The Canadian Masters Swimming Championships were held two weeks ago outside of Toronto. They are open to USMS members and we had a few compete from Niagara this year. If you're ever looking to get some Short Course Meters times in a championship setting with lots of competition, this is typically the closest opportunity for our area. Additionally, USMS members are eligible for all awards. Times are recognized and can be used for USMS Top Ten and any records (LMSC, Zone, National, World).
In additional to breaking several LMSC records, three swims were good for individual zone records:
In the 30-34 age group, Geoff Wells broke the Colonies Zone Record in the 50 SCM Breast (:29.80) en route to a gold medal.
In the 35-39 age group, Greg Danner broke the Colonies Zone Records in the 200 Fly (2:07.00) and 1500 Free (16:54.94), also both good for first place.
Next year's Canadian championship meet will also be posted on our calendar.
For summer events, two meets have been added to the calendar. In early July, the Colonies Zone LCM Championship meet will be held at the University of Maryland. In late July, there is a special event in Greensboro, NC: the USA Masters Games. Although not directly affiliated with USMS, this event is sanctioned by USMS (meaning all times will be valid).
Finally, the summer season will conclude in August with the USMS National Championships in Gresham, Oregon.