Most of the Saturday GBM’s who swam at Wheaton



For the first year ever, we competed not only in a New England LMSC Championship meet, but in a Colonies Zone SCM Championship under our own club rather than a work-out group. 


The Meet took place over three days, with the first day devoted to the 800 M Free Championship, an event separate from the Shorter Colonies Zone events that were swum on Saturday and Sunday.


A total of 47 Great Bay Masters put aside their holiday preparations and traveled down to Norton, MA to swim on all three days.  Thankfully, the weather was cooperative with a cool yet dry and sunny day which made driving easy. Although Great Bay Masters came in second place as a club ranking (after New England Masters), we dominated the meet, scoring over 500 more points than the next closest workout group or club.  Minutemen Masters took first place as the workout group, winning their first title ever. Andover Masters came in second and Cambridge Masters came in third place. This showed an impressive effort as a group as our numbers at Wheaton were less than previous years.  Many team members entered and swam the maximum number of events each day, entering events where they could score a lot of points as well as swimming over both days.  This contributed to our high point scoring and overall success of the team despite lower numbers than in previous years.


Three Masters World Records were set and 5 National Records were set at the meet, along with some Great Bay swimmers setting new Zone records. All in all, it was an exciting and well-run meet.


 Thank you to all the people who made the meet a success, including the following:


Meet management: John Barbary, Harold Whitney, Marion Tucker.

Officials: Bob Fredette, Priscilla Davis, Yvonne Boness, Ernest Mackness Jr.

Backup timing: New Wave Swim Club. 

Thank you also to the New Wave Swim Club parents who also helped with meet check-in and running. 
Concessions:  Wheaton Synchronized Swim Team
A Special thanks to Wheaton Coach: JP Gowdy, was a great help in taking care of everything for us.


Thank you to Ed Gendreau for all his hard work organizing, planning and running the meet as the first Colonies Zone Meet at Wheaton.


If you didn't make it to this meet please consider joining us this spring for the Short Course Yards Championships at Harvard! Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool is one of the premier facilities in New England.  The water is fast, and there is plenty of space to relax between races.  Not to mention the variety of restaurants, exciting night life and shopping to be found in downtown Cambridge after the races.  And don’t forget to sign up for the exciting 1-Hour Swim in January!


Several GBM’s Set new Zone Records. Congratulations to the individuals and relay participants below who broke the Zone Records:


Individual Zone Records


Jennifer Tweedie - Age: 26 - Women 25-29 100 IM        

1:11.15   (1) *   ZONE: 1:15.59S
Jennifer Tweedie - Age: 26 - Women 25-29 50 Fly          
31.22   (1) *      ZONE: 31.31S
Jennifer Tweedie - - Age: 26 - Women 25-29 50 Free        
28.15   (1) *      ZONE: 28.20S

Alan Johnson    Age: 67 - 8 Men 65-69 200 Back       
3:26.63   ZONE: 3:27.12S
Alan Johnson -  Age: 67 - Men 65-69 200 IM      
 3:46.18   ZONE: 3:52.93S
Alan Johnson -- Age: 67 - Men 65-69 50 Back          
43.61   ZONE: 43.68S

Relay Zone Records:
Great Bay Masters - 'A' - Mixed 200-239 200 Freestyle Relay
2:04.93   (1)  ZONE: 2:11.04S
Ann Fredette, Bruce Mohl , Edmund Gendreau , Nancy Tunstall

Great Bay Masters - 'A' - Mixed 240-279 200 Freestyle
2:52.29   (1) ZONE: 2:53.90S
Alice Seidel, Manya Hult,  Alan Johnson, John Lewis

Great Bay Masters - 'A' - Mixed 200-239 400 Medley

5:18.45  (1)  ZONE: 5:35.19S   NE: 5:56.40S
Nancy Tunstall, Bruce Mohl, Edmund Gendreau, Ann Fredette

Great Bay Masters - 'A' -Mixed 240-279 400 Medley Relay

7:03.93   (1) ZONE: 8:56.03S   NE: 7:36.66S
Alan Johnson, Susan Barbary, Manya Hult , Phil Read


Top Ten Scorers (Women)


Name                             Points


1. Carol Prescott (35)     147

2. Nancy Tunstall (42)     130

3. Heidi Duehmig (32)      109

4. Ann Fredette  (59)      108

5. Brandy Brown  (31) 107

6. Ann Stotler    (40)      93

7. Jennifer Tweedie (26)    82

8. Erika Hatalski (23)      72

9. Susan Read (59)          68

10. Rebecca Maloney (47)    67


Top Ten Scorers (Men)


Name                                      Points

1. Jim Robertson (35)   150

2. Alan Johnson (67)    132

3. Mason Ham (34)       127

4. Edmund Gendreau (42) 110

5. James Coffman (31)   108

6. Phil Read (62)        97

7. David Monsees (41)    81

8. Stephen Smith (54)    75

9. Bruce Mohl (58)       73

10. John Hall (51)       67



Total Points Scored by Club


 Combined Team Scores - USMS club
  Place       Team                                                               Points

     1       New England Masters    17,776.5
     2       Great Bay Masters      3,846.5
     3       Garden State Masters     678
     4       Niagara Masters          483
     5       Connecticut Masters      414
     6       Maine Masters Swim Club  411
     7       Badger Masters           208
     8       Terrapin Masters         184
     9       Pennypack Aquatic        141
     10       Rinconada Masters       140
     11       Westchester Masters     136
     12       DOC IU Masters Swimming 102
     13       Team Ridglea             80


Complete results can be found on the GBM website: