Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I just want to send my sincere thanks to all of you for participating in the success of the 2010 April Pools meet whether you swam or volunteered or did BOTH! We had 37 swimmers, which is awesome for an Oklahoma masters meet. Congrats to all of you swimmers, especially those that swam in their very first masters meet. I hope you will tell your swimming friends that masters meets really aren't that scary! And thanks to all of you that answered my call for help to time or do whatever was needed. I tried to include everyone on this email but I know I'm missing a few people because I don't have their email addresses. Kelly: please thank your wife & daughter again for me; Chris: Thanks to Cindy for her flexibility & helping with the backup timer job; Scott: please thank Justin & David; Dennis Wilson's friends, David & Patti Mandrell, have been volunteering at our meets for years!; And Alejandro, was that Blanca with you?
The biggest thanks go to Gene and Annette Vickery. Because of Gene, we have electronic timing and fast, accurate results; Annette willingly serves as our head referee. There would be no meet without them.
And another big thank you to Jason Sauer, founder of SWIM 201, head coach of the Booker T. Washington HS team, and coach of the Tulsa Masters workout group at BTW HS. Jason is required by the school district to be at the pool for this meet. He thought he'd have a pretty casual day of hanging out at the pool but ended up with the starting duties when our original starter was unable to make it. Thanks, Jason. There also would be no meet if Jason was not able to be there.
We are finalizing the results and I will let you know when they are official and posted for your viewing. Watch for future emails from me about masters swimming events and activities. I believe the next meet on the radar is the Bentonville, AR meet June 12. I'll send details when I know them. Please mark your calendar for the 30th annual McClure meet in Tulsa on August 20-21st. And also for the 3rd annual Tallchief Open Water Challenge on August 29th.
Please contact me with any questions. Thanks again for a great meet!!
April Pools Meet Director
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I do need timers for Saturday's meet. If you aren't swimming, but will be in town, and can spare some time at the pool, I can use you. If you are swimming, is anyone in your cheering section willing to time? Any high school students who need community service hours? Community service hours can be earned by volunteering at the meet. No experience necessary, we will train you!
The meet will start at 10 am and should be over by 2:00 pm. I will gladly accept whatever time you can give me, the entire meet or just an hour. Whatever fits your schedule.
Please know that all swimmers & volunteers will be treated to a pizza party at Joe Momma's Pizza after the meet. Refreshments will also be available at the meet.
Please contact me if you can help me Saturday.
Thanks very much!!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Less than one week until Tulsa Masters Swim Club's April Pools meet. The date is Saturday, April 17th at Booker T. Washington HS in Tulsa. Warm up at 9 am, meet starts at 10 am. Please see the link below to the entry form.
It is not too late to enter at the early bird rate of $20. Get your entry to me by Thursday, April 15th and you'll save yourself $5.00. I'll send an email confirmation when I receive your entry.
I also have a need for volunteers, mostly to time. No experience necessary, we will train you. Please contact me if you prefer to help me instead of swimming.
All swimmers and volunteers will be treated to a post event feast at Joe Mamma's Pizza in D'town Tulsa, 112 S. Elgin Ave. Guests are $5. TMSC pays for the pizza & soft drinks, you pay for beer and anything else you might like from the menu.
This meet offers a great opportunity to test your spring swimming fitness, to swim a relay with your friends, or to experience your first masters meet in a low key setting. The meet offers events for everyone, whether you swim only freestyle or all four strokes. Triathletes: we offer an 800 meter or a 1500 meter event. This is the perfect pool for a long distance time trial. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Tulsa Masters Swim Club