Jersey Shore (PA) Swim Blog

Jersey Shore (PA) Swim Blog

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Another Central PA Community Pool Falls By The Wayside

The list of closed pools is growing for the area.  Williamsport's East End Pool closed last year (here) and the Montoursville closed several years ago (here).

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Williamsport's Open Water Swim Scheduled for August

The supervised open water swim in the West Branch of the Susquehanna will take place as part of the Lumberjack Triathlon on August 9.  More information can be found here.  Last years results can be found here.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Flash Back Friday - It's Been A Long, Long Time

Several years of blogging have occurred at the Jersey Shore Swim blog with over 900 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.

It was almost 30 years ago since a Lock Haven YMCA swimmer won a YMCA State title.  That's history now as Emma Butzler and Simon Lins won titles two weekends ago.  Below is an article in the Lock Haven Express, detailing the 1986 Lock Haven YMCA state winners.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lock Haven Swimmers End Decades Long YMCA State Title Drought

Numerous swimmers have filled the ranks of the Lock Haven YMCA swim team over the past several decades and many gave it their all to claim an individual state title.  The last to step upon the top of the podium was David Sheets from his win in the 100 yard backstroke in 1986 (Sheets plus teammates Wayde Brookens, Kurt Herrmann and Bob Miller did win the 200 medley relay at the same meet).  The nearly three decade drought was quenched when Simon Lins and Emma Butzler claimed titles in their age group swims at Penn State’s McCoy Natatorium this past weekend.  Full results can be viewed here.

Madison Bair (bottom swimmer), neck and neck with Hazelton’s Sadie Hunsinger in the girls 10-and-under 100 yard breaststroke.

Avery Mahoney, coiled and ready to spring as the lead-off swimmer in the girls 14-and-under 200 medley relay.
Lock Haven YMCA coach Jim Merinar with double gold winner, Emma Butzler.

Simon Lins, winner of the 10-and-under boys 50 yard backstroke, atop the podium stand (center, top row)