What's New in the LMSC: December 2011
- Time to Renew Yourself!
- USMS Registration is now open for 2012! You can register online (preferred) or by paper. Sponsor discounts await those who register before December 31, 2011!
- If you can't register for your preferred club, get your coach to renew the annual club registration.
- The December 2011 Newsletter, The Wet Gazette, is now available
- Upcoming events
- Jan 1-31: USMS One Hour Postal National Championships. You can do this one in your home pool, though it is fun to do it as a group. As with any postal event, do the swim first and then send in your results when you enter/register. Deadlines for entry are Feb 10 (individuals) and Feb 20 (relays). Read the instructions carefully before doing the events.
- Jan 28-29: Charlotte Swim Masters is holding its Annual Sunbelt Championships. A handful of swimmers from our LMSC usually go to this meet and they have reported back favorably. Online entry only, registration closes midnight on Jan 22. No deck entries.
- Feb 11-12: The VMST David Gregg III Memorial Meet will be held at the NOVA Aquatics Center in Richmond. The entry deadline (mail only) for early registration is February 3; entries received after that will be considered deck entries with an additional fee of $4 per event.
- Mar 25: The RCA Dive Into Spring Meet will be held a The Community Pool in Lexington on Mar 25. Mail entries must be received by March 19 or they will be considered deck entries with an additional fee of $3 per event.
- Recent Results
- Why Swim in Championship Meets?
- We have a full slate of conveniently located championships coming up in the next year. Should you go to one?
- The Short Breaststroke Pullout
- Recently, some breaststrokers have experimented with a new variation of the classic breastroke pullout.
- Parka Overview
- Fall is a gorgeous time of the year! But it means that winter is coming. So of course many swimmers' thoughts turn to a burning question: what to wear on the pool deck?
- Working on Speed
- Sprinting is not just for sprinters: distance and open water swimmers can benefit from power training and speedwork. Chris Ritter of The Swimmer's Circle explains why.
- New Photos
- Check out the two new photo sets (courtesy of Betsy Durrant) that have been created in our Flickr account.
- If you attend some swimming-related event and want to share your photos, please let me know!