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Bronxville Field Club and Siwanoy Swimmers Have Great Success at County Meets PDF Print Email


August 18, 2010: Each year the summer swim season finishes with two major meets - "Counties" and "Conferences." In the last two weeks, many swimmers from the Bronxville Field Club and the Siwanoy Swim Club qualified for the end-of the season meets.

Many of these competitors delivered particularly strong performances--their rewards for all the hard work they endured throughout the summer at early morning practices.

The Westchester County Championships held on August 2nd-5th at Rye Playland produced some of the fastest times ever. Nine meet records were broken and BFC swimmer, Patrick Conaton, was part of that elite group. He finished first in the 14-under 100-yd backstroke with a time of 57.46, breaking the 2002 record held by Bronxville swimmer Ryan Emanuel. Conaton also took first place in the 100-yd butterfly and third place in the 100-yd free.

Conaton's impressive results gave him a second place finish overall in the 14-under age group at Counties. BFC's Aidan Flannery finished 2nd in the 50-yd freestyle and 3rd in the 50-yd breaststroke, giving him a third place finish overall in boys 10-under.

BFC swimmer Maggie D'Arcy finished first in the 17-under 100-yd butterfly at the Westchester County Swim Conference held on August 9th-12th. She also had strong finishes in the 100-yd freestyle (3rd) and 100-yd butterfly (6th). D'Arcy, who graduated from Ursuline this year, will swim for Columbia University in the fall. She finished second in the girls' high point standings.

Bronxville swimmers have a long history of performing well at Counties, and many hold the County record. Jim Flannery, who is currently swimming at University of North Carolina, broke the record in the 17-under 100 yd backstroke in 2007.

Other record holders include Marilee Kiernan (17-under, 2004), the relay team of Aleksa Akerfelds, Erin Kiernan, Dana Akerfelds, and Allison Hyland (13-under, 2002), Ryan Emanuel (12-under, 2000), Paige Harazin (17-under, 2000), Kimi Kelly (12-under, 1999), Nancy Schmicker (10-under, 1994), Melissa Lavery (10-under, 1989, 12-under, 1991).

The Bronxville Field Club team finished the season 3-2, an impressive record considering they moved up to Division 2 this year. Coach Emily Allen was proud of the accomplishments of the team and was especially happy about the success of the relays. "All of our relays made it to finals," said Allen. "That's a really big deal."

The swimmers who finished in the top eight are listed below:

Counties, August 2nd-5th, 2010

Boys 14 & Under
1st Place: Conaton, Patrick (BFC) 100-Yard Backstroke
1st Place: Conaton, Patrick (BFC) 100-Yard Butterfly
3rd Place: Conaton, Patrick (BFC) 100-Yard Freestyle

Boys 13 & Under
4th Place: Buttigieg, Tim (SIWANOY) 200-Yard IM

Boys 12 & Under
8th Place: Reilly, Jack (BFC) 50-Yard Butterfly
8th Place: Reilly, Jack (BFC) 50-Yard Breaststroke

Boys 10 & Under
2nd Place: Flannery, Aidan (BFC) 50-Yard Freestyle
5nd Place: Flannery, Aidan (BFC) 50-Yard Backstroke
6nd Place: Flannery, Aidan (BFC) 50-Yard Butterfly

5th Place: Andrew Babyak (BFC) 50-Yard Freestyle

7th Place: Mark Sears (Siwanoy) 50-Yard Breaststroke

County Relays

Girls 10 & Under

200 Yard Medley Relay 6th Place: Lauren Schnepp, Kate Amar, Eva Cagliostro, Hadley Barr (BFC)

Girls 10 & Under 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
7th Place: Lauren Schnepp, Kate Amar, Eva Cagliostro, Hadley Barr (BFC)

Conference Meet, August 9th-12th, 2010

Girls 17 & Under

1st Place: Maggie D'Arcy (BFC) 100-Yard Butterfly
3rd Place: Maggie D'Arcy (BFC) 100-Yard Freestyle
6rd Place: Maggie D'Arcy (BFC) 100-Yard Backstroke

Boys 14 & Under

1st Place: Patrick Conaton (BFC) 100-Yard Backstroke
2nd Place: Patrick Conaton (BFC) 100-Yard Butterfly

3rd Place: Patrick Conaton (BFC) 100-Yard Freestyle

Boys 12 & Under
7th Place: Jack Reilly (BFC) 50-Yard Breaststroke
8th Place: Jack Reilly (BFC) 50-Yard Butterfly

Boys 10 & Under
3rd Place: Aidan Flannery (BFC) 50-Yard Freestyle
5th Place: Andrew Babyak (BFC) 50-Yard Freestyle
6th Place: Andrew Babyak (BFC) 50-Yard Backstroke
2nd Place: Aidan Flannery (BFC) 50-Yard Breaststroke
4th Place: Andrew Babyak (BFC) 50-Yard Breaststroke
5th Place: Aidan Flannery (BFC) 50-Yard ButterflyGirls 10 & Under

6th Place: Lauren Schnepp (BFC) 50-Yard Breaststroke

Boys 8 & Under
5th Place: Christopher Babyak (BFC) 25-Yard Breaststroke





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