January 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Jan. 20th,  Lawrence Masters Invitational.  Lawrence, KS.  SCY
Jan. 26th, Winter Sprinter, Frisco, TX.  SCY
Feb. 8-9:  BZRK Heartbreaker. Webb City, Mo. This is a dual sanctioned event, SCY
Feb. 23rd:  Dallas Aquatics Masters Meet, Dallas, TX.  SCY  

As always, a complete listing of USMS events can be found online.

Meet Lindsay Meadows

 Meet MCM Masters swimmer, Lindsay Meadows. Lindsay is a part of a masters group that is actually in Missouri, but which is included in the Arkansas Masters LMSC. Read about Lindsay here.

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Grant Awarded

Bonnie Adams recently received a USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation grant.   Bonnie has a business in Northwest Arkansas called The Joys of Swimming that offers lessons and clinics for swimmers of all ages.  Bonnie will use the grant money to offer a set of free Adult Learn to Swim classes in Bentonville in April.  More info coming about how you, as a masters swimmer, might be able to help her and give back to the swimming community.  

To apply for a grant or see the grant recipients, go to the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation page.   

Arkansas Records Broken

These Arkansas Masters swimmers have broken records recently.  Congratulations to them!

Jack Gooding: 100 Fly, and 100 IM – Short Course Meters
Doug Martin: 50 Free, and 50 Fly – Short Course Meters
Trip Strauss: 200 Free and 500 Free – Short Course Yards

You can view all of our State and Citizen records 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.

ARKM Swimmer of the Year

Every year we recognize someone with the “Arkansas Masters Swimmer of the Year” award.  This award is given to an ARKM swimmer who excels in and/or out of the pool, and who contributes to the spirit of Arkansas Masters Swimming. This award is presented at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet held each spring in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Masters Board is seeking nominations for our 2018 recipient.  If you would like to nominate a deserving recipient, please shoot me an email (carie.obanion@gmail.com)  with their name, and a short description as to why you are nominating that person.  Please try to get nominations in by Jan 20th.

A partial list of previous recipients can be found on our website.

ARKM Annual Meeting

This is a notice that the annual meeting of the Arkansas Masters LMSC will take place Thursday, Jan 24th at 6:00pm.  We will meet at:

Jose’s, 1032 E Henri De Tonti Blvd, Springdale, AR 72762

Any currently registered Arkansas Masters swimmer is welcome to attend.  We would love to have you!

At this meeting we will elect new officers, approve a 2019 budget, and discuss goals for the new year. If you have anything that you would like to discuss at that meeting, please contact me directly prior to the meeting. You can find the minutes from all of our annual meetings on the USMS website.   

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