Most Impressive

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    • #12095
      silentp
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      As we reach the mid season meets, I thought i’d see what swims people thought were the most impressive thus far, here is my list:

      Indy:
      Fonsy 1 breast
      Heyboer 2 back
      Ellis 1 back
      Rose 1 free
      Yury 2 free
      Powers 50 free
      Heyboer 4 IM
      Fonsy 2 breast

      Relays:
      K 2MR
      Hope 2FR
      Hope 4FR

    • #32090
      swim5599
      Member

      I would say Soriano’s 100 breast has been the most impressive to this point

    • #32091
      silentp
      Member

      Those were supposed to be the order of impressiveness (if that’s a word) in my opinion. I don’t think i made that clear though, so my error!

      I agree Soriano’s 57 is the most impressive.

    • #32092

      While you have listed perhaps the best swims in the MIAA, I am having a difficult time agreeing that they are the most impressive. To me, the most impressive swim would be one of James Richardson’s swims. A LTB of over 5:00 before this college, he’s already been 4:56 and 10:08. To me, that is impressive.

    • #32093
      Monkey Boy
      Member

      To me, that is impressive.

      Me too… if only this was age group swimming.

    • #32094
      silentp
      Member

      @CommodoreLongfellow wrote:

      While you have listed perhaps the best swims in the MIAA, I am having a difficult time agreeing that they are the most impressive. To me, the most impressive swim would be one of James Richardson’s swims. A LTB of over 5:00 before this college, he’s already been 4:56 and 10:08. To me, that is impressive.

      I think we just have a different idea of impressive. To me, impressive is fast times, while to you, they are time drops. Just a different point of view.

    • #32095
      Buck
      Member

      I think the issue here, as stated by Commodore, is best vs. impressive. The swim listed at the beginning are some of the best swims, making them impressive. However, Richardson’s swim is extrememly impressive for him considering what he came in at and the point in the season. The swim was not one of the best swims (reason why it was not included) but was certainly a strong swim.

    • #32096
      silentp
      Member

      @Buck wrote:

      I think the issue here, as stated by Commodore, is best vs. impressive. The swim listed at the beginning are some of the best swims, making them impressive. However, Richardson’s swim is extrememly impressive for him considering what he came in at and the point in the season. The swim was not one of the best swims (reason why it was not included) but was certainly a strong swim.

      No, it was because it wasn’t among the most impressive to me, as i already stated. If people want to put it ahead of Fonsy’s 57, that’s fine, it’s just a different point of view as to what impresses each individual. Going from slow to better isn’t as impressive as going fast to me, other’s opinions are obviously their own, that’s why i did my own list, so others could do their’s.

      We will see what each does at their respective meets coming up this weekend.

    • #32097
      stewie
      Member

      As far as the order goes, anyone think Rose’s 100 is more impressive than Ellis’ 1 bk? 47.9 in season is quick and fastest in the MIAA right now…I think. Also, it is nearly a PR for him (47.8 in hs). Ellis has been a 51.0 in hs and this season has posted a 52.9.

      I guess if you go by how good the times are based on their past performances you would say Rose has the upperhand by nearly PRing this season. However, how can you compare a 47.9 in the 1fr to a 52.9 in the 1 bk…I don’t know if you can. They are both the top times in the MIAA for their events.

    • #32098
      silentp
      Member

      @stewie wrote:

      However, how can you compare a 47.9 in the 1fr to a 52.9 in the 1 bk…I don’t know if you can. They are both the top times in the MIAA for their events.

      So is a 4:56 in the 500? So the 4:56 is as fast as the 47.9? No. If you compare them, the 52 is significally faster than the 47.9. You can base that on B cuts 1.3 seconds off to only .2 or on rank Nationally, which the 47.9 is much lower than the 52.9.

    • #32099
      swim5599
      Member

      While the 47.9 is not as impressive as the 52.9, I think it would be safe to say that Rose is probably swimming better than Ellis right now. Based on distance away from PR’s. But the 52.9 is much more impressive

    • #32100
      facenorth
      Member

      I was getting tired of this argument so hopefully what I have to say here makes some sense. I went to collegeswimming.com and pulled up their powerpoint ranking system, which measure quality of swim (thanks Greg). While everyone may not agree this is the end all solution to which swims is better, it gives us an unbiased idea. Below are the top swim in the MIAA thus far this season and how it ranks when compared to swims of different events and distances. Hope that makes sense.

      1. 826 points Espinosa 100 breast 57.84
      2. 799 points Hope 200 Free Relay 1:26.92
      3. 791 points Bylina 200 Free 1:45.91
      4. 789 points Heyboer 1000 Free 9:55.71
      5. 788 points Heyboer 200 IM 1:58.16
      6. 783 points Olivet 400 Free Relay 3:13.96
      7. 781 points VanderBroek 50 Free 21.78
      8. 778 points Rose 100 Free 47.93
      9. 776 points KZoo 200 medley 1:36.96
      10. 769 points Espinosa 200 Breast 2:11.5
      11. 763 points Heyboer 400 IM 4:13.48
      12. 761 points Hulsebos 1M 253.5
      13. 754 points Hulesbos 3M 251.25
      14. 753 points Heyboer 200 back 1:56.76
      15. 749 points Dekker 100 fly 53.3
      16. 731 points Ellis 100 back 52.94
      17. 701 points Toll 200 fly 2:00.84
      18. 687 points Krone 500 4:56.22

      Now, obviously this isn’t perfect. The first thing that pops out at me would be how is a faster 100 backstroke more valuable than a slower 100 fly? I’d love for someone with some time on their hands to double check those point values. I think the times are pretty accurate as far as what the league has been thus far. It’s just another perspective.

