March 2010 e-News

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New Masters Clubs
MSAIn the last three months there have been four new masters clubs join the organisation. The Van Diemans an online club for Tasmania, Castle Hill RSL in New South Wales and Herbert River Masters and the Gateway Allstars in Queensland.
To read a brief profile on each of these clubs CLICK HERE
2010 National Championships
National ChampionshipsThe 2010 National Championships entries have now closed. Tasmania has received over 560 individual entries to the event with 160 members taking advantage of the new online entry option. For an updated report on the preparationsCLICK HERE
Re-elected National Board Members
Craig & DavidCraig Smith and David Cummins were re-elected for a further two year term on the National Board of Management in January. To learn more about Craig and David CLICK HERE
Vorgee Club Health Check winners and new award criteria
The first Vorgee Club Health Check competition has closed and the winners are:
Surrey Park Seahorses (VIC) & Wests Auburn (NSW)
CLICK HERE to read a little about each club.Vorgee logoThere is a new challenge for you to win $250 for your Club. Do some promotion, increase your membership & the $$$ maybe yours.
CLICK HERE to read the award criteria & download the entry form.
Youngest masters swimmers talk swimming
Marty 18Since the introduction of masters swimming membership for swimmers who have attained 18yrs, there has been an influx of youth into clubs across Australia.  Masters Swimming Australia spoke to some of these young swimmers to find out why they have joined and to give other clubs some ideas of how to encourage more young people to join. CLICK HERE to read the  full article.
Warren Cassidy profile
Warren CassidyWarren Cassidy from Fremantle Masters Swimming Club has been selected to officiate at the 5th FINA World Masters Championships to be held in Sweden in July 2010.
Warren has been a very active supporter of masters swimming since 1994 in the pool, ocean swimming, coaching, officiating and administrating at the Freo Club. Now he is off to his fifth world championships to swim and to act as a volunteer official.Warren attributes his increased fitness level to beng a masters swimming member. He is now swimming greater distances and he has enjoyed being involved in his club and events. He pays credit to Dr Kay Cox, Gail Grey and Judith Crawford for all the hard work that they have done in educating and supporting the WA masters members. Congratulations on your appointment Warren!
WA report
Nick Wyatt MM winnerTo read the latest about what is happening in Western Australia CLICK HERE
Coaching – Shoulders Get Older
CoachingSome Masters are amongst the first generation of people to exercise for an entire lifetime. Shoulders bear the brunt of all this swimming. As people age, their bodies and shoulders will inflame more easily. A swimming stroke that produced speed and no pain at an earlier age might cause trouble later.  To read this entire article by Patrick DevineCLICK HERE
Swimwear update
Tech officialsFor an updated report by Gary Stutsel, Chair of the National Technical Committee; on open water swimsuit rules, pool swimwear and modesty garments . CLICK HERE
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Next Publication
The next publication of Masters Swimming e-News will be in June. Submissions are due for consideration by the 4th of June
* New Masters Clubs
* 2010 National Championships
* Re-elected National Board members
* Vorgee Club Health Check winners
* Youngest masters swimmers talk swimming
* Warren Cassidy profile
* WA report
* Coaching – Shoulders get older
* Swimwear
* Vorgee
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