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      Updated 10/23/2017 Updated 11/20/2017  
April 2017 - The BGNW Marlins Won the Speedo Boys & Girls Clubs National Championships for the 18th consecutive year! 
...Congratulations To All...

11/16/17 Good Luck and Congratulations to the following Marlins who are representing their high school at the NYSPHSAA Swimming & Diving Championship Meet this Friday and Saturday at Ithaca College -
Sinceraty Alexander (Ossining) Brianna Garofolo (John Jay) Maggie Kleinsmith (Fox Lane) Amanda McHugh (Horace Greeley)
Kate Posner (The Ursuline School) Emily Rocco (Ossining) Rachel Townsend (Somers)  

08/13/17: Marlins at Eastern Zone Long Course Championships in Richmond, Virginia - Congratulations to all!
Emma Zhu swam the 50 & 100 free and the 50 & 100 back, earning 3 personal best times!
Emma made finals in the 50 back (placing 5th) and led off Metro's winning Medley Relay (11-12 girls).

Sunell Zorgman swam the 50 breaststroke in a personal best time!  Marlins coach, Kate Hallex, served as Metro's 10-Under girls coach!
07/31/17: Northern Westchester Swim Conference          Westchester County Swimming Association "The Counties"

07/12/17: Congratulations to Tyler Hill for being named NISCA All-American in the 100 freestyle and
100 backstroke for the 2016-2017 school year!

Tyler was New York State Champion in both events and was named Most Outstanding Swimmer at this year's State meet.

NCSA Summer Junior Swimming Championships at IUPUI in Indianapolis - Great Swims Marlins!!!
Day 5 - Day 5 in Indianapolis - Marlins swimmers earned 4 more personal best times today!
Congratulations to Sabrina Johnston for establishing a new team record in the 13-14 girls 50 m freestyle with a time of 27.65!
The Marlins swam personal best times in 90% of their events over the course of the week! Great job!
Day 4 - Day 4 in Indianapolis - The Marlins swam 10 out of 12 personal best times today!
Congratulations to Amanda McHugh and Sabrina Johston for earning their LCM NCSA qualifying times in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle respectively. Sabrina lowered her team record in the 100 m freestyle with a time of 59.80
Day 3 - On Day 3 in Indianapolis the Marlins, once again, went 4 for 4 personal best times and Maggie Kleinsmith qualified 29th for tonight's finals in the 50 m breaststroke in a team record time of 34.46!
Day 2 - The Marlins went 4 for 4 personal best times today, and Maggie Kleinsmith qualified 25th in the 100 breaststroke for tonight's finals - in a team record time of 1:14.18
Day 1 - Sabrina Johnston, Maggie Kleinsmith, Amanda McHugh, Rachel Townsend, Declan Ahearn, Christopher Draper, Bo Paruvangada, and Sam Sweeney swam 11 out of 12 personal best times and set 2 Marlins Team Records!!!
     Senior Girls 200 m Medley Relay - 2:03.63 - Sabrina, Maggie, Amanda and Rachel
     Girls 13-14 100 m Freestyle - 1:00.16 - Sabrina Johnston
07/31/17: Metropolitan Swimming - Long Course Junior Olympics - our 13-14 Girls set a new Team Record in the 200 m Medley Relay: 2:07.34
Congratulations to Sabrina Johnston, Grace Nadecki, Isabella Paez, and Emily Rocco!!!
Congratulations to Nikita Sakharuk who set 4 LCM Records in the 11-12 boys! 
     * 50 m backstroke - tied with 2010 Robby Purvis' Record - 31.82
     * 100 m backstroke - broke 2010 Robby Purvis' Record - 1:08.68
     * 50 m butterfly - broke 2012 Garrett Kaufmann's Record - 29.61
     * 200 m individual medley - broke a 24 year-old Record that was set in 1993 by Eric Mitchell - 2:28.89
06/05/17: Great Swims at the Condors Summer Solstice Invitational and at at NYSA June Meet !!!   Results are posted on the calendar and results pages

05/22/17: New Team Records fell at the PAC Spring Starter Invitational May 19-21 - Great Swims Marlins! Results are posted on Calendar Page
      Adam Kamal - 8-under boys 50 m freestyle: 34.34; 100 m backstroke: 1:24.11; 100 m breaststroke: 1:49.09              

05/08/17: Marlins first 2 Long Course Team Records of 2017 fell at the Condors May Meters Matter - May 5-6
     Adam Kamal - 8-under boys 100 m freestyle: 1:14.32 and 50 m backstroke: 36.65
Congratulations Adam!
03/08/17: What are the differences between the short course and the long ourse seasons???
Swimming for a club like the Marlins is a year round sport. Each swim season is divided up in short course yards season (SCY) September to April,  and a long course season (LCM) May to mid-August.

