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Could you beat phelps, 200M free
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If you use fins, a wetsuit and snorkels, could you beat phelps in a 200M freestyle race?
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No
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Can I dolphin kick the whole way or do I have to actually do free?

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HELL NO!

Maybe in a speedboat? <cue in Miami Vice theme music>
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Yes........................if he false starts and disqualifies himself.
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Re: Could you beat phelps, 200M free [Dilbert] [ In reply to ]
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Dilbert wrote:
HELL NO!

Maybe in a speedboat? <cue in Miami Vice theme music>

How about using one of these?


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Not bloody likely. He goes, what, 1:42?

This apparently doping (google it) olympian went 1:36:

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related

with just fins but against some folks who also had snorkels, for a world record. Doubt many of us would finish within 6 seconds of that effort.
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Not even with an Evinrude strapped to my ass.

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Re: Could you beat phelps, 200M free [tribritre] [ In reply to ]
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No but I could destroy that time running 200 on the track....just sayin'
Suck on that Phelps!
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125mph wrote:
If you use fins, a wetsuit and snorkels, could you beat phelps in a 200M freestyle race?

Possibly, with a monofin. I once saw Pablo Morales go under the world record in a demo at Y-nationals. No strokes required!

http://www.google.com/...EPUBMAU&dur=1704


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Current wetsuits are not optimized for the higher speed in the pool that are on the starts and turns...

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Re: Could you beat phelps, 200M free [SpencerDC] [ In reply to ]
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No but I could destroy that time running 200 on the track....just sayin'
Suck on that Phelps!

You wouldn't even need to run! His best swim is about a 14 min/mile pace. That's how fast I walk.

Humans are really really slow in the water. ;)
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Most of ST would have trouble beating me with all that shit ley alone Phelps.

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I go 1:45 for 100 lol
So he is roughly twice as as I am
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Re: Could you beat phelps, 200M free [Grungir] [ In reply to ]
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Grungir wrote:
I go 1:45 for 100 lol
So he is roughly twice as as I am

Yep. My race pace is 1:40/100. (A yard a second). My best possible effort is 18 or 19 seconds per 25y length, and I don't think I could maintain that for 200!
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Re: Could you beat phelps, 200M free [SpencerDC] [ In reply to ]
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SpencerDC wrote:
No but I could destroy that time running 200 on the track....just sayin'
Suck on that Phelps!

Could you even with fins, a wetsuit and a snorkel? :)
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Re: Could you beat phelps, 200M free [Dilbert] [ In reply to ]
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Dilbert wrote:
SpencerDC wrote:
No but I could destroy that time running 200 on the track....just sayin'
Suck on that Phelps!


You wouldn't even need to run! His best swim is about a 14 min/mile pace. That's how fast I walk.

Humans are really really slow in the water. ;)

thats still probably faster than some people are "running" at the end of an Ironman :)



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Probably not - my all-time 100scy fins-only time was like 51 seconds, though turns are brutal with fins on. Maybe if it was 200m open-water I'd have a chance. It'd be really fun to try. I might have a go at the local LCM pool this weekend...

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Re: Could you beat phelps, 200M free [AHare] [ In reply to ]
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Maybe myself or ericmulk might be able to pull this shit off if we still had some pure swim fitness. I have rarely raced yards but I was under 50 for 100 fly at a dual meet.

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Personally, I'd so no, the average triathlete wouldn't be able to... however, this is what my co-worker just said (he's a two-time Olympian and held two world records in the early 80s):

"A 4th grader would kick his ass with fins. Hell, I'd break the WR in the middle of practice without pulling"

So, I'm taking his word for it.
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realAlbertan wrote:
Most of ST would have trouble beating me with all that shit ley alone Phelps.


Are there any waves in the water? There is at least 400 feet of visibility right? I can wear my wetsuit - but what if my goggle fog? Can I carry a gel or two under my wetsuit "just in case I need one" half way in?

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200 free relay (4x50) ...??

The fastest 4 swimmers on Slowtwitch??

Need to ave 26.5 for 50M.
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Re: Could you beat phelps, 200M free [Record10Carbon] [ In reply to ]
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Have at'er

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Fastest I've ever gone with fins is a "57 for 100 SCY so I would have to say no...

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No, but I can almost run faster than he swims! Does that count?

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