with this one- literally and figuratively. In my opinion, the world has too many boxes for buildings as it is. Why do buildings have to have 90 degree angles and straight edges? :2cents:

I think the design is absolutely incredible and the construction even more so. Can you imagine the accuracy and difficulty caused by all those curves. 90 degrees and straight edges are just cheaper and easier to make. I just really don't love the look of it.

I lived in Britian between the ages of 2-9. Europe has some really cool modern architecture. This is one of my favorites in London:
http://www.top10notes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/most-beautiful-building-st-mary-axe.jpg

And let's just hope the British aren't building it because god knows they're not great at building things- Cars, the Titanic (technically Irish built but British designed), London Bridge, etc. There's that old British car joke something along the lines of "if it's not leaking oil it's because all the oil has already leaked out.' Let's hope the pool doesn't leak!

The joke with "The Bird's Nest" in China was that it started off as a stadium, but then the chinese build things so cheaply that they had to come in with extra support beams to keep the building standing up, and thats why it ended up looking like a birds nest.

ElaineK
March 18th, 2012, 01:50 PM
This is one of my favorites in London:
http://www.top10notes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/most-beautiful-building-st-mary-axe.jpg


Now, that's cool! :agree: And, definitely outside the box!

havepoolwillswim
March 20th, 2012, 03:14 AM
Jessica Hardy blogging for ESPNw:

http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-life/7682316/getting-better-not-bitter

That was really tragic. I hope she makes the team.

Maui Mike
March 20th, 2012, 02:00 PM
"That was really tragic. I hope she makes the team"

And I'm pulling for her to go solid gold in all events and then a movie!

ande
April 11th, 2012, 01:33 PM
it will be interesting to see how this list looks after the Olympics

Comparison of Textile Bests to World Records
April 10, 2012
Guest editorial by John Craig (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/Commentary/30252.asp?q=A-Comparison-of-Textile-Bests-to-World-Records)

Hiro11
April 12th, 2012, 10:04 AM
It's way too soon to make specific predictions, but what the heck...

Outside of the Lochte / Phelps contests, which races do people thing will be most compelling? IMO:

- Lochte / Irie in the 200 back. Lochte destroys him on the turns and then Irie catches up between the flags. Lochte is going to have his hands full.

- Aus men vs US men in the 4X100 free. This one probably goes without saying and will probably be the race of the meet (with the possible exception of the women's version). The key is the third and fourth swimmers. IMO, the US has talent to put some time into Targett, Sullivan and McElvoy. Berens to deliver, IMO.

- Dutch women vs. US women in 4x100 free. The US has been coming on strong in the past few months and this race will be even tighter than Shanghai, IMO. The Dutch are probably going to win but again, the key is the third and fourth swimmers. Megan Romano? Amanda Weir? Liv Jensen? Jessica Hardy? This is going to be fascinating.

- Hardy vs. Soni in the 100 breast. I don't think anyone else will hang with them, going to be very tight. Watch Breeja Larson or Efimova (Larson in trials to make the team) set a world record and prove me wrong. Larson is a complete wild card, I've personally never seen her swim LCM.

- Women's 200 IM. So many swimmers in the 2:09 range. I think the suited WR is out of reach but who knows. This is going to be a dogfight. IMO, it will take at least 2:07 low to win.

- Men's 100 back. I have no earthly idea who will win this. I'll say Lacourt is the favorite, but who knows what will happen.

- Men's 400 free. Sun Yang vs Park. This race is going to be absolutely thrilling. WR to win it, IMO.

- Women's 200 free. We were denied Pellegrini vs. Franklin in Shanghai but there's a lot of other fast women out there (in particular, I'll keep an eye on Sjoestrom). Going to be a thriller.

IMO, the men's 200 free and 100 fly will be pretty exciting but not as good as these other races. I can't wait for US trials.

dolu
April 12th, 2012, 10:21 AM
what about 100 and 200 breast men? pls give me an analysis :-)


It's way too soon to make specific predictions, but what the heck...

Outside of the Lochte / Phelps contests, which races do people thing will be most compelling? IMO:

- Lochte / Irie in the 200 back. Lochte destroys him on the turns and then Irie catches up between the flags. Lochte is going to have his hands full.

- Aus men vs US men in the 4X100 free. This one probably goes without saying and will probably be the race of the meet (with the possible exception of the women's version). The key is the third and fourth swimmers. IMO, the US has talent to put some time into Targett, Sullivan and McElvoy. Berens to deliver, IMO.

- Dutch women vs. US women in 4x100 free. The US has been coming on strong in the past few months and this race will be even tighter than Shanghai, IMO. The Dutch are probably going to win but again, the key is the third and fourth swimmers. Megan Romano? Amanda Weir? Liv Jensen? Jessica Hardy? This is going to be fascinating.

- Hardy vs. Soni in the 100 breast. I don't think anyone else will hang with them, going to be very tight. Watch Breeja Larson or Efimova (Larson in trials to make the team) set a world record and prove me wrong. Larson is a complete wild card, I've personally never seen her swim LCM.

- Women's 200 IM. So many swimmers in the 2:09 range. I think the suited WR is out of reach but who knows. This is going to be a dogfight. IMO, it will take at least 2:07 low to win.

- Men's 100 back. I have no earthly idea who will win this. I'll say Lacourt is the favorite, but who knows what will happen.

- Men's 400 free. Sun Yang vs Park. This race is going to be absolutely thrilling. WR to win it, IMO.

- Women's 200 free. We were denied Pellegrini vs. Franklin in Shanghai but there's a lot of other fast women out there (in particular, I'll keep an eye on Sjoestrom). Going to be a thriller.

IMO, the men's 200 free and 100 fly will be pretty exciting but not as good as these other races. I can't wait for US trials.

knelson
April 12th, 2012, 10:23 AM
- Aus men vs US men in the 4X100 free.

I wouldn't count the French out, either. A couple guys didn't deliver at their trials, but with their history they could definitely be in the mix.

Hiro11
April 12th, 2012, 10:25 AM
what about 100 and 200 breast men? pls give me an analysis :-)Kitajima and Kitajima. Easy way out.

I'm sorry that my comments are probably obvious...

Hiro11
April 12th, 2012, 10:32 AM
I wouldn't count the French out, either. A couple guys didn't deliver at their trials, but with their history they could definitely be in the mix.
I don't see it. They looked really weak at trials and (with all due respect) they have a renowned history of folding in relays.

Again, watch them pull a South Africa and prove me wrong.

Allen Stark
April 12th, 2012, 12:28 PM
what about 100 and 200 breast men? pls give me an analysis :-)

100 BR,Kitajima vs Oen with Hansen the darkhorse.
200 BR a Japanese showdown between Kitajima and Tateshi,but don't rule out Gyurka.Also someone can always peak at the right time and upset everyone.

Hiro11
April 12th, 2012, 02:02 PM
100 BR,Kitajima vs Oen with Hansen the darkhorse.
200 BR a Japanese showdown between Kitajima and Tateshi,but don't rule out Gyurka.Also someone can always peak at the right time and upset everyone.Oen was brilliant in Shanghai, but I think it was an emotionally-charged performance and may be a bit of a one-off. Kitajima is one of the greatest big meet swimmers of all time and a straight-up racer, I personally would never bet against him.

IMO, Hansen's got to break 59 at trials to be in the podium picture in London, that's a long way from where he's been so far in his comeback. We'll see.

For the Americans, there's one hell of a dark horse in Cordes. I've never seen Cordes swim LCM, but his coach says he's even better in meters. Check out the NCAA final, Cordes gets dropped a bit in the pull-outs but then crushes everyone between the flags. I can see how he'd be formidable with less walls. Also, he's a local boy so I've got to pull for him.

Jazz Hands
April 12th, 2012, 02:28 PM
I think the Aussies are untouchable in the 4x100 free. Somebody please quote this when Switzerland ends up winning.

ande
April 12th, 2012, 11:00 PM
Lopresti: Olympians should never be paid (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/lopresti/story/2012-04-12/Lopresti-Olympians-should-never-be-paid/54213128/1)

That Guy
April 13th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Ranomi Kromowidjojo just posted 52.75 for the 100 free. :eek:

http://swimnews.com/News/view/9370

That is a textile best and is faster than Libby Lenton's non-ratified 52.99 leadoff of a mixed free relay in 2007.

That Guy
April 16th, 2012, 03:11 PM
Ranomi Kromowidjojo just posted 52.75 for the 100 free. :eek:

http://swimnews.com/News/view/9370

That is a textile best and is faster than Libby Lenton's non-ratified 52.99 leadoff of a mixed free relay in 2007.

She did it again! 24.10 50 free, a textile best :applaud:

http://swimnews.com/News/view/9374

orca1946
April 16th, 2012, 05:18 PM
I am always amazed that records are still moving faster that the plastic/rubber suits!

ALM
April 18th, 2012, 12:34 PM
100 Days to Go slideshow (http://news.yahoo.com/photos/100-days-to-olympics-1334760896-slideshow/)

That Guy
April 18th, 2012, 05:00 PM
One fear that I have about the upcoming Olympics TV coverage is that too much time will be spent over-explaining the tech suit drama.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/04/ryan-seacrest-to-join-olympics-coverage-for-nbc/1

...I might watch the Olympics on mute...

tjrpatt
April 18th, 2012, 05:23 PM
One fear that I have about the upcoming Olympics TV coverage is that too much time will be spent over-explaining the tech suit drama.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/04/ryan-seacrest-to-join-olympics-coverage-for-nbc/1

...I might watch the Olympics on mute...

It shouldn't talked about with 2+ years into the ban. If that happens, I might have to watch it on mute as well. The bigger story is alot of late 20, early 30 something swimmers competing in London.

ElaineK
April 18th, 2012, 09:27 PM
It shouldn't talked about with 2+ years into the ban. If that happens, I might have to watch it on mute as well. The bigger story is alot of late 20, early 30 something swimmers competing in London.

The stories I want to hear about at trials are the ones about even older swimmers, such as Dara Torres and Jeff Commings making cuts. :banana:

That Guy
April 18th, 2012, 10:53 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/swimming/story/michael-phelpsfinal-olympics-getting-serious-nostalgic-041512

Phelps and the 400 IM

Couroboros
April 18th, 2012, 10:59 PM
That is a great article. Thanks for posting it! On the other hand, some of the comments on there absolutely piss me off.

Count me as yet another one hoping Phelps swims the 400 IM.

edit: I also hope, for Phelps' sake, that none of his competitors find that new journal he's been keeping...

Afroja86
April 19th, 2012, 04:31 AM
Sun Yang swam an impressive 3:42.89 400 fr at the Miami Long Course Super Challenge in GOLD COAST, Australia, on Sat January 28, 2012. Last year he went 3:40.29. He also went 1:46.84 in the men's 200 free & 49.50 in the men's 100 free.

ande
April 30th, 2012, 11:29 AM
Olympic Previews by John Lohn

Olympic Preview: Men's and Women's 100 Breaststroke (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/30409.asp?q=Olympic%20Preview:%20Men%27s%20and%20W omen%27s%20100%20Breaststroke)
April 30, 2012


Olympic Preview: Men's and Women's Distance Freestyles (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/30381.asp?q=Olympic-Preview:-Men's-and-Women's-Distance-Freestyles)
April 27, 2012

Olympic Preview: Men's and Women's 200 Backstroke (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/30360.asp?q=Olympic-Preview:-Men's-and-Women's-200-Backstroke)
April 23, 2012


Olympic Preview: Men's and Women's 400 Individual Medley (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/30332.asp?q=Olympic-Preview:-Men's-and-Women's-400-Individual-Medley)
April 20, 2012

That Guy
May 3rd, 2012, 03:33 PM
One fear that I have about the upcoming Olympics TV coverage is that too much time will be spent over-explaining the tech suit drama.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/04/ryan-seacrest-to-join-olympics-coverage-for-nbc/1

...I might watch the Olympics on mute...

http://news.yahoo.com/fans-watch-every-olympic-event-live-online-212728425--olympics.html


Fans will be able to watch... live online for the first time during this summer's London Games... NBC executives decided to shift from their longtime philosophy and make every event available as it happens, convinced that the plan will build interest in the Olympics and not siphon off viewership from the traditional nightly broadcasts. That means the Internet streams will be fairly minimalistic, a move aimed at tempting fans to re-watch the competition in a more stylized presentation on the network that evening.

:bliss:

That Guy
May 3rd, 2012, 11:40 PM
http://espn.go.com/espnw/olympics/7886224/2012-london-olympics-checking-dara-torres-quest-sixth-olympic-berth

This article explains why Dara is not attempting the 100 free this year. Racing the 50 three times in the same meet is plenty.

ande
May 9th, 2012, 01:35 PM
Olympic Preview: Men's and Women's 200 Freestyle -- May 7, 2012 (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/30467.asp?q=Olympic%20Preview:%20Men%27s%20and%20W omen%27s%20200%20Freestyle)

That Guy
May 11th, 2012, 02:10 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/11/michael-phelps-credits-ray-lewis-for-helping-find-his-passion/related/

havepoolwillswim
May 12th, 2012, 01:59 AM
Just when I stop obsessing over what they are going to swim, an interview like this appears...

Lochte says in an interview about Phelps and the 400 IM, "There is no doubt in my mind he's going to swim it."

Ryan Lochte pre-Charlotte Grand Prix - YouTube

scroll to about 3:15- he says this around 3:35

That Guy
May 15th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Coughlin http://espn.go.com/olympics/swimming/story/_/id/7930003/2012-london-olympics-natalie-coughlin-run-history-bit-radar

Phelps http://proxy.espn.go.com/olympics/swimming/story/_/id/7926411/2012-london-olympics-michael-phelps-back-top-form

Moar Phelps http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7932225/phelps-swimming

orca1946
May 16th, 2012, 12:59 AM
I hope Dara shows well for her efforts. Win or not she is a great swimmer for us to follow.

havepoolwillswim
May 16th, 2012, 01:59 AM
Coughlin http://espn.go.com/olympics/swimming/story/_/id/7930003/2012-london-olympics-natalie-coughlin-run-history-bit-radar

Phelps http://proxy.espn.go.com/olympics/swimming/story/_/id/7926411/2012-london-olympics-michael-phelps-back-top-form

Moar Phelps http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7932225/phelps-swimming

great links- thanks

That Guy
May 16th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Beware the opening ceremonies! :afraid:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/15/11714242-aussie-olympic-hopeful-loses-bet-over-mankini-at-opening-ceremony?lite

Jazz Hands
May 16th, 2012, 07:24 PM
Coughlin http://espn.go.com/olympics/swimming/story/_/id/7930003/2012-london-olympics-natalie-coughlin-run-history-bit-radar

Phelps http://proxy.espn.go.com/olympics/swimming/story/_/id/7926411/2012-london-olympics-michael-phelps-back-top-form

Moar Phelps http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7932225/phelps-swimming

I love learning about the swimmers USA Swimming tells me are my favorites!

ande
May 17th, 2012, 01:33 PM
Olympic Preview: Men's and Women's 200 Individual Medley (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/30531.asp?q=Olympic%20Preview:%20Men%27s%20and%20W omen%27s%20200%20Individual%20Medley) --
May 14, 2012

That Guy
May 19th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Torres http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2012-olympics-dara-torres-pursues-speed-for-the-ages/2012/05/16/gIQAAPF6TU_story.html

Jazz Hands
May 19th, 2012, 09:22 PM
“That’s probably the biggest thing I’m [in trouble] on,” Torres said. “They took my levels, and they’re just low. I’m a middle-aged woman: They’re low. Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can do about it.”

Dara Torres certainly wouldn't know anything about how to change her hormones.

Jazz Hands
May 19th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Also, let's play pseudoscience bingo!



Ted Carrick, a chiropractic neurologist who worked with NHL star Sidney Crosby, videotaped Torres’s eye movements and determined that her eyes responded slowly to moving patterns. Her inability to focus efficiently, she was told, was essentially expending energy and making her tired.

