Noteworthy News XXXIII

NOVA Coaches
May 9, 2019


 

NOTEWORTHY NEWS XXXIII

WITH THE SUMMER LEAGUE SEASON ON THE VERY NEAR HORIZON . . . , I strongly encourage all NOVA families to do their swimming related shopping at NOVA’s own Virginia Swim Shop and to encourage any summer league friends to do the same. All Virginia Swim Shop profits go to benefit NOVA swimmers. The Virginia Swim Shop staff offers years of unmatched experience and will get your swimmer into the right suit and the right goggles. Check out the NOVA spirit wear as well. If it’s something that NOVA swimmers need or want, the Virginia Swim Shop has it or can get it. It’s easy to order on line but that doesn’t your children the way shopping at the Virginia Swim Shop does. So stop by, chat with our friendly staff and see how they can help you and your swimmer with summer league or NOVA outfitting!

 

COACH MEGAN HAS STARTED TRIVIA TUESDAY . . . in the Instagram social media section of the website. We will be featuring quizzes that will allow you to get to know the coaching staff a bit better. This week’s tease was an easy one for those mildly in the know. Those roses were Geoff’s and rose gardening is his hobby!! He cultivates some twenty rose bushes and doesn’t count knockout roses because they lack fragrance. Next week’s quiz should prove challenging. Test your knowledge!

 


 

SWIM-A-THON IS COMING THIS WEEKEND . . . and we would like to re-gain being #1 in the country. Food trucks, Arcade fun and all the fun and hoopla of S-A-T Saturday. We thank you in advance for your support. Here are the group times:  

Regular AM practice: SS I & II, SG, Senior
3:00-5:00 PM: NS + NG
4:00-6:00 PM: AGDS + AGDG
5:00-7:00 PM: AGS, AGP, AGG
6:00-8:00 PM: SDS, SDP, Senior Prep, SDG


If you cannot make one of these times . . . , check with your swimmer’s group coaches or take note that the make-up dates are the next three Saturdays 2-4 PM during NOVAFit. Thank you for your support!!


THREE MEETS GRACED NOVA’S SCHEDULE LAST WEEKEND . . . , one here in Richmond, one in Lynchburg and one in Miami. Quite naturally, NN will look at them one at a time.

 

SO . . . , FIRST TO MIAMI, FL . . . for NOVA’s first ever foray into National open water swimming. NOVA swimmers have done Chris Green Lake in September but this was Open Water Nationals and required a fairly fast time standard for entry. Coach Megan led six swimmers and guided them through a 5K performance. Swimmers and their place listed below.

15-16
Maddie Wallin        34th
Sanna Peterson       45th
Garrett McGovern     18th
Nikolas Lee Bishop   47th

17-18
DC Hellams            45th
Danny Chance          47th

They all commented on the melee-like atmosphere of the start and the close contact level of the rest of the race. Overwhelmingly, they want to go back next year and test their new-found awareness of elite level Open water competition.

 

HERE IN RICHMOND, 300+ NOVA SWIMMERS MOVED THE LONG COURSE SEASON ANOTHER STEP AHEAD . . . with some fine performances this best weekend. While many were fast, Zoe Dixon provided a highlight that escaped most folks in the stands and on the deck as she produced a spectacular early season 400 IM that flirted with an Olympic Trials QT. Grace Sheble and Sarah Bender did a reasonable match of that performance with their efforts throughout the meet: seven and six NCSA Junior cut swims, respectively. Ten swimmers, listed below, delivered NOVA All Time performances. In the first place category, Eric Lambert led with six wins, followed closely by Grace Sheble with five. That keep your eyes posted TSI category? 166 swimmers landed there with the highest totals occurring at the six level - Karina Blanco, Michael Causey, Thomas Gupton, Caroline Hepper, Jasper Jones, Joseph Neely, Owen Miklos and William Xiao - and at the five level - Jordan Adams,  Hayden Bartz, Brady Bever, Mylie Bradley, Jason Chen, Sirena Di Giacomo, James Edwards, Savannah Harris,, Mary-Stuart Hawkins, Brooke Nelson, Aleko Panos, Spencer Ridge, Cristina Rodriguez, Ethan Salser, Justas Viliusis and Lucy Wagner. Well done, NOVA-ites!!!

