January 2020 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Feb. 14-15, 2020, Berzerker Heartbreaker, Joplin, MO, SCY (dual sanctioned)
Feb. 23, 2020,  The Block Party, Joplin, MO,  SCM
Apr. 3-5, 2020,  South Central Zones Championship (Short Course), Houston, TX
April 23-26, 2020, USMS Spring Nationals (Short Course), San Antonio, TX
April 25, 2020, Arkansas Hall of Fame Meet, Little Rock, SCY
May 2, 2020, April Pools, Jenks, OK, SCY
July 24-26, 2020, South Central Zones Championship (Long Course), San Antonio, TX
July 25, 2020,  Oklahoma Memorial Meet, Jenks, OK, LCM
Aug. 12, 2020, USMS Summer Nationals (Long Course), Richmond, VA

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

Swimmer Spotlight – Klista Bacon

The latest Swimmer Spotlight features a lifelong swimmer, Klista Bacon. Read all about her here!

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Proud to be an Arkansas Masters Swimmer?

Our window decals are a great way to let others know that you are an Arkansas Masters swimmer.  If you never received one, and would like one, please reply to Carie O’Banion (carie.obanion@gamil.com) and she will get one in the mail for you.  decal

Club Breakdown

The heart and soul of  masters swimming are the local clubs where swimmers work out together, socialize and support each other in reaching their goals. Listed below are the registered clubs in the Arkansas LMSC, and their total number of members, as of this writing:

If you feel as if you have registered for the wrong club, or desire to switch clubs, please contact Scott Halliburton at scott.halliburton@gmail.com

Pine Bluff hosts Adult Learn to Swim Clinic

We celebrate the opening of a new pool in our state!  The Pine Bluff Aquatic Center opened in 2019, and USMS is hosting an Adult Learn to Swim Clinic at the pool on February 29th.  If you, or someone you know, wishes to get certified in ALTS, we offer scholarships to cover the registration fee on a first come, first served basis.  All the info about this clinic can be found here. 

And speaking of Adult Learn to Swim… please check out some local press highlighting Anita Parisi and all of her hard work in developing swimmers young and old.  

Annual LMSC Board Meeting

The annual meeting for the Arkansas LMSC will take place on Thursday, Jan. 30th at 6:30pm at the Walmart Life Fitness Center in Bentonville.  Any currently registered member is welcome to attend.  If you are not on the board but plan to attend, or if you wish to attend the meeting via phone, please contact Carie at carie.obanion@gmail.com

Your current board members and meeting notes can always be found on the USMS website.  

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