FOBY Freestyle 03/12/2019

Dear FOBY Swimmers & Families,


And just like that, NJ YMCA State Championships are over. In what was an exciting conclusion to our NJ YMCA Meets for the season, the FOBY Swim Team scored 70 points at the 13/Over YMCA State Championship meet (Up from 2 points last year), including top 16 individual finishes from Ella Amster, Kaitlyn Clifford, Angie Gugliotta, Alex Johnson, Sarah Mandy and Lia Vendel, while both 13/14 Girls and Boys Relays also placed in the Top 16. Additionally, for the first time this winter, a new FOBY Swim Team record was achieved, as the 13/14 Girls 200 Medley Relay of Niyati Saravanakumar, Lia Vendel, Ella Amster and Mackenzie Barnett broke a 10-year-old record with new time of 1:54.75. As a combined team (12/Under + 13/Over), FOBY placed 17th out of 27 YMCA teams that competed this winter, scoring a total of 239 points, up from only 60 points last season! On behalf of the entire coaching staff, we are extremely proud of everyone’s effort and all of the progress we’ve made since September. Great job swimmers!


While many of the team takes a break for the next few weeks, we will still have athletes representing us at the NJ Swimming Senior Open, Junior Olympics and YMCA Nationals during the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more updates, and Go FOBY!


For those swimmers who are still competing, our practice schedule for the remainder of the season is attached to this newsletter. 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 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.


***Practice Group Assignments and Registration Instructions for the 2019 FOBY Spring Training will be emailed to the team later this week. ***


2019 NJ Swimming Senior Open Championship (Entries Are Attached)

Date: Thursday March 14th – Sunday March 17th, 2019

Location: Berkeley Aquatic Center of Excellence, 629 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974

Thursday 3/14

PM – Women’s 1000/Men’s 1650 FR Timed Final – Warmup: 4pm, Start: 5pm

Friday 3/15 – Saturday 3/16

AM – Prelims – Warmup: 7:30am, Start: 9am

PM – Finals – Warmup: 4:30pm, Start: 5:30pm

Sunday 3/17

AM – Prelims – Warmup: 7:30am, Start: 9am

Mid – Women’s 1650/Men’s 1000 FR Timed Final – Warmup: 11:25am, Start: 11:40am

PM – Finals – Warmup: 4:30pm, Start: 5:30pm

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

**FOBY Team Caps and Apparel are required


Entry Deadlines

NJ Swimming Junior Olympics – Tuesday March 12th (TODAY) – Any swimmers who committed but did not pick events will not be entered.


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 NEXT Thursday, 3/21 – For more information, please see the front page of our team website.


Upcoming FOBY Events:

Thursday 3/14 – FOBY Tryouts @ Old Bridge YMCA

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

Tuesday 3/19 – FOBY Tryouts @ Freehold YMCA


Upcoming FOBY Birthdays (3/13-3/19):

Zach Amster – March 13th (17)

Abby Simonovsky – March 13th (13)

Hannah Kretkowski – March 14th (14)

Cassie Lee – March 14th (13)

Raymond Leung – March 15th (14)

Samantha Ross – March 16th (15)

Andrew Ge – March 18th (15)

Lawrence Lo – March 18th (9)


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

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