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Easter Zones - March 2016

W  O  W  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUR WAAC ZONE MEMBERS SWIM BIG AT EASTERN ZONES !
OUR 6 SWIMMERS WHO COMPETED AT ZONES NOT ONLY HAD A GREAT
TIME - BUT HAD GREAT TIMES !
HAVE TO DOUBLE CHECK BUT LOOKS LIKE 6 TEAM RECORDS FALL.
WAAC SWIMMERS HELP AMS GRAB BEST FINSIH IN ABOUT 8 YEARS AS
AMS FINISHED 2ND TO METRO SWIMMING.(NY CITY AREA)

WAAC GANG WAS BIG PART OF THAT GREAT EFFORT BY AMS SWIMMERS.

MICHAEL KOCHER PICKED UP 2 FIRST PLACES AT ZONES - 1 IN 200 IM AND
1 IN 200 BACK - THE BACK WAS A TEAM RECORD 151 - YIKES THATS FAST.

MICHAE
L ENDED UP WITH A COUPLE OF FIRST PLACE MEDALS FROM
RELAYS ALSO AND IN 15 & OVER BOYS SEVERAL RELAYS WERE 3 WAAC
BOYS AND 1 OTHER AMS GUY.
SO MICHAEL > 8 MEDALS  / EMMA PENTRACK 7 MEDALS /GARY McMURTRIE
6 MEDALS / DEREK CURREY 3 MEDALS / ASH
TON PIETROBONI 1 MEDAL.
AND ETHAN ROBEY EVEN THOUGH NO MEDALS SWAM A GREAT RACE IN
HIS 500 FREE DROPPING NEARLY 8 SECONDS, AND ADDDED A GREAT
EFFORT IN HIS 200 BREAST EVEN THO
UGH IT WAS ONLY ABOUT 15
MINUTES AFTER HIS 500 SWIM - NOT MUCH REST ON THAT ONE.

SO CONGRATS ZONIES - YOU MADE US PROUD !

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Jan. 17 & 18, 2015 
 
WAAC SWIMMERS AT SOUTH PARK WERE REACHING AND ROLLING !
OUR SWIMMERS FROM ALL GROUPS SWAM STRONG WITH MANY TIME
DROPS AND PERSONAL BEST SWIMS AT SOUTH PARK THIS PAST
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

SOME OF OUR FIRST SEASON MEMBERS REALLY STEPPED IT UP >
BRETT KOT HAD MAJOR TIME DROPS IN 2 EVENTS, AND THE CHIODO
SISTERS ALSO ADDED B I G DROPS OF THEIR OWN AND GOT THEIR TIMES TO A VERY COMPETITIVE LEVEL -
WOW AND NICE FOR ALL THREE!


NATHAN GUNDERSON / MADISON HILL / BLAISE KEHL /
WERE ALL 3 SWIMS AND 3 TIME DROPS ALSO VERY NICE.
 WADE GUNDERSON WAS A 2 FOR 2.

SAVANNAH LEGNINE CONTINUES HER MOVE TOWARD BEING A TOP
SWIMMER WITH 3 OFF HER 4 TIME DROPS AND HEATHER RICE WAS
4 SWIMS 4 PERSONAL BEST TIMES VERY IMPRESSIVE!

AND WITH VERY VERY IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCES TWO WILEY
VETERANS WITH BIG MEETS > MISS AUDRA COOK WITH A WHOPING 6
SWIMS 6 PBS AND SOME SIGNIFICANT DROPS - WOWSER !!!
AND MR SCOTTY ZANELLA 8 SWIMS - 7 PERSONAL BEST TIMES AND
REACHED THAT COOL MILESTONE FOR SWIMMERS OF GOING UNDER 1:00 IN THE 100 YARD FREE - GOOOOO SCOTTY YOU BIG DOG !!!

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West Virginia Meet - November 7-9, 2014

CONGRATS TO MICHAEL KOCHER (200 BACK)
DEREK CURREY (200 BREAST)
BOTH BROKE TEAM RECORDS AT WEST VA MEET.
TOLD YA WE SWAM FAST!!!

West Va meet went very well - the great majority of swimmers swam very well with many time drops and big swims. So congrats to all it was a wild wonderful WAACy weekend !  New swimmers and veteran members all performed well and had a good learning time.

