2012 News Archives

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April 2012 News

April 23, 2012 -   The NJ LMSC is happy to announce that the Ultimate Swim Shop, located in Metuchen, NJ, will now offer a 10% discount to all current members of NJ Masters Swimming. In order to qualify for the discount, members must show their USMS membership ID card when making a purchase in the store. For all online orders, current NJ LMSC members must email their USMS membership number to along with their order number and Ultimate Swim Shop will deduct the 10% from the order. Enjoy your new shopping perk for being a current NJ Masters Swimming member!! Ultimate Swim Shop 463 Main Street Metuchen, NJ  08840 
April 23, 2012 - Congratulations to Tink Bolster.....the 2012 Lou Abel Distinguished Service Award recipient based upon her decades of commitment and dedication to Masters Swimming in NJ, including, being one of the founding 'mothers' of Masters Swimming here in the NJ LMSC. Tink started the first Masters swim program in NJ in the spring/summer of 1972 and proudly, it is still thriving  today....The Princeton Area Masters. Tink was also instrumental in hosting the first big Masters Meet in NJ, the East Coast Masters Invitational, held in Princeton in 1973, 1974, and 1975. In 1973, Tink was the Vice President of the newly formed statewide Masters team, the Jersey Masters Swim Team. Tink has remained active in Masters Swimming in NJ throughout the past 40 years and continues to swim regularly with the Princeton Area Masters. Tink's spirit and passion for Masters Swimming has been inspirational to many Masters Swimmers along the way and she truly embodies the spirit and dedication to Masters Swimming akin to Lou Abel. There was a terrific field of nominees this year and we would like to thank all of the NJ LMSC members who submitted nominations. You all chose very worthy candidates and we hope to see their nominations again in the near future. The 'Lou Abel Distinguished Service Award' was established in memory of one of New Jersey Masters Swimming's stalwart supporters, Lou Abel. Lou made significant contributions in both leadership and participation in pioneering the development of Masters Swimming in New Jersey during its formative years and continued his passionate and inspirational support of the organization until his passing in 2010. The 2012 award recipient, Tink Bolster, will be honored at the May 12th, 2012 NJ Masters Swimming Annual Continuous Membership Awards Banquet. For full information about the award , please visit the NJ Masters Swimming website
April 23, 2012 - NJ MASTERS SWIMMING AWARDS BANQUET ~~ Saturday, May 12th, 2012 Have you submitted your registration form yet?? The 6th Annual NJ Masters Swimming Awards Banquet and Social will be held on Saturday evening, May 12, 2012. We hope to see many of you there to share an evening of fun and camaraderie with your fellow NJ Masters swimmers. NJ Masters Swimming 2012 Annual Awards Banquet Registration form.
April 10, 2012 - Congratulations to Priscilla Modrov, 24 for setting the following new NJ LMSC SCY records at the 2012 New England Short Course Yards Championships in Boston, MA on March 16-18, 2012 in the women's 18-24 age group. 50 Free - 25.28; 100 Free - 54.48; 200 Free - 1:56.70; 50 Fly - 26.79; 100 Fly - 58.74; 200 Fly - 2:07.61; 100 IM - 1:01.35; 400 IM - 4:36.01.  

Congratulations also to Janet Moeller, 77 for setting the following new NJ LMSC SCY records in the women's 75-79 age group. At the Boyertown Area YMCA New Year meet on January 15, 2012: 50 Breast - 54.09; 100 Breast - 2:02.85; 50 Fly - 55.53; And from the NJ Senior Olympics at the Woodbridge Community Center on September 10-11, 2011 (when Janet was 76) 100 Fly - 2:11.09; 100 IM - 1:54.79. 

