NEM Championships- Team Spirit

Thank you to everyone who participated.  Connecticut Masters was able to enter 10 relays through out the weekend- a record by far.  While the swimming was great, the camaraderie was even better.  I would especially like to thank Galen Rinaldi, Rob Duguay, Peter Berghaus,  and Stephen Johnson (who swam for Mansfield but cheered for CONN).  While ALL the CONN Masters were noted to have superior teammanship and spirit, these swimmers went above and beyond to make others feel good about the weekend.  “Galen was talking to me and I really felt like I could do it afterwards.”  “I did well because Rob helped me with my turns before my race.”  “I have to cheer for Peter because he always cheers for me and it really helps.” “Stephen counted for 5 swimmers in the women’s 500 free just to be nice to people.”  These were just some of the compliments heard.  I would also like to thank Carolyn Daniels and Robyn DeMarco who booked hotel rooms and dinner reservations for the Meriden Workout Group.