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Kenneth O'Reilly

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NATIONAL-SECTIONAL SWIMMERS THAT ATTENDED THE UANA TOKYO QUALIFIER. OUR WOMEN’S TEAM WON THE MEET!!! OUR COMBINED MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TEAM WERE THIRD OVERALL! We had 5 new LCM Junior National Cuts. Congratulations to Chloe Kim (1500 Fr), Kate Hurst (1500 Fr/800 Fr/400 Fr) and Eric Lee (200 Backstroke). We also had numerous Scarlet-NJ Wave LCM Top 10 updates including the following (to view full list, click here): Women’s 1500 Free: 4. Chloe Kim 17:03.70 ‘21 7. Kate Hurst 17:06.14 ‘21 Women’s 800 Free: 3. Kate Hurst 8:53.49...

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4 NJ STATE RECORDS; 6 TEAM RECORDS & NUMEROUS TOP 10 UPDATES: Last weekend was an amazing meet for a 6-lane x 25-yard pool. We had some amazing swims. Included in our Senior performances were Summer Junior National cuts, Winter Junior National cuts, Sectional cuts, Team and State Records: 4 “NEW” NJ STATE RECORDS: Richard Poplawski: 13/14 Boys 200 IM: 1:50.43 Richard Poplawski: 13/14 Boys 400 IM: 3:57.14 Richard Poplawski: 13/14 Boys 200 Backstroke: 1:47.78 Richard Poplawski: 13/14 Boys 200 Butterfly: 1:48.61 6 “NEW” SCARLET-NJ WAVE TEAM RECORDS: Junseo Kim:...

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Coach Erin Miller Makes Waves with Positivity and Fun (CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE LINK) In certain areas of the United States — Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, places where winter is more of a calendar designation than a meteorological occurrence — swimmers train in outdoor pools year round. New Jersey is not one of those areas, or at least it wasn’t prior to COVID-19. Realizing that creativity would be key when navigating the pandemic, Scarlet Aquatics-New Jersey Wave looked outside the box. With state-mandated restrictions significantly limiting the number of participants...

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My Why: Junseo Kim, Simone Manuel & Justin Ress (CLICK HERE TO LINK TO ARTICLE) Some sage soul, possibly Rowdy Gaines, once mused, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” At this point, our hearts are to the point of bursting with pent-up fondness — and longing — for the pool. Continued and extended periods of quarantine have distanced us from the comfort of chlorine during the 'Rona’s reign, affecting all members of the swim community — athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, family and supporters alike. We’ve missed the big moments: postponed...

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SWIM SWAM ARTICLE (CLICK HERE) BY JARED ANDERSON February 16th, 2021 Scarlet Aquatics 14-year-old Richard Poplawski broke three LSC age group records across three event disciplines last weekend. Poplawski erased some big swimming names from the New Jersey record books, setting short course yards records in the 100 fly, 200 back, and 400 IM. Poplawski already owned the 400 IM record with a 3:59.53 he put up last fall. But at last weekend’s meet in Camden, New Jersey (listed as BWA ABBC Feb 2021 on Meet Mobile), Poplwaski cut down...