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Nicole Petersen

2022 NJ YMCA Championship meets and time standards have been announced! NJ YMCA 8/under Champs: TBA NJ YMCA Bronze: February 12-13 NJ YMCA Silvers: February 18-20 (at GCIT) NJ YMCA 12/under States: February 25-27 (at OCY) NJ YMCA 13/over States: March 10-13 Qualifying times from 2020 will be used for 2022 Championships. Click here for links to qualifying times for OCY Winter Classic, NJ YMCA Championships and YMCA National Championships. Alternatively found under the "OCY Swimmers" tab on our website. Remember, you must swim in 3 closed YMCA meets during...

Nicole Petersen

Paralympics: For Freehold Township's Robert Griswold, two swimming golds and a message Jerry Carino Asbury Park Press Having achieved role-model status, Griswold is thankful to the Ocean County YMCA for giving him a chance--and hopeful that his success inspires others Two hours after he won his second gold medal at the Paralympics, Robert Griswold already was thinking about the Ocean County YMCA. That’s where Griswold, a Freehold Township native who was born with cerebral palsy, got his start as a competitive swimmer. Now 24, he’s on top of the world...

Nicole Petersen

Congratulations to Andrew Petersen breaking 3 OCY 11-12 boys long course team records at the USA Eastern Zones Long Course Age Group Championships. 200 IM ~ 2:33.33L 50 Fly ~ 30.70L 50 Free ~ 27.74L

Nicole Petersen

Congratulations to Andrew Petersen, selected as 1 of only 21 NJ swimmers age 11-12 to compete for NJ at the 2021 Eastern Zones Long Course Age Group Championships this summer. Swimming a total of 8 individual events over 4 days, he placed in the top 8 to swim finals 3 times. Here are his top 16 finishes: Name Event (LCM) Place Time Petersen, Andrew Male (11-12) 200 IM 9 2:33.33L Petersen, Andrew Male (11-12) 100 Breast 3 1:17.70L Petersen, Andrew Male (11-12) 200 Free 16 2:18.52L Petersen, Andrew Male (11-12)...

Nicole Petersen

Congratulations to Isabella Aguanno on a new team record! https://www.instagram.com/p/CNkqXRbLT6A/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Nicole Petersen

YMCA Swimming Festival Recap.... What a week!! This season proved to be more challenging than anyone could have imagined, but we persevered through all the setbacks and came back stronger than ever. We ended the meet with: • 18 personal best swims • 37.80 seconds dropped (24.86 from Brandon alone!) • 11 top 24 swims • 2 new YNats qualifying times • 1 new team record The Tiger Sharks went full send in Voorhees! Congratulations to everyone who finished in the top 24! Bella Aguanno 3rd - 200 Breast 14th...

Nicole Petersen

Congratulations to our OCY swimmer that Placed in the top 16 during the 2021 Eastern Zone Age Group Leaderboard Name Event Place Time Petersen, Andrew Male (11-12) 50 Breast 4 31.27Y Petersen, Andrew Male (11-12) 100 Breast 6 1:07.79Y Full results are posted here

Corey Matthews

via NJ.com N.J. ban on indoor youth, high school indoor sports starts today. Here are the rules. Updated Dec 05, 2020; Posted Dec 05, 2020 By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest coronavirus restrictions take effect Saturday with the suspension of all indoor organized sports at the youth, high school, and adult recreational levels in New Jersey for at least four weeks to help combat the second wave of the outbreak. The ban applies to...

Corey Matthews

Special Announcement from YMCA of the USA - November 16, 2020: As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) remains focused on supporting YMCAs through the pandemic and ensuring the health and safety of our Y communities. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to impact sports and athletic activities at all levels across the country, including college and professional team events. In light of the continued and unpredictable risk posed by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Y-USA has made the difficult decision to cancel all national competitive sporting events...

Corey Matthews

YMCA National Events Canceled in the wake of the Coronavirus Crisis On March 10th Y-USA announced the 2020 YMCA Short Course National Championships, scheduled for March 30-April 3 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, have been canceled in response to developments in the spread of COVID-19. The meet was expected to draw 1,400 swimmers from around the nation. Short Course YMCA national championships have been held yearly since 1923, with the only prior cancelations coming in 1942-45 for World World II, and in 1947. Two weeks later on March 26th it...