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    • #12159
      Anonymous
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      Is it possible to update the Qualifying Guide to include the 2006 National meets?

    • #33000
      Derek
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      excellent idea… I’ll try and get on it.

    • #33001
      Anonymous
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      Any luck with this?

    • #33002
      Derek
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      I just finished updating the Men’s Qualifying Guide. I do not have time to update the women’s guide right now, but it is on my To Do list and should be done this week.

      https://d3swimming.com/ncaa/guide/index.php?sex=Men

    • #33003
      Wally
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      So, with the qualifying guide all done on the men’s side, what is your best guess as it pertains to relays this year? Will the freestyle relays continue their trend of getting faster? Will the medley relays tend to stay the same as they have the last two years?

      I would love to know what people think it will take to get invited…

    • #33004
      N Dynamite
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      200 FR – The sprinting has gotten faster in general, but it seems to be spread out among a lot of schools. This cut is pretty quick, but it seems that a lot of teams are going to be at or under 1:24. This means this one stays about the same
      400 FR – the times prior to last year were deceptive – there was a big jump between the last two teams. Basically, if they took ten, 9th was about 3:04 high, 10th was 3:06 low. It just balanced out last year as more teams went under 3:06. I think last year’s time was more indicative of what it takes to get in and will probably stay the same if not just a tiny bit faster.
      800 FR – while I would love to believe that this one will balance out a little and be slower, I don’t see it happening this year. Too many teams bring back a lot of firepower. There don’t appear to be that many new teams looking to take over a spot, but it doesn’t matter. This translates into the time staying about the same
      200 MR – I don’t understand how the 200 QT got slower last year while the 400 got faster. However, with all the talk of what people have out there and the number of teams that people seem to think have a shot, I think this one is much faster – possibly the fastest it’s ever been.
      400 MR – Unlike the 200 MR where everyone thinks they have a shot, it seems that less people are confident that they can qualify for this one. Maybe it’s because the 400 QT got faster while the 200 got slower last year. There’s a lot of competition for this relay as well, though, with different teams involved (some are better at 50’s some at 100’s). Look for this one to be the same if not slightly faster.

      So, the answer you’re probably looking for, goal times to get in:
      200 FR – 1:23.50
      400 FR – 3:04.50
      800 FR – 6:51.50
      200 MR – 1:33.20
      400 MR – 3:26.25

    • #33005
      silentp
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      @Wally wrote:

      So, with the qualifying guide all done on the men’s side, what is your best guess as it pertains to relays this year? Will the freestyle relays continue their trend of getting faster? Will the medley relays tend to stay the same as they have the last two years?

      I would love to know what people think it will take to get invited…

      Ah, border talk, one of my favorites! Here is what i predict with a short description of why:

      200 FR – 1:23.29, lots of fast sprinting this year, you better come ready to play

      400 FR – 3:04.59, not much quicker but still very fast in comparison to before, remember JHU, W & L and Emory were not above the line last year and it was still 3:04.98

      800 FR – 6:49.99, only 2 teams graduated people from the 6:51 and one of those was Williams who will be back and the other was Wash U, who has already been sub 6:50, no one believes me, but this one is for sure, if you think your team’s 6:52 is borderline, you’re wrong

      200 MR – 1:33.79, a couple relays won’t be back, but MIT and Kzoo will replace them, while the rest will be a hair quicker, this doesn’t change as much though

      400 MR – 3:26.49, exact same as last year because they lose a few but like the 200, there will be schools ready to replace them, but are better suited for the 200.

    • #33006
      N Dynamite
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      Since most of our picks are about the same, I’ll look at the 200 MR a little closer to defend my position:

      First, the school everyone has forgotten about – Middlebury. They’re back and they look good. Remember, their season was cut short last year for disciplinary reasons. They have something to prove.
      Second – CMU. After a poor showing in the relays last year (well, actually a no show at NCAAs), they have a strone freshman class and hit all legs of the medley. They’ll be in the mix.
      Third – Kzoo – unless you never visit this forum this one is self evident
      Fourth – W&L, Grove City, NYU were all close last year and all believe they have a shot. All are swimming well, probably ahead of last year.
      Fifth – Emory was above the line last year. Do you really believe a school with championship aspirations isn’t capable of qualifying?

      Now the only things keeping this from getting completely out of hand:
      Carthage lost a lot to graduation and attrition. USWP lost a lot when Anderson graduated. They’ll still be in the mix, but he’ll be tough to replace.

      So – that gives us possibly two out, but at least seven (probably more) in the hunt to get in.

    • #33007
      swim5599
      Member

      Yeah I have to believe 1:23.5 in the 2 fr and 1:33.8 in the 2 mr are about right on. Middlebury is probably going to go 1:32 at their conf meet in the MR, they have been holding pretty consistent at 1:35 this year.

      I am interested to see if Wheaton can get their 200 fr in this year.
      I am looking at 21.5
      21.0
      20.5
      20.5
      That gives them 1:23.5 and it should be close

    • #33008
      Wally
      Member

      Now that people have started “team dropping” – who are the top 10 in each relay we need to be watching / following?

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