Carrick sent her home with exercises designed to eliminate gaps in her perception. Since then, three times a day, she follows a red dot as it moves in a pattern across a screen.

Jeoff Drobot, the medical director of the Calgary Centre for Naturopathic Medicine,

recommended that she use an oxygen concentrator (EWOT machine) to breathe pure oxygen while riding a stationary bike three times a week, hoping to flush out toxins. She subjects herself to electric shock therapy thrice weekly in the hope of stimulating her cells. She sleeps with a magnetic device under her mattress; it emits a frequency said to induce a more restful, healing sleep.

That Guy
May 19th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Dara Torres certainly wouldn't know anything about how to change her hormones.

Astley http://bit.ly/defcon

The Fortress
May 19th, 2012, 10:46 PM
Dara Torres certainly wouldn't know anything about how to change her hormones.

"Unfortunately," according to her, she can't take straight up HGH. Cry me a river.

That is quite a lot of pseudo science that she calls "science based." But I might be persuaded to try a magnet for a restful sleep! Maybe there would be a placebo effect. :)

ande
May 20th, 2012, 08:54 AM
Magnusson: I want to race Phelps
Fox Sports (http://www.foxsports.com.au/olympic-games/australian-swimmer-james-magnussen-says-he-wants-to-race-us-star-michael-phelps/story-fn5k3iok-1226360980686)

IntlSwmr
May 20th, 2012, 02:31 PM
So in that article Magnussen is saying that he and the rest of his 400 free relay teammates are the underdogs against Phelps & the Americans??!

That Guy
May 20th, 2012, 10:30 PM
Ervin http://www.swimnews.com/News/view/9450

orca1946
May 21st, 2012, 12:19 AM
I sleep with Titanium in my leg, dose that help ?? :D

havepoolwillswim
May 21st, 2012, 01:16 AM
Ervin http://www.swimnews.com/News/view/9450

Sounds like a very cool and interesting guy.

no200fly
May 21st, 2012, 09:03 AM
Also, let's play pseudoscience bingo!

Jazz Hands, how can you say that. Didn't you see her quote?

“It’s all very, very science-oriented,” Torres said.

Fresnoid
May 21st, 2012, 09:45 AM
Sounds like a very cool and interesting guy.

I wonder why Ervin's training under the women's coach?

That's not meant to be disparaging in any way. I really like Teri - went to school with her.

Chris Stevenson
May 21st, 2012, 11:05 AM
“It’s all very, very science-oriented,” Torres said.

I would have been doubtful too, but she threw that 2nd "very" in there and that clinched it for me.

To be fair, the line between superstition (excuse me, I mean "anecdotal evidence") and science is pretty blurry in swimming and other sports with MANY coaches/athletes. It is just a little more obvious in this case. And I wouldn't discount the placebo effect here.

Allen Stark
May 21st, 2012, 11:16 AM
Magnusson: I want to race Phelps
Fox Sports (http://www.foxsports.com.au/olympic-games/australian-swimmer-james-magnussen-says-he-wants-to-race-us-star-michael-phelps/story-fn5k3iok-1226360980686)

If Phelps just focused on the 100 free,maybe he could be close to Magnusson. If Magnusson wants to really have a race with Phelps he should swim the 200.He is saying"I really want to race Phelps in my best event in an off event for him." It is almost as bad as if Kitajima said"I sure hope Phelps swims the 200 BR so I can race him. Also, the Aussies are clearly the favorite in the 4X100 FR.

knelson
May 21st, 2012, 11:28 AM
To be fair, the line between superstition (excuse me, I mean "anecdotal evidence") and science is pretty blurry in swimming and other sports with MANY coaches/athletes. It is just a little more obvious in this case. And I wouldn't discount the placebo effect here.

And when you're willing (and capable, apparently) to throw hundreds of thousands of dollars at your training, why not try some things that may be a little dubious? Dara hasn't lasted this long in the sport by just doing what most people her age are doing. Hard to argue with that whether you love her or hate her!

havepoolwillswim
May 22nd, 2012, 12:36 AM
If Phelps just focused on the 100 free,maybe he could be close to Magnusson. If Magnusson wants to really have a race with Phelps he should swim the 200.He is saying"I really want to race Phelps in my best event in an off event for him." It is almost as bad as if Kitajima said"I sure hope Phelps swims the 200 BR so I can race him. Also, the Aussies are clearly the favorite in the 4X100 FR.

I hear what you are saying- swim the 200 free if you want to really go head to head with Phelps in his best event. Then again, it seems that almost everything Phelps swims is his best event. The former AR holder in the 100 free is currently ranked #1 in the U.S.

ande
May 22nd, 2012, 12:36 PM
Olympic Preview: Men's and Women's 100 Butterfly (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/30590.asp?q=Olympic%20Preview:%20Men%27s%20and%20W omen%27s%20100%20Butterfly)
May 21, 2012

Fishy
May 23rd, 2012, 10:40 AM
Kitajima and Kitajima. Easy way out.

I'm sorry that my comments are probably obvious...

Excuse me, but what? :nono:
Last time I checked Gyurta beat Kitajima on the WC...:agree:
100 is for Kitajima.On the 200 BR Gyurta will win. Mark my words..:angel:

That Guy
June 4th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Coughlin http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/03/SP8N1OS94L.DTL

Good article, though it contains this bizarre statement:


The fastest time in the world this year is Colombian Carolina Colorado's 56.73.

:dunno:

Edit: 56.73 was Carolina Colorado's 100 free leadoff time from the Colombian national record 4x100 free relay. SF Gate thought it was a backstroke split evidently. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Colombian_records_in_swimming)

ande
June 5th, 2012, 10:02 AM
Olympic Preview: Men's and Women's 200 Breaststroke (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/30717.asp?q=Olympic%20Preview:%20Men%27s%20and%20W omen%27s%20200%20Breaststroke)
June 4, 2012

Hiro11
June 5th, 2012, 10:38 AM
Excuse me, but what? :nono:
Last time I checked Gyurta beat Kitajima on the WC...:agree:
100 is for Kitajima.On the 200 BR Gyurta will win. Mark my words..:angel:Yeah, betting on an in-form Kitajima at the Olympics is such a long shot. ;) 2:08 flat in trials and one of the best big meet swimmers in history... I'm not going to bet against him.

A few interesting swims this past week:

Allison Schmitt went 1:55.0 in the 200 and then broke 54 in the 100. She's looking awesome heading into trials, she's been killing it all spring. She's not really know for great tapers, though. We'll see.

Tae-hwan Park went sub 3:45 in the 400 in Santa Clara looking smooth and controlled. That guy is awesome, he won everything fron the 100 to the 800 at that meet.

Ryan Murphy went sub 55 in the 100 back as a 16 year old. Almost broke the NAG record and beat Lochte (perhaps meaningless right now...).

Hiro11
June 5th, 2012, 10:48 AM
I hear what you are saying- swim the 200 free if you want to really go head to head with Phelps in his best event. Then again, it seems that almost everything Phelps swims is his best event. The former AR holder in the 100 free is currently ranked #1 in the U.S.Magnussen is clearly taleted, but he certainly does have a mouth on him. He's always talking about how he's an "alpha male" and a "prize fighter". Now he's baiting the greatest swimmer of all time. The guy's 20 and hasn't gone to a single Olympics yet. Hall Jr. used to talk like that, but with his tongue a bit in his cheek. Also, Hall had the gold medals to go with the swagger. Magnussen will probably win the 100, but he should shut his mouth a bit before then.

ande
June 6th, 2012, 04:10 PM
2012: NEWS
Timing System Suspicions Confirmed in Preliminary Analysis, More Data Needed (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/30748.asp?q=Timing%20System%20Suspicions%20Confirm ed%20in%20Preliminary%20Analysis,%20More%20Data%20 Needed)--
June 6, 2012

Timing System Questions Heading Into Final Night of European Long Course Championships (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/30646.asp) --
May 27, 2012

FULL ANALYSIS CHARTS (http://magazines.swimmingworldmagazine.com:9997/spipdf/2012eurotiescharts.pdf).

ande
June 8th, 2012, 10:55 AM
I thought it was interesting that the United States Olympic Committee issued this report

2012 Information for Athletes, Their Agents and NGBs (http://www.usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Documents/b6ac23ad-1318-4ad0-b3b0-17090de279f0/Rule40_Pamphlet_4.pdf)
November 2011

never even knew about Rule 40

"Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter limits athletes and other participants in the Olympic Games from appearing in advertising during and shortly before and after the Olympic Games (the so called “Games Period” or “Rule 40 period”). This helps prevent ambush marketing which might otherwise utilize athletes to imply an association with the Games.

Olympic.org has a publication called
MODERATION GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA (http://www.olympic.org/Documents/Various/MODERATION-GUIDELINES-FOR-SOCIAL-FINAL.pdf)

ande
June 8th, 2012, 11:07 AM
London2012.com (http://www.london2012.com)

Swimming Schedule & Results (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/)


Day 1 Sat Jul 28 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=28-July/all-day.html)

Day 2 Sun Jul 29 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=29-july/all-day.html)

Day 3 Mon Jul 30 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=30-july/all-day.html)

Day 4 Tue Jul 31 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=31-july/all-day.html)

Day 5 Wed Aug 01 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=1-august/all-day.html)

Day 6 Thu Aug 02 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=2-august/all-day.html)

Day 7 Fri Aug 03 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html)

Day 8 Sat Aug 04 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=4-august/all-day.html)

That Guy
June 21st, 2012, 12:02 AM
Lochte http://espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=ryanvsryan

This is currently the front-page story on ESPN.com. It probably won't be for long so I'm noting it.

havepoolwillswim
June 21st, 2012, 01:40 AM
Lochte http://espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=ryanvsryan

This is currently the front-page story on ESPN.com. It probably won't be for long so I'm noting it.

Great article about Lochte- thanks

That Guy
June 22nd, 2012, 03:00 PM
Lochte http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/london-2012-ryan-lochte/2012/06/21/gJQAOvQJvV_story.html

ande
June 25th, 2012, 12:44 PM
LIVE EXTRA from NBC Olympics (http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/index.html)
All 32 sports 302 events All Live

swimslick
June 25th, 2012, 12:50 PM
^^^I think in order to be able to access the live weblink, you must be subscribed to CSNBC or MSNBC through your cable provider. Which, of course, I am not. I tried to sign in via comcast and was denied.

Any other live feeds out there? I think my only option to watch at this point is going to be stupid NBC tape delay in PST. What is this, 2006? :bitching:

That Guy
June 25th, 2012, 12:58 PM
^^^I think in order to be able to access the live weblink, you must be subscribed to CSNBC or MSNBC through your cable provider. Which, of course, I am not. I tried to sign in via comcast and was denied.

Any other live feeds out there? I think my only option to watch at this point is going to be stupid NBC tape delay in PST. What is this, 2006? :bitching:

http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2129&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

swimslick
June 25th, 2012, 01:02 PM
right, but they won't be streaming the fastest prelims OR finals i believe. is that correct? :dunno: (guess this should be in the trials thread, my bad)

ande
June 29th, 2012, 11:50 AM
this probably the most important post in this thread 100 Hottest Female Olympians of 2012 (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1223953-100-hottest-olympians-of-2012/)

jaadams1
June 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
this probably the most important post in this thread 100 Hottest Female Olympians of 2012 (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1223953-100-hottest-olympians-of-2012/)

Definitely!! :applaud:

IntlSwmr
June 29th, 2012, 07:28 PM
this probably the most important post in this thread 100 Hottest Female Olympians of 2012 (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1223953-100-hottest-olympians-of-2012/)Hehe. This one isn't half bad either: http://olympicgirls.net/ :carolers:

Here's one that was tweeted by Chloe Sutton today: http://www.brobible.com/girls/slideshow/50-hottest-american-olympians-all-time

Back to your regular programming...

gobears
June 29th, 2012, 07:30 PM
Yeah. Because being hot is the most important thing a woman can do...

:shakeshead:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/emma-gray/olympics-2012-bleacher-report-100-hottest-female-olympians_b_1613914.html

deborahjmaline
June 29th, 2012, 08:15 PM
This may sound like a stupid question ... but what on earth is the tag on the back of everyone's suit?

__steve__
June 29th, 2012, 08:22 PM
Is it me, or did anyone else note the swimmers had the most beauty of the list?

selkie
June 29th, 2012, 08:39 PM
When I was a kid, I can remember the adult women talking being careful to not work out too much because they'd get 'ugly' muscles then. So the hot female athletes lists remind me of progress from those days.

ElaineK
June 29th, 2012, 09:02 PM
CULLEN JONES MAKES THE TEAM IN THE 100 FREE!!! :bliss::ohyeah: :banana: :cheerleader: :applaud:

jaadams1
June 29th, 2012, 11:15 PM
CULLEN JONES MAKES THE TEAM IN THE 100 FREE!!! :bliss::ohyeah: :banana: :cheerleader: :applaud:

Not yet...the 100 Free will be swum in the next 30 minutes or so. :D

deborahjmaline
June 30th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Ive been doing research all night and i still cant find an answer ....
This may sound like a stupid question ... but what on earth is the tag on the back of everyone's suit?

That Guy
June 30th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Ive been doing research all night and i still cant find an answer ....
This may sound like a stupid question ... but what on earth is the tag on the back of everyone's suit?

U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums - View Single Post - Just When The LZR Thought It Was Safe...

Hiro11
June 30th, 2012, 02:49 PM
this probably the most important post in this thread 100 Hottest Female Olympians of 2012 (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1223953-100-hottest-olympians-of-2012/)
Allyson Felix... :blush:

__steve__
June 30th, 2012, 08:41 PM
When do other countries have their trials?

That Guy
June 30th, 2012, 08:43 PM
When do other countries have their trials?
Months ago.

__steve__
June 30th, 2012, 08:51 PM
The timing of it seems to have both advantages and disadvantages.

Fresnoid
June 30th, 2012, 09:08 PM
The timing of it seems to have both advantages and disadvantages.

I think this year's trials are way to close to the Olympics. Anyone who had to fully taper to make the team (everyone except Phelps & Lochte) WILL be going slower in London.

__steve__
July 1st, 2012, 11:35 AM
Which is scary after seeing the number, and time, of gaps in events between Q and NQ. Would this make a greater number of overall medals, but fewer gold ones? Nevertheless these trials are fun to watch:)

ande
July 2nd, 2012, 01:57 PM
Swimming Australia Distributes $750,000 to Olympic Team; Up to $60,000 for Medals at Olympics (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/31106.asp?q=Swimming-Australia-Distributes-$750,000-to-Olympic-Team;-Up-to-$60,000-for-Medals-at-Olympics) -- July 2, 2012

ande
July 2nd, 2012, 08:38 PM
The 2012 Olympic Swimming Team Roster
http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=1450&itemid=4537&mid=12330

__steve__
July 3rd, 2012, 06:26 AM
Why are there 6 teamates on the 400 fr relay?

Hiro11
July 3rd, 2012, 10:19 AM
Trials reactions:

The Good:
US woman's team depth. Lots of up and coming young talent.
Mix of vets and teens on both teams. IMO, the "right people" ended up making the team in every event.
The backstories. Jessica Hardy, Anthony Ervin, Breeja Larson, Brendan Hansen, Katie Ledecky etc, etc. Many good stories on this team, many interesting people.
The venue and atmosphere. IMO, this was a perfectly staged and executed event. The crowds were awesome the entire meet. Omaha has their act together.
The fact that most of the truly elite swimmers only partially tapered for this meet. 2008 was, if anything, too fast.

The Bad:
The timing of this meet. It's time for common sense to prevail, either put the meet in the spring (and let the NCAAs deal with it) or change the selection process.
The "only two go" selection process. It's archaic and should be modified to include anyone ranked in the top 10. US dominance a la 1976 doesn't exist anymore, lets change the rules.
The men's 100 free. Ugh. "Groupthink" swimming.

