In the results of the Pacific Masters 2012 Long Course Championships I forgot to mention the World records that were broken at meet:
Laura Val broke the 400 LCM Free 4:59.82
and the 200 IM 2:50.00
Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen brom the 100 Back (50-54) 1:11.78
and Paul Carter broke the 100 Fly (55-59) 1:00.356
Also Laura Val was seen doing the breaststroke in a non-IM event (50 M)
at 43.89. Backstroke king Rich Burns did the 200 Fly and in the interest of full disclosure, I was seen doing the 50 Fly as part of a relay. (all I can say about that is the 80/20 rule applies to that event. It felt like 80% of the effort was in the last 20% of the distance).
I wrote about John Coughlin at the PacMasters Long Course Championships held at San Mateo. Rich Burns informed me about a blog John has written a that is a focus on his recover
y. It is filled with gentle self deprecating humor.
The Wall Street Journal had an article "Does Swimming Need a New Stroke?"
Maybe this is something that Masters can do - have a 50 Meter event where there is no 15 Meter rule in the Back, Breast or Fly.
There was great article about a Oregon woman
who survived breast cancer, had a mastectomy ten weeks before Nationals, then came back to win the women's 50-54 100 and 200 Fly at Omaha.
Looking for suggestions: If you have a video that you think should be a video of the week please let me know. The current focus group is the left side of my brain communicating with the right - more help could be used.
Enjoy the summer.
Fun, Fitness & Competition