Central Maryland YMCA Masters Swim Team: Results

Saturday, September 22
2012-2013


Monday, April 22
2013 Colonies Zone Championship Results

     The weekend of April 19-21, Andrew DiBari, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray represented CMYM at the Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University in Virginia.  Coach Ray broke his own 100 backstroke record of 1:17.10 that he set at the September 2012 Picking Up Steam Meet at Randolph Macon College in Virginia with a time of 1:13.38.

Congratulations!



Monday, April 22
The 1000/1650 Backup Plan Meet Results

     On Friday April 19th, Dan Beisel and Michael Gamazaychikov represented CMYM at the 1000/1650 Meet at the University of Maryland.  Dan Beisel broke Jerry Meyer's 1650 record of 27:06.54 that was set at the March 2012 UMBC Distance Meet with a time of 22:37.38.

Great Job!



Saturday, April 13
Maryland LMSC Swim Series Final Meet Results

     On Sunday March 24, nine of our CMYM men went to the Arundel Olympic Swim Center for the Maryland LMSC Swim Series Final meet.  And, of course we had some new team records set.

     In the 45-49 age group, Scott Moffet broke Coach Ray's 100 butterfly record of 1:11.28 that was set at the April 2012 Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University with a 1:08.06.  He also broke Coach Ray's 400 IM record of 6:24.81 that was set at the March 2012 Maryland LMSC Swim Series Final Meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 5:36.36.

    In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own 50 backstroke record of 36.42 that was set at the October 2011 Patriot Masters Sprint Meet at George Mason University with a 36.24.  Dan Beisel broke Jerry Meyer's 50 breaststroke record of 44.67 that was set at the April 2012  Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University with a 42.44. He then broke Jerry Meyer's 200 breaststroke record of 4:04.27 that was set at the January 2012 Swim Series Meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 3:23.95.  Finally, Dan broke Jerry's 400 IM record of 7:17.52 that was set at the March 2013 UMBC Distance Meet with a 6:19.46.

 Congratulations!



Sunday, March 17
Albatross SCM Meet Results

   On Saturday March 16th, Andrew DiBari, Brian Hinz, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray went to the Shriver Aquatic Center in North Bethesda for the Albatross Short Course Meters Meet.

     In the 30-34 age group, Andrew DiBari broke his own 50 backstroke record of 36.63 which he set at the Potomac Valley Relay and Sprint meet at George Mason University in November of 2012 with a 36.26.

     In the 45-49 age group, Coach Ray broke Hal Sachs' 50 backstroke record of 37.32 which he set at the Potomac Valley Relay and Sprint meet at George Mason University in November of 2012 with a 36.36.  He also broke his own 200 backstroke record of 3:32.28 that he set at the March 2012 Albatross meet with a 3:20.80.

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own 50 freestyle record of 38.17 that he set at the March 2012 Albatross meet with a 36.55.  He then broke his own 100 backstroke record of 1:31.03 that he set at the March 2010 Albatross meet with a 1:29.22.  Finally, he set two new team records in the 100 butterfly (2:05.10) and 100 IM (1:40.31).

 

Way to go!



Wednesday, March 6
UMBC Winter Meet Results

     On Saturday March 2nd, Dan Beisel, Andrew DiBari, Brian Hinz, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray represented CMYM at the UMBC Winter Meet.

     In the 45-49 age group, Coach Ray broke Greg Morris' 1000 Freestyle team record of 14:52.70 that was set at the March 2007 UMBC Winter Meet with a 14:32.99.

    In the 60-64 age group, Dan Beisel broke Jerry Meyer's 1000 Freestyle record of 16:14.16 that was set at the April 2012 Colonies Zone Championship at George Mason University with a 13:19.61.  This time is a USMS National Championships qualifying time.  In the same age group, Jerry Meyer set a new team record in the 400 IM with a 7:17.52.

Good Show!



Monday, February 18
Winter Freeze Meet Results

     On Sunday February 17th, Coach Ray went up to the Phoenixville YMCA in Pennsylvania for a Short Course Meters meet.  While there, he broke his own 50 meter butterfly record in the 45-49 age group of 33.54 that was set at the December 2012 South Carolina Short Course Meters Championships in Columbia with a 33.38.

 Good Job!



Saturday, February 16
Swim Series Meet #5 Results

     On Saturday Februdary 9th, Dan Beisel, Andrew DiBari, Brian Hinz, Coach Brian, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray went to the Severna Park Community Center for the 5th Swim Series Meet.

     In the 30-34 age group, Coach Brian broke John Aversa's 200 fresstyle record of 1:58.96 that was set at the February 2009 Swim Series meet at the (then named) Woods Community Center in Severna Park with a 1:58.40.

     In the 60-64 age group, Dan Beisel broke Jerry Meyer's 100 butterfly record of 2:03.52 that was set at the October 2012 Sprint Meet at George Mason University with a 1:18.21.  In the same age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own 100 IM record of 1:33.78 that was set at the April 2012 Colonies Zone Championship at George Mason University with a 1:27.84.  In the next heat, Dan Beisel then broke that record with a 1:20.70.

 Congratulations all!



Tuesday, January 22
Swim Series Meet #4 Results

     On Sunday January 20th, six CMYM swimmers made their way to the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis for the 4th meet in the 2012-2013 Maryland LMSC Swim Series.  Colley Johnswon Ward broke two team records in the women's 40-44 age group.  She broke Susan Boswell's 500 freestyle record of 8:51.56 that was set at the January 2009 Swim Series meet in Annapolis with a 7:29.62.  She also broke Valerie Karam's 50 breaststroke record of 42.10 that was set at the February 2009 Swim Series meet at the Woods Community Center with a 40.98.

    Over on the men's side, Dan Beisel broke a trio of team records in the 60-64 age group.  He broke Jerry Meyer's 200 freestyle record of 2:52.07 that was set at last month's North Arundel meet with a 2:32.06.  He broke Jerry's 500 freestyle record of 7:40.70 that was set at the January 2010 Swim Series meet in Annapolis with a 6:44.06.  Finally, he broke Jerry's 50 butterfly record of 53.16 that was set at the October 2012 Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA with a 33.00.

 Kudos!



Wednesday, December 19
Swim Series Meet #3 Results

     On Sunday December 2nd, Dan Beisel, Andrew DiBari, Coach Steve, Brian Hinz, Roy Troppman, and Colley Johnson Ward made their way to the North Arundel Aquatic Center for the third Swim Series Meet.  Colley Johnson Ward quickly made her presence known in the 40-44 women's age group.  She set a new team record in the 100 backstroke with a 1:27.60.  She also broke Valerie Karam's 100 breaststroke record of 1:32.86 that was set at the December 2008 Swim Series meet at the Catonsville YMCA with a 1:29.01.  She also broke Rena Jacobson's 200 breasstroke record of 4:47.83 that was set at the October 2010 Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA with a 3:13.48.

    Over on the men's side, Coach Steve broke Coach Choo's 100 breaststroke record in the 40-44 age group of 1:12.35 that was set at the December 2008 Swim Series meet at the Catonsville YMCA with a 1:11.58.

    Finally, in the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own 200 freestyle record of  3:02.72 that was set at the March 2012 UMBC Winter meet with a 2:52.07.

Congratulations!



Monday, December 3
South Carolina SCM Championship Results

     On Saturday December 1st, Coach Ray travelled to the Charles Drew Wellness Center in Columbia for the South Carolina Short Course Meters Championship.  While there, he completed the 45-49 record board with a new team record in the 100 IM of 1:21.23.  There is now a team record for every event in Short Course Meters for the 45-49 age group, joining the 35-39 Men and the 40-44 Men for having a record in every short course meters event.  He also broke his own 100 backstroke record of 1:29.36, which he set three weeks previous at the College of New Jersey with a 1:24.58.  He also broke his own 50 butterfly record of 33.68 which he set at that same meet at the College of New Jersey with a 33.54.

Well done!



Wednesday, November 21
Potomac Valley SCM Relay and Sprint Festival Results

     On Sunday November 18th, Andrew DiBari, Brian Hinz, Hal Sachs, and Coach Ray went to George Mason University in Fairfax, VA for a Short Course Meters meet.  The relay team of Andrew DiBari, Hal Sachs, Brian Hinz, and Coach Ray (same order) set new team records for the 160-199 age group in the 200 Medley Relay (2:19.23), the 200 Freestyle Relay (1:57.69), the 400 Freestyle Relay (4:28.24), and the 800 Freestyle Relay (10:17.48).  In addition, they changed the order to Andrew, Hal, Coach Ray, and Brian to set a new team record in the 400 Medley Relay (5:28.26).

     Now, because the lead-off leg time counts the same as a flat race time, Andrew DiBari set a new team record in the 30-34 age group with a 36.63 in the 50 backstroke.  Unfortunately, because of a timing malfunction, his 100 backstroke lead-off time was not recorded, so that event's team record will need to wait for a later date.

    In addition to their relays, Brian Hinz and Hal Sachs decided to enter some individual events as well.  In the 35-39 age group, Brian Hinz broke Coach Ray's 200 IM record of 3:06.56 that was set at the November 2003 Lox and Bagels Meet at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia with a 3:01.02.

     In the 45-49 age group, Hal Sachs broke Coach Ray's 100 freestyle record of 1:08.78 that was set at this past June's Summer Swim Series Meet at Murphy Pool in Easton with a 1:06.45.  He also set a new team record in the 50 backstroke with a 37.32.  Finally, he broke Coach Ray's 50 breaststroke record of 46.31 that was set at the January 2012 Winter Freeze Meet at the Phoenixville YMCA in Pennsylvania with a 38.78.

Kudos!



Sunday, November 11
Swim Series Meet #2 Results

     On Sunday November 11th, Bruce Breon, Andrew DiBari, Brian Hinz, and Coach Ray represented CMYM at the second Swim Series Meet at Washington College.  Although no team records were broken, a good time was had by all.

 Good Show!



Sunday, November 11
College of New Jersey Thanksgiving Classic SCM Results

     On Saturday November 10th, Coach Ray represented CMYM at the College of New Jersey Short Course Meters Thanksgiving Classic.  While there, he set three new team records in the 45-49 age group.  His new records are in the 1500 Freestyle (25:52.25), the 100 Backstroke (1:29.36) and the 50 Butterfly (33.68).

Good show!



Sunday, November 4
Upper Dublin Masters Fall Harvest Meet Results

     On Saturday November 3rd, Coach Ray went back to his old stomping ground in Southeastern Pennsylvania to the first Short Course Meters meet held at the new Upper Dublin High School pool.  While there, he continued his work in the 45-49 age group record board by breaking his own 400 Freestyle record of 6:14.91 that he set at the June 2012 Summer Series meet at the Murphy Pool in Easton with a 6:11.96.  He also set a new team record in the 800 Freestyle with a 13:00.10.

Nice work!



Sunday, November 4
Patriot Masters Sprint Meet Results

     On Sunday October 28th, Rosemary Dew, Brian Hinz, and Jerry Meyer represented CMYM at the Patriot Masters Sprint Meet at George Mason University.  Of course, we saw some new team records set.

     In the Women's 60-64 age group, Rosemary set two new team records in the 50 Backstroke (45.60) and the 100 Backstroke.  She also broke two of her own records that she set at the First Series Swim Meet held at the Howard County YMCA just two weeks previous.  She improved on her 100 Breaststroke time of 1:58.55 dropping to  a 1:51.05.  She also dropped her 100 IM time from a 1:50.45 to a 1:42.17.

     In the Men's 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer set two new team standards.  His new team records are in the 100 Butterfly (2:03.52) and the 200 IM (3:29.94).

     Great job!



Tuesday, October 16
Swim Series Meet #1 Results

     On Sunday October 14th, CMYM hosted the first swim series meet at the Howard County YMCA.  In the process, we had some new team records.  Starting on the women's side, Raquel Formica broke two team records in the 40-44 age group.  She broke Valerie Karam's 100 freestyle record of 1:12.14 that was set at the February 2009 Swim Series meet at the Woods Community Center in Severna Park with a 1:04.16.  She also broke Abby Glassberg's 50 butterfly record of 45.31 that was set at the March 2004 Maryland Championship meet at UMBC with a 31.84. Finally, because lead-off relay splits count as team records if the relay finishes legally, her lead-off split of 29.59 in the 200 freestyle relay broke the 50 freestyle record of 31.56 that was held by Susan Elliott that was set at the October 2006 Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA.

      In the 50-54 age group, Anneliese Thomson set a new team record in the 200 breaststroke with a 3:26.71.

     And in the 60-64 age group, newcomer Rosemary Dew set new team records in the 100 freestyle (1:29.13), the 100 breaststroke (1:58.55), and the 100 IM (1:50.45).

