the North Texas Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC)
Drylands Seminar a Success
By all accounts, the results of the Drylands Seminar earlier this month was very well recieved. That's not surprising given the weather, facility, and content.
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Swimming for the cure
Join swimmers of all ages and skill levels as well as Olympians, as they swim to support breakthrough cancer research. The swim is sponsored by the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.
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Looking for volunteers - Help Prevent Drowning
The Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition has begun parent/caregiver drowning prevention education and will offer our first Safe Swim program in 2 weeks at Woodland Springs HOA in north Fort Worth, the site of 3 drownings last summer. Our program sold out almost immediately.
Following the Woodland Springs program we will move to the east side of Fort Worth, the site of 2 drownings in 8 days this month.
This program is also on its way to selling out. As you can imagine, given that this is a volunteer driven program, we need all hands on deck.
If you are interested in being a "Water Buddy", Please contact Pam Cannell at 817.994.1984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It's December 1 - the year 2012 is rapidly coming to the end. For those who follow the Mayan calander,
perhaps the end of the world. Many of us will want to to reflect on this past year. We'll ask if we met our goals.
Not Tom Barton. His bucket list has been be completed and it's time to start a new one. Tom has completed his backstroke record breaking streak by claiming the 50 SCM Backstroke.
That's it! There are no more backstroke records available to break.
He swam a 29.01 in the 50 SCM backstroke, breaking Philip Djangs previous record of 29.07. Congratulations Tom. Maybe it's time for a different stroke. How about butterfly?
Here are his swims and the previous records.
Mesa Nationals, 2011
- 50 Back (SCY), 26.34 (Philipp A Djang, 26.42)
- 100 Back (SCY), 56.55 (Geoff L Mykleby, 57.34)
- 200 Back (SCY), 2:04.00 (Philipp A Djang, 2:05.90)
- 200 Back (SCY), 2:03.14 (Tom Barton 2:04.00)
- 50 Back (LCM), 30.01 (Gary Hall, 30.09)
- 100 Back (LCM), 1:05.46 (Gary Hall, 1:06.14)
- 200 Back (LCM), 2:23.84 (Jim McConica, 2:25.89)
Rowdy Gaines meet in Orlando in 2011
- 100 Back (SCM), 1:03.29 (Philipp A Djang, 1:03.75)
- 200 Back (SCM), 2:17.04 (Philipp A Djang, 2:19.42)
And, finally, the Conroe ISD pool a couple weeks ago
- 50 back (SCM), 29.01 (Philipp A Djang, 29.07)
Well, a 400 kick for time to be precise. This runs through the month of December, 2012 and costs only $10 to enter.
See the links below:
Richard Stetson Nesbit died peacefully in his sleep Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Memorial service: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. A reception will follow at his home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ric's memory at www.fastswimming.org under the Swim Lessons tab.
Published in the Star Telegram October 24, 2012
A native of Dallas, Mr. Nesbit set a national age group record at age 10 and an American record as a sophomore at Highland Park High School and led the school to three state titles. He was the first Texan to swim the 100-yard breaststroke in under one minute. At A&M and UT-Arlington, he was a 10-time all-American, seven-time NCAA champion, a three-time NCAA record setter and a two-time Olympic trials qualifier. He set American and world records as a U.S. Masters swimmer. Ric coached at all levels for more than 40 years in Texas. He was inducted into the Maverick Athletic Hall of Honor in 1992 and the Texas Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 2009.
Besides swimming, Ric worked for the Fort Worth ISD for a number of years as a Because We Care counselor. After the murder of his daughter, Katy, Ric became the chapter co-founder and co-leader of the former North Texas Chapter of Parents Of Murdered Children. He also worked as a crime victim advocate mostly speaking on victim impact panels all over the state for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Texas Youth Commission for the juveniles. Survivors: His wife of 35 years, Judith Nesbit; daughters, Julie and Aaron Muehlstein, Jennifer Culpepper and Sara and Trey Deaver; brother, Randal Nesbit; sisters, Marty and Rod Gwin, and Rebecca and Gary Bode; grandchildren, Garrett, Grayson and Marissa Muehlstein, Asa and Adin Culpepper and William Deaver; and many other extended family members and friends.
NT LMSC Minutes and By-Laws Update
View the meeting minutes and by-laws from the NT LMSC Board meeting held October 22, 2012. Older meeting minutes may also be foiund in the Document Archive
NT Masters Zone Records
Here are the updated records for individual and relays.
Winter 2012 Newsletter
The current Winter Newsletter is available here. Get a peek into the mind of world record holder Tom Barton (Plano WetCats). That's 6 world records and 3 national records. But who's counting?
2012 USMS Registration
The 2012 USMS Individual Registration Form is now available from our document archives page.
Workshop Videos are LIVE !!
Thanks to all who attended the swim workshop after the SMU meet a few weeks ago, You helped to make that event a big success.NTMasters looks forward to sponsoring more of these workshops in the future.
We would also like extend a very special thank you Liz Kershaw and Steve Morris for taking the time to share their expertise. Well done!
Thanks too, goes out to the Jewish Community center for providing the venue, and to Amy Krajewski, VP Editor of Publicis Dallas for filming the workshop.
Lastly, thanks to Keifer Swim Shop (soon to be the Xtreme Swim Shop) in Plano, for donating three $50 Gift certificates during the DAM swim meet.
For those who could not attend, the sessions are available for viewing on this site. Each session has been separated into "chapters". You can watch any part, or all of it at your leisure. Enjoy!
WORKOUT DESIGN by Steve Morris, coach of the Plano Wetcats.
DRYLAND TRAINING by Liz Kershaw, coach for RACE (Rockwall Aquatics Center of Excellence)
Chairman NT Masters
Joining USMS just got easier!
Thanks to our association with Club Assistant, members can now register online. Fill out your registration form via the secure Web site, pay your fees with your Visa or MasterCard and print a copy of your membership card in one easy transaction. Why wait any longer? Just click here to visit our membership page.
NT LMSC Board Meeting
Minutes from the Dec 11 2010 North Texas Masters board meeting are now available for download. Click on the link below to download the PDF. Previous minutes can be viewed in the document archives page.
11 Dec 2010 NT LMSC Minutes
NT Masters' NEW TRAINING MATERIALS SECTION
NT Masters has added a new training materials section to the site. We are currently featuring Jim Montgomery's new book, Mastering Swimming and Tri Swimming Better - The Triathletes Swim Video by Chuck Burr. Click here to read more.
No other sport or activity produces as many or as varied benefits. Swimming is safe, with less risk of injury than other sports. There are swimming programs for all ages and all levels. Swimming improves your health while you have a great time.
Why swim with North Texas Masters Swimming?
- You will be automatically covered by the group's insurance program which provides accident and liability insurance during all sanctioned swim events and organized workouts.
- You will also receive the USMS sponsored Swim magazine which keeps you informed of the national organization's programs and happenings.
- You will receive the North Texas LMSC's quarterly newsletter which will feature information on local programs and events.
- But above all, the greatest benefits of by being part of North Texas Masters Swimming is pool access, a structured program and camaraderie.
Learn more by visiting About Masters Swimming.