South Lyon East - A new pool record in the 100 Back SCY


South Lyon East - A new pool record in the 100 Back SCY

Posted by Kevin Doak on Monday at: 1:08pm (March 7th, 2016)

It's been quite a while since any facilities would let me break a pool record:

Milan - Didn't want to take down one of their own high school swimmers records

Brighton - Doesn't recognize masters swimmers as actual competition worthy of setting records

South Lyon East - Has a flawless pool record policy.  If a swimmer in a sanctioned meet achieves a time faster than the pool record, it is recognized

I started off my meet with a sloppy 50y Fly in a 23.07.  I had a short wall and a bad finish.  I moved onto a 100 Fly while I was still tired.  I finished in 52.41, about a second slower than my performance a month ago in Brighton of 51.49.  With two sub-par swims, I decided to skip the 50 Free to rest up for the 100 Back.  I had my eye on the backstroke pool record of 52.54.  With a 53.00 two weeks ago in Saginaw, I thought a 0.5 second drop would be possible with enough rest.  I got a bit of flack for scratching an event as short as a 50 yard race.  I totally accept that move as kinda wimpy.  I sat around for about 45 minutes basking in my wimpiness while I prepared for my 100 Backstroke.  When it was time to race, I was ready to tear down that 53 second barrier.  For my current ability level, I swam a flawless race, I took out the race in a 25.5 and touched the wall in a 52.52, breaking the pool record by 0.02 seconds.  In no way do I consider a 52 second 100 backstroke to be an amazing achievement for me.  It's among the slowest times of my recent life but still represents a downward (faster) trend in my recent career.  I'm proud that a dropped a half second in 2 weeks.  Let's ignore that I added a second to my butterfly time.

50 Fly SCY - 23.07
100 Fly SCY - 52.41
100 Back SCY - 52.52 (Pool Record)