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Congratulations Chloe Marcyan and Grace Griffin on taking 1st place in their age groups during the 12 & Under Sessions!
Chloe finished in 1st Place in the 12 Year Old Female age group with 4,932.28 points! This is the third time Chloe has won first place at this meet.
Grace finished in 1st Place in the 10 Year Old Female age group with 3,973.69 points!
Great job girls!
The Titans Holiday Swim for Time was another great opportunity for the team to get together, swim fast, and have some fun at the pool! We basically ran a team time trial with 112 Titans filling the lanes at the meet. We were pleasantly surprised by all the great swims after several days off for most of the team.
Seven swimmers from Level 1 attended the Holiday Meet. Nora Bronson, Charlotte Nudell, Lucia Santiago, and Gretchen Cenczyk all swam an awesome 50 Freestyle and 50 Backstroke. Rhys Engelhardt and Derek Hufnagel both swam fast 50 Freestyles. Josie Lyons swam the 50 Breaststroke in addition to the 50 Freestyle and 50 Backstroke. Josie also dropped several seconds in her 50 Freestyle and 50 Backstroke! Great job to everyone!
Congratulations to all of the Level 2 swimmers that joined us for the Holiday Meet and posted some great swims. We love seeing our swimmers push themselves outside of their comfort zone, especially racing 100-yard events, different strokes, and IM. Proud of everyone who swam for taking the time out of their holiday break to be at the pool.
This past weekend the titans hosted our annual holiday meet. The swimmers had a lot of fun and swam some great races. Level 3 had 14 swimmers at the meet and they came out with 21 silver cut times, 3 gold cut times, and 25 new best times! There were a lot of new events swam and strokes raced for the first time. As a level we are always working on becoming more confident in trying new events or strokes in competition as well as focusing on technique so we can reach our goal of no DQ’s. Great job level 3, keep up the good work!
Level 4 had 17 swimmers attend the meet pulling together to swim some amazing short course meters performances. 19 Niagara Championship Cut Times, 23 Niagara Championship Qualifier cut times, and some smart swimming by all in attendance. We are happy to see so many of these young swimmers get together and support each other before, during, and after their swims.
Level 5 had a great Holiday Meet! We were so impressed with each of the 12 swimmers representing the level. We had a total of 21 silver cut times, 9 gold cut times and 30 new personal best times. From 50s and 100s of stroke to the 200 IM and 400 Free, level 5 focused on working hard and swimming fast. We have increased our intensity at practice and emphasized our break outs, turns and finishes so we have the ability to race smart. Congratulations on an awesome meet level 5, keep up the great work!
Level 6 had 16 amazing athletes at the holiday swim. They braved events from the 50 to the 400 & everything in between. They really put together some awesome efforts, netting 22 Niagara Championship Cuts, 37 Championship Qualifier Cuts, and a bunch of cookies eaten! This group was fun to watch using each other every swim! Great Job Titans!
Level 7-8 had a great meet. My hope going into this meet was that the kids would just focus on racing smart, efficiently and use the thing we were working on in practice rather than worrying about the time. Let the time come as we swim smart. I think for the most part we did that. We had a number on new championship cut times, we swimmers improve on off events and get close to Championship time in those events. I am very happy with the progress all the kids are making at this point and I look forward to the next couple of month.
The document 2019_Holiday_Meet_Results.pdf was attached to this post.
On Wednesday, December 18th, 40 swimmers from Stroke Development, Level 1, and Level 2 participated in our annual Elf on the Shelf Swim Meet.
The swimmers swam many different events including the 25 Noodle, 50 Freestyle, 100 IM and more. Gretchen Cenzyck swam an awesome 50 Backstroke! Brigid Connors swam a fast 25 Freestyle and Eliana Tacca swam an awesome 25 PB&J. Raegen Cannon, Lucia Santiago, Beatrice Ross, Milania Scarpace, and Derek Hufnagel all swam the 100 IM to end the meet!
All swimmers did a great job! Check out the meet results below.
Thank you to parents and volunteers! Happy Holidays!
The document Elf_on_the_Shelf_Meet_Program_FINAL__1_.pdf was attached to this post.
Congratulations to Titan’s own Veronica Bargnesi who earned an honorable mention for the 2019 All-WNY Scholar Athlete fall sports team as a girl’s swimming participant at Nardin Academy.
The 2019 All-Western New York Scholar Athlete fall sports team consists of 135 winners and 929 honorable mentions. To be nominated for the team, students must have carried a 90-plus average for the previous six semesters and been a starter or significant player in their fall sport. The scholar athlete team is open to seniors from Western New York’s 100-plus public and private schools.
Check out the article in the Buffalo News announcing this year’s recipients:
The Star Invite was held at ECC Thursday December 5th through Sunday the 8th. Teams from all over the East Coast were there in the force for the Prelims/Finals formatted meet. Top 8 for the 10 and unders, top 16 for the 11-12 & 13-14 swimmers and top 24 returned at night for the 15 and over swimmers.
The Titans sent 25 of some of our fastest swimmers to compete in the mid-season test. This meet is a really fast meet and the swimmers had to show dedication and determination leading up to it to do well. The team pulled together numerous times, more NI Champs cuts and had some great relays.
This past weekend at the STAR invite the 12 & under swimmers did a great job competing and showing off the hard work they have been putting into practice. Some highlights from the meet, Chloe Marcyan took 3rd place in high point scoring, Meredith Roberts made 2 finals appearances as an 11-year-old, Bryn Muffoletto got her first 3 NI champs cuts, Grace Griffin had a phenomenal meet swimming best times in every event and winning the 100 breaststroke in finals! Madison Scarpace and Isaac King both swam championship cut times in their events! On top of that both our 10 and under and 11&12 women’s 400 free, 200 Medley, 200 free relays placed in the top 10. It was a great way to showcase the hard work these swimmers have been putting into practice since the beginning of the fall. We will continue to work on the small things such as technique and being more conscious about how we want to race our events. Keep up the good work Titans!!
The 13-14 swimmers had some amazing swims over the 4 day meet. Lila Roeser, Madeline Scibetta, Cierra Williams , Tara DeBoth, Paige Glor, Peyton Glor , Declan King, Haley Griffin, Natalie Fritsch, and Lauren Levy displayed great attitudes and effort all weekend. These swimmers combined for 20 new personal best times, swam great relays, and were on time for those early warm ups! Lauren Levy had another great effort making finals in all events, swimming smart in all her races. Natalie Fritsch swam a total of 5350 yards in competition….fast, winning the 200 fly!
Cierra Williams & Madeline Scibetta had personal bests in every swim and helped out phenomenally on relays. Declan King had personal bests in every event he swam, making finals in his 100 & 200 backstrokes! Haley Griffin made a finals appearance in the 200 back capping off a great meet!
The West Pool at ECC played host to the 15 and over swimmers in the morning preliminary session as well as the Finals in the evening. We saw some great efforts all weekend by the Titans in the cool waters of ECC. Maya Marcyan swam amazing all weekend, making finals in the 200 & 400 IM and the 100 & 200 Backstrokes. Samantha Bryk, Erin Cavanaugh, Kristiana Clouser, Lindsay Deboth, Maren Drews, Matthew Drews, Maya Flash, Natalie Hesch, Claire Malkiewicz, Alaina Roberts, and Christopher Signore all swam with determination and were able to pull together for some great efforts and helped out on some relays.
The Ladies returning to practice after their High school seasons had to show resilience, dedication, and put in a new level of effort to do well at this meet. The boys are right in the middle of their season and had to swim smart to do well at this one.
The document star_results.pdf was attached to this post.