Noteworthy News XXX

NOVA Coaches
Apr 19, 2019

NOTEWORTHY NEWS XXX

SWIM-A-THON ENVELOPES HAVE ARRIVED . . . and are available in the lobby. In addition, the coaching staff will be handing out envelopes after practice. We do have a certain pride in this yearly exercise. This years theme is NOVACade. "Lane Invaders" will conquer the pool on May 11th between 3-8 pm. We encourage every swimmer to participate, from Novice to the Senior groups. We have been #1 in the country in the fundraiser and we are always finishing in the top echelon. Winning the #1 spot means that the club wins the right to spin a wheel to win a visit from an Olympian later in the year.

 
 

THE LONG COURSE SEASON STARTED THIS PAST WEEKEND . . . or re-started depending on how one views the January LC meet. No matter, because over 300 NOVA swimmers got their long pool bearings and adjusted their sights for the exciting “second season” of the swimming year. A very small group attended the TYR Pro Series here in Richmond; a much larger contingent braved the time-killing stretch of I-95 between Fredericksburg and Stafford.

 

First, to the smaller meet . . . attended by six NOVA swimmers. QT’s for this TYR Pro Series meet are tough and a majority of the swimmers at the meet were pro and college swimmers. Our six did themselves proud, each earning final swims in the top 32. Near end of season performances and best times were the surprising rule with Josephine Fuller’s 15-16 100 back team record being a special highlight.

NOVA All-Time Top Ten Performances

15-16
Josephine Fuller    100 back 1st, 200 back   4th
Annabelle Young     200 breast 6th

17-18
Sydney Whiting  100 free 2nd

Senior/Open
Josephine Fuller    100 back 3rd, 200 back   7th

NCSA Juniors
Aidan Duffy         100 & 200 breast, 400 IM
Josephine Fuller    100 & 200 back
DC Hellams          800 free, 400 IM
Sydney Whiting      100 free
Annabelle Young     400 IM, 100 & 200 breast

 

 

Meanwhile at Stafford . . . the long list of 100% best times, TSI’s and barrier breakers announce that NOVA is off and rolling. The 8& unders continued their season long assault on the Top Ten lists with five swimmers climbing the Top Ten mountain peak. First time “A” timmers comprised a nice voting bloc: congratulations to Anouhshka Anand, Crawford Craig, Sirena DiGiacomo, Caroline Hepper, Drew Hotem, Maddie Jewett, Caitlyn Moore, Colin Noonan, Colston Pounders, Nolan Sardesai and Abhi Satipathy. TSI leaders?  Tyler Peat and Catie Callihan stood alone at seven; a large contingent of teammates followed at six: Jordan Balk, Emily Berger, Brooks Bower, Gabbie Carvalho, Sean Connell, Oakley Cotropia, Crawford Craig, Sirena DiGiacomo, Carleigh Dillman, Cooper Dillman, Mackenzie Green, Charlie Harrington, Mary-Stuart Hawkins, Armand Hoareau, Ethan Kennedy, Kate Kuhlen, Noah Ladman, Emily Law, Rawlings Leachman, Vivi Maccaroni, Catharine McCann, Colin Noonan, Eric Pelham, Grady Potter, Colston Pounders, Ford Reams IV, Ethan Salser and Elle Scott. 275 swimmers earned a TSI; 187 swimmers went 100% best times. Congratulations to all on getting this season off to a hot start.

  NOVA All-Time Top Ten Performances

8 & U
Macie Bradley        50 breast 2nd
Caitlyn Moore        50 breast, 50 back 5th
Drew Hotem           50 breast 2nd
Gareth Hollender     50 fly, 50 back 1st, 50 free 2nd, 100 free 5th, 50 breast 3rd
Chance Lowry         50 fly   3rd  

  9-10
Gabbie Carvalho       50 back 9th
Charlie Harrington    50 back 3rd, 100 back 4th
Valentina Linkonis    50 free 3rd      

11-12
Eric Lambert          200 IM 6th, 200 back 6th

  NCSA Junior Cuts

  Morgan Burton        100 free

Zach Cram            100 back

Zoe Dixon            100 & 200 breast, 200 back, 200 IM, 100 fly

Patrick Madden       100 back

Liam Ryan            100 back

 

