Swimmer's Ear
Newsletter of the Potomac Valley Masters Committee
February 2003


    Newsletter Schedule
  • February (deadline: January 15)
  • May (deadline: April 15)
  • September (deadline: August 15)
  • December (deadline: November 15)

 Note from the Chair

Eric Nordlund


Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are over, it's a great time to get in shape and set aquatic goals for the New Year.

Here in the Colonies Zone we have a couple of upcoming events I would like to highlight. On April 11-13 Patriot Masters is hosting the Colonies Zone SCY Championships at the GMU Fairfax campus. The George Mason University Athletic Center is a great facility and if you don't want to spend money traveling to Arizona for USMS Short Course Nationals, come to Fairfax for Zones. The Montgomery Ancient Mariners will host the annual Albatross Open Short Course Meters meet on March 29.

For those of you interested in, or wanting to try, open water swimming, there are a number of lake, river, bay, and ocean swims throughout the season, including the Reston Lake swim in May.

There are also a number of postal and fitness events run by USMS throughout the year. Take a look at the calendar in the newsletter, and in SWIM MAGAZINE for some ideas. Whatever your aquatic goals are for 2003, good luck and have fun!

Eric Nordlund, Chair-Potomac Valley Masters Swimming

turtle


 Articles and Interviews


Mandy Pagon

Interview with Mandy Pagon:
Training at the Olympic Training Center and
Life as a Professional Tri-Athlete

by Cheryl Wagner

Mandy Pagon began swimming with NBAC (Michael Phelp's team) year-round when she was 7 because her parents were looking for an outlet for her "high energy". She's been swimming ever since and agreed to talk to the Swimmer's Ear about what it's like to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado, and life as a professional tri-athlete.

Q: Did you swim in high school and college?
A: I swam in middle school, high school and for 2 years at Stanford. (I had a track scholarship at Stanford for 4 years.)

Q: When did you train at the Olympic Training Center?
A: When I swam for Stanford, we went to the Olympic Training Center at the beginning of the season and during Christmas break. I started going there for Triathlon in '95 when I qualified for the Junior National Team and attended camps. In '96 and '97 I made the Collegiate USAT team and trained there from June to November of '97.

Q: What's it like to train there?
A: You get unbelievable support. There are top-notch facilities. What I really miss are the sports specific medical services. Any time you have a problem there are doctors who will see you right away. The cafeteria is open from 7AM to 8PM and there's maid service. You do have to wash your own clothes, but basically you can just focus on training.

It's beautiful country. You're right at the foot of Pikes Peak. There's a nice bike loop that goes around the "Garden of Gods". We would get off our bikes and run on open trails and do open water swimming in the lakes. The coaches were good although they changed from year to year. It's nice to have a coach who attends all of your workouts and is paid to be there. Now I have to pay for my own coach (Troy Jacobson). I never had to buy a bike. Various sponsors supplied our bikes, helmets, clothing, food bars and gels, and swim gear. Speedo was our swim sponsor.

Q: When did you decide to become a professional triathlete?
A: When I was at the Olympic Training Center I trained with the professionals (resident team) and was able to hang with them. But I was still in college and NCAA rules don't allow college athletes to take money. I raced as a junior in the Chicago Triathlon which is a really big pro race and placed 9th and I came in 11th at the 2000 Triathlon Olympic Trials (youngest competitor), so I figured I could make it as a professional.

Q: What's it like being a professional triathlete?
A: I'm not your normal triathlete. Not many women who do this professionally, have kids. (Mandy has two children: Blake 4 1/2, and Chase 18 months.) I find that there's no week when I get in everything I want to do. My husband is in the Air Force. I count on him to watch the kids when I go to swim practice. But if something is going on in the world, he's expected to work more. Professionals generally go someplace warmer and build a huge base in the winter. (Joanna Zeiger goes to San Diego every winter for two months to train.) But I prefer to stay in the area with my husband and kids.

I usually do about 15 triathlons a year, some local 5Ks and maybe 1 or 2 masters meets. In order to get points in the world ranking system, you have to do a certain amount of traveling. (Half of my races are out of the country; last year only 2 races in the US had points.)

Races are usually on a Sunday. So I travel on a Thursday or Friday. I get to see a lot of different countries and it's neat! It's best when my husband comes along and we get to see the country together. Most of the time I don't see that much because I'm supposed to be resting although I try to stay at least one extra day.

I like racing but I love the lifestyle of travelling and knowing people from tons of different countries. Being in the pros is so much different from being an age grouper. Age groupers get more of a sense of accomplishment. Pros are about winning. That's what's important because that's how you make your living.

Q: Are you sponsored?
A: I'm currently sponsored by Orbea bikes, Cane Creek Wheels, Speedo, Gu, and Zone Perfect Nutrition. It gets a little tougher to get sponsors when you take off time to have kids. It takes me about a year and a half after having a baby to get my speed back.

Q: Is there anything you'd like to add?
A: I'm always looking for a training partner!


Cheryl Wagner

On The Cover of the
"Rolling Stone"

by Cheryl Wagner

Issue after issue, I see people in their 40's and 50's on the cover of "Swim Magazine" who can do 21 second 50s and I wonder, "What are they eating?!!" A recent article in Running Times (September 2002, "What's Your Running Age?") by Pete Pfitzinger, may help explain swimming age or how your performance reflects all of the those late nights, parties, pizzas, and lattes, just as much as your genes, training, and coaching.

Your "Physical" Age
Genes and lifestyle are the primary determinants in how you age. Your genes regulate a host of processes that affect how well you hold back the hands of time. Some people's bodies make more of the good things (human growth hormone, testosterone, estrogen and collagen) longer than others. This helps to explain why some classmates at your reunions are overweight, hard of hearing and completely gray while others look like they haven't aged at all.

