BDA- PSU Final Day

“It’s not a matter of can or cannot, it’s a matter of will or will not, everything is a choice, choose wisely.”
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100 Freestyles
Abby Bowen dropped her time to a 1:01.36. Haley Thier grabbed a best with a 57.60. James Stanco cracked the 1:00 barrier for the first time going a 59.44. Victoria Wrobleski hit a BDA best of 1:03.06. Audrey Campo nailed a fast 53.35 LTB in a strong swim for herself.

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
– William Shakespeare

100 Breaststroke
Abby Bowen found a best 25 in 17.88. Bailey Babarsky hit for a triple best in her swim with a 15.36, 33.90, 110.88.

“Miracles are a retelling, in small letters, of the very same story, which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”
C.S. Lewis

200 Backstroke
Audrey Campo cut almost a second off her Backstroke posting a 2:17.30, while Bailey Babarsky chipped off a little from her previous to a 2:21.84

“Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.”
Robert Collier

100 Fly
Abby Bowen cracked 1:16 going a new best of 1:15.49. Haley Thier batted for a triple with a 13.25, 28.71, 1:02.72 in her Butterfly which was the swim of the session. James Stanco flew to a new best cracking the 1:10 barrier and went into the land of the unknown with a great 1:07.79 LTB.

“It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.”
Anthony Robbins

500 Freestyles

Abby Bowen clipped a half of second off her best going a 6:02.12. Haley Thier dropped 5 seconds to a 5:43.35. James Stanco knocked off 2 seconds going a 6:05.21. Bailey Babarsky hit her Senior cut with a 5:25.89 BDA best.

One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
– Alexander Chase

Natalie’s Sunday Afternoon Smiles in Happy Valley

Natalie’s Sunday Afternoon Smiles

NatPSU

Natalie “riding the big cat” Colarossi lengthened up her strokes and nailed her flip turn, finishing just off her best 50. In her 100 back, Natalie PHASED her way to a dazzling 2 second drop with some more awesome flip turns and longer strokes (1:52.42). Natalie then Power punched her way to a double best in her 50 breast, with some new and improved technique (27.34)(105.91). She then took on her 200 free where she showed some more improved long stroke techniques and banana powered her way close to her best. In her final event of the day, Natalie led the way with a strong butterfly leg going out, and finished just off her best time. Natalie’s 100 backstroke earned SWIM OF THE SESSION with her 2 second drop and outstanding start. Natalie earned SWIMMER OF THE SESSION with some great improvements in her technique, strokes, and flip turns, along with her awesome positive attitude.

Natalie’s Afternoon Shining Swims

Natalie Colarossi started out her session close to her best 100 free with some longer strokes. Natalie “freshwater fish” Colarossi tackled the chlorine water to drop her best 50 back and earn a 51.18. Natalie then took on her 100 breast, where her time was up a little, but completed the event legally for the first time. In Natalie’s 50 fly, she fruit punched her way to a 3 second drop in her 25 (22.59), and another 2 second drop, cracking the 1:00 barrier in her 50 (58.09). For the final swim of the session, and the best SWIM OF THE SESSION, Natalie smiley Colarossi took on the 200 IM, where she dropped over 2 more seconds from her newly bested 50 fly (55.80), and clobbered her best 200 IM by 12 seconds with a new best time of 419.95. Natalie earned herself SWIMMER OF THE SESSION for her great improvements. She also made some great strides in her flip turns and walls in this session! Way to go Natalie!

BDA MEETS PENN STATE 2-20-16

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.”
Denis Waitley

200 FLY
The BDA team opened up with the 200 Fly at Penn State.

Abby Bowen led the group off with a LTB in her 100 going out in 1:16.28, lowering her previous by a half of second. Abby finished with almost a 10 second drop, cracking under 2:50 to a hard fought 2:47.33.
Haley Thier cut off 1.5 seconds in her 200 moving her time down to a 2:34.78.

James Stormin Stanco (the birthday boy), summoned up the swim of the session with a 1.4 second drop going out in his 100 in a 1:11.56, and finishing with a 19 second smashing of his old time cracking the 2:50 and 2:40 marks with a 2:36.99. Looks like this might be his event.

Victoria Wrobleski knocked off 12 seconds in her 200 Fly posting a 2:45.40 LTB for maybe the second best swim out of the 200 Flys.

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
– Winston Churchill

200 Freestyles

Haley Thier swam one of her better swims with a Personal Best of 2:07.55, chopping over 2.5 seconds from her previous best. She swam a consistent paced race.

