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Over 40 New Jersey LMSC U.S. Masters swimmers kicked off the new year by participating in the annual 50 x 50s and swim clinic at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA in Perth Amboy, NJ on January 10, 2015


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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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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) 

February 4, 2015 – New Jersey has retained the number 5 (out of 52 LMSCs) overall spot in both mileage and number of participants in the USMS Go the Distance Fitness event.  Of the top 10 participating LMSCs, NJ also has the highest participation rate with 11.4% of its membership recording their swim mileage on line.  The very 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.

GTD


Top (6) LMSCs for 2015:    
Pacific – 8,201 miles, 312 swimmers (4% of LMSC membership)          
Southern Pacific – 4,627 miles, 167 swimmers  (5% of LMSC membership)           
Florida - 3,161 miles, 115 swimmers  (7% of LMSC membership)          
New England - 3,046 miles, 107 swimmers  (6% of LMSC membership)          
New Jersey - 2,480 miles, 105 swimmers  (11% of LMSC membership)      
Oregon - 2,343 miles, 80 swimmers  (9% of LMSC membership)   
Potomac Valley – 2,042 miles, 97 swimmers  (5% of LMSC membership)  

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

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

October 28, 2014 - SAVE THE DATE!!! Sunday, November 16, 2014 NJ LMSC Annual Board Meeting and 2015 NJ LMSC Officer Elections 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, scheduled for Sunday, November 16th.  The Annual Meeting will be held at 9:00am at the Bridgewater JCC, 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater, NJ  08807. All meeting attendees are welcome to attend a Masters workout coached by Jim Sheerin preceding the meeting from 7:00am - 8:40am.  As we continue to grow our NJ LMSC volunteer group, please consider getting involved and sharing your passion for your sport. Nominations are currently being accepted for the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Sanctions & Safety Chair, Top Ten/Records Chair, and Newsletter Editor.  More information and a description of the officer positions can be found on the NJ LMSC website and also on the USMS website. Please submit your nominations to Susan Kirk sqkirk@gmail.com. Thanks! 

October 22, 2014 - Congratulations to Eric Materniak, 23 for setting a new NJ LMSC SCY record in the men’s 18-24 200 IM.  Eric swam a 2:02.80 at the Octoberfest IV meet at Drew University on October 18, 2014. 

October 16, 2014 -  Announcing the fourth annual Thanksgiving Classic masters meet on Saturday-Sunday, November 8-9, 2014 at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. Click here for online entries.  Or, please click here for the paper entry form. Entry deadline: Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Any questions, please contact meet director Michael Randazzo at Michael.Randazzo87@gmail.com 

October 14, 2014 -  The October Fastlane is now available online!

October 9, 2014 - Announcing the fourth annual Octoberfest meet on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Drew University in Madison, NJ.  New this year: 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays! For online entries, use this link. Please click here for the paper entry form. Entry deadline: Thursday, October 16, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Scheingoltz at escheingoltz@drew.edu.   
 
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