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Masters Weekly News Update Wed. Nov. 10, 2021


Masters Weekly Announcements
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

1.  Upcoming Team Events
2.  Mission SCM Meet
3.  15 Ways to Improve Your Swimming
4.  SPMS Swimmer of the Year
5.  Words from Coach Mark



Swim School Instructors needed immediately
Contact Amy Stafford  -
 [email protected] 



Upcoming Team Events

Saturday-Sunday, November 20-21
SW Zone SCM Championship, ASU, Tempe, AZ  

Sunday, November 28, 2021
Mission SCM Meet


Thursday, December 9, 2021
Annual Team Christmas Party
Location - TBD

Wednesday, December 10– Sunday, January 2
Polar Bear Club Challenger  


2021 Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters Short Course Meters Meet
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Registration opens soon!!!!

Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet starts at 8:30 AM
Meet is estimated to end at 3:00 PM 

1.       Mixed          1500 M Freestyle
2.       Mixed         50 M Butterfly
3.       Mixed         100 M Backstroke
4.       Mixed         200 M Breaststroke
5.       Mixed         50 M Freestyle
6.       Mixed         100 M Butterfly
7.       Mixed         200 M Backstroke
8.       Mixed         400 M Freestyle Relay (Men, Women, Mixed)
9.       Mixed         200 M Ind. Medley
10.     Mixed         800 M Free Relay (Men, Women, Mixed)
11.     Mixed         50 M Breaststroke
12.     Mixed         100 M Ind. Medley
13.     Mixed         200 M Freestyle
14.     Mixed         50 M Backstroke
15.     Mixed         100 M Breaststroke
16.     Mixed         200 M Butterfly
17.     Mixed         100 M Freestyle
18.     Mixed         400 M Medley (Men, Women, Mixed)





15 Ways to Improve Your Swimming


There are many ways you can improve your performance from goal setting to underwater dolphin kick.  Just one thing listed here you could work on to help you achieve your performance and swimming goals.


Set Swimming Goals

Keep a Swimming Log

Counting strokes

Keep Hydrated

Eat the Right Food

Relax and Recover

Get Enough Sleep

Focus on developing a great stroke technique

Improve Your Flexibility

Dryland Training

Improve your Kicking

Develop your Swimming Core


Be consistent and persistent

Underwater Dolphin Kicking




SPMA Swimmer of the Year

Congratulations to Bev Montrella for receiving the SPMS Swimmer of the Year!

Also, Bev competed in the Huntsman Games in Utah, October 10

Bev set 10 team records and 6 Huntsman Games Records! 

Way to go Bev!

50 Free 38.14     
100 Free 1:37.49  
200 Free 3:14.26    
400 Free 6:51.13   
800 Free 14:03.46   

50 Back 46.17   
100 Back 1:44.46   
50 Breast 50.91   
100 Breast 2:02.18 
200 Breast 4:17.31   
100 IM 1:42.28    



Words From Coach Mark

Set Your 2022 Goals NOW!

Be Smart and Use SMART Goals.

SMART Goals help you feel competent and confident in your abilities to reach your goals and maximize your performances – and stay – focused.

SMART goals are:

1.  Specific
It’s no good saying you want to swim faster. You need to have concrete targets. Rather than saying “I want to improve my 500 time,” say “I will reduce my 500 time by 10 seconds over the next three months.”

2.  Measurable
When you set yourself a goal, make sure you can measure how well you’re doing. Monitor your performance but don’t let it become a chore. Instead, why not build a regular ‘measurement day’ into your training schedule and assess your performance across various disciplines then?

3. Adjustable
Having set your specific, measurable goal, don’t just leave it there, set in stone. As your circumstances and performance change, you might need to change the goal.

If you beat your target on the first attempt well done! But maybe it was too easy. If you sustain an injury that’s going to slow you down, it’s OK – adjust your goal accordingly.

4. Realistic
You CAN smash your PB (and I hope that with our help you will). But saying “I’m going to take a third off my PB” is more likely to be a demotivator.

Recognize that goals that stretch you but are still within reach have a stronger motivating force than pie-in-the-sky goals that just sound good.

Our first example of cutting 10s off a 500 time within three months meets this condition. You have a fixed time-period within which to improve.

Everyone, from journalists to sportspeople, works better with a deadline and you should ensure you don’t move yours to accommodate life events such as injuries or a house move.

It’s better to go back to the start of your goal-setting process and set a new timed goal.

Good luck in 2022!





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