Dara Torres Clinic — Another Boze Opportunity!

NEWS FLASH!  United States Masters Swimming is now working with Toyota to conduct a number of Masters Swim Clinics featuring Dara Torres.  Dara Torres will be competing for an unprecedented, and amazing, 5th Olympic team at the Olympic Trials in Omaha this week.  As a proud sponsor of USA Swimming and Dara Torres, Toyota has offered to sponsor a number of clinics with Dara Torres.  Toyota will be selecting the host United States Masters Swimming Clubs based upon the number of requests on their web site.  Click on http://www.toyotaswimming.com/mastersswimming/, get LOUD, and do it often. Toyota wants to hear from BOZE members and WHY Toyota should bring the Clinic with Dara Torres to the Bozeman Masters Swim Club.  Be creative.  The club that generates the most requests may be getting a visit from one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers in history.  Spread the word, brainstorm ideas, encourage BOZE teammates to go to the Toyota web site, and let’s maximize our Clinic selection chances!  Coach Elizabeth says, “MAKE SOME NOISE!  Let’s get her here!!!”

Dara Torres — A Swimmer of a Certain Age
New York Times Magazine
June 29th, 2008 



USA Olympic Team Trials BBQ Sunday!


USA OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS POTLUCK BBQ – This Sunday, June 29th, 5:00 PM – Dougherty Residence
Weeklong Television Coverage Starts Sunday Night, and Continues Every Night @ 6:00 PM Mountain!
Michael & Heidi Dougherty will have their grill and television fired up.  Bring your own drinks, meat for the grill, and a side dish to share.  The Doughertys will provide buns and condiments.  Michael will make Mojitos, if you want to bring white rum.  Looks like the finals for Men’s 400 IM, 400 Free and Women’s 400 IM are on tap.  Phelps, Lochte, Vendt, Vanderkaay, Keller, Hoff, and Sandeno on-deck.  Get psyched!
TV Broadcast Schedule — www.usaswimming.org/USASWeb/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=0&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en-US&ItemId=1990&mid=2943
Events Schedule — www.usaswimming.org/usasweb/_Rainbow/Documents/2953cb49-f42a-42db-b656-2dc76120d3e8/Trials%20Event%20Order.pdf
Psych Sheets — www.usaswimming.org/USASWeb/_Rainbow/Documents/62596663-6b19-4c96-b628-eefb9c064290/Psych%20Sheet_US%20Olympic%20Team%20Trials.pdf

OPEN WATER SWIM – Tomorrow, Friday, June 27th, 6:00 PM – East Gallatin Recreation Area
Bring your wetsuit!
The Coaches will lead this combination of an initial OWS clinic and training session.  Should be a fun way to end the work week!

DRYLAND TRAINING – This Saturday, June 28th, 8:00 AM – Peet’s Hill
Meet in the Parking Lot South of the Library, at the Base of Peet’s Hill!
Coach Minde had us outside last week, running bleachers and strengthening our core.  This week, the Club will rendezvous at Peet’s Hill for even more fun and fitness variety, outdoors!

5th ANNUAL BOZE PICNIC – Saturday, August 16th, 5:30 PM – Hayes Residence
Families and Children Welcome!  Put the Event on Your Calendar!
The Bozeman Masters Swim Club and Bozeman Triathlon Club invite you to its annual potluck picnic and fueling session.  Bozeman Masters members, Bozeman Triathlon Club members & Treasure State Triathlon competitors, including their families and children, are welcome!  Montana Molly and Tom Hayes are once again hosting the event.  The picnic is scheduled for Saturday evening, August 16th at 5:30 PM.  That’s the evening before the Treasure State Triathlon.  It should be another fun-filled, potluck fueling session.  Be there!

