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[RYE, March 24, 2017] The Wave Ryeders still have one more meet to go, but already have reason to celebrate. Since September, the team has won six out of seven dual meets.
In early March, the Wave Ryeders won the Westchester Fairfield League Championships for the twelfth year in a row. “As the defending champs for the past eleven years, we were nervous about the meet, but were able to have loads of great swims and come out on top!” said Coach Kate Tiedmann.
On March 17, the team traveled to Ithaca College for the New York State YMCA Championships, the largest YMCA swim meet in the country. The Wave Ryeders had their best finish in over fifteen years, winning the girls division by 100 points and placing third overall out of forty teams. “We had a spectacular meet, loads of best times, many finalists and lots and lots of State Champions.” Tiedmann remarked. “The swimmers did a wonderful job!”
As an added bonus, six swimmers qualified for the Sunkissed Invitational Jr./Sr. Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Individual State Champions
Relay State Champions
8 girls Medley: Kendall Konigsberg, Grayson Findley, Lieve Geelen, Lila Rupp
10 Boys Medley: Tripp Redd, Bas Van Berlo, Ethan Zhou, Zachary Pestrikov
8 girls Free: Kendall Konigsberg, Lila Rupp, Grayson Findley, Lieve Geelen
8 Boys Free: Tyler Wels, Wilson Redd, Aidan Grant, Nate Baumstark
10 Boys Free: Tripp Redd, Bas Van Berlo, Ethan Zhou, Zachary Pestrikov
Jade Van Berlo
Bas Van Berlo
The goal of the Wave Ryeders program is to promote fun, camaraderie, new friendships, new skills, physical fitness and positive values that extend beyond the swimming environment. The Rye YMCA offers both a Spring and Fall swim team. The Spring swim team tryouts are April 4 and 6 from 5:15-6:15 pm with practice running from April 17 to June 16. Pre-team is also available for swimmers not yet ready for competition.
Please visit www.ryeymca.org and view the program guidefor details. Please contact Vickie Tsakmakis, Senior Director of Aquatics & Safety at 914-967-6363, extension 107, for information on the swim team or any other aquatics program.
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