VMST Winter Invitational Meet   in Richmond


Thirteen members of the Oakwood Masters Swim Team, the Stripers, participated in the Winter Invitational Swim Meet held on February 3 and 4, in Richmond. The meet was sponsored by Virginia Masters Swim Committee.

Men and women ages 21 to 72 represented the Stripers, in events of the 50 yard freestyle, 100 yard freestyle, 200 yard freestyle, 50 yard breast stroke, 50 yard backstroke, 200 yard backstroke, 50 yard butterfly, 100 yard individual medley and 200 yard individual medley. Striper efforts also included four relay teams including two womenís 200 yard freestyle relays, a womenís 200 yard medley relay, and a mixed menís and womenís 200 yard medley relay.

Many of the competitors were novice swimmers participating in their first masters meet. Most swimmers were able to attain personal record times in their events. Collectively, the Stripers returned with twenty- two (22) individual first places, eight (8) individual second places and two (2) individual third places.