WORCESTER — Several members of the Worcester Area Masters swim team are heading to Montreal, Canada for the 15th Annual FINA World Masters Championships.
L-R Alford Green (Head Coach), Ben Hammond, Gail Holland, CJ Dickson, Paul Arsenault
“It’s for swimmers who are 25 years of age and over,” said Head Coach Alford Green, whose team trains at the new pool at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. “We are very excited to be a part of this swimming meet and the great thing is it’s within driving distance for us.”
Wammies Catherine Dickson, Gail Holland, Paul Arsenault, and Ben Hammond will all participate throughout competition scheduled for Aug. 3rd through Aug. 10th. The meet will have 7,794 Masters swimmers representing 101 nations. “In their events, all of our swimmers are ranked within the top 3 of the New England contingent. They have put in the work and are looking extremely well in the pool. It is just for them to go out there and execute what we have been practicing. It really is a big deal, and an honor to represent the United States in this big swimming event. We are all rooting for them!” says Green.
The competition will begin with Opening Ceremonies in Montreal on Saturday Aug. 2nd.
WAM is partnering with the family of Michelle Farnsworth to raise funds for her treatment. Michelle, aged 15, was diagnosed in March with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)…
Join us for our 2nd Annual 4th of July Weekend Swim and others listed below:
7/5- Annual 4th of July Weekend Swim @ Walden Pond. Breakfast to follow!
7/12-Singletary Lake in Sutton
7/19-Comet pond/Bay State Games
7/26-Comet pond (open for suggestions)
All of the above swims start at 7 am.
WAMMIES NAMED NEW ENGLAND HIGH POINT WINNERS
Congratulations are in order! At the end of a very successful year, Spencer Coffin (left, M18-24) and Ben Hammond (M35-39) are to receive the awards for the New England High Point Swimmer in their respective age groups.
The ceremony – the New England LMSC Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony – will be held at the Holiday Inn Boxborough on Sunday, June 8 at 1-5 pm.
We thank them for their hard work in helping to make the club a success.
With a long winter and cold spring mostly behind us, we will be visiting ponds/lakes throughout Massachusetts for some open water swimming. All the swims are group swims (no one left behind) and we sometimes go for breakfast afterwards.
Default Location: Indian Lake – 104 Shore Drive, Worcester
Day/Time: Saturday/7:00-8:00 am
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It’s been three years- can you believe it!? Thanks to those first eight brave explorers, a vibrant and closely-knit community of water enthusiasts started on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm.
Those first few practices were a bit rough. For some, these were their first formal practices in years. Their determination and quite a bit of whining, however, led to the setting of a winning trend that has carried on until this day.
Congrats and thanks for making it three wonderful years!