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Monday, January 21
Seton Swimmers Conquer Fears and Expand Horizons

It was a very busy weekend for Seton Swimming with six (6) of our top girls at Loyola University in Baltimore for the National Catholic High School Championship, and the rest of our team at Seton’s annual Winter Invitational at Freedom.  Squeezing it all in between the March for Life on Friday and an important business trip for me to Israel to Israel made the weekend feel even busier. 

 

I continue to be amazed by our parent volunteers who help make it all possible.  Even with several of our key volunteers in Baltimore, we ran a meet with 275 swimmers without missing a beat.  I was particularly impressed with how Eduardo Luevano took over hospitality from his wife and how CDR and Mrs. Alsup handle the Head Timer Recruiter and Head Timer spots.  I don’t think that part of the meet has ever gone so smoothly in my entire time at Seton.  And who can top John Kleb on the microphone?

 

I am a big believer in developing swimmers that can swim any stroke and any distance, so one of my goals for each season is to get as many kids as possible to swim all eight events.  Because all of the remaining Varsity meets are championship meets, this weekend is always the last chance to get that done.  So when I did the entries, I simply took the spreadsheet with what everyone has swum so far this season, and tried to fill in as many blanks as possible. 

 

I’ve done this long enough that I should no longer be surprised at the results, but I was surprised once again.  The magnitude of the Personal Records was breathtaking in so many cases.  Even more exciting for me was watching so many of our younger swimmers swim events like the 200 Free, 500 Free, 200 IM and 100 Fly for the very first time and conquer their fears.  For others, even a 100 yard event for the first time was a real accomplishment.

 

I try to tell each of you that, in your life, there is always going to be a long line of people waiting to tell you that you cannot do something.  Never jump to the head of that line!  So often, our biggest obstacle to overcoming a challenge is ourselves.  The 500 Free is a perfect example.

 

In all my time coaching, I’ve never seen anyone die swimming the 500 Free.  In fact, I’ve never seen any who started the race not complete it.  We swim much farther than that every day in practice, and many of you swam 10 times that far for the Cystic Fibrosis Swim-a-thon.  So why do I always I hear “I’m going to die” or “I could never do that”?

 

One of the greatest lessons of swimming is that you can always do more than you think you can do.  A lot of young swimmers learned that lesson well on Saturday.

 

There have been countless stories of how kids have learned this lesson, but one of my favorites in Jonathon Rosato – or Charlie Bucket as his friends at the time called him.  You can find his story on Seton Swimming’s All-Time Greatest Swims YouTube channel which has a link on the home page – or you can click here.  Make sure you click “Show More” below the video to read the whole story.

 

Final Scores

For this one, I was not at all concerned with the final scores, particularly on the girl’s side where six (6) of our top girls were up at National Catholics at Loyola University in Baltimore.  As I said, this one was about individual swimmers stretching themselves by swimming events they were not accustomed to swimming,

 

Here’s the way the meet scores turned out for us at Seton:

 

Boys

Battlefield High School  179   Seton                                       94

Seton                              152   Trinity Christian School        120

Seton                              159   TC Williams High School        98

Seton                              166   Fredericksburg Christian          93

Seton                              179   Wakefield School                     75

Seton                              178    The Covenant School               65

Seton                              197    Fresta Valley Christian              57

Seton                              203    Highland School                       28

Seton                              207    St. Michael the Archangel         26

Seton                              209    Middleburg Academy                26

 

Girls

Battlefield High School  184   Seton                                         87

Trinity Christian School 186   Seton                                         96

Seton                             143   TC Williams High School         113

Seton                             154   Highland School                        94

Seton                             188   Wakefield School                       75

Seton                             181   Fresta Valley Christian               74

Seton                             166   Fredericksburg Christian            52

Seton                             184   The Covenant School                 52

Seton                             197   Middleburg Academy                 26

 

Conquering Fears and Expanding Horizons

With all I have going on to prepare for my meeting in Israel, I was just going to skip the blog this week.  We weren’t past the 200 Freestyle when I was getting so excited by what I was seeing that I knew I was going to have to find a way to figure out how to write a 4,500-word research paper from economy seats in two airplanes and a restaurant tables in two different airport – but it is SOOO worth it. 

 

Sometimes improve is so incremental and expected, that we might not fully comprehend how much we are improving – like the 50 Free where some get a new PR seemingly every week.  Then we swim an event like the 200 Free where the last time we did it was at Time Trials.  With nearly an entire season intervening, the improvement can be mind boggling, particularly for a new swimmer who’s being taught to swim for something other than fun or safety for the very first time.  The future of Seton Swimming is very bright.

 

And when I say “mind-boggling”, I’m talking about improvements that can sometimes be measure in half or even whole minutes.  Here are some of the kids that are inspiring the effort you are reading right now.  Not all of them are young, but they are all new to the team and accomplished something truly great on Saturday:

  • David Hudson (7), Mick Fioramonti (7) and Connor Koehr (6) had the Clash of Young Titans in 500 Free and all three just totally amazed me.  If you think Seton isn’t going to have a good boy’s team in a few years, you missed this one.  David Hudson ultimately won with an absolutely amazing 7:10.08.  Mick followed close behind with a 7:19.26, and Connor was just behind that with a 7:23.33.  Those are amazing times for 6th and 7th graders – any one of them would have scored at DAC Champs last year if they were eligible.

