Once again, WAM will be joining its sister New England Masters (NEM) workout groups for the annual USMS Speedo 1-Hour ePostal National Championship. The past three years have seen the NEM Swim Club win the championship title. The goal is to make it a fourth year!
WAM will be conducting the swim at 10 am on Sunday, Jan. 18. All are welcomed to join us!
For the next couple of weeks, practice times have been modified as below:
Monday 12/29– 5:30-6:30 am
Tuesday 12/30– 7-8:30 am or 5-6:30 pm
Wednesday 12/31– 7-8:30 pm
Friday 1/2– 7-9am or 5-6:30 pm
Saturday 1/3– 7-8:30 am
Monday 1/5– 5:30-6:30 am
Tuesday 1/6– 5-6:30 pm
Wednesday 1/7– 5:30-6:30 am
Friday 1/9– Resume normal schedule
Please be sure to arrive at least 10 mins. prior to the start of practices. We will enter through the lower doors by the parking garage.
Five team records were broken on Tuesday evening at the annual WAM Intersquad Meet. Overall, there were great performances in the last competition before the NE-LMSC Short Course Champs at BU- 12/12-12/14.
Be sure to come cheer on WAM as they go for #FIRSTnotThird!
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will not be having practice on Wednesday (11/26) evening or Friday (11/28) morning. Sunday’s practice has been moved to 12:30-1:30 pm for this Sunday ONLY.
Do enjoy the holidays!
Only 2 days to go until our Miles 4 Michelle benefit swim at Fort Pond, Lancaster, MA! UMass Memorial and some local stores will be joining in on the cause.
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)…