I was excited to go to the Utah Masters general membership meeting tonight to see what I can do to get more involved. It was my first meeting and I wasn't sure what to expect, but I though there would be more people there.
There are a lot of events on the calendar for 2012 including short course and long course meets and open water swims. It works out to about one event per month, which is awesome!
The most exciting news of the evening for me was hearing that someone has applied for sanctioning for a new open water swim at Bear Lake! I am trying to get a hold of the event organizer to get all the details, but it looks like they will have 1/2 mile, 7 mile individual and 7 mile relay events. The swim will take place on August 25th (about a week before I make my lengthwise attempt). I will be sure to post more information as it becomes available.
It was my first meeting so I don't know if five attendees (including myself) is typical, but it would be cool if more swimmers showed up to give their opinions and ideas on how to improve Utah Masters. There were over 300 members in 2011, where was everyone tonight? There was even an option to participate by webinar, but I don't think anyone was logged on.