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arthur
December 18th, 2014, 05:52 PM
It looks like Vancouver BC is hosting the first ever Americas Masters Games in August 2016:

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Vancouver+host+inaugural+Americas+Masters+Games+20 16/10660461/story.html

It seems like there will be summer sports as well as some indoor ice sports. Very little info available so far.

Swimosaur
December 18th, 2014, 08:36 PM
Vancouver is a lovely city!

For the record, European Masters Games, 1-11 October 2015, are in Nice, France (also a nice place!) Pool swimming is Oct 2-4.

http://emg-nice2015.fr/?lang=en

World Masters Games, 21-30 April 2017, are in Auckland, NZ (a nice place, as far as I know!) Pool swimming dates haven't been set yet.

http://www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz/

If only spare money and free time were unlimited!

ElaineK
December 18th, 2014, 10:16 PM
I've been to Vancouver, Nice, and Auckland; and, they are all wonderful cities! I would love to go to the Games in Vancouver and New Zealand. Swimosaur: Donna Hooe and Ed Saltzman are planning on organizing a Georgia team for Auckland. Start saving your :2cents:!

pwb
December 19th, 2014, 12:17 AM
It looks like Vancouver BC is hosting the first ever Americas Masters Games in August 2016:

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Vancouver+host+inaugural+Americas+Masters+Games+20 16/10660461/story.html

It seems like there will be summer sports as well as some indoor ice sports. Very little info available so far.By that point, the new pool at UBC should be ready.

Maybe they can do the open water race in Kitsilano ;)
http://forums.usms.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=8962&d=1409186369

Glenn
December 19th, 2014, 12:04 PM
The European Masters Games look interesting. I can't find where they say if it is LCM or SCM. I'm thinking SCM because they are not offering a 100m IM. Does anybody know?

smontanaro
December 19th, 2014, 12:29 PM
I'm thinking SCM because they are not offering a 100m IM.

Wouldn't that imply LCM?

Glenn
December 19th, 2014, 12:52 PM
Wouldn't that imply LCM?


Duh! Yes, that's what I meant...likely LCM.

Swimosaur
December 19th, 2014, 02:09 PM
The venue, Complexe Jean Bouin, has a 50 meter pool, depth is 1.8 m (about 6 feet).

https://www.nice.fr/fr/sports/complexe-jean-bouin

pic here --> https://www.nice.fr/uploads/media/paysage/0001/01/piscine_jbouin.jpg

So LCM is possible. But the meet information booklet doesn't say so explicitly.

http://emg-nice2015.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/EMG_GUIDE_SWIMMING.pdf

Glenn
December 19th, 2014, 02:25 PM
I saw nothing in the booklet either.

I also don't see any lines across the pool in the picture you attached to give any indication that it is sometimes used short course. So I'm going with LCM.

Thanks!

200free
December 19th, 2014, 04:36 PM
don't see any lines across the pool
When the rest of the world swims short course they swim 25 meters not 25 yards. So they swim wall to bulklhead not widths, and therefore don't need extra
lines across the pool.

Karl_S
December 19th, 2014, 04:37 PM
The venue, Complexe Jean Bouin, has a 50 meter pool, depth is 1.8 m (about 6 feet).

https://www.nice.fr/fr/sports/complexe-jean-bouin

pic here --> https://www.nice.fr/uploads/media/paysage/0001/01/piscine_jbouin.jpg

That looks like a nice pool, but the spectator seating looks rather meager for a hemispherical event. (It's pretty clear from the light pattern that the side we can't see in the picture has windows, not bleachers.) Also, the ceiling looks quite featureless - not good for backstrokers.

Glenn
December 19th, 2014, 04:49 PM
When the rest of the world swims short course they swim 25 meters not 25 yards. So they swim wall to bulklhead not widths, and therefore don't need extra
lines across the pool.

I've swum in Europe SCM so I realize they do not swim 25 yards. It's hard to see the far end of the pool in the picture, so it's hard to say if there is a bulkhead or not.

knelson
December 19th, 2014, 05:02 PM
When the rest of the world swims short course they swim 25 meters not 25 yards. So they swim wall to bulklhead not widths, and therefore don't need extra
lines across the pool.

Not sure what this has to do with yards versus meters. The pool could be 25 meters wide.

Sportygeek
December 20th, 2014, 09:07 AM
World Masters Games, 21-30 April 2017, are in Auckland, NZ (a nice place, as far as I know!) Pool swimming dates haven't been set yet.

http://www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz/

If only spare money and free time were unlimited!

I'm planning to go. Hope to meet some of you there! :)

realAlbertan
December 24th, 2014, 12:38 PM
Swordfish b team 8&u medley relay 2014 assa:
http://youtu.be/_57-N5cTxlY



Here is the 25m wide pool in Edmonton.

orca1946
December 24th, 2014, 12:44 PM
Canada is close enough to really think about it!

Sportygeek
December 24th, 2014, 03:48 PM
Not sure what this has to do with yards versus meters. The pool could be 25 meters wide.

10 lane FINA pools often are 50m x 25m. I regularly train/compete in one. When it goes to SCM, they move the bulkhead, not just the lane ropes.

(Most of the year, the MSAC indoor comp area is set up as LCM pool, moveable bulkhead, 4 SCM lanes strung in the opposite direction, moveable bulkhead, diving/water polo pool. For State Age SCM Championships, they had SCM pool, bulkhead, 2nd SCM pool, bulkhead, warmup/cool down area in the diving pool. For most smaller SCM meets, it's SCM pool, bulkhead, SCM warm up lanes strung in the opposite direction, bulkhead, dive pool. We were SCM last Friday - don't know why - swimming diving blocks to bulkhead)