February 29, 2016
As temperatures pushed 60 down the shore this weekend, things were also heating up on the pool deck at the Ocean County YMCA in Toms River at this year’s YMCA 12 & Under State Championships. Our Swordfish faced off against the 27 other North Jersey YMCA Swim League teams, many with more than double the attending swimmers, and placed an impressive 16th. Our 66 splashes also yielded some top places, 26 Career Best Times, a few team records, and a bunch of new JO times.
11 year old Abbey Gardner led the way, making Finals in all of her 7 events and stepping onto the podium for her 2nd Place 100 Back, 2nd 200 Fly, 3rd 200 Free, and 3rd Place 500 Free medals. Her 200 Fly, Back, and Free were also new Team Records!
10 year old Abby Panzarella had over 17 seconds of improved times throughout the weekend, while also scoring in the 200 Free and 100 Fly, as well as earning a slew of JO times.
JJ Kane (100 Fly) and Clare Schwartz (100 Fly) also scored for SCY with some awesome swims.
An amazing 16 new JO times were earned by Abbey Gardner (200 Free, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 Fly); Abby Panzarella (50 Free, 200 Free, 50 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 100 IM); JJ Kane (50 & 200 Free); and Jacob Panzarella (50, 100, 200 Free & 50 Fly). Next stop, Rutgers!
Great job to all of our 12&Under swimmers on a fantastic season!