All members are welcome to come to the meeting and practice at Meriden YMCA on Wednesday, April 18th. The meeting will start at 6:30 and the practice will start at 7:30. Meriden Y is located at 110 West Main Street in Meriden.
Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen is going to be doing a freestyle clinic on April 21st at East lyme High School from 12:00-4:30. Karlyn is a world record holding Masters Swimmer who has been giving swim clinics for pool and open water swimmers/triathletes for years. Participants will have before and after videotaping of their strokes. Space is limited to 12 participants and the cost is $175. Go to: Faster Freestyle Clinic Registration to register.
Incase you want another chance at SCY before Nationals, The Colonies Zone SCY Championships will be April 13th to April 15th at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Registation can be done online at https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1463&smid=3616 and is open until April 6th. There will be a Colonies Zone meeting April 15th at 8:30 am for any LMSC officer or delegate who is interested in attending. If you are interested in becoming a CONN Masters officer, please contact Mike Laux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration for Spring Nationals in Greensboro, NC closes March 23 at midnight. Click http://www.usms.org/content/scnats12meetinfo to register. If you are interested get your entry in quickly.
New England Masters have put out the final results for the Harvard Meet at http://www.meetresults.com/2012/nelmscscy/results.shtml. If you have never looked at this website, prepare to spend some time. They have organized the results in about every format you can imagine, they have a seed time analyzer, start reaction time results, and you can even print your own stickers or a participation sticker certificate- already filled out. Here are some of the highlights I found interesting: Peter Berghaus was the CONN Master high point winner with 130 points followed by Mike Laux with 68. Ally Sega was the high point for CONN Master’s women with 56.5 followed by Lauren Finnegan with 47. Melissa Stango made the best seeders list while no CONN Masters made the worst. CONN Master’s finished 5th for USMS Clubs. Overall it was a great meet. Congradulations!
CONN Masters added 34 points by having 2 Mixed 400 Medley Relays. Bill Geoghegan, Melissa Stango, Lauren Finnegan, and Mike Laux finished 5th while Kristin Scheel, Peter Berghaus, Ally Sega, and Stewart Skolnick finished 12th. Mike and Peter also battled it out for points in the 70-74 age group; Peter getting first in the 400 IM, Mike getting first in the 50 FL, Mike getting first in the 200 BR while Peter got secone. Again all CONN Master who swam earned points for the team. The best part of the day though was being serenaded with Irish songs through the streets of Cambridge by Mike. Thanks for the lasting memories.
CONN Masters continued to swim strong Friday at Harvard. Every CONN Master who swam earned points for the team with Peter Berghaus leading the way, getting second place in the 200 Ba. Congrats to Carolyn Daniels, Ally Sega and Stewart Skolnick for also helping CONN Masters in the point count. We are currently in seventh place going into Saturday.
The open practice to be held at Westport YMCA will be after the Swim Meet on Saturday, March 17. The original post said that hte practice would be after the meet on Sunday but since the meet is on Saturday, the practice will also be on Saturday. Sorry for any confusion.
For anyone going to Harvard this weekend, please consider doing relays with CONN Masters. We generally organize the relays in the stands behind the computer system/meet announcer. Many of us sit up there and hang out with other CONN Masters and enjoy a little team spirit and we would love to have a group there to cheer each other on. CONN Masters is off to a good start, 5th in USMS Clubs and 23 overall. Fred Goldner got first place in his age group for the 1650. Jack Driscoll also scored points for CONN Masters. Thanks for giving us a good start in the point chase. We are also going out to dinner both Friday and Saturday and encourage anyone who is staying to come out to eat with us.
Thanks to all who participated in Farmington Valley’s first Master’s swim meet. There were 46 participants ranging in age from 18 to 90 with many ages and abilities in between. The meet ran smoothly and only stopped once so that we could sing “Happy Birthday.” The meets oldest participant, Ted Simon, celebrated his 90th birthday at the meet. It was an honor to swim with him. Please see the results at Farmington Valley Meet Results or check the Meet Results page. Rumor is that Farmington Valley is going to make this an annual event, although possibly not on Spring Ahead Sunday next time. Please keep your eyes open for more meets at Farmington Valley YMCA.