View Full Version : Are there time trials at Nationals?

January 6th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Are there time trials available at Nationals?

At big meets as a kid we'd offer time trials between prelims and finals, but since there are no prelims, does the meet allow for a time trial at any point during the meet?

I realize that you can swim 3 events in which you don't qualify, but I'm curious about swimming a 400 or 800 relay (which was the subject of my last post).

Thanks in advance!

Rob Copeland
January 6th, 2007, 02:37 PM
No, there are no time trials at USMS Nationals. If you want to swim an event, then sign up and swim it!

January 6th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Hey Rob, thanks for the answer. I would swim the 800 free relay, but it's not offered as an event. Oh well. I guess we'll try to break the record unshaved in season.

January 8th, 2007, 03:27 PM
National meets typically last ten hours or more each day. The last thing that the meet personnel want to do at 6 or 8 p.m. (after arriving at 5:30 a.m.) is stay around for time trials.