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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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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.

January 2, 2014 - - New Jersey swimmers posted another great year in the USMS “Go The Distance” online fitness event.  NJ finished 2013 with the highest membership participation rate of all of the “high yardage” LMSCs with 128 swimmers (13.4% of the NJ membership) recording over 26,000 miles, averaging 205 miles per swimmer! NJ finished in 8th place of all 52 LMSCs and along with fellow LMSCs New England (4th) and Potomac Valley (7th), helped the Colonies Zone finish in the #1 spot among all 8 zones. This is a great way to keep a fitness 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 remember to re-register for 2014 and if you did not participate this year, consider signing up for 2014!  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.

GTD


Top (8) LMSCs for 2013: 
Pacific - 94k miles, 445 swimmers (4% of LMSC membership)      
Southern Pacific - 60k miles, 257 swimmers  (5% of LMSC membership)       
Florida - 48k miles, 187 swimmers  (9% of LMSC membership)      
Oregon – 29k miles, 130 swimmers  (12% of LMSC membership)      
New England - 39k miles, 179 swimmers  (8% of LMSC membership)      
Illinois - 28k miles, 186 swimmers  (9% of LMSC membership)      
Potomac Valley – 27k miles, 156 swimmers  (5% of LMSC membership)      
New Jersey - 26k miles, 128 swimmers  (13% of LMSC membership)  

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

January 2, 2014 - PLEASE NOTE: The date of the Ocean County YMCA Unofficial Team Championships has been changed from Sunday, February 16, 2014, to Sunday, February 23, 2014.  Please click here for an updated meet announcement.

December 16, 2013 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCM records at the New England Masters Colonies Zone SCM Championships on December 13-15, 2013 at Boston University. Women 30-34:  Lyndsay McMeen (33) 200 Breast - 2:53.37  Men 55-59:  Benn Doyle (55) 50 Breast - 33.03, 100 Breast - 1:13.82, 200 Breast - 2:39.45, 100 IM - 1:09.07, 200 IM - 2:35.28, 400 IM - 5:50.81;  Kip Gibson (57) 200 Free - 2;15.94, 400 Free - 4:48.50, 800 Free - 10:03.94;  Men 65-69:  Frank McElroy (65) 100 Free - 1:07.18, 200 Free - 2:25.91, 400 Free - 5:04.90, 800 Free - 10:25.32, 200 Breast - 3:14.80, 100 Fly - 1:15.48, 200 Fly - 2:53.24, 400 IM - 5:54.86.  Lynday was the 10th highest point scorer for the women and Frank was the 3rd highest for the men! Along with Benn Doyle, Frank and Lyndsay from Garden State Masters won the "Squad" team championship award given to the team of 1 to 3 swimmers with the highest point total.  Congratulations Benn, Frank and Lyndsay!

December 4, 2013 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCY records at the Sussex County YMCA Adult Mini Meet on October 19, 2013. Women 50-54:  Laurie Ditommaso (51) 50 back - 33.19  Men 85-89:  Isaac Siskind (85) 50 Fly - 1:21.84, 200 IM - 5:49.74 

December 2, 2013 - The November/December Fastlane is now available online!

November 20, 2013 - Congratulations to the following NJLMSC swimmers who set new SCM records at the Thanksgiving Classic at the College of New Jersey on November 16-17, 2013. Women 55-59:  Nancy Steadman-Martin (59) 50 Back - 39.11.  Women 75-79:  Janet Moeller (79) 1500 Free - 34:45.26, 200 Breast - 5:25.30 Men 55-59:  Benn Doyle (55) 50 Breast 33.65, 200 Breast 2:43.42;  Men 60-64:  James Ryan (61) 1500 Free - 21:04.95; Men 65-69:  Frank McElroy (65) 100 Free - 1:07.61, 200 Free - 2:27.37, 1500 Free - 20:04.76, 200 Back - 3:02.81, 100 Breast - 1:30.57, 200 Breast - 3:16.34, 100 Fly - 1:17.18, 200 IM - 2:49.63, 400 IM - 5:58.10; Men 75-79:  Jerry Katz (75) 200 Free - 3:23.17, 50 Breast - 45.86, 50 Fly - 42.49 Men's 240-279 200 Medley Relay:  GSM - Jack Zakim (68), Art Wein (63), Sam Cynamon (63), Larry Seidman (66) -2:35.90 

November 20, 2013 - Congratulations to the following NJLMSC swimmers who set new SCM records at the UDMS Fall Harvest Meet at the Upper Dublin High School (PA) on November 10, 2013. Men 45-49:  Scott Yeomans (49) 800 free - 9:48.61; Men 60-64:  James Ryan (61) 1500 free - 20:55.54; Men 65-69:  Frank McElroy (65) 400 Free - 5:07.73, 800 Free - 10:32.97, 100 IM - 1:18.63 

November 13, 2013 - SAVE THE DATE!!! Sunday, December 8, 2013 NJ LMSC Annual Board Meeting, 2014 NJ LMSC Officer Elections, and NJ LMSC By Laws Amendments All NJ LMSC Masters Swimming members are invited and encouraged to attend the upcoming NJ LMSC Annual Board meeting, which includes the 2014 Officer elections, scheduled for Sunday December 8th. The Annual Meeting will be held at 10:00am at the Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA 1340  Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ  07076. All meeting attendees are welcome to attend a Masters workout coached by Amy Carow preceding the meeting from 8:00am - 9:30am. As we continue to grow our NJ LMSC volunteer group, please consider getting involved and sharing your passion for your sport. Nominations are currently being accepted for the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Sanctions & Safety Chair, Top Ten/Records Chair, and Newsletter Editor.  More information and a description of the officer positions can be found on the NJ LMSC website and also on the USMS website. Please submit your nominations to Susan Kirk sqkirk@gmail.com. Thanks! The 2013 NJ LMSC Bylaw Amendment Proposals will be voted upon at our Annual Meeting. All NJ LMSC current members in attendance have a voice and a vote. Hope to see you all there! 

October 21, 2013 - Congratulations to Frank McElroy, 65 who set new NJLMSC SCM records at the October Swim Fest at Simmons College in Boston, MA on October 19, 2013.  Frank set new records in the men's 65-69 age group in the 200 free (2:28.97), 400 free (5:10.35), 100 breast (1:32.41) and the 200 IM (2:50.45). 

October 3, 2013 - The October Fastlane is now available online!
 
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