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On Sunday, January 19th, SwimRI is running One Hour Postal Swim heats for NEM members at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. Check in and warm up start at 8am. Heats start at 9:00, 10:20 & 11:40. 48-swimmer limit (2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats). Informal post-swim social gathering at Aidan’s Irish Pub.

RWU Pool

The $12-$18 minimum “donation” will benefit RWU’s Swimming & Diving Team, which is providing counters/timers for the Swim.

Ten open spots remain as of January 7th. To claim one, email with your prioritized heat preferences (e.g., 2-1-3) and, if you have not already done so, renew your USMS-NEM membership for 2014 at For more information see

BC Masters looking for a morning coach!

Boston College masters is looking for a morning coach, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:05-7:05 am for a low-key, congenial group. Next session begins 1/13 and ends 5/1 with a few dates not running. See for details.

Please contact Leonardo Torres

Cambridge Masters hosts 100×100 on Sunday, December 29th, 8AM-12PM

Event Description: Join CMSC and swimmers from around New England to bring in the New Year and raise money for the scholarship fund at Smith College in honor of our late friend and coach Marly Pineda. Swim 100×100 yards or however many you would like. Doors open at 8AM, 100×100 begins at 8:30AM. Intervals typically range from a 1:15-2:00 interval. We will provide water, sports drinks and refreshments, but do not count on CMSC to provide all your nutrition needs. Bring water, snacks, sports drink, energy gels, etc.

$10 minimum donation requested.
Non-CMSC swimmers must present a current USMS card or the drop-in waiver from our website: (Please fill the waiver out beforehand to save time).

Date of Event: Sunday, December 29th.

Event Start Time: 8AM
Event End Time: 12PM

Location of Event: Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02134

Event Organizers: For more information contact or visit

Aquatics Manager needed – Paint Rock Pool

Aquatics Manager Paint Rock Pool
Position Description Summer 2014
Paint Rock Pool is a community owned and operated pool in the Turning Mill neighborhood of Lexington, MA. Started in 1961, it still thrives today as a gathering place for families and friends to enjoy swimming and other aquatic activities. It operates from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. An elected Board of Directors oversees its management and operations.
Paint Rock Pool is seeking an Aquatics Manager for the 2014 summer season to manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the pool. The Aquatics Manager has overall responsibility for ensuring safety at the pool, as well as hiring and managing lifeguards, establishing a swim lesson program, assisting with a pool sponsored swim team, and maintaining the pool facilities in accordance with established standards and practices.
The responsibilities of the Aquatics Manager include:
Managerial and Administrative
• Manage and oversee lifeguards: hire and maintain staff of lifeguards to provide safe conditions at all times; direct lifeguards to perform additional tasks as required, such as maintaining facility and property cleanliness; train staff on pool operating
procedures; manage lifeguard schedules, monitor time sheets and prepare payroll reports.
• Manage swim lessons: establish lesson program and sign-up process; identify and hire qualified swim instructors; continuously assess and improve quality of lessons.
• Communicate regularly with Pool Board President or other designated Board representative about ongoing pool operations, member issues, etc.
• Manage pool operations within operating budget established by the Pool Board.
• Prepare end-of-season report for the Pool Board.
• Instill culture of safety with lifeguards as well as with pool members and guests; enforce pool rules and regulations.
• Conduct swim lessons.
• Coordinate with swim team coaches: assist with swim team practices and swim meets;
prepare the pool for practices and swim meets.
• Administer First Aid, CPR, emergency and other safety procedures, as required. Maintain stock of first aid supplies.
• Organize and prepare the facility for occasional fun events such as swim competitions, games, pool parties and other special events.
• Prepare pool for opening and closing each season using pool’s maintenance companies. Arrange for and secure necessary permits from Town of Lexington, including health and building inspections prior to pool opening in May. The Pool Board will provide all necessary contacts and calendar of events.
• Oversee daily maintenance of the pool facilities and property; make recommendations for repairs and capital improvement expenditures and communicate with the designated Pool Board representative regarding issues and concerns, as well as progress and completion of any improvements.
• Maintain and replenish pool supplies, including pool chemicals and bathhouse supplies (soap, paper goods, etc.).
• Coordinate regularly with pool’s Certified Pool Operator (CPO) regarding pool operations.
• Arrange and oversee minor repairs to the pool facilities using pool’s authorized service
Desired qualifications
• Minimum two years managerial experience.
• Prior experience with pools facilities and aquatics, such as lifeguarding, pool
management, or swim instruction or competition.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience.
• Love of both swimming and teaching young children.
• Excellent leadership and communications skills.
• Current certification in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart Association Heart saver CPR.
• Swim America Program Director certification (American Swim Coaches Association) or Water Safety Instructor (American Red Cross).
• Candidate must undergo a Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.
• Competitive salary commensurate with certifications and experience. To apply, please submit your resume to:

Any Officials Out There?