NOVA All Time Top Ten Performances
8 & Under
Macie Bradley      50 back 4th
Maddie Bynum       50 free 4th

  9-10
Mylie Bradley      50 breast 8th
Valentina Linkonis 50 back 6th, 50 breast 5th, 100 free 9th

  11-12
Amelia Chen        50 back 8th
Eric Lambert      100 back 6th


15-16
Zoe Dixon         400 IM, 100 back 3rd
Grace Sheble     1500 free 8th, 200 back 6th

17-18
Sarah Bender      200 back 10th, 100 breast 8th, 200 IM 6th, 200 breast 4th, 50 free 2nd
Lizzie Danforth   200 back 4th

Senior
Sarah Bender       50 free 10th
Zoe Dixon         100 back, 400 M 5th
Lizzie Danforth   200 back 9th
Grace Sheble      200 back 10th  

 

Junior National Cuts
Sarah Bender        200 IM, 100 & 200 breast, 50 & 100 free, 200  back
Morgan Burton       100 & 200 fly
Colin Clements      100 back
Chris DallaValle     50 & 100 free, 100 fly
Lizzie Danforth     200 IM, 200 back
Zoe Dixon           100 free, 200 breast, 400 IM, 100 back
Josephine Fuller    100 back, 200 IM
Hunter Locher       400 IM
Dain Ripol          200 IM
Caroline Sheble     100 & 200 fly
Grace Sheble        400 & 1500 free, 200 fly, 200 IM, 100 & 200  breast, 200 back

 

First Place Winners
Amanda Barnard        100 back, 100 breast
Hayden Bartz           50 back
Sarah Bender          100 & 200 breast, 50 free
Brady Bever           200 free
Allison Bischoff       50 free
Ashlynn Bonanno       100 back
Brooks Bower           50 fly
Macie Bradley          50 back, 50 breast, 50 fly
Mylie Bradley         100 breast
Morgan Burton         100 fly
Maddie Bynum           50 free
Gabbie Carvalho        50 free
Amelia Chen           100 free, 50 back, 50 fly
Colin Clements        100 back
Chris DallaValle      100 fly, 50, 100 & 800 free
Lizzie Danforth       800 free
Zoe Dixon             100 back, 100 & 200 free, 400 IM
Thomas Eubank         200 back
Andrew Farney         200 fly
Sebastian Florez      200 free
Cullen Harrington      50 breast
Kate Hotem            200 back
Reid Hutcherson       200 free
Andrew Kulak          200 fly
Eric Lambert          200 free, 200 fly, 50 & 100 back, 50 & 100  breast
Porter Linkonis        50 breast
Valentina Linkonis     50 back, 50 breast
Hunter Locher         200 breast, 400 IM
Bri Mason             200 breast
Nathaniel Milligan    800 free
Henry Mulholland      400 free
Cole Nuckols          200 IM, 100 fly, 50 & 100 free
Tyler Peat            200 IM, 100 back, 100 breast
Eric Pelham           100 free, 50 back
Dain Ripol            100 breast, 200 IM
Katie Russell         100 & 400 free, 100 fly
Liam Ryan             200 back
Grace Sheble          200 fly, 400 & 1500 free, 200 back, 200 IM
Nathan Szobota        400 free, 200 back
Zach Wassmer          400 & 1500 free 

 

Time Standard Improvements
Jordan Adams           50 fly, 50 & 100 free A, 200 IM AA, 50 back AAA

Shubha Anand           50 free B

Francesca Ascari       50 & 100 back B

Brooke Bailey         200 breast, 50 & 400 free, 200 fly A

Amanda Barnard        100 & 200 back AA, 200 IM AAA

Anna Barrett          200 free, 200 IM BB

Ella Barron           200 back, 100 breast BB, 400 free A

Hayden Bartz          200 IM, 400 free, 100 & 200 back, 100 fly BB

Sarah Bender           50 free AAAA

Zach Bender           200 free, 50 fly B, 50 breast, 100 back BB

Jaden Benhamed         50 free B

Leila Benhamed         50 & 200 free B

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

Nellie Berger          50 back B

Brady Bever           100 fly BB, 400 free, 50 fly, 200 IM A, 200 free AA

Ben Bever             200 breast B, 200 fly BB, 800 free A

Karina Blanco         200 IM, 100 & 200 free, 100 breast, 50 fly BB, 50 back A

Ashlynn Bonanno       100 back, 200 IM AA

Kayla Boughton        200 back, 400 free, 200 IM BB

Brooks Bower          200 free BB, 50 free AA

Macie Bradley          50 fly BB, 50 back A

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

Destiny Brown          50 back B

Nikolai Bukin          50 free, 50 & 100 breast, 50 back B

Maddie Bynum           50 fly B, 50 back, 50 free BB

Morgan Carney         800 free, 200 IM BB

Gabbie Carvalho       200 free AAA

Charlotte Causey       50 free A

Michael Causey        400 free, 200 back, 200 breast BB, 200 IM, 100 back A, 100 fly AA

Aaron Chan             50 free B

Amelia Chen           100 breast AA

Jason Chen            200 breast, 200 back B, 50, 100 & 200 free BB

JD Chen               200 back, 50 free A

Nicholas Chupp        200 back, 100 free B, 200 IM BB

Gabby Clemens         100 free A

Seamus Connell        200 breast B, 400 IM BB, 100 free A

Joseph Conner         200 back AAA

Cameron Cook          100 back BB

Corinne Cook           50 breast B, 100 fly, 200 back BB

Xavi Cornelius         50 back B

Crawford Craig        200 IM BB

Paxton Crank          200 IM, 50 free BB, 100 back A

Shane Cutchin         100 back BB

Chris DallaValle      100 & 200 back AA

Luke Daley           1500 free A

Abby Dart             200 IM BB

Alex Demchenko        100 back, 50 free B

Sirena DiGiacomo      100 fly, 100 breast, 50 & 100 free BB, 50 back A

Zoe Dixon             100 free AAAA

Tyler Dolan           100 back B

Aidan Downing         200 back B

Aidan Duffy           200 fly, 50 free AA, 400 & 800 free AAA

Andrew Eastep         100 free, 200 back, 100 breast B

Savannah Edge          50 back B

James Edwards         200 IM, 200 free, 50 fly BB, 100 free, 100 back A

William Edwards       200 back B, 200 free BB

Mia Eubank            100 fly, 50 free A, 50 back AA

Thomas Eubank         100 free, 100 back BB, 400 free A

Olivia Fahrenkrog     200 breast, 50, 100 & 200 free B

Andrew Farney         100 free AAA

Adam Fisher           400 IM, 200 breast BB

Sebastian Florez      200 fly B, 400 IM A

Josephine Fuller      200 IM AAAA

Bella Glenn           100 back A

Stela Gireau           50 back B

David Goins            50 free, 50 & 100 back B

Thomas Gupton          50 & 100 free, 50 & 100 breast, 50 fly B, 50 back BB

Bella Haas            200 breast B, 200 back BB

Cullen Harrington     100 fly, 50 back AA

Pierson Harris         50 breast BB, 50 back AA

Savannah Harris        50 & 100 free BB, 50 fly, 50 & 100 breast A

Mary-Stuart Hawkins   100 fly BB, 100 free, 50 back A, 200 IM, 100 back AA

Caroline Hepper        50 breast B, 50 back, 50 fly, 50 & 100 free, 200 IM BB

Margaret Hepper        50 back B

Drew Hotem            100 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 IM BB

Kate Hotem            400 free, 50 & 100 fly A, 200 back AAA

Connor Hughes         200 back B

Tolly Hulcher          50 free B

Jasper Jones          100 & 200 free, 100 breast, 200 IM BB, 50 back A, 50 fly AA

