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RENO Season Recap - 2018/2019

Happy Friday!

Below is Reno Aquatic Club’s 2018/2019 recap. We had quite the impressive year! I hope you enjoy reading about our swimmer’s accomplishments. Three quick announcements before the recap:

- Please be sure you select a shirt size for your swimmer by noon today. Click here for the form

- The City Council meeting was a success on Wednesday! The council unanimously approved the acceptance of the 9 million-dollar grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation. Now the City of Reno, in parternship with Sierra Nevada Community Aquatics, will need to raise the remaining 9 million-dollar balance in two years. I will have a lot more info on the fundraising efforts in the near future. Click here for an article from the RGJ regarding the new pool.

Thank you to all who submitted public comment or emailed Council. They commented on the amount of positive support they received for this long overdue project.

- RENO resumes practice on Monday! The Orange group and higher will have a modified schedule for the first week. The Blue and Mini RENO will start their fall schedule immediately. Click here for next week's schedule and the fall schedule. All groups will be at Idlewild on Saturday morning for team pictures and brunch.

Here's this year's recap. Have a great weekend!

2018/2019 Reno Aquatic Club Recap

As we were progressing through the year, I knew Reno Aquatic Club was having a very good season, but when I sat down to compile this year’s recap it made me realize how incredible the season truly was for our swimmers. 

There were big improvements throughout the entire team – from our National group all the way to Mini RENO. Many of our younger swimmers achieved new State, Pacific JO, and Far Western times. More importantly, they improved their strokes, training capacity, and overall fitness. I am confident this will continue to happen in the 2019/2020 season. 

A few highlights before we dive into the full recap:

In 2018/2019, swimmers established 16 new Reno Aquatic Club team records! In the 2017/2018 season, there were 3 team records set. 

- 111 Top-10 RENO times were recorded in 2018/2019. In 2017/2018, there were 63.

- RENO swimmers had 88 Pacific Top-25 times this year. In 2017/2018, there were 53.

- The season was capped off with an Olympic Trials qualifying swim by Emma Karam.

From day one, the goal of the coaching staff was to establish RENO as a premier team on the west coast. We are still working towards that goal, but the 2018/2019 was a big step forward in accomplishing this. RENO has so much momentum, and our results prove it. 

Congratulations to all the swimmers for an outstanding 2018/2019 season! Now let’s make 2019/2020 even better! 

Team Records

Reno Aquatic Club has been producing fast swimmers for the last 46-years. As a result, our team records are very fast. In the 2017/2018 season, we had three team records set. For the 2018/2019 season, SIXTEEN team records went down including three ALL-TIME records! 

Congratulations to the following swimmers for setting a new Reno Aquatic Club record:

ALL-TIME Records

200-yard backstroke: Emma Karam (1:58.25) broke Sarabeth Schweitzer’s record of 1:58.60 set in 1998

100-meter backstroke: Emma Karam (1:02.58) broke Sarabeth Schweitzer’s record of 1:02.93 set in 1998

200-meter backstroke: Emma Karam (2:15.55) broke Sarabeth Schweitzer’s record of 2:15.78 set in 1998

13-14 Girls Records

50-yard freestyle: Emma Karam (23.94) broke Katy Houston’s record of 24.26 set in 2002

100-yard backstroke: Emma Karam (54.52) broke McKenna Meyer’s record of 58.48 set in 2013

200-yard backstroke: Emma Karam (1:58.25) broke Amanda Aaker’s record of 2:05.36 set in 1994

400-yard IM: Emma Karam (4:22.76) broke Julie Hardt’s record of 4:23.43 set in 1996

100-meter freestyle: Emma Karam (59.62) broke Katy Houston’s record of 59.89 set in 2001

100-meter backstroke: Emma Karam (1:04.19) broke her own record of 1:06.15 set in 2018

200-meter backstroke: Emma Karam (2:16.28) broke her own record of 2:20.28 set in 2018

13-14 Boys Records

200-yard breaststroke: Aidan Pflieger (2:15.14) broke Boomer Roepke’s record of 2:15.79 set in 2004

15-16 Girls Records

100-yard backstroke: Katelyn Buono (57.05) broke Skylar Craig’s record of 57.50 set in 2003

50-meter freestyle: Emma Karam (27.51) broke Rachelle Carano’s record of 27.58 set in 1997

100-meter backstroke: Katelyn Buono (1:06.88) broke Hannah Hudson’s record of 1:06.94 set in 2016

100-meter backstroke: Emma Karam (1:02.58) broke Katelyn Buono’s record of 1:06.88 set in 2019

200-meter backstroke: Emma Karam (2:15.55) broke McKenna Meyer’s record of 2:20.42 set in 2014

Click here to view the Reno Aquatic Club records.

