Swimmer's Ear
Newsletter of the Potomac Valley Masters Committee
May 2005

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 Note from the Chair

Eric Nordlund

Patriot Masters hosted another well-attended, well-run Colonies Zone Meet at GMU, here in Potomac Valley on April 22-24. A big thanks to them for putting on the meet.

We have a new LCM meet in Potomac Valley: Terrapin Cup on June 19 at UM Campus Rec. And the Last Chance Meet on August 27 - 28 at GMU Aquatic Center is in its second year. This will give you a "first" and "last" chance to do some excellent long course times in local venues. And of course, don't forget about our longstanding meets, the Terrapin 800/1500 meet and the DCRP meet at Hains Point.

This fall, at our November meeting we will be electing officers for our Potomac Valley board. If you have an interest in running for the Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer positions, think about throwing your name into the hat. In addition we will be discussing a possible increase in our dues which have remained the same since the 1980's, at the June board meeting.

Open water season is on the way. I hope you get outside and enjoy the water. There are numerous opportunities in this area to try something new.

Happy Laps,
Eric Nordlund, Chair, Potomac Valley Masters Swimming

 Articles and Interviews

Interview with Charlie Hoffman
by Cheryl Wagner

Charlie HoffmanTake a ride to Swim Pro in Glenn Dale, MD, where former University of Maryland varsity swim coach, Charlie Hoffman, can fill all your swimming needs, from bathing suits and apparel to some expert training advice. Here is an interview with Charlie who recently returned to competing after almost 30 years.

Q: What brought you to the University of Maryland?
A: I came to Maryland from Pennsylvania in 1968 to swim on the UM varsity team, and never went home. My wife, Linda, came back to MD with me, when I attended graduate school. I was assistant varsity swim coach from 1974-76 under Bill Campbell. From 1976-87, I was men's varsity coach. In 1979, I started coaching the UM women's team.

Q: Where are you from?
A: I'm from Perkasie, a town in eastern Pennsylvania, which is the same town Jim Wenhold (the current UM varsity coach) is from. I recruited Jim to UM. He was my assistant coach for two years while in graduate school. Jim and I are probably the only two swimmers and coaches from the same hometown, to swim & coach at the same school!

Q: When did you start swimming?
A: I started swimming summers, when I was 8 years old, and year-round with the Allentown YMCA when I was 9. I continued to swim YMCA, since my high school didn't have a team. I was recruited by Coach Campbell to swim at UM as a butterflyer. I switched over to breaststroke my junior year. I could swim both fairly well, so it didn't matter which I swam. I always wanted to be involved in coaching and swimming. Fortunately I was able to work with Coach Campbell.

Q: What were Coach Campbell's workouts like?
A: Boring!! Coach Campbell wasn't big on using equipment. He gave us old truck inner tubes to put around our ankles for "pull" sets. Every Friday we would have a timed 1650 and he would post the times. 40x100 on 1:30 was one of his favorite sets. We didn't do a lot of over distance training, mostly short fast swimming sets. In the late sixties, we didn't have goggles, so you couldn't do the long swims or sets.

Q: How did you get involved in Masters?
A: After I finished swimming in college in 1972, I didn't swim again until 1998. I didn't do anything all those years. In 2000 when LC nationals were in Baltimore and I was 50, I made up my mind that I was going to get ready for that meet. In my first workout I could barely do 500 yards. I spent the first 6 months gradually building on yardage . At first I did 3 days a week. Now I'm swimming 5 days a week, 20 - 25,000 yards. Fortunately, I had a great meet and I became hooked!

Q: How do you train?
A: Last year after summer nationals at Rutgers I didn't do another meet until Winter Meet in February. Until Fall of this year I did nothing but long swims. Very seldom would I get my heart rate over 150; I was trying to continue building my aerobic base. Once I got into Fall, I did more specific training. Monday is over distance day: 3x1650. I may swim them straight or break them up for a total of 5,000 yards. Monday's aerobic swims get me ready for Tuesday through Friday. Tuesday and Thursday are all breaststroke. Wednesday, I do repeats, usually freestyle, without much rest. Friday, I do faster swims, usually breaststroke, with longer rests and higher heart rates. I usually take Saturday and Sunday off and start the cycle over on Monday.

As a coach and a swimmer, I base everything on heart rate. There are three different energy systems that I train: aerobic (100-130), anaerobic threshold (150), and anaerobic (170+). I do very few stroke drills and very little kicking. They both take too much time! I don't use paddles or fins, my shoulders and back just can't take it. I don't do weights. I will do 30 minutes of stretching each morning before I train, which really helps my back. By most standards, my workouts don't have a lot of variety, boring to most! But I'm always trying to put a workout together that I think my competition would never do. I don't think there are many breaststrokers in my age group that enjoy repeat 1650's, 1000's or 500's or 20 x 200 breaststroke on 3:30 descended 1-4!!!

Q: Tell me about SwimPro.
A: When Coach Campbell and his wife, Eileen started Swim Pro in 1964, they were one of the ten original Speedo dealers in the country. My wife, Linda, and I bought Swim Pro in 1988 and we've been working the business together ever since. Swim Pro is able to do total team outfitting in that we carry a full line of suits, equipment, accessories and apparel. We do all our custom imprinting and embroidery in house. Recently, we just opened our website (http://www.swimproinc.com ) and should be fully up and running for internet sales by this Fall.

Q: How do you feel about swimming in Masters?
A: I'm glad I'm back swimming again; I could kick myself for not getting involved with masters swimming sooner. It was nice after coaching to be involved from a retail standpoint because I was able to stay in touch with a lot of friends. Now I'm seeing more old friends when I attend meets. I look forward to training, but I really enjoy the competition. It's the only sport where you look forward to getting older!

Heart Health
by Cheryl Wagner

You know all your personal swimming "bests" since high school. But do you know the stats that really matter? February was American Heart Month, and thus a good time to take stock of your personal health.

Your critical "stats", including blood pressure (less than 120/80), HDL cholesterol (above 50), LDL cholesterol (lower than 100), total cholesterol (less than 200), triglycerides (lower than 150), blood glucose (lower than 100) and waist circumference (less than 35 inches for women, 40 inches for men), can help you assess whether you are at risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of American men and women. Other factors which can increase your risk include a family history of heart disease, stress, lack of exercise and poor diet.

So, what can you do to improve your heart health?

