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    USA Swimming Grand Prix Series

    2012-13 USA SWIMMING GRAND PRIX SERIES:


    Minneapolis Grand Prix
    Nov. 9-11
    Minneapolis, MN


    Austin Grand Prix
    Jan. 18-20, 2013
    Austin, TX


    Orlando Grand Prix
    Feb. 14-16, 2013
    Orlando, FL


    Mesa Grand Prix
    April 11-13, 2013
    Mesa, AZ


    Charlotte Ultraswim Grand Prix
    May 9-12, 2013
    Charlotte, NC


    Santa Clara Grand Prix
    May 30-June 2, 2013
    Santa Clara, CA

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    Re: USA Swimming Grand Prix Series

    I didn't realize it while watching it last night, but there was a Masters swimmer in the B-Final of the men's 100 breaststroke - see the article Ande posted above.
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    Nice catch. What's up with these crazy fast old timer breaststrokers?

    13 Jacobson, Brian 38 TWIN-MN 57.82

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    Re: USA Swimming Grand Prix Series

    Outside of an unusually sharp-for-November Lochte and Franklin continuing to set benchmarks on a daily basis, other notable things for me about the Minn GP:

    Becca Mann's continued ascension. She absolutely crushed the 200 fly (an event the US women need a lot of help in), easily won the 400 IM, hung in there with Sutton in the 400 free and then broke a monumental 31 year old AG record in the 1650. She looks noticably taller and more muscular than she did at trials just a few months ago. Her starts and turns are still simply awful, lots of room for improvement here. Superstar in the making. She's also writing a fantasy novel about dragons, a detail I enjoy.

    Dagny Knutsen winning races. So happy to see her looking healthy, back in action wearing that ASK cap and standing on podiums. The times will come next.

    13 year old Michael Andrew dropping a 20.9 in the men's 50 to win the C final. I've never seen anything like it. Let me repeat: sub 21 at 13 years old. Yikes!

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    Makes you wonder if they will loosen the time standards any for the rest of the series? We are looking forward to the Mesa installment here in Arizona, but I, for one, am hoping for a bigger turn out.

    Did USA swimming go too fast in the standards or is the meet timing just not right this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwb View Post
    Makes you wonder if they will loosen the time standards any for the rest of the series? We are looking forward to the Mesa installment here in Arizona, but I, for one, am hoping for a bigger turn out.
    Did USA swimming go too fast in the standards or is the meet timing just not right this year?
    I think it's a time of year kind of thing and the fact that it's not an Olympic Year. The B standards are around JR National Level. For comparison here's the 2012 AGP Psych Sheet
    2012 100 FR womens had 222 entries & men 137 vs 22 & 26 this year, what the heck?

    “B” Standards
    (entries open one week after “A” Standards open)
    Swimmers may qualify for the distance freestyle events with any of the 1650y, 1500m, 1000y, or 800m qualifying standards.
    If the entry cap has not been reached, swimmers who are members of USA Swimming with one or more “B”
    qualifying standards may enter on a first-come basis beginning one week after the “A” standards open,
    and may enter any number of events in which they have a “B” qualifying standard.
    If the entry cap has not been reached, entries for foreign swimmers who are not members of USA Swimming
    and who have either “A” or “B” qualifying standards will be accepted on a first-come basis beginning
    24 hours after the “B” standards open.
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    B standard times for the Orlando Grand Prix have just been lowered drastically.

    http://www.usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/...20B%20Stds.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Britt03 View Post
    B standard times for the Orlando Grand Prix have just been lowered drastically.

    http://www.usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/...20B%20Stds.pdf
    I would like to encourage Tall Paul to adopt these B standards for the Mesa meet as I could just squeak into the 400 IM.
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    Nice to see 13 year old phenom Michael Andrew entered in the 100 fly, back and breast as well as the 50 free. His entry times are all from SCY times. 20.8 for the 50. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Abrahams View Post
    Nice to see 13 year old phenom Michael Andrew entered in the 100 fly, back and breast as well as the 50 free. His entry times are all from SCY times. 20.8 for the 50. Wow.
    in prelims he went

    100 Free
    25 Andrew, Michael 13 Team Andrew Indi 46.49Y 54.27
    26.00 54.27 (28.27)

    1 FL
    14 Andrew, Michael 13 Team Andrew Indi 49.88Y 58.99
    27.36 58.99 (31.63)
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    Event 14 Men 200 LC Meter Freestyle ================================================== ================
    17 Cheah, Geoffrey 22 Palo Alto Stanfo 1:54.61 1:55.76
    26.75 56.44 (29.69)
    1:26.53 (30.09) 1:55.76 (29.23)

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    Re: USA Swimming Grand Prix Series

    There were some pretty impressive swims at the AGP but it was a tiny meet with a pretty poor turn out. Noting this the Orlando Grand Prix made it's B times easier hoping to get a better turn out. In past years the quantity CAP for the AGP was quickly hit & they had to turn swimmers away.

    Austin Grand Prix

    RESULTS

    I'm curious to see how the other Grand Prix meets do. They are building towards the
    2013 Phillips 66 National Championships & World Champ. Trials
    June 25 - 29, Indianapolis, Ind.
    meet info
    Another interesting thing about Nats is that there will be a "C" Final
    The “C” final will be limited to the top 18-under athletes that do not qualify for the “A” or “B” final.

    So Santa Clara is likely to be the tune up meet before World Trials

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    Re: USA Swimming Grand Prix Series

    Quote Originally Posted by ande View Post
    Another interesting thing about Nats is that there will be a "C" Final
    The “C” final will be limited to the top 18-under athletes that do not qualify for the “A” or “B” final.
    Interesting idea, but it seems like it de-emphasizes Juniors somewhat.

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    Re: USA Swimming Grand Prix Series

    Brooke Bennett will be competing at the Orlando Grand Prix
    http://swimswam.com/brooke-bennett-t...do-grand-prix/
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