"To strive,to seek,to find,and not to yield" Tennyson
If I remember correctly one of the things the Bells wanted their new swim organization to do was to have each age be it's own age group. So instead of a 45 - 49 age group, there would be an age group for 45, one for 46, one for 47 etc. At least that's what I recall.
[QUOTE=Allen Stark;280772]When I read about ASA it seemed silly,simplify the stroke rules to the point of meaninglessness and have WRs for every year(41 is a different age group from 42 etc.) and have WRs held by people whose main qualification is to be within driving distance of Austin.I think their banning Lance Armstrong is the most publicity they have ever gotten.[QUOTE]
I just finished reading the information posted on their website and came to the same conclusion- before reading your post. Their "rules" don't work for me. And, looking over their event calendar, it's all about Texas. I thought they were called the "American Swimming Association".
~ Believing in your dreams can be far more rewarding than living by your limitations ~Karla Peterson
It almost seems trendy at this point to strip Armstrong of anything he's won. I don't defend him in any way, shape or form but I also see no reason to ban the man from future competition in something like masters swimming.
I'd like to thank the Academy, my parents and all the little people I had to swim over/through/around in order to win this honor.
He probably has been doping off and on for 20 yrs. He needs a 12 step program
This is pretty funny: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21115720
Hopefully the student librarian doesn't get in trouble.
Maybe I had a couple bad experiences with a-hole Masters swimmers at meets. It sounds like I'm the exception. Which is a good thing. Another good thing would be allowing Lance to compete in Masters. He hasn't done anything wrong against USMS rules, and probably won't be going forward no matter what rules they enact. Or USMS can follow suit and make 2013 the official "S--- on Lance" Year. I don't think that'd be helping anyone.