Homepage Headlines 2010 and later

Team New Jersey Competes in the First
New York vs. New Jersey Duel in the Pool

Duel in the Pool 2010

Team New Jersey falls to New York 212 to 330 in the first "Duel in the Pool" meet hosted by the Metropolitan LMSC at the Nassau Aquatic Center on November 21, but does outscore Team New York in points per swimmer!  New Jersey looks forward to hosting the next Duel in the Pool on our home "turf"!  Pictured above are 7 of the 8 "Secret Relay" swimmers from one of the New Jersey relay teams (left to right: Philippe Delamare, Benn Doyle, Tracey Groel, Scott Yeomans, Laurie Ditommaso, Beth Alemy, Jennifer Bauman.  Missing - Chris McGiffin).

New Jersey Masters Swimming workout
prior to the 2010 NJ LMSC Annual Board Meeting
Hosted by the Bay City Y Aquatic Masters


Sunday, October 31, 2010 ~ Raritan Bay Area YMCA ~ Perth Amboy, NJ

Thanks Coach Thaddeus for leading an awesome workout!
And thanks to all of the NJ Masters Swimmers who attended the workout and the meeting!

Colonies Zone 1 Mile Open Water Championship

Tom Wear Memorial Swim 


September 12, 2010 ~ Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Click for local news about this event.

For additional photos from this event click here or for more information visit

USMS SwimFest '10


Alexandra Lopez and Ed Tsuzuki had the opportunity to attend SwimFest '10 at the University of California at San Diego on June 4-6.  SwimFest '10 brought some of the world’s top Masters swim coaches together for a weekend of clinics and instruction in a friendly, non-competitive environment.  The clinic was geared to both pool and open water swimmers of all levels, and was also structured to educate both swimmers and coaches. 

(pictured above: Group photo; swimmers in pool with coaches on deck; Alexandra Lopez with Walnut Creek (CA) Masters coach Kerry O'Brien; Ed Tsuzuki with USMS Executive Director Rob Butcher) 

A great time was had by all, as the NJ LMSC celebrated another great year of increased (and continuous) membership, active participation in USMS events by the New Jersey members, and the opportunity to work out and chat with U.S. Masters Swimming Eastern US Coach and Club Development Coordinator, Jim Halstead.    

2010 Annual Awards Banquet

New Jersey LMSC Presents
2010 Annual Awards Banquet
Saturday May 8, 2010 (6:00-10:00pm)
Lafayette Lodge #27, 1550 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ

Buffet Dinner | Keynote Speaker | Photo Slide Show | Door Prizes | BYOB

Join your fellow NJ masters swimmers for some food and fun outside of the pool as we honor swimmers achieving continuous NJ LMSC USMS membership milestones.

Click here for the event registration form!

2010 NJLMSC 100 x 100s
February 7, 2010 at Rutgers University

60 NJLMSC swimmers swam thousands of yards together in a workout on February 7, 2010

2010 Swimming World Magazine College Conference Carnival
January 23, 2010 at Rutgers University
Several local US Masters swimmers (from New Jersey, Delaware Valley, and Metropolitan LMSCs) were featured in an exhibition relay race against former Olympians Eric Shanteau and Josh Davis!

Standing (l-r) Jim Teipel (42), Bill Segal (45) , Eric Shanteau (26), Scott Yeomans (45), Jeremy Fain (32), Scott Carpenter (45), Kristin Gary (42), Bridgett Sherratt (39), Sarah Shepherd (27), Tal Shpaizer (26), Jane Kelsey (34)
Kneeling:  Benn Doyle (51), Josh Davis (37), Susan Wager (44)
Click here to view the free relay race on Swimming World TV.

Colonies Zone SCM Championships
December 5-6, 2009

From the top (l-r) The beautiful Corona Park pool in Flushing Meadows, Nancy Steadman-Martin, Isaac Siskind, Mike Fanelli, Benn Doyle, Mike Leddy, Lyndsay McMeen, and the Berkeley Aquatic Club relay (l-r, Mike Fanelli, Anne-France Saillot, Jeff Gold, Lisa Rivera)

Click here for complete results.