Past Sins
Your lifestyle, especially if you're feeling the cumulative effects of overindulging in alcohol, sugar, caffeine, fast foods and late nights, can also have a large impact on how you age. It's like putting bad gasoline in a Ferrari; after a while the inferior 'fuel' results in a performance degradation.

Your Injury History
But your age, lifestyle and genes don't tell the whole story. There's also your swimming "history". Every yard you swim adds interest to your aerobic "bank account" by increasing fitness, the number of capillaries, aerobic enzymes, mitochondria and a multitude of other positive physical changes. However, every yard or mile also means more injuries and scar tissue. And every injury leaves a reminder - a muscle that tightens up more quickly, a ligament that's stretched, or a knee that goes out a little too easily. All of these factors begin to affect how much you can train and how well you race.

So the next time you see one of the smiling super-fast faces on the cover of Swim Magazine, remember that perhaps they just lucked out in the "genetic, lifestyle, training, and injury" lottery. But don't forget: just by swimming Masters you're probably in the top 3-5 percentile of all US adults in terms of fitness--and that's not so bad!!



 Congratulations!

USMS 2002 Top Ten
(PV only - not including SCM)

name

age

sex

club

#tt swims

scy

lcm


name

age

sex

club

#tt swims

scy

lcm

Karin Riesenfeld

21

W

UNAT

2

 

2


Drew Killian

22

M

ALEX

4

4


Meredith A Stakem

21

W

TERR

3

 

