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Around the NE LMSC - November  2017
2018 USMS Registration is Now Open!

It's time to renew your membership for next year! Renew your USMS membership by December 31 and receive  special discount codes of up to 40% from USMS partners. Hurry--the codes expire January 15, 2018!

Register Now for SCM Championships
WORCESTER, MA --  Registration is open for the New England LMSC & Colonies Zone Short Course Meter Championships, to be held December 8-10 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The meet will feature ten competition lanes, five warmup lanes, online check-in, free parking, souvenir pins, onsite meet t-shirt printing, a photo area, and a fun relay.

Don't delay -  Registration will close on November 24.

Upcoming Events
Oct 1-Nov 30 -- 2017 Postal Two-Mile Relay (Sanctioned SCY)
Any pool -- Details

Nov 19 -- Bath YMCA Sprint Meet (Recognized SCY)
Bath, ME --  Details

Dec 1-31 -- 400 Kick for Time
Any 25-yard pool -- Details

Dec 8-10 -- 2017 NE LMSC & Colonies Zone Championship (Sanctioned SCM)
Worcester, MA --  Details

Jan 1-Feb 28 -- 2018 USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship (Sanctioned SCY)

Jan 7 -- "Miles for Marly" 100x100 at Harvard University

Mar 10 & 16-18 -- 2018 NE LMSC Championship (Sanctioned SCY)
Boston, MA --  Details

July 28-Aug 5 -- 2018 UANA Pan Am Masters Championships (Sanctioned LCM)
Orlando, FL -- Details

Save the Date: 2018 NE LMSC SCY Championships

Distance Day (1000/1650 freestyle) will be Saturday, March 10. All other events will be contested during the main weekend, Friday-Sunday March 16-18.

The full order of events will be published in December or January, and entries will open in January.
Recent Events

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT -- Diann Uustal of SwimRI put on a show at the Leaf Peepers Meet on October 28, coming away with a World Record (3:04.82) in the Women's 70-74 200m backstroke and a National Record in the 200m IM (3:13.05).

CONCORD, MA -- Dan Epstein of Charles River Masters broke the New England record in the men's 65-69 50m backstroke (35.39) at the Concord Mini Meet on October 29.

MIAMI, FL -- Mike McCombs of Worcester Area Masters won the men's 60-64 age group (3:08:30) at the USAT Aquabike National Championships on November 12. Robin Sandos of Greenwood Masters won the women's 35-39 division in 3:03:52, and North Shore YMCA's Brooke O'Connor took 4th in the women's 40-44 group (3:11.41). Each athlete swam 1.2 miles then biked 56 miles.
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Simmons October Swim Fest Opens SCM Season

Martha's Vineyard Masters took the 6 am ferry to make it to the meet: Rainy Goodale, Jamieson DeCubellis, Elizabeth Lytle and Sue Jensen
BOSTON, MA -- Fifty hearty swimmers came out on a rainy Saturday morning to compete in the 10th Annual Simmons College October Swim Fest, held at Simmons' 8-lane William J. Holmes Sports Center pool on October 14th. This mini meet is always the first of the fall season, where Masters swimmers come to test out their fitness and readiness levels for the upcoming racing season.

Highlights of the meet included the ever-wonderful pool-side hot tub, a solo 100 butterfly by  Guy Davis (GBM), and four back-to-back 50-meter swims by Kysa Crusco (GSP). This meet is an annual fundraiser for the Simmons College women's swim team, who graced the deck as timers, counters, and a very enthusiastic cheering squad. Meet manager extraordinaire and long-time Simmons coach, Mindy Williams, ran the meet seamlessly with assistant coach, Christina Baudis. Mark your calendars for 2018 - Saturday, October 13th.

