Who is going? Or what pitiful excuse are you going to use to not go? Entries are still available until July 3, beat the rush.
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1) It's in southern california
2) It is an outdoor meet
3) It's in southern california
4) Not willing to sit on a plane for a meet in that is outdoors in southern california
I am going. I have been swimming Masters for 35+ years and have never been to Mission Viejo.
I'm looking forward to it.
I'm still waiting to see if my shoulder will be healthy enough soon to start doing some real swimming(I can't believe how BORING all kicking workouts can be.)If I am able to do some real speed work before then I'll be there.
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1) It's in southern California
2) It's a historic pool and I swam well there in 2011
3) MAC Masters will have some fun relays
4) It's in southern California and I'm totally game to either sit on a 1 hour flight or bomb across the desert for a quick & easy 6 hour car ride to be there
Now, like Allen, my actual attendance will be dependent upon the state of my shoulder.
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This is EXACTLY the reason I AM going! What a great excuse TO go.
1. I get to see family where I grew up, just up the freeway in Long Beach.
2. I get to see my best friend.
3. I get to see my Forumite friends; especially Debaru! And, I hope King Frog and Seal Girl!
4. I get to see our friends in San Diego, where we lived most of our lives.
5. Oh yeah, and I get to swim at Nationals.
Now for the bad news about swimming in Mission Viejo:
1. It's an outdoor pool and I get a bit dizzy with my Meniere's swimming backstroke when I do not have a fixed focal point. Oh well, I'm signed up for 400 IM, anyway!
2. It's long course. I LOVE long course, however, I have only been in a long course pool once this year.
3. With my injury and other physical issues, my swimming has been the pits lately; especially breaststroke. My times
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My excuse for not attending is the conflict with IGLA Championships in Seattle the same month. Otherwise, an outdoor nationals in southern california would be a draw for me.
Thewookie and Fort,
I'm curious as to your take on Southern California?? What is your beef? I am a transplant from New Jersey and have been here for 37 years. I LOVE IT!!!
Just came back from Pan Ams in Florida. YUCK. Humidity, flatness, endless strip malls.
I have already been to two expensive away meets this year, SCY nats and Pan Ams. Outdoor pools are hard on backstrokers, California is far away, and that extra night on the road ... I'll have to pass on this one.
Despite being a better long course swimmer than a short course swimmer I am going to miss long course nationals. With only being back in the pool for such a short period of time I have decided to swim through the summer and build a good long course base with an eye to worlds next year. I will swim a few meets including south central zones, but won't do a full taper until next year.
i'm thinking about going. I could be there for the whole meet, the problem would be that my school year starts the Monday morning after. Would the excitement post-meet carry me through the jet lag and tiredness + the stress of the first week back at school??
As a native southern Californian and 4th generation from Pasadena, I agree with all of the haters. No one should ever come here from out of town. It is terrible that we have no season changes, the earthquakes are FRIGHTENING, we are forced to swim outdoors all year round, there is no end to the miserable life that we endure. To top it off, we never ever get to learn how to drive in snow. What a gyp.
To be fair to MV re: strip malls. Because of the hilly nature of the area, at least you cannot see one mall from another.
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