November 18th, 2004, 02:17 PM
2005 Check-Off Challenge Information Now Available!
Back by popular demand! The 2005 Check-Off Challenge will be hosted by Federal Way Masters. Traditionally, the objective of this event is to challenge yourself by making a check list and swimming each of 18 swimming events found in pool competition.
This year, the Federal Way Masters will raise the bar by offering two open water event distances in addition to the pool events.
The participating swimmer may order a T-shirt in advance, which will list the swimming events on the back. The 2005 Check-Off Challenge features a fun T-shirt with a special "MISSION I.M.POSSIBLE" theme:
"Your mission, Masters swimmer, should you decide to accept it, is to swim the following:
MISSION: FREESTYLE (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 400 or 500 free, 800 or 1000 free, 1500 or 1650 free)
MISSION: OPEN WATER (half-mile open water, one-mile open water)
MISSION STROKE & IM (50 back, 100 back, 200 back, 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly, 200 fly, 100 IM, 200 IM, 400 IM)"
As you swim the events, simply check them off on the back of the T-shirt using an indelible marker. You can swim them during practice, during a swim meet, during an organized open water event, or during an organized open water training session -- any time, any place, at your own pace! Do this challenge as a group, using the check list provided in the entry information. Groups with ten or more swimmers who order shirts will get a free T-shirt for the coach!
Check out this event and all the other great USMS Fitness events at:
For specific information about the 2005 Check-Off Challenge, go to:
Bill Volckening, Vice Chair
USMS Fitness Committee
November 24th, 2004, 01:59 PM
NEW!! Check-Off Challenge Newsletter Entry Form
Federal Way Masters has produced a shorter, 1-page entry form for the 2005 Check-Off Challenge. This form is ideal for newsletters and other publications with limited space. To download a copy of this form, go to: