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  1. How do I get my split times officially recorded?

    by , February 3rd, 2018 at 10:34 AM (Rules Committee Blog)
    How do I get my splits officially recorded?

    With championship meets on the horizon, many swimmers are interested in recording relay leadoff or initial splits in individual events for official purposes. Split times can be used for official purposes, including national qualifying times, top 10 times, and records, or just to record a time to measure your performance. It is good to review the rules to ensure that your splits will count for official purposes.

    What are the timing system requirements for recording splits?


    • An initial split or a relay leadoff split can be used for a world record if the split is timed with automatic equipment or, in the event of a touchpad malfunction, with a semiautomatic backup system consisting of at least one button.



    • An initial split or a relay leadoff split can be used for a USMS record if the split is timed with automatic equipment (a touchpad). If the touchpad fails, the leadoff split cannot be used for a USMS record.



    • An initial split or a relay leadoff split can be used for a USMS Top 10 time if the split is timed with automatic equipment, a semiautomatic timing system with a minimum of two buttons, or at least two valid watches.


    When do I need to submit a request to have my split recorded in the official results and how do I do that?

    You must submit a written request prior to your swim for relay leadoff splits and for initial backstroke distances in a longer backstroke event. We ask for a written request prior to these events so that officials can be notified and can judge the intermediate turns and relay exchanges appropriately. For all other initial splits in individual events, you must submit a written request prior to the end of the meet. Check with the meet director to obtain a split request form. In most cases, they will usually have them available at the check-in table when you arrive at the meet.

    What if the meet announcement states that splits will automatically be recorded?

    The rules allow for the meet host to automatically record some or all splits if the host desires. For national championships, automatic splits are mandatory, so your split times from all individual events will automatically be recorded and included in the official results, with the exception of backstroke events. Automatic splits may also be recorded for relays provided that officials are assigned to judge the exchanges and ensure that the second swimmer does not start in the water or stand on an active padand that the automatic timing system is properly functioning.

    If a meet host chooses this option, the meet announcement must state for which events splits are going to be automatically recorded. No written request is required for these events. For all other events (and, in all cases, backstroke individual events or an initial backstroke distance in the leadoff leg of a medley relay), a written request is still required. Check with the meet director if you are unsure based on guidance in the meet announcement.
  2. 2|1|18 and 2|2|18

    by , February 2nd, 2018 at 06:55 PM (Blog)
    back is moderately recovered

    treadmill:
    7x 2 min on / 1 min ez
    Ons:
    4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 8.5@3%, 8.5@6% MPH's
    Ezs:
    2.2 mph

    3 x 0:45 on /1:15 ez
    8.5mph@9% / 2.2mph


    SCM!
    test out shoulder that feels better from C spine shots in neck 9 day ago
    4 x 25 ez fr on 0:40
    10 x 50fr on 1:00 (45's - 46's)
    10 x 50br on 1:20 (55's - 57's)
    4 x 25 nb fr 0n 5:00 (s l o w)
    4 x 200IM kick on 5:10-20

    Shoulder did not hurt but felt very weak at insweep

    Updated February 4th, 2018 at 11:58 AM by __steve__

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  3. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 2/5/18

    by , February 2nd, 2018 at 03:49 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    2 x 150 2:30
    3 x 100 1:30
    4 x 75 1:30 IM/stroke
    12 x 25 :30 strong

    Kick set
    2x
    1 x 100 2:15
    1:00 vertical kick
    1 x 100 2:15 fast

    Freestyle/pull set
    2x
    4 x 150 2:15 long & strong
    4 x 75 1:00 desc 1-4

    Stroke set
    4 x 25 :40 IM order
    2 x 100 1:50 IM
    4 x 50 1:05 IM order
    2 x 200 3:30 IM

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4500
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  4. 2/2/18 Workout

    by , February 2nd, 2018 at 09:17 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    2/2/2018 CrossFit Workout

    Warmup - stretches/drills/plyos

    Strength - Sumo Deadlift - 135/5, 185/5, 225/5, 275/4, 315/3, 345/3, 365/3
    //Stopped a little early, left hamstring had a knot that didn't feel real great.

    Skill - Overhead Squat - 95/5, 135/5, 165/5, 185/5
    //Just easy positional work.

