34 Top 10 Fastest Swims in Nation

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In the recently released USMS National Top 10 Short Course Meters (SCM) swims for 2015, Wammies are listed 34 times. Here is the breakdown:
  • Individual – 24
  • Relay – 10
This is the largest listing for WAM, which is celebrating its fifth year in existence, and is a great end to what was a supreme season for the WAM Rams.
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The Rams can next be seen in action at the 2016 NE-LMSC SCY Champs at Harvard on March 12 (Distance Day) and March 18-20.

WAM & NEM Seek 5th National Title in USMS 1-hr Postal Swim

postal swim logoFor the past 4 years, WAM and the other teams that form the New England Masters swim club have come together to win the title of the USMS 1-Hr ePostal National Championship. In this event, swimmers aim to complete as many yards as possible within an hour. The yards swum by the swimmers from the same club are summed to give the total yards swum by that club.

WAM will be conducting its 1-hr swim on Sunday, January 17 at 10 am.

 

WAM Hosts Successful SCM Champs and Wins Division

Swimmers shattered four world records during the New England LMSC SCM Championships held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Dec. 11-13, 2015.

Hosted by Worcester Area Masters (WAM), 478 swimmers, some from as far away as Texas and Florida, participated in the meet. It was a highly competitive meet during which 208 New England LMSC SCM Championship meet records and 63 New England records were recorded.

The four world records were set by:

  • Cecilia McCloskey in the Women’s 65-69 200 back with a time of 2:53.36
  • NEM Women’s 800 free 24-27 Relay team [C. Brynn, C. Hayes, K Slifer, T. Grilli] with a time of 10:58:88
  • Leslie Livingston in the Women’s 50-54 50 back with a time of 30:58
  • Fritz Bedford in the Men’s 50-54 50 back with a time of 27:28

Additionally, five national records were set, which include the above world records plus Kathy Silver’s 6:14.34 in the women’s 70-74 400 freestyle.

To round off a successful swim meet, staff and students from UMass Memorial Medical Health Care offered participants the opportunity to learn CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator.

WAM is already looking forward to an even better event next year!

Winter Schedule

Our practice schedule for the next 3 weeks:

Mon – 12/21 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Tues – 12/22 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Wed – 12/23 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Thurs – 12/24 – No Practice
Fri – 12/25 – No Practice
Sat – 12/26 – No Practice
Sun – 12/27 – No Practice
Mon 12/28 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Tues – 12/29 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Wed – 12/30 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Thurs – 12/31 – No Practice
Fri – 1/1 – No Practice
Sat – 1/2 – No Practice
Sun – 1/3 – No Practice
Mon – 1/4 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Tues – 1/5 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Wed – 1/6 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Thurs – 1/7 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Fri – 1/8 – No Practice
Sat – 1/9 – No Practice
Sun – 1/10 – Return to Normal Schedule