Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon

Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon 2012


There’s an Emily in all of us.  Emily Schindler lived not only for the time she received when she swam but for the time she had when she was swimming.  Today’s triathlon exemplified how each of us can take a day like today and focus not only on our race times but on the times we have with our fellow triathletes.  New acquaintances or old, friendships were formed and strengthened on the experience. 

 

Thank you to everyone for your participation in today’s triathlon.  Together we raised over $3,000 for the scholarship fund and although slightly less than prior years the contribution is meaningful to the scholarship recipients.    


The results for this year’s triathlon have been attached below.  Please note, the time for the bike leg was NOT included in anyone's final time.  The final time does include the swim time, run time, and the transition times for the swim to the bike and the bike to the run.  Winners not present for the award presentation earlier today will be able to pick up their awards at the front desk of SPY Aquatics.  Thank you to Mr. Breen-Franklin for taking many wonderful shots of today’s event.  The pictures can be viewed at

https://plus.google.com/photos/112013555523488539483/albums/5731287590538033073?authkey=CKr5rr-nzdylmQE.


I would like to thank the 40+ volunteers that it takes to put today’s event together.  Your contribution is greatly appreciated.  I would also like to thank Mr. & Mrs. Schindler for your tireless enthusiasm and preservation of Emily’s passion for not only helping others but more importantly celebrating their accomplishments.  I am personally indebted to you both. 


We hope everyone enjoyed today's event.  If you have any comments or suggestions for ways we can improve the triathlon please reply to this email. 

Thank you,

Hope Adams and David Ensor




The Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon benefits the Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship which was set up in her memory.

 

            Emily Schindler spent most of her life in the water.  Joining the Severna Park Y (SPY) when she was 9 years old, she always put friendship above the competition of the sport.  Emily exemplified team spirit as a swimmer on the team for 9 years. Always encouraging others to remain positive, Emily brought a smile to everyone around her.  When she laughed, she laughed wholeheartedly, it was as if she had just heard the funniest joke in the world.  Her blond hair shining in the sunlight reminded you of an angel.

               On a snow-covered road in Garrett County Maryland in January 2004, Emily was killed in a car accident.  Immediately after her death her parents knew the best way to honor her was to establish a scholarship in her name. The scholarship is awarded annually to any graduating or past SPY swimmer who has been on the team for at least one year.  At least one scholarship in the amount of $1000 is awarded each year. To apply for the award, the applicant must write an essay describing how swimming on the SPY team has affected their life.  Applicants are judged on their essay, an interview with members of the selection committee, recommendations from the SPY coaches and need. 

 

If you are interested in making a tax deductible contribution to the scholarship fund, please make your contribution payable to “Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship” and mail to:

 

 Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Fund

179 Teal Drive

Pasadena, MD  21122




Race Location (parking, check-in, swim): SPY Aquatics Center at 623 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd. Severna Park, MD 21146

Distances:

Sprint Triathlon = Swim- 800 Yards; Bike - 9 ½ miles; Run - 3miles

Flamingo Feat = Swim - 1600 Yards; Bike - 18 miles; Run - 6 miles

 (Bike and Run distances are approximations)




SPRINT TRIATHLON COURSE INFORMATION

·  Swim: 800 yards (32 lengths) in the heated indoor pool. Lap counters will not be provided but you can bring your own.  Locker rooms are available.      

·  Bike: Approx. 9 ½  miles along the B&A trail beginning at Cypress Creek Rd (across B&A Blvd from Spy Aquatics Center), heading SOUTH towards Annapolis, turning around just prior to Boulters Way and back to the intersection of Cypress Creek Rd.

·  Run: Approx. 3 miles along the B&A Trail from the intersection of Cypress Creek Rd and heading NORTH towards Baltimore, turning around just prior to Whites Rd and back to the intersection of Cypress Creek Rd for the finish.


FLAMINGO FEAT COURSE INFORMATION

·  Swim: 1600 yards (64 lengths) in the heated indoor pool. Lap counters will not be provided but you can bring your own.  Locker rooms are available.     

·  Bike: Approx. 18 miles along the B&A Trail beginning at Cypress Creek Rd (across B&A Blvd from Spy Aquatics Center), heading NORTH towards Baltimore, turning around just prior to Jumpers Hole Rd and will then bike to the intersection of Boulters Way (passing original start location at Cypress Creek Rd). At Boulters Way participants will turn around and return to the intersection of Cypress Creek Rd.

·  Run: Approx. 6 miles along the B&A Trail from the intersection of Cypress Creek Rd and heading NORTH towards Baltimore, turning around just prior to W Chestnut St and back to the intersection of Cypress Creek Rd for the finish.



Relays: Consist of 2 or 3 people. Each leg needs to be completed by the person who started the leg. There can be one person for one leg and another for two or a total of three people each doing one leg. Each person needs to complete a separate registration form to participate.  

Timing:  In keeping with Emily’s enthusiasm for “the time she had” rather than her “swim times” we encourage everyone to enjoy their experience of a recreational triathlon.  The swim, run, and transition times (the time between each leg of the event) will be posted.  Times will not be posted for the bike “ride” because no one is permitted to exceed the speed limit of 15 mph.  No participant will be advantaged or disadvantaged by the bike “ride”.  There will be designated pathways roped off to direct you to the next leg of the triathlon. Please stay in the path for your safety and obey all B&A Trail regulation including the 15 mph speed limit; failure to do so will result in disqualification. 


AWARDS

Awards will be given out for both male and female by following age groups: 18 & Under, 19 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49 and 50 and Up. Additional age groups may be added depending on the final distribution of participants.


Please click on the links below for a printable version of the results and winners list.


Emily's wall in the Severna Park Community Center lobby

SPY Volunteers prepare for swimming to begin



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SPY Aquatics Administrator,
Apr 16, 2012, 10:22 AM
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SPY Aquatics Administrator,
Apr 16, 2012, 10:27 AM
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