Open Water Clinic with Alex Meyer

My name is Alex Meyer, I train at Harvard, and I swam the open water 10k at the 2012 Olympic Games for the USA. I just wanted to let you know that I’m running a clinic covering open water skills, tactics, strategy, safety etc. on May 3rd from 11am-2pm in Beverly, MA at the Sterling YMCA. A promotional poster is attached and the online registration is now open here: http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=20143&z=1396899156613

Now that the summer triathlon and open water swimming season is almost here, I’m excited to impart some of my knowledge and experience onto swimmers eager to learn more about open water swimming. I have room for 30 swimmers.

OW clinic poster

2014 FINA World Masters Championship – LCM Training

Minuteman Masters Swim Club welcomes all NEM swimmers training for 2014 World’s to train LCM at Hanscom AFB. Registration is now open for this special opportunity to prepare for World’s in a 6 lane LCM meter pool. Goal oriented workouts will be conducted in a fun & positive environment under the guidance of Rich Axtell and Minuteman’s professional coaching staff.

Dates: 1 May – 27 July

LCM Training Times:

Mon/Wed/Fri 5:30-7 AM
Mon/Wed/Fri 7-8:30 PM

Cost: $345

Register at: www.minutemanmasters.com

Questions: Emal rich@minutemanmasters.com

Wellesley Master’s Seeks Part Time Assistant Coach

Wellesley Masters is accepting applications for a part-time swim coach for morning workouts during the summer months of June – July – Aug (first half) and throughout the year during the competitive swimming schedule. Wellesley Masters (WELL) is a program for adult swimming enthusiasts who wish to improve their aquatic fitness and technique. Wellesley Masters offers comprehensive training to adult swimmers of all abilities. Our team consists of competitive swimmers, fitness swimmers, and triathletes, all of whom are enthusiastic adult athletes.

In addition to coaching responsibilities 3 mornings per week, the Assistant Masters Swim Coach will act as liaison between the aquatics staff, masters swimmers and other guests and programs at the pool. The Assistant Masters Swim Coach will also collaborate with swimmers in developing goals, writing and administering workouts.

As a representative of the Wellesley College, the Assistant Masters Swim Coach must at all times be professional, timely and be able to work as a member of a team.

Compensation is hourly.

• 1 to 3 years swim coaching experience at a competitive swim team level
• A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field
• Lifeguard and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification
• Ability to work with a wide range of swimmers in terms of ability and goals
• Detailed orientated administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Application review will begin immediately. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 5th. The anticipated start date is Monday, June 9th. Please submit a cover letter, resume
and three professional references to Carlos Vega, Head Masters Coach, via email to cmvega@wellesley.edu.

2013 Relay All Americans

Attached is the list of 2013 Relay All Americans listed alphabetically by club. Also attached is a Relay All American Request form if your swimmers would like to purchase a Relay All American certificate and patch.

NEM E-News 3/26/14

Fellow NEM swimmers,

Another memorable Harvard Championship with nearly 800 swimmers and 5 USMS and 72 NE records. Thanks to all of you attending for making this meet another success. For all the results go to: http://meetresults.com/2014/nelmscscy/

Results have been uploaded to USMS web site. All relay lead-offs will be added. To see where your times rank in the country, go to: http://www.usms.org/comp/meets/toptimes.php and follow the directions.

You know by now that NEM was, again, the One Hour Swim National Champion. Thanks to the 546 NEM participants for making this possible. For all the results go to web site: http://www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats14/
Thanks to Frank Wuest for shepherding this event for NEM for 3 years. Looking for a successor. Please contact me if you are interested.

We still have several great meets scheduled this SCY season (which end May 31st), so there is still time to improve on your time or swim an event you haven’t swum:

Sat. April 12th – 1st Annual EDGE Masters Spring Fling, The Edge, in Williston, VT. Request entry by April 6th, but deck entries will be allowed for higher fee. Info and entry sheet attached.

Sun. April 13th – First Annual Spring Fling Swim Meet, Greater Holyoke YMCA, MA Request entry by April 8th but deck entries accepted. Entry form and info attached.

Sat. April 26th – Monumental Master’s Mini-meet, Bennington Rec. Center, Bennington, VT. Info and entry form attached.

Sat. May 10th – UVAC Spring in Vermont SCY Mini Meet. White River Junction, VT. Request entries by May 7th, deck entries allowed at higher fee. Info and entry form attached

There is also an SCM on the agenda (the SCM season runs the calendar year):

Sat. Apr. 26th – 2014 Worcester Area Masters Invitational, WMI, Worcester, MA. On-line registration closes 4/16 – https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=2201&smid=5342

Early notice of the first LCM meet to prepare for Montreal:

Sun. June 22nd – Summer Meet at Jenny Thomson LCM Pool, Dover, NH. Meet info attached.

