Noteworthy News XIII

NOTEWORTHY NEWS XIII

 

NOVA COACHES WILL BE LEADING GROUPS TO FOUR DIFFERENT MEETS . . . this coming weekend and that means group schedules may be affected. Please be sure to check the practice schedule beginning this Thursday. Some practices have been moved or canceled because we will be running out of available coaches as each successive group departs.

 

 

THE TENTATIVE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE . . . has been posted. Please note that the coaching staff aims to get everyone home a bit earlier. Also note that we have altered our usual practice days in many groups due to where the traditional holidays fall this year. Please peruse this tentative Christmas schedule sometime before we get there!! LINK

 

 

NOVA CONTINUES TO RANK A VIRTUAL THIRD IN THE COUNTRY . . . falling one spot over the break. It will be a challenge to see if we can move back to #2 and hold that spot. Coach Megan will be faithfully posting Virtual Team Champs results on the bulletin board under the scoreboard in the racing pool. The coaching staff encourages NOVA swimmers to check it out to see if they are in a scoring position or to get a sense of what it would take to get there. By design, the Virtual Team Champs is limited to 11 and older swimmers.

 

 

SOME QUICK THINKING BY NOVA COACHES TRANSFORMED A TWO MEET WEEKEND INTO A THREE-FER . . . and that meant over 400 NOVA swimmers got the December “Christmas championship” season going.

NOVA’s SDP, SDS and Senior Prep swimmer went to Williamsburg for a Friday night at the 757 meet, then continued down I-64 for the CGBD Dolphin Holiday Games. A larger contingent of NOVA swimmers, mostly 12 and unders, graced the December Dip here at the NOVA Aquatic Center.

First, the precursor meet At 757 . . . a Friday night distance session.

First Place Winners

Ellie Ahmed            500 free

Henry Berger          1650 free

Lillie D. Connor       400 IM

Will Glass             500 free

Claudia Vincent        500 free
 

Time Standard Improvements

Ellie Ahmed            500 free A

Bella Andrade          500 free B

Shane Athey-Strayer    500 free BB

Henry Berger          1650 free BB

Brooks Bower           500 free BB

Zach Carroll           500 free AA

Jason Chen             500 free B

Lillie D. Connor       400 IM AA

Olivia DeRosier        400 IM A

Tyler Dolan           1650 free B

William Edwards        500 free B

Adam Fisher            400 IM BB

Sebastian Florez       500 free BB

Will Glass             500 free A

Bella Haas             400 IM BB

Kate Harrison          500 free B

Tripp Hawkins          500 free A

Aidan Jacobs           500 free A

Molly Kehoe            500 free BB

Andrew Kulak           400 IM BB

George Li              500 free BB

Catharine McCann       500 free B

Ellie McComb           500 free BB

Nathaniel Milligan    1650 free B

Cole Owen              500 free BB

Grady Potter           400 IM BB

Meghan Schmidt        1650 free BB

Ethan Smith           1650 free BB

Kersten Smith          500 free BB

Cale Taylor            400 IM BB

Angelica Tufaro        500 free BB

Logan Tun              500 free B

Justas Viliusis        500 free A

Claudia Vincent        500 free AA

Catherine White        500 free A

Tess Williams          500 free A

 

