2014 News Archives


Oct 2014 News

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 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 

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   

Nov 2014 News

November 12, 2014 - New Jersey moves up to 5th place with very strong member participation with a 27,224 mile total for 2014!  NJ moved ahead of Oregon and still boasts the highest participation among the top 20 LMSCs (out of 52 LMSCs).  The very large LMSCs of Pacific, Southern Pacific, Florida and New England, each with over 2000 members continues 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.  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.


Top (7) LMSCs for 2014:   
Pacific – 95.4k miles, 507 swimmers (4% of LMSC membership)         
Southern Pacific – 60.57k miles, 291 swimmers  (6% of LMSC membership)          
Florida - 38.3k miles, 166 swimmers  (7% of LMSC membership)         
New England - 34.1k miles, 174 swimmers  (7% of LMSC membership)         
New Jersey - 27.2k miles, 129 swimmers  (14% of LMSC membership)     
Illinois - 24.7k miles, 178 swimmers  (8% of LMSC membership)  
Oregon – 24.3k miles, 114 swimmers  (10% of LMSC membership)  

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

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

Dec 2014 News

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!