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State Senior Games

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Kate and I swam the State Senior Games meet last Saturday. Kate won the 500 free in 7:22 and took second in the 100 IM. I won the 100 fly in 1:10.6 and second in the 500 in 6:05.9 We both move up an age group next year.

Have a good holiday!

~Glenn (Partelow)

Thanks Glenn and congrats to both you and Kate!

18 Dec 11 @ 1:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

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~Note from Susan Wallis:

Hello Swimmers!

Thanks so much for participating in the 6th HammerHead Ocean Marathon! Congrats to all finishers, and to our overall winners!

Melissa Steele won the 2.5 mile swim for the 5th time. Blake Ehlers won the 2.5 mile for the second time in a row. John White (3rd overall) and Sheryl Watkins (masters winner in 2006 and 2009) were the overall masters winners.

For the 1.25 mile race, Wil Friedman defended his title as did Kristen Ghandor. The masters winners were Tim Adams and Sarah Pamula.

The results are finally up, on the 1st Place Sports website. Here is the link. http://1stplacesports.com/swim11res.html

HOWEVER, they did not pull out the overall winners and masters winners from the age groups, so you would have to manually do that when you look at the results (I have emailed them to ask that they fix it, but I know some of you wanted to see the results now!).

You can also check out jacksonville.com for photos (for a price, you can order some of you!) http://photos.jacksonville.com/mycapture/category.asp?eventID=1302206&Catego ryID=10410

I have lots of tshirts left over, and will sell them for $5 each! Not many of the smaller sizes, but lots of larges and xlarges in both white and yellow. Let me know if you want to buy some!

Next year's race will be on Saturday, AUGUST 11, 2012. Save the date!

If you would like to send any comments on how we can make things better for you (other than painting a black line on the ocean floor or something like that), please do! We did have one extra bus this year to relieve some of the overflow on the transportation. I also paid extra to have the bathrooms open at 6am (they better have had lots of toilet paper, been really clean, and had mints on the counters!), so I hope that helped. We also had a few extra buoys out along the course. And we measured the 2.5 mile course better, so that it was not long like last year!

The HammerHeads will still hold the open water swims on Sundays at the Jax Beach Lifeguard Station at 9am, for those who are preparing for a fall triathlon, or for those who just want more time in the water. (However, on August 28, we will be in Camp Blanding for our HammerHead Olympic Triathlon, so no swim that Sunday!!)

Thanks again for participating and we hope to see you again next year!

Susan Wallis, President, HammerHead Tri Club

Race Director, HammerHead Ocean Marathon

27 Aug 11 @ 4:42 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Meets, Open Water, and Other Events | Open Water Swimming category

Athlete swims to success in retirement

By ANDREW MIKULA

PALM COAST -- Glenn Partelow may be retired, but the 63-year-old hasn't exactly been a retiring sort when it comes to the things he loves to do.

Partelow runs twice a day, and as a longtime teacher and swim coach, he also is an accomplished swimmer who trains three days a week. He also coaches Dynoswim Masters and Youth Team, Palm Coast with Sheryl Watkins and a host of competitive swimmers, who like him, aren't letting age be a defining factor in their lives.

Read on at the News Journal.

18 Jul 11 @ 11:55 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Masters swim team open to new members

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As seen in the Daytona Beach News Journal. (Click to view)

9 Jul 11 @ 8:09 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

1 HR Postal

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~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

12 Feb 11 @ 6:45 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

2010 US Masters Swimming Championships

~By Sheryl Watkins

Almost 2000 athletes, ages 18 and over, competed over the course of the four day Championship at the 2010 US Masters Short Course Nationals at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center (GTAC) in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Masters Nationals with 1,977 swimmers ranging from 18 to 93 years swimming over the course of the four-day event that took place May 20-23, 2010. The GTAC facility was the site of all swimming, diving and synchronized swimming competition as well as the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon during the Centennial Olympic Games in the summer of 1996. For the masters competition, the 50-meter pool was divided into 2, 10-lane competition pools and the diving well served as the warm-up pool. Odd and even heats were run for each event simultaneously. This was a must, with almost 2,000 swimmers and a total of 46 events (individual and relay). The most popular event, the men's 100 yd freestyle, contained 59 heats. That's almost 600 swimmers' in one event!

