Winterswim 2012/13

is now open

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16/10/2012 at 21:27

WinterSwim is all inclusive, free to enter, available to all abilities, and open to everyone in any location in the world.  All you need is a Swimming Pool.

To enter this year's winterswim all you need to do is swim 400m (16 lengths of a 25m pool) as fast as you can.  Then register on this website and post your time.  ALL ABILITIES ARE WELCOME.

This 400m time will be your 'Base Time' and will be converted to a percentage of the current Olympic record for 400m of that person's gender. We will use that value to score later performances.

You have to submit a 'Base Time' before the round opens.  If you miss this deadline you will not be able to take place in that round.  However, if you miss the cut-off date for a round then please still submit your 'Base Time', through this website, as you will then be able to complete in the next round.

For further details and to register please click this link

IronCat5    pirate
16/10/2012 at 21:35

I saw this. Is it winter already

Trogs    pirate
16/10/2012 at 22:07

Is it that time of year already?! Perhaps this will again give me the incentive to get back in the pool on a regular basis. Haven't swum since Outlaw - apart from a couple of sprint tri's   

So, a little over five weeks to try to regain a bit of swim fitness and post a 400m base time. Should be doable.

16/10/2012 at 22:19

or in my case a little over 5 weeks to try and count 16 lengths without forgetting which length i'm on.

and its worse than that becuase i only need to count to 8 ie each time i return to the start is 50 metres and i still get it wrong most of the time.

BWT
16/10/2012 at 22:20

That should get me swimming again...  Although I hate to think how slow my time will be...

17/10/2012 at 09:11

I am back in this again, just need to do 400m in one go and remember to count my lengths correctly.

17/10/2012 at 09:15

Are you allowed to stop the clock while you rest after each length? 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/10/2012 at 09:26

I have entered

Iron Muffin    pirate
17/10/2012 at 09:50

I am in. Used the time from Will's swim league for the base 400m.

Chuffed to see I am 25 seconds faster for the base 400m than last year. If I do that again I will break the 6 min ceiling

M...eldy    pirate
17/10/2012 at 10:14

This could be the extra motivation I need to get to 6.30

I quite like Wills little group as well, personally for me Winterswim got too big in the last few years (no criticism on their part!!)  so I think I shall update both 

17/10/2012 at 11:19

I see Coach has already entered a time for his 400m

17/10/2012 at 11:27

I'm in too!

JvR
17/10/2012 at 12:25

Received an email about it this morning. Used my best time from Will's swim as my base.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
17/10/2012 at 14:05

oh looks like something I should do too!

M...eldy    pirate
17/10/2012 at 14:23

If I use mt best time from WIlls table then I really will set myself a task ... which may be a good thing !!

18/12/2012 at 17:18

Done my 200m time this morning, at the moment I am top of the leader board  in % difference for my age group, but expecting M...eldy to record a smashing time and claim the top spot from me.

The current round closes on the 23rd Dec.

M...eldy    pirate
18/12/2012 at 17:22

I dont think thats likely if its a % thing .. I must confess to not totally understanding it but I was in a better position alast year with a marked improvement than this year with a quicker base time ... if that makes sense!

That said ... I do have a goal for 200m  

18/12/2012 at 17:48

Well I made it an easy goal if you go by my time alone, and yes I don't fully understand how they work it all out, but it does give me an incentive to go swimming during the wintertime.

18/12/2012 at 21:40

Someone has logged a time for my 200m, it was not me

Password has been changed.

18/12/2012 at 22:29

Gazmanmeister the question is was the time logged quicker than your time or not?

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