A big thank you to everyone who participated in the virtual Annual Meeting yesterday. We need members to participate in the governance of the LMSC.
What do you think of the virtual Zoom format? It certainly was faster and easier than traveling to a meeting. Should we go back to an in-person meeting next year that follows a swim and social event? Should we keep the virtual meeting and just have a separate swim and social? Post a reply or email me (Bob Singer) at N5442T@gmail.com)
If you missed the meeting or want to catch up on details I...Read more
The two-mile Terry Laughlin cable swim in Lake Placid and the Lake George Open Water Swim in Hague are both cancelled for 2020. Read more
The Spring Off the Blocks meet at Guilderland, scheduled for March 14, has been cancelled. We will notify you when the meet planners decide whether to reschedule it or cancel. Swimmers will be reimbursed.Read more
The Glens Falls YMCA (600 Glen Street, Glens Falls) will host this annual event. Swimmers all go at a 1:45 interval and choose their distance of 100 yards, 75 yards, or 50 yards. A trivia contest will keep your mind busy during the intervals. We will start promptly at 9 am and finish at 12:00 noon. We will go out to brunch afterward at the Ambrosia Diner.Read more
August 22, 2020.
Save the Date!
The 10K is a National Championship event!
August 15, 2020
Save the Date!
The two-mile cable swim is a National Championship event!Read more
Bob Singer and Sarah King represented AD-USMS at the USMS-US Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville, FL September 26-30. The full convention notes and documents are available here. Sarah and Bob couldn't cover all the simultaneous meetings and workshops. The notes on their participation follow below.
2018 Convention Notes: Adirondack
9/26/18 Thursday House of Delegates 8:30
Discussion of our dropping membership, down 5% this year...Read more
Please join us for our Annual meeting and dinner on Sunday, November 18th in Ballston Spa.Read more
Meeting notes for Adirondack Masters Steering Committee, Saratoga YMCA, September 15,2018 at 2:30p.m.Read more
Start the year out right!
Glens Falls Masters is hosting the 100 100s (or 75s or 50s) at the Glens Falls YMCA, 600 Glen St., Glens Falls NY. It is open to all local Masters swimmers for a $5 fee, payable at the desk.
All lanes will swim circles, and we will divide up into lanes swimming 100s (or 125s if you prefer), 75s, and 50s. All lanes go on the same send-off interval: 1:45.
Each lane will be a team for a trivia quiz, designed to challenge Fifth Graders. The winning team will be acknowledged. Anybody who argues with the judge has to do an extra 100.
Our annual "fun swim" will be at the Saratoga YMCA, 290 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866, Sunday, November 19, 2017. Arrive at 1:30 for a 1:45 start, Bring $10 and pay Ann Svenson. We will all do 50 swims on a 1:45 interval. Lanes will be designated for 50's, 75's and 100's all on a 1:45 interval. After you work up an appetite we can head over to Ballston Spa and the Factory Eatery, 20 Prospect Avenue, for the annual meeting, free dinner to USMS members ($20 for guests), and a cash bar. See separate announcement.
I am pleased to report that Sarah King and I (Bob Singer) have both been accepted as members of the USMS National Long Distance Committee. This Committee oversees rules for long distance and open water events. Our outspoken participation at the annual convention this year seems to be rewarded with more work for us. We also will have voices for the selection of sites for events. We look forward to being able to pass along the ideas and concerns of our Adirondack swimmers to the larger national governing body.Read more
We are geographically diverse, and seldom get to socialize. Our biggest social event is the Annual Meeting in December. I hope more of you can come to that fun event, which includes a subsidized dinner that is preceded by a swim at the Saratoga YMCA. In the meantime, we are organizing a calendar that will have more pool events than we have had in years. We will post the events as soon as plans are formalized, but the first one (Save the Date!) is Sunday, October 15, at the Glens Falls High School. This meet will be different, since we are running it concurrently with a YMCA youth meet....Read more
One of the challenges of our geographically disperse club is that we seldom get together and get to know each other. Your club officers and committee chairs have decided to migrate around the LMSC region. It may take us a year, but we are intending to swim with every coached group and workout group in the region. We'd like to participate in your regular workout and go out for coffee or a drink with some of the members afterward. It's really just an excuse for a different type of workout routine, but it may also empower all our members to travel and work out with other swimmers sometimes....Read more
There is another way to look at it, for my age I am I staying the same or slowing down or even getting faster?
We're all getting older and part of that process is slowing down and that can be discouraging.
Don't get me wrong I still compare my times and dont' like getting slower but I've found a way to compare them that takes aging into consideration. There is a time rating calculator that allows me to compare my times today against times from previous years to see how I stand against time. A...Read more
The Betsy Owens Open Water 1 and 2 mile race records are now available in the Records section. EnjoyRead more
The AD SCM records have been updated thru Dec 2015. Please review and let Dan Wall know if you have any additions or see an error. These all had to be hand entered into the new site.Read more
The AD LCM have been added to the site and are up-to-date, please review and let Dan Wall know if you find any corrections.Read more
The 2016 Annual Meeting of Adirondack District Masters Swimming (AD-LMSC) will be held November 20 at 5:30 pm at the Factory Eatery, 20 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY, after the workout.
We have reserved a small banquet room at the Factory Eatery, 20 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY.
Adirondack LMSC will pay for 2016 & 2017 members’ meals; guests and non-members will be charged $20.
Dinner menu options:
____ Hot Turkey Dinner served with Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy, Steamed Veggies with a side...Read more
Join fellow Adirondack swimmers on Sunday, November 20, 2016, 3:00 pm at the Saratoga Regional Y, 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, for our annual pre-Thanksgiving workout:
50 x Your Choice Distance (25, 50, 75, or 100 yds) on 1:45 interval. All lanes will leave on intervals together. Fee for the workout is a $10 donation to Saratoga Regional Y.
All NYS Y members get into the Y free; non-members must pay a daily fee of $10. Y members who’ve never visited the Saratoga Y before and non-members must complete...Read more
Reminder, the Leatherstocking meet is on October 30th please register and participate. It is one of the longest running Masters meets in the country, if not the longest. Please come and help us continue the tradition. Register online from this site.Read more
Adirondack Masters LMSC group workout followed by the annual meeting. Details to follow.Read more
Event Date: September 17-18, 2016
The Lake George Marathon Swim is returning! This swim will serve to highlight Lake George and the history of Lake George marathon swimming. The 32-mile swim commemorates Diane Struble, the first person to swim the length, in 1958, and all those who swim in her wake. Since 1958, only six other solo swimmers and one relay have accomplished this feat. We expect to more than double that historical count in one day!
Registration is closed for the 2016 swim with 14 individual swimmers and 14 relay teams.
You may still...Read more
The AD LMSC SCY records have been updated based on the results from the Holyoke YMCA, Happy New Year, Syracuse Sweet Heart, NE SCY Championship, and Spring Off The Blocks meets. Congratulations to all.
See the Records section under the Meets menu option.Read more
Great read from swimmingworld magazine. Enjoy.
AD LMSC will be well represented at the up-coming USMS Nationals in Greensboro,NC April 28, 29 and May 1st. Fourteen members are making the journey to North Carolina, they are: Steve Atkins, James Bacon, Joan Griffin, John Hurley, Sarah King, Terry Laughlin, Patrick Quinn, Dan Wall, Laura, Eileen, Brian, David, and Garry Weischedel. We wish you all good luck and fast swimming.Read more