Start off that spring swim training right!

The Triathlon Team has obtained use of the Woodlands Pool in Brewster for FOUR DAYS each week for 8 weeks starting Monday, April 4. AND…for the first time this will be a “drop-in” program: that is, you won’t have to sign up for all 8 weeks…you can come as is convenient!

Here are the times each week:
MONDAYS – 5:00pm-6:00pm, all skill levels welcome, technique-focused
WEDNESDAYS – 5:00pm-6:00pm, all skill levels welcome, workout-focused
FRIDAYS – 5:00pm-6:00pm, novice-to-intermediate swimmers who need some tips
SATURDAYS – 12noon-1:30pm, intermediate-to-advanced swimmers (hammerfest)

Coaches will be Justin Torrellas with occasional guest appearances by Pam Rogers and Craig Lewin. All three possess stellar credentials and have received rave reviews from our athletes.

These workouts are mostly intended to build your fitness for the season. If you don’t want any help, the coaches will leave you alone, but if you want assistance they will look for sinking hips, crossovers, poor rotation etc., and offer suggestions for correction. There will be some video analysis and at least one session will consist of banging around buoys (always a crowd-pleaser).

Here’s how the fees break down:
– drop-in charge for the Mon, Wed and Fri sessions (60 minutes) will be $20. However, you can buy a ticket book for 5+ sessions for $15 per session
– drop-in charge for the Saturday session (note: 90 minutes in duration) will be $25. Buy a ticket book of 5 or more sessions for $20 per session

You can swim as often, or infrequently, as you wish…once in a while, or several times a week. However general instructions, weekly updates and notifications will NOT be sent to the entire club. If you wish to be on the email list you need to contact Andy Scherding at (For planning purposes it would be wonderful if you mentioned how often or which days you “think” you’ll be able to attend.) Andy will be sending detailed instructions to this “swim list” on Sundays.

In order to keep our lawyers satisfied, you must be a club member to participate! [Become A Member]

AND…don’t forget that our teammate Trish Cundiff has just launched weekly masters swims at the pool at Sandwich High, Sundays 3:30-4:30pm. Another great opportunity for all of us. Contact Trish


Remember that Grand Prix thing that we did last summer? Wondering how you did? Here are the results painstakingly compiled by statistician Larry Cole. Want to do it again or have some improvements or suggestions? Let Larry Cole know the next time you see him or send him an e-mail. To see the entire results sheet in expanded view, click on the “View Full Size Workbook” button at the lower right corner; your browser has to support iFrames and embedded OneDrive documents.


Any CCAC members who have already paid their entry fee into the 2016 Boston Marathon are invited to be a member of the CCAC Team at Boston. All you have to do is send Bill Masterson an email stating that you want to be on the team. The CCAC team will compete against other clubs. We currently have 10 members on the team, and could use 5 more. Teams must be completed and registered by 31 March so send your information to Bill as soon as possible. [Team Competition Information]


April 6th, get to the monthly CCAC meeting at the Dennis Senior Center at 7pm and vote for your club officers and board members. All positions are open for nomination so if you’d like to participate in club operations, come vote for yourself, your friends or your enemies! If you’re interested in running for a position and can’t represent yourself at the April meeting, send your nomination interest to president Howard Tansey. Officers serve for one year and board members serve for 2 years. Your current officers and board members are:

President: Howard Tansey
Vice President: Mary Duchesney
Vice President, Tri Team: Chris Crema
Treasurer: Adam Ross
Secretary: Susan Eastman

Board of Directors
Bob Edwards, Dwight Pfundstein, Cathy Lohse, Jason Lilly, and Sam Crowell


Pamela Rogers, CCAC, CCTC, Sarasota Sharks Swim Team

1. By logging winter swim hours, you can reduce the risk of injury when the triathlon and open water seasons begin.

You will be aquatically fit and prepared if you train in winter. By incorporating a combination of good skills, endurance, anaerobic threshold, and recovery training, you can avoid waiting for swim preparation when the ponds, lakes, bays, and ocean are warm enough for outdoor swimming. Plus, no one wants nagging shoulder pain from punching up yardage too quickly in the late spring and summer. Become prepared now

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The 2015-2016 Winter Grand Prix came to its fateful conclusion on Sunday. Generously hosted by the 19th Hole, the weather was fair with a mild wind from the west. All was not calm on the race course, however, as a pair of devious miscreants flipped the arrow at the intersection of Old Colony Road and Gosnold Street between the walkers and the runners causing the lead runners, and indeed much of the pack, to add an extra 1.4 mile tour around the Kalmus Beach neighborhood. But that extra distance meant one more cookie or a larger piece of pie at the post-race potluck so all was not lost in Mudville on this day. As for the results? After untangling the wreckage of bodies, we’ve ranked everyone by pace for the finale race. Review race results and all your standings and send corrections to before Friday! And remember to get to the banquet on Saturday for dancing, awards and dinner – if you can still walk. Preliminary results subject to judicial review:


15-19   Ryan Richer
20-24 Maggie Gardner  
25-29 Kati Oberg Seb Byland
30-34 Sarah Newcomb-Baker Justin Torrellas
35-39 Heather Manuel Geoffrey Mulholland
40-44 Rebecca Tadema-Wielandt Josh Lyon / Dustin Baker
45-49 Kimberly Robbins Geof Newton
50-54 Katie McCully Paul Hufnagel
55-59 Kayleen Rosato Mike Sellars
60-64 Kit Boucher Tom Cugno
65-69 Janet Kelly Gene Cormier
70-74   Dave Baker
75-79 Martha Edwards  
80-84   Larry Cole
Clyde   Rob Kadunc
Walker Wendy Bonfini Bill Dalrymple


Individual Points Leaders

Katie McCully (4808) Chris Novak (5280)
Kayleen Rosato (4475) Marshall Lovelette (4950)
Kimberly Robbins (4425) Josh Lyon (4844)



Overall Mixed
Nauset Surf & Turf Nauset Surf & Turf / Happy Trails
Happy Trails Guns and Hoses
Guns and Hoses Mixed Nuts

It all comes down to this – 4.7 miles through Hyannisport hosted by the 19th Hole. Katie McCully leads the women with 3593 points, trailed by Jane Lovelette with 3491 and Kayleen Rosato with 3325. Katie is in the top position as long as she shows up and manages to get to the finish line by 2pm. The men’s race is much, much tighter with Paul Hufnagel at 3962 holding an ever so thin margin over Chris Novak (3948) with a surprise Dave Farrell tracking them both in the 3rd slot at 3926. It’s up for grabs in the men’s column. In the team competition, Nauset Surf & Turf leads perennial winner Happy Trails by 1 point in the Overall category but falls behind Happy Trails by 1 point in the Mixed category. Firmly locked in 3rd is Guns & Hoses while Harwich Harriers and Mixed Nuts battle for the 4th slot. The final standings will be all about who can make it back to the 19th Hole first!



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