WR for Phoenix Swim Club in the Lane Line Change

  17 Garrett McCaffrey | August 08th, 2012 | Club, Featured, Lifestyle

Many of our long course seasons have come to a close and it’s time to start thinking about the short pool again. 5:28 is the time to beat to turn your pool from long course to short course. Video tape it with some kind of clock for proof of time, upload it to youtube and put the link on the comments under this video. Maybe we’ll throw in a prize for the winning team. Let the competition begin!

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Craig H
4 years 18 days ago

Not fair. You guys have the lane lines that break in the middle and can be used for both short course and long course. We have 50 meter lane lines and 25 yard lane lines, so we would have to take the 50 meter ones all the way out and then put the short course ones in after.

4 years 18 days ago

I think a lot of teams are in your boat, Craig. So, do it with your type of lane lines….

Huh?
4 years 17 days ago

Sounds like we can have a 2-line and a 1-line WR, just like we have SCY and LCM records… This is FANTASTIC, swimswam…. This is going to be fun.

Sam Perry
4 years 17 days ago

Yahoo! We’re back to short course!!!

M Dressman
4 years 16 days ago

BooHoo

CARLSAGAN
4 years 17 days ago

Not even close to the World Record. Check this out from the Walnut Creek Aquabears…

http://www.walnutcreekaquabears.org/Records.jsp?_tabid_=53&team=wcab

jigaboo
4 years 17 days ago

FINS?!?!?! we need an official ruling on this

4 years 17 days ago

I’m thinking fins are ok, The mission was to change over the lanes the fastest wih no limitations on how.

Kenneth
4 years 17 days ago

The life guards change our lane lines. 😛

CSCDrK
4 years 17 days ago

WCAB time is the fastest I have seen LCM to SCY. Carmel Sr1 group routinely changes 23 SCY lanes to 10 LCM lanes in under 5 minutes sometimes with a bulkhead move added in. However, to compare apples to apples, there would need to be consensus on lots of variables. Fins being only one of them. Does the clock start with lane lines tight or when they are un-hooked and start to move (looks like they are loose already in WCAB video). As mentioned above there should be at least two different “classes” depending on the length of lane lines (SCY w/extensions v. LCM & SCY with full removal v. SCM in a 50m x 25m pool). WCAB set the bar by wrenching all of the SCY lanes within their time, so that should probably be the standard, not just moving them. Maybe even a different category for lane lanes that use wrenches and those that don’t , and it has to be done safely. I do love seeing the great team work.

ChestRockwell
4 years 16 days ago

How many people are involved in this? it takes our staff 30+ minutes to do with 6 people. I’d really like to see it drop to 5 min though.

CARLSAGAN
4 years 16 days ago

Staff… thats your problem right there. It’s a swimmers job

bluefish
4 years 16 days ago

how about having 2 sets of lane lines. one set, set up LCM, and the other set ready to be pulled in SCY. this would take about 30 seconds haha.

Garrett
4 years 15 days ago

Prove it.

CSCDrK
4 years 15 days ago

But do be careful if you ever try it. The angular momentum of a reel end of a lane line coming out of the water will cause serious injury if it hit someone.

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