Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
keep getting stuck behind kids and old ladies innit.
So that the better swimmers are in the middle and the lesser ones on the outside, so it kinda looks like a greater than sign if they all finish according to form/ranking/whatever. >
i like this
but the reason is that lane 1 & 8 are given to the 2 slowest qualifiers from the semis
so naturally they're not the favourites
fastest qualifiers go in lane 4 & 5
Normally they put the swimmers who qualified with the fastest time in the middle lanes. Normally so the fastest swimmers are directly next to their closest competition and push themselves more.
but yes, in the older ones the wake used to come off the walls and back into lane 8 and 1.
and no sudden changes in depth to prevent this)
was worried I'd totally made that up
hey, i really like your belt
Except sometimes people will go just fast enough to qualify for a semifinal to save energy etc, so that is when people from lanes 1 and 8 tend to win.
Interesting fact, you are allowed to swim into any lane you want, as long as you start and finish in your own lane and don't obstruct anyone (don't think anyone has tried this before though...)