The Ugly:
The rise of the professional swimmer. This seems like a bit of a mixed blessing. On one hand, it's great that it's possible for the elite of the elite to actually make a living out of swimming these days. On the other hand, it could potentially weaken the depth of the pool of talent as only the best of the best will be able to compete with people who have no worries other than training. Over time, you'll start to see the same names over and over again, not sure that's a good thing.
The obession with Phelps/Lochte. I get it, but there were lots of other stories worth covering at this trials. Phelps and Lochte treated this meet like a warm up (which was smart), but that made their head-to-head swims arguably some of the least interesting of the meet.

Swimmers of the Meet:
Cullen Jones. People kind of forgot about him and forgot about his talent. It's great to see him back and crushing swims. He's back on track and looks great going into London.
Conor Dwyer. Finally is healthy and starting to show his true potential. I think he has a lot more time to drop.
Elizabeth Beisel. She showed up looking more fit than I've ever seen her and exceeded my expectations. Again, I see her being faster in London
Becca Mann. 14 years old, finals in three events and almost finals in four. She's a tiny little thing. Once she gets strong, she's going to be very tough. She's the reincarnation of Sippy Woodhead.
Breeja Larson. Taking down Soni and going a 1:05 was the swim of the meet for me (except for perhaps Grevers). This is her first LCM taper, she's only been swimming seriously for 2.5 years. Insane story.
Matt Grevers. 52.0. Seriously. Then gets third in the 100 free. he showed up ready to race.

Hard luck of the meet:
Katie Hoff. It's terrible to see her sick and struggling. Such a great talent.
Elizabeth Pelton. So close in so many events. Bad luck? Bad program selection? Hopefully she sticks around another four years.

Overall:
The US Trails may seem a little slow, but only in comparison to 2008 which was Lzred to death. It's worth noting that every other country had "slow" trials (China, Australia, GB, France etc). Also the superstars have started to realize that they don't need to fully taper for Trials. This was smart. Lots to come in London.

selkie
July 3rd, 2012, 10:28 AM
IIRC, Pelton is off to Cal for college this fall and has all four years of NCAA eligibility to figure out a way of getting herself back onto international teams. She was just in Florida this year to train with Yetter. Given McKeever's record with baby birds with broken wings (she's responsible for Coughlin, Vollmer, and Ervin getting back into the mental space to stick with the sport) I think Pelton's probably got a successful and happy college experience ahead of her.

ande
July 3rd, 2012, 12:36 PM
2012 Olympic: Swimming
Begins Sat July 28th ends Sat Aug 4th
Days Till (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=136&iso=20120728T10&year=2012&month=7&day=28&hour=10&min=0&sec=0&msg=Olympic%20Swimming)

2012 Olympics website (http://www.london2012.com/)


2012 Olympic Swimming (http://www.london2012.com/games/olympic-sports/swimming.php)

Schedule & Results (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/)

Swimming Schedule and Ticket Info (http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-gb/img/sys/tournament/london2012/oly-swimming.pdf)


Tickets (http://www.tickets.london2012.com/?camefrom=CFC_UK_LONDON2012_L2012_SIGNUPSPLASH)


Aquatics Centre (http://www.london2012.com/games/venues/aquatics-centre.php)

NBC OLYMPICS (http://www.nbcolympics.com/)

NBC OLYMPICS SWIMMING (http://www.nbcolympics.com/swimming/index.html)
2012 USA Olympic Trials USMS forum site


NEWS
http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2012-olympic-games

aquageek
July 3rd, 2012, 12:46 PM
The Bad:
The timing of this meet. It's time for common sense to prevail, either put the meet in the spring (and let the NCAAs deal with it) or change the selection process.

The Ugly:
The rise of the professional swimmer. This seems like a bit of a mixed blessing. On one hand, it's great that it's possible for the elite of the elite to actually make a living out of swimming these days. On the other hand, it could potentially weaken the depth of the pool of talent as only the best of the best will be able to compete with people who have no worries other than training. Over time, you'll start to see the same names over and over again, not sure that's a good thing.

I'm going to take you to task on these two items.

First, our trials is just perfect on timing. Why in the world would we let the NCAA manage trials? It is a distinct season with its current schedule and is extremely exciting. Being limited to only two swimmers just ramps up the excitement. It is the most competitive swim meet in the world, bar none, including the Olympics.

Second, your comment about pro swimmers is just flat wrong. Our club, who I assume you are probably referring to, is sending 5 to London, all pros. But, we sent +/-40 total to trials, all influenced by our group of elites. These people don't practice in some fancy financial bubble. They are at the pool with the kids often, assist frequently with AG practices, and are extremely important in our club's development. They are inspirational to the younger swimmers and aren't viewed as some sort of vigilante squad. You get Cullen Jones around a group of kids and you see the type of influence these guys have. It is about time the US committed to post grad swimmers, like everyone other significant swimming country in the world.

And, it's not only the kids. Our USMS team has a workout at the same time as Team Elite. You want to talk about awesome. That's as good as it gets for us geezers to see what these guys and gals can do. It is jaw dropping.

And, to say it limits the depth of talent is crazy. That's like saying because we have the NFL, NBA, MLB etc that age groups in these sports will weaken, when, in fact, it has the exact opposite impact. Ask Chase Kalisz what it has been like to train with Phelps at NBAC. You might sing a different tune.

Couroboros
July 3rd, 2012, 12:51 PM
Mix of vets and teens on both teams.

I was actually interested to note that there are no teens at all on the men's team, where no one is under the age of 21. Also, the average age of the men's team is closer to 30 than to 20. Three men (Hansen, Ervin, Lezak) are in their thirties. There are a ton who are 28 years old (Lochte, Shanteau, Jones, Vanderkaay, Tarwater, etc...). Compare to Beijing, where there were several who were 20 years old, one was 19 (Adrian) and most of the rest were under the age of 25.

smontanaro
July 3rd, 2012, 12:55 PM
First, our trials is just perfect on timing. Why in the world would we let the NCAA manage trials?

I think "deal with it" meant that NCAA would have to deal with trials encroaching on their usual timing, not that USAS would hand over trials management to NCAA. Or did I misread your comment?

pwb
July 3rd, 2012, 01:08 PM
I was actually interested to note that there are no teens at all on the men's team, where no one is under the age of 21. Also, the average age of the men's team is closer to 30 than to 20. Three men (Hansen, Ervin, Lezak) are in their thirties. There are a ton who are 28 years old (Lochte, Shanteau, Jones, Vanderkaay, Tarwater, etc...). Compare to Beijing, where there were several who were 20 years old, one was 19 (Adrian) and most of the rest were under the age of 25.This swimswam article is a good commentary on the age topic -- http://swimswam.com/2012/07/pros-vs-joes-on-us-olympic-swim-team/.

I'm 100% in synch with Geek on the value of pros. I've not seen the MAC team in action with kids, but I saw them in action in Greensboro and they sure inspired the heck out of a number of us Masters Swimmers.

orca1946
July 4th, 2012, 12:49 AM
Keep NCAA out of this !!!!!:badday::worms:

Hiro11
July 5th, 2012, 12:12 PM
First, our trials is just perfect on timing.Every other country in the world disagrees with you. The timing causes a weird mix of full tapers for people on the bubble of making the team and partial tapers for dominant swimmers. I don't think it maximize performance or excitement at Trials. It also doesn't necessarily result in the best possible team. The timing that we currently have is an artifact of the NCAA's season timing. We should move trials to the Spring to encourage a full taper and truly competitive meet and force the NCAA to accomodate. That's what I mean by "making the NCAA deal with it".


Why in the world would we let the NCAA manage trials?See above. Sorry, I should have been more clear. The NCAA should continue to have nothing to do with Trials.


Being limited to only two swimmers just ramps up the excitement. It is the most competitive swim meet in the world, bar none, including the Olympics.The "only two go" rule is a legacy of the US men's team's dominance in 1976. The world is much flatter now. We wind up with some of the best swimmers in the world (including Tyler Clary and various Japanese breastrokers) not at the Olympics simply because of a rule technicality and where they were born. I agree with John Lohn on the solution to this: top 2 plus people in the top ten. It will make the Olympics a faster meet and allow the truly talented to shine.


Second, your comment about pro swimmers is just flat wrong. Our club, who I assume you are probably referring to, is sending 5 to London, all pros. But, we sent +/-40 total to trials, all influenced by our group of elites. These people don't practice in some fancy financial bubble. They are at the pool with the kids often, assist frequently with AG practices, and are extremely important in our club's development. They are inspirational to the younger swimmers and aren't viewed as some sort of vigilante squad. You get Cullen Jones around a group of kids and you see the type of influence these guys have. It is about time the US committed to post grad swimmers, like everyone other significant swimming country in the world.I completely see what you're talking about. This is not a simple issue and I can see both sides of it, that’s why I didn’t put it in the “The Bad” section.

My point is that the current system has pros who live/eat/breathe swimming competing against college kids who also have classes, jobs etc to worry about. As the men's results shows, it's not a fair fight. You wind up with a few dominant swimmers qualifying in multiple events at the expense of a broader team. Because of the way our current system works, these dominant swimmers have had to consciously make the decision to go pro and lead the monastic life that that dictates. It’s probable that some of the best talent doesn't want to make that decision and end up abandoning swimming. Again, it's not clear that's a bad thing, but it could potentially discourage talent over time.


And, to say it limits the depth of talent is crazy. That's like saying because we have the NFL, NBA, MLB etc that age groups in these sports will weaken, when, in fact, it has the exact opposite impact. Ask Chase Kalisz what it has been like to train with Phelps at NBAC. You might sing a different tune.The comparison to the NBA and other pro sports leagues isn’t valid, IMO. The top level athletes make millions in other pro leagues. If you're a world-class basketball player, it’s not a difficult decision to make. The decision to go pro is much, much more complicated in swimming. Even the best world-class pro swimmers share apartments, drive beat-up old Civics etc (Lochte/Phelps/Aussies excepted). They miss out on career development and have to scrounge from friends and family to survive. It’s a tough decision to make. Again, people may decide it’s not worth it and abandon the sport (as most do). As I said, it’s not clear that this is a bad thing in terms of developing the best talent, just the implications aren’t yet clear.

knelson
July 5th, 2012, 12:31 PM
We should move trials to the Spring to encourage a full taper and truly competitive meet

The only people who aren't fully tapering with the current timing are those who are shoo-ins (a handful at the most) and those who've got no chance of making the team. I don't see how moving the meet to the spring would really change that. You could certainly argue that the current timing might adversely affect our swimmers' performance at the Olympics, because the vast majority of the team will need to retaper, but I don't think the timing affects most swimmers' performance at Trials.

Fresnoid
July 5th, 2012, 12:39 PM
The only people who aren't fully tapering with the current timing are those who are shoo-ins (a handful at the most) and those who've got no chance of making the team. I don't see how moving the meet to the spring would really change that. You could certainly argue that the current timing might adversely affect our swimmers' performance at the Olympics, because the vast majority of the team will need to retaper, but I don't think the timing affects most swimmers' performance at Trials.

I agree, almost every competitor at the Trials did do a full taper. However, anyone who fully tapered and made the team does not have enough time to go back to work and re-taper. I believe much of the US squad will swim slower in the Olympics than they did at the Trials.

Indianaman79
July 5th, 2012, 02:36 PM
i agree with the top 2 rule should go. I can't believe nathan adrian didn't make the team. i am in no way taking away from the 2 that beat him out, but i just think he had a mediocre race and would be in the medal hunt. I am kind of torn on the subject really........who do you take? the person that had the race of his or her life to make the team with not much room for improvement? or the person that has the potential to post a faster time, but it just didn't happen at trials.

aquageek
July 5th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Every other country in the world disagrees with you.

No other country in the world comes close to our swimming dominance so we are just fine. You could make a case for Australia I guess but since we compete with them quite effectively it is hard to say there is a major issue with our plan. Plus, it works with our swimming system.


The "only two go" rule is a legacy of the US men's team's dominance in 1976. The world is much flatter now. We wind up with some of the best swimmers in the world (including Tyler Clary and various Japanese breastrokers) not at the Olympics simply because of a rule technicality and where they were born.

All rules are technicalities in every sport. Just because it doesn't suit your particular tastes doesn't make it trivial or a technicality. If we took the top 3,4,5,etc some hotshot is still going to be on the outside looking in.


My point is that the current system has pros who live/eat/breathe swimming competing against college kids who also have classes, jobs etc to worry about. As the men's results shows, it's not a fair fight. You wind up with a few dominant swimmers qualifying in multiple events at the expense of a broader team. Because of the way our current system works, these dominant swimmers have had to consciously make the decision to go pro and lead the monastic life that that dictates. It’s probable that some of the best talent doesn't want to make that decision and end up abandoning swimming. Again, it's not clear that's a bad thing, but it could potentially discourage talent over time. As I said, it’s not clear that this is a bad thing in terms of developing the best talent, just the implications aren’t yet clear.

Here we go with the fair fight thing. Take a look at our team top to bottom. There are kids from all types of teams, all parts of the country, high schoolers, college kids and pros.

You state isn't a bad thing but I have seen it in action every day for the past four years. It is a good, no, great thing. The implications aren't fuzzy, they are crystal clear and beneficial in the real world, in real pools, with real swimmers. Could discourage talent over time? Seriously, that's crazy. Having pros be accessible and visible does nothing but encourage swimming at all levels.

And, if you think being a pro swimmer requires a monastic life, I suggest you follow a few on Twitter to see the life they are living. Many have jobs and their schedule is extremely hectic. And, our parking lot is full of nice cars when the pros train, Jones especially, nicer than the coaches often.

The system you are proposing would be far worse for swimming than what we have now. Our system works because it is integrated into the nationwide college and AG seasons and allows for swimmers of all levels to make Trials. Limiting it to top 10s and holding it in the middle of short course AG championship season would be far more detrimental. Obviously, it isn't perfect, but it is pretty darn good.

__steve__
July 5th, 2012, 05:55 PM
I just can't wait for the Olympics this year, it's going to be exciting. However I hope our competitors won't be doing breaststroke incorrectly form some footage I've seen, this would be devastating.

ande
July 8th, 2012, 07:28 AM
LONDON 2012:
Phelps vs Lochte,
swimming’s greatest rivalry,
takes center stage at Olympic pool
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/london-2012-phelps-vs-lochte-swimmings-greatest-rivalry-takes-center-stage-at-olympic-pool/2012/07/06/gJQAJhRZSW_story.html)

ande
July 11th, 2012, 04:54 PM
More U.S. women than men will compete in Olympics for first time in history (http://tracking.si.com/2012/07/11/us-women-outnumber-men-in-olympics-for-first-time/)

ande
July 11th, 2012, 04:55 PM
Man! I can hardly wait for the games to begin!
It's just 15 days away.

950 competitors will take part in 34 events in the Olympic Swimming competition. 16 mens pool 16 womens pool 2 open water.

