Rye Y Wave Ryeders Swim to a Strong Finish at YMCA States


[RYE, March 22, 2019] After clinching the second place prize in the Westchester-Fairfield Leagues, the Rye Y Wave Ryeders won an impressive 3rd Place overall at the New York YMCA Championships, held March 15-17 on Long Island.

“We were so surprised at the amazing results at States,” said Coach Kate Tiedemann. “The team worked well together and it really showed in the pool!”  Individual swimmers won several first place trophies and Riley Haffner won the senior scholar award as the Wave Ryders competed against 35 other teams.

State Champions
Audrey Li
Yuuki Mitsuhashi
Kendall Konigsberg
Nate Baumstark
Age 8 and under: Girls Free and Medley Relays
Ages 9-10: Girls Free and Medley Relays
Age 8 and under: Boys Free Relay
Please see below for all state finalists

crowdAt the League Championships, held in early March, the Wave Ryeders finished a strong second after a long streak of first place wins. According to Coach Tiedemann “the winning team may have had more points but we had the best team spirit at the meet.”

League High Point Winners
Audrey Li
Yuuki Mitsuhashi
Kendall Kinigsberg
Nate Baumstark
Riley Haffner ( 3 league records also)
Myles Dower

Wave Ryeder team members will compete in two more meets this season. Eleven swimmers will travel to the Sunkissed  Invitational in Charlotte, North Carolina to swim with teams from all over the east coast.  For the first time in team history, a team member, Riley Haffner, has qualified for and will compete in the 2019 YMCA National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The goal of the Wave Ryeders program is to promote fun, camaraderie, friendship, new skills, physical fitness and positive values that extend beyond the swimming environment. The Rye YMCA offers both a Spring and Fall swim team. Pre-team is also available for swimmers not yet ready for competition.

Please visit www.ryeymca.org and view the program guide for details. Registration is now open for Session 4 swim programs and the Spring team. Visit www.ryeymca.org and view the program guide or contact the Rye Y Aquatics Department 914-967-6363, for more information.

Audrey Li – State Champion

Yuuki Mitsuhashi – State Champion

Kendall Konigsberg – State Champion

Nate Baumstark – State Champion

Riley Haffner – State Senior Scholar

Myles Dower – League High Point Winner

State finalists
Myles Dower
Kayla Lombardo
Victoria Mordaunt
Julie Tiedemann
Jackson Haffner
Will Rupp
Maeve Bruton
Ellen Chen
Megan Tiedemann
Tripp Redd
Riley Haffner
Michael Barry
Connelly Boyle
Reagan Hild
Ayano Mitsuhashi
Elena Bentley
Lila Rupp
Grayson Findlay
Mackenzy Somerville
Luiza Neise
James Cannon
Sophie Boyle
Luke Franzese
Christopher Wolchek
Jude Palmer
Brendan Palmer
Nate Dower
Ben Lloyd Roth
Tyler Wels
Wilson Redd
Clare McGlynn
Nicholas Stocks
Jade Van Berlo
Kei Shota
Thomas Chen
Aidan Grant