My 2009 Short Course Meters (Preliminary Listing) Top 10's

Catching up on tweets I found out the Preliminary Listings on the 2009 Short Course Meters Top 10 List was out.  I was a bit nervous but even more curious so I headed over to the USMS website's Top 10 List Page and looked myself up.  These are just preliminary and can change but I got 4 Top 10 Times in my age group 35-39.  Pretty stoked about that!

The good and the bad get lumped up with my 1500.  A year earlier I swam that event 30 seconds faster.  Could have been 3rd.  Oh well.  I am happy with what I got.  See all my past top 10's LINK.

Rearview Mirror: Swimming in 2009

These year end numbers are not exact as I may not have logged every workout into my ongoing log totals.  But from what I have logged I have swam a total of 533,344 yards for 2009.  That is using a total of yards and meters and then having the log on the USMS website figure it all out for the Go The Distance login. 

The year itself was an okay year for swimming.  Swam at the USMS SCY Championships and had an okay swim meet.  Had a few personal best times.  Had 2649_82409939736_629204736_1617688_1175793_n some okay times.  But I swam and didn't get DQ'ed which is half the battle.  For SCY Season I ranked 10th in the 1650 for Men 35-39 in USMS Swimming.  Not too shabby.

Then I sat out LCM season with no swim meets.  Not that I swam many meets in 2009 in any pool length.  I swam at 4 SCY and 2 SCM meets.  That is more then enough.

When SCM season rolled around I gotta admit my swim meet swimming started off pretty bad and kept on getting worse.  I swam a meet at UCLA and in my 100 back and 100 fly did some of my slowest swims ever.  I alsn my 1500 i did my 2nd fastest time but it was so far behind my best time that I wasn't happy.  My 400 free, 200 fly and 200 back were also not very fast times for me.  On the last day of the meet I finally got into my grove and did a personal best in the 800 free.  Guess 2009 was the year of the 800 free for me. It'll be a few months before any Top 10 times are released but looking up my rankings I have a few but those can and may change as meets are still being loaded into the USMS database. 

Overall it was a good year.  As for 2010 and my goals you can read that post LINK that I typed up on my flight to Florida last week. 

SPMA Masters Championships Features Barrage of World Records

Swimming World has a write-up about last weekends SPMA Champs and it's Morning Swim Show has a bit of news and an interview. The article LINK has a full list of all the World Records set at this meet.

MSS Streamlined:

Dec. 8, 2009: Alan Thompson takes leave of absence; Liu Zige falls short of world record in 200 fly; Masters swimmers set world records in Long Beach.  

Weekend Swimming Roundup

I've already posted a bit about my weekend and when I can lift my arms a bit more I may write a bit more.  But check out Tony's and Rob's blogs for great run downs of this past weekend's swimming in Long Beach. (photo from RobAquatics of me counting for one of my team mates Luis.  I think I counted for 3 people during the 1500, one for the 400 and 09grunions12 two for the 800.)

Team photos of the 'SPMA SCM Regional Championship' races! - SCAQ Blog

2009 SPMA SCM Regionals: A thousand world records will descend on you! - SCAQ Blog

SPMA Short Course Meters Regionals is hemorrhaging World Records!  - SCAQ Blog

I did something very stupid today at the SPMA SCM Championships!  - SCAQ Blog

2009 SPMA SCM Regional Championships Day 2 Wrap Up - RobAquatics

 2009 SPMA SCM Regional Championships Day 3 Wrap Up  - RobAquatics

Watch the 2009 SPMA SCM Regional Championships Live!  - RobAquatics

Last Swim Before Long Beach 
- RobAquatics

100 SC Meter Butterfly

Event 26  Men 35-39 100 SC Meter Butterfly

1:08.53 (35.88)  

I so was going to scratch this event.  But it turned out to be my 2nd fastest ever for this event.  So I'm glad I did it.  And to be honest I think I held back too much during the first 50 as I was afraid I was going to die.  The previous event was the 800 and didn't have much time in between.  So I'm happy with my time all things considered.