Weekly Update


Several of our older swimmers competed at this high level USS championship meet last week. Overall, our women’s and men’s team finished eighth!  The following swimmers finished in the top 32 in their events: 800 Free: Molly Hazelbaker (6th), Casey Ridge (7th), Kaitlyn Ferrara (8th), Ashley Miller (12th) and Katie Nemann (13th). 200 Back: Julia Comodeca (18th), Molly Hazelbaker (23rd), and Kaitlyn Ferrara (28th). 200 Back (MEN): Matt Luehrmann (26th), Sean Monahan (30th), and Sean Drake (31st). 1500 Free (MEN): Nate Kramer (11th), Brogan Dulle (21st), and Matt Montague (26th). 200 Breast: Sam Hardewig (15th) and Gabbie Pettinichi (28th). 200 Breast (MEN): Nathan Butler (11th). 200 Free: Casey Ridge (8th), Julia Comodeca (13th), Ashely Miller (21st) and Molly Hazelbaker (28th). 200 Free (MEN): Nate Kramer (22nd) and Alex Miller (27th). 400IM: Ashley Miller (11th) and Casey Ridge (18th). 400IM (MEN): Nate Kramer (17th) and Alex Miller (20th). 800 Free Relay: Julia Comodeca, Molly Hazelbaker, Ashley Miller, and Casey Ridge (5th). Kaitlyn Ferrara, Gabbie Pettinichi, Sarah Smith and Katie Nemann (9th). 800 Free Relay (MEN): Matt Luehrmann, Alex Miller, Sean Monahan, and Nate Kramer (9th), Sean Drake, Alex Lewis, JB Easley and Harry Hamiter (32nd).  100 Back: Julia Comodeca (31st). 400 Free: Casey Ridge (5th), Ashley Miller (6th), Molly Hazelbaker (13th), Sarah Smith (18th) and Kaitlyn Ferrara (19th). 400 Free (MEN): Nate Kramer (18th), Matt Luehrmann (20th), and Alex Miller (22nd). 100 Breast: Gabbie Pettinichi (11th) and Sam Hardewig (26th). 100 Breast (MEN): Nathan Butler (13th). 200 Fly (MEN): Alex Miller (18th) and Brogan Dulle (25th). 400 Free Relay: Julia Comodeca, Molly Hazelbaker, Katie Nemann and Casey Ridge (14th), Ashley Miller, Kaitlyn Ferrara, Gabbie Pettinichi and Sam Hardewig (31st). 400 Free Relay (MEN): Nate Kramer, Alex Miller, Nathan Butler and Matt Luehrmann (19th). 200IM MEN): Sean Drake (28th). 1500 Free: Ashley Miller (2nd), Casey Ridge (4th), Molly Hazelbaker (7th), Katie Nemann (9th), Sarah Smith (13th) and Kaitlyn Ferrara (14th). 800 Free (MEN): Alex Miller (7th), Brogan Dulle (18th) and Matt Luehrmann (28th). 100 Free: Julia Comodeca (28th). 400 Medley Relay: Julia Comodeca, Gabbie Pettinichi, Brittany Groene and Casey Ridge (13th); Kaitlyn Ferrara, Sam Hardewig, Jen Hicks and Katie Nemann (26th). 400 Medley Relay (MEN): Matt Luehrmann, Nathan Butler, Alex Lewis and Nate Kramer (13th); Sean Drake, Patrick Kimutis, Alex Miller and Sean Monahan (28th).
We had a very good showing at our second tryout today. A special thanks to the following moms for volunteering their time to help at registration: Tina Lupariello, Shawna Lingo, Denise Siegel and Joy Wethington. Also, we would like to thank the following swimmers for timing: Emma Siegel, Marissa Johnson, Michael Norton, Jonathon Ericksen, Elizabeth Williams, Toe Williams, Kevin McCarthy, Emma Haynes, Andrea Lupariello, Cara Wethington and Grant Wethington. Team work like this enables us to be successful! Thank you!
This coming Wednesday, July 29th is the Barracuda Family Night that we postponed from last Wednesday. Come join us at 5:30pm at the Y. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.
The deadline to register your swimmer(s) for the upcoming season is this Friday, July 31st!  Once this date has passed, you will have to call the swim team office (474-1400) to get your child signed up.
We will be posting the upcoming season rosters soon on our website. Look under PROGRAMS/COMPETITIVE SWIMMING for this information.
We would like to wish the Kapostasy family a fond farewell on their journey to Australia. Nick, Allison and Alexis will certainly be missed. We would also like to thank both Carla and Mark for all the support, time and effort they have provided over the years. We look forward to seeing all of them again in about 18 months!
I have posted the hotel information on our website for the meets will be attending in 2009. In addition, I have also posted the hotels I have booked for most of 2010. Make sure you check this information and book your room early!
All families of children who swam this summer should be paid in full. If this is not the case, please do so immediately! You can call the swim team office with credit card info. or just pay at the front desk.
2009-2010   SWIM TEAM FEES
Please note that none of our swimmers have been entered into the Y billing system for the upcoming season. Therefore, please do not try to pay for the fall/winter at the front desk! Once all swimmers have been placed in their group and you have been notified via e-mail as a team, you can pay for your fees then.