      Over on the men's side, we had four new records in the 45-49 age group.  Coach Choo broke Coach Ray's 100 freestyle record of 58.80 that was set at the 2012 Spring Nationals in Greensboro, NC with a 53.84.  Hal Sachs broke Richard Mathew's 50 breaststroke record of 37.74 that was set at the October 2004 Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA with a 35.89.  Coach Choo then broke Hal Sachs' 100 IM record  of 1:09.49 that was set at the October 2010 Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA with a 1:02.17.  Finally, Hal Sachs broke Greg Morris' 200 IM record of 2:48.51 that was set at the April 2007 Colonies Zone Championships held at George Mason University with a 2:39.41.

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer set a new team record in the 50 butterfly with a 53.16.

     In relay action, the 35+ Women's 200 Medley Relay team of Cindy Wray, Anneliese Thomson, Raquel Formica, and Valerie Karam broke the team record of 2:29.88 that was set by the team of Natalie Janiszewski, Sharon Kneebone, Suzanne Gedney, and Allison Fedarko way back at the October 2003 Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA with a 2:26.32.

     In the 200 Freestyle Relay of the same age group, the team of Raquel Formica, Anneliese Thomson, Valerie Karam, and Cindy Wray broke the team record of 2:34.86 that was set by the team of Jill Rach-Beisel, Lori Hartle, Abby Glassberg, and Kathy Jantac at the October 2010 Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA with a time of 2:05.24.

     In the 45+ Men's division, the team of Coach Ray, Ed O'Malley, Coach Choo, and Hal Sachs broke two team records (same order both times).  They broke the 200 Medley Relay record of 2:12.24 that was set by the team of Greg Morris, Richard Mathews, Dan Beisel, and Rick Hrybyk at the January 2007 Swim Series meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 2:06.47.  They also broke the 200 Freestyle Relay record of 1:52.54 that was set by the team of Dan Beisel, Greg Morris, Mark Spence, and Hal Sachs at the October 2010 Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA with a 1:47.93.

 Well done!



Saturday, September 29
Pickin' Up Steam Results

    On Saturday September 29th, Coach Ray travelled down to Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia for a Short Course Yards Meet.  While there, he broke his own 100 backstroke record of 1:18.77 in the 45-49 age group set at this past April 2012 Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University with a 1:17.10.   He also broke Greg Morris' 200 butterfly record of 4:04.41 set at the March 2007 UMBC Winter Meet with a 2:59.84.

Congratulations!



Saturday, September 22
Summer Swim Series Meet Results

     On Sunday September 9th, Dan Beisel, Coach Mike, and Coach Ray went to the famous North Baltimore Aquatic Club pool at Meadowbrook for a Long Course Meet.   In the 40-44 age group, Coach Mike broke Coach Ray's 50 Backstroke record of 38.82 set at the August 2007 Long Course Colonies Zone Championships at the University of Maryland with a 35.75.  He also broke Coach Ray's 100 backstroke record of 1:30.23 set at the August 2010 Long Course Colonies Zone Championships held at the University of Maryland with a 1:21.08.  Finally, he broke Coach Ray's 200 IM record of 3:15.24 set at the August 2007 Long Course Colonies Zone Championships at the University of Maryland with a 3:03.15.

     In the 45-49 age group, Coach Ray broke Rick Hrybyk's 50 freestyle record of 33.66 set at the August 2005 Summer Swim Series meet at UMBC with a 31.15.  He also broke Rick Hrybyk's 100 freestyle record of 1:21.14 set at the July 2006 Summer Swim Series Meet at UMBC with a 1:12.76.  Finally, he broke his own 400 freestyle record of 6:45.40 that he set just a month earlier at the Jason Nessel Memorial Long Course Meet at the Ulrich pool in Rahway, New Jersey with a 6:13.56.

     In the 60-64 age group, Dan Beisel swam the 50 freestyle, but due to an administrative error, did not register an accurate time.  However, he did get times for his other two events.  In the 200 freestyle, he broke Jerry Meyer's record of 3:35.67 set at the August 2011 Terrapin Cup Long Course Meet at the University of Maryland with a 2:56.03.  He also set a new standard in the 50 butterfly with a time of 37.12.

 

Great Job!



Tuesday, October 18
2011-2012


Sunday, August 5
Jason Nessel Memorial LCM Meet Results

     On Sunday August 5th, Coach Ray trekked up to Rahway, NJ and represented CMYM at the Jason Nessel Memorial LCM meet.  While there, he broke Rick Hrybyk's 400 Freestyle team record of 7:05.95 in the 45-49 age group  set at the August 2005 UMBC LCM meet with a 6:45.40.  He then broke Hrybyk's 100 Breaststroke team record of 1:54.15 set at the same meet with a 1:52.51.  He also set new team records in the 100 Butterfly (1:36.78) and 200 Butterfly (4:10.87).  With this meet, there is now a team record for every single event in the Long Course Meters Program for 45-49 Men.

 Kudos!



Saturday, September 22
Sharkfest Results

     On Saturday July 28, four stalwart CMYM swimmers flew to San Francisco to participate in the Alcatraz Sharkfest Open Water Swim.  Dave Douglas finished 127th overall, and placed 11th in his age group.  Phillippe Homassel placed 204th overall, and placed 22nd in his age group.   Anneliese Thomson placed 226th overall, and 2nd in her age group.  And last but not least, Bob Telewicz placed 359th overall and 28th in his age group.

 

Congratulations all!



Wednesday, August 8
Haines Point LCM Meet

     On Sunday July 22, Brian Hinz represented CMYM at the Long Course meet at Haines Point in Washington, DC.  While there, he broke Coach Ray's team record in the 100 backstroke for the 35-39 Men's age group (1:33.64) that was set at the June 2005 Long Course Meet at the University of Maryland in College Park with a 1:28.84.

Congratulations!



Friday, July 27
Summer Swim Series Meet Results

     On Sunday July 15, Bruce Breon, Jery Meyer, and Shay Strong went down the road to UMBC for the Summer Swim Series Long Course Meet.

     In the Men's 50-54 age group, Bruce Breon set new team records in the 200 Freestyle (3:23.23) and 100 Butterfly (1:57.75). 

   In the Men's 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer set a new team record in the 100 Breaststroke with a 2:09.37.

    On the Ladies side, Shay Strong set three new team records in the 30-34 age group with swims in the 100 Freestyle (1:25.85), the 200 Freestyle (3:12.42), and the 100 Backstroke (1:44.64).

Great job!



Sunday, July 1
Virginia Commonwealth Games LCM Meet Results

     On Saturday June 30th, Coach Ray travelled to the Christiansburg Aquatic Center for the Virginia Commonwealth Games Long Course Meet.  While there, he added four new team records to the 45-49 Men's category.  The new records are in the 800 Freestyle (14:06.14), the 200 Backstroke (4:01.04), the 200 Breaststroke (4:14.54), and the 400 Indivdual Medley (7:50.51).

 Kudos!



Sunday, June 17
Summer Swim Series Meet Results

     On Sunday June 17th, Brian Hinz and Coach Ray went to the George Murphy Community Pool in Easton for a Short Course Meters Meet.  Although it was on the chilly side, the meet itself was enjoyable and well run.  Coach Ray added three more team records in the 45-49 age group with swims in the 50 Freestyle (30.30), 100 Freestyle (1:08.78) and 400 Freestyle (6:14.91).

 Kudos!



Sunday, June 10
Eastern North Carolina Long Course Splash Results

    On June 9th, Coach Ray went down to the Goldsboro YMCA in North Carolina for a Long Course Meet.  While there, he added five new team records in the 45-49 age group.  These swims were in the 1500 freestyle (27:02.29), the 50 backstroke (44.04), the 100 backstroke (1:42.41), the 50 breaststroke (51.01), and the 50 butterfly (36.78).

 Kudos!



Monday, May 14
Centennial Lake One Mile Swim Results

We had amazing weather and lots of swimmers for our open water swim in Centennial Lake.  We had 148 entered and 130 entered the water and 128 completed the swim.

 

The event ran right on our timeline and all the volunteers from the CMYM team and others pitched in to make this event a success.  I have received a lot of very positive feedback with lots of hope that we continue to do this event in the future.

 

I want to thank the following people (I know I will miss some):

·         Mike Stepanek for being the Safety Director this year and helping blow up buoys and test swimming the course.

·         Barbara Cooke for being our Event Starter.

·         Brian Luoma for helping set the course with me and then for checking who entered and exited the water.

·         Our kayakers safety crew: Matt Toomey, Susan Yost, Katy Cavanaugh, Patty Devanny, Tory Toomey, Rena Jacobson, Jeff Kriebel, Bruce Breon, Sue Mangan, Angie Kozlowski

·         Timing chip collectors: Tyler Yost, Mike Yost, Aaron Jacobson, Adam Jacobson

·         Dan Beisel for bring 2 kayaks

·         All the CMYM swimmers that brought items, picked up food, did registration check-in, etc….Jamie Courtney, Michael Gamazaychikov, Abby Glassberg, Stephen Hicks, Frank Krach, Scott Moffet, Stacey Moffet, Ed O'Malley, Marcos Otazo, Carole Owen, Gloria Serrao, Shay Strong, Anneliese Thomson

·         Also to Abby’s daughters that got volunteered to help with DNFs and photographing the event for us

 

I am sure there are others that I missed in this list. 

 

Thanks again for your support!

Coach Mike



Tuesday, May 8
USMS 2012 Spring Nationals Results

      On Sunday April 29, Coach Ray represented CMYM at the USMS National Short Course Yards National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Although the championship was a four day affair, he only swam on Sunday.  He swam three events, and broke the team record for the 45-49 age group in all of them.  First, he broke his own 50 butterfly record of 29.99 set two weeks previous at the Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA with a 28.93.  He then broke his own 50 backstroke record of 33.40, also set at the Zone Championship two weeks previous, with a 31.97.  Finally, he broke Hal Sachs' 100 freestyle record of 58.93 set at the October 2010 Swim Series Meet at the Howard County YMCA with a 58.80.

 

Congratulations!



Sunday, April 15
2012 Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championship Results

   The weekend of April 13-15, Brian Hinz, Jerry Meyer, Mark Spence, and Coach Ray represented CMYM at the 2012 Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

     On Friday night, Jerry Meyer braved rush hour traffic on the Washington beltway to swim the 1000 freestyle.  He broke his own record of 16:38.51 in the 60-64 age group set at the 2010 UMBC Winter Meet with a time of 16:14.16.

    On Saturday, Coach Ray got into the act within the 45-49 age group by first breaking Bruce Breon's 100 backstroke record of 1:24.30 set at the January 2011 Swim Series meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 1:18.77.   He then broke Greg Morris' 50 butterfly record of 34.98 set at the October 2006 Howard County YMCA Swim Series Meet with a 29.99.

     In the 50-54 age group, Mark Spence broke his own 50 butterfly record of 28.28 set at the January 2010 Swim Series meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 28.11.  In addition, he won the 50 breaststroke in his age group.  Zone Champion!

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own record in the 50 breaststroke (45.68) which was set at the October 2011 Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA with a 44.67.

      On Sunday, Coach Ray broke Greg Morris' 50 backstroke record in the 45-49 age group (33.96) that was set at the 2007 Colonies Zone Championship at George Mason University with a 33.40.  He also broke Morris' 100 butterfly record of 1:26.89 that was set at the January 2007 Swim Series meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 1:11.28.

      In the 50-54 age group, although Mark Spence did not break any records, he did place second in the 100 breaststroke.

     Finally, in the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own 100 IM record of 1:37.36 set at the January 2011 Swim Series meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with 1:33.78.

 Congratulations to all!



Friday, March 30
Maryland LMSC Swim Series Final Meet

     On Sunday March 25th, Dan Beisel, Hannah Green, Paul Lovett, Coach Brian, Coach Ray, and Roy Troppman went to the Arundel Olympic Swim Center for the Maryland LMSC Swim Series Final Meet.

     In the 30-34 age group, Coach Brian broke John Aversa's 50 freestyle record of 23.16 set at the December 2008 Catonsville YMCA Swim Series Meet with a 23.04.  He also broke Aversa's 100 freestyle record of 52.03 set at the February 2009 SPY Swim Series Meet with a 50.80.

   In the 45-49 age group, Coach Ray broke Greg Morris' 500 freestyle record of 6:58.98 that was set at the March 2007 Swim Series Final Meet at the Talbot County YMCA with a 6:45.01.  He also broke Morris' 200 Breaststroke record of 3:19.06 set at the March 2007 UMBC Winter Meet with a 3:15.03.  And, he broke Rick Hrybyk's 400 IM record of 6:58.82 set at the December 2006 Swim Series Meet at Towson University with a 6:24.81.

     In the 65-69 age group, Roy Troppman broke his own 50 freestyle record of 27.73 set at the January 2012 Swim Series Meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 27.51.  He also broke his own 100 freestyle record of 1:01.79 that was set at the February 2012 SPY Meet with a 1:01.63.

     Finally, in the 70-74 age group, Paul Lovett set two new team records in the 100 backstroke (1:37.90) and the 100 IM (1:42.99).

 Kudos to all!



Friday, March 30
USMS One Hour Swim Results
CMYM team took 1st place Combined (Men/Women) - Small Team Division!!! 
results here -> http://www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats12/1hrresultsclubx.pdf

CMYM team took 2nd place Men - Small Team Division!!!
results here -> http://www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats12/1hrresultsclubm.pdf

CMYM team took 18nd place Women - MEDIUM Team Division!!!  (but it would have been 1st or 2nd in the small team division and the most for any team with only 10 people)
results here -> http://www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats12/1hrresultsclubf.pdf

These are some great results for our team!

Coach Mike




Thursday, March 22
Albatross SCM Meet Results

     On Saturday March 17th, Brian Hinz, Jerry Meyer, Shay Strong, and Coach Ray traveled to the Shriver Aquatic Center (formerly the Montgomery Aquatic Center) in North Bethesda for the Albatross Short Course Meters Meet.

     On the ladies' side, Shay Strong broke Karla Mack's 50 freestyle record of 38.50  in the 30-34 age group set at the June 2008 Big Vanilla meet with a 35.20.  She also set a new record in the 50 backstroke with a 40.84.

     On the men's side,  Brian Hinz broke his own 50 breaststroke record of 39.85 in the 35-39 age group that was set at the July 2011 Talbot County YMCA meet with  a 39.36.

    In the 45-49 age group, Coach Ray broke in that record board with new team records in the 200 freestyle (2:43.50), the 200 backstroke (3:32.28), the 100 butterfly (1:20.54), and the 200 IM (3:13.94).

    In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his 50 backstroke record (42.83) with a 39.75, and his 200 backstroke record (3:21.16) with a 3:15.90.  Both of these backstroke records were set at the March 2010 Albatross meet.  In addition, he set new team records in the 50 freestyle  (38.17) and 50 breaststroke (50.92).

 Congratulations all!



Wednesday, March 7
UMBC Winter Meet Results

     On Saturday March 3rd, Brian Hinz, Jerry Meyer, Shay Strong, and Coach Ray represented CMYM at the UMBC Distance meet.  Shay started things off on the ladies side with a new team record in the 1650 in the 30-34 age group with a time of 24:56.61.

     On the men's side, Coach Ray broke Rick Hrybyk's 1650 record of 25:50.89 in the 45-49 age group that was set at the February 2005 UMBC Winter Meet with a time of 25:08.63.

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own 200 freestyle record of 3:02.88 that was set at the December 11th Swim Series meet at Washington College with a time of 3:02.72.   He also broke his own record of 27:10.20 in the 1650 that was set at the University of Maryland in College Park in May of 2011 with a time of 27:06.54.

 Congratulations!



Tuesday, February 14
Swim Series Meet #5 Results

      On Saturday February 11th, Brian Hinz, Jerry Meyer, and Roy Troppman traveled to the Woods Community Center in Severna Park for the 5th Swim Series Meet.  Roy broke his own 100 Freestyle record of 1:02.02 in the 65-69 age group that was just set last month at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 1:01.79.  He also broke his own 200 Freestyle record of 2:30.16 set at the January 2011 Swim Series Meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 2:23.78.

 

Great Job!



Monday, January 30
USMS One Hour Postal Swim

     The night of January 29th, 29 CMYM swimmers participated in the One Hour Swim with over 100,000+ yards being done in the 3 time slots and another 10,000+ being done on January 10th by three additional swimmers.  Great job everyone!  Now, you must do one final step and go to the USMS Postal Swim for 2012 and register your swim. If you are not yet a member of USMS, be sure to sign up before registering your yardage.

Here is the link to join USMS -> https://www.clubassistant.com/club/usms.cfm?club=CMYM

Here is the link to register your swim -> https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1308&smid=3291

 

A big thanks you to all who counted, brought food/drink!

 

Time or Date

yards

6:00pm to 7:00pm

29165

Abby Glassberg

2975

Alice Spriesterbach

3490

Anneliese Thomson

3815

Lori Hartle

3615

Scott Walton

3275

Stephen Potis

775

Valerie Karam

3845

Jamie Courtney

3415

Brian Louma

3960

7:00pm to 8:00pm

31550

Ed O'Malley

4000

Frank Krach Jr

3110

Gloria Serrao

2840

Kathy Meyer

3475

Mark Cronin

4175

Philippe Homassel

3830

Michael Jacobson

4075

Hannah Green

3305

Travis Green

2740

8:00pm to 9:00pm

41540

Brian Hinz

4115

Dan Beisel

4240

Harold Sachs II

4150

Raquel Formica

4370

Scott  Moffet

4200

Shay Strong

3615

Stacey Moffet

3500

Stephen Hicks

4675

Teck Choo

4575

Rena Jacobson

2125

Barbara Garner

1975

1/10/2012

10360

Raymond Toy

3745

Jerry Meyer

3580

Carole Owen

3035

Grand Total

112615



Monday, January 30
Phoenixville YMCA Winter Freeze Meet
    On the morning of January 29th, Coach Ray went to Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for the Winter Freeze SCM meet.  While there, he broke in the 45-49 Men's SCM team record board with five swims.  He set new team records in the 50 breaststroke (46.31), 100 breaststroke (1:43.84), 200 breaststroke (3:44.68), 200 butterfly (3:27.44), and 400 IM (7:32.48).

Tuesday, January 17
Swim Series Meet #4 Results

     On Sunday January 15th, Dan Beisel, Abby Glassberg, Lori Hartle, Brian Hinz, Jerry Meyer, Carole Owen, Anneliese Thomson, Roy Troppman, and Colley Johnson Ward trekked to the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis for the 4th Swim Series Meet of the season.

     Colley Johnson Ward started things off by setting two new team records in the Women's 35-39 age group with new standards in the 200 breaststroke (3:12.53) and 100 butterfly (1:19.58).  In addition, she broke one of the oldest records on the board.  Lauren Parson's 400 IM record of 6:28.98 which was set at the February 2001 UMBC Winter Meet fell by the wayside as Ward finished with a 6:08.81.

      On the men's side in the 55-59 age group,Dan Beisel broke his own 500 freestyle record of 6:45.32 set at the January 2009 Arundel Olympic Swim Series meet with a 6:30.91.  He also broke his own 50 butterfly record of 32.00 which was set at the October 2009 Howard County YMCA Swim Series Meet with a 31.71.

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own 100 backstroke record of 1:20.83 which was set at the February 2009 Swim Series Meet at the Woods Community Center with a 1:19.69.  He also set a new record in the 200 breaststroke with a 4:04.27.

     In the 65-69 age group, Roy Troppman thrashed two of his own team records.  He first set his sights on his own 50 freestyle record of 29.02 which was set at the October 2009 Howard County YMCA Swim Series Meet with a 27.73.  He then targeted his 100 freestyle record of 1:04.56 set at the Howard County YMCA Swim Series just this past October with an eye-popping 1:02.02.  Mission accomplished.

    Finally the 400 Freestyle Relay team of Anneliese Thomson, Lori Hartle, Abby Glassberg, and Carole Owen set a new standard of 5:45.55.  With this record, the 45+ Women have joined the 25+ Women in having a team record in every single official Short Course Yards relay.

 Kudos to all!



Tuesday, January 3
Swim Series Meet #3 Results

     On Sunday December 11th, Brian Hinz, Coach Mike, Paul Lovett, Jerry Meyer, and Colley Johnson Ward travelled to Washington College for the third Series Swim Meet.  Colley got things started by setting two new team records in the 35-39 Women's age group with new standards in the 100 backstroke (1:24.77) and 200 backstroke (3:02.47).

     Over on the men's side, Jerry Meyer broke his own 200 freestyle team record in the 60-64 age group of 3:09.05 which was set at the 2011 Colonies Zone Championship at George Mason University with a 3:02.88.

     Finally, in the men's 70-74 age group, Paul Lovett set a new 50 backstroke record of 41.44.

 

Congratulations all!



Sunday, November 20
Thanksgiving Classic SCM Meet results
     The weekend of November 19-20, Coach Ray went up to the College of New Jersey for the Thanksgiving Classic Short Course Meters meet.  While there, he broke his own 200 IM team record of 3:10.73 in the Men's 40-44 age group that was set at the November 2008 Short Course Meters Meet at the Bayside Aquatic Center in Virginia Beach with a 3:05.94.

Sunday, November 20
Swim Series Meet #2 Results

     On Sunday November 13th, Brian Hinz and Paul Lovett represented CMYM at the Swim Series meet held at the Talbot County YMCA.  In the Men's 70-74 age group, Paul Lovett set a new team record in the 200 Freestyle with 3:13.14.

 Great job!



Sunday, November 20
Patriot Masters Sprint Meet Results

     On Sunday October 30, Jerry Meyer represented CMYM at George Mason UNiversity for the 2011 Sprint Meet.  In the Men's 60-64 age group, he broke his own 50 backstroke record of 36.62 set at the February 2010 Swim Series meet at the Woods Community Center with a 36.42.  He also broke his own 100 breaststroke record of 1:54.68 set at the March 2011 Maryland Finale meet at Loyola University with a 1:46.39.

Great job, Jerry!



Sunday, November 20
2010-2011 USMS Top Ten Short Course Yards Relays

      The USMS Top Ten Times have been released for the 2010-2011 Short Course Yards season.  We had two relay teams make the top ten.  The Men's 35+ 800 Freestyle relay team of Dan Beisel, Philippe Homassel, Greg Morris, and Coach Ray finished 9th.

      The Women's 45+ 400 Medley Relay of Carole Owen, Anneliese Thomson, Abby Glassberg, and Valerie Karam finished 8th.

 Congratulations!



Tuesday, October 18
Swim Series Meet #1 Results

     On Sunday October 16th, CMYM hosted the first Maryland Swim Series Meet at the Dancel Family YMCA in Ellicott City.  Eighty-some Masters swimmers came to compete and have some fun swimming.

     During the meet, we had some team records fall, as well as new team records set.  In the men's 40-44 age group, Coach Choo broke Coach Ray's 100 butterfly record of 1:03.28 which was set at the 2007 Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University with a 59.07. 

     Moving up to the 45-49 age group, Hal Sachs broke Ed O'Malley's 200 Freestyle record of 2:17.84 which was set in the December 2008 Swim Series meet at the Catonsville YMCA with a 2:15.13.  He also broke Richard Mathews' 100 breaststroke record of 1:23.54 set at the 2005 Maryland Swim Series Finale meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 1:19.12.

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own 50 breaststroke record of 47.20 set at the Maryland Swim Series Championship earlier this year in March at Loyola University with a 45.68.

     In the 65-69 age group, Roy Troppman proved that a heart condition is no match for his desire to swim faster.  Not only did he break his own team record of 1:05.09 which was set at the October 2009 swim series meet, but he did it in style.  In 2009, Roy was 65 years old.  That record makes him the only CMYM swimmer to "swim his age."  His record breaking performance of 1:04.56 at the age of 67 makes him the only CMYM swimmer to swim faster than his age!

    In the 70-74 age group, Paul Lovett and Robert Alston also showed a little bit of panache as they set on the task of beginning to fill out the team record board.  In the 50 Freestyle, Paul set a new team rcord of 40.61.  Two heats later, Robert broke that record with a 31.81.  In the 100 Freestyle, Paul set a new team record with a 1:28.55.  Robert stepped in the next heat, and broke that record with a 1:16.42.  Nicely played, gentlemen.

    There was also some team record breaking and setting action in relays as well.  

     The 35+ Mixed 200 Medley Relay team of Coach Ray, Colley Johnson Ward, Raquel Formica, and Hal Sachs broke the team record of 2:16.94 held by the team of Mark Cronin, Coach Mike, Raquel Fromica, and Kathy Jantac set at the October 2010 Howard County YMCA Swim Series Meet with a 2:12.59.

     The 35+ Mixed 200 Freestyle Relay team of Coach Choo, Coach Steve, Colley Johnson Ward, and Raquel Formica broke the team standard of 1:55.88 set by the team of Coach Mike, Madi West, Kim Morris, and Scott McPherson at the January 2006 Swim Series meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 1:52.84.

     The 45+ Women's 200 Medley Relay team of Carole Owen, Anneliese Thomson, Abby Glassberg, and Lori Hartle broke the team record of 3:00.21 set by the team of Julie Uhl, Anneliese Thomson, Abby Glassberg, and Carole Owen at the December 2008 Swim Series meet at the Catonsville YMCA with a 2:59.21.

     The 45+ Women's 200 Freestyle Relay team of Lori Hartle, Valerie Karam, Carole Owen, and Abby Glassberg broke the team record of 2:33.21 set by the team of Gloria Serrao, Abby Glassberg, Carole Owen, and Anneliese Thomson at the October 2009 Swim Series Meet at the Howard County YMCA with a 2:32.14.

      And for the first time in CMYM history, we now have records in the Men's 65+ Division.  The team of Paul Lovett, Jeffrey Manchester, Robert Alston, and Roy Troppman set new team records in the 200 Medley Relay (2:21.71) and 200 Freestyle Relay (2:56.93).

Congratulations to all!



Friday, October 22
2010-2011


Saturday, September 3
Terrapin Masters Long Course Meet Results
     On the weekend of August 20-21, Paul Lovett, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray went
to the Terrapin Long Course meet at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Jerry Meyer had a stellar meet. In the 60-64 age group, he broke his own
50 Backstroke record (43.02), 100 Backstroke record (1:35.97), and 200
Backstroke record (3:25.63) all set at the June 2009 Terrapin Cup meet with
42.27, 1:33.96, and 3:23.38 respectively. In addition, he set two new records
in the 200 freestyle (3:35.67) and 1500 Freestyle (29:44.18).
In the 70-74 age group, Paul Lovett set a new record in the 1500 with a
29:04.42.

Fantastic Job!


Saturday, September 3
UMBC Long Course Meet Results
     On Saturday August 13, Bruce Breon, Brian Hinz, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray
represented CMYM at the UMBC Long Course Meet. Bruce Breon set a new team
record in the 400 Freestyle for the 50-54 Men's age group with a 6:45.80. In
the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own record of 1:05.40 in the 50
breaststroke set at the June 2009 Terrapin Cup meet in College Park with an
impressive 53.73.  He also broke his own record of 1:38.04 in the 100 Freestyle set at the August 2010 Colonies Zone Championships at College Park with a 1:35.53.

Way to Go!


Saturday, September 3
Haines Point LCM Meet Results
     On Sunday July 17th, our own Brian Hinz represented CMYM at the Haines
Point Long Course Meet in Washington DC. While there, he broke Coach Ray's 50
Butterfly record of 33.55 set at the June 2003 George Mason Long Course meet
with a 32.22.

Great Job!


Saturday, September 3
Talbot County SCM Meet Results
On Sunday July 10th, Bruce Breon and Brian Hinz represented CMYM at the Short
Course Meters meet at the Talbot County YMCA. In the 35-39 Men's age group,
Brian Hinz broke Coach Ray's 50 Breaststroke record of 43.34 set at the November
2002 Lox and Bagels meet at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
with a 39.85. Brian also broke Coach Ray's 50 Butterfly record of 31.96 set at
the same meet with a 31.94.
In the 50-54 Men's age group, Bruce Breon set new team records in the 200
Freestyle (3:15.12), the 100 Backstroke (1:47.42), and the 100 Butterfly
(1:39.36) all in the space of about 15 minutes.

Great Job!


Tuesday, June 21
Merryman Long Course Meet Results

     On Sunday June 19th, Coach Ray, Brian Hinz, and Brian's daughter Jordan went to the Upper Main Line YMCA for the Merryman Long Course Meet.  Since we practice in a 25 yard pool, all of our stalwart CMYMers noticed just how much longer a 50 meter pool is.  Never the less, a good time was had by all.

Yay Jordan!



Wednesday, June 22
Reston One and Two Mile Lake Swims Results

     On Sunday May 29, Dan Beisel, Ellen Dooley, Abby Glassberg, Kathy Jantac, and Greg and Kim Morris represented CMYM at the Reston Lake Swims down in Virginia.  Kathy Jantac finished second in her age group for the 1 Mile Wetsuit Division and won her age group in the 2 Mile Wetsuit division.  Dan Beisel won his age group in both the One and Two Mile Wetsuit swims.

 Way to go!



Monday, June 20
Terrapin Masters Last Chance 1000/1650 Meet

   On May 15th, Jerry Meyer broke his 1650 record of 28:52.79 set at the UMBC Winter Distance meet in March with a 27:10.20.

 Way to go Jerry!



Wednesday, June 22
USMS One Hour Swim Results

     Back in January, 31 CMYM swimmers participated in the USMS One Hour Swim.  Together, we swam 112,530 yards.  This total was good enough for us to have place 11th in the medium sized teams category and 22nd overall among all teams.  Not including foreign clubs/swimmers and unattached swimmers, there were 181 clubs that participated and 2847 USMS swimmers who participated.

    Notable swims were turned in by Raquel Formica on the ladies side whose 4510 yards placed her 12th out of 147 in her age group, John Aversa whose 5040 yards placed him 7th and Mark Cronin whose 4415 yards placed him 36th out of 111 in their age group, and Coach Choo whose 4525 yards placed him 51st out of 191 in his age group.

 Kudos to all!



Sunday, April 17
2011 Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championships

   The weekend of April 15-17, Raquel Formica, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray travelled to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia for the Colonies Zones Short Course Yards Championships.  More than 500 swimmers were in attendance.

     Raquel started things off by placing third in her age group for the 200 freestyle.

     Jerry bookended the event by breaking Maurice Harrison's 200 freestyle record of 3:31.47 set at the March 2002 Maryland Series Finale meet at UMBC with a 3:09.05.   In addition, he also broke his own 200 backstroke record of 2:56.39 set at the January 2010 Swim Series meet at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis with a 2:53.44.

 Way to go!



Saturday, March 26
2010-2011 Swim Series Finale Meet Results

    On Saturday March 26, Brian Hinz, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray represented CMYM at the Swim Series Finale Meet at Loyola University.  In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke Jeffrey Manchester's 50 breaststroke record of 49.25 set at the October 2003 Howard County YMCA Meet with a 47.20.  He then set a new standard in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:54.68.

     In addition, both Brian Hinz and Coach Ray received T-shirts from the Local Masters Swim Committee (LMSC) for completing the Coach's challenge of swimming all five meets in the Swim series and/or swimming 12 different events over the course of the series.

    On top of that, using the Quality Point System, CMYM placed 2nd overall in Quality Points.

    Congratulations to all who participated in the swim series!



Saturday, March 19
Albatross Meet Results

     On Saturday March 19, Brian Hinz and Coach Ray trekked down to North Bethesda for the Albatross Short Course Meters Meet.   Brian won the 50 Butterfly and the 50 Freestyle for his age group.

Kudos!



Sunday, March 6
UMBC Winter Meet Results
     On Saturday March 5th, four of our CMYM men went to UMBC for the UMBC Winter meet.  Coach Ray broke his own team record of 26:35.26 in the 1650 in the 40-44 age group with a 25:00.29.  Jerry Meyer set a new standard in the same event in the 60-64 age group with a 28:52.79.  Daytime Catonsville swimmer Paul Lovett broke in the 70-74 age group record board in the 1650 with a 27:36.55.  The three of them teamed up with Brian Hinz to swim a 400 Freestyle relay.  A good time was had by all.

Sunday, February 13
Swim Series Meet #5 Results

     On Saturday February 12th, an even dozen CMYM swimmers travelled to the Woods Community Center for the Karen Stevens Memorial Meet, the 5th meet in the swim series.

     Anneliese Thomson broke her own 100 IM record of 1:21.86, which was set at this same meet two years ago with a 1:21.69.

    The quartet of Carole Owen, Anneliese Thomson, Abby Glassberg, and Valerie Karam set a new team record in the 45+ Women's 400 Medley Relay with a time of 6:32.26.

    Also, the team of Carole Owen, George Olean, Abby Glassberg, and Brian Hinz set a new team record in the 35+ Mixed 800 Freestyle Relay with a time of 11:38.87.

 

Congratulations!



Thursday, January 20
Swim Series Meet #4 Results

     On Sunday January 16th, 13 CMYM swimmers travelled to Annapolis for the 4th Swim Series Meet of the Short Course Yards season.  Raquel Formica started things off in the 35-39 age group by breaking one of the oldest records in the books with a new effort in the 50 butterfly with a 31.48, erasing the old record of 31.79 set by Katie Jenkins at the very first Masters meet we hosted back in October of 2001.

     On the men's side, John Aversa broke three individual records of his own.  He broke Craig Dewing's 500 Freestyle record of 5:24.26 set at the November 2007 UMBC meet with a 5:21.52.  He then broke Coach Mike's 100 backstroke record of 1:03.65 set at the 2006 Zone Championships at George Mason with a smoking 56.48.  Finally, he broke Coach Steve's 400 IM record of 4:45.07 set at the 2010 Series Finale meet at Loyola with a 4:36.51.

     In the 45-49 age group, newcomer Bruce Breon broke Rick Hrybyk's 100 backstroke record of 1:38.78 set at the Salisbury YMCA in November 2005 with a 1:24.30.

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke Jeff Manchester's 100 IM record of 1:46.61 set at the 2004 UMBC Winter meet with a 1:37.36.

     In the 65-69 age group, Roy Troppman broke Robert Alston's 200 Freestyle record of 3:02.64 set at the 2007 UMBC Winter meet with an eye-popping 2:30.16.  Just as a note, even though he did not break the record, Roy also became the first CMYMer to swim faster than his age by swimming a 1:05+ 100 freestyle at the age of 66.

 Congratulations!



Monday, January 3
2010 LCM Top Ten
   Congratulations to Coach Steve Hicks for finishing 8th in the Country in the 200 breaststroke.  Great job!

Monday, January 3
Swim Series Meet #3 Results
     On December 11th, six of our CMYM men crossed the Bay Bridge for the third Swim Series meet.  Mark Spence broke Richard Mathews' 200 Breaststroke record of 3:02.78 in the 50-54 age group that was set at the November 2006 Swim Series meet in Salisbury with a 2:45.65.  Way to go!

Sunday, November 21
Swim Series Meet #2 Results

     On Sunday November 14, five of our CMYM men crossed the Bay Bridge for the second Swim Series meet at Washington College.  In the 35-39 age group, John Rocco Aversa broke three team records.  First to go was Craig Dewing's 100 Freestyle record of 52.30 set at the 2005 Colonies Zone Championship at George Mason University which disappeared under the waves with a 51.15.  Next to go was Craig Dewing's 100 breasstroke record of 1:05.69 that was also set at that 2005 Colonies Zone Championship meet at George Mason University with a 1:05.24.  Finally, Aversa broke Coach Teck Choo's 50 butterfly record of 26.21 set at the October 2004 Howard County meet with a 25.55.

     In the 40-44 age group, Coach Mike broke Scott Moffet's 200 backstroke record of 2:43.59 set at the October 2009 Howard County meet with a 2:28.86.

Great Job!



Friday, October 22
Swim Series Meet #1 Results

     On Saturday October 16th, 27 CMYM swimmers assembled at our home pool for the first ...

Friday, October 22
2009-2010 USMS Short Course Yards Top Ten
     The 2009-2010 USMS Top Ten Results have been released.  For last year's Short Course ...

2009-2010


Wednesday, September 1
Beckett Ridge SCM Meet

    Coach Ray had a church conference in the Columbus area on August 26-27.  Because of the schedule, he figured he would not make it home without stopping for the night along the way.  Because of that, he decided to swim at the Beckett Ridge Masters Meet on Saturday the 28th.  While there, he broke his own 200 Freestyle record of 2:36.00 that he set at the March 2010 Albatross meet with a 2:34.25.

 



Sunday, August 22
2010 Colonies Zone Long Course Championship Results

     The weekend of August 21-22,  Dan Beisel, Raquel Formica, Coach Steve, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray went down to the University of Maryland in College Park for the 2010 Colonies Zone Long Course Championships.

     Newcomer Raquel Formica started things off with a pair of new team records in the 35-39 age group.  On Saturday, she set a new standard in the 50 butterfly with a 38.59.  The next day, she came back and broke Betsy Coe's 100 Freestyle record of 1:21.10 set at the July 2006 UMBC meet with a 1:13.63.

    Over on the men's side, Coach Steve set a new team record in the 35-39 age group in the  200 backstroke with a 2:40.50.  He then broke Scott Moffet's 200 IM record of 2:59.92 set at the July 2006 UMBC meet with a 2:36.60.

     In the 40-44 age group, Coach Ray broke his own 100 backstroke record of 1:35.02 set at the Anderson Barracuda meet a month ago at the ME Lyons YMCA in Cincinnati, Ohio with a 1:30.23.

      In the 55-59 age group, Dan Beisel set three new team standards in the 50  breaststroke (50.61), the 200 breaststroke (4:09.73), and the 200 IM (3:26.34).

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer set two new team records in the 100 freestyle (1:38.04) and the 50 breaststroke (1:05.40).

     Finally the quartet of Jerry Meyer, Coach Steve, Coach Ray, and Dan Beisel set two new team relay records (literally back to back) in the 200-239 age group for the 400 Freestyle relay (5:27.93), then kept the same order for the 200 Medley Relay (2:38.99).

     A good time was had by all.  Congratulations!



Sunday, August 8
2010 UMBC Long Course Meet Results

    On Saturday August 7th, six CMYM swimmers went to UMBC for the Summer Long Course Meet.  Rena Jacobson set three new team records in the women's 40-44 age group with new standards in the 100 Freestyle (2:35.50), 50 Breaststroke (1:06.66), and 100 Breaststroke (2:34.86). 

     Over on the men's side, Coach Steve added three new team records in the 35-39 age group with the 50 Breaststroke (36.18), 100 Breaststroke (1:20.30), and 200 Breaststroke (3:00.30). 

    Moving up to the 40-44 age group, Coach Mike broke Coach Ray's 200 Freestyle record of 2:47.06 set at the 2009 UMBC Long Course meet with a 2:35.11.  Coach Mike also broke Coach Ray's 800 Freestyle team record of 12:45.95 set at the 2007 Colonies Zone Championships at the University of Maryland with an 11:57.59.

     In the 55-59 age group, Dan Beisel set three new records in the 400 Freestyle (6:15.72), the 800 Freestyle (13:15.05), and the 100 Butterfly (1:35.35).

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer set a new team record in the 800 Freestyle with a 16:18.57.

     Finally, in relay action, the foursome of Jerry Meyer, Dan Beisel, Coach Steve, and Coach Ray set a new team record for the 400 Medley Relay in the 200-239 age group with a 6:07.98.

Congratulations to all!



Sunday, July 25
Anderson Barracudas LC Meet
   On Saturday July 24th, Coach Ray traveled to the ME Lyons YMCA in Cincinnati for the Anderson Barracudas Long Course Meet.  While there, he broke his own 100 Backstroke record of 1:35.42 set at the June 2009 Terrapin Cup Meet at the University of Maryland in College Park with a 1:35.02.

Monday, April 26
2010 SCY Colonies Zone Championship Results

   The weekend of April 23-25, John Aversa and Coach Ray represented CMYM as two of the 550 swimmers assembled for the 2010 Short Course Yards Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. 

    John Aversa made his final splash in the 30-34 age group by breaking three team records.  On Friday night, he broke Craig Dewing's 1000 Freestyle record of 11:42.86 set at the NOVA pool in Richmond, Virginia in February of 2005 with a blistering 10:55.37.  On Saturday, he broke Dewing's 500 Freestyle record of 5:27.25 set at the March 2004 Distance meet at UMBC with a 5:13.64.  Finally, on Sunday, he broke his own 400 IM record of 4:40.46 set at the January 2009 Arundel Olympic meet with a 4:40.22.

 Way to go!



Monday, April 26
USMS One Hour Swim Results

      During January 2010, more than 2700 Masters swimmers from around the world participated in the USMS One Hour Swim.  Participants swam as far as they could in a 25 yard pool in one hour.  CMYM placed 5th among 22 medium sized teams.  There were four extra-large teams, 14 large teams, 22 medium sized teams, and 134 small teams.   Team size was based on number of entrants from that team.  Given these numbers, it is clear that CMYM is among the top participants in all of USMS for this event.

 Great job!



Wednesday, April 7
Swim Series Finale Results

    On Sunday March 28, eleven CMYM swimmers were among the 140 gathered for the Swim Series Finale meet at the Loyola University pool.  There were no relays swum.

    In the men's 25-29 age group, Kelvin Li broke Mike Stepanek's 50 breaststroke record of 31.45 set at the January 2006 Arundel Olympic meet with a 31.22.  Li then turned around, and broke Stepanek's 100 breaststroke record of 1:10.32 set at the October 2003 Howard County YMCA meet with a 1:08.29.

    Moving up to the 35-39 age group, Steve Hicks broke his own 400 IM record of 4:53.99 set at the January 2010 Arundel Olympic meet with a 4:45.07.

    In the men's 50-54 age group, Mark Spence broke his own 50 freestyle record of 26.38 set at the December 2009 Talbot County YMCA meet with a 26.26.  Then, in a CMYM first, he tied the 200 IM record of 2:34.76 initially set by John Siebs at the 2001 UMBC Winter Meet.

     Finally, in the 55-59 age group, Dan Beisel joined the 200 Butterfly club with a new team record of 3:21.95.  With that, he now owns every team record in the 55-59 Men's age group in Short Course Yards, and with that this age group joins the 30-34, 35-39, 40-44. 45-49 men's and the 45-49 women's age groups in having a team record in every single event in the program.

 Congratulations to all!



Saturday, March 20
2010 Albatross Open Results

     On Saturday March 20th, Kelvin Li, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray trekked down to the Montgomery Aquatic Center in North Bethesda for the Albatross Open.  The meet was held in a 25 meter (SCM) pool.  There were 210 swimmers registered.

    In the 25-29 age group, Kelvin Li broke Winston Jackson's 50 Free (27.75) and 100 Free (1:08.51) records.  Jackson swam these times at the September 2005 SCM meet at Meadowbrook.  Li replaced the 50 Free record with a 27.01 and the 100 Free with a 1:00.97.  In addition, he set two new team standards in the 50 Breastroke (35.13) and 100 Breaststroke (1:18.64).

     In the 40-44 age group, Coach Ray broke two of his own records.  Both the 200 Free record (2:41.19) and the 100 Butterfly record (1:23.36) were set at the 2008 SCM Colonies Zone Championship at Rutgers University in New Jersey.  The new 200 Free record is now a 2:36.00, and the new 100 Butterfly record is now a 1:16.98.

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer set two new team records in the 50 Backstroke (42.83) and 200 Backstroke (3:21.16).  In addition, he broke his own 100 Backstroke record of 1:33.17 that was set at Big Vanilla in March 2009 with a 1:31.03.

Congratulations!



Saturday, March 20
UMBC Winter Meet Results

   The weekend of March 6-7, Dan Beisel, Jerry Meyer, and Mark Spence swam at the UMBC Winter meet, and collected a few new team records in the process. 

    In the 50-54 age group, Mark Spence broke his own 100 Breaststroke record of 1:11.54 set at the December 2009 Talbot County YMCA meet with a 1:10.97.

     In the 55-59 age group, Dan Beisel broke his own 1650 record of 23:53.86 set at the 2009 UMBC Winter meet by over a minute with a 22:45.55!

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer set a new team record in the 1000 with a 16:38.51.

 Great job!



Saturday, March 20
Swim Series Meet #5 Results

     On Saturday, February 13th, eight CMYM swimmers were among the 115 swimmers gathered for the Swim Series Meet at the Woods Community Center in Severna Park. 

      In the 50-54 age group, Mark Spence dispensed with yet another of John Sieb's venerable records.  This time, the record in question was the 100 free record of 1:01.36 set at the UMBC Winter meet way back in 2001 which was dispatched with a 59.61.   Next to go was Dan Beisel's 100 Butterfly record of 1:16.76 set at the January Arundel Olmpic meet of 2007.  Spence once again dispensed with this record with a jawdropping 1:05.28.

    In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer dispatched two of his own team records.  Both the 50 and 100 Backstroke records were set at the December 2009 Talbot County YMCA meet.  Both were broken in convincing fashion.  The 50 Backstroke record went from a 41.37 to a mind blowing 36.62.  Similarly, the 100 Backstroke record went from 1:25.82 to 1:20.83.

     In relay action, the 45+ Mixed foursome of Jerry Meyer, Anneliese Thomson, Kim Morris, and Greg Morris set a new team standard in the 400 Medley Relay with a 5:29.50.  Meanwhile, Anneliese Thomson demonstrated her peruasiveness by anchoring a 45+ Women's 800 Free relay along with Valerie Karam, Lori Hartle, and Kim Morris to utterly obliviate the previous team record of 12:42.46 set by Anneliese Thomson, Julie Uhl, Carole Owen, and Abby Glassberg at the Western Family YMCA in Catonsville in December of 2008 with an astounding 10:56.55.

Kudos to all!



Monday, January 18
Swim Series Meet #4 Results

     On Sunday January 17th, eight CMYM swimmers were among the 165 swimmers gathered for the fourth Maryland LMSC Swim Series Meet at the Arundel Olympic Center in Annapolis.

      Anneliese Thomson started things off by setting a new record in the Women's 50-54 age group with a 7:13.09 in the 500 Freestyle.

     Over on the men's side, Steve Hicks broke Scott Moffet's 35-39 age group 400 IM record of 5:27.75 set at the Swim Series Finale meet in March of 2005 at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center with a 4:53.99.

     In the 50-54 age group, Mark Spence broke his three personal team records that he set at the first Swim Series Meet at the Howard County YMCA this past October.  He dropped his 50 breaststroke time from an already fast 33.93 to a mind-blowing 31.52.  He dropped his 50 butterfly record of 29.65 to an astounding 28.28.  And he finished things off by dropping his 1:09.88 in the 100 IM to an eye-popping 1:06.38.

     In the 55-59 age group, Dan Beisel first destroyed his own 50 backstroke record of 37.93 set at  the October 2008 Swim Series Meet at UMBC with an amazing 35.09.  He then recorded two new standards in the 200 breaststroke (3:15.80) and the 400 IM (6:19.43).

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer demolished Maurice Harrison's 500 freestyle record of 10:33.04 set at the October 2002 Senior Olympics at Towson University with a 7:40.70.  He then shattered his own 200 backstroke record of 3:04.54 set at the November 2009 Swim Series meet at Washington College with a whopping 2:56.39.

     Finally, the 45+ 200 Medley Relay team of Jerry Meyer, Anneliese Thomson, Mark Spence, and Lori Hartle broke the previous record of 2:39.19 set at this past year's first Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA by the team of Richard Mathews, Lori Hartle, Mark Spence, and Alice Spriesterbach with a 2:24.05.

      Congratulations to all!

 



Thursday, December 24
USMS 2009 Long Course Meters Top Ten Results
     US Masters Swimming has released the Top Ten Results for the 2009 Long Course Meters Season.  Our own John Aversa was ranked 8th in the country in the 100 backstroke and 9th in the 200 IM.  Also the 120-159 400 Medley Relay team of Coach Mike, John Aversa, Mark Cronin, and Coach Ray placed 10th.   Way to go!

Saturday, December 5
Swim Series Meet #3 Results

     On Saturday December 5th, Harold Bernadzikowski, Steve Hicks, Frank Krach, Jerry Meyer, Mark Spence, and Coach Ray went to the Talbot County YMCA for the third Swim Series Meet.  There were almost 100 swimmers registered despite the weather.

     In the 35-39 age group, Steve Hicks broke Scott McPherson's 200 breaststroke record of 2:48.44 that was set at the January Arundel Olympic meet in 2005 with an impressive 2:33.93.

      In the 50-54 age group, Mark Spence continued his record breaking ways by first taking on another one of the most venerable records on our books, John Siebs' 50 freestyle record of 27.53 that was set at the 2001 UMBC Winter meet.  Mark dispensed with this record with a National Qualifying time of 26.38.  Next to go was Richard Mathews' 100 breaststroke record of 1:22.28 that was set at the 2006 December Swim Series Meet at Towson University.  This record was broken with another USMS National Qualifying time of 1:11.54.

      In the 60-64 division, Jerry Meyer first set a new record in the 50 backstroke with a 41.37.  He then led off our 400 Medley Relay team with a new team record in the 100 Backstroke with a 1:25.82.

     Congratulations!



Sunday, November 15
Swim Series Meet #2 Results

     On Sunday November 15th, Steve Hicks, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Mike traveled to Washington College in Chestertown for the second Swim Series meet. 

    Huh?  What was that first name?

    As many of you know, Steve Hicks has been a great friend of ours ever since he moved to the Eastern Shore from Colorado and established the Delmarva Dogfish Masters Team.  Earlier this year, the economy hit the Eastern Shore very hard, and Steve was forced to come to our side of the Bay Bridge to find employment.  These many months, the Dogfish's loss has been our gain as he practiced with us.  At the Washington College meet, Steve officially became part of the CMYM family by representing us in competition.  And he did so in record setting fashion.  He started things off in the 35-39 age group by breaking Coach Mike's 200 backstroke record of 2:21.55 set at the November Meadowbrook meet way back in 2003 with an impressive 2:17.99.  He then broke Craig Dewing's 200 IM record of 2:19.74 that was set at the UMBC Winter meet back in 2005 with an eye-popping 2:13.83.

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer celebrated his birthday from earlier in the week by breaking in the 200 backstroke record with a 3:04.54.

     Congratulations all!



Sunday, October 18
Swim Series Meet #1 Results

      On Saturday October 17th, we hosted the first Swim Series Meet of the season at the Ellicott City pool.  28 of our CMYM swimmers participated.  As a sign of our team's maturity on the ladies side, it is no longer a given that when one swims an event, a team record will be set.  The race to fill in the gaps in the record board is on!

     Over on the men's side, John Aversa broke two established records in the 30-34 age group.  He first broke Craig Dewing's 200 butterfly record of 2:38.47 set at the NOVA pool in Richmond, VA in February of 2005 with a smoking 2:15.61.  He then turned around, and broke Craig Dewing's 200 breaststroke record of 2:36.29 set at Villanova University in February of 2004 with an equally impressive 2:26.47.

    In the 40-44 age group, both Coach Ray and Scott Moffet set their sights on Phillipe Homassel's 200 backstroke record of 3:06.16 set at the first swim series meet of the 2006-2007 season in our pre-reonovation pool.  Both broke the record, but Scott beat out Coach Ray by almost a full length of the pool 2:43.59 to 2:59.29 to clinch the new team record.

    In the 45-49 age group, Ed O'Malley continued his record making ways by breaking his own record in the 100 freestyle  of 1:01.57 that he set at the Catonsville YMCA in December of 2008 with a 59.64.

     In the 50-54 age group, newcomer Mark Spence definitely shook things up by breaking three long established records.   First to go was Duer Pierce's 50 Butterfly record of 30.81 set at the Arundel Olympic Center in January of 2003 with an eye-popping 29.65.  Next to go was one of the most long standing records on our team.  John Siebs set the 100 IM record of 1:12.11 way back at the UMBC Winter meet in February of 2001...the first season that we came into existence as a team.  Mark dispatched that record with a 1:09.88.  The final piece of flotsam in the Spence maelstrom was the 50 breaststroke record held by Dan Beisel.  Beisel's time of 37.36 set at the Arundel Olympic Center in January of 2004 was swept aside by Mark with an amazing 33.93.

      In the 55-59 age group, Dan Beisel broke his own 50 butterfly record of 32.40 set at the Arundel Olmpic Center this past January with a 32.00.

     In the 65-69 age group, Roy Troppman made a triumphant return to the pool after multiple heart surgeries as well as the blessing of his doctor.  Swimming two individual events, he first broke Robert Alston's 50 freestyle record of 30.00 set at the 2007 UMBC Winter meet with an astounding 29.02.  Next, he broke Alston's 100 freestyle record of 1:12.05, also set at the 2007 UMBC Winter Meet with a swim-your-age time of 1:05.09.

     In Relay action, we added four new standards to the record board.  The 25+ Women's 200 freestyle relay of Rena Jacobson, Helen Kottis, Stacey Moffet, and Kathy Jantac swam a time of 2:51.73 to complete that section of the board.  We now have a team record for every relay swum in the Short Course Yards program for 25+ Women.

    Also on the Women's side, the 45+ 200 freestyle team of Gloria Serrao, Abby Glassberg, Carole Owen, and Anneliese Thomson set a new standard in that event with a 2:33.21.

    Over on the men's side, Jerry Myer, Jeff Manchester, Dan Beisel, and Roy Troppman teamed up for our very first team record in the 55+ category with a new 200 Medley Relay time of 2:39.19.

     Finally, Richard Mathews, Lori Hartle, Mark Spence, and Alice Spriesterbach teamed up to break some new ground of their own with a 200 Medley Relay time of 2:33.21 in the 45+ Mixed category.  This is our first team record in that age category as well.

      Kudos to all!



Sunday, September 6
2008-2009 USMS Short Course Yards Top Ten Results

      The 2008-2009 USMS Short Course Yards Top Ten Results have been released.  This past season, we had four relay teams swim top ten times.  In Short Course Yards, the age of the youngest swimmer determines the age group of the relay.  The 35+ Men's  800 Freestyle Relay team of Coach Ray, Phillipe Homassel, Coach Mike, and Harold Bernadzikowski swam a time good enough to place 8th in the USA.

    The Women's 25+ 800 Freestyle Relay team of Ellen Dooley, Susan Boswell, Kathy Jantac, and Valerie Karam placed 5th.

     The Women's 45+ 800 Freestyle Relay team of Anneliese Thomson, Julie Uhl, Carole Owen, and Abby Glassberg turned in a 5th place time for USMS.

    Finally, the Mixed 18+ 800 Freestyle Relay of Crystal Ray, Scott Moffet, Richard Mathews, and Jen Lomangino swam a time good enough for the 10th spot.

 Kudos to all!



Sunday, September 6
USMS 2008 Long Course Top Ten Results

     USMS has released the 2008 Long Course Top Ten results.  Two of our CMYM relays swam times good enough to make the top ten for Masters Swimming competition in the United States.  In Long Course competition, the ages of the four swimmers are added together to determine the age category.

    The Mixed 120-159 400 Freestyle Relay of Coach Ray, Karla Mack, John Aversa, and Anneliese Thomson swam a time that was good enough to be 3rd in the nation.  The Mixed 160-199 400 Freestyle Relay team of Jerry Meyer, Karla Mack, Coach Ray, and Anneliese Thomson swam a time that placed them 5th in the USA.

 Congratulations to all!



Sunday, September 6
UMBC Summer LCM Meet Results

     On Saturday August 15, nine CMYM swimmers were among the 100+ swimmers gathered for the UMBC Summer Long Course Meet.  On the women's side, Kathy Jantac started things off by setting a new team record in the 35-39 age group with a 3:43.11 in the 200 IM.  In the 45-49 age group, Valerie Karam set two new team standards in the 100 Freestyle (1:25.18) and 100 Breaststroke (1:44.77).  In the 50-54 age group, Anneliese Thomson set two new records in the 100 Freestyle (1:20.42) and 400 Freestyle (6:21.04).

     Over on the men's side, John Aversa broke three team records in the 30-34 age group.  First up was Coach Ray's 100 Freestyle record of 1:05.90 set at George Mason University way back in July of 2001.  This record was dispatched with a 1:01.22.  Next, he broke two of his own records.  The previous 100 Backstroke record of 1:15.49 which was set at the August UMBC Meet of 2008 was obliterated with a 1:09.46.  Likewise, the 200 IM record of 2:33.72 was similarly waylaid with a 2:30.54.

     In the 35-39 age group, Mark Cronin made short work of Coach Ray's 400 Freestyle team record of 5:43.47 set at the August 2005 UMBC Long Course Meet with a 5:30.48.

     In the 40-44 age group, Coach Ray broke his own 200 Freestyle team record of 2:50.28 set at the June 2009 Terrapin Cup meet at College Park with a 2:47.06.  In  the 400 Freestyle, Coach Ray's old team record of 6:11.12 set at the June 2008 Long Course Meet at the Upper Main Line YMCA was first broken by Coach Ray with a 6:08.31, then again by Coach Mike in the next heat with a resounding 5:29.16.  Coach Mike then turned around by breaking Coach Ray's 100 Butterfly team record of 1:28.26 set at the June 2008 Upper Main Line YMCA meet with a 1:25.67.

     In the 55-59 age group, Dan Beisel set a new team record in the 200 Freestyle (2:57.84), a new team record in the 100 Breaststroke (1:48.96), and broke Jerry Meyer's 200 Backstroke team record of 3:30.82 set at the 2008 Colonies Zone Long Course Championships at the University of Maryland with a 3:30.15.

     In the 65-69 age group, Robert Alston set a new team record in the 100 Freestyle (1:30.48) and broke Maurice Harrison's 200 Freestyle record of 4:29.05 set at the July 2006 Haines Point Meet with a 3:47.65.

    In relay action, Coach Mike, John Aversa, Mark Cronin, and Coach Ray teamed up to set a new team standard in the 120-159 age group 400 Medley Relay with a 5:14.19.  On the women's side, Rena Jacobson bicycled her way to the meet, and promptly found herself swimming lead leg for the Women's 160-199 400 Freestyle Relay along with Kathy Jantac, Valerie Karam, and Anneliese Thomson to set the first women's Long Course relay team record with a 6:40.89.

Congratulations to all!

 



Thursday, July 2
2009 Terrapin Cup Long Course Meet Results

     On Sunday June 21st, Dan Beisel, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray went down to College Park for the Terrapin Cup held at the University of Maryland.  The pool was configured for a 50 meter course, also known as Long Course or Olympic size.  Coach Ray started things off in the 40-44 age group by breaking his own 200 Freestyle record of 2:57.06 set in June of 2008 at the Upper Main Line YMCA with a 2:50.28.  He then broke his own 100 Backstroke record of 1:37.04 set at the same meet at the Upper Main Line YMCA with a 1:35.42.

     In the 55-59 age group, Dan Beisel broke Jerry Meyer's 50 Freestyle record of 39.19 set in August of 2008 at UMBC with a 35.55.  Next, Dan set a new standard in the 100 Freestyle with a 1:19.48.  Turning to the backstroke events, Dan first broke Jerry Meyer's 50 record of 44.03 set at the Colonies Zone Long Course Championships at the University of Maryland with a 42.74.  He then broke Jerry's 100 Backstroke record of 1:40.50 set at the August 2008 UMBC meet with a 1:32.01.  He finished his day with a new team record in the 50 Butterfly with a 37.59.

     In the 60-64 age group, Jerry Meyer broke in this category with four new team records in the 400 Freestyle (7:28.34), the 50 Backstroke (43.02), the 100 Backstroke (1:35.97), and the 200 Backstroke (3:25.63).

     Great job!



Sunday, June 7
Terrapin Masters 1000/1650 Meet Results
    On May 9th, Dan Beisel and Jerry Meyer went down to the Fairland Aquatics Center in Laurel to swim the 1000 Freestyle.  Dan emerged victorious, breaking Jerry's record of 16:25.78 set at the 2009 UMBC Winter meet with an impressive 13:34.37.  Great job!

Sunday, June 7
2009 Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championship Results
     The weekend of April 24-26, John Aversa, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray attended the Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championships at George Mason University.  As a sign of our team's maturity, only one team record was broken for the meet.  John Aversa broke his own 50 butterfly record of 25.31 set at the Catonsville YMCA at the December 2008 Swim Series meet with a 25.20.  Congratulations!

Saturday, May 9
One Hour Swim Results
    In the month of January, 2577 Masters swimmers from all over the world participated in the USMS One Hour Swim.  CMYM put forth 25 swimmers who swam 86,095 yards.  This effort was good enough to place 20th out of 23 teams who had between 23 and 80 members, and 25th overall among 172 teams.  Congratulations!

Monday, April 6
Swim Series Finale Results

     On Saturday March 28th, four of our CMYM swimmers were among the 100 or so gathered for the Swim Series Finale meet held at Big Vanilla in Pasadena.  The meet was held in a 25 meter course, also known as Short Course Meters (SCM).  On the women's side, Rena Jacobson started things off in the 40-44 age group by setting three new team records in the 50 Freestyle (1:00.19), 50 Breaststroke (1:11.47), and 100 Breaststroke (2:24.44).

     In the 50-54 age group, Anneliese Thomson broke her own 50 Breaststroke record of 46.16 set at Big Vanilla in June of 2008 with a nice drop of 45.11.  She also set a new record in the 50 Backstroke with a 45.01.

     Over on the men's side, Coach Mike first broke Coach Ray's 100 Backstroke record of 1:23.60 set just a week before at the Albatross Open at the Montgomery Aquatic Center with a 1:15.09.  He then broke Coach Ray's 400 Freestyle record of 6:20.27 set at the Bayside Recreation Center in Virginia Beach in November of 2008 with a 5:34.23.

     Finally, Jerry Meyer set three new standards in the 60-64 age group with times in the 100 Freestyle (1:27.80), 100 Backstroke (1:33.17), and 400 Freestyle (6:56.51).

     Kudos to all!



Sunday, March 22
2009 Albatross Open Results

     On Saturday March 21st, Ryan McGirr and Coach Ray went down to the Montgomery Aquatic Center in North Bethesda for the Albatross Open Short Course Meters meet.  192 swimmers registered to participate.  Ryan started by setting three new team records in the Men's 30-34 age group.  He started with the 100 freestyle with an impressive 1:04.99, moved on to the 200 freestyle with a 2:27.23, and finished with the 100 breaststroke turning in a 1:29.27.

     In the 40-44 age group, Coach Ray filled out the team record board with a 3:22.56 in the 200 backstroke.  With that swim, a member of our team has swum every single event in the Short Course Meters program for that age group, joining the 35-39 men as the other age group in that course with a full record board.  In addition, Coach Ray broke his own 100 backstroke team record of 1:26.03 set at the December 2008 Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship at Rutgers University with a 1:23.60.

     Both enjoyed the competition immensely.



Sunday, June 7
UMBC Winter Meet Results

     On the weekend of February 21-22, Dan Beisel, Gary Hartmann, Jerry Meyer, and Coach Ray represented CMYM at the UMBC Winter meet.  On Saturday, Jerry Meyer started things off by setting a new team record for the 55-59 men in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 16:25.78.

     The next day, Dan Beisel broke his own 50 breaststroke record in the men's 55-59 age group of 40.58 set at the October 2008 Swim Series meet at UMBC with a nice 39.12.  He then set a new record in the 100 butterfly with a 1:18.06.  Finally he set a new record for that age group in the 1650 Freestyle with a 23:53.86.

     In the men's 40-44 age group, Coach Ray closed out that age group with a record swim in the 1650 with a 26:35.26.  Now, for the men, a member of our team has swum every single event in the Short Course Yards program from 30-34 all the way through 45-49.

     Our four men also teamed up to swim the 200 Freestyle relay.  Kudos to all!



Sunday, February 15
Swim Series Meet #5 Results

     On Saturday February 7th, John Aversa, Dan Beisel, Valerie Karam, Jerry Meyer, and Annliese Thomson represented CMYM at the fifth Swim Series meet held at the Woods Community Center in Severna Park.  There were 91 swimmers participating. 

     Valerie started things off in the Women's 40-44 age group by breaking her own 100 Freestyle record of 1:12.42 set at the Arundel Olympic meet last month  with a 1:12.14.  She then set her sights on one of the oldest team records in the book, namely Theresa Shea's 50 Breaststroke record of 45.85 set at the inaugural Howard County YMCA meet way back in October 2001 with an impressive 42.10.

     Anneliese Thomson continued her record breaking ways by finishing off two of her own records in the 50-54 age group.  She first took aim at her 50 backstroke record of 40.27 set at the Salisbury YMCA this past November with a very nice 38.75.  She then took aim at her 100 IM record of 1:21.86 set at UMBC this past October with  a 1:20.32.

     Over on the men's side, John Aversa continued his inexorable takeover of the record board in the 30-34 age group.  And, he did so, exactly five years to the day that both initial records were set.  Craig Dewing's 100 free record of 54.25 set at the Arundel Olympic Center was dispatched like flotsam with a 52.03.  Dewing's 200 free record of 2:02.71 set at the same meet  met an equal fate with a time of 1:58.96.

     Finally, in the 55-59 age group, Dan Beisel was doing a little of his own take over manuevers.  He started by dispatching Jerry Meyer's 100 Backstroke record of 1:28.17 set at the December Catonsville meet with an astounding 1:18.33.  He continued with new standards in the 100 Breaststroke (1:32.48) and 200 IM (2:54.40). 

      Great job!



Monday, January 19
Swim Series Meet #4 Results

      On Saturday January 17th, 10 CMYM swimmers were among the 143 swimmers gathered at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center for Swim Series Meet #4. 

     In the 40-44 Women's age group, Valerie Karam started things off by breaking Susan Elliott's 100 Free record of 1:13.67 set at the October 2006 Swim Series meet at the Howard County YMCA with a 1:12.42.  She then broke Susan Boswell's 200 Free record of 3:10.40 set at the Naval Academy this past March with a 2:40.93.  She then set her sights on one of the oldest records in the book by breaking Theresa Shea's 50 Breaststroke record of 45.85 set at the October 2001 Howard County YMCA meet with a 42.21.  Susan Boswell broke new ground by setting a new record in the same age group with a 8:51.56 in the 500 Free.

     In the 50-54 Women's age group, Anneliese Thomson set a new record in the 50 Butterfly with a 36.36.

     Over on the men's side, John Aversa continued his record setting ways by first breaking Michael Jacobson's 200 Backstroke record of 2:20.92 set at the 2002 UMBC Winter meet with a mind boggling 2:08.71.  He then broke Craig Dewing's 100 Butterfly record of 1:02.14 set at the February 2005 SPY meet with a jaw dropping 57.42.  Finally, he broke Craig Dewing's 400 IM record of 4:58.67 set at Villanova University in February of 2004 with a satisfying 4:40.46.

     In the 35-39 age group, Mark Cronin broke Scott Moffet's 200 Butterfly record of 2:39.40 set at the 2007 UMBC Winter meet with a 2:33.98.  In addition to his age group record, Mark has now become the fastest 200 Butterflyer of the entire team, beating out Amy Grammas, who swam her time of 2:37.39 at the 2006 Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University.

      In the 55-59 age group, Dan Beisel continued his record setting ways by first setting a new team standard in the 500 Free with a 6:45.32.  He then broke Jerry Meyer's 200 Backstroke record of 3:05.09 set at the first Swim Series Meet at UMBC in October with a 3:01.48.  Finally, he set a new standard in the 50 Butterfly with a 32.40.

     Finally, in relay action the 35+ 400 Medley Relay foursome of Coach Ray, Valerie Karam, Harold Bernadzikowski, and Susan Boswell broke the previous record of 6:24.71 set by the team of Carin Ganjon, Rick Hrybyk, Dan Beisel, and Michaeleen Blue at the October 2005 Howard County YMCA with a 5:33.18.

      Good show, everyone! 



Thursday, December 25
Swim Series Meet #3 Results

     On Saturday December 20th, 28 CMYM swimmers were among the 109 swimmers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and Virginia gathered at the Catonsville YMCA for the third Swim Series meet.

     Megan Mackey started things off for the women in the 30-34 age group by breaking Yasmine Karten's 50 Freestyle record of 29.22 that was set at the February 2003 SPY meet with a 29.00.  She then broke teammate Karla Mack's 50 Butterfly record of 43.34 set at this past year's October UMBC meet with a jaw dropping 32.87.

     In the 40-44 age group, Valerie Karam broke Rena Jacobson's 100 Breaststroke record of 2:19.09 set at the October UMBC meet with a 1:32.86.

     Anneliese Thomson continued her rampage in the 50-54 age group by setting a new record in the 100 Breaststroke with a 1:30.89.

      Over on the men's side, John Aversa broke three team records in the 30-34 age group in spectacular fashion.  He started with Craig Dewing's 50 Freestyle record of 24.15 that was set at the February 2005 SPY meet with an eye-popping 23.16.  Aversa then continued with Coach Mike's 50 Backstroke record of 28.32 set at the 2001 YMCA National Championships in Sarasota, Florida with a resounding 25.68.  Finally, he broke Craig Dewing's 50 Butterfly record of 27.12 set at the same 2005 SPY meet with a whopping 25.31.

     Wanting a change of pace, Teck Choo decided to go for Coach Mike's 100 Breaststroke record of 1:19.60 in the 40-44 age group set at the October UMBC meet with a 1:12.35.  He then turned on his own 50 Butterfly record of 25.99 set at the November 2007 UMBC meet by lowering it to 25.71.

     In the 45-49 age group, meet newcomer Ed O'Malley quickly made a name for himself by breaking Greg Morris' 100 Freestyle record of 1:02.65 set at the 2007 Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championships held at George Mason University with a 1:01.57.  He then turned around and thumped Greg Morris' 200 Freestyle record of 2:25.51 set at the 2007 Swim Series Finale meet at the Talbot County YMCA with a solid 2:17.84.

    Jerry Meyer continued his relentless pursuit of excellence in the 55-59 age group by breaking his own 100 Backstroke record of 1:29.93 set at this past year's Swim Series Finale meet at the Naval Academy with a satisfying 1:28.17.

     In relay action, the 25+ Women's 200 Medley Relay foursome of Crystal Ray, Megan Mackey, Carolyn Ruppel, and Stacey Moffet set a new standard of 2:48.65.  Likewise, the 800 Freestyle Relay team of Ellen Dooley, Susan Boswell, Kathy Jantac, and Valerie Karam set a new standard with 12:30.45.

     In the 45+ Women's age group, Anneliese Thomson demonstrated her recruiting skills by breaking in this age group with two new relay records.  First, the 200 Medley Relay team of Julie Uhl, Annelies Thomson, Abby Glassberg, and Carole Owen set a new standard with 3:00.21.  Then, changing the order Anneliese Thomson, Julie Uhl, Carole Owen, and Abby Glassberg set a new team record in the 800 Freestyle Relay with a 12:42.46.

    Over on the men's side the 35+ 800 Freestyle Relay team of Coach Ray, Phillipe Homassel, Coach Mike, and Harold Bernadzikowski broke the team record of 9:57.74 set by Scott McPherson, Richard Hrybyk, Gary Nodine, and Scott Moffet at the December 2004 Towson University meet with a 9:39.47.

     Finally, the 45+ men filled the final slot in their team record category with a new 800 Freestyle Relay record of 10:38.48 set by Jerry Meyer, Buzz Loftus, Ed O'Malley, and Allistair Price.

Great job, everyone!

 



Sunday, December 7
2008 Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship Results

     On the weekend of December 5-7, our own Coach Ray represented CMYM at the Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship held at Rutgers University in New Jersey.  On Saturday, he started things off by setting a new record in the 200 Freestyle for the 40-44 Men's age group with a time of 2:41.19.

    On Sunday, he started his day by breaking Scott McPherson's 50 Freestyle record of 31.32 set at the Thunder Hill pool in June of 2007 with a 29.66.  He then set new records in the 100 Butterfly (1:23.36) and 100 Backstroke (1:26.03). He made it home safelylater that same day.



Saturday, November 15
Swim Series Meet #2 Results

     On Saturday November 15th, four CMYM swimmers went to the Salisbury YMCA for the second Swim Series Meet of the season.  Anneliese Thomson continued her record setting ways in the Women's 50-54 age group with three new team records in the 50 free (30.22), 100 free (1:10.08), and 50 back (40.27).

     On the men's side, in the 40-44 age group, Coach Mike broke Phillipe Homassel's 200 Breaststroke record of 3:06.89 set at the Arundel Olympic Center in January of this year with a 2:58.69.

     All in all, a good time was had by all. Congratulations!



Saturday, October 25
Swim Series Meet #1 Results
        On Saturday October 18th, 15 CMYM swimmers went to UMBC for the first Swim Series meet of the 2008-09 season.  There were 102 swimmers present in total.

    On the women's side, Karla Mack started things off in the 30-34 age group by breaking her own 50 butterfly team record of 45.25 set at the UMBC Winter Meet earlier this year with a 43.34.  In the women's 40-44 age group, Rena Jacobson set a new team record in the 100 breaststroke with a 2:19.09.  In the 50-54 age group, Anneliese Thomson set three new team records in the 200 freestyle (2:36.29), 50 breaststroke (40.14), and 100 IM (1:21.86).

    Over on the Men's side, Coach Mike started things off by breaking Dave Ofstead's 200 free record of 2:07.81 set at Meadowbrook in November of 2003 with a 2:06.70.  He then broke Ofstead's 100 backstroke record of 1:09.61 set at the same meet with a 1:07.50.   Finally, he broke Scott Moffet's 100 breaststroke record of 1:21.53 set at Towson University in December of 2007 with a 1:19.60.

    In the 55-59 age group, Jerry Meyer broke his own 200 backstroke record of 3:11.89 set at the Naval Academy in March of this year with an impressive 3:05.09.  He then set his sights on his own 50 backstroke record of 42.85, also set at the Navy meet with 40.18.  This record was short lived as Dan Beisel threw down the gauntlet in the next heat with a 37.93.  Beisel then continued by breaking Ron Heller's 50 breaststroke record of 47.91 set at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in January of 2007 with a 40.58.  He then finished off his troika by setting a new team record in the 100 IM with a 1:18.58.

    In the 65-69 age group, Robert Alston put another notch in his belt with a new 100 breaststroke team record of 1:38.29

    Finally, in relay action the foursome of Carolyn Ruppel, Megan Mackey, Karla Mack, and Anneliese Thomson broke the team record of 5:27.32 set at the October 2005 Howard County YMCA meet by Madi West, Jill Krause, Abby Glassberg, and Laura Travisano with a very impressive 4:46.09.

Kudos to all!


2007-2008


Saturday, August 30
2008 Colonies Zone Long Course Meters Championship Results

   The weekend of August 23-24, Karla Mack, Jerry Meyer, Anneliese Thomson, and Coach Ray went to the University of Maryland for the Colonies Zone Long Course Championships.  More than 200 swimmers from across the Zone (from Maine to Virginia) as well as from California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.

   Karla Mack started things off in the 30-34 age group by setting two new team records in the 50 backstroke (52.92) and 50 breaststroke (49.95).

   Anneliese Thomson broke in the 50-54 age group with three new team records of her own in the 50 backstroke (45.50), 50 freestyle (34.44), and 50 breaststroke (48.27).

   Over on the men's side, Jerry Meyer broke his 50 backstroke record in the 55-59 age group of 45.99 he set at UMBC earlier in the month with a 44.03.  He then set a new standard in the 200 backstroke with a 3:30.82.

    The foursome of Jerry, Karla, Coach Ray, and Anneliese then topped off the meet with two new team records for the 160-199 age group in the 200 Medley Relay (2:48.25) and 400 freestyle relay (5:35.77). 

   CMYM finished the meet in 18th place (out of 79) and 9th in mide-sized teams.  Kudos to all!



Monday, August 25
Summer Swim Series Meet #4 Results

     On August 9th, John Aversa, Jen Lomangino, Karla Mack, and Coach Ray went to UMBC for the final Summer Swim Series meet.  This meet was held in a 50 meter pool (also known as Long Course Meters or LCM for short), and was a fitting way to think of the Beijing Olympics....afterall, it was the same course that the Olympics use.

     Jen Lomangino started things off by setting three new team records in the Women's 18-24 age group.  Her times in the 50 free (31.62), 100 free (1:11.31), and 200 free (2:38.26) are new standards in that age group.

     In the Women's 30-34 age group, Karla Mack set three new records herself in the 50 free (37.82), 100 breaststroke (1:48.98), and 50 butterfly (50.30).

     Over on the men's side, John Aversa started things off by apparently swimming four individual events instead of the limit of three (naughty, naughty!).  In the process, he set four new team records in the 30-34 age group in the 400 free (5:01.31), 100 breaststroke (1:22.18), 100 backstroke (1:15.49), and 200 IM (2:33.72).

     Coach Ray continued stretching his comfort zone by swimming three events outside of his specialization, and in the process set three new records in the 40-44 age group, specifically in the 50 breaststroke (45.60), 200 backstroke (3:45.20), and 200 butterfly (3:37.67).

     Under USMS rules, one's age as of the calendar year determines the age group in SCM and LCM.  So even though Rick Hrybyk won't turn 50 until October, he got a jump on the record board as a result of this rule.  He set a new record in the 200 IM with a 3:39.64.

     And Jerry Meyer continued ripping up the record board with three new records in the 55-59 age group with swims in the 50 free (39.19), 50 backstroke (45.99), and 100 backstroke (1:40.50).

     Finally, the foursome of Karla Mack, Coach Ray, John Aversa, and Jen Lomangino teamed up to break in the Mixed Long Course Meters Relay record board with a 400 Free Relay time of 4:54.29 in the 120-159 age group.

     A good time was had by all.  Congratulations everyone!



Saturday, July 26
Howard County Invitational Results

   On Saturday July 19th, Karla Mack, Mark Cronin, Coach Mike, and Teck Choo represented CMYM at the Howard County Invitational held at the Roger Carter pool.  This meet was in a 25 meter course, also known as Short Course Meters (SCM for short).  Although this competition grouped all adults together in an over 19 group, for our purposes, all team records have been moved to the proper USMS age groups.

   Karla Mack started things off by breaking two of her own team records.  Her 50 butterfly record of 47.88 set at last month's Big Vanilla meet went by the wayside with a 47.80.  Her 100 IM record of 1:50.03 set at last week's Talbot County YMCA meet was vanquished with an astounding 1:41.45.

    In the men's 40-44 age group, Teck Choo set a new team standard in the 100 free with an impressive 59.71.  He then set his sights on Coach Mike's 50 butterfly record of 33.23 set at last month's Big Vanilla meet and answered with a jaw dropping 28.90.  Finally, Coach Mike answered the challenge by breaking his own 100 IM record of 1:16.98 set at last month's Big Vanilla meet with a 1:14.85.  A good time was had by all. Congratulations!



Saturday, July 26
Summer Swim Series Meet #3 Results

    On Sunday July 13, four CMYM swimmers  made their way to Easton for the third Summer Swim Series meet.  The meet was in a 25 meter pool (Short Course Meters, or SCM for short).  Jen Lomangino started things off with four new team records in the 18-24 age group with swims in the 50 free (32.53), 100 free (1:10.74), 200 free (2:36.70), and 100 IM (1:25.89).

     Karla Mack then continued the trend in the 30-34 age group with a new team standard in the 100 IM with a 1:50.03.  Over on the men's side in the same age group, John Aversa broke in that age group with three new team records of his own.  He swam the 50 free (26.95), 50 butterfly (29.55), and 200 IM (2:32.70).

      Finally, Jerry Meyer set three new team records of his own, breaking one of his own records in the process.  His new team standards were in the 50 free (40.18) and 50 backstroke (44.25), while he broke his own record of 1:33.12 in the 100 freestyle set at last month's Big Vanilla meet with a resounding 1:30.56.  Congratulations to all!



Thursday, July 3
Summer Swim Series Meet #1 Results

     On June 28th, four of our CMYM swimmers went to the Big Vanilla pool in Pasadena for the Summer Swim Series meet held there.  The meet was in a 25 meter pool (known as Short Course Meters or SCM for short), and all four swimmers were able to make their marks in the CMYM team record book.

     In the women's 30-34 age group, Karla Mack continued here record setting ways with new team records in the 50 Freestyle (38.50), 100 Breaststroke (1:46.51), and 50 Butterfly (47.88).

     In the women's 50-54 age group, Anneliese Thomson broke in this division with three new team records of her own in the 50 Freestyle (33.97), 50 Breaststroke (46.16), and 50 Butterfly (39.40).

      On the men's side, Coach Mike started things off with a new record in the 50 Backstroke for the 40-44  age group with a 34.06.  He continued by breaking Scott McPherson's 50 Butterfly record of 36.16 set at Thunderhill in June of 2007 with a 33.23.  Coach Mike then broke Scott McPherson's 100 IM record of 1:19.80 set at the same meet with a 1:16.98.

      Jerry Meyer set three records of his own in the men's 55-59 age group with times in the 100 Freestyle (1:33.12), 100 Backstroke (1:42.10) and 200 Backstroke (3:26.59).

      Our foursome then teamed up for a new team record in the 200 Medley Relay for the Mixed 160-199 division (SCM and Long Course Meters add the ages of the participants) with a 2:43.38.  Jerry Meyer swam backstroke, Karla Mack swam breaststroke, Coach Mike swam butterfly, and Anneliese Thomson swam freestyle.  Congratulations to all!



Sunday, April 13
2008 Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championships Results
     On the weekend of April 11-13, John Aversa and Coach Ray participated in the 2008 Colonies Zone Championships held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  In the process, John captured three more team records, and two Zone championships to boot!  His first win in the Men's 30-34 division came in the 100 IM where he erased Craig Dewing's time of 1:01.37 set in March 0f 2004 at UMBC with a stunning 56.74.  His second zone win came in the 100 backstroke, where he erased his own record of 58.44 set at the Woods Community Center meet this past February with a whopping 56.67.  Finally, he earned second place honors and a new team record by breaking Craig Dewing's 50 Breaststroke record of 30.71 set at the Towson University meet in December of 2003 with a satisfying 29.57.  Congratulations!

Saturday, April 12
2008 USMS One Hour Swim Results
     The results for the 2008 USMS One Hour Swim have been released!   Congratulations, CMYM!  We finished 14th among medium sized teams.

Sunday, April 6
Swim Series Finale Results

     On March 29th, 10 CMYM swimmers were part of the 191 athletes assembled for the Swim Series Finale meet held at the Naval Academy.  On the women's side, Susan Boswell set a new standard in the 40-44 age group with a 200 freestyle swim of 3:10.40.  In the 45-49 agegroup, Annelies Thomson broke Kim Morris' 50 breasstroke record of 42.61 set at the Woods Community Center in February of 2007 with  a 41.13.

     On the men's side, Teck Choo started things off in the 40-44 agegroup by first breaking his own 50 freestyle record of 23.78 set at the November UMBC meet with a 23.64.  He then broke Coach Ray's 100 freestyle record of 56.52 set at last year's Colonies Zone Championships with an eye-popping 52.94.

     Not to be outdone, Coach Ray turned in two team records of his own.  He first broke Phillippe Homassel's 200 butterfly record of 3:27.49 set at Towson University in December of 2006 with a 2:52.95.  He then turned in a new record for the 400 IM with  a 6:12.18.

      Finally, newcomer Jerry Meyer made a fast name for himself by setting three new team records in the 55-59 agegroup with swims in the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke events.  His 50 time of 42.85, his 100 time of 1:29.93, and his 200 time of 3:11.89 will serve as benchmarks for future efforts.  Kudos to all!



Saturday, April 5
UMBC Winter Meet Results
     On the weekend of March 1-2, Karla Mack was our sole CMYM representative at the UMBC Winter Meet.  In the process, she set a new team record in the 50 Butterfly for the 30-34 Women's age group with a 45.25.  Way to go Karla!

Tuesday, April 1
Swim Series Meet #5 Results
     On Saturday February 9th, four CMYM swimmers were among the 122 swimmers who had gathered for the Swim Series meet at the Woods Community Center in Severna Park.  John Aversa broke his own 100 Backstroke record of 59.45 in the Men's 30-34 Age Group set just a month earlier at the Arundel Olympic Center with a 58.44.  And, Robert Alston dropped a full ten seconds from his 100 IM record in the Men's 65-69 Age Group of 1:36.92 set at UMBC in November of last year with a resounding 1:26.42.  Karla Mack and Coach Ray also took part.  Congratulations to all!

Sunday, January 20
Swim Series Meet #4 Results

      On Saturday January 19th, six of our CMYM men were a part of the 158 athletes who swam at the Swim Series Meet #4 at the Arundel Olympic Center.  Newcomer, John Aversa started things off with a bang by breaking three team records in the very solid 30-34 age group.  He started with the 100 breaststroke record of 1:08.41 set by Craig Dewing at Villanova University in February 0f 2004 by setting a new standard of 1:07.02. He then moved on to Coach Mike's 100 backstroke record of 1:02.91 set at the 2001 YMCA National Championships in Sarasota, Florida with an eye-popping 59.45.  His final record for the day came in the 200 IM with him breaking Dewing's standard of 2:17.07 set at the same Villanova meet as the breaststroke record with an impressive 2:13.88.

     In the men's 40-44 age group, Phillipe Homassel broke his own 200 breaststroke record of 3:11.28 set at the November 2006 Salisbury YMCA meet with a resounding 3:06.89.

      Finally, Dan Beisel aged up and immediately set upon three records of his own in the 55-59 age group.  He first broke Ron Heller's 50 Freestyle record of 38.64 set at the December 2006 Towson meet with a satisfying 29.86.  He then moved on to Heller's 100 Freestyle record of 1:31.72 set at last year's Arundel Olympic meet with a walloping 1:07.08.  He then finished off with a new standard in that age group with 2:28.26 in the 200 Freestyle.

     Congratulations to all! 



Monday, December 31
Swim Series Meet #3 Results
    On December 1st, four of our CMYM men traveled to Towson for the third swim series meet.   Scott Moffet swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:21.53 which was good enough to break Dave Ofstead's record of 1:21.61 that was set at the Arundel Olympic meet in January  of 2004.  Congratulations Scott!

Sunday, November 11
Swim Series Meet #2 Results

      On Saturday November 10th, 20 CMYM swimmers went over to UMBC to swim at the Swim Series Meet.  Craig Dewing returned to us, and did so in a very attention getting fashion by breaking Coach Mike's 500 Free record of 5:44.52 set at the 2004 Finale meet at UMBC with a very impressive USMS National Qualifying time of 5:24.26. 

Teck Choo followed up with breaking two more records in the 40-44 Men's division with two USMS National Qualifying times of his own.  Both records were previously held by Ross Kennard.  In the 50 Free, Kennard's 23.99 time set at the 2002 UMBC Winter meet was surpassed with a 23.78.  In the 50 Butterfly, Kennard's 26.42 was erased with a 25.99 time.  Choo's performance in the 50 Butterfly is actually the fastest 50 Butterfly time for ALL men's age groups. 

Not to be outdone, Catonsville Swimmer Robert Alston set a new team standard in the 100 IM for the Men's 65-69 division with a 1:36.92.  And just for the record, although his 50 Free time of 30.50 was not good enough to break his own team record he set earlier this year, it was good enough for a USMS National Qualifying time.

In addition, we put together four relays.  A good time was had by all.



Sunday, November 11
Swim Series Meet #1 Results
      On October 13, Coach Mike and Coach Ray went off to the Talbot County YMCA to kick off the 2007-2008 season.   The team of two finished fifth overall.

Wednesday, June 27
Summer Swim Series Meet #1 Results
   On June 24th, five of our CMYM men went down to the Thunder Hill Pool for the Summer Short Course Meters meet...where apparently nobody remembered to put together a relay. Doh!
    Since this was a short course meters meet, for the men who were 40 and above, this was new territory. Scott McPherson started the ball rolling with new records in the 40-44 division with the 50 free (31.32), 50 butterfly (36.16), and 100 IM (1:19.80). In the 50-54 division, rookie Buzz Loftus beat out veteran Dan Beisel in the 50 free 34.54 to 34.66. In addition, Loftus had a new team record in the 100 free (1:23.27). Not to be outdone, Beisel set new standards in the 50 butterfly (37.96) and 100 IM (1:30.37).
   Finally, in the 65-69 division, Maurice Harrison set new standards in the 100 free (1:42.27) and 200 free (3:57.44). Kudos to all!