Quick observations: The air temps in Mission Viejo, CA, for both Saturday and Sunday were in the low 70's; blue skies, puffy clouds all day long. Southern California really has only two seasons: Summer and January!
Coach Ahelee set two national records.
blueseventy swimskins were everywhere though the cool kids like me wore TYR. I saw an X-terra speedsuit made of Chloroprene and wondered if it was FINA approved?
Masters swimmers like speedsuits and if they are men, they insist upon wearing modesty suits underneath and by modesty suit I mean male briefs, not $350 speedsuts!
There was lots of talk about SCY Nationals in Clovis, CA: Gold Medal Mel, Rowdy Gaines would be going. Lots of excitement and I truly sense that masters swimmers is attracting both new swimmers with non-swimming backgrounds and those swimmers that miss that "esprit de corp" that most individual sports like the triathlon and running lack.
My time in the 100 free was 57.18 besting my previous effort of 57.74 by a half-second. I am going to learn what I am doing wrong, then take my 100-Free time down in the 56's.
Mark Savage took the photos and I am very flattered that he took the time to come out and photograph my teammates.