Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2015 NE-LMSC SCM Champs Update

2015 NE-LMSC SCM Champs Update

Dear Swimmers,

We are excited to announce a new partnership and a new location for the 2015 SCM Championship Meet!! The meet will still be held in December (the 11th-13th) AND this year it will be hosted at the brand spanking new Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Sports and Recreation Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The WPI pool boasts a 10 lane competition course with 5 additional lanes for warm up /warm down, deck space for 500 and spectator seating for over 400 people as well as free parking in Worcesters first green rooftop parking garage, just meters from the pool.

Worcester Area Masters (WAM) has graciously agreed to become the local hosts of the meet and we are excited to see what new opportunities arise in the coming weeks!

You can expect the same level of high quality meet management and facilities and you may even see an additional event or two added to the order!

Below is some additional information. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in Worcester in December!

     -Crystie McGrail (Great Bay Masters, Co-Meet Director)
     -Alford Green (Worcester Area Masters, Co-Meet Director)

Questions? Click to Email: Crystie or Alford

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Stay tuned here for additional information about the 2015 SCM Champs meet!  

Below are a few notes to help you acclimate to the new facility location:

  • The City of Worcester is located 50 miles west of Boston and 40 miles north of Providence, RI.  It is easily accessible from Boston via the MBTA commuter rail (South Station, Back Bay and Yawkey Stations) or via train with Amtrak from South Station.
  • Worcester Regional Airport has flights operated from JetBlue Airlines and public transportation can also be used from Logan International Airport in Boston to get to Worcester. 

There are a number of hotels within a five-minute drive of the pool. Our suggestions are:

   Holiday Inn Express
   110 Summer Street, Worcester, MA 01608

   Quality Inn & Suites
   50 Oriol Drive, Worcester, MA 01605

   Courtyard by Marriott
   72 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605

Other Helpful Links

Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 Results, Records & Thanks You's - Updated

A few notable Thank You's:

  • Boston University Fit Rec Center Staff for ALL that they do.
  • Doug Sayles, NE-LMSC registrar
  • Our officials - led by Bob and Priscilla! 
  • Simmons Swim & Crew for providing back up timing on Saturday & Sunday
  • Joe Fraier from Swimwear in Motion for supporting your swim supply needs
  • Great Bay Masters - Bart & Jacqui & volunteers for the concession stand
  • NELMSC & NEM for all their support

The biggest Thank You goes to all of the swimmers (YOU!) who attend this meet and make it an exciting and fast weekend to be a part of! 

Meet Results are posted below.  Please notify us with any errors as soon as possible!   

Let us know how we did with this 2 question feedback survey:  http://goo.gl/forms/zHsxfsbHSE 

There were 2 World Records and 3 National Records Broken at the meet:

1) Men 25-29 100 Meter Back - David Russell, CMSC, with a time of 53.38
  • Previous Records: 
  • World: 54.23W 2011 LEONARDO SUMIDA
  • NATL: 55.26N 2009 KEVIN DOAK

2) Women 100-119 400 Meter Free Relay - NEM-BUMS, with a time of 4:04.38
  • Wilson, Kelsey W22 
  • Roggensack, Kelsey J W24
  • Szekely, Ildiko W35 
  • Mancuso, Elizabeth A W29
  • Previous Records: 
  • Note - FINA only recognizes ages 25+ for records. 
3) Men 50-54 50 Meter Back - Fritz Bedford, UV Rays, has again bested his world and national record with a time of 27.28.  (Previous record 27.36W from 2013)

4) Men 50-54 400 IM - David Sims bested his record to 4:49.49 (previous record 4:50.40 from 2013)

5) Men 50-54 50 Meter Butterfly- Fritz Bedford, UV Rays, has bested another national record with a time of 26.04.  (Previous record 26.12 from 2007)

Meet Results: (Updated 12/15/14)

Scoring: (Updated 12/15/14)

  • Individual High Point Scores

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2014 SCM Champs Pre-Meet Info

We are once again excited to bring you to Boston University for the SCM Championships and Colonies Zones Smackdown!

This is a lengthy post but it contains pertinent information - please review all of it prior to the meet this weekend!

Boston University has privileged us with the use of their facility so please represent USMS as respectful ambassadors and remain off of the pool deck until Warm Up begins!  This means 4:30 PM on Friday and 9:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday. 

There is NO posting of advertisements, flyers or posters without the approval of the Boston University Aquatics Director.  