    Conditioning - 21-15-9
    DB Snatch 50#
    lateral burpee over dumbbell (full hip extension at top)
    4:00
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  5. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 2/2/18

    by , February 1st, 2018 at 03:27 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM intervals left, SCY intervals right

    Warm up
    1 x 200 3:30 [3:15]
    3 x 100 2:00 [1:45]
    8 x 50 1:05 [1:00] choice

    Kick set
    1 x 200 5:00 [4:30]
    6 x 50 1:20 [1:15] 25fast/25easy

    Stroke set
    2x
    1 x 50 1:15 [1:05] stroke, perfect stroke
    1 x 50 1:15 [1:05] easy free
    2 x 50 1:15 [1:05] stroke mod
    1 x 50 1:15 [1:05] easy free
    3 x 50 1:15 [1:05] stroke desc 1-3
    1 x 50 1:15 [1:05] easy free
    [RD1 best stroke no free, RD2 choice]

    Freestyle/pull set
    1 x 400 6:40 [6:00] long & strong
    1 x 200 3:20 [3:00] neg split
    1 x 100 1:40 [1:30] mod
    1 x 50 1:00 [1:00] strong
    1 x 50 :50 [:50] strong
    1 x 100 1:30 [1:20] mod
    1 x 200 3:00 [2:40] neg split
    1 x 400 long & strong

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4000
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  6. 2/1/18 Workout

    by , February 1st, 2018 at 10:52 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Got an email from the morning coach for the club team with share the pool with that the pool would now be open for an hour and a half instead of an hour on the weekdays, so that's cool! I'll only be able to use about 15 minutes of it as I need to get to work still but even 15 minutes is more work I can get done.

    Thursday 2/1/2018 CrossFit Workout

    Last day of morning dog duty, which is good because between that and traffic this morning, I got to work later than I wanted...

    Warmup - stretching, rowing, drills

    Strength - A) Shoulder Press - 45/8, 75/8, 95/8, 105/8, 110/8
    B) 1-arm DB SDHP - 45/8, 50/8, 60/8, 70/8
    C) ring plank 4x60 seconds

    Conditioning -
    6x(3 MU, 10 RKBS 70#, 15 squats) @ 2:00
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  7. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 2/1/18

    by , January 31st, 2018 at 03:22 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    1 x 200 3:15
    4 x 100 1:45 50firstdrill/50swim
    4 x 100 2:15 kick
    8 x 25 :40 choice

    Stroke set
    4x
    3 x 25 :40 drill IM order
    3 x 25 :40 swim IM order
    1 x 75 1:30 IM
    [RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 brst, RD4 choice]
    [Fly drill: fly arms w/flutter kick]
    [Back drill: 25 right arm only, 25 left arm only]
    [Brst drill: 2 kicks, 1 pull breathing only on pull]
    [Free drill: Fist drill]

    Sprint set
    4x
    1 x 25 :30 easy
    1 x 50 1:15 fast
    [All swims are choice]

    Free/pull set
    6 x 75 1:10
    6 x 75 1:05
    6 x 75 1:00
    6 x 75 :55

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4400
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  8. 1/31/18 Workout

    by , January 31st, 2018 at 09:01 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Wednesday, 1/31/2018 CrossFit Workout

    Warmup - plate drills, stretching

    Strength - Pause Front Squat - 95/5, 135/5, 165/4, 185/3, 205/3, 225/3, 245/3, 255/3

    //Didn't quite feel right to go for true max today so stopped a bit short.

    Conditioning - EMOM 12
    1- 15 TTB
    2- 10 DB thrusters, 50# ea hand
    3- 10 DB power clean, 50# ea hand
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  9. Workout 01/30/18: evening

    by , January 30th, 2018 at 09:10 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 swim/100 kick/200 pull
    4 x 50 quarter's strong

    2 x 200 pull on 3:45 focus on finishing pull (did 250's)
    1 x 100 kick
    16 x 50's on 1:00
    [1-5 = perfect stroke, 6-10 = build up, 11-14 = build down, 15-16 = easy]
    100 choice
    4 x 75 on 1:40 k-s-p (last 2 loosen) [did 6 on 1:15]
    [Masters/Rec/2150 yds/50 min]
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  10. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/31/18

    by , January 30th, 2018 at 02:58 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM meters intervals left, SCY intervals right

    Warm up
    2 x 100 2:00 [1:45]
    6 x 50 1:05 [1:00] alt 1stroke/1free
    2 x 100 1:45 [1:30]
    6 x 50 1:00 [1:00] choice

