Schedule update/Attendance/PSU meet

Hi Everyone! There will be no practice Thursday evening for Gold/Silver groups.

Below is the attendance through today. Please bring in meet fees for anyone not at 100%. Fees are $25 per day Saturday and Sunday. BDA will cover meet fees for Friday’s session; however if you were signed up but do not attend, you will need to pay $25 for Friday night as well.

We are looking forward to some more fun and fast swimming this weekend! 🙂

Meet warmup and start times are listed below:
Friday Evening: on deck by 5:15/ Meet starts at 630
Saturday and Sunday: on deck by 6:45 am/ meet starts at 8 am


Jan Feb Meet Update

Hi Everyone! Due to some recent changes in meet formats we have updated our January/February meet schedule. Attached is a list of meet names, locations, and times. We are getting out entries very quickly so that we can get into the meets. Please email us at to let us know whether or not you will be able to participate in each meet. If we do not have an email by Wed Dec 2nd at 5 pm, you will be considered signed up for the meet, and if you cancel anytime past this point, you will be responsible for the meet fees, and any additional missed meet fees.



2015 Turkey Trot Champions
Congratulations to our 2015 Turkey Trot Champions who took on the Turkey Trot as a team and finished with some great accomplishments.

Nico “Tough Turkey” Lastauskas took on the first set of times, tackling each set, making the times, and finishing with a 1:56 200 IM at the end of the set. Nico swam the set with a positive attitude throughout the time and went after each set thrown at him.

Audrey “Mashed Potatos” Campo swiftly swam through her turkey trot in the 2nd times and honing in on her speed zone, making all times and finishing with a 213.78 200 IM at the end of her 10,000. As Audrey honed in on each set, she finished the whole trot with a positive attitude and determination all along the way.

Cat “Cranberry Sauce” Donlon sliced and diced through her turkey trot, conquering her 10,000 and making all of her times along the way, also on the 2nd times.

Peyton “Pumpkin Pie” McNulty tackled the 3rd set of times, conquering each effort and finishing a strong 10,000 of her own. Peyton kept her even pace and long swimming throughout the set and came home with some strong 200 IMs at the end.

Haley “Supreme Stuffing” Thier finished her first full 10,000 yard set on the 3rd set of times, only missing one 50 on the times, and making it up at the end with a 27 second zooming 50 fly. Haley missed part of one of the ims but showed off her speed with a 221 200 IM as her last 200 effort.

Bailey “Sweet Potatos” Babarksy also took on the 3rd set finishing her first 10,000 yard trot as well, getting a little behind with some technical difficulties but coming back to finish her 10,000 strong.

Abby “Apple Pie” Bowen just kept swimming and conquered the 8750 set in her first turkey trot, getting a little behind on some of the power rack sets, but coming back strong and finishing her 150 IM’s with some speedy times going a 149 towards the end and making all of her last 10 150’s with some speed and racing teammate James.

James “Green Bean Casserole” Stanco took charge on his 2nd turkey trot with determination, going after the 8750 set and conquering the full yardage, missing out on a few of the times and efforts, but setting his sights on finishing all of his laps at the end. James also pushed teammate Abby and finished strong with some great 150 IM’s, under 152, and pushing himself way beyond his yardage from last year.

Victoria “Mixed Vegetable Medley” Wrobleski tackled her 8750 set, taking on each set as it came, missing a few of the times and efforts, but coming in strong under 2:00 in her final 150 IM. This was Victoria’s first attempt at the turkey trot, and she did it in style.

Natalie “Greater than Gravy” Colarossi also tackled her first turkey trot, hanging in strong for her first 2.5 hours of swimming. Natalie stayed strong and energized throughout the practice and finished with a smile, coming just a little short of her 4750 yard set!

Cooper “Gravy on the turkey” Legg made a special guest appearance swimming and staying in the pool for the ENTIRE turkey trot. Cooper supported and encouraged BDA swimmers throughout the swim and made the most of his firt time back in the pool after a bit of a hiatus. Thanks for your encouragement and smiles Coop!

