May 18, 2016
The Swordfish began the Long Course season with a splash at the BAC Robin Hood Sprints at the Berkeley Aquatic Center this past weekend. Despite being the first long course meet ever for many of our swimmers, our 18 attending athletes earned Career Best Times, some top places, qualifying times, and more!
With some events boasting 40+ swimmers, top 5 places were earned by Nicole Donnelly (5th in 50 Free); Julia VanGlahn (4th in the 50 Free); Grace Panzarella (4th in the 50 Fly); Antonio Justiniano (3rd in the 100 Fly); and First Places by Abbey Gardner (50 Free) and Emily Rothamel (100 Fly, 100 Free, 50 Free)!
Proving it’s never too early to drop time, the Swordfish posted 13 Career Best Times by Alyssa Amorim (100 Free); Mitchell Bove (50 Free); Nicole Donnelly (100 Back, 100 & 50 Free); Abbey Gardner (50 Breast, 50 Free); Brooke Gardner (100 Fly, 50 &100 Free); Antonio Justiniano (50 & 100 Free); Grace Panzarella (50 Free); Jacob Panzarella (50 Free); Christopher Smith (50 Free); and Julia VanGlahn (50 Free). There were also 19 NJ Swimming Silver cuts, and a special congrats to Abbey for earning a JO cut in her 50 Free!
Amazing job swimmers, you make us proud!