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    Laser Measures

    If anyone needs a laser measure and has only pools <130 feet (aka, 25y, 25m, 33m) in your area, there's a laser measure on Amazon's Deal of the day today (5/28) for $59. Looks like it is good all day today, while supplies last.
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    Re: Laser Measures

    Would this be recognized measure for meet certification as far as requirements of 25 yards or 50 m ?

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    Re: Laser Measures

    Just curious…I admittedly don’t really know anything about pool and/or meet certification…but why would pool length for one particular meet need to be certified if USA Swimming (or whatever governing body) has already certified the pool for a certain length (presumably when it was built)? Pools don’t change size (do they?). Seems like once a pool is certified at whatever length that it’d be good for all time, for all meets.

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    Re: Laser Measures

    to what accuracy does it go to?

    FINA requires 0.000 accuracy.

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    Re: Laser Measures

    I agree - once built it seems to stay the same. I do remember reading somewhere that once you measure & send that in , you can back reference to it for all future meets. Am I correct? Unless you have a movable bulkhead.

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    Re: Laser Measures

    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    I do remember reading somewhere that once you measure & send that in , you can back reference to it for all future meets. Am I correct?
    Correct, at least as far as USMS is concerned, non-bulkhead pools need only be measured once, unless they undergo significant renovation.
    Last edited by smontanaro; June 3rd, 2015 at 10:14 AM.

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    Re: Laser Measures

    The issue is bulkhead pools.USMS requires measurement before and after a days competition at bulkhead pools.

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    Re: Laser Measures

    Can bulkhead pools be locked at a non required distance? i thought ,once set, they would only stop at the required distance.

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    Re: Laser Measures

    not only can they move, the holes can egg out and they can also flex.

    and heck no!!! the bulkheads at U of Texas can roll the entire length of the pool
    the can be each at one end, both on either end, or in the middle for a 25 yd/m pool with warmup lanes on both sides of them

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    Re: Laser Measures

    With a moveable bulkhead you'd think design/engineering would take the wear of the notch holes into account. If you can set the bulkhead at any distance, couldn't there be specific marks on the sides of the pool to indicate exactly where the edge of the bulkhead must be placed for specific distances?

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    Re: Laser Measures

    so what if there are marks.
    are the marks correct?
    can the marks move?
    the bulkhead can move which is why it has to be measured both before and after every session.

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    Re: Laser Measures

    Interestingly, the pre and post measurements are not required by FINA to set world records but are required by USMS for Top Ten consideration.

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    Re: Laser Measures

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Abrahams View Post
    Interestingly, the pre and post measurements are not required by FINA to set world records but are required by USMS for Top Ten consideration.
    That's because when FINA has a controversy they sweep it under the rug(or change the rules.)When USMS has a controversy they act, at least usually.
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    Re: Laser Measures

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Stark View Post
    That's because when FINA has a controversy they sweep it under the rug(or change the rules.)When USMS has a controversy they act, at least usually.
    And isn’t it nicer to know ahead of time if your times are likely to count?
    The opinions expressed in the above post are mine and not those of U.S. Masters Swimming.

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