FOBY Freestyle 11/13/2018

Dear FOBY Swimmers & Families,


Practice Schedule this Weekend (Friday 11/16 – Sunday 11/18)

Friday 11/16

Junior 4 Swimmers not Attending Peddie Thanksgiving Classic – Normal Practice Schedule

Senior 3 Swimmers not Attending Peddie Thanksgiving Classic – Please Attend Senior 2 Practice @ Freehold

All Other Groups – Normal Practice Schedule

Saturday 11/17

Junior 3 – NO PRACTICE (HCY Autumn Challenge)

Junior 4 – Normal Practice Schedule

Senior 3 Dryland & Pool – Normal Practice Schedule

Sunday 11/18

Senior 1 & Senior 3 – 6-8am @FREEHOLD

Senior 1 Dryland – 8:15-9am @ FREEHOLD

Senior 2 Dryland & Pool – NO PRACTICE (HCY Autumn Challenge)

Junior 3 – NO PRACTICE (HCY Autumn Challenge)


2018 HCY Autumn Challenge (Entries are Attached)

Date: Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18

Location: Raritan Bay YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

Groups Participating: Junior 3/Senior 2

Friday 11/16

1650 FR – Warmup: 5pm, Start: 5:50pm

Saturday 11/17

Session 3 – 11/12 – Warmup: 10:55am, Start: 11:55am

Session 4 – 13/Over – Warmup: 4pm, Start: 5:25pm

Sunday 11/18

Session 6 – 11/12 – Warmup: 10:35am, Start: 11:35am

Session 7 – 13/Over – Warmup: 3:05pm, Start: 4:30pm

*Job Signups are now available for all of the meets

**Please arrive 15 minutes before warmup for Check-In

***FOBY Team suits, caps and apparel are required


2018 PAA Thanksgiving Classic (Entries are Attached)

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Peddie School, 155 E Etra Road, Hightstown NJ 08520

Groups Participating: Junior 4/Senior 3

Session 1 – 400 IM/500 FR – Warmup: 4:30pm, Start: 5:35pm

*Please arrive 15 minutes before warmup for Check-In

**FOBY Team suits, caps and apparel are required

***Job Signups are now posted


2018 OCY Gobble Gobble (Entries are Attached)

Date: Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Location: Ocean County YMCA, 1088 W. Whitty Road, Toms River, NJ, 08755

Groups Participating: Mini 1/Mini 2/Junior 1/Junior 2/Junior 4

Session 1 – Boys

Warmup: 8:30am, Start: 9:30am

Session 2 – 500 FR

Warmup: 12:30pm, Start: 1:05pm

Session 3 – Girls

Warmup: 2:30pm, Start: 3:30pm

*Job Signups are now available

**Please arrive 15 minutes before warmup for Check-In

***FOBY Team suits, caps and apparel are required


The coaching staff is requesting that all swimmers arrive at meets knowing what events they are swimming, and what the event numbers are. Any 12/under swimmers who cannot remember this information should have it written on their arm in Sharpie, and the coaches can then add their heats and lanes for them at the meet. Entries for all invitational meets are done well in advance, and the entry reports are always emailed out to the team the week of the meet.


FOBY Swim Team Caps are now for sale at the front desk of the Freehold YMCA! The prices are as follows – Latex ($6), Silicone ($20). If you’d like to order a customized set, please contact the Sport Spot directly.


Our entries to the RBY Mini Meet and RBY Strong Kids Meet have all been submitted and accepted. Please review your entries online and email me with any changes/additions/removals by no later than the following deadlines:

RBY Holiday Mini Meet – Thursday, November 15th

RBY Strong Kids Meet – Tuesday, January 8th


DON’T FORGET – We are having our Panera Fundraiser on Tuesday 11/20, 4-8pm, at 3809 US Highway 9, Old Bridge, NJ 08857.


SAVE THE DATE – We will be hosting a FOBY Team Pasta Party on Thursday 12/6 here at the Freehold YMCA in the gymnasium (I am still finalizing the exact time of the event). All families who are planning on attending will be required to commit to the event on our website so we can get an estimate for the amount of food and drinks that will be needed. Donations and Job Signups will be posted as well. A modified practice schedule at Freehold and Old Bridge will occur that evening prior to the party.


Upcoming FOBY Events:

Friday 11/16 – Peddie Thanksgiving Classic @ Peddie

Friday 11/16 – Sunday 11/18 – HCY Autumn Challenge @ Raritan Bay YMCA

Sunday 11/18 – OCY Gobble Gobble @ Ocean County YMCA

Tuesday 11/20 – Panera Fundraiser


Upcoming FOBY Birthdays (11/14-11/20):

Allen Han – November 14th (14)

Madelyn Hopkins – November 15th (12)

Eve Broydo – November 16th (12)

Daniel Ingwer – November 16th (12)

Anthony Napreev – November 16th (15)

Tara Lambert – November 17th (13)

Sarah Montgomery – November 17th (9)

Kayla Ruffini – November 19th (16)

Austin Xi – November 19th (10)


FOBY Swimming is now on Instagram and Facebook! Please follow @fobyswimming on Instagram, and follow and like @FOBYSwim on Facebook ( for photos and live stories from meets and practice, as well as FOBY Swim Team event dates, times, locations and information.