Noteworthy News XXXIII

NOTEWORTHY NEWS XXXIII

 

MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND IS A QUIET MEET WEEKEND . . . so different from the two meet frenzy of the past weekend. But Coach Geoff will offer an informational seminar - weather permitting - this Saturday at 8:00 AM. Topics?  Two - all you ever wanted to know and ask about long course and a competitiveness seminar. Each is guaranteed to increase your competitive swimming IQ and benefit your child! Bring a chair, some sun block, some water and any questions you might have. We will meet to the left of the main entrance.

 

THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO HAVE PLEDGED FOR THE POOL EXPANSION PROJECT  . . . . thus far. Our goal remains 100% family participation. We are continuing to work with Henrico County to secure final approval and with the bank to clear the final hurdles to secure financing for the 50 m pool project. Please consider pledging if you have not done so. We still need $50,000 in new pledges to reach our $2.1 million goal. Updates will swiftly follow any new information so stay tuned!!!

 

SWIM-A-THON CHUGS ALONG AND STEADILY NEARS . . . our 105 K goal. Our current total is 80 K and we have nine swimmers who have topped the $1000 marks. Swimmers who missed the Swim-A-Thon are strongly encouraged to use the NOVAFit hours between 2 and 4 to make-up this Saturday May 12th. To reiterate the point made in last week’s NN, the NOVA S-A-T is the fruit of the labors of many parents and staff. S-A-T is, at its warm and beating heart, a teaching moment: it is an opportunity for swimmers to get some sense of the structure behind the team, to remind them that bills have to be paid, that checks must be signed or credit cards swiped; it is also an opportunity to remind swimmers and parents that they, not the coaching staff, are the “owners” of NOVA. And this is their chance to be part of that process and to become aware of just what enables them a chance to pursue aquatic dreams. 

 

Leaders?  Let’s go a Gold/Silver/Bronze salute to three young ladies currently contending for the S-A-T laurel leaves.

 

          Currently #1   Oakley Cotropia

          Currently #2   Brantley Patterson

          Currently #3   Bella Little

 

Group leaders? Currently locked in a tight four-way battle are AGDS, AGDG, AGS and AGG. AGDS holds a slight lead followed closely by the other three. Thanks and congratulations to all.

 

AH, THE MAY DAY MEET WEEKEND . . . that saw the NOVA forces deployed in two venues, one here in Richmond at the BASS meet, the other in Lynchburg at the PSDN meet. I will move from bigger to smaller and that means, for NOVA purposes, that the BASS meet goes first. But before we get rolling too much, I would like to salute Coach Brian Geiszler of QSTS for drafting some of his “unoccupied” swimmers to count for NOVA swimmers competing in the 1500 free. Perhaps those swimmers got a chance to thank him but I am sure he will be around at future meets for that to be done. As for our NN honorees, peruse the lengthy list of swimmers who cracked the All Time Top Ten. Move from there to Junior cuts and first places where Grace Sheble turned in a perfect 8 for 8 in each category. Twin sister Caroline backed her up with five Junior cuts. JD Chen, Eric Lambert and Sarah Wagner each grabbed a handful of wins. TSI leaders always attract NN’s ever watchful, sleepless eye. Our leaders there were Andrew Wittman with seven; seven swimmers followed his seven with six: Wilson Berger, Eric Lambert, Charlie Mayr, Kate Tittermary, Ryleigh Vallejo, Lizzie Weir and Ford White. Twenty swimmers cleared the five hurdle but NN does require a bit of brevity! 

 

All Time Top Ten

 

 

Elizabeth Cribbs     8& U   50 fly 2nd, 50 back 9th

Mia Eubank           8& U   50 fly 6th, 50 back 7th

Charlie Harrigton    8& U   50 free 3rd, 50 breast 6th

JD Chen              9-10  200 free 7th, 200 IM 6th

Rawlings Leachman    9-10  200 IM & 50 fly 10th

Nathan Szobota       9-10  400 free 9th

Sarah Wager         11-12   50 back 3rd, 100 back 8th 

Caroline Sheble     15-16   50 free 10th

Grace Sheble        15-16  400 free 8th, 800 free 7th, 200 back,                               200 breast 5th, 100 fly 7th

Lizzie Danforth     15-16 1500 free 8th

Maddie Wallin       15-16 1500 free 10th

Sarah Bender        15-16  200 back 8th

Grace Sheble       Senior  200 back 8th, 200 breast 9th    

 

NCSA Juniors

 

Maya Atkins             100 breast

Sarah Bender            200 back

Christopher DallaValle  400 free, 200 fly

Lizzie Danforth         200 & 400 IM

Aidan Duffy             200 breast

Michael Heinrich        200 fly

Patrick Madden          100 back, 400 free

Alexa Owen              200 fly

Caroline Sheble         200 & 400 IM, 50 free, 100 & 200 fly

Grace Sheble            200, 400 & 800 free, 100 & 200 fly, 200                               back, 200 IM, 200 breast

Patrick Townsend        100 & 200 fly

 

First Place Winners

 

Maya Atkins               50 & 100 breast

Ella Barron              200 free, 100 fly, 50 back

Ella Bender               50 back

Sarah Bender             100 free

Ben Bever                 50 back

Danny Chance            1500 free

JD Chen                  200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, 50 & 100 back

Colin Clements            50 back

Lillie D. Connor         200 fly

Elizabeth Cribbs          50 fly

Christopher DallaValle   200, 400 & 800 free

Lizzie Danforth         1500 free

Aidan Danforth           200 breast

Aidan Duffy              100 & 200 breast 

Grace Edwards             50 back

Mia Eubank                50 back

Andrew Farney            400 IM, 200 fly

Thomas Farney            200 back, 50 breast

Charlie Harrington        50 back, 50 fly, 50 breast, 50 free

Savannah Harris           50 breast

Mary-Stuart Hawkins      100 back, 50 & 100 breast

Preston Hudak            200 breast, 200 IM

Courtney Isley           100 back

Emily Kantner            200 breast

Eric Lambert             200 IM, 50 fly, 50 back, 50 & 100 free

Rawlings Leachman         50 free, 50 fly

Hunter Locher            200 IM

Patrick Madden           100 back

Christian Mayr           100 back, 50 & 200 free

Brandon Moore            100 back

Jacob Oberle             200 back

Audrey Paulson           200 IM

Spencer Ridge            200 free

Dain Ripol                50 & 100 free, 400 IM

Caroline Sheble          400 IM, 50 free

Grace Sheble             200, 400 & 800 free, 100 & 200 fly, 200                               back, 200 IM, 200 breast

Pablo Silva              100 fly, 100 breast

Nathan Szobota           100 breast, 400 free

Kate Tittermary          200 IM, 100 free

Patrick Townsend         100 & 200 fly

Sarah Wagner              50, 100 & 200 back, 50 breast, 50 free

Charlotte White           50 free

Andrew Wittman            50 & 100 breast

Alex Wright               50 fly 

 

Time Standard Improvements

 

Cameron Adams        200 back BB, 400 & 1500 free A

Anoushka Anand       100 free, 50 breast B, 50 back BB

Bella Andrade        100 free B

Olivia Andrade       200 fee, 50 breast B

Kiersten Armstrong   200 free, 200 IM BB, 100 breast A

Lauren Armstrong     200 fly BB

Maya Atkins          200 free AAA

Brooke Bailey        200 breast BB, 100 fly, 200 IM A

Addison Barnes       100 fly, 50 back A

Emily Beggerow        50 breast BB, 50 back A

Grace Belden         200 back, 200 breast AA

Sarah Bender         100 fly AA

Ava Berger            50 fly, 50 breast B, 200 IM, 200 free, 100                             back BB

Emily Berger         200 free, 200 IM, 50 & 100 back A, 100 fly                             AA

Henry Berger         100 breast B, 200 back, 200 free BB

Wilson Berger        200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, 100 back, 100                               breast BB, 50 back A

Ben Bever            100 fly B, 200 IM BB, 50 & 100 free A

Aliison Bischoff     100 breast, 400 free A

Karina Blanco        200 IM, 100 back, 50 free B

Kelsey Boughton      200 free BB

Aiden Boyd            50 & 200 breast BB, 50 fly A, 200 back AA

Carson Brewer         50 & 100 fly B, 100 back, 200 & 400 free BB

Anderson Broughton    50 free AA

Grayson Brumley      400 free BB

Capri Carioti        100 back, 100 breast B

Hayes Carithers      100 back, 100 breast B

Annie Carlson        100 free, 50 & 100 back, 100 breast B

Courtney Carter      100 free A

Gabbie Carvalho      200 free, 200 IM BB, 50 fly, 100 back A, 50                          back AA

