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Heather Scibetta

Our next spotlight is a former Titan that not only enjoyed a long swimming career, but also met some of the most important people in her life because of swimming: Samantha Wakefield. Back in 1995, Samantha McCarthy, now Samantha Wakefield, joined the Titans. Her long swim career started at the young age of 7 and continued throughout her college years. Sam could always be found in the pool, even though her high school didn’t have a swim team. She played high school soccer for Nichols but always kept up with...

Heather Scibetta

The Last Chance Swim Fast Time Trial was only the last chance to get times into the Niagara LSC Virtual Championships. We are looking forward to a great deal more swimming fast on Fridays! The team played host to TWST swim team who brought some great competition to both sessions. We are very thankful for the opportunity to run these meets and want to thank all involved in making them happen! Titan Board Members truly go above and beyond, Coaches all put in tremendous efforts, AFC Staff did a fantastic...

Heather Scibetta

With just two weeks back in the pool after break the Titans were back to racing on Friday night! The Spring Kick Off Meet was a great opportunity to see how we were able to refocus after a short recharge! We did great as a team, swimming some truly amazing races! We had 3 swimmers representing level 1, and they also had a great first meet back! Everyone dropped time and had some great races! Shout out to Sadie Habib for dropping 18 seconds in her 50 free! Awesome job!...

Heather Scibetta

One of the greatest strengths that we have in our Titans organization is that several of our coaches are actual alumni themselves. We are proud to offer opportunities to our alum as we know how valuable it is when they can directly relate to our current swimmers while being able to continue in a sport that they love. Our next spotlight is another Titans alumni swimmer and current team coach: Greg Staebell Greg began swimming at the early age of 9 and never stopped. He grew up in Williamsville and...

Heather Scibetta

We have made it to Spring! Even though we saw a bit of winter weather around WNY April 1st, things were heating up in the pool at the Spring Break Time Trial. Levels 1 through 8 were all well represented, and we continued to see tremendous progress in our racing. Level 1 sent 4 swimmers to Friday’s meet with representation from Sofia Burns, Anna Masse, Lannen and Liliah Pawelek. These swimmers had no DQ’s and even swam new events for them! To see how Level 1 has come along from...

Heather Scibetta

We all know Coach Ben, but did you know he swam for Titans? Yes indeed! Our next spotlight is our own: Ben Verdi Ben started swimming back when he went to St. Andrews and continued to swim in high school at St. Joseph Collegiate Institute. He attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse and swam all 4 years there in the Northeast 10 Conference in Division II. Along with coaching for Titans, he also is the coach for SJCI as well and is currently Audience Services Manager at Irish Classical Theatre,...

Heather Scibetta

One of the things we consider as the absolute best compliment is when a former swimmer brings their family to join ours. That’s exactly what our next spotlight did. Former 90s era Titan swimmer: Carrie Curvin. Carrie’s passion for swimming is nothing short of a lifelong dedication to the sport. She swam with the Titans for 7 years. She also swam for her high school North Tonawanda and continued to swim in college at the University at Buffalo. But that’s not all! She is a current member of USA Masters...

Heather Scibetta

March Madness marked the 16th team time trial we have run this season! Special thanks again to all who made it happen! With the opportunities we have been fortunate to have, it is gratifying to see so many Titans swimming so well! Great job TEAM! We had 4 swimmers represent Level 1 in the March Madness meet, and you 4 had some awesome races! Great job guys! Shout out to Allison Telaak who tried her first ever 100IM! Lilah Pawelek also had a 7.65 second drop in the 50 back!...

Heather Scibetta

Becoming a Titan is also becoming a part of our Titan family. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have not just one, but several members of one family join our Titan family. We are honored that this was the case with The Gellin Family swimmers, John, Laura and Matt. All 3 swam for Titans and their school teams, Blessed Sacrament, St. Joseph Collegiate Institute and Holy Angels. Let’s get to know each one of them: Jon Gellin Q: When did you become a member of the Titan family? A: Fall...