The Swimmer's Ear
Newsletter of the Potomac Valley Masters Committee
September 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 Credits
  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
I hope that you have all had a good summer of swimming and that you were able to swim outside at least some, and maybe get some open water swimming in, too.

This year is an election year for the Potomac Valley LMSC. Elections will be held at the annual meeting November 11, 2001 (prior to the JCCNV Lox & Bagels meet). Our current secretary (Cheryl Wagner) and treasurer (CJ Hall) have stated that they will run for reelection. We currently have one candidate on the slate for the chair position - Eric Nordlund. Other nominations from Potomac Valley swimmers are still welcome for these positions. Nominations should be sent via e-mail or mail to the current chair (me) by October 1, 2001.

The November meeting is also the last meeting of the year for teams to ensure that they have been represented at a meeting and prevent assessment of additional team PV fees. This fee policy was put into place in the hopes of bringing more teams/people to our meetings and getting them involved in the working of the LMSC; we do not mean it to "punish" teams.

As can be seen from the articles and pictures in this issue of the newsletter, Potomac Valley Master's swimmers have participated in a variety of events over the last few months. I congratulate them on their accomplishments, along with all the rest of you for your swimming, and wish you all luck with future swimming. ......................Happy Laps, Debbie

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2. Articles & Interviews

World-Class Disabled Athlete Credits Masters with Comeback
by Elizabeth Murray

Chase Baker believes that everything happens for a reason. The 28-year-old Masters swimmer, who was last year's top finisher at the World Triathlon Championship's disabled division in Australia, credits Masters swimming with being the start of his comeback after an horrific automobile accident claimed his right leg 10 years ago.

Baker, who swims with Patriot Masters at George Mason University under coach Peter Ward, had just competed at the 1991 YMCA National Championships in Florida, in both freestyle and butterfly distance events, when he fell asleep at the wheel of his car, two days later. He woke up to a nightmare, after being in a coma for 17 days. Doctors told him he would never walk again. He was 18, already a gifted swimmer who had been twice captain of his high school swim team.

Baker still gets a lump in his throat when he recalls the moment. But one catches a glimmer of the mental resiliency and that explains his impressive comeback when he talks about how he set out to "prove the doctors wrong" from day one of their pessimistic prognosis. Within a year of the accident he was walking

again. And four years later at 22, he was back in the water as a Masters swimmer, after friends suggested he join Buckeye Masters at Ohio State University.

With the help of a technologically advanced prosthesis, Baker now competes regularly in triathlons, and has his sights set on the 2002 IPC World Swimming Championships in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.

He completed his first Chesapeake Bay swim in June finishing 145th out of 560 swimmers. Among his future swimming goals are competing at Masters Nationals and winning a medal.

Chase Baker, recently sat down with me at his home, where he introduced me to his new bride, Kerry, and their puppy, Guinness, and granted me this interview.

Q: What has swimming done for you mentally, and how has it affected the other aspects of your life?

A: My comeback began with swimming. Pushing myself hard has made me stronger. I thought my life was over; I was depressed. But I have always had a competitive nature -- so I worked, trained, lifted weights, exercised. And I hate to lose!

Q: Of all the races you've won, which one was your proudest moment, and why?

A: Winning the World Championship Disabled Triathlon in Australia. In the swimming portion, I had a really fast swim. I was first out of the water, and my wife was waiting there for me with my prosthesis. I looked and didn't see anyone behind me -- just open water.

Q: What do you think about when you're swimming a race?

A: When I compete in the swimming portion of a triathlon, or in a meet, I have songs from the group "Metallica" playing over and over in my head.

Q: How often do you work out with Masters, and what kind of yardage do you put in?

A: I usually swim three times weekly for 1 1/2 hours, and put in 4,000-5,000 meters. I swim five times a week when I'm building up for an event. Sometimes I'll swim in Lane 2 to push myself harder. The thing I hate the most at practice is kicking drills, just like everyone else!

Q: We all have days when we don't feel like coming to a workout. Is there anything special you do to motivate yourself?

A: It can be hard. After work, sometimes you're just so tired. I think my main drive to go to practice is to get better. I love to swim and swim faster. I always think about how I will feel after a good practice and I go to get that feeling of accomplishment and tiredness. My friends on the team and Peter, my coach, help a lot because we challenge each other to keep going. And if one of us doesn't show up for practice, they'll hear about it from the others.

Q: You were obviously a talented athlete before the accident. How has your disability affected you as an athlete?

A: I think it has made me a better athlete in that I've learned to desensitize myself from pain. There is pain when you run with a prosthesis. It's always there, but I've learned to rise above it and think about other things. In a triathlon, when you get off that bike and your legs feel like jelly, you have to keep going. I think maybe my experience with pain has given me an edge.

Q: What would you say to others who are newly disabled and worried about their future?

A: I've talked with people who have lost their legs. My message to other disabled people is, if I can do it, you can do it better. Reach for the stars. You can do anything you set your mind to.

Q: Based on all that has happened to you thus far, do you have any thoughts about the role the accident has played in your life?

A: I believe things happen for a reason. And I believe in the power of inspiration. Hopefully I can inspire people to become active and follow their goals. I've been motivated to talk to groups of disabled people, and I recently stood up to speak in front of 250 or 300 people. That was really something. My message is: You can do anything you set your mind to!

Competing with Respect...But Not Too Much!
by CJ Lockman Hall, M.A.

Respect.

It comes up often in sports: respect for the competition, event, venue, or history. Respect, however, has its time and place. Have you ever focused so much on a competitor that your race plan fell apart? Have you been overwhelmed by the thought of swimming in a meet, or trying a new event? If so, then you know that too much respect can shift your focus away from the task at hand and keep you from doing your best. Try these tips for competing with respect but not too much!

Respect vs. Awe

"I'm learning how to respect players without being in awe of them." - US World Cup soccer player Cobi Jones

Respect for your opponent is good: you’ll take them seriously and put forth a stellar effort. Awe, however, can be detrimental to performance if it leads to distraction, fear, or the assumption that your opponent is superior.

Respect your opponent, but respect and believe in yourself first. It's anybody's game—do your best to make it yours.

Swimmer Michael Phelps successfully balanced respect and awe during the 2000 Olympic Trials and Olympic Games. The 15-year-old secured a spot on the US team in the 200 fly, and placed fifth in the event at the Olympic Games. Tom Malchow, who won the Olympic gold in the 200 fly, commented after the Trials, "Michael Phelps…didn't get caught up in the hype. He stuck to his game plan."

You can choose to view competitors as motivation. Here’s Malchow again, after Phelps bested him this past spring: "Right now, he's faster than me; that's the bottom line. Anybody who doesn't respect a 15-year-old with a world record has a problem. But I want the world record back."

Your opponents are striving to reach their goals just like you. You owe it to yourself to give your best, regardless of the names and faces of your competition.

You'll earn respect from yourself and others by playing your best game.

Respect vs. Focus

"We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it."
- Thomas Jefferson, US President

It can be unnerving racing head to head with a friend, training partner, or long-time competitor, especially if that person has come out on top more times than not. Rather than focusing on human opponents, however, consider your time, your goal, or other measure of success as your competition.

Misty Hyman stunned everyone when she captured the gold medal in the 200 fly at the 2000 Olympic Games. In winning the event, Hyman handed Susie O’Neill her first loss in the event in six years—in O’Neill’s backyard no less.

How did Hyman keep her focus? She often imagined swimming her event; her coach said she worked on technique between the Trials and the Olympics.

She also spoke positively to herself. Having struggled many times on the last 50, Hyman revealed in a post-race interview that, "When I turned tonight, I remember thinking, ‘I can do this. I can finish it.’"

Refuse to be Mesmerized

NHL goalie Olaf Kolzig on his team's loss to the Stanley Cup champions: "We stood around watching too much. It seemed like we were mesmerized…maybe we gave them a little too much respect being the Stanley Cup champions and because we don't play them too much, I don't know."

How can you successfully handle the respect factor that goes along with swimming in your first meet, or trying a new event? Take control! Proper preparation will keep you from being mesmerized.

Familiarize yourself with the meet scene by attending a meet or two. Volunteering will make you part of the action and will help you get comfortable with the meet atmosphere.

Watch the event that you are interested in swimming, and talk to swimmers about the event. Use practice time wisely, focusing on what you need to do to hone your mental and physical skills. And, like Misty Hyman, picture yourself swimming your event, successfully sticking to your game plan.

CJ Hall swims with the Montgomery Ancient Mariners in Bethesda, MD. For more articles and tips on the mental side of sports, visit her Web site at http://www.mindandsport.com

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

The Heart Knows by Cheryl Wagner
Have you ever looked at a "target heart rate" chart in the gym and thought you had the whole story? An article in Running Times (March, 2001), called "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Pete Pfitzinger, would indicate there’s a lot more to it. If you’re training and/or racing with a heart rate monitor, knowing how much variation there can be in your heart rate at any given moment, will help you to perform better.

Knowing your own heart rate variations can help you to race better on race day as well as take proper precautions during hot weather training.
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3. Congratulations

Frid & Frentsos
by Marilyn Redman

Barbara Frid (DCM) and Jerome Frentsos (DCAC) have been selected as the Potomac Valley Masters Swimmers of the Year for the 2000 Short Course Meters season. Frid was ranked nationally with seven U. S. Masters Top Ten swims including one #1 and three #2 swims. Frentsos also turned in seven Top Ten times of which 5 were #1 finishes. Three of these swims (200 Meter Back, 100 Meter I. M., and 400 Meter I. M.) set new FINA Masters World Records.

Potomac Valley swimmers were named 231 times in the Top Ten rankings. Ranking 2nd through 5th overall in Potomac Valley behind Frid were Barbara Zaremski (DCM), Michelle Jesperson (DCAC), Mary Lathram (DCM) and Jayne Bruner (DCM). The list of top five swimmers for PV men is completed by Jeffrey Roddin (ANCM) and Neill Williams (DCAC) [2T], Wally Dicks (ANCM) [4], and James Crowder (TERR) [5].

The awards for Frid and Frentsos were presented at the DC Masters LCM Meet on July 29, 2001.

PV LMSC Results SC Nationals 5/17-20/01

ALEX Alexandria Masters

Maceira, Todd M M27
100 Fly 59.51 24
50 Free 23.68 32
500 Free 5:28.22 14
100 Free 51.91 28

Niss, Nancy E F29
50 Free 32.19 29
100 IM 1:27.23 26
100 Free NS 0

Parsons, Donald W M60
50 Fly 30.84 8
100 Fly 1:11.79 5
50 Free 26.77 7
100 IM 1:10.93 5
100 Free 1:00.38 10

Rickard, Catherine E F24
200 Free 2:14.79 18
400 IM 5:58.57 6
200 IM 2:41.64 23
50 Free 27.75 24
100 IM 1:13.10 24
100 Free 1:00.44 21

Walter, Donald F M65
1000 Free 18:50.10 7
200 Free 3:36.39 12
500 Free 9:13.72 10

Walter, Joseph M M29
200 Breast 2:37.74 9
100 Breast 1:10.53 11
100 IM 1:04.78 32

Mixed 200 Free Relay DQ
Niss, Nancy E F29
MACEIRA, Todd M M27
Walter, Joseph M M29
Rickard, Catherine E F24

Men 200 Medley Relay 2:22.81 17
MACEIRA, Todd M M27
Walter, Joseph M M29
Parsons, Donald W M60
Walter, Donald F M65

Mixed 200 Medley Relay 2:07.79 28
MACEIRA, Todd M M27
Walter, Joseph M M29
Rickard, Catherine E F24
Niss, Nancy E F29

DCM DC Masters

Schreiner, Beth F60
200 Free 2:42.62 2
50 Free 31.44 1
100 IM 1:24.14 1
100 Free 1:12.18 1

Zaremski, Barbara M F63
100 Back 1:33.41 2
50 Free 32.47 2
200 Back 3:24.54 6
50 Back 41.82 3
100 IM 1:31.77 3
100 Free 1:14.01 2

ANCM Montgomery Ancient Mariners

Block, Andrea J F39
200 Free 2:01.25 13
50 Fly 27.59 6
100 Fly 59.91 5
500 Free 5:28.46 11
200 Fly 2:12.15 2

Boyd, Timothy L M30
50 Free 21.86 7
200 Back 2:02.22 5
100 Free 46.80 2
200 Free 1:45.74 3
50 Fly 24.80 9

Britt, Clay M40
100 Back 52.19 1
50 Fly 23.74 2
50 Free 21.80 2
200 Back 1:54.97 1
50 Back 24.38 1
100 IM 53.41 1


Dicks, Wally C M38
200 Breast 2:04.84 1
50 Breast 26.57 1
100 Breast 57.02 1
100 IM 54.44 3

Fell, Michael A M39
100 Back 55.43 1
50 Free 21.75 2
50 Breast 28.56 10
50 Back 25.88 4
100 IM NS 0
100 Free 47.96 5

Lewis, Rory B M39
50 Fly 25.17 14
50 Free 22.46 12
100 IM 58.27 13

Lim-Sharpe, Judy F50
200 Free 2:30.40 12
50 Fly 32.32 7
50 Free 28.53 5
500 Free 7:05.34 13
100 Free 1:05.60 6

Osborn, Erik C M33
50 Free 21.49 2
100 Free 47.43 4


Ramsbottom, Jeri M F29
100 Back 1:02.83 3
50 Free 25.76 4
200 Back 2:16.77 4
50 Back 29.45 4
100 IM 1:03.85 7
100 Free 56.31 8


Roddin, Jeffrey H M32
100 Back 55.48 6
50 Fly 23.90 6
100 Fly 52.12 2
200 IM 2:00.96 7
50 Free 22.41 12
200 Fly 2:00.11 3

Van Pelt-Diller, Lisa F42
100 Back 1:01.72 2
200 Back 2:15.73 3
50 Back 28.24 1

Williams, Susan O F35
100 Back 1:03.60 9
50 Fly 27.83 8
50 Free 26.41 18
50 Back 29.00 5
100 IM 1:04.12 7

Mixed 200 Free Relay 1:34.20 1
Osborn, Erik C M33
Ramsbottom, Jeri M F29
Williams, Susan O F35
Boyd, Timothy L M30

Men 200 Medley Relay 1:34.45 1
Britt, Clay M40
Dicks, Wally C M38
Roddin, Jeffrey H M32
Fell, Michael A M39

