Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Great Bay Masters Grab Second

DOVER - Great Bay Masters Swim Club, a US. Masters Swimming Club, recently participated in the New England Masters Short Course Meters Colonies Zone Championship meet held at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. The team, comprised of 39 participants, swam in an array of events over a three-day period. This meet included many veteran swimmers and welcomed many new swimmers to the organization as well. With strong performances by the entire group, GBM was the second highest scoring group of the 15 competing teams.

GBM swimmers including Jennifer Tweedie, Michelle Boss, Carol Prescott and Barbara Boley set several zone and New England records in their respective individual events. The team also set a total of eight relay records, an impressive statistic, as GBM is one of the smallest groups among its competitors. In addition to zone and/or New England records, 82 of the group's 206 individual swims set club records, as well as 21 of the team's 27 relays. The team would like to extend their appreciation to Ed Gendreau, the club's president, for planning and organizing the relays for the Wheaton meet.

GBM is an association between the masters programs at Dover, Durham and Portsmouth. The Dover group is pleased to announce the addition of new coach, Patti DelGrosso. Patti has been swimming with GBM for several years and comes to her new position with much experience as a teacher and swim coach. Patti is also a N.S.C.A. certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Masters swimming is for adults 18 and over. Swimmers should be able to swim one full continuous lap of the pool while being open to learning new strokes, improving technique and building endurance. The mission of the group is to develop strength and fitness through swimming, improve stroke technique and become a more efficient swimmer, regularly swim a variety of workouts carefully designed to work all an individual's energy systems and simply enjoy the camaraderie of a fun group of people. For more information about the group, visit www.greatbaymasters.org or contact Ed Gendreau at ed at greatbaymasters.org.

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