We have 150 swimmers in Pan-Ams, and lots of relays. Relay Day is Sunday, June 9. There will be relay cards on a corkboard in our team area, which will be in the splash pad, behind the marshaling area (under the flagpole on the west end of the pool). However, the relays will be marshaled, just like the individual events. We all need to be together as this is different than we are used to. Please be sure to pay attention on Relay Day so we can get these off the blocks smoothly:
We need your help! We’d like for you to swim in Pan Ams, but we also need volunteer help. The meet starts with synchro on June 1, swimming on June 5, and the open water swim finishes things up on June 13. There is an awesome social planned as well.
We have an entirely separate Pan Ams website for the meet, including online registration. Please visit our volunteer sign-up site to find the volunteer shifts that fit your schedule. Ask your friends, family, and coworkers to help out. We need everyone in the community to pull this one off!
Bumpy Jones turned 80 on Friday, went to the St. Pete Meet, and broke seven national records. All in a day’s work for our resident swim stud. Read the Swimming World article for the details. Way to go Bumpy!
Gorgeous weather and a great group of swimmers turned this meet into a super-fun weekend. Thanks to everyone for your support. check out the results here.
Another great year—weather and water were great—swimmers and volunteers the best of all! Race results are now available: 1K 2.5K 5K
The Sharks Masters have been honored with USMS’s Club of the Year Award. Thanks to all our members for making this happen, and special thanks to the members of the SYSM Support Team who put the nomination packet together. Go Sharks!
A total of 35 Sharks traveled to Omaha to swim in the Olympic Trials pool, right after Trials. The USMS Summer Nationals was a lot of fun and our swimmers had some amazing swims. There were 10 individual and six relay national championships won. The Sharks placed third overall behind two larger regional clubs, the men’s team was first, and the women’s team tenth with only 8 women. Be sure to catch all the action in USMS’s daily video updates. Full meet results are also available.
Thanks to all who participated and volunteered in this year’s Bumpy Jones Classic! complete results can be found at Midnight Sports.
Sharks rocked USMS Spring Nationals. A few years ago we were happy to place in the top 10 when we got 10th in Atlanta. This year we are second behind a large regional team. Check out the USMS 2012 Spring Nationals page for details and results, as well as a link to their video gallery.
This was another great year in Fort Lauderdale, with the Sharks winning the men’s, women’s and combined scores by a hefty margin. We had a lot of new people, competing with the Sharks for the first time, and everyone swam spectacularly. Be sure to visit our Facebook page to see the photos. Final results.
And an extra honor for our coach and our team, Coach Rick Walker received the YMCA’s John DeBarbadillo award for his significant contributions to Masters swimming. Congratulations Coach Rick; well deserved.