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JMLS 2018 Registration Opens on January 1st 2018!

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Registration for the Reston Master’s 2018 JMLS Lake Swim opens on January 1st 2018! Race date is May 27th 2018!!

Stay Tuned for further updates!!

Celebrating 30 years of Jim McDonnell Lake Swims

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Exciting news! RMST is offering a special edition, commemorative print celebrating 30 years of Jim McDonnell Lake Swims. It displays the colorful race logos from each year of the event with a shimmering water background. RMST is requesting a $20 donation for a 18×24 poster print. Pre-order your print now to ensure it is available for you on race day!

JMLS 30 Years

Donations will benefit this year’s designated JMLS charities: The Lymphoma Research Foundation and Herndon- Reston FISH Inc. Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help.

We are taking on-line orders/requests through Wednesday this week. We may have some extra on race day but there is no guarantee. Those that want a poster but are not able to attend can arrange to donate/pickup at one of our RMST practices. Cash/Check only.
Pre-order your poster here.

Thank you for your interest, participation, and support. Enjoy your swim!

RMST Top Ten ranking in 2016 Short Course Yards

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Congrats to the following RMST teammates for achieving a USMS Top Ten ranking during 2016 Short Course Yards “season”. For more details see here

JMLS 2016 Results Now Available

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The JMLS 2016 Results are now available HERE .

Reston Masters Wins Colonies Zone Meet

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

April 8-10: In a monumental display of teamwork and determination RMST brings home the 1st place trophy in the large team division of the 2016 USMS Colonies Zone SCY Swimming Championships. Read More…

Reston Masters 2015 All Americans

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Congratulations to Reston Masters 2015 All Americans!

This past year Frank Manheim had the fastest Long Course swims in the nation in the 50 Back, 100 Back, and 50 Fly for the 85-89 age group.
Kim Brightwell pulled off a trifecta by having the fastest 50 Back in the nation for all three courses..

RMST had two top-in-the-nation relays for the 2015 short course season. The mixed medley relay of Jon Jon Rysdon, Kim Brightwell, Larry Paulson, and Cindy Hajost took top honors in the 55+ age group. Besting all others in the 45+ age group was the women’s medley relay of Kim Brightwell, Lisa Groves, Mindy Johnson, and Mandy Dawson. See the link for more details.

This looks good on you! Thank you and best wishes for 2016!

JMLS 2015 Results

Monday, May 25th, 2015

The results for the 2015 JMLS swim are available HERE!

Swim Clinic (Sat May 23) Practice Swim Results

View All 1 Mile-Wetsuit Award Winners

View All 1 Mile-NonWetsuit Award Winners

View 1 Mile Swim Finish – All Swimmers


View All 2 Mile-Wetsuit Award Winners

View All 2 Mile-NonWetsuit Award Winners

View 2 Mile Swim Finish – All Swimmers

RMST assisting at the WPFG!!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Reston Masters Swim Team is proud to host the Open Water Swim event for the World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) June 28, 2015, on Lake Audubon Reston VA. The WPFG Open Water swim race will consist of 2 loops on the swim course used by the annual Jim McDonnell Lake Swim for at total of 2 miles. “We are anxious to host a great competition for the first responder-athletes worldwide”, said Gordon Gerson WPFG Sports Coordinator and 25-year swimmer of Jim McDonnell Lake Swim races. Reston Masters will also be hosting the swim portion of the WPFG Triathlon event on July 3rd. Information about World Police & Fire Games Open Water Swim can be found at: WPFG

2014 USMS National Pics now available

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

You can see the photos from the USMS 2014 Nationals here

Congrats to the Team!! 6th out of 178 competing teams…great job!!

USMS 2013 Top Ten

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Congratulations to RMST’s 2013 Short Course Meters National Top Ten swimmers: Jennifer Carlson (W30-34), Kim Brightwell (W50-54), Adam Orton (M30-34), and Craig Baldwin (M35-39). See details at USMS 2013 Top Ten


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