The late entry fee has been waived and the deadline for entries has been extended to 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 22.
The power of Ramseas- our very ‘punny’ mascot- was clearly in force at the New England LMSC SCY Championships over the past two weekends. In a very keenly contested battle for the top three positions, WAM ended-up with 2nd Place in the medium workout group category. This was the team’s best ever showing in this grouping.
A total of 65 individual and 6 relay team records were set! To add to these impressive results: a number of Wammies were able to swim on par with the qualifying times for the 15th FINA World Masters Championships. These performances will be made official when WAM next gets into action at the 2014 Worcester Area Masters Invitational. This will be a short course meters meet at the beautiful WPI pool on Saturday, April 26. WAM looks forward to having lots of fun with its fans and competitors!
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Here are some startling facts from the Centers for Disease Control:
- Ten people die from drowning everyday.
- Adults account for the majority of unintentional drowning deaths.
- Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States.
- In Massachusetts, almost once per week, there is an unintentional drowning death.
As members of a swimming group, we sometimes take our ability to fearlessly enter the pool and/or swim continuous laps for granted. The above statistics remind us that many of the people around us might not possess basic swimming skills. It is for this reason (and the unacceptable statistics) that we have decided to partner with 9 other masters clubs, various organizations nationwide, and the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation (SSLF) to offer swimming lessons during Adult Learn-To-Swim month (April).
More information on the SSLF can be found here. Please see the flyer below for our sites and times for the lessons.
The Worcester Area Masters will be hosting a one-day short course meters meet on Saturday, April 26. The venue is the beautiful WPI pool.
Click here for more information.
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the pool is sooo delightful! Here is the schedule, for the WPI location, for the next 2 weeks:
Monday, 12/23 – 5:30-6:30 am
Tuesday, 12/24 – 10-11:30 am
Wednesday, 12/25 – No workout
Thursday, 12/26 – No workout
Friday, 12/27 – 5:30-6:30 am
Saturday, 12/28 – 6-7 am
Sunday, 12/29 – No workout
Monday, 12/30 – 7-8 am
Tuesday, 12/31 – No workout
Wednesday, 1/1 – No workout
Thursday, 1/2 – 6-7 pm
Friday, 1/3 – 5:30-6:30 am
Saturday, 1/4 – 7-8:30
Sunday, 1/5 – No workout
Monday, 1/6 – 5:30-6:30 am
Tuesday, 1/7 – Return to normal schedule
Do enjoy the holidays!
A total of 8 team records were set in a series of great swims at our annual intersquad event swims. This was after a prolonged period of intense training. Great things are expected from the Wammies when they are rested and go for gold at the Short Course Meters Championships on December 13-15.
Starting November 10, our WPI site will be dedicating some of its practice time on Sundays to technique work with underwater cameras.