2015 USMS Speedo 1-Hour ePostal National Championship (sanctioned)

2015 USMS Speedo 1-Hour ePostal National Championship (sanctioned)
January 1 – 31, 2015

Join NEM in participating in the annual 1-Hour ePostal National Championship. Swim as far as possible in any pool that’s 25 yards or longer in January, track your splits and total distance and submit individual results online with a $7 entry fee to https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1308&smid=5888 by February 10, 2015. Help us win this prestigious national event for the fourth year in a row!

For questions about this event, please contact Ulrike Kjellberg at katzchen75@gmail.com.

August Newsletter – Now available

Head on over to the Newsletter section for the latest issue!

Miles for Michelle

On Saturday August 29 the Worcester Area Masters will again host a fun open water swim (and breakfast to follow) at Camp Lowe in Lancaster – this is Fort Pond.
The Event “ Miles 4 Michelle” was started last year to support a local swimmer in her battle against a rare cancer. WAM is running the masters portion and helping with the college/US swimmer portion which will follow the masters event.

The link is: www.miles4michelle.weebly.com

Swimmers can register through the site or also onsite the morning of the swim. We will also post on the WAM swimming website.

Cathy Dickson (WAM swimming)
cell: 978-660-2282

Full Time Head Coach wanted at North Shore YMCA

The YMCA of the North Shore SHARKS is a YMCA/USA Swim Team located on the North Shore of Boston, MA. We are a 6 site team with over 400 competitive age group swimmers from age 5 -18 of varying levels, 150 pre-competitive swimmers and over 100 Masters Swimmers.

We are currently seeking a FULL TIME HEAD COACH who meets most or all of the following criteria:


  • 5 + years of experience as a head coach,
  • Well-organized with a positive and energetic leadership style
  • Great understanding of swimmer development and stroke technique
  • A “self-starter” with a strong work ethic/moral values
  • A team leader and player with excellent management skills
  • Proven oral and written communication skills


  • Experience with multi-site location teams strongly preferred
  • Fluent with Team Unify and Meet Manager
  • Certifications*:
    • ASCA
    • USA Swimming
    • YMCA Swimming
    • Lifeguard/ Red Cross Safety Training for Coaches

*Any certifications not in place must be acquired in your first 3-6 months.

The Head Coach will oversee the direction and development of the swim team program and coaching staff. This position reports to the Senior Director of Competitive Aquatics who oversees the business management of the competitive aquatics teams and works with the Head Coach to recruit and develop the coaching staff, develop the growth of the teams and manage the relationships with equipment vendors, team sponsors and works with the parent volunteer management group. Compensation is commensurate with experience and credentials


Submit resume/ cover letter and references to Arthur Athanas Sr. Director of Competitive Aquatics



Arthur Athanas, Sr. Director of Competitive Aquatics

254 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

phone: 978.618.2990
fax: 978.618.2990

Belmont Aquatics seeks Age Group Coach


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 all team functions.

Candidates should be flexible and feel comfortable working with all age groups. This is a part-time position for approximately 6.5 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: Monday & Wednesday 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm and Friday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Long Course Season availability is required for the following practice schedule:
Mid-March through June: Monday & Wednesday 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm and Fridays 5:30 pm – 7:30 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.

Touch the Wall swim movie screening

Touch the Wall Screening: Monday, May 11th @ 6:30pm, Cinemagic, Merrimack, NH

In honor of Adult Learn-to-Swim Month, all proceeds from ticket sales of the Missy Franklin/Kara Lynn Joyce documentary, Touch the Wall, will go towards the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation.

Register for email notification once tickets are for sale on April 7th.

If you can’t make the movie, consider purchasing a ticket and/or making a donation to a great cause. Donations can be made via the movie link below.

Link here:

NE-LMSC Chairman Bill Meier Receives the 2014 USMS Dorothy Donnelly Service Award

Bill Meier Receives the 2014 USMS Dorothy Donnelly Service Award

By: Sue Jensen and Jessica N. Stokes


Bill Meier, a 2014 U.S. Masters Swimming Dorothy Donnelly Service Award recipient, has served

as Aquatics Director and Coach for both the college and Masters teams at the Bard College at

Simon’s Rock Pace Makers Swim Club in Barrington, MA for the last several years. Bill used the

Kilpatrick Athletic Center for adult learn-to-swim programs for the past two years. This year he

introduced eight Masters teams in New England to the Swimming Saves Lives program by

applying for and eventual receipt of a $5,000 grant. The U.S. Masters Swimming’s charitable

arm, the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation, was strengthened by Bill’s successes from previous

years. With approximately 75 volunteer instructors (Masters swimmers) teaching an estimated

400 individuals how to swim, Bill lent a solid foundation for USMS to promote the lifesaving

benefits of swimming for adults.


Bill said, “I’d very much like to see every April be known as “April is Adult Learn-to-Swim

Month.” Bill’s dream is starting to become a reality because the Swimming Saves Lives

Foundation has officially adopted this slogan and turned it into a national campaign. In

addition, at Bill’s urging, the governors of five New England States (Massachusetts, Maine, New

Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) recently proclaimed April as “Adult Learn-to-Swim



It’s exciting to work with Bill because of his positive energy, optimism and commitment to the

sport of swimming. His desire to teach adults to learn to swim, is infectious and motivating. His

dreams of promoting the lifesaving benefits of swimming for adults is enhanced due to his skills

at engaging the expertise of USMS’ Masters swimmer member base. He is well deserving of

this USMS Service Award.

2015 NE-LMSC Short Course Yards Championship registration extended

The 2015 New England LMSC Short Course Yards Championship registration deadline has been extended to this Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11:59pm.  Still have time to register here! Hurry and don’t delay!

First 2015 Newsletter now available!!

Head over to the Newsletter page to grab a digital copy!

2015 NE-LMSC Short Course Championships Dates

Happy New Year! 2015 New England LMSC Short Course Yards Championship at Harvard will be on Sunday, March 15 for Distance day and the rest of the meet will be on March 20-22, 2015. Keep checking back at meetresults.com for updated info.

Touch the Wall swim movie screening

Belmont Aquatic Team is hosting a screeing of the movie Touch the Wall, a “fabulous story of competition and fierce friendship”. This is a one time opportunity on Sunday, January 4 from 1:00-3:00 at the Belmont Studio Cinema. Follow this link to buy your tickets and learn more about the movie   https://www.tugg.com/events/12550.

Please share with friends and family! All proceeds will go toward the purchase of new starting blocks for the Belmont High School pool. Any questions, contact Mary Pederson Metelmann at marypedersonmetelmann@comcast.net.