Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Oklahoma News - Mon, Aug 22, 2011

Good evening, Tulsa Masters members!

(Please reply to denises@webzone.net in response to this email)

Several things to tell you this evening. I'll do my best to keep it concise!

1)Thanks to everyone who participated, volunteered, or both at the our meet last Saturday! It was a big success. Thanks to Leslie Sauber for stellar job as meet director. Another big thanks goes to Lloyd Landreth for hosting the social at his office. We must also thank Jenks Public Schools for allowing us to swim and host events in such a fantastic facility. Meet results are posted on the Oklahoma Masters Swimming website: www.okswim.org

2) Next up: the 4th annual TALLCHIEF OPEN WATER CHALLENGE, Sunday, September 11th.
Your anxious event director (me!)needs your entry! Please go to the Tulsa Masters website, http://tulsamsc.blogspot.com - click on the Tallchief logo, which will take you straight to the online registration form and all the pertinent information about the event. Register by September 1st (earlier please!) to make sure you get a t-shirt.

We are competing for participants with the TriTulsa event the same weekend. I need your help to promote the Tallchief event. To entice the triathletes, I will offer special recognition to anyone who "doubles", i.e. does the sprint distance tri on Saturday and the Tallchief event on Sunday. Please help me spread the word to all our multisport friends.

Volunteers are needed, too! Not sure you want to do the open water swim? I need lots of volunteers for this event. Please email me if you can help. Jobs include: setting up the night before, "gate keeper", more set up the morning of the event; registration table; kayakers/canoes; finish line; food set up; clean up crew, etc. Volunteers receive an event t-shirt, and lunch afterwards, plus my never ending gratitude. Email me at denises@webzone.net

3) We have Tulsa Masters swim caps! The caps are yellow with the Tulsa Masters logo in blue. Caps are $5 (1/2 goes to pay for the caps, 1/2 to fund the Christmas party!) Contact me if you'd like a cap. If you are swimming at the Jenks pool, I'm keeping the caps there. Catch me at workout.

4) Coached workouts! There are now THREE pools in the area offering coached workouts to masters swimmers, triathletes and fitness swimmers. Donovan Ewing at Bixby HS and Charlie Haverstick at the Claremore Rec Center continue to offer their services. George Villarreal recently took on the masters group at the Jenks Aquatic Center. Email George at george.villarreal@jenksps.org for more information. We will be updating the website with this information soon.

5) Upcoming masters swim meets:
October 15: 1st Annual Walmart Masters Swimming Invitational, Bentonville, Arkansas http://www.arkansasmasters.org/MeetInformation/2011_Walmart_Masters_Invite_SCY.pdf

November 5: Lighthouse Swim Meet, Oklahoma City. Contact Kathy Keffer-Sharpe, filtercam1@gmail.com

That is all for now. Feel free to contact me at denises@webzone.net or call 918-749-2253.

Hope to see you in the pool!

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Calling all swimmers......

Hello swimmers!!

Just one last reminder about the Tulsa Masters Swim Club's annual Oklahoma Memorial State Championship swim meet at the NEW Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center on SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th. Even if you don't think you want to swim, there are plenty of reasons to attend the meet:

#1, most important reason: SUPPORT meet director, Leslie Sauber, and all the volunteers who are working hard to make this a special event. We are getting help from the Jenks Community Education department and the Jenks Trojan Swim Club. They are very excited about supporting the masters club. We want them to see their efforts are worth it! Here is the link to the meet information: http://www.okswim.org/OKmemorialflyer2011.pdf
There is an event or two for all swimmers, regardless of experience and fitness.

#2: Meet fun, new & old swimmers! We've seen an explosion of registered masters members in the state this year. Come to see old friends. Meet new friends!

#3: Come to see, and swim in, the best pool in the region (maybe the country). You won't be disappointed! Indoor 50 meter competition pool, 8 lanes.

#4: Purchase a Tulsa Masters swim cap! Caps will be available at the meet for $5.

#5: Need some last minute swim merchandize? Joy Hancock from the Tulsa Runner will have a table set up at the meet with suits, goggles and other items for purchase.

#6: Opportunity to sign up for the 4th Tallchief Open Water Challenge event, September 11. This is also a Tulsa Masters Swim Club hosted event. Registration forms will be available at the meet. Also on line at http://tulsamsc.blogspot.com.

#7: Meet the newest masters coach in the Tulsa area. George Villarreal has been hired by Jenks Public Schools to manage the Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center and to coach the masters group swimming there. George & his wife just this week moved to Oklahoma from Kentucky. Please join us Saturday to give George a warm (bad choice of words!) welcome!

#8: FINAL REASON: Come for the awesome, catered, indoor, party after the meet at the Landreth Law Firm in Jenks, just 1/2 mile east of the pool. Eat, drink, and be merry! The annual meeting of the Oklahoma Masters Swimming officers will be held as well. Chairman Dewey Smith promises to keep it short & sweet! Right, Dewey?! :)

Any questions? Please contact me at denises@webzone.net. And don't forget to regularly check the websites www.okswim.org and http://tulsamsc.blogspot.com for updated information about masters swimming in Oklahoma.

Thanks for reading my email. See you at the pool!

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

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