This post is a little overdue… I’m normally pretty quick to figure out what my time goals are for the season, but I have a hard time with meters. I even lived in Europe and I still can’t comprehend the metric system sometimes, it’s kind of sad. Anyways, now that I have 3 SCM meets under my belt for this season I have a grip on what I’m capable of right now and what kind of numbers I can shoot for.
50 free – 27.5
Last year I spent most of the season at some variant of 30 seconds and swam a 29.24 at regionals in Long Beach. This year I’m in the mid 28′s. I want to break 28 in meters and get to a point where I am seeing some 24′s next year in SCY season.
100 free – 1:02
I only swam the 100 free in SCM once last year. I went 1:08, not that great. I didn’t really do anything that great in SCY either (best was 58ish). During LCM season I started to get much better with my 100 free. I went 1:05 a couple times at LCM Regionals back in August. So far this season I’ve swam a 1:04 SCM with 2 really bad turns. I think I can get down to around 1:02 if I have a good race with solid turns. Eventually I want to crack 1:00 in SCM… that might take a little while.
50 fly – 28.5
Last year I swam 31′s and 32′s in this event. This season saw me go 29.7 already. I want my fly to catch up with my 50m free in the mid 28′s.
100 fly – 1:04
Ahh the 100 fly, my big event of choice. I first swam a 1:13 at UCLA last October, I got it down to 1:09 at Long Beach in December. Last weekend I swam a 1:06… we’re making some progress here :) I want to swim a 1:04 before the year is out. That converts to like a high :57 or low :58 in SCY. When I grow up I want to break 1:00 in meters but I’m pretty sure that’s not happening this year!
200 fly – Stay within the top 10 on the list below!
I’d appreciate it if the rest of you that are 25-29 go ahead and not beat my time this year that would be swell :) This is my big shot at a top ten time!