Phillip Luebke 1:15.27 (Record)
Jamie Kujawa 1:16.25 (Record)
Kara Conners 1:25.28
Nick Harriott 1:27.38
Ryan Takeshita 1:32.46
Julie Raaf 1:33.54 (Record)
Dan Himsworth 1:40.53
Audrey Wooding 1:42.07 (Record)
Edie Pinkham 1:58.23 (Record)
Flora Olyphant 2:29.09
Ken Quintana 2:41.07
Congratulations to all of those swimmers that participated in the One-Hour swim event this past Sunday! What an amazing feat. There was such a great turnout and it was a great time! A special thanks to the Bozeman Running Company for lending us their timing clock not only for this but also for the 1/2 hour swim event as well. Below are the meters the participants swam in the hour.
Jamie Kujawa: 3750
Nick Harriott: 3675
Laurie Thatcher: 3640
Ryan Takeshita: 3350
Anne Hossner: 3295
Tony Thatcher: 3120
Moeko Toride: 3250
Bill Claridge: 2875
Erika Sweigert: 3150
Hy Adelman: 2725
Julie Zickovich: 2830
Michael Dougherty: 2600
Ann Drenk: 2365
Dan Himsworth: 2500
|Flora Olyphant: 2075
Wendy Gerez: 2035
Mary Robbins: 1770
We had a great first week back after the break! Lots of new faces as well! I just wanted to send out a reminder of our basic breakdown for practices. Monday & Thursday practices will be more stroke or non-freestyle focused and Tuesdays & Wednesdays will be more freestyle based. Wednesdays will also focus more on distance. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the pool!
Thanks to our first time swimmers as well as to all our returning swimmers this year. Everyone swam well, either within meters to their past distances or setting self records!
Congratulations to Jamie Kujawa for swimming the furthest distance this Sunday with 1900 meters! Nick Harriott and Laurie Thatcher were close behind! I also wanted to acknowledge Nick, and Ryan Takeshita for beating their last half-hour swim distances in a meter pool and Tony Thatcher for smashing his record by almost 300 meters.Also to Ann Drenk, Bob Wade, Rick Livers and Wendy Gerez who swam farther this year than in all of the past half-hour swims they have done!
You all committed to and completed such a great accomplishment! Nice job!
Jamie Kujawa: 1900
Laurie Thatcher: 1845
Julie Raaf: 1675
Moeko Toride: 1665
Elizabeth Skuntz: 1600
Kathryn Babin: 1500
Ann Drenk: 1187
Flora Olyphant: 1115
Wendy Gerez: 1075
Mary Robbins: 965
Nick Harriott: 1860
Ryan Takeshita: 1745
Tony Thatcher: 1700
Michael Dougherty: 1650
Dan Himsworth: 1630
Rick Livers: 1615
Tony Barton: 1450
Ryan Sampson: 1435
Bob Wade: 1385
Just a reminder that the half-hour swim event is coming up soon! If you are interested or have questions about it, please talk with me at practice or email me at email@example.com. It is always a fun event and all ability levels are encouraged to participate!
Tuesday December 6th
Discipline yourself this season to make these drills a part of your regular swim regimen.
Balance and Rotation drill:
The Drill: This drill is actually broken down into four parts, all of which include swimming with one arm. And you will use both arms during the drill:
1. Swim with the Left arm, Breath to the left side. The right arm is by your side not out in front of you. This will be written as L st (left stroke), L br (left breath).
2. Swim with Left arm, Breathe to the right side. The right arm is by your side, not out in front of you. Written as L st, R br
3. Swim with Right arm, Breath to the right side. The left arm is by your side, not out in front of you. Written as R st, R br
4. Swim with Right arm, Breath to the left side. The left arm is by your side, not out in front of you. R st, L br
Now, if it will make you feel more comfortable, practice the arm and breathing motion standing in your living room or simply standing in the shallow end of the pool, bent over at the waist, face down in the water. When learning this drill, by all means, use fins to add the support to the legs. As I said, this drill may be tough to get used to. And it will always be a tough one to do. But it will help tremendously.
Great pie-buster, post-thanksgiving practice Sunday! It was a treat to have past coach Jen and her father swimming with us! Make sure you come to practice tonight or Thursday, we will be doing a set to calculate your stroke rate and your distance per stroke. This is a good benchmark for stroke efficiency and we will be checking it again in a month to see improvements.
See you at the pool!
Tuesday November 29nd
Discipline yourself this season to make these drills a part of your regular swim regimen.
Kick on side: Kick on your side with both arms at your side. Play with head position and see how that affects how your hips ride in the water. (Think “downhill” head pushing down and out and help your hips ride high).
Kick on side with rotation: Same as above, except after a six-beat kick, roll to your other side, initiating the rotation with your hips and core (the shoulders and upper body will follow).
Kick on side, arm out: Lie on your side and kick a length of the pool with the bottom arm extended and the top arm at your side. Concentrate on feeling long.
Kick on side, arm out with rotation: Same as above, except after a six-beat kick take a complete stroke (one-stroke cycle) and roll over to your other side. Lead the rotation with your hips, not your shoulders.
This can be done for both Freestyle and Backstroke. Kick on your side for a count of 4, 6 or 8 kicks (or counts). Take one full arm stroke to rotate to your other side for another 4, 6, or 8 kicks, and continue through the swim. While on your side, focus on correct body position. When executing the switch, begin by lifting the elbow of the arm on the water surface (top arm) and recovering it over the line of your body. The extended arm (bottom arm) stays extended to maintain a streamlined body position, until the elbow of the recovery arm has passed over your head. Then execute a quick switch to your opposite side. Use core body muscles to rotate, while maintaining a hold of the water with your bottom arm.
I just wanted to send a note out about practices. I am going to start to have Monday & Thursday practices be more stroke based and Tuesday & Wednesday freestyle focused. Also, Wednesdays I will include some longer distance sets. I wanted to be able to give you more of an idea what practices will be focused on so you are better able to tailor your workouts. If you are a triathlete and want to focus on distance freestyle, or you are more interested in stroke work please don’t limit yourself to the practices that seem to be more conducive for you. There will be plenty of options to chose and or tailor workouts on all days, plus variety is always good and being diverse in your abilities as a swimmer can only help!
Vertical Flutter Kick Improves endurance, rotation and corrects too much knee action. In deep water, kick with hands crossed at shoulders. Rotate every third kick to simulate the six-beat kick. For a more challenging version, raise your arms overhead (think water polo) or even into a full streamline overhead. Keep you kick compact and be sure you are in a vertical position.
The Thumb-to-Thigh drill is an excellent drill to help facilitate a proper and complete underwater pull-through.
The Drill: To begin, stand upright on a flat surface, feet about 4-6 inches apart. Drop your arms by your side and mentally mark where your thumbs naturally line up with each thigh. Once swimming freestyle, you want to lightly drag your thumb across this spot during the underwater pull-through. This will insure that your arm is extending behind you (refer to swimmer in figure 2). Very simply, this drill taps into your muscle memory. You want to get used to pulling all the way through extending the arm behind you. Initially, this drill may be difficult or tiresome probably because your tricep muscles are weaker than you thought! However, with some strength work and practice, you will begin to develop a feel for this drill and enjoy the positive results that will follow. This is also a good drill to maintain throughout the season, for no matter how good of shape you are in, your arms will inevitably get tired during your swim training and this is where bad habits are introduced. I also recommend adding some tricep work during your dry land/weight workouts.
Once you get past the head-shots in the beginning this clip shows awesome slow motion footage of Mark Fosters freestyle. He has the epitome of perfect form. His hand and arm entry, his glide, the full use of his underwater pull, proper body rotation, the kick, streamline position, it’s all right on! If you want to go over your stroke technique in practice please don’t hesitate to pull me aside and ask.
See you at the pool!
Fist: to promote “feel” for the water. Swim like regular freestyle, except you hold either one or both of your hands in a fist.