The 7th Annual Concord Masters Mini-Meet (Concord, MA) is looking for 2 officials to help out on Sunday, November 3rd from 7:30am-12pm.
If you are an Official and are interested, please contact Jerry Moss at:

The Fall Edition of the NEM Newsletter is now available!

Head on over to the Newsletters section to download the latest edition. Thanks to Jacki Hirsty for another great issue!

Starts & Turns Technique Clinic with 5-Time Olympian and 12-Time Olympic Medalist Dara Torres

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

Event Description:
CMSC will host a Starts & Turns technique clinic with Dara Torres on Sunday, 11/3, from 6-8:00 PM at Harvard University. The clinic will cover: Flip-Turns, Open-Turns, Block Starts, Backstroke Starts. This clinic is for swimmers of all ability levels. All are welcome. Must be 18 years old. Get ready for the NE SCM Championships in December. Instructors will be composed of 5-Time Olympian Dara Torres, CMSC coaches, Harvard Varsity Coaches, Olympic Trials Competitors, and former Olympic Coach Chris Morgan.
Cost: $30 for CMSC members, $45 for non-members. Register online today. Space is limited:
Date of Event: Sunday, 11/3, 6-8 PM
Event Start Time: 6:00 PM
Event End Time: 8:00 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: or visit our website:

NEM ENews – 10/1/13

Fellow NEM swimmers,

A reminder that the first swim meet of the Fall will be the HAWKTOBERFEST, an SCY meet, this coming Sunday, Oct. 6th, at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. Deck entries will be accepted until 9:30 a.m. Attached is the revised meet entry form. Please come and support this meet, the first at RWU, a top-notch facility, in many years.

The NEM SC Annual Meeting will be held after the conclusion of the swim meet. It is expected to start around 1 – 1:30 p.m., and last about 1½ hours. All NEM members are invited to attend. You can go to the meet, then catch up on the latest NEM developments! Please email me if you are planning to attend the meeting so we can plan accordingly

Other meets, all SCM, confirmed for the Fall season:

Saturday, Oct. 19th at Simmons College in Boston, warm-up starts at 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26th the UVAC Leaf Peepers Meet in White River Junction, Vermont, warm-up at 9 a.m.,

Sunday, Nov. 3rd the Concord Masters Mini Meet, in Concord, MA, 7:45 warm-up, entries due Oct. 28th, and the

NE LMSC SCM Championship, Dec. 13-15 at Boston University in Boston.

The information sheets for all the above meets, except for BU (not yet finalized), are attached. All these meets have now been run for several years and are highly recommended.

Laszlo Eger

NEM President

Oct. 1st, 2013

NEM E-News Update

Fellow NEM swimmers,

NEM SC will be holding its Annual Meeting on Oct. 6th, 2013, at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. It is expected to start around 1 p.m., after the conclusion of the swim meet, and last about 1 ½ hours. All NEM members are invited to attend. You can go to the meet then catch up on the latest NEM developments! Please email me if you are planning to attend the meeting so we can plan accordingly.

The planned agenda:

Previous meeting minutes.

Operations Review – Present and Future – Laszlo Eger

1. Finance

a. 2014 Dues

2. Website – Nate McBride

3. NEM News – Dave Bright

4. Meets – Mindy Williams

5. Open Water – Les Cutler

6. External Communications – Helen Lin

2013 USMS Convention feedback



At this time we have 3 meets confirmed on the Fall calendar: an SCY meet, Oct. 6th at Roger Williams University and 2 SCM meets, Oct. 19th at Simmons College and Oct. 26th the UVAC Leaf Peepers Meet. Information sheets on these three meets are attached. Note that the deadline for registering for the RWU meet is Oct. 1st – so send your entry in now!

There is also an SCM meet in the works in Concord, MA, tentatively set for 11/3. The estimated date for the BU SCM Championship is Dec. 13-15, still to be confirmed.

Laszlo Eger

NEM President

Masters Swimming at Boston College

Masters Swimming at Boston College
Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:00 pm and Monday through Thursday mornings 6:05-7:05 am.
Try it for FREE during a two-week trial September 9-19! Call 617-552-0797, email or stop by the Member Services Office at the Flynn Recreation Complex to participate.