Top-10 RENO

Just like the team records, RENO’s Top-10 times are very fast! It is very competitive to break into the Top-10. This year RENO had 111 Top-10 times. Last year, there were 63. Congratulations to the following swimmers:

ALL-TIME Girls – Short Course

Katelyn Buono: 4th – 200 back; 5th – 100 back; 

Emma Karam: 1st – 200 back; 2nd – 100 back; 3rd – 50 free; 7th – 1000 free; 8th – 200 IM; 8th – 400 IM

Alexia Taylor-Arredondo: 5th – 50 free

ALL-TIME Girls – Long Course

Katelyn Buono: 7th – 100 back; 8th – 200 back; 8th – 200 IM

Emma Karam: 1st – 100 back; 1st – 200 back; 7th – 400 free; 8th – 50 free; 9th – 200 free; 9th – 400 IM

Alexia Taylor-Arredondo: 9th – 50 free

9-10 Girls – Short Course

Avery Jakubos: 8th – 500 free

Marni Kraemer: 3rd – 500 free

9-10 Girls – Long Course

Avery Jakubos: 5th – 400 free

Marni Kraemer: 3rd – 200 IM; 4th – 100 free; 4th – 200 free; 5th – 400 free; 6th – 100 back; 8th – 50 free; 8th – 50 breast; 8th – 100 breast; 9th – 50 back

9-10 Boys – Short Course

Angelo Aramini: 3rd – 500 free; 7th – 100 fly; 9th – 50 free

9-10 Boys – Long Course

Angelo Aramini: 2nd – 50 free; 2nd – 100 free; 5th – 200 free; 5th – 100 fly; 10th – 50 fly

11-12 Girls – Short Course

Amaya Aramini: 2nd – 1000 free; 5th – 100 back; 6th – 200 back; 8th – 500 free

Lucy Platz: 3rd – 50 breast; 6th – 50 fly; 7th – 200 breast; 8th – 100 breast; 9th – 100 IM

11-12 Girls – Long Course

Eleanor Raker – 4th – 800 free; 4th – 1500 free

13-14 Girls – Short Course

Addison Crain: 4th – 200 fly; 6th – 100 fly; 8th – 100 back

Emma Karam: 1st – 50 free; 1st – 100 back; 1st – 200 back; 1st – 400 IM; 2nd – 200 IM; 3rd – 200 free; 3rd – 1000 free; 4th – 100 free; 5th – 500 free

13-14 Girls – Long Course

Addison Crain: 3rd – 100 fly; 5th – 200 fly; 7th – 400 IM

Emma Karam: 1st – 100 free; 1st – 100 back; 1st – 200 back; 2nd – 400 free; 2nd – 400 IM; 6th – 200 free; 8th – 50 free

Ella Palmer: 8th – 1500 free; 8th – 100 back; 10th – 200 back

13-14 Boys – Short Course

Aidan Pflieger: 1st – 200 breast; 3rd – 200 free; 5th – 1650 free; 5th – 200 IM; 6th – 500 free; 6th – 400 IM; 7th – 1000 free

13-14 Boys – Long Course

Aidan Pflieger: 4th – 1500 free; 6th – 400 free; 6th – 800 free; 8th – 200 free; 9th – 100 back; 9th – 100 breast

15-16 Girls – Short Course

Katelyn Buono: 1st – 100 back; 2nd – 200 back; 5th – 400 IM; 6th – 200 IM

15-16 Girls – Long Course

Elena Aramini: 4th – 50 free

Katelyn Buono: 2nd – 100 back; 4th – 200 back; 4th – 200 IM; 7th – 400 IM

Emma Karam: 1st – 50 free; 1st – 100 back; 1st – 200 back; 3rd – 100 free; 5th – 200 free; 8th – 200 IM; 9th – 100 fly

15-16 Boys – Short Course

David McLean: 5th – 100 back, 5th – 200 back; 10th – 100 fly

15-16 Boys – Long Course

David McLean: 10th – 100 back

17-18 Girls – Short Course

Alexia Taylor-Arredondo: 3rd – 50 free

17-18 Girls – Long Course

Alexia Taylor Arredondo: 2nd – 50 free; 10th – 100 free

Click here to view the Top-10 lists.

USA Top-25 Times

This year, Emma Karam recorded 4 swims that ranked her in the top-25 in the entire country for her age-group. Way to go, Emma!

13-14 Girls – Short Course

Emma Karam: 10th – 200 back; 11th – 100 back

13-14 Girls – Long Course

Emma Karam: 14th – 200 back; 23rd – 100 back

Pacific Top-25 Times

RENO is a member of Pacific Swimming. Pacific is the third largest (by number of athletes) Local Swimming Committee (LSC) in the country. Therefore, it is very fast and competitive. To be ranked in the top-25 of Pacific is quite the accomplishment. This year, we had 88 swims in Pacific’s top-25 versus 53 from last year. Outstanding!

