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Flurpo
October 18th, 2011, 02:13 PM
:afraid: Did anyone catch Rowdys lead off leg in the 800 Fr Relay at his invitational this past week? :bow::bow::bow:

orca1946
October 18th, 2011, 05:51 PM
Ni, we were out of town. What did he do??????

Flurpo
October 18th, 2011, 06:12 PM
:bow: 1:54.5 (200m), slaughtered the old world record!:bow::bow:

Frank Thompson
October 19th, 2011, 09:42 AM
Very impressive swim. I saw Rowdy swim this event in 1989 Pan Pacific Championships in Indianapolis and he went a 1:50.91, so in 22 years he has only slowed down 3.5 seconds and that is what I am impressed more with.

Any swimmer that has been swimming over 20 years and can come within 3.5 seconds of what they did in a 200 race back 22 years would be just overjoyed.

I have a video of that race and I remember he just hammered every turn. Dan Stephenson was right next to him and swam a 1:53.66 but was getting hammered on all 7 turns.

robertsrobson
October 19th, 2011, 09:54 AM
:bow: 1:54.5 (200m), slaughtered the old world record!:bow::bow:

Is this LCM? If so, that's crazy fast!

Edited: What I really meant was "Is this metres!". Short or long, still amazing.

knelson
October 19th, 2011, 09:56 AM
Is this LCM? If so, that's crazy fast!

No, SCM.

thewookiee
October 19th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Does anyone know his splits or have video?

Chris Stevenson
October 19th, 2011, 10:58 AM
Does anyone know his splits or have video?

Splits were 26.55(26.55), 55.58(29.03), 1:25.27(29.69), 1:54.61(29.34)

http://www.usms.org/comp/meets/meet.php?MeetID=20111014ROWDYS

knelson
October 19th, 2011, 11:00 AM
Never mind. Nothing to see here (Chris found the results before I did!).

Check out Keith Switzer's swims, too. Very impressive.

robertsrobson
October 19th, 2011, 11:03 AM
26.55 55.58 1:25.27 1:54.61

http://www.dixiezone.org/Results/1110orlando.pdf

He definitely went for it. 55-mid at the hundred? Wow!

Yet very evenly split for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 50s.

Jeff Commings
October 19th, 2011, 11:24 AM
We have video of Rowdy's world record and others at swimmingworld.tv:

http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2011-rowdy-gaines-masters-classic

Here's Rowdy's swim (http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2011-rowdy-gaines-masters-classic/races/12169)

swimcat
October 21st, 2011, 04:21 PM
I was there and saw some great swims. got hooked on blu frog and even came home with a few medals:)

quicksilver
October 21st, 2011, 07:39 PM
We have video of Rowdy's world record and others at swimmingworld.tv:

http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2011-rowdy-gaines-masters-classic

Here's Rowdy's swim (http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2011-rowdy-gaines-masters-classic/races/12169)

Thanks for the link Jeff. Rowdy must have a serious practice schedule to do so well. That's was beyond impressive.


Pretty nice 100 back by the way. You swim it like you mean it. :)

rtodd
October 22nd, 2011, 12:28 PM
Awesome swim. Video was way choppy for some reason...too bad.

gdanner
October 22nd, 2011, 08:34 PM
Awesome swim. Video was way choppy for some reason...too bad.

Played fine for me. Try another computer? Or pause the video and make sure the whole thing is preloaded before you play it.