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    IU Natatorium

    Does anyone know what kind of touch pads they will use at Spring Nationals? I admit I have a bad habit of grabbing the gutter when I'm dying for air. Is that option going to be unavailable due to those high Omega kind of boards?

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    Re: IU Natatorium

    I think it's the tall gutters at IUPUI. I haven't been there since they redid everything though.

    EDIT: I found a picture! Though it is before the redo. Looks like short gutters.
    http://hydrologicblog.com/wp-content...edit-IUPUI.jpg
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    Re: IU Natatorium

    Unless they've recently changed, they have the normal touch pads that allow you to grab on.

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    Re: IU Natatorium

    maybe I should have played it safe and only entered freestyle

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    Re: IU Natatorium

    Well ---- that should give you a chance to improve your turns without a grab.
    I have practiced using flat hands at turns to get myself ready for pools that have high or other ends for this reason.
    Either way, enjoy the meet.

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    Re: IU Natatorium

    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    Well ---- that should give you a chance to improve your turns without a grab.
    I have practiced using flat hands at turns to get myself ready for pools that have high or other ends for this reason.
    Either way, enjoy the meet.
    Thanks! I told myself I would practice turns with flat hands, but that didnít happen enough. Oh well....

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    Re: IU Natatorium

    IU has both kinds of touch pads. Generally, they only use the tall, flat wall type for FINA (LCM or SCM) type competition. I expect they will have the low gutter type for Spring Nationals. They do have kick plate starting blocks and I expect they will have backstroke ledges. I am not from Indianapolis, but I have swum many events there.
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