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.

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:

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!

OFFICERS:
Helen Lin, President – happyhelen@gmail.com
Kyle Veatch, Secretary – keveatch@gmail.com
BOARD MEMBERS:
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:

OPTION 1, 4-MONTH END-OF-YEAR 2014 MEMBERSHIP example:
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:

http://www.usms.org/reg/register.php

I hope you are all enjoying the Labor Day holiday!

Thank you,
Anna Lea Matysek
Membership Director
Membership@usms.org

Worcester Area Masters “Miles 4 Michelle” swim a great success!!

Hi Nate,

Wanted you to know the first Worcester Area Masters (WAM) open water swim this weekend was a huge success. “Miles 4 Michelle” was held Saturday 8/23 at Fort Pond in Lancaster.
We had 116 register. Over 40 NEMS registered swimmers plus many local college and age group swimmers. (2 separate swims, several waves)There was over $5K raised to support local USS swimmer Michelle Farnsworth in her battle against a rare cancer rhabdomyosarcoma RMS.

We had so much fun Saturday, WAM will aim to make this an annual event bringing our local swim community together – a reunion, great send off for college swimmers, and opportunity to raise money for a cause doing something we love.

Thank you for posting this event. We are happy to work with NEMS to make this even stronger next year.

Cathy (CJ) Dickson

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NEM News Extra: New Englanders claim World Championships and Records in Montreal

The 15th FINA World Aquatic Championships have concluded in Montreal, and members of New England Masters crossed back across the border with tons of new hardware to declare.

Individual and Relay World Champions were:
Ildiko Szekely (Women 30-34) 100 Butterfly, 200 Butterfly (new meet record, previous record held by Olympian Sheila Taormina)
Kim Lloyd (Women 40-44) : 100 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke
Dianne Uustal (Women 65-69) : 50 Butterfly

Women’s 240-279 200 Free Relay (Karen Mareb, Tracy Grilli, Dianne Uustal, Jacki Hirsty) – New World Record!
Women’s 240-279 200 Medley Relay (Dianne Uustal, Beth Estel, Laura Delorey, Jacki Hirsty) – New World Record !
Mixed 240-279 200 Free Relay (Jacki Hirsty, David Bright, Tracy Grilli, John Radimer)
Mixed 280-319 200 Medley Relay (Trent Toensing, Christie Hayes, Dianne Uustal, George Coupe)

For complete Results, see www.finamasters2014.org

For photos and more, see NEM on Facebook and the next issue of NEM News.

Simmons Masters looking for a new coach!

The Masters Swim Team out of Simmons College (Boston, MA) is accepting applications for a part-time coach for workouts during the Academic year (September through May). The masters workouts are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6:30-8:00am. Candidates should be comfortable managing a workout of 15-25 people with varying levels of experience. For details, and to be considered for the position, please contact Simmons Aquatics Director, Mindy Williams @ mindy.williams@simmons.edu or (617) 521-1032.

May/June 2014 Newsletter is now available!

Please visit the Newsletters section to read it!

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.

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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