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Swimmers Rise To The Challenge in Perth Amboy

SCY swimmers from across all age groups descended on the Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy this weekend to swim against some tough competition at this year’s Autumn Challenge. Our 43 swimmers had a great showing earning 61 Top-10 finishes, including 4 First Places, as well as 97 Career Best Times, 11 new individual Team Records, and more.

Leading the pack with the top spots in their events were Abbey Gardner (200, 500, and 1650 Free) and Jake Riva (50 Free) earning firsts and leaving others in their wake. Other Top 10 swims were swum by Kai Batchelor in his 100 IM (2nd), 200 Free (2nd), 50 Breast (3rd), and 50 Free (4th); Zach Bezold in the 50 Breast (9th); Grace Fusco in the 50 Breast (10th); Abbey Gardner in the 100 Free (2nd), 200 Fly (2nd), and 400 IM (3rd); Brooke Gardner in the 200 Back (8th); Trinity Hartung in the 100 IM (7th), 50 Back (10th), and 500 Free (7th);  JJ Kane in the 100 Fly (5th), 100 Free (6th), 200 Free (6th), and the 50 Fly (4th); Thomas Kane in the 100 Fly (10th), and 100 IM (10th); Nadia McAuley in the 100 Free (9th) and 50 Back (10th); Michael Pacholarz in the 100 Free (10th), 200 Back (4th), 200 Free (6th), 200 IM (9th), and 400 IM (10th); Abbey Panzarella in the 100 Back (7th), 100 Fly (6th), 100 Free (5th), 50 Back (3rd), 50 Fly (5th), and 50 Free (9th); Grace Panzarella in the 50 Breast (7th); Jacob Panzarella in the 100 Free (5th), 200 Back (6th), 50 Back (7th); Lauren Pojedinec in the 100 Free (6th), 100 IM (7th), 200 IM (2nd), and the 50 Fly (6th); Jake Riva in the 100 Back (3rd), 100 Fly (4th), 100 Free (2nd), and the 200 IM (4th); Emily Rothamel in the 200 Back (5th) and 500 Free (3rd); Sam Russell in the 100 Back (5th), 100 Breast (5th), 100 Free (4th), 200 Free (2nd), and 50 Free (2nd); Clare Schwartz in the 100 Free (8th) and the 50 Back (4th); and Margaret Wilk in the 100 Breast (4th) and 50 Back (8th); and Lauren Yuen in the 200 Breast (10th).

New Team Records were set by Kai Batchelor (200 Free), Abbey Gardner (200 Free, 200 Fly, 400 IM, 500 Free, 1650 Free), Jake Riva (100 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM), Michael Pacholarz (400 IM), and Emily Bove (1650 Free).  

New YMCA State times were earned by Abbey Gardner (100 Free, 200 Fly, 200 Free, 500 Free); Abbey Panzarella (100 Back, 100 Fly, 50 Fly, 50 Free); Grace Panzarella (50 Breast); Clare Schwartz (50 Back); Margaret Wilk (50 Back, 100 Breast); Zach Bezold (50 Breast); JJ Kane (200 Free); Tommy Kane (50 Back, 50 Fly, 100 IM); and Jake Riva (100 Fly, 100 Free, 200 IM).

New NJ Swimming Gold times were swum by Abbey Gardner (100 Free, 200 Fly, 200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free, 400 IM) and Jake Riva (100 Fly, 100 Free, 200 IM).

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A special thanks to our parent timers, and congrats to all of the swimmers!!!