Congrats to Logan Palochak & Michael Kocher on some very big swims
and Mr Derek Currey who was posting some grrreat early season times himself along with all our high school guys.  And for a second week in a row Amanda Schlor was cruising along dropping times left and right.  Amanda's brothers Logan and David also added some really nice efforts and swims.  Many new swimmers completed events they didn't even hear of 2 weeks ago and it was nice to see the good I'll give it my best try coach!

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Bronze Meet -November 1 & 2, 2014

WAY TO GO WAAC SWIMMERS AND PARENTS - NO SURPRISE BUT ONCE AGAIN WAAC TOP TO BOTTOM HOSTS AND RUNS A SUPER AWESOMELY GRRRRRRRRRREAT MEET AND SWIMMERS PERFORM SUPER WONDERTASTICALLY GRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I HAVE TO ADMIT I AM VERY PROUD TO BE A PART OF WAAC OUR PEOPLE REALLY STEP UP AND GET IT DONE.  I KNOW IT IS REQUIRED, BUT STILL SOOOO MANY WENT WAY BEYOND WHAT IS REQUIRED AND SPENT THE WEEKEND AT OUT SCHOOL & POOL TO MAKE SURE ALL WENT WELL.
WE HAVE A NICE GROUP OF NEW FOLKS STARTING TO GET INTO OFFICIATING AND WERE WALKING THE DECK AND SO MANY OTHERS PITCHING IN WHERE THEY CAN.  

IT IS REALLY APPRECIATED!

AND OF COURSE THE MAIN REASON WE DO THIS STUFF - OUR SWIMMERS WERE AWESOME THIS WEEKEND ALSO.  OUR NEW SWIMMERS WHO COMPETED DID REALLY WELL - YES THERE WERE DQs BUT THAT IS FINE - IT IS PART OF LEARNING, AND MANY WERE IN FLY - BRST AND EVEN IM WHICH TAKE A WHILE TO LEARN. SO I WAS VERY PROUD OF OUR NEWBIES !!!

AND THE VETERANS OF THE CLUB > WELL THEY DID GREAT ALSO - SEVERAL HAD AWESOME MEETS - THE TOP TWO AND THERE WERE MANY TO CHOOSE FROM - BUT TWO WHO HAD BIG BIG MEETS  ARE
AMANDA SCHLOR
AND DEREK CURREY.
         
CONGRATS TO ALL AND THANKS - GOOOO WAAC!

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NICE MEET AT GPAC / SILVER -BRONZE CHAMPS!
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1ST OFF CONGRATS TO OUR BOYS TEAM
ON A 2ND PLACE FINISH ONLY 10 POINTS
BEHIND THE NORTH ALLEGHENY BOYS. NICE JOB GUYS!
AND TO
JUSTIN TORHAN ON HIS 13 & 14 BOYS
HIGH POINT AWARD WITH A HUGE 68 POINTS!
PLUS
 CHANCELLOR WAHL  POSTED 2ND PLACE IN
THE SAME DIVISION - VERY NICE !!!

 

Justin Torhan
smiling with lots of metal !  
Way to go Justin!!!

 

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THOMPSON PARK MEET - June 21, 2014
ONCE AGAIN A VERY NICE MEET - GOOD SWIMS - VETERAN AND
NEW MEMBERS A LIKE WERE GREAT TO COACH AND WATCH AS
WAAC SWIMMERS WERE GRRREAT!
BIG BIG CONGRATS TO JACKSON DICESARO 8 & UNDER HIGH
POINT WINNER - WAY TO GO JACKSON!!!
AND OWEN ACITELLI WAS RIGHT BEHIND HIM IN POINTS AS HE
WAS 2ND. JACKSON WON THE 25 & 50 FREESTYLES AND HAD
SEVERAL MORE TOP 3 FINISHES AND OWEN WON THE 25 FLY AND
ALSO HAD OTHER TOP 3 FINISHES.
SO WAAC 8 & UNDER BOYS MAKE A STATEMENT - VERY NICE.

PLUS MANY OTHER NICE SWIMS - COACH CARL & I WERE VERY
PLEASED WITH SEVERAL OF OUR NEW MEMBERS.
SISTERS BRIANA (11) & CICI CHIODO (9) ALONG WITH KALEIGH
MOORE (11)  ALL SWAM WELL DOING GREAT ATTEMPTS AT FLIP
TURNS - STREAMLINES & SOLID STROKES - ALL THE THINGS WE
HAVE BEEN WORKING ON!
AND OUR NEWEST GUYS NOT TO BE LEFT OUT DID THE SAME AND
LOOKED GOOD - KENNY KRISOVENSKI (12) & JJ ABBOT (11)
IMPRESSED WITH GREAT EFFORTS.

