Swimmer's Ear
Newsletter of the Potomac Valley Masters Committee
February 2007


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

 Note from the Chair

Deb
Another year has started, and, hopefully, not all our resolutions are broken yet.

We have already started off the year's events with the Tropical Splash put on by the Alexandria Masters Swim Team - a nice "sunny" way to spend a winter day. I hope that you will take advantage of some of the great upcoming meets within Potomac Valley, or outside of our LMSC, try something new, and meet new swimming friends in the upcoming year.

DC Masters has announced that they would like to sponsor Potomac Valley Distance Awards for swimmers within the LMSC involved in distance events. These awards will be in memory of Frank Murphy. We thank DC Masters and I think this will be a great way to remember a distance "fanatic" who swam many PV Masters events over the years.

Happy Laps, - Debbie
Debbie Morrin-Nordlund



 Articles and Interviews

Neil Interview with Neill Williams,
PV Swimmer of the Year

by Cheryl Wagner

The most impressive thing about Neill Williams, for me, was not his long list of top ten swims and his PV swimmer of the year award, but his modesty, and really nice personality. Here is an interview with Neill.

Q: How did you get into swimming?
A: I am from Richmond, VA and starting swimming at a community pool, built when I was 10. They formed a team and taught me strokes. I had the hardest time with the breaststroke; I couldn't turn my feet out. When I was 15, I began swimming year-round and experiencing more success. By age 17, I won a swimming scholarship to American University where I did the 50 & 100 free and IM. When I first went to AU, they were last in the conference. But by my senior year, we won it.

Q: How did you begin swimming with Masters?
A: After graduating from college, I went back to Richmond to attend medical school. I didn't swim for a year but then my old coach contacted me and said, "Why not swim masters?"

It was tough at first since I hadn't been doing anything for a year. But I've always loved swimming and competing. It's a place where you can get your competitive urges out.

After I finished medical school, I did an internship in Charleston, SC and residency at George Washington University in psychiatry. I continued swimming in both places. I did better in school while swimming. It releases stress and provides structure.

I did meets in SC and went to nationals in 1995 at ISHOF. I did ok in my first race, the 50 breast, and had a good 100 breast and 100 IM.

Q: How did you end up in DC?
A: I liked DC when I went to American University. So after my residency at GW, I stayed here. I had picked Charleston for my internship, because I wanted to be close to a beach. But DC feels like home. I continued in masters swimming and had my best years in '94 and '96.

Q: How are you swimming now?
A: I did my top times in my late 20's. Now, at the end of my 30's, I'm trying to hold steady. I'm finding that I'm not able to pound out sets like I used to. So I'm putting in more quality, with less rep's - swimming faster with more rest. I always try to incorporate drills into practice.

Q: How do you like your masters team?
A: DCAC is like a big family. In practice there are typically 6 or 7 people per lane. But we make it work. There are a lot of fast people on the team and it's very social. We get a good workout but we have fun. I'm hoping I can keep doing it as long as I'm physically able. I'm one of these people who feels "ancy", if I don't work out for a few days. I'd like to mention that DCAC is hosting the IGLA 2008 championships at the UM Natatorium in College Park. DCAC has won the IGLA championships 8 times: in '95, '96, '97, '99, '01, '03, '04, and '05. The only one that we actually lost was in Paris -- to the Paris team by 20 points. (We didn't go in 2000 because we attended the Gay Games.)


Good News for Couch Potatoes
by Cheryl Wagner

A recent article in Time Magazine, titled "How the Brain Rewires Itself" makes some interesting observations about the role of the mind in sport training, or any physical training (such as playing the piano). To quote from the article concerning an experiment in which one group practiced the piano while another just thought about playing, "...When the scientists compared the TMS data on the two groups-those who actually tickled the ivories and those who only imagined doing so-they glimpsed a revolutionary idea about the brain: the ability of mere thought to alter the physical structure and function of our gray matter. ..What the TMS revealed was that the region of motor cortex that controls the piano-playing fingers also expanded in the brains of volunteers who imagined playing the music-just as it had in those who actually played it...If his results hold for other forms of movement, then mentally practicing a golf swing or a...swimming turn could lead to mastery with less physical practice..."

So if you can't make it to practice, at least think about it. Or even during the next boring work meeting - think about doing a flawless freestyle or breaststroke. Just don't get caught!

Source: Time Magazine, January 29, 2007, "How the Brain Rewires Itself" by Sharon Begley.
Blue fish


 Congratulations

2006 PV Swimmers of the Year
by Michael Lee

2006 Swimmers of the Year
SCY
Mary Lathram of DCM
Clay Britt of ANCM &
William M Liscinsky Jr of CUBU
LCM
Margot Pettijohn of ANCM
Frank Manheim of RMST
SCM
Margot Pettijohn of ANCM
Neill Williams of DCAC
SCY Top Ten Rankings
Rank Name Club Age Group Points
1 Mary Lathram DCM W90-94 77
2 Anne I Walker DCM W90-94 66
3 Stacy E Peterson CUBU W18-24 56
4 J Clay Britt ANCM M45-49 51
5 William M Liscinsky Jr CUBU M18-24 51
6 Jeffrey Roddin ANCM M35-39 49
7 Ethan C Bassett CUBU M25-29 44
8 Ann Svenson DCM W60-64 41
9 Kelly E Bowman TERR W25-29 36
10 Matt R Haupt TERR M25-29 27
10 Peter J Fehring TERR M25-29 27

LCM Top Ten Rankings
Rank Name Club Age Group Points
1 Margot Pettijohn ANCM W60-64 76
2 Mary Lathram DCM W90-94 70
3 Anne Walker DCM W90-94 56
4 Kimberly Jenko NCYM W18-24 40
5 Frank Manheim RMST M75-79 31
6 Jeffrey Roddin A NCM M35-39 28
7 Mollie Grover TERR W25-29 26
8 Jennifer O'Reilly RMST W25-29 24
9 Peter Fehring TERR M25-29 22
10 Clay Britt ANCM M45-49 20

SCM Top Ten Rankings
Rank Name Club Age Group Points
1 Margot Pettijohn ANCM W60-64 81
2 Chio Hatakeyama ALEX W30-34 62
3 Anne Walker DCM W90-94 44
4 Neill Williams DCAC M35-39 43
4 Catherine Vorrasi DCAC W18-24 43
6 Mary Lathram DCM W90-94 40
7 Jeffrey Roddin ANCM M35-39 35
8 Mollie Grover TERR W25-29 33
8 Lisa Van Pelt-Diller GERM W45-49 33
8 Karen Klisch DCAC W65-69 33
8 Clay Britt ANCM M45-49 33



 Humor and Quotes

Road
When you can't make it to practice, hit the road...