    Kick set
    2x
    1 x 150 3:30 [3:15]
    1:00 [vertical kick]
    1 x 50 1:30 [1:15] fast

    Free/pull set
    9 x 100 1:40 [1:30] desc 1-3/4-6/7-9
    1 x 100 2:00 [2:00] best effort
    9 x 50 :55 [:50] desc 1-3/4-6/7-9
    1 x 50 best effort

    Stroke set
    6x
    1 x 50 1:15 [1:05] easy free
    2 x 50 1:15 [1:05] strong
    [RD1/4 fly, RD2/5 back, RD3/6 brst]

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4000
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  11. 1/30/18 Workout

    by , January 30th, 2018 at 08:36 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Tuesday 1/30/2018 CrossFit Workout

    Took a bit to get into it today. Maybe because I only CF'd once last week due to the sickness. Still just a little stuffy.

    Warmup - airbike, stretching, plyos

    Strength -
    A) Bench Press - 135/5, 155/4, 175/3, 185/3, 195/3, 205/3
    B) Pullups - 4x8, 4x6

    Conditioning - AMRAP 13
    55 DL 135#
    55 wall ball 20#
    55 cal row
    55 hand release pushup

    1 round + 35 DL
    //Couldn't keep my breath rate down during the wall balls, that always screws me up.
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  12. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/29/18

    by , January 29th, 2018 at 02:30 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    2 x 150 2:30
    4 x 75 1:30 IM/stroke
    3 x 100 1:30
    6 x 50 :50 desc 1-3/4-6

    Kick set
    2 x 100 2:15
    4 x 75 1:40 last 25 fast

    Stroke set
    4x
    6 x 25 :40 desc 1-3/4-6
    1 x 100 2:00 strong
    [RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 brst, RD4 choice]

    Freestyle/pull set
    2 x 300 4:30 long & strong
    4 x 150 2:05 neg split
    8 x 75 1:00 last 25 fast

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4700
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  13. 1/29/18 Workout

    by , January 29th, 2018 at 08:39 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Still no exhaust flow at the pool. Starting to get chlorine lung by the end of practice. Not my favorite thing in the world. May be my only day in the pool this week as the wife has an overnight meeting thing Tue-Thur so I have to take care of the dogs in the morning those days.

    Monday 1/29/2018 Pool Workout

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    Repeat of a set I did awhile back:
    3x100 fr 1:30 (1:05, 1:04, 1:03)
    3x100 k fins 1:30 (1:05, 1:04, 1:03)
    3x100 p 1:30 (1:09, 1:09, 1:08)
    3x100 k fins 1:30 (1:00, 1:01, 1:00)
    3x100 p pads 1:30 (1:04, 1:04, 1:04)
    3x100 k fins 1:30 (:58, :58, :57)

    8x50 dr/smooth IMO 1:00

    200 warmdown

    3200 yards
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  14. 1/27/18 Workout

    by , January 27th, 2018 at 04:01 PM (Swimming Through Jello)
    HVAC still wasn't running well at pool, had a bit of a cough the whole time between that and the last vestiges of crap in my throat from sickness. Good workout overall though! Minus some leg cramps at the end... might have to start Gatorade powdering my water. Not many Masters today so I did some pace work that the regular group doesn't like as much.

    Saturday, 1/27/2018 Pool Workout

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/200 p/100 IM dr

    6x{100@1:40 200 pace + 10s
    {5x25 :25-:30-:35-:40-:45 f-f-e-f-f
    1/4 - fr, 2/5 - bk, 3/6 - pull w/pads
    //Opened up the pace a bit more than prescribed. 1:03/1:01 fr, 1:08/1:05 bk, 1:03/1:01 pull. Happy with the effort on those!

    3x{2x75 :20 rest 200 pace
    {100 EZ

    1-fr, 2-bk, 3-br

    //:41/:43 fr, :46/:48 bk, :53/:55 br. Not as good as the first set. Have to work on maintaining speed over practice, sets and repeats. Also had some pretty bad leg cramps at the end of the breast.

    8x50 1:00 dr/smooth IMO

    200 warmdown

    3400 yards
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  15. 1|26|18 lcm

    by , January 26th, 2018 at 04:53 PM (Blog)
    LCM
    11 x 200 IM kick on 5:18 in following way:
    • 50 as 4x12.5 UWDK taking 3-4 sec air break between 4th done as UWAK (underwater atlantis kick)
    • 50 kick on back
    • 50 frog kick with board / snorkel
    • 50 flutter kick with board and snorkel


    I honestly feel my frog kick has developed into my greatest swimming strength. Need to get body back in working order as it has been 21 months since on the blocks for a race.