A total of 47 states and 8 countries were represented at the meet, so it was a true national and international event. Included were over 150 Florida swimmers making the pilgrimage, including 3 swimmers from Palm Coast's masters swim team, Dynoswim Masters and 7 swimmers from the Daytona Beach Masters Team. Dynoswimmers Glenn Partelow (62), Kate Sussman (52) and Sheryl Watkins (45) competed in a total of 12 events and brought home a total of 4 metals: Glenn took 7th place in the 200 yd Butterfly, 7th place in the 1,650 yd Freestyle (yes, that is 1 mile!), and 9th place in the 500 yd Freestyle. Sheryl brought home a 7th place in the 200 yd Backstroke. Metals were given out for the top 10 swimmers for each event and each age group. Age groups are, in general, defined by 5 year increments (i.e. 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, starting at 18 and ending at 90 and above). Glenn and Sheryl coach Dynoswim Masters, which practices at the Frieda Zamba Pool year round. Dynoswim member ages have ranged from 15 to 84, with ranging goals: fitness, triathlon training, and competitive swimming. Practices focus on technique and endurance building and are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Frieda Zamba from 6-7:45 pm.

Among the entrants were a number of Olympians, including Rowdy Gaines, Cullen Jones, Mark Gangloff, Josh Davis, Roque Santos, David Sims, Sue Walsh, Chris Stevenson, Jeff Farrell, David Wharton, Ryan Papa and Bumpy Jones. In addition, Swimming World's 2009 World Masters Swimmers of the Year Rich Burns, Laura Val, Michael Mann, and Mike Ross also competed. There were an amazing 103 individual and 19 relay record-breaking performances at the meet.

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1 Nov 10 @ 9:23 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Elite Level Competition | Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Senior Games

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~By Glenn Partelow

Kate Scully and I swam the Senior Games in Gainesville this past Sunday. Kate won 2 gold medals and one silver and I won 3 gold and two silvers.

Kate Scully won the 500 yard freestyle, the 100yard Breaststroke, and took second in the 200 yard freestyle.

I won the 100 yard butterfly and set a new State age group record for men 60-64. I won the 500 yard freestyle and the 50 yard butterfly, while taking second in the 200 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle. The Games were for all competitors over 50 in the State of Florida. Glenn and Kate both compete for Team Dynoswim based in Palm Coast and train 3 nights a week at the Frieda Zamba pool. Currently we have 12 members who swim for the team. This past August two members, Kate and Sheryl Watkins swam the 2.5 mile ocean swim at Jacksonville Beach and each won their age group with over 60 swimmers competiting. The strong currents that day stretched the distance to 2.8 miles! You can contact the team at 386-586-3437.

Thanks, Glenn Partelow / Coach of Dynoswim

1 Nov 10 @ 9:16 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Swimmers Reach Top 10

Dynoswim in the Palm Coast Observer! Check it out:

Dynoswim Article - Palm Coast Observer

7 Jun 10 @ 1:40 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

2010 SCY Nationals at Georgia Tech

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Dynoswim fielded three swimmers, Kate Sussman, Glenn Partelow, and Sheryl Watkins, at the 2010 Masters Nationals at Georgia Tech. Placing in the Top 10 in 4 events and scoring 10 points for Dynoswim! 1979 swimmers were in attendance with many national age group records fealling i.e. 21.6 for the 50 fly 30-35 men!

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27 May 10 @ 4:17 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Jammer Highlight: Dynoswim Palm Coast

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Down here in Florida we are building our yardage slowly for the January Jam. We are swimming "OUTSIDE" with air temperatures ranging from the mid-thirties to the mid 40's for our scheduled 6 PM swims! Although the water is near 80, there is a bit of a sacrifice when you consider the wind chill and the sea fog that envelops those repeats! We swim on!

Friday night most of us declined to swim. Corrine La Fountain snuck in early at 4 PM to avoid the cold. Glenn Partelow was in at 5:30 and left after just 1500 yards. The 'sea fog' enveloped the local swimmers off and on throughout the late hours. We vowed to return Sunday at 11 AM to salvage the Friday night workout. Temperatures for Sunday's swim may be just 40 Degrees.

10 Jan 10 @ 2:24 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Meets, Open Water, and Other Events | Swimmer Profiles category

Florida Senior Games

~By Glenn Partelow

The All-Florida Senior games were held in Fort Meyers, Florida on December 5 and 6. Two swimmers from Dynoswim competed in 6 events and medaled in all six, despite sitting in the bleachers for 4 hours in the cold rain!

Placing first in the 50-55 age group in the 500 yard freestyle was Kate Sussman in 7:14. She took 30 seconds off her qualifying time that she made in Gainesville in September. She then placed second in 100 breaststroke and 3rd in the 50 breaststroke.

