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!
I'm tossing this around for a road trip. Have to check if it will work out though.
Great to see....this meet really helps fill the void in July. Thanks for posting!
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!
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.
Entries are due in two weeks!
Who's swimming the 4IM?
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.
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 ...
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
[raises thread from the dead]
I loved this pool. When's the next meet going to be held there?
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.
Last edited by Swimosaur; December 10th, 2012 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Added Pilot info
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.