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Masters Weekly Announcements Thursday, October 10, 2019

Masters Weekly Announcements
Thursday, October 10, 2019


FYI:   Make sure that you name is on all your equipment.


1.   SCM Meet Schedule
2.   2019 USMS Fall Fitness Challenge
3.   Nadadores Foundation Annual Meeting 
4.   Words from Coach Mark 



Short Course Meters Meet Schedule


Sunday, 0/27   
UCLA SCM Meet     

Sunday, 11/10 
Santa Clarita Masters Short Course Meters    

Fri-Sun, 12/06-12/08              
2019 SPMS Short Course Meters Championships 
Commerce, CA




2019 Smarty Pants Vitamins USMS Fall Fitness Challenge  


Finish the year strong by tackling this 1-mile swim challenge


The Fall Fitness Challenge is a 1-mile swim that takes place between November 15-30.  It is the third event in the Smarty Pants Vitamins USMS Fitness Series.


Whether you're just getting into swimming, starting back into it after a long time away from the pool, pushing to see how fast you can go, or just wanting to donate to the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation, the Fall Fitness Challenge is the perfect event for you to finish the year strong.

The Fall Fitness Challenge can be done in any manner desired: straight through, as a member of a relay, or even with fins.  




Nadadores Foundation Annual Meeting 

Please join us for the Mission Viejo Nadadores Foundation Annual Meeting and hear all about the Nadadores year in review and what is in store for the future.

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Norman P. Murray Community Center




Words from Coach Mark


In and Around the Pool- Be Responsible, Aware and Communicate

Be Responsible  

Never assume that the first person in the lane knows what is going on. They may be having a bad day. Take responsibility for counting. You can do it-allow you to believe it!

Watch the pace clock and stay in your sendoff spot throughout the set (5 or 10 seconds back from the leaders).

Be Aware

Be aware of what is happening in the lane. Where are the other swimmers? Am I holding people up? Am I running people over? Is there somebody right behind me as I am coming off the wall?

If you have trouble seeing the clock, figure out how to see it. Prescription goggles, contacts under you goggles, small pace clocks next to your lane and synchronizing your wristwatch, are just a few of the many options.

If you arrive late to the workout, take responsibility for learning what is going on. Ask the coach what's going on before you get into the water. Do not interrupt the swimmers.


Learn the names of your lane mates. You are about to spend one hour or more with these people-heart rates elevated with almost no clothes on. Aren't you curious what their names are?

Understand the cruise interval for the lane. Does everyone agree? Are you in the right lane?

Never begin a set until everybody in the lane understands it (particularly drill sets). The extra amount of time spent to communicate the set and interval pace to the entire lane is a good investment of your time.

Communicate to your lane mates if you plan to do anything "different" in the set. This includes switching to another stroke than designated, putting on fins kicking rather than swimming, warming down in the middle of the set, sitting out an interval, or even getting out of the pool.

On long swims where lapping is likely to occur, communicate with each other what the passing procedure will be.





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