PLUS OUR VETERAN GROUP SWAM WELL AND PICKED UP MANY
HIGH PLACE AWARDS.
WAY TO GO WAAC SWIMMERS !

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MARITNS FERRY MEET - JUNE 14 & 15, 2014

IT WAS A FUN LAID BACK MEET WITH GREAT WEATHER !
OUR SWIMMERS PERFORMED VERY WELL - SOME OF OUR
NEWEST MEMBERS HAD THEIR FIRST COMPETITIVE SWIMS AND
DID VERY WELL AND LEARNED A LOT ABOUT MEETS.
SEVERAL OF OUR YOUNGER SWIMMERS SWAM WELL AND PICKED
UP A TON OF RIBBONS AND GOOD TIMES.
OUR OLDER MEMBERS SWAM IN A LOT OF OFF EVENTS AND
SHORTER FUN EVENTS AND HAD A GOOD TIME.

THE BIG NEWS FROM THE MEET
CONGRATS TO ALLISON PRESUTTI & JULIA STALLING AS THEY
WERE HIGH POINT SWIMMERS IN THEIR AGE GROUPS.
ALLI COMPETED IN 6 & UNDER
JULIA IN 11 & 12

SO CONGRATS TO ALL AND WAY TO GO WAAC SWIMMERS!

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GPAC - June 7 & 8, 2014 - WOWZER !
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WE HAD MANY SWIMMERS DO GRRRREAT THIS PAST WEEKEND AT THE GPAC MEET.  I WAS LOOKING AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO TO WRITE ABOUT AS HAVING A BIG MEET.  I NARROWED IT DOWN TO 24 SWIMMERS !!!  YEAH 24 - WOWZER AND THEN SOME!

SO OUT OF THE TOP DOGS THIS WEEKEND WHO REALLY CAUGHT OUR COACHING STAFFS ATTENTION ???

WELL MY NUMBER ONE PICK AS A BREAK OUT SWIMMER IS A YOUNG LADY WHO HAS BEEN ON THE TEAM FOR A WHILE AND HAS PERFORMED WELL - BUT NOW HAS REALLY BEGUN TO STEP UP.
MISS EMILY DURKIN(11) - BIG TIME DROPS - GREAT TECHNIQUE IMPROVEMENTS - COMING ON BIG TIME. SHE MAY NOT HAVE SWUM ZONE TIMES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT BUT WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE IN HER SWIMMING - VERY NICE EMILY !

WE WERE ALSO VERY PLEASED WITH TWO VETERAN SWIMMERS, BOTH HAVE BEEN IN A MINI SLUMP KIND OF AND DECIDED TO HAVE A BUST OUT AGAIN WEEKEND. MISS HANNAH COOK(13) AND MISS ELIZABETH VOLLMER(12)
NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK AND BLAZING AGAIN!

THE GUYS WERE NOT TO BE OUTDONE WE HAD A 13 & 14 YEAR OLD TRIO HAVE VERY SOLID MEETS AND IMPRESSED COACHES. MR JUSTIN TORHAN, MR CHANCELOR WAHL, AND MR ZACK PAINTER ALL POSTED SOLID TIME DROPS AND SWAM GREAT RACES. NICE PERFORMANCE GENTLEMEN !

ANOTHER YOUNG LADY THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE WITH HER EFFORTS WAS MISS AMBER CLEMENS(15)
WITH GREAT TIME AND SKILL IMPROVEMENTS IN SEVERAL STROKES. WAY TO GO AMBIE!

AND JUST TO MENTION SOME OTHERS
MEGAN ROUTCH(14), JULIA STALLING(11) EVA LEGARD (12) CAROLINE BACHOWSKI(10), and  AUDRA COOK(10) ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS.

IT GETS A LITTLE HARDER FOR OUR OLDER GANG TO RE-CREATE BIG SWIMS FROM SHAVE AND TAPER CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THIS TIME OF SEASON - BUT MOST OF OUR OLDER CREW WERE CLOSE TO TOP TIMES AND LOOKING SOLID - NICE JOB TO OUR OLD SWIMMERS 15 & UP !  (OLD ?)

