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Hour of Power!!

If your workout group has never participated in the Hour of Power Relay, consider registering this year! The Hour of Power relay originated at the Division III collegiate swimming level, but has branched out in recent years to include Divisions I, II and III, as well as Club and Masters swim programs. The Hour of Power makes for a fun and challenging workout, while simultaneously raising awareness of Sarcoma Cancer, a rare soft-tissue cancer that took the life of Carleton College swimmer, Ted Mullin back in 2006. There are participation opportunities as well as fundraising opportunities. Your team’s level of involvement is completely up to you! This memorial event is a great way to build spirit and camaraderie among your team.

If interested in participating, please check out the details and register your masters workout group:

The date of the Hour of Power is Tuesday, 11/10/15… but can certainly be completed at any time that is more convenient to your program/swimmers.

Flyer is available here!

Miles for Michelle

On Saturday August 29 the Worcester Area Masters will again host a fun open water swim (and breakfast to follow) at Camp Lowe in Lancaster – this is Fort Pond.
The Event “ Miles 4 Michelle” was started last year to support a local swimmer in her battle against a rare cancer. WAM is running the masters portion and helping with the college/US swimmer portion which will follow the masters event.

The link is:

Swimmers can register through the site or also onsite the morning of the swim. We will also post on the WAM swimming website.

Cathy Dickson (WAM swimming)
cell: 978-660-2282

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:

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!

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 for updated info.

BU SCM Champs Pictures!!

Thanks SWIMRI!




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

Worcester Area Masters “Miles 4 Michelle” swim a great success!!

Hi Nate,

Wanted you to know the first Worcester Area Masters (WAM) open water swim this weekend was a huge success. “Miles 4 Michelle” was held Saturday 8/23 at Fort Pond in Lancaster.
We had 116 register. Over 40 NEMS registered swimmers plus many local college and age group swimmers. (2 separate swims, several waves)There was over $5K raised to support local USS swimmer Michelle Farnsworth in her battle against a rare cancer rhabdomyosarcoma RMS.

We had so much fun Saturday, WAM will aim to make this an annual event bringing our local swim community together – a reunion, great send off for college swimmers, and opportunity to raise money for a cause doing something we love.

Thank you for posting this event. We are happy to work with NEMS to make this even stronger next year.

Cathy (CJ) Dickson

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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!

National Champions Once Again!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the One Hour Swim. You are a national champion! NEM won the national championship for the third year in a row! NEM won the women’s, men’s and combined categories again in 2014. We had 546 participants who swam a total of over 1.9 million yards. We had three individual national champions, twelve swimmers finish in the top three in their age group and 35 swimmers place in the top ten in their age group. Based on the preliminary results, it appears that NEM placed in the top three in 17 of the 21 total national championship relays and we had eight national champion relays. An incredible performance all around!

Many, many thanks to all of the coaches and swimmers who contributed to this year’s herculean effort. We could not have done it without you. You are National Champions for the third year in a row!