Due to a widespread conflict because of the concurrent scheduling of springtime public school vacations, the 2015 Michigan Masters Championship Meet has been rescheduled to April 17-19 to take place at the Jones Natatorium in Eastern Michigan University
Results from the Mason Masters Meet on 10/26/14
Each year, in honor of founding member June Krauser, USMS recognizes the individual or group whose communicative efforts have contrinubted to the growth, improvement, or success of USMS.
During Frank 'Skip' Thompson's 30 year partipation in USMS, he has been a significant force for getting information to the members. As a leader of the Michigan LMSC, his contributions to their newsletter have been prolific, having produced the majority of its content since 1989. His stories always present interesting coverage of local swimmers and he uses his considerable coaching expertise to offer articles on stroke technique and workouts.
Skip is a regular contributor to USMS's national publication, Swimmer Magazine, and his articles are always carefully researched, well-crafted and of interest to all Masters Swimmers. He has also contributed to the MACA newsletter and Swimming World Magazine. Skip has been a leader in using the internet to greatly enhance communications to members. He established a Membership Access Data Base to track historical USMS registration of Michigan Masters members and has also created a Continuous Membership Loyalty Award for the LMSC and in 2003 spearheaded online conversion of the year-end LMSC newsletter.
Skip is a fountain of knowledge about swimming. His 'institutional memory' of Masters Swimming milestones, achievements, meet histories, rule changes, facts and figures, and member anecdotes are invaluable to the USMS archives. Skip is the consummate USMS communicator and is always selfless in sharing of his tremendous body of knowledge.
...excerpted from the USMS Press Release (9/20/2014)
Michigan Masters swimmers had a great summer - swimming in the World Masters Championship, the LCM Nationals in College Park, MD, and the Gay Games in Cleveland, OH!
The 2014 FINA Masters World Championships took place from August 3rd through August 10th in Montreal. There were 5, 868 swimmers entered and 33 were from Michigan Masters. Seventeen relays were entered and five relays placed in the top ten. Eight Relay State Records were broken in six different relays. Two USMS National and 15 State Records were set in individual events swam by Michigan Masters swimmers.
Corrin Popps won the 100 and 200 Breast and set two USMS National Records to go along with the three in SCM she set in Windsor in the same events, plus the 50 breast (50-54 age group). Corrin was 3rd in the 200 IM, 4th in the 50 Breast, and 7th in the 400 IM. She set 8 State Records in all her individual events plus split records in the 50 Free and 50 and 100 Fly. Ryan Papa entered the three backstroke events and won all three of them with new State Records.
Other swimmers that placed in the top ten were Lou Ann Dixon (placed 8th in the 200 Breast in the 45-49 age group), and Denise Brown (4th in the 3K Open Water Swim, 5th in the 800 Free, 6th in the 400 Free, and 9th in the 400 IM in the 55-59 age group). Denise's 800 Free and 400 IM were new State Records. Laura Gogola placed 6th in the 200 IM in the 75 -79 age group.
Kevin Doak placed in three events in the 30-34 age group with a 2nd in the 50 Fly, 3rd in the 100 Fly, and 5th in the 100 Back. Erik Lokensgard placed in four events in the 70-74 age group with a 3rd in the 200 Back, 5th in the 400 IM, and 6th places in both the 200 IM and 200 Fly. Gaard Arneson placed 6th in the 3K Open Water Swim and 9th in the 400 Free in the 65-69 age group.
Joel Lockwood placed in all 5 events he entered in the 80-84 age group with a 2nd in 100 Free, 4th in both the 400 and 800 Free, 5th in the 50 Free and 6th in the 50 Breast. The 100 Free and 800 Free were new state records.
Full World meet results: Full Results
Results of all Michigan Masters swimmers in the World
Searchable World Results: MI Swimmers
Ten Michigan Masters swimmers swam in the Long Course Nationals (Summer) in College Park, Maryland: Results
Also, ten Michigan Masters swimmers competed in the Gay Games in Cleveland, OH: Results
RESULTS FROM THE 2014 State Championship Meet
State Meet Championship Results
Individual Point Totals
Meet Team Summary
Team Summary - Detailed Journal
Team Summary - Summary Totals
Records and Awards Summary
The 42nd Annual Michigan Masters State Championships took place at the East Kentwood Natatorium on the campus of East Kentwood High School. This was the site of the 2011 Michigan Masters State Championship. 298 swimmers from 19 teams contested the Championship from Friday, March 28 until the meet's conclusion on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
The Milford Athletic Club (MAC) team won their second Large Team Combined Championship in their 8 year history. MAC was 3rd in 2011, 2nd in 2012, and 1st in 2013. MAC won the Large Team Women's and Men's Chamionships as well. The Stray CATS from the Lansing/East Grand Rapids area was second and the Battle Creek YMCA was third in the Large Team Combined division. Battle Creek edged out Stray CATS in the Men's Large Team division by a mere 4.5 points and was second. The Stray CATS Women's Team was second and Battle Creek was third in the Women's Large Team division.
Ann Arbor Masters won the Small Team Combined and Men's Small Team Championship. BKR Racing, a team in their first year of existence, won the Small Team Women's Championship. Twenty LMSC State Records (5 women, 15 men, and 0 relays) were set during the course of the meet. There were 47 State Championship Meet Records (15 women, 24 men, and 8 relays) set during the course of the meet. Results, Records, and High Point Awards for both team and individual swimmers are included in the results exhbits. (above)
A big THANK YOU goes out to Meet Directors Jock Ambrose and Mark Spore, and all of the East Kentwood volunteers for running an excellent meet over the long hours of the three-day meet!