OK TO ALL IT WAS A SOLID MEET NOW LETS GET SIGNED UP FOR MORE AND TRAIN HARD.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAAC !

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EASTERN ZONE CHAMPS - MARCH 27 - 29, 2014
WAAC SWIMMERS SWIM AWESOME AGAIN !

WAAC SWIMMERS DO WELL AT ZONE MEET IN WEBSTER / ROCHESTER NY OVER THE PAST WEEKEND. 3 OF OUR SWIMMERS TRAVELED TO WEBSTER TO COMPETE WITH THE ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN ZONE TEAM AGAINST THE REST OF THE NORTHEAST UNITED STATES TEAMS, EMMA PENTRACK / ELIZABETH VOLLMER / MICHAEL KOCHER ALL DID WAAC PROUD AS THEY SWAM WELL FOR THE AMS ZONE ALL STAR TEAM.   EMMA (12) & ELIZABETH (12) BOTH HAD GOOD SWIMS AS EMMA WAS MAKING HER 2ND & ELIZABETH HER 3RD APPEARANCE AT ZONES.
MICHAEL (14) MAKING HIS FIRST MADE A BIG ENTRANCE INTO HIS FIRST ZONE MEET - WINNING THE 100 BACKSTROKE AND PICKING UP 3 GOLD & 1 SILVER MEDAL ON RELAYS - NOW THATS THE WAY TO JUMP INTO THINGS. THE ZONE COACHES ALSO GAVE NICE PRAISE ABOUT OUR 3 SWIMMERS AND THEIR EFFORTS. SO MAJOR CONGRATS TO ALL & TO MICHAELS MEDAL COUNT - THE MOST GOLD EVER BROUGHT HOME BY A WEST ALLEGHENY SWIMMER FROM ZONES. GOOOOOOOOOO   WAAC SWIMMERS, I WANT TO SEE A DOZEN OR MORE AT ZONES THIS SUMMER !

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WAAC SWIMMERS LOOK STRONG AT B CHAMPS!
February 22 & 23, 2014
21 BB times for WAAC swimmers at South Park !!!
That is why ALL eligible should have been at the meet!!!!!!!!!
We tune and gear for champs - when someone misses - they blow a golden opportunity to get their fastest swims !
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Just ask Caroline Bachowski or Savannah Legnine - 6 BB times each !
These two were on absolute fire crushing their PBs in most cases.




Also picking up BB times Zack Painter / Scott Zanella / Danial Oldak / Olivia Rohal/ Julia Stalling / Nathan Presutti. Plus many others who got much closer to those tough BB times or at very least had nice time drops.  It was a long - but fun and rewarding meet for many.
Super Congrats to all !

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WAAC MEET / DECEMBER 7 & 8, 2013

WAY TO GO WAAC SWIMMERS - PARENTS - BOARD !!!

ONCE AGAIN WAAC RUNS A GREAT AMS MEET AND WAAC SWIMMERS PERFORM AT TOP LEVELS.  PLUS GREAT EXTRA EFFORT FROM MANY PARENTS WHO WENT BEYOND THE MINIMUM OF WORK REQUIREMENTS! MAJOR THANKS TO SOOOO MANY WHO REALLY PUT FORTH AN EFFORT TO MAKE OUR TEAM GREAT !

AS FOR THE SWIMMERS - HOLY COWABUNGA DUDES - AS THE NINJA TURTLES MIGHT SAY. SO MANY BIG GOOD SWIMS IT WOULD BE A BOOK IF I WROTE ABOUT ALL. 30 BB TIMES ACHIEVED AT THIS MEET - YES 30 !!! AND AS ALWAYS WE TRY TO PICK A SWIMMER OF THE MEET - AND THIS TIME A NO BRAINER, EVEN AMONG SO MANY BIG SWIMS. MISS JULIA STALLING ROCKED THE HOUSE AND OWNED THE POOL AS SHE POSTED 8 OF THOSE BB TIMES - YES 8 FOR 8 - AND AT LEAST 3 OF
THOSE WERE OOOH SO CLOSE TO "A" TIMES - VERY SWEET! JULIA WON SEVERAL EVENTS AND FINISHED TOP 6 IN ALL 8 AS SHE HAD A BREAK OUT MEET AND SHOWED WHY SHE IS A WEST A SWIMMER TO WATCH - WAY TO GO JULIA - YOU WERE AWESOME ! BUT WE CERTAINLY CAN'T STOP THERE - HOW ABOUT EVA LEGARD POSTING 4 BB SWIMS AND OLIVIA ROHAL 3 BBs AND ADD IN A PAIR FROM
AMANDA SCHLOR - MEGAN ROUTCH - AND HANNAH COOK, PLUS 7 OTHERS
WHO POST AT LEAST 1 BB TIME. A TOTAL OF 8 FIRST PLACE FINSHES BY WAAC SWIMMERS AND 2 EVENTS WHERE WE DOMINATED WITH SWIMMERS GRABBING 1ST - 4TH IN ONE EVENT AND ANOTHER 1ST - 3RD.

