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What About You?
Do you have a story to tell? We are always interested in
hearing from our members about their swimming experiences. We may
feature your story on the Web, in STREAMLINES
, or in SWIMMER
magazine. Write to us at email@example.com
For those of you in spring training for Atlanta and San Juan, the latest information can be found below. Be sure to scan the left column for links to our Long Distance National Championship events this year, as well as the first two events in our H2Open Series.
In the March issue of STREAMLINES, we introduced our new YouTube channel. In this and future issues, look for featured clubs and events to help you keep up with what your USMS teammates are doing across the country.
Many of you have asked "Besides swimming in meets, a great magazine, and cool newsletters, what else do we get?" In response, we are introducing a Know Your Membership Benefits campaign. In the lower left column, you'll find a link for more information on USMS member benefits.
Swimming for Life
Your Friends at U.S. Masters Swimming
Countdown to Atlanta. The 2010 Short Course National Championships Online Registration
is available. Online registration closes at 11:59PM ET on April 15. Paper registrations must be postmarked by April 8 or received by April 15.
SwimFest '10 Online Registration
the three-day clinic
will be hosted at UC San Diego June 4-6. Many LMSCs are offering travel scholarships for Masters coaches. Check with your LMSC for more information.
2010 Summer National Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico will be August 9-12; see event page
for more details.
by Hermine Terhorst
Think about it ... no, really!
The largest part of the brain controls the upper body, a
fact anyone reading this article should know.
On April 13, 2009 60 Minutes
did a segment on artificial
limbs. I sat mesmerized by what was being reported. Demonstrated for all to see
was a robotic arm sitting on a table two feet away from the solider who would
be using it eventually. It was connected to him via wires and electrodes to his
nerves that existed for the arm that "used to be there." [Read more]
by Jessica Jakobi
Congratulations to everyone who completed the 33rd annual
One Hour Postal
(OHP) swim, or as we at Tamalpais Aquatic Masters
(TAM) like to
call it, "Happy Hour". What an amazing event. We accepted online entries for
the first time in the history of the swim and had blistering record levels of
participation. A total of 2,961 swimmers ranging from ages 18-90 swam the event
including 275 relays.
9 new records were set: 6 women's, 3 men's and 5 relays:
Asphalt Sees More Green
Speedo USA has selected
Asphalt Green's AGUA Masters
to be the first-ever recipient of a Masters swim
team sponsorship. Under the guidance of Coach Criag Keller, the team has seen growth of over 300 percent and set more than 100 team records.
"The growth and success of
Asphalt Green's AGUA Masters swim team makes them an ideal sponsorship partner
for Speedo USA," explained Craig Brommers, Senior Vice President of Marketing
at Speedo USA. "It's exciting to see
Speedo USA supporting teams like Asphalt Green," added Rob Butcher, Executive Director
of U.S. Masters Swimming.
AGUA Masters currently has 269 swimmers ranging in age
from 18 to 77. As part of Speedo sponsorship agreements,
Masters teams are eligible for discounts on a variety of Speedo swim and
apparel products, as well as free promotional items for their members attending
U.S. Masters Swimming national level competitions.
The Family Secret: An Endless Pool
by Phillippe Diederich
The Cronins are a
swimming family and at this year's New England Masters Championship at
Harvard, three generations competed in the family team, Technique and
Training, better known as TNT. The team fielded three-generation mixed
relays and ended up taking first place in the small team division.
The team matriarch is 84-year-old Marilyn Cronin, joined by her
daughter, sons and grandchildren.
Marilyn has been busy training in an Endless Pool for the last few
months to get ready for the meet. This strategy paid off when she
brought home three silvers and two golds last weekend. [Read more]
2010 FINA World Masters Coaching Oppportunity
Masters coaches needed for World Championships team in Sweden. For more information, fill out this online application
. April 10 is the application deadline.
by Tracy Grilli
Thinking about transferring to a different club? You
cannot represent your new club in competition until at least 60 days have
passed since you last competed as a member of your previous club. There are
some things you can do to ensure this process goes smoothly.
Let's pretend that Joe Swimmer is currently registered
with Club ABC, in the Pacific LMSC. Joe's college buddies are all registered
with Club XYZ, in the Ohio LMSC. They want Joe to transfer to their club so
that they can swim on relays together at this year's Summer Nationals (August
What are Joe's responsibilities? Ideally, Joe should do the following:
Contact the Pacific registrar, notify her that
he is planning to transfer to a club outside of the Pacific LMSC, and ask her
to change his club to "UNAT" (Unattached) in his USMS membership
Contact the Ohio registrar and ask for a
Enter the USMS Summer Nationals using his NEW
club name (even if he hasn't officially transferred yet)
Enter and compete at all meets from June 9 -
August 8 with a club affiliation of UNAT
Verify that the meet results from those meets
show him as UNAT. (At the meets, he should confirm with the computer operator
that he is entered as UNAT.)
Ultimately, it is the swimmer's responsibility to follow
the rules when transferring clubs. For further assistance or information,
contact Tracy Grilli
, USMS membership coordinator, at the National
Featured Club Video
Daytona Beach Masters
Check out this months featured club, Daytona Beach Masters on our YouTube Channel
We've Got Spirit!
Tampa Metro Masters
Florida had one of the coldest winters on record this year, but it did not stop the Tampa Metro Masters from getting their practice in. What you are seeing is not steam, but condensation due to a temperature differential between the pool and the air.
About U.S. Masters Swimming
Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national
governing body that promotes adult health, fitness, wellness and competition through
aquatics. It does so by partnering with more than 1,000 adult swim
clubs across the country that offer swim fitness programs, promoting
information via the bi-monthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletter, STREAMLINES, and usms.org; and
by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual competitions. More than 50,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.
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Header photo by Cokie Lepinski.