Glenn Partelow placed first in his events of the 500 yard free in 6:09, 9 seconds faster than his qualifying time in Gainesville. His 200 free was first with 2:17 and his 100 yard fly set a new age group record in 1:11.

Both swimmers have been practicing in the dark and cooler air here in Palm Coast at the Frieda Zamba pool. The Dynoswim team is preparing for an appearance at the Masters' National competition in May in Atlanta. Several team members have already qualified in multiple events. This January some team members intend to participate in the January Jam and complete the 1-hur postal event.

10 Dec 09 @ 4:33 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Florida Senior Games

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Dynoswim was well represented by its two senior swimmers Kate Sussman and Glenn Partelow. Together they amassed 7 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal in the October 25th meet held in Gainesville at the University of Florida. Earlier in the year both swimmers swam the Hammerhead ocean swim in Jacksonville with Kate winning her age group in the 1.25 mile swim and Glenn in the 2.5 mile swim.

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28 Oct 09 @ 5:17 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Hammerhead Ocean Marathon 2009

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Dynoswimmers Glenn Partelow, Kate Sussman, and Sheryl Watkins swam in the 2009 Hammerhead Marathon Ocean swim in Jacksonville Beach, FL on August 1, 2009. Over 200 swimmers ranging in age from 13 to 69 participated in the race, with 89 swimming the 1.25 mile race and 113 swimming the 2.5 mile race. Kate swam the 1.25 mile and Glenn and Sheryl swam the 2.5 mile swim. Kate won her age group (50-55) by a whopping 5 minutes and was 18th overall (time of 33 minutes). Glenn won his age group by 12 minutes and was 19th overall (time of 1 hour 4 minutes). Sheryl won overall master female swimmer and was 27th overall (time of 1 hour 8 minutes). Johnny Delahoz told jokes to ease the race jitters, took pictures and video, and cheered us all on - Thanks so much for your support Johnny!

The ocean was the perfect temperature (about 78 or 79 F), and except for the usual clawing at the beginning and tightness that accompanies any ocean race (and Sheryl swimming past the pier) we all had a great race! The smoothies (provided by Smoothie King) were a nice touch at the finish too.

Final results

18 Aug 09 @ 1:41 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Meets, Open Water, and Other Events | Open Water Swimming category

Jake Scully Biking Cross-Country For Education

Jake-Scully.gif Here's a note from Dynoswimmer Kate Sussman regarding her brother Jake Scully. By the way, once a Dynoswimmer, always a Dynoswimmer. Great job, and noble cause, Jake!

Hi Dean,

I hope all is well with you and the northern Dynoswimmers. I'm sure you remember my brother, Jake. He is riding his bike across the US and attempting to raise money for the Flagler County Education Association at the same time. If you think the story is worth posting - since I know he's riding, not swimming ;-) there's a link below.

Take care,

Kate

Read the article at Central Florida's Channel 13:

Local Man Biking Cross-Country For Education

19 Feb 09 @ 6:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Merry Christmas!

We at Dynoswim wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday spent with friends, family, and loved ones.

In the meantime, if you have a few moments to spare read this article: Working out your Christmas workout from Canada's ABS/CBN news.

24 Dec 08 @ 9:27 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Featured Workouts | Health and Nutrition category

IronMan Florida 2008 Highlights

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~By Dave Petkovsek, Dynoswimmer

Dean,

2,300 athletes lined up on the beach in Panama City Beach. It was a picture perfect day on the 1st of November, the gulf was flat and clear water temp in the low 70's and air temp about the same. Records would fall today.

I edged twords the front of the swim start and as the cannon went off so did the 2300 swimmers at one time heading out on a 1.2 mile loop to be repeated. I was in the mix with 100's of swimmers and swam most of the 1st full lap in complete contact with other swimmers the whole time. It wasn't until about ½ way through the 2nd lap before I could stretch out and get into any kind of rhythm. The water was so clear that as I exited the water I started to stand thinking I was in two feet of water to find out it was six feet deep.

Out of the water I was into a mayhem of chaos in the changing tent. The IronMan volunteers are incredible. I have never done any other race that is so well organized. An army of volunteers is there to strip you wetsuit and take it away, find your biking gear and get it to you, help you dress and send you off with well wishes.

