Triathlon Flyer

Do you have any friends or co-workers who train for triathlons? Chances are that swimming is their weakest event and they could benefit from training with a masters swimming team. The good news is that you can help them out...

Send them this:

The file is a JPEG so anybody can view and print it. Your triathlon buddies will thank you.

BTW, a full-size version of this will be available on the website and will be included in the electronic version of the upcoming newsletter.



If you want to have a good laugh, go here and watch the video. The Green Leaves are a group of comedians who perform on a show called Silly Go Lucky! in Japan. They have also appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show in the US and their video has been downloaded all over the world. When I first saw this a few years ago, I could not stop laughing. Years later, it still makes me laugh. Guess you could say Yatta! is a modern classic.


SW Zone Report

Seventeen Arizona Masters swam in the Southwest Zone Meet in La Jolla, CA a few weeks ago. Arizona finished 3rd overall and boasted 6 individual High Point winners. Kudos to all those who went, you represented your fellow swimmers well! If you would like to see some pictures from the event, click here.


World Championship Update

If you are participating in the upcoming XI FINA World Masters Championships, you will want to click here for an update. Get your entries in before the deadline, which is June 3, 2006.



Let's see if this is a familiar situation most of us face.

Buy a new computer or peripheral device.
Use it for a while.
Replace it with a newer, faster, better one.

Then what? Most people just pitch the old computer, hard drive, printer, monitor, MP3 player in the trash. But what if there was a way your computer trash could be reused and recycled?

There is a way to do this, it is called AZ StRUT.

This organization takes old computer equipment and gives it to educational institutions where students can learn how to build, service, and install it. Anything that is broken or unusable gets recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.

Now is the time to act because Saturday April 22, 2006 is the 5th Annual Computer Recycle Day! If you have any equipment that you would like to donate, click here for more information where you can drop-off your items. Help yourself, students, and the environment by donating your used equipment to AZ StRUT!


Tempe Town Lake Swim Series

This fall, a series of open water swims will take place at Tempe Town Lake. The events are being organized by Red Rock Comany, which runs the annual SOMA and Timex Triathlons. They are teamed with Sun Devil Masters and Racelab, two of the premier providers of multisport training.

Race distances will be 1500M and 4000M and the series will be sanctioned by United States Masters Swimming, USA-Triathlon, and USA Swimming. The goal is to get age group, high school, and masters athletes participating at these events.

The event dates are:

September 3, 2006 - 8:30 AM
September 23, 2006 - 8:30 AM
October 15, 2006 - 9:00 AM

The brochure is being printed right now and more information will be posted on the event organizers websites in the coming weeks. Check back for more details!


Free PDF Creator

Have you ever needed to create a PDF but did not have an extra $300 to purchase Adobe Acrobat Standard?

Save yourself some money and download it here for free!

It works just like a printer, you select PrimoPDF instead of your printer when you want to convert a document to a PDF.

This product is limited in its capabilities but has the virtue of being free to use. So when you get a chance, try it out.


653 and counting...

As of yesterday, we had 653 registered members! Thanks to all of you who registered and to our new Registrar, Mitch Mitchell. If you have not renewed your membership yet, be sure to do so immediately so you can enjoy the benefits of being a registered masters swimmer.


Splash and Dash - Spring 2006

DCB Adventures is hosting a series of multisport events at Tempe Town Lake this spring. These are splash (swim) and dash (run) events that cover a variety of distances at each event. Here is a brief summary of the series.

April 1, 2006 - 7:30 AM (2000m swim/3km run)
April 14, 2006 - 6:00 PM (500m swim/5km run)
May 13, 2006 - 7:30 AM (750m swim/4km run)
May 27, 2006 - 7:30 AM (500m swim/5km run)
June 10, 2006 - 7:30 AM (1000m swim/3km run)

The Splash and Dash series is a great event for both beginners and experienced multisport athletes. Come on out and have some fun with your fellow athletes.

If you are unable or unwilling to participate as an athlete, you can serve as a volunteer. Just click here to get the process started.


Mission Viejo LCM Meet

The FINA Masters World Championships are going to be held this summer at Stanford in Palo Alto, CA. This will be a long-course meet, but what should you do if you don't have any recent LCM times?

Well, you could swim at this meet...

The Mission Viejo Nadadores will host a long-course meet on May 21st for those who want/need LCM times for the World Championships. The deadline for entering the World Championships is June 3 so this will be the last event you will be able to use for qualifying times.

If you are interested, you have until May 13th to get your entry to the Nadadores.


Nationals Deadline

The deadline for USMS Nationals in Coral Springs has been extended until Monday, April 10th at midnight. The meet host has done an excellent job getting ready for us to swim fast and enjoy the Coral Springs area. I hope to see you at the meet.

Mark Gill
USMS VP of Member Services

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