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Boys Swimming and Diving: Glastonbury Defeats Amity 98-86

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Feb 162018
 

Kevin Yanagisawa finishes the 100 Butterfly in 53.02

Amity Spartans Boys Swimming and Diving team hosted Glastonbury in Orange Friday night.

Everyone put in his best effort, but in the end, Glastonbury handed Amity it’s second loss of the season (the first was Fairfield Prep). Glastonbury took the long ride back home with a 98-86 victory.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: A- 1:38.90 Shiva Gowda, Arsenio Bustos, Kevin Yanagisawa, Colin Roy

50 freestyle: A- 22.40 Colin Roy

100 Butterfly: A- 53.02 Kevin Yanagisawa

Colin Roy finished the 100 Freestyle in 47.85

100 Freestyle: A- 47.85 Colin Roy

200 Freestyle Relay: A- 1:30.75 Tyler Roy, Arsenio Bustos, Kevin Yanagisawa, Colin Roy

100 Breaststroke: A- 1:00.40 Arsenio Bustos

400 Freestyle Relay: A- 3:37.40 Nic Robinson, Blake Wetter, Uranik Klobucishta, Shiva Gowda

 Glastonbury’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle: G- 1:48.20 Chris Walker

200 Ind. Med: G- 1:56.49 McAllistair Milne

Diving: G- 276.50 Ethan Godfrey

500 Freestyle: G- 5:50.52 McAllistair Milne

100 Backstroke: G- 58.06 Evan Fuller

Record: Amity 10-2

Next Up: Amity takes on Xavier on Monday in Orange at 7:20 p.m. Then, in March the CIAC Class L battles begin.

Girls Swimming: Did Amity Splash Past Wethersfield on Monday?

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Oct 142015
 

IMG_9598The Amity Swim and Dive Team was on the road in Branford for a meet against Wethersfield on Monday, Oct. 12.
In true Lady Spartan fashion our girls climbed out of the pool victorious with a score of 97-89.
Amity’s winning events:
200 yard Medley Relay:  A- 1:57.29 Maggie Lasto, Megan Lasto, Kate Alvarado, Kalynna Hauser
100 yard Backstroke: A- 1:05.50 Molly Cox
100 yard Breaststroke: A- 1:14.25 Megan Lasto
50 yard Freestyle: A – 25.99 Megan Lasto
400 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 3:50.67 Kate Alvarado, Elise Grabowski, Megan Lasto, Maggie Lasto
100 yard Butterfly: A -1:01.88 Kate Alvarado
Wethersfield winning events:
200 yard Freestyle: W- 2:02.51 Alyssa DiFiore
200 Ind. Medley: W-2:15.98 Abby Francis
Diving: W- 199.95 Caroline Logozzo
100 yard Freestyle: W- 55.88 Abby Francis
500 yard Freestyle: W- 5:29.73 Alyssa DiFiore
200 yard Freestyle Relay: W – 1:44.07 Maura Stewart, Dalis Irizarry, Caroline Logan, Abby Francis, Paige MacNeil
Record: Amity 8-1

 

Athletes To Benefit From New Starting Blocks at Orange Pool

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Sep 152014
 

The Orange Town Pool has 8 new starting blocks

The Orange Town Pool has 8 new starting blocks

On Thursday evening eight new Olympic-grade starting blocks were dedicated at the community pool at High Plains Community Center in Orange.

The pool is home to the Amity High School Boys and Girls Swim and Diving Teams, and the Amity Regional Aquatic Club (ARAC) and the Orange community.

The new blocks replace old, rusty 30-year old blocks that the swimmers jump off during their meets. The new bright yellow blocks are equipped with fins and handlebars and the soft, non-slip surface is made of a rubber-like foam.

Amity High School shared the $32,000 cost with the town of Orange.

Tricia Lasto, president of the ARAC swim club, which uses the pool to train said  ARAC plans to host a USS swim meet in November, which will truly put Orange on the map.

Present at the dedication event were First Selectman Jim Zeoli, Amity Supt. Charles Dumais, Amity Swim Coach Todd Rainey and Lasto.

Another Victory for the 10-1 Amity Swim Team

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Feb 172013
 

The Amity Swim Team, now 10-1 defeated East Lyme 95-88 at East Lyme on Saturday.

The East Lyme team won 5 of the 12 competitions:

Adam Opsahl finished the 100 yard Butterfly in 54.41; Billy Dumais won the 100 yard Backstroke in 59.61; and Dylan Luce came in first in the diving competition with a score of 194.00.

Their two Relay teams won the 200 yard Medley Relay in 1:45.92 (Zach Kosakowski, Clayton Otter, Ausitn Toback, Eric Stirtan); and  the 200 yard Freestyle Relay in 1:32.37 (Adam Opsahl, Eric Stirtan, Clayton Otter, Saam Magna).

Amity won the other 7 contests:

Dylan Swanepoel  won two individual competitions, the 200 yard Freestyle in 1:47.67; and the 500 yard Freestyle in 4:51.08.

A.J. Pite  also had two victories in individual contests, the 200 yard Individual Medley in 1:58.63; and the
100 yard Breaststroke in 1:02.25.

A third swimmer, Jacob Laser, took two freestyle meets, the 50 yard Freestyle at 23.36 and the 100 yard Freestyle in 50.42

Stephen Cheung joined Dylan, AJ and Jacob in winning the 400 yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:24.61 .

This has been an excellent year for the Spartans Boys Swim Team. Congratulations.

Boys Swimming: Amity Record Now 7-0 After Tuesday Night Victory

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Jan 252013
 

By PHIL BRODSKY

Orange Live Sports Writer

With Tuesday night’s 95-79 Southern Connecticut Conference victory over Xavier, the Amity boys swim team improved its record to 7-0.

The meet was held at Wesleyan University’s Freedman Athletic Center Pool in Middletown.

Dylan Swanepoel led the way for the Spartans as he won both the 100 yard freestyle and the 200 free. His winning times were 49.45 seconds and 1:46.01. Swanepoel also joined Jamie Huang, Jacob Laser, and Sam Guerra for a winning time of 1:34.64 in the 200 free relay. Laser posted a first place 23.20 in the 50 free.

Jamie Liang’s 56.81 was tops in the 100 butterfly. Guerra chipped in with a blue ribbon  5:04.02 in the 500 free and Charlie Pite’s 2:07.25 was good for a victory in the 200 individual medley.

The meet began with the Amity foursome of Stephen Cheung, Liang, Pite, and Huang taking first place in the 200 medley relay. Their winning time was 1:45.96.

As usual, with his Spartans holding a commanding lead over the Falcons, Coach Todd Rainey chose to have his team swim exhibition in the meet’s final three events.

Amity hosts Branford on Tuesday, January 29th in a 7:30 p.m. SCC meet at the Orange Community Center Pool.

Swimming: Amity Splashes Past Sacred Heart Academy 102-76

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Oct 122012
 

PHIL BRODSKY

Orange Live Sports Writer

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Like Ol’ Man River, the Amity girls swim team just keeps rolling along.  The Lady Spartans improved their record to 8-0 Thursday when they downed Sacred Heart Academy 102-76 at the Orange Community Center Pool. This meet was Anna Lu’s turn to be in the spot light. In addition to winning both the 200-yard freestyle  (1minute, 58.29 seconds) and the 500 free (5:18.05), Lu anchored Amity’s winning 200 free relay. She teamed with Sydney Formica, Lauren Perrone, and Dana Chung to post a first place time of 1:47.43.

Madeline Snow placed first in the 200 individual medley (2:16.57) and joined with Mollee Lasto, Natalie Ambrosey, and Melissa Gulia for a winning time of 2:00.91 in the 200 medley relay.

Additional Amity winners include: Carly Young (diving—169.45), Dana Grindall (100 butterfly—58.11), and Chung (100 free–56.32).

Jamie Robinson was a bright spot for the visiting Pacers as she claimed both the 50 free (27.18), and the 100 breaststroke (1:19.27).

As usual, Amity built a big lead and then chose to swim exhibition in the meet’s final three events.  

