Nationals, Triathlons and Ironmans, Oh My!

We had a busy weekend with team members competing at the US Masters Long Course Nationals Swim Meet, Luray Triathlon, and Mont-Tremblant Ironman.
 
ARMS had eight members (Alison Mathey, Brittany Van Arkel, Joanne Hopkins, Colleen Moore, Jen Wheeler, Dan Summers, Aaron Frederick and John Guiffre) participate in the US Masters Long Course Nationals Meet at the University of Maryland and placed 28 out of 144 teams. Each member placed in the top ten for their age group in at least one event, ensuring that everyone on the team earned at least one medal! We also participated in the Mixed 200 Freestyle and Medley Relays earning 4th and 5th respectively. Many of the participants dropped time in their events and John Guiffre placed 1st in the Men’s 400 Meter IM in his age group! 
 
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Additionally, we had a strong showing with four team members (Steve Studley, Amanda Telford, Zsuzanna Jeney and Seb De La Cueva) competing in the Luray Triathlon. 

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Finally, Mike and Dawn Stevenson also participated in the Mont Tremblant Ironman. Dawn had a great first Ironman showing placing 5th in her age group and 22nd in the overall female category with a time of 10:37:52. Mike placed 68th overall and qualified for Kona with a time of 10:00:52!

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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!

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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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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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