after almost 2 months my handicap(time we start after 0) has come down to 6 minutes... when my handicap reaches down to 530, i should have a chance of at least winning 3rd with at least a cup of coffee!
the rules or times can be corrected (fudged) at the chairman's discretion .
The race often keeps the times that competitors finish with at the end of the year...
This would give them a 45 pt advantage before others that were given unfair disadvantages come down to a more competive time.
all finishers should come within 1 minute of each other if the race was fair.
in the start of the season some swimmers were finishing the race before i and some others even after me had started!
(that motrin pm incapacitated me today...until i finally went for a warm up swim and chat with stu)
today ended up great knowing that im getting in better shape.., i reckon that ill be able to keep up 4o second pace for each 50 meters ... and eventually continue that pace for 400 meters.. maybe if i do that i could be a medalist in the states and perhaps the aussies!!)