Noteworthy News XXIII

 

NOTEWORTHY NEWS XXIII

 

TWO LEGS OF THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON ARE NOW COMPLETED AND WE TURN FROM NOVA AS A HOST SITE . . . to venture to Fredericksburg this weekend, the Collegiate pool next weekend and to Christiansburg two weekend hence. This weekend, it was the turn of NOVA’s 9-12 year old swimmers in the Central District 9-12 Champs and their exploits (and points!) were added to those of the 8 & unders to determine some championship business. This week, NOVA’s 13 and over swimmers will attend the 13 & Over Regional Champs in Fredericksburg as we get ever closer to Senior and Age Group Champs.

 

OUR INFORMATIONAL SOCIALS CONTINUED THIS PAST WEEK . . . and I thank all the NOVA who have thus far graciously offered their house to enable our Board and staff to explain the hows, whys and what fores of the new pool. The last informational social will be held this week at the Wishnacks on Sunday at 4:00 PM. Again, I repeat the cheerleading excerpt . . . 

     

        Parties are Fun and You Are Invited

 

I hope the lobby pictures of the New Pool Project have piqued your interest. The next step is here: you are cordially invited to attend one of NOVA’s informational socials in support of the 50 Meter pool project. I am personally inviting and encouraging all NOVA parents to attend. Other parent groups built the two pools you now enjoy. It is time again to serve our growing team and our Richmond swimming community, a need that will be met by our proposed expansion.

 

Members of the Coaching/Business staff and the NOVA Board will be present to review the project and answer any questions you may have. We are pushing hard to finalize project details and secure $800,000 in new pledges so we can start the construction process in April 2018. We can make this pool happen and be in the pool in Fall, 2018. Participation in the socials and support of the capital campaign are necessary to make this new pool a reality for your children and for the children who will follow them.

 

At the meet this past weekend, I told the swimmers that they arrived at practice each day as an “I”. The moment they walk through our doors, they begin to transform into the “we” that makes practice successful, that wins the many banners that adorn our walls. They experience that we moment very day; in its best form, it is powerful, transformational. This drive to build a new pool is our parents’ moment to become part of that “we” power, to expand NOVA’s possibilities to transform young lives.  Please join us at one of these socials so that we can answer your questions and make these lobby pictures more real.

 

Please click on the following link to RSVP.

       Https://goo.gl/forms/nK8zEY3gpEh80zAs2

 

Thank you for your support of NOVA.

 

SO FAR, PARTICIPATION IN THE BODY ARMOR “CHANGE” DRIVE . . .

has been inspiring. 193 bottles have been filled with more arriving in the office each new day, 21 more than last week. Wow, the pool should soon be heavily dotted with those silver caps. We thank you for your enthusiastic response!!

 

OLDER SWIMMERS FROM SENIOR GOLD, SENIOR SILVER, SENIOR, SDG, SDS, SDP AND SENIOR PREP . . . were the timers at finals of the 9-12 District Championships. Our younger swimmers may have benefitted from some behind the blocks tips and enthusiasm; our older swimmers may have benefitted from seeing the determination and fire our 9-12 year olds brought to finals. Something of a NOVA circle of experience there!

 

PERSONAL DISCLAIMER: Sometimes eyes jump, minds slip, fingers falter. Something gets omitted. It’s the human factor that emerges when compiling and analyzing a wealth of material. Let me know if something is missing besides any evil intent on my part.

 

A GOOD CHAMPIONSHIP MEET HIDES ALL THE STAGE MACHINERY . . . heats go off, results get posted. Behind the scenes are a small horde of workers and volunteers who make it all mesh. Unmasking them is my small pleasure. So big thanks to Meet Directors Julie Farney, Ara Duszak, Lori Hopewell, Ashby Marcey and Jennifer Nystrom; a tip of the NOVA cap to the Hospitality “captains” Louise Bowles, Stevie Rodgers and Meredith DeGuenther and to meet referees Glenn West and Bob Rustin. The tireless efforts of the life guarding staff deserve praise especially those of Cabell Anderson, Katy Weisberg and Clark Hou who worked all sessions. Finally, Louise Bowles sent me a special e-mail extolling Rosa Garcia for stepping and volunteering for hospitality when help was needed. As Louise points out, Rosa is the parent of a graduating senior. As a parting thank you to our long-time NOVA families, we do not require volunteer hours from the families of graduating seniors. So thank you, Rosa, for going above and beyond. And, of course, for being Luke’s parent!!

 

9-12 CHAMPS: TRIALS AND FINALS, HOT HEATS, DANCING, MUSIC . . . it’s one of the most wonderful meets of the year, rivaling the SEVA Christmas Champs in silliness and energy. The “hot heat” music would blare and motivation would surge! Big thanks to Coaches MC and Drew for staging the pool and implementing the Hot Heats scenario; kudos to Coach David for selecting the music and to Coach Jamie for setting the pre-race stage with some deft announcing. The list of honors is long so settle back and prepare yourself for some lengthy reading. First A times, you ask?   Ava McKinney (Novice Gold!!!!) Gabby Clemens, Ashley Compton, Caleb Floyd, Nicholas Kuriger, George Li, Bella Lombardo, Bri Mason, Matthew Wolfle, Sophie Collins, Julia Connor, Mary Kate Jacobs, Edward Johnson, Benjamin Li, Victoria Li, Lauren McCann, Henry Mulholland, Greer Schneider and Emily Yang. Major thanks to meet directors Ara Duszak, Julie Farney, Keller Nystrom and Gretchen DeFrancesca for being the meet director/hub of the wheels!!  Numbers, data, you hungrily ask? 117 100% best times; 228 swimmers achieving TSI’s; 201 new Age Group Champs events; 21 new “A” swimmers!!! Quinn Cornwell led the first place winners list with four wins; NOVA relays won nine of the ten contested relays!

New Age Group Champs QT stand-outs? Emily Law led with eight; Pierson Harris and Cole Owen grabbed seven; Cooper Dillman, Jack Neese and Eleanor Cribbs got slightly more than a handful with six. Move to the next category, NCSA QT’s and congratulate Allison Bischoff with seven, followed by Quinn Cornwell with four. The ever-interesting and predictive TSI winers? Let’s go Column style - more impressive.

 

7 TSI’s                        6 TSI’s                          5 TSI’s

Kaitlin Browne            Allison Bischoff            Hazel Cabugason

Kelsey Boughton       Savannah Eakes          Lillie D. Connor

Eleanor Cribbs           Pierson Harris              Quinn Cornwell

Cooper Dillman          Mia Lee-Bishop            Paxton Crank

Brady Julian               Ava McKinney              Abby Dart

Emily Law                  Jack Neese                   Levi Jones

                                   Cole Owen                   George Li 

                                   Adele Wheatley            Bella Lombardo

                                                                        Reese Lowry

                                                                        Lizzie McCullough

                                                                        Nicholas Rapp

                                                                        Keira Reid

                                                                        Matthew Rivas

                                                                        Elle Scott

                                                                        Pablo Silva

                                                                       Alexandra Trias

                                                                       Kaylah Wagner

                                                                        Andrew Kulak

 

Whew! Keeping up with and typing NOVA’s accomplishments is hard work. As always, any oversights? Please contact Geoff. Corrections are easy enough!!! Oops. Almost forgot - team scores!!

 

Team Results

 

            NOVA          5751 (31 UNAT not included)

            PSDN          2079

            QSTS          1716

            DC             519

            RACE           242

 

First Place Winners

 

Ella Barron         100 breast

Gray Belding        200 IM

Allison Bischoff     50 breast

Lily Collins        400 IM

Quinn Cornwell      100 fly, 50 & 100 back, 200 IM

Eleanor Cribbs      100 fly, 100 breast

Cooper Dillman      100 IM, 50 & 100 breast

Savannah Eakes      100 IM

Thomas Farney       200 fly

Brady Julian        500 free

Emily Law           100 back, 50 fly

George Li            50 breast

Victoria Li          50 breast

Jack Neese           50 back

Cole Owen           100 IM

Justinas Petkauskas 100 free

Keira Reed           50 back

11-12 girls 400 free relay    Eakes, Kuhlen, Callis, Law

11-12 girls 200 free relay    Collins, Vincent, Law, Reid

11-12 boys 200 free relay     Nuckols, Mueller, Jacobs, Mayr

9-10 girls 200 free relay     Schneider, DeMotte, Hawkins, Sleman

9-10 boys 200 free relay      Dillman, Neese, Julian, Rivas

11-12 girls 200 medley relay  Weir, Bischoff, Law, Reid

11-12 boys 200 medley relay   Cornwell, Li, Schardt, Nuckols

9-10 girls 200 medley relay   Cook, Li, Webb, Sleman

9-10 boys 200 medley relay    Neese, Dillman, Mulholland, Oberle

      

Age Group Champs Qualifiers

 

Ella Barron           100 breast

Gray Belding          200 free, 100 & 200 IM

Emily Berger          100 back

Sophie Collins         50 back

Julia Connor           50 breast

Corinne Cook          100 & 200 free, 50 & 100 back

Emory DeGuenther      100 free

Abby DeMotte           50 free, 50 back

Cooper Dillman        200 free, 50 & 100 breast, 100 & 200 IM,                           100 fly        

Pierson Harris        200 & 500 free, 100 back, 100 fly, 100                                 back, 50 & 100 breast

Mary Stuart Hawkins    50 free

Callie Horst          200 IM, 500 free, 50 & 100 fly

Mary Kate Jacobs      100 breast

Brady Julian          100 breast, 100 & 200 IM, 50 & 500 free

Bryant Julian          50 breast

Andrew Kulak          100 IM, 100 fly

Nicholas Kuriger       50, 100 & 200 breast

Ellie Laramore        100 back

Benjamin Li            50 & 100 breast

George Li              50, 100 & 200 breast

Victoria Li            50 & 100 breast

Valentina Linkonis    200 IM

Bella Lombardo        100 free

ViVi Maccaroni         50 fly

Lauren McCann          50 back

Maddie Medei          200 free, 100 & 200 IM, 50 & 100 back

Jack Neese            100 IM, 50 & 100 fly, 50 & 100 back, 50                                free

