November 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Nov. 25, 2022, Post Thanksgiving Workout and Social, Bentonville, AR (see information below)

Dec. 17, 2022, 2022 MOVY Masters Short Course Meters Meet, Lees Summit, MO

Jan. 20, 2023First Chance Long Course Invitational, Little Rock, AR.

Jan. 21-22, 2023First Chance Short Course Meters Invitational, Little Rock, AR.

To view events across the country, visit this page on the USMS website.

To view events within our Zone, visit this page.

Swimmer Spotlight – Kim Griffith and Crystal Perry

Swimmer Spotlights! Both of these ladies have been swimming competitively for years, are members of the SWIM OZ Masters Club, and are very active in the triathlon arena. Please meet Kim Griffith and Crystal Perry! Read all about their swim/life journeys here:

2022 NWAA July Jam – Arkansas Masters Records

In the last newsletter, I omitted some records that were set back in July at the meet in Bentonville. My apologies, and BIG congratulations to the following swimmers for their new state and citizen records! All records are for Long Course.

Kathy Adams: (60 – 64 age group), State records in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 50 Breast, and 100 Breast

Citizen records in the 200 Free, 50 Breast, and 100 Breast

Myron Recob: (80 – 84 age group), State records in the 400 Free and 100 Back

Mark Jechura: (55 – 59 age group), Sate record in the 1500 Free

Post Thanksgiving Workout in Bentonville

LMSC Membership Hits All-Time High

We currently have 205 members in the Arkansas LMSC which is an all-time high! We have never had more than 200 members, so thanks to all who have decided to race and/or support Arkansas Masters Swimming! November 1st starts the membership drive for 2023. When you renew your membership after November 1st, 2022, you will be covered through Dec. 31, 2023. And this year, there is an incentive to register early. The annual fee for 2022 is $65 if you register prior to Jan. 1st, and then $70 after that.

So don’t delay….renew your membership before the new year.

The Walmart Oz Mile Swim Race Recap

The OZ Mile was a full weekend of festivities centered around swimming in the Ozarks. We had 302 registered for the swim, representing 17 states from around the country. The event featured live music, finisher belt buckles, yummy food, an assortment of beverages, all centered around comradery for swimming.  The overall male and female winners will be attending the World’s largest open water swim, The Midmar Mile, in South Africa in February 2023 as the winning prize. This event was the largest open water swim in Arkansas, and is looking to be the biggest in the US in years to come.

Put the last full weekend of September 2023 on your calendars as there is something for everyone from volunteering, to swimming your first open water mile with fins on! Follow along on social media for all the latest information @ozmileswim for Facebook and Instagram or at . 

Results from the race can be found here.

Fitness tip: Building Core Strength

Building and maintaining core strength is paramount for fast swimming. And for those of us who are “getting up there in years,” it seems even more important. This USMS article, complete with short videos, reminds us of tips and tricks to help build our core strength.

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