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Greetings FAST members!

It?s that time of year again, time to order our stylish FAST racing and training apparel for 2010.

The 2010 design will be pretty much the same as 2009.  It will not have the 25th anniversary logo. The Jersey's will be updated with this year's sponsors.  This year we are ordering our clothing from Voler.  In addition to fabulous clothing, Voler provides us with an easy-to-use online ordering system, which will streamline the ordering process.

Very Important!!!

Online orders must be placed no later than March 1st!!

You can enter your order information now, and change it at any time between now and then.  Your credit card will not be charged until the order is processed in March.


Below are instructions for using the On-line Ordering system:

Welcome to the Voler Online Ordering System

Your team has chosen to use Voler's new online ordering system for your next clothing order. Please follow the steps below to place your portion of the teams order:

1. Follow this link to access your teams order:

 2. Create a "New Account". Once you log in, click on "Get Started" to begin your order.

3. Choose your items and options from the Like Item Categories.

4. When you are finished, open your shopping cart and carefully review your items. Because each item is custom built, refunds and exchanges will not be accepted. When you have confirmed your order, continue to the secure Checkout.

5. After you process your order, you will receive an e-mailed order confirmation for your records.

6. Once the order deadline date has been met, you will not be able to add or modify your order. The order ship date is listed on the homepage. This is the date that your order will ship to your Coordinator.


Some General Information to note regarding this year's order:

* You MUST access the Online Ordering Site using the link provided above.  If you just log in to the website without using that link, it will not allow you to see or order anything.

* Voler's "like-item pricing" means more flexibility in meeting our minimum order quantity, but does not guarantee that we will meet the minimum quantity for each category.  Items in the same like-item category are indicated on the website.  In addition, the online order website will show how many of each category have been ordered, so you can see whether we have met the minimum yet.  As the deadine draws closer, you will be contacted if you have ordered something that it looks like we might not meet the minimum on.


* Both the bike shorts and the tri shorts are available in two fabrics - the regular and the Elite fabric.  Elite shorts are $10 extra.

* Bike shorts are available with three pad choices: the standard (Diamante for women, Torino for men) pad; the Trilogy pad (men's or or women's), which is a thicker, denser pad and costs an extra $5, or the Sorento tri pad.  The tri shorts are available only with the tri pad.


* Bike jerseys are available in two cuts: club cut or the more fitted race cut.  I recommend you try both on to see which you prefer.

* Bike jerseys are available in both short sleeve and sleeveless.

* A full zipper is available in the jerseys for an extra $2.

* Long sleeve jerseys are available in two fabrics: the heavier weight GeoTherm fabric, or the same SQ Pro fabric as the short sleeve jerseys.  Samples of the SQ Pro fabric are only available in the men?s sizes.

* Windshell and thermal vests and jackets are available to order.  Use the jacket sizing samples to determine your size for the vests.

* Arm warmers are also available.

Tri Suits

* Tri suits are available in both the regular and the Elite fabric.  The Elite fabric is $10 extra

* An optional back pocket is available on the tri suits for an extra $10.

* Short sleeve cycling skinsuits are also available, if anyone is interested in them.

Tri Tops

* Tri tops are available in the following styles: Tri race tops (men?s and women?s) - similar to a fitted sleeveless jersey; Tri singlets (men?s) and shimmels (women?s) ? T-back style fitted top, shimmels have rear pockets, singlets do not; and Tri sport top (women?s) ? sports bra style top.

* Sizing samples for the men?s tri race tops, men?s tri singlets, and women?s tri shimmels are on backorder.  An email will be sent out when these sizing samples are available.


Any questions?  Email your coordinator Carol Feldmann at




Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2010 21:02

Can you swing 36+ innings with F.A.S.T.?

F.A.S.T. families and friends are invited to join us for Tiger baseball at Comerica Park. Join us for any number of games. We need at least 15 people per game to constitute a group and not have to pay an additional surcharge.  We?ll be ordering our group tickets the week of February 4. We need order forms (pdf) in hand by February 2. You may bring them to the FAST Awards Banquet on January 30.  When tickets arrive, we will mail or distribute at workouts. Play ball!

Make checks payable to:
Noah or Jenny Birmelin

Mail to:
22736 Glenmoor Hts
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48336

JD Birmelin, VP of Swimming

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2010 07:52

23rd Annual Super Swim Meet - February 7

Space is still available in the 1st Short Course Meters (SCM) meet of the season!

The 23rd Annual “Super” Swim Meet Presented by the Ford Athletic Swim & Triathlon Club will be held at Brighton High School on Sunday, February 7, 2010.

Entries: $25 if postmarked by Feb. 1 or $35 after Feb. 1

All relays will be deck entered. Swimmers may swim a maximum of 4 individual events and 2 relays.
Only pre-entries will be accepted for the 1500m and 400m freestyle. Relay cards are due 30 minutes
prior to each relay event. You must be entered in the meet to swim on a relay team.

Mail entry form and photocopy of current 2010 USMS card to Jenny Birmelin. Make checks payable
to FAST.

FINA rules apply to SCM meets. Your age on 12/31/2010 determines your age group.

Contact: Jenny Birmelin

For more information see our Flyer / Entry Form.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2010 10:47

This Week in FAST

A quick overview of what is going on this week 1/11/2010 - 1/17/2010

Ongoing - Registration for FAST membership for 2010 is now open at

1/1-31/2010 - USAT National Challenge BIKE session continues.  WINNERS! - Dave Z and Julie M are the winners of the 1000 Y raffle!  Prizes should be in Jan 2010. Track FASTs progress on the Race Tracker.  If you would like to join the team, email Lana at 

1/1-17/2010 - Internal Challenge - Bike more than 100 miles between 1/1-1/17 and be entered for the challenge raffle!

Sunday 2/7/2010 - Get those toes wet before the State meet and join FAST at their annual swim meet.  Entry form available here ENTRY FORM - Swimmers and Volunteers needed!  Contact for more details.

Saturday 1/16/2010 - Swimming at Schoolcraft - Go get a good workout in and then breakfast at Charley's!

Saturday 1/30/2010 - FAST Holiday Party!
Date: Saturday, January 30th
Location: Carl E Stitt American Legion Hall, 23850 Military Rd. Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127
Time: 6:30pm-midnight. 
Cost: Adults $20, Children 5-12 $5, Under 5 Free.
Reservation includes meal and beverages, and the opportunity to hang out with your fellow FAST Members and nationally syndicated cartoonist Jef Mallett. See his comic Frazz
-RSVP to pres@swimfasttrifast. More info to follow.

1/1/2010 - 1/31/2010 - 2010 USMS 1 Hour Postal Challenge -

If you have additional events you would like listed, please email them to 


Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2010 12:54

Message from the President

Hello FAST!

Happy New Year FAST Members!

Lots of news!

0) Be a FAST Member in 2010.

If you have not joined FASTyet for 2010, now is the time.  All paid members will have free access to 2nd Saturday Seminars (unless a separate site fee applies), a free FAST Polar water bottle for new members in 2010 (those who didn't get one in 2009), basic training plans set up for target 2010 races, and much more.

Join FAST at

1) F.A.S.T. Holiday/Awards/Silver Anniversary party, Save the Date!

- Carl E Stitt American Legion Hall, 23850 Military Rd. Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127
- Saturday, January 30th
- 6:30pm-midnight.
- Adults $20, Children 5-12 $5, Under 5 Free.
- Reservation includes meal and beverages, and the opportunity to hang out with your fellow FAST Members and nationally syndicated cartoonist Jef Mallett.
- RSVP to pres@swimfasttrifast. More info to follow.

Don'ft forget to submit your photos for the club video/slide show!

We need your race/training photos and videos (if you have them) to make our
yearly FAST club video.  Best way to get them to Ken Gutowski is via CD disk. Alternative ways include sending Ken the link to the site you have them posted or send them to via email as an attachment. (

2) Results from General Membership meeting.

-The Fall General Membership will be available on the FAST website. 
-Highlights included the modification of the Bike Box rental policy, and the announcement of 2nd Saturday Seminars.  These monthly seminars will be held for FAST members on or around the 2nd Saturday of every month starting in February.
-  Elections of officers for 2010 were also held. I would like to thank all of those who have served FAST in 2009, those who accepted nominations to be an officer for FAST in 2010, and those who will serve as officers in 2010.

Your 2010 FAST Officers will be:
-    Cheryl Machovec Dehn, President
-    Jenny Birmelin, Vice President of Swimming
-    Mia Byrne, Vice President of Triathlon
-    Noah Birmelin, Newsletter Editor
-    Karen Rosinski, Librarian
-    Michael Mistak, Webmaster
-    Lana Krolikowski, Secretary
-    Ken Gutowski, Treasurer
-    Katy Michalski, Vice President of Marketing
-    Jon Logan, Vice President of Cycling

I would like to thank outgoing officers Jennifer Warstler, Cecilia Brzys, and Jaret Johnson for all of the energy and leadership each of them have and continue to contribute to FAST. 

3) Help us keep our website up-to-date!

The updated website has a special section to list Member Accomplishments.  These pages can only be as up-to-date as you help us make them.  Please check out the pages, learn a little about fellow members and send updates to the address listed on each page!

4) Camping with the President, without the Secret Service

For the past several years, David and I have traveled 'Up-North' for the Inter Rockin' Triathlon at Interlochen State Park the weekend following the 4th of July. It coincides with the last weekend of the Cherry Festival.  (i.e. Parade and Fireworks!)  Campground reservations for the weekend open up soon.  Free s'mores to all FAST members who stop by our campsite on Saturday night.

Have a safe and Happy New Year, and go FASTer in 2010!
Cheryl Machovec Dehn

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2010 09:16
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