Twenty-two Wammies have completed the USMS 1-Hr ePostal Swim. As a team, they completed a whopping 78,860 yards! This is sure to go a far way in helping parent club New England Masters (NEM) retain the title for the 5th straight year!
For 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.
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!
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
WAM is proud to be the new hosts of the New England Local Masters Swimming Committee (NELMSC) & Colonies Zone Short Course Meters (SCM) Championships. After a few years at Boston University, this event moves to the beautiful WPI pool in Worcester, MA.
Swimmers can expect the usual well-run meet with a few exciting enhancements. More…
WAM is again partnering with the family of Michelle Farnsworth to host 1/2 mile and 1 mile open water swims. More…