Virginia LMSC e-News: May 2013
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May 1, 2013 
Greetings!

Welcome to this month's edition of the LMSC e-mail news digest. It summarizes news items that have been posted to the LMSC website since the last digest.

Some items posted to the website are time-sensitive. Want to keep up with the news as it happens? Find out how!
What's New in the LMSC
The May-June 2013 issue of SWIMMER Magazine features an article that discusses the relative effectiveness of the sculling S-pull ("propeller") and the deep-catch pull ("paddle"). USMS has recently uploaded a YouTube video to accompany the article.
Registration is now open for the 2013 Chris Greene Lake cable swims! This year there will be two races (1-mile and 2-mile), held on July 13. Hope to see you there!
Lake Moomaw logoWe have a new Open Water swim in our LMSC: a 1-mile swim in beautiful Lake Moomaw on Aug 3. Enter now!
April Issue of Wet Gazette
 
The April 2013 edition of the LMSC Newsletter, The Wet Gazette, has been uploaded.
 
If you point your browser here you will always get the latest newsletter. Bookmark it! We also archive older issues of the print newsletter as electronic copies.
Springtime means short-course championship season for 68 LMSC members! Cheer on your teammates in the Colonies Zone SCY Championship and the USMS Spring National Championship. The zones meet was held Apr 19-21, and the official results have just been finished and a meet summary will be posted on the LMSC website shortly. In the meantime you can look at the photos posted by Bud Swiger.
Weak side drillBeing able to breathe to either side can be useful in both open water and pool swimming, and developing the skill can also correct some stroke flaws. Two Feel For the Water blog entries recently addressed this issue.

Mark Gangloff posted an excellent review of over a dozen paddles of various types 

Open water warrior Abby Nunn was featured recently in our April Fools article. Abby was more than willing to play along with the prank, but she takes her swimming pretty seriously! Read how Abby manages to balance training and medical school.

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