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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I took mucinex and alka seltzer nighttime cold before I went to bed last night and woke up feeling a lot better. My chest finally loosened up and has been clearing all day. Still not 100% but SO much better than yesterday. I am leaving my positive checkin until the morning to see how I am but I am leaning towards swimming it. I love racing and no mater the outcome I will have fun.

    Between shingles before spring nationals and a chest cold before summer nationals I have had quite the buildup to my last two meets.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    OMG that's awful so sorry. I hope she is ok and recovers quickly. I hope this does not scare her with dogs going forward. Dogs like humans are made up of good and bad.
  3. Water Rat's Avatar
    Good luck Stewart. Getting sick is a sure sign of a good taper!
  4. ekw's Avatar
    Are you taking guaifenasin (brand name Mucinex)? That and a lot of water should really loosen chest congestion.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnair
    Yeah, I'll try to make it... you'll probably be in the heat with the 16:00 seed times! I'll be in the heat with the 45:00 seed times; no maybe not. I'll probably put 27:00 down just because I feel so out of shape. What do you think?
    Dont worry about times. Come and have fun. The 1500m is the last event of the meet and hopefully there will be a fair number of people entered.
  6. mcnair's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Alex, it would be great to meet you in person at our meet in Rockwall. I too plan on swimming the 1500. I hope you decide to come, it will be fun!
    Yeah, I'll try to make it... you'll probably be in the heat with the 16:00 seed times! I'll be in the heat with the 45:00 seed times; no maybe not. I'll probably put 27:00 down just because I feel so out of shape. What do you think?
  7. __steve__'s Avatar
    You're welcome!

    Tons of fun water and land related things to experience there, but it makes the return home difficult.
  8. flippergirl's Avatar
    That is a lot of fish! Looks like nice snorkel or dive trip. I want to go to Aruba now. Thanks you for posting.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Alex, it would be great to meet you in person at our meet in Rockwall. I too plan on swimming the 1500. I hope you decide to come, it will be fun!
  10. __steve__'s Avatar
    Aruba brief

    I snorkeled daily while on vacation from Jul 12 to Jul 25, typically once in the am and once in the pm. I had my GoPro zip tied to my front mount snorkel such that I could start at one hot spot and swim out to another in one out and back open water swim with fins. When I swam upon something interesting I would just remove the snorkel and use it as a handle for the camera. It worked quite well. I did a lot of drills this way enroute, and my sighting skills are developing.

    I learned if I dove down to the bottom and attached the snorkel to a rock, the curious fish would come check out this snorkel/camera contraption. Little did they know they would be recorded. I'm sure they didn't mind.

    I have no idea how far the swims were, but I spent at least 3 hours a day in the ocean. The water varied between 77 and 81, depending on depth and current, it was quite refreshing, but so was the breeze on the dryland. I believe the ocean current that reaches Aruba comes from the east Atlantic (Africa perhaps?). But for being so close to the equator, it was very pleasant - a nice break from the heat at home.

    One of the curious fish movies:

    https://youtu.be/3D1Eo5m_Ivk
  11. rxleakem's Avatar
    I am looking forward to a fun and busy weekend, Joel. Thanks!

    Tom, I am still on the fence about LGOWS, mostly due to the travel commitment for Spire. If I sign up it will be near the deadline. The toughest thing there is finding reasonably-priced rooms!

    I was able to find a team in the city at Cleveland State, Tim. If Preston ends up going to school there I will touch base with you about Solon (if I can survive one of those practices!). I will put West Side Market on the list for considertaion while we are in town.

    Thanks all!
  12. aztimm's Avatar
    Sounds like quite a trip you have planned
    Hope everything goes smoothly!

    My brother & family live in the Cleveland area, and I've visited several times. Despite what you hear, it really is a great place! Make sure you get to the West Side Market.
    I swam with a, "masters," team when I visited 2 years ago (was really a kids team with a few masters), but workouts were pretty brutal, about 5-6,000m each. It was down in Solon, let me know if you want more info.
  13. tjrpatt's Avatar
    cool, good luck and enjoy! I didn't get a chance to sign up for Nationals due to work conflicts. But, I will try to go up to Lake George and do at least one nationals.
  14. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Good luck and enjoy!

    Looks like you have quite a busy weekend planned
  15. gull's Avatar
    I think you can go 2:20 or better in the 200.
  16. scyfreestyler's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by gull
    Very cool. Your 100 free was strong. Well done!
    Thanks. That was the best I've felt in a 100 in quite a while.
  17. gull's Avatar
    Thanks!

    No, that was my long course meet for the summer. Couldn't get the time off to go to Cleveland (which is beautiful this time of year, I am told).
  18. The Fortress's Avatar
    Nice job Gull! Are you going to nationals? You'd get to do your 400 free first there.
  19. gull's Avatar
    Very cool. Your 100 free was strong. Well done!
  20. scyfreestyler's Avatar
    You had some nice swims this weekend, Craig. Glad you had a great meet.

    I met another forumite, Nicholas Cirone, behind the blocks before the 100 Free. We raced in the same heat in lanes 5 & 6.
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