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Weekly Email 5/20

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May 20, 2022

Happy Friday everyone! News of the week: Holiday Hours: Monday, May 30th, is Memorial Day. We will have holiday hours that day. Workouts are 6am, 7am, and 8am. Sleep in! Open water events: There are two great open water swims coming up in June. Lake Berryessa on June 4th https://www.usms.org/events/events/2022-lake-berryessa-open-water-swims?ID=9277 Lake Del Valle on June… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 5/12

Hello MVMers, here’s the news of the week: Happy Hour Event: It’s tonight! Cinco de Mayo + 7, otherwise know at May 12th. Venue is Agave Mexican Bistro starting at 5:30. Look for us in the back where there is outdoor seating. Address is 194 Castro Street. Here is the link: http://www.agaveca.com/ We hope to… Read More ›

Weekly Email 5/3

Hello MVMers, Happy May! News of the week: Social Event: We are calling this Cinco de Mayo + 7. We’ll have a happy hour on May 12th at Agave Mexican Restaurant. Address is 194 Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. They have outdoor seating in the back and that is where we will be starting… Read More ›

Weekly Email 4/17

Hello MVMers, I hope you are enjoying the weekend and beautiful weather. Here is the latest news, info, and updates. New members: Welcome to MVM! Here are a few things to know about being an MVMer: 1. Lap cards. You can get a lap card to swim free during City hours in case you can’t… Read More ›

GTKYFS is now Fishsticks

Hi MVMers, As you know I have been doing a series called Get To Know Your Fellow Swimmers with the initials GTKYFS. But, the initials are pretty awkward so, with a suggestion by Chris Lindstrom (thank you Chris), I am going to call my series ‘Fishsticks’. So here is your Fishsticks for the week –… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 4/1

Hello MVMers, New members: As of today, April 1st, we have 31 new members. Welcome to MVM and Eagle Pool! About once a week you will get a Weekly Email with news of the team. Locker rooms: Here is the latest from the City – “The locker rooms will be closed for an additional two… Read More ›

GTKYFS – Eilish Byrne

Get To Know Your Fellow Swimmer of the week – meet Eilish Byrne – with a family picture. Where were you born? Meriden, CT Where did you grow up? Same place I was born Where did you go to school? Undergrad was at the University of Pennsylvania, where I also swam. And, I remained in… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 3/25

Hello MVMers – news/info of the week: February Fitness Party: Sign-ups are at the pool. If you wish to attend then let the coach know. It’s important we get a head count so that we know how much food to order. Currently we have 18 people signed up. Here are the details: -Date – Wednesday,… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 3/25

Hello MVMers – news/info of the week: February Fitness Party: Sign-ups are at the pool. If you wish to attend then let the coach know. It’s important we get a head count so that we know how much food to order. Currently we have 18 people signed up. Here are the details: -Date – Wednesday,… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 3/25

Hello MVMers – news/info of the week: February Fitness Party: Sign-ups are at the pool. If you wish to attend then let the coach know. It’s important we get a head count so that we know how much food to order. Currently we have 18 people signed up. Here are the details: -Date – Wednesday,… Read More ›

Get to know your fellow swimmers (GTKYFS) – Andrea Bowring

Hello MVMers, here is our next installment of GTKYFS. Meet Andrea Bowring: Where were you born and where did you grow up? Just outside of Philadelphia What school(s) did you attend after high school? I studied Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell and then doctoral work at Stanford. What job/career have you had after college?… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 3/18

Hello MVMers, Locker rooms: Still no word from the City as to when we can get in them. We will let you all know the moment we find out. February Fitness Party: Save the date. Our Feb Fit Auction Party to be held Wednesday, April 6th, starting at 5:30pm. We will have a sign-up sheet… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 3/11

Hello MVMers, here is the news/info of the week. Daylight Savings: It starts this Sunday, March 13. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward. Thank-you!: A big thank you to all who voted for the board&budget. It’s much appreciated that you took the time to do it. And a thank you to all who attended… Read More ›

Get to know your fellow swimmers – Karene Lees

Hello MVMers, Another edition of GTKYFS. Meet Karene Lees. Just found out today that she likes to go by K. See picture, below. I’m starting to learn that we have some photographers on our team. 1. Where were you born? I’m a native California girl! 2. Where did you grow up? I spent my formative… Read More ›

Weekly Email -3/1

Hello MVMers, Happy March 1st! Back to Eagle: As you know we will return to Eagle this coming Monday, March 7th. Reminder that we will not have the use of the locker rooms for one week until March 14th. This means the locker room bathrooms as well. The public restrooms located outside the facility will… Read More ›

Get to know your fellow swimmers (GTKYFS) #5

Hello MVMers, meet Conor O’Neill. A new member and our featured GTKYFS. Where were you born? / Where did you grow up? I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia – it’s a small city in the mountains of BC. It has a very similar climate to the… Read More ›

Get to know your fellow swimmers

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s another installment of “Get to know your fellow swimmers – Marian Concus”. Marian is one of our original swimmers. Where were you born? Berkeley, CA Where did you grow up? Berkeley, CA Schools attended? UC Berkeley for a while. I was in Flutist Michel Debost’s Master Class in Paris for two… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 2/24

Hello MVMers, Back to Eagle: Here’s some news we have been waiting for! Eagle Park Pool will reopen on Monday, March 7, 2022. All aquatic programs, lap swim, drop-in water exercise, Masters Swimming, and LAMVAC will transfer to Eagle Pool beginning Monday, March 7. Unfortunately due to construction, facility use will be limited. Locker rooms… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 2/18