The bike was flat and fast. 112 miles; at 70 miles I was still averaging 22 mph and feeling good. I backed off a little for the rest and came in with a 21 mph average for a 5:20 bike split. I was thrilled going through transition 2 as I was 20 minutes ahead of goal time 12 hours.

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7 Nov 08 @ 9:57 PM  | 4 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Triathlon category

Dynoswim swims at DBS Masters Swim Meet

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Last night Glenn Partelow (6:28) and Kate Sussman (7:30) swam in the 500 Free. They both did well and came in 1st in their age groups! Way to go, Glenn and Kate!

Kate, Glenn and I had a fantastic time today. The meet was extremely crowded with kids when we first arrived since the 2008 Tom Kingston SC Invitational was taking place in the morning and their finals later in the afternoon. The masters meet fell in between.

It was a relatively small meet but well organized. The heats came up quick. Kate swam the 50 breaststroke (43.?), 100 breaststroke (1:32.5) and 100 IM (1.28.42). Glenn swam in the 50 free (28.56), 100 free (1:03.41), 50 butterfly (32.?) and 100 butterfly (1:14.36). I swam the 50 free (31.5), 50 back (39.9), 50 fly (41.7) and 100 IM (1:25.45). We placed in many of the events.

Glenn was kind enough to take our splits and Kate made her famous chocolate chip cookies. Thanks.

Today's meet was a lot of fun and I look forward to swimming it again next year. We noted our strengths along with our weaknesses and plan to focus on them at practice. We hope to have more swimmers attend next year!

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Judi Rich

Photo (left to right): Glenn Partelow, Kate Sussman and Judi Rich

13 Sep 08 @ 10:00 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast | Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Friends of Swimming

Once again, Friends of Swimming and Dynoswim have been highlighted in the combined effort to build a competition level aquatic facility in Palm Coast. Take a look at the attached magazine article by Barb Kelly which was printed in this month's issue of Flagler Magazine

Click Here to Read the Flagler Magazine Article

2 Jul 08 @ 6:11 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

We Are the Role Models

Syracuse University Swimming and Diving, Dartmouth University, the City of Palm Coast, the City of Reno: all of these communities have something in common - that is the threat of losing their aquatic facilities, if they haven't already! Thankfully, in Palm Coast, we're doing something about it and you can read about your fellow swimmers in Palm Coast who care at Friends of Swimming.

You should also check out a great article on (US) Masters Swimming and community efforts in the City of Reno:

~By Linda Shoenberger

Recently I spoke at the Reno City Council in favor of a new aquatic center. I was chosen to represent our community’s Masters swimmers.

Other speakers talked on behalf of the following aquatic activities:

Read on at USMS

27 Feb 08 @ 7:04 AM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Popular pool to reopen in Palm Coast

~By FRANK FERNANDEZ

PALM COAST -- No more treading water for swimmers waiting for the Frieda Zamba pool: It's scheduled to open Monday.

The pool had been closed since September when heavy rains caused drainage problems and flooded the parking lot. School swim teams and community groups had to find other places to practice and hold classes. The pool center also was home to a yoga class, which was forced to move.

Judi Rich, the president of Friendsofswimming.org and a member of a team called Dynoswim, said the group of swimmers is eager to return to Frieda Zamba.

Read On

9 Jan 08 @ 9:01 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Practices Resuming at Frieda

Dear (Palm Coast) Dynoswimmers,

Frieda Zamba has officially re-opened. We will be back to our traditional schedule at Frieda Zamba – M/W/F – 6-7:45pm Sat: 10-11:30am beginning this Wednesday, January 9th. We do hope that Frieda can sustain the re-opening, if not we may be retaining our practice schedule at Belle Terre. In the meantime keep your fingers crossed!

If you have any questions, fell free to use the comments field below or contact me directly.

Best Regards,

Judi Rich

9 Jan 08 @ 4:42 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Happy Thanksgiving, Dynoswimmers!

Life for a swimmer should be more or less chlorinated, but sometimes it isn't and it affects just about every part of our lives. In the grand scheme of it all losing pool time and practices is a minor blip and trivial compared to the real problems we face. Anyway, I know I have a lot to be thankful for, but as for the Dynoswim community, I'm thankful we've got consistent pool time in Palm Coast once again. I'm also thankful for the Dynoswimmers that make the organization work and make it stronger every year. Sometimes when I'm daydreaming I think about the state of the global Dynoswim community in 10-20 years from now; I'm pretty sure I know what it will look like, do you?

So I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. By the way, take a look at some photos Josh wanted to share - luckily, I didn't see any snapshots of Frieda Zamba in this set.

