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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    Great job, Fort! I was able to watch some video of your races - that 100 breast was a beauty. Happy that you made it and were able to spend time with friends.
    Thanks Mike! Yes, it was a close race and nice to come out on top. And it's always good to see swim friends.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jim thornton
    Great meet, Leslie. Excellent blog, too, though you judge yourself (as all the great ones do!) too harshly. Good luck at Canadian Nationals!
    Thanks son. Eh, I've done better times on less rest. I was just a bit discombobulated all weekend. I think it's hard to maintain mental focus if you're not feeling that well.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    I watched the 50 back you swam, it was awesome!

    Just curious, do you peak forward prior to the fr turn or do you rely solely on the bottom mark?
    Thanks Steve. I always look. But the markings at GAC were different than usual -- just the straight line instead of a T. Maybe that's what gave us fits on our turns.
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Congrats on the PBs and the fun! Wish I had had a chance to meet you. I didn't realize you were going to be at nationals; you were a little secretive on your blog.

    Oh, I always peak. Markings can be different and at GAC there was just a line.
  5. pwb's Avatar
    Glad I was able to finally see you and catch up on Sunday - though I had seen many of your swims, it was more fun to talk with you. I'm sorry that the weekend didn't turn out as well as you would've liked; hopefully, your lungs will be free and clear up in the Great White North.
  6. rxleakem's Avatar
    Way to go, Steve! Congrats on a fun weekend of racing and some PBs!
  7. Sojerz's Avatar
    Nice swims Leslie. Hopefully the allergies and asthma let up soon and before heading north. I've been afraid to try a dolphin kick in br pull out, because i would easily forget and do more than one. Great 100 br, how did you split it? 50 frees were great too.
  8. rxleakem's Avatar
    Great job, Fort! I was able to watch some video of your races - that 100 breast was a beauty. Happy that you made it and were able to spend time with friends.
  9. jim thornton's Avatar
    Great meet, Leslie. Excellent blog, too, though you judge yourself (as all the great ones do!) too harshly. Good luck at Canadian Nationals!
  10. __steve__'s Avatar
    I watched the 50 back you swam, it was awesome!

    Just curious, do you peak forward prior to the fr turn or do you rely solely on the bottom mark?
    Updated May 2nd, 2016 at 05:32 PM by __steve__
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Way to go champ! Given the mono & pneumonia you struggled with all those months, this meet was a very good result. I think you will be scary fast at your long course meets.
    thanks Leslie. You don't know how big of an inspiration you have been and will continue to be. I really appreciate your support and friendship.

    Good of luck at Canadian Nationals.
  12. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Your 200 was superb Stewart. I enjoyed watching you get further and further ahead of me! I knew it would be great given how well you've trained for that event this season.
    Hey, thanks for the photo. Next time we should get a relay team suit. I think we have 4 mfrs represented there!
    Thanks Mark. i was happy with the 2free. I wish I had that extra gear I keep telling myself I have. I guess it's a very good reason to train harder for next time.

    Yes I never noticed that but that's funny. Our team sponsor Speedo won't be happy with us! maybe at worlds we can get some more sponsorship.

    You had some awesome swims at the meet. Your sprint free was on all weekend. Even with the toe injury you were fast!
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    I didn't get a chance to watch your 500 live, but they've got the streams up on youtube now. Here's the link: Your heat is right around the 1:18 mark.

    Great race to watch. You seemed really steady and just couldn't come up with the final kick like Unruh and Dickson did. Steve Unruh's swim would have made Mark Schubert proud.

    Great meet overall. Pretty tough to have 100% great swims!
    thanks Kirk. Despite the swimming ups and downs it was a lot of fun. Hopefully we will get to race in Oregon.
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Dickson
    Good times! See you in Portland (hopefully if I can get the time off).
    hopefully we can train together when I am in Phoenix in a couple of weeks. If not I will likely see you in Oregon. Great swim yesterday Siphiwe . I put that one down to a serious senior moment. Congrats on the 2 back. Great time.
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Way to go champ! Given the mono & pneumonia you struggled with all those months, this meet was a very good result. I think you will be scary fast at your long course meets.
  16. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    Nice swim, Stewart! Here's to a great rest of the meet - enjoy!
    thanks so much Mike. It was a lot of fun!
  17. Water Rat's Avatar
    Your 200 was superb Stewart. I enjoyed watching you get further and further ahead of me! I knew it would be great given how well you've trained for that event this season.
    Hey, thanks for the photo. Next time we should get a relay team suit. I think we have 4 mfrs represented there!
  18. knelson's Avatar
    I didn't get a chance to watch your 500 live, but they've got the streams up on youtube now. Here's the link: Your heat is right around the 1:18 mark.

    Great race to watch. You seemed really steady and just couldn't come up with the final kick like Unruh and Dickson did. Steve Unruh's swim would have made Mark Schubert proud.

    Great meet overall. Pretty tough to have 100% great swims!
  19. Kurt Dickson's Avatar
    Good times! See you in Portland (hopefully if I can get the time off).
  20. rxleakem's Avatar
    Nice swim, Stewart! Here's to a great rest of the meet - enjoy!
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