UVAC MASTERS SWIMMERS AMONG NATION’S BEST
|Barbara Hummel, UVAC Master’s Coach and
Outstanding Performer at 3rd Annual Spring Meet
Ten members of our UVRays masters swim team have achieved national top-ten status in their events in 2011. United States Masters Swimming, the governing body for the sport, compiles results from hundreds of meets during the year to compile its top-10 lists by age groups. More than 50,000 athletes compete in meets during the year in search of the coveted honor. The top UVRays (and their number of top-10 rankings): Fritz Bedford (17); Arnold Meardon (12); head coach Barbara Hummel (9); Mary Gentry, Ruth Stavis, and Cynthia Barton (2 each); Richard DiLalla, Sarah Mooney, Don Graber, and Bob Harris (1 each).
RECORDS FALL AT UVAC MASTERS MEET
With head coach Barbara Hummel leading the way, the UVRays contributed one New England record and 32 meet marks at the 3rd Annual Spring in Vermont Masters Swim Meet held at UVAC on May 19th. Hummel came within a hundredth of a second of tying the national record in the 50 breaststroke for women age 60-64, setting a regional record in the process with a time of 36.31. UVRays setting meet records (and wins) included: Kim Lloyd, Travis Dennison, Bethany Bosch, Scott Matchett, Brian Shiner, Steve Hiller, Julie Acker, Hillary Rockey, meet director Mary Gentry, Fritz Bedford, UVAC lifeguard Kelly Crosset, Arnold Meardon, Dave Jones, Mike Mundy, and Sean Uiterwyk.