Monthly Club Meeting
Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm at Princeton Sports in Columbia, MD
Karlyn Pipes was drowning. It didn't matter that she was a world record-breaking Masters
swimmer or even a lifeguard. She no longer had the strength to save herself from an
addiction that was threatening to pull her under one last time. Then the phone rang. A
lifeline had been extended. Would she grab it or sink deeper? Death was hours away, but
choosing life meant doing everything different. Everything.
In the darkest period of her disease, at the age of 31 Karlyn found the courage,
strength and resilience to turn her life around by returning to the one thing that had
created both the pain and pleasure in her life…the water. She returned to heal.
Today, Karlyn is one of the most accomplished competitive swimmers in the world and has
been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Karlyn Pipes is an internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker and the author of
The Do-Over, a story about recovery, hope and second chances. Drawing from the challenges
she faced to rise and recover from the depths of addiction and self-destruction to her
induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2015, Karlyn’s odds-defying
comeback story will inspire, engage and entertain audiences of all ages and from all
walks of life.
As always, this event is open to the public. We encourage non-members to
come and check us out, ask questions and meet some great folks.
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Brick 'N Pics
Our Brick 'N Pics are a great way to train and socialize with other club members.
Depending on the time of year, we will ride and/or run the Columbia or Iron Girl courses
and follow it up with a family-friendly, pot-luck picnic. All rides and runs are NO DROP
and are led by experienced club members familiar with the courses. Multiple pace groups
ensure a comfortable, fun experience for all speed levels.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 1st! Ride groups will head out from Centennial Park
Pavilion B (near the big playground) at 8am for a no-drop ride of the full Columbia bike
course. We will have bike racks at the Pavilion and people to watch your stuff while you
are out training. There will be multiple groups at different paces, so everyone can find
the right speed fit for them. After the ride, there will be folks to lead various paced
runs over all or part of the run course, depending on interest.
And, after your training is complete, join us for some food and fun! MMTC will provide
hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers, water, and sodas. If your last name starts with A-M,
please bring a side dish or appetizer to share. If your last name starts with N-Z,
please bring a dessert to share. To get a good idea of the amount of main food to get,
we will be sending an Evite out soon. Please RSVP with the number of family members
coming if you plan on attending.
To make for a successful Brick ‘N Pic, we need volunteers to help serve as ride and/or
run leaders, man the grill, and help with clean up. You can sign up to help out at
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044CA9AE2FA7F49-columbia Hope to see you there!
Princeton Sports Bike Rides
Starting from Princeton Sports, Columbia, MD at 9:00 am on Sundays. More info in
News and Notes
MMTC needs volunteers! This club is run by volunteers and it is through your generosity with your time
that we can offer such amazing club activities for all! Please consider volunteering at least once this year.
Club Awards! We congratulate you, Mid Maryland Triathlon Club, on a great performance at 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman (First Place), 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Syracuse (Second Place), 2014 IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant (Third Place), 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh (Third Place), and 2015 IRONMAN Mont-Treblant (Second Place)! Keep up the great work!
Paratriathletes welcome! Athletes of all abilities are welcome to join MMTC and participate in all training,
mentoring, social, and other activities. Club members have experience supporting physically challenged athletes as training
buddies, handlers, guides. We are actively looking to expand participation of ALL athletes! Funding may be available to
support membership dues. Email email@example.com for more information on funding or integrating with MMTC.
Bike Box Rental is a membership benefit for all current members of MMTC. If you wish
to reserve the bike box for an event,
email the Club President.
A $50 deposit is required by check, which will be refunded as soon as the bike box is returned.