3


Scott Harper

23

M

UNAT

3

3


Erin K Smith

22

W

ALEX

4


4


Bernard A Lynch

24

M

TERR

2

2


Anastasia I Kay

23

W

GMUP

2

2



Michael C Graham

24

M

DCAC

1


1

Kelly Wilson

23

W

ALEX

1

1



James S Crowder

25

M

TERR

3

3


Marie P Tomarelli

23

W

TERR

4

4



Frank Byskov

27

M

UNAT

6


6

Mary-L Middlemore

24

W

GMUP

2


2


Shane Hebert

30

M

GERM

1

1


Amanda Pagon

26

W

TERR

5

5



Timothy L Boyd

31

M

GMUP

3

3


Amy K Weiss

29

W

ANCM

5

5



Rusty Deane

32

M

ANCM

1


1

Amy Weiss

29

W

ANCM

1

1



Timothy L Boyd

32

M

GMUP

1


1

Amy K Weiss

30

W

ANCM

14

5

9


Jeffrey H Roddin

33

M

ANCM

11

5

6

Holly A Donnelly

30

W

ANCM

1


1


Michael D Morgan

33

M

FXCM

1


1

Jeri M Ramsbottom

30

W

ANCM

3

3



Brian W Ellis

35

M

FXCM

1


1

Jennifer Carter

31

W

DCM

3

3



M Terahigashi

35

M

DCAC

1

1


Jeri M Ramsbottom

31

W

ANCM

2


2


Emad H Elshafei

36

M

TERR

4

1

3

H Coulson-Moore

32

W

GMUP

5

5



Doug E Chestnut

37

M

GMUP

1

1


Dori L Kauffman

33

W

FXCM

1

1



Doug Chestnut

38

M

GMUP

5


5

H Coulson-Moore

33

W

GMUP

4


4


Wally C Dicks

38

M

ANCM

2

2


Carole R Kammel

34

W

ANCM

2


2


Wally C Dicks

39

M

ANCM

4

2

2

Dori L Kauffman

34

W

FXCM

2


2


Jason A Crist

40

M

ANCM

1


1

B Clifford-Dicks

35

W

GMUP

2

2



Michael A Fell

40

M

ANCM

4

4


B Clifford-Dicks

36

W

GMUP

4


4


Clay Britt

41

M

ANCM

5


5

Cheryl A Ward

36

W

GMUP

4

4



J Clay Britt

41

M

ANCM

4

4


Ellen MacGregor

36

W

TRIM

2


2


Michael A Fell

41

M

ANCM

4


4

Susan O Williams

36

W

ANCM

3

3



James Kegley

43

M

DCRP

1

1


Sara Demyanovich

38

W

FXCM

3


3


Alan Godfrey

45

M

DCAC

1

1


Penny S Bates

40

W

ANCM

2

2



John S Hudson

46

M

GMUP

4

4


April Oliver

41

W

ANCM

1


1


William C Throne

46

M

CUBU

1


1

Penny Bates

41

W

ANCM

5


5


John S Hudson

47

M

GMUP

4


4

L Van Pelt-Diller

43

W

ANCM

3

3



Robert M Hansen

47

M

GMUP

4

4


L Van Pelt-Diller

44

W

ANCM

3


3


Paul A Fetters

49

M

DCRP

1


1

Karen T Sullivan

45

W

DCM

4


4


Mark D Pugliese

50

M

DCRP

1


1

Denise Kirwan

50

W

DCM

9

6

3


Mark Pugliese

50

M

DCRP

6


6

Margot Pettijohn

55

W

ANCM

7

7



David R Oates

51

M

GMUP

2

2


Margot Pettijohn

56

W

ANCM

8


8


David R Oates

52

M

GMUP

5


5

Ruth R Bennett

56

W

DCM

1


1


Lonny W Harrison

54

M

DCM

2


2

Beth Schreiner

60

W

DCM

3

3



Larry R Sloan

55

M

GMUP

5


5

Ida Hlavacek

60

W

DCM

11

4

7


Timothy T Timmons

56

M

GMUP

1


1

Beth Schreiner

61

W

DCM

7

3

4


Willis C Braswell

57

M

DCM

1


1

Joann Leilich

63

W

DCM

12

6

6


Allen S Neuls

58

M

UNAT

1

1


Barbara Zaremski

64

W

DCM

2

2



Don Parsons

60

M

ALEX

1

1


Barbara Zaremski

65

W

DCM

5


5


Hugh J Roddin

60

M

ANCM

11

6

5

Jayne Bruner

67

W

DCM

8

8



David J Diehl

61

M

TERR

1


1

Ruth H Thorsen

82

W

DCM

2


2


Don Parsons

61

M

ALEX

4

3

1

Anne I Walker

86

W

DCM

11

6

5


Marshall Greer

65

M

ANCM

1

1


Anne Walker

86

W

DCM

1

1



Marshall Greer

66

M

ANCM

2


2

Mary Lathram

86

W

DCM

8

8



Donald Messer

70

M

DCRP

2

2


Mary Lathram

87

W

DCM

4


4


Harvey Geller

80

M

TERR

2

2


blip

2002 Lesley Evans Award
Each year Germantown Masters Swim Team presents the Lesley Evans Award to one male and one female swimmer who set an outstanding example in coached workouts by their hard work and effort. The Award is named for a former teammate who moved out of the area in 1999. Team members can nominate swimmers for the award, but the winners are selected by the coaches. There were a number of great candidates for the award this year. Ultimately, the winners were: Beth Westerman-Koback and Scott Mooney. A plaque with their names and those of the prior winners hangs in the Quince Orchard Swim and Tennis Club lobby during the fall, winter, and spring, and at the Waters Landing Community Pool in Germantown during the summer.


2002 Colonies Zone SCM Meet
Small Team Trophy Winners

Front: Petra Adamkova
Back Row (l to r): Ed Switzer, James Crowder, Michael Lee, Craig Dewing, Michael Goodison, Steve Payne, Andrew Martin
Not pictured: Charlie Hoffman, Russell Perkins, Katie diBlasi, Jeff Strahota


Relay

2002 Colonies Zone SCM Meet
New USMS Free & Medley Relay Records

The following USMS 76-99 Relay Records were set by Terrapin Masters in the Colonies Zone SCM Meet on Dec 8:

  • 400 Freestyle Relay (SCM) TERRAPIN MASTERS:
    Petra Adamkova, James Crowder, Katie Deblasi, Russel Perkins 3:56.65
  • 400 Medley Relay (SCM) TERRAPIN MASTERS:
    James Crowder, Petra Adamkova, Russel Perkins, Katie Deblasi 4:22.07

Russell Perkins, Katie DiBlasi, James Crowder. Not Pictured: Petra Adamkova



 Quotes and Jokes

Quotes
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
- Will Rogers

The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen."
-Sarah Brown

Humor
My New Year's Resolutions:

  1. Gain weight. At least 30 pounds.
  2. Get the windows tinted. Buy some fur for the dashboard.
  3. Read less. Makes you think.
  4. Watch more TV. I've been missing some good stuff.
  5. Procrastinate more. Starting tomorrow.
  6. Not date any of the "Baywatch" cast.
  7. Spend more time at work, surfing on the T1.
  8. Take a vacation to someplace important: like, to see the largest ball of twine.
  9. Not have eight children at once.
  10. Not wrestle with Jesse Ventura.
  11. Not bet against the Minnesota Vikings.
  12. Buy an '83 Eldorado and get a really loud stereo system.

Happy New Year!
baby



 Meet News

Terrapin Masters 1000/1650 Meet Dec 8, 2002
by Dave Diehl

The 2002 version of the Terrapin Masters 20th Annual 1000/1650 Meet was held at the University of Maryland's Campus Recreation Natatorium. Of the 45 entries for the meet, 28 were from the state of Virginia, 10 from Maryland, 6 from DC and 1 from Ohio. It's interesting the number of swimmers from Virginia who come to the University of Maryland for this meet. We had a number of fast swims that resulted in five new meet records being set, four for the women and one for the men as follows:

1000


1650


35-39

Emily Watts

50-54
55-59
60-64
60-64

Cheryl Wagner
Ann Svanson
Rosalyn Schanzer
Robert Williams

Congratulations to all the participants and to our new record holders, especially Rosalyn Schanzer who broke the record set in our first meet in 1983. We look forward to seeing you on June 29 for the 800/1500 meet.

directors
Christina, Pat, & Dave Diehl (Meet Director)

Bob and Bruce
Bob Williams, Bruce Fisher


Matt Fetters (counting)

James
James Kegley

Swim in the New Year
December 31, 2002

Debbie, Bob, Roberta Jim, Ann,

Debbie Morrin-Nordlund, Director: Bob Lazzaro, Roberta Lazzaro

Jim Nealis, Sally Ann Smiell

Jim Bob

Jim Sebben

Bob Anderson

Treading Pat, Lynn

Julia Onisa (front), Bert Kingsbury, Paul Miller, Spencer Beckett

Pat Liegey, Lynn Wymelenberg

Julie and Jennifer Chris

Julie Peterson, Jennifer Bistrack

Chris Benedick

John Jordan Barney


John Walker, Jordan McAmmond, Barney Lynch





 Announcements

PV Meeting Minutes - November 17, 2002
by Debbie Morrin-Nordlund

Reports

    Chair:
  • The PV newsletter was one of the 10 finalists for the USMS newsletter of the year.

    Registrar:
  • PV growth in registered swimmers for 2002 was 1.4% - 1895 as compared with 1869 for 2001 and 1811 for 2000.
  • A request was made to raise the membership card replacement fee to $5 (motion approved).

    Treasurer:
  • Newsletter and convention costs have been going up. PV is spending slightly more than it's taking in. It was suggested that PV give members an option to voluntarily forgo the printed newsletter (to save mailing and printing costs) since the newsletter is posted on the web. Members can notify the registrar if they do not want to receive a paper copy.

    Secretary:
  • The Colonies Zone Dot Donnelly award for 2002 was given to Jeff Roddin.
    Newsletter
  • Next deadline is: January 15

    Sanctions
  • 2002 meets were reviewed and evaluators assigned for the upcoming year.
  • It was noted that one problem resulting in sanctions to teams hosting meets, is that the officials' names are not being provided on meet results to the sanctions chair.

