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Ban B*tchies, Monday, May 6

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Swim/SCY/Solo:

600 various
2 x 50 front scull
8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
50 EZ
3 x 50 burst + cruise
50 EZ
1 x 25 @ 100 pace + 75 EZ
50 EZ

Total: 1300


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Nothing like hearing your suit from Nationals has been banned to start the taper bitchies! Could the timing be any worse? At first, I thought my carbon pro (used one day at NE Champs) would be outside the ban since I purchased it last October. But no, it has the banned bar code. Oddly, a carbon pro suit I purchased in Feb 2012 (my very first one) also has the offending code, though it is outside the time frame Arena mentions. I've worn that suit a ton, so no worries there, though I would have continued to wear it at local meets. I can't really rely on my fairly new Speedo LZR with the hole (which I wore at Zones). I have other really old LZRs, but would only wear them at local meets. Teen Fort's brand new suit is also banned. I emailed Jamie at Arena USA with our sizes, colors, models. I'm hoping they will put some aside for us. It makes me nervous having to rely on people getting it right in Indy without a back up plan. I have a LZR on hold and may just go get it tomorrow, though I assume Speedo will be selling them in Indy.

Teen Fort already has the taper bitchies. She's nervous about swimming her first 200 breast since she was 14.

Happily, we did sign a full price contract on our house. I am just hoping the inspection/appraisal process goes more smoothly this time. No one could be as whacko crazy as our first prospective buyers though.

3 more days!

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  1. jaadams1's Avatar
    3 more days!! (2 more till we head for the airport)
  2. sglines's Avatar
    Congrats on your house sale full price woot woot... Bummer about the suit....You will make it work!!!! Best Luck Leslie xoxoxsusie
  3. swimsuit addict's Avatar
    Congrats in the contract! The suit issue sounds like a royal mess. Sorry you have to deal with that hassle, but I know you'll swim fast whatever you wear!
  4. knelson's Avatar
    You've got a daughter who's not only an evilstroker, but who entered the 200 evil? You really sure the two of you are related?
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    You've got a daughter who's not only an evilstroker, but who entered the 200 evil? You really sure the two of you are related?
    Leslie will have the lap counter at the ready for sure...but someone will let her know what comes after the "3"
  6. thewookiee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    You've got a daughter who's not only an evilstroker, but who entered the 200 evil? You really sure the two of you are related?
    Must be from her dad's genes. I doubt Fort could count that high, unless she was allowed to have a lap counter.
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    You've got a daughter who's not only an evilstroker, but who entered the 200 evil? You really sure the two of you are related?
    I know! The evilstroke thing is a little freaky. And none of my kids are backstrokers either.

    I swam plenty of 200s and 400 IMs at her age. I have just invoked the masters privilege of reinventing myself. Much happier as a sprinter.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Leslie will have the lap counter at the ready for sure...but someone will let her know what comes after the "3"
    It's a wonder that I actually finished a 200 free at NE Champs last Dec. Though I guess I did just have to look around and see everyone else was finished.
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thewookiee
    Must be from her dad's genes. I doubt Fort could count that high, unless she was allowed to have a lap counter.
    Dad is not remotely a swimmer! She really is just a mini me. Her ankles just twist sideways instead.
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by swimsuit addict
    Congrats in the contract! The suit issue sounds like a royal mess. Sorry you have to deal with that hassle, but I know you'll swim fast whatever you wear!
    Thanks everyone for all the kind thoughts on the house. I'm most worried about the appraisal. We've had 3 offers near or at our asking price, but the only appraisal so far came in low. It was from the whacko buyers and riddled with all sorts of errors. But there are no true comps for my house and appraisers tend to focus on square feet. Fingers crossed that all goes well. At least we seem to have buyers who really love our house.
  11. Water Rat's Avatar
    Don't get me started on appraisers! It's a huge racket. when we bought our current house, we had two appraisals done b/c the first one came in absurdly low but in our case it was obvious he had missed several very strong comps, choosing instead homes with a fraction of the square footage! The best comp was almost identical in sq footage and only 1/4 mile away. and sold within the last 6 months. But the banks hands are very tied but somehow they got their credit committee to commission a 2nd appraisal which came in more than 30% higher than the first!!! How ridiculous is that?! These guys are jokers who add zero value to the process.
  12. Water Rat's Avatar
    sorry about the suit. email Patty Kast at Kast-a-way. She'll set something aside for you.
    are you sure USMS is going to ban the suits too?
  13. knelson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    sorry about the suit. email Patty Kast at Kast-a-way. She'll set something aside for you.
    are you sure USMS is going to ban the suits too?
    USMS announced today that the suits are banned for USMS pool competition.
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Don't get me started on appraisers! It's a huge racket. when we bought our current house, we had two appraisals done b/c the first one came in absurdly low but in our case it was obvious he had missed several very strong comps, choosing instead homes with a fraction of the square footage! The best comp was almost identical in sq footage and only 1/4 mile away. and sold within the last 6 months. But the banks hands are very tied but somehow they got their credit committee to commission a 2nd appraisal which came in more than 30% higher than the first!!! How ridiculous is that?! These guys are jokers who add zero value to the process.
    Thats why were so worried! Appraisers are still low balling their estimates these days. And our house is not just about square footage; it's the total package of lot/major landscaping, guest cottage and pool.

    30% difference seems extraordinary.
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    sorry about the suit. email Patty Kast at Kast-a-way. She'll set something aside for you.
    are you sure USMS is going to ban the suits too?
    They're banned. See Kathy Casey's post. I'm buying a LZR Elite as a back up. It's a suit I will use constantly anyway.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    USMS announced today that the suits are banned for USMS pool competition.
    Yes, saw that. Tim McCool said Arena was over nighting me new Mark 2 suits in response to my email. I just hope they arrive on time and that they are the right sizes.
  17. knelson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Tim McCool said Arena was over nighting me new Mark 2 suits in response to my email. I just hope they arrive on time and that they are the right sizes.
    Well that's cool. You definitely need to be the squeaky wheel when it comes to things like this. Hope it all works out!