ALTS Class being offered in New Haven

USMS is offering an Adult Learn to Swim (ALTS) Instructor Certification Program in New Haven on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  This program is great for anyone in interested in teaching adults how to swim, especially aquatics coordinators, instructors and staff that offer or would like to offer adult learn to swim programs.  USMS membership is required along with the ability to perform American Red Cross’ Five Skills of Water Competency: step/jump into water over your head, return to the surface and float or tread water for one minute, turn in a full circle (to find an exit), swim 25 yards, and exit the pool.  The program costs $300 and includes 5 hours of classroom instruction, materials, lunch, and 2 hours of in pool instruction.

The class is being taught by Bill Meier, a long time USMS swimmer and coach, who helped create the ALTS Instructor Program.  Bill is as enthusiastic in his teaching (he may break out into song and dance) as he is knowledgeable.

For more details and to register:  ALTS clinics.

Trinity College Masters Meet-Nov 13-Results

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Another great meet was held at Trinity College on November 13, sponsored by Hartford Masters.

6 teams represented.
29 swimmers entered.
80 individual event splashes, 2 DQs.
4 relay event splashes.

Results for all CONN Swimmers

CONN Masters Earn Top 10 LCM Honors

CONN Masters recorded 40 individual national Top 10s for the 2016 Long Course Meters season and 10 Relay Top Tens. The 50 combined Top Tens is the most for CONN masters since 2011 when CONN masters earned 54 (49 Individual, 5 relay).

Galen Rinaldi and Mike Laux led the way with 6 individual Top tens each, followed by Jeremy Virgil and Jeff Sargent with 5 each. Andy Reul (4), Nicki Holbrook (3), Anna Gryglewska (2), Janit Romayko (2), Emily Przysinda (2), Ally Sega (1), Robert Duguay (1), William Gerard (1), Peter Deczi (1) and Paul Epstein (1) also recorded Top Tens.

Galen Rinaldi was number one in the Nation for Women’s 45-49 1500 Meters and Jeremy Virgil was number one for Men’s 1500 meters in the Men’s 35-39 Category.

Individual Top 10
Relay Top 10

The lists are preliminary. Any errors or ommisions should be reported to Mary Beth Windrath.

Great job CONN swimmers!

New workout group at Trinity in Hartford:

Starting November 1st, Trinity will have coached workouts on Monday and Wednesday mornings (facility opens at 5:45am) and baggy workouts during lunch time swim on Tuesday and Thursday.  Membership to Trinity College Sports Center is not required!  New members can register starting November 1, 2016.  Monthly membership are $60 for mornings and $50 for lunch.  Quarterly memberships are $165 for mornings and $135 for lunch.  Punch cards can also be purchased for $100 for 10 swims but expires after 3 mos and drop-in or try-outs are $10.  Payment method is cash or checks made out to Trinity College.
Ferris Sports Center is located off of Broad Street near the intersection of Crescent St and Broad St.  Ferris will be your first building on your right.  Parking and entrance to pool is available behind the building, immediately to your right when turning into campus.  Contact Carlos at carlos.vega@trincoll.edu with any questions.

Registration and Results pages have been updated.

We are using a new format for the tables in the Registration and Results pages.  This new format allows you to search for meets by entering information in the search field.  So if you know where a meet is located but can’t remember the name of it, for example you know it is in Westport but can’t remember that it’s the Compo Beach Point to Point, you can search Westport and it will list all the meets that have Westport either in the name or description.  We hope you enjoy this new format and find it more user friendly.  Please be patient as we continue to update our website.

Fairfield YMCA Mile Swim (RESULTS)

The Third Annual Fairfield YMCA Mile Swim was held at Penfield Beach in Fairfield, CT on September 17th. 114 swimmers swam the mile, including many from CONN Masters. Congratulations to all swimmers!

Results

Lake Quassy Swimfest (Results)

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Saturday September 3 was the 10th Annual Lake Quassy Swimfest, held at the Quassapag Sailing Center in Middlebury, Connecticut.

45 Swimmers swam all three races (3 mile, 1.5 mile, 0.5 mile). 96 swam the 3 mile race. 125 swam the 1.5 mile. 114 swam the 0.5 mile.

16 year old Gareet Gallo won with a combined time of 1.59.26.81.

29 year old Eric Nilsson won the 3 mile in 1.04.08.

13 year old Joseph Nazzardo won the 1.5 mile in 36.33.

17 tear old Eric Bombery won the 0.5 mile in 12.03.53.

See all results here:

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

The two day CT Masters Long Course Championships held at the Wesleyan Natatorium at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut featured some outstanding swims and great camaraderie.

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Mike Laux and Andy Reul scorched their 1500 swims, each launching themselves into potential number #2 national rankings in their age groups. Laux did a 27.33.48 in the Men’s 75-79, while Reul came in at 18.53.43 in the Men’s 50-54 group.

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Diann Uustal set a WORLD RECORD in the women’s 70-74 age group with a 200 free swim of 2.46.63. For those who don’t know Dian, she is an amazing swimmer who overcame a near fatal car wreck to reach the heights she has. She is living proof of the power of swimming for building health and fitness and a winning smile!

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Ryan Searle, Mike Laux, Bob Cahill and Billy Geoghgean swam a 6.20.36 in the Men’s 280-319 400 Freestyle relay, a time that should guarantee them a National Top Ten in 2016.

There were many other amazing swims this weekend.

Check out the full results here:

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The meet could not have been the success it was except for the hard work of meet director Peter Solomon, Assistant Meet Director Ethan Cooke, Meet Coordinator Galen Rinaldi, Meet Management and Results Kathy Gaudio, Head Referee Dick Allison, and strokes and turns oficials Mike Barry and Spencer Miller. Tremendous job! And thanks from all who swam for making it possible. (Pictured: Cooke, Solomon, Gaudio, Allison)

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Meet Coordinator Galen Rinaldi tearing it up in the Freestyle.

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Galen Rinaldi’s Mom Regina and her sister (and former star swimmer) “Boomer” also provided a hand with timing and cheering!

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Also thanks to Katie Scrimgeour for providing awesome massages to swimmers!

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Day one events included:

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

CT Nutmeg Games (Results) /Greenwich 2 Mile Swim (Results)

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The CT Nutmeg Games Masters Swim Meet, hosted by Central Connecticut State University, was held Saturday, August 6th. The meet featured a sprint and a distance challenge. The sprint challenge was four 50’s (fly, back, breast, free) and the 100 IM. The distance challenge was four – 200s and the 400 IM. The photo above are the three winners (Marta Taddeo, Robyn DeMarco, Joshua Mannarino) of the distance challenge who all won stuffed alligators.

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CONN Swimmer Michael Barry served as a race official. Posing here with Chris Matarese and Veronia Suleski.

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Race Coordinator Ally Sega and staff did a great job running the meet.

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Caroyln Daniels gets a medal in the awards ceremony.

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Ben Wyckoff wins the 100 IM in the meet’s final heat.

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For those CONN swimmers who didn’t hit the pool, many traveled to Greenwich for the annual two mile swim. 126 swimmers in total took on the annual event.

John Montesi had the top time of 41.59. Fiona Donnell-McCarthy was the top female finisher in 45:29.

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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.

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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