• CALMers go racing. A team goal for this year is
increased CALM participation in swim meets and open water competitions. We’re off to a good start with CALM swimmers attending at least two swim meets in the month of February
⁃ On February 4, Angela Andelson and George Bartz competed at the USF Valentine’s Affair meet. These two swam in a lot of races, and had some pretty impressive times too:
100 Free: George – 50.67
⁃ 50 Fly: George – 25.77 | Angela – 29.30
⁃ 50 Back: George – 27.61 |
Angela – 32.99
⁃ 100 Fly: Angela – 1:07.15
⁃ 50 Breast: Angela – 38.15
⁃ 50 Free: George – 23.46⁃ 100 IM: George – 59.23
⁃ On February 11, Coach Tiffany led a modest team of 5 swimmers (including your Editor) at
the Albany Splash and Dash Sprint Pentathlon which was held at the brand spanking new Richmond Swim Center on Cutting Boulevard in Richmond. Also enjoying the new pool-and short distances-were Joan Martin, Adrienne
Forkois , Christian Nagler, and Jeremy Cohen.
You can check out their times if you like at https://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/17/ AAA_Sprint_Pentathlon_Results_by_Event.pdf.
⁃ And here’s some upcoming events at which you too can get into the action:
⁃ March 19-CALM Spring Meet!! This one is a must—sign up with Coach Tiffany for relays, if nothing else.
⁃ April 7-9-PMS Short-course Yards Championships at Soda Aquatic Center in Moraga—this is a great opportunity, nearby and and in an excellent facility.
• Quite a few of your teammates have been fine-tuning their racing form at stroke clinics led by Coach Tiffany in February. There’s one more planned for March 12 (IM/Starts/Turns, and breakouts). to put the final polish on your game. Fee will be $10 for CALM members ($30 for non-members). Spencer is working on the registration link now, and we will post it for you once it is up.
We bid a fond farewell to assistant coach Ellie Cope,
who has decided to move on. She will remain on the
sub list of coaches for CALM, but she will no longer
be a regular coach. In her place, we welcome Geof Thomas, who will be coaching with CALM beginning in March. Geof comes with more than 20 years of coaching experience, and should be a strong addition.
• Long course workouts on alternating (mostly) Sunday mornings continue to be a big draw (which is ok, ‘cause it’s a l-o-o-o-o-o-ng pool). Next one is Sunday, March 5. 50 meter laps, people!!
• Heard around the pool…
⁃ Walking wounded report: Dave Duveneck (hip)
and Kate Coleman (shoulder) have made it through surgery and are recovering well. Kate is down one arm (it’s still there, but useless) for another few weeks. She welcomes visitors and, we hear, sometimes feeds them. Dave is already back in the pool, once again demonstrating why he is aka “Super Dave”!
⁃ Also back in the swim, Ricardo Charles after emergency gall bladder surgery (have I got the right bladder, Ricardo?); seems not to have missed a beat, but he is a lot less bilious now.
⁃ Rumor has it that Coach JoAnne Bennett is taking her swim-yoga know-how to greener pastures; something about finding Cal Rec un- responsive to arranging space and time for her. Not to quote our obnoxious tweeter-in-chief, but: SAD!
⁃ For those un-aware (and there may be no one) our Coach Tiffany moonlights (we insist coaching CALM is her day job) helping to coach
the U.S. National Synchro Swim team. Check
her out in this article on Swimming World: https://