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2015 Annual Awards Banquet

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Paul Kiell, Martino Caretto, Dieter Wunderlich, and Jane Fisher share swimming stories and embrace the camaraderie of Masters Swimming

Don (Peter's good friend) and Peter (McCoy) provide some excellent live entertainment during the cocktail hour

Special keynote speaker, Charlotte Samuels ~~ current world record holder for being the youngest person to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Marathon Swimming ~~  enthralling, empowering, and inspiring the group as she shares her personal swimming journey from the pool to the open water

The happy faces of most of the 2015 NJ Masters Swimming Annual Award Banquet attendees following a wonderful evening of celebrating Masters Swimming in New Jersey

The 2015 NJ Masters Swimming Lou Abel Distinguished Service Award winner, Bill Reichle and his wife, Beth Maloney enjoying their evening together sharing their long-term passion and involvement in NJ Masters Swimming during the banquet

Dieter Wunderlich exudes his enthusiasm while accepting his 25-year NJ LMSC Continuous Membership Recognition Program milestone award

Ken Niemi and Chris McGiffin proudly accept their 20-year NJ LMSC Continuous Membership Recognition Program milestone awards

Erik Werfel, Kathleen Carlyon, Mike Lavitt, and David Goldberg happily accept their 10-year NJ LMSC Continuous Membership Recognition Program milestone awards.

Thank you again to all of our members and their guests who attended this year's banquet! And we hope that even more of our NJ LMSC members will join us next year to celebrate Masters Swimming in New Jersey!


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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.
Latest News  

August 18, 2015 -  The July/August Fastlane is now available online! 

August 17, 2015 - New Jersey jumps up to the number 3 (out of 52 LMSCs) spot in total mileage. just sneaking past Florida and New England in the USMS Go the Distance Fitness event! NJ remains in the number 3 spot for total number of participants as well as the number one spot for membership participation at 12%.  The Colonies Zone remains the number one Zone in total mileage with over 100,000 miles!  Dixie is next with 70,000 miles.  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. For the NJ LMSC membership note that you can also use GTD to track your mileage for the Swim University fitness event. Please continue to log 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.

GTD


Top (5) LMSCs for 2015:    
Pacific – 58,991 miles, 381 swimmers (3% of LMSC membership)            
Southern Pacific – 32,372 miles, 196 swimmers  (4% of LMSC membership)             
New Jersey - 22,397 miles, 140 swimmers  (12% of LMSC membership)        
Florida - 22,195 miles, 139 swimmers  (6% of LMSC membership)            
New England - 21,869 miles, 127 swimmers  (6% of LMSC membership)            

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

August 11, 2015 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC LCM records at the USMS Summer LCM Nationals at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio on August 6-9, 2015.  Women 45-49:  Ann Monaghan (49)  100 back - 1:14.87;  Men 18-24: Kevin Ewing (21) 50 back - 28.95, 100 back - 1:02.98, 100 fly - 1:01.28, Eric Materniak (24) 50 breast - 30.33, 100 breast - 1:07.13, 200 breast - 2:23.56, 200 fly - 2:17.09, 200 IM - 2:15.56, 400 IM - 4:53.03; Men 45-49:  Oleg Chebotarev (47) 1500 free - 18:47.65, 200 back - 2:38.17;  Men 50-54: Jens Volker (50)  200 fly - 3:07.99; Men 60-64: Ken Niemi (60)  100 back - 1:20.54, 200 back - 2:56.61, Men 65-69:  Richard Wallace (68)  1500 free - 27:20.45

Special congratulations to our National Champions: Eric Materniak (24) who won the 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast and the 200 IM, Scott Yeomans (51) who won the 800 free and Benn Doyle (57) who won the 200 breast.
  


August 11, 2015 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC LCM records at the Jason Nessel Invitational Meet at Rahway River Park on August 2, 2015.   Women 55-59: Barbara McGregor (56) 50 back - 42.74; Women 80-84:  Janet Moeller (81) 200 Breast - 5:40.80; Men 50-54: Bill Fallon (52) 200 back - 2:36.55; Men 85-89: Nickolas Demas (85) 50 free - :40.16, 100 free - 1:43.54; Paul Kiell (85) 200 Free - 4:11.83, 400 free - 8:37.93, 50 back - 1:00.30

June 16, 2015 -  The May/June Fastlane is now available online! 

April 30, 2015 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCY records at the Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University on April 10-12, 2015.   Women 60-64: Nancy Steadman Martin (60) 100 free - 1:03.63, 200 free - 2:15.58, 1650 free - 20:30.03; Men 18-24: Jeffrey Gomez (24) 100 back - :50.57, 200 back - 1:50.23; Men 50-54: Scott Yeomans (50) 200 free - 1:57.42; Men 70-74: Jim Dragon (70) 50 Free - 26.15, 50 back - 34.49, 50 breast - 33.58, 50 fly - 28.27  

April 30, 2015 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCY records at the Sussex County YMCA Adult Mini-Meet on April 18, 2015.   Women 80-84: Janet Wehrlen-Moeller (80) 100 fly - 2:43.80, 100 IM - 2:06.64; Men 50-54: Scott Yeomans (50) 1000 free - 11:39.94  

April 30, 2015 - (Revised) Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCY records at the 2015 Nationwide USMS Spring National Championships at the NISD Aquatic Center in San Antonio, TX on April 23-26, 2015.   Women 50-54: Megan Tompkins (52) 50 free - 27.05, 100 free - 58.07; Men 18-24: Eric Materniak (23) 50 breast - 26.85, 100 breast - 58.49, 200 breast - 2:07.74, 200 fly - 1:57.95, 400 IM - 4:14.13;  Men 50-54:  William Segal (50) 50 free - 22.88, 100 free - 50.45, 50 back - 26.48, 100 back - 57.71, 50 fly - 24.53, 100 fly - 54.61; Men 55-59: Kip Gibson (59)  500 free - 5:30.15, 1650 free - 19:04.67; Men 80-84: Norman Bartner (80) 50 Free - 32.52 

April 2, 2015 -  The March/April Fastlane is now available online! 

