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.

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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.

Results

Here are some photos:

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Swim Weekend-Mystic Sharkfest, Compo Beach, Wilton LCM

The coming weekend of July 9-10, 2016 features three premiere swim events for Connecticut masters swimmers.

On July 9, Sharkfest brings its brand race for a second straight year to Mystic for a 1500 swim “from from “A” Dock at Seaport Marine, up the Mystic River and under the famous Bascule drawbridge to finish at Mystic Seaport.” Consider bringing your wet suit as the water temperature is expected to be in the low to middle sixties.

Register Here:

Mystic Sharkfest

July 9 06:30 AM EDT – Athlete Check-In

July 9 08:00 AM EDT – Pre-Race Announcements

July 9 08:15 AM EDT – Race Starts

July 9 09:30 AM EDT – Awards Ceremony

After the race visit Mystic Seaport, the Aquarium, go for a sail, or down the road to Misquamicut.

On Sunday Masters swimmers face a tough choice: Open Water at the well run 38th Annual Compo Beach Point to Point One Mile Swim or the 16th Annual Wilton Wahoos Master’s Summer Sizzler Long Course Meters Meet at the Wilton Y’s pool (outdoors in the summer) — one of only two long course meters meets in Connecticut this summer.

Register Here:

38th Annual Compo Beach Point-to-Point Swim

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Day of race registration and check in begin at 7 a.m., Sunday , July 10th at Compo Beach in Westport, Connecticut.

8:30 a.m. – Point to Point starts
9:30 a.m. – Kids Mini Point to Point starts
10:00 a.m. – Awards Ceremony

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Register Here:

Wilton Summer Sizzler LCM Masters Meet

On-line entries close July 5, 2016.

Warm-up 7:30am; meet start 8:30am; pool must be cleared by 1:00pm. Deck entries must be in by 7:30am! No deck entries will be accepted after this time.

Whatever your choice, send your pictures (and commentary) to Peter Canning at ptcanning@yahoo.com and we’ll post them on the web site, along with the race results.

CT Open Water Championships (Results) -June 25

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The Connecticut Open Water Championships was held today at Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, CT. The one mile swim was sanctioned both by USA Swimming and US Masters and was held on the grounds of Quassy Amusement Park.

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Cecilia Embridge won the women’s division in 24.50.

Steve Akers won his 4th straight men’s championship in 22.26. Steve also helped out with running the kid’s Mini-Mile. Below is a video of the 11-12 year old start, future Masters swimmers.

Photos courtesy of Lisa O’Keefe, Glastonbury Assistant Head Coach.

Here are the official results:

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Upcoming Open Water Races in Ct include:

July 9 – Mystic Sharkfest

July 10 – Compo Beach Open Water Swim – Westport

July 16 – Greenwich Point 1 Mile Swim

July 24 – Pig Iron, 1/2, 1, 2, 3 Mile Swim Races, Vernon

August 6- Greenwich 2 Mile Swim

Lake Quassy Swim Fest – Not yet scheduled.

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

Lake Terramuggus Swim (Results) – June 19

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Connecticut Open Water Season kicked off today on Lake Terramuggus in Marlborough with 3, 2, 1, and 1/2 mile swim races. Each race featured a wet-suit division. Many CONN Masters swimmers sporting the team colors on their bathing caps and tee-shirts came out on this gorgeous Father’s Day. The water temperature was reported at 73 degrees.

The event now in its fourth year, began at 8:00 A.M. with a three mile swim. The course was a circular one mile loop around the lake, marked by large yellow duck buoys.

27 swimmers took on the 3 mile challenge with Matt Erasmus (wet suit) topping all swimmers with a time of 1:00:46.9. Garrett Gallo was the top male in the regular division with a time of 1:05.32.5. Galen Rinaldi was the top female finisher at 1:05:49.9.

21 racers did the two mile course with Galen Rinaldi topping all swimmers with a time of 44.47.4.

39 took on the one mile distance. Chris Hume (wet suit) had the top overall time of 22.30.8. Gordon Nunes was the top non wet-suit male swimmer and Madison Heist won the women’s division. 12-year old Lidyana Nadeau made her open water debut coming in with a sterling 31.56.3.

24 competed in the final 1/2 mile race with Galen Rinaldi again taking top overall and female honors while Silas Garrett won the men’s division.

Results/Awards (Select Race and Division).

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The event was hosted by Newington Bike Shop which also runs the popular Lake T Thursday night Triathlon Series. In July they will be sponsoring another 3, 2, 1, and 1/2 mile swim event — this time at Lake Newhoca in Vernon.

July 24 – Pig Iron, 1/2, 1, 2, 3 Mile Swim Races, Vernon

CT Masters Games Swim Meet

The Connecticut Masters Meet was held on Sunday May 15, at Central Connecticut State College in New Britain. It was well attended with 100 swimmers entered and winning medals. Those over 50, qualified for the National Senior Games to be held in Birmingham, Alabama June 2-15, 2017 by coming in any of the top four spots in their age group or by meeting time standards.

Here are results:

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Masters Result Site

Here are some photos from the event:

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Great job by Race Director Galen Rinaldi and her staff!

Alkoff, Matarese Lead CONN Masters at NE Champs

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Howard Alkoff and Christine Matarese captured multiple 1st place finishes in the New England Short Course Yards Championships at Harvard, leading team CONN to an 11th place finish among 73 teams competing in the championships.  CONN improved upon its 15th place finish in 2015.

Alkoff won the 500, 200 and 50 Freestyle in the Men’s 80-84 division, while Matarese won the Women’s 40-44 division 200, 100 and 50 Breaststroke titles.  Other CONN members with top 3 finishes include Robyn Demarco, Kate Powers, Ally Sega, Ben Wycoff, Douglas Gugino, Steve Akers, and Alexei Bachuretz.

Wyckoff, Bachuretz, and Akers teamed with Rob Duguay to win the Men’s 25+ 800 Freestyle Relay in a blazing 8:22.85 that will likely earn a national top ten.  Connecticut Masters also captured a first place in the Mixed  18+ 800 Freestyle relay thanks to awesome swims by Gugino, Sega, Kimberly Martin and Tomas Buitrago.  Nicole Guglielmo, Julia Golden, and Kathrine Damato teamed with Matarese in the Women’s 18+ 200 Free Relay for a 3rd place finish.

Connecticut scored 1064 points, with the women’s team outpointing the men 565-461.   In 2015, CONN finished with 871 points.

Ally Sega was the top women’s point-getter for Connecticut with 112 points followed by Demarco with 89, and Matarese with 87.

Ben Wycoff was the top men’s point getter with 96 points, followed by Duguay with 68 and Gugino with 63.

Other CONN swimmers making us proud were Laura Campbell, Peter Canning, Carolyn Daniels, Elaine Guardino, Morgan Guardino, and Peter Sheldrick.

If you have never been to the Harvard championships, think about representing us next year.  It is a fantastically well-run meet in a very fast and spectacular pool.  This year’s meet featured 742 swimmers from 73 teams.  The meet is held over four days in March with the distance day held on a Saturday, and the main meet held the following Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Come for one day or come for all.  See you next year!

Check out all results here:

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Wilton YMCA Masters Prep Meet

The Wilton YMCA Wahoo Masters National Prep Meet was held on March 20,2016 with 46 swimmers from 15 teams competing on the 25 yard course.  16 members of CONN competed.

Results are available here:

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We are looking forward to a strong turnout for the annual Wilton Summer Sizzler Meet featuring  their 50 meter course — always a highlight of the summer.  Date to be announced.

CT Masters at NESCY Harvard Championships

A contingent from CONN Masters is up at Harvard this weekend representing Connecticut swimming.  In the first race of the day, Ally Sega and Robyn DeMarco had a photo finish in the 400 IM.  Robyn out touched Ally by 0.49 seconds.  If this is an indication of what is to come, it should be a great weekend!  Check out results at this link:

NESCY Results

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Swim caps for Connecticut Masters

A reminder that swim caps are available for all Connecticut LMSC members.  There was some confusion that they were only for members who had signed up for the Connecticut Masters Club.  This is untrue, ALL Connecticut LMSC members are invited to wear a Connecticut Masters cap.  If you have not received one yet and would like one, please contact Galen Rinaldi or Ally Sega.  We will have them available at Harvard for those who will be there.