On Friday May 10 at USMS Spring Nationals, LMSC Chair Patty Miller was presented with the 2013 Ransom Arthur Award. This is a huge honor: the award is given annually to the USMS registered person who has done the most to further the objectives of Masters swimming.
Every year a strong contingent of swimmers from the Northern Neck YMCA travels down to Florida for some fast swimming, and this year was no exception, as 13 LMSC members participated in YMCA Masters Nationals.
Results from the 2013 Short Course Colonies Zone Championship have been uploaded! Links to the results from two other April meets — the NC LMSC Championship and The Backup Plan distance meet — have also been posted on our web site. There are some photos too!
The May-June 2013 issue of SWIMMER Magazine features an article that discusses the relative effectiveness of the sculling S-pull (“propeller”) and the deep-catch pull (“paddle”). USMS has recently uploaded a YouTube video to accompany the article.
We have a new Open Water swim in our LMSC: the Lake Moomaw 1-Mile Open Water Swim.
Open water warrior Abby Nunn was featured recently in our April Fools article. Abby was more than willing to play along with the prank, but she takes her swimming pretty seriously! Read how Abby manages to balance training and medical school.
Mark Gangloff posted an excellent review of over a dozen paddles of various types.
The April 2013 edition of the LMSC Newsletter, The Wet Gazette, has been uploaded.