21 Nov 07 @ 5:10 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Joint Effort Key in Building Aquatic Center

Most everyone that comes to visit Dynoswim is part of the swimming community at large. In fact, we have visitors from all over the world and I've received email messages from many of them. Some ask general questions about training while others might just say, "Hey, thanks for the workouts." One particular email comes to mind. About two years ago a swim Dad contacted me to help with training ideas for his son. Here's the catch, the family lives in Indonesia and had limited to no access to a pool. Kind of difficult to train for swimming when you can't actually swim. Nevertheless, I wasn't necessarly surprised. Pools are expensive, and perhaps it's not too much of a stretch to say it, but it's clear that most of the world doesn't have access to training facilities in the way that we in the United States and other western nations do.

But how frustrating it is! Dynoswim Palm Coast has been scrounging for training time since September. Our normal pool should be open within a week, but when you take training as seriously as we do, you'll understand that there's a serious void left in our lives. No training facility means no training, or no consistency in training, and we all know the compounding negative affects this can have on every facet of our lives.

But there are many communities in and outside of the U.S. that don't have any place to train at all, I guess even with our problems, we can count ourselves as blessed.

Here's another local's opinion on the matter. This time the news hit the editorial page. We all agree that we need a new pool, that demand has far exceeded supply. But a seemingly simple issue gets sidetracked by the normal course of government in the democratized world. Well, that's the way it is, and we have to navigate through the protocol. Politics anyone...?

Read on at the Daytona Beach News-Journal

1 Nov 07 @ 6:37 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Flagler Swimmers Push for New Pool

Communities across the U.S. are struggling to provide the appropriate recreational facilities for its local athletes. Dynoswim and a host of other interested parties are no exception. Lucky for us, Dynoswimmer Judi Rich founded Friends Of Swimming, a community based advocacy group chartered to fully support the City of Palm Coast and Flagler County in an effort to build a competition level aquatic facility.

We know there are a host of other communities out there struggling with the same issues. If you could share some of your insights with us, we'd surely appreciate the advice. We'd also be more than happy to share our experiences with you. It's about doing what's right for the swimming community, and promoting our sport.

In the meantime, check out the local news and how we're progressing toward a new pool.

Daytona Beach News Journal, October 28, 2007

30 Oct 07 @ 7:42 AM  | 2 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Bulldogs Dominate Cross-Town Rival

Present and former members of Dynoswim's Youth Team always make us proud! Read about Sarah DeAugustino, Ross Denuna, Ali Parks, and Julia D'Angelo, great job!

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7 Sep 07 @ 4:20 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

2007 Pan American Games

Pan American Games 2007

I wanted to share this email with the Dynoswim community:

Hello Dean! As promised, here are some highlights to share with you...

First of all, Jimmy is an amazing person. He glows of kindness, smiles, helpfulness, thankfulness.... He has a HUGE heart that is so rare among athletes. I felt honored to have coached him, if only briefly.

The whole international competition thing for Jimmy was truly an experience for him. Not only were there the swim team, the men's volleyball team, the track and field team and both the women's and men's basketball teams also participated from USA. The 4th Pan American Deaf Games also had soccer and bowling competition as well. The Games took place at Universidad Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela.

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26 Aug 07 @ 9:58 PM  | 3 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Tornado Slideshow in Flagler Beach

Waterspout in Flagler Beach

On Sunday, July 22, Flagler Beach experienced a waterspout and tornado ripping a few roofs off but mostly caused only minor damage. Flagler Beach is where Dynoswim Palm Coast does most of its open-water training. We typically swim from A1A and Highbridge to the water tower in Flagler Beach.

Check out the slide show:

Slide show at www.wesh.com

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23 Jul 07 @ 8:45 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dynoswim in the Flagler Times

As entrants in The Tenth Annual 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim, Dynoswim once again made it into the Flagler Times. Check it out:

View the Flagler Times Article

18 May 07 @ 6:46 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Martinis and Machetes

Masters Swimmers and their free time.

~By Diane Bixler, Dynoswimmer

James and I had company over, Bill and Maria, for some wine and cheese. James, of course, opted to “kick it up a notch” with a martini. We were enjoying the beautiful night on our porch, listening to the typical Florida sounds of crickets, owls, and whippoorwills. I don’t really remember who asked about the property behind ours, but James is always willing to trek through the woods, so we each grabbed a bike light, James & Bill taking along machetes, and off we went for a hike. Why machetes? Well, James maintains the trails, so any time he’s out there, he hacks a little (I think it’s more of a macho thing). Although most critters of the night will scamper away at the sound of others, there are wild boar, which can be aggressive. So off we went, lights and machetes, for a hike through the woods.

