New Member Orientation Tuesday, July 8th! Print
Written by Bart Parnes   
Sunday, 29 June 2014 13:16
New Member
Are you new to the Grunions?  Confused by the terminology used at practice?  Still trying to figure out how the team works?  And what about those social events people keep talking about?  These topics and many more will be covered at our next new member orientation on Tuesday July 8, 2014.  We will meet at Silverado pool from 6:30pm-7:00pm right before practice.  So, come to the pool early and learn more about the Grunions.
Written by Brian Kremers   
Saturday, 28 June 2014 14:28

Hello Grunions!  

As many of you know, Gay Games is approaching fast. Opening Ceremonies are Saturday, August 9th, and the swim competition goes from Sunday, August 10th through Friday, August 15th.

In order to make the most of this trip, we would like to start gathering some important information from everyone, from events and relay availabilities, to your arrival/departure and what you'd like to see while in Cleveland.

Here goes:

1 - What events are you swimming at Gay Games.  And which days are they on?

2 - Are you available for relays?  If so, which days, which relays?  And which strokes in the medley relays?

3 - What day are you arriving in Cleveland?  What day are you departing from Cleveland?

4 - What hotel are you staying at?  Will you have a car?  

5 - Are there any other Gay Games events/sports you want to watch/see?  Like Men's Pairs Figure Skating (what would Brian Boitano do?) or Ballroom Dancing (Dancesport is the official name) or Golf (Go Robyn Utu!!!)?  

6 - Are there any other things you'd like to see in the area? Like the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?  Or a specific restaurant for dinner?

7 - Any other information you'd think is helpful.

These questions are to help make everyone's experience the best possible.  Maybe others want to see something you do or eat the same place. If we gather all this information, we can at least throw it on the table for discussions and really bond as a team.

Thanks and see you all in the pool!
Written by Brian Kremers   
Saturday, 28 June 2014 14:26
DW Logo

A week ago Saturday thirsty Grunions, along with friends and family, enjoyed an afternoon of wine tasting, tapas eating, socializing and more at District Wine. Thanks to their support we raised $800 for the General Fund. Thanks to all who came and/or volunteered to make the afternoon a success although many of us are still trying to figure out how Bart and Don scored so many raffle prizes! And, of course, thanks to our gracious hosts, Angela and Mark.

The next fundraiser will be held at PISTON’S on September 14th so save the date!
Ooh-la-la, Les Grunions Storm Paris Print
Written by Bart Parnes   
Friday, 27 June 2014 14:29
The GIHos were at it again, this time in gay Paris.  Mike "Daisy" Miranda and Bart Parnes swam in the 11th annual Tournoi International de Paris on June 7-8 hosted by Paris Aquatique.  Daisy did the Grunions proud by winning a silver medal for his 1500 Free and finishing his UCOC for 2014.  Bart won 4 medals (1 silver, 3 bronze) proving once again it helps to be old. 

Of course no trip to Paris would be complete without checking out the many beautiful sights of the city, tasting the local cuisine, and enjoying a few adult beverages.  A few new terms were even added to the GIHo lexicon.  Ask us about the "ginger squirrel", "Deck Princess", or the "Yuji don't".  As always we did our best to spread some Grunion love to the city of lights, and left knowing that we would return some day.

See you at the pool.
Team Records Set February 2014 Print
Written by Brian Kremers   
Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:32


During February, we had strong showings of breaking team records by Stan Smith and Anita Cole.  Congrats!  Anita appears to be on her way to a clean sweep of the record books for her age group.  Keep up the good work!

Rose Bowl  (SCY) - 2/8/2014


Anita Cole (F65-69):

50 Free           59.82

50 Fly             1:39.47

50 Back          1:25.23

50 Breast       1:18.95

100 Breast     2:57.29*

200 Breast     5:58.03

*First 100 Split of 200 Breast

Stan Smith (M65-69):

50 Fly             48.97

100 IM           1:42.25

UC Irvine  (SCY) - 2/8/2014


Anita Cole (F65-69):

100 Fly           3:43.05

100 Free        2:20.94*

200 Free        4:49.66

100 Back        3:06.38

*First 100 Split of 200 Free.  While Anita's 100 Free would have set the record, due to the order of events, and that her first 100 Free split of the 200 was faster than her individual 100 free swim, she set the record for the 100 free one time.

Stan Smith (M65-69):

50 Free           36.61*

100 IM           1:38.56

*Tied previous record set by himself in 2013

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