The Granite State Penguins

Masters Swim Team

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Congrats Chris Landry!!!


Chris received the NELMSC Appreciation Award! "The Appreciation Award is designed to express special thanks to individuals who have made significant contributions to NELMSC. This award may be presented to multiple individuals who have made significant contributions toward the conduct, leadership, and support of NELMSC or its registered clubs. Nominees must have maintained current NELMSC registration for the last five years." Great job Chris!

Congrats Karen!!!


Congratulations to Karen Mareb who was inducted into the NELMSC Hall of Fame. Way to go Karen!

Congrats Stacy Sweetser!!!


Congratulations to Stacy Sweetser, who received the national USMS Fitness Award! "The USMS Fitness Education Committee annually presents the USMS Fitness Award to USMS-registered individuals and organizations demonstrating outstanding contribution to fitness activities within USMS. This year’s award goes to Sarah Perkins (Connecticut) and Stacy Sweetser (New England)."

Congrats Chris!!!


Congratulations to Chris Landry on receiving his Appreciation Award from the NELMSC this past Sunday.

Records were made to be broken!


Congratulations to Karen Mareb, our amazing Penguin who set a new USMS national record in the women’s 65-69 200 breaststroke with a 3:19.03!!!

Who Are the Penguins?

We practice Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:30am to 8:00am at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club 5-lane 25-yard pool. A team member is on deck at all times during workout sessions. Structured workouts are geared toward adults above age 18 from a wide variety of swimming abilities. Serious swimmers will compete in local, regional, or national meets or in triathlons. Not-so-serious swimmers are very welcome to swim simply to stay in shape.

We have a fairly large range of abilities. Our swimmers’ 100 yard freestyle race times vary from about 2:00 minutes to around :48 seconds. Most swimmers who have competed prior to masters are able to match their former high school speeds. Some college times have been broken.

Practices concentrate on stroke technique, starts and turns, as well as cardiovascular fitness. In the winter, workouts are geared toward the shorter distances typically swum at indoor meets. In the summer, workouts are geared toward the longer distances used in open water and triathlon competition. At the start of each season (September/June) emphasis is put on stroke and turn technique by one-on-one instruction and video taping. Later in the season more emphasis is put on cardiovascular strengthening and maintenance. Weekly, tri-weekly, monthly, and seasonal planning is strictly adhered to. Major focus is around building for two yearly meets: one in December, another in April. Yardage is typically 2500 - 4000 each morning.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in 2-3 swim meets or races each year but many team members do not. There is always a wide range of people of all abilities from all age groups at these meets. The meets are usually quite informal. Everyone has fun. Everyone is welcome.