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

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