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Help Us Retain Our Title!
Less Than a Week Left To Help Us Defend Our Title! – Please Complete Your One Hour Swim Today! We were in 2nd place at the half-way mark, but there is still time to catch up. Our arch rival was in first place and they are this year’s sponsor of the event so you can bet they are focused on it. We can win, but not without your help. PLEASE complete your One Hour Swim today. If you have done it, please make sure to register your swim with USMS. It does not count unless you officially enter it. All one needs to do is:
-Register with USMS as an NEM swimmer!
-Pick any time in January to swim!
-Swim in any 25 yard or 25 meter pool!
-Have someone record your 50 splits over an hour (you can even stop and rest along the way – it does NOT need to be a continuous swim!)!
-Submit your yardage online at: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1308&smid=4109
Anyone can do it !
-You don’t need to swim the full hour.
-You don’t need to swim it straight – some people just swam 50’s on a comfortable interval.
-You don’t even have to swim – Tracy Grilli skulled 1500 yards over an hour last year since she was recovering from shoulder surgery (you just can’t use a kickboard or other equipment).
We need EVERYONE to contribute if we are going to win again this year. As we’ve said in the past, participation is what matters most. We don’t care what distance you complete. What matters is that you contribute to the cause. This is the one event where NEM clubs compete as one team and not against each other. The NEM website will list times and locations where NEM teams are hosting one hour swims, but you don’t need to do it as part of a group. You can do it on your own any time in January. WE NEED YOU – Go Postal and Help Us Defend Our Championship!
100×100 on December 31st, hosted by Cambridge Masters Swim Club
CMSC will host 100×100 at Harvard University on New Year’s Eve morning at 8 AM. Please join swimmers from around New England and complete 100×100, or however many 100’s you would like to swim, in this annual event. All are welcome. $10 minimum donation is requested for the Marly Pineda Scholarship Fund at Smith College, set up in honor of our former coach we lost in 2010.
Intervals will range from 1:15 to 2:00 per hundred, SCY.
8:00 AM Doors Open for check-in and warm-up.
8:15 AM Lane organization by interval (please be on deck by 8:15).
8:30 AM All lanes begin 100×100
11:50 AM All lanes will have completed the 100×100.
Non-CMSC members must bring in the drop-in wavier from our website (please fill this out in advance to save time): http://www.teamunify.com/mnecmsch/__doc__/drop_in.pdf
Date of Event: Monday, December 31st
Event Start Time: 8:00 AM
Event End Time: 11:50 AM
Location of Event:
Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool, 65 North Harvard St., Boston, MA 02134
This year’s postal swim will be over Jan 18th and 19th. Last year, New England Masters won the national championship in this event by posting more total yards than any other club in the country! The postal swim is a 1 hour swim in which swimmers attempt to swim as many yards as possible. Each swimmer needs a counter to record their splits and also the total yardage. Find a buddy and get your slots reserved now!
I will be getting the sheets and website information out to you when it becomes available. Depending on the number of swimmers, we will swim 12 swimmers per session, 2 per lane/ splitting the lane in half and signups for each date/session will come on a first come, first serve basis. We will also be hosting USMS registered swimmers from other workout groups to our pool for these sessions!
We will be hosting postal swims on the following days and times. It is important to show up on time and get started on time for these session to ensure they are completed within the time frames below to adhere to the pool schedule. I have allowed 15 minutes before and between sessions to warm up and change positions.
Friday – January 18th from 3 – 5:30pm – Session A = 3:15 – 4:15, Session B = 4:30 – 5:30
(I will NOT be here during these swims. The Greenwood team will NOT be practicing on this day)
Saturday – January 19th from 5am – 7:30am – Session C = 5:15a – 6:15a, Session D= 6:30a – 7:30a
Saturday – January 19th from 3:30 pm – 7:30pm – Session E = 3:45 – 4:45p, Session F = 5p – 6p, Session G= 6:15 – 7:15p (if needed)
ALL SWIMMERS MUST BE REGSITERED USMS SWIMMERS WITH THE NEW ENGLAND MASTERS CLUB!
This will also be a timed 1.2 mile event for the triathlon swimmers who NEED this time for training purposes for their upcoming season!
David C. Graham, MPA
Fitness and Wellness Center
Mount Wachusett Community College
Cambridge Masters Swim Club will host a Thanksgiving Day Practice from 7:30-9 AM at Harvard University on 11/22. All are welcome. Non-CMSC members must bring the drop-in waiver from our website (http://cambridgemasters.com/drop_in.pdf), or a current USMS membership card, and the $10 one day fee. Please join us for former Olympic Coach Chris Morgan’s famous Thanksgiving Day workout. CMSC will also host practices during the Holiday weekend on: Friday 11/23 from 5:30-7 AM and 12:15-1:30 PM, and on Sunday 11/25 from 9-10:30 AM and 6-7:30 PM.
Cost: $10 for non-CMSC members
Date of Event: 11/22/12
Event Start Time: 7:30 AM
Event End Time: 9 AM
Location of Event: Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02134
Event Organizers: for more information go to cambridgmasters.com or contact CMSC Head Coach Abe Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston Sharkfest® – Inaugural on Sat Sep 22 2012
Sharks in Boston Harbor? Bostonians call them “Shaaahks”! Imagine swimming across Boston Harbor from Piers Park Sailing Center in east Boston to the swim finish at the John Joseph Moakley US Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier in South Boston. You can do this! We are thrilled to bring our popular open water swim series to Boston. The 1500 meter competitive swim will have downtown Boston for a backdrop as athletes navigate across the channel to a thrilling finish. The Coast Guard will stop all boat traffic in and out of the channel during this event. Water taxis will transport swimmers from the finish line to the start of the swim. The event is limited to 400 participants and is filling fast – so don’t wait too long to register! This will be the talk of the New England swim circuit, not to mention lots of fun!
Check out a video of the course on Boston.com!
PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.
Distance: 1500 meters
Race date: Sat Sep 22 2012
Start time: 9:30-9:45am
Cutoff time: 50 minutes
Water temp: ~68-72° F
Entry fees: $70, Students $45
Sharkfest Swim award medals to top three individual finishers, male and female, in each 5-year age group (all divisions combined).
Personalized award plaques to first place individual finisher, male and female, in each 5-year age group (all divisions combined).
100 XTERRA points toward a new XTERRA wetsuit or any other XTERRA product to the first overall male & female finishers.
More information and registration:
The open water season is in full swing as the pond, lake and ocean waters have warmed nicely as the summer has progressed. Have you had a chance to test your skills out in the open…no lane lines to keep you hemmed in, no walls to inhibit your forward motion, no lines on the bottom to force you to swim in a straight line…only great, open water for swimming…pure swimming.
Test yourself at the NEM New England Open Water Championship Weekend in Salem, Massachusetts August 18 and 19. On Saturday, August 18 choose between the Salem Swim and Fin 1 mile or 5K Championship swims. Then, on Sunday, embrace the challenge of the Wild Fish 2 Mile Championship Swim. Both races are being held in beautiful Salem Harbor. Awards will be given to the top three women’s and men’s finishers in all age groups in both wetsuit and non-wetsuit championship divisions in all of these races. The water temperature in Salem Harbor should be about 68 to 69 degrees and the harbor is well protected from winds so conditions should be great for a fun weekend of open water racing.
Salem is a great venue for a weekend of championship swimming. In addition to the swims, Salem has several fun attractions as well as the world famous the Peabody Essex Museum of Art. The town has many good restaurants [FINZ Restaurant Seafood $-$$, Grapevine-Fine dining $$-$$$, Salem Beer Works-$-$$, Howling Wolf (Mexican)-$, Gulu-Gulu Cafe, $-$$] and many fun places to “rehydrate” after a challenging open water effort. The Salem Swim and Fin and The Wild Fish Swim organizers have worked out a discount on rooms at the Salem Inn for people registered for either or both of the swims.
So, spend a great weekend in Salem testing your open water skills and competing in the NEM New England Open Water Championship swims. You can register on line or via snail mail by going to these links and following the simple instructions:
Swim and Fin: http://www.swimandfin.org
Wild Fish: http://www.bnsfitness.com/
See you in Salem!!
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Cambridge Masters 4th of July Holiday Practice
Due to scheduling conflicts, CMSC’s 4th of July Holiday Practice will run from 5:30-6:30 AM on Wednesday at Harvard’s Blodgett pool. Doors will open by 5:15 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause. There will be a Freestyle (6-Lane Pool) and Stroke/IM (8-Lane Pool) option. All are welcome. Invite your fellow swimmer and triathlete friends; please have non-CMSC members bring the drop-in waiver and the $10 one-day fee: http://cambridgemasters.com/drop_in.pdf