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    LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    Guess what? The live streams from the 2014 Summer Nationals are being stored on the USMS YouTube channel. So you can go back and "rewind" through that day's coverage to see your swims! Just click the appropriate day.

    Here is Day 1, Wednesday, August 13:
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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    Day 2, Thursday, August 14:
    200 Fly
    50 Breast
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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawk View Post
    Day 2, Thursday, August 14:
    200 Fly

    Cool, Jayhawk, thanks!

    I still can't see my DQ on this video, either. I was hoping it would show something Bruce's video missed. Oh well, it's great to have them available, and I know the swimmers will appreciate it, too!
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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    What did they say you did wrong? My worst nightmare would be to get deeked in the 200 Fly It's seems inhumane.
    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineK View Post

    Cool, Jayhawk, thanks!

    I still can't see my DQ on this video, either. I was hoping it would show something Bruce's video missed. Oh well, it's great to have them available, and I know the swimmers will appreciate it, too!
    HTFU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobinator View Post
    What did they say you did wrong?
    I think Elaine said it was for an alternating kick. This is a tough one. Your feet do not need to be in the same plane, but they both need to be kicking at the same time. There's probably a bit of a fine line between an uneven dolphin kick and an alternating kick.

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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobinator View Post
    What did they say you did wrong? My worst nightmare would be to get deeked in the 200 Fly It's seems inhumane.
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    I think Elaine said it was for an alternating kick. This is a tough one. Your feet do not need to be in the same plane, but they both need to be kicking at the same time. There's probably a bit of a fine line between an uneven dolphin kick and an alternating kick.

    NEWS FLASH: All of the fly DQ's in the women's 200 fly were OVERTURNED!
    Evidently, while I was interviewing my 98 year old teammate for an article, my name was announced over the P.A. to report to the officials desk. I heard about it in the locker room, so I went to see what happened. (Did I also get a DQ in the 400 IM and they didn't tell me earlier??? )

    When I arrived, Jim Carey asked to speak with me in a "private discussion." (Uhhh-OHHHH!) He had a very serious look on his face while he escorted me to an office and shut the door. Gulp.
    Paraphrasing what he said, it was basically this: After reviewing yesterday's DQ's in a meeting with the officials, they determined that the DQ's were inappropriate and they decided to remove that official from her position on deck. They voted to overturn the DQ's! John very sincerely apologized, wished me luck, thanked me for not complaining and filing a protest about my DQ, and gave me a big hug. What a class act! I couldn't wait to go out and hug my teammate/Chief Official, Ed Saltzman, and thank him, too.

    Now, having said all that, it doesn't change anything for me personally as far as medals go. Even if I had swum my best (Worlds and sightseeing in Quebec has caught up with me and I swam 18 seconds slower than in Mission Viejo!
    ), I wouldn't have won a medal. My age group had 11 flyers and I came in last. I was the ONLY 200 flyer at Nats. not to win a medal! (Oh well, it's my worst event by far, but I wanted to give it a try here and at Worlds for the sense of accomplishment of conquering a difficult race.) Medal or not, I am a very happy camper, because my record of never getting a DQ in a race is still intact! WooHOOOO!!
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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineK View Post
    Medal or not, I am a very happy camper, because my record of never getting a DQ in a race is still intact! WooHOOOO!!
    I'll see if I can remedy that at next month’s SouthSide Pentathlon Swim Meet. I hope to see you swim the distance Pentathlon this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Copeland View Post
    I'll see if I can remedy that at next month’s SouthSide Pentathlon Swim Meet. I hope to see you swim the distance Pentathlon this year

    Ohhh, you stinker. Don't you dare! Just be your charming teddy-bear self and we'll get along just fine.

    Count on me doing the Ironman -- make that IronWOman this year! I'm all over it. Hopefully, I can get rested up and back in a good training mode in the short time I'll have between Nationals and September 13! If so, the 200 fly short course will seem like a piece of cake after these past two long course races!

    Hey, do me a favor though. Can you bring a ton or two of ice to dump in the Lundquist pool before my races?
    They keep that pool like a hot tub these days!
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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    Day 3, Friday, August 15:
    400 IM
    50 Back
    200 Free
    100 Breast
    Women 200 Free Relay
    Men 200 Free Relay


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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    These are great, by the way. Thanks for posting!

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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    Day 4, Saturday, August 16:
    The IT staff apologizes for the missing heats of the Men's 200 Back.


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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    I'm able to see the other videos, but not the Saturday one--and a friend did a couple events today. Is it my computer or the video?

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    Also, ElaineK, so glad you got reinstated for your 200 fly. I don't last 25 in the fly--they'd dq me after two strokes! So I salute you doing 200 of that Stroke That Chokes Me. Congrats!

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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    Quote Originally Posted by FindingMyInnerFish View Post
    I'm able to see the other videos, but not the Saturday one--and a friend did a couple events today. Is it my computer or the video?
    The Saturday one definitely works, so please try it again.

    One note: YouTube seems to have an issue with backing up streams more than 4 hours during the day of the stream. Right now on Saturday evening, I can only back up to the medley relays, which are 4 hours before the end of the day. Some time tomorrow it should resolve itself and I'll be able to back up all the way to the beginning of the day. It seems that YouTube does some nightly processing on these files that fixes whatever limitation they have on buffering just 4 hours of a long stream during the day.

    Also, as Anna Lea said, we're missing most of the men's 200 back from today. Starting at heat 4 or 5 until the end of the men's 200 back, our streaming had stopped and we didn't have anyone available to reset everything and get it going again. Our apologies, these things unfortunately can happen.
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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    Quote Originally Posted by FindingMyInnerFish View Post
    Also, ElaineK, so glad you got reinstated for your 200 fly. I don't last 25 in the fly--they'd dq me after two strokes! So I salute you doing 200 of that Stroke That Chokes Me. Congrats!
    Thanks, Fish! In the end, I feel vindicated, especially since Ed Saltzman (Chief Official) said I didn't deserve the DQ. I may have been exhausted when I swam that race, but I feel good about swimming it legally. (I still can't believe I can actually swim that race!)

    Next month, I am really looking forward to tackling my first Ironman (200 of each stroke and 400 IM) at a local one-day meet!
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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    It would be nice if somehow we had had a "highlights" vid of just the WRs and the NRs, individual and relay. There were some truly stunning swims at this meet!

    Just a thought ...

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    Thanks! Tried it tonight and it worked!

    Quote Originally Posted by matysekj View Post
    The Saturday one definitely works, so please try it again.
    One note: YouTube seems to have an issue with backing up streams more than 4 hours during the day of the stream. Right now on Saturday evening, I can only back up to the medley relays, which are 4 hours before the end of the day. Some time tomorrow it should resolve itself and I'll be able to back up all the way to the beginning of the day. It seems that YouTube does some nightly processing on these files that fixes whatever limitation they have on buffering just 4 hours of a long stream during the day.

    Also, as Anna Lea said, we're missing most of the men's 200 back from today. Starting at heat 4 or 5 until the end of the men's 200 back, our streaming had stopped and we didn't have anyone available to reset everything and get it going again. Our apologies, these things unfortunately can happen.

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    Re: LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET about 2014 Summer Nationals!

    Quote Originally Posted by matysekj View Post
    Also, as Anna Lea said, we're missing most of the men's 200 back from today. Starting at heat 4 or 5 until the end of the men's 200 back, our streaming had stopped and we didn't have anyone available to reset everything and get it going again. Our apologies, these things unfortunately can happen.
    It was probably my 200 Back that broke it!!!!

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