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Thursday, January 15
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ALUMNI NEWS    

   BRANFORD H.S. SWIM ALUMNI UPDATE #28

(January 2015)

ALUMNI MEET WELL ATTENDED

The annual alumni meet on December 27th saw over 35 alumni attend along with spouses, parents, friends and children. As always it was a lot of fun and the meet came down to the final relay. Unfortunately for the varsity the alumni had the relay team of Sokolosky, Aupi, Lombardi and Rood that won the Opens in 2008. Fortunately it was only a 200 relay.  We are looking for suggestions on changes in the alumni meet format that would get more of our female alumni involved.

2014 WAS ANOTHER GOOD YEAR FOR BRANFORD H.S. SWIMMING

Branford HS. Swimmers continued to excel in 2014 as ten were named to the all state teams. It was evenly split as five girls and five boys received this honor.  Congratulations to girls coach Scott Butler who was named CT coach of the Year by the Connecticut H.S. Coaches Association. The one concern is that the numbers on the teams are down and we need to look for ways to increase the number of team members.

STINGRAY PROGRAM ADJUSTS TO LIFE AFTER GEORGE

Thanks to Sue Lecza and the cooperation of the Y and the Shoreline Stingrays, the transition to life after George has been successful. Sue has pushed hard for the Y to fund a position that would have as its primary responsibility head coach of the Stingrays.  Finding the right coach was not going to be easy but it all came together this fall when Jen Brooks Cozier-95 and her swim coach husband Wesley decided to move back to Connecticut from Texas.  For the past two months Wes has coached part time with the team and on January 1st assumed the newly created position. Thanks go to Sue, Cliff, Jeff, Jen, Dale and the rest of the coaching staff for keeping the program at a high level while this all sorted out. We welcome Wes and hope he follows George’s pattern of staying 30 years with the Stingrays. 

SEVERAL LOSSES IN 2014

In 2014 we sadly saw the passing of Branford H.S. swimmers Mike DiVinero-75 and Jay Fox-87. They will both be missed.  In addition we saw the passing of Ron and Peggy Lecza, parents of BHS swimmers Diane, Sue and Sandy.  Ron was president of the Stingrays during the late 70’s and early 80’s and was instrumental in transitioning the Stingrays from a small time local age group club to a state wide CT swim team.

NEED HELP WITH EMAIL LIST

Our alumni email list had grown to 350 but recently I had to reduce it by 15 because some have changed emails and not let me know their new address.  If anyone has current email addresses for Eric Anderson, Alex Discepolo, Ashley Papuga, Meghan Reynolds, Tyler Shand, Leanne Petrillo, Paul Loftis, Veronica Ormrod, Christen Alberino, Taylor Mann, Theresa Massotta, Chad Florio, Sarah Nelson, Noel Gillis or Jessica Herms please send it to me so they continue to receive updates.  Also, if you know of any alumni not getting notices please have them get in touch with me so they can be added to the list. 

READ UPDATES ON FORMER TEMMATES

We have over 80 new updates on your former teammates and you can access the list by clicking on the “Alumni News and Archives” in the upper left hand corner of this webpage. I know it is tempting to look at just the years you swam but I think older alumni might be impressed by reading where the younger alumni are attending college, what their majors are and how many are swimming in college.  I think the younger alumni will find it interesting to see what the future holds for them by reading what the older alumni are up to. Enjoy and keep sending me updates at jroconnor@snet.net .

Where are the Alumni Updates?

Updates for individual alumni can be found to the left by clicking on "Alumni News and Archives." 



   
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