Executive Swim Club members shine in regional meets
August 19. 2017 2:06AM
Executive Swim Club members competed in the New England Senior Championships from July 13-16 held at Brown University.
Lindsey Wagner won the 50-meter freestyle (26.64), and finished second in the 100-meter freestyle (58.62), and swam in the A final in the 100-meter backstroke (1:04.79).
Nina Levine also swam in the championship final, in the 200 butterfly, placing fourth in 2:21.79 and qualifying her for the USA Swimming’s Futures meet.
Alex Bedard, of Amherst, swam in the championship final in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:07.05).
Also achieving evening finals were: Andrew Allen of Bedford (100-meter freestyle in 54.11, 100-meter butterfly in 59.55, and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:11.17.
Aidan Daudier of Milford (200-meter backstroke, 2:13.42), Bella Geskos of Amherst (100-meter breaststroke, 1:17.81), Logan Lamb of Pembroke (200-meter butterfly, 2:12.04), Jack Januario (800-meter freestyle, 8:50.77), Emma Schulman (50- and 100-meter freestyle 27.59/1:00.29) and Mark Zoda (50, 24.92)/100 meter freestyle, and 100/200-meter breaststroke 1:11.26/2:36.05).
Also qualifying for the Executive were: Colin Allen of Bedford, Addison Carder-Cannillo of Derry, Abby Carroll of Bedford, Kyle Fraser-Mines, Trent Levasseur of Bedford, Hana Marcianova, Ava Rondeau of Nashua, Alexander Tjie of Bedford, Kyra Chen of Amherst, Emma Wagner of Bedford, Tess White, Katie Witkop of Londonderry and Victoria Novinskiy of Manchester.
The following weekend, at Harvard University, Executive swimmers competed in the 11-12 and 13-14 age groups.
Jack Januario had a fantastic showing, winning three events (400 freestyle, 4:14.92; 800 freestyle, 8:47.67; 1,500 freestyle, 16:51.35) and placing in six others, including the 200- and 400-meter individual medley (2:15.46/4:46.10).
Kyra Chen had six finals appearances (50, 100, 200, and 400 freestyles (28.29/1:01.29/2:12.2/4:38.63) and qualified for the USA Swimming Sectionals. She also swam the 200 individual medley in 2:32.62.
Hana Marcianova of the Czech Republic finished fourth in the 50 freestyle (27.81) and swam in finals of the 100 freestyle (1:01.06), 200 freestyle (2:14.86) and 100 butterfly (1:08.59).
Mia Januario had a podium finish in the 1,500 freestyle (19:46.18) and swam in eight other events. Victoria Novinskiy also swam in finals in the 100 backstroke (1:09.77), 200 backstroke (2:29.08), and 400 individual medley. She also dropped in the 200 butterfly, in 2:33.76. Also swimming for ESC were: Ava Rondeau (50/100/200/400/1500 freestyle, 100/200 backstroke (1:10.48/2:32.91), Saige Murphy of Bow (200 butterfly), Bella Foroohar of Warner (50 butterfly), Katie Witkop (100 breaststroke, 1:21.75, and also 100 butterfly, 200 IM, and 200 breaststroke, and Emily Richardson of Bedford (100 and 200 backstroke).
Alexa Leary and Kylie Donoghue, both of Amherst, as well as Eliza Lamont (Bedford) competed in relay events.
The Executive was also represented in three championship meets held outside New England. Competing in the USA Swimming Futures meet in Geneva, Ohio, from Aug. 3-6 were Emma Schulman, of Bedford (two best times, 100 backstroke 1:09.38, and 100 butterfly 1:06.89, and finals appearance), Mark Zoda, of Nashua (best time in the 100 free, 54.70, qualifying in three events), and Nina Levine (three events), of Bedford.
Tess White (best time in the 100 backstroke), of Mont Vernon, and Kyle Fraser-Mines (best time in the 50 free), of Tyngsboro, Mass., also represented the team. The Futures meet is one step below Junior Nationals, and only three are held throughout the country.
Lindsey Wagner of Bedford competed in the U.S. Open, in East Meadow, N.Y., from Aug. 2-6. Wagner swam in both the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
Jack Januario, of Amherst, represented the New England Team for the Eastern Zone Championships, and fastest throughout the Eastern Zone side of the country, held in Richmond, Va., from Aug. 9-12. Januario won the 1,500 freestyle, and swam best times in the 200 IM and 200 free. He placed in the top eight in all six events. His efforts and high places helped New England win the meet for the first time.
The Executive team is gearing up for the 2017-2018 season starting in September. The team trains at the Executive Health and Sports Center in Manchester.