View Full Version : 1979 Nationals - Memory Lane

March 26th, 2004, 02:31 PM
In light of us hosting the '05 Nationals, I think a question is in order:

Has anyone posting here swam at the 1979 Nationals, the last ones that were held at Mission Viejo Nadadores Pool? Do you know someone who did, or their story?

I know, it's a while ago.... Please share your memories with us :)

March 26th, 2004, 02:53 PM
I swam there in 1977 nationals. Not masters though. I had the dubious honor of finishing dead last in the 100 back. Several guys were still trying to break 100 fly world record set by Spitz in 72. They didn't. Too long ago. I don't remember much else.

March 30th, 2004, 12:57 AM
hey, a t least you got to nationals. That alone takes a lot of effort.

Anyone else?
I think there was a big meet at Mission in 1976 too.

March 30th, 2004, 04:38 PM
76 was a long time ago. I went to winter nationals at Belmont Plaza. I think Summer nationals were in Philadelphia but I wouldn't swear by that.