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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    I'm in favor of SCM due to the rare opportunity.

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    I will be attending either way. I responded to the post-Riverside email as undecided. But the more that I have thought about it, the more that I am in favor of SCM. Its the rarity of the distance that makes it more exciting.

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    I like the idea of trying a spring nationals as a SCM but I doubt that I could attend, given the time of year.

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    I am now leaning towards SCM for Indy.

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    Since there are two threads with the same topic I am commenting twice:
    I think switching to SCM is a
    terrible idea. For those of us who set goals and plan our swimming, to have a sudden switch from SCY to SCM plays havoc with goals for the SCY season. I swim Nationals every year to obtain best times and break records as an end-of-season event. That would mean no end-of-season event for SCY next year. I just moved into a new age group and have already begun thinking about my SCY goals for next year. If something like this is in the works there should be a lot more warning than a less than one year heads up. SCM season is from Sept through December. The SCM season has worked well in its current time of year and has not prevented those who can from posting top 10 FINA rankings. Very disappointing if it happens.

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    As a guy that has made top ten in both SCY & SCM , I need more rest from SCM events than SCY.
    Nationals gives me more time between events than a regular meet.
    This may be my age kicking my butt, something that has not been mentioned yet.

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    Quote Originally Posted by jroddin View Post
    The decision rests with the USMS Championship Committee.

    I have heard comments like the one from Ron above (strongly against SCM), from people like ChrisS/JenniferP (prefer SCM) and people like GaryP (will be there either way). The challenge is trying to decide what suits the majority. All Riverside entrants were given an opportunity to fill out a survey about this subject after the meet and we should have the results soon. We don't have the means to poll the entire membership, but asking those who just attended Spring Nationals seemed like as good of a place as any to ask prospective swimmers their opinions on the two course formats. A decision on which course will be used is expected no later than September. The official deadline per the rulebook is six months prior to the start of the meet.

    Jeff Roddin
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    The USMS Championship Committee, after consultation with the host, has selected Short Course Yards for 2018 USMS Spring Nationals (Indy).

    Jeff

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    Quote Originally Posted by jroddin View Post
    The USMS Championship Committee, after consultation with the host, has selected Short Course Yards for 2018 USMS Spring Nationals (Indy).

    Jeff
    Thanks for the update Jeff. I think that was the wisest choice in terms of keeping participation numbers high. I'll be there!

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    Yards it is. More rest for the old guy !!!

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    I'd prefer the SCM format. That will make the SCY zone championships more important toward national rankings.

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    Decision has been made.

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    Now that the format has been fixed, does anyone know when the order of events will be announced?

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    just thinking of that today !
    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    Re: 2018 Spring Format

    Quote Originally Posted by RonCummins View Post
    Now that the format has been fixed, does anyone know when the order of events will be announced?
    They are buried in the Minutes here:
    http://www.usms.org/admin/minutes/champ-2017-9-14-1.pdf

    They will be posted on our website soon.

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jroddin View Post
    They are buried in the Minutes here:
    http://www.usms.org/admin/minutes/champ-2017-9-14-1.pdf

    They will be posted on our website soon.

    Jeff
    Thank you, This is extremely helpful for planning.

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