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knelson
July 31st, 2006, 02:07 PM
Assumptions: 10% scratch rate, 10 lanes used, 10 second heat interval.


seed start time
534 8:00
523 8:22
512 8:40
500 8:56
489 9:12
478 9:26
467 9:40
456 9:54
445 10:07
434 10:21
423 10:34
412 10:47
400 11:00
389 11:12
378 11:24
367 11:37
356 11:49
345 12:01
334 12:12
323 12:24
312 12:36
300 12:47
289 12:58
278 13:10
267 13:21
256 13:32
245 13:43
234 13:54
223 14:05
212 14:16
200 14:27
189 14:38
178 14:48
167 14:49
156 15:09
145 15:20
134 15:30
123 15:40
112 15:50
100 16:01
89 16:11
78 16:20
67 16:30
56 16:40
45 16:50
34 16:59
23 17:09
12 17:18
1 17:27

The way to read this is seed 534+ will start at 8:00 a.m. Seeds 523-533 will start at 8:22, etc.

All I did was cut and pasted the psych sheet into Excel, sorted from slow to fast, removed every tenth row (starting at row 5), then just added ten seconds to the slowest swimmer's seed in each heat.

I accept no responsibility for just how bad this estimates the actual event timeline! :)

Peter Cruise
July 31st, 2006, 02:25 PM
Good thing that it's not Florida, you'd have to build in a thunderstorm break...

jim clemmons
July 31st, 2006, 05:20 PM
I personally think you have done an admirable job Kirk and I'd like to thank you for the effort.

If anything, it'll probably run slightly longer due to not being able to get the next heat off in the 10 seconds. At least this way, folks won't show up late.

knelson
July 31st, 2006, 05:36 PM
That's kind of what I figured. I'd rather have the timeline have me show up too early than too late! I would think 10% scratches might be high, too. Same deal there.

hofffam
August 1st, 2006, 11:55 AM
Aren't the heats seeded by age group, slowest to fastest?

If so - there will be a bit of lost time due to (some) empty lanes.

knelson
August 1st, 2006, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by hofffam
Aren't the heats seeded by age group, slowest to fastest?

No, not the 400 and 800 free and 400 IM. They are seeded slowest to fastest regardless of age. These events are also deck seeded to minimize the number of empty lanes.

sdswimn
August 1st, 2006, 11:35 PM
Will the heat sheets for 800m be posted online? Thursday evening? If so what time?

michaelmoore
August 2nd, 2006, 12:24 AM
Yes heat sheets will be on line. We would like to get them out at 8PM PDT.

Remember you have to be accredited to get on the deck

There is at time line at http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/06finatimeline.pdf

We will get it on the 2006FINAMasters site soon.

BTW - the time line for the 800 does not count for the scratches.


michael

Matt S
August 2nd, 2006, 01:24 AM
800 free swimmers are still on the hook to find our own counters, correct? I assume that means we need to find one from the folks authorized to be on deck, i.e. other 800 swimmers or an accredited coach, n'est-ce-pas?

Damage Inc
August 2nd, 2006, 11:27 AM
Matt, I found this info on the Pacific Masters website. It says the turn officials will be counting for two lanes. Does this mean they will actually be placing the counter in the water? I can only assume so.

http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/06worldsHowSwimMeetRun.pdf