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George Soutter

Hello everyone, While TVRC continues with repairs to their heating system, we have moved the following TVRC programs (same previous emails): Mondays Juniors & Seniors moved to 5:00-7:00 at KRHS Wednesdays Intermediates 6:00-8:00 at Blair and PreTeam 7:00-9:00 at KRHS. We realize this may be an inconvenience for some, and apologize for the temporary change. We will resume our regularly scheduled hours at TVRC as soon as repairs are done. Thanks for your continued patience.

Congratulations to Nathaniel Kern and Hannah Wilson on their making the New Jersey Swimming All-Stars Zone Team. This team was comprised of top swimmers from around our LSC. They joined 10 other LSC teams from around the Northeast at the Eastern Zones Long Course Age Group Championships (Zones) held at Ithaca College from 8/3-8/6. New Jersey Swimming took First Place, edging out Virginia Swimming 1095-1054. It was the first time they took the top spot in 25 years, and the first time ever earning over 1000 points! Nathaniel and Hannah...

Congratulations to our qualifiers for this summer’s NJ Swimming Junior Olympics, held at Rutgers University from 7/29-7/31. They had a great meet, earning Personal Best LC times, Top Places, and more. For their efforts, NJB came in 19th of the 40+ teams, despite having only 5 swimmers in attendance! Rylee Bambara had a great 200 Free scoring with a 15th Place finish, earning 2 points, and dropping -2.41 seconds. She also had great swims in her 100 Breast (-0.57), 100 Free, 200 IM, and 50 Free. Racking up some points...

Matt Freund had an impressive showing at USA Swimming’s Futures Championships in Geneva, Ohio. The meet took place at the famous SPIRE Institute from 7/27-7/30. Impressive enough just to qualify for this meet, Matt went all-in earning impressive finishes and some Presonal Bests along the way. He started off the meet with the grueling 200 Fly. Making it back to finals, he fought his way to a 12th Place finish (from being seeded 21st) and a drop of -1.41 seconds! He also had great swims in his 100 Free (-0.14),...

With the LC championship season in full swing, a few of our swimmers took to the pool at Rutgers University at this season’s NJ Swimming Silver/Bronze Championships. Our 5 attending swimmers hit the water 17 times to earn 14 Personal Bests, six Top-6 finishes, a few JO cuts, and more. Congrats to our First Place earners Rylee Bambara (200 IM) and Ty Hollar (100 Free)! Well done ‘Cudas!

As our swimmers begin to settle into our long course competitions, its great to see their confidence rise as their times drop. These past weekend’s Summer Champs at Berkeley Aquatics saw just that. Teams from across NJ, NY, and CT were in attendance and made for some fast swimming, challenging our swimmers to call upon their training to yield success. At the end of the 5-day competition, almost half of the 60 splashes were Personal Best Times, another 12 were first-ever LC swims, and an incredible 49 were top-8 finishes!...

Summer Sizzle In what has become the premier prelims/finals meet of long course season, Eastern Express’s Jeffery S Mace Summer Sizzle XXX last weekend didn’t disappoint. Hundreds of the top swimmers from NJ, NY, CT, New England, DE, and PA descended upon Rutgers for three days of fast swimming. With only six qualifying swimmers in attendance, we placed 17th out of the 36 teams in attendance. The fact that it was such a big regional stage only makes our First Places that more impressive. Congrats to Nathaniel Kern (100 Fly,...

Swimmers ushered in the upcoming Summer with some fantastic swims at the Spring Invitational at Berkeley Aquatics in New Providence over the weekend. Our ‘Cudas quickly adjusted to the rigors of swimming long course; with 11 teams in attendance, they raced against some fast competition earning 17 Personal Best Times and Top Places along the way. Congratulations to our First Place earners Jonathan Kern (100 Back, 50 Back, 50 Fly, 50 Free) and Hannah Wilson (50 Free)! Great job, everyone!

Some of our swimmers took a break from the holiday weekend to compete at Berkeley Aquatics’ Memorial Day Invitational, joining 12 other teams that were invited to attend. There were some great swims, with our 32 Splashes yielding 8 First Places and 4 Second Places; 11 Personal Bests; and 16 First-ever long course swims. Top Places were swum by Ty Hollar (2nd in the 400 Free, 2nd in the 200 IM, 3rd in the 100 Fly); Nathaniel Kern (1st in the 100 Fly, 200 Free, 400 Free, 50 Fly, 50...

Our first competition of the long course season was held this past weekend at Berkeley Aquatics in New Providence. By the end of the weekend our swimmers achieved personal best times, top places, and some first-ever swims. The meet was a big success! Our Barracudas splashed-in a bunch of top places, including Firsts by Ty Hollar (50 Free); Nathaniel Kern (100 Fly, 200 IM, 50 Fly); and Hannah Wilson (200 IM, 400 Free). They were followed closely by our other Top-3 finishers Reese Berg (3rd in the 100 Breast and...