Viking Aquatics, Long Beach CA


Four masters swimmers spent a beautiful Sunday morning in Mission Viejo at the Natadores Short Course Masters meet. Peter Knapp, Leighton Chalmers, Gretchen Sumortin, and Michelle Hertzog (L-R) swam a total of 15 events, plus the 200 medley relay, and took first place for our age division! Everyone got an individual 1st place in a variety of events as well!  Michelle and Gretchen even decided the morning of to join Peter in the 1000YD swim - and enjoyed it! Many thanks to Leighton and his wife Renee for cheering and dutifully...

  Congratulations to all those who participated in the 100's Challenge for 2012! This is an annual tradition of swimming 100x100's - or as many as you challenge yourself to. We had great participation from folks of all levels of experience, including three age-groupers! Many thanks to the Sears family for hosting/coaching, and Chris and Dave for supporting as well. Well done all, and Happy Holidays! (Please let us know if you were missed, and we'll be sure to add you to the hall of pain.) Age-Group Swimmers: 100: Chloe Wheeler...

  Congrats to our Winter Age Group champs qualifiers! Emma Kerr - 50 fly Brenna Knapp - 50 back, 100 back Matthew MCCool - 50 free, 400 IM Kirsten Miller - 50 free, 100 free Alana Murray - 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 100 fly

Friday night's pizza and movie party was a great time! Thanks to Coach Dave for spear-heading it, Danielle Monroe for help organizing, the coaches for helping with some really fun relays, and the Murray's for Nachos and Ice Cream. We look for to our next team builder!  

The Naples Island Swims are coming up again on Saturday, August 18th in Alamitos Bay. There are 5 different races: 200M, 500M, 1000M, 1 Mile and 3 Mile - something for everyone! Registrsation is ONLINE; you can also do mail in registration with a form they provide. The *mail in* deadline is August 10th (before the price goes up). Coaches will have a practice swim session at the bay closer to race day, details TBA. If you're a masters swimmer or age-group swimmer, and have never done an open...

Ocsc finals are at Belmont Plaza, Sunday, Aug. 5th, 8:00 A.M. warm up with 9:00 meet start. Champs are at El Toro High School, Tuesday, Aug. 7th, 4:30 P.M. warm up, 5:30 meet start . All swimmers who qualify for champs will be notified Sunday night. Thank you!

The La Mirada Long Course BRW Summer meet registration due date is approaching. The meet is July 14/15, and the due date for registration is *received* (not post-marked) by July 4th - however, since there is no mail on the 4th, please make sure to mail no later than the 2nd. The registration information is HERE. Please discuss potential events for your swimmer with their coach before or after practice. Here is the ENTRY CARD. Thank you!

Reminder! The Seal Beach Rough Water Swim is this Saturday. Registration information is HERE. You can still register, even on the day of the swim. You *must* have a copy of your USA/USMS registration. New Time for Practice Swim! Friday (6/29), 9 AM - Coach Bradley will be holding a "warmup swim" at Seal Beach. Please RSVP HERE.

The Viking Master's program has added more practices! Click on the "Masters" link for more details.

Congratulations to Coach Chris, Coach Dave, Coach Bradley, and Coach Matt! Article HERE and HERE.