Chinooks News – January 2019
To participate with the Moscow Chinooks you must be a U.S. Masters Swimming member so that we can rent the UIdaho Swim Center. Please renew your membership at www.usms.org/reg. While you are doing that, please double check all your contact info and communication preferences.
Can’t remember if you renewed already? Check this list.
MCM dues are due when you come back. Do you want to change to an ANNUAL billing cycle? We can do that now! Email Paige (or catch her with a device in her hand…)
Regular morning practices resume on Wednesday, January 2nd (5:30-6:30am)
Regular evening practices resume on Tuesday, January 9th (6:00-7:00pm)
[Last Day for WSU Student Rec Center cheap prices ($3) is December 31st… pool is open 11:00am-6:30pm.]
Monday, January 21st MLK,Jr Day - NO Practice in morning
Here at the cusp of a new year, take a moment to reflect on how much you get from swimming as an activity in your life. Now imagine if you were fearful of the water or simply didn’t know how to swim and after decades of feeling that way were offered a path to discovering some of the enjoyment others get from water play, swimming and aquatic activities.
Adult Learn to Swim is training and programming that can offer adults a way to learn swimming skills. It relies heavily on volunteer effort to organize and offer a series of lessons typically at low or no cost. The Inland Northwest Masters LMSC is offering an ALTS training course in Coeur d’Alene on March 30th.
If you are interested in getting certified as an ALTS instructor and being part of a Chinook-sponsored Adult Learn to Swim initiative in the summer, let Paige know soon so planning can begin!
CdA Kroc Masters are planning a swim meet in February. Date TBD…
Moscow Chinooks should host a meet in our great pool. We are planning to hold the annual “championship” meet on Saturday, April 6th. Mark your calendar!
Also on the radar… Pacific NW Champs in Federal Way April 13-14 and Oregon Champs in Beaverton May 17-19. The Open Water swim season in Oregon looks amazing with no fewer than 7 events including 2 USMS national championships. The 1500 meter in Bend on July 27 is do-able by every Chinook – consider it! It’s part of a fun lakeside series of swim events: Cascade Lakes Swim Series.
Come join us. We’ll be planning our home meet, refining our board governance and lamenting the lack of candidates for our evening coach position (and determining next steps.)