Swim in the New Year - 12/31/08
Allie Hall - San Francisco
Alvin Russell - ANCM
Allyson Adams- TERR
Jeff Roddin - ANCM
Hugh Harris - UNAT
Elliot Rockler - ANCM
Bob Park - DCM
Kathy Kirmayer & Carol Kammel - ANCM
Jim Nealis and friend - TERR
Julie and friend
Susan Main - UNAT
Margot Pettijohn - ANCM
Records Rule at Tropical Splash
by Ray Novitske
"This is what a meet should be."
"...the atmosphere was fun with much esprit and camaraderie."
"It was my first competition in 30 years, and I really enjoyed it"
"It is a great meet and lots of folks agree with me!"
A packed house from a record turnout greeted Alexandria Masters meet workers early morning on Super Bowl Sunday at the George Washington Rec Center in Alexandria. The 5th annual Tropical Splash had 168 swimmers entered; 22 more than last year, and surpassing the 2005 "snowstorm" meet. The competition also had a record 30 newbies swimming in a Masters meet for the first time.
The relaxed tropical atmosphere with steel drum calypso music at warmups, pink flamingoes in the pool gutters, and fruit and baked goodies in the luau hospitality room all served to put swimmers in a record-setting mood. Tropical Splashers set 99 meet records, including one national USMS record. Joann Leilich (WMST) returned to the meet this year and demolished the USMS 200-breaststroke record by 14 seconds. Neil Williams (DCAC) and Shirley Loftus-Charley (SMAM) set meet records in all five events they entered. And Kirill Choulga (RMST) tore up the record book with a 22.32 time in the 50-freestyle, the fastest 50 the meet has seen.
Other notable swims include Alyssa Lengle (ARMS) in the 100, 500 freestyle, 200 back, and 200 IM; Beth Eldridge (MOVY) in the 50 free and 50 breast; Margaret Connor (CUBU) in the 200 back; and Beth Schreiner (VMST) in the 50, 100, and 200 free.
Top swims for the men include Brad Oglevee (FXCM) in the 500 free, Andrew Killian (ALEX) in the 50 breast, and Keith Harries (MARY) in all three backstroke events.
Ten teams entered the coconut relay to "swim with the nuts" this year. Relay team "Really Fast" of Jen Brielmaier, Jennifer O'Reilly, and John Carlson chugged to the best coconut relay time, but only by an eyelash over "Stafford Piranha B."
The meet results and photos for the meet scrapbook are at www.AlexandriaMasters.com/meet .
VMST - Chin
Ellen, Alyssa, Pat
Kerry Mulholland, Pat Miller
Sue Marchetti, Susan Taylor
Jim Sebben, Don Edgell, Lou Brown
David Deitch, Stan Galvert, David Varner
Craig, Shirley, Kurt
Ray, Dave Tomblin
Erin Smith, Jan Stevens
Jonathan Short, Preston Burke, Patience Burke
Reston "JV" relay team
Reston "Varsity" (self-described (-: ) relay team
May 17, 2009 Benefit Swim & Patapsco/Back River Tributary
Team Picnic & Wade-In
On Sunday morning May 17, 2009 Joe Stewart will swim from the mouth of the Patapsco River to the mouth of the Back River in the Chesapeake Bay and is now raising pledge funds to benefit our urban watershed organizations. At noon that day, Patapsco/Back River Tributary Team (P/BRTT) will host its annual picnic and wade-in at North Point State Park (NPSP) along Joe's swim course.
The public is welcome to participate in the celebration! Directions to NPSP can be found at: www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/northpoint.html
Tax deductible pledge checks payable to Greater Homewood Community Corporation or to GHCC can be mailed to Joe Stewart, 3212 Avon Avenue, Baltimore MD 21218. Please note "Urban Watersheds" in the memo of the check. Thank you to everyone making a contribution which GHCC will divide up among our local area watershed associations after the event. Thanks especially for helping out during these troubling, difficult economic times when every donation makes a huge difference to these small grassroots groups!
For more information about the event, contact Joe Stewart: 410.767.1354
Government agencies and non profit organizations will highlight regional water quality initiatives at the event under the old Bay Shore Park trolley barn and local historian Steve Takos will offer a guided tour.
Waders will include representative of environmental groups, elected officials and other celebrities.
Note: Joe swam across Patapsco River 5 times in 2002-2006. P/BRTT began having wade-ins in 2004 at Venice on the Bay, then at North Point State Park in 2005 & 2006. The 2007 wade-in at Fort Smallwood didn't include a swim. The 2008 event had a benefit swim in Back River and wade-in at Rocky Point Park.
Frank Murphy Award
Frank Murphy had a saying, "Spare me from the person who doesn't have a passion for something." Frank had many passions-ballet, symphony, tending his roses, his wife Lorraine-but one of his greatest passions was swimming. He gave his heart and soul to it, literally-in 1996 he suffered a massive heart attack during practice at Hains Point and doing one the things he loved most. He began his competitive swim career in the mid 1970's at Fun Œn' Fitness in Arlington with coach John Flanagan and DC Masters. His passion was infectious-- Lorraine soon joined him in the pool. His passion in swimming was distance-the longer the better-and he excelled at it, placing in the USMS National Top 10 in freestyle events every year and establishing local meet records, some of which still stand.
Several years ago Lorraine gave DC Masters a generous donation in Frank's memory, and last year the team established the Frank Murphy Long Distance Award to the Potomac Valley swimmers who share his enthusiasm for the sport and particularly those who competed in the long distance events, both in the pool and open water, he so loved. Swimmers were awarded points based on their age-group finish places in USMS-sanctioned events from 1500m to 10,000m or more. Swimmers either nominated themselves or were nominated by a friend. The winners of the first annual Frank Murphy awards were Julie Oplinger, of Fairfax County Masters, and Jeff Roddin, of Montgomery Ancient Mariners.
Award goes to folks who swim USMS-sanctioned races 1650 yds or 1500m or longer including the 5 USMS Postal National Championships (One Hour--ends tomorrow; 5K & 10K; and 3000-yd & 6000-yd) (Info on 2009 events are at www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats09 ).
Points are given for age-group/gender place.
Aqua Moon Adventures - Open Water Swims
ELANS 19th Annual Bermuda Round the Sound
10K 7.25K 4K 2K and 0.8K Open Water Swims
October 18, 2009
The 9th Annual Bonaire EcoSwim
Saturday, December 5, 2009
10K, 5K, 3K, 1K
For more info, contact
Randy Nutt email@example.com
Swimmers & Volunteers - Bud Beatty Swim
Hello all. I just wanted to let everyone know that I have set up a website for the swim in August. It is very basic but I hope to add on to it. My hope is to allow us to have registrations thru the site and be able to sell merchandise. For the time being add it to your favorites and stay tuned for further news. www.budbeattyswim.org
We also have our Myspace website. www.myspace.com/budbeattyswim
You can also join us on Facebook under THE ANNUAL BUD BEATTY SWIM group.
We are holding a T-shirt / Logo contest. Submit your ideas and if your idea is chosen you can win a $25 gift certificate to Dicks Sporting Goods and a free 2009 Event T-shirt.
Next years 2 mile event will take place:
Sunday August 9, 2009
9:00 AM Start
Rocky Point Beach (Baltimore County)
Please put it on your calendar and spread the word. If you would like to volunteer for a particular task let me know. ie; publicity, fundraising, support coordination (boat / kayak / USCG).
Our registration website is now active. http://pancan.kintera.org/beattyswim Even if you dont swim you can donate securely online or sponsor someone else.
Have a great day! Tim Beatty, organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clay Britt Swim Clinics
Single Day Clinics
The goal of our clinics is to help you swim faster. Our approach to instructing will teach you the proper swimming technique necessary for dramatic improvement. The clinics include classroom discussions, underwater videotaping, our "feel for the water" tools and in the water instruction from Clay and his experienced coaching staff. At the end of the day, you will have had the necessary instruction and drills to begin improving your swimming. You will also receive a list of swim drills, techniques and our "Swim Drills On Video" DVD that you can use to improve your technique during your workouts. Within two weeks after the clinic you will receive a copy of your swim on DVD with voiceover critique. Our clinics are small in size and our coaching approach is very personal, thus ensuring high quality clinics.
March 7 4:30-7:30pm
May 3 6:30-9:30pm (Power Clinic)
June 20 4:30-7:30pm
The single day clinics include underwater videotaping with on the spot critique, freestyle instructional DVD, 3 world class coaches and in the water instruction. A maximum of 15 swimmers per clinic. The May 3 clinic is a "Power Clinic" and we only have 6 spots available. Come get ready for the Triathlon season at one of our single session clinics. You can get more detailed information at the following website.
