Monday, June 24, 2013

Swim-a-Roo & Zone Meet

Hey, Tulsa swimmers! REMINDERS! Sign up for Swim-a-Roo NOW. You aren't a 'real' TULSA swimmer until you've experienced swimming at McClure Park Pool! Join us for the 60th Annual Swim-a-roo, July 8. Email me by June 28 (FRI) so I can add you to the team. We've got 8 masters members signed up so far. Don't be left out! Join the fun. Come on! You only have to swim a 50! Just email me. I will enter us. Here is the link to all the details: And while you are at it, sign up to swim, volunteer, or both, for the USMS South Central ZONE Long Course Championships at our pool July 19-21st. Go to the meet calendar on for the link to the online registration and meet information. You can also see who has already entered this meet by clicking on 'rosters' link on the online registration page. To volunteer for the Zone meet, please go to: Your friends and family are welcome to help us as well. We have a lot of volunteer slots to fill! See you in the pool! Denise Smart

Thursday, June 20, 2013

NWAA Masters Swimming Invitational 2013 - 6/7/2013 to 6/8/2013 - Results

Here are the meet results! Thank you everyone for coming out and enjoying a beautiful morning of swimming with us! I think this was the best meet yet and hopefully you will all bring a friend next year! Tonya Vandermey *Aquatics Supervisor* Walton Life Fitness Center 1701 SE 14th St. Bentonville, AR 72716-0750 Phone: 479-204-1005 Fax: 479-204-1013

FUN Swimming stuff!!

Hey, Tulsa swimmers! TWO FUN SWIMMING EVENTS IN THE TULSA AREA! 1) ENTER NOW-- EMAIL DENISE SMART TODAY and be a part of the Tulsa Masters Swim-a-roo team! JULY 8-- MONDAY-- 5:30 - 9 pm -60th Annual SWIM-A-ROO Meet at McClure Park Pool, 50 meter, outdoor pool. No qualifying times, low key, fun meet. The only events to choose from are 50s, one of each stroke. Email DENISE SMART NOW if you want to participate! I need your entry by June 28th! I will submit our team entries. Entry fee is $15, includes a t-shirt. Let's have a good Tulsa Masters turnout for this fun local meet at good 'ole McClure! Here is the link to the meet information: ******************************************** 2) ENTER NOW-- go to for meet info and link to online registration! JULY 19-21 --- USMS South Central ZONE Long Course Championships, Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center This is the big one. It has been 14 years since a Zone meet has been held in Oklahoma, and never has it been held in the Tulsa area. We need ALL OF YOU to get involved to help make this event a success. Go to for the meet info, with a link to both the online entry and the paper entry. NO QUALIFYING TIMES. EVERYONE is eligible and 'good enough' to swim in this meet. Tulsa Masters has a good chance to win the team division, but we need YOU to enter the meet!! We'll need lots of VOLUNTEERS as well. Stay tuned for future emails on how you can help. SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2013-- 6th ANNUAL TALLCHIEF OPEN WATER CHALLENGE OTHER STUFF: Jenks masters swimmers: the kids are on their summer practice schedule. The evening Masters group will have all 8 lanes on Wednesday and Friday nights! DON'T FORGET Tulsa Masters is on FACEBOOK! Info sometimes gets posted there that isn't sent by email. Join the Tulsa Masters group on Facebook to make sure YOU are up to date! Thanks for your time. See you in the pool! Denise Smart

Monday, June 17, 2013

Stormy Weather‏

Masters Swimmers: This morning, we experienced a quirk of OK weather. Thunderstorms passed over Jenks just as the pool was to open for Early Riser and Masters swim practice sessions. The Early Riser session was cancelled, and a sign was placed on the door indicating that the pool was closed. I opened the pool at 6am and we proceeded with practice. I tracked the storms and lightening strikes, and determined that the pool was safe. Conditions were unsafe earlier, while the storm was directly over Jenks. I have started to implement a policy that states that we will close the pool during electrical storms. Usually, this will affect mid-day and afternoon swim times, but is designed for any hours of operation. Masters Swimmers, If you plan to come to the pool, please check weather conditions before you leave. If the storm track, including electrical activity, is directly over Jenks or nearby, we will cancel sessions. As with today, however, if the storm is past, we will re-open. Thanks, and see you at the pool! George Villarreal

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

South Central Zone Championships

Hello Swimmers! Just a reminder that the USMS South Central Zone LCM Championships are being held July 19-21, 2013 at the new, indoor 50 M Trojan Aquatics Center in Jenks, OK (suburb of Tulsa). Both paper and on-line entry forms can be accessed from the calendar of events at and Thanks Dewey Smith Chair, Oklahoma Masters

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