Liam Oberle            50 back, 50 & 100 free

Justinas Petkauskas   100 & 200 free

Matthew Rivas          50, 100 & 200 free

Greer Schneider        50 back

Elle Scott            100 breast, 100 free

Molly Sleman          200 IM, 50, 100 & 200 free

Abigail Wang           50 & 100 back, 100 & 200 IM

Sadie Webb             50 fly

Matthew Wolfle         50 breast

Emily Yang            100 breast, 50 & 100 fly

Allison Bischoff      100 IM, 50 breast, 50, 100 & 200 back

Aiden Boyd            400 IM, 50 & 100 fly

Amelia Ann Callis     200 back

Lily Collins          200 free, 100 IM, 50 & 100 back

Joseph Conner          50 back

Lillie D. Connor      200 free, 200 IM, 50 & 200 fly

Cameron Cook          100 IM, 50 & 100 back

Quinn Cornwell        200 IM, 50 fly, 50 & 100 back

Eleanor Cribbs        200 free, 200 IM, 50 & 100 fly, 100 & 200                            breast

Savannah Eakes        100 & 200 fly, 100 IM, 100 free

Thomas Eubank         200 free, 100, 200 & 400 IM

Eric Fagan            200 IM, 100 fly, 50 back, 200 breast

Thomas Farney         200 fly

Aidan Jacobs          100 back

Robbie Joyner         100 IM, 100 back, 50 breast

Emily Law             200 IM, 100 & 200 breast, 50 & 100 fly, 100                            back, 50 & 100 free

Mia Lee-Bishop        100 breast, 50 fly, 100 & 200 IM

Sarah Logwood         200 breast

Charlie Mayr          200 fly, 50 free

Jackson Mueller       100 IM, 50 fly, 50 free

Anna Newell           100 fly, 50 & 100 back

Cole Nuckols          200 IM, 50 & 100 fly, 50 & 200 free

Cole Owen             100 & 200 fly, 50, 100 & 200 back, 100                                  breast, 100 IM

Grady Potter           50, 100 & 200 back

Keira Reid            100 fly, 50 & 100 back, 50 & 500 free

Spencer Ridge         200 IM, 100 back

Jack Schardt           50 & 100 fly

Pablo Silva            50 fly

Emma Stevens          200 breast, 100 free, 50 back

Claudia Vincent       100 fly, 100 back

Kaylah Wagner         200 free, 100 IM, 50 fly, 100 back, 50                                 breast

Lizzie Weir            50 breast, 50 back

Adele Wheatley        200 back

Cat White             100 back, 50 & 100 breast

Matthew Wolfle         50 breast

 

New NCSA Cuts

 

Allison Bischoff      50 back, 50 breast, 200 free, 100 & 200                               back, 100 & 200 IM

Aiden Boyd           400 IM, 100 fly

Lillie D. Connor     200 fly, 200 IM

Quinn Cornwell       200 IM, 100 fly, 50 & 100 back

Eleanor Cribbs       100 fly

Savannah Eakes       100 IM

Thomas Farney        200 fly

Nicholas Kuriger      50 breast

Emily Law            100 back, 50 fly

Mia Lee-Bishop       100 breast, 50 fly, 50 free

Cole Nuckols          50 & 100 fly

Keira Reid            50, 100 & 200 back

Spencer Ridge        200 IM

Emma Stevens         200 breast

Kaylah Wagner         50 breast, 200 free, 50 fly

Adele Wheatley       100 fly, 100 & 200 back

 

Time Standard Improvements

 

Gabby Acquaro        100 IM B, 100 breast BB

Emory Allen          100 back, 50 free BB

Clare Aman           100 breast, 100 IM, 50 back B

Olivia Andrade       200 free, 200 IM B, 100 IM BB

Kiersten Armstrong   100 free BB

Brooke Bailey        100 IM, 100 fly A

Carly Barnes          50 back B

Ella Barron          100 breast AA

Emily Beggerow       200 free BB

Gray Belding         200 free A, 200 IM, 100 free AA, 100 fly AAA

Ava Berger           100 free, 50 fly, 50 breast B, 50 back BB

Emily Berger         100 back A

Wilson Berger        500 free B

Allison Bischoff     200 IM A, 100 IM, 100 & 200 back, 200 free,                        50 breast AA

Karina Blanco      100 breast, 50 & 100 back BB

Bridget Blaszak      200 back B

Kayla Boughton       200 IM BB

Kelsey Boughton      100 IM, 50 fly, 100 & 200 free, 50 back, 50                             breast

Mallory Bowen         50 & 100 back B

Grace Bowersox        50 fly, 50 breast B, 100 back, 100 free BB

Maggie Bowles        100 fly B, 200 IM, 200 breast, 50 free BB

Aiden Boyd            50 & 100 fly A

Carson Brewer        200 free B

Kaitlin Browne        50 fly, 50 back B, 50 free, 100 & 200                                 breast BB, 100 back, 100 IM BB

Sarah Browne         100 & 500 free, 100 back, 50 breast B

Veronica Burdsall     50 back B, 100 back BB

Trey Burnett         100 back, 100 free, 50 fly B

Hazel Cabugason      500 free, 200 IM B, 100 free, 50 back, 50                               breast BB

Amelia Ann Callis    200 back AA

Capri Carioti         50 breast B

Abby Carley           50 & 100 breast, 50 free B

Morgan Carney        200 free BB

Aaron Chan            50 breast, 50 back B

Rimil Chatterjee     100 fly, 50 breast, 50 back BB

Jason Chen           200 breast B, 100 free, 50 breast BB

Abbie Chimera        100 breast B, 50 free, 50 & 100 back BB

Gabby Clemens        200 IM, 100 fly, 200 breast BB, 100 breast A

Lily Collins          50 fly A, 100 back, 400 IM AA

Sophie Collins       200 free A

Ashley Compton        50 fly BB, 50 free A

Julia Connor          50 fly BB, 50 breast A

Lillie D. Connor     200 IM, 50 & 200 fly, 50 & 200 free AA

Cameron Cook         100 back, 100 fly, 100, 200 & 500 free A

Corinne Cook         100 & 200 free, 50 & 100 back A

Quinn Cornwell       500 free A, 100 fly, 200 IM AA, 50 & 100                               back AAA

Oakley Cotropia      200 free, 200 IM BB

Hayden Coyner        200 & 500 free BB

Crawford Craig       100 back

Paxton Crank          50 breast, 50 & 100 free B, 50 & 100 back                           BB

Eleanor Cribbs       500 free, 50 back A, 100 & 200 breast, 50 &                        100 fly, 200 free AA

Kate Cristello       100 free BB, 100 back A

Lance Cutchin        100 IM, 100 back, 50 & 100 free B

Abby Dart            100 & 200 free, 100 IM, 50 & 100 breast B

Joshua Davidson       50, 100 & 200 back B

Ashton Davis         100 IM B

Lina Dawson           50 free, 50 fly BB

Emory DeGuenther     500 free BB

Sofia Demchenko       50 breast B

Abby DeMotte          50 breast BB, 50 free, 50 back A

Cooper Dillman       200 free, 50 breast, 50 back A, 100 breast,                        100 fly, 100 & 200 IM AA

Tyler Dolan          100 free BB

Gabriella Douglas    200 IM BB, 50 free AA

Aidan Downing        100 back, 50 free B

Brennan Duszak       100 back BB

Anne Reagan Eakes    200 free B, 50 back BB

Jackson Eakes        200 back BB

Savannah Eakes       200 fly, 50 breast A, 100 & 200 IM, 100 fly,                       100 free AA

Thomas Eubank        100, 200 & 400 IM A, 200 free AA

Field Ewing          100 breast B

Erik Fagan           200 breast, 100 fly A, 200 IM AA

Thomas Farney        200 fly AAA

George Ferguson       50 back B

Adam Fisher          100 IM BB

Caleb Floyd          100 fly A

Dana Frink            50 & 100 back B

Sebastian Gamboa      50 back BB

Sonah Gary            50 breast, 50 back B

Nathan Geffen         50 breast B

Bella Haas           200 free BB

Josh Hair            100 breast B, 50 back BB

Meg Harrison         100 & 200 IM, 50 & 100 free B

Pierson Harris       200 & 500 free, 50 & 100 breast A, 100 fly,                        100 back AA

Anne Claire Hart      50 fly B, 50 breast BB

Taylor Hoffer        200 free, 200 IM BB

Farrah Hollender     100 free, 100 back, 50 fly BB

Claire Holloway      100 free B, 50 fly, 50 back BB

Callie Horst         100 & 200 IM A, 50 & 100 fly AA

Finn Hubbert          50 & 100 breast B

Alivia Hutcheson      50 back B

Aniya Hylton          50 breast, 50 & 100 free BB

Aidan Jacobs          50 free A, 200 fly AA

Mary Kate Jacobs     100 free BB, 100 breast A

Maddie Jewett         50 breast B

Edward Johnson       200 IM, 100 free BB, 50 back A

Levi Jones            50 & 100 breast B, 100 free, 100 IM, 50                            back BB

Riley Jones          100 back BB

Robbie Joyner        100 IM, 100 back A

Brady Julian         200 IM, 50, 100 & 500 free, 100 breast, 50                             back A, 100 IM AA

Bryant Julian        200 breast, 100 free BB                       Caleb Jun            200 IM, 100 fly, 100 breast BB

Iza Kalka             50 & 100 back B

Ethan Kennedy         50 free, 50 fly, 50 & 100 back B  

Lily Kennedy          50 breast B

Henry Kirkeby        100 fly B, 100 back, 50 free BB

Jack Kirkeby         100 IM B

Ali Kirsner          100 breast, 50 fly, 50 & 100 back B

Brooklyn Krach        50 free B

MacKenzie Kuehnle    200 free, 50 back BB

Kate Kuhlen          400 IM BB, 500 free A

Andrew Kulak         200 free, 200 fly, 50 & 100 back BB, 100 fly                           A

Deepanshi Kumar      100 back, 50 & 100 breast B

Nicholas Kuriger      50 & 100 breast A

Jack LaClair          50 & 100 back BB

Katelyn LeClair       50 free BB

Katherine Lacy        50 back BB

Ellie Laramore       100 fly, 500 free BB, 100 back, 50 fly A

Emily Law            100 back, 50 & 100 free, 100 & 200 breast,                          50 & 100 fly AA

Mia Lee-Bishop       100 free A, 100 & 200 IM, 50 free, 100                                 breast, 50 fly AA

Benjamin Li           50 & 100 free BB, 100 breast A

George Li            200 IM, 100 & 200 breast, 50 free A, 50                                breast AA

Victoria Li          100 free BB, 50 & 100 breast A

Gabi Linkonis         50 fly B, 100 IM, 100 back, 200 back BB

Valentina Linkonis   100 fly BB, 200 IM AA

Bella Little         200 free, 200 IM, 100 fly AAA

Meredith Lively      100 IM, 50 & 100 breast BB

Brady Livesay        100 fly BB, 100 IM, 100 back A

Sarah Logwood        100 back, 50 fly A, 100 IM AA

Bella Lombardo       100 IM, 50 breast, 50 fly A, 50 & 100 free                           AA

Reese Lowry          100 & 200 free, 100 back, 50 & 200 breast B

Sherry Luo           100 free, 50 back B

Jessica Lynch        100 back B

Kara Lynch           100 back, 50 free BB

Orlando Ma            50 breast B, 100 back BB

ViVi Maccaroni       100 breast, 100 free BB

Grace Marshall       200 IM, 50 & 100 back B, 50 free BB

Gabe Martinez        100 IM, 50 fly BB

Charlie Mayr         200 fly AA

Bri Mason            500 free BB

Peyton McAuliffe     200 IM B

Catharine McCann     100 IM B

Lauren McCann        500 free BB, 50 back A

Allison McCullough   100 back, 100 & 200 breast B

Lizzie McCullough     50 back, 50 & 100 breast, 50 fly B, 100                           back BB

Katie McGuffin       200 free B

Francis McKay        100 breast B

Ava McKinney         100 & 200 free, 100 & 200 IM, 50 fly B, 50                             back A

Maddie Medei          50 & 100 back A, 200 free, 200 IM AA

Cassidy Miklos        50 breast, 50 & 200 free B

Lila Mitchell         50 free B

Braidan Morgan        50 breast B

Kelsey Morris        100 back, 50 breast BB

Jackson Mueller      100 IM A

Anjali Mukundan      100 back B

Henry Mulholland     100 & 200 IM, 100 back, 500 free BB, 50 fly                           A

Wiley Mulholland     100 breast BB

Abhinav Narra         50 back B

Jack Neese           100 IM, 100 free, 50 fly A, 50 fly, 50 & 100                           back AA

Cole Nelson           50 back B

Anna Newell          500 free A, 100 fly, 50 & 100 back AA       

Colin Noonan          50 fly, 50 breast, 50 free B

Cole Nuckols         200 free A

Jack Nystrom          50 back B

Rebecca Nystrom       50 breast B

Liam Oberle           50 free A, 50 back AA

Cole Owen            100 & 200 IM, 100 & 200 fly, 100 & 200 back                            A

Bailey Owens         100 fly B, 50 back, 50 breast BB

Aleko Panos          100 back, 50 & 100 breast B

Gregory Panos        200 back, 100 IM, 50 breast B, 50 back BB

Nathan Parker        100 breast BB

Reagan Parker        100 back, 50 breast, 100 free B

Abby Paullin         100 IM, 100 breast, 50 fly, 50 & 100 back BB

Jonathan Payne       100 & 200 IM, 50 fly BB

Tyler Peat           200 IM, 200 free, 100 breast B, 100 IM BB

Roberto Perez-Puente  50 free B

Justinas Petkauskas  500 free BB, 100 free AA

Elizabeth Popik       50 fly B, 50 & 200 free BB

Will Popik           100 breast, 50 free B, 50 back BB

Grady Potter          50 & 200 back A 

Nicholas Rapp        100 IM, 200 free B, 100 fly, 50 free, 100                           back BB

Garland Reid          50 & 200 breast B

Keira Reid           200 breast A, 100 fly, 100 back, 50 free A,                        50 back AAA

Cameron Rhodes        50 fly BB

Spencer Ridge        100 back A

Elisabeth Riley      100 IM, 100 fly, 100 free B

Matthew Rivas        200 IM, 50, 100 & 200 free, 50 fly A

Wynn Robbins          50 breast BB

Lee Rodgers           50 breast, 50 back B

Morgan Rodgers       200 IM, 200 breast A

Cristina Rodriguez   100 free BB

McKenna Royster      200 IM B, 100 breast, 100 back BB

Jack Schardt         200 fly BB, 500 free, 50 & 100 fly A

Greer Schneider      500 free BB, 50 back, 50 & 200 free A

Hayley Schreck       200 back, 100 IM, 500 free B, 100 back BB

Elle Scott           200 IM, 200 free BB, 500 free B, 100 free,                         100 breast A

Jadyn Sears          100 breast, 100 back A, 50 & 100 fly AA

Pablo Silva          100 back, 50 fly, 100, 200 & 500 free A

Christian Sleman     100 back BB

Molly Sleman         200 IM A, 50, 100 & 200 free AA

Ethan Smith          200 IM, 100 breast BB

Lauren Smith          50 & 100 back BB

Timothy Speich       100 fly B, 100 breast BB

Adam Stallard        100 free, 100 & 200 IM B

Emma Stevens          50 back, 100 free, 200 breast AA

Maddie Stevens       400 IM, 50 breast, 500 free BB

Sri Subrahamian      100 free BB

Christian Thornton   200 IM, 100 back, 100 & 200 free BB

Alex Trias            50 & 200 fly BB, 200 IM, 50 breast A, 200                           breast AA

Logan Tun            200 free B, 100 back, 200 IM, 200 breast BB

Brendan Van Drew     100 back BB

Beatrice Villanueva  100 back B

Claudia Vincent      100 back, 100 fly AA

Jackson Vines        100 free, 50 back BB

Kaylah Wagner        200 free, 50 fly, 50 breast, 100 back, 100                           IM AA

Sam Wagner           100 back B

Abigail Wang         200 IM A, 100 IM AA

Sadie Webb           200 IM, 50 & 100 fly AA, 50 breast AAA

Lizzie Weir          500 free A, 100 IM, 50 back, 50 breast AA

Adele Wheatley       500 free, 200 IM, 50 & 100 fly, 50 & 100                               back A

Abby Wheelin          50 & 100 breast, 50 & 100 back B

Catherine White       50 fly A, 100 back, 50 & 100 breast AA

Ford White           100 free B, 100 back, 50 free BB

Ella Wiatt           100 free B

Carson Williams       50 & 100 free B,  50 & 100 back BB

Colin Wishnack        50 & 100 back B

Gabby Wlodawsky       50 free B

Matthew Wolfle       200 IM, 100 back, 100 fly BB, 50 breast A

Ada Woo               50 fly A

Jordan Wright        100 back, 50 & 100 free B, 50 back BB

Emily Yang           100 breast, 50 & 100 fly A

Tony Zhang           100 fly B, 50 back BB

 

Bold Print indicates first “A” time in current age group

 

100% Best Times

 

Srihith Akkala        Clare Aman            Olivia Andrade

Kiersten Armstrong    Karina Blanco         Bridget Blaszak

Kelsey Boughton       Maggie Bowles         Kaitlin Browne

Sarah Browne          Trey Burnett          Abbie Chimera

Lily Collins          Sophie Collins        Joseph Conner

Julia Connor          Quinn Cornwell        Paxton Crank

Eleanor Cribbs        Abby Dart             Ashton Davis  

Emory DeGuenther      Cooper Dillman        Aidan Downing

Savannah Eakes        Eric Fagan            Beau Ferreira

Caleb Floyd           Bella Haas            Josh Hair

Pierson Harris        Anne Claire Hart      Grayson Heskett

Claire Holloway       Callie Horst          Finn Hubbert

Aniya Hylton          Aidan Jacobs          Edward Johnson

Levi Jones            Robbie Joyner         Brady Julian

Bryant Julian         Ethan Kennedy         Lily Kennedy

Henry Kirkeby         Ali Kirsner           Brooklyn Krach

Deepanshi Kumar       Emily Law             George Li

Valentina Linkonis    Brady Livesay         Victoria Li

Bella Lombardo        Reese Lowry           Kara Lynch 

Vivi Maccaroni        Grace Marshall        Gabe Martinez

Ian Mattingly         Charlie Mayr          Peyton McAuliffe

Lauren McCann         Allison McCullough    Lizzie McCullogh

Ava McKinney          Riley Miklos          Kavin Molligoda

Kelsey Morris         Anjali Mukundan       Henry Mulholland

Anna Newell           Sophia Ng             Colin Noonan

Jack Nystrom          Cole Owen             Bailey Owens

Tanvi Palavalas       Aleko Panos           Marina Pantelic

Reagan Parker         Roberto Perez-Puente  Elizabeth Popik

Will Popik            Jackson Poulton       Nicholas Rapp

Garland Reid          Keira Reid            Rachel Reilly

Cameron Rhodes        Elisabeth Riley       Lee Rodgers

McKenna Royster       Greer Schneider       Hayley Schreck

Elle Scott            Molly Sleman          Adam Stallard

Emma Stevens          Vishnoy Vadakkancheri Jackson Vines

Lilly Waldron         Abigail Wang          Hazel Wells

Adele Wheatley        Carson Williams       Colin Wishnack

Matthew Wolfle        Emily Yang            Ryan Zubris    

Meghan Schmidt        Maddie Stevens        Christian Thornton

Gray Belding          Maddie Medei          Jack Neese

 

Barrier Breakers

 

A quick note about barrier breaking standards: these are regarded as specific to an age group. For example a < 7:00 9-10 500 free would be noted; the same for an 11-12 might not be noted.

Kayla Boughton        <   :30           50 free

Ashley Compton

AnnMarie Frink

Morgan Rodgers

Quinn Cornwell        <   :30           50 back

Lillie Deaton Connor  <   :30           50 fly

Eleanor Cribbs

Emily Law

Mia Lee-Bishop

Cole Nuckols

Kaylah Wagner

Bella Lombardo        <  1:00          100 free

Savannah Eakes

Crawford Craig        <  1:30          100 free

Paxton Crank

Abby Dart

Claire Holloway

Ava McKinney

Carson Williams

Jordan Wright

Tony Zhang

Paxton Crank          <  1:30          100 back   

Ava McKinney

Carson Williams

Tyler Duszak          <  2:30          200 free

Bella Haas

Gray Belding

Cooper Dillman

Pierson Harris

Maddie Medei

Matthew Rivas

Molly Sleman

Allison Bischoff                       200 back

Spencer Ridge

Adele Wheatley

Allison Bischoff                       200 IM

Aiden Boyd                                               

Quinn Cornwell

Savannah Eakes

Thomas Eubank

Mia Lee-Bishop

Cole Owen

George Li

Lillie Deaton Connor  <  2:30          200 fly

Thomas Farney

Aidan Jacobs

Gabby Clemens         <  3:00          200 breast

Bryant Julian

Cristina Rodriquez

Logan Tun

Eric Fagan

Keira Reid

Emily Beggerow        <  3:00          200 free

Oakley Cotropia

Emily Berger          <  3:00          200 IM

Callie Horst

Edward Johnson

Valentina Linkonis

Maddie Medei

Henry Mulholland

Justinas Petkauskas

Elle Scott

Cassidy Miklos        <  3:30          200 free

Abby Dart

Carson Williams

Ava McKinney

Gabby Acquarro        <  4:00          200 IM

Abby Dart

Ava McKinney

Sonah Gary

Tyler Dolan           <  6:00          400 IM

Bri Mason

Maddie Stevens

Kate Kuhlen

Cameron Cook          <  6:00          500 free

Quinn Cornwell

Eleanor Cribbs

Pablo Silva

Jack Schardt

Kate Cristello        <  6:30          500 free

Maddie Stevens

Abby DeMotte          <  7:00          500 free

Pierson Harris

Callie Horst

Valentina Linkonis

Maddie Medei

Henry Mulholland

Justinas Petkauskas

Wilson Berger         <  8:00          500 free

Hazel Cabugason

McKenzie Kuehnle

 

OUR COACHING STAFF’S EXPRESSED GOAL . . . is to answer e-mails promptly. If promptly isn’t possible because we are on-deck, working out, or out to dinner, for example, we aim to answer inside a 24 hour cycle. That 24 hours or less goal applies to the M-F workweek and some coaches extend that to include Saturday AM. A weekend e-mail may not get answered until Monday; a vacation e-mail may not get answered until a staff member returns from vacation. When we are on-deck or at a meet, that “prompt” response cycle may also be interrupted. Hope this clarification helps.     

 

WE HAVE ENTERED THE CHAMPIONSHIP SEQUENCE . . . follows but this info may prompt more questions. If it does, please contact your child’s coach to fill in any information gaps you may possess.

 

FEBRUARY AND MARCH . . .

 

 . . .  are marked by strict meet entry deadlines for the championship series of meets(see later). Parents attempting to enter the meets after the deadlines will pay a hefty penalty mandated by Virginia Swimming. Even those meets run here at NOVA must follow those guidelines. Meets hosted here and coach and swimmer departures to away meets may disrupt the schedule in small and large ways.

 

 . . . Ah, that Championship season business. . . that seems to consume these two months. For those of you new to NOVA, I’ll sketch out the championship season and then offer a quick glance on later spring into summer.  The first “championship” meet is the 8 and Under District Champs on February 9-10th. This meet is open to all 8 & U swimmers regardless of time qualification. The next meet is the 9-12 Central District Championships, February 16th-18th and it is for all swimmers lacking Age Group Champs qualifying times (see the website for time standards links).  This meet has been expanded this year to include Trials and Finals for 9-10 and 11-12 year olds, one heat of finals for the former, two heats for the latter. Entry deadlines for these meets will be firm, without wiggle room. The coaching staff would like see all eligible swimmers entered into each meet with a maximum line-up of events.  All 13-18 swimmers who haven’t qualified for AGC or Senior Champs will attend the Regional Champs, held February 23-25th at the Jeff Rouse Center just north of Fredericksburg.  All those 14 and unders from these meets who make Age Group Champs (AGC) Qualifying times move on to the State Age Group Champs March 8th-11th in Christiansburg. All 15 and over qualifiers move on to the Virginia Senior Champs, March 1- 4th, moving back this year to Richmond and the Collegiate School Aquatic Center (this year’s edition hosted by NOVA!!!).  A compressed timetable:

 

           2/9-2/10     8 and Under District Champs

           2/16-18      12 and under District Champs

           2/23-25      13 and over Regional Champs

           3/1-3/4      Virginia State Senior Champs

           3/8-3/11     Virginia Age Group Champs

 

We term this rush of meets the “championship season”.  Following these meets are the various high level All Star or fast qualifying times championship meets listed below. These meets are generally travel meets to the land of Far Far Away.  

 

          3/13-3/17    NCSA Juniors, Orlando, FL

          3/21-3/24    NCSA Age Group, Orlando, FL

          3/23-3/25    South Zone Speedo Sectionals,                                      Christiansburg, VA

                  

NOVA normally concludes the short course (25 yd) segment of the season with the 2 day NOVA Short Course Send-off March 30-31st but due to it falling on the Easter weekend, we are going in a different direction and hosting a mid-April long course meet at the Collegiate pool. We encourage all swimmers to kick off their long course season at this meet!!

 

Remarkable advances are often made by swimmers who immerse themselves in the championship season. The acts of qualifying for a meet, then participating in it often change the trajectories of swimming careers. You must be present to win these sometimes astonishing advances!

 

 

PERUSE OUR LIST OF COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS AND YOU WILL NOTE THE PRESENCE OF SOME IMPRESSIVE SCHOOLS . . . . We are delighted to announce the following future destinations. Our rule here is simple: gotta know before a name is added to this list. So here’s what we currently know. If you know and we don’t, stay calm and drop me a line. This week, for example, we learned that Maya Atkins has decided to join the Hokie family and Lauren Meeker at Virginia Tech. And that Streett Martin is headed south; Brennan Branch, slightly north. Happy to add any new decision-makers (NCSA insider joke!).

 

Maya Atkins             Virginia Tech

Caroline Baber          Washington & Lee

Brennan Branch          Randolph-Macon

Carter Bristow          University of Virginia

Ian Densley             Roanoke College

Grace Edwards           Boston College

Cade Elliott            Washington University in St. Louis

Maddie Hadd             Georgia Tech

Ana Kuzemka             George Mason

Sarah Malloy            Texas Christian University

Streett Martin          Loyola of New Orleans

Lauren Meeker           Virginia Tech

Ashley Meyer            University of Richmond 

Rebecca Rogers          William and Mary

Annie Sanchez           Campbell

Nori Sanchez            Barton College         

Kayleigh Seitz          Oklahoma Christian       

Sophie Svoboda          Air Force Academy

Patrick Townsend        University of Tennessee

Maria Vinson            Roanoke College

Matthew Whelan          Duke

Gracie Wielar           Villanova

 

We will aim to have some of the pictures from the senior signing event posted on the lobby TV’s so that the entire team can connect a name with a face.

 

THE COACHING STAFF IS ALWAYS LOOKING TO IMPROVE THE MEET ENTRY PROCESS . . . both for parents and for our meet management folks. Each meet entry is posted and coaches strongly request that parents either accept or decline a meet entry. We do aim to accommodate late entries whenever possible but that means extra work for our meet entry team. So please let us know your intentions for meets listed for your swimmer’s training group.  Just log in, find the appropriate meet and let us know your intentions. The coaching staff will also often send reminder e-mails as meet deadlines approach.

 

PARENTS BE ADVISED THAT CHILDREN PLAYING OUTSIDE THE BUILDING ARE NOT UNDER THE SUPERVISION . . . of any NOVA staff member.  If your child plays outside and that is OK with you, please remind them that ours is a “trafficked” parking lot and that swiftly darting young children should be wary of the driving lanes.  On the other hand, we are asking that all parents be especially vigilant when you enter our parking lot.  On a slightly related note, please respect the handicap parking places.  I know folks like to use these spaces for picking up swimmers but they are there to provide easy access for handicapped or special needs swimmers and visitors.  We appreciate your support !

 

DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN NOVA? FRIENDS WHO SEEM INTERESTED?  We stand ready to evaluate any and all who have summer swim team level abilities.  Evaluations are quick, easy and free. Interested? E-mail Drew or Geoff. We can take care of most swimming levels somewhere in our program.  From lessons to Masters, NOVA is a full service swimming organization, the best in Richmond and in Virginia.  Modesty forbids us to say more so we’ll stop with that minor bragging.

 

BEFORE DONATING ELSEWHERE . . . check with the staff to see if NOVA has a need. For example, re-doing your kitchen? Have a decent refrigerator? Consider taking the tax write-off and helping NOVA. We have three such refrigerators here at NOVA but we are always looking to update. Thanks !

 

WE HAVE THE NOVA FLAT HAT BULLETIN BOARD . . . that traces, through pictures, the travels of NOVA families and their NOVA caps. I thought it would be fun to see NOVA’s international bloodlines. Here is the rule: only parents and children count. So parents or children have to be first generation here in the United States.  Here’s what we have gathered - I suspect we have more. 33 countries and counting! Don’t hold out on us regarding your point of origin!                                                   China      Russia    Poland     Korea                              Japan      India     Colombia   South Africa                       Iran       Turkey    Sri Lanka  The Philippines                    Australia  Canada    Singapore  Serbia                             Armenia    Cambodia  Germany    Czech Republic                     Latvia     Burma     Seychelles Bosnia & Herzegovina               Bangladesh Venezuela Ireland    Switzerland                        Italy      Brazil    England    Mexico                             Cuba                                     

 

E-mail Coach Geoff with any additions. I suspect we will have an amazing NOVA tapestry when we are done.

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