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Please visit our previous Seasons in Review by clicking on the "Archives" link on the menu bar to the left.

 

You must be cleared to swim - no exceptions!

Girls Swim Team Information

for NEW swimmers

 Blue Cards:

“Blue Cards” are picked up in the AD’s (Athletic Director, Mr. Joseph Minucci) Office.  The Blue Card, proof of current physical, and insurance money ($25) are brought to the Nurses’ Office.  Once approved, the nurse then stamps the blue card, which is then brought back to the AD’s Office and the athlete is put on the “Cleared to Participate” list for swimming.

Fall 2016 Tryouts:

Tryouts this year for all NEW swimmers will be held on Tues. Sept. 6th at 6 AM at Half Hollow Hills Natatorium. 

Half Hollow Hills Natatorium is 1/2 mile East of St. Anthony's on Wolf Hill Road

 Practice:

Practices are held every Tues. and Thurs. mornings from 6-7 am at Half Hollow Hills Natatorium (our “home” pool).  The swimmers are then bussed to St. Anthony’s for school.

 Meets:

Our season consists of approx. 7-8 dual meets vs. other Catholic Schools in the NSCHSGAA League.  Our “home” meets are held on Sat. evenings.  We also have one non-league meet in Jan. (boys and girls teams) vs. Paul VI which is a travel meet every other year.  This year we will host a Home Meet.  Attendance is required at all meets.

Champs:

“Champs” is a two day Trial/Final pre-seeded meet.  It is mandatory to attend this meet whether you are swimming in the meet or not.  For more info on Champs:  please see the article in the “Coaches Corner” of our website.  www.FriarSwimming.com

States:

Qualifying times are posted on our web site.  Please click on the “cut times” button.

Web Site:

Our team web site is:   www.FriarSwimming.com

General Info:

We are one Varsity team consisting of all grades 9-12.

Nurse’s Summer Hours:

The school nurse will be in her office from 9 AM – 1 PM on Tuesday through Friday, August 16th – 19th and Monday through Wednesday, August 22nd – 24th.

 

Tryouts for all CURRENT Girls Varsity Swimmers:

Your tryouts will be held on: Tuesday, August 30th at 6:00 am (regular time)

You MUST be cleared to swim!  NO exceptions!

All Swimmers must be cleared with the AD's office in order to be eligible to tryout. 

BLUE Cards must be turned in.  There are NO Exceptions! 

 

What do the Friars do best????

Win!

Friar Justin Meyn WON the Fire Island Ocean Swim in a time of 24:22, over 4 minutes faster than the next open water swimmer!

http://www.openwaterswimli.com/events/fire-island-ocean-swim/

Congratulations Justin!

GO FRIARS!

 

Swim Across America

This August I will be participating in the Swim Across America to help fight the battle against cancer. I will be doing an open water swim in the Long Island Sound. In spite of my fear of open water, I am doing this because it is for a great cause.

Together as a team we have accomplished many great things, especially this year. I am hoping to add another event to that huge list, but can't do it alone.  I have created a team, The Fintastiks, and am looking for people to join me in the swim.

 Swim Across America, Inc., [SAA] is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming- related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping find a cure for different types of cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service.

They have raised over 60 million dollars so far to go towards the cure. Cancer affects millions of people every year and by participating and/or donating through Swim Across America, we can help make a difference.

 I would greatly appreciate your support. I would love to swim with you and have as many Friars as possible join. Last year CJ Arena and I raised over 2,000 dollars. This year our team goal is to raise 2,500 dollars, but I would like to raise a lot more. I thank you in advance for helping me. Please follow the directions below to join the team or make a donation.

 The swim is on August 6th.

 Click here to visit my personal page.

If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:

http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/site/TR?px=1449801&pg=personal&fr_id=3944&et=TdOEKuWWdfW_aTbZFD2mBA&s_tafId=46267 

Click here to view the team page for The Fintastiks

If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:

http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/site/TR?team_id=18699&pg=team&fr_id=3944&et=7aVxvkyqNqivHwXuaQqa2A&s_tafId=46267

 The swim is a ton of fun. If you have any questions feel free to email me.

jdsterbenator@gmail.com

Thank you so much.

JD Sterbens

 

Friars continue their undefeated year at the

Maggie Fischer Memorial Cross Bay Swim!

 2015-16 has been the Friars' best overall year in history!

The record-setting year was capped off at the Maggie Fischer Memorial Cross Bay Swim

with a 1-2-3 (and 32... haha) Friar finish.

http://greatsouthbayswim.com/2016overall.htm

After last year's perfect conditions... there was much anticipation and excitement heading into this year's 5.6 mile swim.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided to kick up some wind and give us a real challenge this year.

But the choppy conditions didn't stop the Friars!

CJ Arena was the overall winner with an astounding 1:43.37! CJ was just 20 seconds off the Cross Bay record set last year.  That record previously stood for 25 years!  People were just amazed at CJ's performance.

He was followed up by his State Champion teammate and Captain Noah Chernik!  And, Noah lost his kayaker right at the start and still turned in one of the greatest swims in history!

 

Placing 3rd overall was our Friar Captain Meghan Slattery with one of the fastest female swims in history!

I was told she is only the 3rd female in history to break the 2 hour mark with her 1:56.48!

Slatts followed in Coach Liz's footsteps as she also finished 3rd overall on 8/18/2000! 

 

Huge "Shout Out" to Conor Sullivan's Mom... Mary Sullivan

Mary has crossed the bay for her second time and finished FIRST in her age group!  (You can't STOP these Friars!)

Congratulations Mary on an awesome swim!!!

Special Thank You to my Friar alum training partner Garret Golden '00 who crossed the finish with me.  Not too surprised as we train and swim exactly the same.  Garret is second in "all-time" crossings with 15... and this year was his life-time best time!  ** Way to go buddy!

 

Shout out to Rob McNulty, now a father of two Friars and consistently a top finisher in the cross bay.  ** You sign the check... you're a Friar too pal! 

 

Thanks to anyone/all who prayed or made donations to this swim in support of any of these athletes!

 

Congrats to Friar Amanda Nasti who did a phenomenal open water swim in the Montauk challenge.

Good Luck to Friar JD Sterbens in his upcoming Swim Across America open water swim... details of his swim to follow!

 What a summer... what a year!!!!

Congrats to all!



 

 

 

All-American Friars
200 Medley Relay: 
Tyler Meyers
Michael Chang
Andrew Stange
Sean Cannon
Number 1 in NYS (2nd straight year)

St. Anthony's school record: 1:34.09

All-American #65
50 Freestyle:  Sean Cannon The fastest sprinter in Friar history:  20.77

All-American #69

400 Freestyle Relay:

Sean Cannnon
Noah Chernin
Tyler Meyers
Andrew Stange

 3rd overall in NYS

St. Anthony's school record:  3:07.20

All-American #61

 click here

All-American Consideration 
500 free:  CJ Arena
Currently ranked #112

Please take a moment to really let it sink in as to how incredible these swims really are, especially that all of these accomplishments happened to one team in a single season.

AMAZING!

 St. Anthony's Friars:  NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONS (2016)

GO FRIARS!