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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. 
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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

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.