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Hugh
March 25th, 2007, 08:36 PM
The April 12th entry deadline for Short Course Nationals is rapidly approaching. Online entries are encouraged. Visit https://www.usms.org/comp/scnats07/onlineentry.php. Latest hotel information is available at http://www.fwnationals.com/travel.htm. The social scheduled for Saturday night, May 19th, from 6-9:30 promises to be fun. A live band, Kentucky Rain, will help us "Celebrate our Age." More information on the social is available at http://www.fwnationals.com.

Rob Copeland
March 26th, 2007, 12:17 PM
Hugh,

Thanks for posting this information.

Iíll be there!

Donna
March 26th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Helen and I will be there with the Georgia team.

Donna

swimmieAvsFan
March 27th, 2007, 10:58 AM
hugh,

i see that there is some remodeling going on at the aquatic center. will it be finished before we all arrive for nationals?

Nathan
March 28th, 2007, 02:18 AM
hugh,

i see that there is some remodeling going on at the aquatic center. will it be finished before we all arrive for nationals?

There's not much in the way of anything right now. Locker rooms are different (bigger) and not quite finished, but fully able to be used now. Might be totally done by the time this rolls around.

Hugh
March 28th, 2007, 10:26 AM
The locker rooms are scheduled to be complete by April 8th. The new lockers are currently in place, but the benches aren't.

swimmieAvsFan
March 28th, 2007, 10:47 AM
The locker rooms are scheduled to be complete by April 8th. The new lockers are currently in place, but the benches aren't.

so are the locker rooms the only renovations going on right now?
i'm hoping this is the case, cause i think we can all manage without benches in the locker rooms if something were to push back the schedule :)

Hugh
March 28th, 2007, 03:52 PM
Mollie,
There are no renovations in or around the competition pools. They have added a pirate ship to the recreation pool. You can visit http://www.metrokc.gov/parks/KCAC/index.html# for more information.

swimmieAvsFan
March 28th, 2007, 04:09 PM
Mollie,
There are no renovations in or around the competition pools. They have added a pirate ship to the recreation pool. You can visit http://www.metrokc.gov/parks/KCAC/index.html# for more information.

Cool! Thanks for the info Hugh.
I know all us Terrapins are wicked excited for this meet!
see you in may!

Peter Cruise
March 28th, 2007, 04:28 PM
Gee Hugh, I'm having a tough time already about not going, what with missing the renowned regional cuisine of Federal Way (eat at a different fast-food restaurant 365 days a year!), fabulous nature walks along Hwy 99, but you have to taunt me with missing a new pirate ship as well. Seriously, if I wasn't 54 in yards, broke and out of shape/injured I would have loved to be there!

meldyck
March 28th, 2007, 06:28 PM
Hugh,

I'm looking forward to swimming in Federal Way again. I've entered the 500 & 1000 FR, 200 FL, 100 & 200 BR and the 400 IM. I'm hoping that we'll get to swim all six events!

See you soon.

-- mel

Nathan
March 29th, 2007, 02:08 AM
the pirate ship is awesome =)

cjr
March 29th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Hugh,

Will the rec pool be available to meet participants and families that will be in attendance at the meet? Is there a small fee that would be required?

Thank you

CJ Rushman

Hugh
March 29th, 2007, 08:37 PM
The rec pool will be used as a warm-up/warm-down pool so will not be available to families, only to those entered in the meet.
Jane Moore

Muppet
March 30th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Mollie,
There are no renovations in or around the competition pools. They have added a pirate ship to the recreation pool. You can visit http://www.metrokc.gov/parks/KCAC/index.html# for more information.

Did someone say PIRATE SHIP!?!?!?!?
THATS AWESOME! I registered Tuesday - can't wait to play with the ship!!:banana:

FlyQueen
April 3rd, 2007, 04:50 PM
Hugh,

I'm looking forward to swimming in Federal Way again. I've entered the 500 & 1000 FR, 200 FL, 100 & 200 BR and the 400 IM. I'm hoping that we'll get to swim all six events!

See you soon.

-- mel

Those events are my idea of hell seriously ... I'd rather not go then swim those ... and seeing as I can't make it this year ...


Good for you for taking on a really tough event schedule ... can't wait to hear about all the awesome swims in a great facility!

Karen Duggan
April 3rd, 2007, 07:39 PM
Hi Hugh and Jane,
Thanks for all of the work you've done so far preparing for another great Nationals.
I'm not sure if you can answer this, but I won't know if I don't ask! How is it looking as far as keeping the 6th event?

Thanks again,
Karen Duggan

mbmg3282
April 3rd, 2007, 08:37 PM
Entries haven't closed yet, so that decision is a ways off still. However, we haven't dropped the 6th event in meets with 1900 swimmers for Short Course, so I would predict we will keep the event.

Also, as far as entries go, most Masters swimmers wait until the last four days to enter. Around 60% will enter in the last week. At this point, the meet size is just a guess.

Karen Duggan
April 4th, 2007, 12:38 PM
Thanks Mark.

Wow, why do you think so many wait until the last minute? I remember for Worlds, Michael Moore said the same thing happened. There were like 2000 entries the last week! Crazy.

Muppet
April 4th, 2007, 10:36 PM
Karen,
I can answer from personal experience: LAZINESS!!!
That, and just being sure I'm actually physically able to make it; and also to get some better idea as to what times to enter.

Hugh
April 9th, 2007, 09:13 PM
Three days left until the entry deadline!!!

There are rooms still available on the shuttle route at both the Quality Inn (1400 S 348; 253-835-4141 ) and the Best Western Executel 931611 20th Ave S, 253-941-6000). Check http://www.fwnationals.com/travel.htm for the latest hotel information.

Gail Roper
April 14th, 2007, 10:02 AM
People enter at the last minute bacause they are not always sure they can go because of family plans, time and money. Not everyone can plan that far in advance. That's why a lot of swimmers deck enter at local meets, if they find out they can make it that day, they go. Not laziness.

talne621
May 6th, 2007, 02:42 PM
I am going. 10 days till I leave!!!