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December 7, 2017:  Germantown Masters captured the combined and men’s team titles at the 5th annual Solstice meet.  Montgomery Ancient Mariners took the women’s title.  The Cresendo Relay trophy went to the UMAC Terrapins for the second straight year.  New team records were set by the following GERM swimmers in individual events:  Jeff Jarczynski (M40-44 100m breast); Jenny Carswell (W40-44 200m fly); Linda Carter (W75-79 50m back and free, 100m back and free);  Samantha Greenwald (W18-24 50 and 100m free); Deborah Gilgore (W55-59 50m free); Richard Durham (M75-79 50m breast), Johanna Schneider (W40-44 200m breast).  Two GERM relays set new team records:  Women 120-159 200m free:  Denise Dombay, Carswell, Greenwald, Dorota Hassett; Women 160-199 800m free:  Dombay, Terri Postma, Hassett, Schneider.  GERM swimmers also established several new meet records:  Jason George (M30-34 200m fly); Linda Carter (W75-79 50m back and 100m free); Jenny Carswell (W40-44 200m fly); Terri Postma (W45-49 200m fly); Jeff Jarczynski (M40-44 50m breast); Samantha Greenwald (W18-24 100m back); Deborah Gayle (W35-39 400m free); Dorota Hassett (W40-44 50m free); Ken Wall (M75-79 50m free); and the mixed 200m medley relay team (240-279) of Stephen Wright, James Hillman, Denise Dombay, and Valerie Hall.


November 24, 2017:  GISC winter/spring workouts (12/26-4/14) are open for registration.  QO winter/spring workouts (1/2 – 5/13) will open for registration in mid-December.  You can find the dates and prices by scrolling to the bottom of this page.


November 9, 2017:  The 2016-17 Long Course national top ten times are out.  Terri Postma had the 7th fastest 200m fly time in for women 45-49.  Lynne Andrews had the 8th fastest 50m back time for women 70-74.  The relay team of Postma, Farol Tomson, Johanna Schneider and Kempsey Clark had the 5th fastest 800m free relay time for mixed 160-199. 


November 1, 2017:  Four swimmers (including two doing the first meets for GERM) set new team records at the Patriot Masters Spring Classic.  Barbara Mallon set a new mark in the W50-54 100 breast.  Marija Lukic set new team records in the W30-34 50 free and 50 breast.  Dorota Hassett set new team marks in the W40-44 50 free, 50 back, and 100 IM.  Stephen Michaels set a new team record in the M35-39 50 fly.  Strong swims were also turned in by Matthew Paushter, Michael Boyle and David Robinson.


September 23, 2017:  Short course (yards) national top ten rankings are out for the 2016-17 season.  Our women’s 35+ 800 yard free relay had the 6th fastest time:  Barbara Mallon, Johanna Schneider, Terri Postma and Caren Bancroft were the swimmers.  Congratulations!


August 18, 2017:  GERM finished 109th of 188 teams represented at Summer Long Course Nationals, one point ahead of arch rival Binghamton University Masters.  What’s remarkable is that we did so with only one swimmer attending the meet in Minnesota, Terri Postma.  Terri set a new team record in the W45-49 50m fly, and finished in the top 10 in all six of her events.


August 17, 2017:  Jeanne Lappin finished 4th of 29 in the W60-64 age group at the New York City Triathlon.  Jeanne was also in the top 200 women over all out of more than 900 finishers.





Practice times – winter/spring workouts begin at Quince Orchard on January 2nd and run through May 13th, with a week off at MCPS spring break, and at GISC on December 26th and run through April 14th. 

            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 a.m.           Q.O.               

Mondays         5:00-6:30 am               Q.O.                            Mondays         6:30-7:30 am               G.I.S.C.                      

Tuesdays         5:00-6:30 am               Q.O.

Tuesdays         8:00-9:00 pm               Q.O.

                                                                                                Wednesdays    6:30-7:30 am               G.I.S.C.

Thursdays        5:00-6:30 am               Q.O

Thursdays        8:00-9:00 pm               Q.O.

                                                                                                Fridays            6:30-7:30 am               G.I.S.C.

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


Rates for winter/spring coached workouts

 QUINCE ORCHARD                                                           GISC 

Once a week: $160                                                                 Once a week:  $110

Twice a week: $280                                                                Twice a week:  $165

Unlimited: $380                                                                      Three a week:  $210


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.