2012 News Archives
|March 23, 2012 - Announcing the launch of the new
NJ Masters Swimming merchandise portal through
mylocker.net! You can customize various apparel and
accessories using a variety of templates to suit your style
and have the order shipped directly to you. Have fun being
creative and enjoy wearing your NJ Masters Swimming
merchandise! If you have any questions, please contact Susan
|March 21, 2012 - To all NJ LMSC swimmers, coaches, and
officials ~~ The USMS Rules Committee has issued an update
on the interpretation of the initiation of the first arm
pull in breaststroke. Please
click here to read the details.
|March 15, 2012 - NJ Masters Swimming is proud to
2011 New Jersey Masters Swimming Continuous Membership Award
Recipients for their respective levels of commitment to
United States Masters Swimming. All 2011 award recipients
will be honored and presented awards at the 2012 Annual New
Jersey Masters Swimming Awards Banquet and Social to be held
in the evening of Saturday, May 12, 2012. The awards are
each customized with the commensurate years of continuous NJ
LMSC membership and can be
viewed on the NJ Masters website. Please note that it
will not be possible to mail these awards. If you are unable
to attend the awards banquet, then we hope to see you at
another future NJ LMSC event so that you can pick up your
award. We are also honoured to announce that the guest
speaker this year will be one of our own long-term NJ
Masters Swimming members who is still a very active pool and
open water swimmer, Paul Kiell. Additionally, there will be
a NJ LMSC sponsored pre-banquet workout offered from 4:00pm
- 5:30pm at the beautiful
Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy. The banquet will be
held from 6:00pm - 10:00pm at
Ed and Mary's Hall
in Perth Amboy, NJ just a few blocks away from the pool. To
conclude the evening, we will again be having door prizes!!
Any award recipients of the recently established
Lou Abel Distinguished Service Award will also be
honoured during the banquet. Any Continuous Membership award
recipient is also eligible to purchase an award of an
achievement level that has already been surpassed and can do
so at the banquet. Additionally, all award merchandise
without the customized number of years of continuous
membership will be available for purchase at the banquet by
any registered NJ Masters swimmer. If you have any NJ
Masters swimming photos that you would like to share with
your fellow Masters swimmers as part of the banquet slide
show, please e-mail them to Bridgette Hobart
by April 9th. We would love to add your photos to the
montage celebrating the NJ Masters swimming community
throughout the years! Thanks!
The registration form is available here. Early bird
registration is due by March 31, 2012. We hope that you all
can join us for an evening of celebration of our New Jersey
Masters swimming community!
|March 13, 2012 -
March Fast Lane is now available online!
|March 9, 2012 - Congratulations to the following
swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCY records at the Ocean County
YMCA Unofficial Masters Championships on February 12, 2012.
Women 18-24 Margaret Molloy (23) 200 Free -
1:59.09; 500 - Free 5:09.11; 1000 Free - 10:43.93; 100 Fly
- 1:02.30. Women 55-59 Nancy
Steadman-Martin (57); 200 IM - 2:34.26. Women 70-74
Carol Motyka-Miller (70) 100 IM - 1:49.16.
Women 75-79 Janet Moeller (77) 500 Free - 10:05.15;
50 Breast - 54.77; 200 Breast - 4:30.36. Men 40-44
Gene Imbemba (41) 200 Back - 2:08.96. Men
45-49 William Segal (47) 50 Back - 27.68.
Men 50-54 Ted Chappell (50) 500 Free - 5:17.74.
Men 60-64 Brian Fagan (60) 100 Back -
1:05.60. Relays 55+ Mixed 200 Free Relay
Garden State Masters - 2:27.40; Carol Malone (57); Thomas
Bores (57); Carol Motyka-Miller (70); Mirek Kita (58).
Relays 55+ Mixed 200 Medley Relay - Garden
State Masters - 2:35.95; Carol Malone (57); Bill Eickelberg
(58); Chet Klope (56); Carol Motyka-Miller (70).
|March 7, 2012 - Announcing the Third Annual March
Madness meet, which will be held at Drew University on
Saturday, March 24, 2012. A
paper entry form is available here. Paper/mailed
entries must be received by 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17,
2012. Any questions, contact meet director Eric Scheingoltz
|March 9, 2012 -
The NJ LMSC has maintained their strong position in the USMS
"Go the Distance" program in 2012 as the 6th highest swimmer
participation (1 more than 7th place Oregon) and the 7th
highest total posted miles out of 52 LMSCs! The Colonies
Zone continues its dominance by holding on to the #1 spot
among the 8 zones with 32,752 miles and 663 participants in
just the first 2 months of 2012. Anyone can sign up for
2012! To participate, simply 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. Congratulations
to ALL of the participants who continue to make this program
such a huge success within our LMSC!! Every member counts!!
Top (7) LMSCs for 2012:
Illinois 5,309 miles, 125 swimmers
|February 13, 2012 -
January/February Fast Lane is now available online!
|January 24, 2012 - Please note that Connecticut Masters
Swimming has a new website address, make sure to visit
http://www.ctlmsc.org for their latest news, events and
|January 24, 2012 - We are pleased to announce the CT Masters
Swimming Annual Groundhog Meet which will be held January 29
at the Westport Weston Family Y in Westport, CT.
Click here for the online entry form.
|January 17, 2012 - Congratulations to the following NJ
LMSC swimmers who recently broke NJ SCM records at the SCM
Fall Classic at the Nassau Aquatic Center on November 20,
2011 and at the New England SCM Championships at Boston
University on December 9-11, 2011.
Nassau: Men 45-49 Steve Hiltabiddle (45) 200 Fly - 2:30.78; Scott Yeomans (47) 200 Back - 2:32.78. New England: Women 30-34 Lyndsay McMeen (31) 50 Breast - 37.43. Men 45-49 Steve Hiltabiddle (45) 50 Free - 24.86, 50 Fly - 25.96, 100 IM - 1:04.57, 200 IM - 2:22.47.
|January 5, 2012 - Announcing the 2012 OCY Unofficial
Masters Team Championships, which will be held at Ocean
County YMCA on Sunday, February 12, 2012. New this year is
Online entry information is available; event
registration is open now and closes on Thursday, February 9,
2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET. A
paper entry form is also available. Paper/mailed
entries must be received by Friday, February 10, 2012.
|January 4, 2012 - The NJ LMSC closed out 2011 with
another strong performance in the USMS "Go the Distance"
program. New Jersey finished the year with the 5th highest
swimmer participation (1 more than 6th place Illinois) and
the 7th highest total posted miles out of 52 LMSCs! New
Jersey was a mere 143 miles behind 6th place Oregon!) The
Colonies Zone continues its dominance by holding on to
the #1 spot among the 8 zones with 138,731 miles
and 692participants. New Jersey, with 122 registered
swimmers logged almost 25,000 miles and is very proud to
have 3 swimmers (Sandy Carosi, Dave Juchniewicz, Meaghan
Murphy and Bridget Hobart) in the top 101 (out of 2,815
total participants)! Anyone can sign up for 2012! To
participate, simply 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. Congratulations to ALL of the participants who
continue to make this program such a huge success within our
LMSC!! Every member counts!!
Top (7) LMSCs for 2011:
Pacific 66,487 miles, 281 swimmers
Florida 40,865 miles, 165 swimmers
Southern Pacific 39,787 miles, 188 swimmers
New England 32,519 miles, 146 swimmers
Illinois 25,681 miles, 121 swimmers
Oregon 24,942 miles, 110 swimmers
New Jersey 24,798 miles, 122 swimmers
Click the "Go the Distance" logo above for the latest results.