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2014 Swim clinic

Masters World Record Holder, Karlyn Pipes, returned to NJ for two USMS Sanctioned Swim Clinic Events at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA.  Twenty-two Masters Swimmers attended the "Faster Freestyle" morning session, and 16 attended the afternoon "Open Water" Clinic.  From beginners to the advanced tri-athletes, all swimmers learned more efficient ways to swim freestyle, as well as different strategies on how to swim in open water competition.  These athletes learned how to warm up, where to start in open water races, drafting, sighting, and much more.  Many thanks to Karlyn for making the trip from Hawaii to the east coast!  A great time was had by all participants!


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Welcome to the New Jersey LMSC! Our membership includes masters swimmers from most counties in New Jersey. If you are looking for a place to swim near you, check out our list of clubs.
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July 10, 2014 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers for setting new NJ LMSC LCM records at the 14th Annual Wilton Wahoo Masters Summer Sizzler in Wilton, CT on June 29, 2014.  Women 50-54: Laurie Ditommaso (52) 50 Breast - :42.12, 200 IM - 2:58.67; Lorna Cialdella-Morehead (50) 100 breast - 1:36.20, 100 Fly - 1:20.20; Women 55-59: Deborah Cipriano (57) 50 free - :32.85; Women 80-84: Janet Wehrlen-Moeller (80) 400 Free - 9:21.23, 100 breast - 2:25.43, 200 IM - 4:57.73 

May 14, 2014 - New Jersey is off to a fantastic start in 2014 with the 6th highest mileage totals out of 52 LMSCs, behind perennial leaders Pacific, Southern Pacific, Florida, New England, and Oregon, and 5 miles ahead of another top LMSC - Illinois.  Perhaps even more significant than total mileage is the member participation rate.  New Jersey maintains one of the highest participation rates in the country with almost 15% of its members enrolled in the Go The Distance fitness event!  (In comparison, Pacific, with over 42,000 miles logged (NJ has 10,500), has only 4.9% of its members enrolled.)  This on-line fitness event is a great way to keep a log (you can log all of your fitness activities – not just swimming) and also serves as a tremendous motivator for you to stay consistent.  Please register for 2014 if you have not already done so and start logging your yardage! To participate, simply register and then submit your total yardage in your on-line FLOG (under MyUSMS). For more details about this fitness event, go to GO THE DISTANCE on the USMS website.

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Top (7) LMSCs for 2014:  
Pacific - 42.5k miles, 473 swimmers (5% of LMSC membership)       
Southern Pacific - 25.7k miles, 259 swimmers  (6% of LMSC membership)        
Florida - 15.8k miles, 150 swimmers  (8% of LMSC membership)       
New England - 15.1k miles, 166 swimmers  (7% of LMSC membership)       
Oregon – 11.1k miles, 108 swimmers  (11% of LMSC membership)       
New Jersey - 10.5k miles, 116 swimmers  (15% of LMSC membership)   
Illinois - 10.5k miles, 158 swimmers  (8% of LMSC membership)

Click the "Go the Distance" logo above for the latest results. 

May 13, 2014 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers for setting new NJ LMSC SCY records at the USMS Nationwide Spring Nationals at the George Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, CA on May 1-4, 2014.  A special congratulations to national champion Ann Monaghan who won the women's 45-49 100 backstroke in a new NJ LMSC record time!  Fellow JAM swimmer, Bill Segal was second in the same event and same age group on the men's side also setting a new NJ LMSC record.   Women 45-49: Ann Monaghan (47) 100 back - 1:04.95; Men 45-49: William Segal (49) 50 back - :26.53, 100 back - 57.43; Oleg Chebotarev (45) 1650 free - 18:27.04; Men 50-54: Scott Yeomans (50) 200 free - 1:58.27, 200 back - 2:18.07, 400 IM - 4:48.69; Men 55-59: Benn Doyle (55) 50 breast - :29.78, 100 breast - 1:06.32, 200 breast - 2:23.30, 100 IM - 1:01.42, 200 IM - 2:17.40 

May 13, 2014 - Congratulations to Jose Faria and Marie Vellucci for setting new NJLMSC SCY records at the NYC Parks Swim Meet at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center in Queens, NYC on April 27, 2014.  Jose (48) set a new record in the 45-49 200 back with a 2:10.04 and Marie Vellucci (65) set the following 4 new records in the 65-69 age group:  500 free - 8:53.75, 200 breast - 3:58.52, 200 fly - 3:54.47, 100 IM - 1:47.14 

May 13, 2014 - Congratulations to Kip Gibson and Jerry Katz for setting new NJLMSC SCY records at the 2014 Colonies Zone SCY Championships at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA on April 4-6, 2014.  Kip (58) swam the 500 free in 5:32.34 to set a new record in the 55-59 age group and Jerry (75) swam the 100 fly in 1:41.43 to set a new record in the 75-79 age group. 

May 13, 2014 - Congratulations to Janet Wehrlen-Moeller, 80, who set five new NJLMSC SCM records in the 80-84 age group at the 2014 Albatross Open at the Shriver Aquatic Center in North Bethesda, MD on March 15, 2014.  Janet swam the 400 free in 9:21.03, the 100 breast in 2:30.12, the 100 fly in 2:39.55 and the 200 fly in 6:56.81 

May 13, 2014 - Congratulations to Andrew Maggion for setting new NJLMSC SCY records in the 200 backstroke at the YMCA Masters National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  In 2006, Andrew (50) swam a 2:18.69 on May 20 to break the 50-54 age group record and in 2012 (at age 55), Andrew swam a 2:25.49 to set a new standard in the 55-59 age group. 

