USAFA Swimmers!!!!

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  1. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Are there any USAFA female swimmers here that could give me an idea of how good you have to be to make the team? I am not particularly fast, but I love swimming and have been swimming 5-8 times a week for a few years now, and plan on continuing at least until the end of high school. I'd like to swim in college to, and there fore want to know something about the swim team. If you could give me some general times for at least free and fly events, I'd appreciate it. And please say what type of pool (yards, long course/short course meter). Also, I would love an example practice.
     
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    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Also, as far as I know, the pool is under construction right now. When is that supposed to be done and where are you swimming in the mean time? The water polo pool?
     
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    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    I'm in about the same situation as you. I emailed the coach to see how good you should be and he sent me a list of time cuts. I thought they looked pretty tough. I don't have the list anymore but I'm sure he would send it to you too if you asked.
     
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    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    USAFA Swim times are FAST as in Junior National times. I don't access to the times right now, but here is a thread that has the men's times on it.
     
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    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Thanks, I think I probably will ask the coach.
     
  9. SouthernFalcon

    SouthernFalcon Class of 2015

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    Speaking of swimming, I'm also pretty big into swimming, but don't want to do it as an IC, not that I have the times. But I'd like to maybe go a few times a week maybe and just swim laps. Will they allow that? Thanks y'all!
     
  10. xeonv2

    xeonv2 USAFA '15

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    To add to that, for non swimmers, can we go to the pool to learn? Weekends maybe?
     
  11. Christcorp

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    I really suggest that if you have the opportunity before BCT, that you go to the YMCA, City pool, etc... and LEARN how to swim. You're going to need to know how to swim. Your first summer "Between C4C and C3C year" you will be doing classes that require you to know how to swim. "Pay me now, or pay me later". I suggest that you learn how to swim in the next 2 months. It's not hard to learn, and once you get past the psychological portion of learning, you'll find it's easy and fun. Plus, it can "SAVE YOUR LIFE". But eventually, you MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM. I suggest you learn now.
     
  12. xeonv2

    xeonv2 USAFA '15

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    Thanks for the advise, I have been taking classes and slowly getting better, but its still a little rough on the edges, so I was wondering if we could practice a bit more.
     
  13. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    SouthernFalcon: There are clubs that you can swim on, like an open-swim one and a couple of others probably.
     
  14. white_rabbit

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    pool availability

    There are plenty of open pool times even while the main pool has been under construction. You may have to get up early to make it work with your schedule.
     

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