Boys Varsity Swimming
Across the board... best times EVERYWHERE! Team camaraderie was at its best!! You cheered for everyone in every race... That’s a TEAM!!! (I didn’t even see a lot of phones out!)
Now today (2/10): I’m going to ask you to do even better.
Not because it’s my job and you call me Coach.
Because more than anything, I want you to feel what it’s like to hold that coveted Championship Plaque over your head!!
You swim in the top league in NY State.... BY FAR! Now let’s go out and compete like Champions today and WIN THIS DAMN THING!!!!!
Hint: no jinxing but... I’d rather us be prepared than missing out.
The tradition of this league is the Champions celebrate by jumping in the water together....
Friars, it’s winter, bring a change of clothes. Parents, bring a camera :)
Our Championship season got kicked off to a great start on yesterday at Lehman College!
Our 4 Friars, Chris Carnevale, Sean Kotch, James Simon, and Jameson Zhu represented our team well at B Champs, and even finished 7th overall out of 14 teams...
with just 4 guys!!!
They started the meet placing 2nd in the medley relay. We were running right up with the pack in the final heat, and the back half of the relay was just awesome with James Simon splitting 29.8 in the fly and Jameson just running out of room to win the event with 26.8 split!
Best times were showing up all day...
Chris Carnevale and Jameson medaled in the 50 free placing 4th (26.99) and 8th (27.53) respectively.
The 100 free showed more success with Jameson swimming his personal best 1:03.32 (9th) and James Simon killing it as he medaled 4th place with a 1:02.29.
Chris Carnevale rocked a 4.5 second drop in his 100 back and placed 5th just missing the A cut...
and our always giving 110% Sean Kotch dropped 3.5 seconds (only 1 second off the cut) in the 100 breast and went home with a silver medal! It was a great meet guys... Congrats on ALL your accomplishments!
Huge shout out to Konall Keane who spent the day cheering on his teammates. We had a blast!
The battle of the Unbeaten, 2019....
We are down to the final dual meet of the season!
LET'S FINISH THIS DUAL MEET SEASON STRONG!!!
Tomorrow morning we go to work and hit the water at 6am.
Talk about putting on a show!
So we have these early "non-league" meets against some small teams. So how do I light a spark to get these Friars to GO? I challenge them.
I sent out a group message to a few of the guys saying:
"why don't we just get all three State cuts in one meet...?"
Immediately the responses start coming in... "let's do it coach", "we've got this coach"... etc. Then the "like" buttons were hit, the "thumbs up" came in... Ian hit the "loves this" button... haha, don't know if it was him, but someone did! Too funny.
Point is... they got ME psyched!
Yes, we had practice in the morning. It's not time to rest yet. Not if you want to win a Championship, and not if your looking to beat two awesome teams like Fordham and Chaminade. You want to beat 'em...? You have to out work 'em first!
8:00 PM, our medley relay (Fitzpatrick, Chang, Owens, Meyn) got our first cut! That was followed up by our 200 free relay, (Meyn, Swartwout, Owens, Chang), and finally our 400 free relay (Stange, Swartwout, Meyn, Chang), with a 3:14 I might add... 4 seconds under the cut, qualified ALL THREE relays for States in ONE dual meet!
After morning practice, I looked at Coach Scott;
"do you think they're going to get em all?" I ask him.
Coach Scott gives me that small half smile of his that I know is always followed by a great comment...
"they're gonna smash 'em all..." haha
I loved it!
There were other great swims throughout the night...
Regan's diving, holding it down by herself!
Chris Stange swam a state cut in the 100 fly with a 53.53.
Justin Meyn led off the 200 free relay with a state cut in the 50 free with a 21.82.
Dylan Champagne had an awesome 200 free just over the State cut at 1:47.
Ian Fitzpatrick was flying in the 100 free 49.69, as well as Billy Swartwout in the 400 free relay with a 47.8 split.
Tommy Rosselli swam an awesome 100 back, 105.24.
Maverick Dettling already got his "A" Champs cut in the 100 breast.
** shout out to Michael Chang and Justin Meyn for killing it in all three relays.
Great swims all around by the Friars!
Coach McBride!! #GO FRIARS!!
Great job at the meet yesterday! This past week was our best yet and we'll keep improving off of what we have started.
We had 7 State times in ONE dual meet!
200 free - Joe Tonna
200 IM and 100 free - Justin Meyn
50 and 100 free - Chris Stange
100 back - Billy Swartwout
100 breast - Michael Chang
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 6am at Half Hollow Hills
All Grades Divers and Swimmers Welcome
** Make sure you are cleared to swim/dive with the Appryse app! NO exceptions!
DIVING Girls and Boys also on October 19th and or 26th 8PM
Half Hollow Hills Natatorium
All Gymnast Welcome to try Diving.