Friday, April 27, 2012

Hello, swimming friends! Lots to tell you, but I will try really hard to keep it short and sweet! Tulsa Masters Swim Club and meet director Denise Freisberg ("the other Denise") wish to thank all of you who swam or volunteered at our April Pools meet April 14th. We had a great meet and a fun social at Johnny Carino's. There were several swimmers competing in their first swim meet EVER and several in their first masters meet. And it was awesome to see seven of our Arkansas friends at the meet. Results are posted on under the 'results and records' tab. The state and citizen records will be updated soon. Speaking of meets and results, Tulsa Masters members Elissa Bates, John Stroup, Sean Callan and Denise Smart competed in the South Central Zone Championship in Southlake, TX March 30- April 1st. There were 246 swimmers in the meet! You can check out the results at Best wishes to Elissa Bates and Sean Callahan at USMS Spring Nationals this coming weekend, April 26- 29 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Swim fast! UPCOMING USMS Sanctioned EVENTS: OPEN WATER and POOL EVENTS April 28: 8th Annual Hall of Fame Short Course Swim Meet, Little Rock, AR May 28: Ozark Open Water Swim, 1K, 2K, and 4K, Beaver Lake, Springdale, Arkansas June 8- 9: Bentonville Masters Swim Meet. Friday night is the 800/1500 events, Saturday morning everything else. Meet info not available yet, but I'll let you know when I get it. Nice 50 meter outdoor pool in Bentonville, Arkansas. July 5- 8: USMS Summer Nationals, Omaha, NE. The meet begins 2 days after the completion of Olympic Trials, in the SAME pool. I'm going to this meet! I hope some of you will join me. See for more info. Early registration closes May 9th. mid July, date TBA: Ft. Smith Masters meet AUGUST 11: Oklahoma Memorial State Championship, hosted by Tulsa Masters Swim Club at the Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center. Watch for meet information to be posted on SEPTEMBER 9: 5th Annual Tallchief Open Water Challenge, Zink Ranch, Sand Springs, OK. Event info to be posted at On a final note, the masters swimming community lost a dear friend, Steve Allen, on April 15, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Steve lived in Muskogee with his lovely wife, Tommye. He registered with Tulsa Masters so that he could swim on Dennis Wilson's "chosen" relay team! Steve didn't start masters swimming until he was in his 50s. He holds Oklahoma state records in several age groups, as well as some national Top 10 times, including those relays with Dennis, Matt Powers, and Glenn Storey. Steve had a smile and a kind word for everyone he met. We will all miss him very much. Here is a link to Steve's obituary from the Muskogee Phoenix newpaper: That is all for now. I hope to see all of you at one or more of the events this summer. Just remember, the meet directors put on these events for YOU! Please support them. See you in the pool! Denise Smart Tulsa Masters Swim Club Oklahoma

THANK YOU for your help at the Tulsa Masters April Pools meet!

Denise and I (that being Denise Freisberg and Denise Smart) want to thank all of you one more time for your help at the April Pools meet on April 14th. Our meet was a success because of you. We had over 40 swimmers, which is great for Oklahoma masters meets. They enjoyed a very efficient and professional meet because of our volunteers -- YOU! Thank you, again. We appreciate you very much. Denise Smart President, Tulsa Masters Swim Club

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Open Water Events

Please mark your calendar for TWO Open Water Swimming events this summer. After a great summer of training in our world-class 50m facility, you'll be ready for these events!

Tulsa Masters Swimming Club hosts the annual Tall Chief Open Water Challenge in September. Details will follow soon.

A new race, organized by TMSC member Danny Gassaway, is the Tulsa Swim. This event features several OW races, up to the full Ironman-distance swim (4000m or 4km). For details, go to

Support our local OW swimming competitions! Let's continue the growth of Tulsa's swimming and endurance-sport scene!


Monday, April 16, 2012

April Pools Results

The results of the meet this past weekend can be found here:
I wasn’t exactly sure what to do about the relays, so I can change those to reflect the correct age groups so that they can get on the national list.

Great meet! Thanks!

George C. Villarreal, Manager
Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center
205 East B Street
Jenks, OK 74037
918.299.4415, ext. 1020

Monday, April 9, 2012

Meets, Practices

The Parks and Recreation meet, the youth meet, is on Tuesday, not tonight, as I originally had said. So, parking tonight will be wide open, but tight on Tuesday afternoon.

Also, with the April Pools Masters Meet on Saturday, normal Saturday morning practice time has been cancelled (8am practice). Warm-up for the Masters meet will be available that morning.



Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Pools needs YOU!!! April 14th

Good evening swimmers!!

First--- watch this video featuring Olympic triathlete, Jarrod Shoemaker on the subject of swimming:

Then go to and download the April Pools entry form!

April Pools hosted by Tulsa Masters Swim Club is SATURDAY, APRIL 14th, at the Jenks Trojan Aquatic Club! That's little more than one week away!

Two things make for a great event:

1) PARTICIPANTS! We need your entry. You still have time to enter. Deck entries will be accepted the day of the meet, but pre-entries are encouraged.

2) VOLUNTEERS! Not sure you are ready to swim in a meet, never seen a masters meet, recovering from aches and pains, or just feel the need to do a good deed? We can use your help on SATURDAY APRIL 14th! We mainly need timers and we will train you.

Warm up is at 9 am, meet starts at 10 am. Our meets generally run about 4 hours in length, depending on the number of swimmers. There will be refreshments at the pool. Afterwards, please join us at Johnny Carinos, 9718 Riverside Parkway, to unwind and replenish.

Questions? Please contact meet director Denise Freisberg,, or me, the "other" Denise,

Hope to see you April 14th!

sent on behalf of meet director, Denise Freisberg by Denise Smart, 1st assistant Tulsa Masters Swim Club

What would you like to see on the TMSC Website?