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NATIONAL CHAMPION T-SHIRTS

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 allamericanswim.com, 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!

Congratulations!

Starts & Turns Technique Clinic with 5-Time Olympian and 12-Time Olympic Medalist Dara Torres, hosted by Cambridge Masters Swim Club

CMSC will host a Starts & Turns technique clinic with Dara Torres on Sunday, 3/16, from 4-6:00 PM at Harvard University. This is a special opportunity for former World Record holder and current American Record holder Dara Torres to share her knowledge and experiences with us. The clinic will cover: Flip turns, Open turns/IM turns, Block Starts & Backstroke Starts. This clinic is for swimmers and triathletes of all ability levels. All are welcome. Must be 18 years old. Get ready for the New England Championships in March and spring and summer racing! Instructors will be composed of 5-Time Olympian Dara Torres, Former Olympic Coach Chris Morgan, CMSC coaches, and Olympic Trials Competitors.
Cost: $30 for CMSC members, $45 for non-members. Register online today. Space is limited: https://www.teamunify.com/EventsCurrent.jsp?team=mnecmsch

Date of Event: Sunday, 3/16, 4-6 PM
Event Start Time: 4:00 PM
Event End Time: 6:00 PM
Location of Event: Harvard’s Blodgett Pool, 65 North St. Boston, MA 02134
Event Organizers: for more information contact Cambridge Masters Swim Club Head Coach Abe Rogers: aberogers@gmail.com or visit our website: www.cambridgemasters.com and click on “Clinics and Event.”

ONE HOUR SWIM DEADLINE EXTENDED!!

ONE HOUR SWIM EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 10th

Due to the extreme weather experienced by certain regions of the country in January, USMS has decided to extend the One Hour Swim competition through February 10. As a result February 10th will be the last day you can do the swim AND it is also the last day you can submit your swim online (whether you completed it in January or February).

If you haven’t yet done the swim, please consider doing it over the next 10 days. If you have already completed the swim, please make sure you submit your results by the 10th!

One Week Left! – WE NEED YOUR HELP – Please Participate in the One Hour Swim!

One Week Left! – WE NEED YOUR HELP – Please Participate in the One Hour Swim!

There is one week left to do the One Hour Swim and we need your help now more than ever. After seeing NEM win the national championship two years running, several teams are gunning for us. This is why we need your help more than ever. PLEASE join your fellow NEM members and complete the One Hour Swim. You are going to be going to the pool for an hour anyway so why not just record your workout as a One Hour Swim entry.

Every yard helps and you can enter your swim from your iPhone! Your swim doesn’t count unless you register it with USMS.
Fortunately, it’s easy. Just follow these four simple steps:
1. Register with USMS as an NEM swimmer

- You can do it on-line at http://www.usms.org/reg/

2. Pick any time between now and January 31st to swim and swim in any 25 yard or 25 meter pool!

3. 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!)!

4. Submit your yardage online at: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1308&smid=41012– unless you are going for a national record, all you need to do is submit your splits for each 500 and your total yardage. It’s that easy!

Remember, you must register with USMS before your swim in order for it to qualify and for your name to be included on our list of swimmers so complete your USMS registration today as an NEM swimmer! (http://www.usms.org/reg/)

It’s easy and it is fun. We can’t win without your help. Remember, what matters most is participation, not yardage! This is the one event where our membership competes as one team and not against each other. We want each of you to contribute, even if you only swim 500 – 1000 yards (some people will do it all-kick or all-skull because of injuries – it’s totally legal – you just can’t use equipment like a kick-board or pull-buoy).

If you have already completed the swim, please make sure you submit it online. If you have done so, thank you! If not, there is still time!

Every yard counts! Again, many thanks to all of the participants and to all of the coaches and swimmers encouraging NEM members to take part in this annual event.

Please help us defend our crown!

Many Thanks!

Frank Wuest

NEM One Hour Swim Coordinator

The Wellesley Meet, originally scheduled for 1/12/14 has been moved to 2/9/14

On Sunday, January 19th, SwimRI is running One Hour Postal Swim heats for NEM members at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. Check in and warm up start at 8am. Heats start at 9:00, 10:20 & 11:40. 48-swimmer limit (2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats). Informal post-swim social gathering at Aidan’s Irish Pub.

RWU Pool

The $12-$18 minimum “donation” will benefit RWU’s Swimming & Diving Team, which is providing counters/timers for the Swim.