Erik Julian            50 free BB, 100 back A

Ethan Jun              50 back B

Andrew Kulak          200 breast, 200 back B, 200 fly BB

Sanika Kumar           50 & 100 back, 50 fly B

Nicholas Kuriger      100 breast AA

Eric Lambert           50 breast AA, 200 fly AAA

Jack Land              50 back B

Alina Laraway          50 fly BB

Carly Laurence        100 fly BB

Autumn Leibowitz      100 breast B

George Li             400 IM, 100 free BB

Ruth Li               100 back, 50 & 100 breast B

Judson Lifsey         200 free B

Bella Little          400 free A, 100 free, 50 fly AA

Shanshan Liu          100 back A

Hunter Locher         100 free AAA

Sarah Logwood         200 back BB

Howard Luo             50 free, 50 fly BB

Sherry Luo            100 back BB

Sara Maksimovic        50 fly B, 50 & 100 free A

Bri Mason             400 free, 50 back A, 100 & 200 breast AA

Hunter McAuliffe      200 IM BB

Catharine McCann      100 back B

Allison McCullough    100 free B

Lizzie McCullough     100 free B

Owen Miklos            50 breast B, 200 free, 200 IM BB, 100 fly, 50 free A, 100 back AA

Sophie Milani         100 free B

Nathaniel Milligan    800 free, 200 breast, 400 IM BB

Henry Mulholland      400 free, 100 back A, 50 free AA

Aidin Muminovic       100 fly, 50 breast A

Joseph Neely          100 free, 50 fly B, 50, 100 & 200 back, 200 IM BB

Brooke Nelson         200 back BB, 200 free, 200 IM A, 50 & 100 free AA   

Sophia Ng             200 free, 50 back, 50 breast BB

Zac Ng                200 free, 50 breast BB, 50 back A

Cole Nuckols          100 fly AA, 50 free AAA

Molly Nystrom         200 back B, 800 free BB

Gianna Ortiz           50 free BB

Cole Owen             200 fly BB, 400 IM A

Bailey Owens          200 free BB

Ty Owens              200 fly B

Aleko Panos            50 & 200 free B, 50 & 100 breast BB, 50 back A

Gregory Panos         200 back, 50 & 100 breast BB, 100 fly A

Abby Paullin          100 fly, 100 & 200 free BB

Kelsey Peel           200 breast BB

Eric Pelham           200 free A, 100 free AAA

Ashlesha Phadtare      50 back B

Xavier Raymondson     200 breast BB, 800 free A

Ford Reams IV         200 free, 100 fly, 100 breast B, 200 IM BB

Keira Reid            100 fly, 100 free AA, 200 back, 200 IM AAA

Spencer Ridge         100 fly BB, 200 & 400 free, 100 back, 50 fly A

Matthew Rivas         200 IM, 400 free BB

Cristina Rodriguez     50 back BB, 200 IM, 200 back, 50 free A, 100 breast AA

Abby Russell          200 breast A

Katie Russell         100 fly AA

Ethan Salser           50 & 100 breast BB, 200 IM, 50 & 100 back A

Luke Salser           200 IM, 50 & 100 back A

Candice Santos         50 back BB

Nolan Sardesai         50 free, 50 fly, 50 & 100 breast BB

Abhi Satpathy         200 breast, 200 back, 200 free B

Meghan Schmidt        400 free A

Gabby Seitz           200 back, 50 & 100 free B

Samantha Simmons      100 fly BB

David Speich          100 breast B

Will Stevens          100 breast, 50 & 100 free A, 400 IM AA

Patterson Summers     100 breast, 50 & 100 free B

Nathan Szobota        400 free, 200 fly, 50 back AA, 200 back AAA

Ryan Szobota           50 fly, 50 free B

Alex Tan               50 back

Mac Taylor            100 breast B, 100 & 200 back BB

Christian Thornton    100 breast B, 100 back, 400 free BB

Logan Tun             200 IM BB

Justas Viliusis       200 fly B, 100 & 200 back, 100 fly BB, 100 free AA

Lucy Wagner           200 IM, 50 & 100 free B, 50 fly, 50 back BB

Abigail Wang          100 fly, 50 back BB, 200 IM, 50 free A

Zach Wassmer          100 back A

Adele Wheatley        200 IM, 50 & 400 free AA

Charlotte White       200 IM, 100 back, 50 free A

Priya Wiatt           100 back B

Hayes Williams         50 back B

Matthew Wolfle         50 back B

Ada Woo               100 back BB, 50 free A

Bryson Worthington    100 breast B

William Xiao          200 free, 100 fly, 100 breast B, 200 back, 200 IM, 100 free BB

