Swimming

Swim Team 2017-18

SSPP had a very strong showing at the Neumann Catholic Championship Swim Meet this past Sunday.  Twenty schools participated in the final meet of the season.  We are so proud of all the children and the progress they all made this season.  We are blessed to have such a great group or children and parents!

We would like to take a moment to highlight some fabulous finishes – considering how many swimmers participate, you can truly appreciate what an accomplishment these placements are:

11 & ups:

Bronze Medal Winner!!! – (out of 44 swimmers) 50 Fly- Gabby A

4th Place Ribbon – 200 Medley Relay (out of 58 teams) – Phillip A, Aaron R, Gabby A, Henry W

7th Place Ribbon – 200 Free Relay (out of 61 teams) – Henry W, Isabella P, Phillip A, Gabby A

5th Place Ribbon – 200 IM (out of 21 swimmers) – Gabby A

6th Place Ribbon – 50 Back (out of 98 swimmers) – Henry W

7th Place Ribbon – 50 Free (out of 177 swimmers) – Henry W

8th Place Ribbon – 50 Free (out of 177 swimmers) – Phillip A

9th Place Ribbon – 50 Back (out of 98 swimmers) – Phillip A

14th Place Ribbon – 50 Breast (out of 96 entries) – Aaron R

9/10’s:

Silver Medal Winner!!! (out of 90 swimmers) -breaststroke – Macey K

10th Place Ribbon (out of 26 swimmers) – 50 Fly – Cara M

16th Place Ribbon (out of 52 teams) – 200 Yard Medley Relay – Tanner T, Macey K, Cara M, Morgan M

8 & Unders

Bronze Medal Winner!!!! (out of 210 swimmer) – backstroke – Aniella P

8th Place Ribbon (out of 27 swimmers) – 100 yard IM – Brianna A

10th Place Ribbon (out of 42 swimmers) – 50 Free – Brianna A

8th Place Ribbon (out of 77 teams) – 100 yard Free Relay – Brianna A, Thomas B, Kennedy M, Aniella P

11th Place Ribbon (out of 56 teams) – 100 Yard Medley Relay –  Brianna A, Thomas B, Tanner T, Aniella P


 

Sunday, the SSPP Swim team ended the season with a win against the Elmwood-Nichols team!  All 3 age levels won which was a great way to end the season.

Congratulations to our 1st place finishers:

Henry W               200 Free

Morgan M           50 Free

Henry W               50 Free

Cara M                  50 Fly

Gabby A               50 Fly

Aniella P               50 Free

Macey K               100 Free

Phillip A                100 Free

Aniella P               25 Back

Tanner T               25 Breast

Macey K               50 Breast

Aaron R                50 Breast

100 Medley Relay Team:  Aniella P, Tanner T, Brianna A and Thomas B.

200 Medley Relay Team:  Tyler T, Macey K, Cara M and Morgan M.

200 Medley Relay Team:  Phillip A, Aaron R, Gabby A and Henry W.

100 Free Relay Team:  Thomas B, Emily M, Kennedy M and Brianna A.

200 Free Relay Team:  Cara M, Tyler T, Macey K and Morgan M.

Congratulations to our 8th grade swimmers, Phillip A, Dillion C, Andrew M, Aaron R and Henry W!  The 8th graders did a great job this year and were great teammates to the SSPP younger swimmers.  We wish them the best of luck!

This Sunday also ended an era for our swim team coordinator, Rebecca Weimer.  Mrs. Weimer has been involved with the swim team for the past 16 years.  She’s lead our SSPP swimmers to many victories and inspired many kids to love the sport of swim.  Her dedication and hard work have been greatly appreciated by all of swimmers and parents.  Thank you Mrs. Weimer – you will be missed!

Next Sunday (11/12/17) most of the SSPP swimmers will participate in the Neumann Championship Meet at UB.  Please wish them luck as they swim against the 17 other Catholic schools in the area.


 

The SSPP swim team had another super close meet against Nardin and although we had a strong showing, we lost meet by 4 points.  Our 8 and unders had another strong day winning their portion of the meet.  Our 9/10’s were super competitive – losing by 8pts and our 11 ups missed the mark by 2 points…. You don’t get much closer than that!

First Places Finishes:

9-10 Medley Relay Team:             Tyler T, Macey K, Cara M and Morgan M.

11 & Up Medley Relay Team:      Phillip A, Aaron R, Gabby A, Henry W.

