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.

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.


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