Barrier Breakers

Zach Carroll           <   5:00       500 free

Lillie D. Connor       <   5:00       400 IM

Grady Potter

Andrew Kulak

Ellie McComb           <   6:00       500 free

Peyton Morris

Cole Owen

Angelica Tufaro

Caroline Zorn

Tess Williams

Catherine White        <   6:00       400 IM

Henry Berger           <  20:00      1650 free

 Then the 2 day affair at Fort Eustis, . . . SDS, SDP and Senior Prep may have been swimming but they were on fire.  A healthy percentage of the attending swimmers achieved 100% best times. Zach Carroll qualified for the Florida classic and a small host of NOVA-ites made significant strides forward. Check out the mighty ten who made first “A” times: Brooks Bower, Shane Cutchin, Will Glass, Aidan Jacobs, Xavier Legaspi, Ellie McComb, Meghan Schmidt, Mac Taylor, Angelica Tufaro and Justus Viliusis. Lillie D. Connor, Xavier Legaspi and Claudia Vincent all made AGC cuts. First place winners?  Catherine White & Tess Williams led the way with five with Ellie Ahmed, Lillie D. Conner and Zach Carroll followed closely with four. TSI leaders fell into three groups: the “4's”: Hayden Bartz, Lillie D. Connor, Carly Laurence, Angelica Tufaro and Ryan Young; the “5's”: Bella Haas, Catharine McCann, Ellie McComb, Claudia Vincent and Tess Williams; Will Glass was our seasonal “tree-topper” with six!. Congratulations to all!! 757 results were not available at the time of publication - get to that next week. 

First Place Winners

Ellie Ahmed        100 & 200 back, 100 & 200 fly

Brooks Bower       200 IM

Decker Bristow      50 & 100 breast

Paxton Calder      200 fly

Zach Carroll        50 & 100 free, 50 & 100 fly

Caitlyn Choo       200 breast

Seamus Connell      50 & 100 free

Lillie D. Connor   200 IM, 50 & 200 free, 100 fly

Olivia DeRosier    100 & 200 breast

Will Glass         100 back, 200 free

Tripp Hawkins      500 free

Ginnie Hester      200 breast

Aidan Jacobs       200 fly, 100 back

Andrew Kulak       100 fly

Xavier Legaspi     100 & 200 breast

George Li          100 & 200 breast

Cole Owen          200 back, 200 & 500 free

Calle Taylor       200 fly

Mac Taylor         100 fly, 200 & 500 free

Hadley Turton      200 free, 200 back, 200 IM

Claudia Vincent    200 fly

Catherine White    100 & 200 breast, 100 & 200 back, 400 IM

Tess Williams       50 & 100 free, 100 fly, 100 back

13-14 girls’ 200 Medley Relay  White, DeRosier, Connor, Williams

13-14 men’s 200 medley relay   Berger, Legaspi, Jacobs, Glass

15&O girls’ 200 medley relay   Layton, Hester, Ahmed, Oberle

13-14 girls’ 200 free relay    Stepanek, Morris, Williams, Connor

13-14 boys’ 200 free relay     Owen, Cook, Bower, Connell

15&O girls’ 200 free relay     Ahmed, Oberle, Zorn, Nelson

 

