Brian McLaughlin is a 67-year-old American pool and open water swimmer from Nashua, New Hampshire and the New England Masters Swim Club.
Swimming Career Highlights
- He is one of the leaders in the annual U.S. Masters Swimming Go The Distance competition.
- On 6 July 2013, he participated in the World 10-mile Swimming Championships held in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont.
- On 5 August 2017, she competed in the 8-mile Boston Light Swim in Massachusetts.
Go The Distance
The annual GTD program is the most popular event offered by U.S. Masters Swimming. Thousands of members participate annually who have collectively logged a total of more than one billion yards for the year (over 577,000 miles).
GTD is a self-directed program intended to encourage Masters swimmers to regularly exercise and track their progress. There is no time limit for the distance milestones, except that they must be achieved in each calendar year. Speed does not count - just the effort to attain whatever goal you set for yourself.
GTD is on the honor system. Each athlete tracks the distance they swim daily, weekly, or monthly on their online Fitness Log (FLOG). When certain milestones are achieved, ranging from 50 miles through 1500 miles, the athlete is recognized on the U.S. Masters Swimming website and will receive special prizes from Nike Swim.
There is no cost to enter GTD. Registration is through the My USMS section of the USMS website. The FLOG allows athletes to track all their fitness activities, not just swimming as they simultaneously participate in GTD.
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