March 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Mar. 29-31, 2019:  South Central Zone Championships, College Station, TX, SCY
Apr. 6, 2019, Tulsa Masters April Pool Meet, Jenks, OK, SCY
Apr. 25-28, 2019: 2019 Spring Nationals, Mesa, AZ, SCY
May 11, 2019: Arkansas Hall of Fame Meet, Little Rock, AR, SCY
July 27, 2019:  Trifest Open Water Swim, Rogers, AR (Beaver Lake) Registration opens 4/1

For a full listing of events around the country, visit the USMS Events Calendar.

Short Course Meters Top 10 Records

Congratulations to Carolyn Hyink, Doug Martin, and Jack Gooding for their Top 10 swims in Short Course Meters for 2018!  You can find a list to all ARKM Top 10 times here.

2019 SCM top 10

Swimmer Spotlights

Everyone’s swimming journey is unique.  Some of us have been swimming competitively for years.  Some of us swim solely for fitness.  Some of us swim so we can compete in triathlons.  Whatever, the reason,  getting in the pool for a workout is always rewarding!  This month we are spotlighting Ron Sparlin and Martha Tate from the Joplin area.   Read all about their swimming adventures here.


Arkansas Records Broken

These swimmers have broken state and/or citizen records recently  – all were swam at a Short Course Yards meet. Congratulations to them on their speedy swims, many of which were set at the Red River Masters Invite in Shreveport, LA.  

Starr Campbell: 50 Backstroke (Citizen)
Jack Gooding: 500 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 100 IM (Citizen)
Marvin Schwartz:  500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke (Citizen)
Byron Shefchik: 200 Breaststroke  (State and Citizen)
Boo Jennings: 50 Breaststroke (Citizen)
Calvin Schildknect: 400 IM (State)
Sharon Taylor: 1000 Free, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, 200 IM, 400 IM (Citizen)

Please notify us if you have broken a state or citizen record.  All records will be updated after the data has been uploaded to the USMS database.  

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.

Get Your Swim Gear!

Look sharp and proudly wear your Arkansas Masters swim gear, available from our Team Store.  Items available include gear bags, towels, hats, clothing and more!IMG_1381

Measured Pools in Arkansas

In order to host a masters swim meet, a pool must first be measured and certified through USMS.  This is true even if the pool has been certified for USA swim meets.  Below is the list of USMS certified pools in our state.  We would love to add to this list, so if you swim in a pool NOT listed, please contact us about this process.  It’s not hard (if I can do you, you can too!).  We would love to have more offerings of meets around the state.  Full instructions for this process can be found here.  approved pools in AR for USMS

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