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.
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
Sam, YJ, Ellen, Rachel, Brittany, Jayme and coach Dan had a great meet at the Sprint Classic at George Mason this weekend. It was the first meet for Rachel, Sam and Dan, and Ellen was the star of the meet with several best times. Great job everyone!
Ellen, Brittany, Rachel and coach Dan
Rachel, Brittany, Jayme (and the good luck troll)
Brittany and Jayme hit the hot tub after a day of racing
Brittany and Ellen get ready for the 50 free
The 2013 Patriot Masters Sprint Classic is on October 27. You can register online through October 22: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1463&smid=4907.
This is a fun meet that’s open to all abilities. There are even 25s!
Yesterday several Arlington Masters athletes did the Luray Olympic distance triathlon. It was a spectacular day, and it was a lot of fun to see so many familiar faces. Over 600 athletes were in the race and it looks like we had some great results.
Cutest Couple (?)
Jayme – Jayme was the 13th fastest female swimmer and went on to have a personal best time for the race.
Steve – Steve is a relatively new swimmer and still managed to finish in the “middle of the pack” for his Age Group. Not bad! He eventually caught Jayme on the run and they ran through the finish line together! Isn’t that cute? Jayme and Steve swear that it was a coincidence, but we’re not so sure.
A New Rivalry (?)
Greg – 8th overall and 1st in his Age Group! He passed Seb on the run to win the Age Group – which is good for Greg, and a bummer for Seb.
Seb - Right behind Greg for 11th OA and 2nd in his Age Group! For the podium shot, Greg went with an old school Denver Broncos shirt with aviators, while Seb went with some stylish Prada shades
It Could Only Happen to Ben
Ben - 1st place in the Aqua Velo! He was given the ominous bib # 666 and may have sold his soul to get the win. Ben may have some big issues to deal with going forward…just sayin’
Dawn - 4th place overall for women, and 1st in her age group with fastest swim and run in her age group! Awesome job!
Mike - 3rd place overall! Got a fancy glass ice bucket that I’m not too sure what to do with, but I’m pleased with the solid finish.
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Thanks for everyone who attended the summer picnic and special thanks for Alison for hosting.
Congratulations to all the ARMS swimmers who competed in Colonies Zones this weekend: Ellen Hufford, Alison Mathey, Jim Lengle, Jayme Swain and coach Katie Kay. Everyone did a great job!!
Alison swims the backstroke at Zones, 2013
Happy New Year Arlington Masters swimmers. The next short course meet is Tropical Splash on Sunday, Feb 3. Go here (https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1663&smid=4345) to register by January 29.
The meet is really fun and even has a coconut relay!