BDA would also like to say Welcome Back to BDA family members Nicole Pirrella-Patchoski (2008 graduate and BDA/Prep Record holder) Matt McAndrew (2002 graduate and member of 2001 state team), Mia Nonnenberg (2014 graduate and current Alabama RECORD HOLDER and OLYMPIC TRIALS QUALIFIER), and Katie Voitik (2015 graduate and current Manhattan College RECORD HOLDER). All 4 came in for a visit today on BLUE Friday with their smiles. Mia hopped in the pool and again showed off her ability to make others better through her hard work pushing Nico, and helping each swimmer accomplish a great Friday morning practice set, with several swimmers stepping up their sets. Angela Stahl (2015 grad and super BDA leader) stepped in for a visit Saturday morning also swimming with the team and helping others to get better. We are thankful for all BDA swimmers past and present who continue to help BDA shine!

Thanks are for giving.

To all of BDA New and Old,
Remember to be Thankful….
…..and Giving.

Today I am grateful for LIFE!
I am grateful for the opportunity to be here on this journey with all of you. Even when there are
challenges before me, I am grateful to be alive. I am grateful for life! No matter what, I am grateful for LIFE!”

Thank You all for being a part of the BDA family!

You are Extraordinary!

P.S. I am grateful for YOU!

Alabama Swimming and Diving’s Nonnenberg Does It Again

Alabama Swimming and Diving’s Nonnenberg Does It Again
The sophomore broke her second school record in as many days at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, leading Alabama to six individual wins on the night

Nov. 20, 2015

ATLANTA, Ga. – Mia Nonnenberg must not have heard about the dreaded sophomore slump. The University of Alabama swimmer isn’t even half way through her second season with the Crimson Tide and she’s already broken two school records in as many days at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational here in Atlanta, Ga., this weekend, and not by a little bit either.

Nonnenberg shattered the Tide’s 30-year old 500 freestyle record on Thursday by three seconds and on Friday, she bettered her own 400 individual medley record set during her freshman campaign by a second and a half, turning in a 4:07.53 to secure her second win of the meet by more than four seconds.

Hers was one of six individual wins by the Tide on day two of the Atlanta, Ga. based meet. The Tide also won three relays on the night.

Sophomore Hannah Musser won the 100 butterfly with a 53.37, which ranks her fifth all-time at Alabama while senior Brett Walsh won the men’s 100 butterfly with a 46.44, just off his school record set last season. Alabama also swept the 100 breaststroke events, with junior Bridget Blood winning the women’s race with a 1:00.43 while junior Anton McKee won the men’s race with a 52.43.

Freshman Christian Arseneau went 1:36.10 to lead a 1-2-3 Alabama sweep of the 200 freestyle. Arseneau’s time ranks him eighth all-time at Alabama. Junior Connor Oslin led another 1-2-3 Tide sweep in the 100 backstroke, touching the wall at 46.00.

In other top-five action, senior Emma Saunders was second in the 200 freestyle with a 1:47.17. Junior Taylor Charles was fourth in the 400 individual medley with a 3:54.03. Junior Pavel Romanov was fourth in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 54.06.

In addition to Arseneau’s win in the 200 freestyle, junior Alex Gray was second with a 1:36.36 while senior Crews Wellford was third with a 1:37.44. In the 100 backstroke, sophomores Luke Kaliszak and Christopher Reid followed Oslin’s win, going 46.14 and 47.64, respectively. Junior Caroline Korst took third in the 100 backstroke with a 54.20.

The Tide men started off the night by winning the 200 medley relay, with Oslin, Romanov, Walsh and junior Kristian Gkolomeevcombining to post a 1:24.49, nearly three seconds ahead of the field. Reid, Gray, Wellford and Arseneau came together to win the 800 freestyle relay with a 6:27.19 to close out the night.

On the women’s side of the slate, Nonnenberg, Musser, sophomore Temarie Tomley and Saudners won the 800 freestyle relay by more than two seconds with a 7:15.20. Earlier in the night, Saunders, Blood, Musser and sophomore Temarie Tomley were second in the 200 medley relay after touching the wall at 1:39.60.

Alabama finishes things up at the Georgia Tech Invitational on Saturday, with preliminaries starting at 9 a.m. CT and finals getting underway at 5 p.m. CT.

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Nonnenberg Smashes 30 Year Old Alabama Record.

Congrats to Mia Nonnenberg!