    • David Hudson (7) also dropped 19.29 seconds in 200 Free from the beginning of the year.

    • Mick Fioramonti (7) swam his very first 100 Fly in an amazing 1:38.56

    • Connor Koehr (6) used his near perfect Breaststroke form to cut 2.42 seconds from his previous best.

  • Ava Hudson (7) is going to be a good one for Seton Swimming, so I wanted to see what she could do in the 200 IM and 500 Free.  Surprising only herself, she was superior in both nearly breaking 3:00 in the 200 IM and going 7:38.97, very close to the Young Titans, above.  I’m so proud of you Ava!

  • Aaron Bishop (7) swam 200 Free more than a whole minute faster than he did at Time Trials (65.59 seconds).  I think this is the first time that Aaron has ever been on a swim team – what an accomplishment!  Aaron also tried 100 Breaststroke for the first time.  While he got DQ’d, I was still so proud of what he did in the event.

  • Julia Atkinson (7) swam both the 200 and 500 Free on Saturday.  In the 200 Free, she dropped 33.81 seconds!  She almost lapped herself.  She also had an amazing first attempt in a meet at the 500 Free.  I had a time for her in practice, but I must have had it wrong – I watched Julia swim, and was so impressed with how far she’s come.

  • Ella Gaulden (7) tried the 200 Free for the first time since Time Trials and crushed her time from back then by 32.58 seconds!  Then she cut 10.64 seconds from her previous best in 100 Breaststroke.  Great job Ella!

  • Joey Allen (7) has really broken through the last two weeks.  His work with Coach Zadnik is really paying off.  In 100 Back, he lowered his earlier PR by an incredible 24.85 seconds.  He also cut another 2.53 seconds from his 50 Free PR.

  • Elizabeth Dwane (FR) is on the team for the first year and has improved dramatically.  In her first attempt at the 200 Free since Time Trials, she dropped almost a half a minute (29.90 seconds)!  She also tackled 100 Fly for the very first time and swam an excellent time of 1:52.

  • Joseph Rowzie (8) is going to be a big part of Seton’s future championship Boy’s team if he keeps swimming like he swam on Saturday.  How about an 11.33 second PR in 200 Free, a 3.21 second PR in 100 Free, and a 1.32 second PR in 50 Back leading off a medley relay?!

  • Joey Dealey (8) attacked the 200 IM for very first time and nearly broke 3:00!  He also cut a whopping 6.68 seconds from his 100 Breaststroke PR.

  • Moira Haggerty (8) tried both 200 IM and 500 Free for the very first time on Saturday and was super-impressive in both.  It just amazes me how much Moira has improved since she first came to the team last year.

  • Amelie Halisky (8) tried both 100 Fly and 500 Free for the very first time also.  Her 1:42.79 in 100 Fly was a great first time, and like Moira, she came very close to breaking 8:00 in the 500 Free.

  • Sophia Zadnik (FR) tackled both the 200 IM and the 500 Free for the first time with great results.  3:15 in 200 IM and 8:11 in the 500 Free are great times for a first-ever attempt.  Now that Sophie is comfortable that she can do it, I can’t wait until next year to let her try once again.

  • Ceili Koehr (FR) made me very happy with her great swim in 100 Fly.  She went 1:36.24 in her first-ever attempt at the challenging event, and was all smiles when she saw me afterwards (well, may not all smiles ??).  I was very pleased that she was willing to stretch herself by swimming the event.

  • Mary O’Malley (FR) was great in her first-ever attempt at the 200 IM.  She nearly broke 3:00!

  • Emma Catabui (FR) is on an organized swim team for the first time, so it took a lot of courage to join us.  Over the course of the season, we gradually increased the difficulty of the events in which she was entered until, on Saturday, she tried 100 Breaststroke for the first time.  She got DQ’d unfortunately (which is pretty easy to do in Breaststroke), but she was still able to finish in 1:49.76.  Great work Emma!

  • Chris Lynch (7) really made me proud with his 27.25 second PR in 100 Breaststroke!

  • Peter Konstanty (7) swam a whopping 13.22 seconds faster in the 200 Free than he swam it at the November Time Trials.

  • Jack Champney (7) made me so proud when he tackled two 100-yard events in the same meet.  In 100 Free he lowered his PR by 6.05 seconds, and in 100 Back he lowered his PR by 2.53.

  • Reagan Rose (FR) is one of those girls who always seems to be giving her best effort.  I was very happy to see that work pay off for her in 100 Breaststroke where she dropped an amazing 28.25 seconds.  She also cut a huge 2.13 seconds from her 50 Free PR.

  • Tiffany Gutierrez (FR) is also new to competitive swimming, but that never seems to stop her.  On Saturday, she tried 100 Breaststroke for the first time and but for a one-hand touch would have nearly broken 3:00.

  • Anya Murray (7) lowered her Time Trials time in 100 Breaststroke by 11.69 seconds.

  • Anna Allen (7) challenged 100 Breaststroke for the first time.  She also lowered her 50 Free PR by 2.02 seconds.

  • Delaney Farmer (8) finished 100 Fly in her first attempt at the event and did very well.  Her 1:33.98 showed me that she can be quite good at the event.  Now all we have to do it to remember to touch every well with both hands at the same time ??

  • Jo Hartung (7) always gives her best with Coach Zadnik and the results showed in her 12.42 second PR in 100 Free.  Jo also tried 100 Breaststroke for the first time.

