A quick reminder about the upcoming holiday hours. We will not hold practice on December 24, 25, 31, or January 1st in observance of Christmas and New Years.
The 2015 exec board consists of:
President- Alison Mathey
Vice President- John Guiffre
Treasurer- Rachel Brown
Registrar- Brittany Van Arkel
Secretary- Meredith Allen
Meet Coordinator- Steven Thames
As always, please let us know if you have any suggestions or improvements for the club. We are grateful for our coaches Dan, Mike and Dawn, and hope to continue in this tradition. It’s been a great year!
We had a great turnout for happy hour at O’Sullivans!
It’s that time of year to renew/register your USMS membership. Registration can be done here. This year, we have elected to collect your club dues with your USMS registration. This $57 annual fee provides for a hassle-free registration. Below is the breakdown of your fee:
$38- USMS Fee. This covers your swimming insurance and is mandatory for anyone participating in US Masters Swimming programs.
$8- Potomac Valley LMSC Fee. Potomac Valley is our local region. This goes towards meets and other events.
$12- Arlington Masters Swim Team dues. This goes towards equipment, happy hours, social events, holiday parties, coaches gifts, etc.
Total = $57.
Mark you calendar for the dates below:
Thursday November 6- Happy Hour! The pool will be closed during practice due to a dive meet. Instead of practice, we will hold happy hour. Meet at O’Sullivans in Clarendon from 7-9pm. The address is 3207 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201.
Tuesday November 11- pool closed. The pool will be closed during practice in observance of Veterans Day.
Friday December 5- Holiday Party! 7-10pm. Rachel Brown will be hosting us this year. Please bring an appetizer, dessert or snack to share. More details to follow in the upcoming weeks.
Congrats to those who swam in the GMU Sprint Classic this fall. Special shoutout to Johnny- This was his first meet in 30 years and he took first place in both his events!
Johnny, John, Coach Dan, Alison and Ellen
Congratulations to Alison Mathey, Ben Richards and Steve Studley for conquering the Patriots Half Ironman in blazing 100 degree heat!!!! Ben placed second in the Aquabike division, earning more hardware, and competed in the Sprint race on Sunday. Way to go Arlington Masters.
Ben celebrates his podium finish
Alison and Steve celebrate their finish