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    2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Just for consistency, I have created a thread regarding the 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno.

    Post your comments on this thread...
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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Adamavich View Post
    Just for consistency, I have created a thread regarding the 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno.

    Post your comments on this thread...
    Why fly if you can drive? About a third (maybe up to a half?) of USMS could drive to Clovis if they prefer to. Can't drive to Puerto Rico...
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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by jim clemmons View Post
    Why fly if you can drive? About a third (maybe up to a half?) of USMS could drive to Clovis if they prefer to.
    This will make for a MASSIVE meet. Between SPMA, Pacific, SI, and COMSA you have over 16,000 members so your calculations are right-on. AZ will send a good-sized group too but I think they will be flying.
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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Who is actually hosting the CLovis meet? What club? I'm going to assume it is the master's portion of the Clovis Swim Club. Clovis has good experiece putting on major age group meets (Wetern Zones, Junior Nationals, etc). I would assume they might host a well organized Master's Nationals. I don't really know about the overall presense of Master's swimmers within the Central California region, but there will be very large contingents of swimmers from So and Nor Cal.

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by SLOmmafan View Post
    Who is actually hosting the CLovis meet? What club? I'm going to assume it is the master's portion of the Clovis Swim Club. Clovis has good experiece putting on major age group meets (Wetern Zones, Junior Nationals, etc). I would assume they might host a well organized Master's Nationals. I don't really know about the overall presense of Master's swimmers within the Central California region, but there will be very large contingents of swimmers from So and Nor Cal.
    Not sure if this is the same group or not but they're hosting a "warm up" in November - Clovis Swim Club and Fig Garden Masters.

    Here's the meet sheet: http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/08closcy.pdf
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    "The water is your friend... you don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move". Alexandr Popov

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Anyone know which of the hotels listed is the event's "host hotel" yet?

    http://www.fresnocvb-housing.org/events.php?id=39

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    NQTs seem easier this year at least in my age group. I actually qualify in 4 events as opposed to zero for 2008 SCY nationals.

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by david.margrave View Post
    NQTs seem easier this year at least in my age group. I actually qualify in 4 events as opposed to zero for 2008 SCY nationals.
    The QTs for 50/100 distances in all age groups are using a +15% offset instead of the previous +10%. It's still +10% for 200s and longer.

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Saw on Facebook that Mel Stewart is planning on going to Clovis. That would be cool.

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stevenson View Post
    Saw on Facebook that Mel Stewart is planning on going to Clovis. That would be cool.
    Probably just to interview folks for GMM...
    This bush league psyche-out stuff. Laughable, man - ha ha!

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by JimRude View Post
    Probably just to interview folks for GMM...
    Maybe. The quote on the video was "my wife and I joined up (ie USMS) and we'll be going to Clovis."

    Of course, this video was to announce a USMS clinic featuring Rowdy et al, so he could have been trying to drum up business for that.

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stevenson View Post
    Maybe. The quote on the video was "my wife and I joined up (ie USMS) and we'll be going to Clovis."

    Of course, this video was to announce a USMS clinic featuring Rowdy et al, so he could have been trying to drum up business for that.
    How 'bout you, are you going to make the trek to lovely Fresno?

    I can remember as a kid swimming the "Fig Garden Invitational" many years in a row.
    This bush league psyche-out stuff. Laughable, man - ha ha!

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by JimRude View Post
    How 'bout you, are you going to make the trek to lovely Fresno?
    Planning on it, yes.

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stevenson View Post
    Saw on Facebook that Mel Stewart is planning on going to Clovis. That would be cool.
    Shut up! Mel Stewart was one of my swimming idols growing up due to the 200 fly being one of my top events. I might have to find a way to go to Fresno this year to meet the 200 fly legend.

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    God help me, I swore I was not going to go to SCY Nats but I now find myself scoping out flights to see if there is someway that I can make it work. Nothing like saying to yourself 'Hmm, the red eye isn't soooo bad'

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stevenson View Post
    Saw on Facebook that Mel Stewart is planning on going to Clovis. That would be cool.
    And the lovely addiction that is facebook comes in handy once again ... aren't you glad you joined?

    He's a maybe for the Chicago meet ...
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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyQueen View Post
    And the lovely addiction that is facebook comes in handy once again ... aren't you glad you joined?

    He's a maybe for the Chicago meet ...
    Really? That would be so cool!
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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyQueen View Post
    And the lovely addiction that is facebook comes in handy once again ... aren't you glad you joined?
    Not sure I'll ever forgive you.

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    Re: 2009 SCY Nationals in Fresno (Clovis)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stevenson View Post
    Not sure I'll ever forgive you.
    You know you love it! It's not like it was a hard sell ...
    "I don't race to see who is the fastest, I race to see who has the most guts."

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