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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    I hope your daughter heals quickly. I'm always amazed how fast kids can heal so I hope she sticks to that trend.
    thanks Ellen. She is up and down. When I came home tonight she was bouncing off the walls. She is a typical 11 year old and as such I hope she heals quickly. Thanks for the kind wishes.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Nice job chowmi!

    Are you planning on nationals since it's in your home state?
  3. Karl_S's Avatar
    Next up: I entered another USA meet - an open format, no qualifying times. So it'll be a mixed bag of swimmers. Most notably, it will be a MOMMY AND ME swim meet! I entered the 50 free, swimming 13 & over, WITH MY 2 DAUGHTERS! What fun. Well, for me. Not so much for them.
    That sounds like fun. If you give them plenty of space and just interact occasionally during the meet they will probably think it is cool. You are fast enough that there is no danger of being embarrassingly slow. My daughter and I have talked about doing something like this, but have not made it happen. About 1.5 years ago there was an open meet and we were going to enter a relay with my daughter's friend and her little brother, (who was about 7 at the time). We were pretty excited about it and even tried to think up a name for our relay team, but the meet got cancelled Have fun!

    Nice swims btw.
  4. pwb's Avatar
    Next up: I entered another USA meet - an open format, no qualifying times. So it'll be a mixed bag of swimmers. Most notably, it will be a MOMMY AND ME swim meet! I entered the 50 free, swimming 13 & over, WITH MY 2 DAUGHTERS! What fun. Well, for me. Not so much for them.
    Think of this meet as laying the foundation for a lifetime of engagement with your daughters through Masters swimming. For me, I love that my Dad and I still can connect through swimming masters. I hope that I'll do the same with my daughters later in their lives.
  5. flystorms's Avatar
    Oh man, I hope that it's not actually broken. Sounds like a lot of kick sets in her near-term future.

    And good luck with the upcoming meets. If some of my team's peeps compete, I'll come out and look for you there again now that I know what you look like. The new head coach will finally be here in about 10 days and I can't wait to get back to swimming again by mid-February.
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Ha! You outed me and my insecurity Fort!!
    Didn't you out yourself on your blog with that comment?
  7. Water Rat's Avatar
    Ha! You outed me and my insecurity Fort!!
  8. ekw's Avatar
    I hope your daughter heals quickly. I'm always amazed how fast kids can heal so I hope she sticks to that trend.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Sorry about your daughter. That is a big bummer.
    She is taking it well but I don't think its really sunk in yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    ... you should do it and you should set your sights higher than 10
    i am also curious about my IM. I did a 200 IM in a kids meet last year and I believe I was around 2:08. I have not done a 400IM so it would be interesting. If I do these events it may be too much to really have a killer 1000. If only I had a decent breaststroke I would have a good IM and it would be a no brainier but alas my breast is my weakest stroke by a country mile. I promised myself I would mix it up a little this year so I plan on doing some off events. That's pretty much how I fell into backstroke at SPMS and that worked out well. All fun choices and no matter what I swim I always want to win. That does not mean I will win but the desire is always there. That's just me.
  10. pwb's Avatar
    Sorry about your daughter. That is a big bummer.

    As for this comment ...

    I may also possibly swim the 1000 free which I am likely not going to swim at Spring Nationals to see if I can get a Top Ten time.
    ... you should do it and you should set your sights higher than 10
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I wouldn't give your finals times a second thought. That's an outstanding performance in season or not!
    I agree and look at the whole day as a success. My best in season time as a master prior to this meet was 1:51 so it's hard to look at it any other way. swimming twice in a day was not easy but both times were really good for me in season and I genuinely had a lot of fun. It's not often your competitors call you sir😄
  12. Water Rat's Avatar
    I wouldn't give your finals times a second thought. That's an outstanding performance in season or not!
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    Well, 1:48.9 sounds good to me too. Have fun in finals!
    Thanks Jazz Hands. I had a lot of fun.
  14. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    Well, 1:48.9 sounds good to me too. Have fun in finals!
  15. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    Shave? Tech jammer? Those things seem to affect my mid-season times a lot.
    no rest, no shave and a really old tech suit. Just a normal meet really. I am very happy with my times based on where we are training wise. I just wish I was not so sore. I get knots in my muscles that I can't work out and these cause the most problems. All the fun of getting old.
  16. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Those are both great swims and it's cool you're back for finals. I did a few prelims-finals meets a few years ago with the kids and almost always swam much better in finals. Smoke some youngsters tonight for the old guys!
    i felt good after the swims this morning but after a nap woke feeling like a dump truck had run over me. I am sure I will be fine when I get on the block....I am having fun. And at 45 I sure get some funny looks from parents which is always a chuckle.
  17. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    Shave? Tech jammer? Those things seem to affect my mid-season times a lot.
  18. pwb's Avatar
    Those are both great swims and it's cool you're back for finals. I did a few prelims-finals meets a few years ago with the kids and almost always swam much better in finals. Smoke some youngsters tonight for the old guys!
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    You get to use blocks!?
    Yes, it's the best thing about Pitt. Quite a few college kids swim show up during rec swim (must have class during regular practice, I guess) and they regularly use the blocks. So no one says a thing when I use them.
  20. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Stewart, I was feeling pretty good about my swimming today until I read this. Any chance you're moving to Pitt to train with me?
    Its all about how you translate practice into competition and based on your record you do an awesome job at that. I lived in the mid west during my college days and I am not sure if the weather is really for me. I have traveled to Pittsburgh for business in the past but relocating is not in the cards I am afraid. Your always welcome to come and visit and train with us.
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