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slow
April 9th, 2013, 08:50 PM
Well?

ekw
April 9th, 2013, 09:07 PM
Yup - Mom, Dad, Brother, and me. I think we would probably go with my mom for the backstroke, me for the breaststroke, my brother for the fly, and my dad as the free. My parents could both pull off the free and the backstroke, but maybe not the others. My breaststroke is stronger than my brother's so that would probably be the best lineup. It would be fun to actually do this someday, if we're geographically compatible. :)

Bobinator
April 9th, 2013, 09:25 PM
Definitely!!! My daughters are excellent at all strokes except breast; my son happened to be a breast stroker!!!! I'd have Lindsay doing back, Rob at breast, Sarah at fly, and that would leave me doing free!!!! This would be my dream team medley relay!!!!!!!!!!

jethro
April 10th, 2013, 06:37 AM
Possibly, but the relay team would have to include kids.

Rob Copeland
April 10th, 2013, 08:29 AM
2010 Short Course National Championships – Atlanta GeorgiaMixed Relay Results
Mixed 18+ 200 Yard Medley Relay
Pl Relay Name Seed Time Final Time Points

22 GAJA "C" 2:25.20 2:21.85
1) Copeland, Noah M23 2) Copeland, Megan F20
3) Copeland, Rob M53 4) Copeland, Parkie J F80

My son, my daughter, myself and my mother. Good enough for last place in the 18+ age group.

Mom also won the 80-84 1000 Free and had 4 other top 5 finishes. Noah won the 200 Free and 50 and 100 Fly, with 3 other top 3 finishes. Megan and I were there!

SuperChloe
April 10th, 2013, 08:38 AM
I replied no, but there was no option for "I could cobble one together but we'd suck and probably could only do the 200 (or even better, 100) medley." My sister used to be a swimmer, so she could probably manage breast stroke, I could do fly (ha!), my mom could do backstroke and since freestyle can be anything, I could have my dad or one of my cousins do doggy paddle for the freestyle leg. We would be slow as all get out, but we might finish legally. Thinking about my 73 year old father attempting to dive off the block is cracking me up, though. He'd have to start in the water (he was never a swimmer).

jroddin
April 10th, 2013, 09:02 AM
My sister Jill and I did a mixed medley with our parents in 2000:

2000 Long Course National Championships - Baltimore
Mixed 160-199 200 LC Meter Medley Relay
================================================== =============================
160-199 Worl: # 2:01.22 8/23/98 Ttex-Usa
S WENCEL, D GUTHRIE, B WENCEL, S NEILSON-BELL
160-199 NATL: * 2:01.22 8/23/98 Ttex
S WENCEL, D GUTHRIE, B WENCEL, S NEILSON-BELL
Team Finals Points
================================================== =============================

15 Montgomery Ancient Mariners 'B' 2:27.41
1) Roddin, Jeffrey H 31 2) Roethke, Jill 30
3) Roddin, Hugh J 58 4) Roddin, Ruth A 57
1:10.53 2:27.41

The Wolf family did a mixed medley relay at this same meet. They were in a different age group, but had the EXACT same time as us:

20 Plano Wetcats 'A' 2:27.41
1) Wolf, Tom 46 2) Wolf, Mary-Jo 38
3) Wolf, Joe 44 4) Wolf, Kim 20
1:13.47 2:27.41

And technically not a "blood" relay but last year my wife Julie and I and my parents did the mixed medley at both Greensboro and Omaha. Here are the Omaha results:

2012 Long Course National Championships - Omaha
Mixed 200-239 200 Meter Medley Relay
================================================== ================================
USMS Record (N): 2:02.32 8/15/2005 SAN DIEGO SWIM MASTERS
Pipes-Neilsen, Karlyn
Krattli, Caroline
Lautman, Scott
Van Baalen, Vinus
Pl Name Sex/Age Club Seed Time Final Time Points
================================================== ================================

15 ANCM 'A' X200-239 ANCM 2:35.00 2:27.58 0.00
1) Roddin, Julie (F36) 2) Roddin, Jeffrey H (M43)
3) Roddin, Hugh J (M70) 4) Roddin, Ruth A (F69)
36.66(36.66) 1:10.45(33.79) 1:45.62(35.17) 2:27.58(41.96)

Looking at this data, we got the exact same place and nearly the same finish time as the relay with Jill. More remarkable is the fact that my parents combined splits were only 0.25 slower in 2012 than the relay in 2000. I'm 0.25 slower today than I was last week so this is astounding!

I guess that is a long winded way of saying, yes, to the question... :)

mlabresh
April 10th, 2013, 09:54 AM
I replied no, thinking 'not for a Masters meet'. BUT, if I could do it with my kids then absolutely! Aside from my kids (and now my husband), I'm the only swimmer in my family. All my family members CAN swim, but they mostly can just do freestyle and maybe backstroke and breaststroke.

So, if it were not a Masters meet, yes. All 5 of my kids are swimming competitively. If my husband and oldest sons and myself were a team, we'd be pretty decent. :)

Bill Sive
April 10th, 2013, 10:13 AM
You may want to check this out. Has been happening for a while in Mission Viejo. 4th of July weekend.

http://www.usms.org/files/sanction/20130707MVNPMRL/entry_form/EventEntryForm-2013030810103920454.pdf

mlabresh
April 10th, 2013, 01:01 PM
You may want to check this out. Has been happening for a while in Mission Viejo. 4th of July weekend.

http://www.usms.org/files/sanction/20130707MVNPMRL/entry_form/EventEntryForm-2013030810103920454.pdf

That sounds like so much fun! Sadly, even if we could afford a trip all the way to Mission Viejo, our kids are not in USA swimming. I'm hoping that maybe in the next couple years we can get the oldest boys on a USA team, but right now it's not in our budget. If we do, we'll have to save up and take a vacation trip out there or something. That would be a blast!

orca1946
April 10th, 2013, 01:17 PM
Yes -- a slow one. Sounds like fun. ages from 30 to 67 !

Karl_S
April 10th, 2013, 01:43 PM
You may want to check this out. Has been happening for a while in Mission Viejo. 4th of July weekend.

http://www.usms.org/files/sanction/20130707MVNPMRL/entry_form/EventEntryForm-2013030810103920454.pdf
If you are closer to the right coast, there are similar relays at this USMS meet:
http://www.dvmasters.org/pdf/2013/Merryman2013.pdf
The only bummer is that it is gonna be SCY this year instead of LCM. My immediate family has insufficiently many to make a relay, even counting non-competitive swimmers. I hope to rope another family into teaming up.

ALM
April 10th, 2013, 03:11 PM
Not exactly a relay, but it gives me a good excuse to post this photo.

The USMS webmaster and his brothers have been doing the Chesapeake Bay Swim for 25 years. I believe among the five of them they've done 81 crossings. This photo is from 1988. Can you guess which one is the webmaster? :)

http://forums.usms.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=7387&d=1365621046

jroddin
April 10th, 2013, 03:51 PM
Not exactly a relay, but it gives me a good excuse to post this photo.

The USMS webmaster and his brothers have been doing the Chesapeake Bay Swim for 25 years. I believe among the five of them they've done 81 crossings. This photo is from 1988. Can you guess which one is the webmaster? :)

Yes, he's the one who just hit you on the head for posting his photo :)

Michael Heather
April 12th, 2013, 01:08 AM
Both of my parents were competitive swimmers in the early 1950s, both of my sisters also competed into junior college, I was the only one who swam in university and still swims. By combined age group, we could do pretty well in a mixed medley.

I have tried over the years to recruit family into USMS, but they all have other things to do. They say.

pwb
April 12th, 2013, 01:28 AM
Greensboro Nationals -- My father, two sisters and I ... the most fun I've ever had at relays. Both of my sisters swam through college, but hadn't competed in ~20 years. We had to teach my younger sister the rollover backstroke turn in the warmup pool before the even (because it wasn't invented/legal back when she swam). We even created our own team for a year - Brundage Swim Masters (BRSM).

Mixed 35+ 200 Yard Medley Relay
================================================== ================================

Pl Name Sex/Age Club Seed Time Final Time Points
================================================== ================================
23 BRSM 'A' X35+ BRSM 2:16.00 2:08.91 0.00
1) Rankin, Susan B (F41)
2) Brundage, Warner F (M69)
3) Brundage, Patrick W (M45)
4) Finley, Lisa B (F48)
35.15(35.15)
1:12.33(37.18)
1:37.00(24.67)
2:08.91(31.91)

Note how much we blew away our seed time -- all due to my sisters way exceeding their expectations !

gigi
April 13th, 2013, 11:05 AM
I couldn't make a free relay with blood relatives. :blush:

smontanaro
April 13th, 2013, 01:01 PM
I couldn't make a free relay with blood relatives. :blush:

I'm in the same boat. Actually, my one son could do respectable breaststroke. I could do back, and my wife or other sons could do free. Nobody could do fly.

TRYM_Swimmer
April 15th, 2013, 01:18 PM
55+ Mixed Sibling Breaststroke Relay (with an alternate - 68M, 66F, 60F, 59M, 57F) - Pretty well unbeatable for that age group and particular relay. Of course, I'm having a hard time finding that event at any meet!!

Medley would be not too competitive.

HornDawg1957
April 15th, 2013, 07:12 PM
Three older brothers and I, ages 62, 60, 59, and 55. All four of us swam in high school, and three of us swam in college. I (55) would swim backstroke, 59 would swim breaststroke (missed the '72 Olympic Trials by 0.5 seconds in the 200 breast), 60 would swim butterfly ('70 high school All-America in the freestyle relay), and 62 would swim freestyle.

We talked about doing this years ago, but never got around to setting it up. I'm the only one who's currently swimming (and not very swiftly), but maybe we'll make this happen someday.

TUTs_mama
April 24th, 2013, 08:30 PM
No way at all! I am the only swimmer in my family, except for one cousin's husband that never swam competively, but I am told that he is decent enough. Kind of sad when you think about it.... when the ice caps melt and the sea levels rise, my family is going to go extinct ;-)

Sportygeek
April 24th, 2013, 11:58 PM
Best I can offer: extremely slow 4x 50m medley, me as flyer (ie one-arm fly as a disability exception), possibly with water starts. And I don't know if the breast would be FINA-legal.

No living parents or grandparents, no children, one sibling. I know my cousins swam recreationally as kids, so assume they can at least survive 50m! Ditto my brother. I'm the only one who's ever competed.

slow
May 9th, 2013, 07:48 PM
Interesting results. Only about 3/5th. I would've thought there'd be more swimming families.

As for my answer, I'm the only one across all generations who even knows how to swim.