9-10 Girls – Short Course

Marni Kraemer: 20th – 50 breast

9-10 Girls – Long Course

Avery Jakubos: 22nd – 400 free

Marni Kraemer: 11th – 200 IM; 12th – 100 back; 14th – 100 free; 14th – 200 free; 14th – 100 breast; 15th – 50 breast; 18th – 50 back; 19th – 100 fly; 20th – 50 free

9-10 Boys – Short Course

Angelo Aramini: 22nd – 500 free

9-10 Boys – Long Course

Angelo Aramini: 5th – 100 free; 7th – 50 free; 15th – 200 free; 21st – 100 fly; 24th – 50 fly

11-12 Girls – Short Course

Amaya Aramini: 17th – 1000 free; 25th – 200 back

Lucy Platz: 16th – 50 breast; 24th – 100 breast

11-12 Girls – Long Course

Eleanor Raker: 13th – 1500 free; 24th – 800 free

13-14 Girls – Short Course

Addison Crain: 21st – 200 fly

Emma Karam: 1st – 100 back; 1st – 200 back; 2nd – 1000 free; 2nd – 400 IM; 5th – 200 IM 7th – 50 free; 9th – 200 free; 11th – 500 free; 13th – 100 free

Delaney Skuse: 10th – 1650 free

13-14 Girls – Long Course

Addison Crain: 12th – 200 fly; 18th – 100 fly; 21st – 400 IM

Emma Karam: 1st – 100 back; 1st – 200 back; 5th – 400 free; 5th – 400 IM; 9th – 100 free; 20th – 800 free; 25th – 200 free

Ella Palmer: 10th – 1500 free; 25th – 800 free; 25th – 200 back

13-14 Boys – Short Course

Aidan Pflieger: 2nd – 1650 free; 6th – 1000 free; 7th – 500 free; 9th – 200 free; 11th – 200 IM; 15th – 200 breast; 15th – 400 IM; 24th – 200 back

13-14 Boys – Long Course

Aidan Pflieger: 5th – 200 free; 5th – 1500 free; 6th – 800 free; 8th – 400 free

15-16 Girls – Short Course

Katelyn Buono: 5th – 200 back; 6th – 400 IM; 14th – 100 back; 14th – 200 IM

15-16 Girls – Long Course

Elena Aramini: 23rd – 50 free

Katelyn Buono: 7th – 200 IM; 8th – 100 back; 11th – 200 back; 12th – 400 IM

Emma Karam: 1st – 100 back; 2nd – 100 back; 10th – 200 free; 15th – 50 free; 15th – 100 free; 18th – 400 IM; 19th – 400 free; 24th – 200 IM

15-16 Boys – Short Course

David McLean: 16th – 200 back; 19th – 100 back

15-16 Boys – Long Course

David McLean: 15th – 200 back; 19th – 100 back

Aidan Pflieger: 9th – 1500 free; 20th – 800 free

17-18 Girls – Short Course

Julie Abrigonde: 25th – 1000 free

Claire Trevithick: 17th – 1000 free

17-18 Girls – Long Course

Alexia Taylor-Arredondo: 25th – 50 free

Claire Trevithick: 17th – 800 free

17-18 Boys – Short Course

Nathan McAlister: 24th – 400 IM

17-18 Boys – Long Course

Nathan McAlister: 23rd – 800 free

Senior Time Standard Ladder

In January of 2018, RENO just had two swimmers with Sectional time standards. We have greatly improved the number of swimmers on the Senior Time Ladder. I look forward to more swimmers achieving cuts and moving up the ladder! 

Olympic Trials

  • Emma Karam

Summer Nationals

  • Emma Karam

Summer Junior Nationals

  • Emma Karam

Winter Junior Nationals

  • Emma Karam

Futures

  • Katelyn Buono
  • Emma Karam

Sectionals

  • Julie Abrigonde
  • Elena Aramini
  • Katelyn Buono
  • Addison Crain
  • Emma Karam
  • Nathan McAlister
  • David McLean
  • Aidan Pflieger
  • Alexia Taylor-Arredondo
  • Claire Trevithick

Senior Zones

  • Julie Abrigonde
  • Amaya Aramini
  • Elena Aramini
  • Jack Armbrecht
  • Katelyn Buono
  • Addison Crain
  • Lydia Dyer
  • Reese Hollinger
  • Mallory Jennings
  • Emma Karam
  • Julia Kennedy
  • Sam Lindley
  • Nathan McAlister
  • David McLean
  • Ella Palmer
  • Aidan Pflieger
  • Alexia Taylor-Arredondo
  • Claire Trevithick
  • Nicole Van Geel

The 2018/2019 season was remarkable for Reno Aquatic Club, but I am looking forward to even faster swimming in the coming years. Way to go, RENO!