Womens Nationals–Does it Carry Over?

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    • #12448
      neswim
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      Well now that the meet is over…one question is does it carry over to the men’s championship next week?

      Amherst swam much better than expected…Emory underperformed…Kenyon came through big time….Denison didnt really step up….does this impact the thinking of the men leading up to next week?

      We all know that taper is 10% physical and 90% mental (according to Bowman)….the men’s meet is pretty much a toss up….on paper…does this meet make a difference?…is the womens meet irrelevant or does it enter into the psyche of the men?

      What do you think?

    • #36499
      oldswimnfool
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      I think that if they were swimming together, that yes it could affect the men’s teams. I don’t think we will see the same results in Houston next weekend. I think that both Emory and Denison will step up. I don’t expect of course that Amherst will be in the mix……jk.

    • #36500
      neswim
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      @oldswimnfool wrote:

      I think that if they were swimming together, that yes it could affect the men’s teams. I don’t think we will see the same results in Houston next weekend. I think that both Emory and Denison will step up. I don’t expect of course that Amherst will be in the mix……jk.

      I wouldnt be so confident….same system and same coaches…you can’t totally ignore the results…I’d say that this weekend does work in favor of the Lord but I will grant that at the end of the day it will come down to how each individual, and the team, prepares for next weekend.

      Before this weekend, I’d say Kenyon was a bit behind…now I’d say its Emory and Denison that need, once again, to prove they can really step up. The momentum, as they say, has shifted once again in favor of the Lords.

    • #36501
      oldswimnfool
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      I wouldnt be so confident….same system and same coaches…you can’t totally ignore the results…I’d say that this weekend does work in favor of the Lord but I will grant that at the end of the day it will come down to how each individual, and the team, prepares for next weekend.

      Before this weekend, I’d say Kenyon was a bit behind…now I’d say its Emory and Denison that need, once again, to prove they can really step up. The momentum, as they say, has shifted once again in favor of the Lords.

      You are right – except you forget that even though they are in the same programs/systems Men and Women respond differently to training and taper/retaper/rest. I don’t doubt that Kenyon will storm into the meet and as they say “kick the tires and light the fires”…… but I do expect that Emory’s men will swim better than the women did. I am not as confident about Denison, but I give Greg the benefit and I say they are ready….. I think he saved up and banked on this meet all year. I will bet he has his guys ready for a run against the Lords. They probably won’t take them down, unless there are some outstanding circumstances, but they WILL show.

    • #36502
      oldswimnfool
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      By my quick count there are 39 teams with 3 or fewer guys in the meet. And granted they won’t all place, however, some of them will knock Kenyon/Emory/Denision swimmers down – or perhaps just the opposite they will fall apart and one if not all of these three teams will take advantage. I don’t envision the same senario where Kenyon runs away with the meet title – I think it will be close – perhaps the closest that it has ever been.

    • #36503
      excess of es
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      In my personal college experience, our men’s and women’s team taper was never the exact same so I don’t think the women’s meet says much of anything about next weekend. Not to mention men and women typically train separately during the few weeks before NCAAs. Just my two cents.

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