Preliminary Top 10 SCM 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 February 2012 14:34

The preliminary Top 10 listings for the 2011 short-course meters season (1/1/11 - 12/31/11) have been posted on the USMS site. The list will be finalized soon and two Niagara swimmers are a lock on that list: Ann Marie Crye and Louise Murray. Both women made the list in 5 individual events. Congratulations! You can see their times and events at this link: 2011 USMS Top Ten SCM for Niagara LMSC.

Mercury Swimming PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 21:20

We are happy to announce that there is a new Masters program in the Niagara LMSC. Mercury Swimming is our newest registered club in Niagara and practices out of the Dansville and Livonia area. Interested swimmers should visit their website and contact Mike Murray for more information: phone: 845-797-8260 or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Regina Borowski Purvis PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 January 2012 21:03

Sadly, we have some more unfortunate news in our area:

Regina Purvis, age 92, passed away on Jan. 21, 2012.  Reggie had suffered several strokes and had been living with her daughter for the past two years.  Up to then, she was active, swimming weekly and attending a senior exercise class. Reggie participated in NYS Empire Games and Senior Games, NYS and National, for many years.  She holds several Niagara District Masters records in the 85-89 age group for back, breast and free events.  Enthusiastic, generous and supportive Regina was a great swim buddy.  Her family included in the death notice that memorials to the USMS, Swimming Saves Lives Foundation are preferred.

Regina made the USMS Top Ten list 28 times dating back to 1995.

Suzanne Martin McVey (1940-2012) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:14

George McVey is currently the Niagara LMSC Officials Chair. He has been volunteering in Niagara for over 25 consecutive years. We recently received the sad news of his wife's passing.

Obituary - Brighton: Passed away in her home surrounded by her husband, twin brother and daughters on January 22, 2012. Age 72. She demonstrated strength, courage and grace in her final months. Predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Anna Martin; siblings, Arthur and Marjorie Martin; nephew, Arthur Martin III; & Patricia Rohrer McVey. She is survived by her husband, Dr. George J. McVey; children, Pam Babij (Bruce) of Baltimore, MD, Mimi McVey (Dan Sievers) of Baltimore, MD, Mary McVey (Hughes Kraft) of Cape Elizabeth, ME, Karen Fussell (Chip) of Orrington, ME, Connie McVey (Mike Socolow) of Bangor, ME, Amy McVey of Burlington, VT; grandchildren, Quinn, Bowie, Griffin, Madeline, Heather, Bruno, Stefan, Oliver, Charlie, Simon, Geo, Susie; siblings, twin brother Stephen Martin (Marielle), Janice Hickey (William), J. Douglas Martin (Sis); sister-in-law, Sr. Alice McVey; many nieces and nephews.

Sue spent 3 years in the Maryknoll Novitiate and was a 1964 graduate of Nazareth College. She was a long-time volunteer for St. Joseph's House of Hospitality and to the babies at Daystar for Medically Fragile Infants, Inc. She was a hardworking mother of 6 beautiful girls, loving grandmother of 12, well-known neighbor, and a dependable, supportive and fun-loving friend to many.

No prior calling. A Memorial Mass is planned for Thursday, February 2, 10:30 am, at Spiritus Christi Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, 14614. Reception immediately following in the church's Celebration Hall. Interment will be at a later date, since Sue made prior arrangements to donate her body to the University of Rochester Medical School. The McVey family is grateful for the support and love of Sue's friends, neighbors, and family as well as the care and patience demonstrated by the Lifetime Care hospice staff and her medical team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's House of Hospitality, PO Box 31049, Rochester, NY 14603; Isaiah House, 71 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14605; or Daystar, 47 Lochnavar Pkwy, Pittsford, NY 14534.

Chair election PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:04

Neil Brophy has stepped down as Chair of Niagara LMSC and appointed Greg Danner as Acting Chair. We want to thank Neil for his service over the past two years.

The next election for Chair will be held on February 19th, following the conclusion of the Canandaigua Masters Swim Meet at Canandaigua Academy. All USMS registered members of Niagara are invited to attend and may vote during the meeting. Chair nominations may come from the floor. The meeting will be located in the hallway adjacent to the pool.

The Board of Directors will be discussing other issues relevant to Niagara LMSC at that time.

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