  1. Focus on the future. While you may have a history of eating and drinking too much, not exercising enough, and letting your weight wander upward, you can start today to turn that around.
  2. Hydrate. Studies have shown that drinking five or more glasses of water a day can lower your risk of heart disease.
  3. Eat more heart-healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat sources of protein).
  4. Take off a few pounds.
  5. Lower your stress by taking a few minutes out of the day to think soothing, peaceful thoughts.
  6. Learn about CPR and AED, or at least note the location of any AED's at your workplace and fitness center.
Start today to make a difference in your heart health. If not for yourself, do it for your kids!


SCM "Swimmer of the Year" Awards:
Anne Walker (88, DCM) & Neill Williams (36, DCAC)

By Michael Lee

The 2004 "Swimmer of the Year" results are in for the short course meters (SCM) season! The top male and female Potomac Valley Masters Swimming (Potomac Valley or PVMS) swimmers are determined on the basis of the USMS Top Ten rankings. Each year these awards are provided for each SCY, SCM, and LCM season.

For 2004, Anne Walker of DC Masters and Neill Williams of District of Columbia Aquatic Club scored the most points for the SCM season (Congrats, congrats!). Again for the SCM 2004 results, the women dominate the men holding seven of the top ten spots. Here's a list of the ten PVMS swimmers with the highest point totals - hey, make sure to recognize them when you find the opportunity and pat them on the back!

Rank Name Group Team Points
1 Anne I Walker W85-89 DCM 50
2 Neill Williams M 35-39 DCAC 38
3 Mary Lathram W 85-89 DCM 37
4 Margot Pettijohn W 55-59 ANCM 32
5 Ann B Lyttle W 55-59 DCM 31
6 L A Hasselquist W 45-49 FXCM 28
7 Jennifer O'Reilly W 25-29 RMST 22
8 Emily L Groome W 30-34 GERM 20
9 Timothy L Boyd M 30-34 GMUP 20
10 Jason A Crist M 40-44 ANCM 18

In terms of team totals, DC Masters also generated the most points for any PVMS team with 133 points. DC Masters was followed ever so closely by Ancient Mariners with 124 points, and Fairfax Area Aquatic Team rounded out the top three spots with 62 points!

Mary Lathram (89, DCM) & Mathew Kinney (34, DCAC)
Score Top PVMS LCM Awards

By Michael Lee

We have results for the top female and male swimmers for the 2004 long course meters season! They are 89 year-old Mary Lathram who swims for DCM and that 34 year-old puppy in comparison, Mathew Kinney of DCAC! Here's to the best of the best!

Each year Potomac Valley Masters Swimming (Potomac Valley or PVMS) not only shares with you the accomplished folks who did us proud by placing in USMS' Top Ten rankings, but PVMS also figures out which of these swimmers ranked highest on the basis of placement and number of listings in the Top Ten Times. Each year these awards are provided for the SCY, SCM, and LCM seasons. (And...with help from folks like Ann Svenson, we're even looking at the possibility of expanding the opportunities to recognize our membership!)

It takes a bit of effort to do these calculations, and Marilyn Redman graciously ground through the numbers season after season as previous Awards Chair. (If any of you fast ones see her at a meet, you better thank her!)

But, let's not stop with only letting you know about the top point achievers by gender...how about showing off Potomac Valley's top ten regardless of gender -- and tell me what these results show you! Yup, the men are basically eating bubbles!

2004 USMS Top Ten Point Rankings for PVMS Swimmers

Rank Name Age Group Point Total
1 Mary Lathram W85-89 60
2 Anne I Walker W85-89 45
3 Jennifer O'Reilly W25-29 44
4 Margot Pettijohn W55-59 36
5 Mathew A Kinney M30-34 35
6 Kelli Broussard W30-34 33
7 Neill Williams M35-39 31
8 Bradford Gandee M50-54 17
9 Jeffrey Strahota M19-24 15
10 Andrew W Bellows M19-24 11
10 Louis H Diamond M65-69 11

Here's another fun fact. Mary Lathram and Anne Walker swim for DCM. Their scores combined with Karen Hannam (a 7th in the 200 fly) provide DCM with the Top Team points among the PVMS clubs in the 2004 LCM season. Those three DCM Top Ten swimmers scored a combined total of 109 points, ranking their team first among all PVMS teams! DCAC swimmers followed in 2nd place with 78 points, and ANCM came in 3rd with 70 points!

Now, Gentlemen - You're going to have to step up to the plate during this next season or the ladies will continue to leave you in their wake!

Terrapins Set National Records
Petra Martin sets W25-29 Record in 50 Free
Petra Martin set a national record of 23.16 in the 50 free at the Colonies Zone Meet on April 23, 2005.

From SWIMINFO: http://www.swiminfo.com/lane9/news/9392.asp Terrapins Set National Masters Relay record -- April 25, 2005 Bethesda, Maryland, April 25. The Terrapin Masters set a U.S. National Masters record in the 4x100 meters (short course) medley relay at the Albatross Open Masters meet in Bethesda on April 9.

Competing in the men's 100-119 age group, the Terrapins clocked 4:00.47, easing past the former mark of 4:01.21 held by the New England Masters.

The record-breaking squad consisted of James Crowder (backstroke, 1:03.89), Pete Fehring (breaststroke, 1:08.11), Matt Haupt (butterfly, 54.73) and Jake Keefe (freestyle, 53.74).

DCM All-Americans
by Ann Svenson

DCM placed 2nd in the small team division of the 2005 Hour Swim.

DCM Women 55+ (Andrea Haines, Ann Lyttle, and Ann Svenson) set a new national record last year in the Hour Swim "Relay" event of 11,965 yds. (Our total this year was exactly the same this year, but we each swam different distances than last.) Our mixed 55+ relay with Bob Williams, Bill Braswell, Andrea Haines and Ann Lyttle, broke the national record.

Bob Williams (60-64) who won the 3-6 mi. is now a DCM.
Results at: http://tinyurl.com/5u37q

World Records Set at Albatross Meet on April 9
Mary Lathram, DC Masters, celebrated her 90th year by breaking the World Record in the 200 SC meters backstroke with a time of 6:24.99.

Joann Leilich, Virginia Masters, set yet another World Record, blasting a 42.35 in the 50 breaststroke.

PV 2003-2004 Relay All-Americans
DC Masters:
Willis Braswell, Paul Grueneberger, Andrea Haines, Nancy Kirkendall, Ann Lyttle

Dyann Charette, Amy Cooley, Brian Crilly, Emily Groome, Jennifer Halem, Adam Spector, B Westerman Kobac, Brenda Wilks.

Kelly Bowman, James Crowder, Emad Elshafei, Lillian Hnath, Jillian Martin, Meredith Stakem, Jennifer Teerlink.

 Humor and Quotes

Q: Did you hear about the oyster who wouldn't give anyone his pearl?
A: He was being shellfish.

Q: How did Minnie Mouse save Mickey from drowning?
A: Mouse-to-mouse resuscitation.


 Meet News

Maryland Winter Meet Feb 26, 2005
Patty Robbins
Susan, Rob
Susan Fisch, Rob Dobry
Alicia, Shawn
Alicia and Shawn Markey
Dawson Nash
Mike, Andy, Jeff, Craig
Mike Goodison, Andy Ellis, Jeff Strahota, Craig Dewing
Christine Jorgensen
Patty, Debby, Frank
Patty Constantino, Debby Dilldine, Frank Koval
Rich, Sarah
Rich Phillips, Sarah Price
Steve, Jay
Steve Lindauer, Jay Kress

Albatross Open Draws More than 200 Swimmers
by Tom Denes

Under the capable direction of Cathy Gainor, the Montgomery Ancient Mariners held one of the most successful Albatross Opens ever. We exceeded the 200 swimmer limit and judiciously added 15 more swimmers, while keeping a watchful eye on the timeline.

Three World Records were broken at the meet. Mary Lathram, DC Masters, celebrated her 90th year by breaking the World Record in the 200 SC meters backstroke with a time of 6:24.99. Joann Leilich, DC Masters, set yet another World Record, blasting a 42.35 in the 50 breaststroke. And finally, the Terrapin Masters put together a World Record setting 400 medley relay that almost broke four minutes in the 100-119 age group. James Crowder (back, 1:03.89), Peter Fehring (breast, 1:08.11), Matt Haupt (fly, 54.73), and John Keefe (free, 53.74) clocked a blazing 4:00.47.

Kelly Bowman, Terrapin Masters, won the Fastest Woman in the Water award by virtue of her 27.90 50 meter freestyle. Troy Johnson, Virginia Masters, won the Fastest Man in the Water award by swimming a meet record 23.67.

Although, no official score was kept, the Germantown Masters were clear winners, racking up 2,604 points. They bettered the host team, the Montgomery Ancient Mariners, who had 1,786 points. Rounding out the top three were the Terrapin Masters with 858 points.

Tom, Cathy Tom Denes, Cathy Gainor Eleanor, Lisa, Ann Eleanor Landon-D'Shen, Lisa Van Pelt-Diller, Ann Peterson
Timer and Dottie Buchhagen
Ben, Scott
Ben Lee and Scott Gainey (new Trinity Masters coach)
Clay, Bob, Amy
Clay Britt, Bob Lewis, Amy Peterson
Joann Leilich
Jim, Mary
Jim Carey, Mary Lathram
Torrie Hall
Jim, Jennie, Keir
Jim Rill, Jennie Halem, Keir Knight
Terrapins: Reynolds, Ellis, Strahota, Lee (back), Keefe (front), Fehring, Crowder, Bowman, Diehl, Nordlund, Morrin-Nordlund
Sheely Rae
Shelly Rae Obrecht

Denis, Marcos
Denis Crean of All Star Aquatics and Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republic
Denis Crean Completes
Samana Bay 18K Swim

By Denis Crean

The first annual open water competition across La Bahia de Samana (Samana Bay) in the Dominican Republic was held April 9th. Denis Crean of All Star Aquatics was the 6th man to finish, completing the 18k course in 4:50; he is the first international swimmer to complete the crossing. Marcos Diaz, the Dominican's national open water champion, finished first overall in a record setting time of 3:50. Maricarmen Soleta became the first woman in history to successfully cross the bay.

Samana Bay is famous as the winter mating waters of Northern Atlantic whales. Various solo swimmers have crossed the bay informally over the past twenty years, thereby dispelling myths of mysterious currents and predatory marine life, but this was the bay's first organized competition. Because this was the first year the race was held, Diaz and Crean spent the days leading up to the race conducting media interviews to promote the event. To a swimming-minded country, where Diaz is a national hero and the sport is held in extremely high regard, the Samana Bay race was an important and very well publicized phenomenon.

The race began at the northern town of Samana and finished on the southern side of the bay at Sabado de la Mar. Conditions proved to be challenging in the warm water as the swimmers fought constant head winds and jellyfish. FINA rules governed the completion for the over 20 solo and relay swimmers. The Dominican Swimming Federation is now planning the race as an annual event open to swimmers from all over the world. Crean said, "The people involved, from the organizers to the competitors, are extremely generous and hospitable. The event was very well organized and I would recommend the race to any open water swimmer." Info: Denis Crean at info@AllStarAquatics.com.

Digital Swim Analysis
by Cheryl Wagner

I visited Peter Sczupak, owner of Oceanus Digital Swim Analysis, to find out more about his digital imaging services. Two very nice features of the analysis are that you can schedule it at your convenience and you are the only student in the class. So you get his undivided attention. I asked for analysis of all four strokes, so Peter filmed me above and below water, from the side and from the front, and also my starts and turns. After he completed the videotaping, we watched the tape together while Peter gave me his observations and recommendations. An extensive written analysis can be had for an additional fee. Peter is located in Alexandria and works out of the Chinquapin Pool.

Cheryl, Peter
Cheryl Wagner, Peter Sczupak
Peter Sczupak

Chinn Aquatics Swim Meet,
March 6, 2005

Pete, Dan, Erin
Pete Fehring, Dan Jent, Erin Smith


Next Potomac Valley LMSC Meeting - June 19
The next PVLMSC board meeting will be held on June 19, after the Terrapin Cup meet at 12:30PM, UM Campus Rec Aquatic Center, College Park, MD.

Clay Britt Swim Clinics
May 14 & Jun 18

Upcoming Clinics: Upcoming Clinics: May 14, and Jun 18.

For more information contact Clay H 301-320-4694, email clay@claybrittswimming.com or visit: www.claybrittswimming.com.

Learn from the Best Swim Clinics
July 3 & 17

Come to see how you can improve your strokes this summer with former University of Maryland All-American and Terrapin Masters coach, Petra Adamkova Martin.

Clinic Location: Fairland Aquatic Center, Laurel, MD.

Call 301-910-1826 or email: petraadamkova@yahoo.com

DCRP - New Practice Location in Takoma Park
DCRP is swimming at the brand new Takoma Recreation Center on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday practice is held at the Marie Reed Community Learning Center pool in Adams Morgan. We also swim at East Potomac Park Pool during the summer. See our website for details: www.swimdcrp.org

The Takoma Recreation Center is located at the corner of 3rd and Van Buren Streets, NW. The pool parking lot is accessed from 3rd street. Marie Reed Learning Center is located at 2200 Champlain St., NW. This is roughly at 18th Street & Kalorama Rd., NW. East Potomac Park Pool is at Hains Point in DC.

DCAC Meet - October 15, 2005
SAVE THE DATE!!!! The District of Columbia Aquatics Club will be hosting a swim meet October 15, 2005 at the brand new DC Parks and Recreation Olympic-sized aquatics facility in Takoma Park (300 Van Buren St, NW). Mark your calendars and plan to attend! Details will be available soon on our website: www.swimdcac.org . Contact Christina West for more information: meet@swimdcac.org .

Welcome to our new PV clubs
Trinity & All-Star

Welcome to new PV clubs: Trinity Masters in Washington DC and All-Star in Bethesda. Info: www.pvmasters.org/clubs.htm

Trinity Masters practice times: Mon, Wed, Fri 5:30AM-7AM & Mon, Tue, Thu 6-7:30PM. www.trinitydc.edu

All-Star Aquatics practice times: Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00-6:15am www.allstaraquatics.com

Proposed PV Dues Increase
by Tim Timmons, PV Treasurer
At an April 9th meeting, the Potomac Valley LMSC Board voted to raise the annual registration fee beginning in 2006. The exact amount of the new fee will be decided at the June 19th board meeting. Since this type of action always gets attention, I thought it a good time to explain the finances of the LMSC to our membership.

The LMSC is one of 53 across the country that holds non-profit status under IRS codes, files the necessary IRS tax forms each year, and reports its finances to the USMS national organization. Presently, the LMSC has about $15,000 in a savings account and $5,000 in a checking account for a total of $20,000. This amount has steadily decreased over the past four years from about $30,000 in 2000.

The current annual registration fee is $28 and of that, $20 goes to the USMS national organization, leaving $8 for the Potomac Valley LMSC. This $8 has been steady since the 1980s, and unfortunately because of inflation, that $8 doesn't go as far as it used to.

The Potomac Valley LMSC is the fourth largest in the country with about 1850-1900 registered swimmers and about 20-25 registered teams and we operate an annual budget in excess of $60,000. Presently, the projected yearly expenses exceed the projected yearly income by about $3800-$4000 - hence the need for an increase in fees to prevent the accounts from drying up in about 4-5 years.

Our annual expenses fall into a few major categories. The four newsletters and postage costs each member about $5.25 per year. Since our registration materials and newsletters are mailed, more than half of our revenues go directly to the US Postal Service. Economies of scale help us bring in more revenue than the 80s, considering our registration numbers have more than doubled since that time. However, since the cost of a stamp has roughly quadrupled during this period, postage alone requires us to increase our fee. The registrar, who does a major portion of the work in the LMSC gets $2.50 per person per year...he is the only board member who gets paid, and deservedly so. That's $7.75 already. The LMSC sends five delegates a year to the national convention at a cost of about $2 per member, based on 1900 members. Small, miscellaneous expenses amount to about $.25 - $.75 per member bringing the total to about $10 - $10.50 per member, a $2.00 - $2.50 shortfall per member.

In the past few years we have had requests to sponsor coaches going to national clinics, sponsor more swim meets, and other "nice to do" things. For example, the Maryland LMSC offers five separate meets for its members each winter at almost no cost to the swimmers. We could do these type of things, but our monies would dwindle quickly. Hence the board voted to raise the dues starting in 2006 - the question being left to the June 19th meeting being exactly how much to raise these dues.

One school of thought is to raise the fees to $30 or $32 and look at the situation on a yearly basis. Another school of thought is to raise the fees to $35 and then not have to raise the dues again for many years. I encourage you to discuss this amongst your team, so that your team representative knows your team's wishes when they attend the June 19th board meeting.

We are not in danger in going broke in the near term, but the board feels it wise to plan ahead for the future and to do so now.

Proposed New Long Distance Open Water Awards
by Michael Lee

PV Awards Chair, Michael Lee, is proposing new PV Open Water Awards. If you would like to make suggestions, contact Michael at korthain@yahoo.com

PV LMSC Board Meeting Minutes
April 9, 2005

by Debbie Morrin-Nordlund

Meeting called to order at 1:00pm. Meeting attendees introduced themselves and identified their representations. MSA to adopt Minutes from November 2004 PVLMSC board meeting.

Chair - no report

1422 swimmers registered at end of March (slightly lower than last year). One new club (Trinity University Masters) started in 2005. Two have not renewed: National Naval Medical Center and Rockville Masters.

Distributed results of 2004 meets and assigned evaluators for upcoming meets. Noted Meet Director Sanction packages are now on web. Brought up old business of possible PV sponsored Last Chance LC meet for 2005. PV interested in running again; facility reserved for Aug. 28. Will look into potential for 2 day meet and bidding for Colonies Zone LC championship meet.

Top Ten
Distributed USMS Relay All-American listings to team representatives.

Current year budget reviewed. Potential increase of PV portion of USMS registration fee for 2006. MSA to raise fee for 2006 with amount TBD at June meeting. Financial information will be prepared for newsletter discussing budget and fee increase.

no report

Deadline for next newsletter is April 15.

Awards will be presented at Colonies Zone meet. Potential addition of Open water/Long Distance Award discussed.

A USMS Officials newsletter will be starting soon.

New Business
Noted that 2005 is a PV election year - Chair, Secretary and Treasurer to be elected at November annual PV meeting. Slate to be presented at June meeting. Nominations should be e-mailed to Secretary at PVSecretary@usms.org. 2005 USMS Convention delegate determination tabled until next meeting.

Next meeting
June 19, 2005, at 12:30pm, University of Maryland Campus Recreation Center (following Terrapin Cup LCM meet).

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Check out the CBF News at www.cbf.org and read about:

  • The Susquehanna: Most Endangered River for 2005
  • Legal Action Strike Force - holding polluters and government accountable
  • Volunteering: Preparing for Oyster Restoration Season
  • Outreach and Volunteer Events
  • 'Tis the Season - honor a bride and groom or graduate with a membership in CBF
  • Trips to explore the Bay's Waterways - Chesapeake Bay Discovery Trips
  • Environmental Education Starts Early - adapted environmental games and educational discussions
  • Chesapeake Notebook - Clagett Farm, a working farm growing organic vegetables and raising hormone-free beef cattle in Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Tip of the Month - Recycling Electronics
  • Bay Almanac - bay area blooms in Spring


Dee of St. Mary's Skipjack
The Dee of St. Mary's, an environmental and educational Skipjack, is available for hire for wedding receptions, dinner sails, and other events.

Environmental Education Classes aboard the Skipjack started April 7th. Multiple classes from Beach Elementary School ( Chesapeake Beach) visited last week along with Hood College from Frederick MD.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for the coming season can contact Georgia Wheeler at bwassoc@erols.com Learn more about the skipjack and shore side program at www.thebaylab.org

BECAUSE: "It's Our Bay, Let's Pass It On"
Cap'n Jack and 1st mate Fulchiron www.thebaylab.org

Note from the Registrar Save Some Trees
By Jeff Roddin

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

LatyCar 2005
& FINA 2006



The Return of the Reston Four... Lake Swims
Reston Masters Swim Team will once again host its acclaimed open water competition on Sunday May 29 at beautiful Lake Audubon in picturesque Reston, Virginia. In addition this year, we will also be holding an open water clinic on Saturday afternoon May 30.

The Jim McDonnell Lake Swim boasts an event to suit everyone's needs. Whether you're an experienced open water swimmer who goes the distance, or a newbie who just wants to test the waters, this is your race. Four separate divisions make the swimming easy: 1-mile USMS (no wetsuits) division, 1-mile wetsuit division, 2-mile USMS division, and 2-mile wetsuit division. Swim the one mile, two mile, or both. And don't forget the clinic Saturday afternoon!

And if it's a party you want, we've got that too! We're the only race in town to have it's own live DJ. Entry fees of $35 for one event and $60 for two include the races, a cap, a stylish T-shirt designed by our coach, and food aplenty. Clinic fee is an additional $10.

For more information, go to www.RestonMasters.org or call 703-845-Swim.

Potomac River Swim Needs Kayakers
June 4, 2005

The 2005 Potomac River Swim (7.5 miles) needs support kayakers to accompany individual swimmers on Saturday June 4, 2005.

Swim proceeds are donated to environmental organizations, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Sierra Club, the Potomac River Association, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, and the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. Kayakers accompany individual swimmers on their crossing and get (at no charge):

  • pre-swim supper/briefing on Friday, June 3.
  • camping at Pt. Lookout State Park on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4.
  • post-swim picnic at Pt. Lookout State Park on Saturday, June 4.
  • commemorative t-shirt

More info: www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/pr2005i.htm
Cheryl Wagner (202) 387-2361 cherylw@crosslink.net

Patabsco Wade
Support the swimmers and join the waders
Save the Patapsco Hon!
On Sun., May 22, 2005 Joe Stewart will swim for a fourth year across the mouth of the Patapsco River joined this year by Susan Wilkinson Megaw. The watershed benefit swim is from Venice on the Bay to North Point State Park, where it will be followed by a Wade-In & Picnic sponsored by Patapsco/Back Rivers Tributary Team.

Three previous solo swims raised over $12,000 for watershed group activities, including tree plantings, stream monitoring, trash cleanups, producing newsletters, hosting festivals, and advocating pollution reduction practices and policies by citizens and the private and public sectors. Beneficiaries will include North County Land Trust, Herring Run Watershed Association, Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park and Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park.

To make a swim pledge, write a check payable to "GHCC" or Greater Homewood Community Corporation, note "Save the Patapsco Hon!" in the memo section and mail it to Joe Stewart, 3212 Avon Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218. For more information call Joe at 410-243-4418.

The first Patapsco/Back River Tributary Team Wade-In took place May 23, 2004 at Venice on the Bay. Thirty people ventured about 22 inches or knee-deep into the water before losing sight of their shoes to test its clarity "Bernie Fowler" style. Wading in were citizens from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Howard Counties and Baltimore City, federal, state and local elected officials including US Congressmen Ben Cardin and Wayne Gilchrest, Fort McHenry National Park, Patapsco Valley State Park and North Point State Park officials, members of watershed associations representing Bodkin Creek, Baltimore Harbor, Curtis Marley Furnace Creeks, Gwynns Falls, Herring Run, Jones Falls and the Patapsco River as well as outdoorsman Bill Burton.

The second Patapsco/Back River Tributary Team Wade-In & Picnic will be 11 am - 2 pm, Sunday, May 22, 2005 at North Point State Park, and coincide with the swim finish. The park overlooks the Chesapeake Bay between Patapsco & Back Rivers, has a $3 per vehicle entrance fee.Webpage/directions

From the north, take Baltimore Beltway 695 South towards Essex/Key Bridge. Follow 695 to Exit 42 (151 Sparrows Point/North Point Boulevard). Exit and bear right onto 151 South to first light. Make a left onto North Point Road (Route 20). Follow through Edgemere for 1.9 miles to Bay Shore Road into North Point State Park on the left.

From the south, take Baltimore Beltway 695 North towards Glen Burnie/Key Bridge. Follow 695 over Key Bridge to Exit 43 (Bethlehem Boulevard/Sparrows Point). Get off at Exit 43 and make a left at the first blinking light (Bethlehem Boulevard). Follow Bethlehem Boulevard/158 East for one mile to North Point Boulevard. Cross over North Point Boulevard onto North Point Road (Route 20). Follow Route 20 through Edgemere for 1.9 miles to Bay Shore Road and the park on the left.

ASCA 2005 World Clinic
The American Swim Coaches Association is hosting its 2005 World Clinic in Fort Lauderdale from September 6-11, 2005. The clinic is being held at the beautiful Marriott Harbor Beach Resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Along with many other outstanding tracks, the Masters track is being held on Saturday, September 10. A Masters Coaching School, led by USMS Coaches Committee Chairman Bob Bruce, is being offered on Sunday, September 11. Additionally, an open form on Masters coaching is slated for Thursday evening, September 8.

To enhance participation, USMS will pay the ASCA member World Clinic fee, a $179 value, for a limited number of Masters coaches. The Masters Coaching School is an additional $40. Each LMSC is entitled to submit the registration of one coach whose clinic fee will be covered in full by USMS. Complimentary registrations will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms are due to Mel Goldstein by June 1, 2005.

Mel Goldstein, 317-253-8289 or goldstein@mindspring.com
Scott Rabalais, 912-234-0679 or scottrabalais@comcast.net

Biking & Kayaking Newsletter - Eastern Shore
Adrenaline High, Inc. has created a new Newsletter for Biking & Kayaking on the Eastern Shore, Delmarva. The first issue of 4 pages can be seen at our WEB site www.adrenalinehigh.com

The Second issue will include information on:

  1. Housing options for next year's Sea Gull Century, including stretching the weekend with kayaking at either end.
  2. Delmarva Lite's (Low impact Tourism Experiences) Great Biking Map
  3. Adrenaline High's new overnight locations:
  4. Cabin Cruiser on Choptank in Nanticoke
  5. Trailer at Tall Pines Harbor Waterfront Campground in Sanford VA
  6. Home on Nanticoke River in Vienna across from Barren Creek
Upcoming Event: Clam Feast Ride, Saturday, April 16, 2005
Goose Creek Marina at Rumbley on the bay to Clam Feast in Salisbury


Swim Instruction - Learn from the Best
University of Maryland All-American is offering individual swim lessons where you can work on your stroke, conditioning, even dryland, if you want. Location, times and prices (around $30/hour) can be various depending on what we are working on, where and when. I will disscuss with each interested person so that it's most convenient for both of us. We can meet regularly and get on a schedule or just do it whenever you need to. I can disscuss all of this with you individually. Let me know at this e-mail address petraadamkova@yahoo.com or my cell: 301-910-1826 if you are interested or just have further questions. Have a good day and happy swimming! -- Petra Adamkova Martin

Oceanus Digital Swim Analysis
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Our services can help you achieve your NVSL goals and far beyond. Find out more by calling or visiting our website.
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Terrapin Masters - Pay by Punch Card
Practices are held in a world-class facility at UM Campus Rec. Pay by the practice (punch-card). Summer schedule for Terrapin Masters:

  • Mon, Wed, Thu 6:30PM - 8:00PM
  • Tue, Thu 6:15AM - 7:45AM
  • Sat 8:15AM - 9:45AM

College Park Bike Shop Discount
bike shop

  • Web photo gallery - new & used bikes.
  • Fitmaster - call for an appointment.
  • Events: Tour de Cure, Monument Ride, MS150K, Women's Coalition Ride.
  • Sign up: email cycling newsletter, bikemail@bike123.com

Waterproof Coach available on Amazon.Com
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Superior Auto Care
Welcomes Masters Swimmers

auto care
North Gambrills, MD (near Bowie)
(410) 923-7755
• Free pre-trip check of fluids, tires, wipers, belts, hoses, and lights.

Volunteers Needed - Chesapeake Bay Outreach
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is in need of volunteers who would like to join our citizen outreach efforts in Northern Virginia, by joining our Speakers' Bureau and/or Festivals programs. Heather Tuckfield htuckfield@cbf.org, 443-482-2151.

Patuxent Adventure Center - Kayaking/Bike Events
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•  Free Rolling Sessions - included with purchase of kayak

•  Kayak Demo: May 14th 2005 Current Design Kayaks
•  Leonardtown Criterium Bicycle Race May 15th 2005
•  Tour de Solomons Bike Ride/Century June 11th 2005
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Patuxent Adventure Center is offering a 10% discount on Quintanaroo wetsuits with this ad.

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Mark Murray - Coaching & Swim Instruction
Former Assistant Varsity coach and record-holding miler, Mark Murray, is available for individual and team coaching and instruction. For more information, contact Mark at: swmmurray@yahoo.com

Testimonial from one of Mark's Students:
Mark is a fantastic teacher! My Alexandria Masters friends suggested working with him and since I could take lessons nearby, I thought it sounded great. Then I saw the Swimmers Ear article and said, okay, do it. Within an hour I discovered how to float with my legs and feet at the surface. I was amazed. I knew it was possible but had never felt it before. Within two lessons I had cut about ten seconds off of a 200 without any real effort. After three lessons he was actually in the water watching what was happening. Imagine my surprise as I swam to the end of the lane and Mark was on the bottom looking up, ready with editorials and really helpful, exact, understandable directions to fix the holes in my freestyle stroke. Heck, we're working on non-wimpy flipturns now, too.

As an adult newbie to swimming seriously (about three years now), I can tell you this guy is great. I'm able to swim longer with less effort. I'm getting stronger and...look out for the long course meets next summer! I'll top my old times easily! I can't wait to find out what's next. It's almost like being a kid again. (And with his varsity college training, imagine what he can do for the experienced folk!) - Deb Brudvig

 Photo Credits

all photos - by Cheryl Wagner except:
Eric Nordlund - Debbie Morrin-Nordlund
Denis Crean - Denis Crean
Fehring, Jent, Smith - Ray Novitske
Swim for Life - Dawson Nash
LatyCar - Myriam Pero
Dee of St. Mary's - thebaylab.org
Kitty Pool - Joke of the Day
Patapsco Wade-In - Joe Stewart

 Events Calendar

2005 Pool Calendar

Jan 1 - Dec 31
Check Off Challenge www.pvmasters.org

May 14 & Jun 18
Clay Britt Swim Clinics contact Clay H 301-320-4694, email clay@claybrittswimming.com or visit www.claybrittswimming.com

May 22
2005 USMS Short Course Nationals - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Info: Stu Marvin 954-828-4580, smarvin@fortlauderdale.gov Web: www.usms.org

Jun 11
VMST LCM Meet Naval Station Norfolk, VA Fleet Recreation Park www.vaswim.org

Jun 19
Terrapin Cup LCM Meet UM Campus Rec Natatorium, College Park, MD. Info: Michael Lee phone: 301-474-1178 (H) or email: korthain@yahoo.com Web: www.crosslink.net/~cherylw

Jun 19
2005 Jeanne and John Merryman LCM Memorial Swim Meet; Berwyn PA, Meet Director: Linda VanOcker; email: ScubaVan@comcast.net Web: www.DVMasters.org