2012 Olympic: Swimming
Begins Sat July 28th ends Sat Aug 4th
Days Till (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=136&iso=20120728T10&year=2012&month=7&day=28&hour=10&min=0&sec=0&msg=Olympic%20Swimming)

2012 Olympics website (http://www.london2012.com/)

About (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/about/)

2012 Olympic Swimming (http://www.london2012.com/games/olympic-sports/swimming.php)

Schedule & Results (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/)

Swimming Schedule and Ticket Info (http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-gb/img/sys/tournament/london2012/oly-swimming.pdf)


Tickets (http://www.tickets.london2012.com/?camefrom=CFC_UK_LONDON2012_L2012_SIGNUPSPLASH)


PHOTOS (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/photos/)

Aquatics Centre (http://www.london2012.com/games/venues/aquatics-centre.php)

NBC OLYMPICS (http://www.nbcolympics.com/)

NBC OLYMPICS SWIMMING (http://www.nbcolympics.com/swimming/index.html)

2012 USA Olympic Trials USMS forum site



NEWS

Swimming World Olympics (http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2012-olympic-games)

London2012.com (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/news/)

Sports Illustrated (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/search/?text=London%20Olympics)




DAY by DAY

Day 1 Sat Jul 28 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=28-july/all-day.html)

Day 2 Sun Jul 29 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=29-july/all-day.html)

Day 3 Mon Jul 30 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=30-july/all-day.html)

Day 4 Tue Jul 31 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=31-july/all-day.html)

Day 5 Wed Aug 01 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=1-august/all-day.html)

Day 6 Thu Aug 2 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=2-august/all-day.html)

Day 7 Fri Aug 3 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html)

Day 8 Sat Aug 4 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html)

Thu Aug 9 Womens 10k Marathon (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-marathon-10km/index.html)

Fri Aug 10 Men's 10k Marathon (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-marathon-10km/index.html)

ande
July 12th, 2012, 02:29 PM
Representing Team USA: Captains Announced Wednesday Night in Knoxville (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31201.asp?q=Representing%20Team%20USA:%20Captains% 20Announced%20Wednesday%20Night%20in%20Knoxville)
-- July 12, 2012

University of Tennessee Proudly, Successfully, Hosting U.S. Olympic Team (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31197.asp?q=University%20of%20Tennessee%20Proudly, %20Successfully,%20Hosting%20U.S.%20Olympic%20Team )
-- July 12, 2012

smontanaro
July 12th, 2012, 02:38 PM
University of Tennessee Proudly, Successfully, Hosting U.S. Olympic Team (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31197.asp?q=University%20of%20Tennessee%20Proudly, %20Successfully,%20Hosting%20U.S.%20Olympic%20Team )

I'd be kind of curious to know what the definition of "success" is at this point. Nobody got hurt on the slick roads driving from the airport to the pool?

selkie
July 12th, 2012, 03:32 PM
Since we're talking those strange and often clumsy creatures called swimmers, it counts as a success if no one's broken a leg bone while jumping into the pool (see Lindsay Benko and Kate Ziegler) or face planted in the locker room badly enough to require stitches yet.

sickfish
July 12th, 2012, 04:08 PM
University of Tennessee Proudly, Successfully, Hosting U.S. Olympic Team (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31197.asp?q=University%20of%20Tennessee%20Proudly, %20Successfully,%20Hosting%20U.S.%20Olympic%20Team )
-- July 12, 2012

Totally jealous of everyone who gets to swim in that pool. It's spectacular.

ande
July 15th, 2012, 03:41 PM
Perk of being an Olympian
http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8133052/athletes-spill-details-dirty-secrets-olympic-village-espn-magazine

Maui Mike
July 15th, 2012, 03:58 PM
Perk of being an Olympian
http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8133052/athletes-spill-details-dirty-secrets-olympic-village-espn-magazine

Probably make a nice addition to your Swimming Faster thread --- file under Motivation.

havepoolwillswim
July 15th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Perk of being an Olympian
http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8133052/athletes-spill-details-dirty-secrets-olympic-village-espn-magazine

Awesome :)

ande
July 16th, 2012, 11:13 AM
FINA Releases Finalized Olympic Entry Lists (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/31231.asp?q=FINA%20Releases%20Finalized%20Olympic% 20Entry%20Lists)
-- July 16, 2012

FINA (http://www.fina.org/H2O/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3008&Itemid=1203)

Hiro11
July 16th, 2012, 01:35 PM
Perk of being an Olympian
http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8133052/athletes-spill-details-dirty-secrets-olympic-village-espn-magazineNow I completely understand the thrill people were showing upon making the team. 10,000 twenty-something world class athletes who have been living a cloistered life for years are suddenly plunged together in the biggest party in the world. Awesome.

ande
July 17th, 2012, 10:13 AM
London 2012 Qualified Athletes (http://www.fina.org/H2O/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3008&Itemid=1203)

Day 1 Sat Jul 28

Men's 400m Individual Medley (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_400IM.pdf)
Women's 100m Butterfly (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_100fly.pdf)
Men's 400m Freestyle (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_400free.pdf)
Women's 400m Individual Medley (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_400IM.pdf)
Men's 100m Breaststroke (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_100breast.pdf)
Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/all_relays_women.pdf)


Day 2 Sun Jul 29

Women's 100m Backstroke (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_100back.pdf)
Men's 200m Freestyle (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_200free.pdf)
Women's 100m Breaststroke (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_100breast.pdf)
Men's 100m Backstroke (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_100back.pdf)
Women's 400m Freestyle (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_400free.pdf)
Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/all_relays_MEN.pdf)


Day 3 Mon Jul 30

Women's 200m Freestyle (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_200free.pdf)
Men's 200m Butterfly (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_200fly.pdf)
Women's 200m Individual Medley (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_200IM.pdf)


Day 4 Tue Jul 31

Men's 100m Freestyle (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_100free.pdf)
Women's 200m Butterfly (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_200fly.pdf)
Men's 200m Breaststroke (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_200breast.pdf)
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/all_relays_MEN.pdf)


Day 5 Wed Aug 01

Women's 100m Freestyle (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_100free.pdf)
Men's 200m Backstroke (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_200back.pdf)
Women's 200m Breaststroke (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_200breast.pdf)
Men's 200m Individual Medley (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_200IM.pdf)
Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/all_relays_women.pdf)

Day 6 Thu Aug 02

Men's 50m Freestyle (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_50free.pdf)
Women's 800m Freestyle (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_800free.pdf)
Men's 100m Butterfly (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_100fly.pdf)
Women's 200m Backstroke (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_200back.pdf)

Day 7 Fri Aug 03

Women's 50m Freestyle (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/women_50free.pdf)
Men's 1500m Freestyle (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/men_1500free.pdf)
Women's 4x100m Medley Rela (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/all_relays_women.pdf)y

Men's 4x100m Medley Relay (http://www.fina.org/H2O/docs/events/london2012/sw/qual_lists/all_relays_MEN.pdf)

Day 8 Sat Aug 04

vndad
July 17th, 2012, 10:56 AM
An article by a Korean writer on the much anticipated rivalry between Sun Yang and Park Tae-hwan in 400m free.

http://view.koreaherald.com/kh/view.php?ud=20120717001129&cpv=0

The men’s 400-meter freestyle event of the London Olympics is likely to boil down to a showdown between Park Tae-hwan of South Korea and Sun Yang of China.

The Korean star swimmer brought his country its first ever gold medal in Olympic swimming and seeks his second straight title in London.

Sun, a long-distance world champion, has moved into the spotlight as he has improved his 400m freestyle record in domestic competitions, emerging as the toughest challenge to Park, though the event is not his favorite.

Park and Sun are to compete in the men’s 200-meter, 400-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle in the 2012 Olympics. Of the three, the 400m race will likely become the most riveting with the two rivals, considering 23-year-old Park eyes his second consecutive title in the event after the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Its final is scheduled to start on July 29 at 3:50 p.m. Korean time.

In the Beijing Olympics four years ago, the Korean swimmer beat 25-year-old Chinese swimmer Zhang Lin to win the 400m freestyle. Park was behind Zhang in the heat stage, but in the final came in first with 3 minutes 41.86 seconds, bringing the nation its first ever gold medal in Olympic swimming in 44 years.

Runner-up Zhang was less than a second behind, marking 3:42.44.

In the four years since, Zhang faded and Sun Yang emerged. Zhang was left out of the Chinese swimming squad for the London Games.

The 21-year-old Sun set a world record of 14:34.14 in 1,500 meters in the Shanghai 2011 World Championships. In the long-distance event, Park trails Sun by more than 13 seconds. Park’s best is 14:47.38.

Sun has set his sight on the gold medal in the 400m freestyle most favored by Park. He seeks redemption in London from the Korean swimmer.

Sun once broke Park’s 400m freestyle record. In the national championship last year, he marked 3:40.29, but in internationals, Park has never been outpaced by Sun in terms of record, though they have never competed with each other directly.

In the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games, Park captured the gold with 3:41.53, and Sun the silver with 3:42.47. In the Shanghai 2011 World Championships, Park beat Sun again 3:42.04 to 3:43.24 and bagged the 400m freestyle gold medal. In the Melbourne 2007 World Championships, Park clinched the title with 3:44.30, while Sun was eliminated in heat eight for placing 32nd overall with 3:56.11.

In the Beijing 2008 Olympics, where Park beat Zhang in the 400m freestyle, Sun failed to advance to the final by ranking 28th with 3:50.90.

In the Rome 2009 World Championship, Park outpaced Sun 3:46.04 to 3:47.51, though both failed to reach the final.

However, Sun marked 3:42.31, the world’s fastest of the season, in a domestic Olympic trial in April this year. Park set the second best of the season, 3:44.22, in the Mel Zajac Jr. International Canada Cup in Vancouver in May.

In light of physique, Sun has an advantage over Park. He is 198 centimeters tall and weighs 81 kilograms, while Park is 183cm and 71kg. Sun has longer limbs, and bigger hands and feet. But Park is evaluated to have an excellent control of pace, a key factor of the 400m race requiring both rapid reflexes and physical endurance.

orca1946
July 17th, 2012, 07:28 PM
Those will be cool races to watch, as being a distance swimmer also.

Paul 1953
July 18th, 2012, 01:12 AM
The 2012 schedule (http://http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/index.html) shows a 10K marathon in swimming (Aug 9 women, 8/10 men). Is that new? Or, have I just not paid attention?

Why Not
July 18th, 2012, 02:03 AM
The 2012 schedule (http://http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/index.html) shows a 10K marathon in swimming (Aug 9 women, 8/10 men). Is that new? Or, have I just not paid attention?

For 8 years Netherlands won gold so it must have been a part of the games at that time.

Paul 1953
July 18th, 2012, 10:22 AM
For 8 years Netherlands won gold so it must have been a part of the games at that time.

Thanks. My bad. Too much working/travel, getting kids through college etc... ie not paying attention. I always just looked to watch the 1500, since that best mirrors my daily workout. (Of course I'm a little more committed since I spend a whole 30 min on MY 1500, not just a measly 15min like those guys.):):cane:

ande
July 18th, 2012, 10:24 AM
Streamlined News:
James Magnussen Speaks;
Drug Tests Clean at Trials (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/MorningSwimShow/31249.asp?q=Streamlined-News:-James-Magnussen-Speaks;-Drug-Tests-Clean-at-Trials)
-- July 17, 2012

mino
July 18th, 2012, 08:12 PM
I can't wait for the 2015 pan am games. Most of the aquatics will be held at my old university. I suppose Ill have to settle for London for now.

mino
July 18th, 2012, 08:27 PM
I'm a little curious if phelps is going to pull off the same medal count in London as he did bejing.

That Guy
July 18th, 2012, 10:38 PM
I'm a little curious if phelps is going to pull off the same medal count in London as he did bejing.
that would be quite a feat, winning 8 medals in 7 events.

havepoolwillswim
July 20th, 2012, 02:28 AM
Perk of being an Olympian
http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8133052/athletes-spill-details-dirty-secrets-olympic-village-espn-magazine

150,000 condoms...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175783/The-raunchiest-Olympics-Record-150-000-condoms-handed-athletes-London-Games--thats-15-EACH.html

ande
July 20th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Ryan Lochte Set to Appear on the cover Time Magazine's Summer Olympics Special Issue (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31271.asp?q=Ryan%20Lochte%20Set%20to%20Appear%20on %20New%20Time%20Magazine%20Cover)
Feature article Ryan Lochte Takes on Michael Phelps


Olympic swim camp: What happens in Vichy, stays in Vichy (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/07/natalie-coughlin-us-swimmers-get-a-kick-out-of-rookies/1)


Olympic Swimming 2012: Why Missy Franklin Needs to Give Up Her Amateur Status (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1265786-olympic-swimming-2012-why-missy-franklin-needs-to-give-up-her-amateur-status)


50 Biggest Storylines Heading into the 2012 Olympics (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1255015-50-biggest-storylines-heading-into-the-2012-olympics)

Thrashing Slug
July 20th, 2012, 12:14 PM
Does anyone know what channel will be broadcasting the open water swim races?

That Guy
July 20th, 2012, 12:48 PM
Ryan Lochte Set to Appear on the cover Time Magazine's Summer Olympics Special Issue (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31271.asp?q=Ryan%20Lochte%20Set%20to%20Appear%20on %20New%20Time%20Magazine%20Cover)
Feature article Ryan Lochte Takes on Michael Phelps
Now he can hold up the magazine and repeat his earlier statement, "This is my Time."

Rob Copeland
July 20th, 2012, 12:59 PM
Does anyone know what channel will be broadcasting the open water swim races?The English Channel :shakeshead::bolt:

havepoolwillswim
July 20th, 2012, 02:08 PM
Now he can hold up the magazine and repeat his earlier statement, "This is my Time."

:applaud:

Jeff Commings
July 20th, 2012, 02:25 PM
The 2012 schedule (http://http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/index.html) shows a 10K marathon in swimming (Aug 9 women, 8/10 men). Is that new? Or, have I just not paid attention?

The first 10K was in Beijing.

Here's info on the men's race from 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swimming_at_the_2008_Summer_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Men %27s_marathon_10_kilometre).

Here's info on the women's race from 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swimming_at_the_2008_Summer_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Wom en%27s_marathon_10_kilometre).

That Guy
July 22nd, 2012, 11:55 AM
Meyer http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/swimming/story/_/id/8187718/2012-summer-olympics-alex-meyer-swim-purpose-london

ande
July 23rd, 2012, 09:49 AM
London's Calling:
Due to NBC rights holder restrictions, the following video interviews are only viewable until 7/27/2012:


Tyler Clary and Jessica Hardy (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31307.asp)
July 22, 2012


Eric Shanteau, Brendan Hansen and Breeja Larson (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31299.asp)
July 21, 2012


Dana Vollmer and Caitlin Leverenz (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31285.asp)
July 20, 2012


Jason Lezak and Kathleen Hersey (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31272.asp)
July 19, 2012


Matt Grevers and Cammile Adams (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31267.asp)
July 18, 2012

Nick Thoman and Rachel Bootsma (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31247.asp)
July 17, 2012

Ricky Berens and Conor Dwyer (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31242.asp)
July 16, 2012

Anthony Ervin and Kara Lynn Joyce (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31230.asp)
July 15, 2012

Peter Vanderkaay and Chloe Sutton (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31223.asp)
July 14, 2012

Clark Burckle and Ariana Kukors (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31214.asp?q=London's-Calling:-Clark-Burckle-and-Ariana-Kukors)
July 13, 2012

Tyler McGill and Claire Donahue (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31203.asp)
July 12, 2012

Scott Weltz and Micah Lawrence (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31191.asp)
July 11, 2012

London's Calling: Jimmy Feigen and Natalie Coughlin (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31176.asp)
July 10, 2012

Katie Ledecky and Kate Ziegler (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31171.asp)
July 9, 2012

Connor Jaeger and Andrew Gemmell (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31163.asp)
July 8, 2012

Lia Neal and Amanda Weir (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31155.asp)
July 7, 2012

Shannon Vreeland and Charlie Houchin (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31148.asp)
July 6, 2012

Davis Tarwater and Alyssa Anderson (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31134.asp)
July 5, 2012

London's Calling: Lauren Perdue and Matt McLean (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31128.asp)
July 4, 2012

Haley Anderson and Alex Meyer (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/31123.asp)
July 3, 2012

FROM (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/searchresults.asp?sSearchString=Calling:)

ande
July 23rd, 2012, 10:16 AM
2012 Olympic: Swimming

2012 Olympic Swimming begins on Sat July 28th in London with:

Prelims at 10 am
5:00 am Eastern
4:00 am Central
3:00 am Mountain
2:00 am Pacific

Olympic Swimming ends on Day 8, Sat Aug 4th

Days Till (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=136&iso=20120728T10&year=2012&month=7&day=28&hour=10&min=0&sec=0&msg=Olympic%20Swimming)

