Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 43

Thread: Who can swim their age?

  1. #1
    Very Active Member rtodd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    1,283

    Who can swim their age?

    Turned 50 yesterday, so I tried to swim a 50 sec 100 free. The best I could do was 52 with fins. Who has tried this without fins and been able to match their age? I think it's a good challenge. I suppose this feat could be done as early as mid 40's for some, or very few.

  2. #2
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    118

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    I can swim my age in a 50 a 42 sec 100 is a little too ambitious

  3. #3
    Very Active Member FindingMyInnerFish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,085

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    Right--depends on the distance! 63 for a 50 scy... sure... 63 for 100... um... nope! (Now for 100 feet... then we're talking!)

  4. #4
    Very Active Member __steve__'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    2,083
    Blog Entries
    401

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    For the 50 yds I'm close to half my age, but for 100 I'm about a decade too slow lol

  5. #5
    Very Active Member Allen Stark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Mulino,OR
    Posts
    3,907

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    I believe 2 Masters swimmers have swum their age for 100 yd BR:Robert Strand and Rick Colella.Tim Shead may have. If he hasn't, he will when his shoulder heals.
    "To strive,to seek,to find,and not to yield" Tennyson
    Allen

  6. #6
    Very Active Member pwb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    2,347
    Blog Entries
    1608

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    Quote Originally Posted by rtodd View Post
    Turned 50 yesterday, so I tried to swim a 50 sec 100 free. The best I could do was 52 with fins. Who has tried this without fins and been able to match their age? I think it's a good challenge. I suppose this feat could be done as early as mid 40's for some, or very few.
    I certainly can't do it today at 47, probably won't be able to do it at 48, might have a shot at 49 or 50 and hope to be able to safely do this by the time I'm 52!

    Great challenge / idea.
    Follow my blog http://forums.usms.org/blog.php?u=5013
    Twitter @BrundageSwims


  7. #7
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cedar Park, TX
    Posts
    415

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    Dave Sims not only has done it, but keeps doing it!
    just check the record board!!!

    i'm a few months from doing it

  8. #8
    Active Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    35

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    I can swim 29 on a 50. A 29 on a 100 may require some sort of secondary propulsion gizmo!

  9. #9
    Very Active Member knelson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    7,356
    Blog Entries
    538

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    Even more impressive is to do it long course!

  10. #10
    Very Active Member Swimosaur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    560

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunruh View Post
    Dave Sims not only has done it, but keeps doing it!
    As far as I can tell, David Sims was the youngest guy to do it, swimming 46.46 at age 47.

    I might be able to make it by age 57 ...

  11. #11
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cedar Park, TX
    Posts
    415

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    yeah the supersuit didnt hurt that any!
    still a blazing fast time as in its just the national record!!!

  12. #12
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    West Bloomfield, MI
    Posts
    1,209

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    [QUOTE=Swimosaur;301169]As far as I can tell, David Sims was the youngest guy to do it, swimming 46.46 at age 47.

    Actually Matt Biondi accomplished this last spring at the Nationals in Santa Clara in the 100 free with a time of 46.83 and he was 2 years older than his age at 48 and he did not where a super suit.
    Skip Thompson

  13. #13
    Very Active Member rtodd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    1,283

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    Wow. That's amazing. I think USMS should give recognition or an award of some sort for those that can do it at any age!

  14. #14
    Very Active Member __steve__'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    2,083
    Blog Entries
    401

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    I believe Jim Thornton has done it long course

  15. #15
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    343

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    Even more impressive is to do it long course!
    Jeff Farrell swam a 1:00.1 for the 100 LCM AT AGE 60 in 1998.

  16. #16
    Very Active Member rtodd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    1,283

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    Believe me, it's impressive in yards too!!!

  17. #17
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    West Bloomfield, MI
    Posts
    1,209

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Abrahams View Post
    Jeff Farrell swam a 1:00.1 for the 100 LCM AT AGE 60 in 1998.
    And you swam a :58.61 at the age of 60 followed by Jack Groselle swimming it at 57.79 this year. Isn't more impressive to swim below your age in the 100 in either LCM and SCY? After looking at these I think its easier as you get older to hit the LCM times then the SCY times. Somebody like Matt Biondi will have to wait until he is in his 50's to match the LCM 100 Free times.
    Last edited by Frank Thompson; October 4th, 2014 at 01:19 PM.
    Skip Thompson

  18. #18
    Very Active Member knelson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    7,356
    Blog Entries
    538

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    I don't get your reasoning, Skip. Clearly Jack Groselle and Rich Abrahams can destroy their age in yards. It's much more difficult to swim your age in LCM because the race is 9% longer. If anyone can swim their age in long course meters, but not yards they must have REALLY bad turns!

  19. #19
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    West Bloomfield, MI
    Posts
    1,209

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    I don't get your reasoning, Skip. Clearly Jack Groselle and Rich Abrahams can destroy their age in yards. It's much more difficult to swim your age in LCM because the race is 9% longer. If anyone can swim their age in long course meters, but not yards they must have REALLY bad turns!
    Kirk: I said that wrong. I was thinking about Matt Biondi going 54 for the LCM 100 Free which is almost as good as the SCY time he did and thinking as he get older he will match his age. Right now if he went 52 he would be 4 short and yet he is 2 ahead in SCY in the 100 distance.
    Skip Thompson

  20. #20
    Very Active Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Posts
    294

    Re: Who can swim their age?

    I'm perhaps missing the point of this whole challenge...but then again I am 30. A 50 is too short/fast to be impressive, and I am about 22 years away from the 100.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •