Jersey Shore (PA) Swim Blog

Jersey Shore (PA) Swim Blog

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Spring Swimming in Central Pennsylvania

8 and unders: Now have a chance to practice 4 days/week (last year it was only 3) for 45 minutes.  This is a chance to improve the skills needed to succeed in the water.  Of course, this is the right time to join the team, so if you have anyone in mind that could be a Loggerhead, bring them along.

9 and over:  The brochure says 11 and under (because we didn't want to confuse swimmers who wanted to do the senior group), but this is definitely open to swimmers from 9 to 18 that want to improve swimming and conditioning.  The group meets 4 times per week (again, a big improvement) and will work hard on drills, mechanics, and base conditioning.  Again, if you know a young athlete who might want to try swimming, this is the time

9 and over Plus Dryland:  The same as the group above, but with 3 hours/week of dryland training (supervised).  This is very exciting, as dryland training for strength and core are at the heart of all athletics, and swimming in particular.  

Senior group:  This group (12 and over only) will be resistance (weight) training, along with 3 days/week of dryland and 4 days/week of swimming.  On the brochure it lists lifting as Tuesday/Thursday at 3:30-4:30.  There will be another group on those days that meets from 5:45-6:45.  The swimming time will be flexible - ask the coach and they'll work out a schedule using the open/lap swim times in the pool.  For those in this group, look for an orientation session in the weight room sometime next week.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Busy Weekend of Swimming for Local Swimmers

It was a very busy day for area swimmers as many participated in PIAA and YMCA States.  Results for the following can be found below:

High School
Girls AA, here
Boys AA, here
Girls AAA, here
Boys AAA, here


Friday, March 18, 2016

Flashback Friday - Returning to PIAA States

Several years of blogging have occurred at the Jersey Shore Swim blog with over 1000 stories and articles posted.  With that in mind, the Jersey Shore Swim blog will occasionally pull out an occasional favorite or interesting item from the archives to share with readers (plus some interesting old stuff never posted) in a series called Flashback Friday.

Jersey Shore is sending two swimmers to States this year, Gabbie Moore in the 100 back and Emma Butzler in the 100 fly and free.  Psych sheets can be viewed here to see their seedings.  

But behind every swimmer is an equally committed coach.  First year head coach, Jenna Brooks, will be overseeing their preparation during the two day event.  This is not her first rodeo at the State meet as she was once in the girls' shoes several years ago as a swimmer.  Check out the news article below.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

YMCA Psych Sheets Posted

It is the final week of swimming for many swimmers as YMCA concludes the competitve season with States.  The psych sheets are posted here.