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born2fly
June 14th, 2007, 01:54 PM
Can someone tell me where the site is for short course Nats is in 2008? Has the site been determined yet?

Thanks in advance,
greg

knelson
June 14th, 2007, 02:17 PM
You have been away for a while, Greg! SC Nationals witll be at UT Austin. They're a little early next year, the first weekend in May I believe.

born2fly
June 14th, 2007, 02:29 PM
Kirk-yes I have been. Austin, that is cool. Going to have to start researching it.

Thanks,
Greg

MPohlmann
June 14th, 2007, 04:29 PM
The dates proposed at last year's convention for SC Nationals were April 24-27th. There was some concern about potential conflict with FINA World's in Perth, Australia. Perhaps the dates will be discussed again at this year's convention. However, it was my recollection that the Austin hosts were unable to host in May.

Mary

mbmg3282
June 14th, 2007, 04:43 PM
The dates for the SC Nationals in Austin are May 1 - 4, 2008.

At the request of the USMS House of Delegates, our meet host left convention last fall, found a time farther away from the 2008 World Championships in Perth and gave us these dates. They were approved by the Championship Committee and forwarded to the Executive Committee for their approval.

Still Swimming
June 23rd, 2007, 03:39 PM
Does anyone know the order of events for the 2008 SCY Nationals?

Blackbeard's Peg
June 25th, 2007, 10:10 AM
Still Swimming - The order of events for the next several nationals' are published in the USMS rulebook (http://www.usms.org/rules/), pages 29-30.

'08 SCY:

Day 1
1000 free
1650 free

Day 2
400 im
50 fly
200 back
100 breast
50 free
200 mx free relay

Day 3
w 500 free
100 im
200 fly
100 back
50 breast
200 free
200 mx med relay
200 free relay

day 4
m 500 free
200 breast
100 fly
50 back
200 IM
100 free
200 medley relay

knelson
June 30th, 2007, 12:29 AM
Great, the men's 500 is on Sunday again. :frustrated:

Swimmer Bill
June 30th, 2007, 11:04 AM
Don't forget about next summer's Long Course Nationals, which will be held at the recently refurbished Mt. Hood CC Pool in Oregon. Delightful place to be in the summer, and one of the finest travel destinations you'll find anywhere in the US. Savvy swimmers will plan a vacation around the event. Hope to see you there.

Blackbeard's Peg
July 1st, 2007, 12:39 AM
Great, the men's 500 is on Sunday again. :frustrated:
Kirk,
I was going to rant about that, but I figured I'd see if someone else pointed it out. Check out the rulebook, dude, we're getting royally F'd!

Rant:

Since I have been doing USMS Nationals' in 2004, only once have men swum before women, in 2005 at Ft. Lauderdale, where the 500 was the very first event of the meet (i consider 1000/1650 as their own meet ;) ):). 2005 & Worlds LCM both had m&w on the same day, and worlds was the last event of the swim meet.

In the '07 rulebook, men get the 4/500 on the last day of the meet 7 out of the 10 nationals' listed. INCREDIBLE! Two of those are LCM. Also, women seem to always get their mid-distance event on a Saturday, except for these three afformentioned meets.

Kirk, we're going to have to wait to 2008 LCM to not have to swim on the last day. And after that, until 2010 SCY.
:frustrated::frustrated::frustrated::frustrated:

Aquawolf
July 1st, 2007, 03:16 AM
Don't forget about next summer's Long Course Nationals, which will be held at the recently refurbished Mt. Hood CC Pool in Oregon. Delightful place to be in the summer, and one of the finest travel destinations you'll find anywhere in the US. Savvy swimmers will plan a vacation around the event. Hope to see you there.

Does anyone know if the dates for this have been set yet? And if so, when?

Yardbird
July 8th, 2007, 01:39 PM
There is some info now on-line about SC nats:

http://www.tsc.utexas.edu/events/2008masters/

m2tall2
July 12th, 2007, 01:28 PM
This is ridiculous. This year I couldn't go to Nationals because it was held the same weekend as my husband's commencement. So for 2008 I was getting excited it might be around the same time and I would be good to go.

But, NOOO....It's being held the same weekend as MY graduate commencement (May2nd).

Can't I catch a break?

(Maybe I'll skip commencement.)

jim clemmons
July 12th, 2007, 03:01 PM
Great, the men's 500 is on Sunday again. :frustrated:

We all should be well tapered by then - assuming you get to bed early Saturday night and don't stay up all night.

Blackbeard's Peg
July 15th, 2007, 10:15 PM
This is ridiculous. This year I couldn't go to Nationals because it was held the same weekend as my husband's commencement. So for 2008 I was getting excited it might be around the same time and I would be good to go.

But, NOOO....It's being held the same weekend as MY graduate commencement (May2nd).

Can't I catch a break?

(Maybe I'll skip commencement.)

Michelle, I know two people who skipped family graduations for this year. I didn't go to my own undergrad graduation. But it sounds like these would be a post-graduate graduation... maybe a little different.
If you want to go, you'll find a way...

Allen Stark
July 20th, 2007, 10:31 AM
Michelle,come visit us in Oregon for LCM Nats.You'll have a great time.:fish2: