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Ande's Swimming Blog blogged by Ande Rasmussen who swims with Longhorn Aquatics Masters in Austin, Texas.
started March 2005 on the USMS Discussion Forums at:
http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4298 & kept blogging there till September 2008.


Ande was coached by

Paul Bergen on Longhorn Aquatics from 1979 to 1982

Eddie Reese on the University of Texas Mens Team from 1981 to 1986

Ande is currently coached by Whitney Hedgepeth on Longhorn Aquatics Masters
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  1. Meet Results 2015 SPMS and Southwest Zone Summer Champs LCM

    by , August 20th, 2015 at 01:00 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Men's Results

    Last week I raced in the
    2015 SPMS and Southwest Zone Summer Championships LCM
    Mission Viejo, CA

    I trained pretty well this summer then got sick with a cough and cold on Tue Aug 4th. I started feeling a little better around Tue Aug 11 but kept coughing and am still coughing today on Thu Aug 20.

    Here's how my training went after I got sick.
    X = did not swim

    Tue 4 swam
    Wed 5 X missed work
    Thu 6 X missed work
    Fri 7 (swam a little) worked for 1hr then went home
    Sat 8 X
    Sun 9 X

    Mon 10 X
    Tue 11 swam around 1000
    Wed 12 swam around 1500
    Thu 13 X
    Fri 14 X

    Sat 15 meet
    Sun 16 meet

    I thought about cancelling but since we arranged all the travel, I went ahead.
    I decided to skip the 400 IM on Fri and the 100 bk on Sat.

    On a whim, I asked if I could deck enter the 800 & they let me.

    All things considered I guess I swam OK.

    Sat

    Men 50-54 50 Meter Butterfly Finals
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    Pl Name Age Club Seed Time Final Time Points
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    2 Rasmussen, Anders M 52 TXLA 27.56 28.62 7.00

    disappointing & slow.


    Men 50-54 200 Meter Butterfly Finals

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    Pl Name Age Club Seed Time Final Time Points
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    2 Rasmussen, Anders M 52 TXLA 2:32.38 2:38.61 7.00
    36.00
    1:17.62 (41.62)
    2:02.56 (44.94)
    2:38.61 (36.05)

    I tried the glide fly for 150 then reg for the last 50
    didn't work as well for me as "my save your legs fly with a 1 beat kick"

    Sun

    Men 50-54 50 Meter Breaststroke Finals
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    Pl Name Age Club Seed Time Final Time Points
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    2 Rasmussen, Anders M 52 TXLA 34.57 35.05 7.00

    breastroke confuses me, felt awkward


    Men 50-54 50 Meter Backstroke Finals
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    Pl Name Age Club Seed Time Final Time Points
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    1 Rasmussen, Anders M 52 TXLA 29.99 29.97 9.00


    Men 50-54 50 Meter Freestyle Finals
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    Pl Name Age Club Seed Time Final Time Points
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    1 Rasmussen, Anders M 52 TXLA 26.29 26.57 9.00


    I just cruised it, I've been faster in practice many times this summer.

    Men 50-54 800 Meter Freestyle Finals
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    Pl Name Age Club Seed Time Final Time Points
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    2 Rasmussen, Anders M 52 TXLA 17:00.00 10:28.57 7.00

    34.11
    1:11.07 (36.96)
    1:49.43 (38.36)
    2:28.25 (38.82)

    3:07.53 (39.28)
    3:46.94 (39.41)
    4:26.99 (40.05)
    5:07.01 (40.02)

    5:47.25 (40.24)
    6:27.42 (40.17)
    7:07.87 (40.45)
    7:48.22 (40.35)

    8:29.24 (41.02)
    9:09.76 (40.52)
    9:50.23 (40.47)
    10:28.57 (38.34)