US Masters Swimming

Mountain View Masters Results

Northwest Zone SCY Championships

April 28-30
Boise City Aquatic Center, Boise, Idaho

Way to go, Team MVM!

Story by Chris Campbell

It was an interesting time. The weather was great, with the exception of a really violent thunder squall that ripped through Saturday evening. Also, an elevator motor at the hotel decided to seize up and start smoking. Naturally, this set off the fire alarms. The really LOUD obnoxious ones. The ones that really really make you want to leave. Of course, it was also 2 am. And I had a klaxon in my room. It was a bit chilly outside, so I'm happy that I got dressed before I headed out. Ran into a bunch of the meet swimmers that we'd met at the social earlier that evening in the parking lot. Gave us all something to talk about on Sunday.

All that aside, it's very different when you swim in a meet outside of Pacific Masters. We get a false perspective here, being so big and intensely competitive a region. Our regional championship meet in Pleasanton had over 800 swimmers. This meet, which covered the regions of PNA, Inland Northwest, Snake River, Montana and Wyoming, had 57 swimmers entered. That's half the size of our MVM meet. Kinda fun being a big fish for a change. I bagged 2 first places, 2 second places, and 2 fifth places. Karla won 5 first places and one 2nd.

The drawback of the meet, if you could call it that, is that a small meet like this goes very quickly. The Friday evening session took less than 90 minutes (2 heats of 1000 Free, 1 heat of 1650, and 2 heats of 400 IM). Saturday's took less than 2 and a half hours, and we were done in an hour and a half on Sunday. Spacing events becomes very important, because you don't wait long between swims. Also, we were at 2500 feet altitude, so you tend to run out of gas on the longer swims.

Karla Rees W30-34
500 Free 6:31.80 1st Place
36.18
39.52
39.92
39.65
40.11
39.97
39.65
39.50
39.40
37.90
200 IM 2:49.06 2nd Place
38.12
47.10
45.27
38.57
100 Free 1:09.26 1st Place
33.95
35.31
50 Breast 39.39 1st Place
100 IM 1:19.41 1st Place
200 Free 2:28.38 1st Place
34.58
37.96
38.10
37.75
Chris Campbell M45-49
400 IM 5:42.66 1st Place
31.74
37.85
47.63
47.68
49.49
51.34
39.33
37.60
50 Free 27.32 5th Place
100 Free 59.90 5th Place
29.04
30.86
200 Breast 3:08.41 2nd Place
42.67
47.23
48.96
49.55
200 Back 2:44.13 1st Place
39.01
40.61
41.91
42.60
200 Free 2:12.82 2nd Place
31.05
33.25
34.19
34.33