October 4, 2012
September 30th, 2012
It was a crisp, sunny Sunday Morning. BCST swimmers, coaches, and parents arose out of bed for the first of what will be, in the months that lay ahead, the first of many weekend days spent at a swim meet. On this morning, however, stakes seemed a little higher than normal…..
On September 30th, BCST kicked off another season with the annual Blue/Orange Swim Meet. Once again pitting pupil against master, the Blue team was coached by the pupil Andy Pym, while the Orange team was led by the master and PNS Hall of Famer Klaas Schenk. Rounding out the staff for the Blue were Dwayne Stewart, and Kerry Tannhauser, and Marissa Chang, while the Orange team staff was filled out by Dwight Anderson, Andrew Nguyen, and Brett Bogachus.
Despite the obvious coaching advantage on the Orange side, the Blue team pulled off the upset for the second straight year. Questions were raised, however, when Blue coach Andy Pym was seen tampering with computer equipment before the meet, and subsequently announcing (without explanation) that the meet needed to be “reseeded” and heat sheets needed to be “reprinted”. While no proof of tampering could be proven, the situation raised more than a few eyebrows. Following the meet Andy could not be reached for comment, having made a quiet but hasty exit.
Despite the controversy surrounding the event, several BCST swimmers shined in their return to the pool. Nearly 60 swimmers had 100% best times. New BCST swimmers made quite the positive first impression. Dozens of gold, PNS, and Regional qualifying times were achieved. A few individuals stood out especially: Morgan Ciliv made a triumphant return to BCST after a two year absence, impressing in all of his races, but especially the 1:02.62 time he posted in his 100 breast. Great to have you back Morgan! Three newcomers, Alice Decouteau (11 years), Ivan Graham (12), and Dave Makhervaks (14) walked away with high point honors for their respective age groups. Great to have you all on the team!
Thank you to the BCST booster club for another great meet, and to all the parents who volunteered their time to help make this meet happen. Thank you especially to Pat Deiparine and Connie Sholdra for their work as Meet Director and Meet Referee. Great job done by both of you!!!
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100% Best Times
Michael Badiozamani Austin Barnard Eleanor Casey
Lydia Choi Morgan Ciliv Emma Conger
JJ Conger Stella Cross Anna Doherty
Tatum Doke Jacqueline Doud Jenna Frazer
Alma Freeman Amelia Girotto Kaitlyn Girotto
Collin Grouws Kunal Gupta Jake Headrick
Colten Henry Jacob Hepp Hanako Hirai
Philip Howard Meredith Konig Simon Kwon
Ben Lall Katie Lowell Megan Lowell
Linnea Luthra James Markwith Ella Martinez
Lucie Mowat Eve Muratore Mari Nielsen
Audrey Oakes Jamie Paik Michelle Park
Maithili Patel Veda Patel William Paxton
Leeza Polyakova Nikita Polyakova Sean Ponich
Dan Prang Luca Pungan Jaime Reid
Jake Renager Michael Simpson Lily Siripipat
Sarah Smith Quinn Taylor Joelle Tudor
Meghan Waiss Sarah Walsh Peter Wang
Anna Wohlman Barrett Wohlman Evy Wohlman
Austin Wong Markus Zimmerman