AB Masters - Monthly Update - June 2019

Christopher Rushman
Jun 1, 2019

Good morning fellow Master swimmers,

This is your June update. There is a plethora of information contained in this email. I will have it posted on the AB masters team Facebook page as well have it AB team website under the News tab so you can refer back to it as needed. 

First up on the agenda, starting today Saturday June 1st through Monday, June 10th, we're encouraging members to bring their family, friends, and co-workers to practice. We're also encouraging our coaches to welcome potential new swimmers or invite local lap swimmers to their workouts for Try Masters Swimming Week.

Try Masters Swimming Week is a national initiative to introduce the many benefits of swimming and U.S. Masters Swimming membership to people who want to learn to swim, swim for fitness, or compete in swimming. USMS welcomes swimmers of all abilities, whether they’re looking to improve their overall fitness, swim just for fun, develop technique, or just learning to swim for the first time. For brand-new swimmers, our Masters Swimming 101 article series has tips about what to bring, common swimming jargon, how to circle swim, read the clock, and more. Questions? We have answers! Visit the Masters Swimming FAQ.

The summer practice schedule is attached. This schedule starts on Monday June 3rd and remains in effect until Saturday August 31st.

All weekday morning practices will begin at 5:45 am starting on Monday June 3rd. We will have all 6 lanes available to us.

Of note, on Mondays, will have a 15 minute overlap that we will need to condenses into 2~3 lanes to finish our workout. 

Tuesday & Thursday evening workout time will remain at the same start time, however you will be swimming SCY, not LCM.

Also, if you have your own equipment bag, please be sure to hang it up after you finish. Please do not leave them lying on the deck. Equipment bags go behind the building past the baby pool.

No practice dates are as follows;

  • ·        June 8th – due to Open Masters workout at PCY, which starts at 7 am.
  • ·        June 15th - All coaches are out of town.
  • ·        June 22nd – Age Group meet at M.E. Lyons YMCA, also date of Miami Masters meet.

Here are the dates for this summer’s Open Masters Workouts. 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 14th, 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 event listings on the USMS site at; https://www.usms.org/events OR Club Assistant at; https://www.clubassistant.com/meets.cfm?ngb=USMS

There is one local meet to be aware of;

  • June 22rd Miami Masters @ MU - Information on line via the provided links.

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

AB Masters and Pre-Comp Coach

USMS Great Lakes Zone Chair

USMS ~ ASCA Level 3 Certified Coach

USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach