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June 17, 2017:Farol Tomson set a new team record in the M45-49 800m free at the Maryland Masters 800/1500m Long Course Meet.


June 14, 2017:GERM results from the Chesapeake Bay Swim.]A new team record for the Bay Swim was set by Denise Dombay (W50-54)(no wetsuit).A new team record in the 1-mile swim was set by Linda Carter (W75-79).Denise was 5th in her age group, and Linda Carter was 1st.Many other GERM swimmers had impressive results including Del Brockett (M55-59) 30th, Scott Jackson (M40-44) 29th, Jon Kaplan (M50-54) 24th, Brian Crilly (M50-54) 13th, Jason George (M30-34)(no wetsuit) 12th, Kempsey Clark (M25-29) 6th, Mark Young (M50-54) 4th, Dominik Van Der Veen (M35-39) 4th, Lisa Chin (W35-39)(no wetsuit) 4th, and Jon Kaplanís son Ben finished 7th (M15-19) and 35th over all.


June 8, 2017:GERM results from the Reston Masters lake swim:David Robinson set at new team record for the menís 70-74 open water 1 mile swim.David took 3rd in his age group.In the 2 mile swim, Mark Young finished fourth over all and 1st in the M50-54 age group.Jon Kaplan was 18th over all and 6th in M50-54.


May 18, 2017:Scott Golden broke his own M50-54 50y fly record at the UMAC Last Chance Meet.


May 6, 2017:GERM swimmers proved to be good runners too, at the Clarksburg 5K last weekend.All of our runners finished in the top half of their age groups.Brian Crilly was 2nd of 58 among men 40-49.Valerie Hall was 7th of 24 in the womenís 50-59.Johanna Schneider was 18th of 65 in the womenís 40-49.Farol Tomson was 28thof 58 in the menís 40-49.Kim Nonato was 26th of 65 in thw womenís 40-49.Johanna and Farol were nursing injuries but still managed top half finishes.GERM swimmer Mark Young was the race director.


May 1, 2017:We wish Cheryl Bleakley well as she moves to Colorado this month.Cheryl is a long-time GERM swimmer and has served as team treasurer for many years, and will be missed.


April 11, 2017:GERM finished tenth our of more than 50 teams scoring at the 2017 Colonies Zone Championship.New team records in individual events go to Barbara Mallon (W50-54) 50 free, 50, 100 and 200y breast; Terri Postma (W45-49) 50y fly; Lynne Andrews (W65-69) 50 free, 50 back, 200y free; and David Robinson (M70-74) 200y free.New relay team records were set in the Womenís 200y free (35+):Johanna Schneider, Andrews, Postma, Caren Bancroft; Womenís 800y free (35+): Mallon, Schneider, Postma, Bancroft; Menís 400y medley (25+): Stephen Wright, Gustavo Sandi, Scott Golden, Dimitrijs Milajevs; Menís 800y free (55+): Wright, Mark Walters, Robinson, Michael Boyle; and Mixed 400y medley (45+): Andrews, Boyle, Robinson, Bancroft.


March 28, 2017:GERM finished first in the menís, womenís, and combined scoring at the Albatross Open.Denise Dombay set a meet record in the W50-54 200 IM.New team records were set by Dorota Hassett (W40-44 50 and 100m back); Johanna Schneider (W40-44 200m fly); Denise Dombay (W50-54 100 free, 100 and 200m IM); Lynne Andrews (W70-74 50 free, 50 and 200m back); Evan Murdock (M18-24 100 free, 50 back); Kempsey Clark (M25-29 200 IM); Jeff Jarczynski (M40-44 100 free, 50 breast); Gustavo Sandi M45-49 50 and 100m breast); Karl Wunderlich (M50-54 200 IM); Doug Sanford (M55-59 200 free); Tim Brockway (M55-59 100 back); Dan Thomas (M60-65 50 free); Ken Wall (M75-79 100 back); Roger Golden (M75-79 100 fly and 200 IM).The following relays also set new team records:Men 200-239 400 medley:Farol Tomson, Wunderlich, Sanford, Chad Matthews; Men 280-319 200 free:Stephen Wright, Michael Boyle, Richard Durham, Wall; Mixed 100-119 200 medley:Dmitrijs Milajevs, Elizabeth Cocker, Ivy Huang, Steven Krempasky; Mixed 120-159 400 free:Dominik Van Der Veen, Jenny Carswell, Renee Charriere, Jarczynski; Mixed 200-239 400 medley:Dombay, Jarczynski, Scott Golden, Karen Cosgrove; Mixed 280-319 200 medley:Andrews, Durham, John Abbott, Arlene Proebsting; Mixed 280-319 400 medley:Andrews, Hillman, David Robinson, Proebsting.


March 18, 2017:Six GERM swimmers made the FINA World Top Ten for 2016.Jeanne Lappin had the fastest time in the world in the W60-64 200m fly (SCM).Jeanneís other top times in SCM were 100 fly (2nd), 50 fly (8th), and 200 IM (4th).†† In LCM Jeanne made the 50 fly (10th), 100 fly (5th), 200 IM (9th), and 400 IM (3rd).