Vary the pattern and the number of strokes that you are “fisted.”
When you unclench your hand, you should notice a difference in pressure on your hand – use this feeling to keep your hand holding water as you move through your pull pattern.
When you are clenched, you should also try to press on the water with the inside (palm side) of your forearm – think of the lower arm, from elbow to wrist, as an extension of your hand. And don’t forget body roll!
Fingertip Drag: to promote a high elbow recovery and to make you aware of your hand position during recovery.
Swim like regular freestyle, except your fingertips never leave the water as your arm moves forward during the stroke recovery.
You drag your fingers forward through the water, slightly off to the side of your body, focusing on good body roll and keeping your elbows pointed up.
Change how much of your hand stays in the water: fingertips, hand, wrist, even your whole forearm.
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|Take a look at this clip and give it a try to help with shoulder flexibility.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0U7m-5CPpg
They use a foam roller in the video, and if you don’t have one, I would strongly recommend purchasing one. One of the best way to eliminate and prevent muscle knots is the foam roller. By using the roller against the muscle knots with your own body weight to generate the direct pressure, it stretches your muscles and tendons and releases trigger points, and soothes tight fascia while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues. Imagine using a rolling pin to roll out lumps in dough.
I will post more about how to use a foam roller for swimming specific work every so often, so keep checking back. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask at practice.
See you then!
Tuesday Drill Blog:
Every Tuesday there will be a new drill to practice and to make your strokes stronger.
Catch-up: to isolate one arm, to practice a long stroke and a long body position.
Swim like regular freestyle, except one arm is stationary, always extended forward (front arm), pointing toward the destination, while the other arm performs the stroke (working arm).
When the working arm moves forward and “catches-up” with the stationary arm, they change places.
3/4 Catch-up: Just like full catch-up, except the stationary (front) arm begins to work or move before the other arm fully “catches-up” – it begins to move after the working arm is about 3/4 of the way through a full arm motion.
Catch-up with a board: Just like regular catch-up, only your front hand is holding a kick board.
As the arms trade places, they hand off the board to each other.
You can substitute a pencil – or anything else that won’t make you sink.
Congratulations to BOZE Master’s swimmer Michael Daugherty, who competed at the Huntsman World Senior Games last week. It was the 25th, Silver Anniversary of the games and Michael shined.
He won the 50 Breast by more than 2 seconds and had fastest time in all age groups by more than a second; his time should be national Top Ten. Michael swam against Hubie Kerns, who was recently featured in Swimmer magazine.
Hubie didn’t start Masters until he was 53 and won Nationals in the 50 and 100 breast
at 55 then did the same at 59. Other participants included an older age grouper that broke a world record and a couple of Masters national records. Also, in the line- up at age 79, was a previous medalist on a Canadian Olympic team,
Way to hold your own Michael!!
Hello! My name is Claire Cielinski and I am more than excited to accept the position as the new Bozeman Masters Swim coach. Here are a few particulars about me; I have a degree in Biology as well as Health & Fitness Training/Education. I am NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified and am working on becoming certified in Corrective Exercise Training as well. Swimming has always been a passion of mine since I was young, starting even before I competitively swam at the age of 9. I am delighted to bring my personality, education, experience, and talent to this team. My goal is to help foster a positive, encouraging, and successful team atmosphere for everyone, from the competitor to the casual lap swimmer. I look forward to seeing you at the start of the new season!
Welcome back previous members and welcome new members to Bozeman Master’s 2011/2012 swimming season. We also want to give warm welcome to Claire, our new coach. Claire comes to us with energy and passion to help our team grow and develop and will be on deck for our workouts. More about Claire soon!
We will begin the 2011/2012 season Sunday, September 11th at the Swim Center.
Our practice schedule has changed a bit this year, but still retains the 5 days of Masters Swimming! We will be holding all practices at theSwimCenter:
- Monday – Thursday we will practice from 6:15-8:00 PM. We will be using the 5 lanes on the west side of the swim center. This allows us to share the pool and avoid some of the fees associated with having the entire pool to ourselves.
