Greetings Fellow Masters Swimmers!

I want to thank everyone who has participated in one of the swim meets held so far this season. The meets have been well attended, and well run, but there’s always room for more swimmers! This year a decision was made to allow One Event Registrations for pool meets. We have had a few swimmers who have taken advantage of the opportunity, and have joined us at meets. This is a good way to “dip your toe in the water” (no pun intended) without making a full commitment to membership. One Event Registrations are able to convert to full USMS membership within 30 days, if they enjoy their swim meet experience. Encourage your friends to give this a try. 

We still have a few more pool meets on the schedule, namely Sun Prairie (Feb 9), Whitefish Bay (March 1), McFarland (SCM March 7), and the Short Course Yards State Meet at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center (March 28-29). The State Meet also has all relays offered, so get your fellow swimmers together for a relay. It’s always fun just to participate. It’s OK to swim only one of the days, just come and compete. 

Wisconsin will again field a team for USMS short course nationals, April 23-26 in San Antonio, TX. The facility is outstanding, with lots and lots of warmup-cooldown pool space. If you are interested in attending the meet, check the Clubs page on this website. Remember, if you don’t have any qualifying times, you can still swim 3 events plus potential relays. Join the fun and bond with your fellow Wisconsin swimmers!

Happy Swimming!

Mary Schneider
Wisconsin Chair