FOBY Freestyle 03/05/2019

Dear FOBY Swimmers & Families,


Congratulations to all of the FOBY Swimmers who competed at last weekend’s NJ Swimming 13/Over Silver/Bronze Championships! Many best times, new YMCA Silver & State qualifying times, and top 16 finishes occurred throughout the meet. 13/Over YMCA State Championships are up next at Franklin & Marshall College from Thursday through Sunday – It’s gonna be a fast and exciting weekend!


For those swimmers who are still competing, all of our practice schedules for the remainder of the season are posted on our team website. Some Notes regarding the pool & dryland schedule:

Juniors attending JOs – Final day of dryland practice is Friday 3/15, and the final day of pool practice is Friday 3/22.

Seniors Attending Only YMCA States – No dryland this week. The final day of pool practice is Wednesday 3/6. If you are not swimming at Y States until the weekend, you may attend Senior Open/JO practice on Friday 3/8 for an hour.

Seniors Attending the Senior Open – Final day of dryland practice is Friday 3/8, and the final day of pool practice is Friday 3/15

Seniors Attending Junior Olympics – Final day of dryland practice is Saturday 3/16, and the final day of pool practice is Friday 3/22.

Seniors Attending YMCA Nationals – Final day of dryland practice is Saturday 3/23, and the final day of pool practice is Saturday 3/30.


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 THIS 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 YMCA 13/Over State Championships (Entries Are Attached)

Date: Thursday March 7th – Sunday March 10th, 2019

Location: Kunkel Aquatic Center, Franklin & Marshall College, 931 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

Thursday 3/7

1000 FR – Warmup: 5:30pm, Start: 6:15pm

Friday 3/8

15-18 Prelims – Warmup: 7am, Start: 8am

13/14 Prelims – Warmup: 10:30am, Start: 11:30am

Finals – Warmup: 5:20pm, Start: 6:15pm

Saturday 3/9

15-18 Prelims – Warmup: 7am, Start: 8am

13/14 Prelims – Warmup: 11am, Start: 12pm

Finals – Warmup: 5:20pm, Start: 6:15pm

Sunday 3/10

15-18 Prelims – Warmup: 7:30am, Start: 8:30am

15-18 1650 FR – Warmup: During Prelims, Start: 10:45am

13/14 Prelims – Warmup: 12:15pm, Start: 1:15pm

13-14 1650 FR – Warmup: During Prelims, Start: 3:40pm

Finals – Warmup: 6:15pm, Start: 6:45pm

*Please arrive 15 minutes before warm-up for Check-In

**FOBY Team Caps and Apparel are required


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.

Entry Deadlines

NJ Swimming Junior Olympics – Tuesday March 12th (NEXT 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:

Thursday 3/7 – Sunday 3/10 – YMCA 13/Over State Championships @ Franklin & Marshall College

Thursday 3/14 – FOBY Tryouts @ Old Bridge YMCA

Thursday 3/14 – Sunday 3/17 – Senior Open Championships @ Berkeley Center of Excellence


Upcoming FOBY Birthdays (3/6-3/12):

Kevin Lui – March 6th (13)

Julian Lo – March 8th (12)

Cruz Onofre – March 8th (7)

Kyle Barreiro – March 11th (15)

Leah Barreiro – March 11th (15)

Jessica Guarrera – March 11th (16)

Megan Wong – March 11 (13)


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Freehold-Old Bridge YMCA
470 East Freehold Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 462-0464 x117

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