Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TMSC events week of June 28th!

Hello, swimmers!

Another note from me.....

The forecast is looking slightly cooler this week which should help the pool temp at McClure. I encourage you to check out summer swimming at McClure if you haven't already. We've got a good group swimming there and are ready to welcome more of you. 6:30 to 8 pm, Monday - Thursday.

Please note that Coach Scott will be on deck just Wednesdays for the 3 weeks. His Park & Rec kids swim team has meets on the next 3 Monday nights. One of those nights is Swim-A-Roo, which is open to us as well. (see yesterday's email!) Scott will make it up to us later in the summer. I'll keep you advised of his schedule.

Two big events of note this week:
First off: ANGELA MARASCHAL has a birthday Tuesday, June 29th! She turns the ripe old age of 25. Angela is in charge of the workout that night. The plan is to swim and then go for a late dinner afterwards. Please join us if you can. Probably won't know where we will eat until that night, so you'll have to come to the pool to find out!

Second: Don't forget the TMSC social/ meeting on Thursday, July 1st. Come to swim, then hang out to eat pizza, and find out what's happening with the club. The eating/meeting will start around 7:30 or so.

Last, don't forget to email me your Swim-A-Roo entries. I will need those very soon. Again, see yesterday's email! :)

Thanks for reading my email. Hope to see you at the pool.

Denise Smart
President, Tulsa Masters Swim Club

SWIM-A-ROO for you & you & you!!!

Hello swimmers!

The 57th Annual SWIM-A-ROO event is fast approaching. This very fun swimming event takes place Monday evening, July 12th at McClure Park Pool, 7440 E. 7th Street, Tulsa. This is an event you AND your kids or grandkids can all do together! And you DO NOT have to be a United States Masters member or a USA Swimming member to participate. You just need to be able to swim 1 length of the McClure 50 meter pool!

SWIM-A-ROO is a Tulsa Parks & Rec event hosted by Swim Tulsa. Swimmers of all ages are eligible to swim. You don't have to be a United States Masters member or a USA Swimming member to participate. Events of 50 meters (1 length of the McClure Pool) of each stroke- fly, back, breast,& free are offered in each age group 8 yrs & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, 19- over. You can swim one event or all 4, completely up to you. The cost is $15 which includes a t-shirt. There are awards in each age group for 1st through 8th place. Warm-up is at 5:30. The first event will start at 6:00 pm. The whole thing should be over by 8:30 or so.

Members of Tulsa Masters Swim Club have participated in this event the past 2 years. It is lots of fun, low key, no pressure. I'd love to have a good representation again this year.

Please email me if you'd like to enter. I need your entry no later than July 4th as I need to turn them in by July 5th. You cannot deck enter. If your kids aren't currently swimming on a team, I can enter them as well.

Here is the info I need from you:
Date of birth:
What event(s) do you want to enter? Please provide an entry time if you have one.
50 m Fly
50 m Back
50 m Breast
50 m Free

I will write a personal check to cover our entry. You can pay me back when you see me.
Hope to get lots of entries! I promise, you will have fun!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Denise Smart
Tulsa Masters Swim Club
(918) 749-2253

Wednesday, June 2, 2010




August 20th & 21st, 2010
Meet Location
McClure Park Pool 7440 E. 7th Street, Tulsa, OK
Friday Event 1 Warm-up 5pm Event 1 starts 6 pm. Saturday Warm-up 9 am Remaining Events start 10 am

Meet Director:
Leslie Sauber
724 S. Sandusky
Tulsa, OK 74112-4130-24
Phone (918-808-4384)

If you are not a registered masters swimmer, you can sign up at the meet for $40 (good till the end of the year) or pay a one time fee of $15 for the meet, Payable to OMS. Cost of the meet is $20 postmarked by Aug 13th, $25 thereafter, payable to TMSC. Please include a copy of your USMS card with your check.

Conduct of the Meet:
Open to all swimmers 18 and older as of December 31, 2010, who are currently registered with United States Masters Swimming Inc. The meet will be conducted under USMS rules. The no-false-start rule will be in effect. The meet will be held in an 8 lane, 50 meter pool with antiturbulent lane lines and a separate warm-up and cool down area. Please enter as soon as possible, however deck entries will be accepted. All events will be timed finals with touch pads and electronics. The events will be seeded slow to fast, not by age groups.

The Tulsa Masters will once again be hosting their famous social following the last event. We will be moving it indoors this year: Leslie’s house <>

Tall Chief Open Water Challenge 2010

2010 Event Information

What it is: An open water swimming event consisting of three distances:
1/2 mile, 1 mile or 2 mile swims.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma Camp
Tallchief Scholarship Fund, Tulsa Masters Swim Club, and Swim Tulsa.

Where it is located: Zink Ranch, Sand Springs, OK
◇ Sand Springs, OK is located approximately 10 miles west of downtown Tulsa.
◇ Zink Ranch is located approximately 9.7 miles north of Sand Springs at the termination
of Hwy. 97 & the intersection of Rock School Road.
◇ The site of the Tallchief Open Water Challenge is located another 4.5 miles from the
entrance of the ranch.


Directions to Zink Ranch, Sand Springs, OK:
From Tulsa or points east of Tulsa:
Hwy. 64/ 412 (Keystone Expressway) WEST to 129th West Ave. exit.
(You will see a green ZINK RANCH sign just before the exit.)
At the top of the exit, turn left, then right (North) onto Hwy. 97
(The arrow on the sign at the intersection points north to Skiatook, no mention of Zink Ranch)
Drive approximately 9.7 miles north on Hwy. 97 to entrance of Zink Ranch.
(The road dead ends at the intersection of Hwy. 97 & Rock School Road)

From Enid/ Stillwater:
Hwy. 64/ 412 (Cimmaron Turnpike) EAST to 129th West Ave. exit.
Follow the directions above.
From OKC via Turner Turnpike, I-44:
Exit 215, Hwy. 97N Sand Springs
Go WEST on HWY. 64/412 (Keystone Expressway) toward Stillwater/ Enid.
Follow the directions above.
Do not go through Sand Springs on Hwy. 97, you will be very confused!
From points north of Tulsa:
Contact me & I will send you a map!
Once you reach the entrance of the Ranch, volunteers will direct you through the electronic gate
and to the site of the lake swim. Follow the Tallchief signs. The camp is located approximately
4.5 miles from the entrance of the ranch.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 8:30 am. The swims will start at 9 am.
Please allow plenty of time to arrive, check in, & get to the swim start. There is
some walking involved from the parking lot to the water front.

Who can participate:
Swimmers 18 years old and older. Swimmers must be members of United States Masters
Swimming (USMS) or purchase a one event membership.

If you are not a member of USMS, you will be required to complete a One Day Event
Registration form at check-in. This is absolutely necessary for insurance coverage.
You may obtain a USMS membership online,, or join race day.
Swimmers 17 and under are required to be members of USA Swimming. These swimmers
need to refer to or contact Corinne Dolan, to

Registration Information:
Entry Fee: $20 USMS members/ $35 non members. Add $10 on race day.
All participants receive a swim cap, t-shirt and post race refreshments.
The non member entry fee includes the $15 one event registration fee.
Register online: On line registration closes at 11:00 pm Thursday,
August 26, 2010.
Register by mail: Denise Smart, 1512 E. 37th Pl, Tulsa, OK 74105.
Checks payable to Tulsa Masters Swim Club (TMSC)

The swim course will be a straight out and back swim marked by large regatta buoys.
◇ The 1/2 mile swimmers will swim out 1/4 mile & return to the finish.
◇ The 1 mile swimmers will swim out 1/2 mile & return to the finish.
◇ The 2 mile swimmers will swim 2 laps of the course.
Safety: The swim course will be monitored by persons in kayaks, as well as by lifeguards
stationed in a power boats to assist in rescue if needed.
Swimmers must be at the water front and ready to start by 9 am.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male & female swimmers in the 1 mile event and top 5 male &
female swimmers in the 1 & 2 mile events.
Wet suits are allowed, but those wearing wet suits will not be included in the awards.

VOLUNTEERS. Spectators/ friends/ family can partake of the post race food for $5/ person.

Bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen & bug spray.
Showers will be available following the event.
Please make arrangements to have your children supervised while you are swimming.
A special thanks to our sponsors:
Swim Tulsa
Tulsa Area Triathletes
Landreth Lawfirm
JW Design
Athletic Sound M.C.


From TMSC-- summer swimming options, coached workouts (T)

Just a note to remind you of your summer swimming options with Tulsa Masters Swim Club:

McClure Park Pool, outdoor 50 meter pool. Workouts begin Monday June 7th, 6:30 pm. Coach on deck Monday and Wednesday evenings for workout suggestions & stroke instruction. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Jenks High School, indoor 25 meter pool. Saturdays 8 am to 10 am. No coach, the group makes up the workouts. MUST sign up through the Jenks Community Education Department:, go to 'summer classes 2010' --> Sports & Fitness --> Masters Adult Swim Workout. Contact me, Denise Smart, 749-2253, for specific details, directions, etc.

Booker T. Washington High School, indoor 25 meter pool. Monday - Friday mornings 6:30 am - 8:30 am. Begins Wednesday, June 2nd. Jason Sauer,, is the coach. You'll be sharing the pool with the BTW HS team as well.

More information about Tulsa Masters Swim Club:

More information about United States Masters Swimming:

Please feel free to contact me by phone with your questions!

Denise Smart
President, Tulsa Masters Swim Club
(918) 749-2253

More for BTW swimmers

For those of you who don't have a place to swim until practices start at McClure on June 7th, here is an option:

The Hutcherson YMCA will allow non- YMCA members who have been swimming at BTW to use their pool for the next 2 weeks for $5/ swim. You will need to identify yourself at the front desk as masters swimmers from Booker T. Washington. I've attached Nick's note below as "proof". Nick is the Aquatics Director at Hutch. He will be out of town the rest of this week.
Hutcherson Y is located just west of the intersection of Pine and Peoria. The address is 1120 E. Pine. This is just a mile south of BTW. If you take HWY 75, get off on the Pine exit. The phone number is 382-9622. You might want to call & verify the lap swimming times, depending on when you want to swim.

Hutch has a nice pool, but only 3 lanes (25 meters) and it is very well used. There is a 'masters swim class' in the mornings from 5:45 to 6:30 am, if you like the early stuff. Coach on deck. I'm going to it this week. Good, challenging workouts. In the evenings you will find water aerobics classes. The MWF classes start at 6:00 pm. On T TH, it starts at 7 pm. These classes use 2 of the 3 lanes.

Another nice thing is that the pool is open on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4. Three lap lanes are available from 1 to 3 pm. There will always be a least 1 lap lane available.

Hope this helps those of you who are having chlorine withdrawals! Let me know if you have any questions.


Tulsa Masters summer swim workouts begin at McClure June 7th!!

Wow! School is out (almost), the weather is heating up, and with that, summer swim workouts begin at McClure Park Pool!!

Tulsa Masters Swim Club will again swim at McClure beginning Monday, June 7th through August 27th. We have pool time Monday through Thursday evenings, 6:30* pm to 8:00 pm. Scott Zuege will return to provide his coaching skills to the 'newbies' as well as to the more experienced swimmers. Scott will be on deck Monday and Wednesday nights this year.
(* Please note our 'official' time is 7 - 8 pm. Swimming lessons are scheduled to start June 15th during the 6 to 7:00 hour. Please be respectful of the instructor & participants as they have priority use of the pool during that hour. Please ask permission from the instructor before getting into the pool - thanks!)

McClure Park Pool is an outdoor 50 meter pool located just north of 11th Street between Sheridan & Memorial. The physical address is 7440 E. 7th Street.

All participants are required to be members of United States Masters Swimming (USMS). If you haven't yet joined USMS this year, please go to to register. Membership is is required for insurance/ liability reasons.

Cost to swim at McClure this year is as follows (The fee includes the pool rental and coaching fee):
$80 for the entire summer: due the first week of practice
- or -
$35/ month: due the first week of each month
- or -
$5/ swim- due the day of the swim

Please see the attached flyer for complete details. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! I'm looking forward to another fun summer of swimming at McClure!

Denise Smart
President, Tulsa Masters Swim Club
(918) 749-2253

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