The final USMS Top 10 lists have been published for the 2011 LCM season, which ran Oct 1, 2010 – Sept 30, 2011. The season was marked by many great performances by our LMSC:
- We had 137 Top 10 swims for the season (127 individual and 10 relay swims). As always, the individual Top 10 swims for the most recent three seasons (SCY, SCM, LCM) are displayed in a filterable, sortable table on our Top 10 page. Betsy Durrant and Kelly Parker Palace led the way with 10 individual ranked swims apiece, while Pam Dameron had 8 rankings.
- 19 of the swims (15 individual, 4 relay) were ranked #1 in their age-group, garnering 2011 pool All-American status for 6 LMSC swimmers. Beth Schreiner was the cream of the crop, with 4 #1 individual swims in her age group; she was also a member of 3 #1 relays. Kelly was nearly as impressive, with 3 top individual swims and 2 relays.
- A nicely-formatted version of the listings, suitable for printing, will shortly be available for download. Top 10 and All-American patches may be ordered as well.
- 51 new LMSC records were set during the season: 49 individual and 2 relay records. Thirteen of these records were also Colonies Zone Records, while 1 was a new world record. Kelly accounted for a whopping 10 of these records, 5 of which were also zone records! A complete listing of all the new LCM records is available.
- Collectively we did very well in the Mythical National Championship, which is based on the Top 10 swims. Our LMSC placed 11th (out of 52 LMSCs) and VMST was the 11th highest-scoring swim club (224 clubs scored points).
Congratulations to all these swimmers on a fine season!