The Goundhog Meet that is held annually in Westport is one of Connecticut Master’s longest running and most treasured swim events. This is a great local meet that offers all level of competition. It is a great meet if you are starting your swim career and want to see how a meet works. It is also a great meet if you want to try your skills against some of Connecticut’s best swimmers or want to have a meet to prepare for New England Championships or other larger meets. This year it will be held Sunday, February 3rd. Details will be added to the swim site when they are available.
Results have been added to the results page. Connecticut again had a proud showing at a New England Meet getting an overall 3rd place in the team event. Connecticut was led by the very strong showing of Ann Louise Onton, who scored 174 points, placing her 3rd among women (in all age groups)! Peter Berghaus also did well scoring 95 points for the highest scoring Conn Master’s men. Christie Hayes added 62 points, Stewart Skolnick added 47 points, and Jack Driscoll added 4 points to Conn Master’s total of 382 points. Congradulations to those who swam and thank you for representing Connecticut so well.
The results of the FVY meet have been added to the Meet Results page or FVY masters_meet_results_11-04-12. Over 40 swimmers of all abilites participated in Sunday’s swim meet in Granby, CT. Please join me in thanking Charlie Austin for running another fun and well organized meet for masters swimmers. New England Masters Short Course Yards Championships will again be held at Boston University. The meet will have the 800 free on Friday, Dec 7th with the remaining events split between Dec 8th and 9th. Entry information has been added to Meet Results as well.
Please remember that tonight is the night we change the clocks. Before you go to sleep tonight make sure your alarm clock is set back one hour especially if you are going to the Farmington Valley Meet tomorrow morning. Deck entried will be accepted until 7:30 and warm us starts at 7:00, the meet starts at 8:00. I hope to see many of you there.
The results for Quassy’s Swim Festival have been added. It is great to see so many participants. 32 brave souls did all three races for a combination of 5 miles of swimming. Congradulations to those people. There have been several meets added around NY and New England that sound enjoyable. Please remember that Connecticut’s Farmington Valley Y Fall Master’s Meet will be 11/4.
Hello- 5 CONN Masters participated in the John Daly One Mile Swim with excellent results. Ann Louise Onton came in first in her age group and was the second to oldest woman to complete the race. Chet Morgan and Richard Bolton got third place in their age groups while Mark Schoenherr got fourth and Cristobal DeAldecoa got seventh for theirs. Thank you for representing CONN Masters so well in a Metropolitan LMSC swim meet.
Farmington Valley Y, who hosted a successful spring meet this year, is going to host a fall meet also. Registration can be found at Farmington Valley Y Fall 2012 Master’s Meet or by going to Meet Results. The host team is advising that the schedule is subject to change. If there are a lot of entries for the 500 free, they may move it to the end of the meet. Please plan your events accordingly and hope to see you there.
Wilton Summer Sizzler Results 2012 are in and can be found by clicking on the link or by going to Meet Results. 51 swimmers and 6 relay teams competed in the event. There were swimmers representing teams from all over the Northeast and there was a good mix of competetive levels. The weather was beautiful and the water felt great. Overall it was an excellent meet.
Results have been added for many of the summer meets and open water swims at Meet Results. We had two swimmers go to the New England Long Course Championships. Arthur Gunzl swam the 100 Free and the 100 Back for got first place, and the 50 Free for second place. Peter Berghaus swam the 100 Breast, 200 IM, 100 Back, and 200 Breast for first place and the 200 Back for second place. Great job Arthur and Peter.
We are getting into a great summer season as more events are being advertised on CTLMSC.org. There is still time to enter the only long course competition in Connecticut: The Wilton Summer Sizzler (can we call it the Connecticut Long Course Championships?). Relays will be run in the 200, 400 and 800 distances and it would be great to see CONN Masters set some records at this meet. Click here: Register for the link to the online registration. Two open water swims on Long Island have been added. Also keep the date open for Wilton’s SCM meet on November 11th. This is a great time to try to set some records for CONN Masters.