AB Masters ~ May 2019 Update

Christopher Rushman
May 1, 2019

Good morning fellow Master swimmers,

This is monthly update for May.

The spring practice schedule (month of May) is attached. This schedule starts on Monday May 6th. The spring practice schedule will remain in effect through June 2nd.

Starting Monday May 6th, weekday morning practices for Masters will start at 6am, not 5:45 am since the Age Group kids will begin their morning practices. We will start in two lanes, and then spread out once the kids are finished. I have attached a reminder about lane etiquette. The Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Saturday morning practice times for Masters remain the same.

Keep in mind that weather has more of an impact on our practice schedule during the spring and summer months, than the fall and winter since we are not in the "DOME". General rule of thumb is practice is on, unless the following happens;

1. Water temperature is not above 75 degrees (should not be an issue since the heater is set at 80 degrees)

2. Lighting in the area (or inclement weather)

3. The pool is shut down (due to accident or mechanical issues)

If the Y makes the decision to close the pool, you should receive an email notification from one the full time staff members.

Here are the dates for this summer?s Open Masters Workouts. Open Masters Workouts are open to any Masters/Adult swimmer. Please feel free to invite ANY person you know to attend. Start time is always 7 am. Please make the effort to attend these as they are for your benefit.

  • Saturday, June 8th, 7:00 am - 8:30 am at Powell Crosley, Jr. YMCA
  • Saturday, July 20th, 7:00 am - 8:30 am at M.E. Lyons YMCA
  • Saturday, August 17th, 7:00 am - 8:30 am at Powell Crosley, Jr. YMCA

If you have an interest in participating in meets please click on this link to access the most current listing; https://www.usms.org/eventsor https://www.clubassistant.com/meets.cfm?ngb=USMS

There is a few of local meets to be aware of;

  • May 18th & 19th @ PCY ? information forthcoming
  • June 1st  ? Spring meet (50?s only) @ PCY ? information forthcoming
  • June 23rd ? Miami Masters @ MU ? information on line.

I have attached a listing of Open Water events for those brave enough to step away from the black line at the bottom of the pool.

A quick shout out to Scott Conley whom got engaged over the weekend. 

Thanks to all for their support and commitment to our Master?s program. As always please contact me if you have any questions.

Take care,

C.J. Rushman

USMS Great Lakes Zone Chair

USMS ~ ASCA Level 3 Certified Coach

USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach