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SwimTotoSwim
July 6th, 2013, 10:03 AM
Most season there is a running guess on attendance at Nationals ?

With the success of PanAm and location of LCM on the west coast, I'm guess for a lower turnout - 899.

What is your guess and are you attending !

Anthony Thompson
MOVY Masters

That Guy
July 6th, 2013, 01:23 PM
1401?

ElaineK
July 6th, 2013, 06:30 PM
Most season there is a running guess on attendance at Nationals ?

With the success of PanAm and location of LCM on the west coast, I'm guess for a lower turnout - 899.

What is your guess and are you attending !

Anthony Thompson
MOVY Masters

Guess you missed it on the other thread... ;)

jroddin
July 7th, 2013, 03:42 PM
Due to the all-time record number of entries and expected long days, the Championship Committee has decided to drop the sixth event. Swimmers who entered six events will be scratched from their sixth event.

Psych sheets will be posted on the meet information page shortly (perhaps by the time you read this).

The 800 and 1500 freestyle events will be deck seeded by time (men and women combined). All 200s and the 400 IM and 400 freestyle events will be deck seeded by time (men and women separate). All other events will be pre-seeded by age group (men and women separate). THEREFORE ALL EVENTS 200 AND LONGER WILL REQUIRE POSITIVE CHECK-IN. Heat sheets for preseeded events, as well as the estimated timeline, are expected to be posted on the USMS website on or about July 24.

If you are unable to attend, please note refund requests must be received in writing (USPS or email) by July 10, 2013.

Jeff Roddin
USMS Championship Committee Chair
championship@usms.org

ElaineK
July 7th, 2013, 05:19 PM
Due to the all-time record number of entries and expected long days, the Championship Committee has decided to drop the sixth event. Swimmers who entered six events will be scratched from their sixth event.

Jeff Roddin
USMS Championship Committee Chair
championship@usms.org

Ok, go ahead and say it everybody: "Elaine-iaK, you are an IDIOT!" :doh: Yes, I'm the idiot who selected the 1500 as my 6th event, because I really want to swim the 400 IM and 200 fly (even though I will look like this in the fly: :cane: )!

So, that means I paid for an extra night at the hotel and I can't even race the next day. And, changing our flights would cost even more. Oh well; it gives me one more day to get over jet lag.

Message to Bill Sive: Thank you, but I won't need your counting assistance after all. :chug:

Edit: Ok, now I'm going to whiiiiiine! I finally make NQT's in my three breaststroke events to qualify for six events, but I only get to swim 5. :censor:

matysekj
July 7th, 2013, 05:42 PM
Psych sheets (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/heats/)
Meet roster (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/heats/roster.php)
Team roster (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/heats/teamroster.php) with swimmer events
Swimmer lookup (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/heats/lookup.php)

1,404 swimmers as of right now (still a few days left for withdrawals).

matysekj
July 7th, 2013, 05:43 PM
Preliminary estimate of ending time for each day:



Day of Meet
Estimated End Time


Wednesday
9:15 p.m.


Thursday
5:45 p.m.


Friday
7:30 p.m. (mixed 800 free starts at 1:00 p.m.)


Saturday
5:35 p.m.


Sunday
4:05 p.m. (Men's 400 free starts at 11:55 a.m, Women's 400 free starts at 2:15 p.m.)

ElaineK
July 7th, 2013, 09:15 PM
Psych sheets (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/heats/)
Meet roster (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/heats/roster.php)
Team roster (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/heats/teamroster.php) with swimmer events
Swimmer lookup (http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/heats/lookup.php)

1,404 swimmers as of right now (still a few days left for withdrawals).

So much for your attendance prediction, when I saw you and Anna Lea last month. :D

ElaineK
July 7th, 2013, 09:40 PM
1401?

I finally get to meet you! :groovy:

That Guy
July 7th, 2013, 11:26 PM
I finally get to meet you! :groovy:

You should be easy to spot on the pool deck with that life vest. Is the dolphin expensive to travel with?

ElaineK
July 8th, 2013, 09:18 PM
You should be easy to spot on the pool deck with that life vest. Is the dolphin expensive to travel with?

You should be easier to spot; I'll just look for somebody who looks like this: :bighug: . Can I rub your head for good luck? :D

That Guy
July 8th, 2013, 11:30 PM
You should be easier to spot; I'll just look for somebody who looks like this: :bighug: . Can I rub your head for good luck? :D

touché.

james lucas
July 9th, 2013, 12:20 AM
Maybe someone can help with this. I understand parking will be awful, and that the sensible course is to park at a hotel and ride the shuttle. For that reason, I bought the shuttle pass when I registered. So, here's my question: if I get my shuttle pass when I sign in at the pool, how do I ride the shuttle to the pool on my first day?

ElaineK
July 9th, 2013, 04:36 PM
Another parking question: My 85 year old mom and sister want to come see me swim. They will be driving in from Long Beach, so where should I tell them to park? Although my mom is not disabled, I would like to spare her a long walk. Is it even feasible to have spectators?

orca1946
July 10th, 2013, 12:37 AM
How cool to have your mom watch you.

orca1946
July 10th, 2013, 12:39 AM
After looking at the psych sheets - I would have been in the top 10 in my 5 events. I really need to get rid of back problems before next season.

jroddin
July 10th, 2013, 09:13 AM
Maybe someone can help with this. I understand parking will be awful, and that the sensible course is to park at a hotel and ride the shuttle. For that reason, I bought the shuttle pass when I registered. So, here's my question: if I get my shuttle pass when I sign in at the pool, how do I ride the shuttle to the pool on my first day?

