Pick up a copy of Sweat when you have a chance.

Now turn to page 37, and look under the heading SWIMMING.

As you can see, we now have our events listed.



Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day weekend, let's remember those who have served and sacrificed so that we can enjoy the blessings of liberty. Thanks to the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who make our freedom possible!

God Bless America!


Swim with the Stars

Swim with the Stars is proud to announce our 1st Annual Masters and Triathlete Freestyle Swim Camp, which will be held at:

Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia; June 17th and 18th

Come learn the fundamentals of freestyle swimming and the secrets of success from the World's Greatest Swimmers; Michael Phelps, Lenny Krayzelburg and Ian Crocker and UCLA Masters Coach and Swimmer Gerry Rodrigues!

Click here for more details.

Traci Grilli


More Accolades

Helen Bayly from Ford Aquatics received the Woman of the Year award from the North Country Business and Professional Women's Club of Chestertown, NY. The organization is affiliated with BPW/USA and promotes issues affecting working women. She was recognized in the latest issue of USMS Swimmer Magazine on the bottom of Page 8, take a look when you have a chance.

Looks like Arizona Masters received a lot of recognition recently! Be sure to congratulate Helen and the others next time you see them.


To the Max!

Another Arizona Masters swimmer is featured in this month's issue of USMS Swimmer magazine! Max von Isser from Ford Aquatics is one of three friends from the New York area who are featured in The Greatest Generation article on page 26. All three were accomplished swimmers before WWII, all three served with distinction during their time in the military, and all three are still swim.

Read the article, then read it again. Their stories are amazing because they put their lives on hold to ensure future generations could live in freedom and enjoy the fruits of liberty. Today, we are able to enjoy our lives because of the sacrifices made by fellow swimmers from previous generations.

We are indeed blessed to have individuals like this in our midst. Not only did they serve their country during uncertain times, they inspire us today with their continuing exploits in the realm of swimming. Thank you Max!


Avoiding Vertical Butterfly

The latest issue of USMS Swimmer magazine contains an excellent article on swimming butterfly. On page 32, you will see Coach Simon Percy and Sue Jurek from Sun Devil Masters describing and demonstrating how to swim fly properly. All of us who swim fly could benefit from this article so read it when you have a chance.

Horay to both Simon and Sue for putting together an interesting and helpful article!


Sun Devil Masters Worlds Tune-up

Sun Devil Masters are hosting a Worlds Tune-up meet on Sunday July 9, 2006. This will be the second Long Course Meters meet of the season and comes two weeks before the state meet and one month before the FINA Masters World Championships. Competition will be held at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center at Arizona State University located at College and 6th Street in Tempe. Warm-ups begin at 8:00 am and the meet starts at 9:00 am.

There is a $30.00 fee for the meet which covers up to 4 individual events. Entries must be received by June 30, 2006. There will be no deck entries at this meet. Make checks out to Sun Devil Masters. Mail your entry card, check and copy of your USMS Card to:

Katy James
723 East Diamond
Tempe, AZ 85283

You can also email Katy or call her at 480-897-6411.


Grand Canyon State Games

The Grand Canyon State Games are going to have a swim meet as a part of their Summer Games. The meet will take place on June 18, 2006 at Arrowhead Pool - 1475 W. Erie St., Chandler. Warm-ups begin at 7 am and the meet starts at 8:30 am.

Entry Fees for this event is $20 (includes up to 4 events) and the deadline is Saturday June 3, 2006. You can register by picking up a booklet at all Fulton Homes Communities, APS locations, Bashas’ stores, SleepAmerica stores and Keller Williams locations statewide beginning in April 2006. You can also register online.

Go here for more details, or you can call the Grand Canyon State Games Master Swimming Information line at 480-365-0043.


Brute Squad Meet

The 25th Annual Brute Squad Meet is coming up. This is the first of four meets this summer and will be held on Sunday, June 11th, 2006 at Oro Valley Pool in Tucson. The pool is at 23 W. Calle Concordia, ½ block west of Oracle on Calle Concorida. Warm-ups start 7:00am and the meet starts at 8:00am.

Entries need to be received by June 7th, 2006. Entry fee is $5.00 surcharge plus $3.00 per event with a limit of five (5) individual events. Entries must be submitted on the Arizona Consolidated Entry Form. Make checks payable to JUDY GILLIES.

Mail check, entry form, and photocopy of USMS card to:

Judy Gillies
2596 N. Ironwood Ridge Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85745-1077

If you need any additional information, you can call Judy at 520-622-4129 or email her. You can also call our information hotline at 480-365-0037 for more information.

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