We made it to Cabo! Great job for all of you who swam all those miles! The Cabo party was a huge success. Everyone had so much fun. Will we ever bring MAAC back??
For the 4th of July, MJC will be closed from Friday, July 3rd Saturday, July 4th through Monday, July 6th, meaning there will be no practices these days. On Tuesday, July 7th, the normal practice schedule will resume.
Even if you have already signed up for the Cabo swim make sure to RSVP for the party. To RSVP send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The party in on Saturday, June 27th from 4-8 pm. If you haven’t signed up for Cabo, you can still attend the party! (It’s $10 for the party if you didn’t sign up for Cabo.) You can also bring a guest ($10 per guest)! Please no children. It’s going to be mucho fun!!!
You can now register online for MAAC’s swim meet, which is on Saturday, August 15th. We encourage everyone to sign up online as it saves us a lot of work and potential mistakes typing in entries by hand. So, pick your favorite five events, click on the link, and sign up. We have set a goal of having 50 MAAC swimmers participate in the meet which means there will be a lot of people doing their first ever swim meet. You will not be alone, you will have the support of your teammates, coaches, and the home pool advantage. This is a FUN event and is for everyone! A note about seed times: you need to enter seed times for your events. Keep in mind that for this meet, we turn the lanes 90 degrees and swim 25 meter laps instead of 25 yards. That means your times will be about 10% slower. So, to convert your yard times to meters, just add about 3-4 seconds per 50 yards. Need help with seed times, ask a coach. All events are seeded by time, not age, so if you enter a realistic time, you will be swimming in a heat with people your same speed and makes it fun for everyone.
Sign up here!
After the Saturday morning practice today, MAAC held a meeting regarding volunteering for its annual swim meet held on August 15th. There are a total of 40 volunteer postions that need to be filled. These include:
– Swimmer Check-in Desk
– Goodie Bags
– Relay Administrators
– Results Runners
– Safety Coordinators: Heather
– Hospitality: Dina
– Set Up & Take Down
Great job and congratulations to everyone who swam the Lake Berryessa open water swim! Click here to check out the results.
(Kathy S., Kathy R., Teresa, Byron, Heather, Dee, and Tom finished the swim! Heather, Teresa, Byron, and Kathy S. all set new team records in their age groups.)
It’s been 3 weeks since we started Cabo, and the MAACSwimmer has swam 726 miles and is now swimming in the ocean off the coast of Baja California near El Marron. Keep up the great work!! Only 490 miles left to swim before the Cabo Party on June 27th!
June 7th was MAAC’s 2nd annual rafting trip! 14 people on 2 boats enjoyed the beautiful day on the river and also enjoyed a nice BBQ potluck at Orange Blossom Park. It was a blast!
Our Team Yardage Goal – MJC to Cabo; 1473 Miles = 2,533,560 yards 50 Swimmers @ 51,100 yards…so accept this fun fitness challenge to say,
343,900 yds= 195.4 miles (just outside of Bakersfield)
284.2 miles (Ensenada, Mexico)
TOTAL: 479.6 miles
Open Water Swim at Lake Berryessa, Saturday June 6th, hosted by Davis Masters. This is an official MAAC team event. Sign up now here. If you have never done an open water swim, this is a great place to start with relatively warm water and the team for support. See you there!