I have to imagine the shuttle drivers will be reasonable people and would understand your situation when you explain it to them on the first day.

secondheart
July 10th, 2013, 09:46 PM
I did not register for the shuttle - I didn't expect 1404 (I don't think anybody did) - is there anyway to register now (online) or when I get to the hotel or meet?

barryf
July 10th, 2013, 10:47 PM
I did not register for the shuttle - I didn't expect 1404 (I don't think anybody did) - is there anyway to register now (online) or when I get to the hotel or meet?

Take the shuttle from your hotel to the meet and tell the driver you need to pick up your shuttle pass at the aquatic center. When you register you will be able to purchase a shuttle pass.

barryf
July 11th, 2013, 05:24 PM
Another parking question: My 85 year old mom and sister want to come see me swim. They will be driving in from Long Beach, so where should I tell them to park? Although my mom is not disabled, I would like to spare her a long walk. Is it even feasible to have spectators?

Attached is a layout of the Aquatic Center. Have your sister drop your mother off just past the shuttle stop. From Marguerite Parkway, turn onto Casta Del Sol then right into the parking lot then right to the end of the loop. Have her wait at a designated place and go park your car somewhere on a street. Then our sister can walk back and meet your mother.

ElaineK
July 11th, 2013, 10:52 PM
Attached is a layout of the Aquatic Center. Have your sister drop your mother off just past the shuttle stop. From Marguerite Parkway, turn onto Casta Del Sol then right into the parking lot then right to the end of the loop. Have her wait at a designated place and go park your car somewhere on a street. Then our sister can walk back and meet your mother.

Thanks, Barryf!

secondheart
July 13th, 2013, 10:39 AM
Take the shuttle from your hotel to the meet and tell the driver you need to pick up your shuttle pass at the aquatic center. When you register you will be able to purchase a shuttle pass.

Thanks

jroddin
July 23rd, 2013, 12:59 PM
Heat Sheets are now available for the 50s and 100s:
http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/heats/

The estimated timeline is now available:
http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/timeline.pdf

With many events being deck seeded, this timeline is based on historical scratch data. Therefore it is only to be used as a general guide. Swimmers may follow the live video streaming, Real Time results and/or Meet Mobile to keep track of the actual running of the meet (edit: or of course be there at the pool watching and cheering! My original comment was meant to address the 1500 session for those who want to better predict when they might be swimming).

The final entry count is 1393 swimmers. Thank you to Barry Fasbender and Jim Matysek for working on the seeding, heat sheets and timeline.

Jeff

jroddin
August 1st, 2013, 11:35 AM
"Real-Time results" and Meet Mobile are now available for Summer Nationals.

Link for Real-Time results (shows psych sheets or heat sheets until the event is swum, then shows results):
http://www.usms.org/comp/lcnats13/realtime/

Info on Meet Mobile:
The Summer Nationals heat sheet, including instant results and heat/lane assignments will be hosted on the Active Network’s Meet Mobile app for $1.99. Swimmers, coaches, and swim fans onsite and back home can use the free or $1.99 version to view meet results as they unfold, from the convenience of their smartphones. Download Meet Mobile on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/meet-mobile/id422154977?mt=8)or Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.active.aps.meetmobile&hl=en) on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Good luck to all swimmers!

Jeff

That Guy
August 10th, 2013, 01:02 PM
You should be easier to spot; I'll just look for somebody who looks like this: :bighug: . Can I rub your head for good luck? :D

Elaine: Is that him?
Mr. Elaine: No, that's a volleyball.
Elaine: Is that him?
Mr. Elaine: That's a lamppost.
Elaine: I'm not buying it. <punch>
Lamppost: Ow!
Elaine: Aha! I knew it!
Lamppost: <sigh> this is worse than the time I disguised myself as a lane rope. I wonder if I can still get my twenty bucks back for this costume.

orca1946
December 21st, 2013, 01:52 PM
Good luck to all.I am still recovering from hip rebuild ---- AGAIN??????

ElaineK
December 21st, 2013, 02:00 PM
Good luck to all.I am still recovering from hip rebuild ---- AGAIN??????

Uhhhh, Orca, it already happened. Months ago.

orca1946
December 25th, 2013, 01:36 PM
Agreed - I'm just going thru old posts & trying to catch up. I miss any type of swimming, even the ones that have taken place.
I envy you in recovering & making Q times for 6 events, only to have them cancel the 6th for you.

ElaineK
December 25th, 2013, 03:54 PM
Agreed - I'm just going thru old posts & trying to catch up. I miss any type of swimming, even the ones that have taken place.
I envy you in recovering & making Q times for 6 events, only to have them cancel the 6th for you.

Oh well; I had a blast at 2013 LC Nationals anyway!

Fortunately, I qualify to swim the maximum events at 2014 Worlds, because my times are currently too far off to make any NQT's for 2014 Summer Nationals. At the rate I'm going, I will probably have to wait until I age up again to have any chance at making NQT's again! However, the degenerative physical problems I am dealing with might prove that impossible as well. Still, just going to Nats. after Worlds is going to be a blast! :bliss:

orca1946
December 26th, 2013, 04:00 PM
I hope your health stays with you for a while longer this year.
Worlds --- I have never even looked at times. I might just have to just to get an idea of those really fast folks.

ElaineK
December 26th, 2013, 09:49 PM
I hope your health stays with you for a while longer this year.
Worlds --- I have never even looked at times. I might just have to just to get an idea of those really fast folks.

Thanks, Orca. Sometimes, I feel like the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz...

Qualifying times for Worlds are much easier than USMS qualifying times. http://finamasters2014.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Time-standards-Montreal-2014.pdf :agree: