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Masters Weekly News Update Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

Masters Weekly Announcements
Thursday, October 1, 2020

1.  Words from Coach Mark
2.  Silent Auction and Giving Fundraiser
3.  Handy Links
4.  Freestyle Swim Tip


Words from Coach Mark

Three reminders this month:

1) You don't have to be perfect to swim. Just be consistent.

2) Don't be afraid to fail.

3) The best is yet to come.




Masters Team Silent Auction and Giving Fundraiser


Silent Auction Dates:        
September 21st
   - October 10th          

TODAY - $4,805
GOAL -  $25,000 


Bidding Owl - Mission Viejo Nadadores Auction

To bid on an item you will need to create an account. 


If you did not donate an action item you can still contribute in a genuinely selfless manner, MVN Masters also accepts donations in any amount: every dollar helps. 

Cash donors can have their name added to the Donor Wall located between the Dive Well and the 50-meter pool for the following donations:

Platinum   - $10,000
Gold - $5,000
Silver - $2,500
Bronze - $500


If you have questions please contact
Coach Mark  (,


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Swim Tip of the Day

Freestyle - Breathing, Reaching and Pausing

Remember to exhale almost immediately, without a lot of force and not fully. Hum your air out and leave a little in your tank. Try not to "suck and tuck" your air- this will cause you to need more air!

Don't wait until you are turning your head to get your next breath to exhale, as you will not have enough time to get your next breath. "Extend" your forearm forward and reach out, keeping your hand/arm at a slight downward angle to avoid "dropped elbows". (But slightly wider than your shoulders.)

Think about pressing your armpit down and attempt to place your hands slightly wider than your shoulders. Reach wide, but toward the end of the pool.

The hard part is NOT to let your hand cross over in front of your head (your centerline). Reaching across feels like reaching forward in the water, however this will cause you to zigzag down the pool.

Be aware that when you breathe, your arm/hand will tend to want to drift toward the centerline as you turn your head back toward the bottom. With this arm, you may need to over-emphasize an even wider entry, and may even feel like you are swimming lopsided.

After your hand enters the water there should be a slight pause, (while you reach) before you initiating the pull. You may think that you are slowing down since you are gliding and pulling right away, you are actually still moving forward at this point. This will

allow you to lower your stroke rate, increase efficiency, lengthen out your body, and allow the bubbles from the surface to escape your hand and arm before you begin your pull. The pause will eventually shorten when your tempo and speed increases.



-Coach Mark   





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