2012 Olympics website (http://www.london2012.com/)


2012 Olympic Swimming (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/index.html)

Schedule & Results (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/)

Swimming Schedule and Ticket Info (http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-gb/img/sys/tournament/london2012/oly-swimming.pdf)


Tickets (http://www.tickets.london2012.com/?camefrom=CFC_UK_LONDON2012_L2012_SIGNUPSPLASH)


Aquatics Centre (http://www.london2012.com/games/venues/aquatics-centre.php)

NBC OLYMPICS (http://www.nbcolympics.com/)

NBC OLYMPICS SWIMMING (http://www.nbcolympics.com/swimming/index.html)



NEWS


Swimming World's 2012 Olympic Swimming (http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2012-olympic-games)

Sports Illustrated 2012 Olympics (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2012/)

SI 2012 Olympic Swimming (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2012/swimming/)

ESPN (http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/)



2012 USA Olympic Trials USMS forum site

ande
July 23rd, 2012, 10:51 AM
Some Truly Important Olympic Info & News


Yes, Spice Girls are reuniting for the Olympics (http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/07/20/spice-girls-olympics-closing-ceremony-reunion/)


London Olympics 2012: Russell Brand To Perform Sex Pistols' Song at closing Ceremony (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/16/london-olympics-2012-russell-brand-sex-pistols_n_1676190.html)


30-gorgeous-female-olympians-to-watch-at-the-2012-summer-olympics (http://www.totalprosports.com/2012/07/18/30-gorgeous-female-olympians-to-watch-at-the-2012-summer-olympics/)


Golden girls: Meet Olympics’ sexiest women (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/olympics/4436072/Golden-girls-Meet-Olympics-sexiest-women.html)


Top 10 sexiest male athletes to watch at London Olympics (http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sexiest-male-athletes-london-olympics-2012/1/209421.html)


Olympic gods: Top ten hot shots of the 2012 Games (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/olympics/4436841/Olympic-gods-Top-ten-hot-shots-of-the-2012-Games.html)


Olympics 2012: How Leryn Franco And Other Athletes Can Use Sex Appeal To Go For Marketing Gold (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/olympics-2012-leryn-franco-sex-appeal-photos_n_1679923.html)


50 Hottest American Olympians (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1243428-50-hottest-american-olympians)


100 Hottest Female Olympians of 2012 (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1223953-100-hottest-olympians-of-2012)


A Record 150000 Condoms Will Be Handed Out At This Summer's Olympics (http://www.businessinsider.com/olympics-condoms-2012-7)

ande
July 23rd, 2012, 11:08 AM
Tyler Clary: whos Dj/producing alias is ‘Dj Copacetic’ (http://www.embracethebeat.com/from-olympian-to-dj-tyler-clarys-mix-shanghai-smoothstep/)

That Guy
July 25th, 2012, 12:57 AM
Meyer http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/swimming/story/_/id/8187718/2012-summer-olympics-alex-meyer-swim-purpose-london

Meyer http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8191821/usa-olympic-long-distance-swimmer-alex-meyer-one-watch-london

jaadams1
July 25th, 2012, 12:59 AM
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"I blame you, James!" - knelson




I LOVE THIS!! :groovy:

ande
July 25th, 2012, 11:33 AM
FREE RELAYS

2012 FINA top 50 World Rankings (http://www.fina.org/H2O/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=805)

2012 100 METRES FREESTYLE MALE LC World Rankings

01 47.10 Magnussen, James AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
02 47.63 Roberts, James AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
03 48.02 Agnel, Yannick FRA OQT Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
4 48.10 Adrian, Nathan USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
05 48.21 Lobintsev, Nikita RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OQT Moscow RUS
06 48.27 Izotov, Danila RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OQT Moscow RUS
07 48.28 Cielo Filho, Cesar BRA OQT Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 24/04/2012
08 48.29 Grechin, Andrey RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OQT Moscow RUS
09 48.32 Targett, Matt AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
10 48.38 Gilot, Fabien FRA OQT Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
11 48.46 Jones, Cullen USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
12 48.48 Feigen, Jimmy USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
12 48.48 Leveaux, Amaury FRA OQT Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
14 48.49 Phelps, Michael USA OQT 2012 Ohio State Grand Prix Columbus USA 09/03/2012
15 48.53 Hayden, Brent CAN 2012 Canadian Olympic and 27/03/2012 Paralympic Trials OQT Montreal CAN
15 48.53 Sullivan, Eamon AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
17 48.55 Grevers, Matt USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
18 48.56 Morozov, Vladimir RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OQT Moscow RUS
19 48.58 McEvoy, Cameron AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
20 48.61 Bernard, Alain FRA OQT Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
21 48.64 Lefert, Clement FRA OQT Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
21 48.64 D'orsogna, Tommaso AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
23 48.74 Louw, Gideon RSA OQT Sa National Aquatic Championships Durban RSA 16/04/2012
23 48.74 Lagunov, Evgeny RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OQT Moscow RUS
25 48.76 Richardson, Kyle AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
26 48.77 Magnini, Filippo ITA OQT European Swimming Championships Debrecen HUN 21/05/2012
27 48.79 Chierighini, Marcelo BRA OQT Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 24/04/2012
28 48.80 Berens, Ricky USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
29 48.81 Di Carli, Marco GER OQT European Swimming Championships Debrecen HUN 21/05/2012
29 48.81 Abood, Matthew AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
31 48.84 Fildebrandt, Christoph GER OST 124th German Championships Berlin GER 10/05/2012
32 48.85 Garcia, Hanser CUB OST Copa "Marcelo Salado" La Habana CUB 02/04/2012
32 48.85 Park, Tae Hwan KOR OST 2012 US Santa Clara International Santa Clara USA 31/05/2012
34 48.88 Lezak, Jason USA OST USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
34 48.88 Fesikov, Sergey RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OST Moscow RUS
34 48.88 Deibler, Markus GER OST 124th German Championships Berlin GER 10/05/2012
37 48.91 Lochte, Ryan USA OST USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
37 48.91 Robison, Scot USA OST USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
39 48.92 Timmers, Pieter BEL OST Antwerp Diamond Swimming Race Antwerpen BEL 20/01/2012
40 48.94 Mallet, Gregory FRA OST Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
41 48.97 Starke, Benjamin GER OST 124th German Championships Berlin GER 10/05/2012
42 48.98 Weber-Gale, Garrett USA OST USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
42 48.98 Biedermann, Paul GER OST 124th German Championships Berlin GER 10/05/2012
44 48.99 Nystrand, Stefan SWE OST Swim Cup Eindhoven 2012 Eindhoven NED 12/04/2012
44 48.99 Dekoninck, Dieter BEL OST European Swimming Championships Debrecen HUN 21/05/2012
46 49.01 Turner, Grant GBR OST British Gas ASA National Chmps 2012 Sheffield 20/06/2012
47 49.07 Schoeman, Roland RSA OST 2012 Mutual of Omaha Swimvitat CenturyLink Center 08/06/2012
48 49.08 Trandafir, Norbert ROU OST European Swimming Championships Debrecen HUN 21/05/2012
49 49.09 Bousquet, Fred FRA OST Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
49 49.09 Verschuren, Sebastiaan NED OST 49th Sette Colli Trophy Rome ITA 14/06/2012
49 49.09 Oliveira, Nicolas BRA OST Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 24/04/2012
49 49.09 Fratus, Bruno BRA OST Swim Cup Eindhoven 2012 Eindhoven NED 12/04/2012


200 METRES FREESTYLE MALE LC

01 1:44.42 Agnel, Yannick FRA OQT Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
02 1:45.69 Phelps, Michael USA OQT 2012 Ohio State Grand Prix Columbus USA 09/03/2012
03 1:45.75 Lochte, Ryan USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
04 1:45.96 Matsuda, Takeshi JPN OQT 2012 Japan National Championships Tokyo JPN 02/04/2012
05 1:46.05 Sun, Yang CHN OQT National Swimming Championships Shaoxing CHN 01/04/2012
06 1:46.09 Park, Tae Hwan KOR OQT 2012 KOR Nationals Daejeon KOR 13/04/2012
07 1:46.27 Biedermann, Paul GER OQT European Swimming Championships Debrecen HUN 21/05/2012
08 1:46.56 Berens, Ricky USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
08 1:46.56 Izotov, Danila RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OQT Moscow RUS
10 1:46.64 Dwyer, Conor USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
11 1:46.72 Leveaux, Amaury FRA OQT Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
12 1:46.77 Mallet, Gregory FRA OQT Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
13 1:46.78 McLean, Matt USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
14 1:46.88 Houchin, Charlie USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
14 1:46.88 Fraser-Holmes, Thomas AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
16 1:46.90 Lefert, Clement FRA OQT Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
17 1:47.02 Tarwater, Davis USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
18 1:47.16 Monk, Kenrick AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
19 1:47.20 Le Clos, Chad RSA OQT Sa National Aquatic Championships Durban RSA 16/04/2012
20 1:47.25 Renwick, Robbie GBR OQT British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012
21 1:47.38 Verschuren, Sebastiaan NED OQT Swim Cup Eindhoven 2012 Eindhoven NED 12/04/2012
22 1:47.43 Lobuzov, Artem RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OQT Moscow RUS
23 1:47.46 Townsend, Darian RSA OQT 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis USA 29/03/2012
24 1:47.47 Lagunov, Evgeny RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OQT Moscow RUS
25 1:47.48 Hao, Yun CHN OQT National Swimming Championships Shaoxing CHN 01/04/2012
26 1:47.51 Napoleon, Ryan AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
27 1:47.52 Kozma, Dominik HUN OQT European Swimming Championships Debrecen HUN 21/05/2012
28 1:47.55 Lloyd, Ieuan GBR OQT British Gas ASA National Chmps 2012 Sheffield 20/06/2012
28 1:47.55 Mckeon, David AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
30 1:47.57 Stanley, Matthew NZL OQT State 2012 NZ Open Championships Auckland NZL 25/03/2012
30 1:47.57 Rapp, Clemens GER OQT 124th German Championships Berlin GER 10/05/2012
32 1:47.58 Colupaev, Dimitri GER OQT 124th German Championships Berlin GER 10/05/2012
33 1:47.61 McKendry, Ned AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
33 1:47.61 Dreesens, Dion NED OQT Swim Cup Eindhoven 2012 Eindhoven NED 12/04/2012
35 1:47.71 Kobori, Yuki JPN OQT 2012 Japan National Championships Tokyo JPN 02/04/2012
36 1:47.75 Wallburger, Tim GER OQT European Swimming Championships Debrecen HUN 21/05/2012
37 1:47.78 Lobintsev, Nikita RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OQT Moscow RUS
38 1:47.79 Hockin, Benjamin PAR Spanish Open Spring Swimming 29/03/2012 Championships OQT Malaga ESP
38 1:47.79 McEvoy, Cameron AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
40 1:47.85 Bale, Robert GBR OST British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012
41 1:47.86 Carry, David GBR OST British Gas ASA National Chmps 2012 Sheffield 20/06/2012
42 1:47.94 Basson, Jean RSA OST 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis USA 29/03/2012
43 1:47.95 Killey, Jarrod AUS XXXe Meeting International 09/06/2012 Monte-Carlo OST Monte-Carlo FRA
44 1:48.00 Scott, Jak GBR OST Scottish Gas National Open Swimming Edimburg GBR 28/06/2012
44 1:48.00 Polishchuk, Mikhail RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OST Moscow RUS
46 1:48.02 Stravius, Jeremy FRA OST 3rd National Hortillons Trophy Amiens FRA 24/02/2012
46 1:48.02 Magnini, Filippo ITA OST 49th Sette Colli Trophy Rome ITA 14/06/2012
48 1:48.03 D'orsogna, Tommaso AUS OST 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
49 1:48.04 Sukhorukov, Alexander RUS Russian National Swimming 17/04/2012 Championships OST Moscow RUS
49 1:48.04 Davenport, Ross GBR OST British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012



100 METRES FREESTYLE FEMALE LC

Rank Time Name Team Qualifies as Meet Name Meet City Meet Country Date

01 52.75 Kromowidjojo, Ranomi NED OQT Swim Cup Eindhoven 2012 Eindhoven NED 12/04/2012
02 53.29 Sjoestroem, Sarah SWE OQT Swim Cup Eindhoven 2012 Eindhoven NED 12/04/2012
03 53.57 Halsall, Francesca GBR OQT British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012
04 53.68 Steffen, Britta GER OQT 124th German Championships Berlin GER 10/05/2012
05 53.71 Tang, Yi CHN OQT National Swimming Championships Shaoxing CHN 01/04/2012
06 53.74 Schlanger, Melanie AUS OQT 2012 NSW State Open Championshps Sydney AUS 10/02/2012
07 53.84 Campbell, Cate AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
08 53.90 Ottesen, Jeanette DEN OQT Danish Open Bronshoj DEN 22/03/2012
09 53.94 Schmitt, Allison USA OQT 2012 ST TXLA Elite Invite Lee & Joe Jamail Te 01/06/2012
10 53.95 Veldhuis, Marleen NED OQT Swim Cup Eindhoven 2012 Eindhoven NED 12/04/2012
11 53.96 Hardy, Jessica USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
12 54.00 Ueda, Haruka JPN OQT 2012 Japan National Championships Tokyo JPN 02/04/2012
13 54.01 Smith, Amy GBR OQT British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012
14 54.06 Blume, Pernille DEN OQT Danish Open Bronshoj DEN 22/03/2012
15 54.08 Kukla, Yolane AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
15 54.08 Elmslie, Brittany AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
17 54.11 Coutts, Alicia AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
18 54.14 Weir, Amanda USA OQT 2012 Austin Grand Prix Austin USA 13/01/2012
19 54.15 Franklin, Missy USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
20 54.16 Romano, Megan USA OQT 2012 ST TXLA Elite Invite Lee & Joe Jamail Te 01/06/2012
21 54.17 Heemskerk, Femke NED OQT National Open Meet of Montpellier Montpellier FRA 03/02/2012
22 54.21 Trickett, Libby AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
22 54.21 Vollmer, Dana USA OQT 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis USA 29/03/2012
24 54.24 McKeon, Emma AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
24 54.24 Herasimenia, Aliaksandra BLR OQT Open Cup of the Republic of Belarus Brest BLR 25/04/2012
26 54.28 Vanderpool-Wallace, Arianna BAH 2012 Canadian Olympic and 7/03/2012 Paralympic Trials OQT Montreal CAN
27 54.33 Neal, Lia USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
28 54.37 Matsumoto, Yayoi JPN OQT 2012 Japan National Championships Tokyo JPN 02/04/2012
29 54.40 Muffat, Camille FRA XXXe Meeting International 09/06/2012 Monte-Carlo OQT Monte-Carlo FRA
30 54.41 Schreiber, Daniela GER OQT 124th German Championships Berlin GER 10/05/2012
31 54.43 Dekker, Inge NED OQT Swim Cup Eindhoven 2012 Eindhoven NED 12/04/2012
32 54.44 Coughlin, Natalie USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
33 54.45 Alshammar, Therese SWE OQT 49th Sette Colli Trophy Rome ITA 14/06/2012
33 54.45 Kennedy, Madison USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
35 54.49 Seebohm, Emily AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
36 54.54 Campbell, Bronte AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
37 54.62 Geer, Margo USA OST USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
38 54.63 Bispo, Karlee USA OST USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
39 54.71 Turner, Rebecca GBR OST British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012
40 54.73 Wilkinson, Julia CAN 2012 Canadian Olympic and 27/03/2012 Paralympic Trials OST Montreal CAN
40 54.73 Pellegrini, Federica ITA OST Italian National Spring Championships Riccione ITA 06/03/2012
42 54.81 Erndl, Erika USA OST USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
43 54.83 Poon, Victoria CAN OST XXII Canet International Meet Canet-en-Roussillon FRA 06/06/2012
44 54.87 Vreeland, Shannon USA OST USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
45 54.88 Matsuo, Ami AUS OST 2012 Australian Age Champs Brisbane AUS 09/04/2012
46 54.89 Hannah, Hannah HKG OST British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012
47 54.90 Jensen, Liv USA OST 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis USA 29/03/2012
48 54.93 Bonnet, Charlotte FRA XXXe Meeting International 09/06/2012 Monte-Carlo OST Monte-Carlo FRA
48 54.93 Bainbridge, Angie AUS OST 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
50 54.94 Vitting, Lisa GER OST British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012


