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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Ooh, the Woodlands pool does sound great. I will run that by Mr. Fort. I suspect he'll be fine with it as I've really done so little traveling in the last two years since moving here. Is there a meet entry form yet? Is it SCY or SCM?
    I am definitely planning on the BU meet. That would be awesome if you guys come out for that. The thing that I really like about the meet is that it is very large and there is a lot of rest between events.
    scm

    i just emailed you the info I have from our LMSC.

    I was looking at SPMS in LA again but it's outdoors and I think my daughters big meet will be the first weekend in December. The BU meet looks like it's the following weekend.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Ooh, the Woodlands pool does sound great. I will run that by Mr. Fort. I suspect he'll be fine with it as I've really done so little traveling in the last two years since moving here. Is there a meet entry form yet? Is it SCY or SCM?
    I am definitely planning on the BU meet. That would be awesome if you guys come out for that. The thing that I really like about the meet is that it is very large and there is a lot of rest between events.
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ande
    4:28.0 is outstanding &
    54.9 is an excellent 100 fr split that's like a 55.6 or so flat start
    way to go
    Thanks Ande. We missed you.....We hope to make this an annual meet so hopefully we will see you next year.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I am glad your feeling better. Summer colds or allergies stink!

    The Woodlands pool is in doors and it's fast. Katie Ledecky set world two world records in the pool last year. This image has something going on with the lighting but you will get a pretty good sense of the pool:

    https://www.teamunify.com/gmswmst/Us...eb%20Small.JPG

    You can google "Conroe ISD Aquatic center images"

    Its similar to our pool in Rockwall. The meet is 7-8 November.

    Also my team is looking at a travel meet to Boston for the BU meet in December and if your going to go to it that's another option for us to swim on a relay! Looks like I have about 5 or 6 of our faster swimmers interested. I hope we have a larger group since this meet looks awesome based on previous years results. I have been unable to find dates for the BU meet yet but I am assuming it's 11-13 December.
    Updated August 23rd, 2015 at 03:28 PM by StewartACarroll
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    I hope you feel better. Did you get my email?
    Much better thanks.

    I did get it, just mulling it over.

    Is the Woodlands meet outside? The main deterrent is that I have a meet in VA on Oct. 25, so if it's the 1-2 of Nov, that's too close together.
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I hope you feel better. Did you get my email?
  7. rxleakem's Avatar
    Thanks Karl, it was a fun event for my first Nationals. I was pleased with my swims and enjoyed meeting many from the blogs.

    I am not yet ordained, but a temporary officiant which is allowable under Vermont law (kinda like a fill in justice of the peace). I was able to work with a pastor friend to plan a special ceremony
  8. ande's Avatar
    4:28.0 is outstanding &
    54.9 is an excellent 100 fr split that's like a 55.6 or so flat start
    way to go
  9. ande's Avatar
    congratulations
  10. Karl_S's Avatar
    Hey, I just saw your posts from Nationals. Nice swims! (I was on vacation and didn't read the blogs for a while.) The 400 IM and 200 back on the same day, yikes that had to hurt. I like how you sneaked a fast 50 in between the two.
  11. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem

    I preformed the marriage of my sister-in-law and her fiance.
    Ah, that makes good sense - and now we know that you are ordained. I suppose that I should have guessed that, but all I could think of was that you were using a form of the expression, "I married my daughter off...". Anyway, I got a good laugh.
  12. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    I am not sure if I will be able to make Greensboro next year due to both my work challenges and my desire to travel internationally in 2017(I am thinking about both the world masters games in Auckland and FINA worlds in Budapest). My wife has been very good about me traveling this year but I need to proactively pull back a little next year if I want to do one or both of the trips in 2017. Watch this space.
    I'd love to do one of those meets in 2017 as I'll be turning 50 that year, but I doubt it will happen for me. While I could convince my wife to go to Auckland, that timing doesn't work for our last kid's school ... and I don't think I could convince either of them that I go alone. I doubt I could turn Hungary into a family vacation, either!
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnair
    Why don't you guys open up the LCM one more time, to host for postal 5K swimmers... we're coming up on the deadline for that and you have the perfect facility for it (counters/timers completely protected from the elements, no chance of thunderstorms forcing swimmers out after 3K). Just saying'...
    One of the kids coaches who swims masters from time to time suggested the same thing, but based on the fact that Tom and Neil have switched the pool makes me think that's not happening. You are right though, it would be a great pool for a postal swim.

    I heard this morning that the kids zone meet maybe swum LCM in the spring and if that happens it's likely the pool will be switched up throughout the season. It would be awesome!
  14. rxleakem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S

    um, say what?

    I preformed the marriage of my sister-in-law and her fiance.
    Just checking to see if anyone reads my blog...
  15. mcnair's Avatar
    Why don't you guys open up the LCM one more time, to host for postal 5K swimmers... we're coming up on the deadline for that and you have the perfect facility for it (counters/timers completely protected from the elements, no chance of thunderstorms forcing swimmers out after 3K). Just saying'...
  16. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I'm not sure about the kids on your USAS team, but any chance they have enough kids qualified for or targeting to make Trials cuts and that fact will mean more LCM training time at least in 2016? I am hoping that our nearby LCM pool offers more of that in the new year. I know the kids will get it, but hope they keep more lap hours LCM. I'm hoping to use the fact of Trials in 2016 as an excuse to actually train LCM for once in my Masters career
    They have three kids qualified so far, however 2 guys are now back at UT and 1 girl who is off to A&M this week. They have some younger kids who will be trying to make trials so maybe I will get my wish in 2016. With the pool we have it's almost criminal to not swim LCM more frequently.

    I am not sure if I will be able to make Greensboro next year due to both my work challenges and my desire to travel internationally in 2017(I am thinking about both the world masters games in Auckland and FINA worlds in Budapest). My wife has been very good about me traveling this year but I need to proactively pull back a little next year if I want to do one or both of the trips in 2017. Watch this space.
  17. pwb's Avatar
    I'm not sure about the kids on your USAS team, but any chance they have enough kids qualified for or targeting to make Trials cuts and that fact will mean more LCM training time at least in 2016? I am hoping that our nearby LCM pool offers more of that in the new year. I know the kids will get it, but hope they keep more lap hours LCM. I'm hoping to use the fact of Trials in 2016 as an excuse to actually train LCM for once in my Masters career
  18. Karl_S's Avatar
    Last week I married my sister-in-law...
    um, say what?
  19. mcnair's Avatar
    Back to school... enjoy!
  20. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial
    I'm so glad you posted this here! We've been considering this, and you gave a lovely review. I agree, all the boat changing etc sounds rather more like an adventure than a problem. All of Europe is an adventure in that sort of way (in my limited backpacking, hostel type of experiences - while preggers no less)
    Glad you like the first part! I'm going to write some more on the food and helpful tips, and things I would do differently. That part is coming soon! If ever you want more details, feel free to PM me. I will eventually scan all the Viking Dailys (tells you what's happening the next day plus some interesting facts), so if you ever want them, send me an email and I will reply back with PDF attachments.
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