Monday, December 7, 2009

Another PARTY!

Hello, Swimmers!

Need another holiday party to attend??? Join me FRIDAY NIGHT, December 11th at the Cain's Ballroom for the First Ever Annual Tulsa Chapter Inaugural Multisport Festivus, Gala and Redundantly Named Benefit for the Blue Star Mothers.

Seriously.... our friends, the Tulsa Area Triathletes have organized this event to bring together the various sporting groups in town. This will include, but not limited to, the running clubs, cycling clubs, triathlon clubs, AND SWIM CLUBS! That would be us... Tulsa Masters Swim Club. The benefactor is Blue Star Mothers, the organization that sends care packages to our service men & women overseas.

I will be attending this event & would love the company of my swimming friends. We will have a table or two to call base during the night. I also need some creative minds to help me decorate our table. PLEASE contact me if you are interested. The party starts at 8:00 but we can arrive at 7:00 to decorate.

Here are the details as given to me by Carolyn Fairless, TAT Board Member and TMSC member....

Come blow off some post-season steam over the holidays by joining TAT and a bunch of other endurance clubs from the area at a PARTY that also will help out the Blue Star Moms!

DECEMBER 11, 8 pm to Midnight
MUNCHIES AND CASH BAR (no youngsters)

But wait--- come early and drink FREE beer (while it lasts) and help decorate TMSC's table in the Table Dressing Contest! That part starts at 7 pm --- We can go for some kind of swimming Xmas theme, of swimming AMERICA theme, or whatever, I'm open to ideas. I do have a small inflatable mermaid somewhere around here!

ADMISSION: donations to Blue Star Mothers.
This event sounds really fun and a great way for us to reach out to the other sporting groups in town. You never know where former swimmers might be lurking!


A new SWIM COACH in town! TMSC workouts at Washington HS

Hello, Swimmers!!!

FIRST OFF: Don't forget the TMSC Holiday Party on Saturday, December 12th, 7 PM. Don & Nancy Nelson's house, 2605 E. 66th Pl. Contact me if you need more info.

NEXT.....I'm pleased to announce there is a new swim coach in town! Jason Sauer was hired by Tulsa Public Schools to replace the retiring high school swim coach, Phil Brougher. Jason's first official day on the job was November 30th.

What does this mean to YOU, the adult fitness swimmer, triathlete, competitive swimmer? Jason will also take over the Tulsa Master Swim Club workouts at BTW. The schedule will be slightly different from previous months. Please see below.

Jason is a certified USA Swimming coach and has coached all levels of swimmers, including masters swimmers & triathletes. His great passion is promoting swimming & swim education to under served areas. He will start a USA Swimming age group club at BTW in the near future. Please visit his website,, for more information about Jason and his program.
Here are the most current details of swimming at BTW:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings 6:30 to 8:00 am (the BTW 'people in charge' won't allow Jason to start practice any earlier than 6:30 am). We will share the pool with the high school swimmers.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday evenings 5:00 to 7:00 PM. (the high school kids will be finished with their workout by 5 PM.)

With the upcoming holiday break, we can swim with the HS kids Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings of Xmas week & New Years week from 7:30 to 11 am.
No practice Monday evening December 7, Wednesday January 6, and Friday February 19 due to High School swim meets. Jason will keep us posted of any other schedule changes.

Since December is a short month, cost is $35 for the month.
Starting in January, with the regular schedule, the cost will be $50/ month for coached workouts.

-- JOIN United States Masters Swimming (USMS)! All swimmers participating in the designated masters workouts at BTW need to be members of USMS for liability reasons. It only takes a few minutes to join (or renew!). Go to reg. You can print your card right there. Your membership will be good through December 31, 2010.
--GO TO BTW to meet Jason, swim, and find out what he can do to help you meet your swimming goals!


Denise Smart
President, Tulsa Masters Swim Club

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

TMSC Holiday Party

12 December 2009 7:00pm
Hosted by Don & Nancy Nelson
2605 E 66th Place, Tulsa

Phone: 492 9451

Please bring a side dish according to your last name:
A-G: Dessert
H-N: Appetizer
O-Z: Vegetable or Salad

Spouses and significant others welcome!

See you there!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hello Fellow Swimmers!

First up this month: Freestyle Swim Clinic Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen returns to Oklahoma to present her popular Freestyle Swim Clinic.

The Tulsa dates are Sunday October 25 or Monday October 26 at St. John Health Club. Gwen Moudry is your local contact: You can register on line for the clinic at

TWO Swim Meets in November:
Lighthouse Masters Meet, November 7 at the Lighthouse Sports, Fitness & Health facility in Oklahoma City. Kathy Keffer-Sharpe is your meet director, 405-410-5499. The entry form is attached as it is not yet posted on the Oklahoma Masters Swimming website.
Turkey Trot Master Meet, November 22 at the Oklahoma City Community College. This is a new meet, hosted by the Extreme Aquatic Team in Edmond. It is unique in that the only events are the 100 of each stroke (except fly??), the 100 IM, and the 50 free. You can swim up to 5 events. Marci McVay is the meet director: Click here to find the entry form:

The Fall 2009 Oklahoma Masters Swimming Newsletter is now posted on the website. Please read all the latest swimming news including information about COACHED masters workouts in at Rose State College, Midwest City, OK, beginning in January 2010.

Last but not least, USMS registration: you can join USMS or renew your membership for 2010 beginning November 1st. If you plan to swim in the November meets, but don’t have a current 2009 USMS membership, your registration November 1st will cover you for these meets. Go to for the quickest & easiest route to a USMS membership.

As always, contact me with any questions!

Keep Swimming!

Denise Smart
Tulsa Masters Swim Club

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