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!

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