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ande
April 4th, 2011, 04:10 PM
The 2011 USMS Summer LCM Nationals (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/)


RESULTS (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/realtime/)

Aug 3 - 6, 2011 at

Auburn University (http://www.auburn.edu/) in

Auburn, AL MAP (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=auburn+AL&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Auburn,+AL&gl=us&ei=aCKaTevaKJGH0QG2t5H2Cw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCEQ8gEwAA)

Order of Events (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/events.php)

Qualifying Times (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/nqt.pdf)

Aquatic Center (http://auburntigers.cstv.com/facilities/aub-10-swimming.html)

Hotels (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/hotels.pdf)

Visitors Guide (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/visitorsguide.pdf)

Auburn Masters Swim Team (http://www.auburnmasterswimmers.org/)

Auburn University Women's & Men's Swimming & Diving (http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/c-swim/aub-c-swim-body.html)


ARE you going?

What suit are you going to rock in your races? TIPS


One of the masters swimmers I train with went to Auburn,
this morning I asked him

"How do you get to Auburn?"
He said fly into Atlanta then drive 2 hours to Auburn.
He added if you do this, one thing you want to be aware of is
Atlanta is on Eastern Time & Auburn is on Central time

so when you drive from:
Atlanta to Auburn you subtract an hour &
Auburn to Atlanta you add an hour.

thewookiee
April 4th, 2011, 04:14 PM
The [QUOTE=ande;231267]2011 USMS Summer LCM Nationals (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/) are

Thu Aug 3 - Sun 6, 2011 at

Auburn University (http://www.auburn.edu/) in

Auburn, AL MAP (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=auburn+AL&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Auburn,+AL&gl=us&ei=aCKaTevaKJGH0QG2t5H2Cw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCEQ8gEwAA)

Order of Events (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/events.php)

Qualifying Times (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/nqt.pdf)

Aquatic Center (http://auburntigers.cstv.com/facilities/aub-10-swimming.html)

Hotels (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/hotels.pdf)

Visitors Guide (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/visitorsguide.pdf)

Auburn Masters Swim Team (http://www.auburnmasterswimmers.org/)

Auburn University Women's & Men's Swimming & Diving (http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/c-swim/aub-c-swim-body.html)


ARE you going?

One of the masters swimmers I train with went to Auburn,
this morning I asked him

"How do you get to Auburn?"
He said fly into Atlanta then drive 2 hours to Auburn.
He added if you do this, one thing you want to be aware of is
Atlanta is on Eastern Time & Auburn is on Central time

so when you drive from:
Atlanta to Auburn you subtract an hour &
Auburn to Atlanta you add an hour.

People can also fly into Birmingham, AL. Southwest flies into Birmingham. Birmingham to Auburn is about 2 hours and on central time.

ElaineK
April 4th, 2011, 04:21 PM
I'll be there! :bliss:In addition to all three breaststroke events, I will need to choose a fourth, since the 100IM is obviously not an option! And, I'm looking forward to swimming all the relays with my GAJA buddies!! :cheerleader: (Kristin, Ally, and Marianne: I hope I get to swim with the three of you again!)

pmccoy
April 4th, 2011, 05:49 PM
I'll be there. 200 br, 100 br, and 50 br + relays. I might swim something else if I can put up a qualifying time before then.

As for getting there:

Atlanta is the obvious choice if you are coming from several hundred miles away. As mentioned, Birmingham is on the Southwest route. The closest "city" is Montgomery (about 45 minutes away) which is serviced by US Air and American (as well as Delta - but that's going to come from Atlanta anyway). The nice thing about Montgomery is that it is a smaller airport and sometimes easier to get through than a behemoth like Hartsfield.

Auburn has a wide array of hotels but you could get lucky and find a good deal on a condo for a week... especially if you have a team staying. Lots of people buy condos for the football season and then rent them out the rest of the year. There are deals to be found.

ElaineK
April 4th, 2011, 05:52 PM
I'll be there. 200 br, 100 br, and 50 br + relays. I might swim something else if I can put up a qualifying time before then.


:applaud: I'm glad you will be there, Peter! I look forward to seeing you and all the David's, again! :D

pmccoy
April 4th, 2011, 06:09 PM
:applaud: I'm glad you will be there, Peter! I look forward to seeing you and all the David's, again! :D Too close for us to miss it. At least two Daves, Roger and myself are planning to be there.

ElaineK
April 4th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Too close for us to miss it. At least two Daves, Roger and myself are planning to be there.

That's what I figured! See y'all there!! :banana:

jaadams1
April 4th, 2011, 07:47 PM
I'll be there! :bliss:In addition to all three breaststroke events, I will need to choose a fourth, since the 100IM is obviously not an option! And, I'm looking forward to swimming all the relays with my GAJA buddies!! :cheerleader: (Kristin, Ally, and Marianne: I hope I get to swim with the three of you again!)

If I were you, I would choose the 200 Fly or 400 IM!! :banana::banana::banana:

ElaineK
April 4th, 2011, 07:57 PM
If I were you, I would choose the 200 Fly or 400 IM!! :banana::banana::banana:

:lmao: :rofl: :drowning:

hnatkin
April 4th, 2011, 08:02 PM
The drive from the Atlanta airport is really closer to 1h 15m to Auburn, unless you get stuck in major traffic. But if you time it right, it's pretty quick.

TRYM_Swimmer
April 4th, 2011, 10:16 PM
I have fond memories of LCM Nats from the early days, but it now conflicts with my other passion, Shakespeare. I will be appearing in a professional production of Othello at that time. But I'm already excited about 2012 SC Nats and will see all of you in Greensboro!!

Red60
April 4th, 2011, 11:16 PM
I have fond memories of LCM Nats from the early days, but it now conflicts with my other passion, Shakespeare. I will be appearing in a professional production of Othello at that time. But I'm already excited about 2012 SC Nats and will see all of you in Greensboro!!

Othello meets LCM: what events does Iago swim?

TRYM_Swimmer
April 5th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Othello meets LCM: what events does Iago swim?

He doesn't; he just hangs around the pool deck and trash talks ALL the swimmers, trying to see how many buttons he can push. Once he get all of them, he starts on the officials.

gull
April 5th, 2011, 12:07 PM
Othello meets LCM: what events does Iago swim?


He doesn't; he just hangs around the pool deck and trash talks ALL the swimmers, trying to see how many buttons he can push. Once he get all of them, he starts on the officials.


Trash talk indeed. How about: "We cannot all be Masters..." Then there is: "For 'tis most easy...in any honest suit."

Allen Stark
April 5th, 2011, 12:29 PM
:lmao: :rofl: :drowning:

If your shoulders could stand it you could swim the 200 fly butterfrog.

Water Rat
April 5th, 2011, 01:25 PM
I'm going. Not sure what events but likely alot of breaststroke and freestyle with maybe a backstroke or IM thrown in to keep it interesting.

ElaineK
April 5th, 2011, 02:46 PM
If your shoulders could stand it you could swim the 200 fly butterfrog.

Hmmm, I've never embraced my inner frog ( ;) ) in that way! I've never even tried it, but perhaps I should! :D

Allen Stark
April 5th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Barring something strange happening I'll be there.I love LCM.I'll definitely swim the 3 BRs and probably the 50 and 100 fly.If the 200 fly was after the 200 BR I,d swim it,but not before.

That Guy
April 5th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Barring something strange happening I'll be there.I love LCM.I'll definitely swim the 3 BRs and probably the 50 and 100 fly.If the 200 fly was after the 200 BR I,d swim it,but not before.

If your shoulders could stand it you could swim the 200 fly butterfrog.

ElaineK
April 5th, 2011, 07:14 PM
If your shoulders could stand it you could swim the 200 fly butterfrog.

:duel: Ha! You scored a point on the King Frog! :D

That Guy, we can always count on you to keep these forums :lmao:!

orca1946
April 5th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Wish I could, I'll be recovering from hip surgery at that point :cane::bed:

jaadams1
April 5th, 2011, 07:30 PM
Hey That Guy...how about we race the 200 Butterfrog next time and put it on YouTube! Now there's a dumb idea that I don't really want to do!! :afraid:

That Guy
April 5th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Hey That Guy...how about we race the 200 Butterfrog next time and put it on YouTube! Now there's a dumb idea that I don't really want to do!! :afraid:

I am behind this idea 100%. BTW, due to an optical illusion, my breaststroke kick looks like dolphin kick.

Celestial
April 5th, 2011, 07:45 PM
Wish I could, I'll be recovering from hip surgery at that point :cane::bed:

Wow, best wishes. Aren't you glad you're a swimmer & could put it off until now? (However old you may be, you KNOW you have delayed this!!)

Celestial
April 5th, 2011, 07:50 PM
I'm hoping I can be a big girl and enter the 50 fly and 200 IM, but I might just have to stick to the breast strokes and mid-long distance freestyles. It's amazing how hard a 50 fly can be! :cane:

Swimosaur
April 5th, 2011, 10:20 PM
I already have a room reservation.

Current plan: 50, 100, and 200 backstroke, 200 and 400 IM, 400 free.

Allen Stark
April 5th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Hey That Guy...how about we race the 200 Butterfrog next time and put it on YouTube! Now there's a dumb idea that I don't really want to do!! :afraid:

Don't bother with YouTube,I think you should go for Pay per View.

jaadams1
April 6th, 2011, 12:09 AM
Don't bother with YouTube,I think you should go for Pay per View.

It would have to be the 200 butterfrog in the birthday suit for PPV! :afraid: I'd have to be a highly paid actor to be in the event though!!

pmccoy
April 6th, 2011, 09:08 AM
It would have to be the 200 butterfrog in the birthday suit for PPV! :afraid: I'd have to be a highly paid actor to be in the event though!!Butterfrog in a birthday suit... now I have something to try and not think about for the rest of the day.

ande
May 6th, 2011, 12:05 PM
who all's going?

jaadams1
May 6th, 2011, 12:11 PM
who all's going?


NOT ME!! Work before playtime...gotta pay the bills. Summertime is my big overtime period. :2cents: I couldn't afford to put out hundreds more on my salary.

ElaineK
May 6th, 2011, 03:18 PM
who all's going?

:ohyeah: Breaststroke events and relays!

knelson
May 6th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Auburn is very unlikely for me. I now realize I'm a total hypocrite. I couldn't understand why lots of the East Coast contingent didn't come to Mesa, but when Nationals is east of Mississippi I usually don't attend.

The Fortress
May 6th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Auburn is very unlikely for me. I now realize I'm a total hypocrite. I couldn't understand why lots of the East Coast contingent didn't come to Mesa, but when Nationals is east of Mississippi I usually don't attend.

Hypocrit! :) Auburn is not even on east coast time.

I've booked a hotel and am going. Not perfect time for me with a two week vacation in late June, but I'm still excited. All 4 50s, 100 back, and 100 fly.

pwb
May 6th, 2011, 06:31 PM
Auburn is very unlikely for me.It's probably unlikely for me, as well, but I'll blame the Arizona school system and USA-Swimming for my 100% lack of attendance thus far at any LCM Nationals. The timing for Nationals is almost always bad for me because it generally falls in the one week when my family can squeeze in a vacation.

I am sooooo looking forward to 2012 as I'm 95% sure I'll be able to get to one of Worlds or Nationals -- that timing is so much better for me.

Kirk -- you should consider coming down to Mission Viejo for the SPMA SW Zone meet the weekend of August 14th/15th (flyer not up yet, but will be here: www.spma.net). I'm considering that weekend, but my optimal weekend is the August 21st/22nd weekend. Anyone know of a great meet at a great LCM pool that weekend?

Swimosaur
May 6th, 2011, 09:47 PM
I'll be there! I already have a room. All backstroke events & maybe 200 & 400 IM & 400 free. Will finish back in the pack in all events & will have a great time doing it!

ElaineK
May 6th, 2011, 09:52 PM
I'll be there! I already have a room. All backstroke events & maybe 200 & 400 IM & 400 free. Will finish back in the pack in all events & will have a great time doing it!

Hey Swimosaur, I hope to meet you there, since I missed meeting you at the February Auburn meet! Are you going to the Athens meet, June 4? (:hijack:)

Celestial
May 6th, 2011, 10:11 PM
I'm gonna be there - and most likely the only one coming from Tallahassee - I look forward to meeting all you "forumites" and hope you will come find me & say hello! I will probably swim the 400, 800, 200 Br, maybe the 50 fly & 200 IM - I can't decide - what ever sounds EASIEST!! I'm all about seeing where the competition in my age group might let me place higher!!! :banana:

orca1946
May 6th, 2011, 10:24 PM
I would BUT I'm due for hip repair in the:cane::cane: end of july

Swimosaur
May 6th, 2011, 11:17 PM
... Are you going to the Athens meet, June 4?

Alas, no. It is a 4 1/2 hour drive, which is a little far for me for a one day meet. I look forward to meeting you in Auburn!

knelson
May 7th, 2011, 01:42 PM
Kirk -- you should consider coming down to Mission Viejo for the SPMA SW Zone meet the weekend of August 14th/15th

I did that meet a few years ago and it's a good one, but I'll probably do the Gil Young in Gresham, OR instead. It's pretty early (July 8-10), but might work out well because I can concentrate on pool swimming up till then and then shift my focus to open water after that weekend.

Even with the high price of gas I think driving to the Portland area will be cheaper than flying to Orange County!

Bobinator
May 7th, 2011, 01:47 PM
At this point I am going to go. LCM is really not my favorite but the timing is good with the start of the new school year. I am thinking of 200/400/1500 Freestyle and 200 (maybe 100 instead) Fly.
I''m trying to talk my oldest daughter (25 and former CHS swimmer) to going along and doing 50/100 Backstrokes and 50 Free. I got her in the water last summer and she was looking good! She stopped swimming due to work/school commitments but maybe an Alabama trip would motivate her! I'd also have a counter for my 1,500! :angel:

JimRude
May 7th, 2011, 03:52 PM
I did that meet a few years ago and it's a good one, but I'll probably do the Gil Young in Gresham, OR instead. It's pretty early (July 8-10), but might work out well because I can concentrate on pool swimming up till then and then shift my focus to open water after that weekend.

Even with the high price of gas I think driving to the Portland area will be cheaper than flying to Orange County!

Gil Young is always a good meet. This year it is apparently also the Association meet.

That Guy
May 9th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Gil Young is always a good meet. This year it is apparently also the Association meet.

I am planning to go to the Gil Young meet, though I haven't registered yet. FYI, some information has emerged on the June 12 Corvallis LCM meet:

https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1352&smid=3103


The good:

it's an LCM Masters meet! :applaud:
it's pentathlon format, but the events are scrambled so that someone who wants to swim multiple events of the same stroke can do that with reasonable rest between events
The bad:

7:30 am warmup
you can't enter the 400 IM unless you also enter all of the long-distance pentathlon events (200 of each stroke)
The ugly:

it's a 5 hour drive each way for me :afraid:... so I'm not sure if I'm going to be there

knelson
May 10th, 2011, 10:17 AM
it's a 5 hour drive each way for me :afraid:... so I'm not sure if I'm going to be there

Too bad Amtrak doesn't go through Corvallis. You could get there, but it would require a bus transfer.

JimRude
May 10th, 2011, 11:00 AM
I am planning to go to the Gil Young meet, though I haven't registered yet. FYI, some information has emerged on the June 12 Corvallis LCM meet:

https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1352&smid=3103


The good:

it's an LCM Masters meet! :applaud:
it's pentathlon format, but the events are scrambled so that someone who wants to swim multiple events of the same stroke can do that with reasonable rest between events

The bad:

7:30 am warmup
you can't enter the 400 IM unless you also enter all of the long-distance pentathlon events (200 of each stroke)

The ugly:

it's a 5 hour drive each way for me :afraid:... so I'm not sure if I'm going to be there



There is another meet at Mt. Hood in mid June - a USA Swimming meet. Howard Jones Senior blah blah blah...

pwb
May 10th, 2011, 07:10 PM
There is another meet at Mt. Hood in mid June - a USA Swimming meet. Howard Jones Senior blah blah blah...And USAS Northwest Sectionals in mid/late July (both events here http://www.teamunify.com/EventsCurrent.jsp?team=dcd) ... I just gotta get me some more cuts :)

pmccoy
June 7th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Thought I would put this here instead of the sandbagging thread. Elaine was asking about the conditions at Auburn for Nationals. Here's what I've found so far:

First, this article from swimmer magazine has some good info: http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/swimmer_article.pdf




Crowded warm-up lanes won’t be a problem at Auburn. “We are fortunate to have a lot of water space available here,” says meet director and Athletic Operations Manager Sarah Stallkamp. Inside the Aquatics Center, a total of fourteen 25-yard lanes will serve as continuous warm-up space. Swimmers will also have carte blanche to a 10- lane, 50-meter outdoor pool, situated a short walking distance away.

I was hoping to talk to someone that trained at Auburn last summer but she was already warming up before I could get a chance. Since that fell through, I went to a second-hand source. Dave usually knows what's going on so his response is proabably more accurate than my guesses:

Outdoor pool - 2 aerators run at night. Summer nighttime temps in Alabama run in the upper 60s to lower 70s. It should stay cool unless we get several consecutive days in the upper 90s and warmer than normal nighttime temps.

Indoor warm up pool - should be close to the competition pool temp... no guarantees but this isn't a noodling pool.

Diving well - The diving well is connected to the main pool so I'm not sure how they could keep the diving end significantly warmer than the rest of the pool. If you hit a warm patch of water, it is likely due to your fellow competitors warming up in your lane.

ElaineK
June 7th, 2011, 02:12 PM
Thought I would put this here instead of the sandbagging thread. Elaine was asking about the conditions at Auburn for Nationals.

Thanks, Peter. Yes, I remember that diving well now. At Athens, it was a separate pool, so it was kept much warmer. At Auburn, having it be part of the same body of water will help! :applaud:

aquajock
June 7th, 2011, 03:12 PM
I know there is a shuttle available, but I would be interested in paying gas expenses to someone for a lift from Atlanta to the Auburn Univ hotel if someone has a flight that matches up and has room for a passenger. My only restrictions are....that you don't drive like cab drivers in South America or smoke cigarettes or narcotic substances in the car... I am getting to Atlanta at 1:40 p.m. on August 3 and have a flight going out at 11 on August 7.

I would also consider sharing a room with a female swimmer at the Auburn Univ hotel, where I already have a reservation. I will admit my habits are unique. I turn in early at night and am not a big TV fan or someone who is in the bathroom for 2 hours getting ready...I also will be listening to interview recordings and working on my computer a lot! If you think you could stand all that, please send me a private message.

moodyrichardson
June 7th, 2011, 04:53 PM
I may be coming just to watch. Considering I don't have access to a LC pool, it would be a disaster, if I tried to swim. I'll be using the weekend as a little vacation to come and see what LC is all about.

want2beafish
June 7th, 2011, 04:56 PM
I may be coming just to watch. Considering I don't have access to a LC pool, it would be a disaster, if I tried to swim. I'll be using the weekend as a little vacation to come and see what LC is all about.

Do you have any team members coming? If so, I'll bet you could swim a 50 on a relay or two. That takes the pressure off having to swim individual events, and you get a chance to participate and join in on the swimming end of the fun, too! There are plenty of us who are going to Nationals and swimming who are not elite. :)

Allen Stark
June 7th, 2011, 08:47 PM
I may be coming just to watch. Considering I don't have access to a LC pool, it would be a disaster, if I tried to swim. I'll be using the weekend as a little vacation to come and see what LC is all about.

It probably wouldn't be a disaster.Yes 50M is a long way without turns,but it is still swimming and you might find you like it more.There are ways to prepare for LCM in an SCY pool,for instance I swim 125s instead of 100s and don't push off on every other turn(just turn at the wall and start swimming from a dead stop.)
Consider swimming at the meet.

moodyrichardson
June 8th, 2011, 03:00 PM
Do you have any team members coming? If so, I'll bet you could swim a 50 on a relay or two. That takes the pressure off having to swim individual events, and you get a chance to participate and join in on the swimming end of the fun, too! There are plenty of us who are going to Nationals and swimming who are not elite. :)

Unfortunately my whole team is in the same situation. No access to LCM pool. Wonder if we could come and do the relay anyway???

You guys are the best with all the encouragement!

That Guy
June 8th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Unfortunately my whole team is in the same situation. No access to LCM pool. Wonder if we could come and do the relay anyway???

