12 Masters World Marks Bettered at New England Short Course Champs

By Bob Seltzer

CAMBRIDGE, MASS., Dec. 12. ON the weekend of December 8-9th, the New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) held its 2001 Short Course Meters (SCM) Championship meet at Wheaton College's Balfour Natatorium in Norton, MA.

NEM is the largest recognized United States Masters Swim Club (USMS) with more than 1,300 members throughout MA, NH, RI and VT. With more than 370 individual entrants and some 190+ relays, the NEM 2001 SCM Championship was the largest USMS 2001 sanctioned SCM meet held anywhere in the U.S. this year.

Proof that Masters swimming is a team sport, Great Bay Masters (GBM), swimming out of three pools in the Portsmouth, NH area, successfully defended its NE SCM Championship title due to its ability to recruit more than 70% of its members to show up and race! GBM overwhelmed both Cambridge Masters (CMSC), swimming out of Harvard's Blodgett Pool, and Minuteman Masters (MMAN), swimming out of Hanscom AFB in Bedford, MA.
The contest for first place was never really that close as GBM finished nearly 1,000 points ahead of second place CMSC. The struggle for the other 9 top ten positions was intense. CMSC led MMAN throughout much of the meet but as the second day came to a close, MMAN-under the always spirited leadership of coach Rich Axtell, nearly caught CMSC for second.

SUMMARY OF NEM WORKOUT GROUP FINISH (COMBINED)

1) Great Bay 3,664
2) Cambridge 2,667
3) Minuteman 2,455
4) Andover YMCA 1,140
5) WNEC Golden Bears 543
6) Wheaton Wahoos 516
7) East Providence 418
8) South County YMCA 322
9) Nashua Penquins 277
10) JCC Newton Masters 259

RECORDS FALL
You can make a pretty good case that New England is the center of master's RACING in the US. NEM averages a meet participation rate that is close to 50% of its members, compared to USMS National average that probably is no better than 20%. Furthermore, the intense team competition, as evidenced by the more than 150 relays assembled, produces an atmosphere that borders on Final Four madness.

Given this supercharged environment, given the fact that the Balfour Natatorium is reputed to be one of the fastest pools in New England and given that the psyche sheets had several swimmers entered at or near
world record pace-it was widely expected that records would fall. And fall they did!

The standout individual male swimmer of the meet was Jim Harvey (35-39) from Maine Masters. Harvey, a former swimming standout at Bucknell, who trains on his own, traveled many miles south to challenge the swiftest NEM swimmers. Harvey walked away from the meet with the following records: five world (100 IM, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 50 Fly and 100 Back) and one additional national (100 free). Harvey also managed to defeat all male swimmers in every event that he entered save one-the 100 back-which he lost to a
swimmer ten years younger from CSCM, Ben Lo-Pinto, who represented the Seychelles in the 2000 Olympics.

The standout individual female swimmer of the meet was Joel Feldman (50-54) representing the NEM Workout at the Keene YMCA in NH. A few days before the meet, Joel planned to scratch due to continuing back problems that prevented her from using the starting blocks. Joel decided to come anyway, expecting that she wouldn't swim fast but would enjoy the company of her fellow NEMs. In spite of her back ailments, Joel managed to better the following records: three world (50 Fly, 100 Back and 50 Free) and one additional national (50 back) record. We are waiting to see what Joel can do fully recovered.

NEM has a very strong contingent of 50+ male swimmers, including several that have set USMS National and FINA World records. About a year ago, Greg Shaw returned to swimming after a 30 year lay-off. Greg and Fred
Schlicher, a Masters record holder who has been a NEM for more than 25 years, both broke the world record in the 100 Fly. Fred swam slightly faster than Greg this time around but Greg retains the NE record since
he swam faster earlier this year (1:01.98). Greg added the 50 fly to his growing collection of Masters world records.

Andrea Packard (25-29) swimming for the NEM group at the Andover YMCA, broke the world record in the 200 breaststroke. Andrea finished more than 10 seconds ahead of the competition and now holds the national 200 record for SCM and SCY.

Jason Eaddy (25-29) of CMSC broke the national record for 200 fly. Eaddy, a former distance specialist from Princeton, rarely had a chance to swim anything other than longer events in college. Now that he's a Masters swimmer, he's discovered the joys of the 200 fly.

