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Cody Wilkins is new to masters swimming this year, and he lives and trains with Megan Cameron’s group in Joplin. Get to know Cody by reading the newest Swimmer Spotlight here.
Arkansas Records Broken
A big thanks goes out to Megan Cameron for hosting a fun SCM meet in Joplin on Sept. 28th. This was Megan’s first time hosting a meet, and it sure won’t be her last! Besides the super soaker relay prizes, this meet also resulted in LOTS of new records. I have listed below the records by members of the Arkansas LMSC. Go to the records page for the fill listing, and let me know if I’ve missed anything please!:
Kate Stauffer: 100 IM, 50 Back, 50 Fly, 200 Free (all State and Citizen)
Dotty Burke: 100 IM, 200 Breast, 400 IM, 200 IM, 100 Breast (all S&C)
Jennifer Letner: 100 IM, 50 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM (all S&C)
Scott Halliburton: 200 Fly, 100 Fly, 50 Fly, 200 Free (all S&C)
Al Addington: 100 IM (S&C), 100 Free (S)
Jessica Houdyshell: 100 Free (S)
Jake Clark: 200 Fly (S), 50 Fly (S&C), 200 Free (S&C)
Byron Shefchik: 100 IM, 50 Breast, 200 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Breast (all S&C)
Klista Bacon: 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 50 Free (all S&C)
Ross Karakivak: 50, 100, 200 and 400 Free, (all S&C), 50 Back (S)
Gene Jennings: 50 Breast (S&C)
Whitney Cosby: 400 Free (S), 1500 Free (S), 50 Free (S&C), 200 Free (S&C)
Lisa Miller: 400 Free (S), 200 Free (S&C)
Cody Wilkins: 400 Free (S&C), 1500 Free (S)
Jennifer Maffei: 50 Free (S&C)
Jacob Barnes: 100 Back (S&C)
Ben Cade: 200 Free (S&C)
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.
Representing Arkansas at the USMS National Convention (by Scott Halliburton)
The Annual USMS Convention was held this year in St. Louis, MO September 11-15. The convention is always full of lots of interaction with people all over the country.
We voted on rule changes, elected new officers, and had presentations from all of the committees. I have attached all of those documents below, and they are also available at the USMS Website.
Each morning we took buses for a 15-minute ride to a morning swim workout at the Maplewood Community Pool. This facility hosted the USA swimming nationals twice in the 1940s and was the site of our morning practices. We had about 120 swimmers attend. The pool was originally intended to have a bulkhead, but they ran out of money and now the pool is just 57 yards – so 2.3 yards longer than 50 meters.
We had several great speakers at lunch time. The highlights were 3-time Olympian Josh Davis and Adult Learn to Swim (ALTS) graduate Pat Mathison. Pat learned to swim at age 53 in Louisville, KY. She now is a registered USMS Swimmer and competes in meets. I’ve linked the article about her from the summer USMS magazine article below.
Adult Learn to Swim: (ALTS) Patricia (Pat) Mathison from Louisville, KY
The USMS elects new Officers
Workshop #1 – Developing Officials in your LMSC
Workshop #2 – Registrar as Membership Coordinator and the new Volunteer Coordinator Role*
Workshop #3 – The Combined Sanctions/Top Ten Role*
Workshop #4 – Proposed National Committee Structure*
Workshop #5 – The Ways We Differ–How to Include Others
Workshop #6 – How to Run a Successful Adult Learn to Swim Program