Dot Donnelly Service Award To Dan Kornblatt
During the annual USMS convention in October, Niagara LMSC's Dan Kornblatt from Binghamton University Masters Swimming received our zone's Dorothy Donnelly Service Award. Dan was a founding member of the BUMS almost three decades ago. After almost fourteen coaches later, Dan took over head coaching duties and led the team to consecutive Zone Championships, and to membership of over 100 swimmers. Congratulations.
USMS Coaching Certification Class November 21
A coaching certification class opportunity is being offered in the Colonies Zone this November. First, a Level 1 and 2 class will be held at the Holiday Inn Stadium in Philadelphia on August 29. A level 3 Coaching Certification Class will be held at the Courtyard South - Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Registration can be made online from the USMS web site.
Zone Open Water Championship Wrapup
The Asphalt Green Masters One Mile Ocean Swim & Colonies Zone Open Water Championships at Point Lookout Town Beach, NY was the best of the past 18 years it has been contested. The weather was perfect and the surf was fun and made for a fast incoming tidal push for the measured mile. The 115 athletes who finished was the largest since the race was a USMS National Championship in 2001. Brian Krut, from the Open Water Swim Team was first overall and Rachel Ripley, Asphalt Green Masters, was the first female (7th overall). Congratulations.
Results From The Zone LCM Championship
About 120 swimmers attended the 2015 Colonies Zone LCM Championship / 8th Terrapin Cup July 10-12 at the University of Maryland. As both meets had not been held in a few years, this was a most welcome addition to the 2015 LCM calendar.
The meet was held in a 3-day format, offering the 1500 on Friday and two short sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning, and featured all of the 400 and 800 relays. This was a great opportunity to swim a fast meet in a fast pool (host of last year's Summer Nationals) and for those heading to nationals, to do some fine tuning. Cecelia McCloskey of 1776 swam to 4 new USMS records in the W 65-69 age group.
Thank you to all who were able to come and support this event and we look forward to seeing you back at UMD soon!