  • Cat Linton (FR) did a great job in her first attempt at 200 IM, breaking 3:00 by nearly 6 seconds.  I can’t wait to get her to practice more often next season so we can work on her strokes – then we will really see her do something special I predict.

  • Samuel Johnson (JR) just swims with us for practice and he’s never been on a competitive swim team before.  Fortunately, I was able to talk him into giving one meet a try, and he rewarded me with some great swimming in 50 Free and 100 Back.

  • They’re Not Young, but They are the Newest Up-and-Comers:

    • Evan Wilson (SO) is new to both Seton and the Seton Swim Team, but he was some kinda special on Saturday.  I am simply amazed by how much he has improved under Coach Mulhern’s tutelage.   I knew from practice that Evan had developed into a four (4) stroke swimmer, but even how I was surprised at the quality of his stroke technique.  I was so pleased to give him a shot at the 200 IM and then have him reward me with a 2:31.68 – great time Evan!   Then in 100 Fly, he popped an amazing 1:14.37!  I’m quite sure that he can go even faster in both of those events now that he has a little experience on how fast to start out.

    • Cormac Clune (SO) is not young and not new to competitive swimming, but he is new to swimming events like the 200 IM and 500 Free.  The guy’s a great athlete and he brings the heart that comes with that to Seton Swimming.  After badly rolling his ankle a week and half ago playing basketball, he had it heavily taped for Saturday’s meet and swam with everything he had.  He swam 200 IM for the very first time in a solid 2:53.43, and he cut 16.55 seconds from his 500 Free PR.  The lingering injury did not stop Cormac from working hard to apply what he’s been learning about getting “long and strong”.  I was very proud of you Cormac!

    • Nate Remington (JR) is not young either, but it is his first year on the team – and boy has he improved.  He’s done so well with everything I’ve asked of him that I wanted to see what he could do with 100 Fly.  My hunch was correct – 1:32.11 in his first try.  Nate also cut 5.23 seconds from his 100 Back PR and 1.51 seconds from his 100 Free PR leading off a medley relay.  It is fun watching Nate learn how to take advantage of all of that height!

  • A Different Category of 8th Grader:

    • Gemma Flook (8) is in sort of a special category because, even though she is only in 8th grade, she’s already one of our top scoring swimmers who regularly swims on “B” Relays and sometimes even “A” Relays.  One of the reasons why are swims like Saturday’s 5.42 second PR in 100 Free.  1:05.76 is an outstanding time for an 8th grade girl only swimming for her high school team.  

    • Nathan Luevano (8) is in the same special category as Gemma because I think of him as a full-fledged member of the Varsity team, even though he is still young.  One reason why was his 14.11 second PR in 200 Free where he’s now down to 2:19.14!  He also cut 4.64 seconds in 50 Back leading off a medley and .30 seconds in 100 Breaststroke.  1:19.84 is a very strong 100 Breaststroke time for an 8th grader.  

 

There Were So Many Other Personal Record Swims

 

I’ve already mentioned numerous Personal Records, but here are the rest of the 61 PRs that I have not yet had an opportunity to highlight.  Considering how many swims we had for which there was no previous time (therefore it is impossible to get a new PR), 61 is a really incredible figure:
  • Bernadette Caron (7, Holy Family Academy) lowered her 100 Back PR by 1.42 seconds.  She completed all eight (8) individual events this season!

  • Ryan Beltran (7) dropped 1.87 seconds in 50 Free and 2.26 seconds in 100 Free in spite of having the lingering effects of a sore neck.

  • Teresa Bingham (FR) was awesome in her 500 Free and 100 Breaststroke, cutting 3.83 seconds and 5.00 seconds, respectively.

  • Lily Byers (FR) was amazing in the 200 Free where she cut 15.59 seconds from her PR.  Like Teresa, I definitely think of her as a Varsity swimmer when I’m doing my entries.

  • Christian Ceol (JR) had a good afternoon with two (2) PRs.  In 100 Breaststroke he dropped 1.65 seconds and in 100 Free he dropped .32 seconds.

  • Anabel Clune (7) was super with her 1.73 second PR in 100 Breaststroke and her .36 second PR in 100 Free.

  • Jerry Dalrymple (SO) can swim Breaststroke!  Embarrassingly, I had no idea – until he lowered his PR by 3.45 seconds to 1:17.58!  I definitely knew he could swim Butterfly so it was not as great a surprise to see him hit a big 2.02 second PR to go 1:03.27 and take another step toward that State cut.

  • Katie Dealey (JR) fought though the shoulder pain to cut 5.64 seconds from her PR in 100 BR.

  • Theresa Dwane (JR) has had a breakout season this year so it really didn’t surprise me that when I put her in 200 Free that she cut a whopping 11.07 seconds.  Huge improvement Theresa!  She also cut .16 seconds in 100 Back.

  • Justin Fioramonti (JR) jumped up on the list of Seton’s fastest 100 Freestylers with his 1:00.49, a 2.60 second PR!

  • Maddie Given (FR) lowered her 50 Free PR by another .71 seconds and she cut her 50 Back leading off a medley relay by .10 seconds.

  • Patrick Hartung (8) dropped another 3.69 seconds in 100 Free.

  • Addie-Quinn Kammerdeiner (8) lowered her 100 Free PR by another .80 seconds.

