25th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim

25th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim

Date: Saturday June 30, 2018

Time: 6am – 10am

Location: New Bedford & Fairhaven, MA

Address: Start Line beach next to The Edge Seafood & Lounge, 1480 E Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford. Finish Line at DCR’s Fort Phoenix State Beach, Green Street, Fairhaven, MA
Cost: $25 registration fee, plus $150 (pay or raise) fundraising minimum
Contact: Deb Hood, Event Manager, 508-999-6363 x207, events@savebuzzardsbay.org
Just 50 miles south of Boston, the Buzzards Bay Swim features a one-of-a-kind scenic point-to-point course across outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety patrol, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor and channel, passing by the iconic Butler Flats Lighthouse and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier, one of the largest stone structures on the East Coast. At the thrilling finish, swimmers are welcomed with a beach party featuring a live steel drum band, pancakes cooked to order, gourmet coffee, free massages, and local beer!

Free shuttle provides transportation to start line. Swim solo or with a team – all are eligible for awards and prizes. Open to ages 11 and up. Chip timed and competitive, qualifications apply. Novice swimmers welcome and encouraged to use a kayak escort and/or swim aids.

The Buzzards Bay Swim is a fundraiser for clean water. $25 registration fee and $150 (pay-or-raise) fundraising minimum per swimmer. Youth teams raise $200 per every four swimmers/

Seeing is believing — come try out this awesome and energetic community event!

For more information, or to register, visit www.savebuzzardsbay.org/swim

Annual 100×100 at Harvard University on Sunday January 7th, 9 AM.

Greetings Masters Swimmers,
you and your teammates are cordially invited to the Charles Rivers Masters annual 100×100 event on Sunday, January 7th 2018 at 9:00 AM.
Register and find more info at this link: https://www.teamunify.com/TabGeneric.jsp?_tabid_=104682&team=mnecmsch
You can also register by clicking on the 100×100 tab at www.charlesrivermasters.com
This event is for masters swimmers and triathletes of all ability levels.
Register soon; this event will fill up and there is no day-of registration. Online registration only.
Entry Fee: $25 online donation. All proceeds go to charity.

Hope to see you all on January 7th!

Charles River Masters
Website: www.charlesrivermasters.com
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New coaching position!!

Tyngsboro High School is looking for a Varsity Swim/Dive Coach for the Tyngsboro Groton-Dunstable (TGD) Swim & Dive Team. Coaches who are interested are to contact Athletic Director/Dean Ann Palumbo ann.palumbo@tyngsboroughps.org Office 978-649-4210 Cell 978-995-2471. Please email a resume including coaching experience and 3 references.

Assistant Age Group Coach Needed – Belmont Aquatics

Assistant Age Group Coach
The Belmont Aquatic Team (BAT), a registered USA swim team with approximately 75 swimmers, is looking for an Age Group Coach for our entry-level group, which is mostly seven to ten year olds. This group trains and participates at a competitive level of swimming.

Duties include, writing workout sets, working with age group level swimmers on stroke technique, starts & turns, endurance, coordinating meet entries, attending all meets in which age group swimmers are participating, and attending team functions. Candidates should be flexible and feel comfortable working with all age groups.

This is a part-time position for approximately 6-10 hours per week on deck coaching practices plus an average of two weekends per month for swim meets.
Short Course Season availability is required for the following practice schedule:
September through Mid-March: The team practices Monday & Wednesday 4:15 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm and Friday 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm.
Long Course Season availability is required for the following practice schedule:
Mid-March through June: The team practices Monday & Wednesday 4:15 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm and Friday 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm.
Last week of June through July: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:30 am – 8:30 am.
The ideal candidate should have competitive and coaching experience, stroke technique knowledge; bring enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude to each practice. CPR, First aid and Coaches Safety Training Certification will be required but can be obtained after hired. A background check will be administered.

BAT provides competitive hourly compensation. BAT provides reimbursement for training courses.
For more information on our team, please visit our web site: belmontaquatics.org.

If interested, please contact Head Coach Robin Ross at board.bat@gmail.com.

West Suburban YMCA – Masters Swim Coach Needed!!

Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for swimmers on swim team.

1. Coaches and instructs swimmers in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared practices and workouts accordingly.
2. Builds effective, authentic relationships with swimmers; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA.
3. Conveys information on the swim team, aquatics programs and schedules.
4. Attends practices as required.
5. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, etc.).
6. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
7. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
8. Organizes and puts away needed swim team equipment. Reports damaged equipment.

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

1. Minimum age of 21.
2. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen.
3. USA Swim Coach certifications preferred.
4. Current Lifeguard Training Certification or Safety Training for Swim Coaches preferred.
5. Knowledge of the competitive strokes and techniques, competitive swimming and general water safety.

Physical Demands:
1. Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke technique.
2. Ability to lift equipment.

Application linked here.

University Club of Boston is seeking Multi-sport Coach

The University Club of Boston is looking for a Multisport Coach to coordinate & facilitate the daily operations of the Masters swim, cycling and run programs. This is a part time position with the opportunity to become full time for the right candidate! Qualified candidates should email Kelly Healy Khealy@uclub.org with their cover letter and resume.

Position Multisport Coach

Job Summary (Essential Functions)
Coordinate the daily operations of the Masters swim, cycling and run programs. The position requires that the multisport coach define, coordinate and supervise daily workouts that will not only challenge beginners, but also promote fitness growth for more experienced multi-sport athletes. Additionally, the coach will coordinate members’ participation in swim meets, triathlon races, open water swim races, bike races, & road races.

Job Tasks (Additional Responsibilities)
1.Schedules, attends, and coaches practice sessions including swimming, biking and running programs.
2.Communicate individual training objectives directly with members.
3.Encourage athletes, of all ability levels, with positivity & support.
4.Organizes all aspects of swim meets including, but not limited to, scheduling individual race participants, creating relay teams, recording and posting times and coaching athletes to achieve competitive goals.
5.Offer skill development clinics specific to the three disciplines of triathlon.
6.Offer private lessons specific to athlete’s needs.
7.Set up and break down indoor cycling classes.
8.Develops a detailed monthly calendar of multisport activities.
9.Attends and participates in the Club’s monthly athletic committee meeting.
10.Maintains presence during team events held outside club, and on weekends.
11.Encourages and participates in the social aspects of the UClub Masters Swim and Tri teams outside of normal work hours.
12.Helps keep aquatics facility clean and in proper order.
13.Provides multisport-related information for club newsletter.
14.Maintains ARC lifeguarding certification.
15.Works together with Aquatics Department to provide a positive athletic environment.
16.Performs other tasks as required by aquatics director.

Kelly Healy, ACE-CPT, CPO| Fitness & Aquatics Director

426 Stuart Street | Boston, MA 02116
617.266.5600 x436 | khealy@uclub.org

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual Against the Tide

Against the Tide is a multi-sport event which includes both a 1-mile competitive and 1-mile recreational open water swims, in addition to an Aquathon. All proceeds from the event benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and its mission of breast cancer prevention. We are especially excited to share the news as the June event in Hopkinton will commemorate our 25th year!


Annual 100 x 100 at CMSC

Greetings Masters Swimmers,
Cambridge Masters Swim Club cordially invites you to our annual 100×100 swim at Harvard University on Sunday, January 8th, 2017. Swim 100×100 SCY (or however many you’d like to swim) with masters swimmers and triathletes from around New England to help bring in the New Year in a fun, supportive environment, while raising money for charity.
-Register Online and find compete details here: https://www.teamunify.com/TabGeneric.jsp?_tabid_=104682&team=mnecmsch Or visit our website: www.cambridgemasters.com and click the 100×100 Tab.
-When: Sunday January 8th, 9 AM Start (doors open at 8 AM).
-Where: Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, 01234.
-Cost: $25 Donation (all proceeds go to charity).
-Space is limited.
Hope to see you on January 8th!

Abe Rogers
Head Coach: Cambridge Masters Swim Club at Harvard University
Website: www.cambridgemasters.com
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Assistant Director of Aquatics and Communications at Charles River Aquatics

CRA is seeking an individual with a strong background in Aquatics as well as Communications and Marketing. This position is 50% varied swim instruction, 50% administrative work. In the pool, we are looking for somebody with a competitive background who has taught a broad array of aquatic programs and is committed to teaching effectively. Out of the pool, we need somebody committed to directly managing all of the social media, marketing, public relations, and advertising for our growing company.

Minimum Requirements for consideration:
? Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent professional experience) in one or combination of desired fields:
? Marketing
? Communications
? Social Media
? Advertising
? Journalism
? Public Relations
? Graphic Design
? Competitive swimming background
? Prior swim lesson instruction experience
? Weekend availability

Additional aquatics experience with some or all of the following groups and classes preferred:
? Adult classes
? Water Aerobics and Fitness classes
? Infant classes
? Master’s Coaching
? Valid Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid/AED certification

This position reports directly to CRA’s Executive Director.

As our company grows, we want encourage our employees to grow professionally with it and foster an environment where that is possible. There is great room for advancement and additional opportunities in this position as we expand our programming and locations. This is an exciting opportunity for a recent college grad or a working professional looking to add more fun and creativity into their work day.

The common denominator between all CRA staff is we love swimming and we love to teach it! CRA takes a unique and very structured approach to swim lessons and how we operate our very large program. Teamwork is key at CRA and to run this company at the level we do we need committed, organized, flexible, and FUN employees with a passion for the sport of swimming and an interest in working for a well established company on the rise.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
? Effective management of all company marketing and advertising
? Posting daily on various social media outlets and maintaining these pages
? Design of content for our website and advertisements such as videos, pamphlets, flyers
? Production of CRA’s session newsletter
? Teaching swim classes and lessons daily in accordance with CRA philosophy
? Assisting with Community Outreach and Program Expansion
? Assisting with Charles River Masters swim team

Full time employees are eligible for health benefits after 90 days. Job includes personal and sick time, as well as various vacation times built into annual schedule. CRA is open 7 days per week and the full time schedule we are looking to staff is Tuesday-Saturday.

This is a full time, salaried position. Starting Salary D.O.E.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Matt Bancroft; matt@charlesriveraquatics.com
Applications without cover letter will not be considered. Local and readily available applicants preferred.


New England Masters Board Meeting Minutes – 9/18/16

They are now available for review here: