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October 17, 2018:Team happy hour on Wednesday, November 28, 5:00 pm at Dogfish in Gaithersburg.


September 27, 2018:Thomas Offenbacher finished first in the M60-64 age group at the Giant Acorn Sprint Distance Triathlon, and Tony Papandrea finished 12th in the M55-59 age group.


September 27, 2018:Four GERM swimmers participated in the Bethany Beach Triathlon.Jim Rill was 222nd and 9th in his age group; Dave Ruf was 172nd and 12th in his age group, Johanna Schneider finished 168th and 6th in her age group; Andy Joseph was 84th and 7th in his age group.


September 26, 2018:Many new team records were set at the Maryland Senior Olympics.They include:Lynne Andrews (W70-74 50y back), Stephen Wright (M65-69 100y free), David Robinson (M75-79 50, 100, 200y back, 50y breast, 500y free), and Barbara Mallon (W50-54 50 and 200y breast).Mike Boyle and James Hillman also participated, and all six of our swimmers won at least one event.


August 13, 2018:GERM swimmers turned in outstanding performances at the Olympic Triathlon distance in USA Age Group National Tri Championships in Cleveland last weekend.Caren Bancroft finished 177th out of 1314 women and 19th of 175 in the womenís 45-49 age group.Carol Braun finished 472nd of 1314, and 21st of 137 in the womenís 55-59 age group.John ďJeanĒ Landry also finished near the front, at 414th of 1635 men and 31st of 180 in the menís 50-54 age group.Caren and Carol have a chance to represent Team USA in the 2019 world championships in Switzerland next year based upon their finishes.


August 12, 2018:GERM swimmers excelled at the Summer Splash long course meet at UMBC last month.New team records were set in individual events by Denise Dombay (W50-54 50 and 100m free), Jason George (M30-34 200m IM), Karl Wunderlich (M50-54 50m breast and fly), David Robinson (M75-79 100 and 1500m free), Richard Durham (M75-79 50 and 100m breast), and Roger Golden (M75-79 100m fly and 200m IM).Five new team relay records were set:Menís 100-119 200m free:Dimitrijs Milajevs, George, Kempsey Clark, Ryan Petrillo; Menís 100-119 200m medley:Clark, Milajevs, George, Petrillo; Menís 280-319 200m medley:Robinson, Durham, R.Golden, Wunderlich; Menís 100-119 800m free:Petrillo, Milajevs, George, Clark; and Mixed 200-239 800m free:Farol Tomson, Terri Postma, Dombay and Wunderlich.


July 21, 2018:The preliminary top ten rankings for the 2017-18 Short Course (Yards) season are out.It looks like we had no individual swimmers in the top ten, but one relay.Our M65+ 400 yard medley relay team had the 10th fastest time.The relay included Stephen Wright, Ron Greger, Mark Walters and Mike Boyle.


July 18, 2018:The 6th Annual Solstice Meet will be Saturday, December 1 at GISC.Lots of relays!Save the date.


July 1, 2018:Farol Tomson and David Robinson set new team records in the Gettysburg Y Go The Distance SCM meet.Farolís records were in the M45-49 800 and 1500 free.Davidís were in the M75-79 200 and 800m free.


June 12, 2018:A number of new team records were set by GERM swimmers at the Terrapin Cup Long Course Meet.Terri Postma set a new mark in the W45-49 800m free.Barbara Mallon set records in the W50-54 200m free, and 100 and 200m breast.Karl Wunderlich set records in the M50-54 200 and 800m free, and 100m fly.David Robinson set records in the M75-79 50, 100 and 200m back, 50 and 200m free, and 200m breast.


June 11, 2018:Two GERM swimmers had outstanding performances in the Eagleman Triathlon last weekend.Bryan Rivera was 6th in M30-34 and 40th over all.Jean Landry was 20th in the M50-54 and 287th over all.There were more than 1000 competitors.Let us know if we missed anyone.


June 11, 2018:Very challenging conditions this year in the Chesapeake Bay Swim, so we had very few new team records.Congratulations to finishers Dave Ruf, Andy Joseph and Denise Dombay.New team records were established by Chad Matthews in the M40-44 non-wetsuit division, and by Jason George in the M30-34 1 mile swim (non-wetsuit).







Practice times Ė fall workouts begin at Quince Orchard on September 17th and run through December 31st, with a week off at Thanksgiving.GISC workouts begin on September 10 and run through December 29th.

            Pools: Q.O. = Quince Orchard Swim and Tennis Club; GISC = Germantown Indoor Swim Center

 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Q.O.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G.I.S.C.

Sundays          9:00-10:00 am     ††† Q.O.  †††††††††††

Mondays         5:00-6:30 am             Q.O. †††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mondays ††††††† 6:30-7:30 am†††††††††††††† GISC†† †††††††††††

Mondays ††††††† 8:00-9:30 pm†††††††††††††† Q.O.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Tuesdays ††††††† 5:00-6:30 am†† ††††††††††† Q.O.††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tuesdays ††††††† 8:30-10:00 pm†††††††††††† GISC

Wednesdays†† 8:00-9:30 pm†††††††††††††† Q.O.††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wednesdays †† 6:30-7:30 am†††††††††††††† GISC

Thursdays††††††† 5:00-6:30 am†††††††††††††† Q.O.††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Thursdays††††††† 8:30-10:00 pm†††††††††††† GISC

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fridays††††††††††† 6:30-7:30 am†††††††††††††† GISC

Saturdays††††††† 9:00-10:00 am†††††††††††† Q.O.

Rates for fall coached workouts

QUINCE ORCHARD                                                           GISC 

Once a week: $150†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Once a week:$120

Twice a week: $250††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Twice a week:$175

Unlimited: $320††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Three a week:$220


These rates do not include your 2018 USMS registration (required for insurance) ($50).You can register for USMS using the link at the top of this website.No team dues in 2018.