Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tulsa Masters Road Trips!

Hey, Swimmers! It is not too late to join your fellow swimmers for road trips to OKC on Saturday, March 30th for the Rose State Meet and to Austin, Tx, April 5 -7. March 30th Rose State Meet, Midwest City, warm up 10:45, meet starts at 11:45. Download the entry form from Deck entries accepted, $25. We will probably be leaving Tulsa by 9 am. April 5-7, South Central Zone SCY Championships, Austin, Texas. SUNDAY MARCH 31st is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER ONLINE for this meet. No qualifying times, FAST, FAMOUS Pool at the University of Texas. Here is the link to the online entry form: Check out the 'club and team rosters' link to see who is entered. Two fun weekend road trips! Let me know if you plan to go to either event, especially if you'd like to share a ride. See you in the pool!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Austin Zone Meet deadline

All, the Longhorn Aquatic website has been update with our meet sponsored hotels. See the announcement below and distribute to your membership. ======================================= Zone meet on-line entry is now open. Enter before March 18th and save $10. April 5-7, 2013 South Central Zone Championships University of Texas - Texas Swimming Center On-line Entry is now open, just follow the link below! Hotel Information: See this link for meet sponsored hotels Oklahoma

ENTER NOW: Rose St; Zones; April Pools; Nationals!

Hey, Swimmers! Multiple meets on the horizon! Check out the calendar on for a list of meets in our area and also for a complete calendar of events across the country. Never been to a masters meet? Don't be intimated. Here is your chance to swim with people just like you! There is a first time for everything, so go for it! THE ZONE MEET AND NATIONALS HAVE ENTRY DEADLINES THAT ARE APPROACHING FAST. ENTER NOW! See below for more info: MARCH 30th: ROSE STATE COLLEGE MASTERS MEET, Midwest City; Meet Director: Janet Latham, Warm up 10:45 am, meet starts at 11:45 am. Go to to download the entry form. APRIL 5-7: SOUTH CENTRAL ZONE SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIP, University of Texas, Austin. Meet Director: Bridgette Rhodes, The South Central Zone consists of masters swimmers from Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. The University of Texas is an AWESOME pool!! Let's have a good Oklahoma presence at this meet! Go to to link to the meet info. Online entries are preferred. ****Remember, NO deck entries for the Zone meet. Enter early, by March 18th, to save $10. The ABSOLUTE LAST DAY TO ENTER IS MARCH 31ST. APRIL 20th: APRIL POOLS, Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center, Jenks, OK. Meet Director: Denise Smart, NEW THIS YEAR: ONLINE ENTRIES!!! Go to for the link to the online entry form. Paper entries will be received only as deck entries the day of the meet and will cost $10 more than the online entry. ENTER EARLY BY APRIL 17th to save yourself $10. MAY 9- 12: USMS SHORT COURSE NATIONALS, Indianapolis, IN Another FAST pool!! You can link to the meet details through The online entry link is: No deck entries for this meet either. ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS APRIL 4TH. June: I assume our friends in Bentonville will host their annual long course meet in June, usually the 2nd or 3rd weekend in June. I will forward the information as soon as it is available. July 19-21st: South Central Zone Long Course Championships, JENKS TROJAN AQUATIC CENTER!! It has been over 10 yrs since Oklahoma hosted a Zone meet. Save the date and plan to show up and swim fast! Meet Director: Denise Freisberg, Entry information will be available soon! August 7-11: USMS Summer Nationals, Mission Viejo, CA. Cap the summer off with a trip to California for long course nationals. Watch for details and meet info on the USMS website later this spring. September 8, 2013: 6th Annual Tallchief Open Water Challenge, hosted by Tulsa Masters Swim Club. More info to come. Thanks for your time! Just keep swimming! Denise Smart Tulsa Masters Swim Club

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

THANK YOU! - Jenks Swim Meet

With the close of the very successful Speedo Sectional Championship Meet last night, our short course meet marathon is officially OVER! I don't know any club or organization that has hosted 4 major meets in 3 weeks-- Park and Rec Championships, High School State, Age Groups and Sectionals. I want to thank each and every volunteer; it was a total team effort. Any time we asked, "can anyone do this?", we had two people who stepped up. To everyone who parked cars, brought food, squeegied the deck, took tickets, ran the console, stocked drinks, worked in the fish bowl, lane timed, copied papers, sold nachos, labelled awards, organized swimmers, or did the other thousand things it takes to run a successful meet, THANK YOU!! This really should not have been possible, but we did it! The meet organizers and spectators at each of these events were universally postive about what great people we have in such a great facility. Thank you for making us all look great! Please make sure and join us for the After Party tomorrow from 5 to 7 pm in Frank Herald Gym--we deserve it! Bring your family, and an appetizer or dessert to share; see you then! JTSC

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

PLEASE! Volunteer!! Support our sport!

One last plea to all Swimmers, friends of swimmers, and anyone interested in doing a good deed! The Oklahoma HS State Swimming meet and the Oklahoma Age Group Swimming Championships are successfully completed! Thanks to all of you who gave of your time for those meets! Whether you had a kid swimming and had to be at the pool anyway, or you gave of your time out of the goodness in your heart, THANK YOU!!! ONE MORE BIG EVENT TO GO!! *USA Swimming/ Speedo Region VIII Sectionals Swim Meet, March 7- 10, 2013, Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center Volunteer for at least TWO Sessions and receive a FREE, very cool, SECTIONALS t-shirt. Just a few quick details: the morning sessions are prelims. Both ends of the pool will be utilized, which makes the meet go much faster. BUT it also requires more timers!!! The evening sessions are finals. The top 16 swimmers from each event in the morning session are rewarded by swimming again in the evening session! Can you imagine swimming the 200 Fly TWICE in one day!! :) Our help is definitely needed and appreciated. No experience necessary. We will train you. Below is the link to the online volunteer sign up. Various shifts are available so don't think you have to be there all day, unless you want to! The online sign up will also show you who else has committed and when they are working. The volunteer coordinator (Emily) prefers that you sign up now so that she knows how many slots she needs to fill. Below are the instructions for Masters swimmers to volunteer at the Sectionals meet, March 7-10. There is special need for volunteers in the following areas: • Hytek and console operators. • Volunteers for week day sessions • Volunteers with swim meet experience to work as a head timer or runner at all sessions. Of course, the regular, behind the block, timers are also needed. Best seat in the house! And we will train you if haven't been a timer before. No worries! It is easy and fun! INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ON LINE VOLUNTEER SIGN - UP: Go to the Jenks Trojan Swim Club site at Click on the “Sign In” button. Enter ‘’ in the E-MAIL BOX and ‘jtscvolunteer’ for the PASSWORD. Once you are logged on, click on the “MEETS/EVENTS” button to the right of the main screen. A list of upcoming meets will appear. Scroll down until you see the “Sectionals Championships” meet. Click on the “Job Signup” button under the Sectionals meet. You should then see a list of volunteer jobs with the various shifts. Click on the check box for the job(s) and time period(s) you would like to sign-up for and then click on the “Signup” button. A pop-up will appear asking for your “optional contact info”. Please, enter your contact information (email address, name, phone #, etc.) so that we can send reminder emails and information regarding any changes to session times. At a minimum, we need your name so that we will know who has signed up. Once you click “Sign Up”, you will see your information listed next to the shifts you signed up for. I've already signed up and these instructions worked perfectly. If you have any difficulties, please contact Emily Forbes at, George at, or myself, Denise at Hope to see you ON DECK this weekend!!! Thanks! Denise Smart Tulsa Masters Swim Club

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