You guys are the best with all the encouragement!

I compete in LCM even though I don't train it. Meet warmup is always a bit of a shock, even when I'm expecting it.

want2beafish
June 8th, 2011, 04:10 PM
Unfortunately my whole team is in the same situation. No access to LCM pool. Wonder if we could come and do the relay anyway???



Of COURSE!!! This is masters. You don't have to train (much); you just have to swim!
:bliss:

thewookiee
June 8th, 2011, 05:24 PM
Unfortunately my whole team is in the same situation. No access to LCM pool. Wonder if we could come and do the relay anyway???

You guys are the best with all the encouragement!

Can you guys meet-up at the Williamson County Aquatic center on the weekends? The pool is usually set-up long course on the weekends? The Tracy Caulkins pool is open on Saturdays. That pool is set up long course a lot during the summer.

Neither are far drives from M'boro or Shelbyville.

pwb
June 8th, 2011, 05:42 PM
I may be coming just to watch. Considering I don't have access to a LC pool, it would be a disaster, if I tried to swim. I'll be using the weekend as a little vacation to come and see what LC is all about.


Unfortunately my whole team is in the same situation. No access to LCM pool. Wonder if we could come and do the relay anyway???

You guys are the best with all the encouragement!I just swam a LCM meet with absolutely ZERO LCM training. It absolutely can be done and, if you're going to make the trip, you may as well enter some events. A couple of bits of advice if you do go:


If at all possible, warm up at the meet in a SCY pool. No need to tire yourself out in warmups.
I think you can sufficiently train aerobically in SCY to handle LCM, but the part of my body that gets stressed more in LCM (that I don't think can be mimicked well w/SCY training only) is my core. I'd suggest doing more core dryland work leading up to a LCM meet to help build strength and endurance in that part of your body.
Don't swim the 200 fly unless you are a supreme masochist :)

TRYM_Swimmer
June 8th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Don't swim the 200 fly unless you are a supreme masochist :)


Unless you are a Butterfrogger!

Allen Stark
June 8th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Unless you are a Butterfrogger!

I swim the 200 fly butterfrog and it is still a long way.

jaadams1
June 8th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Don't swim the 200 fly unless you are a supreme masochist :)


This coming Sunday will be my...3rd LCM 200 Fly of this summer season. (May 14, June 4, and now June 12th). I have another one scheduled for July 10th as well.
What does that make me?? :bliss: :cheerleader:

pwb
June 9th, 2011, 01:27 AM
This coming Sunday will be my...3rd LCM 200 Fly of this summer season. (May 14, June 4, and now June 12th). I have another one scheduled for July 10th as well.
What does that make me??A supreme masochist in a league of his own. Keep on flying.

Chris Stevenson
June 9th, 2011, 05:07 AM
This coming Sunday will be my...3rd LCM 200 Fly of this summer season. (May 14, June 4, and now June 12th). I have another one scheduled for July 10th as well.
What does that make me?? :bliss: :cheerleader:

Ready for the 1500 fly?

moodyrichardson
June 9th, 2011, 10:01 AM
Don't swim the 200 fly unless you are a supreme masochist :)



No worries there! I don't swim ANY kind of fly events!:afraid:

jaadams1
June 9th, 2011, 11:42 AM
Ready for the 1500 fly?


NOPE!! In LCM, the 200 is the most I will attempt (unless I can get That Guy to do it with me). SCY I can probably handle the 1650 though. My next "stunt" will probably be a 1650 IM (extra 50 free).

That Guy
June 9th, 2011, 01:15 PM
NOPE!! In LCM, the 200 is the most I will attempt (unless I can get That Guy to do it with me). SCY I can probably handle the 1650 though. My next "stunt" will probably be a 1650 IM (extra 50 free).

:lmao:

jaadams1
June 9th, 2011, 11:33 PM
:lmao:

I think I'll just have to beat you this weekend just because...

See you there!! :cheerleader:

Swimosaur
June 14th, 2011, 10:12 AM
Enter before Thursday for a discount!

ONLINE ENTRIES
(http://www.usms.org/content/lcnats11meetinfo)Online entry is encouraged and provides immediate entry confirmation. Online registration (https://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/onlineentry.php) will open soon, and will close at midnight CDT on June 29, 2011. The meet surcharge increases from $50 to $60 on June 16 ...
Just entered -- 50, 100, & 200 back, 200 & 400 IM, 400 free.

ElaineK
June 14th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Enter before Thursday for a discount!

ONLINE ENTRIES
(http://www.usms.org/content/lcnats11meetinfo)Online entry is encouraged and provides immediate entry confirmation. Online registration (https://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/onlineentry.php) will open soon, and will close at midnight CDT on June 29, 2011. The meet surcharge increases from $50 to $60 on June 16 ...
Just entered -- 50, 100, & 200 back, 200 & 400 IM, 400 free.

I'm looking forward to meeting you, Swimosaur! I just entered, yesterday, and will be swimming the 50, 100, and 200 breaststroke, as well as 50 free. And, I hope to be in all of the GAJA relays! :cheerleader:

pmccoy
June 15th, 2011, 05:49 PM
I'm in just ahead of the deadline... thanks Swimosaur for the heads up. 200/100/50 Br, 100/50 Free. I wanted the 200/400 Free but both came right before a breast stroke event :(. Probably would get enough rest but didn't want to chance it.

ElaineK
June 15th, 2011, 09:03 PM
I'm in just ahead of the deadline... thanks Swimosaur for the heads up. 200/100/50 Br, 100/50 Free. I wanted the 200/400 Free but both came right before a breast stroke event :(. Probably would get enough rest but didn't want to chance it.

:cheerleader: Yeah, Peter! I'm looking forward to seeing you and all the Dave's & Co., again, at Auburn!

Lump
June 15th, 2011, 09:12 PM
Entered today....with mixed feelings. My training isn't where it SHOULD be even though I have some time. I aged up yesterday (40-44!) and excited to make new rivals in the age group,but worried about how I'm gonna swim. Think I'm just gonna have fun with it. Its so hard to train LCM like I do for SCY with kids, hot weather, warm water, vacations, etc.

Also, if I get this job I interviewed for I certainly won't be able to take 3 days off right away most likely to go swim. So anyway, its a grab back of emotions for me right now. Trying to get back in the swing of training this week....got a good one tomorrow at 4400 LCM.

TRYM_Swimmer
June 15th, 2011, 09:19 PM
I aged up yesterday (40-44!)

In metric events, everyone "ages up" on January 1. Which means Janet Evans records are 40-44, even though she won't be 40 until later.

Happy Flag Day Birthday!

Lump
June 15th, 2011, 11:49 PM
In metric events, everyone "ages up" on January 1. Which means Janet Evans records are 40-44, even though she won't be 40 until later.

Happy Flag Day Birthday!

Interesting....I guess that is why they aged me up on the Go the Distance too!

Donna
June 16th, 2011, 08:43 PM
Jeff, Good luck with the job! Hope it goes your way.

I am signed up and ready. Yes I am one of the crazy ones
50, 100, and 1500 Free, 200 Back, 50 and 200 Fly! my sixth event is the 50 Fly.

The Friday Flyer!

Celestial
June 16th, 2011, 08:51 PM
Sad I can't enter the 800 free - just can't afford one more hotel night & day off from work. It would work out better for me if all the fly was on Wed, so the 800 could be on Thursday!! 200 & 400 free, 100 & 200 Br & 200 IM - can I opt for the 2 Br to be my 6th even if I only enter 5, lol?

ande
July 6th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Nats is less than a month away
anybody psyched
Anybody tapering
who's going
when's the psych sheet out?

Lump
July 6th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Nats is less than a month away
anybody psyched
Anybody tapering
who's going
when's the psych sheet out?

Psych sheets up

http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/heats/

ElaineK
July 6th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Nats is less than a month away
anybody psyched
Anybody tapering
who's going
when's the psych sheet out?

Hey Ande! I'm definitely psyched! It's too soon for me to even think about tapering, so I am working hard in the pool and building up strength in drylands. Last week, I swam the most yards ever; 18,000 in 5 days (a LOT for me) and worked up to doing 20 military push ups in 45 seconds, as well as a couple of pull ups and chin ups. :bliss:I never thought I could ever do this with my post-op shoulder, but I wasn't even sore last week! But, my shoulders are stronger now than ever; I could never do a military push up in my pre-USMS days...

Ande, you will be missed at Nationals! It just won't be the same without you! :badday:

Ahelee Sue Osborn
July 6th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Nats is less than a month away
anybody psyched
Anybody tapering
who's going
when's the psych sheet out?

Ande - We have The PACIFIC Championships in Santa Cruz this weekend.
Plenty of time to "race-prep" for Nationals in the weeks between these 2 meets!

I entered Auburn (pretty far away from home) for the reason of not only being our Summer Nationals, but the great swimming tradition at Auburn University. I've heard a lot about the facility and it might be my only chance to swim there!

As a masters swimmer I have not been known as a "sprinter", but in the spirit of the Auburn Tigers, I entered both the 50 Back & 50 Free :)

CAN'T WAIT!!

Chris Stevenson
July 6th, 2011, 04:12 PM
As a masters swimmer I have not been known as a "sprinter", but in the spirit of the Auburn Tigers, I entered both the 50 Back & 50 Free :)

I'm with you: it is fairly unusual for me to enter a 50 at nationals, but this time I'm doing two, back and fly (my first 50 fly LCM ever as a masters swimmer, I think: guaranteed masters PB!). Maybe the Auburn mojo will help us channel our inner sprinter.