This loss drops the Pacers’ record to 6-3.

Amity returns to action on Tuesday, October 16th to swim Mercy at the Wesleyan University pool in Middletown.

If you’d like to sponsor the Swim Team for the rest of the season, call Terri at 203-506-1747

Amity Swim Team Face A Bright New World Tonight

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Oct 042012
 

Thank You A.R.A.C.

The Amity Regional Aquatic Club is one of the most misunderstood entities in the town of Orange.

Some people think it’s solely associated with a Country Club, others think it’s only open to teenagers, while others, the largest demographic believes it is part of the Amity Regional School System (The name causes this confusion).

“We are just like Orange Little League, Orange Soccer Association … Orange Swimming …” said A.R.A.C. President Trish Lasto. “We’re Orange, and we stay to the 80% Orange membership.”

By keeping within the 80 percentile the club’s rental fees for use of the Town Pool at High Plains is within their budget and makes them an important part of the town with swimmers and accomplishments that Orange can be proud of. Currently they have 140 members from age 6 to College age.

The Club gives back to the town and its members did some major fundraising to get enough money to purchase lane lines (the rows of floating rings that mark the swim lanes for races, training and more.)

A few A.R.A.C swimmers were at the pool on Wednesday afternoon to help string the new lines before their meet that night.

Molly said they were “bright and inviting.” and she likes the clearly marked halfway point.

“During practice, if we have to go halfway, then turn around, it’s easier to tell when you’ve reached the halfway mark,” she said.

Meagan said she likes the black floats on the ends and the red marks, which will help the swimmers control their breathing.

“They’re not brown like the old ones, and they used to fall off and float in our lanes while we were swimming,” she said.”The wire was showing on the ends, too

Trish said, “It was necessary to get them, either the town had to buy them or they had to get them as a donation. So we gladly donated them.”

She said Orange can host more meets now because the new lines make the pool “Legal” and highly desirable for competing teams.

Everyone knows about the undefeated Amity High School Varsity Swim Team which may be shocked when they walk into the pool area and see the bright new lane lines courtesy of the Amity Regional Aquatic Club (Formerly known as the Orange Swim Club — home of the Orange Otters).

So, if you see Lasto, or any of the A.R.A.C. members be sure to stop and say thank you for this generous contribution to the town.

 

 

Swimming and Diving: Amity Dunks Hamden 106-75

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Sep 212012
 

 

Amity’s Swim Team was victorious in the meet against Hamden on Sept. 20.

By PHIL BRODSKY

 Orange Live Sports Writer

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Twin wins by Dana Grindall and Amanda Craig’s record-smashing diving performance were the key ingredients in the Amity girls swim team dunking of Hamden 106-75 Thursday night. The Southern Connecticut Conference meet was held at the High Plains Community Center pool. With the win, the Lady Spartans improved their unblemished record to 3-0 while the winless Green Dragons slipped to 0-2.

Grindall won both the 50-yard freestyle (24.77 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (1:00.57) while Craig’s 227.30 points established a new school record in diving. Grindall also teamed with Shannon Early, Lydia Pokluda, and Dana Chung to win the meet’s first event, the 200 medley relay in 1:56.16. Later in the meet, Chung’s 56.30 was tops in the 100 free.

Other Amity winners were:  Lindsay Morton (200 individual medley—2:22.89), Anna Lu (100 butterfly—1:02.90), Madeline Snow (500 free—5:18.06), and Hanna Flaherty (100 breaststroke—1:15.96).  The undefeated Lady Spartans also took blue ribbons in the 200 free relay (Lu, Jessica Kochiss, Morton and Snow—1:47.50), and the 400 free relay (Lu, Morton, Early, and Kochiss—3:54.6646.)

Hamden’s only victory came in the 200 free with Shoshana Hodes recording a 2:02.36.

The Black and Gold are back in action on Monday when they visit North Haven for a 4:00 PM meet at the Indians’ Gawrych Town Pool.  

If you or your company would like to sponsor the Swim Team on Orange Live Call Terri at 203-506-1847