An emerging meet on the National scene…

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      Flicka
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      Though it’s not often talked about in the swimming world, there is a new and highly unlikely meet emerging as a proving ground for some of the world’s best swimmers. On the surface, the Emory IM swim meet may seem like only an insignificant splash among the Olympic Trials and World’s of the swimming universe, but recently, National level competitors have been using it as a tune-up for things to come.

      One particular story comes from 2006. A man that will only be identified as S. Muhammad…or should I say, Sabir M., after approximately 4 hours of training over the past few months and a 30 yard warm-up (the walking distance between the locker room door and the blocks) stepped up on the blocks at Emory with fire in his eyes. When all the races had been completed Sabir M. had logged a 20.2 flat start 50 freestyle and a 21.4 flat start 50 fly, effectively smashing all the preconceived notions that you need to train in swimming in order to go fast. There is talk that Michael Phelps is psyched about next year and has already begun to perfect his 100 yard cork-screw.

      Yeah…they’re only watch times, but that’s still wicked fast. I don’t think he’s planning on anymore meets in his future, but from what I’ve been told, he didn’t even look like he was trying.

    • #33040
      Djinntsai
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      What is he doing at Emory? Grad school or something?

    • #33041
      Psimon3
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      Sabir gew up in Atlanta and his parents still live there. He was home visiting family and just popped in

    • #33042
      Squirttle
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      He is in the MBA program here in ATL.

    • #33043
      The Treat
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      @Flicka wrote:

      Though it’s not often talked about in the swimming world, there is a new and highly unlikely meet emerging as a proving ground for some of the world’s best swimmers. On the surface, the Emory IM swim meet may seem like only an insignificant splash among the Olympic Trials and World’s of the swimming universe, but recently, National level competitors have been using it as a tune-up for things to come.

      One particular story comes from 2006. A man that will only be identified as S. Muhammad…or should I say, Sabir M., after approximately 4 hours of training over the past few months and a 30 yard warm-up (the walking distance between the locker room door and the blocks) stepped up on the blocks at Emory with fire in his eyes. When all the races had been completed Sabir M. had logged a 20.2 flat start 50 freestyle and a 21.4 flat start 50 fly, effectively smashing all the preconceived notions that you need to train in swimming in order to go fast. There is talk that Michael Phelps is psyched about next year and has already begun to perfect his 100 yard cork-screw.

      Yeah…they’re only watch times, but that’s still wicked fast. I don’t think he’s planning on anymore meets in his future, but from what I’ve been told, he didn’t even look like he was trying.

      thats siiiiick. thats sickbo!

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