That Guy
July 6th, 2011, 04:46 PM
the Auburn mojo

Please post video of you and Ahelee chugging gallons of Gatorade before your 50's (and puking after) :lmao:

thewookiee
July 6th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Please post video of you and Ahelee chugging gallons of Gatorade before your 50's (and puking after) :lmao:

That must be done in the outdoor pool. This will ensure accuracy of the event.

scyfreestyler
July 6th, 2011, 04:58 PM
Please post video of you and Ahelee chugging gallons of Gatorade before your 50's (and puking after) :lmao:

Ha! I had forgotten about that FloSwimming video!

http://www.floswimming.org/videos/speaker/1032-brett-hawke/14531-the-main-set-auburn-sprinters

Allen Stark
July 6th, 2011, 05:01 PM
I am getting psyched.I have a little over one week of hard training before beginning my taper on 7-15.I am really looking forward to swimming in that pool.:banana::banana:

pmccoy
July 6th, 2011, 06:32 PM
I'm psyched! Two more weeks before taper. I know I'm faster... it's just a matter of finding out how much faster. What I'm really psyched about - not getting up at 4:00 AM to drive 30 min. to the 4:45 AM long course workout.

ande
July 20th, 2011, 12:56 PM
LCM Nats is getting closer
Psych Sheet (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/heats/)

Timeline (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/timeline.pdf)

ande
July 29th, 2011, 03:58 PM
LCM Nats is even closer. Anyone psyched?

Psych Sheet (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/heats/)

Timeline (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/timeline.pdf)


2011 USMS Summer LCM Nationals (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/) are

Aug 3 - 6, 2011 at

Auburn University (http://www.auburn.edu/) in

Auburn, AL MAP (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=auburn+AL&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Auburn,+AL&gl=us&ei=aCKaTevaKJGH0QG2t5H2Cw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCEQ8gEwAA)

Order of Events (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/events.php)

Qualifying Times (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/nqt.pdf)

Aquatic Center (http://auburntigers.cstv.com/facilities/aub-10-swimming.html)

Hotels (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/hotels.pdf)

Visitors Guide (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/visitorsguide.pdf)

Auburn Masters Swim Team (http://www.auburnmasterswimmers.org/)

Auburn University Women's & Men's Swimming & Diving (http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/c-swim/aub-c-swim-body.html)


ARE you going?

What suit are you going to rock in your races? TIPS


One of the masters swimmers I train with went to Auburn,
this morning I asked him

"How do you get to Auburn?"
He said fly into Atlanta then drive 2 hours to Auburn.
He added if you do this, one thing you want to be aware of is
Atlanta is on Eastern Time & Auburn is on Central time

so when you drive from:
Atlanta to Auburn you subtract an hour &
Auburn to Atlanta you add an hour.

ElaineK
July 29th, 2011, 04:58 PM
LCM Nats is even closer. Anyone psyched?


:cheerleader:Goooooooo GAJA! :cheerleader:
I'm psyched and looking forward to it!

Ahelee Sue Osborn
July 29th, 2011, 07:45 PM
LCM Nats is even closer. Anyone psyched?


TOTALLY EXCITED!
"There's good people in Alabama!"
(Working on my southern girl accent!)

Song in my head all day today:

‪Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd‬‏ - YouTube



What suit are you going to rock in your races? (http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?p=239593#post239593)


Same sweet TYR I wore in Mesa.
She has been hanging in my room ever since promising to swim faster this summer!


ALSO... got a new dive, been practicing and it feels great!
Not that anything will help me in the sprints next to The Fortress...
Happy I swim in the age of video-taping so I can watch her crush it!

SWEET HOME ALABAMA - WHERE THE SKIES ARE SO BLUE
HERE "WE" COME!

That Guy
July 29th, 2011, 08:09 PM
TSA won't let you take all that Gatorade through security so you should plan on buying it on site :bolt:

pmccoy
July 29th, 2011, 08:30 PM
TSA won't let you take all that Gatorade through security so you should plan on buying it on site :bolt:I wouldn't worry so much about the TSA catching you with it as I would the Auburn Campus police finding it. If you really want Gator-ade, plan on smuggling it across the Florida border.

aquajock
July 30th, 2011, 12:38 PM
TSA won't let you take all that Gatorade through security so you should plan on buying it on site :bolt:

That's why I like powdered drinks - then I can mix them up once I arrive. But my favorite (XOOD) is going out of business...

hnatkin
July 30th, 2011, 03:41 PM
Drive to Auburn from Atl airport is just over an hour (not two)

swimsuit addict
July 30th, 2011, 06:21 PM
Anyone know whether the walls will have tall FINA pads or have gutters?

pwolf66
July 30th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Drive to Auburn from Atl airport is just over an hour (not two)

And exactly what wormhole are you using to travel the 100 miles????

:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

__steve__
July 30th, 2011, 10:57 PM
When I drove to Atlanta for the first time I found that they do drive 95+ mph on the interstate during moderate traffic through town. It almost reminded me of Germany, and I was impressed with the common rules of the road attitude.

hnatkin
July 31st, 2011, 11:18 AM
The Atl airport is on the south side of town so you're only likely to hit afternoon rush, not morning rush. I've been driving to Auburn for meets now for 4 years and unless there is construction (which I believe is now complete) then it's a very easy drive, at 75 - nothing supersonic. Plus you get an hour back because of the time change (I guess that's the wormhole)?

bud
July 31st, 2011, 11:21 AM
Anyone know whether the walls will have tall FINA pads or have gutters?

As I recall there was not a gutter at the blocks... but it has been a while since I was there.

I did find this bit here (https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usms.org%2Fcomp%2Flcna ts11%2Fswimmer_article.pdf):

"The 50-meter competition pool features eight, 9-foot-wide lanes with water depths ranging from 9 to 10.5 feet. Gutters surrounding the pool were engineered to minimize turbulence, while bulkheads featuring a flow-through design reduce wave rebound on turns."

This pool has a reputation for being very fast... you should get some very good times.

I went to a SCY Invitational there in 2005. It was my worst meet ever in terms of points, but I had the most enjoyable time there of any meet I've ever been to. It was very exciting to be among so many good swimmers, and I had a great time with my teammates.

:)

splasher
July 31st, 2011, 11:45 AM
My understanding: The current set up is to start from the bulkhead located at the diving pool end. There are rails on the bulkhead at the level where the gutter would be. The far end toward the warmup pool has a tile wall and gutter. Colorado timing system pads are used. That is how the pool was set Friday night.

ande
August 1st, 2011, 09:29 AM
Looking forward to following Nats
Heats / psych sheet / results
http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/heats/

Lump
August 1st, 2011, 12:42 PM
Be there tomorrow afternoon to swim a bit since I have the 800 Wednesday morning. I'll try to post up on the pool, set-up, etc maybe tomorrow evening once I get settled in at the hotel.

pwb
August 1st, 2011, 12:48 PM
Good luck to all heading to Auburn: travel safely, swim fast, have fun and clear the roadways for Kurt Dickson to zoom out of there after his 400 ;)

For those of you (like me) not able to be in Alabama and still looking for a season-ending meet, consider these coastal options:


West coast: SPMA Champs/Southwest Zones (8/12-14) - https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=964&smid=3133
East coast: Terrapin Cup (8/20-21) -- https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1553&smid=3289

TRYM_Swimmer
August 1st, 2011, 03:02 PM
Good luck to all heading to Auburn: travel safely, swim fast, have fun and clear the roadways for Kurt Dickson to zoom out of there after his 400 ;)


Ditto from me! I'll be following the results and doing a preliminary check on possible competitors for next Spring in Greensboro.

craig68
August 2nd, 2011, 05:19 PM
So, is the lack of activity on the boards Re: Nationals due to the 'smaller than average' number of participants, or the absence of several formites specifically? The meet is this week and very little chatter. I don't have anything of substance to add. Not in very good swimming shape and not taking my races very seriously. But looking forward to hanging out with friends! I think I'm bringing Bocce and 'corn hole' to while away the hours. Maybe we can have a tournament behind the pool!

That Guy
August 2nd, 2011, 06:47 PM
corn hole to while away the hours behind the pool!

:bolt:

gdanner
August 2nd, 2011, 06:56 PM
Good luck everyone!

pwb
August 2nd, 2011, 07:02 PM
So, is the lack of activity on the boards Re: Nationals due to the 'smaller than average' number of participants, or the absence of several formites specifically?I blame it all on Kurt Dickson -- everyone wasted all of their posting energy on that sandbagging post.

Allen Stark
August 2nd, 2011, 07:07 PM
So, is the lack of activity on the boards Re: Nationals due to the 'smaller than average' number of participants, or the absence of several formites specifically? The meet is this week and very little chatter. I don't have anything of substance to add. Not in very good swimming shape and not taking my races very seriously. But looking forward to hanging out with friends! I think I'm bringing Bocce and 'corn hole' to while away the hours. Maybe we can have a tournament behind the pool!
True,there isn't much activity,probably from a lack of gridge participants.
I just got to Auburn and I am excited.I do have one comment that perhaps should go in swim rant instead:I very carefully taper and my muscles seem well recovered,then I hike what seems like 2 miles toting my carry on bag at the Atlanta airport and my legs are tight and leaden again:cane:.

The Fortress
August 2nd, 2011, 07:26 PM
True,there isn't much activity,probably from a lack of gridge participants.
I just got to Auburn and I am excited.I do have one comment that perhaps should go in swim rant instead:I very carefully taper and my muscles seem well recovered,then I hike what seems like 2 miles toting my carry on bag at the Atlanta airport and my legs are tight and leaden again:cane:.

Go loosen them up in the pool!

I'm excited too, despite not having any active gridges. Very happy that my first age up meet in LCM is in Auburn -- sprinter territory. :)

pwb
August 2nd, 2011, 07:46 PM
True,there isn't much activity,probably from a lack of gridge participants.
I just got to Auburn and I am excited.I do have one comment that perhaps should go in swim rant instead:I very carefully taper and my muscles seem well recovered,then I hike what seems like 2 miles toting my carry on bag at the Atlanta airport and my legs are tight and leaden again:cane:.Allen, a true taper would've included calling for one of those electric carts to ferry you through the airport.

ElaineK
August 2nd, 2011, 08:21 PM
So, is the lack of activity on the boards Re: Nationals due to the 'smaller than average' number of participants, or the absence of several formites specifically? The meet is this week and very little chatter. I don't have anything of substance to add. Not in very good swimming shape and not taking my races very seriously. But looking forward to hanging out with friends! I think I'm bringing Bocce and 'corn hole' to while away the hours. Maybe we can have a tournament behind the pool!

Hey Craig! I'll be there and I'm looking forward to seeing you again.

Good luck in your races!
:chug:
Elaine

Ahelee Sue Osborn
August 2nd, 2011, 11:19 PM
Pretty sure this is the most cutting edge pool I have been able to swim in ever.

I already posted other stuff on the Nationals page but wanted to let you know we made the first Gatorade run tonight.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE
US NATIONALS SWIMMERS!

