So I swam a 500 warmup, and then got ready mentally for the 500 free. I had Sam as my 50 split notifier and placed him on the side of the pool with instructions. I had Jacob as my counter. I noticed that the Fremont Aquatic center got a new screen which showed the 50 splits nice and big so I really didn't need Sam with this setup. Every time I pushed off the wall on my 50s and took my first breath off to the side I could easily see my 50 split time.
I love how the meet director uses Swim Phone. Good stuff. Here's my splits:
500 Y Free Heat 1 Lane 2 Finals
The rest of the events that I registered for were just frosting at this point. I could care less what my time was on those. But I still wanted to swim hard. Here's what I did:
Gordon Gridley (SLOW) Age Group 40-44
Thing that really sucked was that Event 11 was a 200 medley relay and the SLOW team was in Heat 2. I swam free so I was last. I got out, and then they called up the swimmers for Heat 1 of the 50 Fly. I literally got like 30 seconds rest before sprinting a 50 fly. I was glad I at least got under 30 seconds.
All in all I was pleased with the meet except the ordering of the swimmers in the heats made no sense to me. I was swimming with slow people in the 500 and might have done better had I swam right next Russell Brusch, who got a 5:29 in the 500 a couple heats later.