July 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

July 12-14, 2019:  Mary Grace Tucker Memorial, Little Rock, AR, LCM
July 21, 2019:  Make a Ripple 4, Overland Park, KS, LCM
July 19-21, 2019, South Central Zone Championship, College Station, TX, LCM
July 27, 2019:  Trifest Open Water Swim, Rogers, AR (Beaver Lake) 
Aug. 3, 2019, Oklahoma State Championship, Jenks, OK, LCM
Sept. 28, 2019, September SuperSoaker,  Joplin, MO, SCM (yes, Short Course Meters!!!)

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

Swimmer Spotlight

 This month we are spotlighting Don and Glenda Chamberlain who swim with the Dart Frog Aquatics in Jonesboro, Ar.   Don and Glenda swam as youths and returned to the sport about 10 years ago.  Read more about Don and Glenda here.  


Arkansas Records Broken

Byron Shefchik continues to break both state and citizen records.  Since the last newsletter, he has broken the 100 Breast, 100 Fly, and 400 IM records in his age group.  And while the season isn’t over yet, he is currently ranked #1 in both the 400 IM and the 100 Fly, and #2 in the 100 Breast.  Nice work Byron!

 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.

First Female from Arkansas to Traverse the English Channel

Congratulations to Lauren Tininenko on becoming the first woman from Arkansas to complete a successful crossing of the English Channel.

Lauren is the eldest daughter of a former Arkansas Masters swimmer Brent Tininenko. With Brent and Lauren’s sister, Alexa, crewing, Lauren completed the swim on June 29 , 2019 in a time of 11hrs 15 minutes. Lauren swam collegiately at the University of New Mexico. She currently lives in Shanghai, China, where she teaches English and is active as a competitive open water swimmer and triathlete.  Way to go Lauren!

Lauren's route

Ozark Open Water Swim, July 27

It’s just a few weeks away from the inaugural Ozark Open Water Swim.  Have you registered yet for the Trifest for MS Open Water Swim Challenge Presented by SnackLab? They are offering 3 options: 1k, 3k and 5k!


All registered Arkansas Masters swimmers receive a $10 discount off of the $35 registration fee.  Email Carie O’Banion for the code:  carie.obanion@gmail.com



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