Congratulations to all who participated in CT Master’s games. Many, many awards were given out and there were many close races to cheer for. Thanks to Galen Rinaldi for being the meet director. Also, thanks to the officials, timers, and all who helped put the meet together. Remember that meets are only possible with the large amount of people who commit before, during, and after the meet to work towards it’s success. I was pleased to hear many swimmers thanking people who were volunteering at the meet. Please see the results posted here.
Registration is still available online for the CT Master’s games through this Friday, May 8th. If you have not yet registered, please register here before this Friday. Remember to consider inviting a buddy, who might sign up at a discounted price.
Held at Wilton YMCA on 6/29/14.
Meeting called to order at about 1:00. Meeting was adjourned about 1:30.
No new nominations to the board. All members were reelected.
Treasurer’s report: Conn Masters ended last year with over 44,000.
Having officials for meets has been a challenge. Ideas introduced to encourage more officials at masters meets included using LMSC funds to offer stipends and reimbursing usms membership fees after officiating a set number of meets. Nothing has been agreed upon yet.
Conn Masters helped sanction the open water championships. Attendance was lower than hoped but it was agreed to help again next year. It was agreed that the race was important and more advertising efforts would made.
Jeff stressed his desire to have members participate in World Championships and Summer Nationals. Many at the meeting were planning to do one or the other.
It was again stated that Connecticut is looking for interested volunteers. Specifically, people to host meets, participate on the board, and get involved on a national level.
The registration deadline for CT Master’s is this FRIDAY, MAY 1ST. This year, CT Master’s is having a buddy registration process. If you have already registered, you may give your code to a friend who can enter the meet at a discounted price. If you haven’t registered, find a friend and register together. Please sign up as soon as possible so that everyone can come with a buddy. Also, Connecticut is an “Open State” meaning that not only can Connecticut residents participate, but out of state residents are welcome also. Please consider inviting friends from other states to make the competition more interesting. The registration link can be found here.
Connecticut open water swimming is growing in leaps and bounds. This year, the Dave Parcel’s Open Water Swim will only be sanctioned by USA Swimming. Adults are still welcome but only with a USA Swimming Memberships. Please see Connecticut Swimming’s Link for more information. Conn Masters will have plenty of oppurtonity for open water competition this summer with races at Lake Tarramuggus, Cummings Point, Compo Beach, Shady Beach, Lake Quassapaug, and two races in Greenwich. A USMS national championship will again be held at Lake George, NY and New Rochelle, NY will be having a new race. Please see the Registrations and Results page for more details. Check back often as new information comes in.
Open water swim races have already started to be posted and announced so start getting your reflective goggles and sunscreen ready. Lake Terramuggus is having an open water swim featuring 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile, and 3 mile races. Participants can sign up for one or more races. Greenwich will again be having their 1 and 2 mile races and The Quassapaug Sailing Center will again have their Open Water Swim Festival. A new race this year, The Inaugural New Rochelle Waterfront Open Water 2K in Memory of Dr. Art Figur, will be held on September 12, 2015 and will be followed by a Beach BBQ and Beverages. Please see Registrations and Results 2015 for more information. Also don’t forget the CT Master’s games have a registration deadline of May 1st, 2015, which I have heard they take very seriously.
Wilton hosted a short course mini meet on Sunday, April 12. It was a successful meet that included some great swims, some state record breaking relays, and lots of new swimmers. Thank you for everyone that participated. Many, many thanks to the people who ran the meet: especially Jeff Sargent for putting the meet together, officiating, and timing multiple lanes for many races and to Tait Michael for the numerous jobs she did, especially getting the Wilton Mini Meet 2015 Results for USMS.org and CTLMSC.org so quickly.
C Splash was the winning logo in the recent survey.
134 people responded to the survey. C Splash was voted their first choice by over 40% of participants. Caps will be made with the logo for CONN Masters to support their team spirit. Details about the caps and their distribution will be publish when they are finalized.
Connecticut Senior Championships were held March 5-8 at Wesleyan University included three Connecticut Masters Swimmers. Jeff Sargent went a 59.92 in the 100 Fly. Jennifer Crozier went a 25.46 in the 50 Free. Jeremy Virgil went a 2:06.32 in the 200 Fly, 10:40.57 in the 1000 Free, and a 5:07.09 in the 500 Free. Congratulations to all three for their excellent swims.
New England Master’s Championships were help March 15 and 20-22 at Harvard University and also had some great swimming by Connecticut Masters. Nineteen CONN Masters swimmers with a total of 82 swims and 8 relays participated in the 4 days. The high point winner for CONN Masters women was Ally Sega with 86 points and for men was Steve Akers with 72 points. Rob Duguay won a $10 gift card for swimming exactly his seed time in the 100 IM with 1:15.00. Steven Akers and Robyn DeMarco made the honorable mention list for times within .10 seconds of their seed times. Two Connecticut records may have been broken: Steve Akers in the Men’s 40-44 500 Free with a 5:02.77 and Steve Akers, Arthur Gunzl, Robert Duguay, and Alexei Bachuretz in the Men’s 25+ 800 Free Relay with a 8:22.21. These times still need to checked and confirmed as records but were great swims regardless. Thank you to everyone who made the weekend so much fun.
The Wilton YMCA Wahoo Masters National Prep Meet on 4/12/15 has been added to the schedule. Please click the link for registration.
Also please contact Jeff Sargent for more information on YMCA Masters National Swim Meet. Last year, Wilton YMCA came in 3rd place with the help of swimmers from all over the state. Can this year’s team do even better?
Also, please remember that CT Master’s Games registration is open. Click this link for more information and registration.