Pig Iron (Results)/ Upcoming Open Water Swims

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The Pig Iron Swimfest was held Sunday July 24 in Vernon, CT. Four races were held that featured many CONN swimmers.

In the 3 mile, Jeff Stuart was first out of the water in a time of 1:20:53. Jeff Michaud was 2nd with a time of 1:21:15. Julie Madison was first female finisher with a time of 1.25.50.

Jeff Stuart also won the 2 Mile and the 1/2 mile races, but finished 2nd to Matt Erasmus in the one mile.

Rowen Price was the top female finisher in the two mile. Fiona Price finished first in the 1 mile, and Svetlana Vassileava won the half mile.

For more results, click this link:

Pig Iron Swim Festival Results.

The event was hosted by the same fine folks from Newington Bike Shop who put on the Lake Terramuggus Swim Festival earlier and who host the Lake Terramuggus Sprint Triathlon Series.


For those who didn’t get to swim, there are still plenty of open water swims left this year.

We have just received word that while registration is not yet open, the Lake Quassy Swim festival is scheduled for September 3 this year. Save the date on your calendar for this great event featuring 3 mile, 1.5 mile and 0.5 mile races.

Lake Quassy Swim Festival

August 6- Greenwich 2 Mile Swim

September 11 – 2nd Annual Art Figur Tour de Shore 2k Swim

Olympic Swim Clinic-Stay Tuned

Planning is underway for a Fall Masters Swim Clinic taught by a U.S. Olympic Swimmer. The 4 hour session will cost $149 and feature training and instruction by a selected US Olympian. The clinics are run by Project Streamline. They normally do clinics for youth swimmers. This will be their first foray into Masters Swimming. Stay tuned for more information.

Coaching Level 3 Certification Class

USMS will be having a Coaching Level 3 Certification Class on Sat., Oct. 29, 2016 in East Elmhurst, NY.  In order to take the Level 3 class, you must be a current USMS member and have passed Levels 1 and 2.  The class is going to be taught by Mel Goldstein and Bill Brenner, both of whom are knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers.  The class runs from 9 am to 3 pm and costs $225.  Registration

NE Swim Weekend/Greenwich 1 Mile/Lady Liberty Sharkfest /NH LCM Meet (Results)

Another big swim weekend for CONN swimmers.

224 swimmers took on the Greenwich Point One Mile Saturday morning.

2016 Results

Patrokul Stefanou finished first with a time of 16:52.
Jessica Knapp was the top female finisher in 18:57.

Many CONN Masters participated in the annual event including Jennifer Fredricks. Bethany Aronow, Paul Epstein, Ann Louise Onton and Steve Goran.

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The Lady Liberty Sharkfest was also held Saturday, July 16 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, and featured 110 swimmers from all over the country.

Amanda Civitello, 17, of Wethersfield,CT was the top female from Connecticut coming in 9th overall. T.j. Friedman, 27, of Groton, CT was the top male finisher from Connecticut, coming in 25th.

Lady Liberty Sharkfest

Lady Liberty Sharkfest Results


On Sunday, a contingent of CONN swimmers led by Ally Sega will be up in Dover, New Hampshire at the Jenny Thompson LCM Pool.

Jenny Thompson LCM

We will post results when they are available.

CT Nutmeg Games Aug 6 Meet-Register Now(Deadline August 2)

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August 2, 2016 is the new registration deadline for the CT Nutmeg Games Masters Swim Meet, hosted by Central Connecticut State University. The meet will be held Saturday, August 6th and coordinated by Ally Sega. The location will be the Jack Suydam Natatorium in Kaiser Hall at Central Connecticut State University.

2016 Event Order:
400 Individual Medley
100 Freestyle
50 Fly
100 Breaststroke
200 Freestyle
50 Backstroke
200 Individual Medley
200 Breaststroke
500 Freestyle
50 Breaststroke
100 Fly
200 Backstroke
50 Freestyle
200 Fly
100 Back
100 Individual Medley

Swimmers can compete in up to 5 events.


The “Sprint Challenge” is for anyone who signs up for the 50 Fl, 50 Ba, 50 Br, 50 Fr, and 100 IM
The “Distance Challenge” is for anyone who signs up for the 200 Fl, 200 Ba, 200 Br, 200 Fr, and 400 IM

Register Here

Compo Beach-July 10-Results

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The 38th Annual Point to Point Swim was held at Compo Beach on July 10.

Here are the results:

Compo Beach Point to Point Results 2016

North Woods had the top time of 15:24.
Mark Loftis was second with 15.47.

