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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)

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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 2012 Relay All Americans


K Anelauskas 27
Lauren E Au 28
Meghan Bailey 34
Elise J Beeger 27
Kristy Bohling 28
Mathew C Card 24
V Chereukhin 25
David A Cote 51
Kyle Cutter 27
Amanda W Daley 24
Brian C Donohue 25
Jennifer Downing 34
Karen Elbert 28
Beth A Estel 55
Ilya Fishman 34
Tracy L Grilli 55
Caitlin M Healey 29
Jacki Hirsty 60
Barbara R Hummel 60
Jeffrey Kosiorek 33
C Lapinskas 27
D Leith-Doucett 30
Jennifer R Luker 55
Elizabeth Mancuso 27
Michael R Mappes 45
Scott Mc Inerney 26
Keri Nappi 34
Donna M Neuendorf 44
Niclas K Ohman 37
Hillary Pelletier 35
Samantha R Pitter 27
J Rasmussen 27
Daniel J Rogacki 65
Mark S Rubacky 42
Molly Ryan 24
Greg J Shaw 61
Jessica N Stokes 36
Stacy L Sweetser 36
Katherine Un 19
Evelyn M Volz 26
Kim Walker 27
Sarah D Weas 24
Amy Whitesides 40
Tobias T Work 27

Congratulations and Thank You! You are a National Champion!

We just got the official word that NEM won the National One-Hour Swim Championships. I would like to offer my heart-felt thank you and congratulations to all of the coaches and swimmers who helped make this happen. It was a true team effort as we had 509 entrants who swam for a total of over 1.8 million yards. It is a record number of swimmers and possibly a record total distance. It was truly an amazing performance that each and every coach and swimmer who contributed should be proud of. Thanks once again for making it happen.

This is a wonderful milestone in New England swimming. For the One-Hour Championship you’re at the summit. It doesn’t get any better. Last year 304 hit the lanes. This year 509!!! That’s an insane 206 more NEM members put it on the line. You guys are out of this world. Hurt swimmers kicking their hearts out to get the yardage. A very brand new dad jumping in and getting it done. Everyone has a personal story to tell. Well, tell your story as the very best in the United States of America. Congratulations again!

Frank Wuest
NEM One Hour Swim Coordinator

2nd Annual Kingdom Swim Recap

From Phil White, Kingdom Swim Chair…

On Saturday, July 24, 2010, 195 swimmers, ages ranging from 7 to 68 years old took to the waters of Lake Memphremagog in Newport, VT for the Second Annual Kingdom Swim.  Attached are the times in the 10 mile, 3 mile, 1 mile, ? mile and 100 yard swims.

In nearly perfect swimming conditions, Rondi Davies, an Australian living in New York City, completed the 10 mile course with a time of 3:56:49.and successfully defended her title as overall Champion of Kingdom Swim by beating out Joe Sheehan of Boxford Mass in a hard fought duel. As the female and male winners, Rondi and Joe each received a Kingdom Swim walking stick, which was hand carved by Bill Peck of Derby, Vermont.

Swimmers, their kayakers, and their families came from 26 different states, Mexico, and India to participate in the swim.  Swapnali Yadav, and 11 year old from Mumbai, India was the female youth winner of the 10 mile course and Michael Happ, 17, from Hingham, Mass was the male youth winner of the 10 mile course.

Earlier, on Friday evening, over 300 marched in the Pet and Swimmers Parade and dined at the Gateway as part of the Swimmers and Yackers Pasta Dinner.

Shu Wan of Richmond, Indiana was winner of the Elton John look-a-like contest. Bill Shipp of Mitchellville, Maryland was the high pledge winner, raising $1,175 in donations to support IROC’s Healthy Changes Initiative.   He presented Phil White, Chairman of IROC’s Board, with a Maryland state flag which had been flown over the Maryland statehouse for a day, in honor of this ground breaking program.  Swimmers raised over $27,000 in support of the program.  The Initiative is an exercise program and discounted membership for people suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis as well as cancer patients, cancer survivors, and seniors over the age of 65.

  The swim was conducted as part of Newport’s Kingdom Aquafest  which also included a street fair on Saturday afternoon, a wide variety of music throughout the afternoon, Last Kid Picked played through the Fireworks,  celebrating The heart of summer in the heart of the Kingdom.  Sunday saw Pick & Shovel bed races and Passumpsic Bank Logrolling.

White thanked Peter Stuart, a member of the Board and Chair of the Kingdom Swim Organizing Committee, Julie Gunn, Director of Programming at IROC and the swim’s “field marshall”at the beach and 100 or so  battle hardened staff and volunteers who supported the event not only on the beach but also in kayaks and  motorboats out on the water.  The event also raised funds for Memphremagog Watershed Association, Coutts Moriority, Northwods Stewardship Center, and a number of other charitable causes.  The event was sponsored by Community National Bank, Paul Decelles Investment Planning, Vermont Highland Cattle Company, Poulin Lumber, Louis Garneau, Boston Sports Club, XTerra Wet Suits, The East Side Restaurant, and numerous others.

Results are available on our results page.