  • Liam Kellogg (JR) rocked the 200 Free with a 4.89 second Personal Record.

  • Shane Koehr (JR) was awesome in the 500 Free, using his great length to maximum advantage and getting a 9.94 second PR as a result.  He also cut a huge 2.67 seconds from his 100 Breaststroke PR.

  • Clare Waldron (FR) had a great swim in 100 Back, cutting 5.72 seconds from her PR.

  • Colette Waldron (SR) also had a PR in 100 Back, by .52 seconds.



Monday, January 21
Seton Swimmers Conquer Fears and Expand Horizons - Part II

Results at National Catholics

On Friday night and Saturday (February 19th) morning, I was in Baltimore for the National Catholic High School Championship at Loyola University.  The meet was very fast this year with the addition of Stone Ridge High School (Katie Ledecky’s old high school) from Bethesda, but our girls swam extremely well.

 

I had to miss the Sunday Finals for a business trip to Israel, but I was getting regular updates from Mrs. Heim, Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Geiran between flights so luckily, I was able to follow all of the action and write about it for you here.

 

Congratulations to Seton’s 2019 National Catholic Team:

  • Mary Heim (12)

  • Caroline Griffin (11)

  • Anne Konstanty (11)

  • Mairead Geiran (10)

  • Isabelle Luevano (9)

  • Mary Pennefather (8)

Coming into the meet, it looked possible, although unlikely, that we would have no one swimming in Sunday’s Finals.  Our girls rose to the challenge – all six (6) of them would be swimming in Finals!  After Saturday morning Prelims, Mairead Geiran had qualified for the Sunday Final in both the 100 and 200 Free and all three (3) of our relays were coming back also:

  • Mairead Geiran’s swam a .14 second PR 2:00.55 to jump up to the 13th seed in the 200 Free.  In 100 Free, she cut .49 seconds to go a blazing 55.46 and jump up to the 10th seed for Finals.

    • Update from Finals: I was taking off when I got word of Mairead’s 55.15 (another PR) in the 100 Free Final where she held her 10th seed.  In the 200 Free earlier, Mairead took 15th.

  • Our Girls 200 Medley Relay of Caroline Griffin, Mary Heim, Mairead Geiran and Mary Pennefather dropped a huge 2.43 seconds to go 1:59.10 and jump up the 12th seed for Finals.  The highlights started with Caroline’s lead-off 29.99 which was her second best 50 Back ever.  Mary split a solid 35.27 followed by Mairead’s blazing 27.55 (previous best this season was 29.00!) and Mary Pennefather’s amazing 26.29 (her PR is 26.88).

    • Update from Finals: Wow!  Just got a text before I took off for Newark that our girls held their 12th place seed but swam a much faster 1:57.38.  Obviously the splits all had to be really fast with Caroline dropping to 29.63, Mary Heim dropping to 34.49, Mairead about the same and Mary Pennefather splitting 25.54!  That is not a typo, so I’ll say it again, 25.54!

  • Our Girls 200 Free Relay of Isabelle Luevano, Mary Pennefather, Caroline Griffin and Mairead Geiran dropped .64 seconds from their season best to go 1:47.64 on the strength of Isabelle’s .38 second PR 27.54 lead-off, Caroline’s incredible 26.67 (her current PR is 28.97) and Mairead’s anchor split of 25.41 (her current PR is 27.42.  Those are some very strong splits!  They will enter the finals as the 13th seed.

    • Update from Finals: They held their 13th seed, but dropped again to another season best 1:47.40, with amazing splits from Caroline and Mairead.  Caroline split a lifetime best 27.06 and Mairead rocked an anchor split of 25.42.

  • Our Girls 400 Free Relay of Caroline Griffin, Isabelle Luevano, Anne Konstanty, and Mary Heim jumped up into the finals by taking the final 16th spot with a 4:11.35!  Caroline’s lead off was a .19 second PR.  Isabelle and Anne also had tremendous splits of 1:03.67 and 1:02.55, respectively.  Their PRs are currently 1:05.64 and 1:02.67, respectively, so those were both great swims, particularly Isabelle’s.  Remember that Mary Heim has just swum 100 Breaststroke, so even though her split was slower than otherwise, it was still a very strong swim.

    • Update from Finals: 4:05.37!  A 5.98 second drop from Prelims and easily Seton’s best 400 Free Relay time of the season.  Caroline’s lead-off was a 1.23 second PR 1:00.60, and Isabelle dropped all the way down to 1:00.94!   Anne was right on her PR, and Mary Heim, with a break from not having to swim breaststroke right before the relay, split an awesome 1:00.99, faster than her flat start PR.  They improved on their 16th seed to take 14th place.

       

      Top 16 swims in a meet like this are always impressive, but we had several other impressive swims also:

  • Caroline Griffin rocked her 100 Backstroke with a .31 second PR 1:03.76.  That moved her up to 18th, the 2nd alternate for the Finals.

  • Isabelle Luevano won her heat of 50 Free with a .51 second PR.  Her 27.41 looked very fast.  Isabelle also dropped in 100 Free by .30 seconds to go 1:02.83.  For the meet, she placed 42nd and 59th, respectively.

  • Mary Heim had good swims in 100 Free and 100 Breaststroke taking 48th and 39th, respectively.

  • Anne Konstanty took it out fast in the 200 Free and finished 44th overall.  In the 500 Free, she finished 25th

  • Mary Pennefather was right on her PR in 50 Free to take 32nd.  In 100 Breaststroke, Mary took 49th

I was so sad that I was unable to be on deck with these girls for the Finals, but I am so proud of them.  This was a great way for them to enter the Championship season.

 

State Championship Qualifiers

We have one more championship meet where, in order to be eligible to participate, you must meet a qualifying time standard during the current season. 

 

The VISAA State Championship is February 15-16, 2019 at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sports Center in Stafford, VA.  It should be a great time for everyone eligible to participate.

 

Here are the individual State Meet qualifiers after this weekend:

  • Mairead Geiran – 200 IM, 100, 200 and 500 Free, 100 Fly

  • Caroline Griffin – 200 IM and 100 Back

  • Mary Pennefather –50 Free

Here are the relays that have hit the cut.  We tried to get two more Boys relays in, but just missed on Saturday:

  • Boys “A” 200 Medley Relay

  • Boys “A” 200 Free Relay

  • Boys “A” 400 Free Relay

  • Girls “A” 200 Medley Relay

  • Girls “B” 200 Medley Relay

  • Girls “A” 200 Free Relay

  • Girls “B” 200 Free Relay

  • Girls “A” 400 Free Relay

  • Girls “B” 400 Free Relay

I will not list names for these relays because it is impossible to tell who will actually swim.  You are eligible for me to enter you on a relay at States if you have swum on that relay during the season when it hit the cut, but that doesn’t mean I will be able to actual enter you to swim.  We go to States to try to bring home a State Championship or State Runner-up.  If I feel like we have a legitimate shot at one of those titles, it would not be unusual for me to use some of our top swimmers in 3 relays and only one individual event because relays score so many points.  Time – and your times – will clarify this situation for all of us.

 

The competition on the Boys side for Relay spots is starting to heat up, so I’ve started tracking it more closely, and there was some movement in this on Saturday.  Here’s where the times stand so far this season for the 200 Free Relay:

Name

Fastest Flat Start

Fastest Split

Jack Santschi

:24.88

:24.38

Liam Kellogg

:25.27

:24.53

Jacob Alsup

:25.72

:24.79

Shane Koehr

:25.80

:24.79

Jerry Dalrymple

:24.90

:24.90

Christian Ceol

:26.19

:25.79

Cormac Clune

:26.48

:26.48

Evan Wilson

:26.77

:26.77

Justin Fioramonti

:27.15

:26.89

 

And here’s where the times stand so far this season for the 400 Free Relay. Check out those new splits from Jack Santschi, Shane Koehr and Justin Fioramonti!:

Name

Fastest Flat Start

Fastest Split

Jack Santschi

:54.98

:53.95

Jerry Dalrymple

:56.25

:56.09

Shane Koehr

:57.12

:57.12

Jacob Alsup

:57.77

:57.20

Liam Kellogg

:58.17

:58.17

Christian Ceol

1:00.60

1:00.32

Justin Fioramonti

1:00.49

1:00.49

Evan Wilson

1:00.58

1:00.58

Cormac Clune

1:01.77

1:01.03

Jeremy Kleb

1:04.36

1:04.36

 

Final Notes

There’s been so much to say, but let’s wrap it up with some final notes:

  • This week is the last week for all swimmers who are not on the Post-Season Varsity Team

    • That is because, for all of the remaining Varsity meets, there are no exhibition entries.

  • But the good news is that next weekend is one of my favorite meets of the year, our annual Junior Varsity Invitational at the Fitch WARF

    • All 7th through 9th graders are eligible, and you will get a chance to swim against kids you own age.  I expect we’ll do quite well!

It was a great weekend.  The make the most of the rest of the season!

 

Coach Jim Koehr


Friday, January 18
2019 Seton Swimming Varsity Team

Congratulations to the following swimmers who will be representing Seton during the championship season.  These swimmers will eligible to compete for us in:

  • the VISAA Division II Invitational Championship on February 2nd at the Freedom Center, and

  • the DAC Conference Championship Meet on February 9th at the Fitch WARF

The entries are mostly complete for the VISAA Division II Invitational and all of the swimmers below are definitely swimming in that meet.  Depending on how swimmers do on that meet, it may force me to leave some Varsity swimmers out of the DAC Championship Meet.  I generally do it all by time, so I’ll do my best to find a way to get everyone in, but I must be as consistent as I can and do all entries based on the fastest times.  If times are very close, then I then consider practice attendance.

 

Specifically, I have used the best times swum this season.  For relays, I generally use the best relay splits swum this season, although I have deviated slightly from that by factoring in practice attendance and as I work to finalize our State Relays. 

 

For the rest of the team, next week, ending with the Junior Varsity Invitational on January 26th at the Fitch WARF, will be your last week of swimming for the year.  Let’s get the most out of it!

