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shipleywm
May 5th, 2005, 10:12 PM
Any word on the timeline yet? Also, I'm not getting into Ft. Lauderdale until Thursday afternoon (as many of you will as well).

I would like to know when the meet might go until on that day so I can know if I'll be able to get one last swim in before Friday. According to the meet information on warm-up times, "On competition days, the competition pool will be open for warm-up from 6:30 am until 7:50 am and the warm-up pools will be available from 6:30 until conclusion of the final event. The competition pool will reopen for warm-up for 30 minutes of warm-up on Friday and Saturday, following the completion of the 500 Free. The competition pool will be open for warm-up for 30 minutes following the last event each day."

The way this reads, I need to finish my swim in one of the warm-up pools by the end of Thursday's races, for that no one else will be allowed to swim until the following day.

Does anyone know if that this is indeed true, or I can really get in after the meet on Thursday, assuming it ends at a descent hour?

barryf
May 5th, 2005, 11:25 PM
The time line is a little bit more difficult to do this year because we are running the distance events in three courses. The Meet management program can only handle two courses. Because the third course is not deemed equal to the other two courses, all swimmers in an age group must swim in the same pool to provide equal competitive conditions. Each day except Sunday starts with a distance event that is deck seeded. We are going to try to split the age groups between the two pools so that the distance event in each pool hopefully finishes around the same time.

The finishing time on Thursday (the distance day) will about 2 to 3 pm depending on the number of scratches and how we split the swimmers between the two pools. After the end of competition each day, the main competition pool (the stadium pool) will be open for warm-up for 30 minutes. Any one entered in the meet can use the competition pool at this time.

shipleywm
May 9th, 2005, 09:24 AM
Will there still be an estimated timeline published online soon?

matysekj
May 14th, 2005, 08:21 PM
The heat sheets (http://www.usms.org/comp/scnats05/heats/) and estimated timeline (http://www.usms.org/comp/scnats05/timeline.pdf) for nationals are now available. As a reminder, this timeline is only an estimate. Swimmers are responsible for reporting to their assigned heat and lane for their events even if the meet does not conform to this estimate.

shipleywm
May 16th, 2005, 09:07 AM
The women will be competing in a seperate pool from the men, correct? It just appears as if we were all together, women then men, women then men...

matysekj
May 16th, 2005, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by shipleywm
The women will be competing in a seperate pool from the men, correct? It just appears as if we were all together, women then men, women then men...

From the meet info:
"Three courses (a total of 26 lanes) will be used for the 1650, 1000, and 500 free and possibly the 400 IM. Men's heats will precede women's heats for each event."

Two of the courses (I believe 2 8-lane courses) are deemed to be equal, so most events will be swum in those two courses with odd/even heats assigned to the different courses. The third course (I believe a 10-lane course) will only be used for the 1650, 1000, and 500. For these events, some age groups will use the two 8-lane courses in even/odd heats and other age groups will use the 10-lane course. The decision on where to make the age group split for these course assignments has been deferred until after the check-in deadline to make the best use of the available courses for those actually swimming the events.