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    • #12388
      Anonymous
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      Does anyone know anything about this pool? It does not look very inspiring from the web site and the deck space and fan seating looks limited. Is it as fast as Minnesota or even close?

    • #35857
      Kari Byron
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      Seeing as how Minnesota is the third fastest pool in the nation (last time I checked anyway) I doubt that it is as fast as the U. The Minnesota pool was built for one purpose: fast swimming. The pool in Houston doubles as a Rec Center so I doubt that it has the qualities that Minnesota does to make it fast.

    • #35858

      does anyone have any pictures of the Houston pool?

    • #35859
      Chris Knight
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      http://uhcougars.cstv.com/genrel/110104aab.html

      Warning: The pop ups on this site are really annoying.

    • #35860
      Kari Byron
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      Looks like a nice facility overall, but one thing stood out to me: those crappy, white plastic, slippery @$$ blocks. I always hated those blocks when I swam and I’m sure the swimmers of today hate them too.

      What’s the NCAA policy on towels at Nationals? If they’re using jump pads, are they allowed? What about for individuals and relay lead offs?

      I think a towel could make the difference between a winner and a loser in Houston.

    • #35861
      Greenbacks
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      They will be using start pads, and you are not allowed to put a towel on start pads.

    • #35862
      Chris Knight
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      Last year they allowed towels for individual events, but not relays since they mess up the RJPs. I found that the RJPs had excellent traction, but I only swam in 2 meets where they were used.

    • #35863
      Kari Byron
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      @Chris Knight wrote:

      Last year they allowed towels for individual events, but not relays since they mess up the RJPs. I found that the RJPs had excellent traction, but I only swam in 2 meets where they were used.

      That’s nice. Is it the call of the NCAA, or the officials on site to determine if towels can be used?

      I’m still unclear as to whether a towel can be used for a relay lead out, and then removed for the exchanges so as not to mess up the RJP’s.

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