 Meet News

Swim in the New Year -
Dec 31, 2006


Swim in the New Year
James Crowder, Mollie Grover, Bill Shipp, Jeff Strahota

Swim in the New Year
Heather Hagadorn, Jeff Roddin, Mark Gill (USMS Vice President), Jill Gellatly

Swim in the New Year
Mallory & Julie Onisk

Swim in the New Year
Barbara Mueller, Judy Lim-Sharpe, Patricia Liegey

Swim in the New Year
Hilary Sullivan, Jim Nealis

Swim in the New Year
Ann Marie Lombardi, Eddie Rivas, Wanda Williams

Swim in the New Year
Tom Early

Swim in the New Year
Andrew Pomerance

Swim in the New Year
Eva Grahek, Bruce McPherson

Swim in the New Year
Stephanie Hutchins, Jane Strachan

Swim in teh New Year
Dottie Buchhagen, Susan Blum

Swim in the N ew Year
Allyson Adams

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The Tropical Splash is back!
by Mike Davey

Cancelled last year because of pool renovations, the Alexandria Masters Tropical Splash SCY Meet returned on Super Bowl Sunday February 4, 2007. 144 swimmers, including 34 who swam in their first Masters meet, made for a successful meet and a lot of fun.

In keeping with the meet theme, the free refreshments in the Luau hospitality room included mangoes, bananas, oranges & pineapples to complement the bagels and homemade baked goods. Nonetheless, the ever nutrition- and diet-conscious Masters swimmers homed in on the several dozen Krispy Kremes, which were gone in the first hour.

The meet favorite Coconut Relay saw 14 teams (5 more than last meet) compete and come up with some novel ways of carrying the coconuts. Using the 2006 USMS Top Ten times as a gauge, there was also plenty of serious swimming. On the men's side, Jeff Roddin (35-39) of the Ancient Mariners, swam a 53.04 100 fly, which was matched by Jon Fry (25-29), Alexandria. Both Jeff and Jon topped their age group in all their events. For the women Stacey Peterson (25-29), Curl-Burke, and Beth Schreiner (65-69), Virginia Masters, registered outstanding times in all three of the events they swam, Stacey in the backstroke and Beth in the free (50, 100, 200). Stacey's 27.57 in the 50 back beat the number one 2006 time by 0.34 seconds. Numerous other swimmers also swept the teal ribbons in all their events including Bob Kannegieser (45-49), who traveled from Pennsylvania for the meet. Adding an international flavor to this year's Tropical Splash was Ahmed Hamada (65-69) representing Egyptian Masters.

The Health Department killed Allie the alligator, but the inflatable palm tree stayed inflated, and none of the fish on the backstroke flags fell off. None of the computers or electrical gear shorted out, and all the coconuts floated. Thanks to all who made this meet work.

Visit www.alexandriamasters.com for results, photos, and, if you attended the meet, to leave feedback on our discussion board. See you next year. Mahalo and Aloha!

Tropical Splash
Phoebe Mix, Binny Hardie

Tropical Splach
Mark Murray, Doug Masterson, Jenny Morris, Don McIlwain
Tropical Splash
Katie, Sidney, Dave, & Zoe

Tropical Splash
Ray Novitske, Rebecca Halbe

Tropical Splash
Alicia Ensey, Julie Bigler
Tropical Splash
Genie McCreery, Jon Wood, Janet McMillan
Fish

Arlington Ageless Masters -
Report from Tropical Splash

by Ellen Hufford

We had a great group of about 8 people from our swim team at the Tropical splash swim meet last Sunday, February 4th. The meet was at the George Washington Recreation center in Alexandria, Va. We had enough people to make a relay team for the 200 yard freestyle women's group and we had three relay teams for the 150 yards coconut relay at the end of the meet.

The meet was in a short course 25 yards pool and had a Hawaiian tropical theme. I had a great time.

Shari, YJ, Holly, Jim, Pat Lengle, Janel, Becky, and I (Ellen) were all at the meet. Also, Jim and Pat's daughter, Alyssa Lengle, were at the meet. And Marcie plus Miriam and her son came to cheer us on. Marcie's brother was competing in the meet and swims on the Fairfax masters team.

I swam the 200 Free, 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 breaststroke and two relays. Our relays tied for 2nd place in the 200 free. Janel, Holly, Shari and I made up the relay team.

A fun time was had by all.


 Announcements

Fairland Aquatic Center Masters Swimming -
expanded schedule

Fairland Center
L-to-R: Bob Chambers, Sean West, Barney Lynch, Dave Larson, Jim Wenhold, Deborah
Jim Wenhold (former ACC Coach of the year) is coaching a Masters swim program at:
Fairland Aquatic Center
13820 Old Gunpowder Road
Laurel, MD 20707.

Workouts are currently free (no charge).

Schedule is:
Sat. 8-9:30 am
Mon. & Wed. 6-7:30 am
Tue. & Thu. 7:15-8:35 pm

Contact Jim Wenhold for more info:
Email: James.Wenhold@comcast.net
Phone: 301-452-3246


Jim McDonnell Clinics - moved to May 26
by Tara Lyn Launer

The lake swim clinics for the Jim McDonnell lake swims have been moved to Saturday, May 26 at 10 AM and 11 AM.


2006 PVLMSC Treasurer's Report
by Tim Tmmons

The Potomac Valley Local Masters Swimming Committee financial situation is very stable at the end of 2006. We currently have $21,000 combined in our checking and savings account and our "net" for the year was $ +4550. As you remember, the LMSC had been losing money for the past few years and in an effort to reverse that situation, the annual registration fee was raised from $28 to $32. This was done not only to reverse the negative flow of the past few years, but also to set the fee at an amount to provide for a longer term stability - the figures for 2006 indicate that the increase achieved both these goals. Had the fee not been raised, the LMSC would have shown a negative "net" for the year -- about $ -3500. The following is a breakdown of the 2006 figures:

INFLOWS (rounded):

  • Individual and Club Registrations -- $66,900
  • LCM Zone Meet Entry Fees -- $9350
  • Other -- $800
  • TOTAL = $77,050
OUTFLOWS (rounded):
  • Individual and Club registration fees to USMS -- $40, 350
  • LCM Zone Meet Costs -- $8750
  • Convention Expenses -- $4700
  • Newsletter Costs -- $10,300
  • Other -- $8400
  • TOTAL -- $72,500
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Go the Distance

Go The Distance

Announcing the new 2007 USMS Fitness Event: Go the Distance!

