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    Budapest 2017

    Does anybody know when the dates for the Masters World Championships at Budapest will be announced?

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Someone posted: By Erinmoro:

    They have been... https://www.fina-budapest2017.com/en/web/guest/schedule

    That schedule is not for FINA Masters. It is the elite schedule. Masters will take place after those dates.
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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Those dates have been posted for awhile now. I'm wondering when the Masters dates will be posted or if someone knows when they will be? I know Masters takes place after, just wondering when "after".

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Can any of the people who have participated in a FINA world championship event give us some input regarding the meet size/ organization/ quality. From what I have been able to gather it sounds like a LOT of people participate. input on warmup space etc... would be great.

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Ekman View Post
    Can any of the people who have participated in a FINA world championship event give us some input regarding the meet size/ organization/ quality. From what I have been able to gather it sounds like a LOT of people participate. input on warmup space etc... would be great.

    Montreal (in 2014) was a ZOO!
    There were 9,000 +/- participants in swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, water polo, and open water swimming. Since diving was running at the same time as swimming, it was a crowded, crazy mess of people! The warm-up lanes were crazy, the locker room was crazier, and there was very little shade available. Swimmers were crammed under the tent to escape the sun.

    Having said all that, I wouldn't have missed that awesome experience of competing at a World Championships! It's what you make of it. It was so much fun meeting people from around the world as well as from USMS. Just today, I ran into the USMS Team Coach, Tim Waud, in the hospitality suite at the convention:
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    The facilities and conditions in Budapest may be better or worse. Who know? The past doesn't dictate the future, and each country handles it differently. Just don't count on FINA officials to make themselves useful. The meet was WAY understaffed, probably because the FINA officials were off touring Montreal, and being wined and dined like fat cats.

    Regarding Budapest, I was there in July, and it's a wonderful city. Make sure to walk one of the bridges at night to take in the city lights along the river. Better yet, take an evening cruise on the river to enjoy the city lights. It is GORGEOUS!
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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Ekman View Post
    Can any of the people who have participated in a FINA world championship event give us some input regarding the meet size/ organization/ quality. From what I have been able to gather it sounds like a LOT of people participate. input on warmup space etc... would be great.
    I agree with what ElaineK said about Montreal. There were 6,123 swimmers entered there. I have been to 9 of the last 14 FINA World Championships. The number of participants tends to be overwhelming (especially in Europe). The largest was Riccione, Italy in 2012 with 9,674 swimmers. Kazan, Russia last year was small with 2,640 and very few from USA. The facilities vary greatly depending on the venue. I'm told there will be three pools available in Budapest, with the other aquatic sports not scheduled to conflict with the pool competition.
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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Qualifying Times for FINA Masters 2017 Budapest have been posted, but still no schedule.
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    Schedule has been posted on FINA website. Totally messes up our travel
    Plans. Swimming events August 14-20, 2017.😟
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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Thanks Mary for the update! Now we can start making plans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyChoseMe View Post
    Thanks Mary for the update! Now we can start making plans...
    Good that you waited. Unfortunately, I have to see if I can change cruise and flight reservations.
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    Re: Budapest 2017

    This meet happens to line up perfectly with my schedule, so I'm seriously considering going. How much does it typically cost to go to one of these meets? I'm trying to work out the logistics of going.

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Is anyone going over from the tri-state area? Other states as well? Looking to sync up with USMS masters swimmers going to Hungary. I know 3 other swimmers so far. It would be nice to meet.

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Please note the Coaches selected to help with USMS Swimmers:

    Head Coach Richard Garza Texas Ford Aquatics Dallas, TX the.richard.garza@gmail.com
    Assistant Coach Kata Rutherford Suncoast Swim Fit Wesley Chapel, FL katalinrutherford@gmail.com
    Assistant Coach Martin Wagner Suncoast Swim Fit Holiday, FL martinmbls@icloud.com
    Assistant Coach Janelle Higashida Bozeman Masters Bozeman, MT coach@bozemanmasters.org

    They may be a good resource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwimDogs View Post
    Please note the Coaches selected to help with USMS Swimmers:

    Head Coach Richard Garza Texas Ford Aquatics Dallas, TX the.richard.garza@gmail.com
    Assistant Coach Kata Rutherford Suncoast Swim Fit Wesley Chapel, FL katalinrutherford@gmail.com
    Assistant Coach Martin Wagner Suncoast Swim Fit Holiday, FL martinmbls@icloud.com
    Assistant Coach Janelle Higashida Bozeman Masters Bozeman, MT coach@bozemanmasters.org

    They may be a good resource.

    Thank you so much for posting this!!!!!

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    I understand that the older age groups will compete at the pool on Margaret Island (Alfred Hajos Complex), while the younger age groups will swim at the new Danube Arena facility (Dagaly Swimming Complex). Are there plans for the USMS coaches to be at both locations? I haven't found any confirmation yet of the venue designation on the FINA website, nor what would be considered older age groups versus younger age groups.
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    Re: Budapest 2017

    If there have been no changes, I received the following message from Katalin Sass, the Competition Director for the FINA World Masters Championship in January:

    "There will be two pools in Dagály Aquatics Arena, for 25-54 years old competitors, and will be two pools on Margaret island The Hajós Alfred Complex, for 55-100 years old competitors. So there will be four pools in all for the events. Identical events will be going on in all pools."

    The USMS Coaching Staff will be splitting duties, and one representative should be at all facilities at all times throughout the competition. All four coaches should be on-deck during the warm-up periods. Additionally, there should be someone there for the open water competition and the open water technical meetings.

    Good luck in Budapest!

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Xenadiva View Post
    Is anyone going over from the tri-state area? Other states as well? Looking to sync up with USMS masters swimmers going to Hungary. I know 3 other swimmers so far. It would be nice to meet.
    i'm going. It would be great to have a USA roster. If we wanna get really ambitious, maybe a USA social event of some sort.

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Another thought, does anyone know about relays? Can these be entered as a country? If so, is the coaching staff going to organize this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Ekman View Post
    Another thought, does anyone know about relays? Can these be entered as a country? If so, is the coaching staff going to organize this?
    Relays must be entered and paid for online before the deadline and then verified at the venue before the separate deadline. No, relays cannot be entered as a country. The relay members must all be from the same USMS registered club.
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    Re: Budapest 2017

    John and Mary Pohlmann from St Louis Area Masters (SLAM) are going to Budapest.
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