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NELMSC Announces Class of 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees


Contact: Tracy Grilli

(603) 490-3484


BOSTON, March 8, 2019 — The Board of Directors of the New England Local Masters Swimming Committee (NELMSC) is pleased to announce the NELMSC Hall of Fame induction class of 2019. A brief induction ceremony will take place Saturday afternoon, March 23rd, during the NELMSC Short Course Yards Championship Meet at Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool.

The Pool Performance category recognizes members based on outstanding swimming accomplishments achieved as a member of the New England LMSC. 

The Pool Performance class to be inducted in 2019 includes:

  • Michael Ross (MESC)

  • Greg Shaw (NEM)

  • Diann Uustal (NEM)

  • Jacki Hirsty (NEM)

  • Ronnie Kamphausen (MESC)

  • Dan Rogacki (NEM)

The Contributor category honors volunteers who have made significant contributions to Masters Swimming in the NELMSC. This year’s inductees are “Trailblazers” from the 1970s and 1980s who helped build our first three Masters Swimming clubs: New England Masters, Vermont Masters, and Maine Masters.  

The Contributor class to be inducted in 2019 includes:

  • Carol Limanek (VERM)

  • Sandy Potholm (MESC)

  • Henry Southall (VERM)

  • Dennis Willmott (VERM)

  • John Woods (MESC)

  • Enid Uhrich (NEM)

  • Debbie Alsofrom (VERM)

  • Jean (Hotchkiss) Archibald (VERM)

  • Sharon (Forney) Battistini (MESC)

  • Joyce Brown (MESC)

  • Jim Edwards (NEM)

  • George Erswell (MESC)

  • Ted Haartz (NEM)

The NELMSC Hall of Fame was formed in 2010 by the NELMSC Board of Directors. The first class was inducted in June 2011 for pool performance. Those inductees were Fred Schlicher, Petey Smith, Clara Walker and Win Wilson. This was the first (and only) induction class until this year.    

NELMSC Hall of Fame honorees occupy a special place in Masters Swimming. We proudly recognize and record their achievements for Masters swimmers yet to come. Congratulations to all! 


U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) is a membership-operated nonprofit headquartered in Sarasota, Florida. Founded in 1970, USMS is the premier resource for adult aquatic fitness in the United States. Its mission is to promote health, wellness, fitness and competition for adults through swimming. The New England Local Masters Swimming Committee (NELMSC) is a volunteer-run, nonprofit subsidiary of USMS that serves as the regional governing body for USMS-registered clubs, workout groups, coaches and swimmers in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The NELMSC Board of Directors consists of elected officers and appointed swimming club representatives.

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