MAKE IT HURT ON THE DIRT OFF-ROAD DUATHLON – Friday, July 4th, Homestake Lodge
Duathlon is Back for 2008!
Sponsor Homestake Lodge is hosting the event on Homestake Pass near Butte, MT. Racers may either compete as individuals or in teams.  There are classes for adults and two junior categories. After the event, there will be a barbecue, beverages, and music.  Adult distances are 9 miles/bike, and 4 miles/run.  The Under 10 Junior Course is 2 miles/bike, and 1 mile/run; the under 14 Junior Course is 4 miles/bike and 2 miles/run. Terrain is a combination of logging roads, trails, and single track suitable for most riders and runners.  Adult Individual – $30.00, Adult Relay – $35.00, Youth – $12.50, additional barbecue ticket $7.50 (1 bbq ticket included with race entry).  Juniors start at 9:00 AM and Adults start immediately following the Junior finish. Register on active.com at the following link, www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1553836.  Paper entry forms are available at www.homestakelodge.com.  Race day registration is available and it is the same price.  Please arrive by 8:30 AM on the day of the event to register.  Directions: Exit 233 off I-90, get on FS 240 at the cattle guard on the South side of the interchange.  Travel for 3 miles until the Homestake Lodge Road is on the right.


Sunday 9:00AM – 10:30AM Bogert Pool. Pool Blanket Removal Starts @ 8:30AM.  Help!
Tuesday 7:30PM – 9:00PM Bozeman Swim Center
Thursday 7:30PM – 9:00PM Bozeman Swim Center
Saturday 8:00AM – 9:00AM Gold’s Gym — Dryland

Teammate Jamie Kujawa has volunteered to coordinate with BOZE teammates interested in participating in the following swim events.  Please contact Jamie for event information, entry forms, possible car pooling, accommodation suggestions, etc.  Jamie’s email address is jkujawa22@yahoo.com.  Thanks Jamie!

USMS Events:
7/19-20 – Big Sky State Games, Billings.  www.bigskygames.org.
8/16 — **Social** Annual BOZE Picnic, Hayes Residence.
8/24 – Whitefish Lake Swim, Whitefish.  h.apple@bresnan.net.
8/27 – BOZE Launches 2008/2009 Program, Catapalooza, Montana State University, Bozeman.  www.montana.edu/catapalooza/.

Other Noteworthy Regional USMS Events:
8/3 – USMS 2008 3-6 Mile Open Water National Championships (5K) & Cascade Lakes Swim Festival – Elk Lake, Bend, OR.
8/14-17 – USMS 2008 National Championships (LCM) – Mount Hood Community College, Mount Hood, OR

Other Noteworthy Regional Events:
7/20 – Steve Omi Memorial Open Water Swim – Coeur d’Alene, ID.  www.steveomi.org.
8/2 – Polson Bay Water Daze, Polson.  www.mvaquatics.org.
8/2 – Long Bridge Swim – Sandpoint, ID.  www.sandpoint.org/longbridgeswim.

These are the same hugely popular Patagonia shirts sold during the Montana Masters Swimming Championships, but customized for BOZE.  BOZE logo on the front.  SwimStrong, SwimAltitude on the back. Women’s style in Marina Blue.  Men’s Style in the darker Channel Blue. $25 each.

As a reminder, please regularly check this website for updates at http://www.bozemanmasters.com.  The Club has shifted to a blog-based platform. The blog will be our primary communication tool, and emails like this one, will be secondary and not always possible.

It’s Official! Over 30-Members Strong, Bozeman Triathlon Club Is An Official USAT Club, A First for Bozeman!  According to USA Triathlon (www.usatriathlon.org), no matter what level of experience, from newbie to pro, your triathlon experience will be enhanced by joining a club.  You will train smarter, harder and have more fun with people of a like mind.  Clubs are where fun happens, where you can get together to train and party.  USAT actively promotes clubs.  If you are interested in more information about the Bozeman Triathlon Club, please contact Club Coordinator Sherri Pearson at sw1078@hotmail.com or Art Thompson at art.thompson@yahoo.com.