Angela Yu             100 breast, 50 back B

Eddie Zhang           400 IM BB

Tony Zhang            200 IM BB, 100 back, 50 free A

Leah Zhuang            50 & 100 back, 50 & 100 breast B

  Bold Print indicates first “A” time in current age group

100% Best Times
Shubha Anand           Joseph Ascoli          Brooke Bailey
Ella Barron                 Zach Bender            Ben Bever
Brady Bever               Karina Blanco          Mylie Bradley
Destiny Brown           Nikolai Bukin           Michael Causey
Jason Chen                Gabby Clemens       Seamus Connell
Joseph Conner          Corinne Cook           Paxton Crank
Abby Dart                  Dan Do                    Aidan Downing
Olivia Fahrenkrog      Bella Glenn              Thomas Gupton
Cullen Harrington      Pierson Harris          Savannah Harris
Caroline Hepper        Kate Hotem             Connor Hughes
Jasper Jones              Ethan Jun                 Michael King
Andrew Kulak           Sanika Kumar           Nicholas Kuriger
Ellie Laraway             Carly Laurence         George Li
Valentina Linkonis    Ruth Li                     Shanshan Liu
Sherry Luo                Sara Maksimovic      Bri Mason
Hunter McAuliffe      Ryan McComb          Owen Miklos
Nathaniel Milligan    Henry Mulholland     Aidin Muminovic
Joseph Neely            Brooke Nelson          Sophia Ng
Zac Ng                     Cole Nuckols             Jack Nystrom 
Julia Paget               Aleko Panos          Gregor Panos
Abby Paullin            Kendall Payne        Ellie Peterson
Ashlesha Phadtare     Ford Reams IV        Matthew Rivas
Avery Robbins           Cristina Rodriguez   Ethan Salser
Gabby Seitz              Becky Smolka         David Speich
Maddie Stevens        Nathan Szobota       Ryan Szobota
Alex Tan                    Mac Taylor           Kenley Teller
Christian Thornton    Kate Turnbull        Adele Wheatley
Charlotte White        Priya Wiatt          Hayes Williams
Jacob Wolfle             Ada Woo              Bryson Worthington
Colston Worthington   William Xiao         Tony Zhang
Leah Zhuang                Adam Fisher          Spencer Ridge
Erik Julian                     Nolan Sardesai

 

Barrier Breakers
Sarah Bender        <    :27         50 free
William Edwards     <    :30         50 free
Cole Nuckols
Maddie Bynum        <    :40         50 free
Brooke Nelson
Nikolai Bukin       <    :50         50 back
Maddie Bynum
Thomas Gupton
Sanika Kumar
Zoe Dixon           <   1:00        100 free
Jason Chen          <   1:10        100 free
Andrew Eastep
Thomas Eubank
George Li
William Xiao
Bella Little
Valentina Linkonis
Pierson Harris      <   1:20        100 back
Justas Viliusis
Samantha Simmons    <   1:20        100 fly
Justus Viliusis
Jordan Adams        <   1:20        100 free
Mylie Bradley
James Edwards
Eric Pelham
Ashlyn Bonanno      <   1:30        100 back
Bella Glenn
Shanshan Liu
Owen Miklos
Henry Mulholland
Charlotte White
Tony Zhang
Thomas Gupton       <   1:40        100 free
Chris DallaValle    <   2:20        200 back
Brooks Bower        <   2:30        200 free
Jason Chen
Cameron Cook
William Edwards
Brady Bever
Spencer Ridge
Graham Boyle        <   2:30        200 fly
Aidan Duffy
Hayden Bartz        <   3:00        200 back
Kayla Boughton
Jason Chen
Nikolas Chupp
Aidan Downing
William Edwards
Andrew Kulak
Abhi Satpathy
William Xiao
Ella Barron
Michael Causey
JD Chen
Gregory Panos
Matthew Rivas
Cristina Rodriguez
Connor Hughes
Brooke Nelson
James Edwards       <   3:00        200 free
Owen Miklos
Eric Pelham
Luke Salser
Nathan Szobota      <   3:00        200 fly
Ben Bever
Sebastian Florez
Connor Hughes
Matthew Klausner
Ty Owens
Justas Viliusis
Xavier Raymondson   <   3:00        200 breast
Hayden Bartz        <   3:00        200 IM
Nikolas Chupp
Morgan Carney
Logan Tun
William Xiao
Amanda Barnard
Emily Berger
Brady Bever
Michael Causey
Cristina Rodriguez
Ethan Salser
Maddie Stevens
Abigail Wang
Seamus Connell      <   3:30        200 breast
Bella Haas
Abhi Satpathy
Patterson Summers
Anna Barrett        <   3:30        200 IM
Karina Blanco
Mylie Bradley
Paxton Crank
James Edwards
Bella Glenn
Drew Hotem
Jasper Jones
Owen Miklos
Charlotte White
Tony Zhang
Hunter McAuliffe
Luke Salser
Aidan Duffy         <   4:20        400 free
Thomas Eubank       <   5:00        400 free
Nathan Szobota
Hayden Bartz        <   5:30        400 free
Carly Laurence
Meghan Schmidt
Spencer Ridge
Seamus Connell      <   6:00        400 IM
Adam Fisher
George Li
Beth Ann Cortright
Gabbie Carvalho     <   6:00        400 free
Henry Mulholland
Luke Salser         <   6:30        400 free
Ben Bever           <  10:00        800 free
Xavier Raymondson
Morgan Carney       <  11:00        800 free
Molly Nystrom
Grace Sheble        <  18:00       1500 free 