    Awards:
  • The timing of the awards was brought up and it was decided that the PV awards would be presented once a year after results are determined for all three seasons.
  • The next awards will be presented at the Colonies Zone meet in April.

    Top Ten:
  • Long course meters unofficial listing is on the web.
  • Short course meters will be posted in February.
    Old Business
    Review of the by-laws:
  • Since the by-laws are long, and would need to be discussed item by item, it was decided that a separate meeting, outside of the LMSC meetings, would be held for those interested.
  • Since USMS is working on a "template" for by-laws, it was decided to table a PV review until the USMS project completed.

    New Business:
  • As of January 1, 2003, there is a new USMS pool measurement requirement. All pools must be certified (for top 10 and records) and certification kept on file. For moveable bulkhead pools, measurement will be required for each meet. Procedures will be forthcoming from USMS.
  • A permanent USMS ID number will be assigned to each swimmer, beginning in 2003.
  • The PV registration fee has been raised to $28 per year to accommodate the $5 increase in USMS fees (per swimmer).
  • 2004 USMS Nationals will be in Indianapolis (SCY), and Savannah, GA (LCM).
  • A potential PV charitable contribution was suggested, to a scholarship fund in memory of two Potomac Valley age-group swimmers who were killed in an auto accident. It was decided to defer and look for other swimming scholarship funds.

March 29, 2003 at 1pm (prior to the Albatross Meet at MAC).


CJ


CJ Lockman Hall is a new Mom!
CJ Lockman Hall, who was interviewed in the Dec 2002 Swimmer's Ear about swimming through pregnancy, gave birth to a baby girl on January 17. Here's her email.

Hi Cheryl,
I swam 'till 9:30 pm on Thurs. Jan 16, and felt the best I had in months. As we were walking up our sidewalk at 10pm, my water broke! It was quite a watery evening.

Victoria Alexis Hall ("Torrie") was born Friday January 17 at 4:57 pm. She was 20" and weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. She is a real doll. ..CJ


Help the Bay
In 2003, consider doing something for the Bay's health, because what you do really does make a difference. Try one of these Bay-saving actions in 2003:

  • Drive less
  • Contact a legislator about a Bay issue
  • Become a member, or contribute to Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Plant a tree
  • Volunteer with Chesapeake Bay Foundation www.cbf.org
  • Conserve water


Mid-Day Masters Workouts
Germantown Masters has added a mid-day coachted masters workout, 1-2 p.m. on Fridays. This workout is perfect for swimmers who work at night, stay at home with small children, or like to take the lunch hour to swim. If this workout becomes popular, we may add some additional mid-day workouts earlier in the week. Although the masters team does not provide daycare during the workout, by the time this goes to publication we may able to steer swimmers with children to an organization that will provide daycare during the workout at or near the pool.

Germantown Masters workouts are open to swimmers from other teams, and unattached swimmers, provided that you are registered with USMS. For registration forms and information, call (301) 540-1591 or email waltersmrk@aol.com.


Maui hosts International SCM Meet in June
We've been approached by Japan Masters Swimming Association to host a 25 meter meet in Maui on June 27 & Saturday, June 28, 2003. It will be sponsored by the Hawaii Masters Swimming Association, Maui Age Group Swimming Association, and the County of Maui. The facility will be the Kihei Aquatic Center, Maui, Hawaii and consists of 8 lanes (competition) with electronic timing.

If any of you have any questions or would like the entry form, please do let me know. We are very excited to be able to host this meet.

Warm Aloha, Janet Renner Phone: 808-573-8656
Email: chair@hawaiimastersswim.org
Web: www.hawaiimastersswim.org


Hawaii Swims
We just updated our site and added a few more events for 2003. If you're planning on travelling to Hawaii take a look at our schedule and hopefully you can stop by for a swim:
www.hawaiiswim.com/NewFiles/otherswim.html.


Patapsco


2003 Patapsco Photo Show
by Joe Stewart

I have set a goal to have photo exhibits of our watershed in Baltimore public city space. I'm asking the mayor of Baltimore to support this "Save the Patapsco, Hon!" project.

Perhaps you would consider communicating with the Mayor of Baltimore, in support of my efforts to Save the Patapsco River. Please contact me for more information.

"Joseph Stewart"; Email:Jstewart@dat.state.md.us

Parrs Spring where the Patapsco River begins its course to the Chesapeake Bay (photo by Joe Stewart)




2003 Patapsco River Swim
by Joe Stewart

On Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. Joe Stewart is swimming across the mouth of the Patapsco River from North Point State Park, Baltimore County to Venice on the Bay, Anne Arundel County supported by NOAA, the United States Coast Guard and both the Chesapeake Bay Boston Whaler Club and the Chesapeake Paddlers Association.

He hopes to promote an awareness of the need to save this waterway as well as helping Gwynns Falls, Jones Falls & Herring Run Watershed Associations and the Baltimore Sanitary Sewer Oversight Coalition in their grassroots work. Their work includes tree plantings, stream monitoring, trash cleanups, watershed festivals, newsletters and advocating for pollution reduction practices in private and public sector policies.

This will be his second crossing of the river. The first crossing on May 19, 2002 took him 3 hours, 15 minutes. He was greeted at the finish by Paul Travers, author of "The Patapsco: Baltimore's River of History", a book Joe read to better know the river and for inspiration, before his swim. $5,000 was raised in that effort.

He has so far collected $1,200 in pledges toward his 2003 swim and is actively seeking pledges. Anyone can contribute, by sending a check payable to "Greater Homewood Community Corporation" noting "Joe's Patapsco Swim" in the memo section and mailing it to Joe (at his address below).

Joe is a veteran of open water charitable swims, having spent ten years organizing and coordinating events that raised over $150,000 for HIV/AIDS groups and environmental organizations.

