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April 28th, 2017 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC One Hour Postal records in the 2017 USMS One Hour ePostal National Championship event. Rob Perkins (50) set a new record of 4,695 yards in the men's 50-54 age group and Paul Kiell (86) tied Jim Pendergrass' record of 2,850 yards in the men's 85-89 division.

Also setting new One Hour ePostal relay records were the following Somerset County YMCA Masters (SCYM) relay teams. In the Men's 45+ age group, Rob Perkins (50), Tom MacNabb (51) and Marc Israel (59) combined for a total of 13,570 yards. Two mixed SCYM relays also set new standards. Stephanie Chamberlain (47), Suzanne Lemieux (46), Rob Perkins and Tom MacNabb broke the 45+ record with a total of 16,520 yards and Julie Stone (55), Susan Olesky (60), Scott Eichhorn (62) and Marc Israel recorded a total of 13,945 yards in the 55+ age group.

April 28th, 2017 - Registration is OPEN for the Somerset County YMCA Masters new Last Chance SCY Meet being held at the Somerset Hills YMCA on Sunday, May 21st, Click here for the online entry form or click here for the paper entry form.

April 18th, 2017 - The March/April issue of the Fastlane Newsletter is now available!

April 18th, 2017 - Congratulations to Nancy Steadman Martin (62) and Jim Dragon (72) for setting new NJ LMSC records at the Ocean County YMCA Masters Meet on February 12, 2017 at the Ocean County YMCA. Nancy set a new record in the women's 60-64 100 fly with a 1:18.67 and Jim set a new standard in the men's 70-74 100 breaststroke at 1:24.97.

March 23rd, 2017 - Only a few spots left for the spring pool open water clinic with Olympian Alex Meyer!

March 21st, 2017 - Announcing Sussex County YMCA's Adult Mini-Meet for Saturday, April 15th, 2017! There will be a new swimmer orientation from 1:00-1:30 pm, with meet check-in at 1:30 pm, and warmup beginning at 2:00 pm. All entries (click here for entry form) must be received by Wednesday, April 12, 2017. ​Questions may be directed to Ray Gaffney, at 973-209-9622 ext. 224.

February 15th, 2017 - The January/February issue of the Fastlane Newsletter is now available!

January 23rd, 2017 - The NJ LMSC is excited to announce that it will host a spring pool open water swim clinic with Olympian Alex Meyer! All levels of open water swimmers are invited to join us on Sunday April 2nd 11:00am - 2:00pm at the Berkeley Aquatic Club for a pool open water swim clinic with Olympian Alex Meyer. The cost is subsidized by the NJ LMSC and is only $25 per registered NJ Masters Swimmer! Mail in your form today- space is limited!

January 12th, 2017 - Three new USMS Educational Clinics for coaches and swimmers to be held in the New Jersey LMSC are now available for registration. Click the links below to sign up.

Level 1 -2 Coach certification class – March 25, 2017
Clinic Course for Coaches – March 25 – 26, 2017
Stroke clinic for swimmers – March 26, 2017


January 11, 2017 – New Jersey concluded the 2016 Go The Distance event with a third place ranking among all 52 LMSCs in the country! NJ ranked third not only in total miles logged but also in number of participants! NJ's total mileage of 37,452 is the highest annual total for NJ and was only surpassed by Pacific and Southern Pacific at 81,357 and 40,439 miles. Pacific and Southern Pacific have 12,213 and 5,046 total members respectively (NJ had 1,582 members in 2016), so once again, NJ had the highest percentage of their membership participate at 9.0%! If you haven't already signed up for the 2017 event, please consider participating in this terrific fitness event. This free on-line 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. 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 2016:
Pacific – 81,357 miles, 338 swimmers (2.8% of LMSC membership)
Southern Pacific – 40,439 miles, 177 swimmers (3.5% of LMSC membership)
New Jersey - 37,452 miles, 142 swimmers (9.0% of LMSC membership)
New England - 31,534 miles, 131 swimmers (5.2% of LMSC membership)
Florida - 25,534 miles, 110 swimmers (4.1% of LMSC membership)

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


January 1st, 2017 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who broke NJ LMSC SCM records at recent meets. At the Dr. Bill Ross Memorial Masters Swim Meet at the Nassau Aquatics Center in East Meadow, NY on November 12, 2016, Michelle Davidson (46) set new NJLMSC SCM standards in the women's 45-49 100 fly (1:16.54) and the 200 fly (2:48.04). At the same meet, Laurie Ditommaso (54) also set new records in the women's 50-54 50 breast (42.37) and 50 fly (34.71).

Michelle Davidson (46) continued her record setting swims by setting a new NJLMSC SCM record in the women's 45-49 200 back with a 2:39.80 at the 4th Annual Solstice SCM Meet at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center in Boyds, MD on December 3, 2016.

December 16th, 2016 - Congratulations to Christopher Gibson (60) who set new NJ LMSC records in the men's 60-64 1500 meter free for both the Long Course and Short Course events. On June 19, Chris swam a 1500 LCM time of 19:47.94 at the Shut up and Swim Roy Dessloch Invitational meet at the Westside Aquatics Complex in Greenville, SC. Chris then swam a 19:40.43 1500 SCM in the Southern Masters SCM Swimming Championships at the University of New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena Swim Center on December 11, 2016.

December 16th, 2016 - Congratulations to the following swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCM records at the Somerset County YMCA Pentathlon Festival at the Somerset Valley YMCA in Bridgewater, NJ on December 10, 2016.

