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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

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:

Questions: Emal

Wellesley Master’s Seeks Part Time Assistant Coach

Wellesley Masters is accepting applications for a part-time swim coach for morning workouts during the summer months of June – July – Aug (first half) and throughout the year during the competitive swimming schedule. Wellesley Masters (WELL) is a program for adult swimming enthusiasts who wish to improve their aquatic fitness and technique. Wellesley Masters offers comprehensive training to adult swimmers of all abilities. Our team consists of competitive swimmers, fitness swimmers, and triathletes, all of whom are enthusiastic adult athletes.

In addition to coaching responsibilities 3 mornings per week, the Assistant Masters Swim Coach will act as liaison between the aquatics staff, masters swimmers and other guests and programs at the pool. The Assistant Masters Swim Coach will also collaborate with swimmers in developing goals, writing and administering workouts.

As a representative of the Wellesley College, the Assistant Masters Swim Coach must at all times be professional, timely and be able to work as a member of a team.

Compensation is hourly.

• 1 to 3 years swim coaching experience at a competitive swim team level
• A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field
• Lifeguard and 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 review will begin immediately. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 5th. The anticipated start date is Monday, June 9th. Please submit a cover letter, resume
and three professional references to Carlos Vega, Head Masters Coach, via email to

2013 Relay All Americans

Attached is the list of 2013 Relay All Americans listed alphabetically by club. Also attached is a Relay All American Request form if your swimmers would like to purchase a Relay All American certificate and patch.

NEM E-News 3/26/14

Fellow NEM swimmers,

Another memorable Harvard Championship with nearly 800 swimmers and 5 USMS and 72 NE records. Thanks to all of you attending for making this meet another success. For all the results go to:

Results have been uploaded to USMS web site. All relay lead-offs will be added. To see where your times rank in the country, go to: and follow the directions.

You know by now that NEM was, again, the One Hour Swim National Champion. Thanks to the 546 NEM participants for making this possible. For all the results go to web site:
Thanks to Frank Wuest for shepherding this event for NEM for 3 years. Looking for a successor. Please contact me if you are interested.

We still have several great meets scheduled this SCY season (which end May 31st), so there is still time to improve on your time or swim an event you haven’t swum:

Sat. April 12th – 1st Annual EDGE Masters Spring Fling, The Edge, in Williston, VT. Request entry by April 6th, but deck entries will be allowed for higher fee. Info and entry sheet attached.

Sun. April 13th – First Annual Spring Fling Swim Meet, Greater Holyoke YMCA, MA Request entry by April 8th but deck entries accepted. Entry form and info attached.

Sat. April 26th – Monumental Master’s Mini-meet, Bennington Rec. Center, Bennington, VT. Info and entry form attached.

Sat. May 10th – UVAC Spring in Vermont SCY Mini Meet. White River Junction, VT. Request entries by May 7th, deck entries allowed at higher fee. Info and entry form attached

There is also an SCM on the agenda (the SCM season runs the calendar year):

Sat. Apr. 26th – 2014 Worcester Area Masters Invitational, WMI, Worcester, MA. On-line registration closes 4/16 –

Early notice of the first LCM meet to prepare for Montreal:

Sun. June 22nd – Summer Meet at Jenny Thomson LCM Pool, Dover, NH. Meet info attached.

Helen Lin ( is coordinating the 2014 FINA World Championship in Montreal for NEM. Please advise her if you are even thinking about attending, so she can keep you up to date as info becomes available. Entries are now open, will close on June 1st.

Please go to the NEM SC website ( for additional info on these and other events.

Laszlo Eger
NEM President
Mar. 26th, 2014


Once again, we will have One Hour Swim National Champion t-shirts available for order. The shirts will be made of a nice wicking material and each participant’s name will be individually listed. To see the shirt and make an order, go to, click on “Team Store” and enter NEM1. The shirts should be available for order by March 28th. Wear the shirt with pride – you earned it!