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    Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Just announced today!

    Eager for a chance to swim LCM before nationals? Want to swim in an excellent, state-of-the-art indoor NCAA Division I competition pool? Want a pretty full program of events and a generous two day schedule? Come to the GKMS LCM Summer Splash Last Chance Meet at the outstanding Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center (pic, pic) at the University of Tennessee!

    2011 GKMS LCM Summer Splash Last Chance Meet

    KNOXVILLE, TN, July 9th & 10th , 2011 (USMS Sanction 151-005)

    Why is this in general discussion, and not in event announcements? Because we are just getting started, this is the first LCM masters meet in Knoxville since the dawn of time, and we’re interested in any tips & tricks of the trade to help get the meets established! Is it true that a two-day schedule is more attractive to out-of-town swimmers, who have to travel? Will the absence of the 800 and/or 1500 free from the program discourage too many people? Will the presence of the 400 IM attract its newest devotee, [ame="http://forums.usms.org/showpost.php?p=239426&postcount=40"]want2beafish[/ame]? Is our new masters coach, meet director, instigator, organizer, energizer bunny, & signature asset Jessica Hart the awesomest ever or what??

    Also there are more eyeballs here. Spread the word! Thanks!

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Quote Originally Posted by Swimosaur View Post
    Just announced today!

    Will the presence of the 400 IM attract its newest devotee, want2beafish?
    Umm.... no. SCY vs. LCM -- two different animals entirely. But I will check my family's schedule, try to be there for the other events (yay 200 back!!!), and spread the word!!

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    I'm tossing this around for a road trip. Have to check if it will work out though.

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Great to see....this meet really helps fill the void in July. Thanks for posting!

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Hope y'all can come!!

    Here is something I just noticed about the event order ...

    2011 USMS LCM Nationals .... GKMS LCM Meet July 9-10

    Thursday, August 4, 2011 ... SATURDAY July 9, 2011
    5. 400 Individual Medley ... 1. 400 meter IM
    7. 200 Freestyle ........... 2. 200 meter Free
    9. 50 Breaststroke ......... 3. 50 meter Breast
    11. 200 Backstroke ......... 4. 200 meter Back
    13. 100 Butterfly .......... 5. 100 meter Fly

    Friday, August 5, 2011
    17. Men 400 Freestyle
    21. 100 Breaststroke ....... 6. 100 meter Breast
    23. 50 Butterfly ........... 7. 50 meter Fly

    ............................ SUNDAY July 10, 2011
    ............................ 9. 400 meter Free
    25. 200 Individual Medley .. 10. 200 meter IM
    27. 100 Freestyle .......... 11. 100 meter Free
    29. 50 Backstroke .......... 12. 50 meter Back

    Saturday, August 6, 2011
    34. Women 400 Freestyle
    37. 200 Butterfly .......... 13. 200 meter Fly
    39. 100 Backstroke ......... 14. 50 meter Free
    41. 200 Breaststroke ....... 15. 200 meter Breast
    43. 50 Freestyle ........... 16. 100 meter Back


    It's probably not accidental that the two event orders are similar. But I can't explain why the 50 free and 100 back are swapped at the end!

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    I am really sorry I won't be able to attend this meet. The folks and facility in Knoxville are world class.

    Judd, I don't arrive in the U.S. until July 23rd, but I plan on being at summer nats. Hope to see you guys there.

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Entries are due in two weeks!

    Who's swimming the 4IM?

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Quote Originally Posted by Swimosaur View Post
    Entries are due in two weeks!

    Who's swimming the 4IM?
    No comment.


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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Quote Originally Posted by Swimosaur View Post
    Entries are due in two weeks!

    Who's swimming the 4IM?
    NOT ME!!!

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    I've sent this out to all of our club members. We are planning on swimming one LC meet this summer, even though we don't train LC. Problem is, we've been invited to the LC meet in Carbondale, IL on the same weekend. It's exactly the same driving distance to both meets for us. Our members will vote on which one we attend. Will let you know ASAP.

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Quote Originally Posted by moodyrichardson View Post
    I've sent this out to all of our club members. We are planning on swimming one LC meet this summer, even though we don't train LC. Problem is, we've been invited to the LC meet in Carbondale, IL on the same weekend. It's exactly the same driving distance to both meets for us. Our members will vote on which one we attend. Will let you know ASAP.
    The pool at UT is WAY nicer plus I feel like I should support a meet in my LMSC and my state!!!