Our world class relays were:

Womenís 200-239 400m (SCM) medley relay (7th):

Denise Dombay, Terri Postma, Jeanne Lappin, Caren Bancroft

Mixed 160-199 800m (LCM) free relay (10th):

††††††††††† Terri Postma, Jeanne Lappin, Farol Tomson, Jeff Jarczynski


March 14, 2017:Many GERM swimmers make National Top Ten for 2016 short course meters


First, the All Americans (best time in the nation):

†† Jeanne Lappin had the fastest W60-64 200m fly

†† The relay team of Evan Murdock, Geo Nikolov, Sid Paruchuru, and Kempsey Clark had the fastest M75-79 800m free time


Now the swimmers with Individual Top Ten times

††† Johanna SchneiderW40-44 200 fly (10th)

††† Amy CooleyW60-64 50 breast (7th)

††† Jeanne LappinW60-64 50 fly (5th), 100 fly (2nd), 200 fly (1st), 200 IM (3rd)

††† Jeff JarczynskiM35-39 50 breast (3rd), 100 breast (6th)

††† Carlos J. Asarta PedrazaM35-39 50 breast (7th), 200 breast (5th), 400 IM (5th)

††† Ken Wall M75-79 50 back (10th)

††† Richard DurhamM75-79 200 breast (10th)


Finally, the swimmers on Top Ten relays.

††† Women 100-119 200 free (8th) - Andree Renee Charriere, Elizabeth Cocker, Mikala Shremshock, Meredith Tibbetts

††† Women 100-119 200 med. (9th) - Tibbetts, Cocker, Shremshock, Charriere

††† Women 120-159 200 free (6th) - Ivy Huang, Leah Heil, Dorota Hassett, Caren Bancroft

††† Women 160-199 200 med. (6th) - Hassett, Terri Postma, Jenny Carswell, Lisa Chin

††† Women 200-239 400 med. (3rd) - Denise Dombay, Postma, Lappin, Bancroft

††† Men 75-79 200 free (2nd) - Robertino Bogart, Clark, Murdock, Nikolov

††† Men 75-79 200 med. (3rd) - Erik Mercilliott, Bogart, Murdock, Paruchuru

††† Men 75-79 800 free (1st) - Murdock, Nikolov, Paruchuru, Clark

††† Men 100-119 200 med. (8th) - Murdock, Dominik Van Der Veen, Jason George, Steven Krempasky

††† Men 100-119 400 med. (5th) - Murdock, Van Der Veen, George, Krempasky

††† Men 240-279 200 free (10th) - John Abbott, Tim Brockway, Bill Schectman, Stephen Wright

††† Men 240-279 400 med. (6th) - Wright, Ronald Greger, Greg Strouse, Mike Osinski

††† Men 240-279 800 free (6th) - David Robinson, Abbott, Wright, Jim Hillman

††† Men 280-319 200 med. (6th) - Wall, Greger, Robinson, Hillman

††† Men 280-319 400 free (5th) - Robinson, Durham, Mike Boyle, Roger Golden

††† Mixed 100-119 200 free (10th) - Clark, Lauren Friedlander Litzner, Rachel Terrill, Samuel Portnoff

††† Mixed 120-159 400 med. (9th) - Heil, Bryan Main, Farol Tomson, Litzner

††† Mixed 200-239 400 free (4th) - Scott Golden, Lappin, Hassett, Strouse

††† Mixed 280-319 20 med. (7th) - Linda Carter, Greger, Cooley, Durham


Congratulations to all.†† To see the entire top ten go to






Practice times Ė summer workouts begin at Quince Orchard on Memorial Day weekend and run through Labor Day, with a week off in early August.GISC workouts will resume in the fall.

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

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

Sundays          8:30-9:30 a.m.             Q.O.  †††††††††††

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

Mondays†††††††† 6:30-7:30 am†††††††††††††† Q.O.

Tuesdays ††††††† 7:45-8:45 pm†† ††††††††††† Q.O.

Wednesdays††† 5:00-6:30 am†††††††††††††† Q.O.

Wednesdays††† 6:30-7:30 am†††††††††††††† Q.O.

Thursdays††††††† 7:45-8:45 pm ††††††††††† Q.O

Fridays††††††††††† 5:00-6:30 am†††††††††††††† Q.O.

Fridays††††††††††† 6:30-7:30 am†††††††††††††† Q.O.

Saturdays††††††† 8:30-9:30 am†††††††††††††† Q.O.†† (May, August and September only)


Rates for summer coached workouts

 QUINCE ORCHARD                                                           GISC 

Once a week: $145 ††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† GISC workouts resume in fall

Twice a week: $225 ††

Unlimited: $295


These rates do not include your 2017 USMS registration (required for insurance) ($45).You can register for USMS using the link at the top of this website.No team dues in 2017.