Memorable Moments of a Frigid March Meet

Ides of March meet | Sand Point Country Club | Saturday, March15 Macha muchachas: Christi, Martha, Margaret, Mary, and Julia swam, Kate (not in photo) coached It was my first Masters Meet! After spending years doing age group swimming and now as a swim parent, it was really fun to get back in the pool and compete. I found that I was worried about different things than when I was 16 and swimming. For instance, I was so relieved that the deck was flush with […]

NEO Swimmers Bring Home Silver

Four NEO swimmers represented the Otters at the Lake Washington Masters Invitational Swim Meet.  The one-day meet was held at Juanita High School on Sunday, February 23. Besides swimming in multiple individual events, Julia, Deirdre, Martha and Mary took second place in the 45+, 200 relay.  Way to go ladies! This meet will help prepare them for the up-in-coming April PNA meet ( where all Otters are encouraged to swim ), and more importantly nationals. You otter get prepared too! See the Happenings page to […]

This one is for Blue-Binky-Bill…

Ode to the Pull Buoy We are mocked by those who do not understand. We are envied by those who wish to share our passion. It is a complicated relationship based on mutual trust and need. Without you, I would drift aimlessly in the pool. Without me, you would languish in the red bucket of despair or worse between the thighs of someone much hairier. Your white Styrofoam beauty glistens in the early morning light, much like the bald heads of some of the male […]

Introducing the New not-so-bored NEO Board

We are up and running with our first-ever Board!  Carolyn graciously hooked us up with an on-line ballot system and away we went voting.  Your new board members are, drum-roll please….. President: Mary Lippold Vice President: Gloria Dillan Secretary: Miriam Rabitz Treasurer: Cathy Cooley Members at Large: Julia Bent, Deirdre Collins and John Huckabee Thanks to Carolyn and congrats and good luck to the Board! Be off and run!

Labor Day Workout at Martha Lake

The holiday closure of the pool could not stop the tenacious Otter-pops.  The mere mention of snacks prompted an excellent turnout. Blue skies and clear (of boats) water had us all happy to be there. And the gourmet food had us all lingering there afterwards.  It’s been a great summer for open-water!