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BettyL
April 19th, 2018, 05:06 PM
Does anyone know what kind of touch pads they will use at Spring Nationals? I admit I have a bad habit of grabbing the gutter when I'm dying for air. Is that option going to be unavailable due to those high Omega kind of boards?

JPEnge
April 20th, 2018, 08:10 AM
I think it's the tall gutters at IUPUI. I haven't been there since they redid everything though.

EDIT: I found a picture! Though it is before the redo. Looks like short gutters.
http://hydrologicblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IUPUI-photo-credit-IUPUI.jpg

waves101
April 20th, 2018, 08:21 AM
Unless they've recently changed, they have the normal touch pads that allow you to grab on.

BettyL
April 20th, 2018, 09:28 AM
maybe I should have played it safe and only entered freestyle

orca1946
April 23rd, 2018, 10:25 AM
Well ---- that should give you a chance to improve your turns without a grab.
I have practiced using flat hands at turns to get myself ready for pools that have high or other ends for this reason.
Either way, enjoy the meet.

BettyL
April 23rd, 2018, 08:30 PM
Well ---- that should give you a chance to improve your turns without a grab.
I have practiced using flat hands at turns to get myself ready for pools that have high or other ends for this reason.
Either way, enjoy the meet.

Thanks! I told myself I would practice turns with flat hands, but that didnít happen enough. Oh well....

MPohlmann
April 23rd, 2018, 08:48 PM
IU has both kinds of touch pads. Generally, they only use the tall, flat wall type for FINA (LCM or SCM) type competition. I expect they will have the low gutter type for Spring Nationals. They do have kick plate starting blocks and I expect they will have backstroke ledges. I am not from Indianapolis, but I have swum many events there.