About his current commitment he says, "I hope someday our Patapsco River will be safe to fish and swim in, will have tree-lined and litter-free banks and will be a place where people stroll along simple green paths, finding peace and strength from a crowded, concrete, stressful world."

Joe has also taken photographs and created photo cards to show the natural beauty of the river from its source at Parrs Spring in Mt. Airy on Four Corners Farm, through Patapsco Valley State Park, Sykesville, Marriottsville, Ellicott City and Elkridge, into the Middle Branch and Inner Harbor, where it is met by Gwynns and Jones Falls, passing Stony, Rock and Bodkin Creeks and Forts McHenry, Carroll, Armistead, Smallwood and Howard, to where it meets the Chesapeake Bay.

At a "Save the Patapsco, Hon!" party, Joe donated hundreds of these photo cards in exchange for contributions to the watershed groups. And with the help of Groundfloor Xposure and the Patapsco Back River Tributary Team, Joe now has a Power Point slide presentation that shows his images of the river from its source to its mouth. Joe has been regularly attending Trib Team meetings to better grasp the issues facing the river and to promote "Patapsco Pride".

It is one of ten trib teams in Maryland appointed by the Governor to assist the state and local governments in carrying out the provisions of the 1995 tributary strategies.

Chair, Fran Flannigan, says of our watershed, "We are dealing with major infrastructure problems, two big treatment plants that will need future upgrades, an urban stream system that needs restoration and a large population that is not terribly attuned to the needs of the river."

Baltimore Sanitary Sewer Oversight Coalition
Guy Hollyday
719 Field Street, Baltimore, MD 21211, 410-366-6827
guypam@erols.com

Gwynns Falls Watershed Association
Emily Watson
P.O. Box 47250, Baltimore, MD 21244
443-429-3183
info@gwynnsfalls.net

Herring Run Watershed Association
Rich Hersey
4337 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214
410-254-1577
watershed@herringrun.org
www.herringrun.org

Jones Falls Watershed Association
Christel Cothran
3501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
410-261-3515
ccothran@greaterhomewood.org
www.jonesfalls.org

Joe Stewart
3212 Avon Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
Jstewart@dat.state.md.us
410-243-4418, 410-767-1354

Patapsco Back River Tributary Team
Stephanie Behles
MD Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E-2
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-8723
sbehles@dnr.state.md.us


PV Newsletter -
Do you Prefer Reading It on the Web?

If you prefer not to receive a printed copy of The Swimmer's Ear in the mail, please notify Jeff Roddin at PVRegistrar@usms.org. The articles from the newsletter and most entry forms are available online at www.pvmasters.org . You will be removed from the mailing list but can be reinstated at any time by contacting Jeff again.


Hawaii Swims
Our summer swim dates have some slight changes for 2003. We've also added other Hawaii swimming events and will be updating events weekly! www.hawaiiswim.com

If you have any questions please email Chris Moore, Swim Series Director, at eroom@hawaii.rr.com.


Charleston, SC Low Country Splash
The Chesapeke Bay Swim changed their weekend to a week earlier than we anticipated and we in turn had to move ours up two weeks so as not to be in competition. The date we are shooting for is the 24th of May for the Low-Country Splash. Hope this is helpful. Web: www.rcctherapy.com/Splash2.htm


Last Issue!
Unless You've Renewed Your PV USMS Registration.

This will be your last Swimmer's Ear issue unless you've renewed your PV USMS registration for 2003.




 Classified

Coaching Opportunity
The Fairfax County Masters swim team is looking for a coach to coach our Tuesday night practices. Practice is held from 8:00-9:00 p.m. at the Audrey Moore Recreation Center at Wakefield Park, located just of I-495 at Braddock Road.

In exchange for coaching, you may choose to earn $15 per hour, or you can swim with us free! We offer 5 practices a week (M/W, 8-9 p.m. at Oakmarr; T/Th, 8-9 p.m. at Audrey Moore; Sat, 8-9 a.m. at Providence). If you and a friend would like to split the coaching job, we support job sharing.

For further information, please contact John Buechler at 703-941-0469 ext 1# or jebu@erols.com.


Coaching Opportunity
My name is Doug Sutherland, Coordinator of High School Swimming for Prince George's County. We have 18 high school swim teams and about 450 swimmers.
We need coaches for the 2003 Fall season (November through February).
A coach has to be 21, and have CPR, Life Saving and First Aid
Certificates. If one or more have expired we may be able to adjust. There is a stipend.
Please let me hear from you at anndoug@erols.com or 301-345-6119.


Coaching Opportunity
Head summer swim coach opening at Adelphi Recreation in Adelphi, MD. Please contact Jennifer Teerlink at teerlink@geol.umd.edu to be sent a copy of the position announcement.


"Wave Machine" Pool in Prince George's County
The Theresa Banks Pool in Prince George's County has a wave machine and wants to start a program to give masters swimmers an opportunity to train for open water swims. If you're interested in getting more information contact: Ellery at ellery@hypnotikentertainment.com

Theresa Banks Pool
8615 Mclain Ave # A,
Glenarden, MD 20706
Phone: (301) 772-5515


Kayakers: We Need Your Help!!
The 2003 Potomac River Swim on May 31, 2003 needs support kayakers for the 7.5 mile swim from Hull Neck, VA to Point Lookout State Park, MD. Pledges raised by the swimmers equally benefit the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, the Southern Maryland Sierra Club, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Point Lookout State Park, and the Potomac River Association. Free camping at Point Lookout State Park, a pre-swim supper, breakfast, lunch, and t-shirt are all included.

