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ElaineK
March 16th, 2012, 02:34 PM
Next Friday is the last day to get your entries in for Greensboro. So, what do you think the attendance will be (of swimmers, that is)? Closest guess gets a :chug: or :wine: from me. Or, for those Forumites who would rather pass on that offer (I am well aware of who you are...), bragging rights. By the way, I still owe Patrick (PWB) for winning last time!
My guess, since this is 2012: 2012 :D

matysekj
March 16th, 2012, 03:14 PM
Ummm, no. Entries are open through next Friday, March 23.

That Guy
March 16th, 2012, 03:44 PM
8675309

ElaineK
March 16th, 2012, 04:30 PM
Ummm, no. Entries are open through next Friday, March 23.

Ooops! That's what I get for looking at the wrong week on the calendar... :blush:

ElaineK
March 16th, 2012, 04:34 PM
8675309

Hmmm, that sounds suspiciously like a song I remember from my college days. :D Geez, was it that long ago? :cane: It topped the charts in 1982! That Guy; you were just a kid when that song came out!

That Guy
March 16th, 2012, 04:39 PM
Hmmm, that sounds suspiciously like a song I remember from my college days. This is merely an astronomical coincidence. In giant pink font.

ElaineK
March 16th, 2012, 05:32 PM
This is merely an astronomical coincidence. In giant pink font.

Love the giant pink font! :cheerleader:

tjrpatt
March 16th, 2012, 09:56 PM
1953.3

ElaineK
March 17th, 2012, 02:20 PM
1953.3

And, who do you suppose is the .3? :afraid::bolt:

Donna
March 17th, 2012, 06:45 PM
I'm going to guess 1980, it was a very good year for me.

ElaineK
March 17th, 2012, 09:46 PM
Geek.

:D

ElaineK
March 17th, 2012, 09:49 PM
I'm going to guess 1980, it was a very good year for me.

Goooo Donna :cheerleader: ! Owing a :chug: to my GAJA teammate would be fine by me! :D

orca1946
March 19th, 2012, 05:11 PM
1946 swimmers

knelson
March 19th, 2012, 11:17 PM
In honor of the greatest swimming event I'll guess 1650.

jaadams1
March 19th, 2012, 11:55 PM
In honor of the greatest swimming event I'll guess 1650.

Very highly debateable.

ElaineK
March 20th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Very highly debateable.

And, pessimistic! Only 1650? :bouncing:

ElaineK
March 20th, 2012, 06:28 PM
1825 is my guess. Well, that is until people realize Geek hasn't showered, shaved, brushed his tooth, or changed his underwear is several months. Then my guess will be 7. The starter, two timers, turn judge, lifeguard, head referee, and geek)

:afraid: :bolt:

:D

The Fortress
March 20th, 2012, 07:25 PM
Very highly debateable.

1799.

I wonder how many west coasters will come ...

That Guy
March 20th, 2012, 09:23 PM
1799.

I wonder how many west coasters will come ...

I think 2 of the swimmers from my gym are going. No, I'm not one of them :D

jaadams1
March 20th, 2012, 11:11 PM
And, pessimistic! Only 1650? :bouncing:

I wasn't debating about the attendance number. It was as the reference to the 1650 being the best event ever! That is debatable! I try to swim it once a year only, and this year I split it at the 1000, and cooled down the remainder. :) I'll go for my SCY TT in either the 400 IM or 200 Fly this year. :banana:

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And as for the National meet attendance guess: 1977, the year I was born. :applaud:


...oh yeah, and I'm NOT going to be one of them either!

knelson
March 21st, 2012, 11:24 AM
And, pessimistic! Only 1650? :bouncing:

If you look at historical attendance this is not out of line. There have been a couple well attended Nationals in the last few years (Austin, Atlanta, Mesa), but the more out of the way locations tend to draw significantly fewer attendees. Coral Springs had less than 1,300, Federal Way under 1,500, Clovis under 1,600. I consider Greensboro somewhat "out of the way" and I have a feeling many others would, too. I wouldn't be at all surprised if 1,650 turns out to be above the actual attendance.

By the way, Nationals attendance stats can be found here:
http://www.usms.org/rules/appf.pdf

ElaineK
March 21st, 2012, 03:08 PM
No, I'm not one of them :D

:badday:

ElaineK
March 21st, 2012, 03:14 PM
If you look at historical attendance this is not out of line. There have been a couple well attended Nationals in the last few years (Austin, Atlanta, Mesa), but the more out of the way locations tend to draw significantly fewer attendees. Coral Springs had less than 1,300, Federal Way under 1,500, Clovis under 1,600. I consider Greensboro somewhat "out of the way" and I have a feeling many others would, too. I wouldn't be at all surprised if 1,650 turns out to be above the actual attendance.

