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    2014 & 2015 Nationals

    August 24, 2012 - U.S. Masters Swimming has awarded its 2014 and 2015 USMS Spring and Summer Nationals. The 2014 Spring Nationals has been awarded to Santa Clara. The 2014 Summer Nationals has been awarded to the University of Maryland. The 2015 Spring Nationals has been awarded to San Antonio. The 2015 Summer Nationals has been awarded to the SPIRE Institute.

    Santa Clara has a rich swimming history and has hosted five USMS national championships, the most recent in 2001. Santa Clara Masters has nearly 300 USMS members. The club also hosts a USA Swimming Grand Prix event. The 2014 Spring Nationals are tentatively slated for May 1–4, 2014.

    Summer 2014 will be the first time the University of Maryland hosts a USMS national championship meet. The Eppley Natatorium, however, is no stranger to national events, including the USA Swimming Nationals, the IGLA Championships, and the ACC Swimming & Diving Conference Championships. The University of Maryland is home to Terrapin Masters, a club with nearly 80 USMS members. The 2014 Summer Nationals are tentatively slated for August 14–17, 2014.

    San Antonio last hosted a USMS Nationals in 1978 and this will be the first time the SPIRE Institute, located about 45 minutes east of Cleveland, will host a USMS nationals. The dates for 2015 will be announced in the summer of 2013.

    “We are thrilled to partner with these four locations to host our 2014 and 2015 nationals,” says USMS Championship Committee Chair Jeff Roddin. “The USMS Spring Nationals, with 2,000 or so participants, is the largest participant swim meet in the country and the USMS Summer Nationals, with 1,000 or so participants, is also a very big event. All four hosts have the necessary local and community support to provide a showcase experience for USMS participants.”

    The official press release can be found here:
    http://www.usms.org/news/newsitem.php?n=75

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    Re: 2014 & 2015 Nationals

    San Antonio looks like a can do !!

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    What's the pool in San Antonio?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwb View Post
    What's the pool in San Antonio?
    This looks promising: http://www.nisd.net/news/articles/887
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    After reading this, there goes taking a break from competing and a cutback on training. Good choices especially the East Coast Ones for LCM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    Yes, this is the facility that won the bid to host 2015 Spring Nationals. They will have 2 50m pools, plus a 10 lane diving well, plus a 3 lane shallow pool. There will be no bulkhead courses. The plan is to use two 10 lane courses in the new outdoor 50m pool (across the width) and then have ~35 warm up lanes available in the other pools. It is possible we could run a third course during some distance events but we have a wee bit of time before we need to look at the details!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jroddin View Post
    Yes, this is the facility that won the bid to host 2015 Spring Nationals. They will have 2 50m pools, plus a 10 lane diving well, plus a 3 lane shallow pool. There will be no bulkhead courses. The plan is to use two 10 lane courses in the new outdoor 50m pool (across the width) and then have ~35 warm up lanes available in the other pools. It is possible we could run a third course during some distance events but we have a wee bit of time before we need to look at the details!

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    Why not run the meet indoors and use the outdoor pool as warmup/down space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewookiee View Post
    Why not run the meet indoors and use the outdoor pool as warmup/down space?
    Because only weirdos like Leslie like to swim indoors.

    San Antonio sounds interesting. I believe it's the only city with over one million people in the U.S. I haven't been to yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    Because only weirdos like Leslie like to swim indoors.

    San Antonio sounds interesting. I believe it's the only city with over one million people in the U.S. I haven't been to yet!
    Indoors are much better for racing. Outdoors are better for training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    Because only weirdos like Leslie like to swim indoors.

    San Antonio sounds interesting. I believe it's the only city with over one million people in the U.S. I haven't been to yet!


    I suspect many swimmers in the northeast feel the same about competing in outdoor pools. And I did swim in outdoor LCM meet this summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewookiee View Post
    Indoors are much better for racing. Outdoors are better for training.
    The only people that care are backstrokers, obviously.

    To me the only problem with outdoor meets is they can be a crapshoot. Weather can be a factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    San Antonio sounds interesting. I believe it's the only city with over one million people in the U.S. I haven't been to yet!
    We lived in San Antonio for 41/2 years after my husband retired and we left San Diego. Yes, there are some interesting things about San Antonio and it's a great place to visit; we just did not want to continue living there...

    It's a few years off, but keep this in mind when choosing a hotel location: TRAFFIC! Stay as close to the pool as possible and go visit the Riverwalk; don't do it the other way around or you may be sorry.

    Having said that, DEFINITELY visit the Riverwalk! And, take the boat tour or water taxi while you're at it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jroddin View Post
    Yes, this is the facility that won the bid to host 2015 Spring Nationals. They will have 2 50m pools, plus a 10 lane diving well, plus a 3 lane shallow pool. There will be no bulkhead courses. The plan is to use two 10 lane courses in the new outdoor 50m pool (across the width) and then have ~35 warm up lanes available in the other pools. It is possible we could run a third course during some distance events but we have a wee bit of time before we need to look at the details!

    Jeff
    AWESOME!

    Any chance any of these meets will have an OW swim attached at the end of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    Because only weirdos like Leslie like to swim indoors.
    Way wrong. Count me as a weirdo, then.

    Quote Originally Posted by thewookiee View Post
    Indoors are much better for racing. Outdoors are better for training.
    Right on!

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    The only people that care are backstrokers, obviously.
    Way wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    To me the only problem with outdoor meets is they can be a crapshoot. Weather can be a factor.
    This is the crux of the problem.

    When racing in a controlled environment of a pool, I like the ENTIRE environment controlled.
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    Yeah, but you get to swim outdoors all the time. It's almost a novelty for those of us in the northern part of the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    Yeah, but you get to swim outdoors all the time. It's almost a novelty for those of us in the northern part of the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    Yeah, but you get to swim outdoors all the time. It's almost a novelty for those of us in the northern part of the country.

    My perspective from California:

    Why would anyone ever build or use an indoor swimming facility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fresnoid View Post
    My perspective from California:

    Why would anyone ever build or use an indoor swimming facility?

    Because not every part of the country has weather to use a pool year around that is outdoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fresnoid View Post
    My perspective from California:

    Why would anyone ever build or use an indoor swimming facility?
    My perspective from having swum in and around pools in the San Fran area: why hasn't anyone other than UCSF realized that it gets too cold to swim outside there much of the year and built more indoor pools?

    Of course, to be fair, I wonder the same thing about Arizona. Actually, to be completely fair, I think it's downright stupid that we don't have a quality indoor pool here in the Phoenix area: there's really only about 2-3 months out of the year here where the weather is actually good enough to host a quality outdoor meet; otherwise it's just too hot or too cold.
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    Re: 2014 & 2015 Nationals

    This is how I see my summer of 2014 playing out:
    Worlds, Montreal, July 28-August 9.
    Rent a car and drive up one side of the river to see Quebec City for a few days.
    Either drive back down the river on the other side and do more sightseeing, flying out of Montreal, or fly out of Quebect City to Maryland.
    LC Nationals, University of Maryland, August 14-17
    Fly back home to Georgia.

    I'm saving my ++++++ up for an awesome trip with my husband!


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    Quote Originally Posted by pwb View Post
    it's just too hot...
    This sums up San Antonio in August. Having a a major meet outdoors in the summertime is about as smart as letting Geek coach a masters team.

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