Most season there is a running guess on attendance at Nationals ?
With the success of PanAm and location of LCM on the west coast, I'm guess for a lower turnout - 899.
What is your guess and are you attending !
"I blame you, James!" - knelson
Due to the all-time record number of entries and expected long days, the Championship Committee has decided to drop the sixth event. Swimmers who entered six events will be scratched from their sixth event.
Psych sheets will be posted on the meet information page shortly (perhaps by the time you read this).
The 800 and 1500 freestyle events will be deck seeded by time (men and women combined). All 200s and the 400 IM and 400 freestyle events will be deck seeded by time (men and women separate). All other events will be pre-seeded by age group (men and women separate). THEREFORE ALL EVENTS 200 AND LONGER WILL REQUIRE POSITIVE CHECK-IN. Heat sheets for preseeded events, as well as the estimated timeline, are expected to be posted on the USMS website on or about July 24.
If you are unable to attend, please note refund requests must be received in writing (USPS or email) by July 10, 2013.
USMS Championship Committee Chair
Ok, go ahead and say it everybody: "Elaine-iaK, you are an IDIOT!" Yes, I'm the idiot who selected the 1500 as my 6th event, because I really want to swim the 400 IM and 200 fly (even though I will look like this in the fly: )!
So, that means I paid for an extra night at the hotel and I can't even race the next day. And, changing our flights would cost even more. Oh well; it gives me one more day to get over jet lag.
Message to Bill Sive: Thank you, but I won't need your counting assistance after all.
Edit: Ok, now I'm going to whiiiiiine! I finally make NQT's in my three breaststroke events to qualify for six events, but I only get to swim 5.
Last edited by ElaineK; July 7th, 2013 at 05:29 PM. Reason: I need to vent!
Preliminary estimate of ending time for each day:
Day of Meet Estimated End Time Wednesday 9:15 p.m. Thursday 5:45 p.m. Friday 7:30 p.m. (mixed 800 free starts at 1:00 p.m.) Saturday 5:35 p.m. Sunday 4:05 p.m. (Men's 400 free starts at 11:55 a.m, Women's 400 free starts at 2:15 p.m.)
I can't remember a life before Google.
Fortunately, I can Google it.
Maybe someone can help with this. I understand parking will be awful, and that the sensible course is to park at a hotel and ride the shuttle. For that reason, I bought the shuttle pass when I registered. So, here's my question: if I get my shuttle pass when I sign in at the pool, how do I ride the shuttle to the pool on my first day?
Another parking question: My 85 year old mom and sister want to come see me swim. They will be driving in from Long Beach, so where should I tell them to park? Although my mom is not disabled, I would like to spare her a long walk. Is it even feasible to have spectators?
How cool to have your mom watch you.
After looking at the psych sheets - I would have been in the top 10 in my 5 events. I really need to get rid of back problems before next season.
I did not register for the shuttle - I didn't expect 1404 (I don't think anybody did) - is there anyway to register now (online) or when I get to the hotel or meet?