CMSC has broken multiple USMS national and/or world records at every NE Regional Championship meet for the past three years. This tradition continued in this meet as CMSC swimmers established 7 new FINA world and/or USMS national relay records in age groups that ranged from 76-99 to 120-159. Coach Rob Berry team may now have more relay records then any other USMS group that swims out of a single pool.

WORLD RECORDS BETTERED (INCLUDES ALL WHO BETTERED LISTED RECORD AS OF MAY 1, 2001)

200 BREAST Andrea H Packard 27 2:35.66
50 FLY Joel T Feldman 50 32.25
50 FREE Joel T Feldman 50 29.28
100 IM Jim Harvey 35 58.36
100 FLY Jim Harvey 35 55.85
200 IM Jim Harvey 35 2:07.21
50 FLY Jim Harvey 35 25.44
100 BACK Jim Harvey 35 58.20
100 FLY Fred J Schlicher 53 1:02.21
100 FLY Greg Shaw 50 1:02.52
50 FLY Greg Shaw 50 27.45

MIXED 200 FREE 120-159 1:43.68 – WORLD RECORD
Brian Felhau,27,Jennifer R Luker,45,Jessica Stokes,25,Benjamin
Lo-Pinto,25

ADDITIONAL USMS NATIONAL RECORDS BETTERED (INCLUDES ALL WHO BETTERED LISTED RECORD AS OF MAY 1, 2001)

200 FLY Jason Eaddy 25 2:07.50

50 BACK Joel T Feldman 50 35.23
100 BACK Joel T Feldman 50 1:18.94
100 FREE Jim Harvey 35 51.44

WOMEN 400 FREE 100-119 4:09.10 –
Amy DeVito,22,Emily Wang,23,Jessica Stokes,25,Stephanie Morawski,31

MEN 400 FREE 100-119 3:35.88 –
Benjamin Lo-Pinto,25,Jeff Brown,27,Jason Eaddy,25,Rick Osterberg,27

WOMEN 400 MEDLEY 120-159 4:41.93 –
Christen Deveney,25,Elizabeth Boehm,27,Jessica Stokes,25,Jennifer R
Luker,45

MEN 400 MEDLEY 120-159 3:59.40 –
Benjamin Lo-Pinto,25,Jonathan Banville,31,Jason Eaddy,25,Robert S
Tyler,39

MIXED 200 MEDLEY 120-159 1:55.86 –
Benjamin Lo-Pinto,25,Brian Felhau,27,Emily Wang,23,Jennifer R Luker,45

MIXED 200 MEDLEY 76-99 2:03.56 –
Julie Bard,23,Elizabeth Boehm,27,Jason Eaddy,25,Richard Bell,23

