Colonies Zone US Masters Swimming



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Colonies Zone Championships Announced
WPI poolDuring the annual Colonies Zone meeting at the September USMS Convention, the zone SCM and SCY Championships were selected. Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts will host the short course meters championship meet in conjunction with the New England LMSC Championship on the weekend of December 7-9, 2018. Entries are now open and are found on the Calendar page.

GMU poolThe Colonies Zone SCY Championship meet will again be hosted at George Mason University on the weekend of April 5-7, 2019. This will be the 17th year that the championship meet will be held at the facility in our own LMSC.

Colonies Zone Volunteers Honored
Ed TsuzukiDuring the recent USMS convention, three individuals from the Colonies Zone were recognized for their volunteer contributions to Masters Swimming. Ed Tsuzuki of New Jersey LMSC was selected this year's Ransom J. Arthur award recipient, our organization's highest honor. Ed's leadership and participation in the national organization, including serving four years as a vice president was noted. He also has served his local swimmers as a coach and by establishing a new club.

Laurie HugLaurie Hug from Delaware Valley LMSC was honored with the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award. This award recognizes individuals for their volunteer efforts and accomplishments that meet the USMS goals and objectives. Laurie, a coach, has been her LMSC's chair for several years, enhancing bylaws and establishing programs. She also started a local masters program, and participated in national committees for several years.

Ray NovitskeRay Novitske from Potomac Valley was also a recipient of the Dorothy Donnelly award. He was chair and vice chair of a national committee and participated in other national committees for over a decade. He serves as his LMSC's and Colonies Zone's webmaster, and has also established a local club.

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SCM Zone Championship Meet

The Colonies Zone SCM Championship will be held at the New England LMSC Championship meet in Worcester Massachusetts.


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