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Charlotte SCM Oct. 2012

On Oct 29, 2012, at 9:03 AM, Matt Willis wrote:

Yesterday Todd Pletcher and I carried the CFAC flag at the short course meters meet in Charlotte.  It was a small meet, but enjoyable.     

The day started with us showing up at the pool with what we thought was plenty of time.  We overheard Jerry Clark talking to another swimmer in the locker room saying that they planned to combine the 2 heats of the 1500m into a single heat.  I walked out onto the pool deck and was told to get on the blocks immediately.  I asked a referee for a second and ran back to the locker room to get Pletch.  We jumped on the blocks and were off with no warm up.  Evidently, Todd needs no warm up - TODD PLETCHER IS NOW THE 40-44 NC RECORD HOLDER IN THE 1500 SCM.  He broke the state record of 18:33.42 with a solid 18:27.10.  CFAC went 1 and 3 in the 1500 (I passed the 4th place swimmer somewhere in the final couple hundred meters for 3rd overall).

The events came fast and furious and it seemed like we had just enough time to swim down after an event and get ready for our next swim.  We each swam 6 events and raced over 2000 meters.  This was my first short course meters meet and I really didn't notice the extra distance in the first couple events (except for the slightly slower times).  However, by the end of the day, it was obvious that the flags were a little further apart.  The 1500 really caught up to me the last two events - the 200 free and 400 free.  Converting my time to yards, I swam a pathetic 200 followed by a non-stellar 400 (I was so glad the 400 was the last event of the day, because I didn't know how I was going to get out of the pool for a few minutes).  Todd was a lot smarter and took it easier on the 200 and then broke his second state age group record of the day in the 400!  Unfortunately, someone else was after the record and Todd was second in the event.

We were on the road before 1pm and looking for a burger and a beer...  Not a bad way to spend a Sunday!    

Kind Regards,

Matt Willis
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Hello CFAC friends,
Matt forgot to toot his own horn!!! Matt won 5out of the 6 events he swam in his agegroup and correct me if im wrong matt but i think you were 2nd in the 6 th event!!! way to go buddy. i have video of his perfectly swum 200 backstroke and will bring it to the pool today. matt went out in 41,44,43,42 by 50's respectively. way to go my friend. i think the highlight of the day is pictured below.


- Todd Pletcher



Open Water Nationals Lake Lure, NC

Saturday, August 25, 2012

We had 17 participants and many more staying at the Berting's Cabin for an amazing weekend in the mountains!!

Congrats to all the Cape Fear Masters participants!!  We now have a National Champion in our ranks!  Congratulations Dave Berting!! And many more received 2nd place metals!  Way to go!


CFM Women  
Place (AG) Name Time
2 Kristen Smith   23:47
2 Jenny Dahl   26:13
2 Alicia Uhl   22:59
5 Krista Bronisas   30:03:00
7 Logan Wallace  32:49:00
10 Cathy Singletary  42:39:00
CFM Men    
Place (AG) Name Time
6 Juan De La Cruz  53:34
2 Matt Willis   25:21:00
3 Erik McFetters 26:06:00
7 Geoff Dahl  36:42:00
2 Todd Pletcher  21:32
10  Cosmo Smith  25:31:00
4 Chris Martin  21:42
16   Earl Anderson   32:57:00
7  Henry Singletary    25:55:00
1  David Berting     24:02
4   Jonathan Washburn  24:01:00

Links to videos

Stroke Clinic Videos from Aug 18, 2012



The Aidan Malone masterwork:

"These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air,
And, like the baseless fabric of vision,

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USMS Nationals Greensboro NC

In April, 23 CFAC swimmers competed in USMS Nationals in Greensboro NC!  Way to go swimmers!

 The following swimmers scored in the top 10 of their age group in the nation:

Dave Berting

8th 100 free 53.53

5th 200 free 1:57.51

3rd 500 free 5:26.26  

3rd, 2nd, and 4th in relays ** NC Record Breaking time in all 3!!!**

Jay Carmine
6th 100 back

6th 200 breast 2:25.39

7th 400 IM 4:51.32

3rd, 6th, 4th in relays

Todd Pletcher
6th 500 free

7th 200 back 2:08.83

3rd, 3rd, and 9th in relays

Katie Medina
10th 50 back

9th 200 breast 3:01.10

7th and 10th in relays

Alicia Uhl
2nd 200 free 2:00.79 ** NC Record Breaking time **

2nd 200 fly 2:27.65

3rd 100 fly 1:03.57

4th 100 free 55.45

4th 100 IM 1:03.67

5th 50 fly 27.78

1st Woman's 35+ 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

1st Women's  200 Medley Relay ** NC Record Breaking time ** 2nd Mixed 200 Freestyle Relay 


World Record!

Dave helps us break a world record for most people swimming at the same time to benefit Rotary in its quest to end Polio

In March, Dave Berting brought us together for a world record breaking swim benefiting Rotary International and End Polio Now!