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FLYERS NATION


      

 Jersey Flyers Aquatic Club (JFAC) was founded in June 2010 by head coach, Ruben Sembrano. He began coaching JFAC with only 30 swimmers including his three kids, Joshua, Kim, and Rebecca. Despite having a small team, Ruben treated all 30 swimmers as his own kids and opened doors to various opportunities. In less than a year of founding the team, 2 swimmers (1F, 1M) qualified for the 2011 North Region Speedo Championship Sectional Meet and later that year, 12 swimmers (8F, 4M) swam at the 2011 LC Eastern Zones Age Group Championships. By 2012, JFAC had more swimmers and qualifications: 14 swimmers (4F, 10M) qualified and swam at the North Region Speedo Championship Sectional Meet. 

 
JFAC Ruben and the swimmers at the 2013 SC Speedo Champion Series in Christianburg, Virginia. 

     In 2013, 1 swimmer (1M) qualified and swam at the 2013 Speedo Junior Nationals Championships in Irvine, California. The following year, 7 swimmers (6M, 1F) qualified for the 2014 Florida AP NCSA Junior Nationals Spring Championships. 


     In recent years, JFAC continues to create strong, dedicated, and hardworking swimmers. Several of our JFAC alumni continued their swimming careers at a collegiate level (see alumni page).

     In 2016, JFAC's Jason Arthur qualified for Olympic Trials for the 200-meter backstroke (2:03.71) and 100-meter backstroke (56.97). He later represented Ghana and swam at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonweath games in Gold Coast, Australia and the 2019 Fina Championships in Gwangnju, Korea.

 

 
Jason Arthur at the 2019 Fina World Championships representing Ghana.
 
 
     In July 2019, 4 swimmers (Samantha Benzija, Sydney Severini, Haley Nowak, and Alessia Diblasi) broke the NJ record for the women's 13-14 200-meter medley relay (2:03.15).
 
13-14 200 Medley Relay NJ Recordholders (left to right in first picture: Diblasi, Nowak, Severini, Benzija)
 
In 2020, JFAC alumni, Elle Morse, qualified for the 50-yard freestyle (23.67) for the DIII NCAA National Championships in Greensboro, NC. 
 
Elle Morse - Tufts' Swimming '23