"In matters of principle, stand like a rock."
"No one is so completely disenchanted with the world, or knows it so thoroughly, or is so utterly disgusted with it, that when it begins to smile upon him he does not become partially reconciled to it."
"Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you. You have to persevere, you have to insist."
Dear 2011 January Jammer,
Congratulations and Happy Valentine's Day weekend! Thank you so much for participating in the Jam this year. We appreciate it.
You've crossed the metaphorical finish line and now we want to reward you. But we need you to get your yardage in! Please submit your stats as soon as possible. We will use the results as of February 15th to designate age group awards.
As in the past, we waited to order shirts and caps (new this year) until everyone signed up. I know it's surprising, but people do sign up at the end of the month. Please expect your certificate, shirt, and cap in about 4 weeks.
Thank you so much for swimming, we hope you had fun. You will receive an email shortly with the results and statistics for this year.
The January Jam team
Liz, Kristen, Josh, and Dean
ps - every February we say to ourselves "what can we do to make this better, more fun, get more people involved next year?" We welcome your feedback - the caps and certificates are new this year because you asked for them! Let us know how we can make this a better event for you.
You can send feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
~Glenn Partelow says:
Four Dynoswim members swam the 1 hour postal swim on Saturday 29 January at Frieda Zamba. Glenn Partelow led the way with 4485 yards with Sheryl Watkins next with 4250, Kate Scully with 3850 and Corrine LaFountain with 3120. The weather was a cool 61 degrees with the pool near 80 degrees. The results will be posted in a few weeks.
Left to right: Kate, Sheryl, Corrine, Glenn
"People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life's circumstances to push them down and hold them under."