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.

Failure

You’ve been aiming for a resolution for almost a month now. Maybe you’re going strong. Maybe you’re suffering through. Maybe you’ve stopped trying. Who needs to exercise anyway? There’s just no time for meeting with my mentor. But there was pie in the break room and I couldn’t say no!

There’s no doubt you’re facing challenges or even obvious resistance to accomplishing your 2016 goals. But, how can you think your way through it and come out on the other side?

Here’s three ways to reframe failure and the desire to quit as you push past failures and strengthen your thinking.

Quitting is more about who you are than where you are. Everyone faces difficulty when working toward a dream. And if someone fails, he can make excuses for what went wrong, how the unexpected happened, how someone let him down, how circumstances worked against him. But the reality is that the external things do not stop people.
Those who achieve their dreams don’t have an easier path than those who do not. They just have a different internal attitude about the journey. The great artist Leonardo da Vinci once declared, “Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed on a star does not change his mind.” The one who achieves the dream sees the journey differently.
Instead of thinking, “Not enough people believe in me. I’ll never make it,” think, “My belief in myself is big enough; I can make it.”

Instead of, “It’s taking too long to realize my dream,” think, “Dreams are realized one day at a time.”

Rather than, “Enough is enough! I’ve taken enough hits!” think, “I’ve come too far to give up now.”

Instead of, “I don’t have the strength to hold onto my dream,” think, “Hold on a little longer. The darkest hour comes just before the dawn.”

Novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe said, “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

And, H.E. Jensen expressed an achiever’s way of thinking: “The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn’t hear the referee.”

The only real guarantee for failure is to stop trying.

So when things go wrong,

when the obstacles seem too great,

when the difficulties get to be too much,

when your dream seems to be impossibly far away,

your job is to simply keep going.

If you stop, it won’t be because of what happens around you. It will be because of what happens in you. Choose to think differently, because success is probably closer than you think

BDA Saturday Highlights

“You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say, ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.’ You don’t start there. You say, ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.’ You do that every single day. And soon, you will have a wall.”
Will Smith

Saturday Am Emac Meet

200 IM

Abby Bowen went out in her best 50 Fly leg in her IM with a 34.61 and had a 5 second time drop getting a 235.62.

James Stanco raced out hard and came home hard to finish with a triple best going out in 14.01 and 31.73 LTB in his fly and ending with a 7 second time loss to post a 2.33.14.

Peyton McNulty and Haley Thier were just off their best times.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
Steve Jobs

200 Backstroke

Abby Bowen chipped off some time to pull a 2:33.90 in her Backstroke also getting a best 25 of 17.93.

Haley Thier cut off a second in her Backstroke to go a 2:27.05 LTB.

James Stanco was close to his best.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

– David Rockefeller

100 Free

James Stanco and Peyton McNulty were close to their best times with Audrey Campo and Cat Donlon swimming strong 100’s.

Success requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.

– Thomas A. Edison

100 Fly
Bailey Babarsky grabbed a triple best in her 100 Fly posting a
13.28 30.70 108.60.
She bested her time by a couple seconds. Nico Lastauskas, James Stanco, Abbey Bowen, and Haley Thier all had solid swims in the event.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

– Lao Tzu

200 Breaststroke

Abby Bowen slashed 5 seconds off her best 200 Breaststroke to crack the 3:00 barrier and go 2:56.48 racing home her last 50 strong.

James Stanco chopped off 4 seconds in his 200 Breaststroke with a 3:10.85.

Peyton McNulty was just off her best.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Harriet Tubman
Swim of the sessions went to Abby Bowen in for her 200 Breaststroke.
Swimmer of the session was a battle between Abby Bowen and James Stanco with Abby out dueling James for the Saturday Title.

See you at the Top!