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YFD WINS Northeast Showcase!

Huge congratulations to everyone who swam last weekend at the ISCA Northeast Showcase in Connecticut! It was truly an incredible experience and such a testimony to how special this team is.

YFD swept the team trophies—capturing the women’s, men’s, and combined team crowns while amassing a whopping 5932.5 points. That was nearly 900 points more than second-place Empire Swim Team, a Metro Swimming powerhouse! Along the way our swimmers broke 20 team records, accumulated 459 best times, and brought more medals home than one coach could carry!

As we’ve seen with our travel meets in recent years, no team brings their team spirit on the road like we do. We had swimmers between the ages of 8-18 packing the house in finals, lining up behind the lanes of their teammates, and cheering until they lost their voices. The meet culminated with the trophy presentation late Sunday night, and we know no one will soon forget the feeling of seeing our swimmers hoist the trophies over their head. 

Big thank you to all our families who made the trip to Connecticut and for everyone who helped with timing. Also, many thanks to Coach Iliana for coordinating the team dinner. We had over 150 YFD swimmers and family members in attendance! So much fun!

Full meet highlights are below. 

New YFD Records:
Audrey Alexander- 13-14 Girls 100 back 59.77
Esme Blackstock- 15-18 Girls 200 Fly 2:08.65, 400 IM 4:32.34
Nikolai Haridasan-10U Boys 50 Fly 32.28
Strahinja Maslo- 11-12 Boys 200 Free 1:59.92, 200 Breast 2:33.05, 200 Fly 2:17.86
Jagger Stachtiaris- 11-12 Boys 100 Back 1:02.48, 200 Back 2:13.14
Emilio Vicioso- 15-18 Boys 100 Breast 59.15, 200 Breast 2:11.72
11-12 Girls 400 Medley Relay 4:28.18 Stella Anderson, Gracie Lanning, Rose Korff, Kayla Bolster
11-12 Boys 400 Medley Relay 4:28.14 Jagger Stachtiaris, Alexander Stewart, Strahinja Maslo, Christopher Hovet
Open Boys 400 Free Relay 3:28.19 Max Sellami, Emilio Vicioso, Kyle Malloy, Dylan Hu
Open Boys 400 Medley Relay 3:51.74 Dylan Hu, Emilio Vicioso, Daniel Juricic, Max Sellami
10U Mixed 200 Free Relay 2:01.34 Jane Bannon, Nikolai Haridasan, Aidan Zhu, Orly Lin
10U Mixed 200 Medley Relay 2:20.68 Orly Lin, Aidan Zhu, Nikolai Haridasan, Jane Bannon
11-12 Mixed 200 Free Relay 1:45.78 Strahinja Maslo, Gracie Lanning, Kayla Bolster, Jagger Stachtiaris
11-12 Mixed 200 Medley Relay 1:57.40 Stella Anderson, Gracie Lanning, Strahinja Maslo, Jagger Stachtiaris
13-14 Mixed 200 Free Relay 1:39.49 Max Sellami, Audrey Alexander, Victoria Echavarria, Kyle Malloy

Event Winners:
Audrey Alexander 13-14 Girls 100 Back
Jane Bannon 10U Girls 50/100 Back
Mia Bensason 10U Girls 50 Breast
Nikolai Haridasan 10U Boys 50/100 Free, 50/100 Fly, 50 Back, 100 IM
Strahinja Maslo 12 y/o Boys 50/100/200 Free, 100/200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM
Jagger Stachtiaris 12 y/o Boys 100, 200 Back, 100 Fly
Quincy Topping 11 y/o Boys 50/100 Free, 50/100 Breast, 50 Fly
Emilio Vicioso 15-18 Boys 100/200 Breast

100% Best Times:
Audrey Alexander, Kayla Bolster, Genesis Contreras, Julia Goldberg, Selin Gonen, Anna Gurney, Nikolai Haridasan, Kikko Kayadjanian, Orly Lin, Leila Paltrowitz, Aahana Panday, Danixza Pinto, Lila Salemi, Rowan Salemi, Kai Sorensen, Quincy Topping, Kieran Vellore, Angie Wong

One swim away from 100% Best Times: 
Xavier Bandur-Rosen, Jane Bannon, Mia Bensason, Esme Blackstock, Josh Blaustein, Max Calero, Rebecca Chung, Claire Croft, Adam DeWalle, John Drumm, Aimee Flanigan, Claire Healy, Dylan Hu, Rose Korff, Kyle Malloy, Strahinja Maslo, Tadija Maslo, Lily Ramirez, Rebecca Randall, Chloe Sales, Chloe Tanjeloff, Ellie Waye, Lora Wu, Ryan Yang, Ivana Zecar, Aidan Zhu