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.

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 http://meetresults.com/2015/nelmscscy/ 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.


BU SCM Champs Pictures!!

Thanks SWIMRI!




Cambridge Masters Hosts 100 x 100 on January 4, 2015

100×100 “Miles For Marly” charity event at Harvard:  Sunday, January 4th, 8AM-12PM at Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool, 65 North Harvard St. Boston, MA.  Bring in the New Year with swimmers from around New England.  This event raises money for the Marly Pineda Scholarship Fund, a scholarship set up at Marly’s alma-mater, Smith College, in honor and memory of our friend and coach who we lost in 2010.  This event is open to the public.  Please invite your swimmer and triathlete friends.  $10 minimum donation requested.  Non-CMSC members must bring a current USMS card or the drop-in waiver from our website: http://www.teamunify.com//mnecmsch/__doc__/drop_in.pdf
Please bring the filled-out waiver to the event to save time at check-in.
Schedule of events:
8:00 AM Doors Open/Check-in/Warm-up
8:30 AM 100×100 Begin.  Interval range per 100 SCY is typically 1:20-2:00.  We will accommodate everyone.
12:00 PM Event Ends.  
Please Bring: Water Bottles, Energy Drinks, Energy Gels, Snacks, Extra Goggles/Extra Caps.  Energy Gels have been the most popular snack during the event in previous years.  We will provide water, energy drinks, and refreshments, however we will not provide energy gels and we will not be able to meet all the nutritional needs of our diverse range of swimmers.  Everyone is different in his/her nutritional needs during an event of this duration.  Please come prepared.  Fuel early and fuel often. 
For more information visit www.cambridgemasters.com or contact: aberogers@gmail.com 

Masters Swim Coaches needed for North Shore YMCA


  • Status:Part time
  • Location:All YMCAs
  • Qualifications: The North Shore YMCA, with branches in Haverhill, Ipswich, Cape Ann, Beverly, Salem and Marblehead, is looking for part time Masters swim coaches. We are a competitive Masters Swim Team comprised of athletes of various levels of ability. In order to be considered for this position, you must be available a mixture of mornings and evenings Sunday through Saturday (based upon location) as well as occasional weekend meets.
  • Requirements:Candidates should have swim coaching experience, knowledge of stroke technique, the ability to write workouts, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a positive attitude. Coaches should have or be willing to obtain CPR & First Aid certifications. It is encouraged that they also possess a current Lifeguarding certification or have completed the Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches. ASCA certification and YMCA Principles of Competitive Swimming is preferred, or must be obtained during the six months of hire. Competitive swimming experience is preferred but not required.

To apply: Please submit resume to Arthur Athanas, Sr. Director of Competitive Aquatics. athanasa@northshoreymca.org 978.564.3910

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.

BU is seeking a Head Masters Swim Coach for the morning workouts (Mon/Wed/Fri 6-9am and Tues/Thurs 6-7:30am). 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. In addition, the Head Masters Swim Coach will need to coach two meets a year (December meet at BU and March meet at Harvard). 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.


• 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


Hiring process will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references to Michelle Wong, Manager of Aquatics, via email to michwong@bu.edu.

Congrats to the newly elected officers of NEM!

Helen Lin, President – happyhelen@gmail.com
Kyle Veatch, Secretary – keveatch@gmail.com
David Bright
Bill Ewan
Trent Theroux
Jessica Stokes
Paul Dow
Doug Bosley
Lori Hindle
Ulrike Kjellberg

To see the minutes of the meeting, click here.
We are still looking for a Treasurer- please contact Helen if you are interested.

Annual NEM Meeting – this Wednesday!

Annual NEM meeting- 7-9pm at 38 Sidney Street. All members are welcome, food is provided!

Tentative agenda:

1. Minutes of last meeting.
2. Introduction of those present
3. Financials Overview – Sue Cashin
4. NEM News – David Bright/Jacki Hirsty
5. NEM Web Site – Nate McBride
6. Meet Coordinator – Mindy
7. Open Water – where do we go from here
8. One Hour Swim – Ulrike
9. 2015 Dues
10. USMS Convention Report
11. Presentation of Board Candidates
12. Vote on BOD
13. Candidates for Officer positions
14. Vote on Officers

New USMS membership options available today

Hello Club and Workout Group Contacts,

Beginning today, your prospective members have two registration options available online:

1) An end-of-year 2014 membership, which is discounted from the full-year 2014 price. It expires on December 31, 2014; or

2) A “year-plus” membership, which is a 2014 membership PLUS a prepaid 2015 membership (available only online). The way this works is that the member makes his LMSC and club selection and receives his 2014 card immediately. Then, in November, the member will be asked to confirm his LMSC and club choice for 2015. When he does that he will be issued his 2015 membership card, which will expire on December 31, 2015.

Note that the “year-plus” membership includes an additional $10 discount off the USMS portion of the 2014 membership fee. Each LMSC is different because they all charge different fees, but here is one example of the two options that are presented to a prospective member today. This example is for a member who registers in the Arizona LMSC:

2014 USMS fee: $25.00
2014 Arizona-LMSC fee: $3.00
Total: $28.00

OPTION 2, YEAR-PLUS (2014+2015) MEMBERSHIP example:
2014 USMS fee: $15.00
2014 Arizona-LMSC fee: $3.00
2015 USMS fee: $37.00
2015 Arizona-LMSC fee: $13.00
Total: $68.00

The “year-plus” membership is designed to provide the prospective member with another option that he might find more attractive than the end-of-year option.

Prospective members may join USMS by visiting:


I hope you are all enjoying the Labor Day holiday!

Thank you,
Anna Lea Matysek
Membership Director