GREAT BAY MASTERS WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP -
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Splits
Splits!
Jenny
Jenny
Susan
Susan
Deb
Deb
Phil
Phil
Sanjuro
Sanjuro
Well done
Well done!
Mike
Mike
Patrick
Patrick
Mike
Mike
Sandy
Sandy
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V is for...
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Each Great Bay Masters swimmer who appears in the 3000 Yard Swim results gets a free custom T-shirt to commemorate our group effort!

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Veni, Vidi, Vici!

Great Bay Masters won the 3000 yard swim national championship for the second consecutive year - winning the overall team competition as well as both the men's and women's team contests. Thank you to all the Great Bay swimmers who swam the 3000 and helped our team to victory. A special 'thank you' to our 3000 yard swim coordinator, Jana, whose work and enthusiasm drove this successful effort.

Special congratulations to Jenny Priester and Ed Gendreau who both won first place in their respective age groups, Jenny for the second year running. Not only are they individual National Champions, their victories also qualify them as Long Distance All-Americans: way to go!

This event is a great way to bring our team together, with everyone who completes the distance contributing points for their efforts. If you need inspiration to participate next year, consider the story of 16-year cancer survivor Kim Chrane, who joined from the community to support our club. In her own words:

"Hi my name is Kim and I've always loved to swim. The Masters swimming has been a wonderful resource for me over the years. Swimming assisted me with the obstacles of paralysis subsequent to multiple brain surgeries.

You can do anything you want if you put your mind to it... I accomplished this without going to the pool. I trained at home utilizing my hot tub, practicing my arm movements as well as my kicks for 30 minutes 3 times a week. I challenge everyone to do something extraordinary. It is not about the time. It is about being part of something and feeling alive."

Kim finished 3000 yards in 1 hour, 28 minutes, and 12 seconds - almost 1 hour longer than it took Ed to finish, but an amazing, inspiring achievement.

Oregon Masters placed second to Great Bay, as they did last year. However Oregon narrowed the margin of victory this year, and we look forward to competing again next year! We also look forward to our 2nd Annual Victory party - please join us to celebrate our National Championship win!

Great Bay Masters welcomes new members. We have a lot to offer - swim with us!