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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.
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January 28, 2016 - Announcing the spring edition of the "Adult Mini Meet" at Sussex County YMCA on Saturday, April 2, 2016. This is a great opportunity for new and experienced swimmers! Click here for the paper entry form. Entries must be received by Wednesday, March 30. Surcharge: $12.00 per swimmer plus $5.00 per individual event. Any questions, please call Sarah Navarro at (973) 209-9622, ext. 210.

January 11, 2016 – – New Jersey has closed out the 2015 Go The Distance event with a remarkable rise to the number 3 spot out of all 52 LMSCs! NJ's total mileage of 36,553 touched out New England's grand total of 36,429.  That 124 mile difference (0.34%) is like beating a one minute 100 yard event by a mere 0.2 seconds!  Phew!  Great job NJ USMS swimmers for maintaining a good pace all year long and finishing strong!  NJ also finished with the third highest number of participants at 153, just 4 head of Florida.  Those 153 participants represent 11.7% of the membership - second highest, just under the 12.6% from North Texas. With New Jersey (#3), New England (#4) and Potomac Valley (#7) all in the same zone, the Colonies Zone crushed the other zones with a total of 160,334 miles logged.  The next highest was Dixie with 114,202.  Great job NJ LMSC!   If you haven't already signed up for the 2016 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 2015:     
Pacific – 93,929 miles, 406 swimmers (3% of LMSC membership)              
Southern Pacific – 50,003 miles, 207 swimmers  (4% of LMSC membership)               
New Jersey - 36,553 miles, 153 swimmers  (12% of LMSC membership)          
New England - 36,429 miles, 138 swimmers  (6% of LMSC membership)  
Florida - 35,770 miles, 149 swimmers  (6% of LMSC membership) 

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

January 7, 2016 - Announcing the 2016 Unofficial Masters Team Championships at Ocean County YMCA on Sunday, February 14, 2016.  Click here for the paper entry form or register online at here.  Entries close February 12, 2016.  Entries received by February 5th: Surcharge: $10.00. Individual events cost $5.00per event. Relays are Free. Entries received after February 5th: Surcharge: $15.00. Individual events cost $5.00 per event. Relays are Free.

January 6, 2016 - The NJ LMSC Board of Volunteers are hosting the NJ Masters Swimming Annual 100 x 100s short course yards event and would like to extend an invitation to all 2016 USMS registered NJ Masters swimmers to attend the event being held on Sunday, February 7, 2016  8am - noon at the Berkeley Aquatic Club Center of Excellence in New Providence, NJ (629 Central Avenue)

The event is FREE to any 2016 NJ LMSC USMS registered swimmer, but this special complimentary event will be limited to the first 100 eligible swimmers who pre-register no later than Monday, February 1st. Light refreshments will be available during/after the swim to help refuel your body and help you to achieve your swimming goal!

Online registration will open on Wednesday, January 6, 2016!! You must pre-register in order to participate. All successful registrations will receive an automatic confirmation displayed in your web browser. Please take a screen shot if you would like a copy of your confirmation for your records. This event filled up very quickly last year, so please don't delay in processing your online registration! If you have any questions, please email Susan Kirk sqkirk@gmail.com

Please plan on arriving by 7:30am for check-in ~~ pre-registration will be verified ~~ and to prepare for the group photo. The deck instructions will be at 7:55am and the event will start promptly at 8:00am with all lanes starting at the same time. The 25-yard lanes will be organized by a structured group pace and the lanes will be labeled accordingly with a target 100-yard pace time (fastest interval). Please be sure to select the lane that best matches your skill level. Depending upon turnout and the collective lane agreement, there may be an option for some to swim 50s instead of 100s. Sample workouts will be available for your reference. Use of equipment is reserved to the discretion of the lane participants. Personal water bottles and/or fitness drinks are recommended to maintain adequate hydration. Please be mindful of the safety of yourself and the other swimmers -- enter the water feet first only and observe proper lane etiquette when swimming. Have fun, encourage each other, and most of all, thanks for helping to contribute to another successful running of the New Jersey Masters Swimming 100 x 100s! 

January 6, 2016 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCM records at the New England SCM Championships at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA on December 11-13, 2015.  Men 45-49:  Jose Faria (49)  100 Back - 1:06.37, 400 IM - 5:15.92; Men 50-54:  William Segal (51)  100 Free - 55.71, 200 Free - 2:04.57, 400 Free - 4:28.82, 50 Fly - 27.92; Men 55-59:  Benn Doyle (57) 100 IM - 1:08.88, 200 IM - 2:34.97. 

December 18, 2015 - Congratulations to Scott Yeomans (51) for setting three new NJ LMSC SCM records at the 3rd Annual Solstice SCM Swim Meet on December 5, 2015 at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center.  Scott set new records in the men's 50-54 age group in the 200 free - 2:-09.89, 400 free - 4:35.91 and the 200 back - 2:31.79. 

December 17, 2015 -  The November/December Fastlane is now available online! 

December 7, 2015 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCM records at the Dr. Bill Ross Memorial Masters Swim Meet at the Nassau County Aquatics Center in East Meadow, NY on November 22, 2015.  Women 18-24:  Allison Zelnick (24)  50 free - 27.88, 100 free - 1:02.64;  Emily Cheng (23)  100 IM - 1:14.06;  Women 25-29:  Gabrielle Johnston (26)  50 Breast - 36.02, 100 Breast - 1:20.45, 50 fly - 31.01; Women 60-64: Nancy Steadman-Martin (61)  100 Free - 1:16.52, 400 Free - 5:20.50, 200 Fly - 3:04.81, 400 IM - 6:18.65; Women 70-74:  Nancy James (74)  100 Breast - 2:08.18; Women 80-84: Janet Moeller (81)  50 Fly - 1:07.56, 400 IM - 12:26.39; Men 18-24:  Eric Materniak (24)   50 Breast - 30.90, 200 Breast - 2:26.10, 200 IM - 2:15.06; Men 45-49  Jose Faria (49)  50 Back - 30.24, 200 Back - 2:26.78; Women 240-279 Relay: 200 free relay  Allison Marzano (51), Michele Lyons (56), Mary Elizabeth Smith (65), Nancy James (74) - Club XCL - 3:29.89; Mixed 72-99 Relay:  200 free relay  Sean Hardick (23), Daniel Kim (25), Allison Zelnick (24), Susan Nugent (24) - Club XCL - 1:49.23; Mixed 240-279 Relay:  James Rawley (62), Richard Benson (63), Charlene Sloane (63), Kathy Raimonde (60) - 2:34.85 

November 30, 2015 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCM records at the 9th Bearcat Master SCM Invitational at Baruch College in New York, NY on October 24, 2015.  Women 45-49:  Michelle Davidson (45) 100 fly - 1:17.71;  Women 60-64: Nancy Steadman-Martin (61)  200 Free - 2:38.21, 100 Back - 1:25.03, 200 Back - 2:59.23   

October 20, 2015 -  The September/October Fastlane is now available online! 

October 19, 2015 - Congratulations to Paul Kiell (85) for settting a new NJ LMSC SCY record in the 1000 yard freestyle at the Sussex County YMCA Adult Mini-Meet on October 17, 2015.  Paul swam a 19:07.18.   

October 14, 2015 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCY records at the New Jersey Senior Olympics at the Woodbridge Recreation Center in Woodbridge, NJ on September 12-13, 2015.  Women 80-84:  Janet Moeller (80)  50 breast - 1:00.12, 100 breast - 2:22.32, 200 breast - 5:06.40;  Women 85-89: Rosemarie Froeder (85)  100 back - 2:46.71, 200 back - 6:02.50;  Men 60-64: Ken Niemi (60)  200 back - 2:31.68; Men 85-89:  Nickolas Demas (85)  50 free - 36.72, 100 free - 1:28.25   

September 25, 2015 - Announcing Sussex County YMCA's "Adult Mini-Meet" on Saturday, October 17, 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, October 14. Questions may be directed to Sarah Navarro at (973) 209-9622 ext. 210.   

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

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!  
 
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