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TWST results

Posted by Scott Vanderzell at Feb 9, 2019 3:07PM PST ( 0 Comments )

The Titans had 17 swimmers at the 23rd annual Snowball Open Meet. Collectively, 18 best times were achieved!
Nora Pashler dropped 12 seconds in her 50 freestyle and Mackenzie Vetter-Higgins dropped 7 in her 100 freestyle. Our level 2 swimmers Amelia Pashler and Yasmin Ramsey did an amazing job each dropping time in 2 individual events! From level 3 Marley Sinatra got a best time by 15 seconds in her 100 breast and Kylie Szaflarski got a best time in the 100 back by 9 seconds. Nice job ladies! Juliana Haacker represented how hard level 4 has been working with best times in all 3 events that she swam! From our upper levels 5 and 6 each one of our swimmers were able to come out with a personal best. Overall the meet ran very smoothly and we were happy with the results. A few DQ’s keep us focused on what we need to improve upon in practice. Nice job Titans!

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STAR Winter Challenge results

Posted by Scott Vanderzell at Feb 1, 2019 6:56AM PST ( 0 Comments )

What a turnout for the Star Winter Challenge Meet Held at ECC January 25th to the 27th! We sent 90 swimmers from SD through Level 8 to this one. We had so many swimmers we had to split up and sit on two different sides of the pool, that made for an interesting Titans cheer to start us off on Saturday! It was amazing to see so many of our swimmers show up trough some difficult weather on Friday and Saturday, they really wanted to swim apparently! Thanks for braving the weather and getting to the meet!
We were so excited to see our stroke development kids swim at the STAR Winter challenge meet! Charlotte Nudell and Bella Fucile both swam the 25 back and the 25 free for the first time in a swim meet! Michael Scibetta also swam the 25 back and the 25 free and he did a great job! Awesome job stroke development swimmers!
Mackenzie Vetter-Higgins was the only level 1 swimmer at the meet this past weekend. She tried the 50 fly for the first time. Way to go Mackenzie!
Level 2 came to race this weekend and really proved to us how hard they have been working. Each of the 6 swimmers had personal best times in the pool. Issac King swam in 8 events and reached best times in all of them including a silver cut time in the 50 backstroke. Chase and Tyler Hapeman braved the 200 IM on Friday and put forth a great effort to finish off a tough race. Way to go level 2!!

There were 11 swimmers representing level 3 this past weekend at the meet and they did a great job. It was a cold one on deck but they did their best to keep warm with parkas, towels, and shoes! That didn’t stop them from swimming fast in the pool with a personal best from every swimmer. Ali Wager and Ebon Zuckerberg challenged themselves with new events like the 200 IM and 200 freestyle. Way to go! With a few DQ’s across the board we are going to spend more time breaking down each stroke at practice; focusing on the small details.

Level 4 sent 13 swimmers to the meet swimming in races ranging from the 50 free to the 500 free as well as the IM’s all four stroke events. We pitched in on relays and had a great time doing it! The kids amassed more Silver cuts, Gold cuts, 6 new swims, 34 personal bests, and zero disqualifications! Several swimmers could do no wrong in the ECC pool swimming best times every time! Congratulations to Ryan Bronson, Charles Lorenz, Bobby Lorenz, and Arianna Sidor for pulling that amazing feet off! Every other level 4 swimmer posted at least one PB along with some great new swims!
Level 5 had 14 swimmers that raced in the Winter Challenge meet. They all came to the meet with goals in mind and stayed focused throughout the weekend. We had some awesome best times across the board coming from Lila Roeser dropping 18 seconds in her 200IM and 26 seconds in her 200 Free! Maddy Bronson, Campbell Murphy, and Evan Schraufstetter walked away with personal best in all the events they swam. Kerrington Clouser scored a gold time in her 200 IM! Way to go swimmers, hard work in the pool really pays off! We also did not have any DQ’s this weekend which is a great sign that everyone has been working on the details of their strokes in each and every practice. We look froward to challenging ourselves at practice and getting prepared for championships!
Level 6 continues to improve and amaze! 15 Titans from this group pulled together 38 new personal bests, 5 new events swam, more Silver cuts, and Golds cuts, and zero disqualifications! These swimmers braved events like the 400 IM, 200 fly, and 500 free, showing that hard work pays off! Another 5 swimmers stunned us by swimming to personal bests every swim! Well done Leah Gardiner, Ramy Ben Jaballah, Salim Ben Jaballah, and Payton Taylor! Lillian Hauser Howells had the comeback swims of the meet posting all personal bests on Sunday! All of the swimmers put in outstanding efforts and we were proud of everyone at this one!
Level 7-8 this was a great mid season meet with most everyone swimming personal best or right at personal best. This not a meet we rest for but a meet that we look to improve our racing skills and the pieces that it takes to have long term success.

