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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!

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

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


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:
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 or contact: 

Congrats to the newly elected officers of NEM!

Helen Lin, President –
Kyle Veatch, Secretary –
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

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

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

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:

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.

OW clinic poster