That Guy
August 2nd, 2011, 11:53 PM
we made the first Gatorade run tonight

:applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

KEWebb18
August 3rd, 2011, 06:37 AM
Good luck to all of the swimmers swimming this week!

TRYM_Swimmer
August 3rd, 2011, 09:45 AM
They're off! First heat has finished. Follow:

http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/realtime/

ALM
August 3rd, 2011, 10:08 AM
The preview video has been posted:

Auburn Nationals Preview Video (http://bit.ly/pYSgMJ)

knelson
August 3rd, 2011, 02:29 PM
Everyone's favorite sandbagger Kurt Dickson gets some bonus anti-sandbagging points for swimming less than three seconds off his seed time in the 800 today. Nice swim, Kurt!

jroddin
August 3rd, 2011, 03:05 PM
Everyone's favorite sandbagger Kurt Dickson gets some bonus anti-sandbagging points for swimming less than three seconds off his seed time in the 800 today. Nice swim, Kurt!

Here is a meet director's dream swimmer:

Event 2 Women 50-54 800 LC Meter Freestyle
Name Age Team Seed Finals
1 Parker Palace, Kelly 50 VMST 10:10.25 10:10.10

pwb
August 3rd, 2011, 03:53 PM
Here is a meet director's dream swimmer:

Event 2 Women 50-54 800 LC Meter Freestyle
Name Age Team Seed Finals
1 Parker Palace, Kelly 50 VMST 10:10.25 10:10.10
Meet directors don't like breakthrough performances? I like seeing big drops in time. Everyone hitting their seed times would make for a very boring meet, indeed.

jroddin
August 3rd, 2011, 04:16 PM
Meet directors don't like breakthrough performances? I like seeing big drops in time. Everyone hitting their seed times would make for a very boring meet, indeed.

I was sort of kidding. And besides, we all know not everybody puts down accurate seed times anyway, so big drops in time don't necessarily mean breakthrough performances. Just think if our favorite sandbagger got away with his original seed time - people would have thought he was on his way to breaking Biedermann's world record as he lapped the field in the first 150...!

It's just that so often swimmers make evaluations on a meet based on whether the meet got ahead of the timeline or not (as in the meet director did a great job when the meet got ahead of schedule but must have been incompetent when the meet was behind schedule). Sometimes it has to do with meet personnel or timing system malfunctions, but when swimmers are way off their seed times and the timeline suffers as a result, it is certainly to no fault of the meet director.

ande
August 3rd, 2011, 04:30 PM
Good Luck!
Swim fast!
Have fun! &
Drink beer with your friends.

The 2011 USMS Summer LCM Nationals (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/)


RESULTS (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/realtime/)

Aug 3 - 6, 2011 at

Auburn University (http://www.auburn.edu/) in

Auburn, AL MAP (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=auburn+AL&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Auburn,+AL&gl=us&ei=aCKaTevaKJGH0QG2t5H2Cw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCEQ8gEwAA)

Order of Events (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/events.php)

Qualifying Times (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/nqt.pdf)

Aquatic Center (http://auburntigers.cstv.com/facilities/aub-10-swimming.html)

Hotels (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/hotels.pdf)

Visitors Guide (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats11/visitorsguide.pdf)

Auburn Masters Swim Team (http://www.auburnmasterswimmers.org/)

Auburn University Women's & Men's Swimming & Diving (http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/c-swim/aub-c-swim-body.html)


ARE you going?

What suit are you going to rock in your races? TIPS

ande
August 3rd, 2011, 04:31 PM
great swim! kicked my butt, way to go!


Everyone's favorite sandbagger Kurt Dickson gets some bonus anti-sandbagging points for swimming less than three seconds off his seed time in the 800 today. Nice swim, Kurt!

Lump
August 3rd, 2011, 10:07 PM
great swim! kicked my butt, way to go!

Yeah....I was in that heat....saw him for about a 50! :afraid::D

ALM
August 4th, 2011, 09:18 AM
Distance day video is posted:

Wednesday 800 & 1500 Free (http://bit.ly/nzzpAH)

pdjang
August 4th, 2011, 10:25 AM
Distance day video is posted:

Wednesday 800 & 1500 Free (http://bit.ly/nzzpAH)

I'm not at the meet (booo) but the video is a really great way to check out what's happening. I enjoyed the interviews and watching Misty try to swim with all the toys.

Thanks and I'm looking forward to more videos and checking on the results.

Good luck to all the masters swimmers at Auburn and Go USMS!

:banana:

bud
August 4th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Distance day video is posted: ... Wednesday 800 & 1500 Free (http://bit.ly/nzzpAH)

WOW! Nice production! Very impressive. Seems like a great promotional video too.

:)

Speedo
August 4th, 2011, 12:49 PM
Just saw that Laura Val smashed the WR in the 200 free by 7 seconds.

Wow.

Event 8 Women 200 LC Meter Freestyle
Heat 3 of 13 - Finals
================================================== ==================
Name Age Team Seed Finals
================================================== ==================
1 Val, Laura 60 TAM 2:30.00 2:22.86
32.43 1:08.71 (36.28)
1:46.10 (37.39) 2:22.86 (36.76)

Speedo
August 4th, 2011, 01:39 PM
And Rob makin' the meet directors happy.

Event 9 Men 50 LC Meter Breaststroke
Heat 16 of 18 - Finals
================================================== ==================
Name Age Team Seed Finals
================================================== ==================
1 Butcher, Rob 39 SYSM 31.00 31.00

jim thornton
August 4th, 2011, 02:01 PM
And Rob makin' the meet directors happy.

Event 9 Men 50 LC Meter Breaststroke
Heat 16 of 18 - Finals
================================================== ==================
Name Age Team Seed Finals
================================================== ==================
1 Butcher, Rob 39 SYSM 31.00 31.00


Not a nanosecond of sandbagging here!

Charge
August 4th, 2011, 03:05 PM
vent 9 Men 25-29 50 LC Meter Breaststroke
================================================== ================
NATL: N 28.98 8/18/1997 SETH VAN NEERDEN
WORLD: W 28.33 3/29/2008 EDUARDO FISCHER, BRA
Name Age Team Seed Finals
================================================== ================
1 Gangloff, Mark 29 AMS 28.12 27.96W
2 Carlson, Eric 27 ROSE 32.54 29.61
3 Deery, Kyle 27 SYSM 30.05 29.92
4 Marshall, Gary 29 TOC 31.01 30.34
5 Shaw, Chris 29 AMS 41.00 42.32

He went 27.57 last week at worlds. What is he doing here? I saw that maybe his sister/wife is swimming the meet? That's cool.

Event 10 Women 25-29 50 LC Meter Breaststroke
================================================== ================
NATL: N 31.60 7/10/2010 MEGAN JENDRICK
WORLD: W 31.60 7/10/2010 MEGAN JENDRICK, USA
Name Age Team Seed Finals
================================================== ================

3 Gangloff, Karen 29 AMS 50.00 55.21

Charge
August 4th, 2011, 03:12 PM
More world records in the 200 back

Event 11 Men 55-59 200 LC Meter Backstroke
================================================== ================
NATL: N 2:25.89 8/15/2005 JIM MCCONICA
WORLD: W 2:25.89 8/15/2005 JIM MCCONICA, USA
Name Age Team Seed Finals
================================================== ================
1 Barton, Tom 55 PCAT 2:32.55 2:23.84N
34.15 1:09.88 (35.73)
1:46.83 (36.95) 2:23.84 (37.01)

Event 11 Men 45-49 200 LC Meter Backstroke
================================================== ================
NATL: N 2:17.40 8/1/2010 MICHAEL SODERLUND
WORLD: W 2:16.78 6/27/2009 TAIHEI SAKA, JPN
Name Age Team Seed Finals
================================================== ================
1 Stevenson, Chris 47 VMST 2:17.81 2:15.83W
31.73 1:05.24 (33.51)
1:40.37 (35.13) 2:15.83 (35.46)

knelson
August 4th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Congratulations Chris!

I think The Fortress may have some competition in the monofin speed category. Misty Hyman looks pretty fast! (around the 7:00 mark or so)
YVrmrUjK6e4

ALM
August 4th, 2011, 04:05 PM
1 Gangloff, Mark 29 AMS 28.12 27.96W

He went 27.57 last week at worlds. What is he doing here? I saw that maybe his sister/wife is swimming the meet? That's cool.

Mark lives in Auburn. His wife is also swimming in the meet. I suspect their one-year-old daughter is probably on the pool deck cheering for both Mommy and Daddy!

Charge
August 4th, 2011, 04:07 PM
that's pretty cool

ALM
August 4th, 2011, 04:08 PM
WOW! Nice production! Very impressive. Seems like a great promotional video too.

:)

USMS has produced these videos at the last several Nationals meets. You can view all of them on the USMS YouTube channel, here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/USMastersSwimming

no200fly
August 4th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Not a nanosecond of sandbagging here!

He didn't have a flight to catch

aquageek
August 4th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Is Capt. Sweet Suit swimming this weekend, Jayhawk?

ALM
August 4th, 2011, 08:42 PM
Is Capt. Sweet Suit swimming this weekend, Jayhawk?

Yes, he is! But I believe he has left the pink-and-green sweet suit at home, in favor of a new Yingfa suit. :cheerleader:

matysekj
August 4th, 2011, 10:20 PM
The day 2 video is now available at http://bit.ly/oTY8Ho

Speedo
August 5th, 2011, 08:28 AM
The daily videos are like candy and always make me feel like I'm missing out. I can only imagine how effective they are for increasing membership. I'm so impressed. Great job!

thewookiee
August 5th, 2011, 08:49 AM
The daily videos are like candy and always make me feel like I'm missing out. I can only imagine how effective they are for increasing membership. I'm so impressed. Great job!

