Hello SOMA swimmers
Happy early Halloween! Fall is here and, now that the days are shorter and cooler, most of us shift our routines from outdoor activities to more indoor activities. For many of us, that means more pool time with our swim friends!
Those of us here in the Medford area
3000/6000 ePostal National Championship Swims
So….with the cooler water temperature at Superior, who wants to do their 3000 and/or 6000
The 3000 ePostal is the shortest of the 5 ePostal swims offered each year and most everyone should be able to finish in an hour or less, so do this one as part of your practice sometime between now and November 15th. I will happily time anyone who wants to do either distance (3000 or 6000) at Superior Athletic Club. Contact me to arrange a time and day! More information about the two fall ePostal swims can be found here:https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1287&smid=10720
Ralph Mohr will time anyone over on the southern coast in the Mingus Pool. Contact him to arrange a day and time: firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Postal Two-Mile Relay
Another fun and excellent conditioning event that was recently started is the Postal Two-Mile Relay event, hosted by the Tualatin Hills Barracudas. Unlike relays for the ePostal National Championships, which are generated after everyone has swum the events, this is a real-time relay where team members swim together, taking turns swimming 100 yards (or meter) consecutively until 3600 yards is complete. Team sizes can be 2, 3 or 4 swimmers. This is an excellent sprint workout, so start recruiting your team members today to get have some fun and get in a great workout. More information is attached, along with records for the event, and event registration and even more information can be found here:
I mentioned these in a previous email but wanted to be sure no one missed them. The meet on November 10th in Hood River will be followed up by a social at Double Mountain Brewery afterward, which promises to be a fun time! The Tualatin Hills Barracudas reached out to me to try to get some SOMA interest in this meet. I believe we have 4 SOMA swimmers already signed up. T-Hills would like to do some “for fun” 400 medley relays at the end of the meet, assembled on deck to make it fun, and awarding gag gifts and bragging rights to the winners. Should be a blast!
And there is still a good-sized group of us who are planning to attend the meet in Federal Way, Washing on November 17-18, so please join us if you can swing it
November 17-18, Puget Sound Masters SCM Championship Meet:https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1534&smid=10826
See you all poolside sometime soon, I hope!