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Masters Weekly News Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Masters Weekly Announcements
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

1.  Swim Tip
2.  Silent Auction
3.  Long Course Training
4.  Evening Workout Times
5.  Thought of the Day



Weekly Swim Tip – Catch-Up Freestyle


When drilling in workout I prefer the catch-up stroke.  A freestyle stroke drill where both hands "catch-up" in the front of the stroke.

Keep the extended arm and hand underwater and enter the "incoming" hand closer to your shoulder and extend it to the meet the other hand underwater.

The focus is on keeping the stroke long and a hand in the "passing-zone" up front while maintaining a steady even kick.



Masters Team Silent Auction

For three weeks, beginning September 21st  and continuing through October 9th  , Mission Viejo Masters is conducting a silent auction to raise needed funds for the team. 
If you are able to donate services, entertainment or other items of value for auction, your contribution will be deeply appreciated and tax deductible!    


There are several ways to take your mark; we are accepting contributions for auction until September 16th.  If you do not have donatable goods or services, you can help by providing a gift basket of your own creation such as: a chef’s basket, home movie night basket, or any theme you like.  You can also help by bidding on one of the many items available for auction. Please note that all items for auction must be submitted by September 16th


On Sunday, September 20th at 6 p.m. we kick off with a Happy Hour Zoom Meeting.  Join host Mark Moore at this special meeting to answer trivia questions and receive additional prizes. 


To contribute in a genuinely selfless manner, MVN Masters also accepts cash donations in any amount: every dollar helps.  For those who are able, we are rewarding some cash donations as follows: 

·   $3,000 cash donation Gold Sponsors receive a $200 gift card to 

·   $2,000 cash donation Silver Sponsors receive a $100 gift card to 

·   $1,000 cash donation Bronze Sponsors receive a $50 gift card to 

If you can help, please contact Coach Mark  (,
Diana Dolan LaMar (,
Barbara Moore Barnett (  




Long Course Training


Starting Monday, September 12th we will be going long course for the 9:00 AM and 11:45 AM workouts.  At 1:00 PM we will need help removing the 50m lanes and setting up ½ the pool for short course.


Workout sign-ups will reflect a smaller number in the pool
(18 spots will be available for both workouts).



Masters Evening Workouts

Starting this week Today and Thursday, September 9 and 10 there will be an 8:05-9:05 PM workout.

Next week and going forward it will be Monday-Thursday
(Dive Well, 5 lanes, 10 swimmers). 

This is to accommodate swimmers who ONLY can swim in the evenings. 


Thought of the Day


Four things you control every day are your ATTITUDE, your EFFORT, your BEHAVIOR, and your ACTIONS.

It does not matter what others are doing or who you think is being unfair. Every day you can focus on being positive, working hard and making others around you better.

Today, focus on what you can do and do not worry about what everyone else is or isn’t doing.




-Coach Mark  




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