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Last Gasp of Summer ~ September 17th

Turley, Angela - 9/9/2016 7:04:00 AM

We are one week away from Last Gasp of Summer Open Water Swim hosted by Blue Wave Aquatics!

Have you registered yet? Registration closes Tuesday, September 13th at 11:59pm *

Challenge yourself to the Elite 1-mile . . . continue reading


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USMS Streamlines May 2016

Turley, Angela - 5/4/2016 5:51:00 AM

USMS Streamlines has been published, in this edition you will find:

  • Follow the fast folks
  • Skin cancer basics
  • OW Nationals ahead
  • 5k / 10k epostal opens May 15
  • Order your top 10 patches
  • 2016 Summer Nationals
  • Not just Fit, Speedo Fit
  • This Aquatic . . . continue reading
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    Filed under: Masters Swim Team, Newsletters, Open Water Swimming, United States Masters Swimming

The WetSet May - June 2016

Turley, Angela - 5/3/2016 5:55:00 AM

PNA's The Wetset has been published, in this edition you will find:

  • PNA Champs
  • Musselman Award
  • SARC Meet
  • Beat the Clock
  • New Swimmers
  • Board Meeting Highlights
  • Coach of the Year
  • New Records
  • Coaches Spotlight
  • Sink . . . continue reading
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Last Gasp of Summer September 19th, 2015

Turley, Angela - 8/21/2015 8:27:00 AM

Register for Last Gasp of Summer

 

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Searching for Open Water Swims

Turley, Angela - 5/15/2015 7:20:00 AM

Looking for opportunities to get out in the water and practice your open water skills? Here are a couple groups that are passionate about their open water swims!

The Seattle Swimming Meetup Group - http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Swimming/

They currently have 640 swimmers and regularly post open water swims, in the local area. Registering for the . . . continue reading


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Iron Man Coer d' Alene Sunday, June 29th

Neely, Wendy - 6/27/2014 5:32:00 AM
As many of you know Iron Man Coer d' Alene is this Sunday, 6/29.  The event includes a 2.4,  mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run.  You can follow BWAQ team mates at this link  www.ironman.com/triathlon/coverage/live.aspx#axzz35DJbgb2C
Best wishes to . . . continue reading
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Limited 25% Wet Suit Discount BWAQ Member Discount

- 5/21/2014 6:15:00 AM

Northwest Tri & Bike in Kent has made a 25% discount available on Profile-Design wetsuits to the members of Blue Wave. You can find the order at this link. http://northwesttriandbike.com/wetsuit-order.html There are a few different models that you'll see and you can find more information on Profile's . . . continue reading


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Open Water Workout Registration

Turley, Angela - 5/9/2014 6:59:00 AM
Please remember to register for your open water swims - we must have a minimum of 8 swimmers to run the workouts. All open water swim workouts are available on our CLINICS page or when you login to your club assistant account. If you have questions please ask your coach for more information. . . . continue reading
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Last Gasp of Summer September 21st, 2013

Turley, Angela - 9/22/2013 7:45:00 AM

 

Rain, thunder, lightning was the forecast. Our set up crew, on Friday, got a little taste of what was in . . . continue reading


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PNA Open Water "High Point" Awards

Turley, Angela - 9/6/2013 6:09:00 AM

At PNA’s June meeting, the Board funded a new challenge program for open water swimming. Our LMSC has sanctioned 5 events this year:

  • Fat Salmon in Lake Washington – July 20
  • IGLA Championship in Lake Washington – August 18
  • Aqua Run in Commencement Bay (Tacoma) – August 25
  • Whidbey Adventure Swim in Sarasota Passage (Langley) . . . continue reading
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Scott Lautman completes Triple Crown PNA Article

Turley, Angela - 8/25/2013 5:25:00 AM

Scott Lautman completes Triple Crown!

Congratulations to Scott, who completed his Catalina Channel crossing in tandem with Marcy MacDonald (Andover CT) in a time of 12 hours, 9 minutes, on June 25. With this swim, both Marcy and Scott completed the third tier of their Triple Crown.

The Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming is the sport's equivalent of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Members of this elite club have successfully . . . continue reading


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Open Water Swims and Competition

Neely, Wendy - 8/4/2013 6:56:00 AM

Open water swim season is just getting started!  Here is the list of swims we will have swimmers at.  Please for sure plan on swimming and help us promote Last Gasp Of Summer swim www.lastgaspofsummer.com which is a USA (kids) and USMS event hosted by BWAQ for the adult side and VAST for the USA side.

