Bill Pillmore had a fantastically successful weekend at the world-renowned Indiana University Natatorium and the USMS Spring Nationals. He came away with six top-10 finishes, with four of those times faster than last year’s efforts! Congratulations, Bill !!
You are in LUCK!
#1. Sunday, May 19th, and
#2. Saturday, June 8th
Just 20 spots per session.
Learn to swim comfortably around buoys & people, deal with the sun, draft or be drafted upon, learn how to sight, get used to your wetsuit, learn how to dolphin dive, and most importantly…learn how to relax!
This clinic is priceless!
Just $15 for Asheville Masters Swimmers,
$20 for Asheville Triathlon Club members and Biltmore Lake Home Owners,
$25 for non-members
8:00 am Registration + waiver signing
(check preferable, made payable to Asheville Masters Swimming or AMS)
8:30 am Safety talk and introduction to course
8:40 am Easy warm-up around course
8:55am Beach discussions, then,
9:05 am Swimming drills , drafting, sighting, turning
10:10 am Mock racing (100m, 200m, 400m, your choice)
10:25 am Wrap up
To register, please contact:
Congratulations to Jen Baker and Jim Green on their recent finishes at the 2013 USMS 5K Open Water National Championship! Jen placed 5th in her age group and Jim was 3rd.
Jen & Jim after race in sunny Ft. Myers, Fla.!
Asheville Masters Swimmers after the pool events at the 7th annual Steve Barden Memorial Swimming Meet.
Larry Hartley (on right) is a new NATIONAL CHAMPION! Mr. Hartley swam a stellar race and won his 50-54yr old age group, claiming his first title. Jeff Weller was very supportive of Larry and a bit miffed that he hadn’t shaved for the race
Lake Lure at Rumbling Bald Resort, just prior to the start:
Motley Crew conserving energy after warm-ups! Larry, Bill, Sterling, Ben, Kenet, Jeff W., Steve:
The Frank Kriegler Swimming Family cranked in the Swim Around Key West in early June! Frank swam on a relay with his daughter Abby (11) and two of her friends (5 hours and 27 minutes). Placing is unknown at printing time. Frank’s son, Joey, did the swim solo and was 6th overall ! There were about 50 solo swimmers and about 40 relays. Nobody got engaged.
WELL DONE, Krieglers
Congratulations to all eleven Asheville Masters swimmers who competed in Greensboro, NC at the USMS Spring Short Course Nationals! Over 1,800 swimmers prepared for the four day meet, enjoying this wonderful new venue with friends old and new.
If you’ve not clicked on any of the daily videos, PLEASE DO! They highlight what an awesome Lifetime Activity U.S. Masters Swimming is
Click on any name to see how your teammates did, and please scroll down to the pictures!
Above: Ben Caldwell, Bill Pillmore, Craik Davis and Jeff Weller enjoy some rest!
Above: Ben strikes a Spitzian pose!
Above: Larry Hartley swam 5 lifetime bests, including this 5:37 effort in the 500 Free!
Above: Jeff Weller enjoys breathing, deeply, at the end of a great 500 Free! Shoulder feeling good, too! Note the similar look of pain b/w Larry and Jeff!
Above: Bill Pillmore contemplates a solid 200 IM and also swam with no shoulder pain!
Above: Jeff Weller, Ben Caldwell and Craik Davis prepare to warm up. Surprisingly, Ben has on no pants…
Above: The brand new Greensboro Aquatic Center; it’s staff and USMS outdid themselves with a fantastic production!
Above: Of course, Larry and Jim Green swam BOTH the 1000 Free AND 1650 Free on the SAME day. That’s crazy, baby!
Jennie Rogers, Ben Caldwell and Nancy Casey traveled to Greensboro for a preview of the USMS National Championship venue…How did they do? Let’s ask them:)