Men 200 Free Relay 1:25.85 1
Dicks, Wally C M38
Fell, Michael A M39
Lewis, Rory B M39
Britt, Clay M40

Women 200 Free Relay 1:44.48 4
Ramsbottom, Jeri M F29
Williams, Susan O F35
Block, Andrea J F39
Van Pelt-Diller, Lisa F42

Mixed 200 Medley Relay 1:45.84 2
Williams, Susan O F35
Roddin, Jeffrey H M32
Britt, Clay M40
Ramsbottom, Jeri M F29

Mixed 200 Medley Relay 1:44.39 1
Van Pelt-Diller, Lisa F42
Dicks, Wally C M38
Block, Andrea J F39
Fell, Michael A M39

GMUP Patriot Masters Swim Team

Baker, Chase R M28
50 Fly 28.17 18
100 Fly 1:04.73 33
200 IM 2:27.62 29

Chestnut, Doug M36
1000 Free 10:09.24 3
200 Free 1:51.38 12
200 Back 2:01.75 3
500 Free 4:53.91 4

Hansen, Robert M M46
50 Fly 25.17 3
100 Fly 56.62 7
200 IM 2:11.10 7
100 IM 58.86 3
200 Fly 2:10.18 3

Hudson, John S M45
1000 Free 10:29.60 5
200 Free 1:52.22 5
500 Free 5:05.96 8
100 Free 51.96 14

Moll, Drew M42
200 Free 1:56.17 24
50 Fly 27.96 34
100 Fly 1:02.32 32
50 Free 25.33 45

Oates, David R M50
200 Free 1:55.30 2
100 Fly 59.62 7
50 Free 25.18 21
50 Breast 33.80 21
200 Fly 2:14.67 3
100 Free 54.54 8

Simmons, Robin A. M42
200 Free 2:01.45 34
50 Fly 26.95 28
50 Free 24.03 25
50 Back 29.17 16
100 IM 1:02.39 28
100 Free 53.10 24

Waananen, Eric J M26
100 Back 57.45 6
50 Fly 24.52 4
100 Fly 53.67 7
200 Back 2:02.60 9

Men 200 Medley Relay 1:47.84 7
Chestnut, Doug M36
Hudson, John S M45
Hansen, Robert M M46
Moll, Drew M42

Men 200 Free Relay 1:35.92 11
Simmons, Robin A. M42
Hansen, Robert M M46
Hudson, John S M45
Oates, David R M50

Men 200 Free Relay 1:36.39 14
Waananen, Eric J M26
Moll, Drew M42
Chestnut, Doug M36
Baker, Chase R M28

TERR Terrapin Masters

Benedick, Christopher M M29
100 Back 58.46 10
50 Fly 25.33 12
200 IM 2:05.68 18
50 Free 22.81 16
50 Back 26.73 7
100 IM 57.79 18

TCSD The Capitol Sea Devils

Crean, Denis J M40
1000 Free 10:55.52 7
400 IM 4:41.93 13
100 Fly 1:00.44 27
200 IM 2:13.18 19
500 Free 5:17.72 16
200 Fly 2:13.97 12

UNAT Unattached

Miller, Douglass R M59
200 Back 2:44.72 7
50 Back 32.96 8

Saar, Douglas N M46
200 Breast 2:31.13 9
50 Breast 31.55 15
100 Breast 1:08.12 11
100 IM 1:06.02 28

Columbia Triathlon - 5/20/01

TOP 3 MASTERS WOMEN
1 Julie A. Billingsley F 42 F40-44 42 2:29:43

TOP MALE GRAND MASTER 60+
1 Antonio Panizza M 62 M60-64 62 2:32:22

TOP FEMALE GRAND MASTER 50+
1 Anne Viviani F 51 F50-54 51 2:49:03

MEN:25-29
4 David Walker M 25 2:08:27

WOMEN:25-29
1 Emily E. Read F 28 2:22:32
3 Malin S. Hibbs F 29 2:24:16

MEN:30-34
1 Bryan W. Mcenaney M 32 2:10:43
6 Douglas G. Perry M 34 2:14:08

WOMEN:30-34
2 Alida L. Anderson F 31 2:21:27
3 Paula C. Pels F 33 2:22:19
4 Hope Hall F 34 2:22:35

MEN:35-39
2 Michael Wroblewski M 38 2:07:46
8 David Cascio M 38 2:12:23

WOMEN:35-39
4 Andrea C. Marsh F 35 2:25:26

MEN:40-44
3 Thomas K. Glista M 43 2:14:14

WOMEN:40-44
4 Cindy L. Eckert F 42 2:37:21
5 Carol Housaman F 40 2:38:10
8 Kathi Canese F 42 2:40:24

MEN:45-49
1 Steven Giorgis M 46 2:15:13
8 Philip Young M 49 2:24:45

WOMEN:50-54
5 Marcee D. Smith F 50 3:10:21

MEN:55-59
3 David M. Gearin M 56 2:42:08
7 Neil Medoff M 58 2:55:35
8 Bob Anderson M 57 2:58:17

MEN:60-64
1 John Elliott M 62 2:32:30
2 Carl H. Walker M 60 2:53:54
8 Terry L. Smith M 61 3:05:32

WOMEN:60-64
2 Margaret Regina F 62 3:56:01

Married Couple Results - Combined age 79 and Under
TEAM HIBBS (Peter & Malin) 2:16:08+2:24:16 = 4:40:24

Poplar Islands 10 Mile Swim 5/20/01

 

left to right: Nick Olmos-Lau, Meryem Tangoren-Masood, Julie Peterson, Maureen Rohrs, Michael Lee (back), Kirsten O'Loughlin, Cheryl Wagner, Bob Lazzaro, Rob Dobry, Bob Aitcheson

  • 2nd Bob Lazzaro 4 hr 14 min
  • 5th Michael Lee 4 hr 28 min
  • 6th Nick Olmos-Lau 4 hr 31 min

Potomac 7.5 Mile Swim – 6/2/01

 

Left to Right: Back Row: Nick Olmos-Lau, Julie Peterson, Bob Astheimer, Mike Maier, Richard Wallace, Matt Fetters, Dan Dooher, Bob Aitcheson Front Row: Mark Rodriguez, Emily Watts, Janet Carpenter, Peter Garver, Henry Eckstein, Meryem Tangoren-Masood

  • 1st 2:59:49 Bob Astheimer
  • 3rd 3:19:40 Matthew Fetter
  • 8th 4:03:47 Dan Dooher
  • 9th 4:10:27 Nick Olmos-Lau
  • 11th 4:47:51 Janet Carpenter

Blackwater Eagleman Triathlon – 6/3/01

TOP MALE GRAND MASTER 60+
1 Antonio Panizza M 62 5:22:49 (Ironman Qualifier)

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 24
7 Julie E. Sternberg 24 5:40:43

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 25 - 29
2 Kirsten Black 26 4:48:01
4 Sarah Mccarney 26 4:54:17
7 Robin Oswald 25 5:04:34

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 34
2 Christy Underdonk 32 4:51:20
3 Amy Baribeau 30 4:54:08

MALE AGE GROUP: 35 - 39
3 Mark Lambrides 35 4:29:00

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 35 - 39
7 Kim Mclaughlin 36 4:58:59

   

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 44
8 Steven Teslik 47 4:53:32

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 45 - 49
8 Elizabeth Weaver 47 5:49:10

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 64
3 Kenton Pattie 61 6:29:35

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 64
2 Margaret E. Regina 62 8:32:05

1 Mile Chesapeake Bay Swim – 6/10/01

TOP FEMALE FINISHER
1 Jane West F 35 19:50

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29
1 Allison Thomson F 25 21:59
4 Christine Taaffe F 22 25:20

MALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39
2 Robbie Allen M 35 19:49
3 Gib Smith M 38 20:35


Left to Right: Robbie & Spencer Allen

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39
1 Rachel Frentsos F 30 21:19

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49
1 Denis Crean M 40 21:39
3 James Mackenzie M 47 23:12
5 Bruce Amato M 49 25:30

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49
3 Kathy Bowdring F 43 26:48

MALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59
5 George Heavey M 54 29:39

4.4 Mile Chesapeake Bay Swim – 6/10/01

MALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 24
5 William Cason 24 2:20:16

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 24
4 Julie A. Oplinger 24 1:59:15
5 Kristin Landry 24 2:06:20

MALE AGE GROUP: 25 - 29
1 Chip Berry 27 1:34:21

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 25 - 29
1 Katherine Allen 26 1:42:46

MALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 34
1 Peter Anthes 30 1:39:50
3 Stephan Rodiger 31 1:43:39
4 Hayden Codding 31 1:44:01

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 34
1 Mary Ruppe 31 1:43:21
4 Kirsten Fehrenkamp 33 1:49:48
5 Carolyn Kahn-Hall 32 1:53:03

MALE AGE GROUP: 35-39
3 Bill Young 36 1:40:44

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 35 - 39
4 Penny Bates 39 1:49:16

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 44
2 Matthew Fetters 40 1:40:30

MALE AGE GROUP: 45 - 49
2 Bob Astheimer 47 1:42:05

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 45 - 49
3 Cheryl Wagner 48 2:14:07
4 Susan Wilkinson-Megaw 47 2:29:06


MALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 54
5 Robert Lazzaro 51 2:05:03

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 54
1 Andrea Haines 53 2:11:55

MALE AGE GROUP: 55 - 59
2 Willis Braswell 56 1:53:37

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 64
4 William B. Cummings 62 2:27:25

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 64
1 Karen Hannam 60 4:01:23

MALE AGE GROUP: 65 - 69
3 Robert Benson 66 2:40:25
4 James Gray 65 2:55:55

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 65 - 69
1 Nancy Brown 65 2:34:44

MALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 99
3 H. Donald Messer 70 3:01:26

Chris Greene Lake 2 mile swim – 7/7/01

Male 25-29
2 Peters, Jeffrey 26 0:53:23

Female 25-29
1 Poplawski, Katrina 29 0:44:23

Male 30-34
4 Codding, Hayden 31 0:47:52
5 Lee, Michael 34 0:48:25

Female 30-34
2 Van Sant, Susanna 34 0:50:30
3 Whitiak, Nicole 30 0:51:38
4 Beyer, Kiran 30 0:52:36

Male 35-39
1 Allen, Robbie 35 0:42:41
4 Smith, Gilbert 38 0:48:31

Female 35-39
1 West, Jane 36 0:44:38 (National Record)
2 Bradbury, Angela 35 0:50:45
4 Alleva, Lynn 36 0:53:48
5 Snyder, Kathleen 38 1:00:14

Male 40-44
1 Kegley, James 43 0:44:44
2 Fetters, Matthew 40 0:45:32
4 Crean, Dennis 40 0:47:33
5 Nitkiewicz, Alex 44 0:50:26

Female 40-44
3 Kennedy, Linda 40 0:59:27
5 Michalakis, Marianne 42 1:09:55

Male 50-54
2 Fisher, Bruce 52 0:50:07
3 Lazzaro, Bob 52 0:50:22

Male 55-59
3 Leimkuhler, Jim 55 1:01:53

Female 55-59
1 Svenson, Ann 55 0:57:48
3 Kirkendall, Nancy 58 1:09:16

Male 60-64
1 Parsons, Donald 60 0:55:17

Male 65-69
3 Walter, Donald 65 1:23:47
4 Banks, Tazewell 69 1:47:28

PV – Long Course Nationals – 8/16-19/01

DCRP DC Dept Rec & Parks

Pugliese, Mark M49
50 Back 32.33 3
100 Back 1:11.62 6
50 Free 28.70 15
50 Fly 29.93 6
200 Back 2:41.83 7

DCM DC Masters

Bruner, Cheryl L F42
200 Free 2:58.83 17
50 Breast 47.37 10
50 Free 34.00 16
200 Breast 3:54.09 6

Bruner, Jayne F67
100 Breast 1:39.20 1
100 Fly 1:41.55 1
50 Breast 45.22 1
50 Free 35.13 1
100 Free 1:20.17 1
50 Fly 41.15 1

Calvert, John J M56
100 Fly 1:06.65 2
400 IM 5:30.92 1
100 Back 1:10.87 3
200 IM 2:31.29 1
400 Free 4:47.89 1
200 Back 2:37.83 1

Frid, Barbara F59
800 Free 13:20.09 4
50 Back 41.64 4
100 Breast 1:46.03 7
400 Free 6:25.53 4
100 Back 1:35.32 3
50 Fly 39.25 3

Kirkendall, Nancy J F58
1500 Free 28:07.24 7
50 Back 46.07 6
400 Free 6:57.88 10
100 Back 1:49.25 4
50 Free 38.49 5
100 Free 1:29.15 9

Lathram, Mary M F86
1500 Free 48:24.36 1
50 Back 1:12.29 1
200 Free 5:53.51 3
100 Back 2:47.35 3
50 Free 1:12.23 2
200 Back 5:59.63 1

Leilich, Bob M61
50 Free 41.65 14
400 Free 7:41.49 6

Leilich, Joann F62
50 Back 46.14 4
100 Breast 1:35.07 1
400 Free 6:39.61 1
50 Breast 43.06 1
200 IM 3:25.19 1
200 Breast 3:28.07 1

Munson, Fred R M43
1500 Free 19:09.79 8
200 Free 2:15.45 15
400 Free 4:48.22 13
100 Free 1:01.98 18
200 Back 2:42.12 7

Schreiner, Beth F60
200 Free 3:08.48 2
50 Free DQ 0
100 Free 1:20.73 1

Thorsen, Ruth H F81
800 Free 27:54.63 2
50 Back 1:44.92 6
200 Free 5:35.63 2
400 Free 13:21.36 3
50 Free 1:07.79 5
100 Free 2:34.84 5

Zaremski, Barbara MH F64
50 Back 45.71 3
200 Free 3:07.79 1
100 Back 1:41.88 4
50 Free 36.08 1
100 Free 1:22.56 3
200 Back 3:42.98 3

Mixed 200 Medley Relay 2:21.06 6
Munson, Fred R M43
Leilich, Joann F62
Calvert, John J M56
Schreiner, Beth F60

Women 200 Free Relay 3:41.67 2
Kirkendall, Nancy J F58
Thorsen, Ruth H F81
Lathram, Mary M F86
Zaremski, Barbara MH F64

Women 200 Free Relay 2:22.01 5
Bruner, Cheryl L F42
Bruner, Jayne F67
Frid, Barbara F59
Schreiner, Beth F60

Mixed 200 Free Relay 2:18.50 3
Leilich, Bob M61
Schreiner, Beth F60
Bruner, Jayne F67
Calvert, John J M56

Women 200 Medley Relay 4:04.32 2
Lathram, Mary M F86
Kirkendall, Nancy J F58
Bruner, Jayne F67
Thorsen, Ruth H F81

Women 200 Medley Relay 2:39.41 1
Zaremski, Barbara MH F64
Leilich, Joann F62
Frid, Barbara F59
Schreiner, Beth F60

ANCM Montgomery Ancient Mariners


Bates, Penny S F40
1500 Free 20:40.57 3
400 IM 5:59.01 3
200 IM 2:47.92 2
200 Fly 2:56.35 6
200 Breast 3:11.74 3

Block, Andrea J. F40
200 Free 2:19.80 2
100 Fly 1:08.01 2
400 Free 4:59.10 2
200 Fly 2:34.82 3
50 Fly 30.79 2

Feinstein, John M46
800 Free 11:04.31 5
50 Back 33.42 7
100 Fly 1:07.21 4
100 Back 1:16.71 8
50 Fly 28.90 2
200 Back NS 0

Greer, Marshall R M65
50 Back 38.24 2
100 Back 1:32.38 4
50 Free 33.25 7

Pettijohn, Margot K F55
100 Breast 1:35.84 4
100 Fly 1:36.52 3
50 Breast 43.12 3
200 Fly 3:36.12 2
200 Breast 3:24.41 2
50 Fly 41.18 6

Mixed 200 Medley Relay 2:23.54 7
Greer, Marshall R M65
Pettijohn, Margot K F55
Feinstein, John M46
Bates, Penny S F40

Mixed 200 Free Relay DQ 0
Block, Andrea J. F40
Greer, Marshall R M65
Pettijohn, Margot K F55
Feinstein, John M46

TERR Terrapin Masters


Left to Right: Eric Nordlund, Debbie Morrin-Nordlund,
Meredith Stakem, Ed Switzer, Jane West, and Sean West

Morrin-Nordlund, Deborah J F39
100 Back 1:45.38 13
50 Breast 49.37 10
200 Breast 3:50.25 8
200 Back 3:40.89 11

Nordlund, Eric R M38
800 Free 10:29.53 3
100 Back 1:16.27 13
50 Free 28.00 13
400 Free 4:59.24 11
200 Back 2:54.45 9

Stakem, Meredith A F20
50 Back 33.79 1
50 Free 28.30 1
100 Free NS 0

Switzer, ED H M33
200 Free 2:18.33 10
50 Free 29.11 16
400 Free 5:02.20 9
100 Free NS 0
50 Fly 30.52 12

West, Jane E F36
800 Free 9:56.35 1
200 Free 2:19.50 2
400 Free 4:53.40 2
50 Free 30.10 3

West, Sean M33
50 Back 35.06 6
800 Free 11:15.74 6
50 Free 26.93 11

Mixed 200 Medley Relay 2:12.62 5
Stakem, Meredith A F20
West, Jane E F36
Switzer, ED H M33
West, Sean M33

Nick Olmos-Lau Crosses the Channel

He made it! Nick Olmos-Lau successfully completed an English Channel crossing on July 28, 2001. Here is an email from him.

July 29, 2001 Dear Friends and Family,

Yesterday (Saturday, July 28th, 2001) I successfully crossed the English Channel in 13 hours and 41 minutes! I started at Shakespeare beach and landed on a muddy shore near Wissant, in France. Nancy was my trainer, feeding me warm fluids every 30 minutes and counting my stroke rate. Lisa swam with me the last hour and we climbed to shore together. This was one of the most grueling and demanding swims I have ever completed. I guess that's why they call it "the queen of all long distance swims!"

I am so grateful to all of you for your support and friendship. Today (Sunday) we are resting. On Tuesday morning, we leave for France and a few days of travelling before returning to the USA.

 All the best.....Nick
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4. Quotes and Jokes

Quotes:
"It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...it is finished when it surrenders." - Ben Stein

"There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win." - Elie(zer) Wiesel (1928-)

Humor:
"My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim." - Paula Poundstone

"Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God.... I could be eating a slow learner." - Lynda Montgomery

I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out. - Rodney Dangerfield

"The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it." - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"Football is a mistake. It combines two of the worst things about American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings." - George Will

"I think my favorite sport in the Olympics is the one in which you make your way through the snow, you stop, you shoot a gun, and then you continue on. In most of the world, it is known as the biathlon, except in New York City, where it is known as winter." - Michael Ventre, L.A. Daily News

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." - Japanese Proverb
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5. Meet News

20th Annual Terrapin Masters 800/1500 Meet
by David Diehl

It’s hard to believe that we have been running this annual meet for twenty years. Hopefully we will be hosting it twenty years from now as well. With 42 entries (25 for the 1500M and 17 for the 800M) it was not one of our largest meets but we still had ten (10) meet records set, the oldest being from 1987. Our new record holders include:

800:
Beth Schreiner (60-64)

1500:
Andrea Luallen (35-39)
Jayne Bruner (65-69)
John Geyer (40-44)
Jill Coleman (70-74)
Bill Conroy (55-59)
Eric Aamot (25-29)
Doug Chestnut (35-39)
Timothy Timmons (55-59)
Donald Parsons (60-64)

As usual, a large number of the entries were from other LMSC’s including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia. Our annual 1000/1650 meet is scheduled for December 2, 2001. Look for our meet announcement in this newsletter and we hope to see you.

 
Beth Schreiner Doug Chestnut

DC Masters Long Course Meet 7/29/01
by Joann Leilich

A Short History: On July 29 DC Masters hosted their 16th annual long course meet. The first several meets were billed as East Coast Championships offering 2 days of competition. In 1994 the meet was shortened to one day due to declining participation.

The meet has seen many venues starting out at the Hains Point long course pool. After three years (1988) the meet moved to a new Fairfax County facility, Oak Marr Recreation Center. As the Oak Marr facility became more popular, the facility directors were less and less interested in accommodating once a year events, so in 1993 the meet moved to Prince George's Community College in Maryland. When George Mason University opened their first aquatic center in Fairfax, DC Masters was anxious for the opportunity for Masters to swim in the state-of-the-art pool. In 1999 the DC Masters moved their long course meet to George Mason University. The past three years this beautiful facility has provided an opportunity for National and World records to be broken.

This Year: In 2001 Karen Einsidler, 45, of New York smashed the 200 Backstroke record by almost 2 seconds recording 2:40.75. This year was the first year free relay events were NOT offered. There was not much interest from Clubs in the relay events and the DC Masters 240+ women now hold all 5 age group relay records. Relays were eliminated and unlimited heats of the 800 freestyle were offered. Speaking of the distance events, they were decked seeded just prior to swimming to maximize pool time. The first heat of the 400 freestyle had 3 empty lanes!! Please do not check in for a distance event unless you plan to swim it!

