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    2012 Olympics: Swimming

    2012 Olympics: Swimming

    2012 Olympics website


    2012 Olympic Swimming


    Swimming Schedule and Ticket Info


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    Aquatics Centre


    [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=18354"]2012 USA Olympic Trials USMS forum site[/ame]
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    http://www.universalsports.com/news-...id=545301.html

    The Aquatics Centre for the London Olympics opened today. With two 50m pools and a diving well, maybe it will host Masters Worlds someday.

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    Re: 2012 Olympics: Swimming

    Sun Yang swam an impressive 3:42.89 400 fr at the Miami Long Course Super Challenge in GOLD COAST, Australia, on Sat January 28, 2012. Last year he went 3:40.29. He also went 1:46.84 in the men's 200 free & 49.50 in the men's 100 free

    He's the one to beat in the 400 & 1500.

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    Re: 2012 Olympics: Swimming

    HOLY LANE LINES ---------450 euros for a one day pass to some events ?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    HOLY LANE LINES ---------450 euros for a one day pass to some events ?!?!?!
    Better to go as a competitor!!

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    The building is a spectacular design. Maybe the $ admission is to help pay for it.

    That said, it has 2,500 seats.

    http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architectu...atics-centre/#

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    http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/...-espn-magazine

    Backing Olympians is a big risk for sponsors, so why is gold medalist Ryan Lochte such a sure bet?

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    Re: 2012 Olympics: Swimming

    Interesting article about Coughlin's choice of events:

    http://swimswam.com/2012/03/natalie-...k-for-100-fly/

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress View Post
    Interesting article about Coughlin's choice of events:

    http://swimswam.com/2012/03/natalie-...k-for-100-fly/
    Interesting article- thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksilver View Post
    The building is a spectacular design. Maybe the $ admission is to help pay for it.

    That said, it has 2,500 seats.

    http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architectu...atics-centre/#
    I was fortunate to attend the Bristish Olympic Trials. The pool is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait for the opportunity to swim there myself


    The only downside is access is strictly enforced through an enormous shopping mall. As my friend put it, "full of fat pasty people clutching shopping bags who probably arent even aware that the Olympic venue is next door" ...
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    Re: 2012 Olympics: Swimming

    Jessica Hardy blogging for ESPNw:

    http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-li...ter-not-bitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksilver View Post
    The building is a spectacular design. Maybe the $ admission is to help pay for it.

    That said, it has 2,500 seats.

    http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architectu...atics-centre/#
    That is crazy looking. No wonder the tickets are 450 pounds. There isn't a 90 degree angle or straight edge in the entire building. What is the inspiration here? A shell?

    I think it's little too "natural" and futuristic for my liking.It's has a pseudo Frank Lloyd Wright design. It also reminds me of one of those creepy Johnny Depp movies- Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka, Edward Scissor Hands, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJB190 View Post
    That is crazy looking. No wonder the tickets are 450 pounds. There isn't a 90 degree angle or straight edge in the entire building. What is the inspiration here? A shell?

    I think it's little too "natural" and futuristic for my liking.It's has a pseudo Frank Lloyd Wright design. It also reminds me of one of those creepy Johnny Depp movies- Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka, Edward Scissor Hands, etc.
    I love the design! The architect was thinking outside the box with this one- literally and figuratively. In my opinion, the world has too many boxes for buildings as it is. Why do buildings have to have 90 degree angles and straight edges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineK View Post
    I love the design! The architect was thinking outside the box with this one- literally and figuratively. In my opinion, the world has too many boxes for buildings as it is. Why do buildings have to have 90 degree angles and straight edges?
    I think the design is absolutely incredible and the construction even more so. Can you imagine the accuracy and difficulty caused by all those curves. 90 degrees and straight edges are just cheaper and easier to make. I just really don't love the look of it.

    I lived in Britian between the ages of 2-9. Europe has some really cool modern architecture. This is one of my favorites in London:
    http://www.top10notes.com/wp-content...t-mary-axe.jpg

    And let's just hope the British aren't building it because god knows they're not great at building things- Cars, the Titanic (technically Irish built but British designed), London Bridge, etc. There's that old British car joke something along the lines of "if it's not leaking oil it's because all the oil has already leaked out.' Let's hope the pool doesn't leak!

    The joke with "The Bird's Nest" in China was that it started off as a stadium, but then the chinese build things so cheaply that they had to come in with extra support beams to keep the building standing up, and thats why it ended up looking like a birds nest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJB190 View Post
    This is one of my favorites in London:
    http://www.top10notes.com/wp-content...t-mary-axe.jpg
    Now, that's cool! And, definitely outside the box!

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    That was really tragic. I hope she makes the team.

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    "That was really tragic. I hope she makes the team"

    And I'm pulling for her to go solid gold in all events and then a movie!

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    Re: 2012 Olympics: Swimming

    it will be interesting to see how this list looks after the Olympics

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    Re: 2012 Olympics: Swimming

    It's way too soon to make specific predictions, but what the heck...

    Outside of the Lochte / Phelps contests, which races do people thing will be most compelling? IMO:

    - Lochte / Irie in the 200 back. Lochte destroys him on the turns and then Irie catches up between the flags. Lochte is going to have his hands full.

    - Aus men vs US men in the 4X100 free. This one probably goes without saying and will probably be the race of the meet (with the possible exception of the women's version). The key is the third and fourth swimmers. IMO, the US has talent to put some time into Targett, Sullivan and McElvoy. Berens to deliver, IMO.

    - Dutch women vs. US women in 4x100 free. The US has been coming on strong in the past few months and this race will be even tighter than Shanghai, IMO. The Dutch are probably going to win but again, the key is the third and fourth swimmers. Megan Romano? Amanda Weir? Liv Jensen? Jessica Hardy? This is going to be fascinating.

    - Hardy vs. Soni in the 100 breast. I don't think anyone else will hang with them, going to be very tight. Watch Breeja Larson or Efimova (Larson in trials to make the team) set a world record and prove me wrong. Larson is a complete wild card, I've personally never seen her swim LCM.

    - Women's 200 IM. So many swimmers in the 2:09 range. I think the suited WR is out of reach but who knows. This is going to be a dogfight. IMO, it will take at least 2:07 low to win.

    - Men's 100 back. I have no earthly idea who will win this. I'll say Lacourt is the favorite, but who knows what will happen.

    - Men's 400 free. Sun Yang vs Park. This race is going to be absolutely thrilling. WR to win it, IMO.

    - Women's 200 free. We were denied Pellegrini vs. Franklin in Shanghai but there's a lot of other fast women out there (in particular, I'll keep an eye on Sjoestrom). Going to be a thriller.

    IMO, the men's 200 free and 100 fly will be pretty exciting but not as good as these other races. I can't wait for US trials.
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