March 2013 Newsletter

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No Practice

We will not have practice on Friday or Saturday (March 29 & 30) for Easter weekend.

 Quarterly Dues

The first quarter has just zoomed by.  It is time to pay for the second quarter (April, May, and June).

 More Drills

Over the months of April and May our program will be focusing a little more on kick and drill sets.  This direction is to compensate for the increase in water temperature.  The College of St Mary needs to increase the temperature to accommodate the kids swim lessons program being conducted throughout the week.  With the increase in temperature major push sets will be dialed back.  It has been a long time since we have spent time working on technique so this will be a great opportunity for stroke improvement.

Iowa or Indy

Are you going to the Breadbasket Zone Championships? They will be held at Grinnell College on Saturday, April 6.  You can check out more information on our Facebook page (thanks to Sue Nutty and Erin Sullivan).  Grinnell College has an awesome pool.  Let Erin or Todd know if you plan on attending this meet.

How about Nationals – anyone going to Indy?  They will be held at IU Natatorium in Indianapolis from May 9-12.  The meet will be fast and the facilities are some of the best in the country.  It is fun just to swim warm-ups in this pool J  Let Todd know if you plan on attending this meet.

Free Swim Practice and Free Food

Free food and a free swim practice will be held on Sunday, April 28 at the Kroc Center (2825 Y St.).  This is also a Local Masters Swim Committee meeting/social.  If you have been wanting to volunteer to the sport you love then here is a marvelous opportunity!   Set aside time from 1-4 pm and within that time you will have a workout first (1-2:30 pm) and then food (3-4 pm) with a brief meeting thrown in for fun.  If you dont want to volunteer then that is ok, you are still welcome to workout and eat food.  It is a win-win fun kind of time!  Contact Erin for more details at erinswim@cox.net.

More Summer Practice Times

This summer will be a new adventure for our program.  College swimmers will be in the pool right after our practice.  The times will be Tuesday/Thursday from 7-8 am (which will start May 7) and Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday from 6:30-8 am (which will start May 13).  These times will continue until August 16, with Tuesday/ Thursday going until August 29.  The cost of this program will be $135 for the summer.  Masters will be allowed to swim on Tuesday/ Thursday times with no additional cost.   

Maverick Swimming and Diving (Personal Note)

We wrapped up our season at the Summit League Championship Meet in Oakland, MI February 20-23 with a third place team finish, only 4.5 points from second place!  I’m extremely proud of Omaha’s performance this season and finishing in third place at our first-ever Division I conference meet was a great accomplishment and an amazing way to finish our season.  We had swimmers make the Finals heat (Top 8) in all but four events and we swam in consolations in every event but one.  Our divers contributed two finalists on both one-meter and three-meter boards. 

Inclement Weather Information

What happens if the weather is looking a little dicey? Well if you are not sure, call (402) 554-2346. That is the office phone number for Todd at UNO. The voice mail will be updated 30 minutes prior to the start of practice.

Contact Information

Todd Samland

e-mail - tsamland@unomaha.edu

work (402) 554-2346

cell (402) 250-1769

home (402) 932-1311

Coach: Todd Samland, OmahaMastersSwimming@gmail.com, (402) 250-1769
(30 minute private lessons available!)
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