Sussex County YMCA Mini-Meet
October 17, 2009

Photos from the 50 fly:  Top Left - (l-r) Jen Bauman, AnnMarie Zoufaly, Laura Graham, Bob Hopkins; Top Right - Jen Bauman shows off the new USMS swim cap!; Bottom Left - Lyndsay McMeen; Bottom Right - Jennifer Finotti

The second fall edition of the Sussex County YMCA semi-annual adult swim meet was held on Saturday, October 17th at the Sussex County YMCA in Hardyston, New Jersey. Swimmers should mark their calendar for the next "Just Do It" meet on Saturday afternoon, April 24, 2010.

Click here for complete results.

NJ Masters swimming hosts The First Annual Tom Wear Memorial One Mile Swim
Sunday, September 27, 2009 in Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Getting ready for the start of the Masters Division, in which 50 swimmers participated.  Over 50 additional swimmers competed in the open, wetsuit, and 1/4 mile swim events.

NJ Masters Swimmers at the Ray Licata Memorial Swim in Long Branch on September 5, 2009!

Pictured, from left to right:  Standing: Ed Tsuzuki, Jen Bauman, Susan Kirk, Richard Wallace, Sarah Clark, Mike Lavitt, Clay Paterson, Kimberly Plewa, Jeff Jotz, Bridgette Hobart, Sue Jankowitz; Kneeling:  Mike Fanelli, KC Nichols, Lisa Rivera, Carol Morman; Other NJ LMSC Masters participants, but not in photo: Curtis Sawin, Chris Esnes, Joe VanDyke, Nancy Steadman-Martin

Swim in the NJ Masters Sanctioned Open Water Mile at Lavallette Beach on August 8, 2009!

Click here for event information.

Images from the Jason E. Nessel Memorial Invitational Long Course Meet

August 1, 2009

Click here for complete results from the meet.


Sussex County YMCA "Swim Strong - Live Long" Mini-Meet


Pictured above is Paul Kiell, 78, in the 100 yard backstroke in which he took 1st place in his 75-79 age group with a time of 1:34.34.

The meet was run to attract new adult swimmers to the sport and to raise money for the Sussex County YMCA Swordfish Swim Team who will be sending Jimmy Zummo to YMCA Nationals this week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Click here for complete results from the meet.

A great time was had by all, as the NJLMSC celebrated another great year of increased (and continuous) membership, active participation in USMS events by the New Jersey members, and the opportunity to work out and chat with USMS Executive Director, Rob Butcher.


Click here for detailed information and registration form.

New Jersey Masters Swimmers Enjoy Annual 100 x 100s Workout!

"Congratulations and thanks to all of the NJ Masters swimmers who participated in the 2009 Annual Garden State 100 x 100's held at Rutgers University on March 1, 2009. This year's event was a true success with 51 total participants doing their best to achieve the maximum yardage possible. According to event exit reports, there were over thirty swimmers who accomplished the 10,000 yard milestone during the four hour workout. It was a strong showing in general, with lane intervals ranging from 2:00 down to a very fast 1:15 pace per 100. Your support and effort make us all proud. Thanks again, and we look forward to building on this conditioning and putting it to good use during the remainder of the 2009 USMS season."  - Chris McGiffin, NJLMSC Chair

Benn Doyle and Laurie DiTommaso Break World Records at Colonies Zone SCM Championships!

At the Colonies Zone SCM Championships held at Rutgers University on December 5-7, Benn Doyle, 50 set new world marks in the 100 and 200 breast for the 50-54 year old age group.  Benn swam a 1:08.27 in the 100 and 2:32.78 in the 200 to break the existing standards of 1:08.97 and 2:33.71.  Benn also set a new national record of 31.08 in the 50 breast, which broke the current record of 31.24.  Laurie DiTommaso, 46 set a new world record in the 45-49 year old age group of 29.21 in the 50 fly, which broke the existing mark of 29.98.

(pictured above l-r from the top:  Nancy Steadman-Martin, 54; Joy Tsuzuki, 78; Berkeley Aquatic Club swimmers; GSM 160-199 Mixed 400 Free Relay - Jeff Jotz, 38, Laurie DiTommaso, 46, Amy Carow, 47, Ed Tsuzuki, 50; Sarah Clark, 37; Scott Yeomans, 44)

Click here for complete results.

