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Monty Hopkins

From USASwimming - Adult non-athlete requirements. These rules have expanded to offer further protection of minor athletes. They apply to those who are in regular contact with minor athletes. Note that volunteer positions such as timers at meets are not required to have this membership. Ohio Swimming is working to clarify the membership of Meet Marshals. As previously communicated, in order to comply with U.S. Center for SafeSport requirements, the USA Swimming Board of Directors has approved expanding Corporate Bylaw 2.6.6, which sets forth those who must be non-athlete members...

Monty Hopkins

FOR YOUR INFORMATION - Looking forward to March USAS Swimming Championship level meets 2022 Speedo Sectionals Updates & Announcements: Meet Announcement: The meet announcement is now posted on the event landing page on the USA Swimming website. Please familiarize yourself with the published content and deadlines. You can find the meet announcement here: https://www.usaswimming.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2022-speedo-sectionals-meet-announcement-posted-11-22-21.pdf Hotel Blocks: The meet host has secured hotel blocks for this event with preferred rates at convenient locations in the downtown Indianapolis area. Please share the online hotel reservation system link with your participating families and...

Monty Hopkins

ello MAST Famlilies and a Happy Thanksgiving to all, On behalf of the MAST coaching staff I would like to express our gratitude for your participation on MAST. We are all working toward the goal of having the competitive swimming experience be an exciting and positive experience. So many great lessons come for the hard work and discipline that is a part of the sport of swimming but there are also the benefits of personal growth and developing friendships that are just as valuable. We hope that each and every...

Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO RED 3 & BLACK 1 PRACTICE END TIMES - Monday, Tuesday & Saturday What a great weekend for FAST swimming. MAST swimmers at both Athens (Bobcat Swim Club meet) and Oxford (Ohio Senior Championship meet) were outstanding. So happy to see so many great races and, in some cases, huge time improvements. The meet results will be posted soon. Practice schedule for the Thanksgiving week. Please note the early practice times on Monday through Wednesday (apologies to those outside the Milford school district...

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Ohio Senior Meet update: Revised Psych Sheet released Nov. 18 at 1:45 pm - posted on Eventspage with meet information Important note regarding scratches -> If you are not going to swim an event, prelim or final, you must scratch by the scratch deadline. If a swimmer does not scratch and subsequently misses that event, the swimmer will be scratched from all remaining events on that day. Sunday finals qualifiers must positively check in for finals or they will be scratched from Sunday Finals. Meet Timeline Relays on Friday and...

Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, I apologize for the delay to the update this week. I expect to be sending more information out regarding practices and meets for December soon. Brief comments from this past weekend swim meet. The first thing to recognize is that not all swim meets are as long as the meet was on Saturday. I believe that the effect of Covid cancellations have impacted both the way meets are organized and the desire to get as many opportunities for all swimmers as possible. It is expected that this...

Monty Hopkins

Beneath the mystery of Tom Brady’s greatness is a modest secret: Self-discipline By Sally Jenkins / The Washington Post If you’re offered $400 now but you can have $550 by waiting three months, which do you take: the quick cash or more money later? The answer to that question says something about your ability to compete with Tom Brady. Because he will wait. And then he will wait some more. He will give up today’s fun for tomorrow’s reward, and eventually he will bury you with all the loose change...

Monty Hopkins

Helo MAST Families, More meet information (Psych sheets, time lines, etc.) is now available on our Events page for the Jose Cerda meet (this Friday and Saturday) and the Ohio Senior Championships at Miami University next weekend. Monty

Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, (1) MAST Practice Schedule this week - note change: No Saturday MAST practice due to Cerda Meet Nov. 8-14 Week # 10 MON November 8 TUE November 9 WED November 10 THR November 11 FRI November 12 Cerda Meet SAT November 13 Cerda Meet SUN November 14 POOL TIME* 5:30 – 9:30 pm 5:30 – 9:30 pm 5:30 – 9:30 pm 5:30 – 9:30 pm 4:30 – 9:30 pm NONE NONE RED 1 (A) D 5:00 – 5:30 S 5:30 – 6:15 OFF D 5:00 – 5:30...

Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, (1) Last Chance to sign-up for Ohio Senior Championships is today The entry for the Ohio Senior Championships will be submitted tomorrow. Currently only ten swimmers have committed. If you are a high school aged swimmer you are eligible fo enter this meet. If you want to compete in this meet please commit today. (2) Jose Cerda Memorial Meet Changes Meet host Cincinnati Marlins have made the following changes to the November 12-13 Jose Cerda Memorial Meet Positive check-in for Friday & Saturday events 200 and longer...

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