Jersey Shore (PA) Swim Blog

Jersey Shore (PA) Swim Blog

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jersey Shore Swim Blog Addresses Anonymous Comment

On July 8, 2014, there was an anonymous comment left on the blog posting dealing with Mill Hall’s Community Pool (go here to see article).  The comment on the posting was as follows ‘If this is a blog for Jersey Shore swimming, why are you posting Mill Hall and Lock Haven articles.’

Good question and let’s see if we can shed some light onto the matter.  When one reads the Williamsport Sun-Gazette newspaper, does the reader only get news about Williamsport? Not really, the Williamsport paper covers all types of events from Jersey Shore to Hughesville to Blossburg.  Check out examples of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, here and here, covering……. Jersey Shore swimming

Same with the Lock Haven Express.  They cover more than events that occur within Lock Haven.  Check out this Express article (here) on…….  Jersey Shore swimming.  Should the anonymous poster send a letter to the Express editor and ask for coverage of Jersey Shore swimming to stop?

Not sure why the geographic title in any type of media should limit the coverage of a topic to that specific area. 

A few years back, the sub heading under the Jersey Shore (PA) Swim blog title was changed to ‘This blog is designed to promote the sport and activity of swimming in central Pennsylvania (Jersey Shore, Lock Haven, and Williamsport swimming communities).’

Kids from Wellsboro come down and swim on the winter YMCA and summer recreation team.  Williamsport athletes come over to Jersey Shore YMCA to swim.  Is the Jersey Shore swim blog to ignore those swimmers as they go back to their community and compete for the respective high schools?

Why not showcase area swimmers to each other?  Jersey Shore swimmers compete all over the area.  Could it be that Jersey Shore swimmers and parents would like to see what is going on in the surrounding area? 

But even more important is the exchange of ideas.  How is a community dealing with a pool closing? Could Jersey Shore swim leaders get ideas from other communities that are banding together to fight off pool closures?

This anonymous poster must be going nuts with all the Jersey Shore football coverage in the Lock Haven Express of late.  That darn paper should only be covering Lock Haven football!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Turns Matter

It was a very successful weekend for Lock Haven Y USA swimmers with some dropped times and age group winners.  Great start for the beginning of the season.  Full weekend results can be viewed here.

It is also a good way to gauge strengths and weakness to determine where some fine tuning needs to be done.  For example, Lock Haven's Emma Butzler did fine between the flags in the 100 yard backstroke.  From the wall to the flags (and just a little beyond) was a different story.  Watch the video to see how she (lane 4) lost yards on her turn to the Nittany Lion Aquatic Club's Ashley Carper in lane 3.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lock Haven Y-USA Takes Top Spot in 13-14 Girls 50 Freestyle

Rachel Marek swam the girls 13-14 50 yard  freestyle in the first heat at the Nittany Lion Aquatic Club Kick Off Meet since she had no time.  She had to wait until all other 26 swimmers finished to see her final placing.  Check out the video below to see the mornings top 13-14 girls 50 yard freestyle time.  She is the swimmer in the top lane.

Results can be found here.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Lock Haven Area Y USA Swimmers Open Up Swim Season This Weekend

Several USA swimmers from the Lock Haven YMCA are set to compete this weekend at the Nittany Lion Aquatics Club Fall Kick Off meet at Penn State's McCoy Natatorium.  The psych sheet can be found here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014