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2014 Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic VI

The following is a report from Dave Holland, who attended what has become a popular meet: the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic in Orlando, FL. Obviously the meet agreed with him since he swam some very fast times, including a new LMSC Record in the 200 breast!

Abby Nunn Profile

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.

2012 Long Distance All-Americans and All-Stars

The lists of 2012 Long Distance All-Americans and All-Stars have been published. Four of our members were among those honored!

Jim Miller’s Excellent London Adventure

VMST Coach Jim Miller has a poolside view as a member of the FINA Sports Medicine Committee that provides medical services for all the aquatic Olympic teams.

Queen of the Lake

For the second straight year, swimming phenom Shirley Loftus-Charley set two open water national records. This year’s achivement caps 31 consecutive years (and counting!) of competing at Chris Greene Lake.

Marie Goes Mainstream

Marie Kelleher’s accomplishments have been recognized by the national mainstream press, appearing on the National Public Radio and Sports Illustrated websites.

Marie Kelleher Breaks Barrier

Marie Kelleher established new national records in the 50 and 100 free at the Virginia Senior Games on May 12, 2012. With these swims she becomes the first female USMS member to compete in the 100-104 age group.

Flyin’ Like Fenson

Think a leopard can’t change its spots? As rebuttal I present the case of Becky Fenson, an LMSC member who was recently featured in a very nice story written by staff member (and VMST member) Laura Jones.

USMS Features: Laura Jones

People in our LMSC may know about USMS Features, but what is perhaps not as widely known is that the author of many of them — as well as many of the articles in SWIMMER magazine — is VMST member Laura Jones.

Oldies but Goodies

Do you have any older photos or results you would like to share? Send them!

Charlie Cockrell Receives Service Award

LMSC Treasurer and Officials chair Charlie Cockrell was awarded the USMS Dorothy Donnelly Award at the USMS Convention in Jacksonville, FL.

Mighty Mermaid

Lisa Bennett made the most of a birthday gift from her fellow Mighty Mermaids, travelling to California to set two national records.