The Swimmer's Ear
Newsletter of the Potomac Valley Masters Committee
May 2001

 

    Table of Contents
  1. Note from the Chair
  2. Articles and Interviews
  3. Congratulations
  4. Today’s Quote and Jokes
  5. Meet News
  6. Corrections
  7. Announcements
  8. Classifieds
  9. Photo Gallery
  10. Meet/Swim Calendar
    Newsletter Schedule
  • February (deadline: January 15)
  • May (deadline: April 15)
  • September (deadline: August 15)
  • December (deadline: November 15)

1. Note from the Chair

Happy Spring to you all!

Just a few items of note, and possible interest:

This is the first issue of our newsletter under the editorship of Cheryl Wagner. I would like to thank Penny Bates for all her work over the past issues, and thank Cheryl for taking over the job.

This is an election year for Potomac Valley. Elections for officers (chair, secretary, and treasurer) will be held at the fall 2001 meeting. We would like to have the slate of candidates presented at the next meeting (July 1, following the Terrapin 800/1500), although nominations will continue to be accepted up until the election. Please contact me if you are interested in running for a position. We invite you to become involved in the Potomac Valley Local Masters Swim Committee.

Open water season and long course season are on the way. Hope you get out and enjoy the water. There are numerous opportunities in this area to get out and try something new.

Happy Laps, Debbie Morrin-Nordlund

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2. Articles & Interviews

Interview with James Kegley

by Cheryl Wagner

James Kegley, DC Rec Masters swimmer, described joining his first swim team at the age of eight in order to overcome his fear of the water. It's hard to imagine him being afraid of anything when reading about his many adventures including swimming marathon swims in Australia, Europe, North and South America as well as winning the Chesapeake Bay Swim (6 times!), and more recently becoming an editorial and commercial photographer specializing in photos of India and Asia.

Although he no longer trains at the level of his Doc Councilman days, he still maintains a USMS top ten rating (400 LCM in 2000), and was USMS All American in long distance in 2000 and in the 1650 in 1994 and 1995. Here is an interview with him.

How did you get started in swimming?

When I was eight I was afraid of everything, including putting my head in the water. My parents put me on a swim team to socialize me and lose my fear of the water. UVA coach Ralph Law was my first coach and he was very good with kids. When I was 8 1/2 I began winning ribbons and I was sold.

What happened after that?

I did summer camps with Doc Councilman starting at the age of 13, every summer, until I turned 18. It was the first time he had accepted someone under 16. I lived in a dorm in Indiana University while in camp and had a good time. I was shy and it was an interesting way to grow up. During the winters, I went away to high school in Mercersberg, Pa in order to train.

I went to college at Indiana University and continued to train under Doc Councilman. I swam with Jim Montgomery who won gold medals in the '76 Olympics and was the first person to go under :50 in the 100 free. Gary Hall was there in the summers.

I swam marathons after college, 22 to 26 miles. At the time, they were loosely organized. Off and on I raced every year from 1980 to 1992, doing five or six races some years.

I worked for a computer company for a while but didn't like it and decided to go back to Indiana University to pursue a Masters degree. I coached the Indiana distance swimmers during the winter, under Doc, for 3 years and got a masters in Sports Fitness. In the summers, I was a beach patrol lifeguard in Atlantic City, NJ. While in grad school I had more time to train and started doing the Chesapeake Bay swim. The bay didn't seem that long compared to the marathons. Then it was cool -kind of a training swim for longer races. Fletcher Hanks came up with $200 in prize money for 2 or 3 years as well.

For my first year after completing undergrad, I just swam. In 1987-88 (after grad school) I started a corporate fitness business in Charlottesville, VA with a friend. We didn't make much money but I did get to swim a lot. Then I came to this area and swam with John Flanagan. I got a job in sales so I had to wake up at 4AM to swim with his kids in Alexandria. I used to nap in my car at noon!

After about 3 years I got a free ticket to Australia. The race organizers of the Sydney Harbor 22 mile race (Manley to Darling Harbor) paid my way. I got 3rd and won $6,000. I was happy with that and traveled for a few months around Australia, scuba diving on the Barrier Reef. Then I trained hard in Perth with Shelley Taylor. I found I had overtrained when I went to Argentina for my next race, and didn't do well. It seemed to validate my need to rest 3 weeks before a swim. (Sometimes I start resting 5 weeks before a race.)

I quit my job when I got the ticket to Australia and wound up travelling for two years visiting South America, Australia, Italy, Greece, Turkey, India, Nepal, Thailand and Italy. In 1992 I trained for 10 days in Costa Rica and went to Italy to do the Capri race. Then I did a series of races in Italian open water which basically paid my expenses.

Then it was off to Greece turkey, India and the rest.

How did you get into photography?

During a two year stint travelling, swimming and doing odd jobs, I wound up in India and started doing photography. Finishing the trip in Nepal and Thailand, it became a two year journey. I came back to photo assist for Paul Fetters (fellow DCRPer and open water swimmer) doing commercial and editorial photography. Now, I have my own business.

Do you still swim?

Now I just do fun swimming, for example 2 mile races. I might do a long one again, someday. But for now, I enjoy pursuing photography and it allows me to travel, which I love.

Do you have any advice for open water distance swimmers?

Yes. If you're doing an 8 or 10 hour race, the end of the day always shows up. By the end of the day you're going to feel miserable anyway. If you quit you're not going to feel any better. You might as well finish and go hard!

What do you think about when you're racing?

It's fun to think - what are other people doing right now?

What do you like about Masters swimming?

I like the people at DCRP. They're fun. I think it's important to try to have fun when you're swimming.

For more about James, see his photographic web site at http://www.jameskegley.com.

 

Skill Building – Three Tips for Dealing with Emotions

by CJ Lockman Hall, M.A.

"Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire."

- Orison Swett Marden

In previous issues of "The Swimmer’s Ear, " we covered seven of the "Nine Mental Skills of Successful Athletes."* With USMS Nationals and open water season fast approaching, it’s a good time to cover the eighth skill: dealing with emotions.

Dealing with Emotions

After completing a 100-mile event, a runner expressed on one of the highlights of being an athlete: "In the span of 24 hours, I got to experience every emotion known to man."

Athletes relish the positive emotions in sport including joy, excitement, and well being. Other emotions, however, such as fear, anger, and disappointment, are not so desirable and can hinder performance. Sometimes, even an overdose of positive emotions can keep you from doing your best.

How can you manage emotions for a successful performance? Try these three tips:

  1. Awareness
  2. Do you fear an event? Do you carry anger or disappointment from one race to another? Do you get so pumped up for an event that you are out of control? Being aware of your emotions is the first step to controlling them; taking control is the next step.

    Feeling fear? Simulate your event often in practice. Angry or disappointed at a less-than-satisfactory swim? Decide what needs improvement and move on to your next event. Feeling out of control? Sit down and take some deep breaths. Make it a habit to steer yourself back on track.

  3. Focus on the Process
  4. Focusing on the process of a performance invites positive emotions and will keep your mind in the right place. For a pool race, perhaps you will focus on a fast start, a tight streamline, and a strong first stroke. For an open water swim, perhaps you’ll choose to monitor your stroke and breathing pattern for the first few minutes. Investing your thoughts and efforts into a positive process will do wonders for your outcome. What you are doing is focusing on things you have control over, and when you feel in control, you feel good.

  5. Imagery

Pleasant thoughts relax the mind and body and invite positive emotions. Imagine yourself in a comfortable situation or a favorite place.

If possible, visit the event site and take a practice swim well before the event. In the weeks and days leading up to the event, picture yourself at the venue; rehearse your event including your thoughts and feelings, your game plan, how you will handle fatigue, etc. Again, you will feel in control when you think about what you can do.

When it’s time to perform, consider the advice of noted sports psychologist Bob Rotella: trust what you’ve trained.

Now go do it!

CJ Hall swims with the Montgomery Ancient Mariners and writes and consults on sports performance topics. Visit http://www.mindandsport.com for more articles and tips on sport performance.

*Source: Nine Mental Skills of Successful Athletes, ©1998 Ohio Center for Sport Psychology, Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D.

 

Do’s and Don’ts of a Taper

by James Kegley

Aren't tapers great? You get to swim less yardage with less intensity. At the same time, you get more stressed out emotionally, worrying about how you feel and what you could have done better. But, the best benefit is walking up steps without being exhausted!

When I taper, I take it very seriously. The main theme I follow is one I've heard before: "I'd rather be a week too rested than one day short of being tapered." Too often we feel great a week or two after the big meet. The best 1500 meter swim of my life (a distance event no less) was after a seven- week taper.

What am I trying to accomplish and avoid during a taper? I try to get rested while maintaining a good feel for the water. I firmly embed in my mind my goals and strategies for the swim so that the morning of the race I know what I am going to do. I want to gain confidence in my pace. And, I want to relax.

While I do pace 100s for distance events, I try to avoid over-sprinting during the taper for a number of reasons. It is my view (and there are many of opposing opinions) that by the time you taper, you should already be in shape, should have done ample speed work, and can do more harm than good by testing yourself and sprinting a lot immediately before a meet. It is very difficult to get out of shape in a few weeks if you start with a good base and are doing a lot of maintenance work.

Doc Councilman often gave us a framework for a workout during taper and let us adjust according to how we felt. Four to five weeks out, he would cut the yardage and increase the speed work. Then with three weeks to go, we would usually step down the yardage and speed work considerably, doing a lot of low-end aerobic swims.

We would talk about diet, sleep, the races etc. I think this helped us focus on the big weekend for those three weeks so that, when we got there, the anticipation had built, and we walked into the pool with a well-defined purpose. (We have all been to meets where our minds were not in the pool, this helped us avoid that.)

One of the potential hazards of tapering is the mental aspect. Usually, as response to a changed stress, there can be a period during the taper when you feel lousy in the water and you will question whether you are in shape.

This is when the coach can be crucial -- to convince you (and himself) that this is normal and not to worry. While it is normal to feel this way, it is crucial to keep faith and to believe that this feeling indicates that you are doing things correctly.

It is also helpful during your taper to place the race days. If your pre-race meal consists of Milk Duds, chips with salsa, and Budweiser, then practice having that meal before you swim during your taper to make sure it sits well with you.

Planning your warm-up is also beneficial. Doc used to have us decide three weeks out how we would warm up for the meet. His rationale was that he didn't want us not to do enough or to do something that our bodies weren't used to on the day of the meet.

All in all, taper can be a highly individual thing. My own goals are to rest, to feel comfortable with what I'm doing, to plan my races, and to internalize (visualize) the race for a few weeks so my body knows what to expect and to trust that I am in shape and it is now time to rest.

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3. Congratulations!

 

Bruner & Chestnut

By Marilyn Redman

Jayne Bruner (DCM) and Doug Chestnut (GMUP) have been selected as the Potomac Valley Masters Swimmers of the Year for the 2000 Long Course Meters season. Bruner was ranked nationally with four #1 and four #2 swims in the Top Ten rankings. Chestnut turned in seven Top Ten times including two #1 finishes.

Potomac Valley swimmers were named 315 times in the Top Ten rankings. Ranking 2nd through 5th overall in Potomac Valley behind Bruner were Barbara Zaremski (DCM), Michelle Jesperson (DCAC), Anne Walker (DCM), and Mary Lathram (DCM). The list of top five swimmers for PV men is completed by John Calvert (DCM), Jerome Frentsos (DCAC), Jeffrey Roddin (ANCM), and Wally Dicks (ANCM).

The awards for Bruner and Chestnut will be presented at the Terrapin Masters 800/1500 LCM meet on July 1, 2001.

 

 

Desiree Ficker – at Olympic Training Center

Desiree Ficker, ANCM Masters swimmer, has been accepted to live at the Olympic Training Center. Here is an email from her about the details:

Hello all!

I just received the great news that I have been accepted to live at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs as a member of the USA Triathlon Resident Team. I will be living and training at the center from March 3rd through December 31, 2001.

My concentration will primarily be the Olympic distance and I will be traveling to various ITU races during my stay, assuming I can get the drafting thing down!

My teammates will be as follows:

On-Complex:

There are also five off-complex athletes living nearby who will be coming to the center every day to train and eat the food there.)

This is a very exciting opportunity for me, but I am very much going to miss seeing many of you. My competition schedule is unclear at this point but hopefully I will run into you at some of the races!

Thank you for all of your friendship, support and smiling faces that have made training and racing here so much fun!

Please keep in touch and have a great racing season. I'll be looking for your results!

All the best, Desiree Ficker

Long Distance All-Americans 2000

PV USMS long distance All-Americans:

 

 

Dear Mailbag – letter to the editor of "Splash" Magazine

by Jeff Roddin

Dear Mailbag:

In the Oct/Nov issue you mentioned that Tracie Moll, age 36, was the oldest competitor at Olympic Trials. It should have said she was the oldest female competitor. Wally Dicks (Fairfax, Virginia) competed in the 100 breast at age 37 and placed 41st out of 83.

I was disappointed in the tone of the "Athletes at the Crossroads" article. To me, it came across as saying that if a top swimmer is not able to train at the highest level, it isn’t worth swimming at all. I fully understand that it is not possible to work full time and also train at the highest level. If these swimmers truly love their sport they will find they can move on with their lives professionally, but also find time to train and compete at a high level. Forty thousand United States Masters swimmers can’t be wrong! Just ask Tracie moll and Wally Dicks: they didn’t do too badly for a couple of geezers!

Jeff Roddin, Silver Spring, MD

LCM 2000 USMS Top Ten

by Debbie Morrin

The following Potomac Valley swimmers turned in the fastest time in USMS competition during the 2000 long course meter season.

*records

 

SCM 2000 USMS Top Ten (PV only)

  • 200 free Kristen Janeczek 23 FXCM 2:17.50 6
  • 400 free Julie Oplinger 24 FXCM 5:15.78 9
  • 200 back Julie Oplinger 24 FXCM 2:45.90 8
  • 50 breast Kelly Wilson 22 ALEX :37.71 2
  • 100 fly Kristen Janeczek 23 FXCM 1:15.50 10
  • 200 fly Joanne Hopkins 24 FXCM 3:17.90 4
  • 100 free M Jesperson 26 DCAC 1:00.17 1
  • 200 free M Jesperson 26 DCAC 2:11.32 1
  • 200 free Holly Sisk 25 DCAC 2:20.24 8
  • 400 free Allison Thomson 25 TERR 5:00.34 4
  • 800 free Allison Thomson 25 TERR 10:36.89 4
  • 200 back Holly Sisk 25 DCAC 2:39.85 9
  • 200 breast Allison Thomson 25 TERR 3:03.39 10
  • 50 fly M Jesperson 26 DCAC :30.57 1
  • 100 fly Holly Sisk 25 DCAC 1:10.73 3
  • 200 fly Holly Sisk 25 DCAC 2:35.99 1
  • 100 IM M Jesperson 26 DCAC 1:09.38 1
  • 200 IM Michele Jesperson 26 DCAC 2:31.71 3
  • 400 IM Allison Thomson 25 TERR 5:42.87 9
  • 50 free Dori L Kauffman 32 FXCM :28.06 3
  • 50 free Carol Kammel 32 ANCM :29.81 9
  • 50 free Jennifer E Main 33 ANCM :29.92 10
  • 100 free Dori L Kauffman 32 FXCM 1:03.41 4
  • 1500 free Carol Kammel 32 ANCM 20:30.48 7
  • 50 back Tami A Carlow 33 FXCM :34.08 3
  • 50 back Barbara Clifford 34 ANCM :34.25 4
  • 100 back Barbara Clifford 34 ANCM 1:13.58 5
  • 200 back Barbara Clifford 34 ANCM 2:39.39 4
  • 50 breast Jennifer E Main 33 ANCM :37.32 5
  • 50 breast Therese Kominski 33 ANCM :38.75 8
  • 200 breast Jennifer E Main 33 ANCM 2:54.09 5
  • 100 free Karen Bush 38 ALEX 1:04.22 9
  • 200 free Jane West 35 TERR 2:16.31 9
  • 400 free Jane A West 35 TERR 4:43.98 5
  • 800 free Jane West 35 TERR 9:54.01 3
  • 100 breast CJ-Lockman Hall 36 ANCM 1:22.57 4
  • 200 breast Penny Bates 39 ANCM 3:07.46 8
  • 100 fly Penny S Bates 39 ANCM 1:14.74 8
  • 200 fly CJ-Lockman Hall 36 ANCM 2:41.92 6
  • 200 fly Penny Bates 39 ANCM 2:49.28 7
  • 200 fly Jane West 35 TERR 2:50.98 8
  • 200 IM Jane A West 35 TERR 2:42.99 10
  • 50 back Lisa Brooks 40 AMSC :36.28 8
  • 100 back Lisa Brooks 40 AMSC 1:17.87 8
  • 50 breast Amy B Cooley 44 GERM :39.46 7
  • 100 breast Amy B Cooley 44 GERM 1:24.53 5
  • 200 fly Marcie Kanakis 42 FXCM 3:15.60 7
  • 100 back Denise Kirwan 48 DCM 1:21.20 9
  • 200 back Denise Kirwan 48 DCM 2:50.37 6
  • 200 breast Mary P Pastel 47 DCM 3:17.90 6
  • 50 breast Margot Pettijohn 54 ANCM :43.65 8
  • 100 breast Margot Pettijohn 54 ANCM 1:34.57 4
  • 200 breast Margot Pettijohn 54 ANCM 3:23.54 3
  • 50 fly Margot Pettijohn 54 ANCM :39.81 10
  • 100 fly Margot Pettijohn 54 ANCM 1:31.51 6
  • 200 fly Margot Pettijohn 54 ANCM 3:30.75 6
  • 50 free Beth Schreiner 59 DCM :34.16 3
  • 100 free Barbara Frid 58 DCM 1:17.35 2
  • 100 free Beth Schreiner 59 DCM 1:21.11 6
  • 200 free Barbara Frid 58 DCM 2:53.53 3
  • 200 free Beth Schreiner 59 DCM 3:05.81 8
  • 50 back Barbara Frid 58 DCM :40.66 2
  • 100 back Barbara Frid 58 DCM 1:30.49 4
  • 200 back Barbara Frid 58 DCM 3:28.59 9
  • 50 breast Barbara Frid 58 DCM :45.93 1
  • 100 breast Barbara Frid 58 DCM 1:39.65 2
  • 50 free Barbara Zaremski 62 DCM :36.25 2
  • 100 free Barbara Zaremski 62 DCM 1:21.78 2
  • 800 free Barbara Zaremski 62 DCM 14:45.10 6
  • 50 back Barbara Zaremski 62 DCM :46.25 5
  • 100 back Barbara Zaremski 62 DCM 1:40.44 4
  • 200 back Joann Leilich 61 DCM 3:27.47 4
  • 200 back Barbara Zaremski 62 DCM 3:42.16 6
  • 50 breast Joann Leilich 61 DCM :41.35 1
  • 50 breast Barbara Zaremski 62 DCM :50.37 6
  • 100 breast Joann Leilich 61 DCM 1:30.58 1
  • 200 fly Barb Zaremski 63 DCM 4:51.34 9
  • 100 IM Barb Zaremski 63 DCM 1:45.40 10
  • 400 IM Barb Zaremski 63 DCM 8:17.38 7
  • 50 free Jayne Bruner 66 DCM :35.56 1
  • 100 free Jayne Bruner 66 DCM 1:20.28
  • 50 breast Jayne Bruner 66 DCM :44.55 1
  • 100 breast Jayne Bruner 66 DCM 1:44.60 1
  • 50 free Ruth Thorsen 80 DCM :56.23 5
  • 50 free Anne Walker 84 DCM :56.56 6
  • 100 free Anne I Walker 84 DCM 2:10.87 5
  • 100 free Ruth Thorsen 80 DCM 2:17.07 7
  • 200 free Anne I Walker 84 DCM 4:57.78 5
  • 200 free Ruth Thorsen 80 DCM 5:04.55 6
  • 400 free Ruth Thorsen 80 DCM 11:20.63 4
  • 50 back Anne Walker 84 DCM 1:00.00 2
  • 100 back Anne I Walker 84 DCM 2:17.76 3
  • 200 back Anne Walker 84 DCM 4:58.26 4
  • 100 free Mary Lathram 85 DCM 2:33.93 2
  • 200 free Mary Lathram 85 DCM 5:45.94 2
  • 50 back Mary Lathram 85 DCM 1:17.03 1
  • 100 back Mary Lathram 85 DCM 2:36.35 1
  • 200 back Mary Lathram 85 DCM 5:30.15 1

  • 50 free Marcus Chung 24 DCAC :25.05 5
  • 100 free Marcus Chung 24 DCAC :55.06 4
  • 200 free Marcus Chung 24 DCAC 2:02.66 2
  • 400 free Jeffrey Strahota 20 TERR 5:05.60 10
  • 100 back David H Romack 23 RMSC 1:06.13 4
  • 200 back James S Crowder 24 TERR 2:17.05 1
  • 200 back Marcus Chung 24 DCAC 2:21.39 2
  • 100 breast James S Crowder 24 TERR 1:13.81
  • 100 IM James S Crowder 24 TERR 1:03.93 2
  • 200 IM James S Crowder 24 TERR 2:19.85 2
  • 200 IM Marcus Chung 24 DCAC 2:27.01 4
  • 50 free Corey Carlisle 29 DCAC :24.72 6
  • 200 free Andre Nussbaumer 29 DCAC 2:04.99 10
  • 400 free Russell Kominski 27 FXCM 4:36.33 8
  • 50 back Corey Carlisle 29 DCAC :28.92 4
  • 100 back Chris Benedick 29 TERR 1:05.73 5
  • 100 back Russell Kominski 27 FXCM 1:06.53 8
  • 50 breast Timothy P Wood 26 UNAT :32.96 6
  • 50 breast Michael Goodison 28 TERR :33.53 9
  • 100 breast Timothy P Wood 26 UNAT 1:13.37 8
  • 100 breast Andrew L Martin 26 UNAT 1:13.66 10
  • 100 fly Corey Carlisle 29 DCAC :59.62 6
  • 200 fly Andre Nussbaumer 29 DCAC 2:15.31 4
  • 200 fly Corey Carlisle 29 DCAC 2:27.29 10
  • 200 IM Andre Nussbaumer 29 DCAC 2:17.97 8
  • 400 IM Andre Nussbaumer 29 DCAC 4:54.99 3
  • 400 IM Daniel A Rudolph 29 ANCM 5:21.99 7
  • 50 free Jeffrey H Roddin 31 ANCM :24.30 3
  • 50 free Neill Williams 32 DCAC :24.46 7
  • 400 free Matthew Kinney 30 DCAC 4:35.51 9
  • 1500 John O'Keefe 33 DCAC 17:39.31 3
  • 1500 Ed Switzer 32 TERR 19:21.58 6
  • 50 back Neill Williams 32 DCAC :30.04 8
  • 100 back Jeffrey Roddin 31 ANCM 1:03.31 5
  • 100 back Timothy L Boyd 30 ANCM 1:03.95 8
  • 100 back Emad H Elshafei 34 TERR 1:04.01 9
  • 200 back Emad H Elshafei 34 TERR 2:21.11 5
  • 50 breast Neill Williams 32 DCAC :31.72 6
  • 50 breast Peter Koback 32 GERM :32.53 8
  • 100 breast Neill Williams 32 DCAC 1:07.68 3
  • 100 breast Matthew Kinney 30 DCAC 1:10.36 6
  • 100 breast Jeffrey Roddin 31 ANCM 1:11.72 8
  • 100 breast Peter G Koback 32 GERM 1:12.39 10
  • 200 breast Matthew Kinney 30 DCAC 2:29.36 2
  • 200 breast Neill Williams 32 DCAC 2:35.53 3
  • 200 breast Peter G Koback 32 GERM 2:41.03 6
  • 50 fly Jeffrey H Roddin 31 ANCM :26.25 2
  • 50 fly Neill Williams 32 DCAC :26.36 3
  • 100 fly Jeffrey H Roddin 31 ANCM :57.47 1
  • 100 fly John O'Keefe 33 DCAC 1:00.47 7
  • 100 fly Neill Williams 32 DCAC 1:00.93 8
  • 100 fly Timothy L Boyd 30 ANCM 1:02.02 9
  • 200 fly Jeffrey H Roddin 31 ANCM 2:12.51 1
  • 200 fly John O'Keefe 33 DCAC 2:14.49 2
  • 200 fly Michael L Hall 33 ANCM 2:21.10 8
  • 200 fly Matthew Kinney 30 DCAC 2:21.47 9
  • 100 IM Neill Williams 32 DCAC 1:00.60 2
  • 200 IM Matthew Kinney 30 DCAC 2:20.58 5
  • 400 IM Sean West 32 TERR 5:20.21 6
  • 50 free Michael A Fell 39 ANCM :23.83 1
  • 50 free Wally Dicks 37 ANCM :24.43 2
  • 50 free J Clay Britt 39 ANCM :24.44 3
  • 100 free Michael A Fell 39 ANCM :52.80 1
  • 400 free Jerome Frentsos 35 DCAC 4:18.71 10
  • 50 back J Clay Britt 39 ANCM :27.49 1
  • 100 back Jerome Frentsos 35 DCAC :59.72 1
  • 100 back J Clay Britt 39 ANCM 1:00.37 2
  • 200 back Jerome A Frentsos 35 DCAC 2:07.12 1
  • 200 back Doug E Chestnut 36 GMUP 2:18.18 4
  • 50 breast Wally C Dicks 37 ANCM :29.10 1
  • 100 breast Wally Dicks 37 ANCM 1:02.79 1
  • 200 breast Wally Dicks 37 ANCM 2:20.26 1
  • 50 fly J Clay Britt 39 ANCM :26.35 2
  • 50 fly Jason A Crist 38 ANCM :27.70 9
  • 200 fly Jerome Frentsos 35 DCAC 2:08.75 2
  • 100 IM Jerome A Frentsos 35 DCAC :59.11 1
  • 100 IM Michael A Fell 39 ANCM 1:01.62 3
  • 200 IM Jerome Frentsos 35 DCAC 2:08.34 1
  • 400 IM Jerome Frentsos 35 DCAC 4:34.06 1
  • 50 free Jose Cunningham 44 DCAC :25.67 8
  • 200 free Alan Godfrey 43 DCAC 2:08.82 8
  • 400 free Alan Godfrey 43 DCAC 4:38.50 8
  • 800 free Alan Godfrey 43 DCAC 9:57.31 9
  • 50 back Alan Godfrey 43 DCAC :31.25 6
  • 100 back Alan Godfrey 43 DCAC 1:06.18 4
  • 100 back Marty Hendrick 42 DCAC 1:08.34 10
  • 200 back Alan Godfrey 43 DCAC 2:29.45 5
  • 200 back Marty Hendrick 42 DCAC 2:32.80 9
  • 50 breast Jose Cunningham 44 DCAC :32.22 3
  • 100 breast Jose Cunningham 44 DCAC 1:12.06 5
  • 50 fly Jose Cunningham 44 DCAC :28.79 7
  • 100 IM Jose Cunningham 44 DCAC 1:06.16 9
  • 200 IM Gerry W Gray 40 ANCM 2:25.47 6
  • 200 IM Marty Hendrick 42 DCAC 2:26.12 7
  • 200 IM Alan Godfrey 43 DCAC 2:27.48 8
  • 50 free Mark Pugliese 48 DCRP :26.25 9
  • 50 back Mark Pugliese 48 DCRP :30.33 6
  • 100 back Paul A Fetters 47 DCRP 1:08.06 8
  • 200 back Paul A Fetters 47 DCRP 2:23.05 3
  • 200 breast Douglas Saar 45 UNAT 2:52.15 8
  • 50 fly Mark Pugliese 48 DCRP :28.24 2
  • 50 fly John Feinstein 45 ANCM :29.01 10
  • 100 fly John Feinstein 45 ANCM 1:05.98 7
  • 200 fly Mark Pugliese 48 DCRP 2:43.43 10
  • 100 free Larry R Sloan 53 GMUP 1:00.71 10
  • 200 free Larry Sloan 53 GMUP 2:16.03 4
  • 50 breast Charles L Hoffman 50 TERR :34.63 3
  • 100 breast Charles L Hoffman 50 TERR 1:17.40 4
  • 200 breast Charles L Hoffman 50 TERR 2:52.59 6
  • 100 back John Calvert 55 DCM 1:08.53 2
  • 200 back John Calvert 55 DCM 2:26.64 2
  • 50 fly Robert Bennett 57 DCM :31.87 8
  • 100 fly John Calvert 55 DCM 1:06.94 2
  • 200 fly Edward Gaulrapp 58 GMUP 3:30.28 9
  • 200 IM John Calvert 55 DCM 2:27.19 1
  • 50 back Marshall Greer 64 ANCM :36.78 6
  • 50 back Lee W Bettis 62 DCM :37.42 7
  • 100 back Lee W Bettis 62 DCM 1:21.79 4
  • 100 back Marshall R Greer 64 ANCM 1:24.41 7
  • 200 back Lee W Bettis 62 DCM 3:01.50 5
  • 50 breast Louis H Diamond 61 UNAT :40.02 6
  • 50 free Lawrence Cohen 65 DCM :30.90 5
  • 100 free Lawrence Cohen 65 DCM 1:09.86 5
  • 200 free Lawrence Cohen 65 DCM 2:35.13 5
  • 400 free Lawrence Cohen 65 DCM 5:38.16 5
  • 800 free Lawrence Cohen 65 DCM 11:52.56 3
  • 1500 free Lawrence Cohen 65 DCM 22:58.67 4
  • 200 back Niel Sween 65 AMSC 3:49.40 9
  • 100 fly H Donald Messer 69 DCRP 1:43.62 7
  • 200 fly H Donald Messer 69 10 DCRP 4:17.97 9

    VA Masters Meet Results - PV

    by Debbie Morrin

    Virginia Masters Short Course Championship Newport News, VA

    W 19-24

    • Kelly Wilson (ALEX) 1st 50fr, 1st 50br, 1st 100br, 1st 100IM, 1st 200IM
    • Catherine Rickard (ALEX) 2nd 50fr, 1st 100fr, 1st 200fr, 2nd 100IM, 2nd 200IM
    • Jennifer Paynter (ALEX) 2nd 100fr, 1st 100ba
    • Katie Ludman (ALEX) 2nd 200fr, 1st 500fr, 1st 50ba, 3rd 100IM

    W 25-29

    • Nancy Niss (ALEX) 1st 50fr, 1st 100fr, 1st 200fr, 1st 50ba

    M 25-29

    • Darren Gorman (DCAC) 2nd 50fr, 2nd 100fr, 1st 50br, 2nd 50fly, 1st 100IM
    • Todd Maceira (ALEX) 3rd 100fr, 1st 200fr, 2nd 500fr, 3rd 50fly, 1st 100fly

    M 35-39

    • William Roberts (ALEX) 3rd 50fr, 1st 100fr, 3rd 50fly
    • Robert Terselic (UNAT) 2nd 100fr, 2nd 200fr, 3rd 500fr

    M 40-44

    • Drew Moll (GMUP) 2nd 50fr, 1st 200fr, 1st 100ba, 1st 50fly
    • Cenis Creen (TCD) 2nd 100fr, 1st 500fr, 3rd 50ba, 1st 200br, 1st 100fly
    • Matt Fetters (DCRP) 2nd 200fr, 1st 1000fr

    M 50-54

    • David Oates (GMUP) 1st 50fr, 1st 200fr

    M 60-64

    • Donald Parsons (ALEX) 1st 50fr, 1st 100fr, 1st 50fly, 1st 100IM

    Maryland Masters 2001 Winter Meet – PV results

    • Rickard, Catherine 24, 50 free 2nd, 100 free 1st, 200 free 1st, 50 back 2nd, 50 breast 2nd, 50 fly 3rd, 100 IM 3rd, 200 IM 2nd
    • West, Christina 24, 50 free 4th, 50 breast 3rd, 100 breast 3rd, 50 fly 4th, 100 IM 5th
    • Pratt, Lynde 24, 50 free 4th, 50 back 1st, 50 breast 1st, 100 breast 2nd, 50 fly 2nd, 100 IM 2nd
    • Frentsos, Rachel 29, 50 free 1st, 100 free 1st, 200 free 1st, 200 back 1st, 100 IM 1st, 200 IM 1st, 400 IM 1st
    • Niss, Nancy 29, 50 free 3rd, 100 free 3rd, 50 breast 2nd, 50 fly 3rd, 100 IM 3rd
    • Wilson, Stephanie 27, 50 free 4th, 50 breast 3rd
    • Kammel, Carole 32, 50 free 1st, 50 breast 1st, 200 breast 1st
    • Yesnick, Shari 34, 100 free 1st, 200 back 4th
    • Ching, Eunice, 30, 100 free 2nd, 200 free 2nd, 100 breast 1st
    • Oggel, Amy, 30, 100 free 3rd, 200 free 3rd
    • Clifford, Barbara 34, 50 back 1st, 100 back 1st, 200 back 1st, 100 IM 1st
    • Frieder, Marisa 31, 50 breast 2nd, 100 breast 2nd, 100 IM 3rd
    • West, Jane 35, 100 free 2nd, 200 free 2nd
    • Bates, Penny 39, 100 free 4th, 200 free 5th, 500 free 2nd, 100 fly 3rd, 200 IM 1st, 400 IM 2nd
    • Oliver, April 39, 200 free 6th, 50 back 2nd
    • Morrin-Nordlund, Debbie 38, 50 back 5th, 100 back 1st, 50 breast 7th, 100 breast 2nd, 200 breast 3rd
    • Lynch, Catherine 39, 50 breast 6th
    • Callahan, Anita 43, 100 free 1st, 200 free 1st, 100 back 1st, 50 fly 3rd, 100 fly 1st
    • Cooley, Amy 44, 100 free 3rd, 100 breast 1st, 50 fly 2nd
    • Henry, Marsha 42, 50 back 5th, 100 back 4th, 200 back 2nd
    • Redman, Marilyn 44, 100 breast 5th, 50 fly 11th
    • Lim-Sharpe, Judy 49, 50 free 1st, 500 free 1st
    • Young, Vivian 45, 50 free 2nd, 100 free 4th, 200 free 3rd, 50 back 1st, 50 back 1st
    • Burden, Helene 47, 100 free 2nd, 200 free 1st, 100 breast 3rd
    • Charette, Dyann 45, 100 free 3rd, 50 fly 1st
    • Wymelenberg, Lynn 45, 100 free 5th, 200 free 2nd
    • Kirwan, Denise 49, 200 back 1st, 100 breast 1st, 400 IM 1st
    • Coon, Maggie 49, 50 free 4th, 100 free 6th, 200 free 4th, 50 breast 2nd, 100 breast 4th, 50 fly 2nd, 100 IM 1st, 200 IM 1st
    • Bennett, Ruth 54, 100 free 1st, 50 fly 1st
    • Pettijohn, Margot 54, 50 breast 1st, 100 breast 1st, 200 breast 1st, 200 fly 1st, 200 IM 1st, 400 IM 1st
    • Frid, Barbara 58, 100 free 1st, 50 back 1st, 100 breast 1st, 50 fly 1st
    • Leilich, Joann 62, 50 back 1st, 100 breast 1st, 50 fly 1st, 400 IM 1st
    • Bruner, Jayne 66, 50 free 1st, 100 free 1st, 50 breast 1st, 50 fly 1st, 100 IM 1st
    • Walker, Anne 85, 100 free 1st, 200 free 1st, 50 back 1st, 200 back 1st
    • Henry, Alvin 23, 50 free 1st, 50 breast 2nd, 100 IM 2nd
    • Crowder, James 24, 200 back 1st, 400 IM 2nd
    • Gorman, Darren 29, 50 free 1st, 100 free 1st, 50 breast 1st, 100 breast 1st, 50 fly 1st, 100 IM 1st
    • Leo, Greg 28, 50 free 2nd, 200 free 2nd, 50 back 1st, 50 breast 3rd, 200 breast 1st, 50 fly 3rd, 100 IM 2nd, 200 IM 1st
    • Maceira, Todd 27, 100 free 2nd, 200 free 1st, 500 free 1st, 100 back 1st, 50 breast 2nd, 200 breast 2nd, 50 fly 2nd, 100 fly 1st, 400 IM 1st
    • Koback, Peter 32, 50 free 4th, 50 breast 1st, 100 breast 1st, 200 breast 1st, 50 fly 6th
    • Switzer, Ed 32, 100 free 4th, 200 free 1st
    • Geiszler, Andrew 32, 200 free 2nd, 50 fly 2nd, 100 fly 2nd, 200 fly 2nd, 200 IM 1st
    • Koizumi, Kei 32, 500 free 1st, 100 back 3rd, 200 back 1st, 100 breast 4th, 200 breast 2nd, 100 fly 4th, 200 IM 2nd, 400 IM 1st
    • Napoli, John 30, 50 breast 5th, 100 breast 3rd, 200 breast 3rd, 50 fly 9th, 200 fly 3rd, 400 IM 2nd
    • Iannone, Thomas 34, 50 breast 9th, 100 IM 5th
    • Fell, Michael 39, 50 free 1st, 200 free 1st, 50 back 1st, 50 breast 1st, 100 IM 1st
    • Nordlund, Eric 37, 50 free 3rd, 200 free 2nd, 500 free 3rd, 50 back 2nd, 100 IM 3rd
    • Otten, William 36, 50 free 4th, 100 free 4th, 50 breast 2nd, 50 fly 3rd, 100 IM 2nd
    • Briggs, Jonathan 38, 100 free 9th, 50 back 5th, 50 fly 8th
    • Prince, Douglas 39, 100 free 10th, 200 free 5th, 50 fly 7th
    • Rowedder, Anthony 37, 100 free 12th
    • Spector, Adam 37, 500 free 2nd
    • Cunningham, Jose 44, 50 free 1st, 50 back 6th, 50 breast 1st, 100 breast 1st, 50 fly 2nd, 100 IM 3rd
    • Godfrey, Alan 44, 50 free 2nd, 200 free 1st, 50 free 2nd, 100 back 2nd, 200 back 3rd, 50 fly 3rd, 100 IM 2nd
    • Smiler, Hal 41, 50 free 8th, 100 free 6th, 50 back 9th, 50 fly 10th
    • Moll, Drew 42, 100 free 3rd, 200 free 2nd, 50 back 4th, 50 fly 6th
    • Crean, Denis 40, 500 free 1st, 100 fly 1st, 200 fly 1st, 200 IM 1st, 400 IM 1st
    • Britt, Clay 40, 50 back 1st, 100 back 1st, 50 fly 1st, 100 IM 1st
    • Munson, Fred 42, 100 back 4th, 100 fly 2nd
    • Feinstein, John 45, 50 free 1st, 100 back 1st, 100 fly 1st, 100 IM 1st
    • Walters, Mark 48, 200 free 3rd, 100 back 2nd, 200 back 3rd, 50 breast 6th, 50 fly 3rd, 100 fly 2nd, 200 fly 1st, 200 IM 3rd, 400 IM 3rd
    • Wolf-Armstrong, Mark 50, 50 free 4th, 100 free 8th, 200 free 6th
    • Oates, David 50, 100 free 1st
    • Monks, Jim 51, 100 free 7th, 200 free 5th, 50 fly 4th
    • Monsheimer, Robert 45, 50 breast 3rd, 100 breast 2nd, 200 breast 3rd, 50 fly 1st
    • Hoffman, Charlie 50, 50 breast 1st, 100 breast 1st, 50 fly 1st, 100 fly 1st
    • Bennett, Robert 57, 50 fly 1st
    • Bettis, Lee 62, 50 free 1st, 100 free 1st, 50 back 1st, 100 back 1st, 50 breast 2nd, 100 IM 1st
    • Durham, Richard 60, 50 free 4th, 100 breast 2nd
    • Norvell, John 61, 100 free 5th, 200 free 4th
    • Gregg, David 68, 100 free 4th, 200 free 3rd, 50 back 4th, 50 fly 5th, 200 IM 1st
    • Messer, Donald 69, 50 fly 2nd, 200 fly 2nd
    • Flynn, Kenneth 71, 100 breast 1st, 50 fly 1st
    • Ferguson, James 76, 50 free 2nd

    Long Distance Swimming News

    • Sue Wilkinson-Megaw, 47, of Fairfax, VA completed in 2000, the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (28 miles), the Chesapeake Bay Swim (4.4 miles), The Atlantic City Ocean Swim (1.5 miles), the Potomac River Swim (7.5 miles), the Plunge for Patients in Wildwood, NJ (5k), and the Ocean City, MD Sunfest Swim (5k).
    • Andrew Johnson, 35, of Arlington, VA is a member of the USS Capitol Sea Devils and USMS Virginia Masters Swim Teams. He also works out with Terrapin Masters. In 2000, he swam the 24 mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim as a relay member, and on April 21, 2001 did it solo in a time of 12 hours 38 minutes.
    • Nick Olmos-Lau returns to Dover, England in July to make another channel swim attempt – weather permitting. Good luck, Nick!

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    4. Today’s Quote and Jokes

    "The mind is the athlete, The body is simply the means it uses." - Bryce Courtenay

     

    Teacher: "Children, what does the story of Jonah and the whale teach us?"
    Johnny: "That you can’t keep a good man down!"

     

    Viagra secret ingredients revealed:
    • 5% sugar
    • 5% caffeine
    • 90% fix-a-flat

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    5. Meet News

     

    A Record Setting Meet

    By Dorothy Buchhagen

    The Ninth Annual Albatross Open was a record breaker. Participants came from as far away as Maine [Hal Dower (69)] and Florida [Roger Hawkins (53) from Gold Coast Masters]. Greater than two-thirds of the 211 were from 14 Potomac Valley teams. In all, members from 24 swim clubs and three unattached swimmers competed in the meet hosted by the ANCM on March 31st at the Montgomery Aquatic Center.

    Swimmers ranged in age from 24 [Katie Hathaway (ANCM) and Daniel Jent (ALEX)] to 91 [Elizabeth Dziadus (CONN)] for the women and 79 [Clarence Webb (1776)] for the men. Eleven USMS or FINA World Records were set in the fast MAC pool.

