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    Re: Qualifying for Nationals

    OK I'm in for a few at age 70

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    Re: Qualifying for Nationals

    Does anyone other than me go to this old thread?? todays date is July 12th , 2017

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    Re: Qualifying for Nationals

    Only when it shows up in my new posts listing.

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    Re: Qualifying for Nationals

    That what I thought.

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    I'm glad I found this sticky before starting a new thread like a doofus! I'm thinking of going to nationals next May because my brother lives in Indianapolis so 1) free room and 2) excuse to see him, but I am going to be in a new age group next year (30-34, whew!) and didn't know how qualifying worked if I didn't have a chance to go to a meet while in that new age group beforehand. Good to know I don't have to go through hoops if I want to go!
    400 IMer/200 backstroker in another life, now sprinter/breaststroker... Yeah, I don't know how that happened either!

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    2019 at Mesa. I'm already "dreading" the Q times that , I assume, will be faster than this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    2019 at Mesa. I'm already "dreading" the Q times that , I assume, will be faster than this year!
    I'm just happy to get out of the 25-29 buzzsaw age group...I got 17th, 12th, 9th, 7th, 6th in 25-29, same times would have gotten me 5th, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd in 30-34 :P
    400 IMer/200 backstroker in another life, now sprinter/breaststroker... Yeah, I don't know how that happened either!

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    JP good for you! My group [70 -74 ]the times were slower for the group 65 -70 than my group in some event??? What gives with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    JP good for you! My group [70 -74 ]the times were slower for the group 65 -70 than my group in some event??? What gives with that?
    That's weird! Especially since guys like Rick Colella and Doug Martin are in the 65-69 age group.

    It's funny, I was looking at the Nationals results of my 100 IM, going down the list... DI All-American, DI conference champ, DI All-American, DI NCAA qualifier, DI NCAA qualifier, DI conference finalist, DI All-American, DI water polo player, and then me, DII All-American 8 months back in the water after 6 years off, and I was the oldest in that group by at least a year! I felt a little overmatched!
    400 IMer/200 backstroker in another life, now sprinter/breaststroker... Yeah, I don't know how that happened either!

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    Those guys might change what happened this year!

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    I don't think I saw this mentioned, but I apologize if I did. Times good for 2 years, okay got it. What happens if one ages up in that timeframe? Weird being around age group swimmers thinking aging up means getting slower, but, well, it sucks getting old! Anyway, I'll be 45 in December, so if I were to do nationals next year, I'd be in the 45 year old group. In practice off a wall, I'm pretty close to the NQT for at least one event for the 45-49 group. If I do a meet this Fall, and make a NQT that would be good for the 45-49's, but short of the 40-44's, would that count as an NQT? Or does it have to be teh age one was when he swam it for it to count?

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    That is a valid question. I am not sure of the answer.
    Any "official" out there that can answer this for us?

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    NQTs are really on the honor basis. If you did it in the last 2 years it counts, period. No one checks it, just be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67King View Post
    I don't think I saw this mentioned, but I apologize if I did. Times good for 2 years, okay got it. What happens if one ages up in that timeframe? Weird being around age group swimmers thinking aging up means getting slower, but, well, it sucks getting old! Anyway, I'll be 45 in December, so if I were to do nationals next year, I'd be in the 45 year old group. In practice off a wall, I'm pretty close to the NQT for at least one event for the 45-49 group. If I do a meet this Fall, and make a NQT that would be good for the 45-49's, but short of the 40-44's, would that count as an NQT? Or does it have to be teh age one was when he swam it for it to count?
    It doesn't matter what age group you do the time, times are good for 2 years. You could do a time the day before you age up to a new age group and it is still good for 2 years.

    There used to be an NQT FAQ posted on the USMS website, but I can't seem to find it. I'll ask that it get restored to the National Championship page.

    Jeff Roddin
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    Quote Originally Posted by jroddin View Post
    It doesn't matter what age group you do the time, times are good for 2 years. You could do a time the day before you age up to a new age group and it is still good for 2 years.

    There used to be an NQT FAQ posted on the USMS website, but I can't seem to find it. I'll ask that it get restored to the National Championship page.

    Jeff Roddin
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    I believe this may be the page you guys are looking for: https://www.usms.org/comp/NQT-FAQ.pdf

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    Thank you! Yes, point 10 appears to answer the question

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    Daniel - that answers many questions for us. Thanx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    Daniel - that answers many questions for us. Thanx.
    You're welcome.

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