Back to Back Weekend Swim Meets for BAAC!

BAAC just wrapped up a strong weekend of performances at the STAR Long Course Meet in Buffalo this past weekend following a road trip to the Jerry Holtrey Summer Classic at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio on Father’s Day weekend.

The road trip to Ohio was a first for many of our swimmers who have not competed outside the Buffalo area. The Spire Institute is a United States Olympic Training facility with a 10 lane, 50 meter competition pool and seating for over 1,000 spectators. A few highlights from the Jerry Holtrey meet include:

Personal Bests:

  • (8) for Veronika Puzanovova including (3) new Long Course Championship times
  • (5) for Kat Umansky and Jonas Borden
  • (3) for Celia Morey and (2) for Sofie Hall and Luciana Alessi

Top (10) Finalist:

  • Peter Peyser was the only BAAC swimmer to qualify for the Top (10) Finals earning 7th place in the 50 Meter Breast and 10th place in the 200 Meter Breast


This past weekend, BAAC was in full force at the STAR Long Course Meet at the Burt Flickinger Center on June 22nd to June 24th. We had a number of first time swims, personal bests and new Long Course Championship qualifying times.

STAR Highlights

  • Top 3 finishes by Mallory Adams, Kat Umansky, Lauren Golden, Maya Huntress, Veronika Puzanovova, David Sabol, Jonas Borden, Emily Chung, and Peter Peyser
  • Top 8 finishes in the Women’s Open include Abby Halsdorfer and Megan Jermak
  • New Long Course Qualifying Times: Luciana Alessi (1), Maya Huntress (4), Veronika Puzanovova (1), Emily Chung (1) and Jonas Borden (3)
  • Leading the way with personal best times:
    • Mallory Adams (10) and Daphne Adams (7)
    • Lauren Golden, Peter Peyser and Sofie Hall (5)
    • Kat Umansky and Luciana Alessi (4)
    • Veronika Puzanovova, Emily Chung, Cara Marchese, Jonas Borden and Will Engler (3)
    • Cadence Pisa, Tara Przybysz, Aidan Losito, Julie Maslanka and Adrianna Scoma (2)
    • Maya Huntress, Luca Alessi, David Sabol and Daniel Peyser (1)

Impressive Rookie First Time Swims:

  • Audrey Jensen with (5) first time long course events including heat one, event one of the 200 IM on Friday night!
  • Lauren Golden in the 200 Fly and the 200 Back
  • Jonas Borden in the 400 IM and the 200 Fly
  • Aidan Losito in the 200 IM, 400 Free, 200 Fly and 100 Back
  • Veronika Puzanovova in the 400 IM, Will Engler in the 400 Free and Daniel Peyser in the 200 Breast

Great job by everyone and a big thank you to Coach Aaron for road tripping to Ohio with us and to all the coaches for working double shifts last weekend!

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