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The Titans had 11 swimmers make the trip to Speedo’s In Ithaca. Gillian Boal, Lauren Levy, Maya Flash, Lily Dimmig and Matt Walker qualified individually and had some tremendous individual races and improvements. Matt Walker making it back with personal best time in the 100Br, 200 Br, and 100 back, Lauren Levy just missed her Speedo cut in her bonus event dropping over 4 sec in the 200 Br and Lily Dimmig also posted a person best in her 200 back dropping nearly 3 sec. Time trials had Abby Gioia with personal best in the 50 Free. Maya Marcyan and Alex Switalski with personal best in the 500Free. Fina Bell broke 25sec for the first time leading of the 200 free Relays, Maya Marcyan also had a best time in the 100 free leading of the 400 free relays, Veronica Bargnesi had best time in the 200 free leading of the 800 free relays. It was a great meet experience for them all as they had the opportunity to watch, prepare and perform at the next level.
The document speedo_results.pdf was attached to this post.
The Titans sent 4 swimmers to the 2019 Eastern Zone Age Group Championships held at the Webster Aquatic Center April 3rd to the 6th. This meet played host to over 200 teams and over 800 athletes from the entire Eastern Zone of USA Swimming, basically Virginia to Maine. This meet had cut times even faster than the Niagara Championships meet! Natalie Fritsch, Chloe Marcyan, Meredith Roberts, and Alex Switalski all came and did the Titans proud. Chloe was there all 4 days swimming phenomenally in 4 events in the 11-12 age group. Meredith did an amazing job in two days with her 50 and 100 Breaststrokes improving on her personal bests in both and pulling off a top ten finish! Natalie and Alex both made the trip for one event on Saturday. BOTH made finals, top ten, achieving new personal bests in their second swims! Congratulations to all 4 Titans for putting in the extra time and effort to extend their season, you all earned it!
The Board has recently completed a large project to update the Bylaws of the organization to ensure compliance with not for profit laws and to simply certain processes that were outdated and no longer made sense for the Club. The attached Amended and Restated Bylaws are the product of that project, and these bylaws will be voted on at the annual meeting on April 13th. If you have any questions about the bylaws, please direct them to Mike Griffin, Kate Hesch, Mona Bargnesi or Joanie Cavanaugh
The document Titans_Amended_and_Restated_Bylaws.pdf was attached to this post.
The Niagara LSC Championships were held at Ithaca College March 7th through the 10th. The Titans sent 42 swimmers to the Champs and they did us proud!
We Finished 4th overall at the meet with just about as good a championship meet as we could have had! Swimmers from Level 4 through Level 8 represented the team in the 4 day prelim/finals meet! It was amazing to see how far we have come this season and we want to thank everyone who made the trip all the way to Ithaca! From our relays to all of our finals races we truly saw some great team efforts! We managed to pull together nearly 150 new personal best times, 3 new team records, 4 additional Sectional Cut times, 4 additional Zone cut times, and some amazing relay performances! We had several swimmers make the trip for a day or a relay and we truly appreciate that effort! Way to go team!
Level 4 sent 4 amazing swimmers to the meet, all in the 10 and under session. Ryan Bronson, Grace Griffin, Emmett King, and Merideth Roberts! These swimmers came ready to show off their hard work pulling together 18 best times, 14 top 20 finishes, and 10 trips to the top 10 podium! The future is so bright with Level 4 having these outstanding young athletes leading practices and having fun in the process. GREAT JOB!
Level 5 had 7 swimmers participate in the championship meet and they did nothing short of an amazing job! They have all worked really hard this year on stroke technique and endurance training in practice which paid off with 21 best times throughout the meet. Heather Malkiewicz, Kerrignton Clouser, and Juliet Bewlay all made it into the top 10 for an event they swam, way to go 10&under’s! Will Boyle had a great first championship meet this past weekend, swimming a great prelims and making it back to finals in the 200 free and 50 back! Keep up the good work level 5!
Level 6 sent 6 Titans to the meet, Tom Baxter, Brady Garcia, Haley Griffin, Brie Lorenz, Chloe Marcyan, and Alaina Roberts! These swimmers pulled together for 23 new best times, 2 Zone cut times, over a dozen relay performances, 14 finals appearances, 27 top 20 swims, and some great fun on deck! It’s no surprise to those that watch level 6 practice to see these dedicated hard working swimmers achieve such success! We are proud of all of you and are great full for all you did to make this season successful!
Level 7-8 had a tremendous meet Lauren Levy got her Speedo cut in the 100 Fly with team record, Lily Dimmig got her speedo cut in the 100 Back, Matt Walker got his Speedo time in the 200 Breast, Mark Crocker got his speedo time in the 200Fly, Maya Marcyan got her Zone time and team record in the 1650 Free and Natalie Fritch got her Zone time in the 200Fly. The group had nearly 90 personal best times and Broke the 13-14 400 Medley relay record. Highlighted with Aidan Morgan with 11 personal best swims, Paul Wissel with 8, Lauren levy with 11, Maya Marcyan with 7, Natalie Fritch with 10, Maddy Fragile with 5, Mark Crocker with 5, Lily Dimmig with 5. Great job and good luck to those going to Speedo’s and Zones.