Due to popular demand from swimmers who want more than one session to improve their swimming, I am announcing the Clinic Series. These clinics will consist of three 2 hour sessions and is designed for those who want to improve their swimming through a progression of steps. Each session will build on the previous clinic with the goal of having each swimmer swimming dramatically better after completing the third session. The sessions are spread out enough to allow you to practice what you learn before the next session. Also, each swimmer will be extensively videotaped and critiqued and will receive a copy of all the taping at the completion of the clinic. The 3 series will be limited to 5 swimmers to each coach, so please email for more details or to register. These clinics are held at the Lab School from 7-9pm on the following dates:
Thank you and I look forward to helping many of you continue to improve your swimming.
Health Network - Professionals Wanted!
The Sports Medicine and Science Committee serves to educate USMS members and the public on topics of sports medicine and science. The committee maintains a Health Network of professionals willing to serve as resources to Masters swimmers. Members of the Health Network respond to questions sent to the Healthy Swimmer section of USMS Swimmer magazine. We would like to continue to expand the network. If you or someone you know is a medical or science professional and would like to join the network please contact Sports Medicine and Science Committee Chair Jane Moore at SportsMedicine at usms dot org for further information.
by Jeff Roddin
THIS IS YOUR LAST ISSUE UNLESS YOU HAVE RENEWED FOR 2009. PLEASE RENEW UNLESS YOU HAVE DONE SO ALREADY.
- This is your last issue of The Swimmer's Ear unless you have renewed your registration for 2009. If your email address was on file you received instructions on how to renew. If you are Internet challenged please either speak to your club rep or send a self addressed stamped envelope to the PV Registrar (Jeff Roddin) and ask for a paper renewal form.
- 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 (email@example.com) 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. Likewise you may contact Jeff to unsubscribe from Swimmer magazine.
- Online registrations are up and running. We are far ahead of last year in terms of how quickly the first 1000 people were to register. That is either due to growth or simply because more people renewed earlier because of the convenience of doing so online. Needless to say there have been some growing pains with this new system with some users having trouble, but for the large part most swimmers have found the process to be quick and efficient.
- Club status: As of the printing deadline the following clubs have not renewed for 2009: Potomac Marlin Masters, Worldgate Tri Masters, Streamline Swim Club.
Opt-Out of Paper Newsletter/
Opt-In for Web Version
If you would like to save paper (by opting out of the printed version of the newsletter) and receive an email notification when the Potomac Valley newsletter is available online, please notify Jeff Roddin, .
Most Beautiful Open Water Swim
Greetings from St. John in the US Virgin Islands, home to Virgin Islands National Park and site of the Friends Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, described by Swimming World Magazine as the most beautiful open water swim in the world. Caribbean sun, azure water, white sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs all await competitors as they swim along the course set in the protected waters of Virgin Islands National Park, home to many sea turtles and exotic fish that will entertain participants as they swim from bay to bay along St. John's spectacular north shore.
May 24, 2009 will mark the 6th Annual Friends Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John. This is a great start to the open water swimming season and ideal for your open water and long distance swimmers.
Please visit our website at www.friendsvinp.org/swim for complete information on this event and to register. Registration opens March 1, 2009 but, it is not too early to make travel arrangements.
Please feel free to contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or phone (340-779-4940) should you have any questions.
Regards, Joe Kessler, Race Director
Mini Freestyle Clinic with Aquatic Edge:
Karlyn Pipes Neilsen & Eric Neilsen
hosted by Alexandria Masters Swimming
Using simple terms, in-water drills and a lot of FUN, we will teach you how to have a faster freestyle. The clinic will feature the following:
€ Step-by-step freestyle stroke progression
€ Emphasis on correct head and body position
€ Focus on a faster more efficient stroke
For beginner and advanced swimmers alike.
Tuesday, May 5, 6:30-9:30 PM
Lee District Rec Center, Alexandria, 3 miles from the beltway
For more information and entry form, see the Alexandria Masters web site:
VMST 1st Annual Spring Meet 3/15/09
We are having a swim meet March 15th in Warrenton at our new pool. Please pass the word and encourage people to sign up as soon as possible as it is our first meet.
Everyone that wins an event will get an official proclamation from our Mayor for owning a Masters Pool Record in our facility. Link to meet information is
Thanks and I hope you and your team can make it!