    • #32101
      DonCheadle
      Member

      More guys under 45 in the 100 back than 100 fly. There has probably been more guys under 46 as well. The 100 back record has been the faster record for 10 or the last 1 years or so…

    • #32102
      silentp
      Member

      @DonCheadle wrote:

      More guys under 45 in the 100 back than 100 fly. There has probably been more guys under 46 as well. The 100 back record has been the faster record for 10 or the last 1 years or so…

      8 guys had been under 46 in the 100 back, a few have done it multiple times

      6 guys had been under 46 in the 100 fly, a couple have done it more than once with Crocker having done it 6 times

      Those stats are old however, because the current 100 fly record is faster than the current 100 back record (44.72, Ian Crocker), so they are at least 2 years old.

    • #32103

      What are people’s thoughts on how this has changed since the mid season meets?

    • #32104
      DonCheadle
      Member

      Not a fair comparison because of the lack of taper by Hope, but Kzoo probably has 2 of the top 3 swims. I’ll put them in this order:

      1) Fonzi 56.6
      2) Ellis 51.29
      3) Krone 4:35

      All the other B cut swims are about the same.

    • #32105

      B Cuts under invite times last year:

      Krone 500 – 4:35.6
      1650 – 16:08

      Ellis 100 Back – 51.29

      Espinosa 100 Breast – 56.6

      Heyboer 400 IM – 4:05.9

      K 200 Medley – 1:33.29

      Other ‘B’ cut performances:

      Hope 400 Free – 3:07.66

      K 400 Medley 3:28.6

      Heyboer 200 IM 1:54.9
      200 Back 1:54.1

      Espinosa 200 Breast 2:07.2

    • #32106
      DonCheadle
      Member

      My mistake on Heyboer, I didn’t realize he went a 4:05. That is an outstanding swim. I put that # 4, and Krone’s mile # 5. I don’t think that mile time will make it this year, though it won’t matter because he will already be at the meet.

    • #32107

      I think you’re right Cheadle, that a 16:08 isn’t safe at this point. Historically it is but the way things are shaping up, I would have to say he might as well go his 15:55 in February and take care of any questions. I know he’s been 4:35.6 and while that should be safe, it’s no guarantee. I can’t believe I just said that. But if I were Paul Krone I would plan on dropping a little bit more time in the 500 too because below is the list of guys that were faster than 4:35.9 last year that didn’t graduate and have already been under this year.

      Tim Newton
      Bryce Peterson
      Ben Hanson
      Steve Spinelli
      Greg Bettencourt
      Bobby Brown
      Eric Dunn
      Randall Scarborough
      David Curtis
      Nick Lake
      Richard Guerard
      Alex Rantz
      Matt Stewart
      Wes Bubb
      Andrew Roos
      Kegan Borland

      Crazy how fast and deep this event got.

    • #32108
      swim5599
      Member

      Yeay the depth in the 500 has really improved. It is hard to believe that 4:35 is not a gurantee.

    • #32109
      DonCheadle
      Member

      I don’t think Bubb or Rantz will retaper and right now Krone is ahead of them. If I were Krone I would keep a close watch on things, but as of right now not plan on retapering. Albion is clearly going to finish 5th with – 0 – chances at an NCAA relay.

    • #32110
      Stevo
      Member

      The 500 is deep at the NCAA level but not at the MIAA level. Krone will get in with a 4:35 and he doesn’t have to taper to win the 500 and 1650 at league meet. But he will not win the 200 without being tapered. my .02

    • #32111

      Based on a previous poll, 26 people didn’t think he would win the 200 Free anyway. which is crazy considering he was 1:45.0 to his feet in the 500 at Wheaton and the lifetime best time in the league is less than 2.5 seconds faster than that. While a 4:35 should be a shoe-in for Nats, this year it isn’t.

    • #32112

      Krone will get in with a 4:35 and he doesn’t have to taper to win the 500 and 1650 at league meet.

      What if Heyboer goes the 500? Will he have to taper then? Just throwing it out there!!

    • #32113
      Stevo
      Member

      Great point Vazzy. If Heyboer swims the 500 Krone will have to taper to win. Heyboer will be tapered in order to help Hope’s medleys make the NCAA meet. So in my opinion yes if Heyboer swims the 5 Krone un-tapered will not beat a tapered Biff.

    • #32114
      swim5599
      Member

      Even with him tapered will Hope’s medleys make the meet?

      Anyone know if there is a chance Heyboer swims the 500, I would have thought he would go the 2 IM.

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