By the way, Nationals attendance stats can be found here:
http://www.usms.org/rules/appf.pdf

Thanks for the link, Kirk. Hmmm, I guess my estimate of 2,012 was quite optimistic! Oh well, I have always been a glass-half-full type. :D

So, will you be one of the west-coasters going?

knelson
March 21st, 2012, 04:09 PM
Thanks So, will you be one of the west-coasters going?

No, I'm not going. I'm swimming at Canadian Nationals instead.

mrubacky
March 21st, 2012, 09:36 PM
I think that it'll be less than Mesa. It seems most people are looking forward to summer nationals with the Olympic Trials. I'd say 1500 which is the meter equalivalant of the greatest event. :ohyeah:

That Guy
March 21st, 2012, 09:45 PM
I think that it'll be less than Mesa. It seems most people are looking forward to summer nationals with the Olympic Trials. I'd say 1500 which is the meter equalivalant of the greatest event. :ohyeah:

You guys keep misspelling 400IM.

Karlene
March 21st, 2012, 10:03 PM
I'm estimating 1,578.

pwb
March 21st, 2012, 11:19 PM
1,771 because we need one year to have a palindromic number of swimmers

mrubacky
March 22nd, 2012, 09:58 AM
You guys keep misspelling 400IM.

I love the 400 IM too, so I could go with that.

orca1946
March 22nd, 2012, 05:47 PM
After looking at a map of where it is, I revise it up to 2,123.
It's within driving distance of many bigger cities!

ElaineK
March 23rd, 2012, 04:13 AM
After looking at a map of where it is, I revise it up to 2,123.
It's within driving distance of many bigger cities!

Another optimist! :applaud: You now have the highest number with mine coming in second. Closest guess wins; a tie results in :chug: for all who tied! :D

ElaineK
March 23rd, 2012, 04:16 AM
1,771 because we need one year to have a palindromic number of swimmers

OK, Patrick, if you win, I owe you :chug: and :chug: for your last win. If you lose, join me and the winner, anyway, so I can pay up for your last win! :D

That Guy
March 23rd, 2012, 10:04 AM
Another optimist! :applaud: You now have the highest number with mine coming in second. Closest guess wins; a tie results in :chug: for all who tied! :D
My guess is the largest by quite a bit!

beachfreak
March 23rd, 2012, 01:01 PM
Ok Elaine, I am new to this posting stuff so I hope this gets posted.

I am going to guess 1950, my year of arrival on this planet.

Sarah is coming to the meet with me. :bighug: We will be there Sat. and Sun.

knelson
March 23rd, 2012, 01:23 PM
My guess is the largest by quite a bit!

True. If you win warmups are going to be on the crowded side.

That Guy
March 23rd, 2012, 01:52 PM
True. If you win warmups are going to be on the crowded side.
hmmmm

tjrpatt
March 23rd, 2012, 01:54 PM
An under 2K Spring Nationals would be sweet.

tjrpatt
March 23rd, 2012, 01:56 PM
hmmmm

Nice pic from the Atlanta Spring Nationals. Thank god, I was too broke to go to that Nationals.

That Guy
March 23rd, 2012, 02:00 PM
Nice pic from the Atlanta Spring Nationals. Thank god, I was too broke to go to that Nationals.
no one there but noodlers anyway :bolt:

ElaineK
March 23rd, 2012, 02:27 PM
Ok Elaine, I am new to this posting stuff so I hope this gets posted.

I am going to guess 1950, my year of arrival on this planet.

Sarah is coming to the meet with me. :bighug: We will be there Sat. and Sun.

Hey Joyce! Great to see you on the Forums! Congratulations, again, for being high points winner at Auburn, for your age group. :applaud: I have your trophy here and hope I don't have to wait until Nationals to give it to you! Hopefully, I'll see you at Georgia Tech, Gwinnett Senior Games or the Gwinnett Developmental meet before Nats! April is a busy month!

Ok, I :hijack: my own thread long enough...

1950 is a good guess; it's about what we had at Georgia Tech. Hey, since you're my teammate, I'll buy ya a :chug:, even if you don't win the contest! :cheerleader:

ElaineK
March 23rd, 2012, 02:30 PM
My guess is the largest by quite a bit!

