Sachem Swim Club: Coach Dugan's JR/Adv Corner

Wednesday, July 11

This Past Weekend:

Unfortunately our home meet was cancelled this past weekend and I know this was a big disappointment to all of our swimmers. However in the end the weekend ended up being very successful for some of our Sachem Swimmers. A handful of our swimmers that were close to cut times had the opportunity to swim in either the Condors meet at Felix Fiesta or the Patriot meet at Lehman College. We had some AMAZING swims!! Congrats to everyone you competed, you guys did amazing.

 

Some highlight from this weekend:

 

Tim Cheng qualified for JOs in the 50 Fly

Jocelyn Fisher qualified for ZONES in the 50 breast

Jessica Freund qualified for SENIOR METS in the 200 Breast

Joe Monteverde qualified from ZONES in the 50 Back

Chris Tutone qualified for ZONES in the 50 Free

Marisa Tutone qualified for Zones in the 100 Back

 

GREAT JOB TO ALL OF OUR SACHEM SWIMMERS THIS WEEKEND!!!!

 

It’s been a great long course season for many of our swimmers and we are coming down the very end. Keep up the hard work and keep attending practice every day!  Last day of practice for all swimmers not attending JOs/Zones/or Girls Varsity swimmers is Thursday July 26th. That gives us only 2 more weeks of practice so keep coming and working hard so we are ready to start back up on the right foot in September!!!



Wednesday, June 20
Last weekend

Some Junior/Advanced Highlights from this weekend’s past meet at Hofstra:

 

 

Julia Biviano took off time in all 3 events

 

Isabelle Ripp qualified for Eastern Zones in the 200 Breast with a 2:56.94

 

Alice Tsai took off time in all 5 of her events and qualified for JOs in the 50 Fly

 

Ariel Tsai took off time in all 4 of her events and qualified for JOs in the 50 free

 

Joseph Weinhofer qualified for JOs in the 100 Fly

               

Nicole Weinhofer took off time in all 5 events

 

 

Great Job to ALL Sachem swimmers who competed this weekend!! Keep up the hard work

 

 

Junior/Advanced swimmers that have already qualified for JOs:

Emily Ahmed, Vincent Budke, Tim Cheng, Jocelyn Fisher, Jessica Freund, Joseph Monteverde, Kianna Papele, Isabelle Ripp, Alice Tsai, Ariel Tsai, Marisa Tutone, Joseph Weinhofer

 

Junior/Advanced swimmers that have already qualified to represent Sachem at the Eastern Zone Championships in Virginia:

 

Jessica Freund:  100 Breast, 50 Breast, 50 Free

 

Joseph Monteverde: 50 Free

 

Kianna Papele: 50 Free

 

Isabelle Ripp: 200 Breast

 

 

Everyone keep up the hard work and keep those cut times coming!!!!!!!!!!

 

 



Wednesday, May 30
JO/SENIOR METS/ZONE QUALIFERS TO DATE

Hello Everyone

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend and enjoyed a few days away from the pool. I expect everyone to be back at practice tonight rested and ready to go. We have had an impressive start to our Long Course Season so far. However before we know it the season will be over so each practice and meet is so Important. Keep up the hard work and remember to reach your goals you need to put the work in.

Here are the Junior/Advanced swimmers that have qualified for JOs/Senior Mets/Zones so far:

JOs

Emily Ahmed, Vinny Budke, Tim Cheng, Jocelyn Fisher, Jessica Freund, Joe Monteverde Kianna Papele, Isabelle Ripp, Marisa Tutone, Joseph Weinhofer

Senior Mets

Jessica Freund, Kianna Papele, Marisa Tutone

Zones

Jessica Freund, Joe Monteverde, Kianna Papele

KEEP UP THE HARD WORK EVERYONE!! Remember its important for each one of you to have your OWN personal goals that you work towards throughout the season. These goals dont have to be time related all the time. Some goals you might consider: Attending practice a minimum of 4 times a week, working on turns at practice, getting to practice 10-15 minutes early to stretch, lead your lane at practice, dont sit out at practice....etc As you can see there are all different types of goals and its important for you to not only set goals but keep updating them as you go.

I know this time of year can get very busy with the end of the school year winding down as well. It is important to remember to get your practices in and make sure you are getting everything out of the practices you attend. Keep up the good work!!!



Monday, May 7
Long Course Has Started with a BANG!

Hello Everyone,

What an amazing first long course meet for many of our Sachem Swimmers this weekend!! I was unable to attend the meet but was excited to get so many good reports throughout the weekend. It’s crazy to think we have already started the long course season, but before you know it will all be over. Each summer meet is very important because there are limited chances to qualify for our championship meets...So be ready to swim FAST!!!

Here are some Highlights from this weekend from the Junior/Advanced Swimmers:

Jessica Freund qualified for the 2012 Eastern Zone Long Course meet in the 50 Breast, 100 Breast and 50 Free!!! This is a huge accomplishment at the 1st long course meet of the season. Jessica also qualified for JOs in the 200 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Free and 200 IM. Great Job Jessica! Jessica also qualified for Senior Mets in the 100 breast!!!Keep up the hard work and hopefully pick up even more Zone Events and Senior Mets Events!


Kianna Papele qualified for the 2012 Eastern Zone Long Course meet in the 50 Free!! Again another great accomplishment for the 1st long course meet of the season. Kianna also qualified for JOs in the 100 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Breast and 100 Free. Great Job Kianna! Kianna was very close to the zone time in the 100 fly and 100 free and hopefully will also be picking up some more zone events this summer!!! Kianna also qualified for Senior Mets in the 50 Free!!!

