SUMMER IS FLYing BY!
GREAT WORK SWIMMERS!
Daniel Pettyjohn and Steven Mills represented LY as members of the 2014 Virginia Swimming Zone Team and helped propel the Virginia Boys to a 2nd place finish. Steven set two new team records in the 13-14 boys' 200 meter freestyle (2:01.02) and the 13-14 boys' 400 meter freestyle (4:18.63).
The LY Piranhas won the Championship Title in the small team division at the Virginia Swimming Age Group Championship in Christiansburg the last weekend of July! Powered by three new relay records for the 11-12 boys and an individual record in the 200 breaststroke by Garrett Pendleton, the LY boys also won the men's title. Garrett combined with Daniel Pettyjohn, Brandon Naylor, and Colby Childress to establish new records in the 200 free relay, the 400 free relay, and the 200 medley relay (a record that has stood since 1980). Connor Sauls provided support with a score in the 400 IM, while Madison Sitton scored in the 1500 free. Additionally, Sutton Schonfelder and Ashley Sennett each swam two "A" times, while Lexi Plogger chopped over 3.5 seconds from her 200 breaststroke. Tanner Gage had a personal best in his 200 breaststroke by almost 6 seconds. Steven Mills and Daniel Pettyjohn went on to compete for Virginia Swimming at the Eastern Zone competition.
Ashley Mauzy set three new team records at the VSI Senior Champs in Richmond: the 17-18 girls 100 meter back, 100 meter fly, and 400 meter IM. Ethan Navarro nabbed a 6th place finish in the 400 meter free with a AAAA swim, and Steven Mills dropped 4 seconds from his personal best 200 meter fly. Luke Weisenstein chopped a whopping 10 seconds from his best 200 meter breaststroke. Evan Navarro sheared almost 3 seconds from his 100 meter breaststroke and Devin Creger had four personal bests and swam four AAA times.
LY swimmers are cruising through the Summer Long Course meets. Summer Awards in Christiansburg saw JC Gordon set four new team records - 8 & under boys 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 50 fly, and 100 fly. Brother John-Michael Gordon picked up an AG Championship qualifying time in the 200 backstroke. Tanner Gage picked up an additional qualifying time in the 100 breaststroke. Brendan Murray chopped 30 seconds off his 400 freestyle while his brother Matthew was shedding 38 seconds from his 400 free. Daniel Murray took over 12 seconds off his 200 backstroke. Evan Navarro had a personal best in the 100 fly with a 6 second improvement, while Austin Orange picked up an A time in the 100 free and dropped over 7 seconds from his 200 breast. Joshua Bodine raced to over a 5 second improvement in his 200 freestyle, while Makenzie Chenault took over 3 seconds off her 200 backstroke. Makayla Pendleton took over 5 seconds off her 200 free and almost 6 seconds off her 400 IM. Holly Peterson picked up "B" times in her 100 breast and 200 IM. Sutton Schonfelder dropped over 2 seconds from his 200 freestyle, while Lexi Plogger took over 12 seconds off her 100 fly. Emmie Summy sheared time from her 50 free to race to an "A" time, while Madison Sitton took almost 5 seconds off her 200 freestyle. Ashley Sennett chopped a whopping 8.5 seconds off her 200 breaststroke while little brother Kyle raced to a 25 second improvement in his 400 freestyle. Congratulations to everyone and GOOD LUCK to all our swimmers who are going on to Virginia Senior Champs and Age Group Champs!
Congratulations to LY graduates! Blake Nowakowski will be graduating from Jefferson Forest and continuing his education in the fall at the College of William and Mary. Blake Proffitt will graduate from EC Glass and go on to swim for the College of Charleston. Evan Navarro finishes up an AA degree at CVCC and will go on to attend the University of Virginia. And Haley Jennings will graduate from Jefferson Forest and leave the pool deck for the halls of James Madison University in the fall. LY will miss all of them, and we wish them well as they forge into the exciting future!
FALL START UP: August 25-28 (Mon-Thurs) and September 2 - 4 (Tues-Thurs) 11 & younger swimmers from 4-4:45pm, 12 & older swimmers from 4:45-5:30pm. All at the Jamerson Y.
Just show up with suit and goggles ready to swim! Try us out with no obligation! We'll have registration forms and more information to give you then.