Brianna A             100 IM

Cara M                  100 IM

Thomas B             25 Free

Henry W               50 Free

Gabby A               50 Fly

Aniella P               50 Free

Henry W               100 Free

Aniella P               25 Back

Phillip A                50 Back

Emily M                25 Breast

Macey K               50 Breast

All-Star Times:

Phillip A                200 Free, 200 IM, 50 Back, 50 Breast

Brianna A             100 IM, 50 Free

Cara M                  100 IM, 50 Fly

Gabby A               200 IM, 50 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Back

Thomas B             25 Free

Kennedy M         25 Free

Henry W               50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back

Aniella P               50 Free, 25 Back

Emily M                25 Breast

Tanner T               25 Breast

Macey K               50 Breast

Aaron R                50 Breast

Please join us for our final regular meet of the season on Sunday, November 5th at 8:00 am at Canisius College as we take on Elmwood Franklin/Nichols.


The SSPP Swim Team had a little bit of a heartbreaker Sunday as they narrowly lost against St. Mary’s of Swormville.  Congratulations to our 11 ups who won their division convincingly with first place finishes in almost every event.  Missing a few strong swimmers in our 8 and under and 9-10 groups, they fought with great effort, but unfortunately we were just outmanned.  We had a lot of great swims.  Congratulations to Henry W who after 3 years of trying, finally achieved All-Star time in the 50 Breaststroke.  There is always a victory somewhere at a swim meet – you just have to look!

First place finishes:

Philip A                 200 Free

Morgan M           100 IM

Gabby A               200 IM

Morgan M           50 Free

Henry W               50 Free

Aniella P               25 Fly

Gabby A               50 Fly

Henry W               100 Free

Aniella P               25 Back

Tyler T                   50 Back

Philip A                 50 Back

Tanner T               25 Breast

Macey K               50 Breast

Aaron R                50 Breast

11 & Over Medley Relay Team:  Philip A, Aaron R, Gabby A & Henry W

All-Star Times Achieved:

Gabby A               200 Free, 50 Fly

Brianna A             100 IM, 25 Fly

Gabby A               200 IM

Emily M                25 Free

Henry W               50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Breast

Aniella P               25 Fly, 50 Free, 25 back

Philip A                 50 Back

Tanner T               25 Breast

Macey K               50 Breast

Aaron R                50 Breast

Please join us next Sunday (10/29) at 11 am to cheer on the SSPP Swim Knights as we take on Nardin at Canisius College!


 

Our SSPP Swim team fought a hard battle against Stella Niagara yesterday.  Although our 8 and under swimmers won their battle, Stella beat out our 9-10 and 11 and up groups.   Although we did not win the meet, we had a lot of great swims.  Our team continues to show improvements and more importantly, great teamwork and sportsmanship.

 First places finishes:

8 & Under Medley Relay Team:  Aniella P, Thomas B, Brianna A & Kennedy M

8 & Under Freestyle Relay Team:  Thomas B, Brianna A, Bridget G & Kennedy M

11 & Over Medley Relay Team:  Philip A, Aaron R, Gabby A & Henry W

100IM – Brianna A.

50 Free – Henry W.

50 Butterfly – Gabby A.

25 Backstroke – Aniella P.

50 Backstroke – Tyler T.

50 Backstroke – Philip A.

25 Breaststroke – Tanner T.

All-Star Times Accomplished:

8 & Under:

Brianna A – 100 IM, 25 Free

Thomas B – 25 Free

Kennedy M – 25 Free

Aniella P – 25 Backstroke

Tanner T – 25 Breaststroke

9-10 Year Olds:

Cara M – 100 IM

Tyler T – 50 Backstroke

11 & Up:

Gabby A – 200 IM, 50 Free, 50 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke

Henry W – 200 Free, 50 Free, 50 Butterfly

Philip A – 50 Free, 50 Butterfly, 100 Free, 50 Backstroke

Aaron R – 50 Breaststroke

The team has a by-week this weekend, but join us as we take on DeSales school on Sunday, October 15th at 8 am at Canisius College!

 

 

Congratulations to our SSPP Swim team who defeated St. Ben’s yesterday on their first meet of the season.

It was a tough fight but our swimmers held their own and started the season with some great times!

Congratulations to our 1st Place finishers:

Philip A            200 Free

Brianna A        100 IM

Gabby A           200 IM

Thomas B        25 free

Morgan M       50 Free

Henry W          50 free

Kennedy M      25 Butterfly

Cara M            50 Butterfly

Gabby A           50 Butterfly

Cara M            100 Free

Henry W          100 Free

Aniella P          25 Backstroke

Tanner T          25 Breaststroke

Macey K          50 Breaststroke

 

200 Medley relay team 9-10 – Tyler T, Macey K, Cara M & Morgan M

200 Medley relay team 11&Over – Philip A, Aaron R, Gabby A & Henry W.

200 free relay team 9-10 – Macey K, Tyler T, Jude V & Cara M.

 

Our team had an impressive amount of swimmers who accomplished All-Star Times!

 

11&Up All-Star Times

Gabby A           200 IM,  50 Butterfly, 50 Breaststroke

Philip A            200 Free style , 50 Free, 100 Free  & 50 Backstroke

Aaron R           50 Breaststroke

Henry W          50 Free,  50 Butterfly, 100 Free & 50 Backstroke

 

9&10 All-Star Times

Macey K          50 Breaststroke

Cara M            50 Butterfly

 

8& Under All-Star Times

Brianna A        100 IM,  25 Backstroke

Thomas B        25 Free,  25 Backstroke

Aniella P          25 Free,  25 Butterfly,  25 Backstroke

 

The SSPP Swim Team showed great sportsmanship and leadership throughout the meet.  The older experienced SSPP swimmers guided the younger swimmers and made it a positive experience for everyone!  We couldn’t be more proud of our team!

 

Please join us next Sunday, October 1st at 11:30 AM at Buffalo State College as we take on the fiercely competitive team of Stella Niagara!

 


The SSPP Swim Team finished up their season this past Sunday at the Neumann Catholic Championship Meet.   Our swimmers did a great job competing against all of the other Catholic and private schools in the area.  There were well over 500 swimmers overall at this competitive year end meet.

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Why Swim Team?

Swimming is a great lifelong sport.  Swimming provides an awesome conditioning exercise for any sports your child choses to pursue and pulls kids away from the screens!  One of the greatest comforts for a parent is to have a child who is a strong swimmer.  Last year over 20% of our students participated on swim team (with a huge number of K-2nd graders).  We provide a nurturing and competitive team environment.  It is one of the few school sports that is open to children from K-8th grade.  Swim team is a perfect place for both kids and parents to meet new families and make new friends.

Who can participate?

Any child in grades K-8 who can safely swim one length of a 25m pool.  If you are unsure of your child’s ability or interest, we welcome you to attend the first few practices for a “test drive.”  If you would like to test out our team, please email Rebecca Weimer (weimerclan@gmail.com).

What are the age groups?

The swim team is divided into three groups: children 8 and under, children 9 and 10, and children 11 and older.  The group your child belongs in will be based on their age as of September 1st.

How often is practice and what is the attendance expectation?

The team practices twice a week for one hour each session.  The first three weeks the practice days vary due to pool availability.  By October most practice are on Tuesdays and Fridays.  SSPP will practice at Maryvale High School and Villa Maria College.  We encourage children to attend as many practices as possible.  However, we do understand it is an intense season and that families have many additional commitments.  Children are never penalized for missed practices. A complete schedule is provided below.

When and where are the swim meets?

SSPP participates in the Neumann Catholic Swim League (www.ncsl-buffalo.org).  We swim against other Catholic and private schools.  There are 6 meets all held on Sunday mornings at various local pools.  Meets last approximately 2.5 hours and all children participate in at least 3 events.  There is an optional championship for all schools held at UB on November 13th.  The league schedule has not been released, but the first meet will be on September 18th.

What is expected of parents?

Running a swim meet takes a village.  Parents are assigned various duties at every swim meet.  These duties do not preclude you from watching your children swim.  Working a meet actually is better than sitting in the stands (trust us)!  We also welcome parents with and without swim experience to help on deck at practices.  Our coaches will determine the level of parental help they require.

What does the team wear?

Children may wear any swim suit to swim practice (no bikinis).  Our team suits are navy blue.  You may purchase a navy blue suit at any store of your choice.  For your convenience, a representative from Laux’s Sporting Goods will be at our practice on September 8th.  You can have your child measured and purchase a suit and goggles at this time.  Swim caps are provided by SSPP.  Girls are required to wear caps (it is optional for boys).

How do you register?

Please contact Mrs. Christina Zogaria, SSPP Athletic Director at czogaria@ssppschool.com for registration materials.

When and where is practice?

Our swim practices are held at Maryvale High School and at Villa Maria College.  There must be 2 certified, CPR trained lifeguards at every practice. The Maryvale pool is larger, so when practices are held at this pool the whole team will practice at the same time.  When the practice is at Villa Maria College, the 8 and under swimmers will practice for the first hour and the 9/10 and 11 & older will practice during the second hour.

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