A new fitness event is being offered by the USMS Fitness Committee. The name of this new challenge is "Go the Distance"!

The objective of this event is for participants to track the distance they swim during the year 2007. When participants achieve specific distance milestones of 50 miles, 100 miles, 250 miles, 500 miles, 750 miles and 1000 miles - they will be recognized on the USMS website and awards will be available for purchase (for a minimal fee).

There is no cost to enter this event. Participants are requested to email (or use snail mail) to submit the total distance they swim each month. A list of miles per month and cumulative mileage will be tabulated for each swimmer. Once a distance milestone is achieved awards will be available for purchase. They will include swim caps, certificates, patches and t-shirts with the event logo and the distance of the milestone achieved. Details on these awards and how to purchase them will be available soon.

Each month the results will be updated on the USMS website in the Fitness Section. There will be lists to recognize all those that have achieved each distance milestone. Participants will also be able to look up their current total as well as view their progress toward the next distance milestone. In addition there will be graphs illustrating the participation for each zone, lmsc, age groupse etc..

This event was designed to encourage folks to track the distance they swim in order to review their progress and to be recognized for their achievements. There is no time limit for the distance milestones (except that it must be in 2007) so speed does not count - just the effort to attain the next goal. We wish to recognize participation and achievement of goals with this event.

There will be an entry form, monthly results, award request form and a "distance tracking log" available on the USMS website (fitness section) soon. The log can be used to track one's daily distance swum but is not required.

The Canadian Masters have a Million Metre Challenge that is quite successful. This event is similar in design but will be implemented a bit differently in the beginning. And of course, our goals will be in miles instead of meters!

I would very much appreciate it if you could spread the word to folks and consider participating yourselves! If you need any more information or would like to comment and make suggestions please contact Mary Sweat at gothedistance@swimoregon.org

Wishing you lots of fun swimming in 2007!
Mary Sweat
For the USMS Fitness Committee


2006 USMS Long Distance All Star Team
by Ann Svenson

Andrea Haines (55-59) and Bill Braswell (60-64) of DC Masters were nominated to the 2006 USMS Long Distance All Star Team for scoring the most points in the their respective age groups in USMS Long Distance National Championships. Swimmers are awarded points for their finish position in those events; they must swim at least three events, including one Postal. Andrea also made the team in 2005.


Registration Notes
By Jeff Roddin

This is your last issue of The Swimmer's Ear unless you have renewed your registration. If you registered with a PV club last year your club representative has your 2007 renewal form. If you were registered Unattached your pre-printed renewal form was mailed to you in December.

If your household is receiving more than one copy of The Swimmer's Ear and you would prefer not to receive the extra copies, please email Jeff Roddin (jroddin@pvmasters.org) and let him know which registered PV swimmers wish to be "unsubscribed." Please note the newsletter may also be viewed online at www.pvmasters.org so if you wish to save us mailing costs please also contact Jeff to "unsubscribe" to the printed issue.

Please welcome one new club to Potomac Valley: Victor Swim Club Masters (VSC). VSC swims out of the South Run Recreation Center in Springfield and they are in conjunction with the Victor Swim Club USA Swimming team. And just as we are going to press a group at the YWCA near Gallery Place is preparing the paperwork to start a new club.


Curl-Burke Freestyle & Stroke Clinics
with Eric & Karlyn Pipes-Nielsen -
April 07

by Deborah Malafsky

Eric and Karyln Pipes-Nielsen are coming to Virginia to conduct one of the most progressive stroke clinics in Masters swimming! Over a four day period, Curl Burke Masters will host Eric and Karyln to conduct three freestyle clinics and one stroke clinic. Each of the freestyle clinics will also address open water swimming and triathlons. The stroke clinic will cover Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly.

All clinics will offer:

  • "Before" and "after" videotaping with stroke analysis
  • Step-by-step freestyle or stroke progression
  • Gradual progression to a faster, more efficient stroke
  • Training tips and recovery suggestions
Date/Time/Place (please note all times are approximate):

Freestyle Clinics:
Wednesday, April 25 @ Burke Racquet and Swim Club (BRSC) 6 pm - 10 pm
Friday, April 27 @ American University 6 pm - 10pm
Saturday, April 28 @ BRSC 10 am - 2 pm

Stroke Clinic:
Thursday, April 26 @BRSC 10am-2pm

Reception/Social:
Thursday, April 26, after BRSC 8-9 pm workout

Instructors:
Karyln Pipes-Neilsen has set a world record in every stroke! She is the 2004 World Masters Swimmer of the Year, holds 46 FINA Masters World records and is an Open Water Champion. Karlyn has been teaching and coaching youth and adult swimmers for over 25 years. She also has her own DVD entitled GO SWIM Freestyle Swimming with Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen...visit www.goswim.tv for a preview. The video will be on sale at the clinic at a discounted rate of $35.

Eric Neilsen is a tried and true multi-sport athlete with over 15 years of experience coaching and teaching masters and youth swimmers. Eric is also an All-American Masters swimmer and a 2:57 marathon runner. Eric is a certified Level 4 coach by the American Swim Coaches Association.
_____________________________________________
REGISTRATION FORM


First Name_________________
Last Name_________________________
Phone:__________________ Fax:___________ Email:_________________
Emergency Contact Info (Name and Phone ) __________________________________
Age: ______

Swimming Level: _beginner _ intermediate _advanced _ multi-sport or open water

_ $95 per person per clinic
_ $175 both clinics
Note non-BRSC members will be required to pay an additional $10 guest fee for sessions held at BRSC

Total: _________

Please select date and clinic:
Freestyle Clinics:
_ Wed, Apr 25 6-10pm @ BRSC
_ Fri, Apr 27 6-10pm @ AU
_ Sat, Apr 28 10am-2pm @ BRSC

Stroke Clinic:
_ Thurs, April 26 10am-2pm @ BRSC

Make Checks payable to BRSC Masters and mail to:
Deborah Malafsky
11130 Fairfax Blvd., Suite 305
Fairfax, VA 22030
Deborah.Malafsky@yahoo.com
fax: 703.783-5643

Registrations will be accepted on a first come/first serve basis. Each session can have a maximum of 20 swimmers.

