We are tremendously proud of the 20 athletes from Somerset Hills YMCA’s Swim Team who participated in the 2017 YMCA Short Course National Championship in Greensboro, NC this week. A very special thank you to our entire coaching staff and the parent volunteers who provide unwavering support to our Swim Team.
The team finished in 18th place combined, with the boys finishing in 11th place.
During the swim meet the YMCA of the USA National committee honored Somerset Hills YMCA swimmer Rebecca Morel with the Outstanding Female Athlete Award. This is Rebecca's 11th year on the SHY Swim Team and 4th year as a YMCA Short Course Nationals competitor. She is also a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Y and a Saturdays in Motion volunteer. She demonstrates the Y’s core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty in all interactions and we wish her luck as she heads to West Point in the fall.
- Jack Alexy came in 13th in the 200 yard backstroke and broke the NJ Swimming 13-14 boys state record by over 2 seconds. He also qualified for USA Swimming Junior Nationals in the 100 yard backstroke, placing 11th.
- The girls' 200 yard medley relay team of Kate Alexy, Rebecca Morel, Kyra Manson and Naiyah Atulomah finished 16th.
- The boys' 200 yard medley relay team of Jack Alexy, Sean Foster, Tommy Cromie and Ryan Carkhuff finished 7th.
- Lukas Scheidl had a tough double, 100 yard backstroke and 400 individual medely, and qualified for finals in both events.
- Sean Foster finished 12th in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke.
- Ryan Carkhuff finished 18th in the 50 yard free.
- The boys' 800 yard free relay team of Lukas Scheidl, Sean Foster, Matt Stanton and Victor Vollbrechthausen) pulled out 16th place.