Eleven states were represented at this year’s meet. Anastasia Kay from California traveled the farthest. Interestingly, there were 10-12 married couples swimming at the meet this year, not to mention officials who are married to swimmers. I guess swimming is a good clean family sport. DC Masters instituted another first this year with the participation of the Mason Macos swim team and parents acting as timers for a donation to the team travel fund. And again we were fortunate to have excellent officiating by USA and NCAA certified officials Dick Griffith, Jim Carey, Ellen Carey, and Donald Smith.

A favorite of the meet is always the surprise T-shirt design by Steve Hogan. This year was no exception and extra shirts (not ordered on the entry form) sold like hot cakes. There were a few procedures at the meet needing improvement. Plans for a better deck entry system are high on the priority list.

Swim for Life Celebrates 10 Years
by Dawson Nash

On a beautiful Saturday, July 14th, 118 swimmers raised $30,000 at Rolph’s Wharf by the Chester River outside Chestertown in the 10th Annual Maryland Swim for Life to Benefit People With HIV/AIDS.

Top fund raiser, Bob Stein, and attorney from Washington, DC, collected over $9000. He was honored along with fellow swimmers, Marcia Smith, Mim Caris, and Mona Guilfoil, for swimming all ten years. Jim Morris joined them in receiving special recognition by the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, AIDS Administration, for his 10 years of volunteer services to the event. Outgoing organizer and coordinator, Joe Stewart, was given a Governor’s Citation and a special thanks by the swimmers.

Next year’s 1,2,3,4, and 5 mile event on the Chester River at Rolph’s Wharf will take place July 13, 2002, with a new coordinator, Dawson Nash, and sponsoring organization, the District of Columbia Aquatics Club. For more information contact: DCAC, Post Office Box 12211, Washington, DC, 20005; phone, (202) 686-2150; or e-mail, swimmerdn4321@aol.com. Web: http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/sfl2002i.htm

Joe Stewart accepts award.

Jim McDonell 2 Mile Lake Swim 5/27/01
by Lynn Hazlewood

On May 27, 2001, 268 swimmers braved the chilly 66 degree waters of Lake Audubon in Reston, VA for the 13th Jim McDonnell 2-Mile Lake Swim. Mother Nature cooperated and held off on the threatened thunder storms until late afternoon as swimmers and meet organizers enjoyed another satisfying event on Memorial Day weekend.

Jim Kegley, 43, representing DC Department of Recreation and Parks, was the overall winner, as he has been many times before, with a time of 42:01. Kathrin Allen, 26, swimming Unattached, was the fastest woman and third finisher overall with a time of 42:42. Katrina Ryan, 28, Unattached, finished first in the Women's Wetsuit Division, with a time of 46:40 and Peter Anthes, 30, Arlington Ageless Masters, topped the Men's Wetsuit Division in 41:07. Among other notable swimmers was Beth O'Connor Baker, 40, Virginia Masters, who took time out from her assault on the Masters 40-44 National and World Records to stretch out for 2 miles.

 

James Kegley Kathrin Allen Jane West

The race started out as the Reston 2-Mile Lake Swim in 1988 with 79 total entries and 70 swimmers in the water. This year was the high water mark with 314 entries. Despite the cold water and threatening skies, 85% of those entered came to the starting line. All but 5 swimmers completed the 2 miles within the 90 minute time limit.

After the race, swimmers and meet officials enjoyed subs from Philadelphia Mike's while waiting for the awards ceremony. To keep everyone entertained, a lottery was held using swimmers' wrist tags to randomly pick the winners. Among the items given away were certificates for free ID tags, bottles of the new formula Ultra Swim Shampoo, a free month at a local health club, and a beach towel, also donated by Ultra Swim.

Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in age groups were three different sized brandy snifters. This is the last year brandy snifters will be used for awards. Look for an interesting new item next year. Backpacks were donated by Kiefer, a USMS National Sponsor, for the top 3 men and women in both non-wetsuit and wetsuit divisions.

 

Matt Fetters Left to Right: Andrew Geiszler & JoanneHopkins

DCRP Long Course Meet 7/15/01

 

Susan, Brian & Ted Ellis Meredith Gardner

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6. Correction

In the last newsletter, the DCRP meet was incorrectly referenced as DC REC.

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7. Announcements

2002 Potomac River 7.5 Mile Swim

by Cheryl Wagner

The Potomac Swim is under new management! Joe Stewart has retired as director and Cheryl Wagner will be assuming the reins. Next year’s 7.5 mile swim across the Potomac River from Hull Neck, Virginia to Pt. Lookout State Park, Maryland will take place on June 1, 2002. Proceeds from the swim benefit five local environmental groups. Swimmers, kayakers, and boaters are needed! For more information see: http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/pr2002i.htm or call or email Cheryl (202) 387-2361 cherylw@crosslink.net.

Annual Board Meeting Requirement
by Jeff Roddin

Please note the last PV-LMSC Board Meeting of the year will be at 10:30am on November 11th at the Northern VA JCC just prior to the Lox and Bagels meet (warm ups begin at noon). Changes, if any, to this schedule will be posted on the PVLMSC website ( http://www.pvmasters.org ).

PV-LMSC by-laws require attendance to at least one board meeting each year (the penalty is an increased 2002 club renewal fee). Since we are a non-profit organization we would appreciate your participation much more than penalty fee revenue. The following teams have not yet met the attendance requirement this year:

USMS Lending Library

The USMS Coaching Committee is pleased to provide a book lending service to all USMS members. To request a loan, contact:

Ed Nessel, USMS National Librarian
10 Irene Ct.
Edison NJ 08820-1024
(908) 561-5339
E-mail: Ednessel@aol.com

For a list of the books available and for more information see:
http://www.usms.org/coach/library.htm

USMS Video Rentals

USMS has videos rentals. The rental charge is $4.00 for postage and handling one-way plus a $50.00 deposit for each video ordered. Two separate checks must be sent:

  • $4.00 per video - check made out to Melanie Dullea
  • $50.00 per video - check made out to Melanie Dullea

    (For example, to order 1 video, send a $4.00 check and a $50.00 check. To order 2 videos, send a $8.00 check and a $100.00 check.)
    The checkout period is 2 weeks door-to-door. To order videos: send number and title (with alternate choices if you wish) along with 2 checks made out to:

    Melanie Dullea
    9162 S. Kenwood Ct.
    Highlands Ranch, CO. 80126

    If you have any questions, call (303) 791-0309.
    For a list of available videos and more information see:
    http://www.usms.org/coach/videos.shtml

    Meters to Yards Converter
    By Marisa Frieder

    I found a great time convertor (yards to meters, LC to SC) on the web. I don't know if everyone already knows about it or has one they use, but I thought I'd pass the URL on to you:
    http://www.swimyto.org/TimeCalc.html

    I find it to be quite good, within .3 seconds. –Marisa Frieder

    PV Meeting Minutes – July 1, 2001
    by Cheryl Wagner

    Report from the Chair

    Report from the Registrar

    • As of June 30, 2001 there were 1,684 members in Potomac Valley. That is 100 more than last year at this time.

    Sanctions

    • Meet evaluators are needed for the following meets:
    • DCAC Meet on October 6
    • Lox ‘N Bagel Meet on November 11
    • Terrapin 1000/1650 Meet on December 2

    Newsletter

    • The editor needs a laser printer. A purchase of $200 or less was approved.