    My back went south last monday at work doing just simple bending. Was practically stuck on the ground lol. Was a little better tue, and wed, but still uncomfortable to sit now

    Was able to swim as long as I didnt flip

    Updated January 27th, 2018 at 07:00 PM by __steve__

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  16. Workout 01/27/18: morning

    by , January 26th, 2018 at 10:50 AM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Quick swim before work today...

    200 free.200 back.200 im drill
    600 shark swim
    4 x 50 easy down fast imo back
    200 loosen
    [Solo/Rec/1600 yds/30 min]
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  17. 1/26/18 Workout

    by , January 26th, 2018 at 08:54 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Still some gunk in the nose/throat but feeling much better overall.

    Friday, 1/26/2018 CrossFit Workout

    Warmup - rowing, stretching, calisthenics

    Strength - Pause front squat - 135/5, 185/5, 205/5, 225/4, 245/3, 265/2, 275/1

    Conditioning -
    50 double unders
    5 15m suicides (5/10/15)
    40 double unders
    4 15m suicides
    30 double unders
    3 15m suicides
    20 double unders
    2 15m suicides
    10 double unders

    7:55
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  18. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/26/18

    by , January 25th, 2018 at 03:26 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM intervals left, SCY intervals right

    Warm up
    1 x 200 3:30 [3:15]
    6 x 50 1:15 [1:05] stroke 2 of each
    3 x 100 1:45 [1:30]
    6 x 50 1:00 [:50] desc 1-3/4-6

    Kick set
    2 x 150 3:45 [3:15]
    4 x 50 1:20 [1:15]

    Stroke set
    4x
    1 x 50 1:30 [1:15] drill
    1 x 50 1:15 [1:15] 25perfect stroke/25easy free
    1 x 100 2:15 [2:00] strong
    [RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 brst, RD4 choice]
    [Fly drill: fly arms w/flutter kick]
    [Back drill: right arm only 25, left arm only 25]
    [Brst drill: 2 kicks, 1 pull breathe on pull only]
    [Free drill: right arm only 25, left arm only 25]

    Free/pull set
    3 x 100 1:40 [1:30]
    4 x 50 :50 [:45]
    3 x 100 1:35 [1:25]
    4 x 50 :55 [:50]
    3 x 100 1:30 [1:15]
    4 x 50 1:00 [:55]
    [Goal: be consistent on all 100s and 50s...hold pace]

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4100
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  19. 1/25/18 Workout

    by , January 25th, 2018 at 09:52 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Turned out it was more than a cold. Had chills Monday evening, fever through Tuesday, sapped of energy on Wednesday. Finally felt a bit more like myself Wednesday night so went in for a swim this morning. Lucky us, the HVAC wasn't running so no airflow!

    Thursday 1/25/2018 Pool Workout

    200 fr/100 bk/200 k/100 p/100 IM dr

    3x(300/200/100)
    rd 1 - bk @ 5:00/3:00/2:00
    rd 2 - bk/fr @ 5:00/2:50/2:00
    rd 3 - k fins @ 5:00/2:40/1:30

    100 EZ

    100 bk to video
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BeYU_RNHalt/
    ^^^ That's the video.


    100 warmdown

    2800

    Updated January 25th, 2018 at 12:59 PM by JPEnge

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  20. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 1/25/18

    by , January 24th, 2018 at 11:01 AM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    2 x 200 3:15
    3 x 100 1:30
    12 x 25 :40 stroke

    Kick set
    1 x 200 4:30
    1 x 100 2:15
    2 x 50 1:15
    4 x 25 :45 fast

    Stroke set
    2x
    2 x 25 :40 fly
    2 x 25 :40 back
    2 x 25 :40 brst
    2 x 25 :40 free
    1 x 200 3:30 IM strong

    Freestyle/pull set
    5 x 100 1:30 long & strong
    4 x 100 1:25 last 25 strong
    3 x 100 1:20 neg split

    Sprint set
    2x
    3 x 25 :20
    3 x 25 :25
    3 x 25 :30
    3 x 25 :35
    [RD1 best stroke no free, RD2 choice]

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4300
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