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    2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    So Who is going. So far I count Lump, CreamPuff, and Donna. Anyone else?

    See meet info here.

    Where are you staying?

    What are you swimming?

    I'm staying with relatives in Bethune, SC, and swimming my usual 3 BR events...Still deciding on the 50 backstroke...
    If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    I'm staying at the Hampton Inn on Gervais St.

    50, 100, 200 Free
    100 IM, 100 Back

    I debated on whether to go for the 400 FR, but I think I'll wait until Auburn to venture into those waters. I need more training and pool time.

    I know my college swim coach, Keith Switzer, will be there swimming and also 1996 Olympian Carlton Bruner, who I swam with at Dynamo back in the day. Should be fun getting my butt kicked by him again (although it was the other way around for awhile in HS )

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    I swam with Keith's brother, Kevin, (and some age group meets with Keith, too, iirc) back in the early 80s at Tulane...Small world.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    I'm staying at the Hampton Inn on Gervais St.

    50, 100, 200 Free
    100 IM, 100 Back

    I debated on whether to go for the 400 FR, but I think I'll wait until Auburn to venture into those waters. I need more training and pool time.

    I know my college swim coach, Keith Switzer, will be there swimming and also 1996 Olympian Carlton Bruner, who I swam with at Dynamo back in the day. Should be fun getting my butt kicked by him again (although it was the other way around for awhile in HS )
    If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Quote Originally Posted by Glider View Post
    I swam with Keith's brother, Kevin, (and some age group meets with Keith, too, iirc) back in the early 80s at Tulane...Small world.
    Too funny. Yeah, Keith isn't too much older than me. When he took over S. Carolina in 1990 I think he was the youngest Div 1 head coach. He was only like 26 or 27.

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Marriott Columbia on Hampton Street.

    Sat
    1500 FR
    200 Fly
    50 Fly
    200 FR
    (I'm either doing the 200 FR OR the 1500 FR). I want a good 200 fly so it's tough to say if I'll do the 1500. Need to ask my coach.

    Sun
    50 FR
    100 FR - Maybe depending on how I feel/ Most likely will scratch this
    100 Fly
    400 FR

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Dang...you're no creampuff...you're some sort of a (S)he-man

    Quote Originally Posted by CreamPuff View Post
    Marriott Columbia on Hampton Street.

    Sat
    1500 FR
    200 Fly
    50 Fly
    200 FR
    (I'm either doing the 200 FR OR the 1500 FR). I want a good 200 fly so it's tough to say if I'll do the 1500. Need to ask my coach.

    Sun
    50 FR
    100 FR - Maybe depending on how I feel/ Most likely will scratch this
    100 Fly
    400 FR
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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Quote Originally Posted by CreamPuff View Post
    Marriott Columbia on Hampton Street.

    Sat
    1500 FR
    200 Fly
    50 Fly
    200 FR
    (I'm either doing the 200 FR OR the 1500 FR). I want a good 200 fly so it's tough to say if I'll do the 1500. Need to ask my coach.

    Sun
    50 FR
    100 FR - Maybe depending on how I feel/ Most likely will scratch this
    100 Fly
    400 FR
    You're insane! You obviously didn't learn anything in the younger swimming years! I'm not going over 500 again.....ever!

    well, I'll probably do some open water stuff though so...

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    lol

    Jeff, I did NOT train anything like you and the Dyna guys and gals. So I never learned too much in my younger days.
    And, I didn't say I'd swim anything very fast!

    Glider, BTW, I go by Puff. Or Cream Puff.

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    I will be traveling up with some of my friends from Low Country Masters on Friday night. We are staying at the Comfort Inn.

    I will be swimming:
    Sat
    1500 Fr
    100 IM
    100 Back
    50 Fly
    200 Free

    Sun
    50 Free
    100 Breast
    200 Back
    50 Back
    400 Free

    I figure if I make it thru the 100 Fly this weekend at the kids meet I should make it thru the 100 IM and 50 Fly ok too. Normally I would have done the 400 IM but this year I figured I would not push the arm too much just yet.

    Good sign today since my joints felt alot better today than I have in a long while.

    Only 1 breaststroke event this time Glider. I figured the 100 might a good start event though I am better at the 200.

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Donna officially gets the She-Man award in my book.
    I'm cream puff next to her!

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    I guess I'm gonna have to just say I'm a sprinter at this point.....and I use the term "sprinter" loosely, VERY loosely!