Ten open spots remain as of January 7th. To claim one, email douglas.sayles@swimri.org with your prioritized heat preferences (e.g., 2-1-3) and, if you have not already done so, renew your USMS-NEM membership for 2014 at http://www.usms.org/reg. For more information see http://www.swimri.org.

One Hour Swim is HERE!!!

An easy resolution to make good on – Complete the One Hour Swim in January!
Yes, it’s that time of year again – time for NEM members to join as one and compete against the top masters programs in the country in the One Hour Swim. What other resolution can you fulfill by doing something only once during the year? Here’s a resolution that you can check off your list early in 2014 and help your NEM teammates become national champions at the same time!
Over 600 NEM members participated last year and helped us win our second straight national championship. This did not go unnoticed by our competition and several teams have set a goal of dethroning us in 2014. Let’s not let that happen! Our goal in 2014 is to have over 750 NEM swimmers participate in this January’s contest. We can’t achieve this goal without your help!
Fortunately, it’s easy to contribute. Just follow these four simple steps:

1. Register with USMS as an NEM swimmer

- You can do it on-line at http://www.usms.org/reg/ – make sure you list NEM as your affiliation

2. Pick any time in January to swim and swim in any 25 yard or 25 meter pool!

3. 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!)!

4. Submit your yardage online at: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1308&smid=41012 – unless you are going for a national record, all you need to do is submit your splits for each 500 and your total yardage. It’s that easy!

Remember, you must register with USMS before your swim in order for it to qualify and for your name to be included on our list of swimmers so complete your USMS registration today as an NEM swimmer! (http://www.usms.org/reg/)
It’s easy and it is fun. Many NEM clubs will be holding One Hour events in January so you can do it on your own or as part of a group. Remember, what matters most is participation, not yardage! This is the one event where our membership competes as a team and not against each other. We want each of you to contribute, even if you only swim 500 – 1000 yards (some people will even do it all-kick or all-skull because of injuries – it’s totally legal – you just can’t use equipment like a kick-board or pull-buoy).

Please make a resolution to participate and help us defend our crown. It will be the easiest resolution you’ve ever completed! Thanks and Happy New Year!

Frank Wuest

NEM One Hour Swim Coordinator

Cambridge Masters hosts 100×100 on Sunday, December 29th, 8AM-12PM

Event Description: Join CMSC and swimmers from around New England to bring in the New Year and raise money for the scholarship fund at Smith College in honor of our late friend and coach Marly Pineda. Swim 100×100 yards or however many you would like. Doors open at 8AM, 100×100 begins at 8:30AM. Intervals typically range from a 1:15-2:00 interval. We will provide water, sports drinks and refreshments, but do not count on CMSC to provide all your nutrition needs. Bring water, snacks, sports drink, energy gels, etc.

$10 minimum donation requested.
Non-CMSC swimmers must present a current USMS card or the drop-in waiver from our website: http://www.teamunify.com//mnecmsch/__doc__/drop_in.pdf (Please fill the waiver out beforehand to save time).

Date of Event: Sunday, December 29th.

Event Start Time: 8AM
Event End Time: 12PM

Location of Event: Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02134

Event Organizers: For more information contact aberogers@gmail.com or visit www.cambridgemasters.com

Butterfly & Breaststroke Technique Clinic with 5-Time Olympian and 12-Time Olympic Medalist Dara Torres, hosted by Cambridge Masters Swim Club

Name of Event: Butterfly & Breaststroke Technique Clinic with 5-Time Olympian and 12-Time Olympic Medalist Dara Torres, hosted by Cambridge Masters Swim Club
Event Description:
CMSC will host a Butterfly & Breaststroke technique clinic with under-water video analysis on Sunday, 10/6, from 6-8:00 PM at Harvard University. This clinic is for swimmers of all ability levels. All are welcome. Instructors will be composed of 5-Time Olympian Dara Torres, CMSC coaches, Harvard Varsity Coaches, Olympic Trials Competitors, and former Olympic Coach Chris Morgan.
Cost: $20 for CMSC members, $30 for non-members. Register online today. Space is limited: https://www.teamunify.com/EventsCurrent.jsp?team=mnecmsch
Date of Event: Sunday, 10/6, 6-8 PM
Event Start Time: 6:00 PM
Event End Time: 8:00 PM
Location of Event: Harvard’s Blodgett Pool, 65 North St. Boston, MA 02134
Event Organizers: for more information contact Cambridge Masters Swim Club Head Coach Abe Rogers: aberogers@gmail.com or visit our website: www.cambridgemasters.com