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  1. __steve__'s Avatar
    The LCM drop down 50's without fins too?
  2. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Please take care of your shoulder!!!
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    To me, the interesting thing is how my body & mind react when I expect to swim and then can't. I feel all discombobulated. When I plan to NOT swim, I think my mind gets "OK" with that decision and then allows itself to feel better. It's all about missed expectations for me.
    The older I get the more I realize how attitude and mindset influence everything i do in life. Staying positive and having fun has a huge benefit to my overall health. Positivity builds, negativity destroys. My zen statements for the month.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I swam there a few months ago and had the same reaction. Great facility. Woefully underused!
    The men's and women's teams swam towards the end of the session and that was fun to watch but up until that point there were less than 10 of us in the pool. When I asked one of the swimmers how many masters they usually get at practice he said he did not know because a group of the swimmers yesterday normally swim at another pool in the area but it was closed for cleaning and repairs. It's such a great facility, the coach was friendly and engaging, its location seemed very central and convenient and there was ample public parking.
  5. pwb's Avatar
    With customer meetings all day I never made it to the pool and as is usually the way I felt sloth like last night and this morning. It's amazing how I have grown to live by my routine and one change causes me no end of affects.
    To me, the interesting thing is how my body & mind react when I expect to swim and then can't. I feel all discombobulated. When I plan to NOT swim, I think my mind gets "OK" with that decision and then allows itself to feel better. It's all about missed expectations for me.
  6. pwb's Avatar
    Good luck in Canada!
  7. Water Rat's Avatar
    I swam there a few months ago and had the same reaction. Great facility. Woefully underused!
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Yes that, and they stop in the middle of the pool, seem incapable of leaving 5 seconds apart, and don't have much concept of an interval.
    Are sure you are not describing the 11-16 year olds I swam with on Saturday. It always cracks me up when the kids swim long course and they are all bunched up. I sort of get it scy when the slower kids run the risk of being mowed down by the faster kids.
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Hey, some great Pitt engineer will figure it out and surely get it fixed soon. I can't believe you had 25-30 in an LA Fitness pool, ours is like the ocean with 2 in a lane or 4+ decent swimmers total in the pool (no gutters, crappy lane lines, 3.5 - 4 feet deep max, no backstroke flags, we have 4 lanes, though, and it becomes one big standing wave). Sounds like it would be bedlam - no fly permitted and lots of 25 and 50 sprints! However, usually from about 6:00 AM+ to 8, after the really early birds get out, there often isn't anyone in it - you might try that time slot if you are solo.
    I think some were scared away by the pool fiasco. So I had a meager 21 last night, 7 per lane. Definitely an LA Fitness type pool, a little deeper at one end. Cant' do anything longer than 50s for sure.
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Meaning, what? They don't know how to let others pass?
    Yes that, and they stop in the middle of the pool, seem incapable of leaving 5 seconds apart, and don't have much concept of an interval.
  11. Sojerz's Avatar
    Hey, some great Pitt engineer will figure it out and surely get it fixed soon. I can't believe you had 25-30 in an LA Fitness pool, ours is like the ocean with 2 in a lane or 4+ decent swimmers total in the pool (no gutters, crappy lane lines, 3.5 - 4 feet deep max, no backstroke flags, we have 4 lanes, though, and it becomes one big standing wave). Sounds like it would be bedlam - no fly permitted and lots of 25 and 50 sprints! However, usually from about 6:00 AM+ to 8, after the really early birds get out, there often isn't anyone in it - you might try that time slot if you are solo.
  12. Water Rat's Avatar
    slowest swimmers do not have very good lane etiquette
    Meaning, what? They don't know how to let others pass?
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    That is a huge bummer about Pitt. If the ceiling is falling, I have to imagine it'll be well more than 2 weeks to repair.
    Huge bummer. And I would be stroking out if I had a big meet planned ... Tonight, I heard that 2-3 weeks is the best estimate, but it could also be all summer. I'm sure when an engineer gets in here that a long repair will be recommended ...
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by magick17
    I too wish e could swim outdoors! It'll probably be freezing after Memorial Day...
    I was just thinking the same thing! And I read it will be down in the 30s at night next week ...
  15. pwb's Avatar
    That is a huge bummer about Pitt. If the ceiling is falling, I have to imagine it'll be well more than 2 weeks to repair.
  16. magick17's Avatar
    I too wish e could swim outdoors! It'll probably be freezing after Memorial Day...
  17. pwb's Avatar
    SPMA should be a great event, as always. I'm going to miss all the big LCM season-ender meets, but if you want a taste of the sun as a prep for Mission Viejo, we have the annual "heatstroker" meet over two days in Scottsdale July 18th and 19th.
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I was very tempted to do the SPMS meet also but we are very likely hosting a meet in Rockwall that weekend. The weekend after Nationals. The train sounds like a great idea.
  19. ande's Avatar
    thank y'all
  20. __steve__'s Avatar
    It does indeed look like much. I couldn't accomplish those splits with my fins on.
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