Monday, February 20, 2012

CALLING ALL SWIMMERS: On Deck and In the pool!

CALLING ALL SWIMMERS: On Deck and In the pool!
Hello fellow swimming friends!

Your time and participation is requested for several up coming swimming events. Please see below for information about these events and what YOU can do to be involved and/ or participate. (sorry for another long email!)

MANY volunteers are still needed for the Speedo Region VIII Sectional Championships hosted by Jenks Public School District and the Jenks Trojan Swim Club, March 1- 4. This is the most prestigious event yet to be held at the new Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center. For more information on the event itself, go to:

Thanks to all of you who've already committed your personal time to help at this event. There are still MANY slots to fill! Please consider volunteering for even just one slot during this four day weekend. This is not just a "Jenks thing". This is a swimming "community" thing. JPS and JTSC are very supportive of masters swimming. Masters swimmers have the opportunity to work out in the best pool in the country; we have the opportunity to host masters meets, INCLUDING the 2013 Zone Meet, in the best pool in the country; and members of JTSC have offered to assist at our events. Let's continue to work together to promote swimming for ALL ages.

An on line 'job signup' sheet is available. There are many openings available. Some jobs require knowledge of competitive swimming, some do not. There is a brief description of each job on the sign up sheet. Examples of open positions include: timers, runners, safety marshals, hospitality room, awards, concessions, console operator assistant. You can scroll through the list and see who else has signed up. You can also enlist the help of your significant other/family members. The time commitment varies depending on the position. You can sign up for a position that fits your schedule. I promise, you will enjoy this experience. Please get involved!

To sign up, go to:
click on 'meets/events' on the right of the screen click on the 'job signup' button under the 'Mar 1 ~ 4, 2012 - Region VIII Sectional Championships' listing.
you will be required to sign in: for the email address use, for the password use: jtscvolunteer Scroll down through the list of openings. Click on the box next to the slot you are willing to fill.
Click on the sign up button.
A box will pop up asking for contact information. Please put your name and a phone #/email address here.
You are done. THANKS very much.

If you have specific questions, you can contact me or George Villarreal,

SECOND request: SWIM at the Rose State Meet The Rose State Masters Meet is next Saturday FEBRUARY 25 in Midwest City. This is always a fun meet and several Tulsa swimmers are planning to go. Please support the meet director, Janet Latham. It takes time and effort for our volunteer meet directors to provide opportunities for us to test our swimming skills. Let's show our appreciation by attending this meet.
FYI--- For those of you who like to set records: this is the only short course meters meet in Oklahoma. A great chance to get your name in the record books! Here is the link to the meet info:
If you want to carpool to the meet, plan to meet at the Jenks Aquatic Center parking lot on Saturday at 9:30 am. Warm up is 11:30 am and the meet begins at 12:30.

THIRD request: SWIM at the USMS South Central Zone Championship Meet, Southlake, Texas (near Dallas) March 30- April 1st.
The South Central Zone consists of USMS swimmers in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. A Zone Championship meet is held two times per year: the spring meet is short course yards, the summer meet is long course meters.
Mark your calendar and plan your training for this meet. It's been awhile since Oklahoma had any significant participation in the Zone meet. Dallas is an easy drive; we don't have many excuses NOT to attend. Plus, Tulsa Masters will host the 2013 Long Course Zone meet at the new Jenks pool. We need to get the word out about our fabulously fast pool so all those Texans will want to come to our meet.
Here is the link to the meet information:

LAST, but not LEAST:: APRIL POOLS, April 14th at the Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center, hosted by Tulsa Masters Swim Club.
Please go to to find the entry form.
I hope all of you will make time to participate in OUR meet. Denise Freisberg is our first time meet director. Let's show our thanks to her for taking on this job by swimming or volunteering in the meet.

Baby update: Masters swimmer Jocelyn Wood and her husband, Keith, are the proud parents of twin girls, born Feb 10th. Masters swimmers Courtney (McGill) and Casey Nichols also had a baby girl about the same time as Jocelyn. Just one more girl and they'll have a relay team! Congrats to all of you!

That is all for tonight. Have a great week. Sign up for the sectional meet; shoot me an email if you want to go to the meet this weekend. I'll be bugging you about it if I see you at the pool. :)

Keep Swimming!
Denise Smart
Tulsa Masters Swim Club

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