NE-LMSC INDIVIDUAL RECORDS, INCLUDES ALL WHO BETTERED PREVIOUS RECORD

100 BACK F 40-44 43 1:17.28 Jan S Boland
100 BACK F 50-54 50 1:18.94 Joel T Feldman
100 BACK M 25-29 25 57.81 Benjamin Lo-Pinto
100 BACK M 35-39 35 58.20 Jim Harvey
100 BACK M 35-39 39 1:05.07 Brendon L Howe
100 BREAST F 25-29 27 1:13.57 Andrea H Packard
100 BREAST F 35-39 38 1:21.43 Paula Pollard
100 BREAST F 50-54 50 1:36.51 Eileen Craffey
100 BREAST F 70-74 76 2:22.86 Esther B Pelletier
100 FLY F 19-24 23 1:07.13 Emily Wang
100 FLY F 25-29 27 1:06.87 Andrea H Packard
100 FLY F 35-39 37 1:13.92 Michele Roy
100 FLY F 35-39 38 1:14.78 Paula J Kweder
100 FLY M 25-29 25 57.06 Jason Eaddy
100 FLY M 25-29 27 58.25 Jeff Brown
100 FLY M 35-39 35 55.85 Jim Harvey
100 FLY M 50-54 50 1:02.52 Greg Shaw
100 FLY M 50-54 53 1:02.21
Fred J Schlicher
100 FR F 19-24 23 59.50 Emily Wang
100 FR F 25-29 25 59.75 Jessica Stokes
100 FR F 40-44 40 1:05.60 Kathleen Tetreault
100 FR F 50-54 50 1:07.57 Joel T Feldman
100 FR M 19-24 23 55.16 Peter deHart
100 FR M 19-24 24 54.33 Brian Lucey
100 FR M 25-29 25 53.91 Jason Eaddy
100 FR M 25-29 27 53.60 Jeff Brown
100 FR M 30-34 31 53.94 Pete Cadwell
100 FR M 35-39 35 51.44 Jim Harvey
100 FR M 40-44 43 56.10 Peter Worland
100 FR M 50-54 50 58.73 Greg Shaw
100 FR M 55-59 55 1:03.62 Bruce E Mohl
100 FR M 60-64 61 1:14.63 George Coupe
100 IM F 25-29 25 1:08.50 Jessica Stokes
100 IM F 25-29 27 1:09.29 Andrea H Packard
100 IM F 35-39 37 1:15.21 Michele Roy
100 IM F 35-39 38 1:13.51 Paula Pollard
100 IM F 45-49 45 1:16.28 Jennifer R Luker
100 IM F 50-54 50 1:31.94 Eileen Craffey
100 IM F 50-54 50 1:18.79 Joel T Feldman
100 IM M 25-29 25 1:00.69 Benjamin Lo-Pinto
100 IM M 35-39 35 58.36 Jim Harvey
100 IM M 40-44 41 1:06.04 David A Cote
100 IM M 55-59 55 1:13.18 Bruce E Mohl
200 BACK F 19-24 24 2:30.69 Jenny Mooney
200 BACK F 55-59 55 3:16.61 Constance Sasser
200 BACK F 55-59 56 3:16.12 Kathy Slifer
200 BREAST F 25-29 27 2:35.66 Andrea H Packard
200 BREAST F 35-39 37 3:04.70 Michele Roy
200 BREAST F 35-39 38 2:58.44 Paula Pollard
200 BREAST F 45-49 45 3:09.60 Jennifer R Luker
200 BREAST F 45-49 49 3:19.55 Karen Bierwert
200 BREAST F 50-54 50 3:27.24 Eileen Craffey
200 BREAST F 60-64 60 3:56.41 Aagje A Caron
200 FLY F 25-29 27 2:31.82 Andrea H Packard
200 FLY F 40-44 41 3:11.30 Marlene Schwarz
200 FLY M 19-24 23 2:30.86 Jason R Faulconer
200 FLY M 25-29 25 2:07.50 Jason Eaddy
200 FLY M 25-29 26 2:13.09 Steve Korbly
200 FLY M 50-54 50 2:22.99 Greg Shaw
200 FR F 19-24 22 2:13.93 Amy DeVito
200 FR F 19-24 23 2:11.42 Emily Wang
200 FR F 25-29 25 2:13.87 Jessica Stokes
200 FR F 35-39 38 2:19.50 Paula Pollard
200 FR M 19-24 23 2:04.31 Peter deHart
200 FR M 25-29 25 1:58.40 Jason Eaddy
200 FR M 25-29 27 2:00.88 Jeff Brown
200 IM F 19-24 22 2:32.98 Amy DeVito
200 IM F 19-24 24 2:36.03 Jenny Mooney
200 IM F 25-29 25 2:25.81 Jessica Stokes
200 IM F 35-39 37 2:42.88 Michele Roy
200 IM M 25-29 26 2:13.00 Steve Korbly
200 IM M 35-39 35 2:07.21 Jim Harvey
200 IM M 35-39 39 2:17.05 Edmund J Gendreau
200 IM M 40-44 44 2:24.53 Russ Yarworth
200 IM M 50-54 50 2:25.05 Greg Shaw
200 IM M 55-59 55 2:43.76 Bruce E Mohl
400 FR F 19-24 22 4:44.86 Amy DeVito
400 FR M 19-24 23 4:31.60 Peter deHart
400 FR M 25-29 25 4:10.54 Jason Eaddy
400 FR M 25-29 27 4:21.46 Jeff Brown
400 FR M 70-74 74 6:22.09 Win B Wilson
400 IM F 19-24 22 5:18.89 Amy DeVito
400 IM F 25-29 27 5:17.49 Andrea H Packard
400 IM F 35-39 37 5:57.22 Michele Roy
400 IM F 55-59 56 6:57.71 Kathy Slifer
400 IM M 19-24 23 5:07.34 Peter deHart
400 IM M 35-39 37 5:00.50 Rich Landry
400 IM M 35-39 39 5:00.17 Edmund J Gendreau
400 IM M 45-49 45 5:33.01 Joel Meltz
400 IM M 50-54 53 5:22.99
Fred J Schlicher
50 BACK F 19-24 24 32.18 Jenny Mooney
50 BACK F 40-44 43 36.01 Jan S Boland
50 BACK F 50-54 50 35.23 Joel T Feldman
50 BACK M 25-29 25 27.55 Benjamin Lo-Pinto
50 BACK M 35-39 35 27.14 Jim Harvey
50 BACK M 55-59 55 35.27 Bruce E Mohl
50 BREAST F 25-29 26 35.65 Jennifer Aber
50 BREAST F 25-29 27 33.90 Andrea H Packard
50 BREAST F 35-39 37 37.75 Michele Roy
50 BREAST F 35-39 37 38.39 Robin T Moltese
50 BREAST F 35-39 38 37.02 Paula Pollard
50 BREAST F 45-49 45 39.61 Jennifer R Luker
50 BREAST F 50-54 50 44.71 Eileen Craffey
50 BREAST M 19-24 24 32.85 Bas Overbosch
50 BREAST M 35-39 36 31.83
Scott Vankuilenburg
50 FLY F 25-29 27 30.00 Andrea H Packard
50 FLY F 45-49 45 31.19 Jennifer R Luker
50 FLY F 50-54 50 32.25 Joel T Feldman
50 FLY M 25-29 25 26.50 Benjamin Lo-Pinto
50 FLY M 25-29 27 25.71 Jeff Brown
50 FLY M 35-39 35 25.44 Jim Harvey
50 FLY M 40-44 44 28.17 Russ Yarworth
50 FLY M 50-54 50 27.45 Greg Shaw
50 FLY M 55-59 55 30.55 Bruce E Mohl
50 FLY M 70-74 74 41.31 Win B Wilson
50 FR F 25-29 25 28.48 Jessica Stokes
50 FR F 30-34 31 29.28 Amy Leveroni
50 FR F 50-54 50 29.28 Joel T Feldman
50 FR M 25-29 27 24.46 Brian Felhau
50 FR M 25-29 27 24.73 Jeff Brown
50 FR M 55-59 55 28.55 Bruce E Mohl

NE-LMSC RELAY RECORDS, INCLUDES ALL WHO BETTERED PREVIOUS RECORD

MEN 200 FREE NEM 120+ 1:39.63
Robert S Tyler 39 Jason Eaddy 25 Mark Goldman 30 Jeff Brown 27

MEN 200 MEDLEY NEM 76+ 2:06.57
Michael Schambach 22 Leonard Henkel 26 Brian Lucey 24 Michael
Pitts 22

MEN 200 MEDLEY NEM 200+ 2:14.20
George Coupe 61 Fred D Myers 50 Joel Meltz 45 Mark Keil 48
MEN 200 MEDLEY NEM 200+ 2:16.02
David Bright 48 Bruce E Mohl 55 Jack Ceckler 45 Marc Scheele 55

MEN 400 FREE NEM 76+ 4:09.24
Michael Schambach 22 Leonard Henkel 26 Brian Lucey 24 Michael
Pitts 22

MEN 400 FREE NEM 100+ 3:35.88
Benjamin Lo-Pinto 25 Jeff Brown 27 Jason Eaddy 25 Rick Osterberg
27
MEN 400 FREE NEM 100+ 3:47.80
Steven B LeVan 24 Ben McBride 30 Steve Upson 31 Ethan Saulnier 31
3:47.80

MEN 400 FREE NEM 120+ 4:01.12
Mark Goldman 30 Jonathan Banville 31 Rob Berry 33 Henry Baker 34

MEN 400 FREE NEM 200+ 4:25.62
George Coupe 61 Fred D Myers 50 Bill C Geary 43 Mark Keil 48
MEN 400 FREE NEM 200+ 4:30.00
David Bright 48 Bruce E Mohl 55 Ken Walsh 50 Patrick E Stevens 48

MEN 400 MEDLEY NEM 120+ 3:59.40
Benjamin Lo-Pinto 25 Jonathan Banville 31 Jason Eaddy 25 Robert S
Tyler 39

MEN 400 MEDLEY NEM 160+ 4:29.04
Mark Alexander 43 Scott Vankuilenburg 36 Frank C Wuest 41 Robert L
Seltzer 50

MEN 400 MEDLEY NEM 200+ 5:29.31
David Bright 48 Bruce E Mohl 55 Jack Ceckler 45 Marc Scheele 55

MEN 800 FREE NEM 120+ 8:36.25
Matt Nuffort 26 Ben McBride 30 Rob Hudek 39 Ethan Saulnier 31

MIXED 200 FREE NEM 120+ 1:43.68
Brian Felhau 27 Jennifer R Luker 45 Jessica Stokes 25 Benjamin
Lo-Pinto 25

MIXED 200 MEDLEY NEM 120+ 1:55.86
120 Benjamin Lo-Pinto 25 Brian Felhau 27 Emily Wang 23 Jennifer R
Luker 45

MIXED 400 FREE NEM 160+ 4:10.20
Shereen Barry 39 Bruce Johansson 40 Edmund J Gendreau 39 Connie
Hallett 42
MIXED 400 FREE NEM 160+ 4:24.18
Marlene Schwarz 41 Jennifer R Luker 45 Michael Leitzmann 42 Frank
C Wuest 41

MIXED 400 FREE NEM 200+ 4:55.59
Frank McQiggan 53 Esther Solondz 47 Nancy Tsonas 50 Tim R Morse
53
MIXED 400 FREE NEM 200+ 5:08.46
Robert L Seltzer 50 Constance Sasser 55 Joan Reilly 47 Joe Harris
50

MIXED 400 FREE NEM 240+ 6:53.19
Robert L Wright 81 Elinor Wright 77 Will L Wright 41 Elizabeth
Kane 52
MIXED 400 FREE NEM 240+ 7:01.05
Alice C Seidel 60 Susan Read 56 Jim Clegg 60 Clive Dyson 67

MIXED 400 MEDLEY NEM 160+ 4:47.02
Shereen Barry 39 Edmund J Gendreau 39 Bruce Johansson 40 Connie
Hallett 42

MIXED 400 MEDLEY NEM 200+ 5:56.40
Andrew H Robbins 37 Judith Sharlin 48 Ilkka T Suvanto 58 Barbara
Matorin 63

MIXED 800 FREE NEM 160+ 9:26.48
Shereen Barry 39 Bruce Johansson 40 Edmund J Gendreau 39 Connie
Hallett 42

MIXED 800 FREE NEM 200+ 11:48.77
Stephen Roach 51 Ruth L Stavis 64 Judith Sharlin 48 Andrew H
Robbins 37

WOMEN 200 FREE NEM 200+ 2:40.30
Susan H Barbary 51 Aagje A Caron 60 Ann B Fredette 56 Lisa A Hart
38

WOMEN 400 FREE NEM 100+ 4:09.10
Amy DeVito 22 Emily Wang 23 Jessica Stokes 25 Stephanie Morawski
31

WOMEN 400 FREE NEM 120+ 4:41.41
Kerin Elisens 24 Patti Delgrosso 36 Kim A Wesson 34 Gail H
Pentheny 39

WOMEN 400 FREE NEM 200+ 6:13.52
Susan H Barbary 51 Aagje A Caron 60 Ann B Fredette 56 Lisa A Hart
38

WOMEN 400 MEDLEY NEM 200+ 7:27.91
Susan H Barbary 51 Ann B Fredette 56 Aagje A Caron 60 Lisa A Hart
38

WOMEN 800 FREE NEM 120+ 10:22.17
Patti Delgrosso 36 Cindy J Curtis 33 Kim A Wesson 34 Tara McGarr
29
WOMEN 800 FREE NEM 120+ 10:37.31
Karen J Taylor 46 Becky Lussier 30 Katina Mitchell 26 Andrea H
Packard 27

WOMEN 800 FREE NEM 120+ 10:57.36
Alycia Howe 27 Susan Sotir 33 Monica Kung 23 Laurie E Damianos 37

INDIVIDUAL HIGH POINT WINNERS
The women individual high point award was won by Connie Sasser (50-54) of CMSC with 106 points. Connie has now won both SCY and SCM high point awards for 2001. The men's individual high point award was won by Bruce Mohl (50-54) of GBM with 110 points. This was Bruce's comeback meet after a fairly long layoff from masters swimming.

COMPLETE RESULTS AVAILABLE ONLINE
The complete results are available, including splits, on the special meet web page at:

http://www.nh.ultranet.com/~gendreau/01scmchamp.html

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