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Competing in the pool after several years of open water.

The Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is a fantastic place for a meet, and the organizers always do a great job.

For this one-day meet, the pool was set up for Short Course Meters (SCM), which is unusal in this part of the United States: Most meets are Short Course Yards.  There are two good thing about that:  1) I am offically 60-years-old and 2) There is a chance to get a World Top 10 Ranking...something I have never acheived before.

CDA is also a beautiful spot with a wonderfully large lake, and the home of many open water swims.  Still winter, the weather was suprisingly nice and in the mid-50s (12c).

I had two goal events, the 100IM and the 400FR.  If I swam lifetime PRs, my times "might" be good enough for a World Top 10.  In the former, I swam to a 1:08.33 and in the latter, I swam a Pacific Northwest Zone Record of 4:44.55.  I was very happy with both swims which would have been 4th and 6th, respectively, in 2019.  I won't know until early 2021 if these time hold up...but it's my goal!

The hosts and the crowd are always super over here; several friends made each year, and it's fun to watch the variety that is masters swimming.


Congrats on the fast times!