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pwb
April 23rd, 2012, 07:35 PM
OK, all you nutso butterfliers (Mr. Adams, this means you), here's the "Hersey Fly Challenge" for the LCM season -- http://swimswam.com/2012/04/hersey-swims-440-in-the-400-free/.

That Guy
April 23rd, 2012, 07:40 PM
OK, all you nutso butterfliers (Mr. Adams, this means you), here's the "Hersey Fly Challenge" for the LCM season -- http://swimswam.com/2012/04/hersey-swims-440-in-the-400-free/.

Oddly enough, I did swim a 400 fly on Saturday. I did not know about Hersey's swim when I did it, but my time was similar - I went 4:50 from a pushoff versus Hersey's 4:40 from a dive.

oh and i was swimming in short course yards

Chris Stevenson
April 23rd, 2012, 09:28 PM
OK, all you nutso butterfliers (Mr. Adams, this means you), here's the "Hersey Fly Challenge" for the LCM season -- http://swimswam.com/2012/04/hersey-swims-440-in-the-400-free/.

From the description of the swim, it sounds like she took it out at about trials cut for the 200 fly. Sheesh.

jaadams1
April 23rd, 2012, 11:34 PM
OK, all you nutso butterfliers (Mr. Adams, this means you), here's the "Hersey Fly Challenge" for the LCM season -- http://swimswam.com/2012/04/hersey-swims-440-in-the-400-free/.

Got it! Maybe not LCM (since I don't get to swim in the summer), but I'll do a SCM version for sure. :)

Fresnoid
April 23rd, 2012, 11:54 PM
Got it! Maybe not LCM (since I don't get to swim in the summer), but I'll do a SCM version for sure. :)

What do you mean "I don't get to swim in the summer" ? All the pools near you are closed?

jaadams1
April 24th, 2012, 12:43 AM
What do you mean "I don't get to swim in the summer" ? All the pools near you are closed?

No, they're open, but in my job career takes over in the summer. I'm a line mechanic for the largest apple and cherry producing company in the state of Washington, Stemilt Growers (http://www.stemilt.com/StemiltHome/). The cherry season hits here around the 2nd week of June, and the way they have the fruit arranged here in the varying elevations, we run cherries hardcore until the end of August. The OT is good, but not much other time for activities other that trying to get dinner for the kids. :) My wife works for the same company, but on the swing shift.
I'll be super tired and worn out from my 60-70 hour physical work days in coveralls running all around the line, in 100+ degree days.

Yeah, I would LOVE to be able to swim, but life gets in the way at times. :) The good news is that my mother in law (who lives with us) is not going to work the cherries this summer, so I might actually get a chance to take a dip in the pool a few times a week this summer, which is way better than cold turkey for 2 months!!

ande
April 24th, 2012, 10:44 AM
in the early 80's SMU had a swimmer who used to swim fly in the 400 fr, think he went 4:20 something. Bill ??? maybe Billy Glasstetter
I don't know how flyers can keep going.

Fresnoid
April 24th, 2012, 10:55 AM
I did a 500 fly in a high school duel meet a long time ago (5:29). Now, more than a 50 of fly and my shoulders will hurt for days.

orca1946
April 24th, 2012, 12:25 PM
Well --- I did a 1,000 yd. fly , but was not timed at practice.:D

jaadams1
April 24th, 2012, 08:35 PM
I don't know how flyers can keep going.

'cause we don't worry about any of that "easy-speed" stuff. :D I just get going and hang on. You get in a rythem and keep going. As long as you don't stop, you're good. Find a breathing pattern, and stick to it. Simple enough.

I did a 500 Fly back in college once, and went a 5:14, out at a 2:02 for the 200. :banana:

As a master, I've done it 3 times now, and am down to a 5:58 with plans to drop even more.

chowmi
April 24th, 2012, 11:15 PM
in the early 80's SMU had a swimmer who used to swim fly in the 400 fr, think he went 4:20 something. Bill ??? maybe Billy Glasstetter
I don't know how flyers can keep going.

Billy did a 1000 fly. I will ask what his time was.

That Guy
August 27th, 2012, 02:09 AM
I finally got around to the proper LCM version of this. (There are no LCM pools near where I live.) This weekend at NW LCM Zones in Oregon I did a 400m fly in 5:37.45. My first 200 was 2:46.19 so my 200's were split 5.07 seconds apart. It was pretty cool. I am considering longer distances.

TRYM_Swimmer
August 27th, 2012, 09:12 AM
It was reported that Carl Robie held the Middle Atlantic AAU Regional record in the 400m Free in the 60's, having done it Fly, but I have no confirmation of that. I wouldn't be surprised if it were true, as he could swim Fly all day.