Refund policy: In full, up to 30 days before the clinic

Former PV Treasurer, Col. Rob Whitters
Source: www.BlackAnthem.com (Marine News)

Whitters
Marine Col. Robert Whitters, deputy to the deputy chief of staff for Coalition operations, Multi-National Force-Iraq, distributes toys for Iraqi children at the Radwaniyah Clinic on Victory Base Complex on Jan. 9. (U.S. Marine photo by Spc. Derron A. Dickinson, 28th Public Affairs Detachment journalist)

Swim for Life - June 16, 2007
Didn't get into the Bay Swim? No worry, mon. Consider doing Swim for Life. Choose from the 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 mile course in the Chester River in Kent County MD. It's a low-key event with food and fun.

For more info, contact WonKee Moon, 301-466-0240, wonkee.moon@yahoo.com. Proceeds benefit the Chester River Association and various organizations in DC and Maryland assisting individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families and communities. Website: www.swimdcac.org


Clay Britt Swimming Clinics

A new season of clinics is scheduled at The Lab School. The three hour clinics include underwater videotaping, a stroke drill DVD and hands on swim instruction. Join Clay and his National Champion Coaches to help you improve your swimming. Upcoming clinic dates:
April 21
May 12
June 23
Please see www.claybrittswimming.com or email clay at clay@claybrittwimming.com


Unofficial Minutes -
PV LMSC Meeting - 10/29/06

by Cheryl Wagner

Chair:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Request to have amendments to by-laws reviewed and voted on.
  • Note that convention reports would be published in the December newsletter
  • Mark Murray applied for a USMS Coaches Committee grant to have a USMS Coaches Clinic
  • The July meeting minutes were approved with a slight correction from "open water" award to "long distance" award.
Sanctions:
  • 2006 meet outstanding issues were noted.
  • Evaluators were solicited for Feb 4 Tropical Splash and Mar 27 Albatross meets.
  • Some teams leave their sanction deposit in the PV treasury - from year to year.
  • Soon will have downloadable form that you can fill in and mail (for sanction request) on PV website.
Registrar:
  • Current registration (at time of meeting) is 1,950.
  • There were 1,913 at this time, last year.
  • 228 people took advantage of the one-event registration at the Reston swim.
  • The PDF USMS registration renewal forms will be sent to all team rep's in early Nov.
  • LCM Top Ten times are on the PV website.
  • If you set a record and send it to the National Office, keep a copy, in case it's lost.
  • There is a new USMS rule for measuring a pool where meets are held. All lanes have to be measured and on file, with touch pads in. (The forms are online on the PV website. PV has a tape measure which can be borrowed, if necessary.) It is suggested that meet officials do the measuring.
Treasurer:
  • There is $17,000 in the two accounts - Oct is normally the lowest point of the year.
  • The treasurer's report will be from Jan 1 - Dec 31.
  • We're running ahead of our usual income, because of the increased dues.
  • We normally keep 20% in checking, and 80% in savings.
  • Convention expenses have been paid.
  • The August '06 LCM meet netted a $500 profit.
  • USMS national office will raise membership rates by $5 per swimmer for the 2008 registration.
Old Business:
The by-laws and grievance procedures were written in the early 1980's. They were revised in 1989 and 1993. Issues raised:
  • How many voting representatives a club can send to PV meetings (based on number of members and at what time of year).
  • What constitutes a "Quorum".
  • Meaning of "Unattached" in PV.
  • Removal of words "18 or older" from discussion of USMS registered individual.
  • "Policies" concerning sanction fees and payment to registrar.
  • By-laws vs. policies (definition of differences)
  • Grievances will be part of policies and will allow people to air differences at the local level. (Grievances generally involve such issues as discrimination, obscene language, complaints against officials, etc.)
New Business:
Bid for LCM Zone Meet
George Mason is closing their pool from Aug through the end of Sep 07. PV is looking for another 50m pool in which to hold the meet.

Virtual Dual Meets
Ray Novitske discussed virtual dual meets. Meets are done in the teams' home pools, and then the teams compare times. It's being tried out by a club with two different workout groups. Are any clubs willing to try it out against another club (with a handicap)? The size of the club might matter - may not be able to fill all events. Article will be published in the newsletter.

Jim McDonnell Swim
Reston Masters is asking to again be able to donate $1000 or 50% of the amount realized from the Jim McDonnell Swim one-event registrations to the Lymphoma foundation. The motion was approved.

Publication of Newsletter in USMS Swimmer Magazine
At USMS convention, it was suggested that clubs publish their newsletters inside the USMS Swimmer magazine. The newsletters would be limited to 8 - 12 pages and would be published 6 times a year. It was decided not to publish our newsletter in the USMS Swimmer Magazine.

Next Meeting:
The next PV LMSC meeting will be on Mar 24 prior to the Albatross Meet at MAC.


DCAC's New Schedule
by Wonkee Moon

DCAC has a new practice schedule. We now have more practices in the Takoma Park area.

****NEW WINTER SCHEDULE****
Mondays, Marie Reed, 8:00-9:30pm
Tuesdays, Takoma Park Rec Center, Takoma Park, DC 7:00-8:30pm
Wednesdays, Marie Reed, 8:00-9:30pm
Thursdays, Takoma Park Rec Center, 7:00-8:30pm
Fridays, No Practice
Saturdays, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD 8:30-10:00am
Sundays, Takoma Park Rec Center, Takoma Park, DC 10:00-11:30am


What the Heck is the Postal Series and
How Do I Participate in It?

by Marcia Cleveland

Sometime during October 2002, there I was in a pool in Connecticut, slogging it through several pace 100's, preparing myself for the 6000 yard postal event, the final leg of my swimming all five postal events that year. When you're doing 100's ad nausea, your mind starts to wander and being no different from the norm, mine started thinking, "I wonder what is the total fastest combined Postal Series ever done?" After another flip turn knocked some sense into me, I started to think, "Heck, forget about the fastest, how 'bout just doing them at all??? That's a HUGE accomplishment in itself. Let's give everyone who does all five Postals some sort of gold star."

I was the Vice Chair of the USMS Long Distance Committee at the time and the Chair, Peter Crumbine, was on vacation for the next few days. By the time Peter returned to real life, our committee not only had consensus on establishing this Postal Series but we had all but finalized the Postal Series Logo!