Please see the previous post (below) for final entry information, psych sheets, split sheets and an estimated timeline.

Important Notes:
  1. Every person must sign a BU waiver upon entry to the pool area!
  2. Every event requires positive check in.  Check-In for the 800 Free on Friday will close at 4:30 PM, and on Saturday/Sunday both the men's and women's 400 Free will close at 9:15 AM.  All other events will close approximately one hour before the event is expected to begin.
  3. The 800 Free is run fastest to slowest, alternating heats of women and men. 
  4. PARKING:  On Friday, December 12, 2014: 4:30pm-9:30pm  - $12 pay-on-entry (POE) at Agganis Arena garage or $10 POE at Babcock Street Lot.  On Saturday, December 13, 2014: 9am-6pm - $12 POE at Arena and $10 POE at Babcock.  On Sunday, December 14, 2014: 9am-5pm – $12 POE at Arena and $10 POE at Babcock.
  5. There will be concessions with snacks and drinks on Saturday & Sunday. There will also be a swim suit vendor selling various apparel and supplies.
  6. Chairs are provided on deck. 
  7. There is NO DIVING in the warm up lanes during the meet.

Team Scoring Divisions
Same as last year NEM Workout groups will be scored together with USMS clubs as teams. There will be four team size divisions: Squad [1-3 swimmers entered], Small Team [4-10 swimmers], Medium Team [11-25 swimmers] and Large Team [26+ swimmers].

There will be an awards ceremony Sunday after the completion of the last relay in which the top three teams in each division will be recognized. The top scoring individual male and female will also be recognized.

Club & Workout Group Affiliation
You may only compete as part of your USMS registered team or workout group. If you need to change your USMS registration contact the NE-LMSC Registrar at NEregistrar@usms.org ASAP! Once the meet has begun you will not be able to change your affilitation.

We are excited to see you soon!
-Great Bay Masters Swimming, Inc [Host Team]
-Crystie McGrail [meet director] greatbaymastersswimteam@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 SCM Champs-Zones North Meet Info & Entries

Psych Sheets and Entries by Team  have been updated 12/12/14

***once you complete your first event at the meet we are not able to correct any errors***

Colonies Zones Smackdown

For the first time there will be two Colonies Zone Meets, our meet in Boston (Zones-North) and a meet in Virginia (Zones-South) where swimmers will go "virtually" head to head and Zone Champions will be crowned!  Meet results will be compiled and bragging rights will be awarded to the winner!

Lets show those "Southerners" what's up in Boston! 

Host Hotel Information$99.00/night
The Inn at Longwood Medical, 342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Make a reservation by calling (800) 468-2378 or (617) 731-4700. Or via email to Gayle Sinclair or on the website www.innatlongwood.com  use group code SCMC1212  


  1. Q: I forgot to include an event in my registration. I would like to add an event.  A:  We are no longer accepting add events.  An entry form with "Additional Event" written on the top and applicable event fee can be mailed in, postmarked by November 29th.   
  2. Q: My seed time is incorrect.  A: Email correct seed time prior to Monday 12/8 or you can note it on-site during positive check in. 
  3. Q: My Workout Group/Team is incorrect.  A: You may only compete as part of your USMS registered team or workout group.  Check your USMS registration card, if you need to change your USMS registration contact the NE-LMSC Registrar (NEregistrar@usms.org).
  4. Q: Can I switch one event for another?  A: No.  Please see Question 1 if you would like to add an event.   

2014 T-Shirt Design Contest - closed!  
See our facebook page for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/SCMChamps 

The 2014 Winning Design:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Host Hotel Deal - $99/night - Inn at Longwood


The Inn at Longwood Medical
342 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Make Hotel’s reservations at (800) 468-2378 or (617) 731-4700. Or via email to Gayle Sinclair or on the website www.innatlongwood.com 

use group code SCMC1212

CUT-OFF DATE: November 21, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014 T-Shirt Contest will start Oct 1!

We will once again be doing the T-Shirt Design Contest to win a FREE entry to the meet! 

Guidelines will be posted October 1st!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Save the Date: December 12-14, 2014

Save The Date:  
The 2014 NE-LMSC Short Course Meters Champs 
will be returning to the BU Fit Rec Center on 
December 12th-14th.  

Meet Information will be coming soon.  
Entries will open November 1st.  

Hope to see you all there!