For more information, contact Cheryl Wagner at (202) 387-2361 cherylw@crosslink.net or visit our webpage: www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/pr2003i.htm.


waves




 Photo Credits

  • Eric Nordlund - photo by Debbie Morrin-Nordllund
  • All other photos by Cheryl Wagner except Parrs Spring photo & CJ Hall
  • CJ Lockman Hall & Victoria Alexis - the Hall's
  • Parrs Spring photo - Joe Stewart



 Events Calendar


2003 Pool Calendar

Feb 15-16
Virginia Masters Invitational - Midlothian, VA (entry deadline: Feb 7, 2003) Info: Contact Nancy Miller - (804) 320-2143 or nancymillr@aol.com or James Wolfle (757) 393-1799 or wolfle@aol.com Web: www.vaswim.org/UpcomingSwimMeets/VMST_Winter_Classic.pdf

Mar 1-2
Maryland Masters Winter Meet UMBC - UMBC, Catonsville, MD SCY; Barbara Protzman, 7919 Main Falls Cir, Catonsville, MD 21228-2421, 410-788-2964(h), swimbarb@hotmail.com; maryland.usms.org/PDF/Winter03.pdf; Entry Deadline 2/22/2003

Mar 2
2nd Chinn Aquatics Swim Meet, Woodbridge, VA. Info: Harry DeLong hdelong@comcast.net (703) 368-0309 www.vaswim.org/UpcomingSwimMeets/Chinn_meet_030203.pdf

Mar 2
Lower Bucks YMCA SCY - Philadelphia area, PA SCY; Neal Conrad, 83 Forest Ct, Limerick, PA 19468, 610-878-6690, ndconrad01@comcast.net

Mar 15
2003 Carol Chidester Memorial Swim Series; UMBC Catonsville, MD http://maryland.usms.org/PDF/SSC2003.pdf

Mar 16:
Bill Crawford Memorial Winter Classic - Villanova Univ, Villanova, PA SCY; Stephanie Walsh Beilman, 610-293-0527(w), stephswim1@aol.com; www.bee.net/dcastell/BillCrawfordMemorialWinterClassicMeet.html

Mar 29
Albatross Open - Bethesda, Web: www.pvmasters.org/entry.htm Info: Meet Directors: Helen Beven 301-897-2947 (hbevenintheusa@cs.com ) and Andy Fraser 301-962-0787 (afraser@sandglass.com ) Entries Chair: Jeff Roddin 301-603-0528 (PVRegistrar@usms.org )

Apr 6
Maryland Masters 1000/1650 Meet; UMBC, Catonsville, MD; http://maryland.usms.org/PDF/dist2003.pdf

Apr 11-13
Colonies Zone SCY Championships - GMU Fairfax Campus Info: Cheryl Ward, 703-359-5366, cherylaward@yahoo.com Web: www.patriotmasters.org/ColoniesApr2003Entry.pdf

Apr 24-27
YMCA Masters National Championship - Sarasota, FL SCY; www.ymcaswimminganddiving.org/

May 15-18
2003 USMS SC Championships - Mona Plummer Aquatic Complex, ASU, Tempe, AZ SCY; Mark Gill, 480-775-1485, mark.gill@asu.edu www.usms.org/comp/scnats03

May 27 - Jun 9
2003 National Senior Games - Hampton Roads, VA SCY; Scott Rabalais, 4 McLaughlin Ct., Savannah, GA 31419, 912-927-7016, scottrabalais@compuserve.com; www.nationalseniorgames.org

Jun 29
Terrapin 800/1500 LCM Meet - Campus Rec Facility, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Deck entries allowed. Contact: Dave Diehl: H: 301-946-0649 (before 9PM) W: 301-314-5372 Email: dd119@umail.umd.edu Web: www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/meet800.htm

Aug 13-17
2003 USMS LC Championships - Sonny Werblin Rec Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ LCM; Edward Nessel, 908-561-5339, 908-769-2892 (fax), ednessel@aol.com

Aug 31 - Sep 6
Latin American - Caribbean Games in Barbados. www.latycar.org/spanish/proximos.htm


swimmer

2002 Open Water Calendar


Feb 1 - Mar 16
February Fitness Frolic; Postal swim for greatest number of yards swum. http://maryland.usms.org/Word/FebruaryFitnessFrolic03.doc

Apr 19
24 Mi Tampa Bay Marathon Swim - Tampa Bay, FL Distance Matters, Inc., 1920 Cobblestone Way, Clearwater, FL 33760, 727-531-7999, collins@tampabay.rr.com ; Solo, 3-person relays, and 6-person relays to celebrate Earth Day and the revitallization of Florida's largest estuary. The swim course covers the entire length of Tampa Bay; www.distancematters.com ; Sanctioned by FL LMSC; Entry Deadline 3/1/2003

May 15 - Sep 30
2003 USMS 5K/10K Postal Championship PST-LD; Mel Goldstein, 5735 Carrollton Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220, 317-253-8289, goldstein@mindspring.com

May 25
Jim McDonnell 1 & 2 Mile Lake Swims - Lake Audubon, Reston, VA - OW; Lynn Hazlewood, Reston Masters Swim Team, 703-845-SWIM (7946), lynhzlwd@usms.org; Entry processing and scoring by Lin-Mark Computer Sports, www.lin-mark.com ; www.restonmasters.org

May 31
Potomac River 7.5 Mile Swim - Point Lookout State Park, MD Info: Cheryl Wagner (202) 387-2361 cherylw@crosslink.net www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/pr2003i.htm

May 31
2003 USA Swimming 5K Open Water Swim Estero Island Challenge Lynn Hall Park, Fort Myers, FL www.Active.com Contact: Gregg Cross at 941-482-6600 or at Sushifiend@aol.com

Jun 1
2003 USA Swimming 10 Kilometer Open Water National Championship Fort Myers Beach, FL www.active.com Contact: Gregg Cross, (239) 482-6600, Email: Sushifiend@aol.com

Jun 8:
Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4 Mile Swim & 1 Mile Bay Challenge, Bay Bridge Marina, at Sandy Point St. Park, MD www.lin-mark.com

Jun 14
2003 USMS 3K Open Water Championship - Hartwell Lake, Clemson, SC; Jacque Grossman, Clemson Aquatic Team, 864-654-4704, 864-646-8836 (d), jelg@innova.net

