Calvin’s Pool comes down

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    • #12607
      Bruno
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      For those of you who have any fond memories of Calvin’s pool, it is being torn down as we speak. Here is a link to some pictures:

      http://www.calvin.edu/admin/physicalplant/projects/2007/spoelhof-fieldhouse/pool.html

      will this start a string of MIAA schools upgrading their facilities? or who will be the next? IMO, Olivet may be the school with the biggest need.

    • #38196
      silentp
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      @Bruno wrote:

      For those of you who have any fond memories of Calvin’s pool, it is being torn down as we speak. Here is a link to some pictures:

      http://www.calvin.edu/admin/physicalplant/projects/2007/spoelhof-fieldhouse/pool.html

      will this start a string of MIAA schools upgrading their facilities? or who will be the next? IMO, Olivet may be the school with the biggest need.

      I may have just missed it before and am too lazy to go back and check, but where will the Calvin team be swimming next year? Also, will they be hosting any meets?

      I never got to swim in this pool (the only year we were scheduled to swim there, we were snowed out), but I really hope it spurs more MIAA teams to improve their facilities. This pool will be great.

    • #38197
      comradconrad
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      Calvin is hosting like 2/3 meets at EGR as well as training there.

    • #38198
      DonCheadle
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      When a school gets a new pool, do the pool records transfer over? (Did Calvin even keep pool records?)?

    • #38199
      Mickey Mouse
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      I wouldn’t think so.

      Isn’t the point of having pool records to acknowledge the fastest time swum in THAT particular pool?

    • #38200
      N Dynamite
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      @DonCheadle wrote:

      When a school gets a new pool, do the pool records transfer over? (Did Calvin even keep pool records?)?

      and
      @Mickey Mouse wrote:

      I wouldn’t think so.

      Isn’t the point of having pool records to acknowledge the fastest time swum in THAT particular pool?

      Where is Mr. Obvious when you need him? Damn, I wish I would have thought of that name…

    • #38201
      quacker
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      I was still in HS when the Holland Aquatic Center was being built and I recall a similar discussion regarding old pool records being carried over to the new pool.

      As high schoolers most of us wanted the records to be wiped clean so that, at least for a few minutes, each of us could get a shot at a pool record (I know, very lame). But the guy in charge decided to post the old poor records board in the new pool. The pool records stood even though it was a new body of water.

      About 2 years later the MIAA meet took care of those leftover pool records anyway. Then came the national meet in 2005. Slightly off topic: But now I’m getting flashbacks to the MIAA meet in 2004 when I think I remember the EGR reps saying that they wouldn’t put up any MIAA times up on the pool records board. Weird.

      I think it has to do with perspective: either you see pool records as what was done in a particular body of water or see it as a home field sort of thing. Even though I couldn’t find any pool records on Calvin’s website, my opinion is that it should just archive the old records and start anew.

    • #38202
      comradconrad
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      getting well off track, Taylor Zafir (17 yr old) has a pool record at Wheaton College (which is on the record board) which she set at practice after a 3000 yd set. 400 IM in 4:23 I believe. Jon Lederhouse was there to verify the time.

      Calvin doesn’t keep pool records but hopefully will with new pool as hopefully conference will be there… and other USS meets.

    • #38203
      DonCheadle
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      @N Dynamite wrote:

      @DonCheadle wrote:

      When a school gets a new pool, do the pool records transfer over? (Did Calvin even keep pool records?)?

      and
      @Mickey Mouse wrote:

      I wouldn’t think so.

      Isn’t the point of having pool records to acknowledge the fastest time swum in THAT particular pool?

      Where is Mr. Obvious when you need him? Damn, I wish I would have thought of that name…

      No offense Nap, but the obvious answer is that of course pool records are erased. I was actually looking deeper because I know that “pool” can mean different things to different people.

    • #38204
      SixBags
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      All is ask is that the Weima names comes down

      and replaced with Bagnall when the new pool is built.

    • #38205
      Psimon3
      Member

      @comradconrad wrote:

      getting well off track, Taylor Zafir (17 yr old) has a pool record at Wheaton College (which is on the record board) which she set at practice after a 3000 yd set. 400 IM in 4:23 I believe. Jon Lederhouse was there to verify the time.

      Calvin doesn’t keep pool records but hopefully will with new pool as hopefully conference will be there… and other USS meets.

      The pool record at Millikin u. in the 100 Fly is 49.0. I was set by Parker Shade after a 8000 yard set… The Millikin coach was covering the senior group for the club team that summer and just had him do it on a whim… incredibly impressive.

    • #38206
      comradconrad
      Member

      I wish I were fast…

    • #38207
      silentp
      Member

      Kalamazoo’s pool record in the backstroke came down when a guy from some eastern european country (forgive me for not remember which one) visited and went a 47 after not being in the water for several months.

    • #38208
      Milhouse
      Member

      @silentp wrote:

      Kalamazoo’s pool record in the backstroke came down when a guy from some eastern european country (forgive me for not remember which one) visited and went a 47 after not being in the water for several months.

      Lithuania…which is funny because where it normally shows the name of the school next to the record-holder’s name, it says “LTU”. It was fun trying to guess what the hell LTU was…Lake Tech University? Lover of Testicular Unibodies?

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