Alabama Sophomore Mia Nonnenberg opened up the individual finals of the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in a big way, crushing the Crimson Tide school record in the 500 freestyle that had stood for 30 years. Nonnenberg touched the wall with a time of 4:43.98, taking second place and shaving more than three seconds off the previous mark set by Laurence Bensimon in 1985. Coming into the finals, the 500 was one of just two individual women’s records on the book older than five years. The 500 is Nonnenberg’s third school mark, joining the 200 and 400 individual medley marks set during her rookie campaign.

See you at the Top!

Sunday Swims at EMMAUS

200 Free: Victoria Wrobleski started her day out right where she left off, slicing 7 more seconds from her 200 free best (224.26). Abby Bowen then picked up her BDA best 220.01 in her 200 free. Haley Thier went out like a lightning bolt and cruised to a 210.89 2 second drop in her swim. James Stanco stormed his way to a stearling 10 second drop in his swim (224.86). Audrey Campo, Peyton McNulty, Bailey Babarsky, and Cat Donlon all started out their season with strong 200’s, just off their bests. Nico Lastauskas swan a nicely paced race, coming back strong and close to his best.

100 Breast: Victoria Wrobleski sliced off some more time, going a triple best in her 100 breast (18.40)(39.96)(124.27). Abby Bowen catapulted herself to a new best breaststroke of her own (18.75)(41.43)(128.58). Haley Thier captured the SWIM OF THE SESSION earning herself a senior cut, amazing drop, triple best, and breakout swim of the meet (15.91)(34.64)(113.35). James Stanco showed off his new and improved breaststroke, slicing off 3 seconds from his 25 (19.51), 5 from his 50 (43.69), and 8 from his 100 (135.42). Peyton McNulty captured her best 100 breast in her swim (121.26). Nico Lastauskas edged his BDA best 50 (29.64), coming in super close to his 100 best.

200 Fly: Nico Lastauskas captured the tough flyer of the day award coming back in a strong 14.9 final 25 to surpass his competition and earn himself another best (205.67).

50 free: Victoria kept her great times rolling going out in a speedy 14.10 and finishing with a 30 cracking 29.45. Abby Bowen went out and came back in similar speeds racing to a BDA double best 14.39 and 29.22. James Stanco finished his race like a Champion and then got out the same way cracking his goal of 30 and finishing with a 29.38 and best 25 (13.85). Haley Thier and Peyton McNulty slid in just 0.01 off their best 50’s. Audrey Campo blasted out to her best 25 (12.30), and came in with a strong 25.46, close to a best.

100 Back: Victoria Wrobleski dazzled herself and BDA with her continued improvements and breakthroughs going a triple best and sensational swim in her 100 back (16.21)(33.55)(110.70). Victoria earned herself SWIMMER OF THE SESSION with her outstanding swims today. Abby Bowen finished her race strong, with a triple best of her own (17.98)(37.61)(115.92). James Stanco, runner up for SWIMMER OF THE SESSION, lit up his final swim of the meet, revving up a triple best, also going just as fast at the end as he did at the start (17.44)(38)(116.08). Audrey Campo did a few spin drill strokes and cracked her best 25 and 50 (15.10)(31.47), also sliding super close to her best 100. Bailey Babarsky swam her best meet swim (107.03) catapulting herself to a strong swim. Nico Lastauskas finished off his superb meet with a BDA triple best cracking 1:00 (13.71)(29.11)(59.39).

Congratulations on all the super swims for our first meet of the season. Nico Lastauskas earned himself SWIMMER OF THE MEET honors for his consistently spectacular and strong swims. James Stanco overcame some of his previous meet struggles, and tackled each event finishing his meet with all best times. Victoria Wrobleski also earned herself all bests for her shining swim. BDA also had some first time cut swims, with Haley Thier snatching her first 100 breast cut, edging close to the 200 as well. Audrey Campo earned her first 200 and 400 IM cuts. Way to go on the team support, cheering, and positive attitude as well!

Friday and Saturday at Emmaus Starring BDA

Friday the 13th 400 IMs at Emmaus

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”

Cat Donlon raced after her first 400 IM of the season, going out in a strong 103.75 for her 100 fly. Peyton McNulty captured her goal for her IM racing to a strong 501.66 best, getting closer to a senior cut in the event. In the same heat, Haley Thier sliced off a couple seconds from her best (513.24), going out close to her best 100 fly in a strong 110. Nico Lastauskas swam the SWIM OF THE SESSION going out in a BDA best 59.3 fly, and finishing with a 5 second drop (417.92). Bailey Babarsky led off her IM with a strong 14.39 best 25 fly, and finished her race with a new best 511.26. Audrey Campo also went out after her IM with a best 25 (13.52) and 100 fly (104.44). She finished her race with a new senior cut in the event (453.71). James Stanco stormed through his 400 IM, earning himself SWIMMER OF THE SESSION, going out in a triple best fly (14.47)(34.12)(121.57). James finished with a 14 second drop in an inspirational 613.14. Emma Boyle captured her best 400 IM with a super 15 second drop (521.75). Abby Bowen also took on her first meet 400 IM finishing within a second of her 400 im practice time (553.95). Earlier in the day Victoria Wrobleski cracked into her best 400 IM at practice slicing off 9 seconds from her previous best (552.15).

Saturday Beautiful BDA swims at Emmaus

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. ”
-Golda Mei

200 breast: Haley Awesome Thier lept off the blocks in an energized swim going a quadruple best and starting her day with a smile (16.13)(36.47)(117.45)(240.59). Audrey Amazing Campo blazed to her best 25 breast (16.39). Nico Powerful Lastauskas swam a superb swim of his own earning himself SWIM OF THE SESSION, besting his best shave and tapered time from Seniors in a strong swim (216.18).

“There is only here, there is only now. It takes mindfulness to keep your head where your feet are. ”

100 free: Victoria Birthday girl Wrobleski started out her birthday session with super 5 second drop and double best (31.20)(104.91). Abby Blazing Bowen started out her day with a triple smiling best (14.70)(31.27)(104.55). HaleyThier sprinted to another best keeping her momentum going (57.98) James Stormin Stanco earned himself a triple best in his sprint (13.92)(30.12)(105.47).

“Don’t let the past ruin the present.”

200 back: Victoria kept her birthday rolling with a blazing start and strong finish in an outstanding swim in her back (16.14)(34.59)(113.52)(235.65). Abby showed her versatility with a strong race of her own (19.18)(39.05)(119.52)(242.18). James kept the smiles coming dropping 1 second from his 25, 5 from his 50, 12 from his 100, and 46 from his 200 (18.36)(38.54)(121.15)(249.64). Bailey Brilliant Babarsky sliced off sometime from her best 200 back swim (227.28). Nico kept climbing towards the top, earning a best 25 (14.62), 50 (30.72), and 200 (208.51), slicing 7 seconds from his best and earning a new senior cut in the event (208.51).

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”

100 fly: Abby Bowen took off on her 100 fly, flying to a triple best and pretty swim (15.65)(35.10)(116.76). Victoria Wrobleski earned herself a triple best of her own rising to a 14.95, 35.13, 117.76. Haley Thier kept rocking and rolling with another 2 second drop (107.48). James Stanco finished with a strong finish, slicing off a little time from his best on Friday (120.92). Nico Ladtauskas finished with another best blazing to a 57.84 in his 100 fly.

“Real satisfaction comes when a person commits to a goal and masters it.”

200 IM: Abby sped to a best 50 fly (34.66), continuing her growth and improvement, and finished with a best 244.35. Victoria Wrobleski also bested her 200 IM with a 14 second drop from the summer (244.98). James Stanco kept riding high with a sensational 22 second drop in his IM (252.78). Audrey Campo earned another senior cut in her IM (218.12). Haley Thier took on another breakout swim cracking 3 seconds off her best (224.88), and earning herself SWIMMER OF THE SESSION,with consistent bests and breakout swims. Nico Lastauskas finished off his outstanding day with a best 25 (12.10), and 50 (26.65) fly and a superb BDA best in his racing 202.84

Attendance/Meet Fees

Hi Everyone! Attached is the attendance through today.
*Those not at 100% attendance, please bring in meet fees of $25 per day for Saturday and Sunday by this Wednesday (11/11) at 6 pm.
*BDA will cover meet fees for Friday night, but if anyone scheduled to swim on Friday does not compete, they will need to pay $25 for the missed meet fee.


Meet Schedule is below:
Friday night: On deck by 4:15 pm/ Meet starts at 5:15 pm
Saturday and Sunday mornings: On deck by 7:30 AM/ Meet starts at 8:30 AM

Attendance thru 11-8