View Full Version : Comparisons?

December 21st, 2004, 01:13 PM
I am new to this site, and wanted to see what speeds everyone is here. I generally find myself in the fast lane at Masters practices, but I wonder if I'm swimming with people who are not that fast! Generally, I do a set of 10x100 (for example) on 1:20. I usually get 3-5 seconds rest doing those.

I haven't competed in any Masters meets yet, but would like to this winter. My time for the 1000 (swimming it during practice, all out) right now is 13:36.

Oh, I am female, 29 years old.

I am glad to be back in the water after being out for about 4 years during grad school. But boy, do I feel slow!!

December 21st, 2004, 02:13 PM
I am also 29, female and hold about the same for 10X100's. I don't know if that makes either of us fast!! I used to be able to hold 1:03-1:05 for a set of 20-30 100's........but, that was way too long ago. I think holding 1:10-1:15 per 100 is a really good start!!!

December 21st, 2004, 05:08 PM
When I'm in shape I might do a set of 10x100 on 1:20 but my pace set is usually 10X100 on 1:30 holding 1:12's. Maybe that's why I'm a sprinter!

December 21st, 2004, 05:26 PM
I can hold about 1:30 (technically it's like 1:28) on 10x100. (yeah I'm slow.) I'm working on shaving that time (and all the other times) down though, so you all better watch out at the next meet!! (j/k)


December 21st, 2004, 05:44 PM
So are you from the UP in Michigan?

If you want to see how your times compare with the "elite" in your age group check out the top ten lists here: http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenlist.php

December 21st, 2004, 06:01 PM
Comparisons, upswim? I'll show you mine if you show me yours! :)

Oh, wait. You already did...

OK. I'm 46. Male. (Gonna be a grandpop in March!)

If I were to go on 3-5 seconds rest, I'd probably settle in at about 1:30. I can swim for thousands of yards (at least 4000) nonstop at a 1:30 pace. At that pace I do 1000 in exactly 15 mins, but to save my life I could probably keep up with you at 13:36. Prolly wouldn't have much left in me after that though.

I can still break a minute in 100 free. Maybe even hit :58. I don't have the best recovery rate, though, so I can't do too many of those in one day.

December 22nd, 2004, 07:31 PM
Hi Upswim,

Yes, for most people a set of repeats at a 1:20 cycle would be a feat. Are you fast, well that depends on you defintion.

Swim in a meet and then compare your times to your age group.