New Pool Christening Opportunity!

From our teammate Marty:

Hello  Everyone – 

Jimbo Cottam (TC Roberson head swim coach and fellow Masters swimmer) is hosting a practice meet at the new TC pool (10 lanes x 25 yards) on Tuesday January 22 at 5:00 pm Jim would like to test the new timing system before their first official meet.  The TC team and the AC Reynolds team will both be participating (boys and girls from both teams).  The meet will follow the high school meet format (200 Med Relay, 200 Fr, 200 IM, 50 Fr, 100 Fly, 100 Fr, 500 Fr, 200 Fr Relay, 100 Bk, 100 Br, 400 Fr Relay). 

Jimbo has invited the Masters team to swim exhibition if we are interested. The high school teams will most likely be swimming in 6 lanes of the 10 lanes.  The masters swimmers will most likely have 2 lanes in each heat.  There will be a separator lane and a warm down lane.  If the Master’s swimmers have four swimmers who would like to swim the same event, we may swim 2 with the girls heat and 2 with the boys heat.  Steve B, Andrew P. and I will be swimming.  Warm-ups will start around 4:15 and the meet will start around 5:00

This will be a fun opportunity to see the new pool, swim a race or two, and meet some of the local high school swimmers.  It’s important to remember this will be a “practice” meet to work our any kinks with the timing system, etc.  While nothing is expected, we could run into challenges, delays, etc.  We need to be flexible.  The new pool is just up the hill from the current Zeugner pool and across from the tennis courts/football field on the TC Roberson campus.  The address for the current Zeugner pool is 90 Springside Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

If anyone is interested in swimming, please email me(  And, if you have an idea about what events you would like to swim (not necessary, but will be helpful for planning purposes), please let me know.



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Swims and Social

Here are many of the swims since January 1, and if anyone wants to get in on the planning of the next swimmer social, please contact Becky K. Or Steve B. If you don’t have their info, I can make a connection for you!

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Goodbye 2018, Happy New Year 2019

Please join us New Year’s Day morning anytime between 7 AM and 9:45 AM at the Asheville school pool! We will have coffee… and Emily’s famous banana chocolate chip muffins… and a 6000-yard workout which consists of every event of the NCAA championship format. This is the seventh or eighth year in a row we’ve done this and it’s always a fun time!

Here are the last several weeks of workouts:

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Coaching Opportunity, Club’s Social Needs and Your Recent Swims

Howdy! If anyone would like to fill in for Daniel the next two Fridays please email me at

…otherwise we’ll need a couple workouts written and posted at pool those 2 days. Either way is fine but y’all need variety and a break from me–and frankly I need to follow along sometimes, too!!

I would love for two things to happen in our group:

1. A social committee comes together to create monthly or quarterly get togethers. This could be group breakfasts, happy hour, good will gestures…something fun and/or beneficial for community. I cannot do this.

2. Someone considers and plans to host a swim group party just before or after New Years. Club funds can likely help make this happen.

Please let any board member (Adrienne K., Jeff W., Jeff O., Jim G. or Renee M.) or me know your interest. Thanks!


6-month dues for Jan-June 2019 AND annual USMS dues will soon be due. I will have what you’ve paid this year during the next week during workout and if you need to catch up we’ll be grateful.

We don’t send invoices and we don’t swim or get coaching for free so we are very grateful that you help us by keeping up with $10 drop in fees, $60 monthly fees or $300 for 6-month fees. USMS annual dues is separate from us and required for participation.

Lastly, we’ll keep the same MWF at Asheville School during the holidays, Sundays at JCC, with an additional swim on Tuesday, Jan 1st from 7a-9:45a and we’ll have a monster yardage day! Thanks for considering the above thoughts.

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Yes We Swim Wednesday 🐬😀

Power is on and temperature is fine at Asheville School pool. Drive carefully there’ll be some icy patches.

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No Monday Swim

The Asheville School has very little power on campus. The gym and pool have none. No swim Monday, December 10th.

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No Swimming Sunday

JCC is closed for storm therefore no Sunday swim tomorrow. We’ll let you know about Monday later🐬🗿🧜🏽‍♀️🧜🏽‍♂️🌎

Here are recent swims that you may recall. With all these workouts to reference you’ll never want for a work out to use or deviate from, whenever you travel or swim elsewhere! Please share freely and credit Asheville Masters!

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