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, Adrian Stroie, Claudia Stroie, Gabriel Stroie, Lucian Stroie, Viorel Stroie, and Jeremy Virgil. Adrian, Gabriel, Lucian, and Viorel also competed in two relays. Congrats to all who not only did a great job representing Connecticut, but US Masters.
USMS Nationals were also close by in College Park, Maryland, August 13-17. Although the numbers were smaller with only 4 swimmers representing CONN Masters, the scores were good. CONN Masters was 54th out of 144 teams with 65 points. Christie Anbar, Robert Duguay, and William Flick all scored points in both individual events and relays. Also competing from Connecticut, swimming for Mansfield was Stephen E. Johnson and Scott James.
Jeff Sargent competed at the 2014 Connecticut LC Senior Championship Meet, July 10-13. This is a meet run by Connecticut Swimming, as a USA Senior level swim meet and is open too all ages, provided one has made the challenging cut times. Jeff swam both the 100 back and 100 breast, competing mostly with swimmers between the ages of 15 and 20.
The 2 Mile Cable Swim, also considered a USMS National Championship, was held in nearby Lake Placid, NY August 16th. CONN Masters were represented very well: Peg VanZoeren Byram, Rita Caldon, Christine Dos Santos, Paul Epstein, Greg Pinchbeck, Galen Rinaldi, and Jeffrey Stuart. Out of 111 swimmers, CONN Masters had two finish in the top 10: Galen Rinaldi, finished first of all swimmers, male and female of all ages and Jeff Stuart finished 7th. Great job, Galen and Jeffrey.