May 17-19, 2013
Selby Aquatic Center, Sarasota, Florida
We will be restricting the number of heats for the 800 Free and 1500 Free.
The 2013 Short Course YMCA National Championships begins April 3rd and continues through April 6th in Greensboro, NC. The Sharks are well represented with 44 swimmers making the trip to compete – the picture below is the Shark sendoff on Sunday Afternoon. Links below.
THE SHARKS DEFENDED THEIR COMBINED TITLE AT THE 2013 SHORT COURSE YMCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS outpointing Middle Tiger YMCA and York and York County YMCA to win their 7TH TITLE IN A ROW – CONGRATS TO THE TEAM!
The Sharks had strong performances from both the Girls and the Boys teams with the GIRLS FINISHING 1ST in the team competition ahead of York and York County YMCA and Middle Tiger YMCA, and the BOYS FINISHING 2ND behind Wilton Family YMCA.
Outstanding performances by all the Sharks, but noteworthy was Danielle Valley’s four victories (1650 Free, 1000 Free, 500 Free and 400 IM) including new YMCA National records in the 1650 Free, 1000 Free and the 500 Free – setting the latter two in the same 1000 Free swim on Thursday night. Bethany Leap was the 100 Breaststroke Champion and also set a new YMCA National record in the 200 Breaststroke. Finally, Alex Katz was the Champion of both the 200 Backstroke and the 1000 Free and was on the victorious Boys 800 Free relay team which also included Liam McKane, Matthew O’Donnell and Carter Page.
There were a total of 17 NEW INDIVIDUAL SHARK RECORDS SET Including the following: Sophie Cattermole set 3 new records – 15-16 100 Free (50.61), and both the 15-16 and Senior 50 Free (23.47) – the Senior 50 Free was a 31 year old record!; Bethany Leap set 4 new records – both the 15-16 and Senior 100 Breaststroke (1:01.71), and both the 15-16 and Senior 200 Breaststroke (2:11.85); Alex Katz set 3 new records – 15-16 100 Free (45.49) previously set in 1988 by Shark Olympian Tripp Schwenk, 15-16 200 Free (1:36.98), and the 15-16 1000 Free (8:57.80); Danielle Valley set 3 new records – Senior 500 Free (4:40.91), Senior 1000 Free (9:27.19) breaking a record set in 1979 by Shark Olympian Kim Linehan, and the Senior 400 IM (4:10.00); Taylor Katz broke another record set in 1979 by Kim Linehan – the Senior 200 Fly (1:58.93); Patrick Wall set 2 records – Senior 100 Breaststroke (57.18), and the Senior 200 Breaststroke (2:03.68); and Campbell Lee set the 15-16 200 Breaststroke record (2:05.50). Congratulations to all are new Shark individual record holders!!
Both the Boys and Girls team broke multiple relay records as well.
For the Girls, the team of Sophie Cattermole, Hannah James, Taylor Katz and Danielle Valley set records for both the Senior 400 Free Relay (3:23.25), and the Senior 800 Free Relay (7:14.23). The Senior 200 Medley Relay (1:42.54) was set by the team of Sophie Cattermole, Bethany Leap, Grace DiMeo, and Taylor Katz.
For the Boys, the Team of Matt O’Donnell, Patrick Wall, Liam McKane and Alex Katz set records for both the Senior 200 Medley Relay (1:34.13) and the Senior 400 Medley Relay (3:25.69).
Again, a terrific week of swimming by the Sharks, congratulations again to the YMCA National Team for a job well done!!
The Sharks were successful in defending their own pool and won the team competition at the 2013 Spring Florida Age Group Championships completed over the weekend.
The Sharks won the team competition over the Bolles School Sharks and Tampa Bay Community Aquatics in 3rd. The Sharks also won the Team Age Group competition in the following groups: Girls 10&U; Boys 10&U; Boys 11-12; and Boys 13-14 Age Groups.
Individually, Shark swimmers Drew Clark and Austin Katz finished 1st and 2nd in the Boys 13-14 Individual High Point Award competition. Additionally, Alex Webster finished 2nd in the Boys 11-12 High Point competition and Jason Brzozowski finished 3rd in the Boys 10&U High Point competition. Congratulations to Drew, Austin, Alex and Jason!!
The Sharks also won 12 individual titles including: Drew Clark with five wins in the Boys 13-14 Age Group (1000 Free; 400 IM; 200 Fly; 500 Free; and the 1650 Free) - Drew also set a new FLAG record in the 1650 Free with a time of 15:42.39 – Congrats Drew; Patrick Amistoso won two events in the Boys 11-12 Age Group (50 Fly and 100 Fly); Alex Webster won two events in the Boys 11-12 Age Group (500 Free and 1000 Free); Jason Brzozowski won two events in the Boys 10&U Age Group (500 Free and 100 Back); and Isabel Traba in the Girls 11-12 Age Group won the 200 IM. Congratulations to Drew, Patrick, Alex, Jason and Isabel on a great meet!!!
Not to ignore maybe the most exciting events – the relays, the Sharks won a total of four relays at FLAG’s including: Boys 11-12 200 Free Relay – Patrick Amistoso, Alex Webster, Nicholas Hernandez-Tome, and Alexander Gusev; Boys 11-12 400 Freestyle Relay - Patrick Amistoso, Alexander Gusev, Nicholas Hernandez-Tome, and Alex Webster; Boys 11-12 400 Medley Relay - Alex Webster, Patrick Amistoso, Alexander Gusev, and Nicholas Hernandez-Tome; and Boys 13-14 400 Freestyle Relay – Keanan Dols, Drew Clark, Austin Katz, and Matthew Garcia.