Ohhh yeah, that's right! I forgot... The #1 Billboard hit in 1982... :D

ElaineK
March 23rd, 2012, 02:31 PM
hmmmm

:afraid: :bolt:

beachfreak
March 23rd, 2012, 08:53 PM
I will be at the Tech meet April 7, so you can bring my high point award then if you don't mind. Sarah is also going to swim at that meet.

ElaineK
March 24th, 2012, 02:20 PM
I will be at the Tech meet April 7, so you can bring my high point award then if you don't mind. Sarah is also going to swim at that meet.

OK, will do! Hey, love the font! But, do you have any idea what you're getting yourself into using it on these forums? :worms: :D

knelson
March 24th, 2012, 03:25 PM
The entry deadline is now past. What is the final number? Where are the psych sheets? :)

ElaineK
March 24th, 2012, 04:36 PM
The entry deadline is now past. What is the final number? Where are the psych sheets? :)

:bouncing: :bouncing: :bouncing:

beachfreak
March 24th, 2012, 06:16 PM
OK, will do! Hey, love the font! But, do you have any idea what you're getting yourself into using it on these forums? :worms: :D



Well, I am just trying to learn the system! Haha:banana:

Chris Stevenson
March 25th, 2012, 11:34 AM
In honor of the greatest swimming event I'll guess 1650.

This was exactly my guess in the Championship Committee contest. I now suspect it was low because I just found out that 493 entries are from NC Masters (we just got an email about relays). Considering there are 1243 members currently registered in the LMSC, that's a pretty high "in house" participation rate (about 40%) for nationals.

mrubacky
March 25th, 2012, 04:53 PM
This was exactly my guess in the Championship Committee contest. I now suspect it was low because I just found out that 493 entries are from NC Masters (we just got an email about relays). Considering there are 1243 members currently registered in the LMSC, that's a pretty high "in house" participation rate (about 40%) for nationals.

NEM is sending 58 which is higher than the 40+ that went to Mesa.

aquageek
March 25th, 2012, 05:07 PM
I know the number. It's big, probably because NC is bringing it, as Chris stated.

That Guy
March 25th, 2012, 05:31 PM
I know the number. It's big, probably because NC is bringing it, as Chris stated.
That's what I'm talkin about. They'll rue the day they mocked my entry!

thewookiee
March 25th, 2012, 07:18 PM
This was exactly my guess in the Championship Committee contest. I now suspect it was low because I just found out that 493 entries are from NC Masters (we just got an email about relays). Considering there are 1243 members currently registered in the LMSC, that's a pretty high "in house" participation rate (about 40%) for nationals.


I know the number. It's big, probably because NC is bringing it, as Chris stated.

I guess this is the only hope for a north carolina national championship, after the basketball team got thrashed today.

ElaineK
March 25th, 2012, 07:30 PM
That's what I'm talkin about. They'll rue the day they mocked my entry!

:bighug: Ohhh, That Guy, I think your suffering from delusions of grandeur. :D

Chris Stevenson
March 25th, 2012, 08:08 PM
I guess this is the only hope for a north carolina national championship, after the basketball team got thrashed today.

Really? (http://www.unc.edu/campus-updates/college_cup_2011)

thewookiee
March 25th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Really? (http://www.unc.edu/campus-updates/college_cup_2011)

Is that considered a sport in the south?

That Guy
March 25th, 2012, 09:41 PM
:bighug: Ohhh, That Guy, I think your suffering from delusions of grandeur. :D
most definitely!
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/17099194.jpg

Chris Stevenson
March 26th, 2012, 03:42 AM
Is that considered a sport in the south?

More than an activity that involves prancing around in a speedo brief, I would say.

That Guy
March 26th, 2012, 09:52 AM
prancing you're doing it wrong.

knelson
March 26th, 2012, 11:51 AM
Rosters and psych sheets are out! 1,863 swimmers entered. So who wins?

No Lance Armstrong, by the way...

edit: I think The Fortress wins with her guess of 1,799.

orca1946
March 26th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Psych sheets will be out at the start of April--- I think?

knelson
March 26th, 2012, 12:04 PM
Psych sheets will be out at the start of April--- I think?

Nope, they are out already:
http://www.usms.org/comp/scnats12/heats/

ElaineK
March 26th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Rosters and psych sheets are out! 1,863 swimmers entered. So who wins?

No Lance Armstrong, by the way...

edit: I think The Fortress wins with her guess of 1,799.