2018 Seton Varsity Swim Team

Girls

Boys

1.         Teresa Bingham, 8

2.         Lily Byers, 9

3.         Lily Clune, 9

4.         Katie Dealey, 11

5.         Theresa Dwane, 11

6.         Gemma Flook, 8

7.         Emily Flynn, 9

8.         Mairead Geiran, 10

9.         Caroline Griffin, 11

10.     Mary Heim, 12

11.     Ceili Koehr, 9

12.     Anne Konstanty, 11

13.     Catriona Linton, 9

14.     Isabelle Luevano, 9

15.     Mary O’Malley, 9

16.     Mary Pennefather, 8

17.     Katharine Rowzie, 11

18.     Collette Waldron, 12

1.         Jacob Alsup, 11

2.         Christian Ceol, 11

3.         Cormac Clune, 10

4.         Jerry Dalrymple, 10

5.         Joey Dealey, 8

6.         Justin Fioramonti, 11

7.         Liam Kellogg, 10

8.         Timothy Kelly, 10

9.         Jeremy Kleb, 11

10.     Shane Koehr, 11

11.     Nathan Luevano, 8

12.     Nate Remington, 11

13.     Joseph Rowzie, 9

14.     Jack Santschi, 10

15.     Evan Wilson, 10

 



Sunday, January 13
9th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together in Spite of Snow Threat

Sunday, January 13
9th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together in Spite of Snow Threat-Part II

Sunday, January 6
The Championship Streak Continues for a 25th Season!

Sunday, January 6
The Championship Streak Continues for a 25th Season! - Part II

Sunday, January 6
The Championship Streak Continues for a 25th Season! - Part III

Sunday, January 6
The Championship Streak Continues for a 25th Season! - Part IV

Sunday, January 6
The Championship Streak Continues for a 25th Season! - Part V

Monday, December 31
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 7th Annual Swim-a-thon for Cystic Fibrosis

Sunday, December 16
Seton Swimmers Wow at Inaugural Woodberry Forest Invitational - Part I

Sunday, December 16
Seton Swimmers Wow at Inaugural Woodberry Forest Invitational - Part II

Sunday, December 9
Seton Swimmers Breakthrough at Icebreaker Invitational

Sunday, December 9
Seton Swimmers Breakthrough at Icebreaker Invitational - Part II

Sunday, December 2
Another Great Teambuilding Bus Trip Meet to St. Catherine’s

Sunday, November 27
How We Score a High School Swim Meet

So How Do You Score a High School Swim Meet Anyway?...

Sunday, November 18
Time Trials Reveals Strong New Depth on the Young Seton Swim Team

Monday, February 19
Seton Swimmers Make Their Presence Known at State Championships



Monday, February 22
Voting for Team Captains for the '18-'19 Season

Please Give ...

Tuesday, February 13
DAC Conference Championship Meet Decided by Only Half a Point

Tuesday, February 13
DAC Conference Championship Meet Decided by Only Half a Point - Part II

Tuesday, February 13
DAC Conference Championship Meet Decided by Only Half a Point - Part III

Tuesday, February 13
DAC Conference Championship Meet Decided by Only Half a Point - Part IV

Thursday, February 8
VISAA Division II Schools Compete in Preparation for States



Tuesday, January 23
Preliminary Information for the 2018 VISAA State Swimming and Diving Championships

Sunday, January 28
Coach Jerry Zadnik - People of Faith Engaging In Sports

Sunday, January 28
Seton Showcases Young Swimmers at 11th Annual Junior Varsity Invitational

Saturday, January 27
Our Final Regular Season Meet Saw Some Season Best Swimming

Wednesday, January 24
Anna Kenna Wins 3rd Straight National Catholic High School Championship in 100 Back

Tuesday, January 23
2018 Seton Post-Season Varsity Team

 

Monday, January 15
8th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together

Monday, January 15
8th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together

Sunday, January 7
Seton Boys and Girls Seal DAC Conference Championships

Sunday, January 7
Seton Boys and Girls Seal DAC Conference Championships - Part II

Sunday, January 7
Seton Boys and Girls Seal DAC Conference Championships - Part III

 

Sunday, January 7
Seton Boys and Girls Seal DAC Conference Championships - Part IV

Tuesday, January 2
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 6th Annual Swim-a-thon for Cystic Fibrosis

Monday, January 22
Seton Swimming Varsity Letter Criteria-'17-'18 Season

 

Sunday, December 17
A Record-Breaking Seton Swimming Homecoming

Sunday, December 17
A Record-Breaking Seton Swimming Homecoming (Part II)

Sunday, December 10
Seton’s Icebreaker Invitational Earns its Moniker

Sunday, December 3
Great Swimming and Great Fun on Bus Trip Meet to St. Catherine’s

Saturday, November 18
Time Trials Reveal Strong New Depth on the Seton Swim Team

Sunday, February 26
Seton’s Girls Unexpectedly Jump Up to Take Division II State Runner-up!




Sunday, February 26
Seton’s Girls Unexpectedly Jump Up to Take Division II State Runner-up! - Part II

Sunday, February 12
This is Not Your Father’s DAC Anymore

Sunday, February 5
VISAA Division II Schools Compete in Preparation for States

Sunday, February 5
2017 Seton and Wakefield Country Day State Championship Teams

Sunday, January 29
Seton Showcases Young Swimmers at 10th Annual Junior Varsity Invitational

Saturday, January 28
Wakefield Country Day Swims at Fredericksburg Academy

Thursday, January 26
Seton Finishes the Regular Season Strong

Tuesday, January 24
2017 Seton Swimming Varsity Team

Tuesday, January 24
Anna Kenna Wins National Catholic High School Championship in 100 Back

Sunday, January 15
7th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together

Sunday, January 15
7th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together - Part II

Sunday, January 8
Congratulations to Highland School for Hosting their First Swim Meet

Sunday, January 8
Congratulations to Highland School for Hosting their First Swim Meet - Part II

Saturday, December 31
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 5th Annual Swim-a-thon for Cystic Fibrosis

Friday, December 30
Inspiring Year-End Message from OCCS Head Coach Aaron Dean

I thought I would share the year-end message I saw from Head Coach Aaron Dean to the swimmers ...

