Wednesday, March 5, 2014
It's a WIN-WIN opportunity!! Support Jenks Swimming and have a chance to win prizes. When one or more members of your family combine to work just FOUR or more volunteer slots during the Sectionals meet, your family will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 merchandise credit at the Aquatic Center Trojan Head shop. Raffles will be held during each of the seven sessions with Trojan Head Shop merchandise and gift cards from places such as QT, Sonic, Subway, and Starbucks. It is not necessary to be a JTSC family to be eligible to volunteer or participate in the raffle so invite a friend to come along. Prior timer experience not necessary; we can train timers prior to the session start time. We are filling up slots quickly, but have the greatest need for volunteers in the following areas: Timers - Thursday night & Sunday morning Door monitors - all sessions; involves making sure only volunteers, coaches, & swimmers enter the pool deck THANK YOU to everyone who has already signed-up!! If you need help signing up, please contact Emily, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, February 24, 2014
Dear Masters Swimmers, Once again, Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center will be the site of the Speedo Sectional Championships, March 6-9. Swimmers participating in this meet are the top swimmers in our region. This is a BIG deal and we need many, many volunteers to help. Please help us with this effort in any way you can. Anyone can get involved, not only those of us regularly swimming at Jenks. Instructions for the online sign up are attached. If you have any difficulties, please contact Emily Forbes at email@example.com. Thanks in advance for volunteering your time. See you at the pool! Denise Smart (on behalf of George Villarreal!) Tulsa Masters Swim Club
Monday, February 3, 2014
Hello Swimmers, Due to the extreme weather conditions experienced during the month of January throughout the country, and the ensuing pool closures, the USMS Long Distance Committee has extended the date by which all swims must be completed for the 2014 USMS One-Hour Postal National Championship. The extension will be from January 31 until February 10, 2014. Entries must still be received by February 10, so swimmers should use the on-line entry system for swims done during this extension to avoid missing the deadline. For swimmers who complete their One-Hour swim during the extension, their age will be determined as of their age on January 31, 2014. For everyone else, their age of record will still be that on the day they swam, and results will be compiled accordingly. This extension shall apply to all swimmers regardless of their LMSC. You can find event and entry details at: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1308&smid=4912 Here’s your special chance to slip in your One-Hour Swim if you haven’t done so already. No excuses. Go for it! The 2014 One Hour Postal National Championship is being hosted by Indy Aquatic Masters. Direct questions to Mel Goldstein at: firstname.lastname@example.org ============================== _______________________________________________ Thank you, Loida Delgado Oklahoma LMSC Registrar OKRegistrar@usms.org
Monday, January 27, 2014
In light of the President's upcoming 'State of the Union' address, here is your 'State of Tulsa Masters Swimming' email. Thankfully, you don't have to actually hear me talk! But I will take feedback, suggestions, volunteers..... First, per the requirement of the OK LMSC (OMS), attached is the 2013 TMSC Financial Report. Issuance of the financial report to our members, along with holding an annual meeting, fulfills the requirement to allow TMSC to receive the annual profit sharing distribution. The annual meeting was held November 2, 2013. Minutes of the meeting were emailed to all members at the time. I will include the action items at the bottom of this email to remind us of the things we want to accomplish this year. Please email me if you'd like a complete copy of the minutes. Next: Huge thank you to Andrea Gillman and Blair Brockman for organizing another fantastic Christmas Party at Perryman Ranch. We will most likely go back to Perryman for the 2014 party, so remember us when you start making other party plans. This is the best party you will attend during the holiday season! :) And thanks to everyone who contributed to our collection of winter hats and gloves for the homeless children in the TPS district!! I'm sure we helped to keep some little heads and hands warmer so far this winter. Other things: Check out the calendar on www.okswim.org for upcoming events. Please note the Rose State meet in Midwest City is March 15. The meet information is there. April Pools at JTAC is April 5. I will get working on the meet information ASAP! Thanks to everyone who has already renewed their 2014 USMS/TMSC membership. We have 115 members so far. Welcome to all the new swimmers! For you "old timers", please make sure you introduce yourself to the new swimmers at the pool. And new swimmers, don't be afraid to introduce yourself, ask questions, etc. We are glad you are swimming! Go to www.usms.org if you haven't yet renewed for 2014. Tulsa Masters Swim Club is on Facebook! I encourage you to join the group. The benefits are that any member of the group can post there. Sometimes notifications done via Facebook are a little more timely and efficient than sending an email. Some fun stuff is being posted as well! You can search for Tulsa Masters Swim Club in Facebook, or 'like us' by clicking the Facebook link on the OK swimming website or the Tulsa Masters Swim Club website. www.okswim.org or http://tulsamsc.blogspot.com If you can't make it to Jenks to swim on a regular basis, please remember there is a 'drop in fee' option. Go to www.jenkscommunityed.com to 'pay as you go'. No cash taken at the pool. Join us when you can. I love to swim every day, but Saturdays are my favorite workout, We usually have a big, fun, group AND we go out to breakfast afterwards! Plenty of room for all at any workout. Please join us. That is all for now. Again, the action items from the annual meeting are included below. Let me know if you have any questions/thoughts/suggestions. Thank you for reading this email. Just keep swimming! Denise Smart President, Tulsa Masters Swim Club http://tulsamsc.blogspot.com www.okswim.org www.usms.org NEW BUSINESS (from the Nov 2, 2013 TMSC annual meeting): Andrea Gillman will set up a time for Tulsa Masters members to volunteer at the Jenks Community Food Bank. Denise S. will send the year end TMSC (old) treasurer report to all members by January 30, 2014 to fulfill OMS requirements for profit sharing. Liz Lazar will coordinate scheduling members of Tulsa Masters to train in the meet manger room on the other two computer positions, besides Hy-Tech operator. Please watch for further emails. This is a great opportunity for someone who is willing to help at our meets, but doesn’t want to compete in our meets. It is not a hard job to learn! Andrea Gillman will coordinate a new TMSC t-shirt design and order. Note: club members will pre-order/pay for these shirts. Denise S. will initiate contact with Jocelyn Wood for design ideas. Denise S. will also contact Jocelyn Wood about “tweaking” the Tulsa Masters logo to incorporate the Jenks color scheme into our existing logo/ colors. Logo ideas will be emailed to the club members for a “vote” before going forward with changes. TOP 3 MOST WANTED: meet directors for April Pools, OK Memorial Meet, Tallchief Dewey Smith will continue to pressure the South Central LMSC Zone chair for a date of the long course Zone meet (to allow us to set our meet date). Denise S. will work with George to set date for OK Memorial Long Course Meet ***** WE need to form a committee composed of club members to work on a succession plan for the position of club president, pool meet directors, and Tallchief. This committee should be lead by someone other than Denise S! (please note: this is your heads up that Denise S. would like to roll off all, or most, of her duties in 2015!) Other ideas from a member who couldn’t be present at the meeting: Some kind of roster/contact list of members that is accessible to all registered members. Some way to compile and communicate the athletic accomplishments of our members, i.e. the triathlon results, swim meets, postal swims, runs, bike races, etc.
Friday, January 3, 2014
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season and is ready to go for a great 2014! A few announcements: We are working on the payment system: I've had reports that it wasn't accepting payments or that the class was "full." Look for that to be cleared up soon. Tuesday and Thursday, January 7th and 9th: No evening masters practice, due to HS meets. There WILL be a practice on Thursday, 16th, since the HS meet is AWAY. See you soon! George Villarreal
Monday, December 16, 2013
Just an early heads up about the swim schedule the week of Christmas. George will be out of town that week. Denise and Lloyd, with some help from Dewey Smith, will be 'in charge'. Monday 12/23: 6 am and 6 pm (Dewey will open in the evening, Denise out of town) Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: NO swim Thursday 12/26: 6 pm (Denise opens in evening) Friday 12/27: 6 am and 6 pm Saturday 12/18: 8 am Plan on a similar schedule the week of New Years. We may do a New Years Eve swim at 6 pm and possibly a New Years Day hangover swim. Stay tuned! See you at the pool!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Hello, Swimming Friends! Attached is your official invitation to the annual Tulsa Masters Christmas Party! To RSVP, simply go to http://jenkscommunityed.com/classes.asp?cID=1690&categoryid=24&categoryname=Masters%20Swim%20Workouts Scroll down to see the information about the Christmas party. The cost is $15/person. We need your reservation no later than December 9th, PLEASE! Tulsa Masters will continue the tradition of collecting new winter hats and gloves for the homeless children in the Tulsa Public School District. Bring your donations to the party. A collection box will be available at the door. Thank you! Hope to see all of you December 14th at Perryman Ranch! Happy Holidays! Denise Smart President, Tulsa Masters Swim Club http://tulsamsc.blogspot.com www.okswim.org www.usms.org