Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Bridgewater swimmers help pace teams.
For the fourth consecutive season, the Somerset Valley YMCA swim team has won the NJ YMCA State Championship swim meet, with Bridgewater swimmers Dylan Sali and Jesse Novak helping to set the pace. Somerset Valley YMCA swimmers competing at the YMCA 13 and Over State Championship meet held at Franklin & Marshall College on March 8-10 placed first in the Girls 13-14, Girls 15-18 and Boys 15-18 age group categories. Combined with scores earned by the younger members of the team at the YMCA 12 and Under State Championships held Feb. 22-24 at Ocean County YMCA, the Somerset Valley YMCA swim team won first place overall out of 50 teams. The meet featuring the older swimmers at Franklin & Marshall College was a heavyweight showdown of local high…
Monday, May 28, 2012
Two members finish in the top 50 nationwide of the 500 who have competed so far.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Thirty-eight members of the Somerset Valley YMCA swim team took on the extremely strenuous U.S. Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge, which mirrors the screening test given to those who want to join the SEALs. Results of the Fitness Challenge, held at the Hillsborough Family YMCA on May 20, saw two SVY swimmers–Victor Luo and Kyle Surette–placing in the top 50 out of more than 500 swimmers nationwide who competed in the challenge so far this spring. The challenge requires participants to swim 20 laps, do two minutes each of pushups, curlups and pullups, and then run 1.5 miles. The combined scores of Luo and Surette, both 18 of Bridgewater, in the five events were impressive. Luo ranked 12th and Surette 35th. “The kids pushed hard and showed amazing…
Monday, December 5, 2011
Boys' and girls' teams set to compete following championship season.
It’s cold outside, but the high school swimming season is just starting to heat up. Bridgewater-Raritan High School, whose boys and girls swim teams will look to defend their conference and county championships, is ready for the season to begin. OVERVIEW The boys’ team returns a wealth of experience from last year’s team, which won the New Jersey Public A State Championship in addition to Skylands Conference and Somerset County championships last year under the direction of head boys’ coach Sean Foley. Foley also coached the girls last year, but they will now be coached by Christopher Levin after the district created a separate coaching position for the girls’ squad. The girls lost a lot of seniors, but look to remain competitive, and …