So what are the five events you need to participate in if you're destined for this proverbial 'gold star'? Actually, you receive a patch that says, "Postal Series", a nice letter from the USMS LD Chair, and your name on "The List" that appears in USMS Swimmer. Believe me, almost all 43,000 USMS members read THAT LIST.

1. In January you need to do the One Hour Swim

2 & 3. Sometime between May 15 and September 15th, you need to do both the 5000 meter swim and the 10,000 meter swim, each in a 50M pool.

4 & 5. Between September 15th and November 15th, you need to do both the 3000 yard swim and the 6000 yard swim, each in a 25 yard pool.

Since it's official inception in 2003, only 20-40 USMS members annually participate in this series, including our own Skip Montanaro and John Martin in 2005, plus yours truly, in 2004 & 2005, and plans for 2007. Skip, John, Nadine Day, and I even combined to establish a new USMS national record in the 4 x 10K Mixed Relay, each of us earning All-American status, to boot!

If you want the entries for each of these events, please visit the Long Distance page of the USMS website at www.usms.org/longdist. Most importantly, you'll need to get crackin' on the One Hour Postal swim since it MUST be swum by January 31st. If you are interested, we can get a group together to assist one another in the timing, since for each of these events, you must have a timer who gets your split every 50 yards in the One Hour, 3000, and 6000, and every 100 meters in the 5K & 10K.

I'd love to have your company in this Postal Series this year. It's a big undertaking but the sense of accomplishment lasts forever! Ask Skip about it sometime.


Next PV Board Meeting
Next meeting - The next 2007 PVLMSC board meeting will be held after the Terrapin Cup Meet on July 1. For more information, see www.pvmasters.org


Dee Dee of St. Mary's Skipjack - The BayLab
We are a non-profit organization providing environmental tours for students and groups on one of Maryland's last skipjacks and from an operational oyster shucking house on St. George Island in the Potomac River. www.thebaylab.org has taught about 4ooo students and parents about the Chesapeake Bay so far this year.

Please join the CBFL and help us educate future generations. To learn more about the skipjack and shore side program contact Georgia Wheeler at jbwassoc@erols.com or see www.thebaylab.org

Save Bay Chesapeake Bay Foundation
• Give a gift that's good for the environment! Have a tree planted - in memory or celebration
• Join us - members-only Bay Discovery Trips. www.cbf.org

Note from the Registrar - Save Some Trees!
By Jeff Roddin

If your household is receiving more than one copy of The Swimmer's Ear and you would prefer not to receive the extra copies, please contact Jeff Roddin (240-464-3982, jroddin@pvmasters.org ) and let him know which registered PV swimmers wish to be "unsubscribed." Or, if you prefer to view it online and save PV the postage just let Jeff know. You may also opt out of the USMS Swimmer magazine. There are no discounts for opting out of these mailings. Thanks, Jeff

Fish

Frank Murphy Award for
PV Long Distance Swimmers of the Year

by Ann Svenson

There is a new Potomac Valley "Swimmer of the Year" award in Potomac Valley.
About the award:
  • To the top male and female swimmers from PVLMSC each year in long distance events.
  • Based on participation in USMS-sanctioned events from 1500m/1650yd and longer, including open water and USMS Postal National Championships during the calendar year, starting in Jan. 2007
  • To be considered for the award, swimmers must nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. In either case, the nomination package would have to provide information on each swim and a link to or copy of official results.
  • Points would be awarded for age-group finish place in any eligible swims.
More info: Ann Svenson, annb48@earthlink.net

History of the New, Originally Terrapin Masters Club:
University of Maryland Masters Swimming

by: David Diehl

The Terrapin Masters Swim Club was founded in 1980 by a small group (4) of former University of Maryland varsity swimmers who wanted to compete together as a team at USMS National Championship meets. A couple of the original people had already begun competing at USMS National Championship meets a few years before and talked a few others to join in with them (including myself) and we formed a team called the Terrapin Masters. The first USMS National Championship meet that we swam together as a team was the 1981 Long Course Nations held in Canton, Ohio. No team scores were recorded at that time so there is no record of how we finished as a team. Since that time, Terrapin Masters swimmers have competed in almost 20 USMS Short and Long Course National Championship meets as well as five World Championship meets.

In 1982, when another PV Club decided not to continue hosting a distance long course meet (because they could not afford to continue losing money from it), the Terrapin Masters decided to host it so the meet would not be dropped from the local schedule of meets. It was a meet that was not particularly heavily attended, but one which a relatively small group of swimmers very much liked to compete in. The next year, 1983, a short course yards meet was begun and a number of years later a second distance event was added to both meets to give the swimmers more choices to make top ten times. Over the years the Terrapin Masters managed to raise a few dollars and the goal for the use of that money was to support the University of Maryland swimming program. Over that period of time every dollar raised was used for that stated purpose. These two annual meets have been very popular among the small group of swimmers who enjoy competing in the longer distances and much "good will" towards the Terrapin Masters was generated over the years.

In 1990, a group of fitness swimmers at the University of Maryland approached the then swim coach about coached workouts at the pool in Cole Field House. A small fee was charged to pay for the coaching and the numbers of the Terrapin Masters expanded as people were looking for a place to swim. Up until that time the number of Terrapin Masters was relatively small and basically worked out on their own or in small groups together. That workout group of Terrapin Masters continued until the new Campus Recreation Center (CRC) opened in 1998 and the Cole Field House pool was shut down. The Campus Recreation Department then took more of an interest in the Terrapin Masters and devised means by which campus and non-campus affiliated people could get into the facility and swim in a coached workout (paid for by Campus Recreation out of the fee to use the CRC). With the new facility came a greater number of people from inside and outside the University who wanted to join the Terrapin Masters to workout. Still, not very many of them competed regularly and the two annual distance meets were moved to the CRC venue. Most of the members just wanted to train for health and fitness and needed a location to swim with some coaching (less than 50 % of masters swimmers in the US actually compete). In addition, two very successful Colonies Zone Meets were hosted at the CRC.

During the past few years a small group (relatively new members) of Terrapin Masters have wanted to host additional swimming meets in order to raise money for banquets, swim caps, relay fees, etc. (according to emails and other information seen and heard) with a small amount of support being given to the varsity team. That group subsequently created a formal, non-profit organization with By-Laws and an elected Board (that, according to the group, was done to satisfy the Campus Recreation Department) to manage the organization. Being the last of the founders of the Terrapin Masters still actively involved, I did not force them to create a "new" club as I did not want to disrupt the Terrapin Masters club. I thought it best to just let them use the name and run the meets they wanted to while I continued to see how things developed with the "new" organization and the relationship with the CRC. I also let the new group know that I would continue to run the two annual distance events meets on behalf of the "original" Terrapin Masters team.

During the past year I saw things happening that did not make me feel comfortable with the direction of the new management of Terrapin Masters. Therefore I have left the Terrapin Masters and formed another club (going back to our roots of 26 years ago) called the University of Maryland Masters (UMD).

Since the CRC managers have limited the dates available, and charge for pool rental, I have moved the two annual distance meets to other venues and am switching their names (over the next year) to the name of the University of Maryland Masters.

I hope this historical perspective is useful in understanding what has been happening behind the scenes with the Terrapin Masters and why a new club was created.

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Masters Swim Coach Wanted
Trinity Masters Aquatics (located at the Trinity Center in the Brookland neighborhood of N.E. Washington, D.C.) is looking to hire one or two part-time coach(es) for the Trinity Masters Swim Team. This can be a co-coaching position. Duties would be to conduct morning workouts from 6 a.m. - 7 a.m. two days a week and evening workouts from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. two days a week, handle administrative duties of the Masters Swim team, and attend swim meets and competitions. Great opportunity for coaching experience! Individuals with a strong swimming background and desire for teaching and the sport of swimming will be considered. For more information please contact Jamie Burket at burketj@trinitydc.edu or 202.884.9093.

Instructors Needed to Teach Adult Swim Lessons
Trinity Aquatics (located at the Trinity Center in the Brookland neighborhood of N.E. Washington, D.C.) is seeking swim instructors to teach our adult "Water Exploration" program. Water Exploration helps participants become more comfortable in the water and teaches basic swimming techniques. WSI certification required. For more information please contact Jamie Burket at burketj@trinitydc.edu or 202.884.9093.


Masters Swim Coach Wanted
The YWCA-NCA masters team at the YWCA near Gallery Place (in Washington, DC) needs a Masters Swim Coach. Info: Vernon Johnson 202-626-0710, ext 14 vjohnson@ywcanca.org


Masters Swim Coach Wanted
DCAC (DC Aquatics Club), DC's gay and lesbian swim team, is looking for a qualified swim coach to lead 1-2 practices a week for ~40 swimmers of varying abilities in DC and/or Maryland for $50-65 per 1.5 hour practice, depending on experience. For more information please contact Jonathan at cocaptain@swimdcac.org


Potomac Valley Safety Chair Wanted
Our current safety chair, Myriam Pero, is returning to Columbia. We will miss her very much and are grateful for her services to Potomac Valley and USMS. If you are interested in serving as the new PV Safety Chair, contact Debbie Morrin-Nordlund, debm@umd.edu .


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 Events Calendar

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  2007 Calendar

Apr 13-15, 2007
SCY Zone Championships - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA SCY; Cheryl Ward, 703-359-5366, cherylaward@yahoo.com ; www.patriotmasters.org/ ;

Apr 21, 2007:
Clay Britt Swim Clinic, Washington DC - www.claybrittswimming.com

May 4-5, 2007:
Virginia Senior Games & Masters Swim Meet - Virginia Beach, VA www.vaswim.org

May 12, 2007:
Clay Britt Swim Clinic, Washington DC - www.claybrittswimming.com

May 17-20, 2007
SCY Nationals Federal Way, WA; www.usms.org

May 18-21, 2007:
Canadian Masters Swimming Championships - Winnipeg, Manitoba www.cmsc2007.ca

May 23-28, 2007
2007 IGLA Championships, Paris, France; www.igla2007.org

Jun 10-14
Terrapin Go Swim Summer Swim Camp www.goswim.tv

Jun 17-21
Terrapin Go Swim Summer Swim Camp www.goswim.tv

Jun 17, 2007
Jeanne and John Merryman Meet - Berwyn, PA www.dvmasters.org

Jun 23, 2007
Clay Britt Swim Clinic, Washington DC - www.claybrittswimming.com

Jun 24-28
Terrapin Go Swim Summer Swim Camp www.goswim.tv

Jul 1, 2007
Terrapin Cup LCM Meet - UM Natatorium, College Park, MD www.terrapinmasters.org

Jul 7, 2007
800/1500 Meter Swimming Meet - MLK Center - Silver Spring, MD - www.pvmasters.org/~umd

Jul 22, 2007
DCRP LCM Meet - Hains Point - Washington, DC - www.pvmasters.org

Aug 10-13, 2007
LCM Nationals The Woodlands, TX ; www.usms.org

Aug 18-19, 2007
Colonies Zone LCM Meet - UM Natatorium, College Park, MD - www.usms.org

Jun 18-22, 2008
2008 IGLA Championships - UM Natatorium, College Park, MD - www.swimdcac.org



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2007 Long Distance/Open Water Calendar

Apr 21, 2007
Myrtle Beach 1 mile & 2.5 mile Ocean Swims - Myrtle Beach, SC www.myrtlebeachoceanswim.com

Apr 21, 2007
24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim - Tamp Bay, FL - distancematters.com/marathon/2007

May 27, 2007
Jim McDonnell Lake Swims (2007 USMS 1-mile Open Water Championships) , Lake Audubon, Reston, VA; www.usms.org

May 27, 2007
Lady Liberty Swim - 1.5 km New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Jun 3, 2007
NAV-E-SINK or swim - 1.2 mi & 2.4 mi swims - Victory Park, Rumson, NJ www.sandyhookers.org

Jun 10, 2007
Great Chesapeake Bay Swim Stevensville MD; 4.4 miles & 1 mile; www.lin-mark.com

Jun 10, 2007
EagleFest 1.2-Mile River Swim - Cambridge, Maryland ... www.tricolumbia.org

Jun 10, 2007
Park to Park Swim - 1 mile New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Jun 10, 2007
Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim Alcatraz Island - San Francisco, CA 1.5-mile swim www.envirosports.com/events

Jun 15 - Oct 29
2nd Beach Ocean Swims - Middletown, RI ; Michael Garr (401-783-7902) or cell (401-741-7193), Michael.Garr@navy.mil . Swims for fun and fitness. Meet at the main lifeguard chair at 4:30PM. Weather dependent;

Jun 16, 2007
Swim for Life 1,2,3,4,5 mi swims - Chestertown, MD www.swimdcac.org Wonkee Moon - captain@swimdcac.org

Jun 16, 2007
12.5 Mile Swim Around Key West - Key West, Florida. ... www.swimaroundkeywest.com

Jun 16, 2007
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim- 28.5 Miles New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Jun 16, 2007
13th Annual Death Valley Open Water Swim Meet .5k, 1K, 2K, 3K, 5K Clemson, SC ClemsonAquaticTeam.org

Jun 17, 2007
USMS Championship, 3K, Lake Hartwell, Clemson SC. www.usms.org

Jun 22, 2007
1 Mile Bay Swim, Kennedy Park, Somers Point, NJ - Karen Pratz (609-398-6900).

