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    • #12096
      gccswimmer16
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      Taking a note from the MIAA, what has been the best swim so far in the early season? Or the best couple of swims? I would say the following have been pretty impressive.

      Tim Whitbeck 50 free (under 21)
      Chip Cressman 400 IM, 500 Free, 1000 Free
      GCC 200 Free Relay 1:24.4
      Adam Rady 200 IM 1:59.99
      Zach Gebhardt in the 500 and the 1000 free

      Any other swims that have caught your attention? I am personally excited to see Gebhardt and Cressman race-it should be a good one.

    • #32115
      The Treat
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      @gccswimmer16 wrote:

      Taking a note from the MIAA, what has been the best swim so far in the early season? Or the best couple of swims? I would say the following have been pretty impressive.

      Tim Whitbeck 50 free (under 21)
      Chip Cressman 400 IM, 500 Free, 1000 Free
      GCC 200 Free Relay 1:24.4
      Adam Rady 200 IM 1:59.99
      Zach Gebhardt in the 500 and the 1000 free

      Any other swims that have caught your attention? I am personally excited to see Gebhardt and Cressman race-it should be a good one.

      i would say whitbeck under 21 in the 50. i dont know the times from any of the other swims (i have ideas, but nothing specific) but none of the others are going to make nationals at the moment. whitbecks 50 could get him there right now. its borderline. 1:59.99 IN THE im isnt even in the same league as under 21.

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      OK, I’ll put in word or two for Peter Larsen. Before October I had a feeling that Peter would somehow step it up a notch this swim season. He has not disappointed us. Big swim tonight in the 100 Fly (52.64), nearly a second under last year’s best effort for the fly. He’ll end up being a very pivotal part of the med. relays (and the 200 FR) come February, and even at Nationals in Houston.

      Other swims catching my attention – As I’ve posted before, I’ve been very impressed with Jane Wilson in both the 50 and 100 free. Some great mid season times. And don’t forget Kaitlyn Orstein. She appears to be on a mission with some blazing times in her specialties, especially the 400 IM.

      Although I’m sitting at home and far away from the competitions, I have a small sense there is a super high morale among the GCC men’s team members this season. They just seem to be rallying around each other, and putting together some amazing times compared to 3 to 4 years ago. Anyone closer to the action care to comment?

    • #32117
      MentalEdge
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      Definately a sweet environment to swim in. Everyone is so supportive and positive. I think part of it is because we’ve been working so hard that everyone has to rely on their teammates for support. Gilbert (100/200 Breast), Larsen (100 Fly), Courage and Whitbeck (50 Free) all swam so fast in important races tonight and I think it’s because we’re cheering non stop and having a blast.

    • #32118
      gccswimmer16
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      Going back to weedwackers comments, it is amazing how much the GCC men have improved in the last 3 or 4 years. Every year since Coach Fritz has been at GCC their have been vast improvements in the program, and I think that this trend will continue with a team that has mostly underclassmen on it. The biggest thing I noticed about the meet at Gannon was their desire to win the close races. I wasn’t at the meet, but GCC came out on top in all of the close ones. They seem to be riding a high right now-hopefully this will continue throughout the season.

      I would also say that having two guys under 21 in a dual meet is now the most impressive “heat” of the season.

    • #32119
      N Dynamite
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      @The Treat wrote:

      whitbecks 50 could get him there right now. its borderline.

      I wouldn’t call Whitbeck’s 20.78 at Kenyon (leading off the relay) or Courage going 20.81 at GCC last night borderline.

    • #32120
      The Treat
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      @N Dynamite wrote:

      @The Treat wrote:

      whitbecks 50 could get him there right now. its borderline.

      I wouldn’t call Whitbeck’s 20.78 at Kenyon (leading off the relay) or Courage going 20.81 at GCC last night borderline.

      well i was being conservative. its certainly on the good side of borderline. i was also referring to his 20.87 (he went that too right?). i hadnt seen 20.78. my internet was terribly slow right now, what was the Q time for last year? i thought it was very near to 21.0, which is why i said it was borderline. seeing as how fast some people are swimming already this year, i wouldnt be surprised to see that Q time drop a little.

    • #32121
      not_a_grover
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      @The Treat wrote:

      @N Dynamite wrote:

      @The Treat wrote:

      whitbecks 50 could get him there right now. its borderline.

      I wouldn’t call Whitbeck’s 20.78 at Kenyon (leading off the relay) or Courage going 20.81 at GCC last night borderline.

      well i was being conservative. its certainly on the good side of borderline. i was also referring to his 20.87 (he went that too right?). i hadnt seen 20.78. my internet was terribly slow right now, what was the Q time for last year? i thought it was very near to 21.0, which is why i said it was borderline. seeing as how fast some people are swimming already this year, i wouldnt be surprised to see that Q time drop a little.

      I think he had a typo. Either way, both of them will easily get the A cut.

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