Go Postal
By Greta van Meeteren

Several of us have written before about the USMS National Postal Championships. On December 19, the PRELIMINARY results of the most recent postal swim, the 3,000 / 6,000 yard championships were posted on the USMS website at http://www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats11/ I thought I'd share with you those results as they were posted.

3,000 yard individual swims women
NameAgePlace
Melanie Deal30-349
Gracie Wadewitz50-5424
Debbie Wilson55-595
Rita Maynard55-5924
Greta van Meeteren60-646
Diane Byers60-6410
Camille Klotz65-6910
3,000 yard individual swims men
Sean Maynard18-243
Filippo Porco30-347
Roland Klober40-4419
Robert LeVine45-4912
Mark Doyle50-549
John Flack55-5915
Craig Anderson60-645
Steven Kelley60-6412
Bob Husson65-694
Hans van Meeteren65-698
John Jackson65-699
Norman McCartney70-744
3,000 yard relays
Women
Camille Klotz
Rita Maynard
Greta van Meeteren
55+6
Men
Filippo Porco
Robert LeVine
John Flack
25+4
Steven Kelley
Craig Anderson
Mark Doyle
45+7
Bob Husson
Hans van Meeteren
John Jackson
65+2
Mixed
Greta van Meeteren
Rita Maynard
Bob Husson
Craig Anderson
55+3
6,000 yard individual swims women
Debbie Wilson55-592
6,000 yard individual swims men
Craig Anderson60-643
James Green65-693
Bob Husson65-695
6,000 yard relays
Craig Anderson
James Green
Bob Husson
55+2

Congratulations to all swimmers!

In January you will have an opportunity to participate in the USMS one-hour national postal championship. It is a great way to gear up for the new year. I know there are many long distance swimmers in North Carolina who have not participated in postal meets and who would do extremely well. So here is my challenge to you: get together with some friends and help each other record/time your swims. You stop swimming after exactly one hour, no matter where you are in the pool, and that is the distance you count for your swim. To find out more about this event, click on the link below: http://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1308&smid=3291