Hello MVMers, Practice is on for tomorrow: Apologies about practice getting cancelled at the last minute this morning. The culprit was the chlorine pump. Again! We will have practice tomorrow, Feb. 19th, as usual. Textedly: A text was sent this morning at 5am-ish to let you all know that practice was cancelled this morning. If… Read More ›

Get to know your fellow MVMers – Kim Carlson

Here is #3 in our series of “Get to Know Your Fellow MVM Swimmers” – Kim Carlson How long have you been swimming with MVM: 16 years. Born and raised: Seal Beach, CA Schools: Stanford undergrad, med school at Tufts. Career: Internist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Mountain View. The last two years have… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 2/15

Hello MVMers, hope you all had a nice Valentine’s Day. Gentle reminder for 9 a.m. lap swimmers: Please check in with the lifeguards at the front desk if you plan to do the lap swim at 9 a.m. If you are already in the pool during the 8 a.m. workout, you still need to get… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 2/11

Hello MVMers, Return to Eagle: looks like our return to Eagle will be sometime in March. We don’t have a definite date yet but hopefully it will be in the first half of the month. Swim Outlet Deal: Did you know that if you make a purchase at the Swim Outlet website that part of… Read More ›

Get to know your fellow MVMers – #2

‘Meet your fellow MVMers series’ – John Breakwell: Born: Boston Grew up: Palo Alto Schools: Palo Alto High School, Stanford undergraduate, Stanford doctorate in aeronautics and astronautics. (Editor’s note: Palo Alto HS is also my high school. Go Vikings!) Career: Worked at Lockheed. Specialty was telescopes. Some of his projects were: Lick Observatory (San Jose),… Read More ›

Get to know your fellow MVMers

Hello Team, We are starting a new series of emails called, “Get to know your fellow swimmers”. Our first featured swimmer is Elia Wu Anderson. Here’s Elia and see attached for her picture. Q: Where were you born? A: Shanghai, China Q: Where did you grow up? A: Shanghai Q: Where did you go to… Read More ›

Back at the pool on Tuesday February 8th, 2022

The mechanical issue with the chlorine pump has been fixed. We will be holding practice Tuesday, morning.

Workout cancelled on Monday Feb 7th 2022

The chlorine pump isn’t working properly.

Weekly Email – 2/1

Hello MVMers, Happy February 1st and Happy Lunar New Year! One-hour Postal wrap up: Thank you to all who swam the one-hour postal! We had a total of 30 swimmers participate and we might be in the running for a monetary prize from USMS. This is a nation-wide competition so keep your fingers crossed. It’s… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 1/24

Hello MVMers, Parking Alert: There is a good chance that the RVs along Cristanto Street will be parked in the parking lot tomorrow, Tuesday, January 25. We’re not 100% sure but just in case be ready to park in the overflow parking lot. One-Hour Postal: Thank you to all who participated yesterday in the 1-Hour… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 1/20

Hello MVMers, One hour virtual postal: It’s this coming Sunday, the 23rd. We have seventeen swimmers but there is still room for more and it’s not too late to join in case you have FOMO. We even have a friendly competition for the best homemade treat as well. My chocolate chip banana bread is hard… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 1/14

Hello MVMers, Happy Friday! News of the week and reminders: Holiday Hours: This Monday we are having holiday hours for MLK day. Hours are 6am, 7am, and 8am. One hour swim: Our virtual/postal swim will be held a week from this Sunday, the 23rd. The deadline to sign up for the swim with USMS is… Read More ›

Weekly Email – 1/11

Hello MVMers, Holiday Hours: On MKL Day, January 17, our hours will be 6am, 7am, and 8am. One-hour virtual postal: We will have this swim on Sunday, January 23rd. We will start about 6:45, so arrive a bit earlier than that to pull covers. We need an early start so that swimmers who count laps… Read More ›

MVM Weekly Email – Jan. 4

Hello MVMers, I hope everyone had a really nice holiday. Here is the News/Info for the week: Hot Water: Water heater for the men’s locker room has been fixed. Yay! General Swimming Etiquette: Thank you to everyone for being flexible about what lanes you swim in when the pool gets crowded, and communicating with coaches… Read More ›

Weekly Email – Dec. 27

Hello MVMers! I hope you are having a nice holiday. News of the week: Holiday Hours: 6:00 and 7:30am this Friday, December 31st. It will be our last set of repeats. If you want to do 100 repeats then come at 6am. 7:00 and 8:00am on Saturday, January 1st. If you swim the second workout… Read More ›

Weekly Email – Dec. 12/19

Hello MVM, Lot’s of news this week so here goes: Holiday hours: Dec. 24th – two practices, 6am and 7:30am. We are doing 2x50x50 repeats. Dec. 25th – two practices, 7am and 8am. Dec. 31st – two practices, 6am and 7:30am. This will be our third and final repeat workout. Coaches: Just FYI, over half… Read More ›

MVM News – Dec. 10

Hello MVMers! Happy December and here are the announcements/news of the week. Holiday Hours: Dec. 24 is our 2x50x50 repeats. We will have two practices – 6:00am and 7:30am. If you want to do 100 repeats then come to the first practice and stay for both.                            Dec. 25 will be two… Read More ›

MVM News – December 3rd 2021

Hi MVM Team, Update on practice cancellation today: I hope you all received an email or text that practice was cancelled this morning due to an equipment failure in the mechanical room. At some point during the night the ‘No Flow’ alarm was activated. When there is no flow then everything in the pump room… Read More ›