The fall edition of the "Just Do It" semi annual adult swim meet was held on Sunday, October 19th at the Sussex County YMCA in Hardyston. Seventy seven swimmers entered the meet, up from the sixty swimmers in the inaugural meet on May 3rd. Great support from Rebecca Carlson, the Y's Aquatic Director, Debbie and George Soutter, Jill Christen and the Y's age group swim team parents organization made the meet a hit with the swimmers. Some of the features that the swimmers liked were the goody bags received at sign in (thanks to California Beach Hut for donating "goodies"), the new swimmer orientation class before the meet (thanks to Ed Tsuzuki for thinking of it and conducting it), the short duration of the meet (about 2 hours) and the event selection (50's and 100's of each event, 200 IM) and the concluding fun mixed 200 free relay. Swimmers should mark their calendar for the next "Just Do It" meet on Saturday afternoon, April 4, 2009.

Click here for complete results.

New Jersey Crowns Senior Olympic Champions!

Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers who competed at the NJ Senior Olympics which were held on September 13th and 14th at the Woodbridge YMCA/Community Center.

NJ Senior Olympic Champions

Sue Freeman-Patterson, 57
Danielle Ogier, 55 (4 events)
June Carson, 60 (7)
Arlene DePolo, 62 (3)
Barbara Rosenbaum, 66 (8)
Jane Fisher, 72 (2)
Rosemarie Froeder, 78 (4)
Florence Melick, 87 (2)

Michael Fanelli, 54 (6 events)
David Allred, 57 (2)
Frank McElroy, 60 (5)
Bob Hopkins, 66 (5)
John Hunt, 65 (1)
Jerry Katz, 70 (8)
William Haas, 72 (2)
Larry Lengle, 75 (6)
George Melick, 84 (6)
Austin Newman, 92 (2)

Click here for complete results.

New Jersey's FIRST USMS Sanctioned Open Water Swim a Big Success!

On Saturday, August 9, 2008, Lavallette, NJ was the site for New Jersey's first USMS sanctioned Open Water One Mile Masters Championships! This event was a coordinated hosting effort by both the Ocean County YMCA and the Lavallette Beach Patrol.  43 US Masters swimmers and 153 Open swimmers competed.

Click here for Masters results.
Click here for Open results.

Lots of Fast (and Inspiring) Swims at the Jason Nessel Memorial LCM Meet!

Rahway River Park Pool was the site of New Jersey's Jason Nessel Memorial LCM meet on July 26, 2008. In addition to swimming some fast times and enjoying a beautiful summer morning with their fellow Masters swimmers , some members of the NJ LMSC were pleasantly surprised and honored to receive their Continuous Membership Recognition Program Awards. We congratulate each one of you on your commitment and support of USMS through your continuous membership with the NJ LMSC and we encourage the remaining award recipients to contact either Chris McGiffin ( or Susan Kirk ( to arrange to pick up your well deserved awards. We hope to hear from you soon!

Left top, Lainey Dooman with her 20 year award; Left bottom, Florence (with her 10 year award) and George Melick and Lainey Dooman; Right, The Golden Girls (top to bottom...Florence Melick, Lainey Dooman, & Doris Steadman) getting ready to start their 100m backstroke race. All of them are 80+. Truly an inspiration to all Masters swimmers!

Announcing New Jersey's FIRST USMS Sanctioned Open Water Swim!

On Saturday, August 9, 2008 Lavallette, NJ will be the site for New Jersey's first USMS sanctioned Open Water One Mile Masters Championships! This event will be a coordinated hosting effort by both the Ocean County YMCA and the Lavallette Beach Patrol.

There will be two separate waves for the event with the One-Mile Masters Championship starting at 8:00am and the One-Mile Open Championship starting at 8:10am. Historically, the Lavallette Beach Patrol have set up a well-marked course and have run an excellent event. Electronic chip timing by Compuscore has been added to this year's event. For all you USMS swimmers contemplating your first Open Water Swim, here is your opportunity to swim in a wave with just your fellow Masters swimmers as you round that first buoy! Mark your calendars for August 9th and we hope to see you there!! Bring a friend....USMS One-Event registration will be available on site

Convenient on-line registration available here.

Click here for paper entry form and more information.