First Place Winners

Cooper Ackerly        50 free
Amanda Barnard        50 breast, 50 fly, 100 free

Morgan Burton        100 free

Amelia Chen          200 free, 100 back

Joseph Conner        200 fly, 50 back

Zack Cram            100 back

Chris DallaValle     400 free, 400 IM

Mary-Stuart Hawkins  200 back, 100 & 200 breast

Gareth Hollender      50 back, 50 fly, 50 & 100 free

Drew Hotem            50 breast

Eric Lambert         200 back, 200 IM

Nikolas Lee-Bishop   100 free

Caitlyn Moore         50 back, 50 fly

Alexa Owen           400 free, 200 fly

Maddie Pierce        100 back

Keira Reid           200 IM, 50 free, 50 back

Spencer Ridge        100 breast

Max Trias            100 breast

Zach Wassmer         200 fly

William Xiao          50 breast

 

Time Standard Improvements
Jason Abbey          400 free A

Gabby Acquaro        200 IM, 100 breast, 100 free B

Jordan Adams          50 back A

Emory Allen          200 breast, 100 free, 50 fly BB, 50 free A

Claire Aman           50 free B

Logan Amatruda        50 free AA

Anoushka Anand        50 fly B, 50 breast, 50 free BB, 50 back A

Olivia Andrade       200 IM, 100 back, 50 & 100 free, 100 breast B

Kiersten Armstrong   200 breast, 200 back B

Lauren Armstrong     200 back A

Shane Athey-Strayer  100 back B, 100 free BB

Brooke Bailey        400 IM, 100 fly, 100 & 200 free A

Madison Bailey       100 free B, 50 back BB

Jordan Balk          200 IM, 100 fly, 200 breast B, 50 free, 50 fly, 100 breast BB

Amanda Barnard       100 free, 50 fly, 50 breast AA

Addison Barnes       100 free A, 50 fly AA

Charlotte Barron      50 back, 50 fly B

Ella Barron          100 back A, 50 free AA

Hayden Bartz         100 breast, 100 fly B, 100 & 200 free B, 50 free A

Chason Beggerow      400 free B, 100 back, 50 breast BB

Emily Beggerow       100 back BB

Harry Belcher        100 breast BB, 200 IM, 100 free A, 200 free AA

Andrew Berger         50 breast B

Ava Berger           200 IM B, 100 & 200 back, 50 free BB

Emily Berger         100 breast B, 200 back, 50 breast BB, 100 back, 50 free, 50 fly A

Wlison Berger         50 & 100 fly A, 50 & 100 breast, 50 back AA

Ben Bever            100 breast B, 50 free A

Brady Bever          200 free A

Allison Bischoff     200 breast, 100 fly A

Karina Blanco         50 breast, 50 free BB, 10 back A

Bridget Blaszak       50 breast B

Ashlyn Bonanno       100 breast, 50 back, 50 & 200 free AA, 50 fly AAA

Colby Bonanno        100 free B, 50 breast, 50 back BB

Kayla Boughton       200 free, 100 back BB

Kelsey Boughton      100 breast, 100 free B

Brooks Bower         400 IM BB, 100 back, 100 fly, 50 & 100 free, 200 IM A

Aiden Boyd           100 free A, 200 IM AA

Charlie Boykin        50 free A

Macie Bradley        100 free, 50 fly B, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 free BB

Mylie Bradley        200 free, 50 fly A, 50 breast, 50 free AA, 100 breast AAA

Carson Brewer         50 breast, 50 free, 200 back B

JP Brunetti          100 breast A

Trey Burnett         200 breast B, 400 free BB, 50 fly A

Hazel Cabugason      200 back B, 50 fly, 50 & 100 free BB

Catie Callihan       200 IM, 200 & 400 free, 50 fly B, 100 back, 50 & 100 breast BB

Jake Camera          200 back B

Wil Camera            50 breast, 50 fly B, 100 back, 100 free BB

Annie Carlson        100 fly BB

Zach Carlson         200 IM, 100 free B

Morgan Carney        100 breast B, 400 free BB

Courtney Carter      100 fly BB, 200 free A

Rick Carter          100 & 200 breast B, 50 fly, 200 back BB

Sarah Carter          50 back, 50 & 100 free B, 50 breast BB

Gabbie Carvalho       50 breast AA, 200 IM, 100 back, 50 & 100 free AAA, 50 back AAAA

Rimil Chatterjee     100 back B

Amelia Chen           50 breast AA

JD Chen              200 breast BB

Nikolas Chupp        200 free, 200 breast B, 100 back BB

Addison Collins       50 breast, 50 & 100 back B

Lily Collins         100 back AA

Sophie Collins        50 back, 50 & 100 free BB

Ashley Compton       200 IM, 200 free, 100 fly BB

Seamus Connell       200 IM, 100 fly, 100 & 200 back, 100 free BB, 50 free A

Joseph Conner        200 fly A, 100 free, 50 back AA

Julia Connor          50 breast, 50 free, 50 & 100 back B, 100 breast BB

Lillie Connor        200 back A, 200 free AA

Cameron Cook         400 free BB

Oakley Cotropia      200 IM, 100 & 200 breast, 100 & 200 free B, 50 free BB

Crawford Craig         50 free, 50 fly B, 100 back, 50 & 100 breast BB, 50 back A

