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August 2011
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Divide and Conquer
2011 Summer Nationals
Rule Book Cover Contest
Speed Pace Club
USMS/ASCA Certification
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We've Got Spirit!
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Divide and Conquer 
By Kerry O'Brien

Kerry O'BrienMost would agree that a pool full of Masters swimmers creating a thunderous roar of kicking and splashing is a very good thing. But can you have too much of it? The Master's workouts at the USAS Annual Convention may have been balancing on that fence, averaging eleven swimmers per short course lane on Thursday and about eight on Friday. Though all agreed that a crowded practice is better than no practice, it would take some creative lane dynamics to allow for repeated distances over 75 yards. Read more...
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2011 USMS Summer Nationals

Club Scores  
Combined Team Scores - Local Clubs
1st: Sarasota YMCA Sharks - 1,614 points
2nd: Fort Lauderdale Aquatics - 888 points
3rd: Virginia Masters Swim Team - 705 points 

Combined Team Scores - Regional Clubs
1st: Georgia Masters - 2,795.50 points
2nd: Swim Kentucky Masters - 528 points
3rd: Illinois Masters - 520 points 

Sarasota 1st at Nationals 

Records Broken

CelebrateThere were 34 USMS National records broken at this meet including 33 individual and one relay. Twenty-two of those records were Masters world records. A complete list of records can be found online. Congratulations to: 


Allison Templin, Larry Day, Laura Val, Mark Gangloff, Diann Uustal, Ann Hirsch, Chris Stevenson, Tom Barton, Steve Wood, Emile Ewing, Noriko Inada, Leslie Livingston, Steve West, Allen Stark, Britta O'Leary, Beth Schreiner and the Tamalpais Aquatic Masters Mixed 200 Free Relay.


Meet Highlight Videos 

Misty and RobThe daily video recaps of all the action at Summer Nationals is now available at Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman and USMS Executive Director Rob Butcher gathered interviews from the deck and recapped the days activities throughout the four-day meet.  


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Rule Book Cover Contest
Deadline Sept. 1

2011 RulebookThe Rule Book cover is printed in full color, 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches and in a mini version that is 8 ˝ x 4 inches. The artwork should be slightly larger for the bleeds.

The requirements are that the artwork contain the U.S. Masters Swimming logo and lettering and "2012 Rule Book." You can download the logo in several different formats.

Any standard electronic format will be accepted. U.S. Masters Swimming may ask that it is sent in an alternative format if unable to view.

Please email the electronic artwork by September 1, 2011 to Susan Ehringer. A hardcopy of the artwork will be printed in 8-1/2 x 11 for viewing and taken to Convention to allow members at Convention to vote on their favorite cover. If you wish to send the hardcopy artwork, it must be postmarked by September 1, 2011 and sent to: Susan Ehringer, 4210 N. Church Way #2, Louisville, Ky. 40207.
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Speedo Pace Club
by Speedo

SpeedoŽ is proud to present the SpeedoŽ Pace Club, an online destination for competitive and fitness swimmers looking for a training edge. Use it to track your times, improve your technique, and train with expert-created workouts.


You can even start a swim team to share tips and encouragement with fellow swimmers, view helpful demonstration videos and receive exclusive advice from Olympic coaches Teri McKeever and Dave Salo.


It's time to take your training to a new level.

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USMS ASCA Coach Certification

Are you the person who writes the workouts for your group and helps your lanemates with their strokes? Do you enjoy seeing others make progress? Maybe you would be interested in becoming certified as a Masters coach?

There are two upcoming opportunities to learn more:

ASCA World Clinic in San Diego, Sept. 6-11
USAS Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. Sept. 14 
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Really Cool Website of the Month

One of the largest USMS clubs in Northern California, Menlo Masters keeps all of its members up to date with this really cool website:

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To be considered for RCWOM, please make sure that your team's website includes the current USMS logo and Join/Renew membership button. You may submit your team name and web address to the USMS for consideration at  

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We've Got Spirit!
by Greenville Splash YMCA Masters

Greenville Splash YMCA Masters recently had a fun summer workout that was a 1970's theme. Head coach Leslie Scott dressed in costume and they swam sets from the 70's, had a trivia contest, relays, disco music and refreshments.
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