Fun annual swim to close out the year. Usually see lots of DC Tri folks out here for this.
New Year fun swim consisting of 2013 yards x 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 (your choice)!
The distance can be swum in any manner: in intervals, as one continuous swim, as a workout, or with equipment.
Date: December 31, 2012 10AM-2PM.
Location: Eppley Recreation Facility pool at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.
Information: Jim Nealis (jenealis AT aol DOT com)
Fees: $9 entry fee (entries received by Dec 28)
Checks should be made payable to: Terrapin Masters Swim Club.
Deck entrants will be charged $12.
Facility: The University of Maryland Eppley Recreation Facility features 2 indoor pools: one 50 meter pool and a 25 yard instructional pool. Parking is available in lot 2 behind the facility.
. From I-95 (Capitol Beltway) take Route 1 South (towards College Park).
. Turn right on University Boulevard (Route 193) heading west.
. Turn left on Stadium Drive.
. Turn right on Valley Drive from the circle (3/4 of the way).
. After 50 yards (at the fork in the road), bear left and go down the hill into Lot 2.
. The facility is on your right.
Unfortunately I emailed the Terrapin Masters a couple weeks ago, and they said the swim is canceled this year. (Maybe something has changed?)
On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 10:06 PM, cherylw wrote:
Sorry. There will be no Swim in the New Year this year due
to work being done on the pool. I hope to see you next
I'm thinking about doing this swim anyway, at another pool. Is anyone else planning to get together at another location for it!?
I was planning on a 10k swim on Tuesday. But was just going to do it at my gym pool. I need to make up for my lack of swimming this week while in TX due to a lack of pool.
If you want company for 10k, I will be at Wilson in the morning doing 100x100.
I'm up for a 10k. I was thinking about doing it at Yorktown in Arlington. It's pretty new and a totally awesome pool, albeit 25 yards.
Btw Wilson will be set up as a 25 yd on Tuesday. Perhaps we should go for Monday?
You say "set up as 25 yd on Tuesday" as if it is a bad thing. You feel that extra 10%, particularly long course.
I think my knees were sore after that many flip turns last year. UMD was setup 25yd in 2012 and the pool temp was way too warm.
Takoma Park has a fifty. Never swam there before...
Bummer ... I was so ready for that 10k swim at my alma mater. I guess it wasn't meant to be :)
Ed ... Takoma Park has a fifty, but I've never seen it in that configuration in all the times that I've been there.
Takoma never switches to 50m unless there is a meet there. It's always set to 25 yard. It's a really nice facility though.
From its website: "50-meter", for competitions at least, but I take your words for it, and it'd be fun to swim long somewhere one of those days.
Edit: I'll push back to 9:30ish. Need to get home before 1:30.
Tomorrow Morning at 9:30. Wilson Pool. 200x50 (Just kidding it'll probably be a mixed set TBD).
Unofficial Official Swim in the Year.
10 x 400
10 x 300
10 x 200
10 x 100
200's alt IM/free
100's alt kick swim EZ
I'll be there from 11 am - 2 pm with at least one other DC Tri clubber, for anybody interested.
Will the annual Swim In The New Year event be making its triumphant return to the University of Maryland's Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium this year!? It would be a great way to put down a ton of swim mileage as a club, and hopefully catch the San Diego Triathlon Club before the end of swim month!