Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by Jeffrey J. Jo » Fri, 24 May 1996 04:00:00


I recall last year at this time, there were a large number of people talking
about the upcoming Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, sceduled this year for Sunday,
June 9.

Is anyone out there going this year. Is anyone out there who is not from
Maryland of ***ia going?  I felt like such a Yankee last year at the
swim...

Jeff
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Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by Laurie Blom » Fri, 24 May 1996 04:00:00

I will be moving to Oslo this June and was wondering if anyone has
information on good public pools or a Masters team in Oslo.  I will be in
Bekkeveien.

Thanks!

Laurie B.

 
 
 

Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by Dr. Jeffrey A. Schal » Fri, 24 May 1996 04:00:00

I'm registered and ready for the Bay Swim.  I did it last year and had
a blast.  I also was also there a few years ago when the current and starting
times were miscalculated.  Spent half an hour in the middle of the channel
going one foot.

This year will be an earlier start.  I'm looking forward to it.

Jeff Schaler

Silver Spring, Maryland


Quote:

>I recall last year at this time, there were a large number of people talking
>about the upcoming Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, sceduled this year for Sunday,
>June 9.

>Is anyone out there going this year. Is anyone out there who is not from
>Maryland of ***ia going?  I felt like such a Yankee last year at the
>swim...

>Jeff
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Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by John Walk » Sat, 25 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>I recall last year at this time, there were a large number of people talking
>about the upcoming Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, sceduled this year for Sunday,
>June 9.

>Is anyone out there going this year. Is anyone out there who is not from
>Maryland of ***ia going?  I felt like such a Yankee last year at the
>swim...

I'll be there, but I'm from Maryland.

To help you (and others) find each other, I set up a form on my
GCBS web page where people can add their names to a list of people
who are going to be at the race.  (Of course, you can also look at
the list to see who else is going - although it is very small right now).

The actual GCBS page is at
   http://SportToday.org/~jntjw/swim/gcbs.html
or you can get to it via my home page (listed in my signature).

                                        -- John
--
John Walker        Jackson & Tull Chartered Engineers, Seabrook, Maryland

WWW URL:   http://SportToday.org/~walker  

 
 
 

Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by Jeffrey Dav » Sat, 25 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>>I recall last year at this time, there were a large number of people talking
>>about the upcoming Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, sceduled this year for Sunday,
>>June 9.

>>Is anyone out there going this year. Is anyone out there who is not from
>>Maryland of ***ia going?  I felt like such a Yankee last year at the
>>swim...

I'll be there again. I expect that a group of eight to ten who swim regularly
in Columbia, MD will be going too. I hope the tides and weather will
cooperate again this year.

Jeffrey Davis                 Phone: 410-290-5006
BBN Systems & Technologies    Fax:   410-290-5025

Columbia, MD 21046

 
 
 

Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by Darrell Wheel » Fri, 31 May 1996 04:00:00


:  
: >
: >I recall last year at this time, there were a large number of people talking
: >about the upcoming Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, sceduled this year for Sunday,
: >June 9.
: >
: >Is anyone out there going this year. Is anyone out there who is not from
: >Maryland of ***ia going?  I felt like such a Yankee last year at the
: >swim...

I am swimming the Bay.  Any predictions on water temp?

Darrell

 
 
 

Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by Jeffrey Dav » Sat, 01 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>:  
>: >
>: >I recall last year at this time, there were a large number of people talking
>: >about the upcoming Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, sceduled this year for Sunday,
>: >June 9.
>: >
>: >Is anyone out there going this year. Is anyone out there who is not from
>: >Maryland of ***ia going?  I felt like such a Yankee last year at the
>: >swim...

>I am swimming the Bay.  Any predictions on water temp?

>Darrell

The weather service station at Thomas Point Lighthouse (point your web
browser to http://SportToday.org/)
reports a sea surface temperature of 61 degrees right now. Thomas Point is
2-3 miles south of the Bay bridge.  Last week before the cold snap,
temperatures were in the mid 60s. We are expecting a return to hot and
humid weather next week, with lots of sun so maybe we can hope for water
temperatures in the upper 60s.