Emily Ahmed qualified for JOs in the 200 Free, 100 Back, 50 Breast and 50 Free!! Great Job Emily!!!!

Vinny Budke qualified for JOs in the 200 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Free, 100 Back, 100 Fly, 50 Free and 200 IM!!! Great Job Vinny!!!!

Jocelyn Fisher qualified for JOs in the 100 Breast, 50 Breast and 50 Free!! Great Job Jocelyn!!!

Isabelle Ripp qualified for JOs in the 200 Breast, 200 Back and 100 Breast!! Great Job Isabelle!!!

Marisa Tutone qualified for JOs in the 200 Free, 100 Back, 50 Free, 200 IM, 200 Back and 100 Free!! Marisa also qualified for Senior Mets in the 100 Back!!!! Great Job Marisa!!!

Joseph Weinhofer qualified for Jos in the 200 IM!! Great Job Joseph!!!

So many swimmers had many personal bests and an overall great meet! Remember it’s not just coming to practice that helps you improve, it’s working hard and also working on technique while you are there that will make the difference. With the summer months right around the corner I know sometimes we lose focus on working hard and coming to practice each day. You need to stay focused and remember that this season will fly by.

Again Coach Heather and I could not be more proud of ALL the Junior/Advanced swimmers this year! Many of you made leaps and bounds through the season and your hard work really paid off. Keep it up and remember you get the month of August off, so don’t disappear till then!!!!!



Monday, April 23
Great Job this Weekend SSC Swimmers!!!

What an exciting weekend for the whole Sachem Swim Club!! It was a long and draining weekend, but filled with some great swims. Overall the Club took 7th place and many swimmers from the Juniors/Advanced group had an AMAZING WEEKEND!!

 

 Let me congratulate all of the Sachem Swimmers who competed this weekend. It was exciting to see so many great swims in our home pools.

 

Congratulations to all Juniors/Advanced swimmers who Competed: Emily Ahmed, Aileen Baker, Julia Biviano, Shannon Byrne, Skylar Cassenti, Julia Dunlop, Jocelyn Fisher, Jessica Freund, Erin Mullery, Marisa Pandolfo, Kianna Papele, Claire Ramirez, Isabelle Ripp, Morgan Suchy, Alice Tsai, Ariel Tsai, Marisa Tutone, Nicole Weinhofer, Luke Antonucci, Brendan Beutel, Vinny Budke, Tim Cheng, Joe Monteverde, Nick Neri, Joe Pedisich, Joseph Weinhofer and Allen Young. So many swimmers had personal bests and some fantastic swims.

 

Both Coach Heather and I were extremely happy and proud of ALL of our swimmers. Listed below are the highlights from all the swimmers who contributed points to the teams overall score. Great Job!!!

 

Emily Ahmed  

4th in 100 IM

3rd in 50 Fly

6th in 50 back

5th in 50 Breast

 

Jessica Freund   (2nd Overall in 11-12 Girls High Point Scores)

4th in 100 Fly

3rd in 200 IM

2nd in 100 Breast

3rd in 100 free

 

Jocelyn Fisher

11th in 100 Breast

17th in 100 free

 

Vinny Budke

9th in 100 Fly

17th in 100 back

13th in 200 IM

13th in 100 free

 

Joe Monteverde

3rd in 100 back

Tied 4th in 100 free

 

Tim Cheng

19th in 100 Back

 

Joe Weinhofer

19th in 100 Fly

Kianna Papele

6th in 100 Fly

16th in 200 IM

16th in 100 Breast

12th in 100 Free

 

Marisa Tutone

9th in 100 back

14th in 100 Free

 

10 & Under Girls Medley Relay 7th overall

Alyssa Mei, Emily Ahmed, Natalie Tohill, Danielle Azralon

 

10 & Under Girls 200 Free Relay 4th overall

Emily Ahmed, Alyssa Mei, Danielle Azralon, Natalie Tohill

 

11-12 Girls 200 Free Relay 5th overall

Jocelyn Fisher, Alice Tsai, Claire Ramirez, Jessica Freund

 

11-12 Boys Medley Relay  6th overall

Brendan Beutel, Joe Monteverde, Vinny Budke, Tim Cheng

 

11-12 Boys 200 Medley Relay 5th overall

Vinny Budke, Joe Weinhofer, Tim Cheng, Joe Monteverde

 

13-14 Girls 200 Medley Relay 4th overall

Marisa Tutone, Isabelle Ripp, Ariel Tsai, Kianna Papele

 

13-14 Girls 200 Free Relay 6th overall

Marisa Tutone, Isabelle Ripp, Ariel Tsai, Kianna Papele

 

13-14 Boys 200 Medley Relay 7th overall

Joe Pedisich, Rocco Corbisiero, Joe Vath, Dan Cheng

 

13-14 Boys 200 Free Relay 8th Overall

Joe Vath, Nick Neri, Joe Pedisich, Dan Cheng

 

15-18 Girls 200 Medley Relay 9th Overall

Amanda Larosa, Marisa Pandolfo, Carla Palma, Heather Miller

 

15-18 Girls 200 Free Relay 9th Overall

Carla Palma, Abigail Groffmann, Marisa Pandolfo, Heather Miller

 

Again Great Job to ALL the SSC swimmers! It was an exciting weekend and one you should all be proud of.