Entries Now Accepted for
Colonies Zone LCM Championship
Come swim in the pool that hosted the 2014 Marriott USMS Summer National Championships and prepare yourselves for the 2015 Nationals in Ohio. The Colonies Zone LCM Championship meet will be held July 8-10 at the University of Maryland outside Washington, DC. 200 relays will not be offered in order to allow time for those that are not usually found in many meets - the 400 and 800 relays. For links to online entry, map, and calendar event, see the calendar page.
2015 Colonies Zone Open Water Championship, August 2
Asphalt Green Masters One Mile Ocean Swim is designated as the zone Open Water Championship for 2015. The Atlantic Ocean swim is scheduled for August 2 at Point Lookout at Lido Beach on the southern side of Long Island, NY. Information, online entry, directions, and past year results can be found on the race's web site, linked along with the online entry from the calendar page.
Race Web Site
2015 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 2015 meet held April 10-12 saw 510 swimmers entered, representing 75 teams. Cecilia Mccloskey of 1776 set 4 potential new USMS national records at the meet in the women's 65-59 age group! She swam 1:12.22 in the 100 IM, 2:37.07 in the 200 IM, 32.49 in the 50 back, and 1:10.15 in the 100 back. 72 swimmers and 5 relays swam faster than the previous Zone meet record.
The youngest competitor was 18 year old Jennifer Becker. The oldest (all in their 80's) were Tom Lyons, Boots Hall, Lesley Francis, Joan Waldbaum and Frank Manheim. In all, swimmers from Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, District of Columbia, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, West Virginia, Texas and Florida participated in this three-day meet.
The combined high point trophies were won by the following teams:
VIRGINIA MASTERS SWIM TEAM - Large Team Division (25+ swimmers)
SPRING VALLEY YMCA MASTERS - Medium Team Division (10-24 swimmers)
GARDEN STATE 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
Colonies Zone Dorothy Donnelly Service Award|
To Chris & Heather Stevenson
During the annual USMS convenion in September, Chris Stevenson and wife Heather received the zone's Dorothy Donnelly Service Award. The Virginia LMSC duo have volunteered their time in positions such as local record keepers, Webmaster, legal counseler, and Zone Meet Directors. Chris has also been active on the national scene as past chair of the Records & Tabulation Committee, and now national Vice President of Local Operations. Congratulations to both.
Past Recipients of the Colonies Zone Dot Donnelly Award.