focus on improving stroke technique is part of the
story. Specific and measurable goals with progress
charted are more of the story. Challenges which include swim meet preparation and readiness are
encouraged, but optional. Parties and
social times. Mutual support. Yes indeed!
your goals do not include competition, Masters will
still address your personal needs, and help improve your
swimming in an enjoyable team environment. Gains in aerobic
fitness, flexibility and strength are a sure thing.
team is organized within United States Masters Swimming
Association, and as part of the Virginia state local
association. Its members have participated competitively
at several levels and receive the benefits of their
umbrella affiliations, which include YMCA Aquatics.
Stripers in six national meets, numerous regional meets
and triathlons have consistently placed well.
more information, contact Northern Neck Family YMCA
(804-435-0223) or coach Kathryn Gregory (804-462-5608).
GREGG MEET February 9&10
members of the Northern Neck Family YMCA masters swim
team, the Stripers, participated in the David Gregg III
Memorial Swim Meet on February 9 and 10. Held at the
NOVA of Virginia Aquatics Center in Richmond, the event
was sponsored by Virginia Masters Team (VMST), and hosted
more than 120 swimmers from 19 different teams.Regionally
the local Striper Team is affiliated with VMST.
meet was highlighted with a record-breaking 50-yard
freestyle by VMST swimmer, Marie Kelleher, 100, who
competed as the oldest female in history ever to swim an
United States Masters event.
(Dick) Scott received gold medals in the 50-yard breast
stroke, 100-yard breast stroke, 200-yard breast stroke,
200-yard butterfly; 100, 200, and 400-yard individual
medley. Frank Miller also was golden in the 100-yard
freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, and 1000-yard freestyle, as
well as the 100-yard breast stroke. All of his swims
were in personal record times.
Latell finished first in the 1000-yard freestyle, 100-yard
back stroke and 200-yard back stroke which was in personal
record time; second in the 50-yard back stroke in personal
record time, third in the 200-yard breast stroke in
personal record time, and third in the 100-yard individual
medley. Esther Glover was first in the 50-yard
breast stroke with a personal record, second in the
50-yard freestyle with a personal record, second in the
200-yard freestyle, third in 200-yard individual medley,
and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle. Charlotte
Hollings swam to firsts in the 1000-yard freestyle (a
personal record), 200-yard freestyle, 50-yard butterfly,
100-yard individual medley, 200-yard individual medley,
and second in the 50-yard back stroke, and 200-yard
backstroke, third in the 200-yard back stroke. Ray
Funkhouser received firsts in the 100 and 200-yard breast
stroke, and second in the 50-yard breast stroke.
Coach Kathryn Gregory placed first in the 50, 100,
200-yard backstroke and 100-yard individual medley.