Jeffrey Davis                 Phone: 410-290-5006
BBN Systems & Technologies    Fax:   410-290-5025

Columbia, MD 21046

 
 
 

Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by TUCKERN » Sat, 08 Jun 1996 04:00:00

John:

Thanks for setting up your web page with lots of good information on the
Bay Swim.  In fact our swim team (Fairfax County (VA) Masters) have used
it as we have prepared ourselves -- all 16  --over the past few months.
WEB SITE http://rs733.gsfc.nasa.gov/~jntjw/swim/gcbs.html   We'll be the
ones with the the FXCM and Japanese symbol "tattooed" on our arms.  Many
of us are staying at the Days Inn (Annapolis side of bridge) Saturday
night.  I'll be in the first wave and hope to finish under 2.5 hours!

Tucker

 
 
 

Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by Sheepd » Sat, 08 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I'm registered and ready for the Bay Swim.  I did it last year and had
> a blast.  I also was also there a few years ago when the current and starting
> times were miscalculated.  Spent half an hour in the middle of the channel
> going one foot.

> This year will be an earlier start.  I'm looking forward to it.

> Jeff Schaler

> Silver Spring, Maryland


> >I recall last year at this time, there were a large number of people talking
> >about the upcoming Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, sceduled this year for Sunday,
> >June 9.

> >Is anyone out there going this year. Is anyone out there who is not from
> >Maryland of ***ia going?  I felt like such a Yankee last year at the
> >swim...

Well, I'm from Cherry Hill, NJ.  So if you're there you won't be totally
alone.  Last week at the Choptank Swim there were a couple from PA but I
was the only one from NJ.

What kind of strategies are being employed?  Out strong, set an early slow pace?

 
 
 

Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by Dr. Jeffrey A. Schal » Mon, 10 Jun 1996 04:00:00

The best strategy for the Bay Swim WAS that recommended at the pre-swim
meeting this morning at 7:30am.  Hug the north bridge until about the
half-way point.  Slowly move to the south bridge and hug that till the
end.

It was a great day!  Even though I finished much slower than I thought I
did (2:52) I thoroughly enjoyed the swim.  The currents were not too bad.
The water was choppier than expected.  Some swimmers I spoke with said they
vomitted during the swim (I hope that wasn't the water I swallowed too much
of).  I got rammed in the shoulder by a kayak at the four-mile mark.  I don't
think they were assisting with the race.  After shoving the kayak aside, and
debating whether to overturn them, I opted for pouring it on the last
four hundred yards and felt great at the finish.

Jeff Schaler

1001 Spring Street, Suite 104, Silver Spring, Md.  20910
(301) 585-5664

 
 
 

Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by Larry Marc Liebowit » Mon, 10 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Does anyone know how John Mason of Maryland did in the race?
He was in the 45-49 age brackett. Where can we find the results.

Thanks

 
 
 

Chesapeake Bay Swim?

Post by David Siski » Wed, 12 Jun 1996 04:00:00

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> The best strategy for the Bay Swim WAS that recommended at the pre-swim
> meeting this morning at 7:30am.  Hug the north bridge until about the
> half-way point.  Slowly move to the south bridge and hug that till the
> end.

> It was a great day!  Even though I finished much slower than I thought I
> did (2:52) I thoroughly enjoyed the swim.  The currents were not too bad.
> The water was choppier than expected.  Some swimmers I spoke with said they
> vomitted during the swim (I hope that wasn't the water I swallowed too much
> of).  I got rammed in the shoulder by a kayak at the four-mile mark.  I don't
> think they were assisting with the race.  After shoving the kayak aside, and
> debating whether to overturn them, I opted for pouring it on the last
> four hundred yards and felt great at the finish.

> Jeff Schaler

> 1001 Spring Street, Suite 104, Silver Spring, Md.  20910
> (301) 585-5664