- Sue Jensen, CRM & NE LMSC Officials Chair

Concord Mini Meet Supports CCHS Swim & Dive

Roses were presented to swimmers over 60
CONCORD, MA -- The Concord-Carlisle High School Swim and Dive Team hosted its 9th Annual Concord Masters Mini Meet at the Beede Swim & Fitness Center on October 29. This meet is typically held on the last Sunday of October, serving as a great opportunity to get a few more races in before December's SCM championship meet.

The diverse group of 80 swimmers included a set of first-time meet participants, several swimmers fresh off success at FINA Masters Worlds, and 14 swimmers age 60 or older. The members of CCHS Swim and Dive Team served as timers and demonstrated their considerable cheering ability, which, as always, added to the fun spirit of the meet!

It was a great morning in the pool and over $1,800 was raised for CCHS Friends of Swim and Dive to maintain equipment and provide other support for the CCHS Swim and Dive team, whose season begins on November 27.
- Nancy Hanley Ryan & Tracey Guth

Full recap      Results
18th Annual George Erswell Meet

Dale Syphers of MESC (photo by Anne Uecker)
BRUNSWICK, ME -- A small crowd of about 30 swimmers braved the storm aftermath to attend the 18th Annual George Erswell Meet on November 4, but as always a quality meet was put on by Bowdoin College!

New Blue Lobster, Rob Allen, had an impressive 10:51.15 win in the 50-54 age group in the 1000-yard freestyle, and CRM's Fred Schlicter continued to show his dominance in the 65-69 age group with impressive swims in the 200 fly (2:32.64) and 200 free (2:09.14).  

In the end everyone that made a splash achieved wonderful things, and the homemade snacks were incredible!

- Tim Lecrone, MESC & NE LMSC Registrar

Education Corner
Can Yoga Enhance Your Swimming?

Jeff Grace of Swimming Specific Yoga
Probably! Yoga has many benefits for athletes, and masters swimmers are no exception. Yoga can help you with mobility, strength, body awareness, ease of movement, recovery, injury prevention, and the mental game.  Swimming Specific Yoga by Jeff Grace features online yoga content designed specifically for swimmers. Give it a try!

Get a taste with these videos via SwimSwam:
Board News
Officers Reelected at NE LMSC Annual Meeting

WALTHAM, MA -- The New England LMSC Annual Meeting took place on October 15. Full meeting minutes will be posted on the LMSC website soon.  The following LMSC members were elected to two-year terms as officers:

Position Name Team
Douglas Sayles NEM-SWMR
Vice Chair
Guy Davis GBM
Secretary Ryan Kleinert NEM-SWMR
Treasurer Al Prescott NEM-MAMA
Registrar Tim Lecrone MESC
Top Ten Recorder (SCY) Laszlo Eger NEM-UNAT
Top Ten Recorder (SCM, LCM) Jason Eaddy NEM-CRM
Communications Chair Alana Aubin NEM-CRM
Coaches Chair Crystie McGrail GBM
Officials Chair Sue Jensen NEM-CRM
Pool Sanctions Chair Mindy Williams NEM-GSP
Open Water Sanctions Chair Charlotte Brynn NEM-STOW
Para-Athlete Chair Laura Dennison NEM-CRM
Awards & Recognition Chair Tara Mack GBM
Fitness Chair Bill Meier NEM-SRPM

2018 eNewsletter Publication Schedule

The New England LMSC eNewsletter will be released on the following dates in 2018. 

2018 Planned Release Dates
January 22
February 26
April 2
May 7
June 11
July 16
August 20
September 24
October 29
December 3

This newsletter is always looking for submissions from members. Remember, the rest of the LMSC wants to hear about you and your team's swims, news, events, and milestones!

Submissions may include recaps, stories, profiles, technique pieces, photos, and more.  Please submit all content at least five days prior to the planned newsletter release to ensure its inclusion. Submitted content may also be posted on this website and may be shared via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Submit here.

The Communications Chair reserves the right to edit all submissions as she sees fit.
Send your news, events, results, and photos to:
Alana Aubin
Communications Chair, New England LMSC
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