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    2011 Spring Nationals - Mesa, AZ

    OK, it may be over a year away but why not start a thread on 2011 Short Course (Spring) Nationals? This meet will be held at the newly-renovated Kino Aquatics Center in Mesa, which is just east of Phoenix. So go ahead and pipe in, I'm sure we will get some good conversation flowing.
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    With absolutely no locational bias on my part (), this was an inspired choice! Seriously, though, this is a sweet, new, fast pool in a metro area that will offer everyone something to meet their needs in terms of housing, food and entertainment.

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    Re: 2011 Spring Nationals - Mesa, AZ

    I had a great time in Phoenix last time I was there, but I suppose mountain biking at North Mountain would not be a great idea during the meet Nice town and I remember great outdoor places to eat.

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    I had a great time in Phoenix last time I was there, but I suppose mountain biking at North Mountain would not be a great idea during the meet
    Good mountain biking (after the meet) can be had at McDowell Mountain Park just outside of Fountain Hills. They have some competitive loops of varying degrees of difficulty but the Pemberton Loop is a treat. That goes for 15.4 miles and is fairly moderate. Beautiful scenery and late spring is a great time to get on the wheels.

    South Mountain is a but further away but offers the Desert Classic, which is a VERY popular trail. Its a bit more challenging than the Pemberton Loop but has a lot of character.

    That said, I'm staying off my bike for most of Spring 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedo View Post
    I had a great time in Phoenix last time I was there, but I suppose mountain biking at North Mountain would not be a great idea during the meet Nice town and I remember great outdoor places to eat.
    There's excellent, excellent hiking, too ... again, after the meet.

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    Re: 2011 Spring Nationals - Mesa, AZ

    Looking forward to a bit cooler weather than Tempe (ASU) had in 2003, since it's a few weeks earlier.
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    Great ideas to extend the visit- cycling and hiking. Heh- South Mountain is what I meant- great place to mountain bike and was able to rent a bike easily at a bike shop in Tempe. With all of the outdoor stuff to do in addition to the meet there will be no excuse not to have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim clemmons View Post
    Looking forward to a bit cooler weather than Tempe (ASU) had in 2003, since it's a few weeks earlier.
    It should be cooler but still expect temperatures in the 90's. Sometimes April can be toasty but generally it is VERY nice. Early May is normally OK too, its when you get to the middle to end of the month that Summer arrives with a vengeance.

    There is a lot of shade at Kino and there is grass on two sides of the pool. As long as we don't have a hot April, conditions should be outstanding. I think visitors will be pleasantly surprised and enjoy swimming outside in sunny weather.
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    Re: 2011 Spring Nationals - Mesa, AZ

    These are the average temperatures for Mesa, Arizona in the Spring:

    April 84 F 52 F 0.3 inches
    May 94 F 58 F 0.3 inches
    June 102 F 68 F 0.1 inches

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    The pool is turning out to be VERY fast,, last week at the 1A, 2A, #a HS championships 21 records fell out of 24 evetns. 4A finals are tonight and 5A next week...check out the action (and the pool) at:

    http://www.swimmingworld.tv/2009-az-...championships/
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    As far as I can tell, there is nothing to watch there. Or am I missing something?

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    Re: 2011 Spring Nationals - Mesa, AZ

    Is there an official date for this meet yet? Sorry if it's already posted somewhere, I didn't see it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zurn View Post
    Is there an official date for this meet yet? Sorry if it's already posted somewhere, I didn't see it...

    [ame="http://forums.usms.org/showpost.php?p=194144&postcount=8"]U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums - View Single Post - 2011 SCY Nationals[/ame]

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    Re: 2011 Spring Nationals - Mesa, AZ

    I was told April 28-May 1 but have not seen anything written in stone. There is talk of an open water swim at either Tempe Town Lake or Saguaro Lake on the Monday after the meet (May 2). Paul Smith probably knows so I will defer to him regarding dates...
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    Re: 2011 Spring Nationals - Mesa, AZ

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Adamavich View Post
    I was told April 28-May 1 but have not seen anything written in stone. There is talk of an open water swim at either Tempe Town Lake or Saguaro Lake on the Monday after the meet (May 2). Paul Smith probably knows so I will defer to him regarding dates...
    Doug:

    The 2010 US Masters Rule Book has the dates of May 6 to May 9, 2011 at the Kino Aquatic Complex and has the contact of Sam Hewson. The dates that you stated are 4 days after Easter Sunday and that is really tightening the schedule for State Championships and Zones in the different LMSC's in the country to have meets in first 2 weeks of April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Thompson View Post
    Doug:

    The 2010 US Masters Rule Book has the dates of May 6 to May 9, 2011 at the Kino Aquatic Complex and has the contact of Sam Hewson. The dates that you stated are 4 days after Easter Sunday and that is really tightening the schedule for State Championships and Zones in the different LMSC's in the country to have meets in first 2 weeks of April.
    Frank,

    those dates would be a Friday thru Monday situation. Is distance day going to be on a Monday again?

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    OK....details coming soon on hotels, restaurants, etc. For now here are some details:

    - Dates are 4/28-5/1
    - We will be hosting an open water swim at Saguaro Lake which will most likely offer a 1 mile, 2k and 4k. If you have never been to Arizona you might be surprised at how beautiful this locale is: http://www.saguarolakemarina.com
    - Diamondbacks are in season, hoping for a home game at that time!
    - Casino night possibly!
    - Coors/MGD sponsored party with live band in the works!
    - Oh....and the pool is FAST in case anyone is coming in to swim!!!

    Hope we see you there!
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    Re: 2011 Spring Nationals - Mesa, AZ

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Smith View Post
    - Coors/MGD sponsored party with live band in the works!
    Paul, we should have known you'd come through with a beer garden!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Smith View Post
    OK....details coming soon on hotels, restaurants, etc. For now here are some details:

    - Dates are 4/28-5/1
    - We will be hosting an open water swim at Saguaro Lake which will most likely offer a 1 mile, 2k and 4k. If you have never been to Arizona you might be surprised at how beautiful this locale is: http://www.saguarolakemarina.com
    - Diamondbacks are in season, hoping for a home game at that time!
    - Casino night possibly!
    - Coors/MGD sponsored party with live band in the works!
    - Oh....and the pool is FAST in case anyone is coming in to swim!!!

    Hope we see you there!
    All good, Paul, and good to see you back on the forums ...

    I'll echo the beauty of Saguaro Lake and the FAST-ness of the pool.

    As for the Coors party ... in Mesa???

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    All good, Paul, and good to see you back on the forums ...

    I'll echo the beauty of Saguaro Lake and the FAST-ness of the pool.

    As for the Coors party ... in Mesa???
    There may well be a party involving Warsteiner, Carne Asada, and foosball at my place too , I'm just over 6 miles due East of the pool.

    If next spring is anything like this spring was (PERFECT weather) then everybody should be in for a treat. Saguaro Lake may be a little bit chilly then (upper 60's, low 70's) but it will still be all beautiful. Its the ideal time of year to come to AZ.
    Doug Adamavich

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