LCM Zone Championship Summary
The University of Maryland played host to the three day Colonies Zone Long Course Championships outside Washington, DC in July. There were about 120 swimmers entered in the meet, from Canada to Virginia. Quite a few fast swims took place, with folks getting ready for Summer Nationals, and other summer events.
Four national USMS records were set. New women's records were set by Leslie Livingston in the 55-59 50M Butterfly (30.52) and by Fall Willeboordse in the 50-54 50M Freestyle (28.17). Margot Pettijohn swam to records in the 70-74 100M Butterfly (1:35.09) and 50M Breaststroke (45.13).
Top three team point totals were:
|Germantown Maryland Masters||327|
|Montgomery Ancient Mariners||301|
Calling for Dot Donnelly Award Nominations
The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor swimmers in the Colonies Zone who exemplify the spirit of Dorothy Donnelly in their love of participation in the sport and their work to further Masters Swimming in their LMSC and the Colonies Zone. If there is anyone you swim with, or work with in the Colonies Zone, who you believe to be deserving of this great award, please complete the nomination from on line and return it to Natalie Taylor , no later than Friday, August 19th.
USMS Coach and Adult Learn To Swim Instructor Classes
Colonies Zone will play host to a few USMS Coach Certification classes as well as Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor classes this year. On October 29, Metropolitan LMSC will host the Level 3 USMS Coach Certification at the Hampton Inn LaGuardia Airport. Later on November 6, Maryland LMSC will host Level 1 and Level 2 in Baltimore.
Registration web site
One USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim class program will be held at the Marriott Courtyard LaGuardia Airport in New York. MetropolitanLMSC has scheduled this for Saturday, October 1.
Registration web site
Colonies Zone Championship Recap
Once again everyone had a great time at the Colonies Zone SCY Championships at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The 2016 meet held April 8-10 saw 447 swimmers entered, representing 72 teams. Congratulations to Fall Willeboordse of Bearcat Masters (BCTM) who set a potential new USMS record in the 100 IM. Courtney Hurtubise, Katie Grier, Gabrielle Mizerak and Sara Shaner from Club Tribe Alumni (1693) also potentially set a new national record in the Women's 400 free relay.
51 swimmers and 8 relays swam faster than the previous Zone meet record.
The youngest competitors were 18 year old Billy Kirkendall and Rebekah Sheppard. The oldest (all in their 80's) were Nancy Brown, David Nicholas, Dick Scott, Marcelo Barreiro, Thomas Lyons and Lesley Francis. In all, swimmers from California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, participated in this three-day meet.
The combined high point trophies were won by the following teams:
RESTON MASTERS SWIM TEAM - Large Team Division (20+ swimmers)
COLONIALS 1776 - Medium Team Division (10-19 swimmers)
ASPHALT GREEN MASTERS - Small Team Division (1-9 swimmers)
The Patriot Masters want to thank all of their officials for providing another well-run meet. And special thanks go to the George Mason University Men's and Women's swimming & diving teams for cheerfully helping with timing, registration and awards. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone!
-Cheryl Ward, Meet Director