200 METRES FREESTYLE FEMALE LC

01 1:54.40 Schmitt, Allison USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
02 1:54.66 Muffat, Camille FRA OQT XXII Canet International Meet Canet-en-Roussillon FRA 06/06/2012
03 1:55.23 Sjoestroem, Sarah SWE OQT British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012
04 1:55.99 Barratt, Bronte AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
05 1:56.04 Palmer, Kylie AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
06 1:56.32 Pellegrini, Federica ITA OQT 49th Sette Colli Trophy Rome ITA 14/06/2012
07 1:56.54 Heemskerk, Femke NED OQT Amsterdam Swim Cup Amsterdam NED 16/03/2012
08 1:56.73 Schlanger, Melanie AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012[/COLOR]
9 1:56.79 Franklin, Missy USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
10 1:57.24 Elmslie, Brittany AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
11 1:57.25 Vollmer, Dana USA OQT 2012 US Santa Clara International Santa Clara USA 31/05/2012
12 1:57.26 Wang, Shijia CHN OQT National Swimming Championships Shaoxing CHN 01/04/2012
13 1:57.34 Jardin, Barbara CAN 2012 Canadian Olympic and 27/03/2012 Paralympic Trials OQT Montreal CAN
14 1:57.41 Ueda, Haruka JPN OQT 2012 Japan National Championships Tokyo JPN 02/04/2012
15 1:57.45 McClatchey, Caitlin GBR OQT British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012
16 1:57.57 Rice, Stephanie AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
17 1:57.58 Belmonte Garcia, Mireia ESP Spanish Open Spring Swimming 9/03/2012 Championships OQT Malaga ESP
18 1:57.61 Lippok, Silke GER OQT 124th German Championships Berlin GER 10/05/2012
19 1:57.65 Turner, Rebecca GBR OQT British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012
20 1:57.70 Neilsen, Jade AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
21 1:57.74 Tang, Yi CHN OQT National Swimming Championships Shaoxing CHN 01/04/2012
21 1:57.74 Bainbridge, Angie AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
23 1:57.75 Perdue, Lauren USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
24 1:57.78 Vreeland, Shannon USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
25 1:57.84 Song, Wenyan CHN OQT National Swimming Championships Shaoxing CHN 01/04/2012
26 1:57.86 Evans, Blair AUS OQT 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Adelaide AUS 15/03/2012
27 1:57.98 Cheverton, Sam CAN 2012 Canadian Olympic and 27/03/2012 Paralympic Trials OQT Montreal CAN
28 1:57.99 Romano, Megan USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
29 1:58.05 Ito, Hanae JPN OQT 2012 US Santa Clara International Santa Clara USA 31/05/2012
30 1:58.08 Zhu, Qianwei CHN OQT National Swimming Championships Shaoxing CHN 01/04/2012
31 1:58.09 Anderson, Alyssa USA OQT USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
31 1:58.09 MacLean, Brittany CAN 2012 Canadian Olympic and 27/03/2012 Paralympic Trials OQT Montreal CAN
33 1:58.12 Nauta, Chelsea USA OQT 2012 Ohio State Grand Prix Columbus USA 09/03/2012
34 1:58.15 Costa Schmid, Melania ESP Spanish Open Spring Swimming 29/03/2012 Championships OQT Malaga ESP
35 1:58.23 Etienne, Ophelie FRA OQT European Swimming Championships Debrecen HUN 21/05/2012
36 1:58.26 Baklakova, Maria RUS European Junior Swimming 04/07/2012 Championships OQT Antwerp BEL
37 1:58.28 Boyle, Lauren NZL OQT State 2012 NZ Open Championships Auckland NZL 25/03/2012
37 1:58.28 Bonnet, Charlotte FRA XXXe Meeting International 09/06/2012 Monte-Carlo OQT Monte-Carlo FRA
39 1:58.39 Faulkner, Eleanor GBR OST British Gas Swimming Champs 2012 London GBR 03/03/2012
39 1:58.39 Mizzau, Alice ITA OST European Swimming Championships Debrecen HUN 21/05/2012
41 1:58.42 Balmy, Coralie FRA OST Elite French Championships Dunkerke FRA 18/03/2012
42 1:58.43 Jakabos, Zsuzsanna HUN OST European Swimming Championships Debrecen HUN 21/05/2012
43 1:58.53 Prinsloo, Karin RSA OST 49th Sette Colli Trophy Rome ITA 14/06/2012
44 1:58.60 Pang, Jiaying CHN OST National Swimming Championships Shaoxing CHN 01/04/2012
45 1:58.61 Chenault, Chelsea USA OST USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
46 1:58.64 Hoff, Katie USA OST 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis USA 29/03/2012
47 1:58.66 Ledecky, Katie USA OST USA Olympic Team Trials Omaha USA 25/06/2012
48 1:58.68 Wilkinson, Julia CAN OST 2012 Missouri Grand Prix Columbia USA 10/02/2012
48 1:58.68 Adlington, Rebecca GBR OST British Gas ASA National Chmps 2012 Sheffield 20/06/2012
50 1:58.69 Hind, Natasha NZL OST State 2012 NZ Open Championships Auckland NZL 25/03/2012

Celestial
July 25th, 2012, 04:07 PM
Only two more days until Opening Night!! I can hardly wait to get glued to my seat!!!

Celestial
July 25th, 2012, 04:11 PM
Does anyone know what channel will be broadcasting the open water swim races?

Just go on-line to NBC Olympic Swimming Coverage & it will tell you when and which channel for your area - you put in your service type (Dish, Comcast, whatever) and your zip code & the program does the rest. I think it's on Monday the 13th

That Guy
July 26th, 2012, 09:48 AM
Phelps http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/swimming/story/_/id/8199958/2012-summer-olympics-different-michael-phelps-time-around

havepoolwillswim
July 26th, 2012, 11:12 AM
Phelps http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/swimming/story/_/id/8199958/2012-summer-olympics-different-michael-phelps-time-around

Nice article- interesting

ande
July 26th, 2012, 03:09 PM
many interesting news articles about Olympic Swimming & Olympians

Fencer Will Carry U.S. Flag At Olympics After Michael Phelps Pulled (http://www.businessinsider.com/fencer-will-carry-us-flag-at-olympics-after-michael-phelps-pulled-his-name-from-consideration-2012-7)


Mark Spitz talks Michael Phelps, Olympics (http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/trending/post/_/id/5472/mark-spitz-talks-michael-phelps-olympics)


Michael Phelps to pass on opening ceremonies, get ready for his final Olympics
Baltimore native's Games farewell begins Saturday with 400M IM (http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-07-25/sports/bs-sp-olympics-michael-phelps-0726-20120726_1_american-rival-ryan-lochte-grueling-400-meter-individual-medley-michael-phelps)


Rivals Phelps, Lochte share a suite in Olympic Village (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/swimming/story/2012-07-25/michael-phelps-ryan-lochte-share-suite-in-village/56485516/1)
By Erik Brady, USA TODAY


Phelps Says Swim Marks to Fall at Games Without High-Tech Suits (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-25/phelps-says-swim-records-will-fall-even-without-high-tech-suits.html)
By Danielle Rossingh and Tariq Panja - Jul 25, 2012 6:00 PM CT


Olympics swimming a hot ticket - in many ways (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/excessive-heat-inside-swim-venue-151444731--oly.html)
By ANDREW DAMPF (AP Sports Writer) |
The Associated Press – 2 hours 39 minutes ago


Olympics-Swimming-Hardy reduced to tears after seeing London pool (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/26/oly-swim-usa-hardy-adv-idUSL6E8IQAW520120726)
Reuters - 9 hours ago


US Olympic Swimming 2012: Just How Good Can Katie Ledecky Be? (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1273377-us-olympic-swimming-team-2012-just-how-good-can-katie-ledecky-be)


Dara Torres: 'Weird' to attend Olympics as 'normal person' (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/swimming/story/2012-07-25/dara-torres-olympic-memories/56492828/1)
USA TODAY - 17 hours ago


Olympics-Swimming-Secrets are safe with Omega man (http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/25/oly-swim-timing-adv-idINL4E8IP49J20120725)
By Alan Baldwin

Olympics: Rowdy Gaines' 5 Greatest Things You Won't See on TV (http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/07/26/olympics-rowdy-gaines-swimming/)


USA Swimming Olympic Team Coach Rick Curl Accused of Sexually Molesting Kelley Currin (http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/crime/usa-swimming-olympic-team-coach-rick-curl-accused-sexually-molesting-kelley-currin)


Teri McKeever making waves (http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/espnw/story/_/id/8194871/2012-summer-games-us-women-swimming-coach-teri-mckeever-making-waves)


Olympics Swimming 2012: Natalie Coughlin's Last Chance Comes Early in Schedu (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1262306-olympics-swimming-2012-natalie-coughlins-last-chance-comes-early-in-schedule)

Swimmer's Family, 40 Strong, to Join Him in London (http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/london-2012-olympics-conor-dwyer-swim-163789986.html)
NBC Chicago - 15 hours ago


Rebecca Soni downplays status as world's best breaststroker (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/story/2012-07-25/Rebecca-Soni-London-Olympics-swimming/56488648/1)
By Christine Brennan, USA TODAY

'Missile' homing in on world record at Olympics (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/olympics/swimming/wires/07/23/2090.ap.oly.swm.australian.missile/index.html)


Bob Bowman has proven to be more than Michael Phelps' coach (http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-07-25/sports/bs-sp-olympics-bowman-20120725_1_bowman-and-phelps-bob-bowman-hilary-and-whitney)
Baltimore Sun


Schmitt emerges from Phelps' shadow
NBAC training partner could have Olympics to remember (http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-07-24/sports/bs-sp-olympics-schmitt-0725-20120724_1_bowman-and-phelps-nbac-michael-phelps)
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun

Call Me Maybe? (http://usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=0&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en&ItemId=4615&mid=12660)

That Guy
July 26th, 2012, 03:32 PM
http://www.london2012.com/swimming/ has heat and lane assignments :banana:

ElaineK
July 26th, 2012, 03:38 PM
http://www.london2012.com/swimming/ has heat and lane assignments :banana:

Very cool- thanks! :applaud:

tjrpatt
July 26th, 2012, 03:42 PM
JOENSEN Pal has to swim for Denmark because he couldn't represent Faroe Islands because it is not an independant country.

ande
July 26th, 2012, 04:21 PM
2012 USA Olympic Swimmers
Call Me Maybe
Call Me Maybe - 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team - YouTube

selkie
July 26th, 2012, 04:23 PM
Territories and dependent states can have their own Olympic committees and teams if both primary nation and territory want it to be so- Puerto Rico, the USVI and BVI, Bermuda, and Guam among others compete under their own flag. (France seems to not allow it so we end up with Coralie Balmy swimming for France instead of Martinique) The Faroe Islands don't have their own able-bodied Olympic Committee, even though they apparently compete separately in many sports and the Paralympics, so they're under the Danish flag for Olympic purposes.

There's apparently some sort of kerfluffle about the Netherlands getting rid of the Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee (It had been in existence for a number of years post-Enith Brigitta) and as a result, three islands athletes have successfully petitioned to compete under the IOC flag instead of under the Netherlands flag.

The fourth athlete to compete under the Olympic flag this year is Guor Marial, who really has a emarkable story as South Sudan's first elite athlete:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/23/south-sudan-refugee-independent-olympic

He ran an Olympic A- qualifier time a while back, and with help from lawyer friends and at least one US legislator got permission from the IOC last week to come to the Games.

no200fly
July 26th, 2012, 05:12 PM
2012 USA Olympic Swimmers
Call Me Maybe
Call Me Maybe - 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPIA7mpm1wU)

Somebody put a lot of work into that.

Allen Stark
July 26th, 2012, 07:42 PM
2012 USA Olympic Swimmers
Call Me Maybe
Call Me Maybe - 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPIA7mpm1wU)

They look like they were having fun.I loved the comment below"this is what happens when you let swimmers taper."

That Guy
July 26th, 2012, 07:58 PM
Franklin http://espn.go.com/blog/olympics/post/_/id/2944/aurora-shootings-spoil-franklins-journey

jaadams1
July 26th, 2012, 08:49 PM
"I blame you, James!" - knelson

I still crack up every time I see this! :applaud:

ande
July 27th, 2012, 09:43 AM
2012 USA Olympic Swimmers
Call Me Maybe
Call Me Maybe - 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPIA7mpm1wU)

It's gotten over 200,000 views in less than 24 hrs
Definitely viral

News has picked up on it, bet it crosses 1,000,000 in the next 48 hrs


Olympic swimmers ask: 'Call Me Maybe?'
By Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/swimming/story/2012-07-27/usa-swimming-call-me-maybe-missy-franklin/56522374/1)


Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/usa-olympic-swim-team-call-me-maybe-michael-phelps_n_1707870.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment)

US Olympic swimming team show off dancing skills in spoof video (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/u-show-off-dancing-skills-spoof-video-112931756--spt.html)
Yahoo! Sports

USA Olympic Swim Team's Aqua-Version of "Call Me Maybe" Video Goes Viral (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1274439-usa-olympic-swim-teams-aqua-version-of-call-me-maybe-video-goes-viral)By Erin Quinn(Contributor) on July 26, 2012

Google News (http://www.google.com/search?q=call+me+maybe+swimmers&hl=en&gbv=2&prmd=ivnsu&source=univ&tbm=nws&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=NpoSUJuuI6LTiwKio4CYDQ&ved=0CBoQqAI)

ande
July 27th, 2012, 11:31 AM
Hard to believe the DAY has finally arrived!!!

