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ande
December 6th, 2006, 11:34 AM
the 2007 American Short Course Championships are taking place in
Austin, Texas from
Thursday February 22 through Saturday February 24, 2007
it's a Prelims / Finals meet
the QT's tend to be a little slower than junior national times plus on
Sunday February 25 there will be a Long Course Time Trial

here's the 2007 meet info
http://www.utexas.edu/longhornaquatics/swim/SwimMeetInfoDocs/2006-2007Meets/2007AmericanShortCourse/2007AmericanSCmeetannouncement.pdf

here's the 2006 meet results
http://www.utexas.edu/longhornaquatics/swim/2006_american_short_course/realtime/

The Texas Swim center is one of the fastest pools in the US

So I'd like to go on record and invite elite masters swimmers who
1) are USS registered, and
2) have the qualifying times and can prove their times
to consider attending this meet, it's going to be fun and fast.

Last year they allowed lifetime best times plus
they tend to swim 4, 5 or six heats in the finals more of the shorter events than longer ones
so some masters might earn the chance to swim events again.

Details are not up yet but they are likely to be found at:
http://www.utexas.edu/longhornaquatics/swim/HostedMeets.htm

please think about it and let me know if you're coming
especially former Longhorns like Jeff Commings and John Smith.

It could be a great way to tune up for
2008 USMS nats in austin

Plus it will be a fun meet to watch
consider yourself invited and
now you have plenty of time to prepare, plan and make travel arrangements.

It's gonna be a good un.
spread the word.

your friend,

Ande

TheGoodSmith
December 6th, 2006, 11:56 AM
Ande,

I am fat, out of shape and my shoulders are killing me.

As much as I enjoy making excuses to go to Austin, I don't know that I can get it together for the meet by February.

Thanks anyway.


John Smith

aquageek
December 6th, 2006, 11:59 AM
Ande,

As much as I enjoy making excuses to go to Austin, I don't know that I can get it together for the meet by February.


You must have bad technique.

FlyQueen
December 6th, 2006, 12:29 PM
It's all that TI swimming ....

CreamPuff
December 6th, 2006, 12:35 PM
Woa Nelly!
That is a bit over my head!
However, you've inspired me to try and go a :58.0 in the 100 yd fly by the end of Feb (at a masters meet).

Sam Perry
December 6th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Man,

I want to go so BAD! Haven't been to a meet in almost 3 years, not even sure if I can call myself "elite". We are heading to Deer Valley to ski the Monday after the meet, might be hard to get a hall pass.

With a 2, 5 and 7 year old hard to get a hall pass for anything unless it is at 5:30 am when everyone else is asleep.

I will mark the dates down, and try to slowly sell my wife on this one...

ande
December 7th, 2006, 11:47 AM
hey buddy

we'd love to see you here
fyi the meet is 70 days away, just 10 weeks
I'll bump this thread once a week with a count down

anyone going yet? jeff? rich? trip?

ande


Man,
I want to go so BAD! Haven't been to a meet in almost 3 years, not even sure if I can call myself "elite". We are heading to Deer Valley to ski the Monday after the meet, might be hard to get a hall pass.
With a 2, 5 and 7 year old hard to get a hall pass for anything unless it is at 5:30 am when everyone else is asleep.
I will mark the dates down, and try to slowly sell my wife on this one...

Jeff Commings
December 7th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Sorry, Ande. I'm only doing one shave meet in 2007, and that meet will be masters nationals in Seattle. Also, I'm taking time off after the shave meet I had three weeks ago. I'm not planning on getting back into the water until the new year. That's not enough time to get into the right shape.

Plus, I don't want to embarrass the little ones by having an "old guy" swim faster than them. And I don't want to be embarrassed by all the little ones swiming faster than me.

I'm sure people like Dennis Baker would love to go to a meet like this. But, it's short course and he can't qualify for Trials at this meet. (Just kidding, Dennis.)

I am going to be in Austin at masters nationals in 2008. Hope to see you there.

ande
December 18th, 2006, 10:06 AM
meet info for the
2007 American Short Course Championships a Prelims / Finals meet on
February 22 - 24 is now available at:
http://www.utexas.edu/longhornaquatics/swim/SwimMeetInfoDocs/2006-2007Meets/2007AmericanShortCourse/2007AmericanSCmeetannouncement.pdf

hope to see you there

ande