I agree. Misty Hyman is doing a great job in the video. It's a shame that they can't find someone that is as good looking as she is to co-host with her. :)

gull
August 5th, 2011, 08:53 AM
I agree. Misty Hyman is doing a great job in the video. It's a shame that they can't find someone that is as good looking as she is to co-host with her. :)

Sadly I had other commitments.

pwb
August 5th, 2011, 08:57 AM
The daily videos are like candy and always make me feel like I'm missing out. I can only imagine how effective they are for increasing membership. I'm so impressed. Great job!For sure. The production quality is very high and love the interviews. Misty's a great choice; her enthusiasm and energy comes through ... maybe she can get paired with Rowdy for 2012 Olympics coverage.

aquajock
August 5th, 2011, 09:07 AM
I am still seeking more interview subjects for the SWIMMER feature. Ladies tend to jump on this faster, so I am especially eager to catch up with some male swimmers willing to speak up. But male or female, if you are having a good meet and have comments about how about long course vs. short course swimming (so far almost everyone prefers LC, so if you hate it, it would be a nice balance) is welcome to get in touch. I also want to know how you deal with pre-race jitters and if getting nervous helps or hurts your performance.

I will be at the pool most of the day swimming 100 breast, 50 fly and 200 IM (45-49 and most likely the only one with pink/blue/and yellow cap, so feel free to tackle me (no not literally) if you'd like to be interviewed or email me at susan@corazondeloro.com Hope you all have some great swims today:applaud:

thewookiee
August 5th, 2011, 09:07 AM
Sadly I had other commitments.

Butcher was the last resort. Apparently you, copeland, and geek were all busy. Copeland had to focus on swimming at the meet. Geek had to practice on being a couch potato for the upcoming football season(not like it will matter, since UNC doesn't play football) and you were too busy saving lives.

That left Butcher. Poor Misty.

Speedo
August 5th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Can someone get a video of heat 15 men's 400fr- should be a race. My money's on Billy Gaines- he's been having a great meet. Although Kurt's 400 split yesterday was very good.

JimRude
August 5th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Looks like Fort popped a NR and WR in the 50 BK.:cheerleader:

pwb
August 5th, 2011, 05:39 PM
Looks like Fort popped a NR and WR in the 50 BK.:cheerleader:Awesome swim and most excellent way to come back after how disappointed she seemed from her 100 fly experience. That's the way to do it.:applaud:

Chris Stevenson
August 5th, 2011, 06:35 PM
Can someone get a video of heat 15 men's 400fr- should be a race. My money's on Billy Gaines- he's been having a great meet. Although Kurt's 400 split yesterday was very good.

I recorded this video on my cell phone. Unfortunately the internet connection at the hotel is awful and I am not hopeful that it can get uploaded before I return on Saturday night...will post a link here when I get it up.

Lump
August 5th, 2011, 09:51 PM
Here are my pics from the meet. Mostly GAJA folks, but not all. Having a blast and running into a lot of our fellow forum members. Not having a good meet myself at all, but did have a decent 50 back today where I just missed the GA record by .14. I have one more shot tomorrow leading off the relay though. We shall see!

Day 1:
http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg142/Gamecock71/Swimming/USMS%20LC%20Nationals%20-%20Day%201/

Day 2:
http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg142/Gamecock71/Swimming/USMS%20LC%20Nationals%20-%20Day%202/

Day 3:
http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg142/Gamecock71/Swimming/USMS%20LC%20Nationals%20-%20Day%203/

no200fly
August 5th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Good job Chris, Fort, and Tom Barton!

ElaineK
August 5th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Thanks for posting all those great shots, Jeff! Good luck in the relay; I hope you break the record! :cheerleader:

Chris Stevenson
August 6th, 2011, 08:18 AM
Can someone get a video of heat 15 men's 400fr- should be a race.

Here you go and sorry for the poor production values.

http://youtu.be/MKYN5Foa5yg

ALM
August 6th, 2011, 09:46 AM
The Day 3 video is posted:

Day 3 - Auburn Summer Nationals (http://bit.ly/qzcZjI)

qbrain
August 6th, 2011, 10:44 AM
The Day 3 video is posted:

Day 3 - Auburn Summer Nationals (http://bit.ly/qzcZjI)

LOL, Fort is on there telling everyone how great masters swimming is, how wonderful the forums are and they show a shot from her Spectacular Collapse, Day 1 Nats (http://forums.usms.org/blog.php?b=17064) post! Her excitement during the interview didn't seem to match the title of the blog post :D

I have been really impressed with the Nationals recaps from Auburn and Mesa, so whoever is putting those together, keep up the good work.

The Fortress
August 6th, 2011, 11:10 AM
LOL, Fort is on there telling everyone how great masters swimming is, how wonderful the forums are and they show a shot from her Spectacular Collapse, Day 1 Nats (http://forums.usms.org/blog.php?b=17064) post! Her excitement during the interview didn't seem to match the title of the blog post :D

I have been really impressed with the Nationals recaps from Auburn and Mesa, so whoever is putting those together, keep up the good work.

It is pretty ironic. Lol. At least my second day was better!

I completely forgot to say that what rocks about masters swimming is that we get to swim all the 50s!

TRYM_Swimmer
August 6th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Great performance, Fort! Oh, you swam well too.

thewookiee
August 6th, 2011, 12:35 PM
I completely forgot to say that what rocks about masters swimming is that we get to swim all the 50s!

I would say that 50's are the downside to masters :) Congrats on your day 2 preformance!

knelson
August 6th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Great video, as usual. I love all the interviews. It was great to see Leslie interviewed, but my favorite part was Roderick Sewell. Very inspiring!

Chris Stevenson
August 6th, 2011, 02:01 PM
It was great to see Leslie interviewed, but my favorite part was Roderick Sewell. Very inspiring!
:agree:

Rich Abrahams
August 6th, 2011, 03:18 PM
Congratulations Alan, Bask in the feeling. Like no other. You earned it with hard work and smart work.

Rich

Rich Abrahams
August 6th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Alan, I want to second Scott's thought on breaking a Bob Strand record.
Again, congratulations.
Rich

That Guy
August 6th, 2011, 03:22 PM
WAY TO GO ALLEN! :applaud:

from the splits, it looks like you dug deep on the last 50:

Event 41 Men 60-64 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
================================================== ================
WORLD: W 2:50.77 8/3/2008 ROBERT STRAND, USA
NATL: N 2:50.77 8/3/2008 ROBERT STRAND
Name Age Team Seed Finals
================================================== ================
1 Stark, Allen 62 OREG 2:52.74 2:50.44W
38.90 1:21.68 (42.78)
2:06.49 (44.81) 2:50.44 (43.95)
2 Wright, Robert 61 MOVY 2:51.53 2:51.07
37.98 1:21.56 (43.58)
2:06.61 (45.05) 2:51.07 (44.46)

pwb
August 6th, 2011, 03:28 PM
WAY TO GO ALLEN! :applaud:

from the splits, it looks like you dug deep on the last 50:

Event 41 Men 60-64 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
================================================== ================
WORLD: W 2:50.77 8/3/2008 ROBERT STRAND, USA
NATL: N 2:50.77 8/3/2008 ROBERT STRAND
Name Age Team Seed Finals
================================================== ================
1 Stark, Allen 62 OREG 2:52.74 2:50.44W
38.90 1:21.68 (42.78)
2:06.49 (44.81) 2:50.44 (43.95)
2 Wright, Robert 61 MOVY 2:51.53 2:51.07
37.98 1:21.56 (43.58)
2:06.61 (45.05) 2:51.07 (44.46)Sweetness. My only wish for the USMS videos is that they captured some of the whole races, particularly one like this that looks like a great race.

Kurt Dickson
August 6th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Congratulations to all the great record breaking swimmers (Chris, Leslie, Allen, Wally, et al.).

BTW, don't know what I was so worried about. They were finishing boarding when I arrived...so my guess is I had at least 3 or 4 minutes to waste (almost time for another spousal bladder emergency).

Nana says "hi" and "apologize to all the nice people"...so sorry for causing all the ruckus. Have safe trips back all.:)

Peter Cruise
August 6th, 2011, 04:57 PM
A stunning swim by Allen; I know of no one who deserves a world record more. Bravo!

Allen Stark
August 6th, 2011, 05:21 PM
I want to thank everyone for your support,but I want to especially thank Robert Wright(who is also a great guy.)We were basically stroke for stroke for 200 M and I was only able to gut out that last 50 because I knew he was.
This was a very well run meet in very fast pool.

knelson
August 6th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Congrats Allen! Is this your first individual world record?

Robert Strand
August 6th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Allen- Congrats on the record. Probably very few people know how long you have worked and stuck with it for this moment. What 20 years???
Looks like it was a great race with Robert. Figured the 50 and 100 were out of reach but always felt the 200 was the one you could take. Congrats again on a great swim and I'll see you down the "old" swim road soon enough.

Allen Stark
August 6th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Congrats Allen! Is this your first individual world record?

YES!!!! and following behind Bob Strand I wasn't sure when/if I'd get one.

The Fortress
August 6th, 2011, 06:58 PM
Sweetness. My only wish for the USMS videos is that they captured some of the whole races, particularly one like this that looks like a great race.

Elaine video'd the race. I was in the stands cheering with Ahelee and it was thrilling to watch! I'm so happy for Allen!

pwb
August 6th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Elaine video'd the race. I was in the stands cheering with Ahelee and it was thrilling to watch! I'm so happy for Allen!Cool. Looking forward to seeing it posted here.

ElaineK
August 6th, 2011, 09:25 PM
Cool. Looking forward to seeing it posted here.

I just got home from Auburn and the first thing I did is turn my computer on and upload Allen's video, so I could post it here. Many of you already beat me to it in congratulating Allen, and, darn it Allen, you got on this thread before I could post this for you, but here it goes, anyway:


CONGRATULATIONS
KING FROG!!!
WORLD RECORD
HOLDER
M60-64
200m BREASTSTROKE!!!
:applaud: :cheerleader: :bliss: :bow:

Allen, like I told you a bunch of times already today, I am so PROUD of you! Congratulations from Bruce, too!! It was the highlight of our Nationals watching you break that record! And, the other highlight was you and Carol being right there at the starting blocks for all of my breaststroke races cheering me on. I appreciated that so much! You and Mrs. Frog are the greatest! Thanks for your great coaching, wonderful support, and friendship. Nationals would not be the same without you, so I really do hope you will reconsider and come on back to the east coast for SCY Nationals, in Greensboro. Forumites, please join me in my campaign to get King Frog and Mrs. Frog out to Greensboro! Do I hear a second on that motion??? :D

Now, for the video of King Frog's amazing performance:
http://youtu.be/Sb0qr4BTMl0

:banana::thewave::wine::ohyeah::groovy:

Lump
August 6th, 2011, 09:28 PM
My pictures from Day 4 that include some of those most inspirational stories we saw at the meet!!