May 5, 2014 - The May/June Fastlane is now available online!

April 21, 2014 - Congratulations to Laurie Ditommaso, the lone NJ LMSC swimmer representing the only NJ YMCA at this year's YMCA Masters Nationals in Sarasota, Florida on April 10-13, 2014. Singlehandedly, Laurie (51) scored 55 points to secure 19th place for the Wyckoff YMCA (out of 36 women's teams).  Laurie finished the meet with 3 gold and 2 silver medals and 2 new NJ LMSC SCY records.  Laurie won the 50 free, 50 fly and 100 IM and set a new record in the women's 50-54 year old division with a 1:07.14 in the IM.  Laurie's two silver medals were in the 50 breast and the 100 back.  Her 100 back time of 1:07.93 also established a new NJ LMSC record.

April 10, 2014 - Masters World Record Holder Karlyn Pipes returns to New Jersey to host two in-pool swim clinics on Saturday, May 17th at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA. Learn some of Karlyn's strategies to improve your open water swim and how to swim freestyle faster with less effort! You may sign up for one or both clinics, and the cost of one clinic is $50 and both are $75.  Faster Freestyle is from 9:00am- noon and the Open Water Clinic is from 1:00pm- 4:00pm.  Sign up today- space is limited!  

April 3, 2014 - The April Fastlane is now available online!

March 31, 2014 - Congratulations to Lyndsay McMeen (33) for setting a new NJ LMSC SCY record in the women's 30-34 year age group with a 2:36.55 in the 200 yard breaststroke at the New England SCY Championships at Harvard University on March 23, 2014. 

March 17, 2014 - Congratulations to Kip Gibson, 58 who broke his own record in the Men's 55-59 age group 1650 yard freestyle with a 19:09.85 at the 2014 New England SCY Championships on March 15, 2014 at Harvard University. 

March 17, 2014 -Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who have set new open water/long distance records since 2011.  These are all USMS National Championship events. 2011 Two-Mile Cable Swim at Lake Mirror in Lake Placid, NY on August 13, 2011: Women 55-59:  Carol Morman (58) - 1:12:46.11, Women 60-64:  Beth Maloney (60) - 1:04:16.46, Men 30-34:  Gergo Spolarics (31) - 54:06.24, Men 60-64:  Bill Reichle (63) - 55:17.30
2013 Two-Mile Cable Swim at Lake Mirror in Lake Placid, NY on August 17, 2013: Women 50-54: Lori Freeland-Morris (51) - 56:14.17
2011 One Hour Postal Event:  Women 50-54:  Janice Baker (50) - 3,660 yards, Women 55-59:  Sandra Seddon (56) - 3,605 yards, Women 60-64:  Beth Maloney (60) - 3,535  yards, Men 40-44:  Doug Clark (42) - 4,950 yards, Men 45-49:  Eric Marquard (47) - 4,645 yards, Men 80-84:  Paul Kiell (80) - 3,260 yards
2012 One Hour Postal Event:  Women 30-34:  Julie Soltys (33) - 4,910 yards, Women 50-54:  Susan Lawson (52) - 4,370 yards, Women 55-59:  Sandra Seddon (57) - 3,725 yards; Women's Relays (25+): Berkeley Masters - 13,600 yards (Lynn Ascione (44), Julie Soltys (33), Sandy Blum (33)), (45+):  Berkeley Masters - 12,155 yards (Anne-France Saillot (49), Susan Kirk (51), Susan Lawson (52)), (55+):  Berkeley Masters - 9,655 yards (Marie Velucci (62), Mary Hesselgrave (68), Sandra Seddon (57))
2014 One Hour Postal Event: Men 65-69:  Bill Reichle (66) - 3,700 yards. 

February 25, 2014 - The March Fastlane is now available online!

February 25, 2014 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new SCY records at the Ocean County YMCA Unofficial Masters Team Championships on February 23, 2014.  Women 18-24:  Lauren English (24) 50 back - :28.66, Women 75-79: Janet Wehrlen-Moeller (79) 200 fly - 6:01.20, Men 18-24: Richard Maier (23) 50 breast - 27.80, 100 breast - 1:00.31, Men 45-49: Oleg Chebotarev (45) 1000 free - 10:53.78, Men 50-54: Ron Borchers (54) 200 free - 1:59.67 

February 25, 2014 - Congratulations to Frank McElroy (65), who set a new SCY record in the men's 65-69 age group with a 2:57.25 in the 200 yard breaststroke at Metro LMSC's Valentine's Day meet at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University on February 9, 2014.

February 7, 2014 - Announcing two meets coming in March!  The Sussex County YMCA Adult "Mini Meet" will be held on Saturday, March 15, and the fifth annual March Madness meet will be held at Drew University on Saturday, March 22.  Click here for an entry form for the Sussex County meet, and click here for the entry form for the Drew March Madness meet.  Online entry is available for the Drew meet; click here for the link. 

January 27, 2014 - Congratulations to Jose Faria, 48 for setting a new NJ LMSC SCM record in the men's 45-49 100 meter backstroke with a 1:07.45.  Jose swam this at the Wilton Wahoos Fall SCM Masters Meet in Wilton, CT on January 12, 2014.

January 24, 2014 - The January/February Faslane is now available online!

January 23, 2014 - The Colonies Zone SCY Championships will be held April 4-6, 2014 at George Mason University. Click here to access the meet information page.
 
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