2017 - The BGNW Marlins Won the Speedo Boys & Girls Clubs National
Championships for the 18th consecutive year!
...Congratulations To All...
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
Emma made finals in the 50 back
(placing 5th) and led off Metro's winning
Medley Relay (11-12 girls).
Zorgman swam the 50 breaststroke in a
personal best time! Marlins coach,
Kate Hallex, served as Metro's 10-Under
Northern Westchester Swim
Westchester County Swimming
Association "The Counties"
Results of Senior Mets are now
posted on the Calendar page.
Congratulations to Sabrina Johnston who
set a new Team Record in the 13-14 girls
50 meter Freestyle! 27.73
Congratulations to Tyler Hill for
being named NISCA All-American in the 100
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
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
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
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 -
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
Girls 13-14 100 m Freestyle -
1:00.16 - Sabrina Johnston
Metropolitan Swimming - Long Course
Junior Olympics - our 13-14 Girls set a
new Team Record in the 200 m Medley
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 -
Great Swims at the Condors Summer
Solstice Invitational and at at NYSA June Meet !!!
Results are posted on the
calendar and results pages
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
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
What are the
differences between the short course and
the long ourse seasons???
for a club like the Marlins is a year round sport.
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
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!
News From Eastern Zone Age Group
Championships in Webster, NY
- Results are now posted!!!
Metropolitan Swimming won the Combined, Women,
and Men Team Titles!
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
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
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
took 8th in
the 11-12 girls 200 breast
Johnny Laidlaw took 4th in the 13-14
boys 500 free;
in the 13-14 boys 200 free relay (1st
Place) and finished 7th in the 100 free.
Great Swims at NCSA
Junior Spring Championship in Orlando, Florida
Team Records were set:
Noelle Kaufmann - 13-14 girls 50 free - 23.92
Maggie Kleinsmith - 15-18 girls 100 breaststroke -
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 -
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,
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,
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!
Marlins - Great
Swims at Metro 8-Under Championships -
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!!!!
For Parents, Coaches and Swimmers to
this article is about our own Marlin
Distance Coach - Bobby Hackett:
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