    I was "this" close to entering the 400 FR, but wussed out!

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Up until last year when I learned how to sprint I used to think the 400 Fr was a sprint for me.

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    Up until last year when I learned how to sprint I used to think the 400 Fr was a sprint for me.
    Back in the day it was.....not so much anymore!

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    So you are toe-testing the dark side...Hmmm, I may have to try the 50 back after all.

    Impressive meet program. That's a full workout for me, sometimes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    I will be traveling up with some of my friends from Low Country Masters on Friday night. We are staying at the Comfort Inn.

    I will be swimming:
    Sat
    1500 Fr
    100 IM
    100 Back
    50 Fly
    200 Free

    Sun
    50 Free
    100 Breast
    200 Back
    50 Back
    400 Free

    I figure if I make it thru the 100 Fly this weekend at the kids meet I should make it thru the 100 IM and 50 Fly ok too. Normally I would have done the 400 IM but this year I figured I would not push the arm too much just yet.

    Good sign today since my joints felt alot better today than I have in a long while.

    Only 1 breaststroke event this time Glider. I figured the 100 might a good start event though I am better at the 200.
    If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    What, CreamPuff doesn't work? I know (S)he and (S)he-man are out.

    I like these:

    - HR Puff 'n Stuff
    - Puffster
    - Cream Pie
    - Puff the Magic Drag Queen
    - Huff 'n Puff

    But if I must, I'll just go with Puff

    Quote Originally Posted by CreamPuff View Post
    lol

    Jeff, I did NOT train anything like you and the Dyna guys and gals. So I never learned too much in my younger days.
    And, I didn't say I'd swim anything very fast!

    Glider, BTW, I go by Puff. Or Cream Puff.
    If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Alrighty then...so I just sent my entry. And get this I actually entered the 50 backstroke. Yeah!

    Have any rules changed? Can you dive in from the blocks now, or do you still have to start in the water?

    By the way, does anybody know the answer to this question: In SCM, how far are the backstroke flags from the wall - 5 yards or 5 meters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    I will be traveling up with some of my friends from Low Country Masters on Friday night. We are staying at the Comfort Inn.

    I will be swimming:
    Sat
    1500 Fr
    100 IM
    100 Back
    50 Fly
    200 Free

    Sun
    50 Free
    100 Breast
    200 Back
    50 Back
    400 Free

    I figure if I make it thru the 100 Fly this weekend at the kids meet I should make it thru the 100 IM and 50 Fly ok too. Normally I would have done the 400 IM but this year I figured I would not push the arm too much just yet.

    Good sign today since my joints felt alot better today than I have in a long while.

    Only 1 breaststroke event this time Glider. I figured the 100 might a good start event though I am better at the 200.
    If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Quote Originally Posted by Glider View Post
    Alrighty then...so I just sent my entry. And get this I actually entered the 50 backstroke. Yeah!

    Have any rules changed? Can you dive in from the blocks now, or do you still have to start in the water?

    By the way, does anybody know the answer to this question: In SCM, how far are the backstroke flags from the wall - 5 yards or 5 meters?
    Search 'backstroke flip turn' in Google.

    No, forward starts are not allowed.

    In an SCM or LCM course, the flags are _supposed_ to be at the 5m mark.

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Thanks, Paul. I was jk on the first 2 questions. But I couldn't say for sure on the flags issue...You'd think the pool management would know, right? Riiiggght...I guess well see.

    Quote Originally Posted by pwolf66 View Post
    Search 'backstroke flip turn' in Google.

    No, forward starts are not allowed.

    In an SCM or LCM course, the flags are _supposed_ to be at the 5m mark.
    If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    They are 5M, but it shouldn't matter. You should practice a few turns in warmups anyway to get a feel for the wall!

    See you there! I'm doing (I think, sometimes I forget)
    50, 100, 200 Free
    100 IM
    100 Back

    While I was a distance swimmer in my first swimming life I have no intentions of training for the 1650, 1000, or even 500 again. When and if I do the 500 it will be swimming "up" to it. But that won't be this SC season, maybe next. Baby steps!

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    Re: 2008 SC Champs, Nov 15-16

    Quote Originally Posted by Glider View Post
    Thanks, Paul. I was jk on the first 2 questions. But I couldn't say for sure on the flags issue...You'd think the pool management would know, right? Riiiggght...I guess well see.
    I thought so and I forgot to include the appropriate smilies on my responses.

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