Friday, May 08, 2009

SCY Masters Nationals: Rowdy Gaines, Erik Hochstein win their events!

Dan Leonard, featured above from SCY Regionals, sent this note from SCY Masters Nationals in Clovis California:

"... Many, many B-70s. Virtually everybody on SCAQ was in one. Looked really good with the black and yellow SCAQ caps.

Our age group this meet is much faster than, Austin, Texas, last year. Several 50+ went under 1:50 for 200 free. I think Rowdy Gaines won in 1:43 something.

All SCAQ swimmers did well. Erik Hochstein won the 200 free, Jenny Cook won the 200 breast. Our men's 35+ 200 fr relay won with a time of 1:27:00 - that is smokin'.

I went 7 seconds faster than last years nationals: 2:26.67 (PR) and once again placed 11th in the 200 breast ! Our age group is insane.

Saw a few suit malfunctions - one guy's suit spit right up the but crack just as he did his start on a relay - and no modesty suit!

It is very hot, but meet is going very smoothly, with two, eight-lane courses going simultaneously. ..."
You can follow the results here:




Rob D said...

It's an impressive meet out here in Fresno, too bad you can't be here Tony! Not only did Rowdy swim, he did some announcing!

Btw... I broke down and bought a B70 in the name of science. Not sure how I feel about it yet, I'll keep you updated.

Tony Austin said...

Awesome Rob, how you set personal bests.

Tony Austin said...

Hope you set personal bests.

Tony Austin said...

I think it is everything, Trevr. Everything form Dara Torres, speedsuit options, Michael Phelps, Beijing 2008, Amanda Beard posing nude, even the drought in So Cal which has made outdoor swimming quite acceptable.

The websites such as Floswimming, You ube etc. haven't hurt either.

WIt this said, I do think think swimming is in a fragile state, if we monkey to much with one of the above; (Speedsuits, secret photos), things to level out.