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Sportygeek
January 27th, 2013, 06:59 AM
On Feb 24, LCM Masters States her in Victoria, Australia. Nationals in April. How many 40-44s do you think I can beat?

That Guy
January 27th, 2013, 09:19 AM
On Feb 24, LCM Masters States her in Victoria, Australia. Nationals in April. How many 40-44s do you think I can beat?

All of them.

Sportygeek
January 28th, 2013, 12:45 AM
All of them.

"All of them" includes Linley Frame (http://www.portal.aussi.org.au/results/results.php?bg=1&year=2012&name=LINLEY+FRAME&aussiid=&pb=no&Show=Show&js=on), so somehow I don't think so :)

Masters States here tends to be small. Might end up like 2011 (http://www.portal.aussi.org.au/meets/index.php?EventId=152000&filter=*&split=no&js=on#LC50mBackstrokeF) (I'd win that 50BK easily) or 2012 (http://www.portal.aussi.org.au/meets/index.php?EventId=152236&filter=*&split=no&scope=&js=on#LC50mBackstrokeF) (distant last same event). Decent fields at our Nationals, though smaller than USMS, and number of slowish swimmers is a crapshoot. I might be racing for 2nd last, 3rd last or 5th last (at least this year).

I'd love to see 43yo Paralympian Kirsten Bruhn show up at Masters Worlds in her wheelchair and take out half the field. If anyone is interested, ParalympicSportTV did this video profile of her in 2009:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkVTEaYDDo0. She's broken 3 or 4 IPC world records in the last year.

__steve__
January 28th, 2013, 06:55 AM
What events will you do?

Sportygeek
January 28th, 2013, 09:42 AM
What events will you do?

States: given the program (http://www.mastersswimmingvic.org.au/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=SwimMeets&MeetID=12943), probably 50FR, 200FR, 50BK. 100BK/50FR and 50BK/100FR are consecutive, and while it's logistically possible to do consecutive events, race/marshall immediately/race again in 5 minutes is not exactly an ideal scenario.

Nationals: here's the program (http://www.aussimastswimnsw.org.au/customdata/index.cfm?fuseaction=CustomData&CategoryID=15117). Again, backstroke and freestyle annoyingly consecutive, tho with larger numbers of swimmers it's less a problem than at States. No QTs for MSA Nationals, 10 events/3 per day max for everyone. Considering 50BK, 200FR, 100BK, 50FR, 400FR, 100FR. (I can't swim breast or fly FINA-legal without disability stroke rule exceptions = I can't swim breast, fly or IM at MSA Nationals. Don't go there).