Results from the NEM SCM Champs have been added.

CONN Masters had an excellent showing at the New England Master’s Short Course Meters Championships, which was also the SCM Championships for the Colonies Zone.  5 Swimmers scored 488 points to put CONN Master’s 4th in the Small Team Division (4-9 swimmers).  Ann Louise Onton swam impressively being the Women’s High Point Winner with 183 points.  Peter Berghaus was tied for 17th and Steven Skolnick was tied for 112th out of 245 men.  Jennifer Madonia was tied for 51st and Pam Henry Moss was tied for 89th out of 201 women.  All represented Connecticut very well.  Thank you.

Wilton Wahoos Meet Postponed Until January

The meet will now be held on January 12th, warm up at 8:00 am and meet starting at 9:00 am.  Deck entries will be allowed but must be in by 8:00 am.  Online registration will be allowed at Wilton Wahoos Meet Registration until January 7th.

Results for the John Merrill Memorial Meet

Results from the John Merrill Memorial Meet have been posted or can be viewed at John_Merrill_Memorial_Masters_Meet_111713.  Congratulations to all the excellent times.  The next upcoming meet in CONN is the Wilton Wahoo SCM Meet on December 8, 2013.

Y Master’s Nationals Registration Posted

Y Master’s Nationals will be held in Sarasota, Florida April 10-13.  You do have to be a member of a YMCA between the registration period and the meet itself and you must be part of a YMCA team that is insured.  Jeff has said that you might be able to be part of the Wilton Y Master’s team if you would like to participate in this event and do not belong to a YMCA that will be sending a team.  More information to follow on how this can be done.  Click 2014 Masters Packet for the registration information.

Cold Water Challenge Results

November 2, 40 swimmers challenged themselves by swimming 2.6 miles in the cold Long Island Sound off of Fairfield.  While CONN Masters were well represented, swimmers came from all over the east coast from Maine down to Delaware.  Here are the results:  Cold Water Challenge Results.

Michael Shove is hosting an all ages swim meet and pool party to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that is chronic and affects metabolic functions.  It can cause the production of a think mucus in the lungs, obstructing airways making breathing difficult and it can cause the pancreas not to produce enzymes that digest food.  The event will be held at the Greenknoll Regional YMCA in Brookfield, CT on Saturday, August 24th.  Warm ups start at 9, the meet at 10, the party and silent auction at 12, and a reception with awards and a cash bar at 3.  Donations would be appreciated even if you are unable to attend.  Please go to Meet Results for more information.

Pictures Wanted

Please send any CONN Master’s pictures to me at  I am looking for both pictures of swimming events, such as Y Nationals and Harvard meets, and swimmers doing things outside the pool, such as our famed guitarist playing a gig or any post practice parties (please keep in mind our website doesn’t have any age limits so please keep the pictures family appropriate).

Jeff Sargent wants Team CONN Masters at Worlds or Nationals Next Summer

Jeff has announced that his goal for the 2014 season is to bring a team to a national or international level meet.  Masters Worlds are from August 3- August 9th in Montreal.  USMS LC Nationals are August 13-17 at the University of Maryland.  Both sites are about 8 hours from CT which is really very close.  While swimming at this level may seem intimidating, USMS prides itself on being inclusionary.  ALL Swimmers are welcome and the more swimmers, the more individual and relay swims and the more opportunities for points.  Please start looking at your calendars and let Jeff know if you are interested in either of these meets.

Wilton Summer Sizzler Results

Wilton held their annual Summer Sizzler meet on 7/21/13.  There were many excellent relays, including new world record holders in the Mixed 100-119 800 Free Relay!  Congrats to Katie Grant, Caitlin Cole, Greg Sargent, and Spencer Scarth for putting together that relay.  Please check out the preliminary results at 2013_Sizzler_results (1).  Jeff Sargent would like to thank the Meet Ref- Roger Stewart, Starter- Tom GiGugliemo, Daktronics Operator- Jill Shoshan, Computer Operator- Suzanne Cheruk, back up timers- Elizabeth Sargent and Eden Shoshan, and also Penny Scarth.  We would like to thank Jeff for all that he did to put the meet together.

Swimmers needed for SWIM Across the Sound

Liz is looking to 2 swimmers for a relay team for SWIM Across the Sound, August 3rd, (less than 2 weeks away).  They are planning on wearing wetsuits.  If you are interested, please contact me at  Please put a note in the header that this is for Liz’s Swim.