Charlotte Causey      50 breast B, 50 fly, 50 back, 50 free BB

Danny Chance         200 fly A, 100 free AAA

Rimil Chatterjee     100 breast, 50 free, 50 fly BB

Gul Chawla           100 free, 50 fly B, 200 IM, 50 back, 50                                breast BB

JD Chen              100 fly, 100 back AAA, 200 IM AAAA

Caitlyn Choo         200 fly B

Colin Clements       100 fly, 50 free AA

Lily Collins         800 free, 200 IM A

Ashley Compton       100 fly B, 200 back BB

Seamus Connell       200 free, 100 back B

Wesley Conner        200 IM B, 50 free BB

Lillie D. Connor     100 & 200 fly A, 200 free AA

Corinne Cook         400 free, 50 back A

Quinn Cornwell        50 & 100 free, 50 & 100 back AA

Oakley Cotropia       50 breast B, 200 free BB

Eleanor Cribbs       100 back, 400 free A

Elizabeth Cribbs      50 breast, 50 free BB, 50 back A, 50 fly AA

Kate Cristello       100 back, 200 IM BB

Trip Crone           100 back, 50 free B

Shane Cutchin        100 breast, 200 IM BB

Lizzie Danforth     1500 free AAAA

Abby Dart            200 IM, 100 back B

Lina Dawson          200 free BB, 50 & 100 back A

Sophia Demchenko     100 back B

Sirena DiGiacomo     100 back, 50 free B

Anne Munro Dillard   100 breast B

Cooper Dillman       200 IM, 50 & 100 fly A

Tyler Dolan           50 & 100 fly B, 50 free, 200 back BB, 400                            free A

Aidan Duffy          100 fly A, 800 free AA, 100 breast AAA

Anne Reagan Eakes    100 breast B

Savannah Eakes       400 free, 100 fly A

Andrew Eastep        100 fly B

William Edwards      100 & 200 breast B

Quin Elder           100 & 200 back B, 100 fly A

Mia Eubank            50 free B, 50 fly, 50 back A

Thomas Eubank        200 breast BB

Field Ewing          100 back, 50 fly, 50 free BB

Eric Fagan           200 breast B, 400 IM BB, 1500 free A

Thomas Farney         50 breast, 50 fly, 50 & 400 free A, 50 back                           AA

Carly Farrey         100 fly, 200 free B

Adam Fisher          100 back A

Ethan Fisher          50 & 100 free B

Caleb Floyd          200 breast B, 50 breast, 200 back BB, 200                            IM, 50 fly A

Colin Floyd           50 free, 50 fly BB

Kara Gantz            50 back B

Alex Gertner          50 free A

Will Glass           200 breast, 200 back B, 400 free BB

Bella Glenn          200 free, 100 breast B

Mark Graff           200 breast BB

Kate Harrison        200 free B

Charlie Harrington    50 breast BB

Cullen Harrington    200 free B, 200 IM BB

Savannah Harris       50 breast BB

Mary-Stuart Hawkins  100 fly, 50 free A, 200 free AA

Tripp Hawkins        800 free, 200 IM BB

Michael Heinrich     800 free AA

DC Hellams            50 free A

Katherine Hight       50 back B

Taylor Hoffer        100 free, 50 back BB

Farrah Hollender     100 back, 50 fly BB

Gareth Hollender      50 free BB

Claire Holloway      200 free B, 50 & 100 back BB

Alex Horst            50 back BB

Callie Horst          50 free BB, 200 IM, 100 fly A, 50 & 100                               back AA

Preston Hudak        100 fly, 100 back BB, 200 free, 200 breast                             AA

Connor Hughes        100 back B, 200 IM, 100 breast, 50 & 400                               free BB

Ava Hutcherson       200 breast, 200 fly BB, 400 IM, 50 free A,                         200 back AA