A number of Shark records also were broken; Alex Webster set three new Shark records in the Boys 11-12 Age Group including: 500 Free (4:55.18); 1000 Free (10:06.29); and the 100 Back (58.34). Patrick Amistoso set two new Shark records in the Boys 11-12 Age Group including: 50 Fly (26.31) breaking a 13 year old record; and the 100 Fly (57.13). Finally, Drew Clark set two new Shark records in the Boys 13-14 Age Group: 200 Fly (1:56.32); and the 1650 Free (15:42.39). There was one new Shark Relay record set: Boys 13-14 200 Free Relay that had been in place since 1977!! (1:33.07) Keanan Dols, Austin Katz, Drew Clark and Matthew Garcia.
Congratulations to all the Shark Swimmers!
Meet Results are also available on Meet Mobile.
YMCA Aquatic Center, Orlando, Florida
The Sharks won the Combined Team competition at the 2013 Spring Florida Senior Championships in Orlando over T2 and ATAC. Individually, Nicholas Caldwell won the Individual High Point Award for the Senior Age Group. Nicholas was also one of three Sharks to win an individual event. He won four titles including the 200 Free; 400 IM; 200 IM; and the 200 Fly. Congratulations Nicholas!!
Also winning individual titles: Sophie Cattermole won the 14-16 100 Breast; and Danielle Valley won the Senior 1650 Free. Congratulations to both Sophie and Danielle!!
A recap of our December meet results:
Gator Swim Club Holiday Invitational:
The GSC Holiday meet is traditionally one of the fastest and most competitive meets on the Shark annual calendar. Impressively, the Sharks won both the Boys and Girls team honors and had a number of impressive individual efforts. First, five new Shark records were set (or tied): Taylor Katz – lowered an 11 year old Shark record (Annie Babicz) in the Female Senior 100 Fly (55.37); Cole Firlie – continued his assult on the Shark record book in the Male 8&U age group by lowering his own records in both the 200 Free (2:18.95) and the 100 Back (1:15.22); Patrick Amistoso – tied a 12 year old record (Spencer Maglich) in the Male 11-12 50 Fly (26.75); and not to be out-done by his younger brother, Brendan Firlie – lowered a record previously held by current Shark Campbell Lee in the Male 11-12 200 Fly (2:13.60). Congrats to all of our new Shark record holders!
Individually, Shark swimmers won an astounding 27 individual events: Each of the following Sharks won multiple events: Drew Clark, Boys 13-14 – 4 winning swims (200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free, 400 IM); Alex Katz, Boys 15-16 – 2 winning swims (500 Free, 400 IM) – Boys Senior 1 winning swim (200 IM); Talyor Katz, Girls Senior – 3 winning swims (200 Free, 200 Back, 200 Fly); Danielle Valley, Girls Senior – 3 winning swims (500 Free, 1650 Free, 400 IM); Patrick Amistoso, Boys 11-12 – 2 winning swims (50 Breast, 100 Breast); Brenden Firlie, Boys 11-12 – 2 winning swims (200 Fly, 200 IM); Bethany Leap, Girls 15-16 – 2 winning swims (100 Breast, 200 Breast); Katelyn Viera, Girls 10&U – 2 winning swims (50 Back, 100 Back); and Emma Weyant, Girls 10&U – 2 winning swims (50 Free, 200 Free).
The following Sharks each won an individual event: Jason Brzozowski, Boys 10&U (100 Fly); Sophie Cattermole, Girls 15-16 (200 Free); Matt O’Donnell, Boys Senior (1650 Free); and Alexander Webster, Boys 11-12 (200 Free).
Below are results and new FLAG cuts and Senior Championship cuts made at the meet. Congratulations to all our Shark Swimmers!!
2012 Harry Meisel Championships
The Sharks attended the 2012 Harry Meisel Championships in St. Petersburg and had a number of noteworthy results.
Sarsen Whatmore, Boys 11-12 won 2 events (100 Free, 100 Back) and also placed 3rd in two events (100 Fly, 50 Back); Marian McKane, Girls 11-12 won the 100 Fly and was 2nd in the 50 Free; and Zachary Szmania, Boys 11-12 won the 100 Breast. Congrats to our individual Shark winners.
Additionally, Max Milburn, Boys 9-10 finished 2nd in the 200 Free and 3rd in the 100 IM; Daniel Jones, Boys 15-18 finished 2nd in the 200 Fly; Robert Obendorf, Boys 11-12 finished 2nd in the 100 Breast; Alex Naugle, Girls 15-18 finished 3rd in the 100 IM; and Max Eckerman, Boys 8&U finished 3rd in the 50 Breast.
Congrats to all Shark Swimmers on a terrific meet!
2012 PYP Meet
Coming (waiting on the official results file).
The Sharks won the 2013 YMCA State Championship meet over the weekend in Orlando. A summary is coming – in the meantime – below are a number of files regarding the meet.
Results for the High School Sarasota County Championships.
The High School Tri-County Swimming Championships will be held at the Selby Pool on October 13, 2012.