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knelson
December 3rd, 2011, 06:03 PM
Dawn Heckman of Rose Bowl Aquatics threw down a 16:26.93 in the 1500 free yesterday. The old USMS National record was a 17:23.60 and the world record was a 17:01.56. She already had the world record in the 800, but assuming yesterday's swim counts she established a new mark of 8:46.37 in the 800, too. To put this into perspective for those of you who are used to SCY times, she averaged 1:05.80 per 100. According to the Swimming World converter this is 58.96 in yards. According to the FINA website, this swim ranks her 7th in the world in the event for 2011--we're talking seventh in the World--no "masters" qualifier. Now that's a dominating swim!

edit: Well, not so sure about the world rankings. The rankings seem to only show 23 total competitors, so it must only show a handful of competitions.

ande
December 3rd, 2011, 06:41 PM
Whoa
That's fast
Long beach is an awesome meet & the grunion volunteers do a killer job running it

jaadams1
December 3rd, 2011, 09:18 PM
That is just amazing.

Back in my prime in college I held 57.5 or so for my 1650 at Nationals, but to be anywhere near that again seems darn near impossible to me. Dawn Heckman must be a training machine, and even better in competition! :bow: :cheerleader: :chug:

rxleakem
December 3rd, 2011, 09:37 PM
Wow. That is crazy fast!

Ex-distance guy
December 4th, 2011, 12:40 AM
Dawn Heckman of Rose Bowl Aquatics threw down a 16:26.93 in the 1500 free yesterday. She already had the world record in the 800, but assuming yesterday's swim counts she established a new mark of 8:46.37 in the 800, too. Now that's a dominating swim!
That is FAST. Really damn fast. How old is she?
:bow:

Michael Heather
December 4th, 2011, 12:59 AM
About 33.

Ex-distance guy
December 4th, 2011, 01:05 AM
About 33.
wow....two thumbs up. Epic swim is epic!

Michael Heather
December 4th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Correction, 34.

She went 8:38 for her 800 today, but did not break her record set in the first half of the 1500, 8:36.

aquageek
December 5th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Where are the results for this meet? I have to see how far down the list those speedy left coasters pushed me.

knelson
December 5th, 2011, 05:17 PM
swimphone.com

ande
December 5th, 2011, 05:19 PM
Where are the results for this meet? I have to see how far down the list those speedy left coasters pushed me.

2011 SPMS SCM RESULTS (http://www.swimphone.com/mobile/meets/event_order.cfm?smid=3360)