Charlie Tupitza, Coach
Warrenton Masters Swim Team
703 989-8777 540 428-2035
USMS Video Library
The USMS video library has various titles to choose from and is available for all registered U.S. Masters Swimming Members. To rent a video from the USMS Video Library go to the link on the www.usms.org website at www.usms.org/coach/videos.php
To rent a video from the U.S. Masters Swimming Video Library, please follow these steps:
- Choose up to four (4) titles from the Library Titles List
- Email Ashley Gangloff to request your chosen titles
- Mail a check equal to $10 x the number of titles you wish to rent to:
U.S. Masters Swimming
P.O. Box 185
Londonderry, NH 03053-0185
Once your check has been received, U.S. Masters Swimming will ship you the titles you requested. It is your responsibility including paying for return postage to return all titles within three (3) weeks of its original post date. Please return rentals to:
U.S. Masters Swimming
500 East Morehead Street, Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28202
Potomac Valley LMSC Meeting Minutes
Preliminary - Subject to Approval
PVLMSC Meeting Minutes - October 26, 2008
GMU - Fairfax, VA
Recorded by Cheryl Wagner
- Approval of last meeting's minutes.
(No "e" in Lynn Hazlewood)
Convention report coming in next newsletter
Online registration working
Used to send renewals via pdf file to clubs. This year we want to send emails. Each person will get a custom email with a link to renew themselves.
We have 1000 email addresses out of 2200 (post edit: we now have 1800 email addresses recorded)
Automated email process - can send out beginning Nov 15 (unless club wants a delay to prepare)
A lot of club rep's having trouble telling who's on their team and registered because members can now register themselves. There's an online link by club - where club people can check who's registered (just name & USMS #)
end of October 2006 - 1950 members
end of October 2007 - 2103 members
today - 2210 members
PV has steadily grown, but USMS has actually grown by a larger percentage
Don't send cash to renew! If need be, have a teammate write a check to cover the payment.
Clubs cannot yet register online.
If club has not renewed, individual online renewal will not be allowed for that club.
Ray Novitske set up PayPal for Alexandria Masters team fee
Paper registrations will always be available (swimmers do not need to register online if they cannot or would rather not)
Can now send RE1 file to meet managers. All registration info loads into HYTEK to pre-populate the meet with names, DOB, teams, registration numbers.
- Top Ten
Top Ten for LCM has been sent in to USMS.
Senior Olympics in Germantown applied for USMS recognition and got it. Times will count for 2009 USMS SC Top Ten.
IGLA meet - 200 entries came back w/ problem, lots of typos. Issue has to be cleaned up.
Two different pieces of paper:
2008 close-out and
- Tropical Splash - Jeff Strahota,
- Albatross - 3rd week in March (SAT)
- Zone Meet
- DCRP & TERR - getting deposits back
New sanction form going on website in 2009
> $35,000 in both accounts (total, combined)
Paid all convention expenses
Money from online registrations coming like clockwork
Coming into a season where there are a lot of registrations.
Taxes are easy - form to fill out each year - not a problem
No financial need to raise LMSC dues
USMS registration amount going up by $5 in 2010 - will result in higher registration fees because it will be passed through to PV swimmers
Nothing to report
Still not exclusively online (will keep paper)
Will publish OPT OUT announcement in case readers don't want paper
SCY - swimmers of year:
Mark Liscinsky & Stacy Peterson (both from Curl-Burke)
Nothing to report
Going to type up summary of major rule changes from convention to send to team rep's.
- Long Distance
Make sure Long Distance awards people fill out the form.
Two postals: 3,000 & 6,000 - still can do for LD award.
- Old Business
Reston already did form for the 2008 meet when USMS raised the fee. USMS kept fee down because Jeff petitioned for it, but it will increase by $5 in 2009.
