"Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do." - K.A. Benthin
Inland NW Top Ten & Records Chair, and Web-Dude
This may not be practical for those who have limited time off (you'd have to take the whole week off to attend both) but nevertheless it is nice to have a pool National Championship plus an open water National Championship in close geographic proximity to one another.
The open water swim at IGLA is on Sunday August 18- a 1 or 2 mile swim. http://www.igla2013.com/open-water-swim/
I am going ... and looking forward to it. I spent a summer swimming in Santa Barbara during my college days and I've got fond memories. The fog burning off in the morning to a cloudless sky was always nice. My last SoCal meet was at Industry Hills, so I figure Mission Viejo is going to be nicer. Of course, I was a whole lot faster back then. I'll take the outdoor pool ... that's what makes summer swimming!
Add to the above a trip to Disneyland for my 3 1/2 year old daughter ... seeing the Princesses in person in August has been her goal for the past 6 months. Now if, like the others with injuries, my shoulder will cooperate, it will be a success for all.
I'm new to Masters Swimming. I'm planning on attending this meet (with NQTs or not) since I will be in the area for some family things going on, but I need some insight with regards to scheduling my flight.
I would like to swim the 100 Free and the 50 Back at Nationals and both are on Sunday. However, my family wants to try scheduling the flight back to Chicago for Sunday at 10pm leaving from LA. At past Summer Nationals meets, about how late has the meet run each day? Swimming those two events on Sunday, would I be likely to still make it to my flight at 10pm after considering the drive to LA and the whole process for checking in for your flight?
Lastly, are awards given after each event or at the end of each day? I'm not sure how that works. The two events I'm looking at for Sunday are technically back to back. Although those are sprints and I don't believe I have a good chance at getting an award, I'd like an idea of how much time I'd potentially have between each race.
Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
Conflicts with our family beach trip to RI or I would go. I love LC swimming. No turns!
I just looked at the estimated timeline from last year's long course nationals and see that most events had at least an hour between starts.
My other recommendation: is there any option for you to fly out of John Wayne (SNA) airport? It is a much more sane airport and a short drive with relatively little risk of traffic from Mission Viejo. Plus, LAX -- unless you're flying internationally -- is about the worst airport in the country. I avoid it at all costs.
I'm definitely not nit-picky, so I'll be good there
As for the flight, we are considering the 10pm flight out of LAX since we save some money flying out from there than if we went left from SNA. However, we are still researching some other flights since we have few other kinks to work out in the whole family trip. It's mildly complicated since this isn't just a swim meet trip, but of course in the end we'll go with what works best.
I appreciate all the help!
I saw my orthopedist today.We decided that my shoulder would not be ready for speed work any time soon,so no Nats this year.Hopefully I'll be OK by the end of SCM this year.Next year I age up, so I don't want to not screw things up.I hope everyone there has a great time and great times.
"To strive,to seek,to find,and not to yield" Tennyson
sorry to hear that allen.
i too am out with a shoulder injury/surgery/rehab. i dont even see my doc again until july 25.
i look at the pool as my son plays in it. i'm just a pretty topping for the deck chair.
scm is a big if/maybe
'13 looks like a flush
Is there any way to change my seed times on my registration? When I registered, I entered with long course times from 2012 long course meets and training, because I thought they would be accurate predictions for Nationals. But, physical problems have really taken a toll on my strength and swim times, this year; especially over the past couple of months.
Today, I had the rare opportunity to train long course and I was shocked at my practice race times! My perceived effort vs. my actual times were quite discouraging. I would really like to change my seed times on the 400 IM, 200 fly, and 1500, if possible, so I don't hold up the meet!
Meanwhile, I will train as hard as my body allows to (hopefully!) drop my times!
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