Holiday Hours and Exec Board

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!

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Announcements

A few announcements:

  1. We will not hold practice this Wednesday or Thursday November 26-27th in observance of Thanksgiving.
  2. The annual holiday party will be held on Friday December 5th from 7-10pm at Rachel Brown’s place- 1020 N Highland Street, Arlington, VA, in the second floor club room. Please make sure to sign up at the pool and bring an appetizer, dessert or snack to share. We will also conduct officer elections and vote in the amended bylaws. The holiday party is always a fun social event with prizes (caps, tshirt and punch card giveaways)!
  3. We are also looking for a front desk volunteer for Monday nights. Volunteers get a free swim each time they work the desk. The commitment is twice a month, every other week. All you need to do is arrive 15-20 minutes before practice to check in swimmers and set up the deck. Please contact myself or Brittany Van Arkel at brittany.vanarkel@gmail.com if you are interested!
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Happy Hour

We had a great turnout for happy hour at O’Sullivans!

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Register/Renew your USMS Membership!

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.

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Upcoming Pool Closures, Socials and Holiday Party

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.
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GMU Sprint Classic Meet

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

Johnny, John, Coach Dan, Alison and Ellen

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Way to go Patriots Half Ironman finishers!

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.

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Ben celebrates his podium finish

Alison and Steve celebrate their finish

Alison and Steve celebrate their finish

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