Opening Ceremonies (http://www.london2012.com/spectators/ceremonies/opening-ceremony/) begin in 4 hours 30 minutes

Swimming prelims begin in 17.5 hours!!!
Set your Alarm clocks or TIVO

2012 Olympic: Swimming

2012 Olympic Swimming begins on Sat July 28th in London with:

Prelims at 10 am
5:00 am Eastern
4:00 am Central
3:00 am Mountain
2:00 am Pacific


Heat Sheets (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/index.html)


Day 1 Sat Jul 28 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=28-july/all-day.html)
Men's 400m Individual Medley (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-400m-individual-medley/phase=swm054900/index.html)
Women's 100m Butterfly (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-100m-butterfly/phase=sww021900/index.html)
Men's 400m Freestyle (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-400m-freestyle/phase=swm014900/index.html)
Women's 400m Individual Medley (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-400m-individual-medley/phase=sww054900/index.html)
Men's 100m Breaststroke (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-100m-breaststroke/phase=swm031900/index.html)
Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-4x100m-freestyle-relay/index.html)


Day 2 Sun Jul 29 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=29-july/all-day.html)

Women's 100m Backstroke
Men's 200m Freestyle
Women's 100m Breaststroke
Men's 100m Backstroke
Women's 400m Freestyle
Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay


Day 3 Mon Jul 30 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=30-july/all-day.html)

Women's 200m Freestyle
Men's 200m Butterfly
Women's 200m Individual Medley


Day 4 Tue Jul 31 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=31-july/all-day.html)

Men's 100m Freestyle
Women's 200m Butterfly
Men's 200m Breaststroke
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay


Day 5 Wed Aug 01 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=1-august/all-day.html)

Women's 100m Freestyle
Men's 200m Backstroke
Women's 200m Breaststroke
Men's 200m Individual Medley
Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay


Day 6 Thu Aug 02 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=2-august/all-day.html)

Men's 50m Freestyle
Women's 800m Freestyle
Men's 100m Butterfly
Women's 200m Backstroke


Day 7 Fri Aug 03 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html)

Women's 50m Freestyle
Men's 1500m Freestyle
Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
Men's 4x100m Medley Relay


Day 8 Sat Aug 04 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=4-august/all-day.html)
Olympic Pool Swimming ends


Thu Aug 09th Womens' 10k (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-marathon-10km/index.html)


Fri Aug 10th Men's 10k (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-marathon-10km/index.html)



2012 Olympics website (http://www.london2012.com/)


2012 Olympic Swimming (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/index.html)

Schedule & Results (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/)

Swimming Schedule and Ticket Info (http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-gb/img/sys/tournament/london2012/oly-swimming.pdf)


Tickets (http://www.tickets.london2012.com/?camefrom=CFC_UK_LONDON2012_L2012_SIGNUPSPLASH)


Aquatics Centre (http://www.london2012.com/games/venues/aquatics-centre.php)

NBC OLYMPICS (http://www.nbcolympics.com/)

NBC OLYMPICS SWIMMING (http://www.nbcolympics.com/swimming/index.html)

Wonder who will be wearing what suit?
Legally approved suits


NEWS


Swimming World's 2012 Olympic Swimming (http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2012-olympic-games)

Sports Illustrated 2012 Olympics (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2012/)

SI 2012 Olympic Swimming (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2012/swimming/)

ESPN (http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/)



2012 USA Olympic Trials USMS forum site

ourswimmer
July 27th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Day 8, Sat Aug 4th Olympic Swimming ends

Not so. The women's and men's 10Ks are August 9 and 10, respectively.

knelson
July 27th, 2012, 12:15 PM
Why Leisel Jones is no longer much of a medal threat:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/london-olympics/leave-leisel-jones-alone-says-giaan-rooney/story-fn9dheyx-1226434277862

That Guy
July 27th, 2012, 12:44 PM
Therese Alshammar is injured. http://swimswam.com/2012/07/alshammar-suffers-pinched-nerve-may-be-out-of-olympics/

arthur
July 27th, 2012, 12:50 PM
It's gotten over 200,000 views in less than 24 hrs
Definitely viral

News has picked up on it, bet it crosses 1,000,000 in the next 48 hrs


Olympic swimmers ask: 'Call Me Maybe?'
By Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/swimming/story/2012-07-27/usa-swimming-call-me-maybe-missy-franklin/56522374/1)


Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/usa-olympic-swim-team-call-me-maybe-michael-phelps_n_1707870.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment)

US Olympic swimming team show off dancing skills in spoof video (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/u-show-off-dancing-skills-spoof-video-112931756--spt.html)
Yahoo! Sports

USA Olympic Swim Team's Aqua-Version of "Call Me Maybe" Video Goes Viral (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1274439-usa-olympic-swim-teams-aqua-version-of-call-me-maybe-video-goes-viral)By Erin Quinn(Contributor) on July 26, 2012

Google News (http://www.google.com/search?q=call+me+maybe+swimmers&hl=en&gbv=2&prmd=ivnsu&source=univ&tbm=nws&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=NpoSUJuuI6LTiwKio4CYDQ&ved=0CBoQqAI)
The youtube view counter is also delayed by about 12 hours as youtube verifies views for "click fraud" since some people make money from ads on their videos.

knelson
July 27th, 2012, 01:06 PM
Who's the girl at approx the :40 mark in the "Call Me Maybe" video? :cheerleader:

That Guy
July 27th, 2012, 01:08 PM
Who's the girl at approx the :40 mark in the "Call Me Maybe" video? :cheerleader:
Can't help you. I only lasted about 30 seconds before closing the video.

knelson
July 27th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Can't help you. I only lasted about 30 seconds before closing the video.

Good man. :)

It's Lauren Perdue, by the way. I'm now a big fan. :banana:

jaadams1
July 27th, 2012, 04:23 PM
Hard to believe the DAY has finally arrived!!!

Opening Ceremonies (http://www.london2012.com/spectators/ceremonies/opening-ceremony/) begin in 4 hours 30 minutes

Swimming prelims begin in 17.5 hours!!!
Set your Alarm clocks or TIVO

2012 Olympic: Swimming

2012 Olympic Swimming begins on Sat July 28th in London with:

Prelims at 10 am
5:00 am Eastern
4:00 am Central
3:00 am Mountain
2:00 am Pacific


I think I'll just wait for the NBC nightly coverage. They'll honestly have the best stuff anyway. Even if something "weird" happens in the prelims, they'll probably show it at night.

smontanaro
July 27th, 2012, 04:27 PM
I think I'll just wait for the NBC nightly coverage. They'll honestly have the best stuff anyway. Even if something "weird" happens in the prelims, they'll probably show it at night.

I think if you are at all interested in the women's 800 or men's 1500 you should probably find a live feed somewhere within NBC's universe. The odds that they televise either event effectively will be slim.

S

That Guy
July 27th, 2012, 05:40 PM
The toughest ticket to get at the Olympic Games is the swimming session that includes the men's 200 IM final.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8204984/10th-checkpoint

smontanaro
July 27th, 2012, 06:53 PM
Possibly late change to the "tv" schedule, I saw in the elevator TV on the way out today that the 400IM prelims will be broadcast live. According to their online listings, at 4:55 Eastern the men's 400IM prelims, women's 100m fly, and "more" will be streamed live. FYI...

Skip

That Guy
July 27th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Swimming has surpassed Track & Field in stature

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/london-2012-olympics-in-the-united-states-swimming-has-passed-track-in-stature/2012/07/26/gJQAo2TVCX_story.html

ElaineK
July 27th, 2012, 08:33 PM
To all of you West Coast Forumites out there: Even if you do not plan to watch the opening ceremonies, at least tune it at around the 50-minute mark. :D (Hint: It's about the Queen...)

Jazz Hands
July 27th, 2012, 08:33 PM
NBC sucks.

rxleakem
July 28th, 2012, 12:07 AM
1/3 of Nicaragua's athletes at these games are swimmers! They have six total
:banana:

__steve__
July 28th, 2012, 07:01 AM
Ok, I don't have a TV. What will be the best alternative mode of viewing?

Charge
July 28th, 2012, 09:05 AM
Well, that was almost a disaster for phelps.

ScienceGeek
July 28th, 2012, 11:07 AM
So I've been looking into this whole "Live Coverage" thing that NBC is doing, however you have to have some kind of cable or satellite TV provider. Does anyone have any idea on what to do if you have neither?

Charge
July 28th, 2012, 01:07 PM
NBC Live Extra app on your smartphone or tablet

PatrickJM
July 28th, 2012, 01:32 PM
So I've been looking into this whole "Live Coverage" thing that NBC is doing, however you have to have some kind of cable or satellite TV provider. Does anyone have any idea on what to do if you have neither?

I just put in Comcast Xfinity and was able to view a very choppy video. Big Deal.

ScienceGeek
July 28th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Thanks PatrickJM. I got a friend to hook me up though so I'm all set now. Catching up on the prelims right now. :banana:

craig68
July 28th, 2012, 02:07 PM
HOW AND WHERE CAN WE WATCH FINALS LIVE IN 30 MINUTES? nbc.com is absolutely cluttered. Is it on a cable channel? On the website? If someone has a link, please post. I signed up to watch live streams on the nbc website and got some message like "you're all set! without a single instruction." I really don't want to miss the 400 IM...

craig68
July 28th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Found it! If anyone is interested, here is a link:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/video-watch.html?video=finals-m-400m-im-w-4x100m-free-relay-more-mds

ande
July 28th, 2012, 02:33 PM
Hard to believe the DAY has finally arrived!!!

Opening Ceremonies (http://www.london2012.com/spectators/ceremonies/opening-ceremony/) begin in 4 hours 30 minutes

Swimming prelims begin in 17.5 hours!!!
Set your Alarm clocks or TIVO

2012 Olympic: Swimming

2012 Olympic Swimming begins on Sat July 28th in London with:

Prelims at 10 am
5:00 am Eastern
4:00 am Central
3:00 am Mountain
2:00 am Pacific


Heat Sheets (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/index.html)


Day 1 Sat Jul 28 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=28-july/all-day.html)
Men's 400m Individual Medley (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-400m-individual-medley/phase=swm054900/index.html)
Women's 100m Butterfly (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-100m-butterfly/phase=sww021900/index.html)
Men's 400m Freestyle (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-400m-freestyle/phase=swm014900/index.html)
Women's 400m Individual Medley (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-400m-individual-medley/phase=sww054900/index.html)
Men's 100m Breaststroke (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-100m-breaststroke/phase=swm031900/index.html)
Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-4x100m-freestyle-relay/index.html)


Day 2 Sun Jul 29 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=29-july/all-day.html)

Women's 100m Backstroke
Men's 200m Freestyle
Women's 100m Breaststroke
Men's 100m Backstroke
Women's 400m Freestyle
Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay


Day 3 Mon Jul 30 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=30-july/all-day.html)

Women's 200m Freestyle
Men's 200m Butterfly
Women's 200m Individual Medley


Day 4 Tue Jul 31 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=31-july/all-day.html)

Men's 100m Freestyle
Women's 200m Butterfly
Men's 200m Breaststroke
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay


Day 5 Wed Aug 01 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=1-august/all-day.html)

Women's 100m Freestyle
Men's 200m Backstroke
Women's 200m Breaststroke
Men's 200m Individual Medley
Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay


Day 6 Thu Aug 02 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=2-august/all-day.html)

Men's 50m Freestyle
Women's 800m Freestyle
Men's 100m Butterfly
Women's 200m Backstroke


Day 7 Fri Aug 03 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html)

Women's 50m Freestyle
Men's 1500m Freestyle
Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
Men's 4x100m Medley Relay


Day 8 Sat Aug 04 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=4-august/all-day.html)
Olympic Pool Swimming ends


Thu Aug 09th Womens' 10k (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-marathon-10km/index.html)


Fri Aug 10th Men's 10k (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-marathon-10km/index.html)



2012 Olympics website (http://www.london2012.com/)


2012 Olympic Swimming (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/index.html)

Schedule & Results (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/)

Swimming Schedule and Ticket Info (http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-gb/img/sys/tournament/london2012/oly-swimming.pdf)


Tickets (http://www.tickets.london2012.com/?camefrom=CFC_UK_LONDON2012_L2012_SIGNUPSPLASH)


Aquatics Centre (http://www.london2012.com/games/venues/aquatics-centre.php)

NBC OLYMPICS (http://www.nbcolympics.com/)

NBC OLYMPICS SWIMMING (http://www.nbcolympics.com/swimming/index.html)

Wonder who will be wearing what suit?
Legally approved suits


NEWS


Swimming World's 2012 Olympic Swimming (http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2012-olympic-games)

Sports Illustrated 2012 Olympics (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2012/)

SI 2012 Olympic Swimming (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2012/swimming/)

ESPN (http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/)



2012 USA Olympic Trials USMS forum site[/QUOTE]

Jazz Hands
July 28th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Love the announcers on the online stream. No screaming :)

Debugger
July 28th, 2012, 02:41 PM
LOCHTE!!! :banana::banana::banana:LOCHTE!!! :banana::banana::banana:LOCHTE!!! :banana::banana::banana:

Warren
July 28th, 2012, 03:12 PM
I thought that they were going to show the finals live on tv so i missed the 400 im. It makes no sense why they would hype up Phelps vs. Lochte so much and not even show it live.

Couroboros
July 28th, 2012, 03:17 PM
Yeah, I had my butt in front of the tv at 11:30 this morning ready to watch it, and then they put on.... women's basketball?

Bobinator
July 28th, 2012, 03:17 PM
I thought that they were going to show the finals live on tv so i missed the 400 im. It makes no sense why they would hype up Phelps vs. Lochte so much and not even show it live.

It's on prime-time tonight.
On a separate note I'm disappointed that Coughlin won't be in the relay finals. She had the best leg on the qualifying rounds and seemed like she was the catalyst to their great performance. The lead-off girl seemed a little twitchy, not a good thing for the lead-off.

Chris Stevenson
July 28th, 2012, 03:30 PM
It's on prime-time tonight.
On a separate note I'm disappointed that Coughlin won't be in the relay finals. She had the best leg on the qualifying rounds and seemed like she was the catalyst to their great performance. The lead-off girl seemed a little twitchy, not a good thing for the lead-off.

I'm sure it was a tough call. Coughlin had a faster split but Neal was only 0.2 sec slower with a flat start. She just looked worse because of the quality of her competition.

Still, since they were close, I would not have been surprised had they gone with experience over youth.

Bobinator
July 28th, 2012, 06:40 PM
I'm sure it was a tough call. Coughlin had a faster split but Neal was only 0.2 sec slower with a flat start. She just looked worse because of the quality of her competition.

Still, since they were close, I would not have been surprised had they gone with experience over youth.

Good point Chris. I just sentimentally wanted Coughlin, she seems like such a class act.

rxleakem
July 28th, 2012, 06:47 PM
No cable = no streaming. :badday:
At least I can get swimswam and huffington post through the fliters at work! :woot:

Was not expecting the 400im final to pan out that way. Wow!
:banana:

How about the 400 free reversal? Feel bad for the Canuck getting bumped. Piersol flashback ...

ALM
July 28th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Did anyone else have a difficult time today trying to watch the live streaming feed? During the prelims (very early this morning) it crashed Firefox every time the feed switched from the swimming coverage to a commercial break. This afternoon it locked up so many times that we missed most of several of the finals.

Fresnoid
July 28th, 2012, 08:37 PM
Did anyone else have a difficult time today trying to watch the live streaming feed? During the prelims (very early this morning) it crashed Firefox every time the feed switched from the swimming coverage to a commercial break. This afternoon it locked up so many times that we missed most of several of the finals.

It kept locking up FF for me too, even in the middle of races.

ande
July 28th, 2012, 08:43 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180222/Olympic-seating-Day-Games-sees-banks-seats-key-venues.html

swimcat
July 28th, 2012, 08:47 PM
Ok. Somebody weigh n on thw woman's 400 IM

jaadams1
July 28th, 2012, 09:07 PM
Did anyone else have a difficult time today trying to watch the live streaming feed? During the prelims (very early this morning) it crashed Firefox every time the feed switched from the swimming coverage to a commercial break. This afternoon it locked up so many times that we missed most of several of the finals.

Just another reason to wait for NBC's delayed coverage on tv at night. :) Even though I have to wait all the way till 8:00 PST!! :bitching:

Jazz Hands
July 28th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Just another reason to wait for NBC's delayed coverage on tv at night. :) Even though I have to wait all the way till 8:00 PST!! :bitching:

It's 9:50 here and they have shown one race. So yeah.

That Guy
July 28th, 2012, 09:54 PM
Ok. Somebody weigh n on thw woman's 400 IM

http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/31415.asp (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/31415.asp)


Ye's closing speed is becoming legendary, coming home in 58.68. Incredibly, her final 100 was nearly faster than Ryan Lochte's 58.65 in the men's 400 IM. Ye's final 50 actually was faster than Lochte's, 28.93 to 29.10.


:bow:

ElaineK
July 28th, 2012, 09:58 PM
Did anyone else have a difficult time today trying to watch the live streaming feed? During the prelims (very early this morning) it crashed Firefox every time the feed switched from the swimming coverage to a commercial break. This afternoon it locked up so many times that we missed most of several of the finals.

YES!!! :bitching: :bouncing: :censor:

philoswimmer
July 28th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Did anyone else have a difficult time today trying to watch the live streaming feed? During the prelims (very early this morning) it crashed Firefox every time the feed switched from the swimming coverage to a commercial break. This afternoon it locked up so many times that we missed most of several of the finals.

Yep, Firefox froze for me, too, right when the streaming should have started. I didn't have the patience to fight with it, so I just gave up.

Allen Stark
July 29th, 2012, 02:00 AM
After waiting forever for the Pacific Coast prime time I decided at 10:30 I'd record it and watch the rest tomorrow.NBC is even worse than in 2008 and they were bad then.I understand they want to spread the swimming out so people will watch the whole show and I like the gymnastics and beach volleyball.NBC does a good job when they are showing sports.Rowdy was more insightful than usual and I was enjoying him.I'm even OK with the personal interest stuff if it is real information about real athletes,but there was too much fluff like how many tweets there were about the Queen skydiving.As my wife said"1500 hours of sport and they show us this."How do you make the greatest spectacle in sport boring? Ask NBC.

Debugger
July 29th, 2012, 02:33 AM
Guys, you may try watching events' videos on the official Youtube Olympic channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/olympic Just choose Swimming in the list of sports. :)

havepoolwillswim
July 29th, 2012, 03:17 AM
Ok. Somebody weigh n on thw woman's 400 IM

Something isn't right here.

:popcorn:

mcatp
July 29th, 2012, 08:47 AM
I'm glad to know that I wasn't the only one with feed problems. I first thought it was my firefox until I saw on twitter it was everyone.

ElaineK - your boy Cullen is swimming today!

ande
July 29th, 2012, 09:30 AM
2012 Olympic: Swimming

2012 Olympic Swimming begins on Sat July 28th in London with:

Prelims at 10 am
5:00 am Eastern
4:00 am Central
3:00 am Mountain
2:00 am Pacific


Heat Sheets (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/index.html)


Day 1 Sat Jul 28 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=28-july/all-day.html)
Men's 400m Individual Medley (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-400m-individual-medley/phase=swm054900/index.html)
Women's 100m Butterfly (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-100m-butterfly/phase=sww021900/index.html)
Men's 400m Freestyle (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-400m-freestyle/phase=swm014900/index.html)
Women's 400m Individual Medley (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-400m-individual-medley/phase=sww054900/index.html)
Men's 100m Breaststroke (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-100m-breaststroke/phase=swm031900/index.html)
Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-4x100m-freestyle-relay/index.html)


Day 2 Sun Jul 29 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=29-july/all-day.html)

Women's 100m Backstroke
Men's 200m Freestyle
Women's 100m Breaststroke
Men's 100m Backstroke
Women's 400m Freestyle
Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay


Day 3 Mon Jul 30 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=30-july/all-day.html)

Women's 200m Freestyle
Men's 200m Butterfly
Women's 200m Individual Medley


Day 4 Tue Jul 31 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=31-july/all-day.html)

Men's 100m Freestyle
Women's 200m Butterfly
Men's 200m Breaststroke
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay


Day 5 Wed Aug 01 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=1-august/all-day.html)

Women's 100m Freestyle
Men's 200m Backstroke
Women's 200m Breaststroke
Men's 200m Individual Medley
Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay


Day 6 Thu Aug 02 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=2-august/all-day.html)

Men's 50m Freestyle
Women's 800m Freestyle
Men's 100m Butterfly
Women's 200m Backstroke


Day 7 Fri Aug 03 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html)

Women's 50m Freestyle
Men's 1500m Freestyle
Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
Men's 4x100m Medley Relay


Day 8 Sat Aug 04 (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/day=4-august/all-day.html)
Olympic Pool Swimming ends


Thu Aug 09th Womens' 10k (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-marathon-10km/index.html)


Fri Aug 10th Men's 10k (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/men-marathon-10km/index.html)



2012 Olympics website (http://www.london2012.com/)


2012 Olympic Swimming (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/index.html)

Schedule & Results (http://www.london2012.com/swimming/schedule-and-results/)

Swimming Schedule and Ticket Info (http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-gb/img/sys/tournament/london2012/oly-swimming.pdf)


Tickets (http://www.tickets.london2012.com/?camefrom=CFC_UK_LONDON2012_L2012_SIGNUPSPLASH)


Aquatics Centre (http://www.london2012.com/games/venues/aquatics-centre.php)

NBC OLYMPICS (http://www.nbcolympics.com/)

NBC OLYMPICS SWIMMING (http://www.nbcolympics.com/swimming/index.html)

Wonder who will be wearing what suit?
Legally approved suits


NEWS


Swimming World's 2012 Olympic Swimming (http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2012-olympic-games)

Sports Illustrated 2012 Olympics (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2012/)

SI 2012 Olympic Swimming (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2012/swimming/)

ESPN (http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/)



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ElaineK
July 29th, 2012, 09:40 AM
I'm glad to know that I wasn't the only one with feed problems. I first thought it was my firefox until I saw on twitter it was everyone.

ElaineK - your boy Cullen is swimming today!

:cheerleader: I can't wait to watch it; I'll catch it on TV. At this point, I better stay off this thread in case there are any spoilers! :bolt:

That Guy
July 29th, 2012, 11:56 AM
Guys, you may try watching events' videos on the official Youtube Olympic channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/olympic Just choose Swimming in the list of sports. :)

The experience on nbcolympics.com is much better today than it was yesterday. But thank you for pointing out this excellent alternative.

Here's a funny thing that happened: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57481830-71/nbcolympics-great-opening-show-too-bad-you-cant-see-it/?tag=mncol;subStories

knelson
July 29th, 2012, 12:03 PM
So who gets to swim the men's 400 free relay tonight? Presumably Jones and Adrian are locks due to being 1-2 at Trials. Grevers had a great prelim split, but the relay will be only 30 minutes after his 100 back semi. Still, I think he earned it based on his prelim swim. That leaves a decision between Phelps and Lochte. I think we'll end up seeing Phelps get the nod and have a relay order something like Phelps, Grevers, Jones, Adrian.

lefty
July 29th, 2012, 12:11 PM
So who gets to swim the men's 400 free relay tonight? Presumably Jones and Adrian are locks due to being 1-2 at Trials. Grevers had a great prelim split, but the relay will be only 30 minutes after his 100 back semi. Still, I think he earned it based on his prelim swim. That leaves a decision between Phelps and Lochte. I think we'll end up seeing Phelps get the nod and have a relay order something like Phelps, Grevers, Jones, Adrian.

Put Lochte and Phelps in a room and tell them, "one of you is not swimming tonight. Work it out between the two of you."

Lochte is going to get the nod and he is only going to split a 47.7 Phelps looked horrible in the 400IM, but he looked horrible in the 400IM last year too and lead off in a 48.0

knelson
July 29th, 2012, 12:18 PM
Garrett and Braden make a good point in this video:
http://swimswam.com/2012/07/day-2-finals-preview-presented-by-swimoutlet-team-division/
Basically saying that putting Lochte on the relay is the US's only chance at winning but it could also blow up in their faces. I don't know, it's a tough call and will be second guessed no matter what choice is made.

orca1946
July 29th, 2012, 12:28 PM
I think Lochte wil get the spot.

knelson
July 29th, 2012, 12:38 PM
I think Lochte only gets the spot if Phelps concedes it and I think it's possible.

The Fortress
July 29th, 2012, 12:41 PM
womens 400 IM ... Something isn't right here.

:popcorn:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics--controversy-surrounds-world-record-400-im-of-china-s-16-year-old-ye-shiwen-.html

http://swimswam.com/2012/07/opinion-on-ye-shiwen-and-doping/

http://swimswam.com/2012/07/shiwen-ye-passes-on-underwater-pullout-in-wr-swim/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/london-2012-olympics-blog/2012/jul/29/london-2012-china-ye-shiwen

The Fortress
July 29th, 2012, 12:50 PM
I think Lochte only gets the spot if Phelps concedes it and I think it's possible.

Reach for the Wall is reporting that Lochte's agent says he will anchor the relay tonight.

Swimswam on relay rules: http://swimswam.com/2012/07/is-it-time-to-change-the-american-relay-qualification-rules/

PHILWORTH
July 29th, 2012, 12:58 PM
Ok, I don't have a TV. What will be the best alternative mode of viewing?\Hi I'm a Brit just having a peek at your discussion boards, all good stuff and very interesting,try logging on to bbc.co.uk and follow the links once there. You can see all events live or see them again later.:)

havepoolwillswim
July 29th, 2012, 01:12 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics--controversy-surrounds-world-record-400-im-of-china-s-16-year-old-ye-shiwen-.html

http://swimswam.com/2012/07/opinion-on-ye-shiwen-and-doping/

http://swimswam.com/2012/07/shiwen-ye-passes-on-underwater-pullout-in-wr-swim/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/london-2012-olympics-blog/2012/jul/29/london-2012-china-ye-shiwen


Thank you very much for posting the links.

Warren
July 29th, 2012, 01:16 PM
I hope lochte is on the relay and I think he should be. We need to fix our relay selection process in the future but I'm not sure what the best way is.

I haven't seen anyone mention this before, but if they made Phelps and Lochte swim the 100 free finals at trails, then Lezak and Cullen Jones wouldn't have even been in the final. I Know Jones ended up with the second best time at trials but I think Lochte is going to go faster. Lochte should replace Cullen tonight and join Nathan Adrian, Grevers, and Phelps. Either way this is a tough call. We won't know if what made the right choice until after it's over. I hope they guess the best 4 correctly and we pull this off somehow.

tjrpatt
July 29th, 2012, 01:52 PM
I need to get Shanteau's jammer from his breaststroke semi-finals, if it is not 400 bucks.

philoswimmer
July 29th, 2012, 01:59 PM
http://swimswam.com/2012/07/opinion-on-ye-shiwen-and-doping/


This article pretty much sums up how I feel:

"Without trust and respect, sport is not sport. We should be able to believe that the human beings that work so hard and sacrifice so much to achieve glory at the Olympics can still do amazing things. So until there is reason to believe otherwise, believe your eyes. Believe that the sport of swimming can still amaze, expect the unexpected and let Ye Shiwen enjoy her moment."

Give me some evidence. Until I see it, I will enjoy reveling in an amazing swim.

Rob Copeland
July 29th, 2012, 02:10 PM
I hope lochte is on the relay and I think he should be. . Lochte will anchor the relay.

That Guy
July 29th, 2012, 03:21 PM
I need to get Shanteau's jammer from his breaststroke semi-finals, if it is not 400 bucks.

He might want to wear it again in the medley relay. After that he might be more amenable to an offer. What do you want it for?

That Guy
July 29th, 2012, 03:29 PM
Why Leisel Jones is no longer much of a medal threat:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/london-olympics/leave-leisel-jones-alone-says-giaan-rooney/story-fn9dheyx-1226434277862

Good swim by Leisel Jones to make the 100m final. :applaud:

P.S. Snape kills Dumbledore. Rosebud is a sled.

Kurt Dickson
July 29th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Something isn't right here.

:popcorn:

I say grab a gallon of that urine and we'll see how clean it is in 10 years...:)

knelson
July 29th, 2012, 03:40 PM
Give me some evidence. Until I see it, I will enjoy reveling in an amazing swim.

I agree. That last 100 was out of this world, though. She can thank her country's past antics for putting any fantastic Chinese swim in doubt.

That Guy
July 29th, 2012, 03:43 PM
I say grab a gallon of that urine and we'll see how clean it is in 10 years...:)

If she's able to pee a gallon then I agree that something isn't right.

Lui
July 29th, 2012, 04:12 PM
Lochte will anchor the relay.

Oddly not. That just surprised me.

Jazz Hands
July 29th, 2012, 04:18 PM
So, Lochte choked, and the USA lost their biggest relay for marketing reasons.

Charge
July 29th, 2012, 04:21 PM
Who swam? What were the splits? Shocked Australia wasn't in the mix

Jazz Hands
July 29th, 2012, 04:24 PM
http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/31447.asp



Team USA's Nathan Adrian (47.89), Michael Phelps (47.15) and Cullen Jones (47.60) delivered Ryan Lochte a lead on the anchor, with a 2:22.64 to 2:23.19 advantage, but Locthe's 47.74 was a full second behind Agnel's anchor, leaving the U.S. with a silver medal time of 3:10.38.


Grevers was faster than that in the morning, compared to Lochte's, um, has Ryan Lochte ever done a 100 freestyle before?

Bobinator
July 29th, 2012, 04:32 PM
http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/31447.asp



Grevers was faster than that in the morning, compared to Lochte's, um, has Ryan Lochte ever done a 100 freestyle before?

Phelps thankfully held his end of the firecracker and pulled through. He is not doomed for the Olympics!

That Guy
July 29th, 2012, 04:39 PM
Phelps thankfully held his end of the firecracker and pulled through. He is not doomed for the Olympics!
I wasn't worried about Phelps today. He always follows a bad race with a good one. Lochte's swim wasn't bad; some credit should go to Agnel, who was great.

What the heck happened to the Australians?

P.S. Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father.

Chris Stevenson
July 29th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Grevers was faster than that in the morning, compared to Lochte's, um, has Ryan Lochte ever done a 100 freestyle before?

Armchair quarterbacking should be an Olympic sport.

It was a reasonable call, given that Lochte (defending world champion in the 200 free that he is) was more rested than Grevers and swam so well yesterday. The difference in their two splits (I think 0.2 sec?) wouldn't have made up the gap.

I guess people wanting to avoid spoilers are either avoiding this thread or have already heard all about it, but...it was a great race. Adrian and Phelps had monster swims. And who would have thought the Aussies would be a non-factor?

Jazz Hands
July 29th, 2012, 04:56 PM
It was a reasonable call, given that Lochte (defending world champion in the 200 free that he is) was more rested than Grevers and swam so well yesterday.

You mean in the 400 IM? Good point. That is indeed a sports event. Maybe LeBron should have anchored, though?

Warren
July 29th, 2012, 05:25 PM
I called this weeks ago, that someone was going to have a great prelim swim and we would be stuck between kicking someone off the relay or not putting the fastest 4 out there. I thought Lochte would be faster because I believed everything about him not being close to fully tapered at trials and that he was going put on a performance for the ages like he said he was going to do. This is another reason why the trials need to be earlier. If everyone was fully tapered and had to earn their relay spot, the outcome of this race could have been different because the coaches would have had a lot better idea of who the best 4 were.

Chris Stevenson
July 29th, 2012, 06:11 PM
You mean in the 400 IM?

But Lochte does so much strength training -- he flips tires, for gosh sakes! -- I just assumed he was a world-class sprinter. That's all it takes, right?

Jazz Hands
July 29th, 2012, 06:35 PM
But Lochte does so much strength training -- he flips tires, for gosh sakes! -- I just assumed he was a world-class sprinter. That's all it takes, right?

...? You think Ryan Lochte is strong?

arthur
July 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
The 4x100m Relay was very bizarre. Adding up 100m times this season put Australia way ahead with the US actually in 4th. None of the Australian swimmers looked like they had good swims.

The end was also very similar to 2008 but with France and the US reversed. Yannick Angel's split was 46.74.

Charge
July 29th, 2012, 07:32 PM
It's weird, in 2008 I would rather have lost an arm than have France win due to
Their ridiculous trash talking. This year they win and I'm cool with it but even happier that we beat Australia and that they didn't medal bc of THEIR trash talking and stupid nicknames.

ourswimmer
July 29th, 2012, 07:38 PM
Did anyone else have a difficult time today trying to watch the live streaming feed? During the prelims (very early this morning) it crashed Firefox every time the feed switched from the swimming coverage to a commercial break. This afternoon it locked up so many times that we missed most of several of the finals.

I was having this same problem trying to watch the saved "replay." Every time it served up an advertisement the video would crash and I would have to start it over and then advance to where I had stopped. It was even more annoying than sitting through the ads would have been.

BUT I found an unexpected solution when I watched the saved video of today's evening events. Rather than starting from the beginning and watching straight through, I started with the men's 4 x 100m relay (because TV will not show it until well past this AM swimmer's bedtime) and then I jumped around from event to event. It never offered an ad, and so never crashed. Hope it works the same way after I get home from the office tomorrow.

__steve__
July 29th, 2012, 07:48 PM
would France still had won if they talked smack this year?