28 Results for author: James Izzi

Racing After A Heart Transplant – Ralph Davis

Special recognition to Ralph Davis, former Michigan Masters Chair and current U.S. Masters Swimming board member! Michigan Masters swimmer Ralph Davis was a big winner at the 2018 Transplant Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year’s Transplant Games featured over 7,000 participants from all over the world, ... More

Bob Doud Breaks a World Record

On Aug. 25th at the Avon Ohio LCM meet, 95 years old Bob Doud broke the World Record in the 200 meter LCM Fly in the 95-99 age-group by over 2 minutes. His time of 11:47.68 broke the previous record of 14:05.25 and he now has all of the available records in the 200 Fly for all 3 courses. Since March 18, 2018 he has set 10 ... More

Michigan Masters Swimmers at the Pan American Masters Championships in Orlando, FL

There were 16 Michigan Masters Swimmers at the 2018 Pan American Masters Swimming Championships in Orlando Florida, with an overall total of 1717 swimmers from 407 teams . Tony Anderson won 2 events and set UANA Records in both the 200 Free and 400 Free. He was second in his 2 other events and swam to 4 Michigan LMSC State ... More

2018 Michigan Masters Team – USMS Spring Short Course Nationals

  The Michigan Masters Team had 185 swimmers, 90 of which was their first USMS National Meet.  Our 2nd place effort was one of the best performances ever by the Michigan Masters Club. We look forward to the future for more fun and excitement at future USMS Nationals.  If you were in the team photo, and you ... More

2018 Michigan Masters Annual Award Winners

The 2018 annual Michigan LMSC state awards were awarded at the state meet at EMU. The 3 award winners are: Lifetime Achievement Award: Gail Dummer Lawrence Award: Eric Lokensgard Chetrick Award: Coleman Teach Lynne Award:  Rose Cipriano Lifetime Achievement Award: Gail Dummer Gail Dummer, this year’s recipient ... More

2018 State Championship Meet

The 46th Annual Michigan Masters State Championships took place at the Michael Jones Natatorium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. Three-hundred and three swimmers from 20 teams contested the championship from Friday, April 13th until the meet’s conclusion on Sunday, April 15th, 2018. This was the 12th ... More

Patrick Weiss Awarded the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award 2017 at the U.S. Masters Swimming Convention in Dallas, Texas.

  Patrick learned to swim in January of 2009 and joined the masters program at Lifetime Fitness in Rochester. Patrick was elected LMSC Treasurer at the 2011 Annual Meeting at the State Championship. Since becoming Treasurer, he has instituted the use of accounting software to improve the efficiency of financial ... More

Bonnie Kara-Foltz was Awarded the Kerry O’Brien Grassroots Coaching Award for 2017 at the U.S. Masters Swimming Convention in Dallas, Texas.

Bonnie Karas started the Bonnie Karas Racing (BKR) Training Systems masters swimming team in the fall of 2013 and in a very short time they have become a rapidly growing team that services not only adult swimmers, but adult runners, cyclists, and triathletes. When she started the masters swimming program in the Auburn ... More

Michigan Masters Takes 5th Place in the Regional Club Division

The 2017 USMS Summer Long Course National Championships took place from August 2 to August 6, 2017 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. 1016 swimmers entered the meet from 187 Clubs. 55 USMS National and FINA World Records were set during the course of the meet. Michigan Masters placed 5th in the Regional ... More

Harriet Wall Reaches A Milestone!

Harriet Wall, with GT Bay YMCA Masters, marked the 5th year in a row (+one leap year day) of not missing a swim. That's 1826 days. They celebrated with workouts focused around 1826 that were fun, collections of things in 5's, and a breakfast potluck after practice. She enters her "go the distance" daily and at age 74.5 ... More