Category Archives: Swimming

Section 9 swim splash: Sept. 12, 2014

The Varsity845 girls’ swimming and diving weekly page will make its debut on Saturday. The swim page will be a regular Saturday feature throughout the fall season. This week, I caught up with Valley Central senior Kaitlyn Troy, who’s got big goals for her final high school season. Next Saturday, look for the story of [...]

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Middletown-Newburgh-Poughkeepsie area ranked among top 50 swim cities

A recent study by USA Swimming named the Middletown-Newburgh-Poughkeepsie metro area as one of the top 50 swim cities in the nation. Our area ranked 46th on the list, which took the number of active swimmers and clubs, the amount of accessible pools and the volume of top-level swimmers from an area into account. Ann [...]

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New Paltz’s Hudson Carroll leads Section 9 at state swim prelims

New Paltz’s Hudson Carroll is seeded third in both the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke after his performance in the preliminary round of the state swimming and diving championships at the Webster Aquatic Center. The swimming finals will be contested on Saturday. For full results, click on over to Section9Swim.com. 200 medley relay: 6. [...]

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NYS swim championships seeds

The seeds for this weekend’s state swimming and diving championships have been released. I’ve listed those for the Section 9 team below. For the full list, check out Section9Swim.com. I’ll have a meet preview in the paper later this week, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Section 9’s state meet team Seeding for state [...]

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Looking ahead to Monday’s Sec. 9 swim finals

After a few days of snow – well, it was still snowing on Saturday – the Section 9 boys’ swimming and diving championships finally got going at Valley Central. First, let me take you through a little experiment. I decided to break down the prelim times from Saturday on the championship meet scoring scale, just [...]

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VIDEO: Last Chance Meet

Newburgh Free Academy hosted the annual Last Chance Meet on Tuesday afternoon. I was there covering the event for a story for Wednesday’s paper, so keep your eyes open for that. Check out the video above for highlights from the meet as well as interviews with qualifiers William Roberts, Christian Javier, Matt Jarski and Zachary [...]

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VIDEO: Minisink Valley wins OCIAA boys swimming and diving team title

Minisink Valley made some school history on Saturday afternoon, as the boys’ swimming and diving team clinched the team title at the annual OCIAA championships at Washingtonville High School. It’s the first championship meet team title for Minisink Valley – boys or girls – since the program began 13 years ago. Check out the video [...]

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VIDEO: Nick Rusek wins second straight OCIAA diving title

Warwick junior Nick Rusek didn’t break his own OCIAA meet record on Friday night, but he still managed to run away with his second straight OCIAA title. Rusek scored 512.25 points to take first place, finishing 142.95 points in front of the next-closest finisher. Newburgh Free Academy diver Nick Fry, who figured to be Rusek’s [...]

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VIDEO: Minisink Valley tops New Paltz to clinch OCIAA Div. II title

SLATE HILL – Griffin Deutsch wasn’t afraid to admit it after Wednesday’s big meet. Before the season started, Minisink Valley’s junior captain thought New Paltz would “destroy” the Warriors. Heading into the regular season finale against New Paltz, Deutsch was a bit more confident, but he wasn’t sure how Minisink Valley could pull out a [...]

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Previewing the Minisink Valley-New Paltz swim meet

The 2013-14 boys’ swimming and diving regular season wraps up in a big way on Wednesday when undefeated New Paltz heads to undefeated Minisink Valley. The winner claims the OCIAA Division II title and should also get a big boost of confidence heading into the championship meet portion of the season. As I did last [...]

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