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ALM
August 13th, 2007, 05:49 PM
The USMS web site is mentioned in the September 2007 issue of Outside magazine! :groovy:

On page 44, they have a "How Fit Are You?" quiz. One of the questions has to do with how fast the quiz-taker can swim 500 yards. The quiz directions say: "...check your time against U.S. Masters Swimming records at usms.org."

scyfreestyler
August 13th, 2007, 05:50 PM
There will be some jaws dropping when they see the times and attempt to match them.

knelson
August 13th, 2007, 06:07 PM
Peter Vanderkaay, with his 4:08, can probably quit taking the rest of the quiz after answering that question!

BillS
August 13th, 2007, 07:06 PM
Didn't it imply that you were only fit of you could go sub-5:00 for the 500? That seems a bit harsh, given that only 3 of last year's Top 10 times in my age group (45 - 49) were sub-5:00.

nyswimmer
August 13th, 2007, 10:51 PM
Didn't it imply that you were only fit of you could go sub-5:00 for the 500? That seems a bit harsh, given that only 3 of last year's Top 10 times in my age group (45 - 49) were sub-5:00.

I haven't seen the article, but if they're judging fitness by USMS age group records, not many people would pass the test.

ALM
August 13th, 2007, 11:02 PM
Didn't it imply that you were only fit of you could go sub-5:00 for the 500? That seems a bit harsh, given that only 3 of last year's Top 10 times in my age group (45 - 49) were sub-5:00.

Yeah, I think most of the quiz was tongue-in-cheek. ;) But the national exposure for USMS is good! :cheerleader:

david.margrave
August 14th, 2007, 02:17 AM
Didn't it imply that you were only fit of you could go sub-5:00 for the 500? That seems a bit harsh, given that only 3 of last year's Top 10 times in my age group (45 - 49) were sub-5:00.

I hope to pull that off someday.

bud
August 16th, 2007, 10:17 AM
google <swimming (http://www.google.com/search?q=swimming)> and see where usms shows up (really easy to do w/ firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/)). the first instance i found was on the 7th page of hits.

the swimming page at wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swimming), in the links section (at the bottom of the page), includes links to skinny dipping and TI, but no USMS.

go figure.

gufyduck
August 16th, 2007, 12:14 PM
Well, the Wikipedia thing is easy enough to fix...I added two links to the article, one for USMS and one for USA Swimming.

swimmieAvsFan
August 16th, 2007, 12:15 PM
USMS has a page all of its own on wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Masters_Swimming

bud
August 16th, 2007, 01:56 PM
thanks for the tip on the usms page at wiki... did not even think to search wiki for usms.

a tip o' the hat to gufyduck for taking the initiative and adding the usms (etc.) links to the wiki page. i thought about it, but was too lazy to do it at the time.

still... i'm amazed and befuddled that when you google <swimming> that usms does not pop up in any form till the 7th page of hits. i'd of thought usms had more clout than that in the swimming (web) world.

just my :2cents:

of course if you google usms their web comes right up (the wiki page is still buried)... but ya' gotta know about usms in the first place.

scyfreestyler
August 16th, 2007, 02:20 PM
Another reason I don't care for Google. USMS is on the first page of Yahoo's search.

ALM
August 16th, 2007, 06:07 PM
still... i'm amazed and befuddled that when you google <swimming> that usms does not pop up in any form till the 7th page of hits. i'd of thought usms had more clout than that in the swimming (web) world.

Try googling "Masters Swimming" and see what pops up!

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scyfreestyler
August 16th, 2007, 06:09 PM
Try googling "Masters Swimming" and see what pops up!

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Well, obviously! :)