Jul 10
Terrapin Masters 800/1500 LCM Meet - UM Campus Rec Natatorium, College Park, MD Pre- and Deck entries. Info: Dave Diehl phone: 301-946-0649 (H) before 9pm please or 301-314-5372 (W) or email: dd119@umail.umd.edu Web: www.crosslink.net/~cherylw

July 17 & 31
Learn from the Best Swim Clinics, Fairland Aquatic Center, Laurel, MD Contact Petra Martin, 301-910-1826 or e-mail: petraadamkova@yahoo.com Web: www.crosslink.net/~cherylw

Jul 22
World Masters Games - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada SCM; www.2005worldmasters.com

Jul 21-24
IGLA 2005 Championships - Atlanta GA www.igla.org

Jul 24
DCRP Long Course Meet - Washington, DC LCM; Max Kukoy, 202-250-5921, maxthemeetdirector@maxwebworks.com ; www.pvmasters.org

Aug 10-14
USMS Long Course National Championships - Mission Viejo, CA LCM; Mark Moore, 949-233-6521, m.w.moore@cox.net ; www.mastersmvnswim.org

Aug 27-28
Last Chance LCM Meet, GMU Aquatic Center in Fairfax, VA www.pvmasters.org

Oct 10-15
All Americas LatyCar 2005 - Sao Paulo, Brazil www.latycar.org

Oct 15
DCAC Meet, Takoma Park, DC Swim Facility Web: www.swimdcac.org Email: meet@swimdcac.org

Aug 2006
FINA World Championship Meet - San Francisco, CA www.fina.org

2005 Long Distance/Open Water Calendar

May 15-Sep 30
USMS 5K & 10K Postal Championships; www.RestonMasters.org Info: call 703-845-Swim.

May 29, 2005
Jim McDonnell 1 & 2 Mile Lake Swims - Lake Audubon, Reston, VA www.restonmasters.org

Jun 4, 2005
Potomac River 7.5 Mile Swim - Point Lookout State Park, M www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/pr2005i.htm

Jun 11, 2005
Flag Day 1 Mile Swim - New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Jun 12, 2005
The Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4 Mile Swim & 1 Mile Challenge Annapolis, MD; Lin-Mark, 7 Westwood Dr, Mantua, NJ 08051, 856-468-0010, lin-mark@lin-mark.com Web: www.lin-mark.com

Jun 12, 2005
22nd Annual Jack King 1 Mile Ocean Swim, Virginia Beach, VA www.vaswim.org

Jun 18, 2005
Maryland Swim for Life - Chestertown, MD OW; Dawson Nash 202-686-2150, swimmerdn4321@aol.com ; Benefit swim for people living with HIV/AIDS and The Chester River Association; www.swimdcac.org

Jun 25, 2005
Madison Mile Swim - Madison, CT - www.force5sports.com/calendar/index.cfm

Jun 25, 2005
Against the Tide 1 Mi Swim - Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton, MA www.mbcc.org/swim

Jun 26, 2005
Plunge for Patients 1 Mile & 3 Mile Swims - Wildwood, NJ www.lmsports.com

Jul 9, 2005
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim 28.5 miles - New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Jul 9, 2005
Captain Craig 1 mile Ocean Swim, Ocean City, MD 410-289-7556 Sgt Brent Weingard 301-318-8928 Hairear@aol.com Registration 5PM, Race Start 6:30PM, 14th St & Beach; $15 includes t-shirt. www.town.ocean-city.md.us/ocbp.html

Jul 16, 2005
Chris Greene Lake 2 Mile Cable Swim, Charlottesville, VA www.vaswim.org

Jul 16, 2005
Race for the River .5 mile swim - New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Jul 16, 2005
USMS 2-Mile Cable Championships - Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, NY www.usms.org

Jul 16, 2005
Swim for the Dolphins -Wildwood, NJ - www.lmsports.com

Jul 17, 2005
Greenwich Point One Mile Swim - Greenwich, CT www.gscevents.org

Jul 23, 2005
Buzzards Bay Swim - Buzzards Bay, MA - www.savebuzzardsbay.org/events.htm

Jul 30, 2005
Ocean City Masters 1 Mile Swim - Ocean City, NJ - www.lmsports.com

Jul 30, 2005
Save the Bay Swim - Narragansett Bay, RI www.savebay.org/events/index.asp

Jul 31, 2005
Park to Park 1 miler - New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Aug 6, 2005
Boston Light 8 mile Swim, Boston, MA OW; Contact: John Werner, Race Coordinator Cell: 617-835-1242, Work: 617 695 2300 x 103 Email: johnwerner@citizenschools.org Web: www.bostonlightswim.org

Aug 6, 2005
Rainbow Channel Challenge - 3 Swims & Kayak Competition ľ mile, 1 mile, 2.6 mile swims, 2.6 mile kayak www.rainbowchannelchallenge.com

Aug 13, 2005
Swim Across the Sound - 25K swim - Bridgeport, CN - www.swimacrossthesound.org

Aug 13, 2005
52nd Annual Around-the-Island Swim Atlantic City, NJ www.dvmasters.org

Aug 13, 2005
Island Beach Two Mile Swim - Greenwich, CT www.gscevents.org www.gscevents.org

Aug 20, 2005
The Great Hudson River Swim 2.8 miles - New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Sep 10, 2005
Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life - Provincetown, MA OW; Jay Critchley, Swim for Life, PO Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657, 508-487-1930, thecompact@comcast.net ; www.swim4life.org ;

Sep 17, 2005
Little Red Lighthouse Swim 7.8 miles - New York, NY www.nycswim.org

Sep 17, 2005
September Splash 2, 1/4 & 1 Mile Swim - Wildwood Crest, NJ www.lmsports.com

Sep 24, 2005
Sunfest 1K, 3K, 5K Open Water Swim - Ocean City, MD www.sunfestswimming.org

Oct 22, 2005
2005 USMS 10K National Open Water Championships - Gulf of Mexico, Ft. Meyers, FL www.usms.org

Oct 23, 2005
St. Croix 10th Annual Coral Reef 5-mile Swim, St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands; www.swimrace.com

Nov 5, 2005
Bonaire EcoSwim 10K, 5K, and metric mile Swims Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles www.randynutt.com/bainfo05.html

2005 Local Multi-sport Calendar

May 7
Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon Huddleston, VA (VTS) www.set-upinc.com