James Stanco kept the swims rolling with a 4.4 second time drop going to 2:09.07. Stanco got under the 2:10 barrier.

Victoria Wrobleski chipped off a little over 1 second in her Free event lowering her time to a 2:18.53.

Cat Donlon swam a strong 1:58.97 in her 200.

Bailey Babarsky raced under the 2:00 barrier for the first time to post a 1:58.85 personal best to win the event and cut off 2 seconds.

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
– Anonymous

The 200 Breaststroke

Bailey Babarsky lit it up again with a 2:32.16 LTB, taking off almost 3 seconds, while going out in a BDA best 100 of 1:12.73.

Peyton McNutly found a little of her form to post a 2.5 second drop going a 2:44.65 PR.

Nico Lastauskas put up his best swim of the session with a 2:14. 87 to break his old Team and 15-18 BDA Age Group record as he sliced off a half of second to go under 2:15 for the first time.

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
Dale Carnegie

100 Backstroke

Abby Bowen found some hip and arm speed and made her Backstroke come alive with a 3.5 second drop in time. Bowen grabbed a best 25 of 16.81 which led her to a 1:10.19 LTB.

James Stanco nabbed a 1:08.62 Backstroke taking off a little under a second. James also posted a best 25 and 50 of 15.39, 32.85 as well.

Cat Donlon went a triple BDA best in her Back shaving off 2 seconds to go a 1:03.13. Cat’ s 25 & 50 were 14.34, and 30.33.

Bailey Babarsky grabbed a BDA best 25 of 15.22 in her start of her Backstroke.

Peyton McNulty was within a half of second off her best 1:01 in a strongly contested Back.

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
– Anonymous

50 Freestyles

Abby Bowen took off .12 seconds in her 50 Free putting up a best of 29.00.

Haley Thier hit a double best in her 50 going a 12.45 and 25.91 cracking under 26 seconds for the first time.

James Stanco tied his best 25 of 12.98 but fell short by a little in his 50.

Victoria Wrobleski swam to a best 25 of 13.67 but fell short in her 50 as well.

Bailey Babarsky swam a double best of 12.56 and 25.69 moving up and under the 26 second barrier.

“It’s not what you take but what you leave behind that defines greatness.”
Edward Gardner

400 IM’s

Only 2 swimmers had bests at the end of the day when the 400 IM’s closed out the session.

Victoria Wrobleski took off almost 3 seconds cracking the 5:30 mark to go a 5:27.57 LTB.

Bailey Babarsky dropped 5 seconds in her 400 IM to post a 4:53.99 LTB.

“Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself.”
William J. H. Boetcker

Bailey Babarsky and James Stanco battled it out for the Swimmer of the Session. Although the Birthday boy had some outstanding swims, Babarsky came away with the swimmer of the session award.

Congrats to all and keep swimming FAST!

BDA MEETS PENN STATE 2-20-16

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.”
Denis Waitley

200 FLY
The BDA team opened up with the 200 Fly at Penn State.

Abby Bowen led the group off with a LTB in her 100 going out in 1:16.28, lowering her previous by a half of second. Abby finished with almost a 10 second drop, cracking under 2:50 to a hard fought 2:47.33.
Haley Thier cut off 1.5 seconds in her 200 moving her time down to a 2:34.78.

James Stormin Stanco (the birthday boy), summoned up the swim of the session with a 1.4 second drop going out in his 100 in a 1:11.56, and finishing with a 19 second smashing of his old time cracking the 2:50 and 2:40 marks with a 2:36.99. Looks like this might be his event.

Victoria Wrobleski knocked off 12 seconds in her 200 Fly posting a 2:45.40 LTB for maybe the second best swim out of the 200 Flys.

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
– Winston Churchill

200 Freestyles

Haley Thier swam one of her better swims with a Personal Best of 2:07.55, chopping over 2.5 seconds from her previous best. She swam a consistent paced race.

James Stanco kept the swims rolling with a 4.4 second time drop going to 2:09.07. Stanco got under the 2:10 barrier.

Victoria Wrobleski chipped off a little over 1 second in her Free event lowering her time to a 2:18.53.

Cat Donlon swam a strong 1:58.97 in her 200.

Bailey Babarsky raced under the 2:00 barrier for the first time to post a 1:58.85 personal best to win the event and cut off 2 seconds.

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
– Anonymous

The 200 Breaststroke

Bailey Babarsky lit it up again with a 2:32.16 LTB, taking off almost 3 seconds, while going out in a BDA best 100 of 1:12.73.

