Monday, April 22, 2013

Newsletter April 22, 2013

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Boston Marathon
   Lydia Carrick   2:47:06  32nd overall female
   Andy Jakubowitch   2:48:50
   Kyle Carrick   2:55:57

Du Dover
   Blair Saunders   40:56   2nd overall
   Dave Zieglar   42:41   4th overall
   Barbie Woodland   1:01:08   3rd AG

Delaware City Duathlon
   Josh Loren   1:17:30   2nd overall
   Dave Anshen   1:27:36   2nd AG
   Josh Boesen   1:36:01   3rd AG
   Duncan Outslay   1:36:08   5th AG
   Holly Burns   1:38:15   1st AG
   Eva Van Stratum   1:44:49   2nd AG
   Glenn Moore   1:51:42   2nd AG

NJ Devilman
Our first team race is only 2 weeks away. We already have 35 signed up for the race! There is a sprint and a half-lite race so something for everyone.  Click here to register for the race. Click here to sign up for the tailgating.

As many of you know we have come in second to Bricks the last three years in the club challenge. Not bad since there are over 150 teams entered.  We almost pulled off a first last year but we spent the entire year trying to make up points Bricks accumulated at the Dover Du. The landscape looks a lot different starting the season this year. Bricks has 9 signed up for the Dover Du compared to 54 last year. We have 3 signed up. We have 35 signed up for Devilman and Bricks has 7. So by May 5th we should be in first place for the first time ever. More good news is that we have 77 Tri-Dawgs signed up for 144 races so far compared to 28 Bricks members signed up for 65 races. Let's keep pushing!

How to Beat Hip Pain
Click here for a comprehensive video on preventing and treating hip pain. 

Putting on a Swim Cap
Here is the fastest and easiest way I have found yet.

Summer Lifeguards Needed
Got a friend or relative looking for a summer job? Aquatic Management Systems is hiring lifeguards for the summer. Apply online at If certification or recertification is needed you can sign up online for a Red Cross certified course.

Iron Girl
The Danskin Triathlon Series has been renamed and is now part of the Athleta Iron Girl Event Series. Registration opened  for the Sandy Hook Triathlon which will be on September 8th. Here is a link to the registration information:

Summer Swim Club Memberships
Looking for a summer swim club to enjoy the outdoors? Delaware Swim and Fitness Centers will be running Oakwood Valley Club this summer located near the Midway Shopping Center off of Kirkwood Highway. We will also have a swim team participating in the Suburban Swim League. This is a low key way to get your children involved in a healthy lifestyle. Swim lessons, camps and rentals will also be available. Contact us at

Open Water Swims
Well its that time of year to begin our open water swims at Lums Pond. The swims start Wednesday the 1st of May between 6 pm and 7 pm and run every Wednesday through August. We have a few rules stated below that we must follow.  Hope to see some or all of you out there.

Directions:  Enter thru the main gate at Lums Pond and follow to AREA 1.
Rules for Open Water Swim (OWS)
(This is to ensure we keep our permit as well as ensure the safety of our team members and friends in the water)

Must Be a Member of the Tri-Dawgs or a Guest of a Tri-Dawg.


The OWS is NOT open to members of other teams, while we are a supportive group, this is a Tri-Dawg ONLYsponsored event 

TRI DAWGS ARE ABLE TO BRING GUESTS AS LONG AS THE GUEST AGREES TO REGISTER AS A "DELAWARE SWIM AND FITNESS TRI DAWG" DURING ANY PIRANHA SPORTS EVENT THEY PARTICIPATE IN DURING 2013.   Please introduce your guest to Vince LaFashia or Margaret LaFashia (or the assigned Tri-Dawg leading the swim that particular evening) so we are aware that there is someone new in attendance.  If you bring a guest, you are responsible for your guest and should swim with them. 

Must Sign-In & MORE importantly, you Must Sign-Out 

You cannot enter the water until you have signed in (a notebook will be present when you arrive). ALSO Please do not leave for your car until you sign out. This is also your signature letting us know that you are swimming with the understanding that you are "swimming at your own risk". 

Must wear a BRIGHT colored swim cap

Dark Blue and Black swim caps are NOT considered bright.  This is so the kayakers can see you.  If you do not have a swim-cap or forgot one, please try and borrow from a teammate.  You cannot swim without a swim cap.   

Please do not enter the water before 6:00pm and you Must be out of the water by 7:00pm

No swimming without kayakers in the water.  If you are half way thru a lap and you see the kayakers pulling the buoys, you turn around with them. NO exception.
Please keep the buoys to your left (so counter clockwise circle swimming)

This is to help collisions in the water from happening.  You do not need to swim to the furthest buoy to turn around, however you must stay between the first and last buoy,  you can turn around whenever you like, just do it with caution and keep the buoys to your left.   

Please Swim with Caution

The people in the kayaks are NOT lifeguards. NOTE:  You are swimming at your own risk.  They will assist if you need it but you should be able to swim.   If you see a fellow teammate struggling, you STOP and ASSIST and yell to a kayaker.

We usually have two to three kayakers in the water.  Sometimes we are in need of kayakers.  If you would like to be a kayaker / have a kayak. please contact Vince LaFashia ( or 302-383-0060) and let him know so he can plan accordingly on nights we may need your help. 

And finally… HAVE FUN Sincerely, Your Tri-Dawg Family!

Have a great week!

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