Wallace will compete alongside current and former Olympians in 10k open swim June 12 in Grand Cayman Focus, determination and ten practices a week filled with demanding strength training and grueling distance swims have paid off for local swimmer Maggie Wallace. The tenacious 17-year-old has been selected to represent the USA in the 2017 Union Americana De Natacion (UANA) Open Water Swimming Championships, taking place June 12 in Grand Cayman.“The word ‘excited’ can’t begin to describe how I feel right now,” said Wallace, who swims for Ocean City High School and the Egg Harbor Township Seahawks and will begin her senior year this fall. “This is everything I’ve been working for. I’m honored and thrilled to compete in a field loaded with some of the most elite athletes in the Western Hemisphere.”In the Open Water Nationals, held this past May in California, Wallace placed 16th overall in an international women’s field of 58 swimmers ranging in age from 14 to 24. She was the 8th American finisher, and the 4th finisher under 18, earning her a spot on the US National Junior Team and a place in the UANA Open Water Championships.Wallace will compete in the 10k open-water swim off Grand Cayman, a location event organizers call an idyllic location for open water swimming thanks to clear waters, flat calms seas and some of the world’s best conditions for longer swimming distances. Wallace will be competing against elite swimmers from Canada, Cayman Islands, Peru, St. Kitts & Nevis, and additional UANA member nations.“Maggie will be the very first Seahawk in my coaching career to represent the USA,” said Brian Elko, head coach of the EHT Seahawks. “Maggie has a tremendous work ethic and dedication to our sport. I am so proud of her effort and that she is representing the US in this competition.”No stranger to pool competitions, Wallace enjoys the autonomy of open-water swims.“I actually like that it’s just me out there. The freedom, peace and solitude make it a very different type of competition. Team swimming is great, but there is something about being in total control of my race as an individual that I find I really enjoy.”About the UANAThe UANA is a sports organization with the purpose of organizing, supervising and controlling, in the Western Hemisphere, the amateur aquatics activities of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, master and open-water swimming. Learn more by visiting www.uana-aquatics.org.
Share in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Servicing February 11, 2018 680 Views Stern & Eisenberg, a regional law firm servicing ten states and the District of Columbia with a team of over 50 attorneys and 200 staff announced the hiring of Elizabeth Potter in the role of Business Development Director and the promotion of Angela Wilson to the role of Client Relations Manager.Potter and Wilson will serve critical functions in the firm’s expanded Value Department, headed by Chief Value Officer Kathy Brady. Potter, who recently served as SVP of Business Development and Member Relations for the American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN), a national, legal-based trade association in the mortgage default industry, will spearhead the firm’s business development across all practices, business lines, and regions stretching from New York to Georgia.“We’re thrilled with the team we have in place,” said Brady. “Liz is an industry veteran and has seamlessly stepped into her role representing the firm and we’re excited about the business opportunities she will help us cultivate.”Brady continued, “Our existing clients are in great hands with Angela [Wilson]. She’s worked in several roles within the firm and is well versed in the issues and pain points of our clients and I know she’ll be able to swiftly and effectively manage the day-to-day needs of our clients in the hands-on and high-touch way they’ve come to expect from Stern & Eisenberg.”Wilson in her new role will lead and handle client relations issues and escalations, drive client strategies that continuously improve firm efficiencies, education and communication efforts for existing clients. Stern & Eisenberg Expands Team HOUSING MCrowd mortgage stern & Eisenberg 2018-02-11 Nicole Casperson