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ande
July 31st, 2006, 10:57 AM
2006 ConocoPhillips National Championships are
August 1-5 in
Irvine, California

Prelims Begin at 9:00 am PT

Finals Begin at 5:30 pm PT, 7:30 CT, 8:30 ET

Here's the link
http://tinyurl.com/ro8nr

you'll find
LIVE RESULTS at:
http://www.omegatiming.com/swimming/racearchives/2006/irvine1_2006/index.htm

you can watch the heats roll by at
http://www.omegatiming.com/livetiming/index.htm

Wonder if there will be any world records?

Who are you pulling for?

Can't wait for it to start

Ande



Womens Prelims

Day 1
100 Butterfly
200 IM
400 Freestyle

Day 2
100 Backstroke
200 Freestyle
4 x 100 Free Relay

Day 3
100 Breaststroke
50 Freestyle
400 IM
4 x 200 Free Relay

Day 4
200 Butterfly
200 Backstroke
800m Freestyle

Day 5
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
4 x 100 Medley Relay


Womens Finals

Day 1
100 Butterfly
200 IM
400 Freestyle

*Day 2
100 Backstroke
200 Freestyle
4 x 100 Free Relay

Day 3 (Live Webcast on WCSN)
100 Breaststroke
50 Freestyle
400 IM
4 x 200 Free Relay

Day 4 (Live Webcast on WCSN)
200 Butterfly
200 Backstroke

Day 5 (Live Webcast on WCSN)
800 Freestyle
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
4 x 100 Medley Relay



Mens Prelims

Day 1
400 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
400 IM Medley
4 x 100 Free Relay

Day 2
200 Freestyle
100 Backstroke
200 Butterfly

Day 3
100 Butterfly
50 Freestyle

Day 4
100 Freestyle
200 IM
1500m Freestyle
4 x 200 Free Relay

Day 5
200 Backstroke
200 Breaststroke
4 x 100 Medley Relay



Mens Finals

Day 1
400 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
400 IM Medley
4 x 100 Free Relay

Day 2
200 Freestyle
100 Backstroke
200 Butterfly

Day 3 (Live Webcast on WCSN)
100 Butterfly
50 Freestyle

Day 4 (Live Webcast on WCSN)
100 Freestyle
200 IM
4 x 200 Free Relay

Day 5 (Live Webcast on WCSN)
200 Backstroke
200 Breaststroke
1500 Freestyle
4 x 100 Medley Relay

Sam Perry
July 31st, 2006, 09:48 PM
I'm here on a family vacation, plan on going at least Tuesday for finals if not more. Depends on if I get a hall pass from my wife or not!

craiglll@yahoo.com
August 1st, 2006, 09:07 AM
Comcast Sportsnet West Wednesday August 23 8 - 10 p.m.
Comcast Charter Sport South East CSS Sunday, August 20 3 - 5 p.m.
SportsNet NY Thursday, August 31 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
CN8 Saturday, September 2 7 - 9 p.m.
Altitude Sports Wednesday, August 23 8-10 p.m.
Altitude Sports Thursday, August 24 1-3 p.m.
Altitude Sports Monday, August 28 7-9 p.m.

Does anyone actually get any of these tv channels?

jonblank
August 1st, 2006, 09:44 AM
And some of us wonder why swimming doesn't have a bigger fan base? At least hockey and the Tour de Steroid get televised on OLN!

dcswimguy
August 1st, 2006, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by craiglll@yahoo.com
Comcast Sportsnet West Wednesday August 23 8 - 10 p.m.
Comcast Charter Sport South East CSS Sunday, August 20 3 - 5 p.m.
SportsNet NY Thursday, August 31 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
CN8 Saturday, September 2 7 - 9 p.m.
Altitude Sports Wednesday, August 23 8-10 p.m.
Altitude Sports Thursday, August 24 1-3 p.m.
Altitude Sports Monday, August 28 7-9 p.m.

Does anyone actually get any of these tv channels?

SportsNet NY is the home of the Mets in New York so I'm sure most of the tri-state area gets it.

CN8 is the same kind of channel for DC, so DC, MD and VA probably have that.

