Open Water Awesomeness, “That Dam Swim 2018” and Workout Records

Last Saturday we had our highest number at a Biltmore Lake open water workout ~ 20 swimmers enjoying the beautiful morning, perfect lake (79F) and air (67F and climbing) conditions!


Saturday, Sept 8th is the 4th annual “That Dam Swim 2018” over on Lake Fontana. Jimbo Cottam and Chris Lechner devised this 20+ mile open water odyssey to raise money for Hope Chest which provides support for women with cancer. Several folks from Asheville Masters have swum in previous years, and some more will participate this weekend. Go to their website if you’d like to donate or support/participate.


Below this info you’ll find recently coached workouts. Sometimes it’s fun to revisit them, use them for later or send them to a friend. Print one and do it on the road or on vacation. You are welcome to send any workout you see to anyone you’d like! Just let them know it came from your Asheville Masters group:)

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🐬Labor Day, Lake Lure & Ocean Race Stuff🐠

Labor Day Monday, September 3, regular time at Asheville School.


Our friend Holli has graciously invited us to her Lake Lure home next Sunday, September 9, noon to 5 PM-ish.

If you’ll please sign the sheet to rsvp this week at the pool for your attendance and potluck items🧜🏽‍♀️🧜🏽‍♂️

You may also send rsvp/ potluck items (and get address) to Lifeswim@gmail.com

Asheville Masters will provide some beverages (I think!).

Consider carpooling🛵Bring your lake toys🚣🏽‍♂️🏊🏽‍♂️, your partner, something to share, bathing suit or moo-moo. Enjoy the last of summer with us!☀️🌎🌝


Congrats to Bill Butcher who recently completed the solo Casco Bay Maine SwimRun2018!

This was a 3-mile ocean swim in 53-59F water and 15 miles of running over islands all in small doses! Congratulations, Bill!

Mix salt water and a chaffing wetsuit on your neck…breathe for 3 miles of ocean swimming in between islands with a ‘wicked pissa’ of a cross current and you get this. And glory!🐲

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Baseball Tonight!

Take THREE!  Tonight- Tuesday, August 21 is our third scheduled opportunity to see the Asheville Tourists home game at McCormick Field vs. the Augusta GreenJackets with a 7:05 pm game time!

Please come enjoy the evening with your swim mates, purchase a general admission ticket and if you’re a senior you get to eat for free!

Let’s meet in the standing area off of the third base foul line. A concession is close by, we can eat and drink and mingle and decide where to sit after that.

We look forward to seeing you there. Bring any of your friends, family and swimming/life soulmates!

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Baseball & Swim Records

Take THREE!  Tuesday, August 21 is our third scheduled opportunity to see the Asheville Tourists home game at McCormick Field vs. the Augusta GreenJackets!

Please come enjoy the evening with your swim mates, purchase a general admission ticket and if you’re a senior you get to eat for free!

Let’s meet in the standing area off of the third base foul line. A concession is close by, we can eat and drink and mingle and decide where to sit after that.

We look forward to seeing you there. Bring any of your friends, family and swimming/life soulmates!

Here are the last many workouts since the beginning of August:49037C13-5DB9-4658-BAC1-74290D8BF616AD4FCE8C-D384-40FB-8181-E52A1986D8D9400AD603-7A30-4DAB-BE80-CFCAE32981BA7F2EFA02-F26C-4070-8D97-615278DFA4481B19D320-7436-4732-A369-1C0464055A464D07EF4A-3E86-4732-93F3-0B480FBBD8FEB8E4BBA8-A9AB-438D-A6CC-B3397245CD8A33CB6DBE-7372-4D9A-A47D-DE931B1E5D303B65E72A-7D02-41B8-9636-85CE928E9E4E

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Late July Swims Are Grand!

Here are a few of the most recent coached swims with our awesome Asheville Masters Swimming group!  The lake has been beautiful on Saturdays, the roof open on Sundays is spectacular at the JCC, and Asheville School’s water temperature and clarity is awesome. Come join Daniel while he kicks your tail tomorrow morning!

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No swim Wed! See you Friday!

Filter issue at Asheville School pool. No swimming tomorrow. See everybody Friday. We had a great time at Ben’s Tune Up tonight in lieu of the game. Will try for August game.

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IF Game Canceled Due To Rain…

IF Asheville Tourists game is canceled due to rain or significant delay let’s go to Ben’s Tuneup  …just a half mile away at 195 Hilliard Ave!

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