From the Editor
By Greta van Meeteren

This IS North Carolina, although looking outside it might as well be Minnesota. Ice and snow everywhere. The difference with "up north" is: it is not as much, but there is not enough snow removal equipment to get rid of this stuff quickly.

Good thing this did not happen during the Sunbelt Championship meet which was held the past weekend The weather was cold but sunny and dry, and so driving to and from Charlotte did not pose any risks. News about the swim meet is in this newsletter.

Your LMSC has a new slate of officers for 2014. For a who's who on the board, please click on this link so you can put faces to names.
Jon Blank addresses the cost of open water events in his chairman's corner article. Be sure to click through to read the entire article. You are requested to respond to this article. We, as your board of directors, need your input to move forward.

The Palmetto Masters Swimming Club is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Level 1 & 2 Certification Clinic on Monday, February 24 in Charleston, South Carolina. If you are interested in attending this clinic, be sure to read Danielle Newton's article which explains what kind of reimbursement your LMSC will be able to provide you.

There will be a logo design contest for a new NCMS logo. Please read the details below.

Happy Swimming!
Enjoy your newsletter,
Greta van Meeteren