Girls Varsity Swimming
They work hard and now they get to play hard. What and Enjoy
The Lady Friars come back to win Champs with a monumental performance!
After suffering their first dual meet loss in over 8 seasons... the Friars were driven to prove they are still the team to beat. For two straight days, they out swam their opponents to score 806 Team Points!
Heading into the weekend, the Friars didn't have a single relay qualified for States. In fact, the only swimmer who qualified "in Season", was junior Briana Gellineau. After two days, the Friars have qualified all three relays, and Amanda Heinz, Danielle Pikulik, and Kayla Rutigliano joined Briana in individual events.
Here is our State Team:
200 Medley Relay: Michaela Rutigliano, Danielle Pikulik, Michelle Franco, Arabella Pompay
200 and 500 Free: Briana Gellineau
200 IM and 100 Breast Amanda Heinz
100 Free and 100 back Michaela Rutigliano
100 Breast Danielle Pikulik
200 Free Relay Amanda Heinz, Danielle Pikulik, Kiersten Clancy, Briana Gellineau
400 Free Relay Michaela Rutigliano, Amanda Heinz, Arabella Pompay, Briana Gellineau
The Friars defeat The Mary Louis Academy to a packed
house that had the Natatorium of Half Hollow Hills Rockin'!
Man... was it LOUD! (credit to both teams!)
Congratulations on a great finish of an awesome 8-1 dual meet season! Most important is... after 7 preparation meets and two meets (one a loss... one a win) that have battle tested this team, we now know what effort its going to take to win a Championship. WE WILL BE READY!
After losing for the first time in eight years against Sacred Heart Tuesday, everyone was pumped
for the upcoming meet against The Mary Louis Academy. Race after race everyone's adrenaline was pumping while the parents on the sidelines were cheering excitedly. With the score really close it was up to the 400 free relay to give us a boost and give us the extra points needed. During the last lap, we were neck in neck with the other team until Briana Gellineau tapped out the lane next to her. We then beat the other team by 14 points because of our fast relay groups. Since it was Senior Night the juniors made speeches about their senior and gave them gifts. Their emotional speeches left the seniors and the parents in tears ending the night on a good note getting us ready to win championships
Tryouts for all NEW Swimmers
Tues. Sept. 4th at 6 AM at Half Hollow Hills Natatorium
Half Hollow Hills Natatorium is .5 mile East of SA on Wolf Hill Road
Tryouts for all CURRENT Girls Varsity Swimmers:
Your tryouts will be held on: Tuesday, August 28th at 6:00 am (regular time)
Practice: Every Tues. and Thurs. mornings from 6-7 am at Half Hollow Hills Natatorium (our “home” pool). The swimmers are then bused to St. Anthony’s for school.
Meets: Our season consists of approx. 7-8 dual meets vs. other Catholic Schools in the NSCHSGAA League. Our “home” meets are held on Sat. evenings. We also have one non-league meet in Jan. (boys and girls teams) vs. Paul VI which is a travel meet every other year. ** This year will be a home meet hosted by St. Anthony’s swim team and their parents.
Champs: is a two day Trial/Final pre-seeded meet. It is mandatory to attend this meet whether you are swimming in the meet or not. For more info on Champs: please see the article in the “Coaches Corner” of our website. www.FriarSwimming.com
States: Qualifying times are posted on our web site. Please click on the “cut times” button. States this year will be held at Ithaca College.
Web Site: Our team web site is: www.FriarSwimming.com
General Info: We are one Varsity team consisting of all grades 9-12.