HIGH HONORS FOR THIS MEET ON COACHES EYE CATCHER PERFORMANCES - CHRISTINA PROLOGO REALLY STARTING TO RISE TO THE TOP WITH 1ST PLACE FINISHES IN 50 & 200 BREAST. OLIVIA ROHAL WITH NICE TIME DROPS IN NEARLY EVERY SWIM, SAVANNAH LEGNINE STEPPING IT UP BIG TIME, MORGAN CARNAHAN A NEWER MEMBER SHOWING BIG PROMISE, AND AMANDA SCHLOR AND SCOTTY ZANELLA HAVING VERY SOLID MEETS.

SO AGAIN CONGRATS TO MANY GREAT PERFORMANCES - HARD WORK -
GOOD ATTENDANCE - GREAT EFFORTS ARE PAYING OFF!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAAC !


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PINE RICHLAND MEET / NOVEMBER 23 & 24, 2013

CONGRATS TO OUR WAAC SWIMMERS THIS PAST WEEKEND !
THE COACHES AGREE IT WAS A VERY SOLID AND FAST MEET FOR MANY WAAC SWIMMERS - DROPPING TIMES ALL OVER THE PLACE!
SWIMMERS OF THE MEET WHO GET BIG SHOUT OUTS FROM COACHES  > CHRISTINA PROLOGO 12 / JULIA STALLING 10 / ZACK PAINTER 13 /
AMANDA SCHLOR 12 / MEGAN AND CARL SAID THIS GANG HAD SOME BIG TIME DROPS AND LOOKED SOLID PERFORMING THEIR SWIMS.  
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WEST VIRGINIA MEET - WOW - NICE - EVEN AWESOME!!!
                                     November 15 - 17, 2013
ONCE AGAIN A GREAT MEET FOR US IN THE POOL AND A FUN TIME BY ALL
AT THE HOTEL ON SATURDAY TEAM GATHERING NIGHT.
FIRST OFF - GRRRREAT JOB TO OUR SWIMMERS - MANY MANY MANY PERSONAL BEST TIMES AND SOLID SWIMS.
BOTH MICHAEL KOCHER (13 & 14) & JAROD KEHL (15 & OVER) WON THE HIGH POINT AWARDS FOR THE MEET IN THEIR AGE BRACKETS AND ELIZABETH VOLLMER WAS RUNNER UP IN 11 & 12 GIRLS. SO BIG CONGRATS TO EACH OF THEM FOR AN OUTSTANDING WEEKEND FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

AGAIN MANY GREAT SWIMS BY MANY!
A FEW THAT COME TO MIND > I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED BY MEGAN ROUTCH'S 200 FREE AND MOST OF HER SWIMS THIS WEEKEND - SHE HAS WORKED HARD AND COME A LONG WAY.  JUSTIN TORHAN FOR NOT BEING IN POOL MUCH EARLY SEASON POSTED SOME NICE SWIMS. AND ONCE AGAIN EMMA PENTRACK DISPLAYED HER SOLID SKILLS ALONG WITH AMANDA SCHLOR WHO POSTED ONE OF HER BEST MEETS IN A WHILE AND LOOKED VERY STRONG.   LAST YEAR DAVID SCHLOR WAS HIGH POINT - HE MADE ANOTHER RUN AT IT BUT FELL A LITTLE SHORT - BUT STILL HAD NICE SWIMS AND TIME DROPS.

EVEN OUR MUNCHKINS SWAM VERY WELL AND WE WERE VERY PROUD OF HOW THEY HANDLED THEMSELVES AND SWAM AT THIS LARGE VENUE.

SO AGAIN CONGRATS WAAC SWIMMERS
IF YOU DIDN'T ATTEND - OOOPS YOU MISSED A FUN ONE!