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Montana Master’s Swimming Record Holder and Six-decade Champion of Montana Swimming – Bob McKinnon – Has Died

Montana Master’s Swimming Record Holder and Six-decade Champion of Montana Swimming – Bob McKinnon – Has Died

Robert Scott “Bob” McKinnon, a Montana Master’s Swimming record holder, former top-ten ranked Master’s Nationals swimmer, former championship high school and club coach, and six-decade swim instructor, died of esophageal cancer on July 7th.  McKinnon, who grew up in Oakland and swam for his father Gus, a UC Berkely assistant swim coach and YMCA club coach, was a high school YMCA All-American who brought California-style competitive swimming to Montana when he was awarded a full-ride scholarship to the University of…

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Charlotte Sanddal: Swim Wisdom

Charlotte Sanddal: Swim Wisdom

Check out these two news reports about our very own Charlotte Sanddal: An article by Swimswam contributors, Taking 5 On Aging Like Sea Glass: Part II A TV interview by KTVH, 99-year-old Helena swimmer proves its never too late to try something new Charlotte is a success story from the Adults Learn to Swim Program! Hear about Charlotte’s background, motivations, and daily swim workouts. We are lucky to have Charlotte as a member of the Montana LMSC. Her next big…

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Winter 2022 Newsletter

Winter 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year!  Welcome back to USMS and to the MT LMSC I hope you are all back in the water and staying fit. Below you will find a link to our newsletter. It contains information about happenings in the MT LMSC. Please read it for information about 2022 Rebate Changes in Volunteerism Coaches Corner Officials Membership renewal Click here to read the Newsletter

Congratulations Coach Paul Landes!

Congratulations Coach Paul Landes!

Paul Landes received the USMS Kerry O’Brien Coaches Award for 2021 Below is why Paul is deserving of the 2021 Kerry O’Brien Coaches Award By Peggy Stringer Paul has brought energy and has implemented new traditions in the swimming fabric of not just Helena but throughout Montana. His dedication as a coach has improved the lives of his swimmers and strengthened our team’s bond with our community. “How we perform in the pool transfers to how we perform within our…

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BSMT Newsletter January 2021

BSMT Newsletter January 2021

This month’s edition puts a spotlight on our wonderful volunteers, who have continued to help despite the pandemic! There is also information about a Swim for Hope event that runs through the month of February. Did you know that Swim for Hope has a chapter in Montana to help save lives by bringing hope to people whose lives are affected by suicide? Click here to read the latest edition of the Big Sky Masters Newsletter

Story Sharing Campaign

Story Sharing Campaign

At the end of October, the Montana LMSC approved a Story Sharing Campaign for the month of November. One story will be published online and distributed via email each week. A couple survey responses suggested the LMSC to promote positive stories about its members. The LMSC is making it a priority to shine some light on stories of hope, inspiration, and the strength to overcome. We recognize that with many of us out of the water, swimming may not be…

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2021 Membership Renewal

2021 Membership Renewal

On Sunday, October 25, the MT LMSC voted to offer a benefit program to acknowledge renewing members’ loyalty. People who renew their membership between November 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 can direct the LMSC to do one of the following with the $12 LMSC fee that is part of their USMS registration. Receive a rebate check from the LMSC for $12. Send the member’s $12 rebate to any swimming club or workout group in Montana that is registered with…

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USMS Launches Modified Year-Plus Membership

USMS Launches Modified Year-Plus Membership

USMS says… Over the past month, the USMS Board of Directors has been discussing how best to adjust to the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting pool closures, and decided to move forward with the Modified Year-Plus membership. This promotional offer is one piece of the board’s overall strategy. The Modified Year-Plus membership will allow swimmers who join USMS or renew their membership between now and Oct. 31, 2020, to be a member for the rest of…

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