Peyton McNutly found a little of her form to post a 2.5 second drop going a 2:44.65 PR.

Nico Lastauskas put up his best swim of the session with a 2:14. 87 to break his old Team and 15-18 BDA Age Group record as he sliced off a half of second to go under 2:15 for the first time.

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
Dale Carnegie

100 Backstroke

Abby Bowen found some hip and arm speed and made her Backstroke come alive with a 3.5 second drop in time. Bowen grabbed a best 25 of 16.81 which led her to a 1:10.19 LTB.

James Stanco nabbed a 1:08.62 Backstroke taking off a little under a second. James also posted a best 25 and 50 of 15.39, 32.85 as well.

Cat Donlon went a triple BDA best in her Back shaving off 2 seconds to go a 1:03.13. Cat’ s 25 & 50 were 14.34, and 30.33.

Bailey Babarsky grabbed a BDA best 25 of 15.22 in her start of her Backstroke.

Peyton McNulty was within a half of second off her best 1:01 in a strongly contested Back.

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
– Anonymous

50 Freestyles

Abby Bowen took off .12 seconds in her 50 Free putting up a best of 29.00.

Haley Thier hit a double best in her 50 going a 12.45 and 25.91 cracking under 26 seconds for the first time.

James Stanco tied his best 25 of 12.98 but fell short by a little in his 50.

Victoria Wrobleski swam to a best 25 of 13.67 but fell short in her 50 as well.

Bailey Babarsky swam a double best of 12.56 and 25.69 moving up and under the 26 second barrier.

“It’s not what you take but what you leave behind that defines greatness.”
Edward Gardner

400 IM’s

Only 2 swimmers had bests at the end of the day when the 400 IM’s closed out the session.

Victoria Wrobleski took off almost 3 seconds cracking the 5:30 mark to go a 5:27.57 LTB.

Bailey Babarsky dropped 5 seconds in her 400 IM to post a 4:53.99 LTB.

“Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself.”
William J. H. Boetcker

Bailey Babarsky and James Stanco battled it out for the Swimmer of the Session. Although the Birthday boy had some outstanding swims, Babarsky came away with the swimmer of the session award.

Congrats to all and keep swimming FAST!

BDA Emmac Meet 1-31-16

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs, Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
– Dale Carnegie

200 Freestyles

Abby Bowen almost dropped a full 3 seconds in her strong finishing 200 to post a 2:13.80.

James Stanco kept the time drops flowing with a 2:13.42 best of his own for another almost 3 second loss in time.

Victoria Wrobleski cut off a half a second to post a 2:19.20 LTB while Peyton McNulty grabbed a half of second to go a 2:03.30.

Audrey was just off by 3/4 of a second in her 200 Free.

Behind every technological breakthrough there lies a dream. Behind every new product there lies a dream. Dreams create realities– through hard work.
– Rolf Jensen

50 Free

Abbby Bowen lowered her time to a 29.12 as did Victoria Wrobleski to a 28.69. Peyton McNulty sliced a couple tenths to post a 28.05, while Nico Lastauskas hit a BDA Best in his 50 with a 23.30.

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
Orison Swett Marden

100 Breaststroke
Peyton McNulty and Bailey Babarsky both swam a spec faster than their best BDA times in the Breaststroke with Peyton going a 1:16.05, and Bailey hitting 3 BDA bests of 15.57, 34.35, 113.63.

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”
Amelia Earhart

200 Fly
Abby Bowen slashed 6 seconds off her best to produce a barrier cracking 257.16 in her 200 Fly..

Peyton McNulty overcame some fears and cut off over 6 seconds as well to put up a solid 2:38.50. Bailey Babarsky hit her stride with a 2:43.08 LTB for herself and Audrey Campo broke out for a 2:28.58 personal best.

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
– Dale Carnegie

100 Backstroke

Abby Bowen kept up her assault on her own best times with a 17.44 best 25, a 36.45 best 50 and lowering her old time by 2 seconds to a 1:13.62.

Nico Lastauskas cranked out 2 bests with a 50 of 28.43, and a final time of 57.74

“Imagine no limitations; decide what’s right and desirable before you decide what’s possible.”
Brian Tracy

Swimmer of the session came down to Peyton McNulty and Abby Bowen battling it out for the days swims with Abby Bowen just nudging Peyton McNulty for the days swimmer.

Swim of the session went to Peyton McNutly in her 200 Fly.

Swimmer of the Meet went to Abby Bowen for her overall weekend of LTB’s. Congrats to Abby.