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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Welcome back to Texas Alex. Baylor is a great school and a great location as you mentioned. There will be a few scm meets this fall in Dallas and Houston you could check out if you are interested. In November DAM has it's annual scm meet at Baylor hospital pool in Dallas and WMST have there 2 day meet at the Woodlands. Both are great events. It will be good to meet in person at one of these or even in the spring if the timing does not work this fall. Once again welcome home Alex.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I love LCM and for me there is no comparison between scy and LCM. After seeing Forts fly at nationals in 2012 I can 100% understand why she would love scy; it is the perfect distance to highlight her strengths with starts , kick, underwater and turns. For me I have non of those and LCM works better for me.

    Thanks for for all the advice with my hot flashes. My wife claimed I am having a mid life change and I should get used to it. I don't recall this happening when I was younger. I have started playing with the AC to lower the temp and I like the idea of the dipping my feet in cold water however I suspect I will wake my wife up and the hot flashes are easier to handle than an upset wife!

    i think I am starting to dream swimming again. My wife claims I am kicking and twitching which usually means I am dreaming of racing. I have been excited at the prospect of racing in the next age group and have been thinking a lot recently about this, so perhaps this is the route cause of my hot flashes in the night. I don't know if I am winning the races in my dreams because I don't tend to remember them. I hope I am at least winning in my sleep!!!
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Hope the shoulder eval works out ok.
    Thanks. I probably should have laid off any swimming and weights even though it didn't hurt when I swam initially. Until then it did. Sucks being old. Hope your rehab is coming along nicely.
  4. fdtotten's Avatar
    Alex, I hope you continue to be well. A big move like what you did is always a major transition and takes time to rebuild your lifestyle according to the new location. I watch a TV/Cable show called HGTV Fixer Upper hosted by Chip & Joanna Gaines of Magnolia Homes located in Waco TX, which looks like a very nice family oriented town.
  5. mcnair's Avatar
    I'm living just outside of Waco, TX! And working at Baylor University... nice location, far enough away from the big-city traffic of Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin, but close enough (1.5 hours) to each when we want to see our extended families.

    P.s. Love the job! This is an awesome place to work.
  6. Sojerz's Avatar
    Hope the shoulder eval works out ok.
  7. rxleakem's Avatar
    I'm happy the move is progressing and that you are settling in.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Agree! After training in the 49-yd pool all summer I am really not looking forward to scy every day again. Too much turning and not enough swimming! I especially like the long pool for freestyle. I can really get a nice rhythm and it feels so smooth.
    I am so happy that it is short course season again and I can swim indoors! ha!

    Stewart, when we moved, I had a small AC unit attached to the wall in my bedroom so that I can have the temp very low in that room without running up a huge bill for the whole house. I set it at 63 and love it. I can't sleep at all when it's warm, and I know my tempurpedic mattress makes it even warmer. Those things are toasty.
  9. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    Gosh, I haven't been in a lcm pool all summer.... I feel that all you do in yards in flipturns or turns. Whatever happen to just swimming...
    Agree! After training in the 49-yd pool all summer I am really not looking forward to scy every day again. Too much turning and not enough swimming! I especially like the long pool for freestyle. I can really get a nice rhythm and it feels so smooth.

    As for 300s on 3:30, Stewart is in a different league than me.
  10. flystorms's Avatar
    Stewart, I get hot at about 2am pretty regularly and at times have a hard time getting back to sleep. One thing that helps is to sit on the sink with my feet under cold water for a minute or two. It generally helps to cool off more quickly and curl back up. Sucks, doesn't it?

    Great set! Sounds really tough.
  11. tjrpatt's Avatar
    Gosh, I haven't been in a lcm pool all summer. I refuse to pay the one Y 10 bucks to swim in theirs. There is a LCM workout on some nights but I have to wait around in this part of the region til 8 and that is 10 bucks now. Plus, the pool is way too shallow in. If only I could find someplace where I can swim LCM everyday, I would be content. Sometimes, I feel that all you do in yards in flipturns or turns. Whatever happen to just swimming.

    10 x 300 on 3:30. I am in pain just reading that set.
  12. Sojerz's Avatar
    Where are you now Alex? Seems like a plan.
  13. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Thanks Steve! Hope to see you but I completely understand.
  14. __steve__'s Avatar
    Get plenty of rest and drive safely!

    Good luck and have fun. I might drop in Sunday
  15. __steve__'s Avatar
    If I get better in time I will be there for sure. And if I don't see you, enjoy the meet and good luck on the events

    Thanks Joel
  16. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Say it ain't so Steve. Hate to hear that. Maybe... Just maybe you will feel better by Sat or Sun morning. Take care of yourself!
  17. Karl_S's Avatar
    'sorry to hear you had to cancel your trip to College Park. We would have been in adjacent lanes in the 100 back and while you would have smoked me, I was looking forward to meeting you. I hope your troubles are soon behind you.
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    New Zealand would be great. I might need to think about that one...
    New Zealand is on my bucket list and traveling that far would definitely require extra time after the meet exploring. One of my teammates did this event when it was in Sydney a few years ago and he said it was awesome. This is definitely worth some serious consideration.
  19. Sojerz's Avatar
    Congrats on the 200 Br and placing in the 4IM and 1Br
  20. knelson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I just didn't fancy showing up at nationals and swimming poorly.
    Makes sense.
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