The NE-LMSC Annual Meeting will take place October 16 in Waltham, MA. Also inside: Upcoming events, SCM Championship registration, open water update, and coach scholarship selections.

Around the NE-LMSC -  October 2016
The NE-LMSC Annual Meeting will be held October 16th, 2pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Waltham, MA. 
All NE-LMSC members can attend and vote!
Upcoming Events
Sept 15-Nov 15 - USMS Speedo 3000/6000 ePostal National Championship
Any 25-yard or 25-meter pool

Oct 15 - 9th Annual October Swim Fest at Simmons College (Sanctioned SCM)
Boston, MA

Oct 16 - NE-LMSC Annual Meeting (2 pm)
Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham, MA

Oct 22 - 8th Annual UVAC Leaf Peepers Masters Meet (Sanctioned SCM)
White River Junction, VT

Oct 23 - HAWKtoberfest Masters Swim Meet (Recognized SCY)
Bristol, RI

Oct 29 - 17th Annual George Erswell Meet (Recognized SCY)
Brunswick, ME

Oct 30 - 10th Annual Concord Masters Mini Meet (Recognized SCM)
Concord, MA

Dec 9 - 11 - 2016 NE-LMSC & Colonies Zone SCM Championship (Sanctioned SCM)

Worcester, MA
Entries Open for 2016 SCM Championships

W orcester Are a M asters is pleased to host the 2016 NE-LMSC & Colonies Zone SCM Championships, December 9 to 11, at the WPI Sports and Recreation Center. This year's meet features a revamped order of events, onsite meet t-shirt screen printing, and online in dividual event check-in. It promises to be a great event, so sign up now!
- Alford Green, Meet Director

NE-LMSC Coach Scholarship Selections

Thank you to everyone who applied for a NE-LMSC scholarship to attend the 2016 USMS National Coaches Clinic in San Mateo, California.  On behalf of the selection committee, congratulations to these three recipients:
  • Bill Paine
  • Todd Whitford
  • Mamenasha Tesfaye
We look forward to these coaches sharing what they learned with NE-LMSC members. We also encourage other New England coaches to apply for future training and educational opportunities, which we hope to continue to support. 
- Crystie McGrail, NE-LMSC Coaches Chair
Open Water Update

Fall and winter are great times for recreational and competitive open water swimmers to build toward next year's outdoor season, and indoor pool techniques like shifting gears and speedplay will help you gain speed for next summer. Preparing for and participating in the  USMS ePostal National Championship series is one productive and convenient way to stay in shape while competing with thousands of other ePostal participants nationwide, right from your home pool! There is still plenty of time to complete the  3,000 and 6,000-yard ePostal swims by the November 15th deadline, and just after the holidays is the hugely popular mid-winter One Hour ePostal Swim, which attracts nearly 3,000 participants each year.
- Charlotte Brynn, NE-LMSC Open Water Chair
Fernald Completes Triple Crown

Karil Reibold, James Fernald, Bob Fernald, and John MacMahon after Bob's Catalina crossing. Aug 25, 2016
Bob Fernald (in blue) and crew after crossing Catalina.
Congratulations Bob Fernald of Great Bay Masters, who swam the 21-mile Catalina Channel Swim - between Catalina Island and the Southern California mainlan d - on August 25 to complete the daunting Triple Crown of open water swimming.  The Triple Crown includes the English Channel (completed July 2014), the swim around Manhattan Island (completed June 2015), and the Catalina Channel. Fernald joins a
very select group of 139 daring marathon swimmers worldwide who have completed this feat. Other New Englanders who have completed this triple include Elaine Howley and Ned Denison.  The Catalina swim  starts in the middle of the night to take advantage of the calmer sea and is largely in complete  darkness through ocean water that has significant temperature drops, unpredictable currents, and is known to be inhabited by sharks!
- Guy Davis, NE-LMSC Vice-Chair

Davis Shines at Inaugural Swim Serpentine

Guy Davis of Gre at Bay Masters competed in the first edition of Swim Serpentine last month. By winning the first of thirteen waves in a time of 21:13, Davis, 57,  became the first person ever to complete the one-mile course. Over f our thousand swimmers participated in the event,  which took place in London at the 2012 Olympic Open Water and Triathlon venue The next day Davis showed his resiliency by winning his age group in the 3.3K British Open Water Championships in a time of 43:41.

NE Athletes Excel at ITU World Triathlon Grand Final

Two NE-LMSC members had top finishes at the ITU World Triathlo n Grand Final in Cozumel, Mexico this September. Michael McCombs of Worcester Area Masters and Stacy Sweetser of Sweetwater Swim Studio both pulled off impressive doubles, competing in the Olympic distance race just 3 days after racing the Sprint. McCombs placed 5th in the world in his age group in the Sprint (1:09:29), then followed that up with a World Championship performance in the Olympic distance (2:19:22). Sweetser placed third in her a ge group in the Sprint (1:11:25) and eighth in the Olympic distance race (2:20:48).

Jenny Thompson Summer Meet Photos and Results

Great Bay Masters hosted another successful summer LCM meet on July 17 at Dover's Jenny Thompson pool. The meet is popular with swimmers looking to achieve LCM Top 10 times and to prepare for LCM Nationals. Sixty four swimmers from seven clubs participated.

Send your news, events, and results to:
Alana Aubin
Communications Chair, New England LMSC
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