Head on over to our Events section of the website or click here for the list of: Upcoming Events.

We are proud to announce our first event run in conjunction with College Club Swimming (CCS). This event is dual recognized, meaning members of U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) and CCS are eligible to participate. This expands our competitive opportunities and helps show young adults that this is a lifelong activity!

The event, called the UB Club Swimming and USMS Joint Meet, will be held at Alumni Arena (University at Buffalo) on Saturday, October 20th. Go here for meet information and online registration.

On Saturday, November 3, also at UB, will be the Adult Learn to Swim instructor certification course. This course is a great way to learn a standardized approach to teaching adults how to swim.Space is limited so sign up today! https://www.clubassistant.com/club/clinics/reserve.cfm?c=1758&cid=79518.

On Sunday, November 4, the Rochester Area Masters Swimming (ROCH) club is running the 13th Annual Stacy Moor Memorial Meet at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Check out the meet info/entry. Following the swim meet, there will be the annual meeting of membership to discuss Niagara LMSC business. Attendance is welcome for those curious or interested in volunteering!

The last meet of the year will be the 21st Annual Fall Ithaca Masters Meet on Saturday, December 8. Check out the meet info/entry.

Stay tuned for meets in 2019!!!

Since March 2018 we've had 17 different swimmers break a total of 91 Niagara LMSC records!

For a list of all the records that changed, check out the Records Broken list.

Congrats to all of our record breaking performers!

You can see all of our current records here: http://niagaramasters.org/index.php/records.

Niagara posted 37 individual swims and 15 relay swims in the USMS Top Ten for the 2018 yards season, including three individual All-Americans (the top time): Dana Gianniny in the 1650 free for women 45-49, Geoff Wells in the 200 breast for men 35-39, and Greg Danner in the 400 IM for men 35-39.

The BUMS 35+ 400 medley relay of Bishop, Wells, Werner, and Klimas was the first AA relay from Niagara in several years.

Other swimmers with Top Ten times are: Wendy Ryan, Dorothy Tourtual, Louise Murray, Stefanena Kysor, Matt Howard, Zack Wahl, Kurt Schwarz, Andrew Schaefer, Eric Stimson, and Craig Travers.

Check out the full detail of Niagara Top Ten swims: https://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenlmsc.php?Year=2018&CourseID=1&LMSCID=4

Nice work everyone!


The 2018 UANA Pan American Masters Championships were held in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center. There were over 1,500 swimmers from North, South, and Central America for this week long event. This was the premier masters championship meet of the summer (USMS did not hold a Summer National Championship meet) and was contested in Long Course Meters (50m). Swimmers in attendance from Niagara LMSC:

  • Binghamton University Masters (BUMS) had three: Randy Mayall (men 50-54), Melissa Schafer (women 35-39), and Geoff Wells (men 35-39).
  • Nickel City Splash Swim Team (NICK) was represented by Mary Colby, in the women's 40-44 division.
  • Fairport Area Swim Team Masters (FAIR) was represented by Brendan Danner (men 35-39).
  • There were two unattached swimmers from Niagara: Zack Wahl (men 25-29) and Michael McNelis (men 40-44).

Geoff Wells was top ten in all five of his races, including two gold medals (200 breast and 200 IM) and two silvers (50 back and 50 breast). He broke the Championship Meet Record in the 200 breast, the Niagara record in the 50 back, as well as his own Niagara records in the 50 and 200 breast. Randy Mayall finished in the top ten in all five of his races, including a bronze medal in the 800 meter free. Additionally, Randy broke the Niagara LMSC record in all five events! Zack Wahl took silver in the 100 fly for his age group, top ten in his other two races (50 fly and 100 free), and broke the Niagara records in all three! Melissa recorded top ten finishes in all four of her races, highlighted by a silver medal in the 200 meter free. Mary Colby had two top ten finishes (5th in the 100 back and 6th in the 200 back). Michael McNelis placed in the top ten for three of his races (50/100 breast and 200 fly), highlighted with a 7th place finish in the 200 fly that broke his own Niagara record. Brendan Danner placed 10th in both of his races: 50 and 100 breast.

All results can be seen here: http://www.2018panammasters.com/results.html

The 2020 UANA Pan American Masters Championships will be held in Medellin, Colombia: https://www.facebook.com/panamericanomaster2020/.

U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS Adult Learn To Swim (ALTS) instructor certification course on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Buffalo, NY, in conjunction with the Nickel City Splash Masters Swim Team. This class is considered tentative pending minimum enrollment.

The event runs from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM at the University at Buffalo.

Please click the link for more info or to register: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/clinics/reserve.cfm?c=1758&cid=79518.

About Niagara LMSC

The Niagara Local Masters Swim Committee (LMSC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to a healthy swimming lifestyle for adult swimmers, within the Western NY region. The Niagara LMSC is the local governing body of U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS).

There are over 600 registered Masters Swimmers in Niagara and over 60,000 in USMS. Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible to join. No prior competitive swimming experience is necessary.

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