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    Spring Nats, meet venue

    I received my Nationals Update email and wasn't sure about how the meet would be run. It said that "All events will be swum in two adjacent 10-lane courses (across the width of the pool)." Does this mean that the men's and women's events will be running concurrently? What will that do to our time between events? I have two days that I am swimming back to back events and am counting on the extra time of all the heats. I just want to grab as much rest as possible.

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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    Timeline is here -- http://www.usms.org/comp/scnats12/timeline.pdf -- so it'll be all heats of a woman's event, then all heats of a men's event. Time between events (even back-to-back) is NEVER an issue at SCY Nationals. If anything, there's too MUCH time between events. Well, except for sprinters ... I hear they're still pushing for that movement to make the 50s as broken at the 25 for 30 minutes.
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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    I'd DEFINITELY vote for a broken 50! thanks for the link. Looks like I should have enough rest, even though I am one of THOSE sprinters.

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    PWB is correctomundo. All men then all women in pools next to each other.
    Make sure that you know which pool you are swimming in !!!!!!
    I saw some swimmers miss their race because they were at the incorrect pool ---- no extra swims are allowed!

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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    I have a couple questions about the venue. This may have been e-mailed out and I missed it so I apologize for any redundancies.
    1. Will there be a fee for parking for athletes? Spectators? If so how much and is it per day or can you get a weekend pass?
    2. Will there be an admission charge for spectators and if so, how much?
    3. Is the athlete staging area on deck and/or in the stands?

    Again I am sorry if you have already answered these questions; I appreciate your assistance!!!

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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    OK, so will the women always be in the same pool and the men in the other? Will it change from event to event, day to day?

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    Yes, there is a parking fee for all. No, I have never heard of spectators being charged anything. There is no staging area. You show up behind the block at the correct heat.

    As to seeding. Men and Women use both pools. Odd numbered heats are in one pool and even number heats are in the other. So if you swim in Heat 5, you are in one pool. Heat 6 will be in the other pool. All Women's heats are completed first, then the Men's heats are run.
    You have to be alert to be at the correct pool. Also, if you are in heat 10, you don't have 9 heats to wait. In your pool there will be only heats 2,4,6,8. Once the meet gets going, it is not too confusing.

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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    Quote Originally Posted by Betsy View Post
    All Women's heats are completed first, then the Men's heats are run.
    Except the 1000 and 1650 freestyle events will be seeded by time (men and women combined).

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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    Does anyone know if the pool will be open for some post-travel swimming on Thursday afternoon? We're driving about 10 hours, so I'd like a chance to stretch out on Thursday, but the meet is only scheduled to go until 3:50.
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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    Quote Originally Posted by swimmerb212 View Post
    Does anyone know if the pool will be open for some post-travel swimming on Thursday afternoon? We're driving about 10 hours, so I'd like a chance to stretch out on Thursday, but the meet is only scheduled to go until 3:50.
    Rob Copeland answered the same question for me on another Nats. thread. Yes, the pool will be open until 7:00 PM, on Thursday.
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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineK View Post
    Rob Copeland answered the same question for me on another Nats. thread. Yes, the pool will be open until 7:00 PM, on Thursday.
    Cool, thanks. And of course, moments later I got that question, and many others I didn't even know I had, answered in the latest update email!
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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    There are no poor questions - ask away !

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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    Greensboro has only one competition pool for this meet. We will be swimming across the 50 meter pool. So men's heat one will be in the odd end of the pool and men's heat 2 will be in the even end. Unlike Georgia Tech, there is no bulkhead.

    There will be I think, two lanes that will be a buffer between the odd and even ends.

    It is a great facility. You will love it.

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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    Bummer. My buddy is in the heat right before me in three events. But that means we will be in different pools. How are we supposed to heckle eachother???

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig68 View Post
    Bummer. My buddy is in the heat right before me in three events. But that means we will be in different pools. How are we supposed to heckle eachother???
    Use signals. Like this:

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    Use signals. Like this:


    Hmmm, is there anything in the rule book saying you would get banned for that?
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    Hmmm, is there anything in the rule book saying you would get banned for that?
    Only one way to find out. During distance day would be a good time for a test. Not as many people around. Perhaps just prior to the start of Geek's 1650. Let us know how it goes!

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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    Only one way to find out. During distance day would be a good time for a test. Not as many people around. Perhaps just prior to the start of Geek's 1650. Let us know how it goes!


    Well, That Guy, since you were the one with the, uhhh, interesting idea, perhaps you should give it a try sometime and let us know how it goes.

    As for me, I will still be on the road during the 1650, so I will have to leave it to one of the other Forumites to test the USMS rules.
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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    Use signals. Like this:
    102.12 Swimwear for Pool Competition...
    "For men, the swimsuit shall not extend above the navel nor below the knees,..."
    If please make sure your swimwear does not extend below your knees.

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    Re: Spring Nats, meet venue

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Copeland View Post
    102.12 Swimwear for Pool Competition...
    "For men, the swimsuit shall not extend above the navel nor below the knees,..."
    If please make sure your swimwear does not extend below your knees.
    Consider it done.

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