August 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Sept. 28, 2019, September SuperSoaker,  Joplin, MO, SCM (yes, Short Course Meters!!!)

Click here for a full listing of events around the country.

Fun new meet in Joplin:  September Super Soaker


Megan Cameron is running a robust masters program in Joplin, MO underneath the umbrella of Arkansas Masters.  Since short course meter meets are tough to find, we talked Megan into hosting a meet at the Missouri Southern State University pool.  I know it will be a fun meet with Megan involved, so put it on your calendar:  Sat., September 28th.  Click here for registration.  

Labor Day Swim Practice in Bentonville

Labor day swim practice 2019

Swimmer Spotlight

Héctor Jiménez is an active swimmer and triathlete in Northwest Arkansas for several years.  Get to know Hector by reading the newest Swimmer Spotlight here.  Hector

Open Water Swim Returns to Northwest Arkansas

After a few years absence, an open water swim was again hosted at Beaver Lake in late July.  This year’s host was the Rampy MS Research Foundation, and Arkansas Masters helped to sponsor the event which included over 100 swimmers.  Below are a few photos from the event with some of our own masters swimmers…

2019 open water swim
Megan Cameron meets with some of her swimmers: CD Beaver and Kate Stauffer
Carie O’Banion prior to racing the 3K
2019 open water swim
2019 Open Water Swim on Beaver Lake, July 27, 2019
2019 open water swim
Cora Sharrock and Martha Tate cross the finish line together!
2019 open water swim
1st place went to Alan Diamond and 2nd place went to Tom Gean.
2019 open water swim
2nd place went to Daryl Sroufe.
2019 open water swim
1st place for 1K went to Randy Mertes
Kate Stauffer takes 1st place in the 1K.

Arkansas Records Broken

Wow!  Lots of new Long Course records set by our swimmers this past month!  And might I point out that Dotty Burke, age 80, swam the 400 IM, long course!  Holy cow am I impressed!  I hope that I haven’t left anyone out – please let me know if I did and I’ll catch you next month.

Linda Bland:  400 Free, 800 Free, and 1500 Free (Citizen and State)
Dotty Burke:  50, Breast (C), 100 Breast (C & S), 200 Breast (C) ,  200 IM (C&S), and 400 IM (C)
Veronica Dockery:  200 Fly (Citizen)
Scott Halliburton:  200 Fly (Citizen)
Srdan  Markovic:  50 and 100 Breast (Citizen) 
Doug Martin:  100 Free (Citizen and State)
Carie O’Banion:  50 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free, and 200 Free (all Citizen)
Calvin Schildknecht:  200 Free, 400 Free and 400 IM (all State) 
Byron Shefchik:  50 Breast, 100 Breast, and 200 Breast (all Citizen)
Trip Strauss:  200 Free (C), 400 Free (C&S), 800 Free (C)
Ross Karakivak:  400 Free and 800 Free (both Citizen)

 For a full explanation and listing of both State and Citizen records, click here.  Note that the more recent records are highlighted and that there are tabs at the bottom of the files to view the Men’s/Women’s records.

USMS Top 10 – Short Course Yards

Congrats to Dotty Burke, Byron Shefchik, Scott Halliburton, Doug Martin and Jack Gooding.  These swimmers made the Top 10 List for Short Course 2019.  That season ran from June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019.  Quite the honor!

SCY Top 10

Representing Arkansas at LC Nationals

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Left to right:  Rinaldo Sintjago (formerly of ARKM), Doug Martin, Srdan Markovic, Trip Strauss, Marvin Schwartz, and Ross Karakivrak.

These men represented our LMSC at Nationals this month in Mission Viejo, California, and boy did they rack up the points!  Below are events where they placed in the top 10 for their age group at this meet:

Ross Karakivak: 7th:  400 Free, and 4th:  800 Free
Srdan Markovic:  7th:  50 Free,  6th:  50 Breast, and 4th:  100 Breast
Doug Martin: 1st:  50 Free and 2nd:  50 Fly
Marvin Schwartz:  3rd:  200 Free,  3rd:  400 Free, 3rd:  800 Free
Trip Strauss:  4th:  200 Free, 1st:  400 Free,  1st:  800 Free

It is also worth noting that Trip’s 400 Free time placed him as the  8th fastest swim in history (US swimmers, not world) all-time for his age group. 



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