Re: Recheck swim course returns to its historic customary distance.
Head's up, Recurrents! The buoy course at the Training Center at 2600 Strand in Manhattan Beach, Calif was changed suddenly yesterday morning just prior to the recheck swim for the class on Wed., June 6, 2012. Below is a photo showing the new buoy course which is said to be approximately the same distance as it has been in the past, e.g., 500 yards plus. This is, of course, substantially shorter than the controversial distance said to have been 680 yards which was set up for this year's recurrent recheck swims beginning in the middle of last month. As expected, the finish times are once again back under 10 minutes for a great many recurrents.
|LACo recheck buoy course as changed on June 6, 2012. Photo by & Copyr. Will Maguire 2012.|
Additionally, below are three (3) separate short videos of the new course that shows the course as back to the customary distance that must be completed under 13 minutes.
(1) 2012 Altered LACo Lifeguard Recheck Swim Course: The Video
(2) 2012 LACo Recheck Swim: The Start!
(3) 2012 LACo Recheck Swim: The Finish!
We are also informed that this change was the result of ongoing discussions (which began shortly after the first rechecks last month) between the Dept. and LACOLA, though as of yet there has been no communication by LACOLA with the membership on this issue.
p.s. And below is the photo we previously posted which shows what the longer buoy course looked like on May 22, 2012:
Until next time.....
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