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March 21, 2000
TVSC Swimmers Excel at Age Group Champs
Novice and Junior Swimmers smash personal bests

Erica Mutschler looking at the score board. Picture by Cris Licata (631) 928-0003 - click here for more Age Group Champs pictures TVSC swimmers had a great meet! There were a high number of lifetime bests at the Age Group Champs. 100% of all Junior swimmers and over 90% of all Novice swimmers had at least one lifetime best time. Approximately 72% of all swims for both groups were lifetime bests. Swimmers who had best times in every event include: Frank Bea, Jon DaSilva, Nicole DaSilva, Caitlin Dowd, Joseph Farrington, Doug Garambone, Sarah Guarascio, Cathy Hine, Karen Hoeffner, Kayla Hutzler, Melissa Ivins, Kaitlin Labarbera, Anthony Luckie, Margherita McNair, James Mills, Olivia O'Dwyer, Molly Papish, Kevin Smit and Allison Tinsdale. Other swimmers had some great races as well. Elyse Bellido had a very nice 50 Free in her very first meet, Simon Gao dropped 17 seconds in his 100 Fly, Meghan Clifton had 5 best times and dropped 19 seconds in her 100 Free, Zach Pall got an A time in the 50 Free, and Ryan Wilson did a real nice job swimming the 100 IM for the first time. [Meet Results (305K)] [Results of TVSC swimmers]
Oops, lost my goggles.... Picture by Cris Licata (631) 928-0003 - click here for more Age Group Champs pictures Great race.... Picture by Cris Licata (631) 928-0003 - click here for more Age Group Champs pictures

TVSC Parents thank you for running a great home meet!

Swimmers, coaches and parents from the visiting swim teams, thank you for coming!

Age Group Championship pictures by Cris Licata, Action Sports Imaging, (631) 928-0003 (sorry these web pages are big):
March 13, 2000
Metropolitan Zone Qual Results
5 TVSC Swimmers Qualify
1 Team Record
1 Top-16 Consideration Time

This past weekend, at Lehman College, the top 2 swimmers in each event were selected to represent Metropolitan Swimming at the 2000 Eastern Zone All Star Meet, to be held in Washington D.C. Three Village Swim Club was fortunate enough to have five of our members picked to compete against the top swimmers on the east coast. Shaun Armstrong, Jeff Chu, Jayne Molano, Julia and Michael Smit will be representing TVSC at this very prestigious meet.
Julia Smit qualified for the All Star team in 3 events by winning the 100 Back, 100 Breast and the 200 IM for which she qualified for Top 16 consideration with a time of 2:12:86. Jayne Molano had a breakout meet and also made the team in 3 events. She finished 1st in the 50, and 2nd in the 100 and 200 Freestyles. Shaun Armstrong took 1st place in the 100 Breast and finished 2nd in the 100 Back. Shaun is a National Age Group Record Holder in the 11-12 100 meter back and is looking forward to making his mark on the 13-14 age group by winning the Eastern Zone title. Michael Smit had a thrilling come from behind finish to become the Metropolitan 400 IM champion with a fantastic time of 4:18. Michael had a great meet and swam personal bests in every event. Jeffrey Chu also had a tremendous meet and qualified for the 100 Back, by dropping 3 seconds off of his time. Jeff also made finals in the 100 and 200 Fly.
Amanda Shapiro had a strong meet and broke the TVSC 13-14 100 Breast record with a time of 1:08:46. Congratulations!

[Full Meet Results] [Metropolitan Zone All Stars]
February 28, 2000
2000 Short Course Senior Mets
Five Junior Cuts
Seven TVSC team records broken
Two Top-16 Reportable Times

Lehman College pool On Sunday in a time trial, Chris "SlamBurger" Brandeberger, Shaun "StrongArm" Armstrong, Serge "The Rocket" Korepin and Richard "Sanchez" Sanzo swam 3:34.78 and a Junior National Cut in the 400 medley relay.

Shaun Armstrong earned his first Top 16 consideration time in the 13-14 age group by finishing fourth in the 100 Breast with a time of 59:74. Shaun also broke his own team record in the 50 Free with a time of 22:81. Chris Brandenberger broke his own team record in the 100 Back with a first ever Top 16 consideration time of 52:24, and also broke Matt Delaney's long standing team record in the 500 Free with a time of 4:44:78.
In finals Amanda Shapiro swam a 2:29.93 in the 200 breast improving her prelims time by 3 seconds, and bettered a 7 year old TVSC team record. Michael Smit swam a great mile (1,650 yard = 66 laps) in 17:03.17 and bettered Chris Brandenberger's two year old record.

On Friday Amy DeWitt bettered her personal best by more than 12 seconds in 400 IM: 4:40.99. With this swim she also bettered the old TVSC team record by 6+ seconds. Jeffrey Chu had a great 200 Fly swim as he earned a spot in the record book by eclipsing Mark Jackson's 5 year old record with a time of 2:00:68 Click here for Sr. Mets Results.
February 20, 2000
Big East Swimming & Diving Champs
at the Goodwill Games Pool

Last night at finals of the last day of the Big East College Swimming and Diving Champs, a group of TVSC swimmers, parents and coaches were present to observe what college swimming is all about. Was it boring? No, we saw some awesome fast swimming, a 10, 7 and 5 meter platform diving exhibition and towards the end the TVSC swimmers were on the pool deck collecting swim caps and autographs from the college swimmers.

TVSC Swimmers at Big East Champs in Goodwill Games Pool - 2/19/2000

Brad spotted Maddy Crippen, Villanova Univ. and Team FoxCatcher in the stands. She is one of fastest US athletes in the 200 and 400 IM and 200 breast and a 2000 Olympics hopeful, and they got her autograph too.

The University of Pittsburgh won the men's and the University of Notre Dame won the women's Big East Championships. More info about 2000 Big East Championship Swimming and Diving.
February 15, 2000
Lauren Fuchs and Julia Smit achieve Sr. Mets cuts, 10-and-under girls 200 free relay swim Top-16 reportable time
2000 Short Course JOs at Lehman College

TVSC swimmers had many great swims at the 2000 Metro Short Course Junior Olympics at Lehman College.

This weekend's three best performances were achieved by Lauren Fuchs, Julia Smit and the 10-and-under 200 free relay team with Christy Clifton, Caitlin Stroh, Alana Sprow and Jayne Molano.

Just turned 13 and swimming the 200 breast for the third time, Lauren qualified for Senior Mets in a time of 2:37.69 (Sr. Mets cut is 2:39.59), winning the consolation final!

Before getting sick, Julia swam a 2:19.50 in the 200 IM, which, we only noticed today, was 0.49 sec under the Sr. Mets cut.

The 200 free 10-and-under relay with Christy, Caitlin, Alana and Jayne, seated 9th, unexpected won this event in a Top-16 reportable time of 1:58.94. Great job girls!

The Metro web site already posted the complete JO results. Check it out!
January 24, 2000
Swimming a mile for fun ......

Juniors Lauren, Meredith, Nicole, Barrett and Kandra did it for the first time at the 1650 meet at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. They were scared ..... Even Lauren was quiet hours before her swim! But they did it and very well and achieved PERSONAL BESTS! Julia swam for fourth year at this meet. Great job everybody!

Julia Smit
Kandra Kane
Barrett Pall
Meredith Tish
Lauren Fuchs
Nicole DaSilva



1650 swimmers Barrett, Meredith, Lauren, Kandra, Julia and Nicole - 1/23/2000
December 18, 1999
Coast Guard Academy Swimming and Diving TVSC HS Senior update

Richard Sanzo was accepted at Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

Steven Shapiro was accepted at Amherst College, his first choice, in Amherst, (western) Massachusetts. Steven will join Amherst's swim team: [Amherst Swimming & Diving].
December 13, 1999
2 Junior cuts, 2 meet records, 5 team records,
4 first, 6 second and 10 third places
TVSC takes 3rd place of the 35 larger teams participating at the annual Trident Holiday Classic
11-12 Girls relays set three new team records
and one meet record

[Complete Meet Results][TVSC Results]

Trident Classic 1999
730 Girls and 420 boys of 52 different teams swam 7,100 times individually and 430 times in relays. TVSC had 34 girls, 28 boys and 6 coaches; swam 460 times and 30 relays.

For a list of TVSC swimmers who made finals or consolation finals [Click here!]

TVSC Point Scorers
Shaun Armstrong (13)
Michael Smit (14)
Christa Narus (12)
Chris Brandenberger (16)
Nicole DaSilva (12)
John Giunta (10)
Amanda Shapiro (13)
Amy DeWitt (17)
Steven Shapiro (17)

seniors boys relays
11-12 girls relays
13-14 boys relays
10-u girls relays



Julia Smit (11)
Richard Sanzo (17)
Jayne Molano (10)
Peter Constant (14)
Travis Brennan (13)
Mike Cipollino (18)
Lauren Fuchs (12)
Caitlin Napoli (11)

10-u boys relays
11-12 boys relays
senior girls relays



Friday's Finalists - 12/10/99 Waiting for our turn ... - 12/10/99
November 29, 1999
Hauppauge/LIAC Results

At Hauppauge, Austin Brennan and Meghan Clifton had outstanding performances. Austin won the 25 fly with a AAA time of 17:75. Meghan, in her first meet as a 9 & 10 year old, qualified for the Lancaster Holiday Classic in the 50 Breast with a time of 46:68
The LIAC meet produced many great swims as TVSC prepared for the Lancaster Holiday Classic. Meredith Tish achieved her first A time, as an 11-12 year old, in the 500 Free. Michael Smit had many great swims including an eye popping 2:08 in the 200 Back and an A time in the 100 Fly. Shaun Armstrong had a sizzling 100 Breast with a AAAA time of 1:02:28. Amanda Shapiro qualified for a AA time in the 100 Fly and Alana Sprow received an A time in the 50 Back. [Hauppauge Results][LIAC Results]
November 15, 1999
Freestyle Frenzy/Sachem Meet Highlights

Ferry ride to Freestyle Frenzy in Westport, CT At Sachem, Kelly Lang and Carly Papish qualified for the Trident Holiday Classic in Lancaster PA. Kelly, swimming in her very first 50 Freestyle, qualified with a time of 34:1. Carly qualified in the 50 Breast with a time of 39:79.

Five TVSC swimmers earned new A times over the weekend. Kevin Smit earned a AA in the 25 Free and Back, which he won, and an A time in the 25 Fly. Austin Brennan earned AA times in the 25 Free and Back. PJ Hutzler received his first A time in the 25 Free, and Jimmy Wilson earned a AA time in the backstroke. At Westport, Jayne Molano earned a AAA time in the 100 freestyle. Congratulations!
August, 1999
Shaun Armstrong breaks National Long Course Age Group Record 50m back!

Shaun Armstrong - October 1999 At the Long Course Eastern Zone Championships, which were held August 11-14 at the University of Pittsburgh, TVSC's Shaun Armstrong broke the National Age Group Record on the 50 meter backstroke with a winning time of 29:48.
In addition he broke two meet records in the 100 meter Breastroke and the 50 meter Freestyle, with winning times of 1:13:70 and 26:34.

Shaun also took first place in the 100 Backstroke, 100 Free and a second place in the 50 Breast.