 

Several NOVA groups . . .  traveled to Lynchburg and Liberty University for the PSDN Classic. Four swimmers - Gareth Hollender, Maddie Pierce, Emily Kantner and Peyton Proffitt blasted to NOVA Top Ten performances, bringing our weekend total to fourteen - and this the second LCM meet of the season! Gareth led the way with two first place and three second place performances that meshed nicely with his six first places and first AAA time (as an 8 & Under!!). An old Sly Stone tune - Family Affair - seemed to be the theme song of the TSI category: two sets of sisters plus Farrah Hollender vying with her brother’s efforts provided highlights. Jonathan (House of) Payne led the way with eight; Gibson Jones followed closely with seven then came two part parade of sisters. The six parade?  Abigial and Hannah Thornton and Farrah Hollender. The five column? Try Trey Burnett, AnnMarie and Dana Frink, Grady Potter and Ryleigh Vallejo. Such fine swimming makes my fingers fly over the keyboard! 

NOVA All Time Top Ten Performances
8 & Under
Gareth Hollender     50 & 400 free, 200 IM 2nd, 100 back, 100 fly 1st

13-14
Emily Kantner       200 breast 6th, 100 breast 8th

 

15-16
Maddie Pierce       100 back 4th

  17-18
Peyton Proffitt     200 breast 9th

 

Junior National Cuts
Emily Kantner       100 & 200 breast
Maddie Pierce       100 back
Peyton Proffitt       200 breast
Megan Pulley        100 fly  

 

First Place Winners
Gareth Hollender    200 IM, 100 fly, 50 & 100 back, 200 IM, 400  free
Emily Kantner       100 & 200 breast
Caitlyn Moore       100 fly, 50 back
Megan Pulley        100 fly
Natalie Tang         50 breast
Preston Trevey      200 free

 

Time Standard Improvements
Hiya Agrawal         50 back B

Anouska Anand       100 back A

Kiersten Armstrong  100 breast BB

Lauren Armstrong    800 free BB

Bill Belcher        100 breast, 100 free BB

Harry Belcher       800 free, 200 breast A, 50 free AA

Ava Berger          200 breast B

Bridget Blaszak     200 breast B

Kelsey Boughton     200 IM, 50 & 400 free B

Hampton Burch       100 back A, 400 free, 200 IM AA

Caroline Burdsall   100 breast B

Trey Burnett         50 & 100 breast B, 100 fly, 200 back, 200 free BB

Hazel Cabugason     100 fly, 50 back B

Catie Callihan      200 breast, 200 back BB, 50 free A

Courtney Carter     800 free A

Sarah Carter        200 free B

Abby Clifton        200 IM, 100 back, 50 free B

Addison Collins     100 & 200 free, 100 breast B

Lily Collins        100 fly A

Sophie Collins      100 breast B, 200 back, 200 free BB

Julia Connor        200 IM, 100 free B, 200 breast BB

Lillie D. Connor    100 back A

Oakley Cotropia     200 back, 100 fly, 50 breast B

Madison Cottrell    200 back AAA

Lance Cutchin       200 back, 200 & 400 free BB

Emory DeGuenther    200 breast B, 50 back BB, 100 fly A

Carleigh Dillman    200 breast A, 200 back, 400 free AA, 100 fly AAA

Shannah Dillman     100 fly A, 200 back AA, 400 free AAA

Eric Fagan          200 IM, 100 back A, 800 free AA

Thomas Farney       800 free, 200 fly A

AnnMarie Frink      100 fly BB, 100 & 200 breast A, 200 back, 200 free AA

Dana Frink           50 & 100 breast B, 50, 100 & 200 free BB

Nathan Geffen       200 IM, 100 fly BB

Will Glass          400 & 800 free A

Ben Gordon          200 breast A, 100 fly AA, 200 free AA

Ryder Hewitt        200 breast, 200 IM A

Arman Hoareau       200 free, 50 back, 50 breast B

Farrah Hollender    200 IM, 50 & 100 fly, 100 free, 50 back B, 50 free BB

Gareth Hollender    200 IM A, 100 back AA, 100 fly AAA

Claire Holloway     100 back, 100 free, 100 breast B

Alex Horst          200 free B

Callie Horst        200 back BB

Preston Hudak       100 back A

Ava Hutcherson      100 & 200 fly AA

Aidan Jacobs        100 breast BB, 200 fly, 200 free A

Lane Jacobs         100 free B, 50 back BB

Mary Kate Jacobs     50 free B

Abby Jessup         100 free, 50 breast BB

Dalton Jobe         200 free AA

Gibson Jones        100 & 200 free, 50 breast B, 200 IM, 50 free, 50 & 100 back BB

Brady Julian        100 breast, 50 back, 50 & 100 free BB

Emily Kantner       100 breast, 200 IM AAA, 200 breast AAAA

Carter Kelly        800 free, 200 breast A

McKenzie Kuehnle    400 free, 50 back B

Katherine Lacy      200 breast B, 100 free, 50 back BB

Emily Law           200 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM AA

Benjamin Li          50 back B, 200 breast BB

Victoria Li         200 breast B

Lauren McCann       200 back, 200 free B, 200 breast BB

Calli McEvoy        200 free AA

Ava McKinney        100 fly, 100 free B

Cassidy Miklos      200 back B

Caitlyn Moore       200 free, 100 fly B, 100 breast BB

Katelyn Moore       200 breast B

Jackson Mueller     200 IM, 200 & 1500 free A, 200 back AA

Anjali Mukindan     200 free, 50 breast B, 50 free BB

Jack Neese          200 back BB

Colin Noonan        100 breast B, 200 breast, 100 fly BB, 50 back A

Liam Oberle         200 IM B, 50 & 100 back BB

Jonathan Payne      100 fly, 100 & 200 breast B, 200 IM, 50 & 200 free, 50 fly, 200 back BB

Maddie Pierce       400 IM AAA

Grady Potter        100 fly BB, 100 back, 800 free, 200 & 400 IM  A

Cameron Rhodes      100 breast B, 200 back BB

Sam Rivas           100 & 200 back, 100 & 200 fly AA

Colin Schmidt       200 & 400 free A

Greer Schneider     100 free, 200 back BB

Xander Schreck      400 IM AA

AJ Schwabe          400 free, 200 IM AA

Elle Scott          400 free, 100 breast, 50 fly BB

Jason Seitz         100 breast, 100 back AA

Stella Shropshire    50, 100 & 200 free B, 50 back BB

Molly Sleman        100 fly B, 200 back, 100 breast BB, 200 free A

Paige Strycker      200 fly, 400 IM A, 800 free AA, 200 free AAA

Sri Subramanian      50 back BB

Sam Sweester        100 back A, 200 back AA

Natalie Tang        100 free, 50 breast, 50 back BB

Abigail Thornton     50 breast, 50, 100 & 200 free B, 50 back, 100 breast BB

Hannah Thornton      50 & 100 breast, 50, 100 & 200 free B, 50 back BB

Kate Tittermary     100 & 200 breast B

Preston Trevey      400 IM A, 100 fly AA

Ryleigh Vallejo     200 breast, 200 back A, 50, 200 & 800 free A

Bea Villanueva      200 breast B

Claudia Vincent     200 IM, 100 fly, 50, 100, 200 & 800 free AA

Caroline Walton     200 breast, 50 free B

Owen Wassmer        400 free, 100 fly, 200 IM A

Catherine White     400 free A

Carson Williams     200 IM, 50 free B

Ashley Xiao          50 free B

Blake Young         100 back A

Lindsay Yue          50 breast, 50 back B

 

100% Best times
Shelby Adams               Hiya Agrawal             Kiersten Armstrong    
Ava Berger                    Kelsey Boughton        Hampton Burch
Hazel Cabugason         Rimil Chatterjee          Abby Clifton       
Lina Dawson                 Emory DeGuenther    Sophia Demchenko   
Anne Munro Dillard      Carleigh Dillman          AnnMarie Frink
Dana Frink                   Lucas Gonzalez            Ben Gordon                
Ryder Hewitt                Farrah Hollender          Aiden Jacobs              
Mary Kate Jacobs        Gibson Jones              McKenzie Kuehnle
Benjamin Li                 Victoria Li                     Lauren McCann          
Ava McKinney             Lila Mitchell                 Colin Noonan             
Jonathan Payne           Elle Scott                    Sri Subramanian        
Ryleigh Vallejo              Claudia Vincent            Ashley Xiao               
Caroline Burdsall           Abby Jessup                 Brady Julian 

 

Barrier Breakers
Will Stevens          <  1:00             100 free
AnnMarie Frink     <  2:30              200 free
Trey Burnett          <  2:40
Molly Sleman
Arman Hoareau    <  3:00             200 free
Anjali Mukundan
Trey Burnett          <  3:00             200 back
Lance Cutchin
Callie Host
Jonathan Payne
Cameron Rhodes
Molly Sleman
Catie Callihan        <  3:30             200 breast
Benjamin Li
Colin Noonan
Carleigh Dillman      <  5:00             400 free
Kelsey Boughton     <  6:00             400 free
Lance Cutchin
Elle Scott
Eric Fagan            < 10:00             800 free
Craig Bohlman
Lauren Armstrong    < 11:00             800 free
Harry Belcher
Will Glass
Carter Kelly
Grady Potter
Thomas Farney

 

WARM WEATHER WARNINGS FOR THE WISE . . . . We all love the onset of spring. Blossoms, warmer weather, that yellow dust - OK - mixed blessings. Here are some heads-ups from the coaching staff that might make your spring/summer swimming experience more pleasant and more effective:

  • A 50/50 mix of isopropyl alcohol and white vinegar will do the trick. All a couple of drops to each ear during the more humid spring and summer months and that bit of unpleasantness and expense will be avoided.
  • Use sunscreen - weekends and gym classes can bring unnecessary ouch to a practice.
  • Wear sandals or shoes. A cut toe, a skin flap, a significant slice can be highly annoying when exposed to the movements and length of a practice.
  • Hydration. Thirst is a sign of dehydration. The practice performance of dehydrated swimmers will suffer. Drink 8-12 ounces before going to bed to battle any creeping dehydration. Bring a large water bottle to practice!!

                    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 additions are also University of Virginia-bound. Say congratulations to Stephen Laming and Caitlin McSorley who will head up I-64 in the fall to Charlottesville! We may have a hold-out or two but NN remains vigilant: you will know when 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
Stephen Laming    University of Virginia
Tillie Lewis      NYU
Alli Lovell       University of the Cumberlands
Patrick Madden    Denison
Caitlin McSorley  University of Virginia
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!!!