Summer BBQ 2014

Many thanks to Jayme and Steve for hosting us this year! Chef Steve was in his element and a good time was had by all.

Our grillmaster!

Our grillmaster!

YJ, Alison Brittany, Mike, Amanda, Steve, Kris, Dan and Jayme

funny pose!

funny pose!

redneck golf

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Upcoming Meets and Socials

1) DCRP Long Course Meet, Saturday June 21, 2014

2) Team BBQ!  Saturday June 21, 2014, 4pm, hosted by Jayme and Steve. 6060 9th Street North, Arlington, VA 22205. Please bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert to share.

3) Summer Long Course Nationals at the University of Maryland, August 13-17, 2014

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Spring Colonies Zones 2014

Congrats to everyone who swam in the zones meet at GMU- Coach Dan, Steven, Ellen, John, Alison, Colleen and Joanne. Our very own John Guiffre shattered two zones records in the 200 Fly and 400 IM for the 18-24 age group!

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ImageJohn about to break a record!

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Stroke Clinic Tuesday March 11, 2014

This month’s stroke clinic will be Tuesday March 11, 2014 during normal practice times (8:30-9:30pm). Come brush up on your technique and fine-tune your strokes. 

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Upcoming events

Don’t let the snow get you down. There are lots of meets and events to sign up for to keep motivated:

UPCOMING RACES:

  • March 15: Albatross Open (short course meters)
  • March: IM 70.3 Puerto Rico and IM 70.3 California – we have at least 3 swimmers doing these races.
  • APRIL 4-6: Colony Zones – online registration begins Feb 22.
  • MAY 24-25: Jim McDonnell Swim – REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Let’s get a big group for Sunday and make a picnic out of it. Open water clinic is on Saturday and the races are on Sunday.

 

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Tropical Splash Swim Meet

Congrats to Coach Dan, Alison, Joanne, Ellen, Steven and Jennifer for competing in the Tropical Splash Meet in Alexandria this past weekend. Our team rocked it and scored lots of points! Double congrats to Steven and Jennifer for competing in their first masters meet! 

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Sunday Night Practice Revamped for Triathletes and Open Water Swimmers

Sunday night workouts will now focus on developing triathletes and open water swimmers. All abilities are welcome. (More info: Sunday Night Practice PDF)

About the workout

The Arlington Masters swim team has produced many top tier open water swimmers over the years. Now, the team is making its 90 minute Sunday practice open to more swimmers through the new 6 punch entry card being offered by Arlington County. Now it is easier than ever for athletes who train with other swim programs to join the Arlington Masters on Sundays for a world-class distance workout.

Program highlights

PERIODIZATION: The Sunday workouts will be coordinated with upcoming distance swimming events.

YARDAGE: The Sunday workouts will have up to 5,000 yards covering endurance, aerobic, force, and drill intervals.

TIME TRIALS: Every few weeks, we will conduct a 1,000 yard time trial as part of the workout to measure each swimmer’s progress. The times will be entered into a Google Doc with formulas that can be used to calculate freestyle intervals during weekly training and provide estimates for 1500m, 1.2 mile, and 2.4 mile swim times.

OPEN WATER DRILLS: The workouts will include open water drills to work on sighting. On occasion, we will remove the lane lines to provide additional challenges.

COST: around $6 per swim, depending on punch card

For more details about the schedule and a sample workout, see PDF: Sunday Night Practice PDF

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