Saturday, May 1, 2010

Zones 2010: Short version


I came I went I swam. After sitting in 90 minutes of traffic to go 10 miles that is. Got to love the city life. Got to the meet with 15 minutes to go before the first heat. Had to talk our way in. It worked! Needless to say I had lots of adrenaline revved up for the 1000.

12:31.33 in the 1000

39 MAINE MASTERS SW 12:30.00   12:31.33                    
31.97      1:07.05 (35.08)         
1:43.13 (36.08)     2:20.44 (37.31)         
2:58.29 (37.85)     3:36.38 (38.09)         
4:14.91 (38.53)     4:53.09 (38.18)         
5:31.68 (38.59)     6:10.61 (38.93)         
6:49.40 (38.79)     7:28.23 (38.83)         
8:07.02 (38.79)     8:46.30 (39.28)         
9:25.19 (38.89)    10:03.66 (38.47)        
10:41.99 (38.33)    11:19.91 (37.92)        
11:56.52 (36.61)    12:31.33 (34.81)
56.6 in the 100 (bad turns and slow 2nd 50)
DQ in the 200 back. (If you miss a wall you miss it, there's no going back I learned).

I had the kids the whole time so that was interested.

After the 1000 on Friday night I let them get in the warm down pool which was in a separate room from the 2 main competition pools. No one was in the shallow end (4 feet or something). They were having a blast. Life was good. I was in the hot tub immediately adjacent "warming down". Two men commented how nice it was to see kids learning about competition and splashing around in the pool at the same time. Don't hear comments like this from men too often. And yet... the aquatic center manager kicked the kids out as some members of the general public thought it was unfair that they couldn't swim too. What?? I had paid for this. They were with me. He wouldn't even let them sit on the bench on the side of the pool. Umm... do you have a babysitting service or something. Like they are mine and are with me....

Anywho the meet was good. Got to meet Rob Butcher. Very cool.
Here's the nice pic we got. (Thanks Son!)



Son, Rich, Me and Rob Butcher


The Warm-Up Pool is Open: Future MESC recruits?

1 comment:

Mary IronMatron said...

Congrats congrats! Sorry the kids got kicked out... that is such a bummer. But I'm glad you were able to swim with them there~! Congrats on great swims, despite the stupid DQ. You can't go back when you miss the wall???