- Sunday practice stays the same with practice from 10-11.30 AM.
The fees remain the same as the past couple of years and vary based on the type membership you want:
- 1 year (single payment) – $270
- 1 year (pay monthly) – $320
- 6 month -$180
- 3 month – $110
- 1x/week – $125
- Student – $40/semester
- Student $100 – Fall/Spring/Summer
Register at www.bozemanmasters.org. A reminder that you must also be an active member of US Masters Swimming in order to cover insurance and other legalities.
Remember Master’s swimming is for every level and ability of swimmer, one only needs to be 18 years or older to join. Claire will help beginners and experienced swimmers, alike.
Swimming is an amazing sport. And Masters Swimming is a great way to get started in swimming, develop your technique, or continue to grow. As many of us grow older and our joints wear we only appreciate swimming more. Masters Swimming draws an eclectic group of folks from all ages and stages of life. We all come for different reasons: to get fit, to learn to swim, to train for triathlons, to be a competitive swimmer, to rehab our bodies when they are broken, for the camaraderie and sense of belonging, or just for a good work out.
Get on line! Sign up! Build on the stoke with our new coach, Claire! We hope to see you all in the pool soon!
BozemanMasters Swimming Board of Directors
Finally, May is almost here, and with that comes the annual Barracudas May Classic swim meet. The entry form can be downloaded at http://www.teamunify.com/mtbbst/__eventform__/149905_May%20Classic%20Meet%20Entry%20Form%202011.pdf and is due this Friday, April 29th. BOZE has swum in years past and its been a blast! The Barracudas welcome the Masters swimmers and the kids really look up to us! Sign up and swim a long course meters meet just for fun and to cheer on your teammates. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask a coach at practice.
Wednesday, March 23rd, is the new deadline for entering the 2011 Montana State SCY Championship at MSU. Please email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dan at 406-580-0861 to register. Come join BOZE for a great weekend of Swimming!!
Entry form:2011 MT Master State Meet Entry
The Bozeman Masters Swim Club is hosting the 2011 Montana Masters Swimming Championships at the Montana State University during the weekend of March 26th and 27th. The meet includes eighteen individual events, three team relay events, and a dinner buffet catered by The Bistro at the new American Legion. The Club expects over a hundred swimmers from all over Montana to participate in the largest adult swimming competition in the state of Montana. The Bozeman Masters welcomes and encourages adult swimmers of all ages and abilities to participate at the 2011 Championships.
We would like to send out a special Thank You to Michael and Heidi Dougherty for their donation of the Rocky Mountain Gold Gift Certificates for the 7th Annual BOZE ½ Swim. Please visit www.goldintherockies.com to view the participating merchants and the weekly hotsheet. Next time you see Michael or Heidi, give them a big thanks!
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We swam 49,598 yards Saturday December 4th. Congratulations to all of the 1/2 Hour Swimmers! Great Job and see you January 22nd at the 1-Hour Swim.
|Women’s Results||Men’s Results|
|1. Megan Podolinsk||2085 yards||1. Bryce Scala||2265 yards|
|2. Nichole Scala||2020 yards||2. Tomas Geddon||2095 yards|
|3.Kaitilin Spokas||1975 yards||3. Michael Dougherty||2015 yards|
|4. Moreko Toride||1935 yards||4. Lawrence Sampson||2000 yards|
|5. Audrey Kalinowski||1905 yards||5. Ryan Takeshita||1975 yards|
|6. Lauren Harvey||1830 yards||6. Slater Kirk||1970 yards|
|7. Rebecca Dirks||1725 yards||7. Dan Himsworth||1885 yards|
|8. Carrie Sampson||1650 yards||8. Tony Thatcher||1820 yards|
|9. Shannon Woodberry||1615 yards||9. Rick Livers||1740 yards|
|10. Eileen Zombro||1545 yards||10. Tony Barton||1685 yards|
|11. Julie Zickovich||1525 yards||11. Art Thompson||1595 yards|
|12. Ann Drenk||1285 yards||12. Phil Howard||1545 yards|
|13. Flora Olyphant||1270 yards||13. Bob Wade||1458 yards|
|14. Wendy Gerez||1085 yards||14. Erik Olsen||1055 yards|
|15. Mary Robbins||1045 yards|
Thanks to The Club, The Bistro, Famous Daves, and Paul Segersten of Clinical Massage Concepts for the great awards that were raffled off at the Holiday Luncheon.
