July 11, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS JUNE SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH!
National Group: Danny Berlitz
Danny had a fantastic Bucknell Meet, earning nearly all best times despite recently swimming long course times tapered at Sectionals. Most impressively, Danny broke the PAAC team record in 200 Breaststroke and is now 1 second off a junior national cut! Danny has truly become a leader for the team and consistently works hard.
Senior Group: Sarah Bobeck
Sarah has adjusted very nicely since joining PAAC this spring. She has had excellent attendance and work ethic. She has really been pushing herself day-in and day-out. Moreover, she has been consistently supportive and encouraging to her teammates. Keep up the great work, Sarah!
Gold Group: Olivia Szerencsits
Olivia had an amazing Bucknell meet, obtaining all lifetime best times. She made several new JO cuts is is determined to qualify for the Zone Meet. Olivia has been focusing on improving her technique at practice and always gives a strong effort. She has been very positive at practice and never complains. Way to go, Szerencsits!
Silver Group: Madison Tewksbury
Madison had a great month of June. She is a coach's dream; nearly perfect practice attendance and always very eager to learn. Madison is always willing to go the extra mile in practice, and puts great focus on drills and technique, which really pays off when it comes time to perform in meets. At the Bucknell meet, Madison continued to excel, swimming to lifetime bests in 9 of her 10 events, many of which she had just participated in a few weeks earlier at the GPAC meet. Highlights of her meet included a 1 min 6 sec drop in the 400 free, and a 9 second drop in the 100 breast. Even though she just turned 11 in March, Madi is already approaching 11/12 Junior Olympics cuts in multiple events! Keep up the great work, Madison!
Bronze Group: Rachel Dolan
For as long as I have known Rachel, very few swimmers, if any, have a better work ethic than her. She practices hard, and she competes hard. It usually results in constant improvement. At the most recent long course meet held at Bucknell University, Rachel had personal bests in all of her events. She dropped a total of 38 seconds with significant improvements in the 200 Free and the 50 Breast. She has done all this while training with PAAC, training with her summer league swim team, and honing her skills at springboard diving.