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September 11, 2009
- Mountain View Masters Swim Meet and Brunch
- Building Futures Now (BFN)
- Dynamic Duo
- Mavens Water Polo Tournament
- Fitter and Faster Tour
- Killer Quad - Save the Dates
Mountain View Masters Swim Meet and Brunch
It does not get any more convenient than this. We will be hosting the very lively Mountain View swimmers at our pool for a friendly gathering of swimmers, otherwise known as a swim meet. It will be what you make of it. It can be a high level event for you where you work on getting your best time or you can approach it with a relaxed attitude where you are satisfied with the outcome regardless.
There will be a wonderful Sunday Brunch hosted by the Mountain View Masters at the completion of the meet. Including hot and cold food, nutritious and otherwise.
Please RSVP on the evite (currently we have 36 rsvps) that was sent to you, so we can better estimate the food needs. We also request that you bring a family member or friend to enjoy in the brunch and the meet. We will keep them occupied with timing duties.
Date: Sunday September 27, 2009
Time: warm up and swim 7-10 am, food 10-11:30
Create your own 200: TBA
Building Futures Now (BFN)
We need help.
Building Futures Now is a foundation that Menlo Masters began 2 years ago to help kids who really need it. Basically, we adopt 15 new 4th graders every year and commit to their education and social development for the next 12 years.
When I say adopt, I mean we put a great deal of time and energy into developing their academics and assist them in navigating society.
The way Menlo Masters help is through after-school tutors for the education piece and mentors for the social piece. These two components have proven extremely successful in child development.
Last year was our first year of full operation and we had 14 wonderful students paired with 14 outstanding mentors from Menlo Masters. These mentors are people you swim with every day.
This is where the request for help comes in. We have adopted 15 new students this year and we still have the 14 from last year. We need 8 more mentors for the new students this year. And, we need some men.
The mentor commitment is for one year for 3-6 hours per month. This is enough time for a good mentor to change a kidâ?Ts life. And, as we have discovered from last year, change the life of the mentor as well.
Yes, it may be a hassle. Yes, it may not fit nicely into your tight schedule. But, if you can make it work, many individuals benefit.
Menlo Masters has committed to this endeavor for the next 12 years, so this request for help will be an annual occurrence that I know we can fulfill.
For more information on mentoring you can:
1. Contact Tim Sheeper @ firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Contact the director of BFN. Alison Lopez. (ask Tim for email address).
3. Come to a mentors orientation on Thursday, September 17, 6:00-7:30PM
The Dynamic Duo is an annual team event where we pair two swimmers together to compete in a 2000 yard relay race pitted against 10 other equally matched teams. The partnerâ?Ts trade off every 50 yards until 2000 yards has been achieved. It is approximately a 25 minute high intensity, high fun event. Awards are given upon completion of the swim and everyone wins a piece of fruit. The higher your team places in the heat the larger the piece of fruit you win. Watermelons down to kiwi.
Please save the date of:
Saturday October 17, 2009
We will offer 4 Heats which you will have to sign up for via an online forum. (sign-ups are not yet open)
The heats will be:
Sign up for your time slot. You will be paired with a swimmer in your heat that will ensure that all teams have the same chance of winning
Mavens Water Polo Tournament
The Menlo Mavens are the water polo ladies that train and compete out of Burgess Pool under the coaching leadership of Lindsay Holland.
The program grows every year in numbers and strength of players. They even offer coed scrimmages once a month on Friday nights.
The second annual Menlo Mavens water polo tournament will be held at Burgess Pool on Sunday October 11, 2009.
Come out and give it a try or just come out and offer some program support.
Fitter and Faster Tour
Wonderful to see that three Olympians have taken it upon themselves to give back to the sport swimming, because they feel swimming has given them so much.
These three Olympians are traveling around the country sharing the message of fun and involvement. The message is being sent to kids and adults alike. There is a tour stop in town this weekend. Check the included link for more details.
Killer Quad - Save the Dates
The Killer Quad is looming around the corner. If you are planning your holiday swim schedule, these dates will prove useful.
Hour Swim-Halloween-Saturday October 31, 2009
50 x 100's-Thanksgiving- Thursday November 26, 2009
75 x 100's-Christmas-Saturday December 26, 2009
100 x 100's-New Years- Saturday January 2, 2010
Dec 20: Update 12/20/12
Jan 24: Newsletter
Jan 9: Newsletter
Sep 23: Update
Sep 20: 2011 Dynamic Duo Results
Sep 13: Newsletter
Aug 16: Newsletter
Jul 20: Newsletter
Jun 17: Newsflash
May 14: Update
Mar 15: Mid-March Update
Feb 12: Mid-February Update
Jan 31: Newsletter
Jan 13: Newsletter
Sep 28: Newsletter
Jun 7: Newsletter
Apr 22: Update
Mar 18: Newsletter
Jan 29: Newsletter
Oct 22: Newsletter
Sep 18: Update
Sep 11: Newsletter
Mar 6: Newsletter
Feb 11: Newsletter
Dec 31: Update
Nov 21: Newsletter
Oct 13: Dynamic Duo 2008 - Results
Oct 3: Newsletter
Sep 10: Mike Fero Swims Catalina Channel
Sep 8: Newsletter
Aug 14: Update
Aug 8: Newsletter
Jul 25: Update
Jun 27: Newsletter
Jun 17: Newsletter
Jun 6: Swim Meet Update #2
May 27: Newsletter Update
May 17: Newsletter
Apr 18: Masters Newsletter
Mar 21: Newsletter
Dec 27: Menlo Masters 2008 Season Plan
Nov 14: Masters Newsletter
Sep 20: Masters Newsletter Update
Sep 7: Masters Newsletter
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May 21: Masters Newsletter
Apr 23: Masters Updates
Mar 21: Masters Newsletter
Feb 7: February Can Do Team History
Feb 5: Masters Newsletter
Jan 8: Masters Newsletter
Nov 10: Swimmer with a Cause
Oct 9: Dynamic Duo 2006
Jun 21: Long Course Champs - Santa Cruz
May 12: Burgess Pool Update
Apr 24: Menlo Masters Meet Wrap-up
Apr 20: Swim Meet Update
Apr 17: Menlo Masters Meet Update
Apr 14: Meet Update and Burgess Update
Mar 29: Richard 'Dick' Bennet
Mar 24: Masters Newsletter
Mar 3: Updates
Oct 10: Dynamic Duo Results