    Top Ten

    • Please review the "preliminary" top ten listings. If your name has been omitted in error, contact the Top Ten representative.
    • If you swim in a USA Swimming meet or meet out of this area, and wish to submit results to Potomac Valley for Top Ten consideration, a complete listing of the results should be sent (not just the page with your name).

    Awards

    • The PV 2000 LCM awards were presented at the Terrapin 800/1500 meet on July 1, 2001.
    • The PV 2000 SCM awards were presented at the DC Masters meet on July 29, 2001.

    Officials

    • At the convention in September, the USA Swimming Officials’ Committee will vote on the USMS proposal to utilize some of the USA processes (testing, etc.) to certify its own (USMS) officials.

    Old Business

    New Business

    Next Meeting

    • November 11, 2001, 10:30AM, Northern Virginia JCC Fairfax, Virginia.

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    8. Classifieds

    Wanted!! Potomac Valley Secretary

    This is a unique opportunity to get involved in Potomac Valley board issues without doing a lot of work. The secretary takes notes at board meetings and then mails them to approximately 50 people prior to the next board meeting.

    Elections are being held at the next meeting on November 11, 10:30AM, at the Northern Virginia JCC before the Lox N Bagel Meet. Please come and get involved!! For more info, contact Cheryl (202) 387-2361 cherylw@crosslink.net

    Wanted!! Boaters and Kayakers for Potomac River Swim and Swim for Life

    Volunteer boaters and kayakers are needed to ensure the safety of open water swimmers during Swim for Life on July 13, 2002 and the Potomac River Swim June 1, 2002. These are beautiful areas and free dinner, breakfast, lunch, and camping (Potomac River Swim kayakers) or hotel (for boaters) are provided. Info, Cheryl (202) 387-2361 cherylw@crosslink.net

    Coaching Opportunity

    Alexandria Masters Swimming is currently seeking one or more on-deck coaches to lead our morning and evening workouts starting in September. We swim at the Mount Vernon, Lee District, and George Washington Rec Centers in Alexandria in both early mornings and evenings. Our team has grown from 12 to over 60 members in three short years, and includes USMS National Top Ten swimmers as well as those swimming for recreational fitness.

    To learn more about Alexandria Masters Swimming, visit our web site at http://members.aol.com/SwimSite . If you are interested in working with a growing team that keeps swimming fun, contact team rep Ray Novitske, 703-960-4598.

    DCAC Searching for Head Coach

    We pay our head coach $75 a practice and assist with travel and lodging expenses during meets. DCAC is a nationally and internationally known masters team in Washington DC.

    We have on average 36-42 swimmers at each practice. Our new head coach must be able to coach us at least 2, preferably 3 out of 4 practices a week.

    We are looking to have a combination of conditioning and technique practices. Our practices are 1 1/2 hours. We also expect our coach to prepare us for and work with us during international and national meets. We sponsor our own meet on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. We compete in 3-4 meets a year as a team. Our swimmers are at all levels from novice to elite.

    Our goal is to improve our swimming, have fun competing and at practices, and maintain our stature as a premier masters swimming team. We are spirited as well as serious. Please visit our website at http://www.swimdcac.org and contact Dawson Nash at swimmerdn4321@aol.com if you are interested or if you know of someone who may be interested.

    Age Group Coaches Needed

    Ft. Belvoir swim team will be expanding its coaching staff this September. Masters swimmers have always done a great job when we have hired them as coaches. I would like to get the word out to anyone in this area who might be interested in coaching part time.

    We have three groups that we will be looking to fill spots for. One is Sundays from 5-6pm and is working with 9-12 year olds, another is Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30pm (9-12years) and 6:30 - 7:30, 12 and up. The third is a Mon, Wed, Fri, 6:15-8pm and some Sat 7-10am as well as some meets. The ages in this group would be 12-14. You can contact me through email fbst@erols.com or at 703 799-2225. Thank you. Kim Guthrie

    Spanish Swim Camp

    As a part of our " SWIM TOGETHER" program we are organizing the International masters training camp in Sitges ( Barcelona province), Spain in October this year.

    In our swimming program we will share with you the most effective methods to improve swimming technique, self control, training planning and of course some special skills that helped me to win at the Olympic Games and World Championships and break world records .

    You will also visit to the most interesting places in and around Barcelona city- the pearl of the Mediterranean and see unique creations of the world reknowned architect Gaudi, paintings of Picasso and Salvador Dali, and much more.

    We just finished our Swimming - Cultural Lingual Camp for kids. Everybody was very excited about having a swimming program together with cultural activities and I think it may work with Masters as well. You can find more information

    on our website http://www.vladimirsalnikov.com

    I will appreciate your comments. Looking forward to seeing you, Vladimir Salnikov vsalnikov@airtel.net

    Chinquapin Pool Pass for Sale

    For Sale: 28 punch Masters swim pass (23 punches remaining) for Chinquapin pool in Alexandria (worth $100 - selling for $80) Call or email Susan Jacobs (202) 752-7612 susan_jacobs@fanniemae.com


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    9. Photo Credits


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    2001 Pool Calendar

    October 6: Columbus Day Meet - Washington, DC SCY; SCY; Eric Czander, 1736 13th St NW #1, Washington, DC 20009, 202-462-7919 (h), 301-295-4779 (w), czander65@aol.com; Joseph Kaufman, 301-386-9270, joseph.kaufman@uspto.gov; www.swimdcac.org/documents/2001acdcapplication.pdf ;

    October 5-7: USMS Sponsored Swimmer and Coaches clinic, Richmond, VA http://www.pvmasters.org/entry.htm

    October 21: Patriot Masters Sprint Classic - George Mason Univ, Fairfax, VA SCY; Drew Moll, 9127 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-352-9265, acmoll@acm.org; http://www.pvmasters.org/entry.htm

    November 11: JCCNV 5th Annual Lox and Bagels meet at JCC-NV; Matthew Alvin 703-323-0880 ext. 32 or email matta@jccnv.org Web: http://www.pvmasters.org/entry.htm

    December 2: Terrapin Masters 1000/1650 Yard Meet; Campus Rec Facility University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Call Dave Diehl 301-946-0649 H (before 9PM) or 301-314-5372 W or email dd119@umail.umd.edu Web: http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/meet1000.htm

    December 31: Swim in the New Year; Campus Rec Facility University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Call Bob Lazzaro 410-442-7649 H (before 9PM) cherylw@crosslink.net http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/ny02.htm

    March 24-30, 2002: IX FINA World Masters Swimming Championships in New Zealand http://www.pvmasters.org/entry.htm

     

    2001 Open Water Calendar

    9/1/2001 1.5 Mi Sternwheel Regatta River Swim - Kanawha River, Charleston, WV OW; Greg Olson, 2300 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304, 304-357-4825 (e), 304-357-4822 (pool), golson@uchaswv.edu; Bob Boder, 304-342-8530, bboder@wv-cis.net; This swim is a part of the 4 day long Charleston Sternwheel Regatta which includes free open-air concerts nightly, a 5K or 15 mile distance run, a bicycle race through the scenic hills of WV and other activities; Deck entries only

    9/2/2001 1.5 Mi AC Pageant Ocean Swim - Atlantic City, NJ OW; Bill Brooks, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, 3716 Boulevard Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08041, 609-343-3794, 609-347-5211 (fax). Swim start is located at: 9:45 AM at States Ave. Email Sid Cassidy qcass@aol.com

