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About Ozark LMSC – Ozark Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC) 

 

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Saint Louis Area Masters Swimming Inc, a non-profit organization, is a United States Masters Swimming registered Club in the Ozark LMSC and includes swimmers of all ages, experience and ability.  Some SLAM swimmers are competitive, but many are not and belong to SLAM for the camaraderie and challenge of a structured practice.
Contact Saint Louis Area Masters at: slam@swimlam.org
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O’Fallon Illinois YMCA 

Y – I – TRI TRIATHLON

Supports the O’Fallon Illinois YMCA Annual Campaign

Saturday, April 6
2:00 pm
Sunday, April 7
9:30 am

2:00pm-Saturday 4/6 & 9:30 am-Sunday 4/7 

Ozark LMSC Short Course Yards Championships

McKendree Metro Rec-Plex, 205 Rec Plex, O’Fallon, IL 62269

TBD

Shea Natatorium, Carbondale Illinois

Ed and Ruth Shea Challenge Classic

Sprint No-Brainer and Iron Glutton Challenges

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  Where SLAM Swims

   
   
   
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Lafayette High School
17050 Clayton Road, Wildwood, MO 63011

 

STARTING TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20
Monday, Tuedsay, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00 am – 6:30 am


Contact: Laurel Stallings,

stallingslaurel@prcommunityed.org


Marquette High School
2351 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017

 

STARTING TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 am – 6:30 am

Sunday: 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Contact: Laurel Stallings, stallingslaurel@prcommunityed.org

Crestview Middle School
16025 Clayton Rd, Manchester, MO 63011

Indoor: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (closed for repair until March 25)
Outdoor: TBA Summer 2024

 

Contact: Laurel Stallings, stallingslaurel@prcommunityed.org

South City Family YMCA (SLAM-STORM)
3150 Sublette Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Contact: Cory Griffin, cory.griffin@gwrymca.org

O’Fallon Family YMCA – (SLAM-OTTRZ)
284 N Seven Hills Rd, O’Fallon, IL 62269

 

Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30 am – 6:30 am

 

Contact: Kasey Massie: kasey.massie@gwrymca.org

Edwardsville YMCA (SLAM-YOE)
1200 ESIC Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62025

 

Tuesday and Thursday: 6:40 pm – 7:45 pm

 

Contact: Gunnar Kohlbrecher, gkohlbrecher@edwymca.com

 

 

Saint Peters Rec-Plex
5200 Mexico Rd, Saint Peters, MO 63376

 

Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30 am – 6:30 am

 

Contact: Kristen Gross, kngswim@gmail.com

O’Fallon Missouri YMCA
3451 Pheasant Meadow, O’Fallon, MO 63368

 

Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30 am – 6:30 am

 

Contact: Anne Schneider, anne.schneider@gwrymca.org

 

 

 

Mid County YMCA
1900 Urban Dr, Brentwood MO 63144

 

Saturday: 8:00 am – 9:30 am

 

Contact: Taylor Looney, taylor.looney@gwrymca.org

Wildwood YMCA
2641 Highway 109, Wildwood MO 63040

 

Monday and Wednesday: 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

 

Contact: Jen Humphrey, jen.humphrey@gwrymca.org

Saluki Masters Swim Club (SLAM-SALUK)
SIU Student Rec Center, Shea Natatorium
300 E Grand Ave, Carbonadale, IL 62901

 

Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Saturday: Usually 10:00 am – 12:oo pm
                     Occasionally 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 

Contact: Clay Kolar, claysplash49@gmail.com

 


SLAM PRESIDENT’S MONTHLY NEWS – Patrick Sullivan

 