No Lance? :cry:

You are correct; Fortress wins. Congratulations for having the closest guess. :applaud:

Here is a list of the entries from this thread, along with their guesses:
Me- 2012
That Guy- 8675309 :lmao:
Tjrpatt- 1953.3 :afraid:
Donna 1980
Orca 2123
Knelson- 1650
Fortress- 1799
mrubacky- 1500
Karlene- 1578
pwb- 1771
beachfreak- 1950

Fortress, I owe you a :chug: at Nats. Patrick, would you like to join us? I still owe you a :chug: from last time. :)

That Guy
March 26th, 2012, 01:55 PM
Even the square root of my entry (2945.38) is still the worst guess. I am going to have to raise my game for Omaha. Yes, raise. I'm off to search for some large numbers :bliss:

knelson
March 26th, 2012, 02:03 PM
I'm off to search for some large numbers :bliss:

How about Avogadro's number?

Rob Copeland
March 26th, 2012, 02:05 PM
Rosters and psych sheets are out! 1,863 swimmers entered.Is it just me or is 1863 somewhat symbolic.

April 1863 – American Civil War – The Battle of Washington ends in Beaufort County, North Carolina.

That Guy
March 26th, 2012, 02:26 PM
How about Avogradro's number?

Good one. Graham's Number is another possibility. I'll know I'm on the right track when wookiee and jaadams1 complain about my use of up-arrow notation

jaadams1
March 26th, 2012, 10:23 PM
Good one. Graham's Number is another possibility. I'll know I'm on the right track when wookiee and jaadams1 complain about my use of up-arrow notation

I'm already lost in your talk of these strange numbers...what the :censor: is a Graham number, or an Avogadro number? And why does Pi never end??

That Guy
March 26th, 2012, 10:30 PM
I'm already lost in your talk of these strange numbers...what the :censor: is a Graham number, or an Avogadro number? And why does Pi never end??
You're not fooling anyone - you just corrected knelson's typo

jaadams1
March 26th, 2012, 11:45 PM
You're not fooling anyone - you just corrected knelson's typo

Not really. I honestly have no idea what these are...and I'm not going to search the internet to find the answer either.

....as far a knelson's typo, I got lucky, because all I did was copy/paste the name from his entry, minus the 's at the end. :)

That Guy
March 26th, 2012, 11:48 PM
Not really. I honestly have no idea what these are...and I'm not going to search the internet to find the answer either.

....as far a knelson's typo, I got lucky, because all I did was copy/paste the name from his entry, minus the 's at the end. :)
Here, this should clear everything up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totally_indescribable_cardinal

jaadams1
March 26th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Here, this should clear everything up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totally_indescribable_cardinal

Oh, I got it now... :bolt:

yeah right...all I understood was the first three words "In mathematics, a", and then it changed to a foreign language for the remainder of the page.

knelson
March 27th, 2012, 10:19 AM
James just got lucky and quote me after I fixed it. :) Avogadro's number--as everyone knows--is the number of atoms or molecules in one mole of a substance. It's approximately 6.02x10^23. If you took chemistry in high school you should have learned this if you were paying attention. :bolt:

Rob Copeland
March 27th, 2012, 11:14 AM
How about Avogadro's number?Or Mersenne prime?

jroddin
March 27th, 2012, 11:39 AM
James just got lucky and quote me after I fixed it. :) Avogadro's number--as everyone knows--is the number of atoms or molecules in one mole of a substance. It's approximately 6.02x10^23. If you took chemistry in high school you should have learned this if you were paying attention. :bolt:

We celebrated "Mole Day" in high school chemistry class on Oct 23 :)

That Guy
March 27th, 2012, 01:27 PM
Or Mersenne prime?

Well that would depend on which one I pick. The little ones (3, 7, 31, and 127) aren't very interesting for Omaha purposes. The next Mersenne after 127 is 8191, which is still over 1000 times less than 8675309. (Side note: where else can you go for calculations involving those two numbers? Nowhere, baby!) The largest known Mersenne prime is 2^43112609 – 1, which is unfathomably huge and may therefore suit my needs. :)

ElaineK
March 27th, 2012, 05:21 PM
Is it just me or is 1863 somewhat symbolic.


Hey, Rob, why aren't you #1864? :bitching:

Rob Copeland
March 27th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Hey, Rob, why aren't you #1864? :bitching:Cuz, if I canít be #1, I ainít going:cane:
Unfortunately life sometimes gets in the way of swimming. Unconscionable, I know.

orca1946
March 29th, 2012, 05:17 PM
Now that the heat sheets are out ---- do we have a count??

jaadams1
March 29th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Now that the heat sheets are out ---- do we have a count??

:doh:

knelson
March 29th, 2012, 09:53 PM
:doh:

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Noel Adams
March 30th, 2012, 10:57 AM
Does anyone know where 'spectator' tickets to watch the Summer Nationals can be purchased?