Speedo Invitational Results

Speedo Invitational Results

Post by Josh Jeffre » Sat, 18 May 1996 04:00:00


Anyone have them? Who's posting them? The entire Olympic team is
competing this weekend at the US Grand Prix meet in Phoenix, along with
other international teams including Canada in one of their last shots
for swimmers to make their Olympic Team. It will be interesting to see
how the times turn out. Our swimmers know the times the rest of the
world has posted, and I think we could see some swims faster than those
of the Olympic Trials. It will also be interesting to see if Quance
does swim the 400 IM at this meet. Today is the 200 IM, 100 ***, 400
Free, 50 Free, and 200 Back. I'm anxious to see how everyone's doing.
----Josh----

 
 
 

Speedo Invitational Results

Post by b.. » Sun, 19 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Anyone have them? Who's posting them? The entire Olympic team is
>competing this weekend at the US Grand Prix meet in Phoenix, along with
>other international teams including Canada in one of their last shots
>for swimmers to make their Olympic Team. It will be interesting to see
>how the times turn out. Our swimmers know the times the rest of the
>world has posted, and I think we could see some swims faster than those
>of the Olympic Trials. It will also be interesting to see if Quance
>does swim the 400 IM at this meet. Today is the 200 IM, 100 ***, 400
>Free, 50 Free, and 200 Back. I'm anxious to see how everyone's doing.
>----Josh----

Last chance for Canada?  I thought they already had their Trials?

--Brian

 
 
 

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Post by Valerie Mage » Sun, 19 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Anyone have them? Who's posting them? The entire Olympic team is
> competing this weekend at the US Grand Prix meet in Phoenix, along with
> other international teams including Canada in one of their last shots
> for swimmers to make their Olympic Team. It will be interesting to see
> how the times turn out. Our swimmers know the times the rest of the
> world has posted, and I think we could see some swims faster than those
> of the Olympic Trials. It will also be interesting to see if Quance
> does swim the 400 IM at this meet. Today is the 200 IM, 100 ***, 400
> Free, 50 Free, and 200 Back. I'm anxious to see how everyone's doing.
> ----Josh----

Speedo Invitational results are posted on USS.  Day 1 is up already.  Times are
interesting (read, mostly slow) to say the least.  I think what we are seeing is
our Olympians back in their hardest training.  Only our 50 freestylers - women,
and Amanda Beard (who I believe does not train as much as most of the others) are
near their trials times.  But, not to worry.  I think the coaches know what they
are doing!

 
 
 

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Post by Jill Spetoske » Sun, 19 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Last chance for Canada?  I thought they already had their Trials?

>--Brian

They did.  However, there are certain time standards swimmers have to
meet in order to compete in Atlanta.  (I don't know if this is for a
second qualifier or all qualifier)  I never knew about until the CBC
started discussing Q-times on their broadcast.  (Big drama story was
Jessica Amey finishing second and making her Q-time in the 100 fly after
finishing second and missing her q-time by 1/10th for the last olympics)

Jill Marie

 
 
 

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Post by Marc St-Aub » Sun, 19 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>>The entire Olympic team is
>>competing this weekend at the US Grand Prix meet in Phoenix, along with
>>other international teams including Canada in one of their last shots
>>for swimmers to make their Olympic Team.
>And Brian responded:
>Last chance for Canada?  I thought they already had their Trials?

You're right Brian, Canada did have their Olympic Trials March 30-4.  

But only the top two swimmers who equalled or bettered the FINA standard (TOP
16/2 per country) secured a spot on the Olympic Team.  Swimmers who bettered
the Canadian Olympic Association's standard (TOP 20/2 per country) were
provisionally (they could be bumped off -- read below) named to the Olympic
Team.

The level of performance failed to meet those standards -- many spots were
left open since.  Seven*** women and only seven men were automatically
selected at the Trials.

Three post-Olympic Trials meets were designated as last chance qualifying
opportunities before the deadline for team nominations (June 16):

1) US GRAND PRIX, Phoenix, AZ, May17-19

2) CANADA CUP WEST, Vancouver, BC, May24-26

3) US GRAND PRIX, C***te, NC, June 7-9

Swimmers who equal or better the FINA standard at these meets will be
selected, up to a maximum of 2 per event.  So this weekend, some Canadian
swimmers may qualify (thus bumping provisionally selected swimmers) for the
Olympics.  Josh Jeffrey is right to anxiously wait for Grand Prix results.

Yours in Swimming,

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Post by JAWZ » Thu, 23 May 1996 04:00:00

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C***TE.