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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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August 25, 2014 - New Jersey continues to show its strength in membership participation and total mileage in 2014 by posting the highest participation among the top 20 LMSCs and the 6th highest mileage totals out of 52 LMSCs.  The very large LMSCs of Pacific, Southern Pacific, Florida and New England, each with over 2000 members continues to dominate the leaderboard in total mileage while Oregon (1,121 members) New Jersey (864 members) and Illinois (2,191 members) are reporting very close results with 19.2k, 19.1k and 18.9k total miles respectively.  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 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.

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Top (7) LMSCs for 2014:  
Pacific - 73.9k miles, 499 swimmers (4% of LMSC membership)        
Southern Pacific - 45.7k miles, 280 swimmers  (6% of LMSC membership)         
Florida - 28.2k miles, 161 swimmers  (8% of LMSC membership)        
New England - 26.1k miles, 170 swimmers  (7% of LMSC membership)        
Oregon – 19.2k miles, 114 swimmers  (10% of LMSC membership)        
New Jersey - 19.1k miles, 121 swimmers  (14% of LMSC membership)    
Illinois - 18.9k miles, 169 swimmers  (8% of LMSC membership) 

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

August 13, 2014 - Congratulations (and apologies for the late post) to Oleg Chebotarev who, at age 44 in 2012, broke his own LCM record for the 800 meter freestyle at the 2012 FINA World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy with a 9:27.76 

July 30, 2014 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers for setting new NJ LMSC LCM records at the Jason E. Nessel Memorial Invitational LCM meet in Rahway, NJ on July 27, 2014.  Women 50-54: Laurie Ditommaso (52) 50 Breast - :41.54; Women 55-59: Barbara McGregor (55) 800 free - 12:37.76, 50 back - 44.35; Women 65-69: Marie Vellucci (65) 100 fly - 2:10.36, 200 fly - 4:37.86; Men 70-74: Jim Dragon (70) 50 breast - 38.73, 50 fly - 32.79 

July 24, 2014 - The July/August Fastlane is now available online!

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. Also setting a new 400 free relay record in the Mixed 240-279 age group with a 4:56.84 was Deborah Cipriano, 57, Frank McElroy, 66, Lawrence Seidman, 67 and Laurie Ditommaso, 52  

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. 
 
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