Jun 23, 2007
12th Annual Plunge For the Patients (1-Mile Swim) Wildwood, New Jersey plunge4patients@msn.com

Jun 23, 2007
Against the Tide - 1 mile swim - Hopkinton State Park - Hopkinton, MA www.mbcc.org/swim

Jun 30, 2007
1.3 Mile or a 5 K Bridge to Bridge Bay Race, Atlantic City, NJ Web site: www.acacswim.org

Jun 30 - Jul 1
Lake George Open Water Swim Weekend, Lake George New York. 500 m, 1 km, 2 km, and 6 km individual swims and a 4 X 1 km relay for Masters and USA Swimming. 41 Kilometer marathon with prize money. For more information contact Graham Bailey, PO Box 2602, Silver Bay, NY 12874, USA Ph: 518-543-6811; gbailey6@nycap.rr.com

Jul 1, 2007
Governors Island Swim - 2.0 miles New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Jul 7, 2007
2 mile cable swim, Charlottesville, VA usopenwaterswimming.org/2007OWCalendar.htm

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Georgia Open Water Championships 1K, 3K and 5K swims. gagames.kennesaw.edu/swimy.htm

Jul 13, 2007
Swim Across America 22 Mile Relay - Boston Harbor, Boston, MA; www.swimacrossamerica.org/boston/index.html

Jul 14, 2007
1 Mile Captain Craig Swim - Ocean City, MD - http://www.town.ocean-city.md.us/ocbp/information/USLA/uslaEvents2007.htm Rain date: July 15

Jul 14, 2007
Greenwich Point One Mile Swim - Greenwich, CT. www.gscevents.org

Jul 14, 2007
11th Annual Swim For the Dolphins (1 Mile Ocean Swim) held in Wildwood Crest, NJ. www.lmsports.com

Jul 14, 2007
2007 USMS 6+ Mile Open Water Championships (10 km) - Huntington Bay, Huntington, New York Contact Bea Hartigan email: bea10k@yahoo.com

Jul 14, 2007
Manhattan Island "Quiet" Swim - I - 28.5 Miles www.nycswim.org

Jul 14, 2007
Swim Across America _ and 1 Mile Swims - Boston Harbor, Boston, MA; www.swimacrossamerica.org/boston/index.html

Jul 15, 2007
Riverside Park Tune Up Swim - 1.5 km New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Jul 15, 2007
Aquathlon: Stars & Stripes Swim 1.5 km / Run 5 km www.nycswim.org

Jul 21, 207
Save The Bay - Narragansett 1.7 Mile Bay Swim ... www.savebay.org

Jul 21, 2007
Charles River One Mile Swim - Boston, MA www.charlesriverswimmingclub.org ;

Jul 23, 2007
2.4 Mile Race for the River (Hudson River Swim) in NYC www.nycswim.org

Jul 23, 2007
0.5 Mile Cove to Cove Swim, NYC www.nycswim.org

Jul 28, 2007
28th Annual 1-Mile Masters Ocean Swim - Ocean City, NJ (34th Street) www.LMSPORTS.COM

Aug 3, 2007
Manhattan Island "Quiet" Swim - II - 28.5 Miles - www.nycswim.org

Aug 3, 2007
5 Mile, Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim, Great South Bay, NY web site: www.greatsouthbayswim.com

Aug 4, 2007
2.6 Mile Bay Swim - Somers Point, NJ www.rainbowchannelchallenge.com

Aug 11, 2007
Island Beach Two Mile Swim - Greenwich, CT www.gscevents.org ;

Aug 11, 2007
John Boyd Memorial 1.5 Mile Ocean Swim - Seaside Heights, NJ www.ocymca.org/display.php?id=46

Aug 11, 2007
37 KM Swim - FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2007 - 54th Annual AROUND-THE-ISLAND Swim - Atlantic City, NJ USA - www.acswim.org/2007/SwimApplicationForm2007

Aug 12, 2007
Pennock Island 8 mile challenge Ketchikan, Alaska; William Schulz grumpytuna@yahoo.com Web: www.alaskateamada.com

Aug 18, 2007
Boston Light 8 Mile Swim - Boston, MA bostonlightswim.org

Aug 18, 2007
Against the Tide - 1 mile Swim Nickerson State Park, Cape Cod, MA - hwww.mbcc.org/swim/generalinformation.php

Aug 18, 2007
Betsy Owens Memorial Lake Swim, USMS 2-mile cable national championship, Lake Placid, NY, Mary Field, mefield@verizon.net , 518-583-4048, or Ann Svenson, annb48@earthlink.net

Aug 19, 2007
Ray Licata Memorial 1 Mile Ocean Swim - Long Branch, NJ www.raylicatamemorialswim.com

Aug 25, 2007
1.2 Mi Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim - Atlantic Ocean, Gloucester, MA www.usms.org ;

Aug 25, 2007
Little Red Lighthouse Swim - 5.85 miles New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Aug 26, 2007
1 Mile Bringantine Bayfest Swim - Brigantine, NJ Brigantine Elks Lodge, 609-266-9826

Sep 1, 2007
1.5 Mile AC Pageant Ocean Swim - Atlantic City, NJ Norm Draper, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, 609- 347-5466

Sep 1, 2007
Manhattan Island "Quiet" Swim - III - 28.5 Miles www.nycswim.org

Sep 8, 2007
Brooklyn Bridge Swim - 1 km New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Sep 8, 2007
Swim for Life - 1.4 mile swim - Provincetown, MA www.thecompact.org/swim4life

Sep 8, 2007
17th Annual Chicago Masters Big Shoulders 5K & 2.5K - OW - Chicago IL www.bigshoulders.org

