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Aug 6, 2018 - Team Records Broken
Congratulations to the swimmers that broke team records this weekend! Finn Kiper (10). 9-10: 100 FL & 200 IM Stefan Stratimirovic (15), 15-16: 100 FR ? Noah Jamison (17), 17-18: 400 FR, 800 FR, 15...
Aug 3, 2018 - EZ Senior Champs
Your WHAT swimmers Stefan Stratimirovic (15), Luka Stratimirovic (17), Noah Jamison (17) & Patrick Lersch (21) are competing at the Eastern Zone Long Course Senior Championship in Buffalo, New York. W...
Jul 30, 2018 - WHAT @ Junior Olympics
Congratulations to the WHAT swimmers that competed at the AMS LC Junior Olympics. We didn't have a lot of swimmers in the meet, but the ones there swam big representing our small club BIG TIME! WHAT f...
Jul 30, 2018 - WHAT Swimmers @ Easter Zone Champs
Congratulations to the follow WHAT swimmers for qualifying for and competing in the following Eastern Zone Championship meets this summer: 2018 Eastern Zone LC Age Group Championship Richmond, Virgi...
Jul 30, 2018 - WHAT Records Broken
Congratulations to the following WHAT swimmers for breaking team records (23) during the 2018 Long Course season: Finn Kiper (9-10): 100 FL Channing Brook (11-12): 50 FR, 100 FR, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200...
Jul 2, 2018 - Water Safety Awareness Day
AMS Needs Your Help! Saturday, July 7, 1:00-4:30p Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 If you're 14 and older and interested in helping kids learn about water safety, please contact C...
Jun 28, 2018 - Travel Meet Success
Travel Meet Success WHAT headed to Erlanger, Kentucky, to compete June 22-24 in the David Webb Invitational for our fourth time and the third year in a row. Though there isn?t anything exciting abou...
Mar 12, 2018 - WHAT @ Champs Meets
WHAT @ Champs Meets We've had a very busy year culminating in some great swims. There have been numous swims with lots of best times by our swimmers. The following are the highights of the performance...
Mar 5, 2018 - AMS Athlete Newsletter Feb 2018
Once again, WHAT swimmers Emma Lintelman and Cecelia Costello are contributors to the AMS Athlete Newsletter. Please share this with your swimmer(s). Senior swimmers, if you're interested in being...
Mar 4, 2018 - WHAT Records Broken
We?re having a great season ? lots of best times and many records broken. I can?t count how many best times we?ve had this year - and so many best times of best teams! We?ve also broken some records,...
Dec 18, 2017 - WHAT Scores Big at Pitt
WHAT Scores Big at Pitt Christmas Meet The 56th annual Pitt Christmas meet was one of the fastest and most competitive ever, and in particular the last several years. 76 team participated!!! Only 30 t...
Dec 7, 2017 - WHAT Leaders In AMS
WHAT Leaders In AMS WHAT Senior group swimmers Cecelia Costello and Emma Lintelman are each contributors to the AMS Athletes Newsletter this month. Click here for the Newsletter. Please take a m...
Nov 13, 2017 - WHAT Swimmers WIN Sprint Challenge
WHAT Swimmers WIN Sprint Challenge WHAT swimmers conquered the FAST IM Sprint Challenge this weekend. Our swimmers achieved a ton of best times! Even better, several of our swimmers completed all six ...
Oct 22, 2017 - WHAT Swimmers Break Records
Seven WHAT Swimmers Set Records! WHAT had a great First Splash meet of the 2017-2018 season. In addition to all of the personal best swims, seven swimmers set new records: Owen Reeder, Brady Bernard, ...
Sep 24, 2017 - Swimmers Win Feud
The USA Swimming Olympians just won $25,000 for the USA Swimming Foundation on Celebrity Family Feud! The team of Nathan Adrian, Allison Schmitt, Elizabeth Beisel, Connor Jaeger and David Plummer beat...
Jul 30, 2017 - Champs, Records & Qualifiers
Congratulations WHAT swimmers: this summer our team has performed better than any other WHAT team. We finished breaking more records, scoring more points and qualifying for more champs swims than any ...
Feb 28, 2017 - WHAT Tops 50,000 VCC Points!
Yes, it's true ... we've topped 50,000 points in the USA Swimming Virtual Club Championship! This means we've scored more points this year than any previous WHAT team. And it means we've already reach...
Feb 22, 2017 - WHAT Swimmers at WPIAL Champs
WHAT Swimmers at WPIAL Champs WHAT has ten swimmers competing in twenty-nine swims in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL/District 7) Swimming Championships March 2-3, 2017...
Jan 8, 2017 - AMS IMX Champs
WHAT Wins at AMS IMX Champs Today concluded the three day AMS IMX Champs hosted by Moon Aqua Club at Moon Area High School. We had nine swimmers compete in the IMX Champs; Lilly Bernard (13), Channing...
Aug 7, 2016 - EZ Age Group Champs - Days 2 through 4
Day 2 Recap Channing Brook competed in the 200 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 400 medley relay. She started the afternoon with a personal best in her 200 freestyle, improving her place by four. Her sec...
Aug 4, 2016 - EZ Senior Champs Recap
EZ Senior Champs Day 1 Recap Ellis Cannon and Patrick Lersch are representing WHAT at the Eastern Zone Senior Championships in Buffalo, New York. Both competed in the 100 freestyle, and both poste...
Aug 4, 2016 - EZ Age Group Champs - Day 1
EZ Age Group Champs - Wednesday, Day 1 Channing Brook and Benito Countouris are representing WHAT at the Eastern Zone Age Group Championship in East Meadow, New York. The first day Channing competed i...
Aug 2, 2016 - EZ Age Group Champs
Today, WHAT swimmers Channing Brook (10) and Benito Countouris (16) are traveling to East Meadow, New York. They will be competing in the Eastern Zone Age Group Championship head at the Nassau County ...
Jul 24, 2016 - Junior Olympics - Day 4
Junior Olympics Day 4 of 4 The days were long and challenging, but we kept hanging with the big dogs! The morning session started well with strong performances in our 200 freestyle relays. The individ...
Jul 23, 2016 - Junior Olympics - Day 3
Junior Olympics Day 3 of 4 Another exciting day for WHAT swimmers at Trees Hall Pool on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The morning session swims by the 13 and older swimmers started stron...
Jul 22, 2016 - Junior Olympics - Day 2
Junior Olympics Day 2 of 4 WHAT swimmers are doing alright ? actually a little better than alright ? WHAT is in 7th place overall through today! Four huge teams, plus one from Philadelphia and a c...
Jul 21, 2016 - Junior Olympics - Day 1
Junior Olympics Day 1 of 4 One swimmer, one swim, one best time, one EZ Age Group Champs qualifying time, one Team Record (tie) and one win! Not bad, congratulations Channing Brook. Her swim in the 40...
Jul 19, 2016 - AMS Junior Athlete Election
2016-2017 AMS Junior Athelete Election The Athlete Representative is a two-year position beginning August 1, 2016 with the first year serving as the Junior Representative and the second year serving a...
Jul 17, 2016 - Silver Champs Day 2 Recap
Silver Champs Day 2 Recap A great followup to day 1. The second day of any meet is more challenging than the first. And outdoor meets make it even more challenging - the sun doesn?t help us swim fast....
Jul 16, 2016 - Silver Champs Day 1 Recap
Silver Champs Day 1 Recap What a great day! Though not every swim was a best time, the effort was there and we swam stronger and better as the morning progressed. In fact, I saw much improved techniqu...
Jul 10, 2016 - Bronze Champs Recap
This weekend six WHAT swimmers competed in Bronze Champs at the Olympic Swim & Health Club in Penn Hills; Colby Bernard, Mary Gotaskie, Franny LaRoche, Warren Sipe, Luka Stratimirovic and Stefan Strat...
Jul 10, 2016 - Senior Circuit Recap
This is a special year. Last year WHAT had no qualifiers for this meet. This year we have five swimmers competing in sixteen individual events and two relays! Congrats to the competitors for their ach...
Jul 9, 2016 - Senior Ciruit
Day 1 A strong start with performances by Ellis Cannon (17), Benito Countouris (16) and Aidan Demkee (16). Ellis and Benito made it back to Finals and improved their performances from the Preliminary ...
Jul 9, 2016 - Travel Meet Recap
What a meet! The heat, humidity and AMAZING SWIMS! WHAT was represented at the David Webb Invitational by twelve swimmers; Colby Bernard, Lilly Bernard, Channing Brook, Ellis Cannon, Benito Countouris...
Mar 15, 2016 - Channing Selected for All Star Team
WHAT swimmer Channing Brooke has been selected to be a member of the Allegheny Mountain Swimming All Star Team. She will compete with more than 60 other AMS swimmers March 24-26 in Webster, New York. ...
Nov 16, 2015 - WHAT Records Broken
Four Team Records Broken by WHAT Swimmers! Coach Lersch, November 16, 2015 Channing Brook and Ben Winslow were part of the group of WHAT swimmers competing at the AMS Silver Plus meet held at Chartier...
Oct 7, 2015 - AMS Athlete Newsletter Oct 2015
The AMS Athletes Committee has begun distribution of a monthly newsletter! Each month will feature original articles written by members of the Athletes Committee about training, competing, and enjoyin...
Sep 30, 2015 - Kids Exercise
The following article (in full) was linked via the ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association) E-Newsletter. This is a great read for any parent, but especially those that sometimes struggle to "convince...
Sep 17, 2015 - Nutrition - Swimmers Appetites
We're just one week in to the new season, and some of you have noticed your swimmer eating more than usual. This is normal. And the older the swimmer training more often will consume quite a lot of fo...
Jul 31, 2015 - Channing Qualifies for All Star Team
Congratulations to Channing Brook (9) as a qualifying member of the AMS All Star Zone Team. She qualified in the 50 FR at Junior Olympics last weekend with a time of 33.43. The meet will be competed i...
Jul 14, 2015 - LC Season Update
WHAT Long Course Season Update We're now into championship season at WHAT and so far our swimmers are doing very well. We have less than three weeks remaining in the season, including three meets. T...
Jun 12, 2015 - Long Course Practice Schedule - Week 1
Our long course training begins in a few days. Many of you may already know that we will be training at the Highland Park Pool weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., starting Monday, June 15th. Th...
Oct 5, 2014 - Practice change for October 7,9,16
Practice update for the week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are normal practices. Tuesday October 7th, Thursday October 9th, and Thursday October 16th due to Junior High School meets Senior, Gold, a...
Oct 5, 2014 - Thank you and congratulations!
Congratulations to all the WHAT swimmers who participated in the First Splash meet this weekend. Lots of great swims and many personal bests, several first swim meets as well. Lots of fun, lots of gre...
Sep 21, 2014 - Practice Update for the week
Practice update for the week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are normal practices. Tuesday due to a Junior High School meet Senior, Gold, and Silver practice will be 5:30-7:30pm with a recommendatio...
Aug 29, 2014 - Swimmers Brains, Mentality, and Drive
Here are two videos, and an article to describe what a true swimmers think about and what drives them, also quite motivational. http://mic.com/articles/97020/science-reveals-how-the-brains-of-swimmer...
Aug 28, 2014 - No practice Monday September 1st Labor Day
No practice Monday September 1st due to Labor Day. Enjoy the Holiday. Coach Mike
Aug 25, 2014 - First Day of Practice
Reminder today is the first day of practice for WHAT for returning swimmers. I hope to see you all there. If you have any friends or people you think would like to swim or try WHAT out please send the...