CONNECTICUT NEWS

Connecticut Masters Swim Big at Big Meets

This year, FINA World Masters Championships were held in nearby Montreal, Canada, July 27-August 10.  CONN Masters sent 23 swimmers including: Barbara Baker, Peter Berghaus, Colleen Brandon, Peter Canning, Heather Gesualdi, Matthew Gordon, Doug Gugino, Paul Harris, Hilde Kjekstad, Michael Laux, Tait Michael, Pamela  Moss, Ann Louise Onton, Greg Pinchback, Andy Reul, Whitney Ross, Melissa Stango, […]

Connecticut Swimmers Make the Headlines.

 If you saw this picture in your latest Swimmer Magazine and thought, “that face looks familiar”, there is a good reason.  This is Vladimir “Val” Ouchakof swimming at Spring Nationals in Santa Clara, California.  Val has been setting records and getting National Top Ten Times since 1987 as a CONN Master.  At 90, Val swam four […]

Excellent Weekend for CONN Masters

Thanks to Jen Lyman for running the CT Open Water Championships on Saturday.  361 swimmers participated ranging in ages from 9 to 60.  The meet was organized and well run and the weather was perfect for swimming outdoors.  The results have been added to Meet Results or can be found at: CT-OPEN-WATER-SWIM-CHAMPIONSHIP-RESULTS. Thanks to Jeff Sargent for […]

Last reminder

The deadline for CT Open Water Championships is this Saturday, June 21st. The deadline for the Wilton Summer Sizzler is next Tuesday, June 24th.

U.S. MASTERS NEWS

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 […]

Registration is Ready

Online registration and paper entry forms are available both for New England Championships and Spring Nationals.  The links can be found at Meet Results.

A Message from USMS regarding the One Hour Postal Championships

Due to the extreme weather conditions experience during the month of January throughout the country, and the ensuing pool closures, the USMS Long Distance Committee has extended the date by which all swims must be completed for the 2014 USMS One-Hour Postal National Championships.  The extension will be from January 31 until February 10, 2014. […]