Speedo Cup Entries posted Aug-29 - Entries close Nov-20
Metro final LC Top-25 updated Aug-27
Marlins Distance meet Entries posted Aug-24 - Entries close Oct-21
Chappy's Big Race Entries posted Aug-21 - Entries close Oct-11
Metro final LC IMX Top-25 posted Aug-19
August 29, 2015The entries for the 19th Annual Holiday Classic at the Frankin & Marshall College aquatic center, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, have been posted, Entries close November 20. Check out how fast you need to swim at meets this fall to achieve your first or additional Speedo Cup cuts. Three Village Swim Club won the Team Competition last year with great swimming the last day of the meet with a more than a dozen TVSC athletes scoring lots of points in the 200 fly, the last event of the meet.
Speedo Cup Holiday Classic - Lancaster - Pennsylvania
August 11, 2015
LC Senior Zones Championship - Buffalo NY
Seven TVSC Long Course Team Records Broken by Luka Zuric, Angelina Harris (2), Emily Bardak, Jason Louser (2), and Chris O'Shea
Meet results Individual results
12 athletes, Coach Mark and Coach Peter traveled to Buffalo for first ever Eastern Zone Long Course Senior Championships at the ECC Flickinger Aquatic Center and they did well!
It was a fast meet with many college swimmers. The goal for many was to qualify for the 2016 US Olympic Team Trials, and several new Olympic Trial cuts were swum. All our swimmers had to swim fast in the morning to just qualify for the D-final -- for our fastests athletes swimming fast in morning may not always be necessary in the December Holiday Classic or at Counties.
Our Casey Gavigan missed the Olympic Trial cut. After a good 100 back prelims swim in the morning, her nerves got the better of her in finals and she did not swim the cut. However, we all know she will get the 100 back Olympic Trail cut next season!
Angelina, Jason and Eric swam all best times -- they swam (almost) all best times in prelims and swam even faster in finals. First time qualifiers Ryan and and Eric both finaled in their best events!
All remembered again how tough these 3 or 4 day prelims / finals meets are, and after swimming strong the first two days, several "ran out of gas" the second half of meet. Still, on the fourth day of racing, Angelina, Kyra, Casey, Emily, Jason, Eric, Ryan, Andrew swam best times!
More High Lights
New Long Course Team Records: Our youngest qualifier Angelina Harris (12) broke her own 100 breast record from last summer by 4 1/2 seconds (!) - 1:16.77 and she broke her own 200 breast record from last summer by 13 second (!!!) - 2:44.9. Jason Louser broke the 9-year old 13-14 boys 400 IM record from Tom Luchsinger by 1 1/2 sec - 4:47.57 and he broke his own 200 breast record by 2.9 seconds - 2:28.8; Luka Zuric broke the 13-year old record from Coach Mike in 200 IM 15-16 Boys with a 2:16.11; Emily Bardak broke Cassandra Willie's 2013 15-16 100 fly record with a 1:05.82; Chris O'Shea broke his own 100 back record for 15-16 boys from last summer - 1:01.1.
New 'AAAA' standards: Jason Louser (4), Angelina Harris (3), Andrew Stange, and Casey Gavigan.
A-finalists: Casey Gavigan (100 back) and Kyra Sommerstad (200 back).
B-finalists: Jason Louser (400 IM & 200 breast), Emily Bardak (100 fly), Casey Gavigan (200 back) and Angelina Harris (200 breast), and Chris O'Shea (100 back).
C-finalists: Andrew Stange (3), Ryan Kaplan (2), Luka Zuric (2), Jason Louser, Chris O'Shea, and Kyra Sommerstad.
D-finalists: Chris O'Shea (3), Luka Zuric (3), Emily Bardak (2), Brittany Coughlin, Angelina Harris, Eric Kilgore, and Andrew Stange.
Kyra Sommerstad and Jason Louser finished in Top-24 in 800 and 1500 free
TVSC athletes competing at the Eastern Zone Long Course Age Group Championships in Richmond VA or at the Eastern Zone Long Course Senior Championships in Buffalo NY
Squinting into the sun are (in front) Angelina, Kyra, Hunter, Riley (in back) Rita, Emily, Brittany, Casey, Andrew, Chris, Jason, Ryan, Eric and Luka
August 10, 2015
Eastern Zone Long Course Age Group Championship
This summer only two TVSC swimmers competed for Metro at Eastern Zones in Richmond VA, but Hunter Emerson and Riley Gavigan swam great and both swam all best times. Hunter just missed breaking the TVSC 10 & Under Team Record in 200 IM and finished 8th.
For many the 2015 long course season came to an end this past weekend with the LC JO meet at the Nassau Aquatic Center. Hunter Emerson and Riley Gavigan will continue to train and will compete for the Metro Zone team at Eastern Zone LC Age Group Championships in Richmond Virginia in August.