May 2012 News

May 30, 2012 - Congratulations to the 11 NJ swimmers who competed at the 2012 USMS (SCY) Spring Nationals at the brand new Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina from April 26 through 29.  Nancy Steadman-Martin led the 3 member Garden State Masters women's squad to a 13th place overall finish as she claimed 5 national championships swims out of her 6 swims!  Nancy (57) won the 500, 1000 and 1650 Free, the 200 fly and the 400 IM and finished 3rd in the 200 back.  Michelle Davidson (41) and Lyndsay McMeen (32) also scored (top 10 finish) in all 6 of their events.  Michelle was 2nd in the 200 back and 200 fly and 3rd in the 100 back, while Lyndsay grabbed a bronze medal in the 100 IM.  On the men's side, Brendan (31) and Liam (26) Gallagher and Patrick Kesler (36) all added points with Brendan finishing 2nd in the 50 and 100 fly and 3rd in the 100 free and Liam posting a 3rd place 200 IM swim.  Putting points on the board for Berkeley Aquatic were Lynn Ascione (44), Susan Kirk (51) and Chris McGiffin (46) with their top 10 finishes.  Bill Segal (47), swimming for Jersey Area Multisport scored in all 5 of his events, including a 2nd in the 100 free and 3rd in the 100 back.  Bill also set two new NJLM SC SCY records with a 26.61 in the 50 back (4th place) and a 57.94 in the 100 back. 
May 16, 2012 - DATE CHANGE ~The New Jersey Masters Swimming open water swim clinic will be held in Lake Hopatcong, NJ on Saturday, July 21, 2012 ~ 10:00am - 1:00pm USMS Long Distance All American Jeff Jotz and other experienced open water swimmers will prepare you for swimming in everything from a backyard pond to the English Channel. The clinic will consist of dryland instruction as well as swimming in the shallow, calm waters of Lake Hopatcong. Beginners and advanced open water swimmers are welcome, but all swimmers should be able to complete an 800-yard pool swim without difficulty before participating in this clinic. Refreshments will be provided for the participants. The registration and information form has been posted on the NJ LMSC website!! Contact information: Jeff Jotz  or evenings 732.382.9419 
May 8, 2012 - Announcing the annual Sussex County YMCA “Adult Mini-Meet,” which will be held at Sussex County YMCA on Saturday, October 20, 2012. A paper entry form is available here.   Paper/mailed entries must be received by Friday, October 12, 2012.  Any questions, contact Debbie Soutter at (973) 209-9622, ext. 223.  
May 1, 2012 - Congratulations to the following NJ swimmers who set new NJ LMSC SCY records at the March Madness III Meet at Drew University on March 24, 2012. Women 60-64: June Carson (63) 1650 Free - 25:28.28;  Women 70-74: Barbara Rosenbaum (70) 50 Breast - 50.33; 100 Breast - 1:56.85. Men 45-49 Steve Hiltabiddle (45) 100 IM - 58.16 

May 1, 2012 - The NJ LMSC maintains one of the highest member participation rates in the country with better than 1 out of every 8 members logging miles in the USMS "Go the Distance" program.  NJ actually has the highest participation rate of all the LMSCs with more than 5,000 miles logged. However, the NJ LMSC has slipped a bit in the last month - dropping from the 6th highest swimmer participation to 7th as Oregon moved up one spot.  In total miles posted, NJ fell back to 8th behind Potomac Valley.  The Colonies Zone is holding on to the #1 spot among the 8 zones with 58,521 miles and 699 participants.  Let's go NJ swimmers!  Sign up and don't forget to log your miles!  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.


Top (8) LMSCs for 2012:
Pacific 29,270 miles, 327 swimmers   
Florida 15,287 miles, 162 swimmers   
Southern Pacific 14,745 miles, 156 swimmers   
New England 14,503 miles, 157 swimmers   
Oregon 9,799 miles, 106 swimmers    
Illinois 9,148 miles, 127 swimmers   
Potomac Valley 8,633 miles, 99 swimmers
New Jersey 8,358 miles, 101 swimmers   

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

June 2012 News