Monday, August 23, 2010

Summers over! NO MORE McCLURE! :{

Good evening my McClure swimming buddies!

It is official! Summer is over! No more workouts at McClure Park Pool! We found out today that the Tulsa Parks Dog Splash event is tomorrow, August 22. McClure will be drained for the winter sometime this coming week. Our summer swimming season is over, just like that! We honestly thought we had the pool one more week, but obviously there was a miscommunication.

Thanks to all of you who participated this summer. Thanks to Coach Scott for his help this summer. I had so much fun swimming with all of you. It was good to have some new faces in the pool, too. I hope you will continue swimming and participating in Tulsa Masters/ USMS events.

Next up is a return to Booker T. Washington HS for some of us. I haven't talked to Coach Jason yet about the schedule. I'll try to confirm the details very quickly and email you all. TPS students start school Monday, so we should be able to swim this week if Jason will be having evening workouts.

Don't forget, you can join us on Saturdays at Jenks HS, 8:00 to 10 am. To sign up, go to cost is $10.50 per month ($10.00 if you are a Jenks resident). You MUST sign up through the Jenks Community Ed office, either online, or over the phone, 299-4415 x2247. I cannot take any money at the pool!! :)

If you are a YMCA member & like to workout early, there is a 'masters swim class' at the Hutcherson YMCA Monday-Wednesday-Friday mornings 5:45 am to 6:45 am. The coach on deck is Lucas Meyers. You will find a fun group to swim with early in the morning and a good coach to motivate you. The cost is $15/ month in addition to your Y membership. You will find me at this workout from time to time.

You can find some masters swimmers in the evenings at Hutch as well. We have to work around the splash classes, but there are several people that try to meet there & do a workout together. Seems like Tues/Thurs nights are the best as the splash class doesn't start until 7 pm on those nights. They start at 6:00 on MWF nights. When class is in session, there is only one lap lane available. Can get a little crowded! Just have to be a YMCA member, no extra fee.

Thanks again for a great summer! Keep swimming!

Denise Smart

President, Tulsa Masters Swim Club

(918) 749-2253

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