Helen Lin (happyhelen@gmail.com) is coordinating the 2014 FINA World Championship in Montreal for NEM. Please advise her if you are even thinking about attending, so she can keep you up to date as info becomes available. Entries are now open, will close on June 1st.

Please go to the NEM SC website (http://www.swimnem.org/wordpress/) for additional info on these and other events.

Laszlo Eger
NEM President
Mar. 26th, 2014

50 Breast Starts from Harvard

Thanks to Bill Ryan for once again providing some excellent footage! If interested in stills please contact him direct at 420042@gmail.com.

NATIONAL CHAMPION T-SHIRTS

Once again, we will have One Hour Swim National Champion t-shirts available for order. The shirts will be made of a nice wicking material and each participant’s name will be individually listed. To see the shirt and make an order, go to allamericanswim.com, click on “Team Store” and enter NEM1. The shirts should be available for order by March 28th. Wear the shirt with pride – you earned it!

National Champions Once Again!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the One Hour Swim. You are a national champion! NEM won the national championship for the third year in a row! NEM won the women’s, men’s and combined categories again in 2014. We had 546 participants who swam a total of over 1.9 million yards. We had three individual national champions, twelve swimmers finish in the top three in their age group and 35 swimmers place in the top ten in their age group. Based on the preliminary results, it appears that NEM placed in the top three in 17 of the 21 total national championship relays and we had eight national champion relays. An incredible performance all around!

Many, many thanks to all of the coaches and swimmers who contributed to this year’s herculean effort. We could not have done it without you. You are National Champions for the third year in a row!

Congratulations!

Boston University Masters Swim Seeking Head Masters Swim Coach

Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center is seeking applicants for the position of Head Masters Swim Coach.

BU Masters Swim holds coached workouts six days per week at the Aquatics Center at Boston

University’s Fitness and Recreation Center. The team averages around 70 members of all ages

with a range of abilities including competitive Masters swimmers, triathletes and fitness

swimmers. The team is a workout group within New England Masters swim club and

participation is open to the greater Boston community including, but not limited to, Boston

University students and alumni.

In addition to coaching responsibilities 3-5 days per week, the Head Masters Swim Coach will

act as liaison between the aquatics staff, masters swimmers and other guests and programs at the

pool, as well as be responsible for meet organization. The Head Masters Swim Coach will also

collaborate with swimmers in developing goals, market the team to attract new members,

promote team events and coordinate workouts and team development with the Assistant Masters

Swim Coaches. As a representative of the Boston University Aquatics Center, the Head Masters

Swim Coach must at all times be professional, timely and be able to work as a member of the

Aquatics Center team. Compensation is hourly and commensurate with experience.

REQUIREMENTS:

• 3 to 5 years swim coaching experience at a competitive swim team level

• A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field

• CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification

• Ability to work with a wide range of swimmers in terms of ability and goals

• Detailed orientated administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Application review will begin immediately. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 31st. The

anticipated start date is Monday, May 19th. Please submit a cover letter, resume and three

professional references to Michelle Wong, Manager of Aquatics, via email to

michwong@bu.edu.

Starts & Turns Technique Clinic with 5-Time Olympian and 12-Time Olympic Medalist Dara Torres, hosted by Cambridge Masters Swim Club

CMSC will host a Starts & Turns technique clinic with Dara Torres on Sunday, 3/16, from 4-6:00 PM at Harvard University. This is a special opportunity for former World Record holder and current American Record holder Dara Torres to share her knowledge and experiences with us. The clinic will cover: Flip turns, Open turns/IM turns, Block Starts & Backstroke Starts. This clinic is for swimmers and triathletes of all ability levels. All are welcome. Must be 18 years old. Get ready for the New England Championships in March and spring and summer racing! Instructors will be composed of 5-Time Olympian Dara Torres, Former Olympic Coach Chris Morgan, CMSC coaches, and Olympic Trials Competitors.
Cost: $30 for CMSC members, $45 for non-members. Register online today. Space is limited: https://www.teamunify.com/EventsCurrent.jsp?team=mnecmsch

Date of Event: Sunday, 3/16, 4-6 PM
Event Start Time: 4:00 PM
Event End Time: 6:00 PM
Location of Event: Harvard’s Blodgett Pool, 65 North St. Boston, MA 02134
Event Organizers: for more information contact Cambridge Masters Swim Club Head Coach Abe Rogers: aberogers@gmail.com or visit our website: www.cambridgemasters.com and click on “Clinics and Event.”