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FAST at Michigan Masters State Meet 2011

Three-hundred fifty swimmers invaded East Kentwood High School April 15-17 for the Michigan Masters Swimming State Championship. FAST sent a team of 61 swimmers, including 27 females and 34 males. FAST had 341 individual entries and 44 relays. Every single FAST swimmer scored points for the team.
FAST took second place in the team championship category while the Battle Creek YMCA won their first ever State Championship with over 80 swimmers. The Lansing/Grand Rapids group took third, Milford Athletic Club fourth, Dutch Masters was fifth, Ann Arbor was sixth and Doughboy Athletics was seventh. 
In the female division, Battle Creek Y took 1st, followed by Milford and FAST. In the male division, Battle Creek Y captured 1st, followed by the Lansing/Grand Rapids team, and then FAST.
New friends were made, and personal best times were set left and right. Three FAST members celebrated birthdays over the weekend: Jill Guerrera, Crista Kunkel and Lindsey Kuehn. New FAST member Mark VanderMey, 45, set state records in the breaststroke events.
Individuals honored with the "High Point" awards included FAST members Reggie Ray, 84, Jim Pogue, 50, Mary Dehn, 65, Wendy Sanders, 34, and Barbara Church, 59. Those swimmers scored more points than anyone else in their age groups.
Mark your calendars: A tentative date for next year's meet is March 23-25, 2012.
FAST at Michigan Masters State Meet 

SMAC Race 2011

From former FAST VP Paul Piorkowski


When  Saturday, July 16, 2011

Where: Huron Meadows Metroparks, Brighton, MI

Disciplines: Navigation based Paddling (river and lake), Mountain Bike (single- and two-track), Trekking/Trail Running (on & off trails) and Fixed Ropes

Michigan. The unique race format makes it suitable for the first time racers as well as the seasoned competitor. It will bring together the best aspects of the sport including several surprises to keep it fun, interesting and challenging.

If you've never done a SMAC race before come and see what makes our annual event so special and remember to expect the unexpected! As is tradition, there will be plenty of adventure with a dawn to late afternoon time format, male/female/coed team prizes, and post-race food and fun. Race results provided immediately post-race.

This year's race venue will includes all of southern Michigan's principal forest types, including swamp forest of, cedar, beech-maple, oak-hickory, and mixed hardwood forest. This area includes glacial topography that is unique to SE Michigan. The orienteering quality OCAD produced race maps include all major trails and land features. Navigation instruction will be offered on Friday evening before the race briefing.

To keep the quality high and to minimize the impact to the environment we limit the field size so don't miss your opportunity to get in on one of the Midwest's best! SMAC members receive a registration discount. You can find out more about the event and register for the race online at

All SMAC events depend heavily on volunteers to work before, during and after the race. Those who might not be ready to race but want to see what it is all about, or those who just like to spend the day out in one of Michigan's beautiful parks can volunteer.

Paul Piorkowski

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 18:41

Classified Reminder

Did you know that FAST members can post classified ads for FREE?  Check out our curent classifieds here!  Updated 4/18/2011

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2011 17:47

2011 Warm Up Orders Due February 15th

We will be putting in an order for warm ups, hoodies, towels, and beanies again this winter.  Please print this order form and send it, with payment to Cheryl.  Questions?  Email Cheryl at

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 January 2011 21:56

2011 Tech Apparel Orders Due March 11th

Hi Everyone!

It's that time of year again, time to place your order for the 2011 FAST
triathlon and bike apparel.  We will be ordering from Voler again this year. 
The design will be the same as last year's, although there will  be a slight
change in the shorts design since the shorts style we ordered last year is no
longer available.

We need a minimum of 15  items in each like item category to be able to order,
so if you want to order something, don't forget to talk it up and convince your
friends to order as well, so we can make the minimums.   What constitutes a
"like item"?

Bottoms: bike shorts (regular and bib), tri shorts, knickers (regular and bib)

Short Sleeve Items: short sleeve bike jerseys, sleeveless bike jerseys, vests
(windshell and thermal), one-piece tri suits, cycling skinsuits, and tri race

Specialty Tops: Women's tri shimmels, women's sport tops (aka, sports bras)
Ladies, if you want a shimmel or a sport top, you will definitely need to talk
it up, since we did not meet the minimums on these items last year.  We will not
be ordering long sleeve items this year.  If anyone wants FAST arm warmers, we
ordered some extras last year, so see Cheryl to get yours.

We will not have fit kits this year, so if you are unsure of size or material,
please let me know and we can see if we can get a sample for you to review from
another club member.

Here is the link to the Voler online ordering website, so order away!  Remember,
all orders must be completed no later than March 11th!

If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thanks!


caroljohnston_2000 at


Last Updated on Sunday, 23 January 2011 21:50
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