Monday, July 18, 2011

Please read: Jenks swim schedule & other news!

Hello swimmers!!!

Just a few things to tell you. Please forgive me if this note ends up being too long!! I am out of town Wednesday July 20- Tuesday July 26. I'll have limited email access during that time. I'm getting far away from it all!!! :)

Most important: **upcoming changes in the workout schedule** JULY 25, Monday: no EVENING masters workout due to a meet using both ends of the pool. Morning group can swim as usual.

JULY 29, Friday, July 30, SATURDAY: NO MASTERS WORKOUTS at all, no am, no pm! BIG meet that weekend at the pool. Age Group Championships. Small pool will be utilized as a warm up/cool down pool.

Heads up that you will see the pool set up as 25 yards again this week through Monday July 25. After that, it should be back to 50 meters through August 20th.

Maybe more important:
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE use the 'adult' locker rooms in the mornings and evenings. We received a vague report that "someone is using the kids locker room and 'they' aren't happy about it!". I have no idea if this complaint came from the morning group or the evening group or if it was in the men's or women's locker room. Bottom line is, just use the adult locker rooms to avoid any problems. We (me or Lloyd) will tell you if if is okay to use the kids locker rooms.

The online enrollment for August is available for sign up on the JCE website,, if you want to be proactive. :) If you are new to the group, and haven't yet joined United States Masters Swimming, please do that as well,

Other Fun Stuff:

Tulsa Runner, 9708 Riverside Pkwy, (918)494-8800, is now carrying swim apparel and accessories. NIKE products have already arrived, and SPEEDO stuff will be available soon. Joy Hancock, TMSC member and Tulsa Runner employee, is open to suggestions as to sizes and other equipment that should be carried in the store. Thanks for the info, Joy!

**Upcoming Tulsa Masters events**

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 ***Oklahoma Memorial State Championships at the Jenks Pool. *** This meet replaces the meet we hosted for years at McClure Park Pool. Make plans to set your swim PRs officially in our wonderful new pool. We need your participation, either as a swimmer or volunteer, or both! Even better than swimming in a fast pool, is the really fun social event that will take place AFTER the meet. Lloyd Landreth is hosting the celebration at his office, which is conveniently located less than a mile east of the pool, on 'B' Street. Join us for a cookout with all the fixin's, both edible and drinkable! :) Here is the link to the entry form:

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11th ***4th Annual Tallchief Open Water Challenge, Zink Ranch, Sand Springs, OK.*** This is a lake swim consisting of your choice of 1/2 mile, 1 mile, or 2 mile swims. The lake is a small private lake on the Zink Ranch property. Beautiful setting, clean water to swim in. This a great chance to test your open water skills. The first event in 2008 had 30 participants; last year we had 100 swimmers! If open water swimming isn't your thing, I can definitely use your help the day of the event. Sponsors play a big part in making this event top notch. Thanks to Swim Tulsa, Tulsa Area Triathletes, Coach-Janet, Landreth Law Firm, and Leslie Sauber for their continued support. I am still soliciting sponsorship to help cover costs. Sponsors receive one free entry to the event for every $100 donated AND their name on the t-shirt! Please contact me if you know anyone who might be interested in contributing to our event. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma Camp Tallchief scholarship fund as a thank you to the Girl Scouts for allowing us to use their wonderful facility for our event. Go to and click on the Tallchief logo for more information about this event.

I think I've about covered it for now. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Swimming!

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

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