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St. Pete Masters Newsletter
January 2013
Volume 3, Issue 1
St. Pete Masters
Newsletter
It’s the End of World as We Know It.
And I feel fine!
So we all thought (“we” meaning mostly those Doomsday
preppers) that the world might end on December 21, 2012.
Yet, here we are amid the month of January 2013 still alive
and kicking. I’m glad the Mayans had it all wrong and we can
continue to live in and love this beautiful city and enjoy the scenic views
from Northshore pool. Make sure you join our St. Pete Masters page to
see some amazing pictures posted by the morning swimming group.
With a new year comes a fresh start for us all. Mentally, physically, and
emotionally, we have a chance for change or a rejuvenated appreciation
for what is already great in our lives. For all of you that made your annual New Years resolution, hopefully that included being healthy and dedicated to your swimming life. Now is the time to set the tone for the rest
of the year. What goals do you have for your swimming? Think about
what you might want to tackle this year that you have never done before. Sign up for that 400 IM at the Spring Short Course meet or maybe
just the 50 free as your debut for competing! Do something new and
push yourself to grow as an athlete.
Just a reminder to all you readers, we are always looking for input or ideas for columns. Please e-mail [email protected] if you are interested
in writing an article or if you have a great idea for a story.
www.stpetemasters.org
Inside this issue
3000/6000 Recap........................ 2
Coach Fred Lewis Honored ......... 3
Frogman Results ......................... 3
Calendar of Events ...................... 5
Welcome New Members!
Adam Hopkins (30-34)
Cheryl Kupan (45-49)
Shannon Mahaffey (35-39)
Peter McCandless (55-59)
Jack Pyhel (65-69)
Tara Quinn (18-24)
Steven Ray (35-39)
Lizzy Wells (18-24)
2013 Renewals
Don’t forget to do your
2013 USMS Renewal. Registration forms can be
found on the USMS website. Please fill out, enclose
a check for $58.00 made
out to St. Pete Masters and
return to Patty by mail, in
person or drop in the SPM
mailbox at the pool.
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE
ONLINE REGISTRATION
SERVICE. Thank you for
your cooperation.
2013 Happenings
The end of 2012 and fresh start with 2013 have shown themselves to be successful for our dedicated SPM swimmers.
3000/6000 Results
From September 15 until November 15 quite a few of our team members
tackled the 3000/6000 Postal National Championship event. Some even had
to do more than a few extra yards to get the 6000 event completed. Melissa
Harasz and Dawn Clark attempted the 6000 on a thunderstorm-threatening
Sunday morning and got about 5000 into it and the skies opened up, forcing
them to abandon the event. So, the following Friday they both jumped back
in at 5:30 in the morning and got it done. Not fun having to do that much
yardage at race pace twice in one week! Results are in and congratulations to
everyone on a job well done:
Individual Top Ten results for the 3000 – Adrienne Forkois (30-34) – 4th, Dawn
Clark (45-49) – 6th, Melissa Harasz (50-54) – 10th, Storm Eddy (60-64) – 6th,
Sandy Steer ( 70-74) – 4th, Josh Smith (40-44), 10th, Steve Freeman (55-59) –
10th, Bob Aldrich (60-64) – 8th, Bob Beach (80-84) – 1st All-American!
Relay Top Ten results for the 3000 – 25+Women (Forkois, Clark, Harasz) – 2nd,
45+ Women (Kline, Nardozzi, Eddy) – 5th, 35+ Men (Smith, Harasz, Davies) –
3rd, 55+ Men (Kennedy, Freeman, Aldrich) – 4th, 25+ Mixed (Forkois, Smith,
Nardozzi, Davies) – 2nd, 45+ Mixed (Clark, Harasz, Kennedy, Freeman) – 4th,
55+ Mixed (Aldrich, Eddy, Steer, Aldrich) – 2nd
Individual Top Ten results for the 6000 – Dawn Clark (45-49) – 5th, Melissa
Harasz (50-54) – 5th, Sandy Steer (70-74) – 1st All-American!, Tim Kennedy (5559) – 7th, Bob Beach (80-84) – 1st All-American!
Relay Top Ten results for the 6000 – 45+ Women (Clark, Harasz, Steer) – 3rd,
45+ Mixed (Clark, Harasz, Kennedy, Beach) – 4th
SPM Annual
Banquet February 23rd
The St. Pete Masters annual
banquet on Saturday,
February 23rd. This is
always a fun evening of
food, drinks and companionship, so hope you can
join us. As always, we try to
keep the price reasonable
and look for a great turnout. We will also send an
Evite invitation and reminders as the date draws near,
but if you can send the reservation in advance, either
by mail or drop in the SPM
mailbox, we would appreciate it.
It’s a BOY!
Congratulations to team
members, Rebecca & Jay
Hansen, and their three
children, Karrington,
Brinkleigh, and Sawyer, on
the birth of their son,
Sutton Jay on December
6th.
2
An Olympic Honor for Coach Fred Lewis
At the 2012 SPA Holiday Breakfast Brad Snyder, former SPA swimmer, made an unexpected appearance. After SPA and high school, Brad went on to
swim for and graduate from the United States Naval
Academy and then serve in Afghanistan. While in
Afghanistan in 2011, he stepped on an IED
(Improvised Explosive Device) which took his sight in
both eyes as well as other injuries. After recovering
from his injuries, he returned the pool where SPA
coach Fred Lewis helped him return to the water and
swimming. Lieutenant Snyder was named to the
2012 U.S. Paralympic Team and competed in the
2012 Summer Paralympics in London. Winning two
gold medals and one silver medal, Lieutenant Snyder
was chosen to carry the United States flag at the
closing ceremonies.
Coaches of athletes who win Olympic medals are not
awarded honors by the International Olympic Committee. The United States Olympic Committee decided in 2008 to correct this omission with respect to
U.S. athletes by creating “The Order of Ikkos”. Ikkos
was the first recorded Olympic coach in ancient
Greece and was known for his coaching ability. The
Order of Ikkos offers the athletes an opportunity to
recognize their coaches for their leadership and inspiration. Athletes are allowed to recognize a coach
for each medal won. Lieutenant Snyder’s appearance at the breakfast was for the purpose of presenting Coach Lewis with the Order of Ikkos Medal
for his work in helping Lieutenant Snyder return to
swimming. Congrats to Coach Fred on such a prestigious honor.
*Taken from SPA website
Hour Swim Recap
We welcomed long-time USMS
member, Cheryl Kupan to our
team with the Hour Swim. In all
of her years competing, she has
never done this event. Steve
Freeman (55-59) and Paula Texel
(40-44) had their best ever Hour
Swims. Steve did a little over
4,500 and Paula a little over
4,600. Jim Montante scheduled
his swimming comeback with the
2013 Hour Swim. It was Jim’s
first workout in 2 years. Monica
Bradley completed 3,000 yards
this year, she is 8 months pregnant - her due date in midFebruary. Peter Betzer (70) completed his hour as repeat 400
IM's. Carl Selles and Charlotte
Petersen turned in outstanding
swims, both chasing USMS
marks. Youngster Sarah Kwon
finished with 4,525 and Adrienne
Forkois was not far behind with
4,325. And then there is Ted
Bradley with a goal of 5,400+ but
falling short with a respectable
5,260.
3
Frogman Swim
On Sunday, January 13 – at least 9 SPM swimmers joined 130 other swimmers
along the ‘red neck Riviera’ (Gandy Beach) to plunge into the not so icy waters of
Tampa Bay in the 4th Annual Tampa Bay Frogman 5K Swim. This was a local fundraising swim to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. Yes, we were blessed with 68’f
water, sunny skies and a light chop, but darn that outgoing tide was, well…. Many
of us were glad to leave our wetsuits in the car. Dawn Clark was the first SPM
women out of the water in 1hr 19m; followed by Melissa Harasz, Laura Kaleel and
finally Christine Swanson. Rumor has it Laura and Christine were busy looking at
critters on the bottom of the bay. On the men’s side the results indicate that Bryant Davies was first out in 1hr9m – really Bryant you need to move up to the shark
lane after that performance…. Phil and Melissa Harasz duked it out as they
crossed the bay with Phil coming out victorious. Chris Quilty finished on the heels
of Phil and Pat Marzulli showed that he is in great shape with a 1hr 31m swim
across the bay. Ron Collins, Chris Burke, Bob Aldrich, Cathy Selles and the rest ~
thank you for escorting us safely across the bay.
2013 Calendar
January
1
1-31
2013 USMS Renewals
due NOW!
Hour Swim (info at
www.usms.org)
February
9-10
SUN Masters
Valentine Meet –
Clearwater
9
LMSC Awards
Banquet
23
SPM Banquet
March
22 – 24
April
20
May
4
9-12
15Sept 15
June
5-13
July
13-14
August
3-4
7-11
SPM 43rd Annual SCY
Championships
Tampa Bay Marathon
Swim
Hurricane Man Open
Water Swim
Spring Nationals –
Indianapolis, IN
5K/10K
Postal Swim (info at
www.usms.org)
Pan Am Masters
Championships Sarasota
SPM Long Course
Championships
Dog Days of Summer
LCM Meet Clearwater
USMS Long Course
Nationals, Mission
Viejo, CA
Happy Birthday to YOU!
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
5
Carl Selles
6
Todd Fedyszyn
11
Tim Hudson
12
Davenia Navaroli
14
Rupesh Patel
15
JoAnn Harrelson
17
Jeff Johnson
Claudia Junqueira – 50*
23
Herbie Euler – 45*
25
Sara Wolski
28
Adrienne Forkois
Christine Kirchner
Rich Knipe – 50*
Sean McKee
30
Lori Leadbetter
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
1
Vance Eaddy – 65*
2
Nathaniel Waring
6
Bob Aldrich
7
Katy Alexander
11
Anthony “Sully” Sullivan
12
Michelle Maloy
14
Rob Tullman
17
Steve Freeman
18
Jessie Sereda – 25*
19
Cynthia Kesty
Carol McKenna
23
Damian Cullom
24
Patti Farese
Dan Runyon – 50*
27
Nancy Eaddy
28
Brian Vaile
Matt Weidner
MARCH BIRTHDAYS
7
Marc Fleckner
8
Darren Leverenz
9
Mindy Harvard
10
Dan Newhaller
11
Livia Zien
12
Dan Nardozzi
16
Melissa Harasz
18
Lizzy Wells
21
Patrick Mannion
23
Gail Lohman
Barbara McNulty
Rick Stefanescu
25
Vicki Quail
26
Phyllis Scheidt
27
Patricia Euler – 40*
28
Laura Albee
Lisa Plescia
29
Mark Allen
30
Krystal Colello
Amanda Shirley – 25*
September
153000/6000
Nov 15
Postal Swim (info at
www.usms.org)
October
5
11-13
Tropical Splash Open
Water Swim - Sarasota
Rowdy Gaines SCM
Meet - Orlando
November
1
Begin 2014 Renewals
9-10
Shark Tank SCM Meet Sarasota
SPM Officers
President
Women’s Vice President
Men’s Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Head Coach
Assistant Coach
Melissa Harasz
Christine Kirchner
Steve Freeman
Adrienne Forkois
Kevin Mooren
Fred Lewis
Patty Nardozzi
Board of Director
Bob Aldrich
Gary Bastie
Peter Betzer
Kern Davis
Colleen Egan
Harold Ferris
Katy Kline
Kristen Nardozzi
Sandy Steer
Sarah Swoch

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