We started out, James taking out smaller branches as we moved. It’s about a mile of a trail, but opens up toward the end, getting swampy if it’s rained too much. We talked as we walked, and several times we heard something scurry off into the woods, but never got a look at whatever was out there with us. We came to the end of our trail, by the canal, and turned to head back.

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10 Apr 07 @ 7:14 PM  | 9 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

How's Your New Year's Resolution Coming Along?

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If you're uncomfortable with the answer, then contact us.

4 Feb 07 @ 8:02 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Ready to Lose that Life Preserver?

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Then Contact Us!

14 Jan 07 @ 8:19 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dynoswim in the Flagler Times

It's been a good week for Dynoswim. Read about one of our past events in the January 13, 2007 edition of the Flagler Times.

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13 Jan 07 @ 8:28 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dynoswim in the Hometown News

Competition and Camaraderie Spur Master Swimmers

~By Anita Bevins

World champions, All-Americans, fitness buffs and beginners take to swimming pools in Volusia County each day to tweak their strokes, improve stamina and train for medals. For some, swimming has been a lifelong lifestyle. For others, the pool provides a different experience from running, biking and weight training.

Read more about Dynoswim in the Hometown News (click here).

12 Jan 07 @ 5:27 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Merry Christmas from Dynoswim!

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Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!

24 Dec 06 @ 3:37 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Congratulations Christine Bange!

Christine completed her first ever marathon in 4:31!

"I didn't suffer until the last two miles..."

Click here for the results

18 Dec 06 @ 10:14 PM  | 3 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dynoswim in the German Newspaper 'Suedkurier'

Dynoswim made the December 11, 2006 issue of the Suedkurier; the newspaper (sports section) of Southern Germany and the Lake Constance area.

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The translation is as follows:

24-Hour-Swimming: 115.45 kilometers in 24 hours "24-Stunden-Schwimmen": Four triathletes from ASC Constance (Hansjörg Herzog, Carsten Franke, Lars Lensdorf and Marc Strittmatter) plus two additional swimmers participating out of Florida (USA) and Frankfurt participated in SC Triesen's (out of Triesen, Liechtenstein) 24 Hour Relay. Out of the strong field of eleven teams, the team of eight "Dynoswimmers" finished a strong fifth place with Dean Osterloh finishing the last leg at 115.45 kilometers. The goal of the relay competition, which includes approximately 300: 50 meter sprints per swimmer, is to complete as many kilometers as possible in a 24-hour time period. The ASC-athletes proved once again that they could stack their triathletes against purely trained swimmers from established swim clubs and still perform well.

Note: The Suedkurier erroneously left out Judi Rich (Florida), Thorsten Kuechler (Frankfurt) and Iris Teckentrup (Frankfurt) as part of the team of eight Dynoswimmers.

12 Dec 06 @ 6:01 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Showdown at Frieda Zamba

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I wanted to share an e-mail message received a while back. It's just too great a story, fun, but also important to note that you never have to lose your competitive spirit...

Dear Dean,

I am sorry for the delay in forwarding these photos to you. This happened at practice a couple of weeks ago.

There were about five of us swimmers at Frieda Zamba before practice. Judi, Sean, Mary Ann, Dakin, Karen, and I maybe some others as well.

We were getting ready for practice putting all of our stuff at the pool end. Sean took one of the "Lap Swmmers" signs and moved it out of our way when along came an older man - very much older - and confronted Sean about moving the pool equipment. Normally I would not have interjected but since I was coaching practice that day, I felt it my duty. So I explained to the gentleman that we would return it to its proper place after practice. The man was unusually adamant about his rights to govern what happened at the pool. I inquired about his position as a possible staff member. He informed me that he had been a lifeguard for over 75 years. I asked if he was employed at Frieda Zamba to which I received a vague answer. At this point I was having a little bit of fun with him. He was demanding; I was politely giving it back to him. As the conversation died down and he realized he wasn't going to win this argument he announced that he had swum in more pools than we would ever see.

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3 Dec 06 @ 7:08 PM  | 2 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Flagler Online Promotes Dynoswim

An important part of the Flagler community.