April 6, 2015 - Congratulations to Janet Wehrlen-Moeller, 80 who set new NJ LMSC SCY records at the Garsoe-Schermerhorn Memorial Masters Pentathalon Swim Meet at the Lower Bucks YMCA on March 1, 2015.  Janet posted times of 5:16.52 in the 200 yard breaststroke and 9:55.91 in the 400 yard individual medley to set new NJ standards.  

March 30, 2015 -  Announcing Sussex County YMCA's "Adult Mini-Meet" on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  There will be a new swimmer orientation from 2:00-2:30 pm, with meet check-in at 2:30 pm, and warmup beginning at 3 pm.  Click here for entry form.  Entries must be received by Wednesday, April 15.  Questions may be directed to Sarah Navarro at (973) 209-9622 ext. 210.  

March 23, 2015 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCY records at the Spring Classic Masters Meet on March 7-8, 2015 at The College of New Jersey. Women 80-84: Janet Wehrlen-Moeller (80) 500 free - 10:53.21, 200 fly - 6:28.43; Men 18-24: Eric Materniak (23) 200 breast - 2:16.34, 200 fly - 2:03.78; Men 45-49: Oleg Chebotarev (46) 1650 free - 18:25.09; Men 50-54: William Segal (50) 100 free - 50.84, 50 back - 26.87, 50 fly - 24.94, 100 fly - 54.91; Bill Fallon (52) 200 fly - 2:20.62; Men 55-59: Kip Gibson (58) 1000 Free - 11:25.88; Men 70-74: Jim Dragon (70) 50 Free - 26.58, 50 back - 35.05, 100 IM - 1:10.81; Relays: Men 55+:  400 free relay Lawrence Seidman (67), Sam Cynamon (64), Jack Zakim (69), Arthur Wein (64) - 4:41.06  

March 18, 2015 - 2015 Spring Swim Clinic with Olympian Kim Vandenberg! Come join us on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA for a swim clinic hosted by your NJ LMSC! Olympian Kim Vandenberg will be on deck and in the water to offer ways to swim Freestyle and Butterfly more efficiently. This clinic is open to any registered NJ Masters Swimmer. Space is limited- sign up today!  

February 18, 2015 -  Announcing the Spring Classic Masters Meet at The College of New Jersey, hosted by Eastern Express Swim Team on Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8, 2015. Click here for the paper entry form or register online. Entries close Monday, March 2, 2015. Any questions, please contact meet director Michael Randazzo at Michael.Randazzo87@gmail.com 

February 17, 2015 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCY records at the OCY Unofficial Masters Team Championships Short Course Yards meet on February 15, 2015. Women 60-64: Nancy Steadman-Martin (60) 500 free - 5:59.43, 1000 free - 12:11.82, 50 back - 34.91, 100 back - 1:15.05, 200 back - 2:38.03; Women 80-84: Janet Wehrlen-Moeller (80) 1000 free - 22:08.68, 50 breast - 1:02.27, 50 fly - 59.07, 200 IM - 4:42.08; Men 18-24: Richard Maier (24) 50 breast - 27.41, Men 45-49: Oleg Chebotarev (46) 1000 free - 10:48.12; Men 65-69: Jack Zakim (69) 100 back - 1:15.86; Men 70-74: Jim Dragon (70) 50 free - 26.95, 100 free - 1:04.24, 50 breast - 34.85 Mixed Relays 55+: 200 Free Relay - Garden State Masters (GSM) 2:03.12 - Nancy Steadman-Martin (60), David Pierson (62), Ron Borchers (55), Mary Molloy (56); 200 Medley Relay - Garden State Masters (GSM) 2:18.35 - Nancy Steadman-Martin (60), David Pierson (62), Ron Borchers (55), Mary Molloy (56) 

February 13, 2015 - The preliminary top ten for SCM 2014 has been posted to usms.org. Click here to view the listing.  Please report any discrepancies to edtsuzuki@gmail.com  

February 6, 2015 -  The January/February Fastlane is now available online!

February 4, 2015 - Congratulations to Scott Yeomans for setting new NJ LMSC SCM records at the Colonies Zone SCM Smackdown meet at George Mason University on December 12-14, 2014.  Scott, 50, set new records in the Men's 50-54 age group in the 400 meter free (4:42.33), the 800 meter free (9:52.04) and the 200 back (2:31.95) 

January 12, 2015 - Announcing the 2015 Unofficial Masters Team Championships at Ocean County YMCA on Sunday, February 15, 2015.  Click here for the paper entry form or register online at here.  Entries close February 13, 2015. 

January 12, 2015 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC Long Distance Records at the U.S. Masters Swimming 2 mile cable national championships at Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY on August 16, 2014. Women 45-49: Lynn Ascione (47) 50:06.62, Women 50-54:  Margaret Martonosi (59) 56:04.96, Women 55-59:  Sarah Sangree (56) 56:41.30, Men 40-44: Gregory Gallo (41) 1:03:18.84, Paul Kiell (83) 1:32:04.68 
 
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