Hope 2019 is being good to you all so far. Since last we checked in, the Holiday’s have come and gone–as has yet another fabulously well attended CalM Holidaze party, courtesy of Coach Kendall and his ever welcoming and lovely spouse, Cindy. They not only threw the party, but also documented it better than we could hope to manage, so if you missed it–or would like a recap–just check out the Kendall’s post to the Cal Aquatic Masters group on Facebook (you’ll be glad you did!).
Winter isn’t coming…it’s here! So far, it’s not looking like it’s going to be a drought year. If the weather has your motivation is flagging, we’ve got a few things to pique your interest–in CalM, if not in jumping into a chilly pool when there’s no vitamin D benefits to be had.
First up, there is an update from our Head Coach, including lots of useful information on things in the offing for CalM, for example: the USMS one-hour postal swim. This is your opportunity to see how many laps of a 25-yard pool you can complete in sixty minutes (There may even be a linked social event to relieve the monotony). Also coming down the pike sooner than you think is the CalM spring swim meet (March 24). Time to save the date and start thinking what events you will swim, and how you can help make our annual meet a success once again.
CalM’er Lisa Martinovic sends us a link to an article on–for a change–the benefits of sunshine. Also, check out the latest iteration of the ever-popular Poetry Corner.
Coming soon: a new Member Profile, and the ever fascinating minutes of a CalM Advisory Board meeting; don’t look past them when they come along, though–there are a couple of items of note, including the prospect of welcoming quite a few new (young-ish) members to our team.
2019 looks to be a better year for CalM. We have a full complement of coaches with Head Coach Gaku Ito leading the way; a streamlined Advisory Board, and a lot of energy and ideas to build a team that might eventually approach the best days of its SCAM origins.