Our sincerest wishes for a beautiful and filling Thanksgiving!
The 7th Annual Nike BOZE Half Hour Swim is Saturday, December 4th from 8-11am at the MSU pool. There will be great swag and participation prizes, so if nothing else, come for the goods! And, also to see how many yards you can swim in half an hour. Try to beat last year’s mark and earn an improvement prize!
Following the Half Hour swim, 18 Miles to the Border is graciously hosting our Holiday Luncheon from noon to 3. All are welcome, not just Half Hour Swim participants! Please join us for some great food and fun before the downtown Christmas Stroll at 4pm! Bring family and socialize with the folks we swim with, but don’t regularly see outside the pool! The cost of the event is just $10 per person for an all-you-can-eat taco bar, with all the delicious fixings! Yum! Drinks and additional menu options will be available at additional cost. Please RSVP to email@example.com as soon as you have your family’s head count.
Please mark Saturday, December 4th on your calendars. The Half Hour Swim will be a great comradery competition, and the food at 18 Miles to the Border will be top-notch, as always! And, it’s always good to fill your bellies for the always-awesome Bozeman Christmas Stroll.
Hope to see you all there, and have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving week!
Utah Masters is presenting the 4th annual South Davis Recreation Utah Masters swim meet in Bountiful, UT on November 12 and 13. In conjunction with the meet, it will also be the Northwest Zone short course meter championships. We encourage all abilities and swimmers, and please ask a coach if you have any questions whatsoever regarding this awesome opportunity!
Greetings, BOZE and WELCOME to the 2010-2011 swim season!! The coaches and Board of Directors would like to extend their most sincere welcome to all of you, new or returning, and we promise to offer our best season yet!
First of all, we’d like to welcome on board our new coaches, Jade and Shelly Sobek, head coaches of the Barracudas. The Sobeks will on deck with BOZE two nights each week, and we still have our “old” coaches and familiar faces accompanying them the other days. The Sobeks came to Bozeman from Billings, where they implemented the Masters program. They believe that a coach provides guidance through workouts, education of technique and race strategy, team building, and through being good role models. Swimmers of varying ability can all find success in the sport because it is so multi-faceted in areas of improvement. We know they will be a wonderful asset to BOZE!
Our 2010-2011 season kicks off this Wednesday, September 8 at MSU at 6pm. The remainder of the September schedule is as follows:
Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7:30pm @ MSU
Tuesdays, Thursdays 7-8:30pm @ the Swim Center beginning 9/28
Sundays 10-11:30am@ the Swim Center beginning 9/26
We look forward to seeing everyone on deck on Wednesday evening and throughout the season. We hope you enjoyed your summer and plan on welcoming fall and winter with a BOZE membership!
To see the complete season of events, please click the link below.
As the upcoming season approaches, a quote I recently read seems approriate for all regardless of goals and abilities:
“Nothing in the world can take the place of perrsistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge
Swim on with persistence and determination!
As summer in Bozeman winds down, so does the 2009/2010 BOZE season. Our final Open Water Swim was Monday, the 16th, and we’d like to thank all who participated on those swims at East Gallatin. And, a HUGE thanks to the coaches who made it possible: Jen, Laurie, Bryce and Jamie.
Our season officially ended this Sunday, August 22nd at Bogert pool with our 9-10:30am workout. We’ll be off for a few weeks before kicking off our 2010/2011 season, which includes hosting the Montana Masters State meet in March…just something to put on your calendars as well as look forward to! Our schedule is to begin workouts on September 8th at MSU on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 pm. Unfortunately, the annual Swim Center closure has been postponed, and the Swim Center will not reopen during this timeframe. We will resume workouts at the Swim Center on Sunday, the 26th, and BOZE will be in full-blown action, 5 days a week, at that point.
