2011 North Carolina All Americans and All Stars

By Hans van Meeteren

For pool events as well as long distance events a swimmer can achieve All American and All Star status. To achieve  All American status a swimmer must post the fastest time (first place in a Top Ten listing) in a pool event /age group in at least one of the official courses, or in one of the eleven Long Distance Championships (five postal and six open water championships) for a particular year.

For All Stars requirements differ between pool and long distance. Pool All Stars are those swimmers who have achieved the most first places (first places in Top Ten listings) in their age group during the year. Swimmers can achieve Long Distance All Star status by accumulating the most points in long distance championships in their age group. For long distance events a swimmer earns points during national championships  in the following manner:  1st: 22 points, 2nd: 18 points, 3rd: 16 points, ..........., 10th: 2 points. In addition, the swimmer must compete in at least three events, one of which must be an open water event and one must be a postal event.

In 2011 there were 21 All Americans in North Carolina, four long distance and one pool.  You can follow the links to view individual achievements.

2011 All American Listings for the North Carolina LMSC (21)

 Year 

 Course 

Age
Group

 Name 

 Age 

 Club 

 LMSC 

 2011 

 Long Distance 

 W35-39 

 Andrea H Packard 

 36 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Long Distance 

 M40-44 

 Thomas J Sherry 

 43 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Long Distance 

 M65-69 

 James M Green 

 66 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Long Distance 

 M70-74 

 Norman S Macartney 

 72 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 W19-24 

 Micah Lawrence 

 21 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 W19-24 

 Katherine Mills 

 22 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 W19-24 

 Justine L Mueller 

 24 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 W25-29 

 Andrea A Georoff 

 27 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 W30-34 

 Dawn Hildebrand 

 30 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 W35-39 

 Erika L Braun 

 39 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 W90-94 

 Juanita A Willard 

 90 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 M19-24 

 Eugene Godsoe 

 23 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 M19-24 

 Andrew M Keenan 

 22 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 M19-24 

 Nelson O Westby 

 24 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 M30-34 

 Istvan Bathazi

 

 33 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 M30-34 

 Nicholas J Brunelli 

 30 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 M40-44 

 Jeff L Murray 

 41 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 M40-44 

 Todd Torres 

 42 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 M75-79 

 Clarke E Mitchell 

 79 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 M80-84 

 John D Kortheuer 

 80 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool (view #1 swims

 M90-94 

 E Ole Larson 

 90 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 

For 2011 there are four All Stars for North Carolina, one long distance and three pool. 011 All-Star Listings for the North Carolina LMSC (4)

 Year 

 Course 

Age
Group

 Name 

 Age 

 Club 

 LMSC 

 2011 

 Long Distance 

 M30-34 

 Filippo M Porco 

 34 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool 

 W35-39 

 Erika L Braun 

 39 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool 

 M40-44 

 Jeff L Murray 

 41 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool 

 M90-94 

 E Ole Larson 

 90 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 

Looking back to previous years it is obvious that 2011 was a very successful year for North Carolina master swimming:  since 1987 North Carolina swimmers made it into the USMS All Star team only 17 times, four of those were in 2011.

All-Star Listings for the North Carolina LMSC (17)

 Year 

 Course 

Age
Group

 Name 

 Age 

 Club 

 LMSC 

 2011 

 Long Distance 

 M30-34 

 Filippo M Porco 

 34 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool 

 W35-39 

 Erika L Braun 

 39 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool 

 M40-44 

 Jeff L Murray 

 41 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2011 

 Pool 

 M90-94 

 E Ole Larson 

 90 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2010 

 Long Distance 

 M65-69 

 James M Green 

 65 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2010 

 Pool 

 W30-34 

 Hannah Caldas 

 32 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2008 

 Long Distance 

 W35-39 

 Heidi Williams 

 39 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2007 

 Long Distance 

 M65-69 

 Dan R Murphy 

 65 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2006 

 Long Distance 

 M25-29 

 Filippo M. Porco 

 28 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2006 

 Pool 

 M95-99 

 Boyd C Campbell 

 95 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2002 

 Pool 

 M90-94 

 Boyd C Campbell 

 92 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2001 

 Pool 

 M90-94 

 Boyd Campbell 

  

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 2000 

 Pool 

 W25-29 

 Rebecca Bruch 

 27 

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 1998 

 Long Distance 

 M30-34 

 Robert Geise 

  

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 1991 

 Pool 

 M60-64 

 John Kortheuer 

  

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 1988 

 Pool 

 M65-69 

 Edward D. Hall 

  

 MACM 

 North Carolina 

 1987 

 Pool 

 M50-54 

 Kirk Canterbury 

  

 NCMS 

 North Carolina 

 

So what can we learn from all this? To achieve All American status you need a first place in the USMS Top Ten or win a USMS Long Distance Championship. Not an easy task at all. To make the All Star team for pool events is something that most All Americans can only dream of. You either have to be very, very, ................., super fast, or very old and still very fast. For long distance swimmers coveting All Star status there may be a spark of hope, as you do not necessarily need  first places. Congratulations to Filippo Porco who has done this twice, in 2006 and in 2011. So: other NC long distance swimmers get ready, participate in the Postal Championships and a few Open Water Championships. By placing consistently high you may accumulate enough points to join Fillipo.