GREAT BAY MASTERS HOST (and swim) NE-LMSC SCM CHAMPIONSHIP
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3/4 of 240+ relay
3/4 of 240+ relay
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award banner Great Bay Masters hosted the NELMSC SCM (25-meter pool) Championship at Boston University December 14 to 16, 2007. It was a successful meet with 559 entrants, making it one of the largest 25-meter pool masters meets ever held in the United States.

Congratulations to the GBM's who swam the BU meet and helped with our team effort there. There were 40 Great Bay Masters individuals club records set, and 5 relay records (see below). Congratulations to our female and male high point scorers, Jana Slezak and Jim Robertson. The meet was a fun event, we hope to see more GBM's at future championship meets.

Anatomy of an Upset

Great Bay Masters achieved first place at the 25-meter New England championship in 1999, and was first in our category at this meet through 2006 (that's eight straight years!). Maine Masters has been on the rise, and openly declared their intent to unseat GBM at the 2007 SCM Championship.

Things looked good for GBM going in to the meet: Maine Masters had 28 swimmers and 169 splashes entered in the meet while GBM had 42 swimmers and 183 splashes. (A splash is one individual event swim). This was a good meet entry for GBM and a turning point for our declining meet numbers in recent years.

But, that's why they play the game, as the saying goes. Maine triumphed over GBM in the final team scoring: 2056 to 1400. Maine was able to upset GBM because more of their swimmers entered actually swam the meet - MESC 25 swimmers, 130 splashes, 12 relays; GBM 22 swimmers, 88 splashes, 10 relays.

40 Great Bay Masters Swimming Club records set at BU Meet: 

     50 Back       Susan Knight           37.91     37     35-39
     200 Free      Kim Wesson           2:29.78     40     40-44
     50 Back       Kim Wesson             38.20     40     40-44
     50 Fly        Kim Wesson             33.75     40     40-44
     100 Fly       Kim Wesson           1:14.98     40     40-44
     200 Breast    Julia Malloy         3:20.96     47     45-49
     50 Fly        Julia Malloy           35.97     47     45-49
     100 Fly       Deborah Edin         1:55.60     45     45-49
     100 IM        Julia Malloy         1:24.35     47     45-49
     200 IM        Susan Barbary        3:58.71     57     55-59
     200 Breast    Aagje Caron          3:57.54     66     65-69
     100 Fly       Aagje Caron          2:01.17     66     65-69
     400 IM        Aagje Caron          8:02.25     66     65-69
     50 Back       Ryan Drasher           29.92     25     25-29
     100 Back      Ryan Drasher         1:05.51     25     25-29
     50 Breast     Darren Johnson         37.36     26     25-29
     50 Fly        Darren Johnson         28.23     26     25-29
     100 IM        Ryan Drasher         1:06.02     25     25-29
     50 Free       Kirk Larsen            24.33     30     30-34
     100 Back      Kirk Larsen          1:03.91     30     30-34
     100 Free      Jim Robertson          57.94     38     35-39
     100 Breast    Jim Robertson        1:20.49     38     35-39
     50 Free       Edmund Gendreau        25.93     45     45-49
     100 Free      Edmund Gendreau        59.20     45     45-49
     800 Free      Edmund Gendreau      9:17.61     45     45-49
     200 Breast    Edmund Gendreau      2:35.04     45     45-49
     50 Fly        Edmund Gendreau        28.10     45     45-49
     100 IM        Edmund Gendreau      1:04.79     45     45-49
     200 IM        Edmund Gendreau      2:21.30     45     45-49
     400 IM        Edmund Gendreau      5:12.97     45     45-49
     200 Free      Phil Read            3:19.54     65     65-69
     400 Free      Phil Read            7:03.52     65     65-69
     200 Breast    Phil Read            4:30.93     65     65-69
     100 IM        Phil Read            1:50.90     65     65-69
     50 Free       Richard Arnold         47.08     75     75-79
     100 Free      Richard Arnold       1:52.74     75     75-79
     400 Free      Richard Arnold       8:22.98     75     75-79
     50 Back       Richard Arnold       1:08.57     75     75-79
     50 Breast     Richard Arnold       1:03.42     75     75-79
     100 Breast    Richard Arnold       2:31.85     75     75-79

5 Great Bay Masters Swimming Club RELAY Records at BU:  

200 Medley      160-199      2:27.55      2007
Kim Wesson, 40    Julia Malloy, 47
Susan Knight, 37    Amanda Telford, 38

200 Free      120-159      1:41.68      2007
Edmund Gendreau, 45    Darren Johnson, 26
Jim Robertson, 38    Kirk Larsen, 30

200 Medley      120-159      1:58.19      2007
Ryan Drasher, 25    Edmund Gendreau, 45
Jim Robertson, 38    Darren Johnson, 26

400 Free      120-159      3:57.45      2007
Edmund Gendreau, 45    Darren Johnson, 26
Ryan Drasher, 25    Jim Robertson, 38

400 Medley      120-159      4:22.71      2007
Kirk Larsen, 30    Edmund Gendreau, 45
Ryan Drasher, 25    Jim Robertson, 38 

Great Bay Masters High Point Scorers: 

Robertson, Jim E                 38 GBM-NE           136
Slezak, Jana                     42 GBM-NE           126
Arnold, Richard P                75 GBM-NE           113
Gendreau, Edmund J               45 GBM-NE           108
Drasher, Ryan C                  25 GBM-NE            69
Read, Phil                       65 GBM-NE            61 
Wesson, Kim A                    40 GBM-NE            61
Johnson, Darren                  26 GBM-NE            56
Barbary, Susan H                 57 GBM-NE            52
Caron, Aagje A                   66 GBM-NE            49 
Knight, Susan L                  37 GBM-NE            37 
Edin, Deborah E                  45 GBM-NE            37


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