The Rye YMCA WaveRyeders swim team, led by head coach Kate Tiedemann, which finished another terrific season, capturing the Westchester-Fairfield League Championship with six age group high point winners.
The Rye YMCA WaveRyeders swim team, led by head coach Kate Tiedemann, which finished another terrific season, capturing the Westchester-Fairfield League Championship with six age group high point winners. In addition, the team placed tenth out of 48 teams at the YMCA State Championships held in East Meadow March 20-22. The WaveRyeders 8 & under girls’ and boys’ team set high marks by placing second overall in their age groups.
The WaveRyeders distinguished themselves at States with several outstanding individual achievements. Zachary Pestikov swam his way to the championship for the 8 & under boys in 100-IM and 25-yard backstroke and placed second in the 25-yard breaststroke. Tripp Redd, also an 8 & under boy, won the 25-yard freestyle. Tripp and Zachary Pestikov, joined by Owen Draddy and Ethan Zhou, came in second place in the 100-yard freestyle relay for their age group.
Abigail Posner, 8 & under girls, was 2nd in the 50-yard free style, 2nd in the 100-yard free style, and 2nd in the 25-yard breaststroke. Abigail was also a member of the 8 & under state championship 100-yard freestyle relay team, which included Maeve Burton, Kayla Lombardo, and Megan Tiedemann.
In the 10 & under age group, Satvik Kukreti was the boy’s state champion in the 50-yard breaststroke.
Ethan Fuchs, Jackson Haffner, Riley Haffner, Gabriel Hostin, Katie Laverty, Theresa Pace, Luca Quinones, and Tate Robinson qualified for the finals in the older age groups.
Congratulations to all!
Tryouts for the spring swim team are April 8, 9, and 10 from 6:15-7:15, with practice running from April 22 to June 13. Pre-team is also available for swimmers not yet ready for competition. Visit www.ryeymca.org and view the program guide (page 21) for details.