February, 2024
 Hello,
   First, if any workout group has any events coming up, please message me and SLAM will help promote it. Second, we have updated our website, https://swimslam.org. Please encourage your swimmers to check it out. We are continuing to update it, too. Hopefully, we’ll have a message board soon.
Next, we do have a SLAM Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1203100876702527 , a SLAM Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=st%20louis%20area%20masters and an Instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/usmsslam/?fbclid=IwAR0DlJ1tSs0w9j4ssas1B4a2UQzkkT4aSbxh0HME7pLxJGXJov5lPy3KUOg
Please encourage your swimmers to follow our social media accounts to keep updated.
   I’ve enlisted South City Y coach, Stephen Pyle, to help design merch for SLAM and for any SLAM swimmer’s participation at Spring Nationals. I’m really excited about his soccer-style crest idea for a swim cap and t-shirt design. We hope to share it soon.
   Speaking of Spring Nationals—Registration is now open for Spring Nationals! Spring Nationals will be held June 20-24 in Indianapolis, in the iconic IUPUI Natatorium, which is the nicest pool I’ve ever swam in! Anyone can swim 3 events without a National Qualifying Time (NQT). I already registered for this
and hope you will too! I went to last year’s Spring Nationals in Irvine, CA and it was the most exciting swim meet I’ve ever participated in. It’s so inspiring to watch someone in their 90s still competing. It’s also thrilling to compete alongside former Olympians who you grew up watching and cheering for. If
you are looking for a nice place to stay, that’s close by, I’m staying at Candlewood Suites: (https://www.ihg.com/candlewood/hotels/us/en/indianapolis/indwp/hoteldetail).  I stayed there for a meet late last year and it was perfect for a multi-night stay. I will be there for the whole meet, by the way.
   Please email me and let me know if you are interested in Level 2 and/or 3 USMS coaching certification (Level 1 is available online). If we get enough interest, I’ll reach out to the national office and ask to get a weekend set up in St. Louis.
   If you are looking for some upcoming swim meets, there are a few coming up. First, Jeff Enge and I are working hard to finalize the Ozark Spring Championships. We hope to have the pool and dates finalized by the end of February. Next, our O’Fallon, IL Otters have a Triathlon coming up, March 3 rd . I’ve
attached their flier and hope you encourage your triathletes to participate. Other meets (sign up on the USMS website) within a few hours’ drive include the John May Winter Classic on 2/18 in Champaign, IL; the 2024 Spring Classic in Bloomington, IL (I’m going!); and the 2024 GRIN Short Course State
Championship at the IUPUI Natatorium (same pool as Spring Nationals!) 4/20-21 in Indianapolis (I’m going to this, too!).
   Lastly, I met with our Social Chair, Katrina Bibbee, and as expected, she has some great ideas. She needs every workout group’s participation, specifically appointing someone that will help be a liaison between your workout group and SLAM to serve as a member of her standing committee. I’ve asked her to write
a message to you, which she has provided:   

Hi all!
I am so excited for 2024 and what we can accomplish together as a SLAM community! My role and goal as SLAM’s Social Chair is to make it SO easy

to be connected and involved with SLAM that you don’t even realize you are doing it! We’ll have organized get-togethers at swim meets, outreach & community
service opportunities throughout the year, friendly competitions, and a chance to build relationships and find new friends!
As athletes, we are familiar with goals- and that’s exactly what we have as a “SLAM FAM” for this year! Take note of our calendar below so you know what to
expect and can plan to take part in the fun!

2024 “SLAM FAM” GOALS & FOCUSES:

Jan-March: Break the Ice!!
1) Get to know ALL of YOUR workout group teammate names and something about them!
2) Let’s get all SLAM members in our GroupMe group chat, scan the QR code below to check this to-do off your own list and make sure to remind your lane partners to do the same.
                                                     

April-June: Go the Extra Mile!
1) “Sister” Teams & Icebreaker challenges assigned for getting to know the other SLAM teams in your area!
2) SLAM FAM Volunteer Days- We’ll be volunteering in community outreach days to assist others in learning to swim and passing forward the crucial
life skill of water safety free of cost!
July-Sep: Dive Deeper!
1) Continuing “Sister” Teams and fun challenges, but taking the foot off the gas pedal as people prioritize family time/trips in the Summer.

Oct-Dec: Let’s “RELAY” Have Some Fun!

1) OCT: SLAM FAM Halloween & Costumed themed swim meet! Bring your family as there will be festive activities for all who attend with funny relays!
2) NOV: Canned food drive competition between workout groups! Team with the most donations will win the traveling trophy for the year with their team
name engraved onto the plaque for 2024!
3) DEC 2024-FEB 2025: New & Gently Used Coat drive! Have any unused or unworn warm attire? We will be collecting it this upcoming winter to donate
to STL’s St. Patrick Center- a nonprofit that diligently helps unhoused community members facing distress!
Thanks for reading! I am happy we can all come together in fellowship to support one another, and strengthen STL area communities by combining our efforts!
Best wishes,
Katrina Bibbee
SLAM Social Chair