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ande
January 20th, 2012, 10:26 AM
many impressive swims
MENíS ALL-TIME SCY TOP 50 PERFORMERS-PERFORMANCES RANKINGS (http://magazines.swimmingworldmagazine.com:9997/spipdf/20120118billbellmscytop50.pdf)


From Swimming World (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/29307.asp?q=Men's%20All-Time%20Top%20Performances%20in%20Short%20Course%20 Yards)

Fred Bousquet's 18.67 50 scy was done in a masters meet.
Tiger Masters/Aub./FRA Tiger Masters Invite. Auburn 02-14-10
(Note: U.S.Masters 25-29 record and FASTEST all-time by ANY Masters swimmer. Time swum
in suit no longer useable in U.S. Swimming and/or international competition but OK for USMS)

knelson
January 20th, 2012, 10:46 AM
I'm biased, but I consider this one of the greatest swims of all time:

500 free
4:08.75 Tom Dolan, Michigan NCAAs Indianapolis 03-23-95
(Splits: 47.07, 1:37.42 [50.45], 2:27.83 [50.41], 3:18.23 [50.40], 4:08.75 [50.42])

Just look at those splits! Peter Vanderkaay finally took down Dolan's record eleven years later to the day, but only by 0.15 seconds.

The 1650 free is also very interesting. The top seven performances are by seven different individuals (Thompson, Jensen, Roualt, Vendt, Mellouli, Prinsloo and Dolan). Since Chris Thompson set the record in 2001 several swimmers have come close, but no one has quite been able to topple it. The next five guys are all within a second of Thompson's record.

pmccoy
January 20th, 2012, 10:47 AM
many impressive swims
MENíS ALL-TIME SCY TOP 50 PERFORMERS-PERFORMANCES RANKINGS (http://magazines.swimmingworldmagazine.com:9997/spipdf/20120118billbellmscytop50.pdf)

From Swimming World (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/29307.asp?q=Men's%20All-Time%20Top%20Performances%20in%20Short%20Course%20 Yards)
Fred Bousquet's 18.67 was done in a masters meet.
Tiger Masters/Aub./FRA Tiger Masters Invite. Auburn 02-14-10
(Note: U.S.Masters 25-29 record and FASTEST all-time by ANY Masters swimmer. Time swum
in suit no longer useable in U.S. Swimming and/or international competition but OK for USMS)I watched that race. He SDKd to 15 meters on the way down and I think was pretty close on the way back. Made everyone in the heat doing :22s look very slow.

ande
January 20th, 2012, 11:14 AM
I'm biased, but I consider this one of the greatest swims of all time:

500 free
4:08.75 Tom Dolan, Michigan NCAAs Indianapolis 03-23-95
(Splits: 47.07, 1:37.42 [50.45], 2:27.83 [50.41], 3:18.23 [50.40], 4:08.75 [50.42])

Just look at those splits! Peter Vanderkaay finally took down Dolan's record eleven years later to the day, but only by 0.15 seconds.

The 1650 free is also very interesting. The top seven performances are by seven different individuals (Thompson, Jensen, Roualt, Vendt, Mellouli, Prinsloo and Dolan). Since Chris Thompson set the record in 2001 several swimmers have come close, but no one has quite been able to topple it. The next five guys are all within a second of Thompson's record.

There's a typo with Vanderkaay's 4:08.54 500 time

the splits read:

500 YARD FREESTYLE
Top 50 Performances
4:08.54* Peter Vanderkaay, Club Wolverine/MI. Michigan Open Rochester 02-09-08
(Splits:
46.77,
1:37.30 [50.53],
2:27.48 [50.18],
3:18.13 [49.65],
4:06.54 [48.41])

but the record says 4:08.54 (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/records/AmericanRecords_SCY.pdf)

knelson
January 20th, 2012, 11:35 AM
4:08.54 is listed as the record on the USA Swimming site, too, so that must be correct.

Here are the correct splits per the meet results:
1 Vanderkaay, Peter W 23 CW 4:36.05 4:08.54 JNRS
22.31 46.77 (24.46) 1:12.10 (25.33) 1:37.30 (25.20)
2:02.52 (25.22) 2:27.48 (24.96) 2:52.62 (25.14) 3:18.13 (25.51)
3:43.66 (25.53) 4:08.54 (24.88)

His last two 100s were 50.65 and 50.41.

See http://www.miswim.org/content/meets%5COLY_2_7_2008_127_R.htm

orca1946
January 20th, 2012, 01:12 PM
WOW!!! Going thru some of the times & splits is a real eye popper!
Some of these times are hard to believe until you see them in splits that are in a meet!

Frank Thompson
January 21st, 2012, 07:46 AM
The lists of times are very good, however the comments below the times are often false statements and they are pointed out and never corrected.

For example, I have found swimmers on those lists that have been credited for Masters World Records in the comments section when they are not World Records. I have asked where do these World Records come from and what do they mean. I have never, ever, gotten an answer to where these come from and what creditable organization is compiling them. It's not Swimming World's fault because they make the statement "Swimming World does not guarantee the accuracy of content in the lists, but only provides them for our readers' entertainment and enjoyment".

As everyone knows. FINA is the only organization that ratifies Masters World Records in FINA member sanctioned meets. To qualify for a Masters World Record you must be a member of a FINA member nation and be registered as a masters swimmer in that nation. You must perform the swim in a Masters Sanctioned meet. The last requirement is that you have to abide by the requirements to file the record and examples of these include pool measurement, record application, referee signature.

I have seen Masters World Records listed for Short Course Yards when everyone knows that follows swimming that you cannot have a World Record in a Yards competition and FINA ratifies World Records in meters competition.

Other than the errors that are in the comments section, and the lack of proof reading before publication of the comments, the lists are very good.

ande
February 8th, 2012, 11:13 AM
Women's All-Time Top Performances LCM
February 7, 2012

PHOENIX, Arizona, February 7. SWIMMING World superfan Bill Bell has returned with his long course meters top 50 lists. Today, we provide the women's list heading into the rest of the Olympic year.

Bill Bell's top 50 long course meters list for the women (http://magazines.swimmingworldmagazine.com:9997/spipdf/20120207billbellwlcmtop50.pdf).

jaadams1
March 11th, 2012, 12:54 PM
Probably a good reason for pool measurements, or things like this might sneak in:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=31LnzqYCWlA&NR=1