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December 17th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Hi everyone, I'm the new guy.
I'm Jeff Denton of Kalispell Montana.
I was a swimmer as a kid, on several teams in Great Falls including Gus' Guppies and the CM Russell High School State Championship Swim Team of 1975.
This was back when Montana high school swimming was a very new sport, in fact they had just recently invented water, as I tell my kids.
My kids. Joceline and Carley, who swim on our local team, KATS. A great little organization.
I splash around in the pool now and then still, and am considering entering an upcoming alumni meet and maybe whatever Masters event comes along. I last swam competitively in a Masters meet here in about '91, surprisingly could still (barely) break a minute in the 100 free. Not sure I can still do that...swim a hundred yards, that is...
They do keep portable defribulaters (sp?) handy at Master meets, right? I haven't checked the rules yet. Are walkers allowed on deck? Do they have a crane available to get me up on the block?
I look forward to swimming with all of you.:drown:

December 18th, 2009, 11:52 PM
I was on the missoula team from '81 - '85. I remember swimming at meets in kalispell, and the old woodland park 25m outdoor pool, and some health club up on a hill north of downtown had a 25 yard pool. I think the woodland park pool used to be something like 100 feet, but they put in a bulkhead to make it 25 meters.

As far as masters meets in montana, I was told they have at most one a year (I went to one in missoula in march), and most masters swim at USA swimming meets for that reason.

December 21st, 2009, 03:09 PM
KATS is hosting an "Alumni Meet" this Wed. (Dec. 23) at the Summit. "Alumni of what?" I asked Coach Brandon. "Alumni of anything, just come and swim some events, and invite any other swimmers you know" he says.

You're all invited. Come swim.

December 24th, 2009, 11:39 PM
Results: Alumni 64:applaud:
Kids 58

Excellent turnout! Great fun! Amazing talent both young and old.