Chinooks News - July 2022 – Part DEUX
All practices move outside on Monday
There are slight changes to practice times:
- MWF: 5:30 – 6:45 AM
- Tu/Th: 6:30 – 7:30 PM free entry during last hour of daily operation – bring ID
- Tu/Th morning practices continue at 5:45 – 6:45 AM
[Did you leave your swim stuff in the Memorial Gym locker rooms? No worries – only the swim center is closed but Mem Gym will be open during the days so you can launch your rescue mission when convenient.]
Jeanne Leffingwell is inviting all Chinooks to a potluck breakfast on her patio across the street from the HLAC right after practice. Address: 835 Mtn View Rd. Opportunities to break bread together have been few during the pandemic, so it will be nice to socialize in the fresh air. Yes Coffee, No Covid. Yes bring something to share, No sharing forks. Yes French toast, No French kissing.
Be sure to welcome Amy Hudson and Stacey Kingsbury to the Chinooks! They converted their trial membership into full-fledged Chinookiness. We have ~4 other people who have finished up their trial week and are considering joining.
The Try Masters Swimming Month campaign happens in July with special advertising paid for by USMS in the area around our participating club. Anyone is welcome to try Chinooks practices for a week at any time. Just have them visit usms.org/try
Anyone want to learn to swim in open water? Let Paige know and we’ll schedule a time to go practice where the Snake River is very shallow.
Saturday, August 6 – Long Bridge Swim – Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint, Idaho
Visit https://longbridgeswim.org/ for information and register to swim at the 27th annual event!
Sunday, August 14 – Coeur d’Alene Crossing – Lake Coeur d’Alene, CdA, Idaho
2.4 mile across the lake or 1.2 mile jump off a boat and swim back to shore. Check out https://cdacrossing.com/ for information and registration. Deadline to register is July 31st. Spectator tickets on the cruise boats are available beginning July 30th.
Roll-the-Bones Swim in the Snake River – Saturday, August 27 * meet at Staples to carpool at 6:50 AM
Let’s go swim from Granite Point to Wawaiwai Landing before the season is out. This is a 2.2 mile swim downriver. Wetsuits not needed. Donuts provided with a special Jelly Roll-the-Bones donut to the first finisher! Not a sanctioned practice or event – just for fun! Friends welcome.
Palouse Sprint Tri registration is open! Sign up for this 500 yd swim, 15 km bike, and 5 km run happening on Saturday, September 10th around Moscow at palousetri.com. If you are not participating/competing, then please help with counting competitors’ laps that morning at HLAC. We need about 15 Chinook volunteers. It’s a great way to meet other Chinooks who may swim in a different lane or on a different day. Mark your calendar for a September 10th morning of cheering and helping. We’re done by 10:15am.
Commuter Overnight/Early AM permits for parking in UI Lot #39 (Gold Lot) are available for the next academic year. If you are not employed by or attending UIdaho, the best plan is to purchase the permit in-person at UI Parking Services located in the Moscow Intermodal Transportation Center on Sweet Avenue (7:30a-4:30p M-F). The cost is $15 if you don’t have a regular annual permit; if so, the CO/E permit is Free. Gold permit holders don’t need to go to the effort of getting the CO/E as in years past.
Don’t put this off until all the UI students return beginning in mid-August!