Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Newsletter August 8, 2014

Hey Dawgs!

GACC Team Standings
1.      Delaware Swim and Fitness Tri Dawgs  268
2.      Turks Head Racing                                     201
3.      Wooden Wheels                                          139
Team news
Race Results:

IM Lake Placid

Brian Drysdale      14:39:28
Marc Oleynick       10:45:29           9th AG
Cindy Johnson       12:27:13           6th AG
Mike Rogers           15:43:27
Amanda Pupillo     11:58:02
Patricia Clifford     14:00:24

If there are other races to report, either already past or coming up, please let Kevin Hicks know:

Mike Clark Memorial Ride- Takes place THIS Saturday 8/9 and will be in honor of Randy Inglis.  If you are interested in riding please visit  If you are interested in volunteering, there are still slots available. Please visit 

Saturday Morning Swim Practices Suspended- I've decided to suspend practices until sometime in September. Turn out has been very low this summer and I'm trying to get my IM training in. Don't forget you can go to and access the archived workouts. I will send out a reminder when we start up practices again. Enjoy the rest of your summer. –Coach

Upcoming Races- We hold a 67 point lead over Turks Head, which from past experience isn’t a huge margin.  Here are the upcoming Piranha Sports races along with how many Dawgs and Turks Head are entered.  Let’s see if we can crank those numbers up!

Top of Delaware Sprint 8/17/14             Tri-Dawgs – 28         Turks Head- 8
North East Tri (Intl/Sprint) 8/24/14          Tri-Dawgs – 13         Turks Head - 7
Diamondman Half Iron Du/Tri  9/6/14    Tri-Dawgs – 8           Turks Head - 0
Diamondman Sprint Du/Tri  9/7/14        Tri-Dawgs – 9           Turks Head - 6
Marshman Sprint Tri  9/14/14                Tri-Dawgs – 3           Turks Head – 20

Team Rides- Currently there are a few team rides occurring each week.  I have listed what I definitively know below. If you know of any others that you’d like included, please email me.

Tuesday- 6pm  Jennersville.  Meet in back right hand corner of Jennersville YMCA parking lot, depart at 6pm.  Approximately a 22 mile ride with a 16 – 19 mph pace.

Sunday- 730am Newark Reservoir to Rising Sun and back .  Meet at Reservoir parking lot and depart by 7:30 am.  The ride averages around 16 – 16.5 mph.  All paces welcome. 

Sunday- 8am Chesapeake City (meet under 213 bridge on the side of the canal nearest Chesapeake Inn) with Coach Glenn and company. Departs at 8am. 

Team Running Practice- Every Tuesday at 6pm with Coach Fisher at St. Marks High School Track

Open Water Swim- Every Wednesday evening at Lum’s Pond State Park Area #1 Beach at 6 pm.
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.   


Planning a fall event or need family portraits done?  Are you a triathlete and want a swim stroke video or a run gait video?  Engagement, shower or wedding in your future?  I would love to help!!  Visit my site at or shoot me an email at .

Dave Meyers has a Thule 2” trailer hitch 2 bike rack priced to move at $50.  Please contact him if interested

Xterra Discounts
The discount for individuals is $20 off an XTERRA Championship distance triathlon or $25 off the Sprint distance.
The discount for the relay team category is $30 off the Championship and $35 off the Sprint.
Here is our complete list of event discounts for 2014.
Please share with your club members!

XTERRA Utah: Long or Short on September 20, 2014 in Ogden, UT:

Here is an article on a WTC purse change that will impact where/when the pros race

If you have any training/race pictures you’d like to share, please feel free to send them to me at .  I’ll try and get them added to future editions of the newsletter.

If you have anything you would like to see in the newsletter or if you have any announcement you need added, please email me at  

Have a great week! 

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