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Wade Atkins has been a member of Frederick Area Swim Team (FAST) since 2002 when he joined with his son. He joined the team’s board of directors in 2003 as an at large member. He became the VP of the board in 2004. He also became an USS certified official in 2004. He became the president of the board in 2011 and served in that role until 2013. He then transitioned back to an at large member and remained on the board even after his son graduated from FAST. Overall,...

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Joey Pieklo, who is graduating senior on the Frederick Area Swim Team (FAST), is the first swimmer to be awarded the Pat Kaplan Athlete Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to honor Pat Kaplan’s exceptional dedication to Maryland Swimming, Inc. The Pat Kaplan Scholarship was created by the athlete members of the MD Swimming House of Delegates in 2021. It is in honor of her 40 years of dedication to Maryland Swimming from a swim parent to Administrative Director of Maryland Swimming. 1995 Vice Chair MDSI 1997 General Chair MDSI...

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FAST's own Ethan Welker '21 signed a letter of intent to swim at Division I Valparaiso University where he will study meteorology. Congratulations Ethan! Read more from the Herald-Mail

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Maryland’s House of Delegates Annual Meeting (that was postponed in May) was held yesterday via Zoom. FAST has 3 voting members (Coach (Coach Emily Pieklo), Athlete (Joey Pieklo) and NonAthlete (Sarah Wirth)) for these important meetings in which many decisions are made for our Maryland Swim LSC. Also in attendance were Coach Cheryl Linscott (who is a MD Swimming Delegate), Julia Milner and Rebecca Radonovich. Joey and Rebecca are our athlete Reps for MD swimming this year. Here are some highlights. DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Committee is working with...

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The FAST Team had a great Maryland Swimming Senior State Championship Meet this past weekend at St. Mary's College. 10 New Team Records Set: Sophia Routzahn 50, 100 free 100, 200 breast, 200 IM Ethan Welker; 500, 1000 free, 200 fly Ben Schattenberg 100, 200 back 7 FAST Relays Qualified for Sectionals ! 5 New Individual Sectional Cuts were Achieved: Ben Schattenberg 50 free Ethan Welker 200 IM, 100 breast, 200 breast, 1000 free 3 Swimmers obtained ISCA Junior National Cup A Qualifying Times: Ben Schattenberg 100 back, Ethan Welker...

Don't forget to plan ahead... Especially for the CBAC No Standard Meet! There are the four hotel swim meets that we are participating in throughout the season. We have rooms blocked off for our FAST Families to take advantage of. The groups of rooms for each Meet will be held for our Team until 30 days out with NO EXCEPTIONS. Please make sure your swimmer qualifies for the Meet before making your family's hotel accommodations NOTE: When the block is filled, other arrangements need to be made by your family....

FAST Swimmers Heading to United States Olympic Training Center. Two of our FAST swimmers were selected to train at The United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO this weekend. Chloe Colvard and Ethan Welker were nominated by Coach Cheryl based on their "Power Point" score and were then selected by MD Swimming to be one of the 12 girls and one of 12 boys sent on to this incredible honor and opportunity. Congratulations Ethan and Chloe!

In case you missed it... The FAST Parent Orientation Meeting presentation is here! Here are the slides that FAST President, Sarah Wirth presented at the Parent Orientation Meeting at Middletown High School on Wednesday, September 25th. *Please refer to the parents info tab for more FAST Parent infomation. Who's Who From The Meeting? Name Committee Email Coach Cheryl Linscott Head Coach [email protected] Sarah Wirth President [email protected] Bill Wells Treasurer [email protected] Jen Miner Volunteering Chair [email protected] Bruce Bator Officiating [email protected]

The FAST 2019-2020 Season Meet Schedule has been been updated! This season's meet schedule can be found in the Meets Section. Remember that due dates for declaring meet entries will be posted under the Events Section. A downloadable version is also available HERE

2019 USAS Convention, St. Louis, MO Coach Cheryl, Wade Adkins (USA Official and long standing member of FAST) and 4 of our own FAST Senior Swimmers attended the USA National Swimming Convention on September 10-15th. Several topics of interest including: Safe Sport, Diversity and Inclusion, Anti Doping, and Hiring Certified Trainers for Drylands vs. Swim Coaches were covered during the week. Coach Cheryl is excited about bringing what she has learned to our Team to enhance coaching and continue to provide a safe place for our swimmers. There are only...