First Post-Holiday Meet A Big Success

Our swimmers traveled out of our LSC this past weekend to compete at the Winter Festival hosted by the North Dutchess Aquatic Club at Valley Central High School in Montgomery, NY. It was a great meet, with our swimmers taking 30 First Places, earning 39 Gold times, over a third of all splashes being Personal Best Times, and setting 17 new Team Records!

Despite some stiff competition from the 12 teams in attendance, our swimmers touched in with 59 Top-3 Places! Of those, 30 First Places were earned by Reese Berg (100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Free, 200 IM, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 50 Free); Matt Freund (100 Fly); Ty Hollar (200 Free); Jonathan Kern (25 Back, 25 Breast, 25 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly); Nathaniel Kern (100 Fly, 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Fly); Jordan Maruska (100 Back, 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 IM, 500 Free); Clare Schwartz (100 Back, 100 Free, 50 Free); and Hannah Wilson (100 Back, 200 IM, 50 Back).

Top places weren’t the whole story; our swimmers swam WELL. Of the 274 NJB splashes, 97 of them were Personal Best Times- about 35% of our swims. Some of these were significant drops exceeding 10 seconds of improvement like Andrew Carlson’s 500 Free (-56.56); Sadie Cornelius’ 500 Free (-21.93); Brodie Fritsch’s 200 IM (-12.68); Marcus Innamorato’s 200 IM (-27.37); Nathaniel Kern’s 500 Free (-10.97), 100 Breast (-14.13); Jesse Kiederling’s 100 Fly (-18.81); Josh Langley’s 100 Fly (-18.19); Billy Ruddy’s 50 Back (-11.91); Will Tagliareni’s 500 Free (-19.02); and Kathryn Zaremba’s 200 Free (-36.49); and a ton of other exciting swims including many first-time swims.

There were also 39 NJ Swimming Gold Times swum, including new times earned by Reese Berg (100 Back, 50 Fly); Matt Freund (100 Back, 100 Breast); Marcus Innamorato (50 Free); Nathaniel Kern (500 Free, 100 Back, 100 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Fly); Billy Ruddy (100 Fly, 100 Free, 200 IM); Clare Schwartz (100 Fly); and Hannah Wilson (100 Back).

A special shout-out to our swimmers who set new Team Records: Reese Berg (100 Back); Nathaniel Kern (500 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 Fly); Jonathan Kern (25 Back, 25 Breast); Ty Hollar (200 IM); Hannah Wilson (200 IM); Marcus Innamorato (50 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 100 Back); and Evan Weinberger (100 Fly, 200 IM).

Congratulations everyone!!!