Reid Hutcherson      100 breast BB

Joshua Irizarry-Diaz 100 breast, 200 IM B

Aidan Jacobs         10 free, 50 breast A, 50 back AA

Lane Jacobs           50 back B

Mary Kate Jacobs     200 free BB

Jasper Jones         100 back, 50 free B

Riley Jones          100 back, 200 IM BB

Conner Jorgensen     200 fly BB, 400 & 1500 free AAA

Robbie Joyner        100 fly, 100 & 200 breast BB

Brady Julian         100, 200 & 400 free A

Bryant Julian        200 free, 200 breast, 100 back BB

Caleb Jun             50 fly, 50 free BB

Emily Kantner         50 back A, 200 back AA, 200 breast AAA

Alex Kaplan          200 free A

Molly Kehoe          200 free, 100 breast B, 50 free BB

Carter Kelly         100 fly, 400 free BB

Chandan Kuchina       50 back B

McKenzie Kuehnle      50 free BB

Deepanshi Kumar      100 breast, 50 free B

Nicholas Kuriger      50 & 100 back B, 200 free, 200 IM BB

William Kurz         800 free, 200 breast BB, 400 IM, 200 back A

Brian Kwon           400 & 1500 free A, 200 IM AA

Katelyn LaClair       50 free B, 100 breast, 100 back BB

Katherine Lacy        50 & 100 breast B, 200 IM, 200 free BB

Eric Lambert         200 breast BB, 50 & 100 free AA, 50 fly, 50                           back, 200 IM AAA

Brennan Lane         200 IM B

Ellie Laramore       200 free BB

Alina Laraway        200 IM, 100 fly B, 200 free BB

Vera Lavrentyeva     200 back, 100 fly B

Emily Law            100 & 200 breast, 100 & 400 free A, 100 back                           AA

Rawlings Leachman    200 IM, 50 free AAA, 50 fly AAAA

George Li            200 IM, 100 & 200 breast, 50 & 100 free B

Hunter Locher         50 free AAA

Sarah Logwood         50 & 100 fly BB, 200 & 400 free A

Bella Lombardo       100 fly BB, 50 free A

Vivi Maccaroni       200 IM, 100 free BB

Patrick Madden       200 fly AA

Isabelle Manetas     200 free B

Evan Mangin           50 breast B

Charlie Mayr         100 & 200 breast BB, 100 free, 50 back A,                          200 IM, 100 back AA

Christian Mayr       200 breast, 100 fly A, 400 IM AA

Lauren McCann        100 fly, 100 free BB

Maggie McClintock    800 free, 200 breast, 100 back BB

Ava McKinney         200 IM B

Cassidy Miklos       200 free, 200 IM B, 100 back BB

Owen Miklos           50 free, 50 fly B

Riley Miklos         200 back, 200 breast, 50 fly, 400 free BB

Brandon Moore        100 breast, 200 fly A, 100 back AAA

Peyton Morris        100 fly, 200 back B

Aidin Muminovic      200 free, 50 & 100 breast B, 200 IM BB, 50                             back A

Abhinav Narra         50 back B

Jack Neese           200 IM, 50 fly A, 100 free AA

Cole Nelson          100 back, 50 free B

Cole Nuckols         100 & 200 breast B, 100 & 400 free A, 50 fly                           AA

Molly Nystrom        400 free BB

Becca Nystrom         50 fly B, 50 breast BB

Jacob Oberle         400 free AA             

Liam Oberle          200 IM, 50 breast BB, 50 & 100 free A

Liam O’Donnell       100 back BB

Alexa Owen           100 back AAA

Abby Paullin         200 IM, 200 free B, 50 breast BB

Audrey Paulson       200 IM A

Henry Paulson        100 fly AA

Tyler Peat           200 IM, 200 free BB

Justinas Petkauskas  100 back BB, 50 back, 50, 200 & 400 free A

Grady Potter          50 free B, 200 back BB

Colston Pounders      50 free B

Charlotte Ratliff    200 fly BB

Keira Reid           200 IM, 100 & 400 free, 50 back A, 50 free                             AA

Cameron Rhodes        50 & 100 breast, 50 & 100 free BB

Reese Richardson     100 back, 100 breast B

Spencer Ridge        200 IM A

Dain Ripol            50 free AAA

Lee Rodgers          100 breast B

Candice Santos        50 free B

Chloe Santos          50 free B

Nolan Sardesai        50 back, 50 breast, 50 free B

Jack Schardt         100 free BB

Meghan Schmidt       100 fly, 50 breast B, 100 back, 100 breast,                         50 fly BB

Hayley Schreck       200 IM, 400 free B

Joseph Shaia         800 free BB

Caroline Sheble      800 free AAA

Grace Sheble         800 free AAAA

Pablo Silva          100 fly BB, 50 fly, 50 breast A, 100 & 200                             breast AA

Molly Sleman          50 fly BB, 200 & 400 free A

Ethan Smith           50 & 200 free B

David Speich         100 back B

Tim Speich           200 IM, 100 back B

Annie Stepanek       200 back, 100 fly B, 100 free BB

Hunter Sundlun       100 fly A    

Alex Sushkoff        200 fly B, 100 fly, 200 free BB

Sam Sweetser         200 breast BB, 100 free AA

Nathan Szobota       400 free AAA

Calle Taylor         200 fly B, 200 IM BB

Mac Taylor           400 free, 200 IM, 100 fly BB

Kate Tittermary      100 & 200 free A, 100 back, 200 IM, 50 & 100                           fly AA

Kate Turnbull        100 free B

Ryleigh Vallejo      100 & 200 breast, 200 & 1500 free BB, 50 &                         100 free A

Justas Viliusis      100 & 200 back B, 200 IM BB

Claudia Vincent      800 free BB

Sam Wagner            50 breast, 50 back B

Sarah Wagner          50 breast A, 200 back AA, 50 free AAA, 50 &                       100 back AAAA

Maddie Wallin       1500 free AAAA

Abigail Wang          50 & 200 free BB, 50 & 100 back A, 50                                 breast AA

Lizzie Weir          100 fly BB, 200 & 400 free A, 50 fee, 50                           back, 200 IM AA

Adele Wheatley        50 breast BB, 100 fly, 200 free A

Addie Whisnand       200 back BB

Anna Whitaker         50 free B

Catherine White      400 free, 100 & 200 breast A, 200 back BB

Charlotte White       50 free BB

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

Ella Wiatt            50 fly, 50 free B, 100 back BB

Carson Williams       50 breast B, 100 back BB

Andrew Wittman       100 & 200 back B, 200 free, 200 breast BB,                         100 breast, 50 & 100 free A

Jacob Wolfle          50 back B

Matthew Wolfle       200 free B, 50 breast A

Ada Woo              200 free, 50 fly BB, 50 & 100 free A

Jordan Wright        100 back B

Sarah Wright         100 free BB

Eddie Zhang          100 back, 100 breast, 200 free B

Caroline Zorn        400 free B, 100 free, 100 back, 200 back BB

 

Bold print indicates first “A” times in current age group

100% best Times

 

John Ackerly          Cameron Adams       Anoushka Anand

Olivia Andrade        Brooke Bailey       Addison Barnes

Ella Barron           Emily Beggerow      Grace Belden

Ava Berger            Wilson Berger       Allison Bischoff

Karina Blanco         Kelsey Boughton     Aiden Boyd

Carson Brewer         Charlotte Causey    Gul Chawla

Addison Collins       Seamus Connell      Lillie D. Connor

Christopher Connors   Quinn Cornwell      Elizabeth Cribbs

Lina Dawson           Alex Demchenko      Sofia Demchenko

Sirena DiGiacomo      Anne Munro Dillard  Cooper Dillman

Andrew Eastep         Mia Eubank          Eric Fagan

Thomas Farney         Caleb Floyd         Kara Gantz

Alex Gertner          Savannah Harris     Claire Holloway

Alex Horst            Ava Hutcherson      Aidan Jacobs

Mary Kate Jacobs      Brady Julian        Caleb Jun

Emily Kantner         Molly Kehoe         Teagan Kuehnle

Deepanshi Kumar       Katelyn LaClair     Katherine Lacy

Eric Lambert          Brennan Lane        Vera Lavrentyeva

Emily Law             George Li           Sarah Logwood

Charlie Mayr          Owen Miklos         Sophie Milani

Danny Mooney          Brandon Moore       Caitlyn Moore

Aidin Muminovic       Delaney Nelson      Cole Nuckols

Liam Oberle           Abby Paullin        Owen Peat

Grady Potter          Justinas Petkauskas Charlotte Ratliff

Keira Reid            Cameron Rhodes      Reese Richardson

Meghan Schmidt        Hayley Schreck      Pablo Silva

David Speich          Annie Stepanek      Nathan Szobota

Kate Tittermary       Kate Turnbull       Sam Wagner

Sarah Wagner          Abigail Wang        Lizzie Weir

Adele Wheatley        Anna Whitaker       Catherine White

Charlotte White       Jacob Wolfle        Matthew Wolfle

Ada Woo               Leah Zhuang         Ava McKinney

Ashlyn Bonanno        Rawlings Leachman   Chloe Santos                 

 

Barrier Breakers

 

Eric Lambert            <   :30             50 free

Andrew Wittman

Courtney Carter         <  1:10            100 free

Andrew Wittman

Aidan Jacobs

Ryleigh Vallejo

Grayson Brumley         <  1:20            100 back

Lily Collins

Carter Kelly

Grady Potter

Connor Hughes           <  1:30            100 breast

Joshua Irizarry-Diaz

Andrew Wittman

Carson Brewer           <  2:00            100 fly

Rimil Chatterjee                           100 breast

Ford White

Henry Berger            <  2:30            200 free

Ben Bever

JD Chen

Emily Berger            <  3:00            200 free

Corinne Cook

Mary-Stuart Hawkins

Rawlings Leachman

Molly Sleman

Abigail Wang

Brooke Bailey           <  3:00            200 IM

Nicholas Kuriger

Lizzie Weir

Ben Bever

Caitlyn Choo

Will Glass

David Speich

Tripp Hawkins

Josh Irizarry-Diaz

George Li

Aiden Boyd              <  3:00            200 back               Caleb Floyd 

Bella Lombardo

Tyler Dolan

Will Glass

Justas Viliusis

Addie Whisnand

Andrew Wittman

Caroline Zorn

Emily Kantner           <  3:00            200 breast

Andrew Wittman

Christian Mayr

Brandon Moore           <  3:00            200 fly

Lillie D. Connor

Charlotte Ratliff

Calle Taylor  

Lauren Armstrong     

Brooke Bailey           <  3:30            200 breast

Aiden Boyd

Eric Lambert

Charlie Mayr

Riley Miklos

William Edwards

Bryant Julian

Olivia Andrade          <  3:30            200 free

Ava Berger

Carson Brewer

Cullen Harrington

Claire Holloway

Cassidy Miklos

Aidin Muminovic

Tyler Peat

Ava Berger              <  4:00            200 IM

Gul Chawla

Anne Munro Dillard

Cullen Harrington

Riley Jones

Isabelle Manetas

Cassidy Miklos

Abby Paullin

Tyler Peat

Aidin Muminovic         

Allison Bischoff        <  5:30            400 free

Cameron Cook

Eleanor Cribbs

Emily Law

Sarah Logwood

Cole Nuckols

Keira Reid

Jack Schardt

Pablo Silva

Lizzie Weir

Cat White

Grayson Brumley

Savannah Eakes

Will Glass

Charlotte Ratliff

Mac Taylor

Nathan Szobota

Brady Julian            <  6:00            400 free

Justinas Petkauskas

Molly Sleman

Bryant Julian

Ava Hutcherson          <  6:00            400 IM

Lily Collins          

Lily Collins                < 11:00            800 free

Shane Cutchin

Tripp Hawkins

William Kurz

Maggie McClintock

Joe Shaia

Eric Fagan              < 20:00           1500 free

 

Coaches Mike, Luke and Wyatt . . . led elements of several different training groups (family friendly meet of convenience!!)to Lynchburg and our first long course look at the new facility at Liberty University. Leading the way was Zoe Dixon with four Junior cuts, four Top Ten performances and three first places - a swimming triple double??? Bill Belcher led all NOVA swimmers with five; Crash Ackerly and Valentina Linkonis matched Zoe’s triple win total. Our TSI leaders lined up nicely: Owen DeFrancesca led with seven; Bella Haas, Valentinia Linkonis and Elle Scott splashed their way to six while Bill Belcher, Caroline Gray, Will Stevens and Logan Tun stroked their way to five. Congratulations to all!! 

 

All Time Top Ten

 

Zoe Dixon           13-14  100 back, 200 IM 3rd, 200 back, 100                             fly 5th

 

NCSA Juniors

 

Zoe Dixon          100 fly, 100 & 200 back, 200 IM

 

First Places

 

Crash Ackerly      200 back, 100 fly, 50 back

Bill Belcher       100, 200 & 400 free, 50 & 100 breast

Harry Belcher      100 free

Zoe Dixon          100 back, 100 fly, 200 IM

Valentina Linkonis  50 back, 50 & 100 breast

Bella Little        50 fly

Sanna Peterson     800 free

Lauren Smith       100 breast

 

Time Standard Improvements

 

Jason Abbey         400 free BB, 200 free A

Crash Ackerly       100 fly AAA

Emory Allen         200 breast, 400 free B, 50 back BB

Bill Belcher        400 free BB, 100 & 200 free, 50 & 100 breast                           A

Harry Belcher       400 IM, 50 breast, 50 back A

Gray Belding        200 free B, 50 free, 100 fly BB

Grace Bowersox      200 IM, 50 fly B

JP Brunetti         100 back, 100 fly BB

Matthew Butler      200 back B

Gabby Clemens       100 fly B, 200 breast, 100 free BB

Sophie Collins      200 back B

Lance Cutchin       200 back B

Owen DeFrancesca    800 free, 100 & 200 breast, 200 IM BB, 200 &                       400 free A, 100 free AA

Zoe Dixon           800 free AAA, 200 Back AAAA

MacKenzie Ferguson  200 IM AA, 100 fly AAA

AnnMarie Frink       50 breast B, 200 back BB

Dana Frink          100 & 200 free B

Caroline Gray       100 free, 200 IM, 100 back, 800 free AA, 100                          breast AAA

Bella Haas          100 breast B, 200 & 400 free, 50, 100 & 200                           back BB

Mano Harada         200 free, 100 back, 200 IM B

Kate Hotem          200 breast, 200 back, 400 free BB

Abby Jessup          50 free BB

Brooke Jessup       100 breast, 50 back B

Davis Jobe          100 fly A, 200 free AA

Matthew Klausner    100 fly BB

Gabi Linkonis       100 breast, 50 fly B, 200 free BB, 200 back A

Valentina Linkonis  200 free, 200 IM, 50 breast A, 100 free, 100                           back AA, 50 back AAA

Bella Little        200 IM BB, 50 free A

Sherry Luo          200 free, 50 back, 50 breast B, 100 breast BB

Grace Marshall      100 back B

Bri Mason           400 IM, 400 free BB

Allison McCullough  200 breast B

Jackson Mueller     100 fly A, 800 free AA

Devin Naoroz        200 fly A, 200 free, 100 back AA, 200 back                             AAA

Nate Pfeffer        100 free, 100 fly AA, 800 free AAA

Lauren Prescott     800 free BB

Matthew Rivas       200 & 400 free B

Sam Rivas           100 back A, 200 & 800 free AA

Cristina Rodriguez  200 back, 100 fly B

Elle Scott          200 free, 50 breast BB, 100 breast, 100 free                           A, 50 back, 50 free AA

Colin Schmidt       200 & 400 free A, 200 back AA

Xander Schreck      200 IM AA

AJ Schwabe          200 IM, 100 & 200 back A, 200 free AA

Lauren Smith        200 free, 50 fly BB, 100 back A, 100 breast                            AA

Maddie Spangler    1500 free BB

Maddie Stevens      200 breast, 200 back, 100 free BB

Will Stevens        100 fly B, 200 & 400 IM BB, 200 & 800 free A

Logan Tun           200 & 400 free B, 200 back, 50 & 100 breast                          BB

Zach Wachtel        200 IM, 100 free, 100 back AA

Owen Wassmer        100 back BB, 400 free, 100 fly, 200 IM A

Sadie Webb          200 back, 50 free BB, 100 back A

Catherine Weir      100 fly BB, 100 back, 800 free A, 200 IM AA

Blake Young         100 back A, 200 IM & 800 free AA

Aaron Yuan          100 fly, 50 free BB, 200 free, 400 IM A

Abby Zorn           800 free BB 

 

100% Best Times

 

Emory Allen        Grace Bowersox      Julia Bowersox

JP Brunetti        Owen DeFrancesca    Caroline Gray

Abby Jessup        Bella Little        Sherry Luo

Allison McCullough Lizzie McCullough   Xander Schreck

AJ Schwabe         Lauren Smith        Will Stevens       

Logan Tun          Owen Wassmer        Catherine Weir

Blake Young 

 

Barrier Breakers

 

Aaron Yuan         <    :30       50 free

AJ Schwabe         <   1:00      100 free

Nate Pfeffer     

Lauren Smith       <   1:30      100 breast

Bella Haas         <   3:00      200 back

Kate Hotem

Gabi Linkonis

Sadie Webb

Gabby Clemens      <   3:30      200 breast

Kate Hotem

Sadie Webb

Jason Abbey        <   5:00      400 free

Owen DeFrancesca

Owen Wassmer

Colin Schmidt

Gray Belding       <   6:00      400 free

Bella Haas

Logan Tun

Matthew Klausner   <   6:00      400 IM

Jackson Mueller      <    11:00      800 Free

 

REGARDING UPCOMING LONG COURSE ENTRIES . . . . Please look at the website and check out meet deadlines and limitations. We only host two long course meets so we cannot extend the usual NOVA entry kindnesses. Promptness is required. We have to ship entry files early to ensure we do not get shut out of meets. A proverbial word to the proverbially wise should be sufficient.

 

WARM WEATHER WARNINGS FOR THE WISE . . . . We all love the onset of spring. Blossoms, warmer weather, that yellow dust - OK - mixed blessings. Here are some heads-ups from the coaching staff that might make your spring/summer swimming experience more pleasant and more effective:

 

 

Swimmer’s ear prevention: A 50/50 mix of isopropyl alcohol and white vinegar will do the trick. All a couple of drops to each ear during the more humid spring and summer months and that bit of unpleasantness and expense will be avoided.

Use sunscreen - weekends and gym classes can bring unnecessary ouch to a practice.

Wear sandals or shoes. A cut toe, a skin flap, a significant slice can be highly annoying when exposed to the movements and length of a practice

Hydration. Thirst is a sign of dehydration. The practice performance of dehydrated swimmers will suffer. Drink 8-12 ounces before going to bed to battle any creeping dehydration. Bring a large water bottle to practice!!

 

 

 

SPRING AND THEN SUMMER CAN BRING UNSETTLED WEATHER . . . in the form of thunderstorms. We have a grounded pool and practices will proceed without being interrupted by the sound of distant thunder. We do evacuate the pool when a storm is right on top of us as an extra precautionary measure. As soon as the storm has passed, we will get back in. We have no mandatory 30 minute policy as many summer pools do.

 

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.     

 

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. I just learned that Luke Garcia will attend VCU and pursue an engineering degree. Congratulations to him. Any more out there?

 

Drew AcquayeUniversity of North Carolina

Maya AtkinsVirginia Tech

Caroline BaberWashington & Lee

Brennan BranchRandolph-Macon

Carter BristowUniversity of Virginia

Ian DensleyRoanoke College

Isabella DulaCalifornia Polytechnic

Grace EdwardsBoston College

Cade ElliottWashington University in St. Louis

Luke GarciaVCU

Cole GvozdasBoston College

Maddie HaddGeorgia Tech

Alec HarrisonJMU

Candace KanneyFlorida

Jack KlineUniversity of Kentucky

Ana KuzemkaGeorge Mason

Madelaine McDowellDickinson College

Sarah MalloyTexas Christian University

Streett MartinLoyola of New Orleans

Lauren MeekerVirginia Tech

Ashley MeyerUniversity of Richmond

Elijah OzbatEmory

Rebecca RogersWilliam and Mary

Annie SanchezCampbell

Nori SanchezBarton College

Kayleigh SeitzOklahoma Christian

Parker StevensUtah

Sophie SvobodaAir Force Academy

Patrick TownsendUniversity of Tennessee

Maria VinsonRoanoke College

Jacob WalkerVirginia Tech

Matthew WhelanDuke

Gracie WielarVillanova

 

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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