MSA to keep OEVT fee same for 2009 (PV will absorb extra $5)
- PV Swim Series
Jeff Strahota will try to solicit venues
Probably in Spring
Possibly one location for whole series
Georgetown Prep, (near 270 & 495), can walk from Grosvenor Metro, SCY pool
Can't be free - charge nominal fee such as $5 for members, $10 for non-members
$2,000 rental for 5 hours
We can back it financially (PV)
We just need people to direct the meets (lot of work)
Continue to explore
Ad in newsletter - for meet directors
If new team will run a meet, PV will cover losses
Germantown Masters wants to host a SCM meet (2009 - Nov or Dec)
NEXT MEETING - before Albatross (1:00 PM, March 21, 2009 at MAC)
Ray Novitske Alexandria
Mary Wallack Curl-Burke
Trippi Penland DC Masters
Neill Williams DCAC
Paul Wolf Germantown
Don Alexander MASH
Jeff Roddin Montgomery
Anand Raghunathan Natl Cap Y
Tim Timmons Patriot Mast
Gordon Gerson Reston
Jennifer O'Reilly Reston
Cheryl Wagner Terrapin
Debbie Morrin-Nordlund Terrapin
Jeff Strahota Terrapin
Potomac Valley Clubs
ALL STAR AQUATICS
Stone Ridge School (Bethesda, MD)
Bob Walker, 301-309-1264
Janet Gawler, 301-340-0638
Washington & Lee High School (Arlington, VA)
Shari Danch, 571-272-7009
Kathie Bailey, 703-888-0929
ALEXANDRIA MASTERS SWIMMING
Fall/Winter/Spring: George Washington, Mount Vernon & Lee District Recreation Centers (Alexandria, VA)
Summer: Little Hunting Park, Waynewood pool and Virginia Hills pool (Alexandria, VA)
Ray Novitske, 703-960-4598
Drew Killian, 202-230-4714
CURL-BURKE SWIM CLUB
1. Reeves Aquatic Center (American University):
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 7:30-8:45pm
Contact: Tammy Lowengrub, 301-512-0555 or Frank Marcinkowski, 703-582-0429
2. Audrey Moore RECenter (Annandale, VA)
Mon, Wed, Thur: 6:30am-7:30am Sat: 7:20-8:50am
Mondays Oct 6-May 18th LCM: 5:15am-6:15am
Contact: John Buechler, 703-725-8813
3. Burke Racquet & Swim (Burke, VA)
Tues, Wed, Thur: 8:00-9:00pm Sunday: 9:00-10:30am
Contact: Frank Marcinkowski, 703-582-0429 or Ben Viellieu, 202-538-6666
4. Providence RECenter (Falls Church, VA)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 5:30am-6:30am Contact: Eric Sorensen email@example.com Tues, Thurs: 5:30am-6:30am
Contact: Ed Zerkle firstname.lastname@example.org
5. The Lab School Main Campus (DC)
Tues, Thurs: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Contact: Ed Zerkle email@example.com
6. Old Keene Mill (9534 Orion Ct, Burke, VA; 50m outdoor, Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Tues, Thurs, Fri: 6:00am-7:30am
Contact: Sandy Veatch, 703-451-7575
7. Pohick Bay Regional Park
Spring, summer and fall open water practices on selected Sunday mornings from 7:30-10:00 am; consult www.cubu-masters.org for schedule and additional details or contact Margaret Connor firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Tuckahoe Rec Ctr (McLean, VA, SCY, Sept-June):
Contact: Ann Svenson, 518-893-1967
2. Chinquapin (Alexandria, VA):
Tue & Thur: Noon-1:15pm
Mon & Wed: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Contact: Frank Shafroth, 703-683-3833 or John Erb, 703-684-4850
3. Haines Pt (LCM, June-Aug):
Contact: Nancy Kirkendall, 703-536-3321
4. Park Sport & Health (Crystal City, VA, members only): 703-920-4116
5. Skyline Sport & Health (Falls Church, VA):
Tue & Thur: 5:00am-6:00am
Contact: Karen Hannam, 703-719-1883
Nancy Kirkendall, 703-536-3321
Ann Svenson, 518-893-1967
DC TRIATHLON CLUB
Catholic University (DC): Mon & Wed 6:30-8pm
Travis Siehndel, 443-306-6433
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AQUATICS CLUB
Montgomery College (Takoma Park, MD): Sa 8:30am
Marie Reed (DC): M,W 8pm
Takoma Community Center (DC): Tu,Th 7pm, Sun: 10am
Washington & Lee High School (Arlington, VA)
Dan Pisut, 202-420-8275
Stephanie Pleli, 330-671-1494
DC DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION & PARKS
Takoma Community Center (DC): M, Tu, Th 7pm
Marie Reed (DC): Sa 10am
East Potomac (Hains Point) (DC): M, Tu, Th 7pm; Sa 10am
Marco Lari, 202-623-7824
Juliette deSousa, 202-686-9268
FAIRFAX COUNTY MASTERS
Oak Marr RECenter: M,W 8-9pm
Providence RECenter: Sa 8-9am
Audrey Moore RECenter: Tu,Th 8-9pm
Joanne Hopkins, 703-933-7634
FORT BELVOIR MASTERS
George Washington Recreation Center (Alexandria, VA)
Summer: Mount Vernon Park Association, Waynewood Recreation Association, Stratford Recreation Association (Alexandria, VA)
Mark Murray, 240-605-7421
GERMANTOWN MARYLAND MASTERS
Quince Orchard Swim & Tennis Club (Germantown, MD) & Germantown Aquatic Center (Boyds/Germantown, MD)
Mark Walters, 301-540-1591
MARYLAND SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB MASTERS
Fairland Aquatics Center (Laurel, MD)
James Wenhold email@example.com
Christopher Huott, 240-417-5569
MASTERS AQUATICS AT SPRING HILL
Spring Hill RECenter (McLean, VA)
Don Alexander, 703-472-4039
Chris Lages, 703-288-0503
MONTGOMERY ANCIENT MARINERS
Winter: Montgomery Aquatic Center (Bethesda, MD), Martin Luther King (White Oak, MD), Olney Swim Center (Olney, MD) & Germantown Aquatic Center (Boyds/Germantown, MD)
Summer: Bethesda community pool, Glenmont community pool (MD), Martin Luther King
(White Oak, MD)
Clay Britt, 301-320-4694
Jeff Roddin, 240-464-3982
NATIONAL CAPITAL YMCA
Washington, DC (morning and evening workouts)
Blaze Zarev, 202-862-9674
Anand Raghunathan, 202-486-0111
NORTHERN VIRGINIA JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Jewish Community Center (Fairfax/Annandale, VA)
Matt Alvin, 703-537-3050
PATRIOT MASTERS SWIM TEAM
George Mason University, Fairfax campus
Tim Timmons, 703-352-0813
Melanie Yu, 703-994-1746
Reston Community Center (Oct-June), Lake Newport pool (June-Sep), Ridge Heights (Sept)
(Team information line: 703-845-SWIM)
Gordon Gerson, 703-437-0074
Michelle Moyer, 703-860-3049
Freedom Aquatic Center (Manassas, VA), Cub Run RECenter (Chantilly, VA)
Tues & Thurs: 8:30-9:30pm
Shandra Richardson, 703-753-5783
Florence Emanuel, 703-803-7322
SEA DEVIL SWIMMING MASTERS
Madeira School (McLean, VA), South Run RECenter (Springfield, VA), Lab School (Washington, DC), St. Albans
Peter Karl, 301-613-3822
Rory Lewis, 301-233-2536
Univ of Maryland (College Park, MD)
Practices: M,W,Th 6:30-8PM, Tu,Th 6:15AM-7:45AM, Sa 10:30AM-12PM
Jeff Strahota, 240-472-1481
Cheryl Wagner, 202-387-2361
TRINITY AQUATICS CLUB MASTERS
Trinity Center at Trinity University (Washington, DC):
Tues, Fri: 6:00am-7:00am
Tues, Thurs: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Jamie Burket, 202-884-9093
Oak Marr RECenter
Nancy Monaghan, 703-222-1244
Bob York, 703-629-2260
Car-Free Meet Options
By Steve Strauss
Mar 7, 2009: Clay Britt Swim Clinic; www.wmata.com, Take D6 Sibley Hospital bus from downtown DC
Mar 15, 2009: 1st Annual Spring Swim Meet; Warrenton, VA - Gotta drive. www.zipcar.com
Mar 21, 2009: ANCM Albatross Open at MAC, Bethesda, MD; www.wmata.com Take Red line to White Flint Metrorail station, walk one-third mile southwest to 5900 Executive Blvd.
Mar 28, 2009: Carol Chidester Swim Series meet in Pasadena, MD - Gotta drive. www.zipcar.com
Apr 16-19, 2009: YMCA Nationals - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Southwest Airlines from BWI
April 24-26, 2009: Colonies Zone SCY Meet; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Metro orange line to Vienna, CUE-Green Bus Route 1
May 3, 2009: Clay Britt Swim Clinic; www.wmata.com Take D6 Sibley Hospital bus from downtown DC
May 7-10, 2009: 2009 USMS Short Course Nationals - Fresno, CA www.travelocity.com
May 23-24, 2009 Jim McDonnell Lake Swims & Clinic; Reston VA; Gotta drive. www.zipcar.com
Jun 20, 2009: Clay Britt Swim Clinic; www.wmata.com Take D6 Sibley Hospital bus from downtown DC
Aug 6-10, 2009: 2009 USMS Long Course Nationals - Indianapolis, IN www.travelocity.com
Meet Directors and Sponsoring Teams Needed for PV Swim Meet Series
Jeff Strahota is exploring venues.
Meets could begin in Spring.
Possibly one location for whole series.
One possibility is Georgetown Prep, (near 270 & 495, can walk from Grosvenor Metro), SCY pool
Charge nominal fee such as $5 for members, $10 for non-members
$2,000 pool rental fee for 5 hours at Georgetown Prep
PV can back it financially (and cover any losses)
We just need people to direct the meets
Info: Jeff Strahota.
Trinity Masters Swimming: New Fees, Schedule, and Coaches!
Join us in the pool this fall at the Trinity Center! Coached training sessions are held:
- Tuesday mornings 6a - 7a
- Tuesday evenings 7p - 8p
- Thursday evenings 7p - 8p
- Friday mornings 6a - 7a
Monthly and Pay-per-Swim (drop-in) fee options:
Stop by for an initial FREE swim to meet our coaches and see if our program is the right fit for you! The Trinity Center is located in the Brookland neighborhood in NE DC. Information on the Trinity Center and Trinity Masters can be found at www.trinitydc.edu/trinity_centeror by contacting Jamie Burket 202.884.9093 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- $20/mo for Trinity Center members
- $40/mo for non-members
- $2/swim for Trinity Center members
- $4/swim for non-members
NVSL Head Coach & Assistant Coaches Needed
The Parklawn Piranhas are looking for a new HEAD COACH for 2009 and beyond. We are a NVSL Division 15 team with 125 swimmers. Our focus at Parklawn is on having fun! We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Head Coach to provide our swimmers with expert instruction, leadership, encouragement, and a strong sense of team spirit.
Duties include directing morning and evening practices, Monday-Friday, coaching at A meets (Saturday mornings) and B meets (Monday nights), planning and leading spirit activities (Friday nights), managing the coaching staff, and seeding swimmers for meets.
Practices will begin the first week in June, and run through All Stars in early August. We are also hiring assistant coaches. Parklawn Pool is located on Crater Lane, near the intersection of Braddock Rd and Columbia Pike.
To apply for either position, please send your resume including references to Claire Gallagher at ClaireGallagher@msn.com .
Strengthen Your Core
USMS Coach, Tom Denes, offers on-on-one and small group strength training. Emphasis is on strengthening the core muscles to increase swimming power. All sessions are held at Rockville Fitness.
Contact Tom at: email@example.com or 301-564-4234.
Waterproof Coach & Triathlete
The Waterproof Coach & The Waterproof Triathlete
Tom Denes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Proper swim equipment is vital to a successful swimming outcome. SPORT FAIR, an Arlington based swim store specializes in competitive swimwear and equipment. We are one of the largest Speedo dealerships in the country.
SPORT FAIR wants to help you achieve success. Please call me to arrange team discounts for
your masters team or open water swim program.
Margaret, Director, Masters & Open Water Swimming
5121 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22207
Team in Training Program
Need some inspiration to get started training this season? Complete your next event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) program and your personal achievement will make a difference in the lives of thousands of others. As part of the Team, you'll receive expert coaching, a team to train with and you'll raise money to fund cutting-edge cancer research and patient support programs. We are currently forming teams to participate in The Nation's Triathlon (sold out to general public), Accenture Chicago Triathlon, Marine Corps Marathon (sold out to general public), Rock n Roll Half Marathon, Nike Women's Marathon (sold out to general public), and Sea Gull Century Ride. For more information, please call 703 960-1100 or visit www.teamintraining.org/nca
Campaign Coordinator,The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
National Capital Area Chapter
Team In Training
5845 Richmond Highway, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22303
703.960.1100 x252 ï (f) 703.960.5374
Coach Needed - Fairfax County Masters
Fairfax County Masters (www.pvmasters.org/~fxcm ) is looking to hire one or two coaches for the following days and times: Tuesday from 8-9 p.m. at Audrey Moore RECenter (Annandale, VA); Saturday from 7:55-8:55 a.m. at Providence RECenter (Falls Church, VA). Duties would include writing and coaching 1-2 workouts per week for anywhere from 5 to 30 swimmers with a range of abilities. Individuals with a strong swimming background and/or prior experience as a swim coach will be considered. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. For more information please contact Shannon Prendergast at swimXU96@yahoo.com or 703-403-3864.
New Edition of Triathlete's Training Bible
Boulder, CO, USA - February 6, 2009 - The Triathlete's Training Bible, just released in a completely revised third edition, will make you a smarter, stronger, faster triathlete. The book is available now in bookstores, bike and tri shops, and online.
The Triathlete's Training Bible is based on coach Joe Friel's proven, science-based methodology and his 28 years of experience equipping hundreds of thousands of triathletes for success in the sport. The Triathlete's Training Bible provides triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day. Using this comprehensive guide, triathletes will develop a personalized, self-coached training plan that will guide them to success in the sport.
The Triathlete's Training Bible, 3rd Ed. by Joe Friel
8.5" x 11", 386 pp. | VP-TRI3, $24.95 | ISBN: 978-1-934030-19-6
PV Newsletter Editor Wanted
Do you enjoy writing and sports reporting?
You could be the next Potomac Valley Newsletter Editor for the Swimmer's Ear.
Contact Cheryl Wagner if you are interested: email@example.com.
2008-2009 Pool Event Calendar
USMS Check-off Challenge National Fitness Event usms.org/fitness/content/fitnessevents
Mar 7, 2009
Clay Britt Swim Clinic; 4:30P-7:30P www.claybrittswimming.com
Mar 15, 2009
1st Annual Spring Swim Meet; Warrenton, VA www.warrentonmasters.org
Mar 21, 2009
ANCM Albatross Open at MAC, Bethesda, MD; www.ancientmariners.org
Mar 28, 2009
MD-LMSC Carol Chidester Swim Series meet in Pasadena, MD www.mdusms.org
Apr 16-19, 2009
YMCA Nationals - Fort Lauderdale, FL www.ymcaswimminganddiving.org/2009Masters.htm
April 24-26, 2009
Colonies Zone SCY Championships at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA www.patriotmasters.org
May 3, 2009
Clay Britt Swim Clinic; 6:30P-9:30P www.claybrittswimming.com
May 7-10, 2009
2009 USMS Short Course National Championships - Fresno, CA www.usms.org/comp/scnats09
Jun 20, 2009
Clay Britt Swim Clinic; 4:30P-7:30P www.claybrittswimming.com
Aug 6-10, 2009
2009 USMS Long Course Nationals - Indianapolis, IN www.usms.org/comp/nationals.php
2008-2009 Long Distance/Open Water Calendar
May 23-24, 2009
Jim McDonnell 1 & 2 mile lake swims & open water clinic Reston, VA; www.restonmasters.org
May 23 2009
Lady Liberty Swim - 1.3 Mile New York NY; www.nycswim.org
May 24 2009
Beach-to-Beach Power Swim - St. John, US Virgin Islands; www.friendsvinp.org/swim
May 30 2009
7.5 Mile Potomac River Swim, Point Lookout, MD; Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 6 2009
28.5 mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim New York, NY; www.nycswim.org
Jun 14 2009
Great Chesapeake Bay Swim and Chesapeake Challenge Sandy Point MD; www.lin-mark.com
Jun 14 2009
Park to Park Swim 1.0 Mile New York NY; www.nycswim.org
Jun 14, 2009
Ironman Kansas Triathlon; Laurence KS; www.ironmankansas.com
Jun 20 2009
Against the Tide 1 Mile Swim-2 Mile Kayak-3 Mile Walk; Hopkinton, MA; mbcc.org/swim
June 20, 2009
Flowers One Mile Sea Swim - Grand Cayman Island (British West Indies) www.flowersseaswim.com
Jun 28 2009
Governors Island Swim 2.0 Mile New York NY; www.nycswim.org
Jul 11 2009
USMS 2009 1-3 Mile Open Water Championships (2 miles) - Canandaigua, NY; www.usms.org
Jul 11 2009
Swim for Life; Chestertown, MD www.swimdcac.org/Home.html
July 11, 2009
Chris Greene Lake Swim (1 & 2 mile); Charlottesville, VA www.cableswim.org
Jul 18, 2009
Aquathlon: Stars & Stripes Swim 1.5 K / Run 5 K, Swim 1.5 K New York NY; www.nycswim.org
Aug 1 2009
USMS 6+ Mile Open Water Championships (10 km) Harbor Springs, MI; www.usms.org
Aug 15 2009
USMS 2009 2-Mile Cable Championships - Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, NY; www.usms.org
Aug 15 2009
Against the Tide 1 Mile Swim-2 Mile Kayak-3 Mile Walk, Hopkinton, MA; mbcc.org/swim
Aug 16 2009
Pennock Island Challenge 8 miles Ketchikan Alaska; www.alaskateamada.com
Aug 22 2009
Clean Harbor Swim Gloucester MA ; home.comcast.net/~clean.harbor.swim/index.htm
Sep 12 2009
USMS 2009 3-6 Mile Open Water Championships (5 km) Chicago, IL; www.usms.org
Sep 12, 2009
Brooklyn Bridge Swim 1 K New York NY; www.nycswim.org
Sep 26, 2009
Little Red Lighthouse Swim 5.85 Mile New York NY; www.nycswim.org
Sep 26, 2009
Chesapeakeman Aqua Velo 2.4 mi swim & 112 mi bike; Cambridge, MD www.tricolumbia.org