Frank Thompson
August 1st, 2006, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by jonblank
And some of us wonder why swimming doesn't have a bigger fan base? At least hockey and the Tour de Steroid get televised on OLN!

I have to disagree here. If you sign up for the free live webcast at WCSN you can see the finals of every event for the last 3 days. There has never, ever been an arrangement where you could view all this without paying for the service. I was told that Comcast plans to do a tape delay of 3 hours of this meet and has only made partial announcements as to the markets so far.

The NBC National Network is televising the 3 hours of tape delay coverage of the Pan Pacific event on August 25 & 26, 2006. So that is a lot better than last year because most people only saw the Duel in the Pool as the main event that the networks carried.

ande
August 1st, 2006, 11:09 AM
unfortunately America only loves swimming once every four years when we're winning medals in the olympics.

The problem is most people consider swimming boring to watch compared to other sports. Swimming doesn't have an X Game sort of excitement to it. Many of the new sports added to the Olympic games are more entertaining to watch, a few examples are Snowboarding, Snowboard cross, and beach volleyball.

Maybe if we had more exciting swimming events to watch like

a 50 underwater dolphin kick race or a

25 or 50 meter race from a running start,
where swimmers would go one by one, they'd have a similar distance as the running long jump approach to build up speed, then the clock starts when the swimmer takes her last foot step on a touch pad before diving.

Ande


ande

scyfreestyler
August 1st, 2006, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by ande
unfortunately America only loves swimming once every four years when we're winning medals in the olympics.

The problem is most people consider swimming boring to watch compared to other sports. Swimming doesn't have an X Game sort of excitement to it. Many of the new sports added to the Olympic games are more entertaining to watch, a few examples are Snowboarding, Snowboard cross, and beach volleyball.

Maybe if we had more exciting swimming events to watch like

a 50 underwater dolphin kick race or a

25 or 50 meter race from a running start,
where swimmers would go one by one, they'd have a similar distance as the running long jump approach to build up speed, then the clock starts when the swimmer takes her last foot step on a touch pad before diving.

Ande


ande

I concur but I still don't think that would be exciting enough for the average viewer with a Bud in hand. Seinfeld once suggested a swimming biathlon in which a swimmer swims to the end of his or her lane and then beats somebody up. That would get some ratings but finding willing participants might be a little tough.

knelson
August 1st, 2006, 01:39 PM
Nice prelim swim by Coughlin in the 100 fly. She was out fast, so if she just cruised home this I'd say the AR by Torres is in serious jeopardy. Natalie swam a 58.28 and the record is 57.58.

Jeff Commings
August 1st, 2006, 01:39 PM
A friend of mine in Germany said the European Championships are huge there.

And by the way, the German women set a world record in the 400 free relay. The bar has been set for world championships. It is no longer a two-team race.

But back to us ... we have too many professional sports taking up our TV time. In Europe, it's just soccer. Then the other sports get lots of play when soccer is in the off-season (i.e. right now, a few weeks after the World Cup).

Be lucky we have the Internet to at least see results.

ande
August 1st, 2006, 02:23 PM
the meet has begun!
results are in
drop by:
http://www.omegatiming.com/swimming/racearchives/2006/irvine1_2006/index.htm
then click on
Day1

Texas placed 4 swimmers in the top 8 of the 100 Breast

Ande

Prelims

Day 1
Womens 100 Butterfly
Mens 400 Freestyle
Womens 200 IM
Mens 100 Breaststroke
Womens 400 Freestyle
Mens 400 IM Medley
Mens 4 x 100 Free Relay

scyfreestyler
August 1st, 2006, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by knelson
Nice prelim swim by Coughlin in the 100 fly. She was out fast, so if she just cruised home this I'd say the AR by Torres is in serious jeopardy. Natalie swam a 58.28 and the record is 57.58.

Nice...I hope she gets the AR.

Jeff Commings
August 1st, 2006, 05:23 PM
I'm more excited about the 200 free tomorrow.

Not only is that American record in jeopardy, but the world record, too, based on the 1:57 Coughlin did in the Olympic 800 free relay. And Hoff could be up there, too.