Time Standard Improvements

Bella Andrade        200 IM B

Gracyn Arruda        100 & 200 breast, 50 free BB

Shane Athey-Strayer  200 IM B, 100 & 200 free BB

Hayden Bartz         200 free, 100 back, 200 IM B, 50 free BB

Henry Berger         200 breast BB

Kayla Boughton       200 breast B, 100 back, 100 free BB

Brooks Bower          200 IM A

Decker Bristow       100 breast AA

Morgan Carney        200 IM, 100 back, 50 free BB

Zach Carroll         100 back, 50 free AA

Jason Chen           200 free B, 100 free BB

Nikolas Chupp        100 & 200 back B

Seamus Connell       100 breast B

Lillie D. Connor     200 IM, 100 fly, 50 & 100 free AA

Kate Cristello       200 free, 200 IM BB

Shane Cutchin         200 breast A

Olivia DeRosier      200 IM, 100 breast A

Tyler Dolan           50 free, 100 back B

Tyler Donachy        200 back B

Andrew Eastep        200 breast B

William Edwards      100 back B, 100 free BB

Thomas Eubank        100 back BB

Carly Farrey         100 back B

Adam Fisher          200 back BB

Sebastian Florez     100 breast B

Will Glass            100 back BB, 200 IM, 50, 100, 200 & 500 free A

Bella Haas           200 free, 100 fly, 200 back BB, 100 free, 200 IM A

Kate Harrison        200 free, 200 IM BB

Tripp Hawkins        200 & 500 free A

Aidan Jacobs         400 IM, 100 back A

Molly Kehoe          100 & 200 back, 50, 100 & 200 free BB

Sarah Kish           100 free A

Carly Laurence       100 fly BB, 200 breast, 200 IM, 500 free A

Raquel Layton        200 free A

Xavier Legaspi        100 & 200 breast A

Judson Lifsey        500 free B

Evangeline Lothian   200 back, 50 free B

Catharine McCann     200 IM, 100 & 200 free B, 100 & 200 breast BB

Ellie McComb          100 fly, 100 & 200 back, 200 IM BB, 100 free A

Peyton Morris         100 fly A, 50 free AA

Brooke Nelson        200 free BB, 50 & 100 free A

Molly Nystrom         50 & 200 free BB

Eliza Oberle         200 back, 100 free A

Cole Owen            100 back BB, 200 back, 500 free A

Grady Potter         100 breast B, 200 IM, 50 free BB

Abhi Satpathy         50 free, 100 breast B

Jack Schardt         100 & 200 breast B, 200 IM BB

Meghan Schmidt        100 & 200 breast BB, 200 free A

Gabby Seitz          200 back B

Sam Shaia            200 back B

Ethan Smith          100 back, 50 free B

Annie Stepanek       100 fly BB, 50 & 100 free A

Calle Taylor         200 fly, 50 free BB

Mac Taylor             50, 200 & 500 free A

Angelica Tufaro       100 back, 100 fly BB, 50 & 100 free A

Logan Tun            200 free BB

Justas Viliusis      200 fly BB, 200 free A

Claudia Vincent      200 IM, 200 fly, 100 & 200 free A, 100 fly AA

Natalie Webb         100 back, 100 free, 200 IM B

Catherine White      100 back A, 400 IM AA

Tess Williams        100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly A, 50 & 100 free AA

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

Sarah Wright         100 & 200 back B, 200 free BB

Ryan Young           100 back B, 100 free, 100 breast, 200 IM BB

Caroline Zorn        200 IM BB

 

Bold face indicates first “A” time in current age group

 

100% Best Times

Gracyn Arruda        Shane Athey-Strayer       Hayden Bartz

Henry Berger         Morgan Carney             Aaron Chan

Lillie D. Connor     William Edwards           Adam Fisher

Sebastian Florez     Will Glass                Kate Harrison

Bella Haas           Kai Hintze                Molly Kehoe

Carly Laurence       Xavier Legaspi            George Li

Evangeline Lothian   Catharine McCann          Ellie McComb

Ryan McComb          Eliza Oberle              Cole Owen

Grady Potter         Jack Schardt              Meghan Schmidt

Gabby Seitz          Ethan Smith               Annie Stepanek

Mac Taylor           Angelica Tufaro           Claudia Vincent

Catherine White      Tess Williams             Ada Woo

Ryan Young           Caroline Zorn

 

Barrier Breakers

Zach Carroll         <   :25       50 fly

Hill Nystrom         <   :25       50 free

Mac Taylor

Hayden Bartz         <   :30       50 free

Abhi Satpathy

Gracyn Arruda

Morgan Carney

Tyler Dolan

Kate Harrison

Molly Kehoe

Angelica Tufaro

Eliza Oberle         <  1:00      100 free

Lillie D. Connor

William Edwards

Sebastian Florez

Sarah Kish

George Li

Peyton Morris

Brooke Nelson

Cole Owen

Annie Stepanek

Logan Tun

Hadley Turton

Claudia Vincent

Ryan Young

Mac Taylor           <  1:00      100 fly

Hayden Bartz         <  1:10      100 back

Will Glass           <  2:00      200 free

Mac Taylor

Brooke Nelson        <  2:30      200 IM

Catharine McCann     <  3:00      200 breast

Ryan McComb

Henry Berger

Kayla Boughton

Jack Schardt

Meghan Schmidt

Sebastian Florez     <  5:00      400 IM

Aidan Jacobs

Catherine White

Cole Owen            <  6:00      500 free

 

Here on the Home Front . . . , a mostly 12 and under contingent

stroked smartly through the post-Thanksgiving waters and registered some fast times. Our fearless 8 & under boys continued their year-long assault on the Top Ten list with three “impacts” this week. Our first place headliners included Eddie Zhang and Lane Francis with four, Ellie Laramore with five and Caitlyn Moore with a six for six perfect sweep performance! TSI watchers will note Brayden Green’s sven for seven performance followed by Jordan Balk, Jordan Chan, Crawford Craig, Trip Crone, Katie Walker and Tony Zhang with five each. Our four crowd deserves a snap of the NOVA cap: congratulations to Gabby Acquaro, Bella Glenn, Iza Kalka, Benjamin Li, Reese Lowry, Howard Luo, Caitlyn Moore, Bailey Owens, Colin Noonan, Garland Reid, Nolan Sardesai, Lucy Schwab, Christian Thornton and Tony Zhang.

 

NOVA All Time Top Ten

8 & Under Boys

Nolan Sardesai    100 breast 10th, 50 breast 8th

Owen Miklos        25 fly 2nd

Howard Luo         25 back 2nd

 

11-12 boys

Eric Lambert     1000 free 3rd     

 

First Place Winners

Gabby Acquaro       200 IM, 100 free

Ankit Agrawal       100 free, 200 breast

Emory Allen         200 IM

Mckenzie Bailey      50 back, 25 breast

Anna Barrett        100 fly

Bill Belcher        200 fly

Graham Brewer        25 & 50 free, 25 back

Charlotte Bruning    25 breast

Avery Duke           50 fly

Lane Francis         25 fly, 25 free, 25 back, 50 free

Bella Glenn          50 free

Emily Gundel       1000 free

Kate Hotem          400 IM

Lane Jacobs          25 breast

Iza Kalka           100 IM, 50 breast

Jasper Kalka         50 free

Ethan Kennedy        50 back

Danil Kotikov       400 IM

Katherine Lacy      500 free

Eric Lambert       1000 free

Ellie Laraway        50 breast, 50 free, 25 back, 25 breast, 25 fly

Emily Law          1000 free

Porter Linkonis     100 free, 50 back, 25 breast

Chance Lowry         50 fly

Howard Luo           25 back, 50 free

Owen Miklos         100 IM, 25 fly, 25 free

Lila Mitchell       200 free, 100 back

Caitlyn Moore       100 IM, 25 & 50 back, 25 fly, 50 breast, 50 free

Wiley Mulholland     50 breast

Delaney Nelson      100 back

Colin Noonan        100 & 200 back

Bailey Owen         200 free, 100 back

Gregory Panos       100 IM

Nolan Sardesai       50 back, 50 & 100 breast

Vihaan Shah          50 breast

Stella Shropshire    50 back

Pablo Silva         400 IM

Ryan Smith           50 fly

Will Stevens        200 fly, 100 back

Elizabeth Townsend   50 free

Bea Villanueva      100 IM

Christian Weston    100 back, 25 breast

William Xiao        200 breast

Eddie Zhang         400 IM, 200 back, 100 breast, 200 fly

Tony Zhang          100 fly      

 

Time Standard Improvements

John Ackerly         50 & 100 back B

Gabby Acquaro       200 IM, 50 back, 100 & 200 free BB

Hiya Agrawal         50 back B

Emory Allen          50 fly B, 200 IM, 50 breast BB

Clare Aman           50 free B

Anoushka Anand      500 free B, 50 breast BB

Ella Grace Anderson 100 breast B

Kiersten Armstrong   50 free, 50 fly BB

Jordan Balk         100 & 200 breast, 50 free, 50 back B, 50 fly BB

Noah Barlow         50 breast B

Anna Barrett        500 free, 100 fly BB

Ellie Becker         50 fly BB

Bill Belcher        200 fly B

Ashby Belding        50 free B

Zach Bender          50 breast BB

Andrew Berger       100 IM, 50 breast B

Brady Bever        1000 free A

Bridget Blaszak      50 free, 50 fly B

Rusty Boersma       100 fly, 50 free B

Graham Brewer        50 back B

Trey Burnett        100 fly, 200 back BB

Catie Callihan      500 free BB

Jake Camera          50 & 100 back B

Annie Carlson       100 free, 50 breast B, 50 free BB

Rick Carter         100 free, 50 breast B, 50 fly BB

Michael Causey      400 IM BB

Jordan Chan         200 IM, 50 & 100 back, 50 free, 50 fly B

Addison Collins     100 breast B

Sophie Collins       50, 100, 200 & 500 free BB

Julia Connor        100 breast, 100 back BB

Corinne Cook        500 free BB

Oakley Cotropia     400 IM, 100 free, 100 back B

Crawford Craig      500 free, 100 fly B, 100 & 200 IM, 100 back BB

Trip Crone          200 IM, 100 breast B, 100 IM, 100 back, 100 free BB

Lance Cutchin       200 fly B

Anna Dang            50 free B

Joshua Davidson      50 free B

Ashton Davis        100 back BB

Sirena DiGiacomo    200 IM, 100 breast B, 100 back BB

Aidan Downing       500 free B, 100 back, 50 fly BB

Katie Edds           50 free B

Ben Ehrensberger     50 back B

Lane Francis        100 breast, 100 IM B, 50 free BB

AnnMarie Frink     1000 free A

Dana Frink          200 IM, 100 breast B

Triya Ganguly       200 IM B

Sonah Gary           50 & 100 free B

Nathan Geffen       100 fly B, 50 fly BB

Grant George        100 back B

Drew Geyer           50 fly B

Lucy Gibbs          100 breast B

Bella Glenn         500 free B, 100 IM, 50 & 100 free BB

Brayden Green       100, 200 & 400 IM, 50 free, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 fly B

Mackenzie Green     200 back, 100 fly B, 400 IM BB

Emily Gundel       1000 free B

Luke Harrington     200 IM B, 50 back BB

Caroline Hepper      50 back, 50 & 100 fly BB

Grayson Heskett     100 IM B

Alex Horst           50 & 100 breast B

Drew Hotem           50 free B, 100 IM BB

Kate Hotem          400 IM A

Alivia Hutcheson    100 back B

Mary Kate Jacobs    100 fly, 100 back, 200 IM B

Avery Jensen        100 IM, 50 & 100 breast

Izzie Jewett         50 free B, 100 fly BB

Maddie Jewett       100 breast, 100 free B

Gibson Jones        100 breast B, 100 back BB

Jasper Jones        200 IM B, 100 fly BB

Bryant Julian       400 IM BB

Ethan Jun            50 back B

Iza Kalka            50 fly B, 100 IM, 50 back, 50 breast BB

Annie Keating        50 back B

Ethan Kennedy       100 free, 50 back BB

Ali Kirsner         100 IM B

Danil Kotikov       200 breast B, 400 IM BB

Brooklyn Krach       50 free BB

Teagan Kuehnle      100 free B

Nicholas Kuriger   1000 free A

Katherine Lacy      500 free A

Eric Lambert       1000 free AAAA

Emily Law          1000 free AAA

Benjamin Li         100 IM, 50 & 100 back, 50 free B

Victoria Li         200 breast, 100 fly B

Porter Linkonis     100 breast B

Meredith Lively      50 & 200 free B

Thomas Lothian       50 breast B

Chance Lowry         50 back B, 50 fly BB

Reese Lowry         100 & 200 IM, 50 & 100 back BB

Anna Luchsinger      50 free, 50 back, 50 breast B

Howard Luo          200 free, 100 fly B, 50 breast, 50 free BB

Vivi Maccaroni      200 IM B

Orlando Ma          200 back, 50 & 200 free B

Nicole Makris        50 back B, 50 free BB

Evan Mangin          50 breast B

Peyton McAuliffe     50 back B

Lauren McCann       200 back, 100 free, 50 breast B

Jack McComb         100 IM B

Lizzie McCullough    50 free B

Ava McKinney         50 fly B, 50 free BB

Owen Miklos         200 free B, 100 IM BB

Sophie Milani       100 breast, 50 free B

Lila Mitchell       200 free, 50 & 100 back BB

Caitlyn Moore       100 IM, 50 breast, 50 back, 50 free BB

Jackson Morgan       50 back, 50 free B

Wiley Mulholland     50 breast BB

Cole Nelson         100 IM, 100 back BB

Delaney Nelson      100 back B

Anna Newell        1000 free AA

Colin Noonan        100 & 200 back, 50 free, 50 fly BB

Cole Nuckols       1000 free AA

Bailey Owens        100 fly, 100 breast B, 200 & 500 free BB

Gregory Panos       100 IM BB

Marina Pantelic     100 free B

Brantley Patterson   50 back B

Kendall Payne        50 free, 50 & 100 back B

Colston Pounders     50 free B

Ryan Price           50 back B

Nicholas Rapp       100 breast B, 100 IM BB

Ford Reams IV       100 free B, 50 back BB

Garland Reid        200 & 400 IM, 50 & 100 free B

Cameron Rhodes       50 fly B

Nolan Sardesai       50 back, 50 fly, 50 & 100 breast BB

Hayley Schreck      400 IM BB

Lucy Schwab         100 IM, 50 back, 50 free, 50 breast B

Stella Shropshire    50 & 100 free B, 50 back BB

Pablo Silva         400 IM AAA

Ryan Smith          100 IM B, 50 fly BB

David Speich        100 & 200 free B

Adam Stallard       100 breast B, 50 back BB

Will Stevens        200 fly, 100 back BB

Patterson Summers   200 breast B

Peyton Temple       100 back B

Abigail Thornton    100 IM, 50 free, 50 breast B

Christian Thornton  100 fly, 50 breast B, 500 free, 50 fly BB

Hannah Thornton     100 IM, 50 & 200 free B

Elizabeth Townsend   50 free, 50 back, 50 fly BB

Bea Villanueva      100 IM, 50 & 100 free BB

Kaylah Wagner      1000 free AA

Katie Walker         50, 100 & 200 free, 50 & 100 back B

Caroline Walton      50 free B

Abigail Wang        400 IM BB

Christian Weston    100 fly, 200 free B, 100 back BB

Adele Wheatley     1000 free AA

Abby Wheelin        200 free B

Colin Wishnack      100 breast BB

Gabby Wlodawsky      50 breast B

Ashley Xiao         100 fly B

William Xiao        200 breast BB

Emily Yang           50 back BB

Eddie Zhang         400 IM, 200 back, 100 breast, 200 fly BB

Tony Zhang          200 free B, 100 fly, 50 breast, 50 & 100 free BB

Leah Zhuang         100 breast B

Carter Zubris        50 breast BB

 

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

 

100% Best Times

Gabby Acquaro         Hiya Agrawal        Emory Allen

Clare Aman            Anoushka Anand      Shubha Anand

Ella Grace Anderson   Shreyan Angadala    Kiersten Armstrong

Jordan Balk           Ashby Belding       Graham Brewer

Colt Brownback        Trey Burnett        Abby Carley

Rick Carter           Maclay Cerny        Jordan Chan

Abby Clifton          Christopher Conner  Anna Dang

Ashton Davis          Lina Dawson         Sirena DiGiacomo

Austin Donivan        Aidan Downing       MaCkenzie Duffus

Olivia Fahrenkrog     Nathan Geffen       Drew Geyer

Brayden Green         Grayson Heskett     Tommy Hoffer

Dylan Hughes          Alivia Hutcheson    Jacob Idiodi

Mary Kate Jacobs      Harper Jessup       Izzie Jewett

Gibson Jones          Jasper Jones        Neel Joshi

Iza Kalka             Anaya Kaul          Annie Keating           

Deepanshi Kumar       Devansh Kumar       Sanika Kumar

Ellie Laraway         Max Laurence        Noah Leibowitz

Benjamin Li           Meredith Lively     Thomas Lothian

Reese Lowry           Vivi Maccaroni      Evan Mangin

Rose Mangin           Orlando Ma          Lauren McCann

Jack McComb           Isa McCormack       Declan McGann

Nate Mendez           Cassidy Miklos      Lila Mitchell

Vikram Mukundan       Cole Nelson         Delaney Nelson

Lucy Nelson           Cherry Nimmagadda   Colin Noonan

Bailey Owens          Gregory Panos       Marina Pantelic

Kendall Payne         Ryan Price          Nicholas Rapp

Garland Reid          Cameron Rhodes      Nolan Sardesai

Vihaan Shah          Ryan Smith            Becky Smolka       

David Speich         Timothy Speich        Will Stevens       

Ryan Szobota        Christian Thornton    Paolo Tique        

Elizabeth Townsend     Caroline Walton       Christian Weston   

Priya Wiatt         Colin Wishnack        Colston Worthington

Amelie Wykes     Eddie Zhang           Tony Zhang         

Leah Zhuang       Carter Zubris         Caitlyn Moore        

 

Barrier Breakers

Lane Francis          <    :20            25 fly

Caitlyn Moore         <    :20            25 back

Elizabeth Townsend    <    :30            50 free

Lane Francis          <    :35            50 free

Caitlyn Moore

Kendall Payne

Caroline Walton

Anna Dang

Hiya Agrawal

Abby Clifton

Braidan Morgan

Bella Glenn

Bea Villanueva

Tony Zhang

Colston Pounders

Elizabeth Townsend    <    :40            50 back

Hiya Agrawal

Anna Dang

Arman Horeau

Shreyan Angadala

Savir Mohil

Cathy Smolka          <    :40            50 fly

Cameron Rhodes

Drew Geyer

Jordan Chan

Timothy Speich

Chance Lowry

Nolan Sardesai

Cherry Nimmagadda     <    :45            50 breast

Viva Maccaroni

Timothy Speich

Cameron Rhodes

Nolan Sardesai

Elizabeth Townsend    <   1:10           100 free

Josh Davidson         <   1:20           100 back

Drew Geyer

Jordan Chan

Anna Dang             <   1:20           100 free

Ashley Xiao

Gabby Acquaro

Bea Villanueva

Bella Glenn

Tony Zhang

Trip Cole

Cole Nelson

Jordan Balk           <   1:30           100 breast

Ashley Xiao           <   1:30           100 fly

Anna Barrett

Jasper Jones

Tony Zhang

Timothy Speich        <   1:30           100 IM

Bea Villanueva

Drew Hotem

Gibson Jones

Crawford Criag

Cole Nelson

Nicholas Rapp

Trip Crone

Cherry Nimmagadda     <   1:40           100 breast

Ashley Xiao

Anna Dang

Amelie Wykes

Timothy Speich

Max Laurence

Lane Francis          <   1:45           100 IM

Lane Jacobs

Evan Mangin

Caitlyn Moore

Porter Linkonis       <   1:45           100 back

Evan Mangin

Delaney Nelson

Priya Wiatt

Lindsay Yue

Leah Zhuang

Audrey Gunderson      <   1:50           100 breast

John Ackerly          <   2:00           100 breast

Lane Francis

Thomas Gupton

Jacob Idiodi

Porter Linkonis

Leah Zhuang

Bailey Owens          <   2:30           200 free

David Speich

Jordan Chan           <   3:00           200 IM

Cassidy Miklos        <   3:00           200 free

Ashley Xiao

Owen Miklos

Howard Luo

Nicholas Rapp

Tony Zhang

Bill Belcher          <   3:00           200 fly

Lance Cutchin

Danil Kotikov         <   3:00           200 breast

Patterson Summers

Landon Shepard        <   3:30           200 breast

Pablo Silva           <   5:00           400 IM

Eddie Zhang

Michael Causey        <   6:00           400 IM

Hayley Schreck

Abigail Wang

Nathan Geffen         <   6:30           500 free     

Katherine Lacy        <   7:00           500 free

Eric Lambert          <  11:00          1000 free

Emily Law             <  12:00          1000 free

Anna Newell

Cole Nuckols    

 

 

 

SOME OF OUR COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS HAVE MADE DECISIONS . . . and 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. Our latest addition is Maggie Baham. She will be continuing her swimming and academic career at Allegheny College!

Maggie Baham      Allegheny College
Mary Cornett      Penn State
Zack Cram         North Carolina State
Chris Dalla Valle  Duke
Maura Graff       William and Mary
Reid Hutcherson   Villanova
Patrick Madden    Denison
Peyton Proffitt   William and Mary

 

 

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.

 

WE HAVE A TRADITION OF PLAYING CHRISTMAS SONGS . . . during practice beginning at Thanksgiving.  Some of the songs are traditional, some silly, some unusual but it is all part of a long Holiday tradition here at NOVA. Enjoy! Or sing or dance along!!

 

     

COLD WEATHER WILL ARRIVE AND WILL BE HERE TO STAY FOR A MONTH OR TWO OR THREE . . . so it is definitely time for warm gear, dry socks and shoes and warm hats. Each year, NOVA swimmers continue to arrive at NOVA I the winter as if it was summer, dashing from or to a car in a bathing suit.  The good habits of a swimmer’s career begin early and that means dressing warmly when cold winds blow. Shoes, socks, gloves, wool hats and warm parkas do much to blunt winter’s bite. An athlete emerging from a taxing practice needs to let his body and muscles recover inside some warm wrappings.

 

 

THE WINTER MONTHS BRING MORE THAN COLD . . . . They bring - no big surprise - darkness and that darkness makes the parking lot more of a hazard than in better-lit months. I am asking that all drivers exercise extreme caution upon entering NOVA from Gayton Road. Some of the swimmers play outside; some swimmers aim swift charges at warm cars. The potential for serious mischief is there and slowing down is certainly a good way to minimize or avoid it. Thank you in advance for your support of my yearly slow down initiative.

 

 

OUR LOST BUT NOT FOUND . . . is one unmanned store with some customer friendly store hours, generally 4:30 AM to 8:30 PM M-F with generous weekend hours available as well. Its business cycle is unusual. Inventory grows and grows until the invisible hand of the marketplace sweeps all away to the waiting hands of Goodwill or the Salvation Army THIS SUNDAY! Towels, suits and water bottles are inventory staples but jackets, boots and umbrellas are not unknown! Feel free to stop and shop and claim what is yours.

 

 


 


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. And I proved to be right after many long months, then a very short week of waiting!! Now 37 countries and counting! Albania became our latest proud addition to our point of origin list. Ecuador becomes our latest proud addition to our point of origin list.  Don’t hold out on us regarding your point of origin if you’re not on this list!                   

Albania
Armenia
Australia
Bangladesh
Brazil
Burma
Cambodia
Canada
China
Colombia
Cuba
Czech Republic

Denmark
Ecuador

England
Germany
India
Iran
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Mexico
Nigeria

Poland
Russia
Serbia
Seychelles Bosnia & Herzegovina
Singapore
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Switzerland
The Philippines
Turkey
Venezuela

E-mail Coach Geoff with any additions. I suspect we will have an amazing NOVA tapestry when we are done - if we ever get done!!!
 

 
 
 
 
    
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