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Austin Grand Prix Day 3

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Sat Mar 7th, 2009

DAY 2 Austin Grand Prix


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wore Blue Seventy

200 Backstroke
56 Rasmussen, Ande 45 Longhorn Aquatic went 2:00.31
30.34 59.73
30.49 1:30.22
30.09 2:00.31
split it well but should have gone out a little harder
SDKs for each length 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 5
this summer or next year I'll train to take more SDKs

got scratched into 2nd alternate but
didn't get to swim in finals

100 free
was around 25 minutes after the 200 bk
90 Rasmussen, Ande 45 Longhorn Aquatic went 48.92
went out hard & couldn't hang on
23.10 25.82
2.7 sec diff isn't good

50 free time trial
wore rocket science suit with sleeves
didn't really like it
felt water slip in down my back
felt like water got in the arms
tyler said I was 10.4 to my feet
came home in 11.6
1.2 diff is not good for a 50
they need to be under 0.5

2009 South Central Zone USMS Championships
Friday March 27 - Sun March 29, 2009
20 days away

May 8 - 10
61 days away

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Updated March 8th, 2009 at 12:38 PM by ande



  1. tjrpatt's Avatar
    Yes, I could have gotten 56th in the 200 fly. Good job Ande, it seems like you held your own with some of the powerhouse names that I saw on the results.

    I love the D and E finals but is that really necessary. I never saw that before. Is this something done in the MidWest because I never seen something like that in the Northeast.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Good job!

    So does this debunk Pauls theory that you can go out faster with the B70?

    Do you think the water slipping in in the Rocket Skin was a suit flaw or was the suit too large?
  3. Ahelee Sue Osborn's Avatar
    I got the sense that the Grand Prix in Austin was all about getting swimmers early race time and competition. More experience especially for the up and coming young swimmers.

    Loved that they did SC in the am and LC in the evening... pretty novel.

    In English Channel swim training, they refer to a system called "total body confusion" - TBC.
    Mix up all kinds of various OW conditions in training so that on the day, you're ready for anything!

    Austin GP looked a bit like TBC in the pool!

    Do you think this kind of experimenting with different formats served the swimmers and coaches well?

    Heck, it even seemed as though a lot of teams swam relays afterall as well.

    Thought it was excellent to see some of our fast masters in the mix swimming so fast
  4. ande's Avatar

    I was happy they had C D & E finals it let more people swim LM at night

    no I held back a lot hoping to even split and save for the 100 fr

    maybe, I wasn't happy with my time & hoped to go faster

    sc & lc ws cool

    it's good to be "ready for anything!"

    It gave people chances to swim fast and people went for it in the prelims rather than just cruising in to the finals

    some of the college kids swam hoping to post faster times
    even though the time to do NCAA cuts passed, the team submission aren't due yet. UT 21 swimmers make NCAAs. Teams can only have 18 members divers count half so
    2 divers & 17 swimmers go
    3 divers & 16 swimmers
  5. qbrain's Avatar
    How much would it suck to make NCAA cuts, and then not go because your team had too many qualify. I feel sorry for those guys.

    Good swims Ande, even that 100fr isn't too shabby
  6. ande's Avatar
    it's very disappointing to make NCAA's and
    not be able to swim in the meet,
    happened to me in 1985