• CALM post-meet team party—A modest (in number
only) gaggle of CALMers gathered at the Sports Basement to celebrate a successful spring meet on Saturday 4/22. There was lively conversation! There was shopping to the tune of a 20% discount in honor of the occasion. There was pizza and salad and beer and other beverages! There was a hotly contested match of corn hole—and if you’re wondering what that is, you’re not from east of the rockies and you’ll just have to find someone who is to explain it to you. There was also a presentation from Water World Swim, a Masters group specializing in organizing SF Bay swims and workouts in the Bay (our own Angela Andelson recently became a coach). Check them out
at https://waterworldswim.com/. We also heard from Amy Krakauer of Swim Across America, about the 12th Annual SF Bay Swim to benefit cancer research. Find out about this popular event that benefits a worthy cause at http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/ site/TR/OpenWater/SanFrancisco? pg=entry&fr_id=4371. For our teammates who were regrettably absent from this shindig, here’s a taste of what you missed:
• Temescal/CALM masters dual meet—the Temescal Masters soundly defeated CALM in a dual meet Sunday April 24 at the Live Oak Pool in Oakland. CALM earned zero points on zero swims. Looked like a good time anyway. Let’s invite them for a rematch at Spieker—if they don’t show we’ll be tied.
• PacMasters Short Course Yards Championships—at the Soda Aquatic Center in Walnut Creek, April 7-9, were—once again—a sodden affair. Still, six CALM swimmers braved the weather to compete: Alexis Colley, Jerry Jimenez, Ryan Monaghan, Bill Pease, Tim Sundrup and Drew Swartz. Notably, Ryan Monaghan took a first in the 1K free (11:47.14)and second in the 50-fly (27.46); other top 3 finishes in their respective age-groups were Bill Pease with a 2nd place in the 1650-free (21:37.87), and Drew Swartz with a 2nd in the 50-back (26.98). Well done, all of you!
- USMS National Championships, in Riverside, CA April 27-30. We have no one entered—the East Bay banner will be carried on by the likes of WCM, MEMO and, yes, even BAM (1 swimmer). ‘Nuf said.
- Open water—coming up May 20 the open water season starts with Spring Lake in Santa Rosa (https:// www.clubassistant.com/club/m.cfm?c=2312); looking ahead to June there’s Lake Berryessa (https:// www.clubassistant.com/club/form/register_now.cfm? c=1741&smid=8945) and Lake Del Valle (https:// www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=dvowf). Coach Tiffany is also working on a second team for the Lake Tahoe Relay Swim—let her know if you’re interested.
- Speaking of open water—on Sunday, April 23 we transformed Spieker pool into an open water training venue (also known as the Indy 500 workout):
It’s a lotta fun, and there were no crashes. Coach Tiffany will be mixing in a few more of these with the regular long-course workouts during open-water season.
Heard around the pool…
⁃ Wedding bells (again?)—former member Jessica Weddle (1:30 lane; mornings) was married the weekend of April 22-23 on her fiancé, Clemond’s family farm outside Paris, France. Congratulations Jessica and Clemond! (One doesn’t have to quit CALM to get married, but apparently it helps).
- ⁃ Another former teammate, Luca Malagnini is back in town, visiting from his native Italy. After undergoing shoulder surgery earlier this year, he’s not yet ready for the rigors of CALM workouts (rigors? really?), but he’s back in the pool. He returns to Italy early in May, where he and his wife are expecting a new baby. Congrats, Luca, and be sure to come back and show off the new offspring.
- ⁃ Rumor has it that general cleanliness conditions at Golden Bear have deteriorated to the point that there is a movement to gather rubber gloves, TSP and scrub-brushes and clear the dust of the lockers and grime from the grout ourselves (this thought originates from the distaff side of the pool; the men’s locker room is probably worse, but apparently men don’t see these things). Cal may not approve…oh my!
- ⁃ A fond farewell to Tim Sundrup, who is returning to Ohio soon, and on to Spain to finish his theological studies after that. Come back any time, and let us know what you’re doing.
- ⁃ And now for something completely different…