The Middlebury Muffintops officially
began in 2006, although many of its founding members swam for years as elite members
of the Royal Order of the Water Buffalo.
The Muffintops include swimmers of all levels; some train for fitness, some train
for triathlons, others train for local and national swimming competitions. All of
us train for fun. Workouts are held at Middlebury College’s state-of-the-art 50
meter x 25 yard pool. Typically, there are 2-3 practices a week with an average
workout distance of about 3000 yards. During the summers we also gather at Lake
Dunmore for organized open swims—in fact, our most well-insulated (and arguably
most insane) Muffintops break through the ice and begin open swimming in May.
To join the Muffintops, you must register with New England Masters Swimming and
pay an annual registration fee (www.swimnem.org).
These past Muffintop workouts can be
used to get an idea of the type of workouts our team does and to use if you are
on the road, or unable to train with the Muffintops.