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SwiminONandON
August 3rd, 2005, 12:18 PM
If the Duel had ended in a tie they would have had a coed medley relay (each swimmer would have done a 50) as a tie breaker ... which two men and two women would you have chosen?

scyfreestyler
August 3rd, 2005, 12:20 PM
Hansen-breast
Coughlin-back
Hoff-Free
Crocker-fly

hrietz
August 3rd, 2005, 12:27 PM
Coughlin-back
Hardy-breast
Crocker-fly
Lezak-free

justforfun
August 3rd, 2005, 12:50 PM
I like hrietz's relay, except substitute Brunelli for Lezak. He's been faster recently in the 50.

Blue Horn
August 3rd, 2005, 01:12 PM
They should have had that as an event. I would love to see a coed relay. It would be fun to watch.

Hook'em
Blue

hrietz
August 3rd, 2005, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by justforfun
I like hrietz's relay, except substitute Brunelli for Lezak. He's been faster recently in the 50.

It was a toss up. Brunelli just out touched Lezak at the Duel in the 50 (22.20 to 22.23) and I just think that Lezak has more international relay experience. I think that the Aussies would have the reverse sort of team with the men as the first two legs. I think their relay would look like this:

Back-Welsh
Breast-Rickard
Fly-Miatke
Free-Lenton

knelson
August 3rd, 2005, 02:37 PM
My strategy would be to look at the top U.S. performers in each 100 and see where the differences between the two sexes was minimized.

Here's how it worked out at the meet yesterday:
100 back 54.0 60.7 (+6.7) Peirsol, Coughlin
100 breast 59.5 66.6 (+7.1) Hansen, Hardy
100 fly 51.5 58.6 (+7.1) Crocker, Komisarz
100 free 49.0 54.9 (+5.9) Lezak, Weir

So I'd go with:
back: Coughlin
breast: Hansen
fly: Crocker
free: Weir

hrietz
August 3rd, 2005, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by knelson
My strategy would be to look at the top U.S. performers in each 100 and see where the differences between the two sexes was minimized.

Here's how it worked out at the meet yesterday:
100 back 54.0 60.7 (+6.7) Peirsol, Coughlin
100 breast 59.5 66.6 (+7.1) Hansen, Hardy
100 fly 51.5 58.6 (+7.1) Crocker, Komisarz
100 free 49.0 54.9 (+5.9) Lezak, Weir

So I'd go with:
back: Coughlin
breast: Hansen
fly: Crocker
free: Weir

The only problem with that is that is based on a 400 relay and the relay was supposed to be a 200. If we look at 50 times in the same manner, it would look something like this:

50 back: Peirsol 25.3
Coughlin 28.6 (+3.3)
50 breast: Hansen 27.5
Hardy 30.8 (+3.3)
50 fly: Crocker 23.1
Komisarz 27.4 (+4.3)
50 free: Lezak 22.2
Weir 25.5 (+3.3)
The Hansen and Coughlin times are estimates since they did not swim those events at Worlds.

Obviously the only clear choice is Crocker over Komisarz. That's where the "intangible factors" come into play. For me the bottom line would be I'd want a man going up against Libby Lenton...

knelson
August 3rd, 2005, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by hrietz
The only problem with that is that is based on a 400 relay and the relay was supposed to be a 200.

Yeah, I know, but since they didn't contest stroke 50s at the Duel I just went with 100 times.

I have a feeling if I were the coach I'd want a man anchoring, but really it should just come down to whatever combination gives you the best time.

SwiminONandON
August 3rd, 2005, 04:09 PM
Let me pose this question you get to make two teams out of:

Peirsol, Coughlin
Hansen, Hardy
Crocker, Komisarz
Lezak (or Brunelli) and Weir or Joyce

How do you split them up?