During the fall/winter SC season all over the northern hemisphere, meets are held in 25 meter pools, except in the USA where most SC meets are held in 25 yards pools.
During the LC season, most meets are held in 50 meter pools. Olympic swimming is held in an "Olympic Size Pool" which is 50 m long.
Competing in a 50 m pool is quite different from competing in a 25 yd pool. Swimmers entered in a 50 will not have to make any turns in a LCM pool! Swimmers entered in a 100 will only need to turn once at the 50 end of the pool.
Try not to compare your SC Yards times with the LC meter times. Just keep two sets of your best times!

03/31/17: News From Eastern Zone Age Group Championships in Webster, NY - Results are now posted!!!
Metropolitan Swimming won the Combined, Women, and Men Team Titles!
Sabrina Johnston
placed first place in many events:

   11-12 girls 100 free (NCSA cut and team record - 52.22); 50 fly (26.31 - team record); 50 back (27.16 - team record);100back (58.36);  50 free (24.07)   
   11-12 girls 400 free relay and 200 free relay and 200 medley relay

Nikita Sakharuk
finished 7th in the 11-12 boys 50 fly; 9th in the 200 IM; 4th in the 50 back; 10th in the 200 free; 3rd in the 100 back; 9th in the 100 fly

Emma Zhu
finished 9th in the 11-12 girls 200 back; 6th in the 50 back  back; 9th in the 100 back; 8th in the 50 free & 1st in the 200 free relay
Grace Nadecki took 8th in the 11-12 girls 200 breast
Johnny Laidlaw
took 4th
in the 13-14 boys 500 free;
Luke McHugh 
swam in the 13-14 boys 200 free relay (1st Place) and finished 7th in the 100 free.

03/19/17 Great Swims at NCSA Junior Spring Championship in Orlando, Florida - New Team Records were set:
     Noelle Kaufmann - 13-14 girls 50 free - 23.92
     Maggie Kleinsmith - 15-18 girls 100 breaststroke - 1:04.00

03/13/17: Junior Olympics and 15-18 Team Challenge - Great Swims, Marlins! Special Congratulations to the 11-12 girls for setting 5 new Team Records!!!
   Sabrina Johnston - High Point Winner - 11-12 girls 50 free (23.96) and 100 free (52.81)
   11-12 girls 200 Free Relay - 1:41.42 - Emma Zhu, Sara Ketron, Grace Nadecki, Sabrina Johnston
   11-12 girls 200 Medley Relay - 1:53.27 - Emma Zhu, Grace Nadecki, Sabrina Johnston, Sara Ketron
   11-12 girls 400 Medley Relay - 4:08.45 - Emma Zhu, Grace Nadecki, Sara Ketron, Sabrina Johnston
03/09/17: A Huge "Thank You" to Jeanette Dalton for spending many hours at the Club, last week, revamping the Marlins Bulletin Boards in the hallway (on both sides of the Trophy Case)! You must go check it out! It's Beautiful!!!

03/06/17: Marlins - Great Swims at Metro 8-Under Championships - Results   Pictures   Marlins Only
Congratulations to Kevin O'Donnell (1st - 6-Un Boys); Katie O'Donnell (2nd - 8-y-old Girls) and Adam Kamal (1st - 8-y-old Boys)

Congratulations to Dennis, Barbara Cutri and Betty Lou Ostrye!!!!

TO READ: For Parents, Coaches  and Swimmers to read - this article is about our own Marlin Distance Coach - Bobby Hackett: 
The Most Enduring USA National Age Group Records and Why - By Chuck Warner - Author and Coach - Thoughtful and passionate about the sport, he has studied the details behind what it takes to achieve swimming excellence - Jesse Vassallo and Bobby Hackett