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2015 USMS Registration is open - You will register for your CLUB via the USMS website, you will not register for the STATE MEET TEAM on the USMS site because the formation of State Meet Teams is done locally -
MI Masters Registation page....


The cost for USMS registration for 2015
will be $47 if you register online....
(for $5 extra) you can fill out a
paper form and send it to the Michigan
Masters Registrar. Of this $47; $37 will go to the USMS National Office and the other $10 will go to the Michigan LMSC. NOTE - we have not increased our local fee amount for over 15 years - and we provide you with all the local services including the newsletters and State Meet championships. The $2 annual increase was approved by USMS and will go into their coffers to suppport the services that are provided nationally, such as Swimmer Magazine and the National Website. We will post information about the club/State Meet Team designations in the near future

Also.....Check HERE for information about the Michigan Masters Scholarship!


Michigan Masters is the proud recipient of the USMS Club of the Year Award in 2011!!


Minutes from the 2014 Annual LMSC Meeting...

See the records update for 12/31/14 for Michigan Swimmers

2014 All-Americans
2014 Relay All-Americans
2014 Relay Long Distance All-Americans
2014 USMS All-Stars

2014 Canadian Short Course Championships

The 2014 Canadian Nationals were held at the Windsor International Aquatic Center. 489 swimmers entered and Michigan Masters had the largest club with 64 swimmers. Michigan Masters also scored the largest number of points.

Corrin Popps set three USMS National Records in the 50, 100, and 200 meter Breastroke in the 50 - 54 age group. These were Corrin's first National Records since 1991 when she set the National Record in the 200 yard Breastroke in the 25-29 age group. Alexander Aceino set his second USMS National Record of the year, lowering his 50 meter fly record from 25.03 to 24.86.

Megan Grunert was the only woman from Michigan Masters to win all of her individual events. Christian Vanderkaay (2014 Lawrence Award winner) was the only man to win all seven events entered. He was also the only one from Michigan Masters to swim on five first place relays, for a total of 12 gold medals for the meet.

Michigan Masters swimmers were responsible for 63 individual (34 women, 29 men) LMSC State Records and 25 relay (8 women, 5 men, 12 mixed) LMSC State Relay Records; making this one of the most successful Championship meets ever.

Michigan Masters swimmers also set 35 Canadian Open Records (11 women, 24 men). These records represent the fastest times swam on Canadian soil.

Congratulations to all 64 swimmers who contributed to the national team effort!

Full Meet Championship Results
Real time Results
Results - Michigan
Meet Team Summary
Team Scores
Team Summary - Detailed Journal
Record Summary
Record Breakers

Results from the Milford Meet on 3/22/15 - the final local meet before the State Championships!
- Let us know if you find a mistake!

The 2014 Year-End Newsletter is now ready for downloading!

Watch this video from the Kalamazoo Masters group! Inspiring folks to find Masters swimming!!


The online entry for the 2015 Michigan State Championship is now open. You also have the option of sending in a paper entry....however, if you enter using the paper entry you will pay an additional processing fee and you will only be allowed to swim in the evening session in the 1650 free. Also, please be aware that you will NOT be listed in the meet roster on the Club Assistant site as a swimmer unless you enter via the Club Assistant (online) site. An (early) afternoon session of the 1650 freestyle will be available to the first 50 online entrants who request it.
Here is a parking map of EMU - and a list of hotel options...
ALSO - for those of you who would like "small" sized shirts for the State Championship shirt - please email Skip Thompson and let him know - go ahead and order medium for the online (since you don't have a choice of "small") but email Skip and let him know you would like a small.


Michigan LMSC 2015 Awards

Each year, the Michigan LMSC presents three special awards during the State Championship Meet on Saturday, before the afternoon session.

The Chetrick Award is given annually to a person for outstanding service to the Michigan LMSC. The Lawrence Award is given annually to a person for outstanding swimming accomplishments in the past year as well as over their lifetime in Michigan Masters.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated continuous swimming accomplishments along with outstanding voluntary contributions and a lifetime dedication and devotion to the objectives of masters swimming in Michigan.

LMSC members should take a moment and read the criteria for these awards posted on the Awards page on the Michigan Masters website, and consider worthy nominees for these awards. Members who have received any one of these awards in the past are not elegible to receive the same award again.

Members should submit a brief biography of their nominees to Skip Thompson at thompsonfrank866@gmail.com by March 28th 2015.

The current elected officers will votes to select the 2015 awards winners.

Elections for elected officers for the LMSC are taking place at the Annual LMSC meeting on Saturday April 18th, to take place after the 200 Free relay (the noon break) at a room TBA within the EMU Recreation Building.
Elections will be conducted for the Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Registrar, and Sanctions officers. All current incumbents are going to be running for another term of an elected position. Those currently intending on running include:
Vice-Chair - Patrick Weiss - has served the previous 4 years as LMSC Treasurer, currently a member of the USMS Fitness Committee
Treasurer - Jeremy Kennedy - has served 2 years as Safety Chair, Michigan LMSC swimmer since 1999
Secretary - Denise Brown - has served the previous 4 years as LMSC Secretary, currently a member of the USMS Long Distance Committee

Registrar - Doug Handler - has served the previous 2 years as LMSC Registar, currently member of the USMS Registration Committee
Sanctions Chair - Sally Guthrie - has served 2 years as LMSC Sanctions Chair, currently member of the USMS Sports Medicine and LMSC Development Committees
Any one else interested in running for an elected position for the Michigan LMSC should submit a brief resume and letter of intent, detailing why you are interested in the position and why you believe you would be a good candidate, as well as any experience that relates to your qualifications for the position. See Articles 5.1 and 5.2 of the Michigan LMSC Bylaws about the duties, descriptions and terms of office. Please submit these materials to Frank Thompson by Friday, April 3rd.

Proposed bylaw and policy ammendments must be submitted to both Gail Dummer and Frank Thompson at least 21 days (March 27th) prior to the Annual Meeting. Information about preparing proposed amendments can be found in Article 10 of the Michigan LMSC bylaws.

RESULTS FROM THE 2014 State Championship Meet
State Meet Championship Results
Individual Point Totals
Team Scores
Record Breakers
Meet Team Summary
Team Summary - Detailed Journal
Team Summary - Summary Totals
Records and Awards Summary
Championship Records:
State Records:

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!