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I want to extent big congratulations to Nancy Sterling who competed at YMCA Nationals and Melissa Cullen who swam at Colonies Zone Championships...garnering the first ever points for the Delmarva Dogfish.

... most recent team e-mail:

May 2, 2005
Hi swimmers!

In this month's update...

1.  Success at YMCA Nationals and Colonies Zones Championships
2.  Team picture and WBOC "spots"
3.  Additional practice times
4.  Summer schedule
5.  Team membership now open to Non-Y Members!
6.  YMCA Annual Support donations
7.  On the calendar...

1.  I want to send out congratulations to those who participated in the past
month's "big" meets:  Melissa Cullen and Nancy Sterling.  Melissa swam in
her first Zones meet and came away with two best times, and placed 8th in
the 50 Back, good enough to earn a point for the team!  Nancy had a
fantastic YMCA Nationals meet, besting her times in each individual event as
well as relay splits!  Way to go Dogfish!

2.  I am close to unveiling a new team website, but I need your help!  We
need a good team picture, hopefully at a practice with strong turnout.  So,
let's get a big turnout on Thursday this week, and I will take a few action
shots as well as a group shot!  In addition to the exposure the website will
provide, WBOC has asked to do two live spots about the team and the recent
successes.  We are tentatively looking at one of the practices during the
week of May your email for more information!

3.  I am pleased to announce that I have secured additional practice times
on Tuesday and Thursday, at 7 am, after the regular workout time.  This
practice will be geared toward shorter total distances and only last about
45 minutes.  Please come and try it out...especially if you have been
putting it off for whatever reason...this is a great time to get started!

4.  Our summer schedule is soon upon us...beginning as soon as the outdoor
pool is open, we'll move all our "early" practices outside to where we'll
get six lanes.  7 am workouts will be either inside or moved earlier and
practice with the whole team.  It will be great to get some fresh air while
getting some solid workouts in!

5.  I am pleased to announce that, at least for the summer session, YMCA
membership is NOT required to swim with the team.  Prices are still to be
determined so please let me know if you or anyone you know may be
interested.  I think this will be a great way to grow the team.

6.  I would like to make a donation from the Masters Swim Team to the YMCA
for their Annual Support funding drive.  I know that you all have lots of
other things going on, but just a few dollars would be a great way to not
only continue our program, but help the Y grow in years to come.  If you can
help out, it is much appreciated!

7.  Coming up in the next couple of months...

USMS Nationals, May 19-22, Ft. Lauderdale
Columbia Triathlon, May 22, Columbia, MD
Pocomoke Triathlon, June 4, Pocomoke YMCA
Eagleman Triathlon, June 12, Cambridge, MD
Terrapin Cup, Long Course Swim Meet, June 19, College Park, MD

See you wet!

Coach Steve

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