Mswimming
August 1st, 2006, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Jeff Commings
I'm more excited about the 200 free tomorrow.

Not only is that American record in jeopardy, but the world record, too, based on the 1:57 Coughlin did in the Olympic 800 free relay. And Hoff could be up there, too.

I agree. I work in Irvine so I am thinking of heading over to watch the finals tomorrow evening.

Kevin

Peter Cruise
August 1st, 2006, 06:44 PM
I'm thinking Hansen breaks his 100 brst record, maybe even breaks .59.

hofffam
August 1st, 2006, 06:57 PM
World record tonight by Phelps in the 4im? Phelps, Lochte, Vendt - should be a great race. Phelps will be on fire and the race will be for second.

Sam Perry
August 2nd, 2006, 12:51 AM
Was at finals tonight. Hansen was awesome! The 400 IM was a great race, Phelps out under WR pace through the 200. Lochte came on strong, I think he has a great chance in the 200 IM. Lochte outsplit him handily on the 2nd half. Check out the last hundred of Ziegler's 400 Free. She was amazing and wouldn't be beat. I thought she was going to get 3rd going into that last 100. Looked like Hoff and Piersol had her. She has incredible amounts of intestinal fortitude...

aquaFeisty
August 2nd, 2006, 07:44 AM
So jealous you got to see those races last night, Sam! How cool!

I did 'watch' most of the finals on the live Omega page. Couldn't believe that Ziegler won the 400. I thought for sure she was dying off... she was 3rd at the 350. That must have been some last 50. Wow.

I wonder if Phelps was bummed with the 4:10?

hofffam
August 2nd, 2006, 10:57 AM
I expected Phelps to go faster in the 4im. But he may not be truly rested for Nationals and may be aiming for the PanPacs.

It must be an incredible luxury to be able to NOT fully taper for Nationals.....

Jeff Commings
August 2nd, 2006, 02:16 PM
Phelps after the IM:

"In all, I was pretty disappointed," Phelps said. "I am not happy at all with how the meet has started, but that is the way it goes. Ryan had a great swim and so did Erik. I was going to make it hurt and make sure I got my hand on the wall first, but the last 200 meters were just really bad. It is better than last year, but not where we want to be."

I really wish I could have seen Hansen's world record. To this day I have only seen one sub-1:00 100 breast from start to finish and that was through the online video from last year's world champs. The screen was small, I couldn't tell who was who. I'm hoping Hansen or Kitajima can hold on to 2008, so I can see it done "live."

Peter Cruise
August 2nd, 2006, 02:26 PM
Well Jeff, I was just reviewing my tickets for PanPacs, let's see, yes! 100 breast, I am hoping to see sub-59 from Hansen (goodness only knows from Lethal Liesel in women's)...

ande
August 2nd, 2006, 06:17 PM
it surprised me that coughlin didn't enter the 100 bk

Piersol looks like he took it easy in the 100 bk

looks like phelps cruised the 200 fly

curious to see how things play out between phelps and keller in the 200 fr, plus who else will place top 6

I wonder how hard natalie worked her 200 free, impressive swim by hoff

can't wait till later

ande

patrick
August 3rd, 2006, 11:12 AM
Jeff:

go to the WCSN website. You can see a replay of Brenden's 100 breast--you can enlarge to full screen if needed.

Sam Perry
August 3rd, 2006, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by ande
it surprised me that coughlin didn't enter the 100 bk

Piersol looks like he took it easy in the 100 bk

looks like phelps cruised the 200 fly

curious to see how things play out between phelps and keller in the 200 fr, plus who else will place top 6

I wonder how hard natalie worked her 200 free, impressive swim by hoff

can't wait till later

ande

Per Pan Pac rules, she can swim whatever she wants at the meet. She has said she will swim 100 Back and not 200 free there. The only reason she went that way, was to secure a spot on the 800 Free relay. Since McKeever is one of the coaches, she didn't want to create any controversy being named on the relay.

I think that is a pretty stand up thing to do, IMHO...

ande
August 3rd, 2006, 12:42 PM
you can watch the timing clock and heats at:
http://www.omegatiming.com/livetiming/index.htm