Sunday, December 18
Seton Swim Families Host Great Homecoming

Sunday, December 18
Seton Swim Families Host Great Homecoming - Part II

Wednesday, December 14
Congratulations to the Trinity Christian Girls!

Sunday, December 11
Congratulations to the Trinity Christian Girls! - Part II

Sunday, December 4
Seton Girls Surprise a Strong Trinity Christian Team

Sunday, December 4
Seton Girls Surprise a Strong Trinity Christian Team - Part II



Sunday, December 4
Seton Girls Surprise a Strong Trinity Christian Team - Part III

 

Sunday, December 4
Seton Girls Surprise a Strong Trinity Christian Team - Part IV

Sunday, November 20
Time Trials Gives Ample Reason for Future Optimism

Wednesday, February 24
So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance……YEAH!



Sunday, February 1
Am I Too Cool

Monday, February 15
DAC Swimming is More Competitive Than Ever

 

Sunday, February 14
Coach Koehr Announces Final 2016 State Championship Team


Wednesday, February 10
Seton Boys Take Back Conference Championship!

Sunday, January 31
Seton’s 9th Annual Junior Varsity Invitational Foreshadows a Great Future for Seton Swimming

Tuesday, February 2
'15'16 Seton Swimming Post-Season Varsity Team



Sunday, January 17
6th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together

Sunday, January 17
6th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together - Part II
Final Qualifiers for National Catholics ...

Sunday, January 10
Seton Depth and Improvement are Getting Great Results

Sunday, January 10
Seton Depth and Improvement are Getting Great Results - Part II

Leaders ...

Friday, January 1
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 4th Annual Splash for CF Swim-a-thon

Monday, December 21
Seton Boys Squeak Victory from FCS, Girls Tie New Trinity Christian Team

Before the meet, I asked all of the kids, “Who ...

Monday, December 21
Seton Boys Squeak Victory from FCS, Girls Tie New Trinity Christian Team - Part 2

200 Free Relay



Monday, December 21
Seton Boys Squeak Victory from FCS, Girls Tie New Trinity Christian Team - Part 3

200 Free Relay



Sunday, December 13
Our Annual Bus Trip Meet was Fun - and Courageous



On Saturday morning, we continued our annual ...

Monday, December 7
Personal Records Abound and Young Swimmers Shine in Opening Weekend of the Season

It was a great weekend of swimming for Seton ...

Tuesday, December 1
So How Do You Score in a High School Swim Meet Anyway?

Below is a brief explanation ...

Saturday, November 14
Seton Swimming Varsity Letter Criteria - '15-'16 Season

The Varsity letter criteria are designed to ensure ...

Monday, November 9
The Namesake of the Delaney Athletic Conference?
Did you ever wonder ...

Monday, February 9
Seton Girls Win 21st Straight Conference Championship!

Last Saturday, we traveled down to St. Michael ...

Monday, February 16
Seton’s Girls Win 2015 Division II State Championship Runner-Up!

Last weekend (Feb 13-14, 2015), we took 18 ...

Sunday, February 1
Seton Girl’s Results Foreshadow States by Taking Runner-up at VISAA Division II Invitational?

Last Saturday, we hosted our 9th ...

Monday, January 26
Anna Kenna Wins the National Catholic High School Championship in 100 Backstroke!

Wow!  It sure has been a ...

Monday, January 26
Seton’s 8th Annual Junior Varsity Invitational Was a Big Success

Earlier last week, I announced the Varsity ...

Monday, January 26
Loads of Great Swims at Seton’s Winter Invitational at Central Park

It really says something about the quality ...

Tuesday, January 20
'14-'15 Seton Swimming Varsity Team

2015 ...

Monday, January 12
Bishop Ireton Repeats at Boys and Girls Champs in the 5th Annual NoVa Catholic High School Champs

Now that was a great meet! 



Tuesday, January 6
Imagine

You are a 7th grader on the Seton Swim Team.

Sunday, January 4
Seton Boys Relinquish Conference Championship by Just 8 Points

That one hurt.Sunday, January 4
More on the Seton Boy's Conference Championship Loss to FCS

200 Free Relay



Wednesday, December 31
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 3rd Annual Splash for CF Swim-a-thon

Congratulations to Seton Swimming for completing ...

Tuesday, December 23
Seton Boys Back in the Driver’s Seat for Conference Championship

Before the meet, I asked all of the kids, “Who ...

Tuesday, December 23
More on Seton's Homecoming Invitational at Central Park
200 Free Relay



Tuesday, December 23
Even More on Seton's Homecoming Invitational

Qualifiers for VISAA States and ...

Saturday, December 13
Our Annual Bus Trip to Richmond was Fun - and Fast!

On Friday night, we continued our annual tradition ...

Sunday, December 7
Personal Records Abound in Opening Weekend of the Season

It was a great weekend of swimming for Seton ...

Sunday, December 7
More Highlights from our the Opening Weekend of the Season

Highlights from the Relay Carnival ...