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JR/SR Power Point recap

Posted by Scott Vanderzell at Jan 18, 2019 9:11AM PST ( 0 Comments )

What a start to the Jr Sr Power Point Meet in Webster! 13 swimmers swam on Friday and they crushed it in the pool! We had 33 personal best times! 5 NI champs cuts, 15 Champ Qualifier Cuts, with 0 DQs! 8 swimmers achieved brand crew cut times for these championship meets. Amazing start!
All 13 swimmers had great swims with 9 new events completed successfully!
Saturday we saw a few new faces in the morning with some swimmers making the early trip to Webster. The swimmers ranging from Level 2 to Level 6 swam amazing again. They crushed 41 new personal best times, 9NI Champs cuts, 13 more Championships Qualifier cuts with 12 new events swam! We did see a few DQs but the swimmers are trying new events and that is bound to happe. A wise man said that the worst kind of mistakes we make are the ones we repeat, so we will do our best to avoid these in the future. Congratulations to all at the meet and to our two second place high point finishers Chloe Marcyan and Brady Garcia!

The Senior power point portion of the meet was a lot of swimming in a short amount of time. The Swimmers did an incredible job over coming what they saw as adversity and swimming some incredible times. We were able to take what we learn from swimming SC meters, apply to yards and focus on our underwater work. Most swimmers walked away with 3 or 4 personal best times, some new CQ cut times as well as more NI cut times. Great Job!

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Holiday Meet results

Posted by Scott Vanderzell at Dec 31, 2018 2:24PM PST ( 0 Comments )

What a great end to 2018 we had at the Town of Tonawanda Titans at the Holiday Swim for Time!
We had over 120 Titans come to the two day event and we saw some fantastic swims.
This meet is one of our smaller events with just a few teams in attendance and the pool remaining open to the public in the shallow end. That didn’t stop us from pulling together numerous championship qualifier times and a bunch of Niagara Championship cuts, having some fun, & swimming fast! This meet was put together as a short course meters event with the hopes we could focus on swimming smart and allowing great times be the result, nice job Titans pulling that off in spectacular fashion.

Michael Scibetta was the only stroke development swimmer who participated in the meet. He swam the 50 freestyle and did a great job! Way to go Michael!

Level 1 had 6 swimmers at the meet. It was Tyler and Chase Hapeman’s first meet as Titans! They both did an awesome job in the 50 freestyle. James Lyons swam the 100 IM for the first time and did a great job. Milania Scarpace challenged herself and swam both the 100 back and the 100 free. Bianca Rivera swam both backstroke events and did so with a smile on her face! Josie Lyons swam the 50 free and 50 freestyle- we are proud of her for working on her kicking! Great Job Level 1!

Level 2 had 15 swimmers at the meet! Every level 2 swimmer impressed us with their stroke technique, turns, and starts. We are so happy to see so many kids from this level participating in meets and are so proud of all of their hard work!

Level 3 had 19 swimmers compete at our holiday meet! We have been working hard at practice, focusing on great turns and streamlines off our walls. All 19 swimmers did a great job with applying what was taught at practice to each of our races. Level 3 collected 10 championship qualifier cut times from Keira Curvin, Owen Gray, Julianna Haacker, Reese Marcyan and Jayla Mercurio. We are looking forward to the New Year and can’t wait to see more improvements at upcoming meets. Great job level 3!

Level 4 had 20 swimmers attend and they did awesome! Swimming events ranging from the 50 to the 400 These Titans did amazing. Every swim was a best time as none have swam SCM before, but more importantly they swam some very smart races. We saw the work from practice on our starts and finishes begin to take hold. Many times watching the order of finish it was great to see “heads down, hips up, full strokes, with full kicks”!
Nice job Level 4.

Level 5 did an awesome job at this meet! We had 14 swimmers from this level compete, and saw 8 Niagara Championship cut times, 20 Championship qualifier times and only 1 DQ – which shows we are really starting to focus on the little things during our races. Practices have been tough this past month, we have focused on intensity at practice and included longer endurance sets at least once a week. We are so proud of all the hard work everyone is putting in at practice and can’t wait to see what all of our level 5 swimmers are capable of in the upcoming New Year. Awesome work level 5!

Level 6 is such an amazing group to coach, it should come as no surprise that they are amazing to watch swim in meets too! 18 Level 6 swimmers came to show off a bit at the Holiday meet. Piling up 31 CQ times and 15 NI champ cuts, we can safely say they have been putting in some great efforts in practice! So many of these swimmers have been attending every practice possible this month it shows their love of this sport and dedication as this has been such a busy month!
Great job to all Level six swimmers!
Level 7-8 We can to race, to focus on how to race and not focus on the time. We saw smarter swimming and faster times from that. It was great to see swimmers swim some off events and not stick to the same old line up, this is growth as a swimmers which is very important at this age. I am looking forward to the next few month to see how we continue to improve how we swim not just how fast we swim.

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Elf on the Shelf Meet

Posted by Scott Vanderzell at Dec 31, 2018 2:04PM PST ( 0 Comments )

The Elf on the Shelf meet was a big success! We had a total of 41 swimmers from our Stroke Development, Level 1, and Level 2. Our stroke development swimmers impressed us coaches by swimming full laps for the first time! 16 swimmers challenged themselves and signed up to swim the 100 IM! We are so proud of all of our Stroke Development, Level 1, and Level 2 swimmers! Thank you to everyone who participated and a special thanks to Lily Hauser-Howells , Lucy Lyons, Maddy Scibetta, and Maddy Kamens who volunteered to time!

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