Rearview Mirror: Swimming in 2009
Friday, January 01, 2010
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 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.