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Superfly
January 2nd, 2007, 03:30 AM
Hi all!
I will be in the US for business between jan 30 and feb 7. The Swedish Master Champ is in March and I would very much appreciate if I could join a Masters team that week for practice in the evenings and the weekend. All information of contacts and times is highly appreciated.
Thanks!
/Per

Leonard Jansen
January 2nd, 2007, 12:32 PM
Conshohocken is a "quick" drive (rush hour traffic can be a nightmare, however) from Philadelphia, so you may want to look for teams there. Go to www.dvmasters.org and check the teams out there. The three that I see there that may be close enough are the "Fins" team, the "Pennypack" team and the "Colonials 1776" group.

-LBJ

Superfly
January 3rd, 2007, 04:53 AM
Thx,

The websites are quite outdated though...is there no one in this forum from around there?

anyone?

/Per

ensignada
January 3rd, 2007, 07:48 AM
I live about a half hour from Conshohocken. I'll check later today on teams closer to Conshohocken (have to get to work now), but there are 2 teams near where I live in the Phoenixville area, and I know at least one has a Sat morning practice.

Are you staying at the Marriott? Also, will you have a rental car or be cabbing it?

I'll talk to you in about 10 hours! - Barb

Superfly
January 3rd, 2007, 09:05 AM
Great!
Looking forward to your reply. Will most likely get myself a rental car. Distance >1 hour drive is not an issue, but if I need to drive >2 hours for practice it could be an issue.
BR
Per

FindingMyInnerFish
January 3rd, 2007, 02:49 PM
http://www.bee.net/dcastell/ValleyForgeMasters.htm

The Colonials do their workouts at Villanova U on Sun. from 10am to noon, ten lanes. It's $6 for non-members and lots of variety in the workouts.

Hope that helps... enjoy your stay!

ensignada
January 3rd, 2007, 07:44 PM
Pers,

Here is the practice information for the teams closest to me (given the practice times, about a 45 min drive from Conshohocken).

The Spring Valley Gators practice at the Spring Valley YMCA. This link takes you to their practice schedule and contact info. I've noticed recently that some of their practices have been rescheduled, so I'd contact Bambi before you make the drive.

To get there, take I-76 West (in the direction of King of Prussia). Follow the signs to I-422 West (in the direction of Pottstown). Take I-422 West to the Royersford exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp. Follow that road up a hill and turn at the 2nd light. The YMCA is the building with the A-frame atrium.

http://www.springvalleygators.org/Gators/gators.html

The Wave Masters practice at the Phoenixville Area YMCA. This link takes you to their practice schedule and contact info. Since I don't often swim at this pool, I would call first to confirm the practice schedule.

To get there, take I-76 West (in the direction of King of Prussia). Follow the signs to I-422 West (in the direction of Pottstown). Take I-422 West to the Phoenixville exit. Turn left at the end of the ramp on to Route 29 South. Follow 29 South down a large hill into downtown Phoenixville (not much, but it's our downtown!). Turn left on to Main Street. Follow Main Street through town (many 4-way stops and a couple of stoplights) until you reach Potthouse Road. Turn left. The YMCA is the first large building on your right.

http://www.phoenixvilleareaymca.org/phxaquatics.html#aquaticfitness

I'd allow extra time to get to either of these places until you are sure of where you are going. Please feel free to PM me and I'll give you my cell phone number in case you get hopelessly turned around).

There are other master's teams in the greater Philadelphia area. If neither of the options I mentioned sound viable, let me know and I'll research a couple more for you.

Cheers - Barb

Superfly
January 4th, 2007, 07:48 AM
Great and thx a lot!
I will contact them and see if i can join for a couple of workouts.
Cheers!
/Per