CONNECTICUT NEWS

Two meet links added.

First added is a local Connecticut meet to be held at Cornerstone pool in West Hartford.  While this is the first USMS sanctioned meet to be held at Cornerstone, it will probably be quite popular due to it’s convenient location of of Rt 84.  Please register early Cornerstone meet. The second meet added is the […]

Results from the Fairfield Y Open Water Mile Swim

The inaugural Fairfield Y Open Water Mile Swim saw 61 swimmers attempt to “conquer mother nature’s lap pool,” under clear blue skies in near-seventy degree water. State Representative Kim Fawcett, who is now running for a seat in the State Senate, was joined by Kevin Conyer, himself a candidate for State Representative, in counting down […]

A message from the Chair

A cool 54 degrees greeted me this morning as I got in my car to drive to Wilton Y for morning practice. The chill in the air and the (not so welcome) view of the bubble over Wilton’s pool signifies the end to another summer, and in our case, the end of Long Course and […]

Information added to the website

Fairfield Y has added an open water swim on Saturday, September 20th at Penfield Beach.  This is an excellent opportunity to get one last open water swim in before the end of the outdoor swimming season. SCY and LCM records have been updated on the Records and Top Ten Lists page.  Also, records have been […]

U.S. MASTERS NEWS

Invitations to Meets in Metropolitan and New England

Both Metropolitan (southern New York including NYC and Long Island)  and New England (all of New England minus Connecticut) LMSCs made specific points to invite Connecticut Master’s to their upcoming swim meets.  Highlights of the fall season include: Post SCY in Brookville, NY on October 5th, October Swim Fest at Simmons College in Boston on […]

Master’s Swimming and Triathlons just go together

There have been many Connecticut Masters participating in Triathlons this summer.  Whether a swimmer that tried a tri, or a triathlete that wanted more experience swimming and joined USMS, the sports really to seem to draw many of the same people.  If you are a Connecticut Master’s swimmer and notice a triathlete who is interested […]

FINA World Master’s Championships

Registration has been posted.  Please see Meet Results.  Please note that there are qualifying times to enter the meet.  Please check qualifying times here.  Along with the pool events, there will also be a 3K open water swim.  The time standard for the 3K is 90 minutes or 30 minutes per kilometer.  While the event […]

Upcoming USMS Coaching Certification Classes

For anyone interested in coaching Master’s Swimming, these classes are invaluable.  The knowledge gathered from both the instructors and the other participants is worth years of trial and error.  Not only are current theories of technique discussed, but so are business management, the uniqueness of the master’s swimmer, and the legal/insurance specifics of USMS.  Levels […]