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.