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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  

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 - New Jersey continues in the number 5 (out of 52 LMSCs) spot in total mileage but has moved up to the third spot in total number of participants in the USMS Go the Distance Fitness event!  Only Pacific and Southern Pacific have more participants.  Of the top 13 participating LMSCs, NJ also has the highest participation rate with 12.5% of its membership recording their swim mileage on line.  The large LMSCs of Pacific, Southern Pacific, Florida and New England continue to dominate the leaderboard in total and the Colonies Zone remains the number one Zone in total mileage.  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.


Top (6) LMSCs for 2015:    
Pacific – 21,661 miles, 348 swimmers (4% of LMSC membership)           
Southern Pacific – 12,072 miles, 184 swimmers  (5% of LMSC membership)            
Florida - 8,351 miles, 125 swimmers  (7% of LMSC membership)           
New England - 7,881 miles, 116 swimmers  (6% of LMSC membership)           
New Jersey - 7,389 miles, 116 swimmers  (13% of LMSC membership)       
Oregon - 5,960 miles, 83 swimmers  (9% of LMSC membership)    
Potomac Valley – 5,289 miles, 104 swimmers  (5% of LMSC membership)

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

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 

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 Click here to view the listing.  Please report any discrepancies to  

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 

December 17, 2014 - Congratulations to Benn Doyle, 56 and Jose Faria, 48 for setting new NJ LMSC SCM records at the New England SCM Championships held at Boston University December 12-14, 2014.  Benn lowered his own record in the 100 breast with a 1:13.24 and Jose bettered his 100 back record with a 1:07.03 and broke Scott Yeoman's record in the 200 back with a 2:30.00

December 17, 2014 - Congratulations to Eric Materniak, 23 for setting new NJ LMSC SCM records in the men's 18-24 age group at the Dr. Bill Ross Annual Memorial Masters Swim Meet which was held at the Nassau County Aquatics Center on November 23, 2014.  Eric swam a 1:07.74 and a 2:27.95 in the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events respectively.  

December 11, 2014 -  The November/December Fastlane is now available online!

November 12, 2014 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCM records at the Wilton Wahoo Masters Fall Short Course Meters meet on November 2, 2014. Women 80-84: Janet Wehrlen-Moeller (80) 50 fly - 1:09.40, 100 IM - 2:18.48, 200 IM - 5:03.71; Men 70-74: Jim Dragon (70) 50 back - 37.61, 50 breast - 37.85, 50 fly - 30.96. A special congratulations to Jim Dragon as his 50 fly time of 30.96 is under the current world record SCM 

November 11, 2014 - NJ LMSC Annual Meeting time and place change!!! This Sunday, November 16, 2014 the NJ LMSC Annual Board Meeting and 2015 NJ LMSC Officer Elections will be held at 10:30am at the Berkeley Aquatic Club Center of Excellence, 629 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ  07974. All NJ LMSC Masters Swimming members are invited and encouraged to attend the upcoming NJ LMSC Annual Board meeting, which includes the 2015 Officer elections. All meeting attendees are welcome to attend a Masters workout coached by Pete Hockmeyer preceding the meeting from 8:30am - 10:00am held at the Berkeley Aquatic Club, 649 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ  07922. Hope to see you there!!  

November 5, 2014 - (MEET CANCELLED) We regret to inform you that we will have to cancel our 4th Annual Thanksgiving Classic Masters Meet scheduled for this weekend, November 8th and 9th. We realize that this is short notice, and feel terribly about pulling the plug, but we left the entries open until the deadline holding out hope that we might get enough participants to make the meet financially viable for us, but unfortunately, we did not reach our target. We will run an Easter Classic in April of 2015 when the Short Course Yard venue is more relevant to the Masters Community.  We will follow the exact same order of events and format for this new meet, and hope that by publicizing the meet early, we will be able to generate enough interest to get this event off the ground.   Again, Eastern Express sincerely apologizes for this lost opportunity, but we are hopeful that the hosting of our first SCY Easter Classic in the Spring of 2015 will be the start of a new tradition and give swimmers something to train for during those long winter months!   Thank you for your support and understanding, and we hope to see you next Spring -- Mike Randazzo, Eastern Express, Head Coach/Meet Director
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