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2019-2020 Boys Swimming & Diving

2019-2020 Season

Practice Schedule:

Week of February 24th: M-F 3:30-5:30, S 8:00-10:00

Week of March 2nd: M-T 3:30-5:30, Th 3:30-5:30

Week of March 9th: States Practices, 3:30-TBA

Upcoming Meets:

Wednesday, March 4th: CCC Diving

Friday, March 6th: CCC Swimming

Thursday, March 12th: Class L Diving

Saturday, March 14th: Class L Trials

Tuesday, March 17th: Class L Finals

Important Dates:

Give Back Night @ Puerto Vallarta: Monday, February 24th

Banquet: Sunday, March 29th @ 3:00 pm

Newington seniors perform well in loss to Berlin.
Newington saw many season best and lifetime best swims in their loss to Berlin. Sean Vasi had season best times in the 200 free (2:08.12) and 500 free (5:44.33) in his strongest performance so far this season. Nick Jirku dropped five seconds off his lifetime best in the 200 IM (2:28.70). Salvo Scata saw lifetime bests in the 50 free (24.43) and the 100 breast (1:14.47), and Luke Fote also saw a best time in the 50 free (23.97). Andriy Grynyk had Newington's sole first place finish in diving by more than 50 points (215.35) while Jack Prestage took third place with a best score of 147.15. Many swimmers competed in new events for the first time including Dylan Correll in the 200 IM, Ben Berube in the 100 fly, and Adam Gionfriddo in the 100 fly.

Newington sees strong performances from team captains in loss to Plainville.
Newington fell to a strong Plainville team, but had strong first place finishes from all three senior captains: Luke Fote, Andriy Grynyk, and Salvo Scata. The meet started off with a second place finish from the medley relay team of Wyatt Smith, Nick Jirku, Scata, and Grynyk (1:56.89). Fote (2:01.80) and Michael Bohlke (2:06.22) then saw second and third place finishes in the 200 free. Scata gave Newington a first place finish in the 50 free with a time of 25.13, while Jirku tied for third with a 26.40. Andriy Grynyk took first place in diving with a score of 203.95. Fote took first place in the 100 free by more than 4 seconds with a time of 52.62, while Bohlke took second place in a close 500 free race with a time of 5:50.75. Smith took second in the 100 back (1:10.64), while Bryce Turner took second in the 100 breast (1:16.25). Despite being behind in the meet, Fote led the 400 free relay team to a come from behind victory in the race along with Scata, Bohlke, and Jirku (3:48.44).

Newington swims well, divers shine in loss to strong Bristol team.
Newington came into this meet knowing they would be competing against a very strong team, but this did not prevent them from swimming hard and racing for best times. Michael Bohlke (2:05.44) and Sean Vasi (2:11.35) had strong performances in their first 200 free race of the season, taking first and third respectively. Senior captain Luke Fote then had a strong third place finish in his first 200 IM of his high school swimming career with a time of 2:20.68. Senior divers Andriy Grynyk (222.80) and Jack Prestage (142.00) were a very bright spot for Newington during the meet, both with lifetime best scores that earned them first and second place repsectively. Senior captain Salvo Scata then saw a lifetime best and a first place finish in the 100 fly with a 1:04.89. Fote then swam a very close 100 free race, taking second place with a lifetime best and automatic state qualifying time of 52.01. Wyatt Smith (1:08.43) and Bryce Turner (1:15.76) both had best times, taking third in the 100 back and second in the 100 breast respectively.

Newington opens the season with a win over East Catholic.
Newington began the meet strong with a close first place finish in the 200 medley relay with the team of Wyatt Smith, Nick Jirku, Luke Fote, and Andriy Grynyk (1:57.96). The Indians then took second, third, and fourth in the 200 free with Salvo Scata (2:09.91), Arbi Shehu (2:18.24), and Bryce Turner (2:20.13). Sean Vasi had a strong performance in the 200 IM earning second place with a time of 2:31.51. Newington then swept the 50 free with Fote (24.54), Michael Bohlke (26.24) and Jirku (26.25). During the diving portion of the meet, Andriy Grynyk had a state qualifying performance. Eric Tran dropped over a second off his lifetime best in the 100 fly to earn second place with a time of 1:15.10, and Fote (53.18) and Scata (56.55) took first and second in the 100 free. Bohlke then saw a come from behind victory in the 500 free with a time of 5:54.56. The 200 free relay team of Vasi, Grynyk, Bohlke, and Scata (1:47.06) earned another key first place finish for Newington. Smith took second in the 100 back (1:09.41) while Turner took first in the 100 breast (1:16.80), guaranteeing Newington's victory before going into the final relay. It was a great team win to start the season.

2019-2020 Schedule

2018-2019 season overview

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