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Masters Weekly News Update Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

Masters Weekly Announcements
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

1.  Upcoming Team Events
2.  Mission SCM Meet
3.  Polar Bear Club Challenge
4.  Masters Team Committees
5.  Words from Coach Mark



Workout Time Changes during the AGE GROUP TURKEY CLASSIC MEET

Friday, November 19 – NO 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 20 – 5:30-6:45 AM ONLY
Sunday, November 21 – NO WORKOUT
Monday, November 22 – NO 9:00 AM and 11:45 AM  

(9AM and Noon workouts are available at JSERRA HS on Monday) 



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

Friday, December 10– Friday, January 7  (4 weeks)

Polar Bear Club Challenger  


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

Registration is OPEN

– meet cut off at 150 swimmers – ENTER TODAY!!!

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 (LIMITED TO 32 SWIMMERS)
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)




Polar Bear Club Challenger 


Here is how it works:

Swim as many workouts as you can between Friday, December 10– Friday, January 7 (4 weeks).

No Workout Christmas Day

Membership is available at three levels depending on the number of practices attended.

GOLD MEMBER – 19 practices

SILVER MEMBER – 17 practices

BRONZE - 15 practices


1. To ensure that all your practices count in your total you must have completed your 2022 USMS registration.

2. Each swimmer will be keeping individual records of their attendance and distance swum.

3.  Complete the online registration events to enter the challenge
(sign-up will open Monday, November 22, 2021)

4.  All members participating must commit to the event on the meets/events page – event fee $15.00 (will be billed in Jan.)

5.  Daily doubles will not count.

6.  Everyone entered will get pizza and a Polar Bear Shirt


Please submit your logo to be judged at the holiday party.

Must be summitted by Monday, December 6.



4.  Masters Team Committees

The new MVN Executive Director has many positive ideas for the 2022 calendar year.  In 2021, MVN masters increased 50 swimmers since last year at this time!

With that in mind, we are forming three new MVN Masters Committees:

Social Committee

Meet Committee

Fund Raising Committee

Please consider joining one of these committees and help us to continue to elevate MVN to the next level.   Forward your name to me by the end of the year.  =



Words From Coach Mark


How Do You Know If You Are Really Committed to The Team?

There’s a story I came across recently which helps sum

this up…

The mayor of a small town went and asked one of the local farmers, who was highly respected if he would join the town counsel. The farmer thought it over and then asked the mayor if he would want him to be involved or to be committed to the counsel.

The mayor asked what the difference would be. The farmer then explained: “It’s like a good bacon and egg breakfast. The chicken is involved but the pig, he’s committed.”

Which Are You? The Pig or the Chicken?

There’s a difference between being “involved” and being “committed”. It’s a subtle difference, but there is a difference. It often only shows up as barely discernible actions or inaction.





Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters

…a lifetime of…

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