Paxton Crank          50 fly, 50 back, 100 breast BB

Eleanor Cribbs       200 free A, 50 free AA

Elizabeth Cribbs     100 breast, 100 free A

Trip Crone           100 back, 50 & 100 free BB

Lance Cutchin         50 back B, 50 & 100 free BB

Abby Dart             50 & 200 free BB

Lina Dawson          100 free B, 200 back BB

Emory DeGuenther     100 breast B, 200 back BB

Sirena DiGiacomo      400 free, 50 breast B, 200 free, 200 IM, 50 fly BB, 100 back A

Anne Munro Dillard   200 IM, 100 & 200 free, 50 & 100 fly B

Carleigh Dillman     100 breast A, 100 back, 50, 100 & 200 free AA, 200 IM AAA

Cooper Dillman       200 breast B, 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 free, 200 back BB, 50 fly A

Shannah Dillman      100 & 200 breast, 50 & 100 free AA, 200 free AAA

Tyler Donachy        100 free, 100 breast BB, 50 free A

Aidan Downing        100 free, 200 IM B

Mackenzie Duffus     100 & 200 free B, 50 free BB

Avery Duke            50 breast B, 50 back BB

Cole Dunham          100 breast, 100 free B, 50 back BB

Andrew Eastep        200 free, 200 breast B

James Edwards        100 back, 100 free BB, 50 back A, 50 free AA

Williams Edwards     100 back, 100 fly B, 200 IM, 100 free BB

Olivia Fahrenkrog    100 breast B

Andrew Farney        200 free AAA

Thomas Farney        100 fly A, 200 free AA

Adam Fisher          100 breast B

Sebastian Florez     200 back A

Triya Ganguly        100 back BB

Nathan Geffen        100 & 400 free, 100 back, 50 fly BB

Alex Gertner         200 free AA, 50 free AAA

Grant George         200 IM, 50 back B, 50 fly BB

Alex Gertner         200 breast A, 400 IM AAA

Drew Geyer            50 fly B, 50 & 100 free, 100 & 200 back BB

Will Glass           200 IM, 100 & 200 back A, 100 free AA

Bella Glenn          200 IM, 50 & 100 free, 50 breast BB, 50 back  A

Mackenzie Green      200 IM, 100 & 200 fly, 100 & 200 free B, 50 free BB

Bella Haas           400 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 100 fly BB

Charlie Harrington   200 free AA, 200 IM, 50 & 100 free AAA, 50 & 100 back AAAA

Cullen Harrington    100 free AA, 100 breast AAA

Parker Harvey        100 breast BB

Mary-Stuart Hawkins   50 free, 50 fly A, 200 back, 50 & 100 breast AA, 200 breast AAA

