AB Masters - Summer update -2018


Good morning fellow Master swimmers,


This is your summer update, which comprises the months of June, July & August. There is a plethora of information contained in this email. I will have it posted on the AB masters team Facebook page as well have it AB team website so you can refer back to it as needed. 


First up on the agenda, between Friday June 1, and Sunday, June 10, we're encouraging members to bring their family, friends, and co-workers to practice. We're also encouraging our coaches to welcome potential new swimmers or invite local lap swimmers to their workouts for Try Masters Swimming Week. Try Masters Swimming Week is a national initiative to introduce the many benefits of swimming and U.S. Masters Swimming membership to people who want to learn to swim, swim for fitness, or compete in swimming. USMS welcomes swimmers of all abilities, whether they’re looking to improve their overall fitness, swim just for fun, develop technique, or just learning to swim for the first time. For brand-new swimmers, our Masters Swimming 101 article serieshas tips about what to bring, common swimming jargon, how to circle swim, read the clock, and more. Questions? We have answers! Visit the Masters Swimming FAQ.


Please pay special attention to the next few paragraphs and the information contained therein. Attached is the summer practice schedule that goes into effect on Monday June 4th. The schedule last through Friday August 31st. Please note that all morning workouts will begin at 5:45 a.m. and last until 7 a.m., this includes Saturday mornings. Also we are going to offer deck coached workouts on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in addition to having coached Tuesdayand Thursday evening workouts. We are offering 6 morning workouts and 2 evening workouts over the summer at M.E. Lyons. We will evaluate how this schedule was utilized and potentially continue in the fall.


Here are the Saturdays that we will not have practice at M.E. Lyons Y;


·         No practice Saturday June 9th, it’s the All open workout @ PCY (I will be Coaching, so you better show up!)

·         No practice Saturday June 16th, Barracuda Age Group meet (this is the date of the Miami meet anyway)


The only other date that we will not have practice at M.E. Lyons Y;


·         No Practice on Wednesday July 4th, the Y will not open until 8 am.


The  All Open Masters workouts schedule is listed below and we invite you to join us and/or share the schedule with any Masters swimmers who may be interested from wherever. All open workouts always start at 7 am, regardless of location. A social gathering over coffee and bagels are served following the conclusion of the workout.


  • Saturday, June 9th – 7:00-8:30 am – Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA (C.J. is coaching)
  • Saturday, July 14th – 7:00-8:30 am – M.E. Lyons YMCA (Corey is coaching)
  • Saturday August 25th – 7:00-8:30 am – Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA (Meredith is coaching)

We are offering coached Open Water workouts this summer. Each workout is approximately an hour with a focus of introducing Master swimmers to the open water world and getting away from the black line of the pool and ready to participate in Open Water. Here are the dates of the scheduled Open Water practice swims and their times and location;


  • Saturday, June 23rd @ Caesar’s Creek (Lebanon OH) – arrive at 7:45 am, swim at 8 am. (1 hour WO)
  • Saturday, July 21st @ Caesar’s Creek (Lebanon OH) – arrive at 7:45 am, swim at 8 am. (1 hour WO)
  • Saturday August 18th @ East Fork Lake (Amelia OH) – arrive at 7:45 am, swim at 8 am. (1 hour WO)
  • Saturday September 8th @ East Fork Lake (Amelia OH) – arrive at 7:45 am, swim at 8 am. (1 hour WO) 

Below is a listing of Open Water swims, sanctioned USMS swim meets and Triathlons that are currently scheduled and nearby. The links to the events are included.

Swim meets entries can be founds on-line @ www.USMS.org;

·         June 16th – Miami Redfin Masters @ Miami U. (attached)

·         June 23rd – CSU Masters @ Cleveland State U.

·         August 4th & 5th – Lakeside Masters @ Lakeside Swim club (Louisville KY)

Open Water events:

·         Ohio Games Open Water Swims (1.5/3/5 km) - June 3, 2018

·         Central Ohio Multisport Festival @ Alum Creek State Park in Delaware, OH (.25/.5/1/2 miles) - June 9, 2018

·         USMS Sprint Distance Open Water National Championship (1 mi) - June 9, 2018

·         Zoom Cowan Lake (3/5 km) - July 1, 2018

·         Poseidon Swim Challenge in Indianapolis (2 km) - July 8, 2018

·         Fiddlers’ Pond 3rd Tri & Mile Swim (1 mi) - August 18, 2018

·         Zoom Hueston Woods in Oxford, OH (3/5 mi) - August 26, 2018

·         Zoom Alum Creek State Park in Delaware, OH (3/5 km) - September 16, 2018


Triathlon Events:

Iron Man Sanctioned Events

July 14, 2018

IRON MAN 70.3 Muncie

Muncie, Indiana

http:// www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/muncie.aspx#ixzz4wYmJWmn0

July 29, 2018

IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio

Delaware, Ohio

http:// www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/ohio.aspx#ixzz4wYm1nrU1

October 14, 2018

IRONMAN Louisville

Louisville, KY

http:// www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/louisville.aspx#ixzz4wYmZpVWf


Please contact me if you have any further questions.


Thank you for continued support.  


C.J. Rushman

AB Masters Head Coach

Great Lakes Zone Chair

ASCA/USMS Level 3 Certified Coach

USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach