WAC Magazine

November/December 2012

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{BUZZ} Get in the swing MEET RYAN PANG, THE WAC'S NEW TENNIS PRO. The Mercer Island native played for Santa Clara University from 1994–1998 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business management. Ryan has competed internationally in Canada and Mexico. From 1999–2001, he served as an assistant coach at Santa Clara. He also directed summer tennis camps at the university in 1999 and 2000. Ryan has spent much of his coaching career focused on juniors—he coached high school teams in the Bay Area from 2001 through 2006—and teaches players of all ages. He was a star at Mercer Island High School from 1990–1994 and was consistently ranked among the top five juniors in the Pacific Northwest. Ryan will coach WAC members at various courts on Mercer Island. One-hour rates: private ($75), two-person ($40 each), three-person ($27 each), four-person ($21 each). For more information and to book lessons, contact Ryan directly at 425.985.8276 or inthezone10s@ yahoo.com. Season's Greetings! WE HOPE YOU ENJOY this double edition of WAC Magazine. You'll find details about holiday events in November and December on the following pages. We'll also bring you bonus holiday coverage with a special "mini- mag" in early December. And don't forget, you can always find current and past editions of WAC Magazine online at wacmagazine.com. Memories: 1955 By Dee Sanwick, History Committee Chair SINGING SENSATION The Club's men's chorus joined five other singing groups for a show at Civic Auditorium, located at the site of the modern-day McCaw Hall. WAC News reported the Club chorus had established itself as one of the city's leading vocal groups. NEW WING OPENS The WAC's new marble-lined entryway came into use and the 6 | Washington Athletic Club Magazine | NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2012 2 3 NOVEMBER / DECEMBER | 2012 Exercise of the Month 1 TRAINER ROY COLEMAN JR. demonstrates the TRX Row, a great exercise for strengthening your upper and mid-back. 1. Hold TRX handles in each hand and lean back with feet facing forward. Brace torso by contracting abdominal muscles. Pull shoulder blades down and back. 2. Exhale and slowly bend elbows, pulling entire body toward hands. Elbows should remain close to body. Keep wrists in the neutral position. Torso should be rigid, with head and spine aligned. Avoid any sagging or arching in low back or hips. 3. While maintaining rigid torso, inhale and slowly lower body back toward starting position, extending/ straightening elbows without shoulders rolling forward. Keep head and spine aligned. NOTE: You can make this exercise easier by using a more vertical starting position. original entrance was sealed. The change coincided with the grand opening of the Club's south wing addition. DRILLING DOWN The WAC's baton drill team, with more than 20 members, practiced for an hour twice weekly to perform in six parades and at the Club picnic. Nine-year-old snare drummer Bobby Broten accompanied the girls. SUPER SWIMMERS The WAC won 10 gold cups at the Inland Empire swimming and diving meet in Spokane. Fifteen- year-old Nancy Ramey led the WAC competitors and, along with two other Club members, was selected to compete in the Far Western Outdoor meet in San Francisco. CORNERSTONE CEREMONY The WAC cornerstone was relaid on July 27. Mrs. Darwin Meisnest, widow of the Club's first general manager, applied mortar with a gilded trowel during the ceremony. SILVER ANNIVERSARY Plans for the Club's silver anniversary included athletic tournaments, bridge, dominoes, gin rummy, and three-cushion billiards. The final rounds of each tournament were slated for the 25th annual Jubilee. Share your memories at facebook.com/thewacseattle ANNA DE LA PAZ BRIAN FRANCIS W ASHIN G T ON A THLETIC CL UB® MA G AZINE ® NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2 012 JANUARY CELEBRATE THE WAC's 83rd YEAR November 30, 2012

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