A Joyous Thing
This past month of July has been awesome! We had
almost 80 (78 to be exact) swimmers participate in our early morning practice group during the month of July. That is
the largest number of swimmers for July – ever. A number that I love to watch for our program is the average participation
percentage per day. At practice we averaged thirty nine percent of our total membership. It was very close to
forty percent, the ultimate number which we have hit only 8 times (twice this Spring).
The Omaha Masters web site (www.omahamastersswimming.com) was awarded the United States
Masters Swimming web site of the month for July. Congrats go directly to web guru Steve Scheuber for constantly
updating and administering our site. Check it out, and send pictures to Steve to post.
Methodist Hospital/ UNO Women’s Triathlon – August 29, see article below.
Big Splash – August 29 see web site - www.mmibigsplash.org this
is a multi event throughout the day. It has a kids meet, a masters meet, a special populations meet, and festive activities
scheduled at various neighborhood pools around Omaha. Check it out!
Swim for the Animals – August 15 is a swim meet for all ages with the focus
on short distances. Give it a look!
ABC Challenge – month of August, is a great fitness
event for every single age to get involved. Stay motivated!
August 29 – three requests
A volunteer coach is needed for Saturday, August 29. This
is the day of the Methodist Hospital/ UNO Women’s Triathlon. Since I am the event
director, I need to be at the Triathlon bright and early. It is exciting to see so many women from our Masters program
participating in the event. I look forward to seeing your smiling faces. If you
haven’t entered the event but still want to, then bring your registration form to practice or just show up at Wehrspahn
Lake at 7:30 am to register. If you are a guy and want to be involved in the event, you can’t participate but
you can volunteer. It is easy – just smile and give encouragement. We could really use your help!
Tiling Project at the Pool
CSM will be tiling the pool and locker rooms sometime in the near future. It was going to be in the next couple
of weeks but the tile is on back order with no definite date of arrival. As soon as we know the dates, information will
be e-mailed to all of our swimmers.
Pete and Michele Silberstein would like to host a Masters Social. The date
has been picked so mark your calendars for Sunday, August 23. More exciting information will be coming out in the next
Extra Practices Ending
The Tuesday/ Thursday 7 am practices will be coming to an end on Thursday August 27. We will be
back to just 6 am practices during the week and 7 am practice on Saturday.