Noteworthy Montana Triathlons:
7/13 – Spring Meadow Triathlon, Helena
7/20 – Big Sky State Games Triathlon, Billings
8/17 – Treasure State Triathlon, Bozeman
9/6 – MTCC Garden City Triathlon, Frenchtown (Missoula)

With respect to the BOZE program, the Committee tries to “Keep It Fresh.”  To do so, thanks go to our ever growing list of BOZE volunteer contributors, our “Steering Committee.”  If you see a Club need, or would like to volunteer in additional ways, or have a special talent that could help the team, please let us know!

Swim Coach Jen Masquelier
Swim Coach Lee Cook
Swim Coach Jake Cook
Swim Coach Dan Behr
Swim Coach Bryce Scala
Swim Coach Lisa Lee
Swim Coach Elizabeth Gilje
Dryland Training Coach Minde Erickson
Event Coordinator Jamie Kujawa
Webmaster Chad Hutchens
Photographer Lawrence Sampson
Race Director Furry Fulton
Records Keeper Elizabeth Gilje
Registrar Sherri Pearson
Treasurer Rob Knapp
Sponsors Art Thompson
Communications Art Thompson
General Counsel Jeremy leFeber
BOZE @ MSU Student Chapter Coordinator Jeff Bahr
BOZE @ MSU Student Chapter Coordinator Brian Christiansen
Socialite Dan Behr — Holiday Party
Socialite Jim Dugan — St. Patty’s Day Party
Socialite Molly Hayes — Annual Picnic
Big Sky Wind Drinkers Liaison – Bob Wade
Bozeman Triathlon Club Coach Laurie Thatcher
Bozeman Triathlon Club Coordinator Sherri Pearson
Bozeman Triathlon Club Running Coach Justin Mellmann
Bozeman Triathlon Club Volunteer Ryan Takeshita

AquaRoc 5000 Results

JUNE 8, 2008

Congratulations to all the long distance swimmers in the final event of our 2007-2008 Endurance Series.  Seventeen swimmers participated in the highly specialized, super long distance AquaRoc 5K Endurance Swim – 11 as individuals and six as relay teams.  This is an increase from last year’s numbers when we had 6 individual entrants and seven relay participants.  Lee Cook finished first with a time of 1:15:31, holding a pace of 1:31 per 100 meters.


Listed by Place, Name, Age, Team, Time (h:mm:ss), Pace per 100 m (m:ss), 2007 time (h:mm:ss) if applicable.


1. Lee Cook, 29, BOZE, 1:15:31, 1:31

2. Denise DeLuca, 46, BOZE, 1:17:56, 1:34, 1:18:34

3. Bryce Scala, 35, BOZE, 1:22:22, 1:39, 1:20:19

4. Nichole Scala, 34, BOZE, 1:22:29, 1:39

5. Kittrick Rhodes, 22, BOZE, 1:23:37, 1:40

6. Kate McIvor, 44, HLNA, 1:28:54, 1:47, 1:31: 17

7. Greg Benjamin, 37, BOZE, 1:38:26, 1:58

8. Kendall Child, 38, Unat., 1:39: 27, 1:59

9. Stephanie McDowell, 29, Unat., 1:39:27, 1:59

10. Jonathan Jorgenson, 24, BOZE, 1:50:45, 2:13

11. Todd Vralstead, 37, Unat., 1:53:06, 2:16


1. Michael Dougherty & Jamie Kujawa, BOZE, 1:13:55, 1:28

2. Sherri Pearson & Jennifer Fulton, BOZE, 1:34:30, 1:53

3. Art Thompson & Jeremy Lefeber, BOZE, 1:36:51, 1:56

Denise DeLuca, Bryce Scala, Nichole Scala and Kate McIvor are the select few who completed all three Endurance Series Events as individual entrants. A special congratulations to these four swimmers.