Women 50-54: Megan Tompkins (54) 50 free - 31.01, 50 fly - 34.79; Laurie Ditommaso (54) 100 breast - 1:34.86, 200 IM - 2:58.26; Women 55-59: Jane Ikeda (55) 50 fly - 42.45; Women 60-64: Nancy Steadman-Martin (62) 50 free - 34.18, 100 free - 1:12.95, 200 free - 2:30.48, 400 free - 5:12.77, 1500 free - 20:38.60; Women 80-84: Janet Moeller (82) 1500 free - 38:51.40

Men 50-54: Scott Yeomans (52) 1500 free - 19:26.00; Jose Faria (50) 50 back - 31.95; Men 60-64:Men 60-64: Ken Niemi (61) 200 back - 2:49.90; Men 65-69: Richard Bohan (65) 100 breast - 1:29.53; Men 70-74: Jack Zakim (71) 200 free - 2:42.56, 100 back - 1:29.70; Bob Hopkins (74) 200 fly - 4:48.89, 400 IM - 7:53.93

Women's Relay: 160-199 200 free relay - SCYM (Elizabeth Burton (51), Megan Stolarski (38), Suzanne Lemieux (46), Megan Tompkins (54)) 2:18.28

Men's Relay: 280-319 200 free relay - GSM (Lawrence Seidman (69), Jerry Katz (78), Jack Zakim (71), Arthur Wein (66)) 2:17.30 280-319 200 medley relay - GSM (Jack Zakim (71), Arthur Wein (66), Lawrence Seidman (69), Jerry Katz (78)) 2:46.56

Mixed Relay: 200-239 200 free relay - GSM (Deborah Cipriano (59), Laurie Ditommaso (54), Bob Hopkins (74), Jose Faria (50)) 2:12.18

December 12, 2016 -  The November/December Fastlane is now available online! 

December 1, 2016 - Congratulations to Paul Kiell (86) who set two new NJ LMSC SCY records at the Sussex County YMCA Adult Mini-Meet on October 15, 2016.  Paul swam the 200 yard freestyle in 3:39.24 and the 100 yard backstroke in 1:48.88. 

November 22, 2016 - Congratulations to the Flipside Aquatics Club for setting two new NJ LMSC SCM records in the men's 100-119 age group at the 10th Bearcat Masters SCM Invitational at Baruch College in New York City on October 22, 2016. Ryan O'Shaughnessy (26), John Franklin (29), Ofer Finkler (34) and Ashley Mak (28) broke the 200 meter medley relay record with a 1:52.40 and the same four (Ashley, Ofer, John and Ryan) broke the 200 meter free relay record with a 1:41.01.

November 21, 2016 - Congratulations to Janet Moeller (81) who set a new NJLMSC short course yards record in the 100 breaststroke with a 2:17.63 at the 5th Annual EEX Masters Meet at The College of New Jersey on November 6, 2016. 

November 21, 2016 - Congratulations to Michelle Davidson (45) who set a new NJLMSC short course yards record in the 200 butterfly with a 2:30.31 at the Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championships at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on April 10, 2016.  

November 21, 2016 - Congratulations to Bob Hopkins (74) who set new NJLMSC short course meters records at the 8th Annual UVAC Leef Peepers Mini Meet at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, Vermont on October 22, 2016.  Bob set new records in the 100 IM with a 1:32.72 and in the 200 IM with a 3:30.13.  Bob also won the 400 meter free with a 6:36.49 which, along with his 100 and 200 IM swims, set new meet records! 

October 20, 2016 -  The September/October Fastlane is now available online! 

September 19, 2016 - Congratulations to Rosemarie Froeder (86) for breaking her own NJ LMSC SCY (85-89) records in the 100 and 200 backstroke events at the New Jersey Senior Olympics in Woodbridge, NJ on September 10 and 11, 2016.  Rosemarie swam the 100 back in 2:42.35 and the 200 back in 5:50.46 lowering both of her records from last year. 

August 31, 2016 - Congratulations to Eric Materniak (25) who set new NJ LMSC LCM records at the USMS Summer National Championships at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon on August 17-21, 2016.  Eric set new records in the 50 breast - 29.82, 100 breast - 1:06.56, 200 breast - 2:23.76 and the 200 IM - 2:12.64.  Eric was the national champion in all of these events except the 50 breast in which he took the silver medal.  Eric also placed 2nd in the 100 fly. 

August 29, 2016 - Congratulations to Jens Volker (51) who lowered his own record in the 200 meter butterfly at the UMAC Masters Terrapin Cup at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD on July 9, 2016.  Jens posted a 2:56.91 to break the record he set a year ago.

August 16, 2016 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC LCM records at the 2016 Jason E. Nessel Memorial Invitational meet at the Rahway River Park pool on August 7, 2016.  Women 30-34:  Erin Devlin (30)  50 breast - 37.69; Women 65-69:  Sue Freeman-Patterson (65)  50 free - 44.98, 100 free - 1:51.70; Men 70-74:  Jack Zakim (71)  200 free - 2:53.62, Jim Dragon (72)  100 Breast - 1:34.62; Men 85-89:  Paul Kiell (86)  800 free - 17:54.67 Mixed 200-239 Relay:  Garden State Masters (Ken Niemi (61), Colleen Murphy (30), Jens Volker (51), Gerri Callahan (58))  400 medley relay - 5:54.37 Mens 280-319 Relay:  Garden State Masters (Jerry Katz (78), Lawrence Seidman (69). Jack Zakim (71), Arthur Wein (66))  400 free relay - 5:37.37  
 
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