Day 4:
http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg142/Gamecock71/Swimming/2011%20USMS%20LC%20Nationals%20%20Day%204/

jaadams1
August 6th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Congrats Allen, you really accelerated on that last 50! Nice swim. :applaud:

ElaineK
August 6th, 2011, 09:48 PM
:applaud::applaud::applaud: Great job, Jeff! I just watched the entire slide show from today and you did an AWESOME job! Thanks so much for getting such great shots of everybody from Anne Dunivin ("Anne with an E", our 95 year old teammate) to Roderick, on his 50 free. I was surprised to see you even got me in a breaststroke sequence and on the blocks before my 50 free. Thanks! Bruce shoots video of my races, however, I have never seen any still shots, so thanks for getting some during the meet. And, thanks for getting shots I would have liked to have gotten, however, Bruce had my camera up in the stands! You really did an outstanding job with your photography. :D

Hey, a special shout-out to George Park: I wore your Yingfa suit and really liked it. Peter McCoy liked his suit, too, so we got a shot of us with our suits. (See attached)

couldbebetterfly
August 6th, 2011, 09:52 PM
:applaud:

Great swim Allen - congratulations on the WR, very well deserved!

ALM
August 6th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Day 4 video is posted:

Day 4 - Auburn Summer Nationals (http://bit.ly/qToOJW)

ElaineK
August 6th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Great video, as usual. I love all the interviews. It was great to see Leslie interviewed, but my favorite part was Roderick Sewell. Very inspiring!

:applaud: Great job, Misty and Rob! They did a fantastic job with the interviews and were very inclusive. Every demographic was covered, from young to old, and every skill level and physical challenge. And, I can tell you from personal experience, Misty and Rob were both as friendly off camera as they were on. Misty was very friendly and accomodating when it came to photo requests and introducing a shy teammate (Marianne Countryman, you ROCK!!!) to her and Rob is one of the nicest guys I have ever met at Nationals. We had several great chats and he even gave me some breaststroke tips, after watching my 50 breaststroke race; a big surprise, because I didn't know he was watching! Thanks, Rob! :D

Fort, great interview and plug for the Forums ( :banana: ), and congratulations on your WR in the backstroke!

P.S. That's King Frog (Allen Stark) :applaud: walking by Misty and Rob at the end of Friday's (Day 3) video (in the green t-shirt) and me, in the black suit, standing up in the front row in the stands and trotting up the steps, behind the "Don't Mess With Texas" banner. :blush:

Peter Cruise
August 6th, 2011, 11:32 PM
I've watched a few of Allen's 200's since the late '80's, but that was the first time via video. Very interesting. He is, without question, getting more distance per stroke than when he was much younger, largely through a much better streamline. Proof positive that an old dog can teach himself new tricks!

swoomer
August 7th, 2011, 12:29 AM
Another good show! I love going to Nationals and haven't missed one since I started swimming in 2005 at age 59. Ttis time I scored 5 seconds and a third and I'm feeling mighty proud at this moment. But most of all I leave having witnessed amazing feats by others, including the elderly, the truly talented, and the totally courageous. I always depart a better person.

Also must report that Lumpy is completely recognizable in person. I know there were numerous regulars out there, but I only was able to meet Lump up close and personal. Leslie, I know you were there, but missed you this time. (met you in Boston).....great swims once again.

Anyway, once again I walk away with so many great memories, including the knowledge that what we do is not all about swimming. It's about character, hard work, and the desire to be the best that we can be. This is all about the USMS experience and I feel honored to share the experience with so many like minded people!

knelson
August 7th, 2011, 12:30 AM
Allen buried Robert Wright on the last turn. That was really the difference in the race. Interesting contrast in styles between the two of them!

ElaineK
August 7th, 2011, 03:28 AM
Day 4 video is posted:

Day 4 - Auburn Summer Nationals (http://bit.ly/qToOJW)

Like all of the videos, this was an enjoyable one to watch!

Forumites on this video:
Peter McCoy walking by Misty and Rob at the beginning and Allen Stark walking by them (in the green shirt) at the end.
Celestial (Celeste Lind) at 2:11
Frank (Skip) Thompson being interviewed by Misty

P.S. I appear briefly at 1:20 in the blue cap. :blush:

pmccoy
August 7th, 2011, 07:43 AM
I want to thank everyone for your support,but I want to especially thank Robert Wright(who is also a great guy.)We were basically stroke for stroke for 200 M and I was only able to gut out that last 50 because I knew he was.
This was a very well run meet in very fast pool.Great job! I watched as I waited for my heat to start. Having never met you in person and with the lane order inverted to the scoreboard, I ended up congratulating Robert for your efforts. Nice foot in mouth moment. Still, you both swam great races.

pmccoy
August 7th, 2011, 08:03 AM
I'd like to thank the meet organizers for another well run event. Everything went off on time without any issues that I could tell. The weather cooperated nicely which kept the outdoor pool open until the very end of the meet. It was warm but not too hot. The outdoor pool was awesome for warming up. There was a small walk to get there but the lanes rarely had more than 3 people in them. It let me warm up at whatever speed I wanted without running into anyone or being in anyone's way. It was also nice to get out in some fresh air an sunshine. Thanks to all who put their valuable time in to making this a memorable Nationals!

ElaineK
August 7th, 2011, 10:28 AM
I'd like to thank the meet organizers for another well run event.

Peter is right; it was a fantastic meet! Thanks, USMS!

I would also like to thank you, Peter, and your teammates, Roger and Dave, for being so supportive and encouraging, just like you were when I met you guys at the February Auburn meet. I heard the Titans cheering from the starting block and I can hear cheering going on in the video Bruce took of my 200 breaststroke race. Bruce picked up on the positive stroke critique, as well, and passed that information to me. I appreciated it very much, because I was TIRED and my time was terrible. Between the Titans and the Starks, the support was fantastic. THANKS!

Please pass my thanks(!!!) on to Roger and Dave. You guys were terrific; I will always remember the Titans! :D

Ahelee Sue Osborn
August 7th, 2011, 12:37 PM
The weather cooperated nicely which kept the outdoor pool open until the very end of the meet. It was warm but not too hot. The outdoor pool was awesome for warming up. There was a small walk to get there but the lanes rarely had more than 3 people in them. It let me warm up at whatever speed I wanted without running into anyone or being in anyone's way. It was also nice to get out in some fresh air an sunshine. Thanks to all who put their valuable time in to making this a memorable Nationals!

I started a little tradition for myself of staying on a bit longer in the nationals host town. So nice to stroll around leisurely and enjoy the local flavor.
If at all possible I try to make the club's Monday masters workout.

I never got out to the outdoor warmup pool, so I'm happy the Auburn Masters coach gave me a thumbs up to join their workout -outside tomorrow!

WAR EAGLE!

Lump
August 7th, 2011, 12:52 PM
:applaud::applaud::applaud: Great job, Jeff! I just watched the entire slide show from today and you did an AWESOME job! Thanks so much for getting such great shots of everybody from Anne Dunivin ("Anne with an E", our 95 year old teammate) to Roderick, on his 50 free. I was surprised to see you even got me in a breaststroke sequence and on the blocks before my 50 free. Thanks! Bruce shoots video of my races, however, I have never seen any still shots, so thanks for getting some during the meet. And, thanks for getting shots I would have liked to have gotten, however, Bruce had my camera up in the stands! You really did an outstanding job with your photography. :D


No problem! I had a great time shooting folks while I had downtime (a lot of it between my events)!

pmccoy
August 7th, 2011, 04:41 PM
I would also like to thank you, Peter, and your teammates, Roger and Dave, for being so supportive and encouraging, just like you were when I met you guys at the February Auburn meet. I heard the Titans cheering from the starting block and I can hear cheering going on in the video Bruce took of my 200 breaststroke race. Couldn't find a bettter person to cheer for! You also got two Dave's for the price of one and Roger's wife Pam (our swim caddy) cheering for you. If Emily was up there she would have been as well.

ElaineK
August 7th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Couldn't find a bettter person to cheer for! You also got two Dave's for the price of one and Roger's wife Pam (our swim caddy) cheering for you. If Emily was up there she would have been as well.

Awww, thanks, Dave #2 and Pam! Please thank them for me! I am in the process of finishing my YouTube uploads, so a complete list of videos will appear very soon! :D

pmccoy
August 7th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Hey, a special shout-out to George Park: I wore your Yingfa suit and really liked it. Peter McCoy liked his suit, too, so we got a shot of us with our suits. (See attached)I'm sold on mine! My Speedo Aquablade is relegated to backup/warmup suit status.

ElaineK
August 7th, 2011, 05:41 PM
No problem! I had a great time shooting folks while I had downtime (a lot of it between my events)!

I'm just sorry I didn't get any video of you, Jeff; especially after you got so many great shots of all of us. Next time, I will make a point of shooting your races.

Meanwhile, here is a list of all the videos Bruce and I shot at Nationals:
King Frog, Allen Stark:
50br- http://youtu.be/m08_NGAh1oQ (http://youtu.be/m08_NGAh1oQ)
100br- http://youtu.be/_6b6kpxOCTU (http://youtu.be/_6b6kpxOCTU)
200br- http://youtu.be/Sb0qr4BTMl0 (http://youtu.be/Sb0qr4BTMl0) (WORLD RECORD!!!)