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Quote Originally Posted by moodyrichardson View Post
    I've sent this out to all of our club members. We are planning on swimming one LC meet this summer, even though we don't train LC. Problem is, we've been invited to the LC meet in Carbondale, IL on the same weekend. It's exactly the same driving distance to both meets for us. Our members will vote on which one we attend. Will let you know ASAP.
    OF COURSE you are most welcome and strongly encouraged to come to our humble facility here in Knoxville!

    May I quibble with your estimation of the driving burden? According to my investigations, driving from Shelbyville, TN to Carbondale, IL takes 4 hours 28 minutes (261 miles), but driving from Shelbyville, TN to Knoxville, TN only takes 3 hours 25 minutes (207 miles). In all fairness, your teammates should have accurate information prior to voting!

    While I confess to shameless cheering for the home team here, I will resist the urge to post a link to a rousing rendition of Rocky Top. You're welcome.

    Tennessee, Tennessee, there ain't no place I'd rather be ...

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Quote Originally Posted by Swimosaur View Post
    OF COURSE you are most welcome and strongly encouraged to come to our humble facility here in Knoxville!

    May I quibble with your estimation of the driving burden? According to my investigations, driving from Shelbyville, TN to Carbondale, IL takes 4 hours 28 minutes (261 miles), but driving from Shelbyville, TN to Knoxville, TN only takes 3 hours 25 minutes (207 miles). In all fairness, your teammates should have accurate information prior to voting!

    While I confess to shameless cheering for the home team here, I will resist the urge to post a link to a rousing rendition of Rocky Top. You're welcome.

    Tennessee, Tennessee, there ain't no place I'd rather be ...
    You better watch it with the Rocky Top stuff or you will scare away us Vanderbilt graduates!!! LOL...

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Quote Originally Posted by hrietz View Post
    You better watch it with the Rocky Top stuff or you will scare away us Vanderbilt graduates!!! LOL...
    You'll notice I resisted the urge!! (Also a Vandy grad ...)

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    I understand your quibble, according to map quest it is 4 hrs. and 28 minutes. When I drive it, it really is about the same time as Knoxville.

    It's not my call. I'd LOVE to come to the UT pool. I really wanted to come to the SC meet back in December. We'll see which way the club votes. We DO have a strong backer for Carbondale, since one of our swimmers did his undergrad work there and also swam collegiately for SIU. I'll do what I can

    Quote Originally Posted by Swimosaur View Post
    OF COURSE you are most welcome and strongly encouraged to come to our humble facility here in Knoxville!

    May I quibble with your estimation of the driving burden? According to my investigations, driving from Shelbyville, TN to Carbondale, IL takes 4 hours 28 minutes (261 miles), but driving from Shelbyville, TN to Knoxville, TN only takes 3 hours 25 minutes (207 miles). In all fairness, your teammates should have accurate information prior to voting!

    While I confess to shameless cheering for the home team here, I will resist the urge to post a link to a rousing rendition of Rocky Top. You're welcome.

    Tennessee, Tennessee, there ain't no place I'd rather be ...

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Quote Originally Posted by hrietz View Post
    The pool at UT is WAY nicer plus I feel like I should support a meet in my LMSC and my state!!!
    Please keep that in mind, when we officially post our SCY seasons meets. They'll be coming up on October 22 and March 17 in Mufreesboro,TN

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Quote Originally Posted by Swimosaur View Post
    You'll notice I resisted the urge!! (Also a Vandy grad ...)

    I knew there was something cool about you.

    (Vandy A&S '89)
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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    [raises thread from the dead]

    I loved this pool. When's the next meet going to be held there?

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    Quote Originally Posted by sickfish View Post
    I loved this pool. When's the next meet going to be held there?
    Alas, the talented, energetic, and ambitious Jessica Hart, who was head of the masters program at the time, got a real job, somewhere in Virginia. Her successor didn't last long in the role, and I have no idea who's in charge now. I suspect the next masters meet will be in about ... never.

    However, if you are fast enough to swim with the kids (or don't mind finishing 75th out of 80), there are several USAS meets hosted by Pilot Aquatic Club each year. The next meet is the Pilot January Classic, Jan. 18-20, link here.
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    Last edited by Swimosaur; December 10th, 2012 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Added Pilot info

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    Re: Two Day LCM Meet at UTK in Knoxville, July 9-10

    I never swam at this pool but I swam in the other one years ago that was called Student Aquatic Center and that was a state of the art pool back then. The other pool that is outdoors hosted the 1975 USMS Long Course Nationals. Now with this pool, they have three 50 meter pools all within walking distance of each other.

    http://recsports.utk.edu/Programs/Fa...nter/index.php
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