Jun 28
12th Annual Swim for Life - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Mi Swims - Chestertown, MD; Dawson Nash, DCAC, 4514 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, 202-686-2150, swimmerdn4321@aol.com

Jun 28
2003 USMS 1-Mile Open Water Championship - Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis, IN
OW; Mel Goldstein, 317-253-8289, goldstein@mindspring.com

Jun 28
Madison Mile - Madison, CT Dave Parcells, 17 Yankee Glen Dr, Madison, CT 06443, 203-605-4137, 203-318-0361, parcells@snet.net; www.shoreline.org; Sanctioned by CT LMSC; Pre-entry & Deck-entry

July 20
Cove to Cove Swim - 2.4 miles, Hudson River, New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Aug 1
Park to Park One-Miler - New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Aug 9
Atlantic City, NJ Marathon Swim 22.5 miles www.ACSwim.org

Aug 9
25 K Swim Across Long Island Sound - Bridgeport, CT Dave Parcells, 17 Yankee Glen Dr, Madison, CT 06443, 203-605-4137, 203-318-0361, parcells@snet.net; www.swimsound.org Entry Deadline 6/1/2003

Aug 23:
Great Hudson River Swim - 2.8 Miles, New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Sep 20
Little Red Lighthouse Swim - 7.8 miles, New York, NY http://www.nycswim.org

biker

2003 Local Multi-sport Calendar
by CJ Lockman Hall

Confirm date, distance, and entry availability at race web site or with race director.

March 2
Wisp Winter Triathlon, Wisp Ski Resort, McHenry, MD; 2.7 mile run, snow tube, 8 mile mountain bike, snow tube, 4 mile cross country ski, snow tube, 2.5 mile snow trail run; Triathlantic, www.triath.com jaeger@erols.com ; 410-593-9662

March 23
7th Annual NOVA Mountain Bike Duathlon Series #1, Wakefield Park, Annandale, VA; 2.3 mile trail run, 9 mile mountain bike, 2.3 mile trail run; Triathlantic, www.triath.com , jaeger@erols.com ; 410-593-9662

March 30
Return of the Leonardtown Duathlon, Leonardtown, MD; 3 mile run, 20 mile bike, 3 mile run; Triathlantic, www.triath.com , jaeger@erols.com ; 410-593-9662

April 6
4th Annual Western Maryland Adventure Race, Thurmont, MD; trail run, climb, kayak, canoe, mountain bike, portage, run; Triathlantic, www.triath.com , jaeger@erols.com ; 410-593-9662

Apr 6
Blackwater Traverse Duathlon, Cambridge South Dorchester HS, Cambridge, MD; 10K-run, 41K-bike, 5K-run; http://tricolumbia.org/html/blackwater.html

April 12-13
13th Odyssey One-Day Adventure Race, Big Island, VA; solo or team; pro: 24 hours/85 miles; adventure: 60 miles; www.oarevents.com , oarinfo@aol.com ; 757-425-2445

April 13
3rd Annual Cure Autism Now Triathlon and Duathlon, Bethesda, MD; tri: 500 meter pool swim, 10 mile bike, 2.5 mile run; du: 2.5 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2.5 mile run; home.earthlink.net/~mpneal/index.html gunga666@yahoo.com ; 202-251-7734

April 19
3D Sports Duathlon at West Creek, Richmond, VA; 5K run, 18 mile bike, 5K run; www.set-upinc.com/2002racepages/westcreek/westcreek.shtml

April 27
Pennsylvania Adventure Race #1 "The Yough Extreme" Ohiopyle, PA; 50-55 miles of trekking and orienteering, kayaking on Class II- III white water, mountain biking, rappelling; www.paadventureracing.com/raceschedule2003.htm

April 27
4th Annual Point Lookout Duathlon, Point Lookout St. Park, MD; 3 mile run, 15 mile bike, 3 mile run; Triathlantic, www.triath.com , jaeger@erols.com ; 410-593-9662

May 3
Odyssey Off-Road Duathlon, Sherando, VA; solo or team; 8 mile trail run, 11 mile bike with hike-a-biking, climbing, log-jumping, singletrack, challenging descent; www.oarevents.com , oarinfo@aol.com ; 757-425-2445

May 3
Odyssey Off-Road Triathlon, Sherando, VA; solo or team; pro: 0.9 mile swim, 8 mile run/hike, 22 mile bike (most singletrack); sport: 0.9 mile swim, 8 mile run/hike, 11 mile bike (most singletrack); www.oarevents.com , oarinfo@aol.com ; 757-425-2445

May 4
14th American Cancer Society Triathlon, Schumaker Pond Park, Salisbury, MD; 0.5 mile swim, 14.5 mile bike, 3.5 mile run; www.lmsports.com , info@lmsports.com ; 410-749-1624

May 4
Blackwater Traverse Duathlon, Cambridge, MD; 10K run, 41K bike, 5K run; www.tricolumbia.org/html/blackwater.html , rdvigor@erols.com ; 410-964-1246

May 10-11
11th Endorphin FIX Adventure Race, New River Gorge National Park, WV; solo or team; pro: 125 miles; sport: 75 miles; hike, bike, climb, river swim; www.oarevents.com , oarinfo@aol.com ; 757-425-2445

May 11
11th Annual LaPlata Duathlon, LaPlata, MD; 3 mile run, 16 mile bike, 3 mile run; Triathlantic, www.triath.com , jaeger@erols.com ; 410-593-9662

May 17
Inaugural 12 Hours of Wisp Mountain Bike Race, Wisp Ski Resort, MD; 12 hour mountain bike race, 3 person teams; Triathlantic, www.triath.com , jaeger@erols.com ; 410-593-9662

May 17
Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon, Smith Mountain Lake, VA; 750 meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run; www.set-upinc.com/2002racepages/smithmtnlake/smithmtnlake.shtml