Flagleronline.com

26 Nov 06 @ 2:31 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dynoswimmer Ross Denuna in the "Flagler Times"

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Check out this great picture of Ross-a-Roni and the article about FPC and MHS.

21 Aug 06 @ 9:32 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

USMS Nationals

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As most of you know, we had three swimmers - Sean Bean, Sheryl Watkins and Scott Bay - representing Dynoswim at USMS Nationals last weekend. Here are just a few highlights:

Great meet guys! You made us proud!

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17 May 06 @ 10:53 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Scott Bay; Wild Man

Here are the results from the Wild Man Triathlon Festival. There goes Scott, 1st in his division!

Results

Great Job!

22 Mar 06 @ 12:31 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Christine Bange and Dakin Fromhold at the Gate River Run

Christine and Dakin ran great at the 15K Gate River Run last Saturday, March 11. Way to go Dynorunners!

Check out the results:

Gate River Run Results

16 Mar 06 @ 1:39 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Amy Britton Embracing that Competitive Spirit

Take a look at the race results for Florida's Great Escape Triathlon:

Florida's Great Escape Triathlon Results

Did you notice how well Amyroni Baloney did in the swim? I never sausage great results! Way to go Amy!

8 Mar 06 @ 2:03 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dynoswim Places 5th at Dixie Zone Championships

Dynoswim was ranked fifth (5th) of 32 teams at the SUN Masters Valentine Meet / Dixie Zone Championships (our first meet). Additionally, Sean Bean earned the most individual points for us thereby earning himself the meet's "Most Valuable Dynoswimmer" designation. Please be sure to give Sean a big pat on the back!

Great team and individual effort; all Dynoswimmers should be proud!

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1 Mar 06 @ 10:31 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dynoswim Makes it into the Flagler Times

Take a look at the attached article.

The Flagler Times

26 Feb 06 @ 1:33 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dynoswimmers and Goals

Hey Dynoswimmers! As we move into the next phase of our training, I am requesting once again that each of you submit your written goals to Dean or Sheryl by Tuesday, February 21, 2006. I suspect that many of you may have similar objectives as you did six months ago, but I also hope that as our training progresses, you'd be able to better identify the parts of your swim training that need more attention. So, please share your thoughts with your coach and if you'd like to keep your goals private, then please say so.

14 Feb 06 @ 7:41 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dynoswimmers Dry; Competition All Wet

A busy week! Talk about competitive spirit...

Like Pat Milton and Amy Britton's Harbor Federal Sandpiper 5K. Awesome! Or how about Christine Bange's 2nd place finish in the Daytona 5k! We're loving Scott Bay's 2nd Place repeat in the VA Training Criterium. Don't forget about Dave Petkovsek's 3rd overall in 0:38:54.372 at the Orlando Xtreme Marathon 10K. (Use the Contact Us link and we'll send you Dave's autograph!) Last but certainly not least, Tah Dah: Dakin Fromhold brought home first in his division at the Matanzas 5000. Dakin Rules!

...making waves outside the pool. Way to go, Guys!

30 Jan 06 @ 10:16 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Scott Bay, Amphibious Dynoswimmer

Check out Dynoswimmer Scott Bay, rocking and (literally) rolling during January's VA Training Criterium. Like those race results; way to go, Scott!

Results

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26 Jan 06 @ 10:57 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Happy New Year, Dynoswimmers!

How about your New Year's resolutions?

Here's a list of New Year's resolutions adapted, edited and modified for Dynoswim from "Swimming World's: New Year's Resolutions for Officials".

1. I will learn a new skill to help my team.

2. I will mentor.

3. I will listen so that others may mentor me.

4. Swimming is a team activity, I will do my part so that others can do their's.

5. I will stay in shape to prolong my opportunities both in and out of the pool.

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31 Dec 05 @ 11:32 AM  | 2 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Amy and Pat Do It Again!

Amy Britton and Patricia Milton sauntered their way to half-marathon heaven. Way to go guys!

Check out the results of the Jacksonville half-marathon which took place on December 18, 2005.

Pat and Amy's Race Results

26 Dec 05 @ 6:47 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

What a Difference a Year Makes!

Happy Anniversary Dynoswimmers!

December 13, 2005 will mark the first anniversary of Dynoswim in Palm Coast. Take a look at our very first workout:

Dynoswim Day 1

13 Dec 05 @ 11:04 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Happy Birthday Amber, the Big One-Two (12)!

13 Dec 05 @ 10:58 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dynoswim Masters Needs Administrative Support

Please speak to Dean or Sheryl if you'd like to help out by supporting some of the administrative functions of the team. Some of those tasks may include updates to our registration forms. Other support includes acting as liaison to the pool staff. We also need someone who would like to offer new ideas for the overall direction, recruiting, and strategy of the team while acting as a sounding board for new initiatives (i.e. meets, training resources, cross training for triathletes).

