News and Announcements
The summer splash meet was a huge success! 27 swimmers from stroke development, level 1, and level 2 participated and everyone did a FANTASTIC job! We had so much fun and are so proud of all of our swimmers! Enjoy the rest of your summer and thank you for a great season!
The document Summer_Splash_Results.pdf was attached to this post.
The Tonawanda Titans are proud to announce that Lauren Levy has been appointed to the Junior Swimming Team for the 15th European Maccabi Games.
Philadelphia, PA July 28, 2019 –
Marshall Goldman and Benjamin Zajic, Coaches of Maccabi USA’s junior swimming team have appointed Lauren Levy to be a member of the USA delegation at the upcoming 15th European Maccabi Games which will take place July 28 – August 7, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 200+ athletes who will join the other 2,000 Jewish athletes from 29 countries, participating in 22 different sports.
The Games are hosted by the European Maccabi Confederation. They are conducted in cooperation with Maccabi World Union and are held every four years, two years after the Maccabiah is held. The European Games are a high-level athletic competition for Jewish athletes all over the world aimed at connecting Jews from the Diaspora.
Levy said, “I am so excited to be part of the Maccabi Junior Swim Team, and am looking forward to challenging myself to be my best, meeting new friends, and making memories alongside my Jewish counterparts from around the world.”
Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, generating the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition. We connect athletes, volunteers, and supporters with the global Jewish community. Our athletic, educational, and cultural experiences build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.
The Titans had 16 swimmers compete in the RAYS outdoor meet and they did a great job! It was a hot summer weekend that gave the swimmers some great chances to try out new events and have some fun in the sun. Mia Leone swam her first meet as a Titan and did very well in all 6 of her events, way to go Mia! Charlie Lorenz scored a championship cut time in his 50 fly; nice job Charlie! We continued the weekend with best times from Marco D’Angelo, Hannah Engelhardt, Tyler Hapeman, Megan Hufnagel, Alex Kendall, Jayla Mercurio, Milianis Scarpace, Arianna Sidor, and Delilah Winker; great job swimmers! Keep up the good work Titans as we continue to work toward the end of the summer meet!
The Niagara LSC Championship meet was held at ECC the long weekend of July 18th to the 21st, playing host to all of the teams in the LSC. The Titans sent 46 swimmers to the meet from levels 3 through Level 8. We had a tremendous meet swimming a total of 170 new personal best times, setting 2 new team records, and having a good time in the process. Hard work truly paid off as we saw so many of our dedicated athletes show up and show off what they have been doing in practice!
Levels 3 & 4 sent 8 amazing swimmers to the meet pilling together 18 new personal best times and helped out on a ton of relays! Congrats to Level 3’s Andre Charlier, Keira Curvin, Isaac King, and Owen Scibetta, who all swam fantastic! Level 4’s Sean Curvin, Grace Griffin, Emmett King, and Madison Scarpce were also rewarded for all of their hard work with some amazing swims individually as well as relays! These young Titans pulled together a total of 10 top 16 finishes, great efforts all weekend!
Levels 5 & 6 sent had 10 super swimmers contribute 52 new personal best times, 32 finals swims, 22 top 8 finishes, and what appeared to be, an amazing amount of resilience! Level 5’s Kerrington Clouser. Charles Lorenz, Lucy Lyons, Campbell Murphy, Meredith Roberts, and Madeline Scibetta were there just about every session with great attitudes and efforts. Level 6’s Brady Garcia, Haley Griffin, Brie Lorenz, and Chloe Marcyan all swam with heart and determination, and came away with some great finishes to the Long Course season with a ton of personal best times. Special congratulations to Meredith Roberts for placing 3rd overall in the 10 and under divisions’ highpoint race!
Level 7-8 Wow great swimming! The group was approaching 100 personal best swims, Lauren Levy broke a 12 year old 13-14 100 fly Record and Maya Marycan broke and 8 year old 13-14 100 back record. Connor Morrissey, Veronica Bargnesi, Mark Crocker lead the older swimmers with large time drops and strong relay swims. In the Level 7 group along with Lauren and Maya, Natalie Fritsch, Tara DeBoth, Alex Switalski, Sammie Bryk and Paul Wissel also had a great all round meet. Maren Drews, Maya Flash, Erin Cavanaugh, Natalie Hesch, Declan King, Chris Signore also stepped up with some great time drops in multiple events. In a limited roll the college swimmers came, supported and swam some great races, with some best times and some exciting relay swims. ( Senior Men 200 free relay winner) Carter Green and Tommy Baxter were able to compete at Champs and produced great relay swims. I am really proud of this group, the work they put in and the success that they had.
Many of these young athletes learned that what we do at practice we do at meets, and hopefully gained a deeper understanding as to why we focus on doing the little things so well. Close races were won by great finishes, tired swimmers focused on technique and finished strong! Great job Titans!
The document ni_champ_results.pdf was attached to this post.
Maya entered Sunday prelims with a time of 1:12.37. At prelims she swam a 1:11.44 seeding her in 4th place at finals. At finals she set the new Titans record with a time of 1:09.18 dropping 3.19 seconds from her entry time taking 4th place overall! The old record was held by Madeline Jacumski with a time of 1:09.50 set back in July of 2011.
Way to go Maya!!