May 17
Pennsylvania Adventure Race #2 "The Pittsburgh Urban Adventure" Pittsburgh, PA; 75 miles of mountain biking, orienteering & trekking, Class I canoeing, rappelling, traversing; www.paadventureracing.com/raceschedule2003.htm

May 18
Columbia Triathlon, Centennial Park, Ellicott City, MD; 1.5K-swim, 41K-bike, 10K-run; http://tricolumbia.org/html/columbia.html rdvigor@erols.com ; 410-964-1246

May 25
Liberty to Liberty Triathlon New York, NY - Philadelphia, PA www.envirosports.com

May 31
1st Annual Escape from School Youth Triathlon, Lums Pond State Park, DE; for ages 7-13; 100 meter swim, 3 mile bike, 0.5 mile run; www.lin-mark.com/2003sch1.htm

Jun
Breezy Point Triathlon, Norfolk, VA; 1K swim, 20K bike, 5K run; www.breezypointtri.com ; **not yet updated for 2003

Jun 1
Washington DC Triathlon www.envirosports.com

Jun 1
7th Annual Cape May Triathlon and Duathlon, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ; tri: 0.5 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 2.8 mile run; du: 2.8 mile run, 15 mile bike, 2.8 mile run; Triathlantic, www.triath.com , jaeger@erols.com ; 410-593-9662

Jun 7-8
Pennsylvania Adventure Race #3 "The Lion Heart 24 Hour Adventure Race" Ohiopyle, PA; 80-100 miles of expedition mountain biking, trekking & orienteering, paddling Class II-IV white water on the Yough, rappelling/traversing; www.paadventureracing.com/raceschedule2003.htm

Jun 8
Blackwater EagleMan Triathlon, Dorchester County, MD; 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run; http://tricolumbia.org/html/eagleman.html

Jun 8
18th New York Triathlon Series #1 Swim .5 Miles - Bike 16 Miles- Run 3 Miles Entry Now Open! Harriman State Park Lake Sebago, NY www.nytc.org

Jun 14
16th Annual Thundergust Triathlon (w/new duathlon), Pittsgrove, NJ; tri: 0.4 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 3.5 mile run; du: 2 mile run, 16 mile bike, 3.5 mile run; www.lin-mark.com/2003sch1.htm

Jun 15
The Flannery Duathlon at Sugarloaf, Poolesville High School, Poolesville, MD; 5K-run, 30K-bike, 5K-run; www.tricolumbia.org/html/sugarloaf.html

Jun 15
10th Annual Spud Triathlons and Duathlon, Indian Head, MD; long tri: 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6.2 mile run; short tri: 0.5 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run; du: 3.1 mile run, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run; Triathlantic, www.triath.com , jaeger@erols.com ; 410-593-9662

Jun 15
16th Marathon Sports Sprint Triathlon, Middletown, DE; 0.25 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 3 mile run; www.races2run.com/2003_Details/June_2003_details.htm#061503-tri ; 302-654-6400

Jun 21
3rd Annual Escape From Ft. Delaware Triathlon, Delaware City, DE; 1.5k swim, 40K bike, 10K run; www.lin-mark.com/2003sch1.htm

Jun 22
Xterra East Championship, Richmond, VA; Xterra: 1K swim, 26K mountain bike, 10K run; XT: 500 meter swim, 15K mountain bike, 5K run; http://xterraplanet.com/race/richmond.html#status , info@xterraplanet.com ; 877-751-8880

Jun 28
Swim to Freedom Triathlon/Run to Freedom Duathlon, Jersey City, NJ; tri: 3 mile swim, 13 mile bike, 3.1 mile run; du: 2 mile run, 13 mile bike, 3.1 mile run; www.lin-mark.com/2003sch1.htm

Jun 29
2nd Annual Potomac Triathlon, Dahlgren, VA; 0.75 mile swim, 18 mile bike, 3 mile run; Triathlantic, www.triath.com , jaeger@erols.com 410-593-9662

Jul 13
7th Annual Hudson Valley Triathlon Description: Swim .9 Miles - Bike 26 Miles- Run 6.2 Miles Type: Online Now Open Location: Ulster Landing Park Kingston, NY Website: http://www.nytc.org

Jul 19
Sunset Sprint Triathlon- Description: .50 Mi. Swim - 16 Mi. Bike - 5K Run Type: USAT Sanctioned Triathlon Location: Sunset Lake Bridgeton, NJ - Website: www.lin-mark.com

Jul 20
Philadelphia Triathlon www.envirosports.com

Aug 3
22nd Annual Wilkes-Barre Triathlon Description: Entry Now Open Type: USAT Sanctioned Olympic Distance Triathlon Location: Harveys Lake & Penn State Campus Lehman Township, PA Website: www.wilkesbarretriathlon.com

Aug 10
18th New York Triathlon Series #2 Description: Swim .5 Miles - Bike 16 Miles- Run 3 Miles Type: In Memory Of Ned Northrup Location: Harriman State Park Lake Sebago, NY Website: www.nytc.org

Aug 17
Timberman Half-Ironman Triathlon Description: ONLINE NOW OPEN Location: Lake Winnapasaukee Gilford, NH Website: http://timbermantri.com

Aug 17
Timberman Sprint Triathlon Description: ONLINE NOW OPEN Location: Lake Winnapasaukee Gilford, NH Website: www.timbermantri.com

Sep
Make-A-Wish Sea Colony Triathlon, Bethany Beach, DE; 1.5K-ocean swim, 36K-bike, 10K-run; http://tricolumbia.org/html/make_a_wish.html

Visit:
www.active.com
www.cooltri.com
www.envirosports.com
www.insidetri.com/calendar
www.lin-mark.com
www.oarevents.com
www.paadventureracing.com
www.set-upinc.com
www.triath.com
www.triathlete.com
www.tricolumbia.org
for details and more events.