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    • #12721

      So the SID folks finally got on the ball and posted the new roster. 12 new men on the roster for the BlueJays. Don’t really have the time to look them all up right now but you can check it out here. http://hopkinssports.cstv.com/sports/m-swim/mtt/jhop-m-swim-mtt.html

    • #39388
      silentp
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      @JHUBreaststroke06 wrote:

      So the SID folks finally got on the ball and posted the new roster. 12 new men on the roster for the BlueJays. Don’t really have the time to look them all up right now but you can check it out here. http://hopkinssports.cstv.com/sports/m-swim/mtt/jhop-m-swim-mtt.html

      I do,

      Barnett – 49, 1:03 breast

      Bugbee – didn’t make state in michigan

      Coia – can’t find

      Deal – 53 fly, 2:02 IM

      Ems – 22.8

      Englesbe – 5:02 500

      Hsieh – Chinese and could not find… could be a jewel?

      Keeley – 1:54.1 IM, 56.7 breast

      Pool – can’t find

      Razavi – 1:02 breast, 2:04 IM

      Stehn – can’t find

      Sundermann – 22.7, 54 fly

      Hope they liked being outside the top 5 or they better hope the Chinese kid can really swim.

    • #39389

      I’ve watched Chris Deal swim for three years. He’s due for a breakout…he’s a better swimmer than 53 and 202. Don’t be surprised if he blows up swimming for Coach Kennedy.

    • #39390
      Derek
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      Seems like a pretty disappointing class for JHU. Any insiders (or alums) with some perspective able to comment?

    • #39391

      Dissappointing? I don’t know about that. Keeley is probably the best D3 recruit I have seen this year at 56. Coach Kennedy always gets breaststrokers to improve so I am pretty sure my school record is gone.

      The rest of the guys I dont know a whole lot about, but its a nice big class with a lot of guys who I am sure Coach recruited for a reason. And most of the other classes I have seen dont have much more.

      I might need to remind people of some of the major improvements from relatively unknown guys with JHU. Dave Lofthus wasn’t much more than a 53 flyer in HS and turned out to be a 49. guy and a huge stud. Sean Kim was in the 1:55 range in the 200 fly before he became a 1:49 guy. So before you yet again write off the BlueJays, have a little respect for a team that is always there every year. The SID department has actually put together some nice history and records on the website, so check it out when you get a chance and then maybe you will understand why I have faith in this class and the team.

      Just gotta support my old team. Good luck tomorrow against Navy. Excited to see this swim season get started. Smoke ’em Jays

    • #39392

      The class as a whole might not be great, but 154.1 2im and 56.7 100 breast is pretty solid. Pretty really solid. I imagine we’ll be hearing about this kid the way we heard about John Thomas. I just hope he doesn’t have the same bad luck with the backstroke turns.

    • #39393
      JHU84
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      Coach kennedy highlighted the sprinter from china in the same sentence as Keeley —-well see soon enough at NAVY. dont know about the others may not of swam club so might get some bounce swimming under george

      He will do great with the kids he has, I just hope my kid gets to go there he will be swimming with these guys if he does

    • #39394

      If you don’t think Hopkins brought in a great class, think again. While some may argue that Hope College didn’t bring in a great class back in the ’99 season, they managed to finish 9th, 6th, 4th and 5th the following four years. Those four years they only sent one person to Nats from that class. Maybe you’ve heard of him, his name was Josh Boss. Hopkins has more than enough talent to continue making noise in March, this class HELPS that. One absolute blue chipper will make a huge difference at Nats. And Keeley is coming in only hundredths behind where Josh was in high school. And if the young man from China is being talked about in the same breath as Keeley from Coach Kennedy, look out, this could be scary.

    • #39395

      To make an impact at Nationals a team only really needs maybe one or two quick guys come in every year and a couple of guys to develop. Those fast guys come in and score points individually and boost the relays, the ones that develop might score a couple and help fill those last relay points. A guy like Josh Boss is going to almost put you in the top ten himself. He wins both Breastrokes and he almost puts the medlay relays in the top 8 himself, even in the anchor thinks its a good idea to break out his sidestroke.

    • #39396
      DonCheadle
      Member

      This freestyler from China went a 26.83 at a meet in May:

      http://www.hkmantas.com/Mantas06%20ResultsREV.htm

      That is slow. I went a 25.6 5 years after college without traning.

      However, he did pop off a 56.1 in the 100 free. That is solid.

      If the guy tapers well he might be a 25 mid and 53 high in long course. That is like 22.0 – 47 high. That is best case. So I wouldn’t begin to compare him to a 56 breaststroker. Nor would I begin to compare anyone to Josh Boss.

      It doesn’t appear that anyone got a great class.

    • #39397

      @DonCheadle wrote:

      This freestyler from China went a 26.83 at a meet in May:

      http://www.hkmantas.com/Mantas06%20ResultsREV.htm

      That is slow. I went a 25.6 5 years after college without traning.

      However, he did pop off a 56.1 in the 100 free. That is solid.

      If the guy tapers well he might be a 25 mid and 53 high in long course. That is like 22.0 – 47 high. That is best case. So I wouldn’t begin to compare him to a 56 breaststroker. Nor would I begin to compare anyone to Josh Boss.

      That was May ’06. 56.1 at 16 years old, untapered we think. I’m thinking 53 high is more like a 46 high according to most conversion charts. Good find though. Can’t say much without more and more recent results.

    • #39398

      edit- already said

    • #39399
      JHU84
      Member

      how can you judge a guy based on a may meet anyway. Our kids were pretty broken down. my kid went 56.5 in our may meet and 52.8 relay 53.6 flat start at sectionals. If Coach Kennedy thinks highly enough to mention him he must be decent. I get the JHU version of the franchione newsletter ๐Ÿ˜‰

      BTW swimming world conversion.

      RESULT:
      Your time of 0:53.90 in long course meters
      converts to 0:46.52 in short course yards

    • #39400
      swim5599
      Member

      Yeah maybe not a huge class but that breaststroker might do some great things this year. ANyone know what kind of 200 breast he has?

    • #39401
      facenorth
      Member

      To my knowledge he has little experience in the 200 breast. However one of his former coaches thinks his stroke is very suitable for the 200.

    • #39402
      JHU84
      Member

      alex hseih 156.7 SCM conv to 144.5 not to shabby probably what george says he is.

      http://hopkinssports.cstv.com/sports/m-swim/stats/101907aaa.html

    • #39403
      lost at sea
      Member

      @silentp wrote:

      Hope they liked being outside the top 5 or they better hope the Chinese kid can really swim.

      the “Chinese kid,” aka Alex Hsieh, is swimming fast for this part of the season (1:44.67).

      From watching the new class in the water (during practice and at the meets), I can tell you that Hopkins does not have to put the fate of their season on some chinese kid (God forbid).

      The new class is very big (for a hopkins sized pool), and these guys definitely share the attitude and work-ethic of the many people that have improved drastically in the Hopkins program.

      and let’s not forget about everyone else on the team.

      … I know I’m probably over-reacting…

      ๐Ÿ™„

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