Colonies Zone Champs results PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 April 2012 17:11

Colonies Zone Championships at George Mason University wrapped up last week and the results are posted in our Results section.

It was a successful meet for Niagara. Our very own BUMS squad came in first place for large team scores with 1,842.5 points! There were a few other swimmers from Niagara not affiliated with the BUMS. In total, we had 9 swimmers break 22 Niagara LMSC records.You can see the list of record breakers on the results page for the event (there is one page for the BUMS affiliated swimmers and another for non-BUMS). Additionally, there were a few swimmers who broke Colonies Zone Championship Meet Records!

Congratulations to all competitors!

BUMS meet results PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:58

The meet results for the Binghamton University Masters Swim Meet have been posted on our site as well as uploaded to Please go to our Results section for more information.

There were three LMSC records broken (a fourth is posted on the record breakers sheet, but it is from an Adirondack swimmer, therefore ineligible). At the conclusion of the Short Course Yards season, the yards records file (pdf) will be updated.

Some photos taken during the meet were added to our Gallery. If you would like to send in photos for any masters event, please contact the webmaster.

Colonies Zone Championships are taking place next weekend in Virginia. Entries are due by tomorrow, April 6th, at midnight. There are over 25 Niagara LMSC athletes already entered in the meet, most of them from BUMS.

USMS Nationals are in North Carolina at the end of the month. Entries are closed for that competition. There are 10 Niagara swimmers registered for that meet.

Good luck to everyone swimming this month!

Postal Champs and Fitness Events PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:40

The Speedo USMS One Hour Postal Championship was held between January 1st and 31st. All of the results were recently compiled. In the Small Team Division, Niagara placed 1st for Women (1-9 swimmers) and 2nd place Combined (1-19 swimmers). The BUMS also had several members competing. Full results can be viewed at this link: 2012 Long Distance Championships.You can also read about upcoming Open Water and Long Distance Championship events at that link. Every year, there is a 5k/10k Championship (LCM) and a 3k/6k Championship (SCY). There are also a series of Open Water swims, ranging from 1 to 9+ miles.

There are two Fitness Events in 2012. The first is the Check-Off Challenge which challenges members to complete 18 pool events (can be done in practice or in a meet) as well as one open water swim. The other event is Go The Distance. There is no cost to the event, you simply enter the event and track your swim mileage in the online Fitness Log (FLOG) each day. As you reach milestones, you can even win awards from Nike! Niagara had over a dozen members registered for this event last year. Nationally, there are over 2,800 members participating in this event.

Final 2011 listings PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:26

USMS finalized the Top Ten list for the 2011 SCM season. As previously reported, Ann Marie Crye and Louise Murray both made the list. Congrats! The complete listings can be viewed at the USMS site.

Subsequently, The Niagara SCM records have been updated. Please go to the Records tab for that information.

Additionally, USMS released the list of All-Americans for 2011. To accomplish this feat, the swimmer must have the top time nationally in their age group in an event. Niagara had several swimmers make the list!

  • Bruce Gianniny - Long Distance Individual & Relay All-American
  • Dana Gianniny - Long Distance Individual & Relay All-American
  • Kay Simonson - Long Distance Individual & Relay All-American
  • Lynn Festa - Long Distance Relay All-American
  • Bernard Russell - Long Distance Relay All-American
  • Yun Qu - Pool Individual All-American
  • Greg Danner - Pool Individual All-American
  • Neil Brophy - Pool Individual All-American
Board updates PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:12

With the advice and consent of the Board of Directors, the Chairman has appointed Dan Kornblatt to the position of Vice Chair of Niagara LMSC. Dan will be an advisor to the BOD and will assume an interim Chair role in the event of an emergency. Additionally, he will attend the annual USMS convention if the Chair is unable to do so. This is a new position within the LMSC.

Also with approval from the BOD, Kay Turner has been appointed as the new Sanctions officer. Her responsibilities include reviewing all meet sanction requests and coordinating that process with meet directors so we can provide as many competitive opportunities as possible for our members. Kay is replacing longtime volunteer Amy Johnson. Amy has held a position within the LMSC since 1996 and was this year's Skehan award winner. More details of prior Niagara award winners will be forthcoming in a new section of the website.

Both Dan and Kay have previously held volunteer positions with the LMSC and we thank them for once again stepping up to the starting blocks!

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