Thanks for all you guys do with and for BOZE, and thanks for your participation. Don’t forget about Catapalooza this week, and if you have a chance to stop by or man the booth, PLEASE feel free to drop by. We’ll be at MSU from the 25-27th. And, please pass on the BOZE info and website to anyone who might be interested. Always check www.bozemanmasters.org for up-to-date updates and schedules!
After our final OWS of the 2010 season, thanks to all who participated in and supported the BOZE Open Water Swim season. We had great turnouts and great enthusiasm throughout the summer and are sad to see it come to an end. Our most sincere congratulations to all of our triathletes and open water swimmers…we do this season for you! Also, a HUGE thanks to our coaches, Bryce, Laurie, Jen and Jamie, for being out there week after week blowing up buoys and making these swims happen.
Please take advantage of the final two Sunday morning swims at Bogert pool from 9 – 10:30. Unfortunately, summer swimming in Bozeman is wrapping up, but we thank you for your support!
Directions–go south on Sourdough Rd. to main entrance of Triple Tree Rd. Go up Triple Tree Rd. about 1/2 mile. The last house on the right before you get to the top of the hill. House is green and has an American Flag painted on the garage. Dan’s number is 223-4190.
Hello BOZE swimmers! Sunday July 25th is the Headwaters Half Ironman Triathlon. Putting on a race like this takes a lot of volunteers to handle the swim, bike and run events. We are looking for 25 volunteers to help the athletes. This is not an all day affair. We can use you for whatever part of the race that works for you, check in, swim, bike support, run support, etc. Just let us know and we will do our best to place you where you want. The race starts at 7AM at the East Gallatin Recreation Area in Bozeman. If you can help out, please call or email Laurie Thatcher (firstname.lastname@example.org 406-580-9160).
Tony and Laurie Thatcher
To each and every Bozeman Masters Swimmer over the past 6 or so years: THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to be your coach for so many years. You have become more than team mates, you are part of my family. I have laughed and cried with you. Watched you all become incredible swimmers. I learned how to be a better person. I found out from Dan and Michael what REALLY happens in the mens locker room. I could not have asked for a better group of genuine people to be inspired by. I love you all and will miss you so much. I hope that as you move forward this year that you will continue to inspire and encourage others as you have me. Take care of you. Always a Bozeman Masters swimmer at heart. Coach Jen
Anyone interested in competing this weekend? The Big Sky State Games are rapidly approaching, and there is still time to register. The event is this coming weekend in Billings, the swimming venue is both Saturday and Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Community College. Visit www.bigskygames.org to register. Don’t worry, Triathletes, there is also a triathlon event for anyone not attending Spring Meadow. Any questions, check in with the coach on Thursday evening, or email email@example.com!
Good Luck Spring Meadow-ers!!! Represent BOZE well!!
Congratulations to BOZE members in the Ironman Cour d’Alene and the Treasure State Tri this weekend. Way to represent BOZE! Amazing accomplishments to all! Also, don’t miss out on our Open Water Swims on Monday and Wednesday evenings in this summer heat…Monday was comfortable without wetsuits and a tremendous way to cool off on the dog days of summer, get a great workout in, and meet fellow BOZE teammates. Welcome to all of our new members joining us for OWS and we look forward to seeing you all in the pool, too. BOZE is looking strong and excited about our summer 2010 training! Swim Strong, Swim Altitude!
Its that time of year again! Summertime (I think). BOZE is looking forward to its OWS season at the East Gallatin Recreation Area pond beginning next week Monday, June 21. We will meet at the pond at 6pm on both Monday and Wednesday evenings for the duration of the summer (weather permitting, of course). Hopefully the snow is done for a few months, and the water will continue to warm. Wetsuits required, at least for the first few weeks! Hope to see all of you there!