31 TVSC athletes raced 140 times and swam 88 best times -- 63%. Total time improvement 270 seconds, or more than 4 minutes. New time standards: 3 'AAAA' times, 6 'AAA' times, 23 'AA' times, and 20 'A' times. New qualification times: 6 Senior Mets cuts, 7 Zone cuts, and 14 LC JO cuts (where swimmers were entered with yard times and made their LC JO cut),
More High Lights
New 'AAAA' standards: Hunter Emerson (3).
New Sr Mets Cuts: Rachel Ditolla (3), Shannon Ryan, Kyra Sommerstad, and Brendan Williams.
Eastern Zone Cuts: Hunter Emerson (3), David He (2), and Riley Gavigan (2).
All or Mostly Best Times: William Sun, Shannon Ryan, Kasidy Chirico, CJ Pergan, Kaitlyn Ehlers, Kate Sommerstad, Kyra Sommerstad, Hunter Emerson, Isabel Xu, Luke Barbera, Jake Vecchio, David He, Kiersten Clancy, Frankie Pellegrino, Emily Yang, Riley Gavigan, Rachel Ditolla, and Kevin Xu.
New 'AAA' standards: Kyra Sommerstad, Hunter Emerson (2), David He, Riley Gavigan, and Brendan Williams.
New 'AA' standards: William Sun, Shannon Ryan, CJ Pergan, Hunter Emerson, Isabel Xu (3), Jake Vecchio (2), David He, Kiersten Clancy, Riley Gavigan (4), Rachel Ditolla (3), Kevin Xu, Liam Preston, and Emily Herr.
New LC JO Cuts: William Sun (2), Shannon Ryan (2), Kasidy Chirico, Luke Barbera, David He (2), Kiersten Clancy, Frankie Pellegrino, Riley Gavigan, and Brendan Williams.
New 'A' standards: William Sun (4), Isabel Xu (3), Kiersten Clancy (3), Shannon Ryan, Kasidy Chirico, Hunter Emerson, Luke Barbera, Kevin Xu, and AvaGrace Monti.
July 20, 2015
2015 Senior Metropolitan Long Course Championships (Sr Mets)
Meet results Individual results
At the Senior Metropolitan Championships 25 TVSC athletes raced 100 times and swam 54 best times. Total time improvement 294 seconds, or more than 4 minutes! New time standards: 2 'AAAA' times, 12 'AAA' times, and 9 'AA' times. New qualification times: 4 EZ Sr Champs A-cuts, 5 EZ Sr Champs B-cuts, 7 LC Senior Mets cuts, and 1 EZ Age Group Champs cut.
More High Lights
New EZ Sr Champ A or B cuts: Ryan Kaplan (A-cut 200 back, B-cut 100 back and 200 IM), Andrew Stange (A-cut 200 IM and B-cut 400 free), Kyra Sommerstad (A-cut 800 free, B-cut 200 back), Jason Louser (A-cut 800 free), Rachel DiTolla (B-cut 200 fly).
New LC Team Records: Kyra Sommerstad broke Coach Kandra's 12-year old (2003) 800 free Team Record by 4 seconds with a 9:39.48 dropping 16 seconds of her previous best from last month. Luka Zuric broke his own 800 free Team Record from last month by 6 seconds with a 8:55.99.
Sr Mets Top-8: Andrew Stange (200 fly).
Sr Mets Top-16: Andrew Stange (100 & 200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM), Luka Zuric (800 & 1500 free), Ryan Kaplan (100 & 200 back), Casey Gavigan (100 back), Emily Anderson (200 breast).
Sr Mets Top-24: Jason Louser (800 free, 100 breast)m Luka Zuric (200 free), Zach Kaplan (50 free), Kyra Sommerstad (1500 free, 200 back), Brendan Williams (1500 free), Logan Gregory (1500 free).
New 'AAAA' standards: Andrew Stange (200 free), and Jason Louser (800 free).
New LC Sr Mets Cuts: Kyra Sommerstad, Ryan Kaplan, Matt Vintis, Alyssa Bonneville, Jason Louser, Chris O'Shea, and Emily Anderson.
All or Mostly Best Times: Kyra Sommerstad, Ryan Kaplan, Andrew Stange, Angelina Harris, Alec Huner, Logan Gregory, Matt Vintis, Alyssa Bonneville, Rachel Ditolla, and Jake Vecchio.
New 'AAA' standards: Kyra Sommerstad (4), Ryan Kaplan (4), Angelina Harris, Andrew Stange, Jason Louser, and Luka Zuric.
New Zone Qualifier Cut: Angelina Harris (200 IM).
New 'AA' standards: Ryan Kaplan, Alec Huner (2), Logan Gregory (2), Matt Vintis, Alyssa Bonneville, Eric Kilgore, and Brittany Coughlin.