Caroline Hepper       200 free BB, 100 fly A

Ryder Hewitt         100 back, 50 free A, 100 free AA

Katherine Hight       50 & 100 breast, 50 & 100 fly B

Kai Hintze            50 free BB

Arman Hoareau        100 & 200 breast, 100 & 200 back, 100 free B, 50 free BB

Gareth Hollender      50 breast, 50 free A, 50 fly AA, 50 back AAA

Claire Holloway      200 IM, 200 free, 50 back B

Alex Horst            50 breast, 50 fly, 50 & 100 free B

Drew Hotem             50 fly, 50 & 100 free BB, 50 breast A    

Kate Hotem            50, 100 & 200 free A, 200 IM, 100 back AA

Kiersten Hughes      100 breast B

Ava Hutcherson       200 breast A

Aidan Jacobs         200 IM, 100 & 200 back, 100 fly, 100 free A

Lane Jacobs           50 breast B

Abby Jessup          100 fly BB

Brooke Jessup         50 fly B

Izzie Jewett         200 IM B, 100 back. 50 & 100 free BB

Maddie Jewett        200 free, 50 fly, 50 back, 50 breast B, 50 free A

Gibson Jones          50 free B, 50 fly BB

Jasper Jones         100 fly BB, 100 back, 50 free A

Riley Jones          200 IM, 100 & 400 free A

Brady Julian         100 & 200 fly, 200 breast, 200 back BB

Bryant Julian        400 free, 200 IM BB

Carson Julian        100 breast B, 100 back A

Erik Julian           50 back A

Caleb Jun            200 breast, 50 & 100 free B

Iza Kalka            200 IM, 200 free, 100 back B

Carter Kelly         100 fly A

Ethan Kennedy         50, 100 & 200 free BB, 100 fly, 50 back A, 50 fly AA

Lily Kennedy          50 & 100 back B, 50 & 100 breast BB

Ala Killen           100 back, 50 & 100 free AA

Michael King         100 free B

Ali Kirsner          200 free B, 100 breast, 50 back BB

Danil Kotikov         50 & 100 free BB, 100 back A

Brooklyn Krach       100 free B

Erik Kratzer         100 breast A, 200 IM AA, 200 free AAA

McKenzie Kuehnle     100 back, 50 & 200 free B

Teagan Kuehnle       200 free, 50 & 100 breast, 50 free, 50 back B

Kate Kuhlen          100 fly, 50 & 100 breast BB, 50 fly A, 100 & 200 back AA

Andrew Kulak         200 free BB, 100 fly, 50 free A

William Kurz         100 back AAA

Katherine Lacy        50 breast B, 100 fly BB

Micah Ladman         100 free, 200 IM B

Noah Ladman          200 IM, 50 & 100 free, 50 breast B, 50 & 100 back BB

Eric Lambert         100 breast AA, 200 IM AAAA

Ellie Laramore       100 & 200 free BB

Carly Laurence       200 fly B, 400 free BB

Emily Law            100 breast A, 100 & 200 back, 50, 100 & 200 free AA

Rawlings Leachman    100 & 200 breast BB, 100 free A, 200 IM, 50 free, 100 back AA

Mia Lee-Bishop        50 back AA

Nikolas Lee-Bishop   200 IM AA

Xavier Legaspi        50 & 100 free BB

Gabi Linkonis        200 breast, 100 fly BB

Porter Linkonis      100 free B, 50 back, 50 breast BB

Bella Little         200 free, 50 breast A, 100 back AAA

Meredith Lively      200 & 400 free B, 50 breast BB

Brady Livesay        200 IM, 100 & 200 free A, 50 & 100 back AAA

Sarah Logwood        200 breast A, 50 free AA

Chance Lowry          50 fly, 50 free BB

Reese Lowry          100 back, 50 free BB

Anna Luchsinger       50 breast, 50 & 100 free B, 100 breast, 100 back BB

Howard Luo           400 free, 100 breast, 100 & 200 free BB, 100 back A

Sherry Luo           100 fly B, 200 IM, 200 & 400 free BB, 100 free A

Orlando Ma           200 free, 50 breast B, 100 back BB

Vivi Maccaroni       200 breast, 200 IM, 100 free B, 50 free, 50 & 100 fly BB

Sara Maksimovic      200 free BB, 100 breast, 200 back A

Bennett Marsee       100 back A

Anna Martinez         50 breast, 50 free B, 100 back BB

Gabe Martinez        200 free, 100 back BB

Bri Mason             50 & 100 fly A, 100 back, 200 & 400 IM AA

Charlie Mayr          50 free A

Christian Mayr       200 fly BB, 100 back AA

Catharine McCann     200 IM, 100 & 200 free B, 50 free, 100 & 200 breast BB

Lauren McCann         50 free, 50 back, 50 & 100 breast BB

Stella McCormack     100 breast, 100 free B

Garrett McGovern     200 breast A

Cassidy Miklos       100 breast, 50 fly B

Owen Miklos          100 free, 50 fly BB, 50 back A

Riley Miklos         100 free A

Nathaniel Milligan   100 free, 100 back B

Danny Mooney         100 free, 50 fly BB, 50 back A

Caitlyn Moore         100 free B, 50 breast, 50 fly, 50 free BB, 50 back A

Braidan Morgan       100 back, 50 & 100 free B

Jackson Morgan       100 free, 50 back, 50 breast BB

Kelsey Morris        200 IM, 50 & 200 free, 50 breast, 50 fly BB

Katelyn Morrow        50 & 100 free B

Jackson Mueller      100 fly BB, 400 IM, 100 back, 50 & 100 free A

Henry Mulholland      50 fly, 50 back A

Aidin Muminovic      200 free A, 200 IM, 100 back, 50 & 100 free AA

Devin Naoroz         100 back AAAA

Cole Nelson           50 free, 50 & 100 breast, 50 & 100 back BB

Delaney Nelson        50 fly B

Anna Newell          200 free, 100 fly, 100 back A

Colin Noonan          100 & 200 free, 50 fly BB, 50 free, 100 & 200 back A

Becca Nystrom        100 back B

Lee O’Connor         100 back, 50 breast B

Aleko Panos          100 free B, 50 fly BB

Gregory Panos        200 IM, 100 free BB, 50 back A

Abby Paullin         200 IM BB, 50 breast, 50 fly, 50 & 100 back A

Audrey Paulson       200 back A, 200 IM AA

Tyler Peat           100 fly, 400 free A, 200 IM, 50 free, 50 fly AA, 50 & 100 back AAA

Eric Pelham           50 & 100 breast A, 50 fly AA, 50 free, 100 back AAA, 50 back AAAA

Justinas Petkauskas  200 breast B

Elizabeth Popik      200 IM B, 50 & 100 free BB

Grady Potter         100 breast B, 50 free BB, 200 back, 100, 200 & 400 free A

Jackson Polton        50 free B

Colston Pounders       50 breast B, 50 fly, 50 & 100 free, 100 back BB, 50 fly A

Peyton Proffitt      100 fly AA

Nicholas Rapp         50 breast B, 200 free BB

Xavier Raymondson    200 fly B, 100 free, 100 fly AA

Ford Reams IV         50 breast, 50 free, 50 fly B, 50 & 100 back, 100 free BB

Garland Reid         200 back B

Keira Reid            50 back AA, 50 & 400 free AAA

Rachel Reilly        200 free B

Cameron Rhodes       200 free B, 50 free, 50 fly, 200 IM BB

Reese Richardson     100 back, 50 breast BB

Kellen Ridout         50 breast, 50 free B

Matthew Rivas        100 fly, 100 & 200 free BB

Sam Rivas             50 free AA

Brielle Royster       50 back B

Camden Royster        50 breast B, 50 free BB

Katie Russell        100 free AAA

Liam Ryan            100 fly AA

Ethan Salser         200 breast BB, 100 fly, 50 & 100 free, 200 back A, 50 fly AA

Luke Salser          100 breast, 50 fly, 50 & 100 free A, 100 fly AA

Candice Santos       100 fly B, 200 free, 100 back BB

Nolan Sardesai       200 IM, 100 free BB, 50 back A

Abhi Satipathy        200 IM, 100 breast B, 100 free BB, 50 free A

Jack Schardt         100 breast B, 50 & 100 free BB

Colin Schmidt        100 fly BB

Meghan Schmidt       200 free A

Greer Schneider      200 IM B, 200 free BB

Xander Schreck       100 breast BB, 200 back AA

Elle Scott           200 free, 200 IM BB, 100 breast, 50 & 100 back A, 50 free AA

Pablo Silva          100 back BB, 50 & 100 free A, 100 breast AA

Molly Sleman         200 breast, 100 back, 200 IM BB, 50 & 100 free A

Kersten Smith        100 breast B

Lauren Smith         100 free A

Ryan Smith           200 free B, 50 & 100 free, 50 back, 50 fly BB

David Speich         200 IM, 100 & 200 free BB

Sri Subramanian      200 IM, 100 free, 50 back B, 100 back BB

Hunter Sundlun       100 fly AA

Nathan Szobota       100 free, 50 fly A

Peyton Temple         50 back, 50 & 200 free B, 100 back BB

Christian Thornton   200 IM, 50 back BB, 100 free A

Kate Tittermary       50 breast B, 200 back BB

Logan Tun            100 & 200 free, 100 & 200 back BB, 50 free A

Lauren Underwood      50 & 200 free AA

Ryleigh Vallejo      200 IM, 100 back A, 400 free AA

Justas Viliusis       50, 100 & 400 free A, 200 free AA

Bea Villanueva       100 back B

Katie Walker          50 free B

Caroline Walton      100 breast, 50 fly B

Abigail Wang         100 & 200 free, 50 fly BB, 100 & 200 back, 200 breast A

Owen Wassmer         200 free A

Sadie Webb           100 free A

Emmett Weeks          50 back B

Lila Weeks           100 back B

Adele Wheatley       200 free, 100 back AA

Catherine White      100 back A

Ford White            50 & 100 back B

Carson Williams       50, 100 & 200 back BB

Tess Williams        200 IM, 100 fly BB

Sadie Wofford         50 fly, 50 free B

Matthew Wolfle       200 free B, 200 IM, 50 fly, 100 & 200 breast BB

Michael Wood         100 breast, 100 back A, 200 breast AA

William Xiao          50 breast A, 100 back, 50 free AA

Blake Young          100 breast BB

Aaron Yuan           100 & 200 back AA

 

100% Best Times
Gabby Acquaro          Jordan Adams             Emory Allen
Claire Aman               Anoushka Anand         Olivia Andrade
Kiersten Armstrong    Shane Athey-Strayer   Brooke Bailey
Madison Bailey          Jordan Balk                  Addison Barnes
Charlotte Barron        Chason Beggerow       Emily Beggerow
Zach Bender              Andrew Berger             Emily Berger
Wilson Berger            Allison Bischoff             Karina Blanco
Ashlyn Bonnanno      Colby Bonanno             Kayla Boughton
Kelsey Boughton       Aiden Boyd                   Trey Burnett
Hazel Cabugason      Wil Camera                  Anne Carlson
Zach Carlson             Sarah Carter                Gabbie Carvalho
Maclay Cerny             Gul Chawla                 Nikolas Chupp
Ashley Compton        Seamus Connell          Joseph Conner
Oakley Cotropia         Paxton Crank              Elizabeth Cribbs
Abby Dart                  Lizzie Davis                 Sirena DiGiacomo
Carleigh Dillman       Cooper Dillman            Shannah Dillman
Tyler Donachy          Aidan Downing             Mackenzie Duffus
Avery Duke              Cole Dunham               James Edwards
William Edwards      Olivia Fahrenkrog         Thomas Farney
George Ferguson    Sebastian Florez           Triya Ganguly
Alex Gertner            Drew Geyer                   Bella Glenn
Lucas Gonzalez      Charlie Harrington         Mary-Stuart Hawkins
Caroline Hepper      Abby Herman                Katherine Hight
Kai Hintze                Arman Hoareau            Gareth Hollender
Claire Holloway       Alex Horst                     Drew Hotem
Kate Hotem            Tolly Hulcher                  Aidan Jacobs
Lane Jacobs           Abby Jessup                  Brooke Jessup
Izzie Jewett             Maddie Jewett              Gibson Jones
Jasper Jones          Riley Jones                  Brady Julian
Carson Julian         Erik Julian                    Caleb Jun
Iza Kalka                Ethan Kennedy            Lily Kennedy
Danil Kotikov          Brooklyn Krach            MacKenzie Kuehnle
Teagan Kuehnle     Kate Kuhlen                 Andre Kulak
Katherine Lacy       Micah Ladman             Eric Lambert
Ellie Laramore        Alina Laraway              Emily Law
Rawlings Leachman     Gabi Linkonis        Porter Linkonis
Valentina Linkonis        Bella Little             Brady Livesay
Reese Lowry                Howard Luo          Sherry Luo
Vivi Maccaroni              Orlando Ma           Anna Martinez
Gabe Martinez              Bri Mason             Catharine McCann
Lauren McCann            Katie McGuffin      Cassidy Miklos
Owen Miklos                 Lila Mitchell           Danny Mooney
Caitlyn Moore               Braidan Morgan        Kelsey Morris
Jackson Mueller           Henry Mulholland      Aidin Muminovic
Devin Naoroz               Delaney Nelson        Anna Newell
Colin Noonan               Becca Nystrom         Lee O’Connor
Cole Owen                  Aleko Panos              Gregory Panos
Reagan Parker            Abby Paullin              Tyler Peat
Eric Pelham                Grady Potter              Jackson Poulton
Colston Pounders       Nicholas Rapp           Xavier Raymondson
Ford Reams IV           Garland Reid              Rachel Reilly
Cameron Rhodes        Reese Richardson     Wynn Robbins
Brielle Royster            Camden Royster        Ethan Salser
Luke Salser                 Nolan Sardesai         Jack Schardt
Elle Scott                    Molly Sleman             Cathy Smolka
David Speich             Timothy Speich           Maddie Stevens
Sri Subrahamian       Hunter Sundlun           Nathan Szobota
Peyton Temple          Christian Thornton       Ryleigh Vallejo
Abigail Wang            Sarah Ward                  Sadie Webb
Emmett Weeks         Adele Wheatley           Carson Williams
Matthew Wolfle        William Xiao                 Caroline Zorn
Mylie Bradley           Brooks Bower              Brandon Moore
Craig Bohlman                                 


Barrier Breakers
Alex Gertner          <    :30      50 free
Brooks Bower
Seamus Connell
Tyler Donachy
Andrew Kulak
Logan Tun
Sebastian Florez
Justas Viliusis
Shannah Dillman
Carleigh Dillman
Emily Law
Charlie Mayr
Jackson Mueller
Pablo Silva

George Ferguson       <    :35      50 free
Gianna Ortoz
Rachel Reilly

Xavier Raymondson     <   1:00     100 free
Ryder Hewitt
Hampton Burch
Amanda Barnard        <   1:10     100 free
Aiden Boyd
Rawlings Leachman
Nathan Szobota
Christian Thornton

Brooks Bower          <   1:10     100 fly
Andrew Kulak
Peyton Proffitt

Ben Bever             <   1:10     100 back
Anna Barrett          <   1:20     100 free
Elizabeth Cribbs
Cullen Harrington
Gareth Hollender
Aidin Muminovic
Luke Salser
George Ferguson
Jack Nystrom
Rachel Reilly

Xavier Raymondson     <   1:20     100 breast
Mary-Stuart Hawkins   <   1:30     100 breast

Jordan Adams          <   1:30     100 back
Eric Pelham
Luke Salser
Justas Viliusis       <   2:20     200 free
Will Timme            <   2:20     200 IM

 

Eric Lambert          <   2:30     200 IM
Adele Wheatley     <   2:30     200 free
Brooke Bailey
Shane Cutchin
Danil Kotikov 
Meaghan Schmidt
Logan Tun

Colin Noonan          <   2:40     200 free
Justinas Petkauskas
Jordan Adams          <   3:00     200 free
Ashlyn Bonanno
Mylie Bradley
Carson Julian
Aidin Muminovic
Matthew Wolfle
Gabby Acquaro

Emily Berger          <   3:00     200 back
Kate Kuhlen
Brady Julian
Spencer Ridge
Ethan Salser
Abigail Wang
Nathaniel Milligan
Emory DeGuenther
Colin Noonan

Joseph Conner         <   3:00     200 fly
Brady Julian          <   3:00     200 IM
Greg Panos
Christian Thornton
Gabbie Carvalho
Charlie Harrington
Tyler Peat
Ashley Compton
William Edwards
Tess Williams
Wiley Mulholland
Elle Scott

Brandon Moore         <   3:00     200 breast
Shannah Dillman
Xander Schreck

Matthew Wolfle        <   3:30     200 breast
Veronica Burdsall
Molly Sleman

Gabby Acquaro         <   3:30     200 IM
Jordan Balk
Anne Munro Dillard
Claire Holloway
Braidan Morgan
Kelsey Morris
Sri Subrahamian

Justas Viliusis       <   5:00     400 free
Grady Potter
Keira Reid
Ryleigh Vallejo

Jordan Adams          <   6:00     400 free
Tyler Peat
Brooke Bailey
Aidan Downing
Sherry Luo
Trey Burnett
Riley Jones

 

 

OUR COACHING STAFF’S EXPRESSED GOAL . . . is to answer e-mails promptly. If promptly isn’t possible because we are on-deck, working out, or out to dinner, for example, we aim to answer inside a 24 hour cycle. That 24 hours or less goal applies to the M-F workweek and some coaches extend that to include Saturday AM. A weekend e-mail may not get answered until Monday; a vacation e-mail may not get answered until a staff member returns from vacation. When we are on-deck or at a meet, that “prompt” response cycle may also be interrupted. Hope this clarification helps.     

 

SOME OF OUR COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS HAVE MADE DECISIONS . . . and we are delighted to announce the following future destinations. Our rule here is simple: gotta know before a name is added to this list. So here’s what we currently know. If you know and we don’t, stay calm and drop me a line. Our latest addition is Alexa Owen, enrolling  at the University of Virginia. NN listed Alexa last week but this is her shout out! Maybe that basketball championship caused NN to blink more than once. A few more remain: NN will let you know as soon as it knows!!

Maggie Baham      Allegheny College
Colin Clements    William & Mary
Mary Cornett      Penn State
Zack Cram         North Carolina State
Chris DallaValle  Duke
Sally Ennis       Washington & Lee
Claire Evko       University of Lynchburg
Mark Graff        Vanderbilt
Maura Graff       William and Mary
Reid Hutcherson   Villanova
Conner Jorgensen  Virginia Military Institute
Quinn Keatley     Roanoke College
Tillie Lewis      NYU
Alli Lovell       University of the Cumberlands
Patrick Madden    Denison
Iain Moore        Franklin & Marshall
Alexa Owen        University of Virginia
Peyton Proffitt   William and Mary
Clara Rodriguez   University of Virginia
Michael Senter    Randolph-Macon College
Ethan Spencer     DePauw University
Laney Van Lenten  Washington & Lee
Nicholas Viers    Duke

 

SPRING AND THEN SUMMER CAN BRING UNSETTLED WEATHER . . . in the form of thunderstorms. We have a grounded pool and practices will proceed without being interrupted by the sound of distant thunder. We do evacuate the pool when a storm is right on top of us as an extra precautionary measure. As soon as the storm has passed, we will get back in. We have no mandatory 30 minute policy as many summer pools do.

