Sept. 2018 Newsletter

Upcoming Events:
Oct. 13th:  Stephanie Wilson Memorial Meet (Dual Sanctioned, SCY), Webb City, Mo.
Oct. 21st:  Bentonville Community Center SCY Meet,  Bentonville, Ar

A full list of USMS events around the country can be found here!

Meet your fellow swimmers
We hope you are enjoying our “Swimming Biographies” page on the Arkansas Masters website.  Each month you can read about two new swimmers.  If you haven’t participated yet, please complete this Google Form  and let us know a bit about you. Highlighted this month are  Daryl Sroufe and Carie O’Banion.   

Ready to RaceJason Lezak cropped

Grants for events, coaches and competitors
 We feel strongly that having certified coaches, and hosting events (both fun and competitive) is important to building a robust community of masters swimmers in the state.  Towards that end, a few years ago, the Arkansas Masters LMSC budgeted funds to encourage and assist our members in several ways.  Read about our grant opportunities below, and consider what can you do to promote masters swimming in your area! We are here to support you in your efforts.

Click on the links below for more information about applying for grants to:

1) seek USMS coach certification:  Grants for coaches

2)  attend a Zone or National  meet: Grants for competitors

3) assist with meets and events across the state: Grants for events

Bentonville Community Center Fall Mixer Meet
The masters swimmers in Northwest Arkansas will be hosting a SCY meet in Bentonville on Sunday, October 21st.  Please attend if you can, and bring a friend. The entry fee is only $15 for USMS swimmers, and $30 for one-event swimmers.  Click here to register.

Recent Meets and Records Broken
A few swimmers competed at a Short Course Meters meet in Roeland Park, KS last weekend.  It was a fun meet at an outdoor pool, and the KC folks were thrilled to have some Arkansans attend.  

The following citizen records were set at that meet:

Carolyn Hyink:  50 M Back, 100 M Back, 100 M IM, 50 M Free

Carie O’Banion:  50 M Fly, 100 M Fly, 100 M Free

Also, several of our swimmers (Tina Nuckles, Starr Campbell, and Sharon Ard, etc.) competed at the Arkansas Senior Games in Little Rock recently, but I haven’t been able to find the results yet. I do know that several of those swimmers qualified for National Senior Olympics in Albuquerque next spring.  Congratulations!

Newsletter contributions
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2018 Labor Day Swim at Melvin Ford Aquatic Center! Way to go everyone!!!

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