There was recently a thread on the USMS Discussion Forums focusing on swimmers who have achieved Top Ten rankings for many years. USMS webmaster Jim Matysek posted a list of swimmers who have achieved more than 100 such rankings. There were some familiar names on that list; for example, VMST member Barbara Zaremski is near the top with an amazing total of 850 Top Ten swims. Perhaps even more impressively, she has also achieved at least one Top Ten swim each year in the period 1974-2010. That averages to 23 Top Ten swims per year — almost 8 per season — for 37 years! Sounds like Barb can teach Cal Ripken a few things about longevity.
It is pretty easy to search for your Top Ten results on the USMS website. The following swimmers have achieved over 100 Top Ten swims while swimming as a member of our LMSC. These are all impressive achievements, but Betsy Durrant and Lisa Bennett deserve to join Barb in special recognition for their incredible perseverance. Congratulations, ladies!
|Name||TT Swims (in VA)||Longest Streak (in VA)|
|Terry Sue Gault||129||1986-2000|