    An appropriate theme for the Albatross could have been "We're getting older AND better." VMST's Beth Baker celebrated her entry into the 40-44 age group by garnering four world records. Three were in the fly -- 50 m (29.68), 100 m (1:05.49) and 200 m (2:26.15). Her fourth record was in the 100 m IM (1:09.20). Beth's accomplishments can be put into perspective by noting that the previous records were set in 1993 (200 m fly at 2:29.19), 1995 (50m fly at 30.17), 1998 (100 m IM at 1:11.13) and, the most recent, last year (100 m fly at 1:06.61).

    Clay Britt (40-44) was in his third month of celebrating his 40th birthday. The ANCM proved that he is not so ancient by setting three world records. Two of those were in backstroke -- 50 m at 24.44 and 100 m at 58.47. These records upset the 27.84 and 59.26 times set by William Specht (USA) in 1998. Clay’s 50 m time was even a big improvement on his own 35-39 age group record of 26.84 set in 1996. His third record -- 100 m IM at 1:00.54 – beat out that of last year’s record holder Dariusz Wolny from Poland (1:01.95).

    Joann Leilich (60-64) from DCM bested her own world record in the 200 m breaststroke at 3:18.25. Her previous time of 3:18.34 was set in 1999. Joann added her new record to the 40 m and 100 m breaststroke records that she set at the Albatross meet last year. Those records still stand at 41.35 and 1:30.58.

    DCM Anne Walker, who moved into the 85-89 age group, set two USMS national records in the 50 m backstroke (1:01.72) and 200 m backstroke (4:57.09). This was just further proof that swimmers really take advantage of aging up!

    The awesome women's relay team from DCM consisting of Barbara Frid, Joanne Leilich, Jayne Bruner and Beth Schreiner set a USMS record (240-279) in the 400 m medley at 6:09.31. Their time broke the previous record of 6:24.68 set by the St. Louis team in 1992. The DCM women’s relay team currently holds USMS records in the 200 m free (2:19.96 set in 2000), the 400 m free (5:25.45 in 2000) and the 200 m medley (2:43.47 set in 1999). The DCM women are really taking advantage of the fast MAC pool – all of their records were set at Albatross meets.

    Clay Britt received the meet award as the Fastest Man in the Water. He clocked 24.56 in the 50 m free to become the oldest recipient of that award. He and last year’s recipient, Mike Fell, also 40, competed closely for this year's award. Clay touched the wall 0.12 sec before Mike. The award for the Fastest Woman in the Water went to Dori Kauffman (30-34) from FXCM for her performance in the 50 m free (27.98). Lauri Hug of 1776 was designated the Most Versatile Swimmer by turning in a handicapped

    2:19.71 in the 200 m IM (her actual time was 2:34.61).

    Congratulations to meet directors Tom Denes and Jenni Main for an exciting event. Also, many thanks to the numerous ANCMs and their friends, who volunteered for registration, timing, refreshments, and other activities, and to the officials who monitored and recorded the swims. Marci McCalley’s efforts in putting together the post-meet social were greatly appreciated by the hordes of hungry swimmers who gathered to eat Italian food and cookies as they watched the University of Maryland’s basketball team lose their early 22-point lead over Duke in the NCAA Final Four.

    Eleven Records in Five Hours

    Jeff Roddin also wrote and published an article about the record-setting Albatross Open meet held on March 31, 2001. His article called, "Eleven Records in Five Hours" by Jeff Roddin, can be viewed on the web at: http://www.swiminfo.com

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    6. Correction

    In the last newsletter, the article about Anne Walker should have stated that she got the Elly Doyle Park award.

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    7. Announcements

    Swim for Life – July 14, 2001

    by Joe Stewart

    Saturday, July 14 at Rolph's Wharf on the Chester River about three miles southeast of Chestertown will be the date and site of the 10th and probably final Maryland Swim For Life To Benefit People With HIV/AIDS.

    There will be early morning registration between 7 and 8:30 am which includes having already raised or simply donating at least $100 in pledge money to be distributed among 8 different non-profit organizations.

    Swimmers can select 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 mile distances. Each will follow a course down river half the distance selected and then up river finishing at the start and according to NOAA predictions the currents should actually be with most swimmers in both directions. There will be plenty to eat and drink and live music and interesting prizes.

    For more information and/or to receive a brochure with a pledge sheet call 410-243-4418 or see: http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/sfl2001i.htm. As in previous years the event will include a colorful tee-shirt with school children's artwork and no commercials.

    This is Joe Stewart's last year to organize and coordinate open water fundraising swim events. He would like to encourage someone with talent, energy, commitment and drive to consider creating new open water swims in 2002.

     

     

    Top Ten Patches

    Top Ten Patches are sold by the Lake Erie LMSC. Darlynne Ferguson is stepping down and Thomas Gorman is now the person to contact to order Top Ten Patches. Thomas can be reached at 3369 Desota Ave, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 or trgorman@att.net.

    Tracy Grilli, Executive Secretary
    USMS National Office
    PO Box 185
    Londonderry, NH 03053-0185
    1-800-550-SWIM

    USMS@usms.org

     

    Germantown Masters Team Offers Outdoor Summer Workouts

    Germantown Masters' summer workouts will once again be open to all USMS-registered swimmers. The workout schedule is as follows:

    Mornings:

    Evenings:

    The registration fee is:

    The workouts will begin on May 29th and continue through August 2nd, except for the 4th of July. Mark Ward (Ward's Swim Club, Damascus (MCSL)) and Beth Kremer (Ward's Swim Club), Damascus High School, and Waters Landing (MCSL) are the head coaches. If you have children who swim in the MCSL or another summer league, Ward's Swim Club will provide workouts for them at some of the same pools, often at the same time.

    For masters registration forms and information, contact Mark Walters at (301) 540-1591 or waltersmrk@aol.com. For Ward's Swim Club registration form and information for your kids, contact Beth Kremer at (301) 916-7905.

    PV Meeting Minutes – March 31, 2001

    by Cheryl Wagner

    Report from the Chair:

    • We need to solicit nominees for board position elections.
    • We need to find individuals to represent PV at the next USMS convention.

    Report from the Registrar:

    • There are 1491 members in Potomac Valley compared to 1390 at this time in 2000, and 1343 in 1999.

    Report from the Treasurer:

    • Last year PV took in $3,700 above expenses.
    • We have a budget in place for 2001.
    • Since PV registration exceeded 1800 at the end of last year we will most likely be able to send an additional delegate to the USMS convention this year.

    Sanctions Report:

    General Discussion:

    • C J Lockman Hall discussed ways that PV could get involved in some local charitable causes. Suggestions included donating money to Potomac Valley Swimming, establishing a scholarship fund, and sponsoring an inner-city swim team. A meeting attendee also suggested a reciprocal program with a Boys & Girls club.

    Next Meeting: July 1, 2001, 11:30AM, at the UM Campus Recreation Facility, after the Terrapin Masters 800/1500 Meet.

     

    Potomac Valley LMSC Public Service Initiative

    C J Lockman Hall is looking for individuals willing to help get Potomac Valley LMSC involved in some local charitable causes. Possible initiatives include donating money to Potomac Valley USA Swimming, establishing a scholarship fund, sponsoring an inner-city swim team and creating a reciprocal program with a Boys & Girls club. For more information contact C J Lockman Hall at 301-309-3688 or micandcj@erols.com.

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    8. Classifieds

     

    Coaching Opportunity

    Subject: Coaching Opportunity

    Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 23:19:47 –0500

    From: Dave Bartolone

    Hi Cheryl, this is the coaching job I was telling you about. The community is called Severn Crossing. It's located in Bowie....about 15 minutes from the University of Maryland. The team competes in the Prince George's County summer league. I believe they are in Division F. They are in need of a head swimming coach. Last summer the younger kids practiced from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and the older kids practiced from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Some weeks the staff would run stroke and turn clinics after the older kid's practices.

    If anyone is interested, please contact Jean Miller. You can send a resume to her attention at the following e-mail address.... jcmiller@gwu.edu

     

    Seeking Adventure Show TV Contestants

    From: No Boundaries LA

    Sent: Friday, April 26, 2001 9:47 AM

    Subject: adventure tv show looking for contestants, win big $$ and SUV

    To whom it may concern,

    I came across your organization's web site and thought some of your members would be interested in a new television show we are currently casting.

    We are looking for adventure-seekers to compete in a new outdoor adventure reality TV show for the WB network called "No Boundaries". Participants don't need prior adventure sports experience, but we do ask that they be in good physical condition, able to swim, and run a mile. Participants must also be enthused to possibly raft, trek, mountain bike, rappel, sea kayak, glacier walk, dog sled (and more!) The winner will be rewarded with a large cash prize and a brand new SUV.

    This adventure will challenge participants both physically and emotionally. Teamwork and leadership will be the qualities that win this competition.

    For those who would like more information and an application, they may log on to www.thewb.com and click on "no boundaries" in the right hand corner.

    If you have other chapters of your organization, please feel free to forward this information. If you have any further questions, please email me at noboundariesla2@earthlink.net.

    Thank you for your time.

    Seeking Camp Counselors

    From: "Ron Chamrin" <ronchamrin@hotmail.com>

    Subject: camp this summer

    Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 17:40:16 -0700

    I'm the assistant head of outdoor recreation at Camp Micah this summer. I want to let everyone know that we only have 1-2 female counselor spaces left and about 10 male counselor spots left. Right now we are looking for counselors who can teach swimming, tennis, fencing, ropes course, and radio. We also need a head of arts and crafts and a nurse. Please spread the word to family and friends. Check out the site www.campmicah.com and if you're interested let me know ASAP. –Ron

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    9. Photo Gallery

    Carole Kammel (ANCM) and Eric Nordlund (TERR)
    at Swim in the New Year, UM Campus Rec, 12/31/00

    Back row: (l-r) Eric Nordlund, Jane & Sean West, James Crowder
    Front row: (l-r) Ed Switzer, Debbie Morirn-Nordlund (TERR) UMBC meet

    Beth Baker (VMST), Albatross Open, 3/31/01

    Joann Leilich (DCM), Albatross Open, 3/31/01

    Clay Britt (ANCM), Albatross Open, 3/31/01

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    2001 Pool Meet Calendar

     

    April 26-29 YMCA National Championships, Sarasota, FL, Mike Stewart, 941-922-9622, sysharks@hotmail.com (SCY)

    May 17-20 USMS Short Course Nationals, Santa Clara, CA, Alma Guimarin, 48 Jackson Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030, 408-399-6178 (h), 408-947-2298 (o), aguimarin@aol.com (SCY)

    July 1 Terrapin Masters 800/1500 Meet - Univ of MD, College Park, LCM; Dave Diehl, 12511 Littleton St, Silver Spring, MD 20906-4253, 301-946-0649(h), 301-314-5372(w), 301-314-9094(fax), DD119@umail.umd.edu. http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/meet800.htm; Sanctioned by PV LMSC; Pre-entry (6/24/2001) & Deck-entry

    July 15 DCREC 21st Annual LCM Meet – East Potomac Pool, Hains Point, Washington, DC, Meredith Gardner, 3020 Porter St, NW #203, Washington, DC 20008. (202) 364-4111, meredith@pressroom.com

    July 29 DC Masters LCM Meet - George Mason Univ, Fairfax, LCM; Joann Leilich, 7209 Hansford Ct, Springfield, VA 22151, 703-354-2130, jjl@rails.com; Barbara Frid, 703-550-7314; Sanctioned by PV LMSC #101-005

    August 16-19 USMS Long Course Nationals, Federal Way, WA, Hugh Moore, 1867 58th St NE, Tacoma, WA 98422-1517, 253-925-0803, weswim@mindspring.com (LCM)

    October 6 Columbus Day Meet - Washington, DC SCY; Eric Czander, 1736 13th St NW #1, Washington, DC 20009, 202-462-7919 (h), 301-295-4779 (w), czander65@aol.com; Sanctioned by PV LMSC

    October Patriot Masters Sprint Classic - George Mason Univ, Fairfax, VA SCY; Drew Moll, 9127 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-352-9265, acmoll@acm.org; Sanctioned by PV LMSC

    2001 Open Water Calendar

     

    May 27 Jim McDonnell 2-Mi Swim - Lake Audubon, Reston, VA OW; Phyllis Sickenberger, 1807 Post Oak Tr, Reston, VA 20191, 703-845-SWIM, pbberger@aol.com; Lynn Hazlewood, lynhzlwd@usms.org; http://restonmasters.org/comp/2mientry01.pdf; Pre-entry 5/22/01

    June 10 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, 1- and 4.4-mile swims, Lin-Mark Computer Sports, 7 Westwood Drive, Mantua, NJ 08051, 856-468-0010, http://www.lin-mark.com.

    June 17 Jack King 1 Mi Ocean Swim - Virginia Beach, VA OW; Betsy Durrant, 211 66th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, 757-422-6811(h), durrantb@aol.com; Sanctioned by VA LMSC; Pre-entry http://www.vaswim.org

    June 24 1 Mi & 3 Mi Ocean Plunge for Patients - Moreys Pier, Wildwood, NJ OW; Vicki Anders, 410-502-5395, andervi@jhmi.edu ; http://www.cancercenter.org/news/calendar.cfm

    July 7 2 Mile Cable Swim - Chris Greene Lake, Charlottesville, OW; Patty Powis, 2112 Waters Mill Pointe, Richmond, VA 23235 804-272-7291, ppowis@aol.com; http://www.vaswim.org/; Sanctioned by VA Pre-entry

    July 8 King of the Pier - 1 Mile Ocean Swim, Seaside Hts., NJ http://www.lin-mark.com

    July 14 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 Mile Swim for Life, Chestertown, MD, Joe Stewart, 3212 Avon Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218, 410-243-4418 (h); Cheryl Wagner, 202-387-2361(h), 202-874-0614(w), cherylw@crosslink.net, http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/sfl2001i.htm

    July 14 USMS 1 Mile Open Water Championship, Point Lookout, NY, Bob Kolonkowski, 15 Dartmouth Street, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-2412, 516-766-1264(h), 718-282-7804(x63011), RPK248@mindspring.com

    July 14 1 Mi Greenwich Point Swim - Greenwich, CT OW; Frank Salvo, Greenwich Swim Committee, 43 Oak Grove Pl, New Canaan, 06840, 203-801-7189, gscevents@yahoo.com; http://www.gscevents.org

    July 14 1 Mi Ocean Swim for the Dolphins - Wildwood Crest, OW; Dave Hirsch, Beach Patrol, 609-465-5590; Sponsored by the Brigantine Mammal Stranded Center & Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol

    July 21 One Mile Ocean Challenge - North Wildwood, NJ http://www.lmsports.com

    July 22 Crossing Rainbow Channel Swim - Somers Point, NJ http://www.lmsports.com

    July 28 Ocean City Masters 1 Mile Swim - Ocean City, NJ http://www.lmsports.com

    August 19 John Boyd Memorial Swim - 1 Mile Ocean Swim, Seaside Heights, NJ http://www.lin-mark.com

     

    Local Multisport Calendar – May-September 2001

    by C J Lockman Hall

    Confirm date, distance, and entry availability at race web site or with race director; filled events not listed.

    May 19 4th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon, Smith Mountain Lake, VA; 1K swim, 20K bike, 5K run; (540) 343-0987, www.commonwealthgames.org, E-mail: tammi@commonwealthgames.org; includes Clydesdale & Athena divisions; Smith Lake is in SE Virginia, 30 miles SE of Roanoke

    May 20 20th Annual Columbia Triathlon, Sesquicentennial Park, Ellicott City, MD; 1.5K swim, 41K bike, 10K run; Robert Vigorito (410) 964-1246, fax (410) 964-2274, www.tricolumbia.org, E-mail: events@tricolumbia.org; event is full, there is a wait-list.

    May 20 Make-A-Wish Kids Triathlon, Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Park, Silver Spring, MD; distance determined by age; (301) 962-6500, E-mail: niki@wish.org

    June 3 20th Annual Blackwater EagleMan Triathlon (Ironman Qualifier), Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD; 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run; Robert Vigorito (410) 964-1246, fax (410) 964-2274, www.tricolumbia.org, E-mail: events@tricolumbia.org; event is full, there is a wait-list

    June 3 The 5th Annual Cape May (NJ) Biathlon & Triathlon, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ; 0.4 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 2.7 mile run; (410) 593-4662, www.triath.com, E-mail: jaeger@erols.com; near one of East Coast’s oldest seaside resorts

    June 3 10th Annual Breezy Point Triathlon, Norfolk Naval Base, VA; 1K swim, 20K bike, 5K run; (757) 431-2982 (leave name and address), www.breezypointtri.com, bvirok@breezypointtri.com; Clydesdale & Athena divisions; field limited to 700

    June 3 Pennsylvania Adventure Race #1, Ohiopyle State Park, PA; (412) 363-6862, fax (412) 365-0585, www.paadventureracing.com

    June 9 Rocky Gap/YMCA Triathlon, Rocky Gap State Park, Cumberland, MD; (301) 777-9622

    June 9 15th Annual Thundergust Triathlon, Parvin State Park, Pittsgrove, NJ; .4 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 3.5 mile run; www.lin-mark.com

    June 16 1st Annual Escape from Ft. Delaware Triathlon, Delaware City, DE; .9 mile swim, 22.3 mile bike, 10K run; www.lin-mark.com, Triathlon@diamondstategames.com; Delaware City is 13 miles S. of Wilmington

    June 16-17 Odyssey One-Day Adventure Race, Big Island, Lynchburg, VA; (757) 425-2445, fax (757) 425-9477, www.beastoftheeast.com, E-mail: oarinfo@aol.com

    June 17 Spud Triathlons, General Smallwood State Park, Indian Head, MD; .5 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3 mile run or 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6.2 mile run; (410) 593-9662, fax (410) 593-9664, www.triath.com, E-mail: jaeger@erols.com; Indian Head is 26 miles S. of Washington, DC, 8 miles SE of Woodbridge, VA

    June 17 14th Annual Marathon Sports Sprint Triathlon, St. Andrews School, Middletown, DE; .25 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 3 mile run; (302) 654-6400, www.lin-mark.com/usatrical2001.htm, E-mail: waynek@dca.ne; Middletown is 24 miles S. of Wilmington, 25 miles NE of Chestertown, MD; field limited to 225

    June 17 Pittsburgh Triathlon, Three Rivers Rowing Assn. Boat House, Washington's Landing, Pittsburgh, PA; .5 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 3.5 mile run; (412) 441-3673. www.triathlete.com, E-mail: ThomaJen@netscape.net

    June 23-24 XTERRA Richmond/®MicroSupreme XT, individual and team off-road triathlons, Brown’s Island, Richmond, VA; XTERRA: 1K swim, 26K mountain bike, 10K trail run; ®MicroSupreme XT: .75K swim, 13K mountain bike, 5K trail run; (877) 751-8880, fax (808) 538-0314, http://www.xterraplanet.com/race/richmond_main.html

    June 30 Swim To Freedom Triathlon, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ; .33 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3 mile run; www.multisportfitness.com, E-mail applicationrequest@multisportfitness.com

    July 7 Odyssey Off-Road Triathlon #2, (XTERRA Qualifier), Sherando Lake Recreation Area, VA; .9 mile swim, 8 mile trail run, 22 mile mountain bike; (757) 425-2445, fax (757) 425-9477, www.beastoftheeast.com, E-mail: oarinfo@aol.com; Sherando Lake is 14 miles S. of Waynesville, VA, 90 miles W/NW of Richmond

    July 8 16th Annual Colonial Beach Triathlon, Colonial Beach, VA; 1K swim, 40K bike, 10K run; (540) 371-9622; www.signmeupsports.com/Events/Index_Events.asp?EventID=7390

    July 8 Wilderness Triathlon, PA (location TBA); .25 mile swim, 10 mile mountain bike, 5.1 mile trail run; (412) 363-6862, fax (412) 365-0585, www.paadventureracing.com

    July 8 The 16th Annual Mason-Dixon Triathlon & Biathlon, Gifford Pinchot State Park, Lewisberry, PA; 0.5 mile swim, 17.6 mile bike, 3 mile run; (410) 593-9662, fax (410) 593-9664, www.triath.com; Lewisberry is in eastern Pennsylvania on Rte. 83, 12 miles N. of York and 15 miles S. of Harrisburg; field limited to 500

    July 14 4th Annual Summer Festival Triathlon & Duathlon, Cooper River Park, Cherry Hill, NJ; .5 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 5K run; www.lin-mark.com

    July 22 Pennsylvania Adventure Race #2, Ohiopyle State Park, PA; (412) 363-6862, fax (412) 365-0585, www.paadventureracing.com

    July 28 Odyssey One-Day Adventure Race, Big Island, Lynchburg, VA; (757) 425-2445, fax (757) 425-9477, www.beastoftheeast.com, E-mail: oarinfo@aol.com

    July 29 9th Annual Riverwatch Triathlon & Biathlon (Maryland State Championships), Northeast Community Park, Northeast, MD; 0.75 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 3 mile run; (410) 593-9662, fax (410) 593-9664, www.triath.com, E-mail: jaeger@erols.com; Northeast is 46 miles NE of Baltimore, 5 miles SW of Newark, DE; field limited to 750

    July 29 Sunset Sprint Triathlon, Sunset Lake, Bridgeton, NJ; .5 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 5K run; Bruce Willson (856) 696-3924, www.lin-mark.com, E-mail: wilsonb@sjhs.com

    August 5 Limbo Triathlon, Lake Whittier, Frederick, MD; 400 meter pool swim, 13 mile bike, 3 mile run; http://users.erols.com/cbare/limbo/Limbo.htm; E-mail: cbare@erols.com

    Aug 5 20th Annual Wilkes-Barre Triathlon, Wilkes-Barre, PA; 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 11K run; Michael Last (570) 822-2025, www.wilkesbarretriathlon.com, E-mail: WBTri@epix.net

    August 12 Island to Shore Triathlon, Kent Island, MD; 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run; (410) 593-9662, fax (410) 593-9664, www.triath.com, E-mail: jaeger@erols.com

    August 12 New York City Triathlon (first) & US Elite Championships (later in day), NY City, NY; 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run; www.nyctri.com (web site under construction)

    August 18 Rocky Gap Adventure Race, Rocky Gap State Park, Cumberland, MD; (301) 689-0345

    August 25 4th Annual Gateway to the Mountains "Fat Tire" Triathlon, Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont, MD; 0.5 mile swim, 10-12 mile mountain bike, 2.5 mile run; (410) 593-9662, fax (410) 593-9664, www.triath.com, E-mail: jaeger@erols.com; field limited to 350

    September 3 Tuckahoe Labor Day Triathlon, Tuckahoe Recreation Club, McLean, VA; 250meter pool swim, 3 mile bike, 1.3 mile run; www.triathlete.com, E-mail: tri_it_now@yahoo.com

    September 7-9 Odyssey Half, Double & Triple Iron Triathlons, Lake Anna State Park, Spotsylvania County, VA; (757) 425-2445, fax (757) 425-9477, www.beastoftheeast.com, E-mail: oarinfo@aol.com

    September 8 19th Annual Lancaster Family YMCA Triathlon, Speedwell Forge Lake, Lancaster, PA; 1.5K swim, 25 mile bike, 6.2 mile run; (717) 397-7474, www.triathlete.com, E-mail: kendy1@netzero.net; Lancaster is in SE Pennsylvania, 83 miles W of Philadelphia

    September 15 6th Annual Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon, Delaware Seashore State Park, Tower Road – Beach, Dewey Beach, DE; .5 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 3.5 mile run; www.deweybeachtriathlon.com/; site is approximately 1 mile S of Dewey Beach

    September 16 Sandman Triathlon, 31st St. & Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA; 1K swim, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run; (757) 496-9267; entry form at www.active.com

    September 22 Make-A-Wish Sea Colony Triathlon, Bethany Beach, DE; 1.5k swim, 36K bike, 10K run; www.lin-mark.com, niki@wish.org

    September 22 Odyssey Off-Road Triathlon, Sherando Lake Recreation Area, VA; .9 mile swim, 8 mile trail run/hike, 22 mile mountain bike; (757) 425-2445, fax (757) 425-9477, www.beastoftheeast.com, E-mail: oarinfo@aol.com

    September 22 Outback Big Lick Triathlon, Smith Mountain Lake, VA; 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run; (910) 458-0299, www.set-upinc.com, E-mail: setup@set-upinc.com; Smith Mountain Lake is in SE Virginia, 30 miles SE of Roanoke

    September 23 2nd Annual "To The Point" Ultra Triathlon & Biathlon, Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's County, MD; 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.3 mile run; (410) 593-9662, fax (410) 593-9664, http://www.triath.com, E-mail: jaeger@erols.com; voted Mid-Atlantic’s ‘most scenic' triathlon; Point Lookout State Park is at the SE tip of Maryland, 18 miles S. of Lexington Park

    September 23 Pennsylvania Adventure Race #3, Ohiopyle State Park, PA; (412) 363-6862, fax (412) 365-0585, www.paadventureracing.com

    Visit active.com, beastoftheeast.com. cooltri.com, insidetri.com/calendar/, lin-mark.com, triath.com, triathlete.com, tricolumbia.org, and xterraplanet.com for more events and details.

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