Mrs. Frog, Carol Stark:
50bk- http://youtu.be/SvIyJdN087w (http://youtu.be/SvIyJdN087w)
100bk- http://youtu.be/Qg9C8DPUNq0 (http://youtu.be/Qg9C8DPUNq0)
200bk- http://youtu.be/ZaPLWK5BY-I (http://youtu.be/ZaPLWK5BY-I)

Chris Stevenson:
50bk- http://youtu.be/LBEv0vE5C58 (http://youtu.be/LBEv0vE5C58)
100bk- http://youtu.be/ueQUJgTeWwQ (http://youtu.be/ueQUJgTeWwQ)

Peter McCoy:
50fr- http://youtu.be/PeODk9S9BXs (http://youtu.be/PeODk9S9BXs)

Roderick Sewell:
50fr- http://youtu.be/AJT3GLn_z5g (http://youtu.be/AJT3GLn_z5g)

Anne Dunivin (95 yrs. old!):
50bk start- http://youtu.be/CQtgsq3zo4U (http://youtu.be/CQtgsq3zo4U)
100bk start- http://youtu.be/HEq38m0TO6k (http://youtu.be/HEq38m0TO6k)
100bk finish- http://youtu.be/jvolEi8HMTQ (http://youtu.be/jvolEi8HMTQ)
200bk finish- http://youtu.be/pimrn5gret8 (http://youtu.be/pimrn5gret8)
100fr finish- http://youtu.be/_-6_TfiW3nw (http://youtu.be/_-6_TfiW3nw)

Ahelee Sue Osborn, Celeste Lind, and Jennifer Almand:
200IM- http://youtu.be/fukxesuW_-w (http://youtu.be/fukxesuW_-w)

Marianne Countryman:
50fly- http://youtu.be/X1QHWUJ2AFs (http://youtu.be/X1QHWUJ2AFs)
200fly- http://youtu.be/4ItjsyJxddk (http://youtu.be/4ItjsyJxddk)

Joyce Larson:
100bk- http://youtu.be/GZ2_0vJbfTk (http://youtu.be/GZ2_0vJbfTk)

Mark Beatty:
200IM- http://youtu.be/idDbr5OUcPY (http://youtu.be/idDbr5OUcPY)

Mark Rogers:
200bk- http://youtu.be/hzEIUJodr6U (http://youtu.be/hzEIUJodr6U)

Malena Hankins:
100fr- http://youtu.be/tfDINc0LGN0 (http://youtu.be/tfDINc0LGN0)

Elaine Krugman:
50br- http://youtu.be/EeO__iaa82Q (http://youtu.be/EeO__iaa82Q)
100br- http://youtu.be/tCDxxmdKFDU (http://youtu.be/tCDxxmdKFDU)
200br- http://youtu.be/voqA7p1PiGU (http://youtu.be/voqA7p1PiGU)
50fr- (No video; out of memory on the card!)

Elaine’s Relays:
200 Mixed Medley- Patrick McCarthy, Elaine Krugman, Mike Tartaglione, Marianne Countryman-
http://youtu.be/yHNQ3bXigXY (http://youtu.be/yHNQ3bXigXY)

200 Women’s Medley- Kelly Weselman, Elaine Krugman, Donna Hooe, Kristin Aziz
http://youtu.be/_9lHI3wrcOE (http://youtu.be/_9lHI3wrcOE)

200 Women’s Free- Catherine Lavery, Elaine Krugman, Myrna Yarbrough, Lynn Beach
http://youtu.be/KpTrjJScLbA (http://youtu.be/KpTrjJScLbA)

Allen Stark
August 7th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Thank you Elaine for the videos.
Thanks to everyone involved in putting on the meet.It was a great meet in a fast pool put on by really nice people.

pmccoy
August 7th, 2011, 07:46 PM
50fr- (No video; out of memory on the card!)

Got it covered. Not as good on the quality as yours are but it is still there. Very nice race btw. I think this was way under your seed time.
‪elainek 50fr‬‏ - YouTube

I got half of Leslie's WR but she kind of blew away the person I was filming and left the frame at the end. I'll try to post it when youtube finally queue's it through.

ElaineK
August 7th, 2011, 10:45 PM
50fr- (No video; out of memory on the card!)

Got it covered. Not as good on the quality as yours are but it is still there. Very nice race btw. I think this was way under your seed time.
‪elainek 50fr‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKX6ovbohzI)

I got half of Leslie's WR but she kind of blew away the person I was filming and left the frame at the end. I'll try to post it when youtube finally queue's it through.

Thanks so much, Peter! How cool that you got the one race we didn't. I sure appreciate it! :applaud:

I had to laugh at the end of my race; I sure was out of steam! I was so tired by then, thanks to the lousy night of sleep at the hotel the night before. Wednesday night was rotten, too, and it sure showed in my race times on Thursday and Saturday, in my breaststroke. On Friday, I got a PB in the 100 breaststroke and my free relay split was a PB; faster than the 50m free race you filmed. Sleep makes all the difference in the world for me; speaking of which, I'm ready to hit the pillow... :bed:

Thanks, again, Peter! :D

Chris Stevenson
August 7th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Thank you Elaine for the videos.
Thanks to everyone involved in putting on the meet.It was a great meet in a fast pool put on by really nice people.

Ditto to all this. And it was nice meeting you in person, Elaine.

ElaineK
August 8th, 2011, 05:20 AM
Ditto to all this. And it was nice meeting you in person, Elaine.

Thanks, Chris; you, too! And, congratulations on your WORLD RECORD! :applaud: I wish I had gotten that swim on video...

pmccoy
August 8th, 2011, 09:36 AM
[quote=pmccoy;249831]

Thanks so much, Peter! How cool that you got the one race we didn't. I sure appreciate it!
Not sure why I decided to video that race but I'm glad I did. I love Roger's commentary... "Come on Elaine! Get on the wall... don't breathe!" Sounds all too familiar.

Here's Leslie's world record swim... at least the first half of it. You can still see her kick wash at the end.

‪colettem 50bk‬‏ - YouTube

jim thornton
August 8th, 2011, 09:52 AM
Thanks, Pete. I posted your movie on Leslie's facebook page. I am sure she will appreciate it.

The Fortress
August 8th, 2011, 10:02 AM
[quote=ElaineK;249845]

Here's Leslie's world record swim... at least the first half of it. You can still see her kick wash at the end.

‪colettem 50bk‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8pJXHVbh20)

Thanks so much for posting this Pete!!! :)

I especially wanted to see the start, and it's nice to see I had a quick reaction time.

pmccoy
August 8th, 2011, 11:02 AM
Here are a couple other records I managed to capture:

Steve Wood (M50-54) - 100 Back ‪rogerv 100bk‬‏ - YouTube


1 Wood, Steve 51 BLU 1:06.99 1:01.89N 11.00
30.20 1:01.89(31.69)

If anyone knows him, pass it along.

Emile Ewing (W 18-24) - 50 Back ‪emilee_50bk.3gp‬‏ - YouTube

1 Ewing, Emile C 24 AMS 34.00 30.84N 11.00
In perhaps the lone gridge match of the week, Emile and I bet each other a bag of Dave's M&M's against our breast stroke relay swim times. She had already swum a 35.71 in an earlier relay and my 50 breast stroke time from the previous day was 37.04. I clearly needed to dig deep but chocolate was on the line and I managed a 36.06 to make it interesting. Alas, Emile is a machine and cranked out yet another 35.71.

Kurt Dickson
August 9th, 2011, 09:53 AM
Anybody know who was selling the auburn swimming shirts so I could contact them? I got my daughter a youth medium rather than a regular medium and now she is sad.

ElaineK
August 9th, 2011, 02:14 PM
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Not sure why I decided to video that race but I'm glad I did. I love Roger's commentary... "Come on Elaine! Get on the wall... don't breathe!" Sounds all too familiar.


:D I really tried to go the entire race with only a few breaths, but I was so pooped out by the end, it looks like I completely ran out of gas by the time I got within 15 meters of the wall. :censor:

How cool of Roger to cheer me on. You guys were terrific! :agree:

ElaineK
August 9th, 2011, 02:58 PM
I have posted an album of photos from Nationals here:
http://forums.usms.org/album.php?u=18385

Thanks to Lump (Jeff Palm) for getting my pre-race and race shots! :D

want2beafish
August 10th, 2011, 10:23 AM
I have posted an album of photos from Nationals here:
http://forums.usms.org/album.php?u=18385

Thanks to Lump (Jeff Palm) for getting my pre-race and race shots! :D

Great pictures, Elaine! Thanks for posting!

ElaineK
August 10th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Great pictures, Elaine! Thanks for posting!


Your welcome! And, thanks!

Videos are at www.YouTube.com/EKrugman1 (http://www.YouTube.com/EKrugman1)
I finally got a clue and made the album visible on the playlists, so you should be able to find our relay and videos of our teammates!

Allen Stark
September 21st, 2011, 06:11 PM
Just noticed something interesting:Laura Val would have finished 2nd in the 200 Fly and 3rd in the 100 Fly in the men's section.Has a woman ever been the fastest in her age group,men or women at Nats?

pmccoy
September 21st, 2011, 09:50 PM
Just noticed something interesting:Laura Val would have finished 2nd in the 200 Fly and 3rd in the 100 Fly in the men's section.Has a woman ever been the fastest in her age group,men or women at Nats?Emile Ewing edged out Christain Matthews in the 100m Backstroke to turn in the fastest 18-24 time. (1:05.37 to 1:05.56). She also beat him in the 200m Backstroke (2:25.44 to 2:31.26). She set a national record in the 50m Backstroke (30.84) but Christian was faster going under 30 in the 50 as well as two other split request swims. The split requests may have had a lot to do with why she beat him in the 100m and 200m backstroke.

jroddin
September 22nd, 2011, 08:26 AM
Just noticed something interesting:Laura Val would have finished 2nd in the 200 Fly and 3rd in the 100 Fly in the men's section.Has a woman ever been the fastest in her age group,men or women at Nats?

If I'm not mistaken, Karlyn Pipes-Neilson accomplished this at LCM Nationals in Portland in 1995 in the 200m back. I think she was 30-34 for that meet.

Chris Stevenson
September 22nd, 2011, 12:24 PM
Just noticed something interesting:Laura Val would have finished 2nd in the 200 Fly and 3rd in the 100 Fly in the men's section.Has a woman ever been the fastest in her age group,men or women at Nats?

Heck, 33-year-old Noriko Inada's 100 back time at Auburn (1:01.78) was faster than the time of ANY male at the meet, in any age group.

Karl_S
September 22nd, 2011, 01:04 PM
Heck, 33-year-old Noriko Inada's 100 back time at Auburn (1:01.78) was faster than the time of ANY male at the meet, in any age group.
Still smarting from that one 'eh?

Chris Stevenson
September 22nd, 2011, 10:07 PM
Still smarting from that one 'eh?

...I...can't talk about it yet...

orca1946
September 22nd, 2011, 11:00 PM
Test for enhanced swimming ??!! Just kidding:bolt:
Being fast takes lots of hard work!:bow: