February 26, 2019
Dear FOBY Swimmers & Families,
Congratulations to all of the FOBY Swimmers who competed at last weekend’s YMCA 12/Under State Championship Meet! As a team, FOBY scored 169 Points – Up from 58 Points in 2018 – placing us 16th overall out of 27 teams! Individual top 16 swims were achieved by Samy Awad, Katie Buffalino, Maddie Hopkins, and Aya Shental, while both 11/12 Girls Relays and the 11/12 Boys Free Relay also placed in the Top 16. State Championships are off to a fast start – 13/Over Silver/Bronze is up next!
For those swimmers who are still competing, attached to this email is our practice schedule for the remainder of the week through Friday 3/1. The schedule for the week of Saturday 3/2 – Friday 3/8 will be emailed to the team tomorrow.
The 2019 FOBY Spring Training session will run from Monday 4/8/19 – Saturday 6/22/19. Spring Training offers a continued focus on technique for all four strokes, the Individual Medley, starts and turns, as well as training that leads right into our summer session. Competitions during Spring Training are in the form of YMCA & USA Swimming Invitational Meets. Please commit, either yes or no, to the “2019 FOBY Spring Training” event on our website by no later than NEXT Friday 3/8/19 to reserve your spot for next session. Tryouts will be ongoing during March, so any open spots will be filled at that time. More information, including the practice schedule, group descriptions and team handbook, is available on our team website.
2019 NJ Swimming 13/Over Silver/Bronze Championships (Entries Are Attached)
Date: Saturday March 2nd – Sunday March 3rd, 2019
Location: John Witherspoon MS, 217 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
13/Over Girls – Warmup: 8:45am, Start: 10:05am
1650 FR – Warmup: 2pm, Start: 2:30pm
13/Over Boys – Warmup: 3pm, Start: 4:20pm
13/Over Girls – Warmup: 7:30am, Start: 8:50am
1000 FR – Warmup: 12pm, Start: 12:30pm
13/Over Boys – Warmup: 1pm, Start: 2:20pm
*Please arrive 15 minutes before warm-up for Check-In
**FOBY Team Caps and Apparel are required
***Job Signups will be available later today – Even if you have reached your 5 required points, please help
Championship season is underway, and per the FOBY Swim Team Commitment Requirements all FOBY swimmers are required to attend the highest-level YMCA championship meet that they qualify for to retain their spot on the team for next fall. We have begun receiving meet announcements and events for these meets, and the entry deadlines are listed below. NOTE – all entry deadlines are final and any changes, additions or removals afterwards are prohibited. Please only enter swimmers in events that they qualify for – proof of time reports are required from us for all championship meets. More meet announcements, events and entry deadlines will be posted when available.
NJ Swimming Senior Open Championships – Thursday, February 28th (THIS WEEK)
YMCA 13/Over State Championship Time Trials – Saturday, March 2nd (THIS WEEK)
Do you have friends or siblings interested in being part of the FOBY Family for Spring/Summer? See the attached tryout flyer which includes the dates, locations, times and expectations. See you there!
SAVE THE DATE! The FOBY Swim Team Banquet will occur on Thursday, 3/28 at the Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, NJ. RSVP is due Thursday, 3/21 – For more information, please see the front page of our team website.
Upcoming FOBY Events:
Saturday 3/2 – Sunday 3/3 – NJ Swimming 13/Over Silver/Bronze @ John Witherspoon MS
Thursday 3/7 – Sunday 3/10 – YMCA 13/Over State Championships @ Franklin & Marshall College
Thursday 3/14 – FOBY Tryouts @ Old Bridge YMCA
Upcoming FOBY Birthdays (2/27-3/5):
Katherine Fang – February 28th (13)
Yustin Li – February 28th (8)
Tommy McDade – March 1st (17)
Giana Napolitano – March 5th (9)
FOBY Swimming is on Instagram and Facebook! Please follow @fobyswimming on Instagram, and follow and like @FOBYSwim on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FOBYSwim) for photos and live stories from meets and practice, as well as FOBY Swim Team event dates, times, locations and information.