May 15
Leonardtown Criterium Bicycle Race www.paxadventure.com

May 15
1st Annual New Jersey Devilman Half Iron & Sprint Triathlons - Millville, NJ. www.lin-mark.com

May 15
2005 Inaugural Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon Centreville, VA www.finswheelsfeet.com

May 15
The Bonzai Sports Manassas Mini Tri Manassas, VA www.triitnow.com

May 15
Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Triathlon Ocean City, NJ - www.lmsports.com

May 22
Columbia Triathlon - Ellicott City, MD www.tricolumbia.org

May 29
Shady Grove YMCA Sprint Triathlon Glen Allen, VA www.trifind.com

Jun 4
Pocomoke Triathlon - Pocomoke, MD www.trifind.com

Jun 4
NJ State USCF Time Trial - Saturday, June 4, 2005 - Chatsworth, NJ - www.lmsports.com

Jun 5
Breezy Point Triathlon - Norfolk, VA www.trifind.com

Jun 6
3rd Annual ESCAPE FROM SCHOOL YOUTH TRIATHLON & SPRINT RUN, Lums Pond State Park-Beach Area, DE www.lin-mark.com

Jun 11
Tour de Solomons Bike Ride/Century www.paxadventure.com

Jun 11
THUNDERGUST TRIATHLON & DUATHLON, Parvin State Park, Pittsgrove, NJ www.lin-mark.com

Jun 11
Rocky Gap YMCA Triathlon - Cumberland MD www.trifind.com

Jun 12
Eagleman Half Ironman - Cambridge, MD www.tricolumbia.org

Jun 18
Allen Stone Memorial Run Swim Run and 5K (biathlon or 5k) - Virginia Beach, VA www.trifind.com

Jun 18
4th Annual ESCAPE FROM FORT DELAWARE Delaware City, DE www.lin-mark.com

Jun 19
1st Annual WILKES BARRE DUATHLON Wilkes Barre, PA www.lin-mark.com

Jun 19
South Carroll Swim Team Triathlon - Westminster, MD www.trifind.com

Jun 19
Marathon Sports Sprint Triathlon - Middletown, DE - www.lmsports.com

Jun 19
Charlottesville Sprint Triathlon - Charlottesville, Virginia - www.trifind.com

Jun 19
Tri-America Triathlon Series - Hampton, VA www.trifind.com

Jun 19
Marathon Sports Sprint Triathlon - Middletown, DE - www.lmsports.com

Jun 25
Assateague Island Run/Swim - Assateague Island, MD Info: Sinuva Kline (410) 641-2918

Jun 25
Bath County Triathlon - Warm Springs, VA www.trifind.com

Jun 26
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA TRIATHLON West River Drive, Philadelphia, PA www.lin-mark.com

Jul 2-3
Nissan Xterra East Championship - Richmond, VA www.trifind.com

Jul 2
Freedom Run and Roll - Mays Landing, NJ www.lmsports.com

Jul 2
West Branch Independence Day Multisport Events, Lockhaven - Pocono Mts., PA www.lin-mark.com

Jul 9
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH TRIATHLON Perryville Community Park, Perryville, MD www.linmark.com

Jul 10
1st Annual Allentown Triathlon Allentown, PA www.lin-mark.com

Jul 10
Towamencin Triathlon - Towamencin, PA www.lmsports.com

Jul 17
Off-Road Triathlon - A Nissan Xterra Points Series Race - Cumberland MD www.trifind.com

Jul 23
Lt. Mitch Maiorana Memorial Run-Swim-Run 40th Street and the Beach Ocean City, MD Challenging race open to individuals and 3 person teams. 1.5 mile beach run, .5 mile ocean swim and 1.5 mile beach run. Prizes. Registration fee. Saturday 7:00 a.m. 410-289-7556 Sgt Brent Weingard 301-318-8928 Hairear@aol.com / www.town.ocean-city.md.us/ocbp.html

Jul 23
SUNSET SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Sunset Lake, Bridgeton, NJ www.lin-mark.com

Jul 24
3Sports Triathlon Richmond, VA (VTS) www.set-upinc.com

Jul 31
3rd Annual Pantanella's Pancake - Staten Island Flat As A Pancake DUATHLON -TRIATHLON Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY www.lin-mark.com

Jul 31
Charlottesville Olympic Triathlon - Charlottesville, VA www.trifind.com

Aug 7
WILKES BARRE TRIATHLON Penn State Campus, Lehman Twp., PA www.lin-mark.com

Aug 7
Culpeper Sprint Triathlon Culpeper, VA www.trifind.com

Aug 14
5th Annual LUMS POND TRIATHLON and LUMS POND DUATHLON Lums Pond State Park, Bear, DE www.lin-mark.com

Aug 21
Summer Super Sprint Triathlon - Manassas VA - www.trifind.com

Aug 27
Charlottesville Off Road Triathlon - Xterra Point Series - Charlottesville VA www.trifind.com

Aug 28
Naylor's Beach Olympic Triathlon - Naylorís Beach, VA www.trifind.com

Sep 10
Odyssey Off-Road Iron Distance Triathlon - Millboro, VA www.trifind.com

Sep 10
Noell Maerz Patriot Triathlon - Doylestown, PA - www.lmsports.com

Sep 11
5th Annual DIAMONDMAN 1/2 IRON TRIATHLON Lums Pond-Campground area, Lums Pond State Park, DE www.lin-mark.com

Sep 19
18th Annual SKYLANDS TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Spruce Run State Park, Clinton, NJ www.lin-mark.com

Sep 24
Make-a-Wish Sea Colony Triathlon Bethany Beach, DE www.tricolumbia.org

Sep 24
Outback Big Lick Triathlon - Huddleston, VA www.trifind.com

Sep 24
Vineland Exchange Club Triathlon - Pittsgrove, NJ www.lmsports.com

Oct 1
Chesapeake Man Ultra Distance Triathlon - Cambridge MD www.tricolumbia.org

Oct 1
Osprey Triathlon - Public Landing, MD - www.lmsports.com

Oct 9
3rd Annual CAPE HENLOPEN TRIATHLON AND CAPE HENLOPEN DUATHLON Cape Henlopen State Park at the main parking lot - bath house, DE www.lin-mark.com

Oct 15
Sherando Lake Sprint Triathlon - Waynesboro, VA www.trifind.com

Oct 16
Riverside Sprint Triathlon - Midlothian, VA - www.trifind.com