Saturday, November 29
Seton Swimming is Off to a Very Promising Start

Sorry it took me a while to get to this blog, ...

Monday, February 17
Seton’s Girls Win Division II State Championship Runner-Up!

Last weekend (Feb 14-15, 2014), we took 18 ...

Sunday, February 9
Seton Girls Win 20th Straight Conference Championship!

Last Saturday, we traveled down to St. Michael ...

Sunday, February 2
Seton Girls Win VISAA Division II Invitational!

Last Saturday, we hosted our 8th ...

Tuesday, January 28
Seton Swimmers Breakthrough at Inaugural East Coast Catholic Classic

This past Sunday (Jan 26th), Coach ...

Wednesday, January 29
Seton’s Future Looks Very Bright after Results at the JV Invitational

Last weekend was very busy for Seton Swimming.  ...

Monday, January 20
2014 Seton Swimming Varsity Team

Congratulations to the following ...

Sunday, January 19
A Great Way to End the Regular Season

What a great meet to end our regular season.  ...

Sunday, January 12
4th Annual NoVa Catholic High School Champs a Big Success

Now that was a great meet!  Seton ...

Sunday, January 5
Seton Girls Totally Dominate, Boys Swim Well but Lose Conference for the First Time Since 1996

As Charles Dickens once said, “It was ...

Sunday, January 5
State Meet Qualifiers through January 5, 2014

Sunday, January 5
Hey Coach, Does Winning Really Matter Anyway?

Blessed are the meek: for ...

Tuesday, December 31
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 2nd Annual Splash for CF Swim-a-thon

Congratulations to Seton Swimming for completing ...

Monday, December 23
Seton Swimmers Continue to Show Great Improvement

Over the past few weeks, we have continued ...

Sunday, December 8
Personal Records Abound at our Opening Meet in Richmond

Sunday, December 15
Congratulations to Fredericksburg Christian School!

On Saturday, we had our inaugural swim meet ...

Sunday, November 17
Seton Swimming is Off to a Very Promising Start

We’ve only had five (5) days in the water, ...

Wednesday, November 13
The '12-'13 Season was another great one!

·Sunday, February 17
Seton’s Seniors Go Out in Style at States

Sunday, February 10
Seton Wins 19th Straight Conference Championship!

Sunday, February 3
Seton Girls Win VISAA Division II Invitational!

Monday, January 28
Seton’s Future Looks Very Bright after Results at the JV Invitational and National Catholics

Sunday, January 20
Seton Swims Well Against the Top Teams in the State

Monday, January 21
Divers Win at Woodberry!



Wednesday, January 16
Seton Continues Winning Ways at St. Michael’s Winter Invitational

Wednesday, January 16
Final Qualifiers for National Catholics 2013

Tuesday, January 8
3rd Annual NoVa Catholic High School Champs a Big Success

Sunday, January 6
Seton Divers Shine at the 3rd Annual NoVA Catholic High School Champs

Monday, December 31
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 1st Annual Splash for CF Swim-a-thon

Monday, December 31
46 Swimmers Complete all 200 Lengths of the Pool at CF Swim-a-thon

Sunday, December 23
Seton Swimmers Continue to Show Stunning Improvement

Sunday, December 23
More on the Seton and Homecoming Invitationals from December 15th and 22nd

Sunday, December 9
Seton Sweeps the Competition at our DAC Invitational

Sunday, December 9
More on the Results of the DAC Invitational



Sunday, December 2
Personal Records Abound at Inaugural Meet in Olympic Trials Pool

Sunday, December 2
More On our November 30th Meet in Richmond



Sunday, November 18
Great Progress Already Evident at Time Trials

Monday, February 20
Seton Swimming Shines at the VISAA State Championships!

Monday, February 20
More on Seton at the VISAA State Championship



Sunday, February 12
Seton Wins 18th Consecutive DAC Conference Championship!



Sunday, February 12
Seton 2012 State Championship Team
Sunday, February 5
Seton Girls Win VISAA Division II Invitational Championship!



Tuesday, January 31
Alex Doonis Takes Gold at National Catholics and Cat Rogers Breaks a Team Record!

Sunday, January 22
Seton Junior Varsity Team Ends Season with Excitement for the Future



Sunday, January 22
More on the Last Regular Season Meets of the '11-'12 Season



Tuesday, January 17
Seton Locks Up 18th Straight Conference Title at St. Michael the Archangel Conference Invitational



Tuesday, January 17
More on the St. Michael the Archangel Conference Invitational

Sunday, January 22
2011-2012 Post-Season Varsity Team

Monday, January 9
Seton Takes Third in 2nd Annual NOVA Catholics



Monday, January 9
More on the 2nd Annual NOVA Catholics



Tuesday, November 4
Welcome to Seton Swimming '08-'09

Dear Team Members and Parents:

Welcome to another season of Seton Swimming. We are very pleased ...


Tuesday, December 15
Seton Depth Shows in Regular Season Opener

Last Saturday, Seton Swimming ...

Sunday, January 10
Seton Sweeps Bishop Ireton and Seven Other Opponents

Last Saturday, January 9th, ...

Sunday, January 17
Seton goes 19-1 Against 10 Teams, including a Girls victory over Paul VI

Last Saturday, January 16th, ...

Tuesday, January 19
Breaststroke and Butterfly Technique Videos
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