 

THE COACHING STAFF IS ALWAYS LOOKING TO IMPROVE THE MEET ENTRY PROCESS . . . both for parents and for our meet management folks. Each meet entry is posted and coaches strongly request that parents either accept or decline a meet entry. We do aim to accommodate late entries whenever possible but that means extra work for our meet entry team. So please let us know your intentions for meets listed for your swimmer’s training group.  Just log in, find the appropriate meet and let us know your intentions. The coaching staff will also often send reminder e-mails as meet deadlines approach.

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS/SPRING TIME MEANS THAT NOVA SWIMMERS EMERGE INTO DAYLIGHT . . . and that some will be playing outside as they await pick-up. Drivers beware; parents beware. Please advise your children to stay on the NOVA grounds in front of the building where more traffic exists.

 

PARENTS BE ADVISED THAT CHILDREN PLAYING OUTSIDE THE BUILDING ARE NOT UNDER THE SUPERVISION . . . of any NOVA staff member.  If your child plays outside and that is OK with you, please remind them that ours is a “trafficked” parking lot and that swiftly darting young children should be wary of the driving lanes.  On the other hand, we are asking that all parents be especially vigilant when you enter our parking lot.  On a slightly related note, please respect the handicapped parking places.  I know folks like to use these spaces for picking up swimmers but they are there to provide easy access for handicapped or special needs swimmers and visitors.  We appreciate your support !

 

OUR LOST BUT NOT FOUND . . . is one unmanned store with some customer friendly store hours, generally 4:45 AM to 8:30 PM M-F with generous weekend hours available as well. Its business cycle is unusual. Inventory grows and grows until the invisible hand of the marketplace sweeps all away to the waiting hands of Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Towels, suits and water bottles are inventory staples but jackets, boots and umbrellas are not unknown! Feel free to stop and shop and claim what is yours. Look for all that inventory currently hanging on the bleachers in the competition pool to be finding a new home by the end of the week.

 

A TIMELY REMINDER:   As parents, we all hope our children do well in school and that means a steady diet of “A’s” and correct answers. Success is what we want them to embrace. While we want them to do the same in athletics, it is worth noting that the path to success in sports is littered with failure. LeBron fouls, Bryce Harper strikes out, Messi misses. Failure and/or mistakes are constants in all sports. It is part of the passage to success. Some failures are absolutely the key to great future success. So stay patient during the process: it’s sports, not school. NOVA’s coaches understand that DQ’s, missed turns and their kith and kin are learning moments!

 

DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN NOVA? FRIENDS WHO SEEM INTERESTED?  We stand ready to evaluate any and all who have summer swim team level abilities.  Evaluations are quick, easy and free. Interested? E-mail Drew or Geoff. We can take care of most swimming levels somewhere in our program.  From lessons to Masters, NOVA is a full service swimming organization, the best in Richmond and in Virginia.  Modesty forbids us to say more so we’ll stop with that minor bragging.

 

BEFORE DONATING ELSEWHERE . . . check with the staff to see if NOVA has a need. For example, re-doing your kitchen? Have a decent refrigerator? Consider taking the tax write-off and helping NOVA. We have three such refrigerators here at NOVA but we are always looking to update.
 

WE HAVE THE NOVA FLAT HAT BULLETIN BOARD . . . that traces, through pictures, the travels of NOVA families and their NOVA caps. I thought it would be fun to see NOVA’s international bloodlines. Here is the rule: only parents and children count. So parents or children have to be first generation here in the United States.  Here’s what we have gathered - I suspect we have more. That proved to be true once again after a long calm!! We now have 39 countries and counting! Exchange student Varin Schefte breaks our South American streak by hailing from the land of the Midnight Sun, Norway. Don’t hold out on us regarding your point of origin if you’re not on this list! 

Albania
Armenia
Australia
Bangladesh
Brazil
Burma
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Cuba
Czech Republic

Denmark
Ecuador
England
Germany
India
Iran
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Mexico
Nigeria

Norway
Poland
Russia
Serbia
Seychelles Bosnia & Herzegovina
Singapore
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Switzerland
The Philippines
Turkey
Venezuela

E-mail Coach Geoff with any additions. I suspect we will have an amazing NOVA tapestry when we are done - if we ever get done!!!