Sep 23, 2007
September Splash 1, 2, & 1/4 Mile Swim - Wildwood Crest, NJ - www.lmsports.com/events7.htm

Sep 29, 2007
Cove to Cove 0.5 mile Swim - New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Oct 6, 2007
Ederle Swim - 17.5 miles - New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Oct 21, 2007
Bermuda Round the Sound EcoSwim, 10K, 7.25K 4K, 2K, .8K; Harrington Sound, Bermuda. www.AquaMoonAdventures.com

Oct 21, 2007:
5-Mile Coral Reef Swim - St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands www.swimrace.com/coral_reef_swim_entry

Nov 3, 2007
American Swimming Association Open Water Collegiate National Championship, 5K Lake Travis, Austin Texas, www.americanswimmingassociation.com

Nov 3, 2007
The Dam 5k , Mansfield Dam Park, Lake Travis, Austin, TX - www.americanswimmingassociation.com

Nov 10, 2007
Bonaire EcoSwim 10K, 5K, and metric mile Swims - Netherlands Antilles www.randynutt.com/bainfo07.pdf

Oct 19, 2008
World Championship Trials and Prequalifying for Olympic Trials, 10K, Fort Meyers, Florida Website: www.usaswimming.org

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2007 Local Multi-sport Calendar

Mar 24, 2007
Sebring Tandem Rally - Sebring, FL - www.bicycling.com

Mar 25, 2007
Tune-up Triathlon - Manassas, VA - www.triitnow.com

Mar 25, 2007
Snowbird Century - Homestead, FL - www.bicycling.com

Apr 1, 2007
Virginia Beach Duathlon - Virginia Beach, VA www.virginiaduathlon.org

April 14, 2007
Brandywine Valley Duathlon - Delaware City, DE www.piranha-sports.com

Apr 15, 2007
Angels Race Sprint Triathlon - Lynchburg, VA www.setupevents.com

Apr 22, 2007
Kinetic Sprint Triathlon - Spotsylvania, VA www.setupevents.com

Apr 21, 2007
Kinetic Half Triathlon - Spotsylvania, VA www.setupevents.com

Apr 21, 2007
Journey of Hope to Beat Cancer Petah Tikva - Israel, NY - www.bicycling.com

Apr 28, 2007
Tour de Carroll - Westminster, Maryland www.bicycling.com

Apr 29, 2007
HARLEYSVILLE KIDS TRI AND DU - Indian Valley Family YMCA in Harleysville, PA - www.piranha-sports.com

Apr 29, 2007
The Savage - Chester County, PA - www.bicycling.com

May 5, 2007
Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon - Smith Mountain Lake, VA www.setupevents.com

May 5, 2007
Carol Harris Staffing Walk/Run/Ride for Habitat - West Deer Twp, PA - www.bicycling.com

May 6, 2007
NEW JERSEY DEVILMAN HALF & SPRINT TRIATHLONs - Cumberland County, NJ www.piranha-sports.com

May 9, 2007
Police Unity Tour - Florham Park, NJ - www.bicycling.com

May 13, 2007
Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon - Centreville, VA www.finswheelsfeet.com

May 20, 2007
Reston Sprint Triathlon - Reston, VA www.setupevents.com

May 20, 2007
Columbia Triathlon - Columbia, MD www.tricolumbia.org

May 27, 2007
LIBERTY TO LIBERTY Triathlon - New York to Philadelphia - www.envirosports.com/events

Jun 2, 2007
Pocomoke Triathlon, Pocomoke, MD www.active.com

Jun 3, 2007
Bonzai Sports Mini-Triathlon - Manassas, VA - www.triitnow.com

Jun 3, 2007
ESCAPE FROM SCHOOL® YOUTH TRIATHLON - Bear, DE - www.piranha-sports.com

Jun 9, 2007
ESCAPE FROM FORT DELAWARE® TRIATHLON - Delaware City, DE www.piranha-sports.com

Jun 10, 2007
Eagleman Ironman - Cambridge MD - www.tricolumbia.org

Jun 10, 2007
Manassas Mini Tri - Manassas, VA - www.triitnow.com

Jun 10, 2007
Yorkown Sprint Triathlon - Yorktown, VA www.setupevents.com

Jun 17, 2007
Little Pepper Triathlon - Culpepper, VA www.setupevents.com

Jun 23, 2007
Bath County Triathlon - Warms Spring, VA www.setupevents.com

Jun 24, 2007
Lake Montclair Triathlon - Montclair, VA - www.finswheelsfeet.com

Jul 7, 2007
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH® TRIATHLON - www.piranha-sports.com

Jul 8, 2007
Blackwater Traverse Triathlon - Cambridge MD - www.tricolumbia.org

Jul 14-15, 2007
Seagate Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race - Pittsburgh, PA www.piranha-sports.com

Jul 22, 2007
3Sports Triathlon - Richmond, VA www.setupevents.com

Aug 8, 2007
Culpepper Sprint Triathlon - Culpepper, VA www.setupevents.com

Aug 12, 2007
Bonzai Sports Triathlon - Manassas, VA - www.triitnow.com

Aug 18-19, 2007
Luray Triathlon - Luray, VA - www.setupevents.com

Aug 18, 2007
LUMS POND YOUTH TRIATHLON - Bear, DE - www.piranha-sports.com

Aug 19, 2007
LUMS POND TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON - hwww.piranha-sports.com

Aug 19, 2007
Iron Girl Triathlon - Columbia, VA - www.tricolumbia.org

Sep 9, 2007
DELAWARE DIAMONDMAN® TRIATHLON - Bear, DE - www.piranha-sports.com

Sep 16. 2007
YMCA Autumn Tri 2 Sprint and Fun Run, Montgomery Village, MD www.active.com

Sep 22, 2007
Big Lick Triathlon - Huddleston, VA - www.setupevents.com

Sep 23, 2007
Make-a-Wish Triathlon - Bethany Beach, DE - www.tricolumbia.org

Sep 23, 2007
PATRIOT'S TRIATHLON - Bath, PA - www.piranha-sports.com

Sep 29, 2007
The Nation's Triathlon - Washington DC - www.tricolumbia.org

Sep 30, 2007
CAPE HENLOPEN TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON - Lewes, DE - www.piranha-sports.com

Oct 6, 2007
Giant Acorn Triathlon - Bumpass, VA - www.setupevents.com

Oct.7 2007
Osprey Triathlon - Public Landing MD www.mdcoastalbays.org

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