40 Results for author: James Izzi

Michigan Masters takes 6th Place in the Regional Club Division

The 2021 USMS Summer Short Course National Championships took place from July 27 to July 25, 2021 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina. The meet was held later than usual and was postponed from April 29 – May 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.Precautions were in place with the meet split into sessions and ... More

Michigan Masters Wins the National Championship in the Regional Club Division

The 2021 USMS Fall Long Course National Championships took place from October 7 to October 10, 2021 at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. 706 swimmers entered the meet from 161 Clubs. 32 USMS and 25 FINA World Individual Event Records were set during the course of the meet. The great news is the Michigan Masters Club won ... More

Former Michigan Masters Chair Publishes New Book

Former Michigan Masters Chair Fred Nelis is the subject of a new book on how a swimmer went from winning races to winning a second chance on life with an organ transplant that was unlike most others. Dubbed the Transplant Brothers by the media, Fred and Gordon Veldman were already casual friends when they found themse... More

2020 Michigan Masters LMSC Awards Announced

2020 Michigan Masters LMSC Awards Announced With the cancellation of the 2020 Michigan LMSC State Championship, the usual on-deck awards presentation to this year's recipients was not possible. However, we would still like to present this year's recipients to the LMSC in a virtual format online. So, here are ... More

Skip Thompson Receives the 2020 USMS Ransom J. Arthur Award

Michigan Masters’ Skip Thompson Receives the 2020 USMS Ransom J. Arthur Award for Extensive Volunteer Service Michigan Masters member Skip Thompson received the Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award this year for his extensive volunteer service for U.S. Masters Swimming. Thompson has served his LMSC since ... More

Happy 97th Birthday – Michigan Masters’ Bob Doud

Happy 97th Birthday - Michigan Masters' Bob Doud Monday, April 27th was a big day for Bob Doud as he turned 97! With some help from Bob's Daughters, the Battle Creek Y Masters team of 10 road tripped to his house on fine lake. Bob's Neighbors were in on the surprise and coaxed him out of the house by saying something was ... More

Libby Silverson: 2019 Michigan LMSC Annual Scholarship Winner

The Michigan LMSC is proud to announce that Libby Silverson was the recipient of the 2019 Annual Michigan Masters Scholarship. Libby was a 2018 graduate of South Lyon East High School, where she was the Captain of the Varsity Girls Swim Team in her senior year. During her time at swimming at South Lyon East High School, ... More

Michigan Masters Brunch/Clinic/Annual Banquet with Olympian Elizabeth Beisel

Michigan Masters Brunch/Clinic/Annual Banquet with Olympian Elizabeth Beisel Over 100 participants took part in a super Sunday of activities with 2016 Olympic Team USA Swimming Co-Captain Elizabeth Beisel on October 20, 2019. First up, brunch with 10 swimmers at a small cafe in midtown Detroit. Then on to the ... More

Michigan Masters takes 7th Place at Mission Viejo, CA – USMS Long Course Summer Nationals

Michigan Masters takes 7th Place at Mission Viejo, CA - USMS Long Course Summer Nationals, in the Regional Club Division Team Michigan at the 2019 Summer USMS National Championships in Mission Viejo, California. Pictured left to right: Tony Anderson, Gaard Arneson, Corrin Buck, Skip Thompson, Tamara Steil and David ... More

Swim Day at Comerica Park

Swim Day at Comerica Park May 5th, 2019 A big thank you to Samantha Snyder, Masters coach at Lifetime Fitness in Rochester Hills, for coordinating the Michigan Masters group at the May 5th Tigers Game for the Detroit Swims fundraiser.  It was so much fun to spend time with fellow Masters swimmers on dry land and see ... More