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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Ekman View Post
    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.
    Hi Evan, can you reach out to me via email? I'm sending out an email to all the swimmers I know are going and the coaches. Trying to get a list coordinated now.

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    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?
    I pretty sure you have to all be on the same team within a country.

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Hi Mary,

    Reach out to me at jkyff@optonline.net. I'm assembling a FINA Worlds email in the next day to all the swimmers I know and coaches.

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Does anyone know what will happen when we arrive? My first event will be the open water swim and I'm not sure where I'm suppose to go. I'm going to email them in the next day but I was wondering is the new pool home base for the event?

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Xenadiva View Post
    Does anyone know what will happen when we arrive? My first event will be the open water swim and I'm not sure where I'm suppose to go. I'm going to email them in the next day but I was wondering is the new pool home base for the event?
    For sure you will have to check-in in order to receive your credentials. I'm betting that will be at the new pool, but I imagine we will hear more from the meet organizers once the entries have closed.

    I imagine you know that the open water venue is Lake Balaton in the town of BALATONFÜRED. This is 135 km (1 hour 30 min drive by car), southwest of Budapest.
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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by MPohlmann View Post
    For sure you will have to check-in in order to receive your credentials. I'm betting that will be at the new pool, but I imagine we will hear more from the meet organizers once the entries have closed.

    I imagine you know that the open water venue is Lake Balaton in the town of BALATONFÜRED. This is 135 km (1 hour 30 min drive by car), southwest of Budapest.
    Yup, looked at a map awhile ago. Just was curious where I had to go for registration when I arrive, the shuttle for this event etc..... I'll let you know if I find anything out.

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by MPohlmann View Post
    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.
    bummer. but thanks for the reply

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by MPohlmann View Post
    I imagine you know that the open water venue is Lake Balaton in the town of BALATONFÜRED. This is 135 km (1 hour 30 min drive by car), southwest of Budapest.
    in Ricconni you could use your bus pass to get to the openwater...it was just a few stops down the main road in the adriadic sea

    in Montreal it was also a short bus ride to the venue (olympic rowing basin)

    for the openwater in Medelin - PanAm's 2015 - it was actually in Guatape and was 2hrs by bus. we had motorcycle police escort us both ways from Medelin to Guatape and back. 1st wave of busses was for 1st wave of swimmers/spectators and 2nd set of busses for 2nd wave of swimmers/spectators. it was actually very well planned out.

    i can give lots of tips, but if you want to be in the "medal" wave at worlds...enter with a impossibly fast time. as an example there were 5 in my age group that entered in 30:00 for a 3000m openwater. i entered in a respectible time and didnt make the top 50 wave cut. i tried to appeal being moved to the top50 after placing 3rd in the 800m and was flat out told NO!

    like i said, i can give lots of info on what to plan for and what to avoid.
    ultimately you have to chose:
    1) are you going there to swim fast
    or
    2) are you going there to have fun
    it's an exclusive OR

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    I am going to Budapest
    I am also in the open water and hope there will be transportation there!!!

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Just an FYI: Information I received back regarding the OWS:

    OPEN WATER SWIM INFO:


    When I arrive in Hungary were do I go to pick up my registration materials for the competition?
    There will be two accreditation centres, one in Budapest at Danube Arena and one in Balatonfüred. It is suggested that you go to the Danube Arena as you arrive, because from the moment you collect the card, you are able to enjoy the list of advantages the accreditation gives you.

    Also, I’m swimming the open water race will there be a shuttle? How will we get to the venue?
    If you arrive to Budapest prior the open water swimming events – you will have to collect your accreditation because it will give you the benefit of free use of the return train to the open water swimming venue.

    Where will the shuttle be?
    This train will take you from Déli Pályaudvar (this is the name of the train station in Budapest) to Balatonfüred and back. Hereunder you can find the link of the location of the station.

    https://www.google.hu/maps/place/Bud....0245789?hl=hu


    Is there a schedule for the shuttle?
    The schedule is the same for each competition days (10,11,12. August):

    Departures (Budapest, Déli-palyaudvar): 7:05am, 9:05am
    Arrivals (Balatonfured): 8:55am, 10:55am

    Departures (Balatonfured): 6:23pm, 8:23pm
    Arrivals (Budapest, Déli-palyaudvar): 8:34pm, 10:29pm

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    I looked around the FINA website yesterday and tried to find the qualifying times. Does anyone have a link or a schedule of the times needed? Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Budapest 2017

    they are WAY slower than usms nationals.
    and nobody in fina cares if you cannot make it either.
    in 2012 italy there were 60 guys (thats 6 heats of a 10 lane pool) of my age group alone that did not make the entry time!

    took me under 30secs to find

    http://www.fina.org/sites/default/fi...s_qualtime.pdf

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    People may not "care" that you make the qualifying times but your times will not be posted after you race if you do not meet them. So while the Qt are lenient there is an incentive for everyone to try to make them. I missed it once in California. Not a great feeling to see NT after your name.

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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Hey everyone, the conversation about Budapest can continue on a different thread, titled 2017 World Masters Champs in Budapest, info for USMS


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    Re: Budapest 2017

    Hey everyone,

    There is information about the event posted in this thread
    General > Nationals >
    2017 World Masters Champs in Budapest, info for USMS


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