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Robert Strand
November 23rd, 2011, 10:22 AM
Congrats to Rick for his swims this week-end. He took out my world records in the 100 and 200 breast plus both the 100 and 400 IM records.
Rick was a medalist in the Montreal Olympics in 1976. He politely left me with the 50 record in 60-64 I think because the meet did'nt include it. I've got to get to work and put up some solid times in 65-69 group for him to shoot down. Sorry all you 60-64 guys the "beast" has arrived. Rick is a great guy from an amazing Northwest swimming family. Congrats again, Rick.

Allen Stark
November 23rd, 2011, 01:00 PM
I saw those times and thought "Oh :censor:". Unfortunately he is a really nice guy so I can't even hate him.

That Guy
November 23rd, 2011, 02:18 PM
The 50 breast was offered in the meet but I think Rick just entered those four events and not the 50 for whatever reason. Or the 200 IM for that matter.

If you want to go hatin' on somebody, jaadams1 provided Rick a rabbit to chase in the 400 IM :bolt:

orca1946
November 23rd, 2011, 02:40 PM
What were the times he swam?

jaadams1
November 23rd, 2011, 04:34 PM
The 50 breast was offered in the meet but I think Rick just entered those four events and not the 50 for whatever reason. Or the 200 IM for that matter.

If you want to go hatin' on somebody, jaadams1 provided Rick a rabbit to chase in the 400 IM :bolt:


You're welcome!! :) I was going for my own NW Zone record at the same time as Rick was going for his WR in the 400 IM!! I missed mine by 3 seconds though, but apparently it helped Rick by having me out there. He thanked me afterward for NOT being a breaststroker. :banana: (It is EVIL, as is backstroke). At least I can say I beat a former Olympian, even though he is almost twice my age!!

Rich Abrahams
November 23rd, 2011, 04:35 PM
100 breast: 1:11.77 200 breast: 2:39.61
100 IM: 1:06.29 400 IM: 5:04.54

Those are exremely impressive times for a 60 year old. Bob, now it's your turn at Long Beach. Sorry I won't be there to watch.

Rich

jaadams1
November 23rd, 2011, 04:38 PM
What were the times he swam?

The results from the Whidbey Island SCM Meet are attached. (11/13/11)

Rick Colella is listed as "Rick Colella"

jaadams1 is listed as "James Adams"

knelson is listed as "Kirk Nelson"

&
That Guy is listed as "That Guy"

That Guy
November 23rd, 2011, 06:39 PM
That Guy is listed as "That Guy"
:)

__steve__
November 23rd, 2011, 08:30 PM
Just glanced at the list,

also an impressive performance here:

Event 3 Women 60-64 50 SC Meter Freestyle
1 Davis, Charlotte M 61 North End Otters 31.34

knelson
November 24th, 2011, 12:01 AM
There's a little bio of Rick (and his sister, Lynn) here: http://www.pns.org/pnws2/__doc__/halloffame_04_index.html

Rick and I work for the same large company that makes airplanes! :)

jaadams1
November 24th, 2011, 12:02 AM
:)

I didn't want to give away your alter-ego...'cause of them thar stalker people out there!! :afraid:

jaadams1
November 24th, 2011, 12:04 AM
There's a little bio of Rick here: http://www.pns.org/pnws2/__doc__/halloffame_04_index.html

Rick and I work for the same large company that makes airplanes! :)

The paper company??? I was just making some of those planes with my son earlier today!! :D