    9/8/2001 1 & 2 Mi Lake Swims - Lk Montclair, Montclair, VA OW; Harry DeLong, 6103 Eagles Nest Cir Manassas, VA 20112, 703-368-0309, hdelong@ix.netcom.com; Phil Young, 703-494-4835, youngpa@knight-hub.com; www.vaswim.org/LakeMontclair2001.pdf; Sanctioned by VA LMSC #121-0004; Pre-entry (9/4/2001)

    9/8/2001 1.4 Mi Swim for Life - Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown, MA OW; Jay Critchley, Swim for Life, PO Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657, 508-487-3684, 508-487-3684 *51(fax), reroot@tiac.net; Pledged benefit for local AIDS services; www.ptownlib.com/swim.html; Sanctioned by NE LMSC

    9/8/01 Lake Lanier Double-Cross, 5 km Atlanta, GA Email Marty Hamburger DynamoMasters@aol.com or website http://www.DynamoMasters.com/

    9/15/2001 7.8 Mi Little Red Lighthouse Swim - Hudson River, New York, NY OW; Manhattan Island Foundation, PO Box 959 Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023, 888-NYC-SWIM, 212-873-8311, nycswim@aol.com; www.nycswim.org

    9/15/2001 1 Mi Escape from Fort Delaware - Delaware River, Ft Delaware to Delaware City, DE OW; Ray Teden, 302-322-9584, Rap601@aol.com; New race this year - the first in the Delaware River

    9/16/01 Harrington Sound, Bermuda 2, 4, 7.25, 10 km Bermuda Email Kevin Insley Kinsley@elancorp.com or Duncan Newby dnewby@ibl.com

    9/22/01 Sunfest Open Water, 1, 3, 5 km Swim Ocean City, MD Email Ken Zuiderhof KZUIDERHOF@ccboe.com http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/sunfest.htm

    9/22/2001 1/4 & 1 Mi Bay Swims - Wildwood Crest, NJ OW; L & M Computer Sports, 89 Park Dr, Berlin, NJ 08009, 856-767-1337, info@lmsports.com; www.lmsports.com/splash.htm; Pre-entry (9/14/2001) & Deck-entry

    11/30/01 Bonaire 5K and 1 mile EcoSwim: Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean; http://www.randynutt.com/aqua9.html Randy Nutt info@randynutt.com

    6/1/02 Potomac River 7.5 Mile Swim Pt. Lookout State Park, MD; Info: Cheryl Wagner (202) 387-2361 Cherylw@crosslink.net http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/pr2002i.htm

    7/13/02 Swim for Life 1,2,3,4, & 5 Mile Swim Chester River, MD; Info: DCAC/Dawson Nash (202) 686-2150 swimmerdn4321@aol.com http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/sfl2002i.htm

     

    Local Multisport Calendar – September-December 2001

    by C J Lockman Hall

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

    September 1 Laurel Hill State Park Triathlon, Somerset, PA; 0.5 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run; David Mayes, 1502 Ridgeview Dr., Somerset, PA, 15501, (814) 445-6213

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

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

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

    September 8 Pine Barrens Olympic Distance Triathlon, Atsion, NJ; 1mile lake swim, 25 mile flat bike, 6.2 mile run in woods; www.PineBarrensTri.org, info@PineBarrensTri.org; Bruce Perazzelli (856) 784-6000

    September 8 Crooked Creek Triathlon, Ford City, PA; .93 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike, 6.2 mile run; jkallal@ptd.net; Jackie Kallal, 1325 Water St., Indiana, PA, 15501, (724) 463-7955

    September 9 Reston Triathlon, Lake Audubon, Reston, VA; 1 mile swim, 22.5 mile bike, 10K run; www.restontriathlon.org/, restontri@aol.com; (703) 476-7874; EVENT FULL

    September 9 Deep Creek Adventure Race, Herrington Manor State Park, McHenry, MD; 2.5 mile trail run, 1 mile canoe/kayak–portage–1 mile canoe/kayak, 11.9 mile mountain bike, 2 mile trail run, obstacles; www.triath.com

    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/; EVENT FULL

    September 15 Caring Place Triathlon, Erie, PA; .5 mile swim, 13 mile bike, 3 mile run; dpdavis@velocity.net; Pat Davis, Box 318, McKean, PA 16426, (814) 455-2091, (814) 476-7613 fax

    September 16 Sandman Triathlon, Virginia Beach, VA; 1K swim, 14 mile bike, 5K run; www.triduo.com/sandman/sandman.shtml; entry form www.active.com; (757) 496-9267

    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/Duathlon, Sherando Lake Recreation Area, VA; .9 mile swim, 8 mile trail run/hike, 22 mile mountain bike; duathlon is 8 mile trail run/hike, 11 mile mountain bike; www.beastoftheeast.com, oarinfo@aol.com; (757) 425-2445

    September 22 Outback Big Lick Triathlon, Smith Mountain Lake, VA; 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run; www.set-upinc.com, setup@set-upinc.com; (910) 458-0299; 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; www.triath.com, jaeger@erols.com; (410) 593-9662, (410) 593-9664 fax; voted Mid-Atlantic’s ‘most scenic' triathlon; Point Lookout State Park is at SE tip of Maryland, 18 miles S of Lexington Park

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

    September 28-30 The Endorphin FIX Adventure Race, New River Gorge National Park, WV; 125 miles PRO/75 miles Sport; hike, bike, climb, paddle; www.beastoftheeast.com, oarinfo@aol.com; (757) 425-2445, (757) 425-9477 fax

    September 30 Lums Pond Triathlon, Bear, DE; .5 mile swim, 19.5 mile bike, 5K run; www.lin-mark.com, nsemmel@hotmail.com; Neil Semmel (302) 836-4981

    October 6-7 Seal Adventure Challenge, Virginia Beach, VA; 24-hour mental and physical challenge; www.beastoftheeast.com, oarinfo@aol.com; (757) 425-2445, (757) 425-9477 fax

    October 6 Osprey Sprint Triathlon, Public Landing, MD; .5 mile swim, 15.2 mile bike, 3.4 mile run; http://ospreytriathlon.tripod.com/, Director@mdcoastalbays.org; David Blazer, 9609 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Berlin, MD, 21811 (410) 213-2297 day/(410) 208-3619 eve; Public Landing is in SE Maryland on SE part of Delmarva Peninsula, 25 miles SE of Salisbury

    October 7 Hi-Tec Adventure Race, Pittsburgh, PA; 10-25 mile mountain bike; 5-8 mile run, 1-3 mile kayak, 10 special tests; www.mesp.com, mesp@mesp.com; (818) 707-8867, (818) 707-8868 fax;

    October 7 Inaugural Big Bear Biathlon, McHenry, MD;.5 mile swim, 6.2 mile run; www.triath.com, jaeger@erols.com (that’s right – just swim and run!)

    October 19-23 The Odyssey Mega Dose Adventure Race, Natural Bridge, VA; 4-Day Non-Stop Expedition-style Adventure Race; 200 miles PRO/125 miles Sport; www.beastoftheeast.com, oarinfo@aol.com; (757) 425-2445, (757) 425-9477 fax

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

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