Katy Luchansky had the top female time of 16.16.

The 38th Annual Swim had a large contingent of CONN swimmers including Mike Barry, Greg Sargent, Robin Demarco, Charles Lang, Ann Louise Onton, Ron Abbe, Myles Lynch and Howard Alkoff and many others.


Open water swimmers take note of of the upcoming Greenwich One Mile Swim on Saturday July 17,

Greenwich One Mile Swim

Wilton LC Summer Sizzler-July 10-Results

The Wilton Wahoo Masters Annual Summer Sizzler Long Course Swim Meet was held Sunday, July 10. It started as a coldish overcast day, but by the end of the meet the sun was out. The race features some great swims and camaraderie. 48 Swimmers from 14 clubs participated.

Great job by the event organizers with putting on a great meet and getting the results posted to the US Masters site so quickly.


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August 27-28 – CT Masters Long Course Championships (Wesleyan)

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On line registration is now open for the August 27 and 28 —  two day CT Masters Long Course Championships meet at the Wesleyan Natatorium at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Peter Solomon is the meet director. The meet is specifically for masters swimmers.

Day one events include:

50 ­Meter Breaststroke
50 ­Meter Freestyle
200 ­Meter Individual Medley
100 ­Meter Backstroke
100 ­Meter Butterfly
200­ Meter Breaststroke
200 ­Meter Freestyle
400 ­Meter Medley Relay
1500 ­Meter Freestyle

Day two events:

50 ­Meter Backstroke
50 ­Meter Butterfly
400 ­Meter Individual Medley
100 ­Meter Freestyle
100 ­Meter Breaststroke
200 ­Meter Backstroke
200 ­Meter Butterfly
400 ­Meter Freestyle Relay
400 Meter Freestyle

On Line Registration

Entry Form

Wesleyan Natatorium

Mystic Sharkfest-July 9, 2016-Results

Sharkfest came to Mystic, Connecticut on Saturday July 9, 2016 for its second annual race. Ominous weather forced a shortening of the route, turning the 1500 event into a 1000 meter swim. The event was held at Mystic Seaport. Swimmers entered time trial style every five seconds, and swam out passed the historic Charles Morgan whaling ship upriver, before turning around and heading back to the designated finish dock. 145 swimmers participated.

CONN swimmer Galen Rinaldi was the overall winner with a time of 10:44.

Harry Hunsberger was the topmale finisher at 11:23.





Overall winner Galen Rinaldi (Superwoman) with Gaile Greenwood.

Sharkfest will be holding two more events in New England this year.

Sharkfest Boston September 17, 2016

“Sharks in Boston Harbor? Bostonians call them “Shaaahks”! Imagine swimming across Boston Harbor from Piers Park Sailing Center in east Boston to the swim finish at the John Joseph Moakley US Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier in South Boston. You can do this! We are thrilled to bring our popular open water swim series to Boston. The 1500 meter competitive swim will have downtown Boston for a backdrop as athletes navigate across the channel to a thrilling finish. The Coast Guard will stop all boat traffic in and out of the channel during this event. Water taxis will transport swimmers from the finish line to the start of the swim. The event is limited to 800 participants – so don’t wait too long to register! This will be the talk of the New England swim circuit.”

Sharkfest Newport September 18, 2016

“The Newport Sharkfest Swim will take place along the historic waterfront of Newport. The swim will start at the harbormaster’s dock in Perrotti Park in front of the Newport Marriott Hotel. It will be an in-water start in waves of 75 to proceed past the docks on your left side and anchored sailboats on the right side of the swimming channel. The 1500 meter swim will be a straight shot down the harbor to finish on the beach at King Park in the shadow of the statue of Rochambeau. The 1.5 mile swim will be the same course but just before the 1500 finish, the 1.5 mile course will turn left to add a rectangular course to bring them back to the finish. The event is limited to 400 participants, so don’t wait to register!”

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CONN Swimmer Paul Epstein with two English Channel Swimmers, Doug Comstock and Marty McMahon.




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Swimmers above include Madeline Bey, Rick Spear, John Delgado, Nicole Guglielmo, Christine Matarese, Paul Epstein, Ann Faust Jim Grimaldi, Cheryl Edison, and Caitlin McLaughlin.

Olympic Trials Finals on Video

If you missed it on TV or just want to rewatch the races, you can see all the Olympic Trial Finals at these links:

Men’s Finals

Nathan Adrian in the Men’s 50.


Women’s Finals

Here is Avon, CT’s Madison Kennedy’s valiant attempt to make the team in the 50 Free, missing by 0.15 seconds.