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chefster
July 12th, 2013, 12:05 PM
I mean, don't look at my time..I was just touring...but look at some of these times.
a seventeen year old finishing ahead of an olympic swimmer?http://www.your-results.com/results/files/13_MCMILE_1MILESWIM.txt

debaru
July 12th, 2013, 01:45 PM
I mean, don't look at my time..I was just touring...but look at some of these times.
a seventeen year old finishing ahead of an olympic swimmer?http://www.your-results.com/results/files/13_MCMILE_1MILESWIM.txt
Forget about him, look at the winner for the 13-14-year old girls. She beat everyone! :applaud:

*** 13 - 14 GIRLS 1MILE SWIM ***
*** EVENT 8 ***
Place Sex/Tot No. Name Ag S Finish Pace
1 1/47 194 Emma Kehn 14 F 20:31.33 1:16

chefster
July 12th, 2013, 05:59 PM
I have to add there were quite a few people that cut the course short by missing a distant buoy.
Forget about him, look at the winner for the 13-14-year old girls. She beat everyone! :applaud:

*** 13 - 14 GIRLS 1MILE SWIM ***
*** EVENT 8 ***
Place Sex/Tot No. Name Ag S Finish Pace
1 1/47 194 Emma Kehn 14 F 20:31.33 1:16

debaru
July 13th, 2013, 07:50 PM
I have to add there were quite a few people that cut the course short by missing a distant buoy.

Well, that might explain the ridiculously fast times for some of those young whippersnappers. :)

mjtyson
July 14th, 2013, 07:07 PM
That's funny. I did a 4 x 1K loop race in TX last year, and the "winner" finished in 25 minutes. All of us swimmers looked at the finishing list and waved the BS flag. The organizers didn't catch it until the head dude was handing out awards and as he looked at the list, he covered the mic, loudly whispered to the guy handing out the awards ("this can't be! He'd be in the Olympic marathon swim"), and called the second guy in the list as first place. Turned out the #1 did one loop then got out.

Interestingly, I heard some of the swimmers at the start say they'd "try to do all four loops." :censor:

knelson
July 15th, 2013, 10:42 AM
Those times don't seem ridiculously fast for a one mile swim. Serious bragging rights for beating Peter Vanderkaay, though!

debaru
July 15th, 2013, 11:54 AM
Those times don't seem ridiculously fast for a one mile swim. Serious bragging rights for beating Peter Vanderkaay, though!

A 1:16 pace for a mile (if she didn't miss one of the turns) is ridiculous to me! :bow: I wish I could swim that fast.

evmo
July 15th, 2013, 10:20 PM
If the Olympian is not in peak shape, inexperienced at open water, and/or not taking the event seriously, it is not at all surprising that a fast, in-shape teenager (or several of them) would beat him in a 1-mile OWS.

rxleakem
July 15th, 2013, 10:43 PM
The winner of the Peaks to Portland 2.4 mile swim this past weekend finished in 48:30, with negligible tidal assistance. That is listed as a 1:09/100 yds pace. I saw his feet for the first few moments of the race!

Fresnoid
July 15th, 2013, 10:52 PM
I did 2+ miles at Shaver Lake on Saturday with a group that included current National Team member Tristan Baxter. http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1454&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

We were doing an L shaped out and back. After the turn around (we took a break), I hypotenused the first buoy which gave me a decent lead. She caught up with 1/2 mile left and then put 10 yards on me in the last 200.

TamTam140.6
September 4th, 2013, 12:55 PM
Well, that might explain the ridiculously fast times for some of those young whippersnappers. :)

Hahaha! Those "whippersnappers" - that's great.

debaru
September 5th, 2013, 05:18 PM
Hahaha! Those "whippersnappers" - that's great.
Glad you liked it. I couldn't help but notice you are from Long Beach, which is my hometown. Welcome to the forum, TamTam140.6!