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2013 USMS Postals Championships successful for
Championships: Seven GOLD swimmers participated this fall in the USMS 3000-yard and 6000-yard
Postal Championships swum at local pools, and all placed among the elite
in the country. Ricardo Valdivia not only placed first in his age group in both the 3000-yd and
6000-yd postals, he was the fastest swimmer in the United States of any
age in either gender.
Six more swimmers did exceedingly well. In the 3000-yard
Postal Championships, Dale LeClair placed 4th in the W40-44 age
group, Andrea Woodburn 7th in the W45-49 age group, James Vaucher
5th in the M30-34 group, Valdivia won the M45-49 and David LeClair
placed 9th, and Bill Korey (11th) and Jonathan Olsen (13th)
placed in the M50-54 age group.
5K Postal Championship: Five GOLD swimmers competed during the summer
in the USMS 5K Postal (long course). Amanda Singleton was 3rd in
the W18-24 age group, Dale LeClair (4th) and Debra Robenhymer
(13th) swam in the W40-44 age group, and Bill Korey (5th) and David
LeClair (7th) swam the M45-49 age group.
One-hour Postal Championship: 15 GOLD swimmers competed in the January
One-hour Postal, swimming as far as they could during the one-hour time
In the women's competition, winners were Vanessa Segovia
(W25-29, 13/77), Dale LeClair (W40-44, 15/163), Elaine Joggerst
(W40-44, 17/163), Susan Scharr (W40-44, 137/163), Andrea Woodburn
(W45-49, 31/182), Melissa Hinton (W50-54, 122/239), Cindi Wood
(W50-54, 213/239), and Lisa Bell (W55-59, 135/165).
In the men's division, winners were Aldo Jansel
(M25-29, 38/48), Tim Krajewski (M30-34, 28/66), Luis Comulada
(M35-39, 16/92), Ricardo Valdivia (M45-49, 2/163), James Fetter
(M50-54, 96/193, Blaise O'Neill (M50-54, 103/193), and Scott
Woodburn (M65-69, 30/79).
Six make big splash in October's Tropical Splash
Six GOLD swimmers competed in the 5K race during the Tropical Splash open
water swims in Sarasota on October 5. Ricardo Valdivia was the overall
male champion. Suzanne Dearworth (40-44) finished first in her age
group, Rob Abcug (40-44) and Darcy Lafountain (55-59) each
finished second in their respective age groups, and Carlos Lloreda
(55-59) and Catherine Trejo (25-29) each were third in their respective
Click the Competition or Open Water tabs
at the left for links to complete results.
GOLD Rush in California at USMS LC Champs
Four GOLD swimmers competed the USMS Long Course National Championships
in Mission Viejo, California, from August 7-11.
Lee Childs (M65-69) won gold
in all five of his events (50/100/200 free, 50 fly, 200 IM), John Hammerstrom
(M65-69) placed ninth in the 50 free, Danielle Ogier (W60-64) won
silver in the 400 free and bronze in the 100 and 200 free, and David
Painter (M75-79) won gold in the 50 free and 200 IM and silver in the
100 back and 400 IM.
Pan Am Championships conclude in Sarasota
entered the pool competitions June 5-12. Gold medal winners in individual
events were Deven Christopher, Birgit Lohberg, Danielle Ogier, Sean
Frampton, Lee Childs, Cav Cavanaugh, Karl Wiedamann, Andy Morrow, and
Relays that won gold medals were Men's 280+ 200 free relay
(world record: David Quiggin, Jose Feraz, Cav Cavanaugh, Lee Childs),
Mixed 240+ 200 free relay (Lee Childs, Birgit Lohberg, Barbara Protzman,
David Quiggin), and the Mixed 280+ 200 medley relay (Jeannie Mitchell,
Karl Wiedamann, Danielle Ogier, Cav Cavanaugh).
For results of all GOLD swims, click HERE. Links to complete results are on the Competition page
swimmers were among the 400 swimmers from South America, Central America,
North America, and Europe competing in the Pan Am Open Water Championships
on Siesta Key, Florida, on June 13.
Ricardo Valdivia was the overall
Pan Am champion in the 3K event, which had 295 entrants. Rob Abcug
was 5th in the 40-44 age group, Jonathan Olsen finished second and
Luiz Freire 6th in the 50-54 age group, Carlos Lloreda 7th
in the 55-59 age group, and Ronald Samson 4th in the 70-74 age group.
In the women's 3K division, Suzanne Dearworth was
5th in the 40-44 age group, Denise Desaulniers 10th in the 45-49
age group, and Darcy Lafountain 6th and Karen Lewin 16th
in the 55-59 age group.
In the 1K event, Leonard Silverstein finished 2nd
in the 75-79 age group.
Links to complete results are on the Competition
Three GOLD swimmers named 2012 LMSC Swimmers of
Gold Coast LMSC held its 2012 awards banquet/brunch on May 19 where three
were honored as LMSC Swimmers of the Year.
Tim Shead was the male pool
swimmer of the year, Amanda Singleton the female long distance swimmer
of the year, and Alan Rapperport, right, the male long distance
swimmer of the year.
Shead was a 2012 All-American
in the 60-64 age group in Short Course Yards (100/200 back, 50/100/200
breast, 100/200 IM) and in Long Course Meters (50/100 back, 50/100 breast,
Singleton was the 2012 All-American
in the 18-24 age group in the USMS 5K Postal.
Rapperport was the 2012 All-American
in the 75-79 age group in the USMS 1-mile Open Water National Championship.
Valdivia collects second 2013 USMS open water
Fresh off his win in the USMS 5K open water national championship
on April 27 (see next article), Ricardo Valdivia traveled
to Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete in the May 18 USMS 10K open water national
championship. He earned All-American honors again, winning his age group
and finishing second overall.
collect medals, national champion patches at USMS 5K Open Water Championships
Sixteen GOLD swimmers competed in the USMS 5K Open Water National Championships
at Miromar Lakes on April 27 and came away with 12 individual medals and
12 relay medals.
Ricardo Valdivia, first out
of the water in the photo at the right, won the overall championship with
a time of 1:05:07.60 for the 5K. He and Jon Olsen won gold in their
individual age groups.
Michael Hobbs, Bill Korey, Dave Owen, and Scott Woodburn won silver or bronze medals in individual
competition for men while Emily Schwartz, Andrea Woodburn, and Lisa
Bennett won silver or bronze in their respective age groups. More individual
medalists were Denise Desaulniers, Dale LeClair, and Carlos
Four GOLD relays were national champions: Women's 25+ (Emily Schwartz,
Birgit Walters, Melissa Wu), Men 45+ (Jon Olsen, Bill Korey, Ricardo
Valdivia), Mixed 45+ (Denise Desaulniers, Lisa Bennett, Dave Owen,
Tom Krasner), and Mixed 55+ (Scott Woodburn, Carlos Lloreda, Karen
Lewin, Nancy Streb).
Ogier, relays set eight zone records, one USMS
The 2013 SCY season is off to a fast start for GOLD swimmers. Danielle
Ogier has set six individual Dixie Zone records (1000/1650 free, 50/200
back, 100/200 IM) and two 55+ relays have set zone records and broken one
The Women's 800 freestyle relay team of Chela Devanney,
Debbie Cavanaugh, Lisa Bennett, and Peggy McDonnell set a new
American record and the Mixed 800 freestyle relay team of Craig Burns,
Debbie Cavanaugh, Lisa Bennett, and Lee Childs broke the existing
Dixie Zone record.
Links to FGC LMSC, Dixie Zone, USMS, and FINA records
are on the Records page. Click the Records box at the left.