If you didn't get your open water team t-shirt in the . . . continue reading


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Pneumonia Open at Sand Point Country Club Postponed!

Turley, Angela - 11/29/2012 11:34:00 AM

11/29/2012 - Updated Information

As you (hopefully) know by now, we've had to move the December 1 Sand Point Pneumonia Open to March 2, owing to problems with our boiler. Here's how that affects you.

1. If you're already entered and can make the new date, your entries will automatically transfer over.
2. Registration is now RE-OPENED until February 20, so please encourage your teammates to enter!
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Fat Salmon 1st Open Water Race

Diana Holman - 9/15/2012 5:32:00 AM

Yesterday, I swam in my first open-water race,the 1.2 mile at the Fat Salmon.

The beginning of the day started out with check-in at 6:15 am followed by a safety briefing that warned of the risks of open water swimming such as getting hit by a boat propeller, struck by lightning or pulled to the depths by lake monsters. After the safety briefing, those of us who weren’t part of a carpool would have to walk to the starting line, a mile away, carrying our . . . continue reading


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Whidbey Adventure Swim Results Posted

Turley, Angela - 9/10/2012 2:40:00 PM

Congratulations to our Blue Wave swimmers - amazing swims!

  • Wendy Neely placed 3rd in the 1.2 Mile Race
  • Scott Lautman placed first in the 2.4 Mile Race with the new Men's overall course record!
  • Steve Freeborn placed second in the 2.4 Mile Race
  • Zena Courtney placed 4th in the 2.4 Mile . . . continue reading
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Last Gasp of Summer Registration

Turley, Angela - 8/21/2012 8:04:00 AM

LAST GASP OF SUMMER 2012

Calling all swimmers young and old(er) to participate in the 2nd Annual Last Gasp of Summer! This year we are excited to annouce that Blue Wave Aquatics (BWAQ) and Valley Aquatics Swim Team (VAST) are co-hosting this event opening it up to USMS (old(er)) and USA swimmers (young(er))!
 
The LAST GASP OF SUMMER is a fun and challenging . . . continue reading
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AquaRun Practice Swims

Turley, Angela - 7/30/2012 2:24:00 PM

I would like to invite you to come join me in a pre Aquarun Practice Swim on Wednesday, 8/1 and Tuesday 8/7 both at 7 p.m. at Les Davis Marine Park.

Please call for reservation 253 740-9873
The early bird AquaRun special expires on August 6th
Swim/Run is . . . continue reading
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Fat Salmon Sold out in 4 days!

Turley, Angela - 6/9/2012 7:33:13 PM

Yes, it's true Fat Salmon is sold out!

It took a mere 4 days to sell out this event, last year it took 14 days and the year before 1 month.

They are still looking for motor boats with drivers and experienced kayakers. If you can help email them at

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Time To Head Outside Open Water Swimming Starts May 12th

Neely, Wendy - 5/8/2012 2:59:00 PM

We are hitting the lake for our 1st organized lake swim workout Saturday, May 12th 7:30-8:30 a.m. @ Steel Lake in Federal Way.

We will leave the beach at 7:30 so be suited up and ready to swim!

Wet Suits and a bright colored swim cap is a must!  I have new bright colored caps for $2 if anyone needs one.  

Based on popularity and varied speeds this year we are asking for a pre check in for each lake . . . continue reading


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October Newsletter Published October 13th

Smith, Dan - 10/13/2011 6:05:00 AM

Our October newsletter has been posted, in this edition you will find

  • The Physics of Swimming
  • Last Gasp of Summer recap
  • Ramp up the 'D'
  • Team Attire
  • Fall Clinics
  • October Swim Lessons
  • October Birthdays, New and Returning Members, Calendar
  • and Member . . . continue reading
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In The Market For A Wetsuit Northwest Tri and Bike - Kent

Neely, Wendy - 10/6/2011 8:41:00 AM

In the market for a wetsuit? Now is the time to buy.

Rental Wetsuits for Sale. $100 for any suit. Pick from Profile Wahoo or Zoot Fuzion. Regular retail: $240 - $300.

Northwest Tri & Bike
15423 SE 272nd St. Ste. 106.1
Kent, Washington 98042
253-638-2453

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Highline Times - Last Gasp of Summer Slideshow - Highline Times

Turley, Angela - 9/20/2011 5:28:00 AM

Photographer Kurt Howard brought out his trusty camera to capture images from the 2011 Last Gasp of Summer swim races at Angle Lake on September 17th.

The Highline Times

by Kurt Howard

September 19th, 2011

Results are posted on our Event page under Archived Events. Last Gasp of Summer's website has results, awards, and pictures posted ... more pictures to come! . . . continue reading


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King 5 - Growing jelly fish invasion in Puget Sound King 5 News article and video

Turley, Angela - 9/20/2011 5:28:00 AM

King 5 - Environment Northwest

by Gary Chittim / King 5 News

SEATTLE - Open water swimmers who take off for a swim in Puget Sound probably encounter a jelly or two.

'And many times I have run straight on, put my hand in one and by the time you feel it, your momentum takes you head on, and that's a little unpleasant,' said Scott Lautman [Blue Wave Aquatics Member]

... continue reading . . . continue reading


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Last Gasp of Summer 5 Days To Register

Turley, Angela - 9/10/2011 7:27:00 PM

Have you registered for the Last Gasp of Summer? There are only 5 days left to register so ...

REGISTER TODAY AT HTTP://WWW.LASTGASPOFSUMMER.COM

Updated race day information may be found on the . . . continue reading


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Streamlines September Edition

Turley, Angela - 9/6/2011 1:21:00 PM

The September Streamlines is ready for viewing on the US Masters Swimming website. This edition includes:

  • Bet You Can't Swim Just One!
  • An Open Water Tour
  • Anxiety in Open Water
  • Plan your Plate
  • USMS Master Coach Certification
  • Purdue Survey
  • and Really Cool Website of the . . . continue reading
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Last Gasp Of Summer Register Before September 1st

Turley, Angela - 8/29/2011 8:03:00 AM

Last Gasp of Summer is a fun and challenging open water event at Angle Lake, SeaTac WA hosted by Blue Wave Aquatics (that's us!).

Events include both a one and two mile event - wetsuit and non-wetsuit.

Entry deadlines: Early registration September 1st, Registration closes Septemer . . . continue reading


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AquaRun

Neely, Wendy - 8/12/2011 8:28:00 AM
Congratulations to Zena Courtney for hosting such an awesome race! Awesome finishes from BWAQ members: Miranda Cox,Melissa Braisted Nordquist, Scott Lautman, Scott W. Matthews, Stephen Freeborn, Morgan Adams, Briley Boggs, Jennifer Mesler, Pat Duggan, Dan Smith, Paul Havick, Tom Himmelberger, Bob Litchenwalter, Zena Courtney and Janelle Outerson!
 
FROM ZENA COURTNEY:
A HUGE shout out to all you BWAQ . . . continue reading
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Clinic Cancellations

Turley, Angela - 7/27/2011 11:43:00 AM

Evergreen's Saturday Clinics have been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. We are working on a new clinic schedule and will re-post them as soon as they are available.

Angle Lake Beginning Lake Swim Clinic has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. We will be posting new clinics as soon as they are available.

Quick Link: . . . continue reading


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The WetSet July/August 2011

Turley, Angela - 7/19/2011 8:31:00 AM

This month's edition of the WetSet has been published and includes:

  • Back in the pool from the North End Otters
  • Leading Off by PNA President Lisa Dahl
  • Notes from USMS Nationals
  • Open Water Swimming In PNA Takes a Huge Leap! by Sally Dillon
  • and the Masters Calendar

See all the exciting articles in . . . continue reading


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Weekend Activity Swim Clinics and Lake Swim

Turley, Angela - 7/9/2011 1:29:00 PM

What a beautiful weekend to BWAQ!

Rachel's Breathing Clinic at Evergreen Clinic this morning was great! 9 excited beginning swimmers learned how to breath, float and steamline!

Wendy and Jenn had a sucessful lake swim and beginners lake swim clinic at 5 Mile . . . continue reading


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Meet Registration Deadlines through July 2011

Turley, Angela - 7/5/2011 6:43:00 AM

Just a quick reminder we have a couple meet registration deadlines coming up:

  • Lake Padden registration closes July 14th
  • USMS National 5K & 10K Postal Swims registration closes July 17th
  • Aqua Run registration closes July 31st

Aqua Run has two practice dates scheduled at Les Davis Marine Park - call 253-740-9872 if you are interested in attending . . . continue reading


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4th of July Weekend Swim Team Schedule

Turley, Angela - 7/4/2011 7:35:00 AM

Hang in there all our KCAC swimmers ~ back to regular schedule next week!

Monday, 07/04

  • 5:30 - 6:30 am @ Kent
  • 9:30 - 10:45 @ KCAC 50 Meter Pool
  • Happy 4th of July

Tuesday, 07/05 Back to regular schedule... YEAH!!! Thank you Wendy for getting our workouts in during Synchronized Swimming Nationals!

. . . continue reading
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SheRox Triathlon Volunteer Opportunity

Neely, Wendy - 7/1/2011 8:24:20 AM

Support please! July 10th we have been asked to provide 15 in water swim buddies to support swimmers during the SheRox Triathlon in Federal Way.

All you need to do is tread water (wetsuit encouraged), be able to speak calmly and positively to encourage swimmers to finish the course.

$150.00 will be donated to BWAQ. Time commitment is 4 hours. Please contact Wendy directly at . . . continue reading


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7th Annual Green Lake Open Water Swim Results Posted

Turley, Angela - 6/29/2011 9:06:00 AM

7th Annual Green Lake Open Water Swim results posted on the  Competition | Archived Events.

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Swim Lesson Schedule Pool and Open Water Classes

Turley, Angela - 6/29/2011 12:00:00 AM

Our next session of swim lessons is fast approaching ! Sign up early to ensure a spot in our new lessons at Fife Swimming Pool (Fife WA) , Evergreen Community Aquatic Center (Burien WA) and 5 Mile Lake (Federal Way WA).

  • Fife Swimming Pool - Tuesday Nights from 8:00 - 9:00 PM,Tri Time and Endurance classes begin June 21st
  • 5 Mile Lake - Saturday Mornings from 8:45 - 9:45 AM, Endurance Lake Swim classes begin June . . . continue reading
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Competition Page Updated New Events Added To The Schedule!

Turley, Angela - 6/20/2011 12:00:00 AM

Northwest Senior Games - Congratulations to our swimmers! We will post results as soon as we see them.

August 7th - Aqua Run Open Water Swim - online registration now available!

The competition page has been updated with SANCTIONED and NON-SANCTIONED events for the summer!

Quick Link: Blue Wave Aquatics Competition . . . continue reading


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Summer Swim Team Schedule Lake Swims / Pool Swims

Turley, Angela - 6/6/2011 12:00:00 AM

The swim team schedule page will display our alternating weekend schedules for 5 Mile Lake, Angle Lake, Evergreen Community Aquatic Center, and Marine Hills Swim and Tennis Club. Please check the swim team schedule for up to the date information about our weekend activities!

Quick link: Swim Team Schedule

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Last Gasp Of Summer Registration Opens June 1st

Turley, Angela - 6/1/2011 12:00:00 AM

Last Gasp of Summer registration opens today!

Join us September 17th at Angle Lake, in SeaTac, for a fun and challenging race with one and two mile events, awards, and a picnic lunch. Angle Lake is a beautiful L shaped lake in the heart of SeaTac with a beach to spread out and enjoy the last open water event of the season.

More information may be found at . . . continue reading


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Friday Night Open Water Swim 5 Mile Lake

Neely, Wendy - 5/27/2011 12:00:00 AM

For safety measures please confirm attendance! We have 2 lifeguards/coaches and kayaks. We will provide more if needed. If anyone would like to come paddle as part of the adventure and safety crew you are welcome!

Next Swim: April 27th from 6:30 - 7:45 PM, 5 Mile Lake

Cost: BWAQ members included in . . . continue reading


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Open Water Swim Membership

Turley, Angela - 5/27/2011 12:00:00 AM

Blue Wave Aquatics is introducing a new membership geared for our open water swimmers and Triathetes!

$45.00 per month - unlimited open water practices during the months of June, July and August.

Pending open water schedule starting June 11th:

Friday - 5 Mile Lake, Federal Way

Saturday - 5 Mile Lake, Federal Way

Sunday - Angle Lake, Burien

Our . . . continue reading


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Tri Time Open Water Series 05/24 - 06/14 Fife Swimming Pool

Turley, Angela - 5/13/2011 12:00:00 AM

Our next session of Tri Time Adult Swim Lessons is starting May 24th and will focus on open water prep. An open water swim will be available at the completion of class.

Class information: Tuesdays, 05/24 - 06/14 8:00 - 9:00 PM, Fife Swimming Pool

Class information and registration may be found on our Swim Lesson Schedule page or you may register through . . . continue reading


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The WetSet May / June 2011

Turley, Angela - 5/5/2011 5:49:00 AM

The May / June issue of the WetSet has been published on the PNA website.

What you'll find inside:

  • Inside PNA's books
  • Workout Group Profile: Blue Wave Aquatics (that's us!)
  • Open Water Swimming
  • Records Fall at PNA / Zone SCY Champs
  • Event Announcements & Calendar of Events

Our . . . continue reading


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