11 Dec 05 @ 1:29 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Custom Designed Swim Camp for Dynoswimmers

Please advise if there is any interest for a swim camp designed exclusively for Dynoswim team members. One does not need to be a Dynoswimmer to attend. The camp will run for seven days devoted to and organized as follows: 2 (a.m. / p.m.) practices per day, plus midday video analysis; cross-training / stretching; nutrition; guest speakers; guest coaches; and team-building / motivational exercises.

The program will be designed in a family-friendly environment so that swimming families can attend together. The location would not be identified for quite some time, but could theoretically take place anywhere in the country.

Again the program will be designed solely for Dynoswimmers, and open to all swimmers (Dynoswim or not) of all abilities. The first camp could potentially be offered in late 2006.

If there is genuine interest in such a program, please offer your opinions on the subject.

1 Dec 05 @ 2:28 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Amy Britton Whisks to 3rd Place as Patricia Milton Stomps All but Two!

Both Pat and Amy earned third place in their respective age groups at the Paul DeBruyn 15K held last weekend on November 19, 2005. This event was sponsored by the Daytona Track Club.

Great Job: Dynoswim is Proud!

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25 Nov 05 @ 6:22 PM  | 2 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Mountain Biking - Sunday, November 13, 2005

For those of you interested, we have tentative plans to meet for a few hours of trail-riding. We will meet at 1pm this Sunday. Our exact location is still TBD.

If you have a mountain bike and are interested, then please let us know.

7 Nov 05 @ 8:55 PM  | 8 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Way to go Hannah

Hannah competed in the Old Hickory Triathlon, placing 1st in her division and 4th overall female. CONGRATS! We may just see her in November. Check out the results:

Team-Magic Results

3 Oct 05 @ 9:23 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

New Schedule for City Council Meeting

Disregard Tuesday's City Council meeting. We are not as yet on the formal agenda but stay tuned...

1 Oct 05 @ 6:21 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

City Council Meeting and Construction of a New Pool CANCELLED!

We are calling all swimmers, synchronized swimmers, triathletes, parents and friends to attend the next Palm Coast City Council Meeting on Tuesday October 4th at 6:30 pm. The Community Center is located at 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE (off of Clubhouse Rd in the island between Palm Coast Pkwy going east and west). We will meet outside between 6:15-6:20 pm.

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29 Sep 05 @ 1:07 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Dave Petkovsek Makes Dynoswim Proud

Dave competed in the 2005 Ford Ironman Wisconsin which took place on September 11, 2005. Dave kicked tail and made us all very proud. For those of you with satellite you can see the race on TV on Fox Sports Net (FSN). Check out the following link to see FSN's air dates and times:

2005 Ford Ironman Wisconsin Television Coverage

Here's a link to the website:

Ironman Wisconsin

...and check out the results:

Results

23 Sep 05 @ 9:38 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Hammerhead Olympic Triathlon (H.O.T.)

Check out the results of the Hammerhead Olympic Triathlon (H.O.T.) which was held last Sunday, August 28, 2005. This race consisted of a 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run. Congratulations Amy!

Hammerhead Olympic Triathlon Results

1 Sep 05 @ 3:22 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Congratulations Diane!

Broke 3000 yards!

16 Aug 05 @ 8:18 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

IMPORTANT: Dynoswimmers, Read Below on Goals!

Please send Dean your goals for swimming. You can send them via e-mail, or give them to Dean in person. Simply write down what you intend to accomplish in the pool. There are no right or wrong goals, but it is important that you send them over. This will be confidential, shared only with Dean and Sheryl. Thanks.

20 Jul 05 @ 11:52 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Beaches Fine Arts Series Triathlon

Check out the race results for the final race in the Beaches Fine Arts Series triathlon. Congratulations Pat and Amy, great job! Results: Results

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10 Jul 05 @ 12:07 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Sprint Triathlon

Pat and Amy are doing the Beaches Fine Arts Sprint Triathlon on July 9. It's a .25 mile ocean swim, 13.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile run. Start time is 7:00am. If any one would like to join us you can check out the web site at http://www.bfastriathlon.org

29 Jun 05 @ 11:31 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

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