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Madison YMCA Mariners 12 & Under Team Contends at State Championships


The Madison YMCA Mariner’s 12 & Under swim team completed their YMCA season this past weekend at the YMCA State Championship held at Ocean County YMCA in Toms River. The Mariners were proudly represented by sixteen members of the boys’ and girls’ teams who qualified for this event.

Twelve-year old Kyle Beebe was the team’s highest scoring swimmer, placing in three events.  He took 7th place in the Boys’ 11-12 50 backstroke, 12th in the 200 butterfly and 13th in the 50 butterfly.  Atticus Chang, also 12, placed in two different breaststroke events, taking 11th in the 50 and 15th the 100.  Both boys, along with 11-year old Colin Faraher, qualified for individual events in next month’s NJ Junior Olympics at Rutgers University in Piscataway.

In the 9-10 Age Group, Francis Jaso placed in all three freestyle races, taking 15th in the 50 and 16th in both the 100 and 200, and was 17th in the 50 Backstroke.  He also anchored both 9-10 relay teams – teaming with Tirian Chang, Owen Smith and Anuthra Abeysinghe to place 16th in the 200 Medley Relay, and with Chang, Smith and Christopher Martin to take 17th in the 200 Freestyle Relay.  Jaso will be joining his older teammates at the Junior Olympics in March.

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For the girls, 10 year-old Jule Schaefer placed 13th in the 9-10 50 Breaststroke and was 17th in the 100.  She was also part of both the 200 Freestyle Relay and the 200 Medley Relay teams that took 12th place – for both events she was joined by Mary Gillen, Katelyn Hoffelder and Ryan Sprague.  Schaefer, Gillen and Sprague, along with 10-year old Lexi Watson and 11-year old Fiona Beacom, also posted qualifying times for the Junior Olympics in individual events.

Team members Isabella Guarino (11) and Elena Latorre (10) also swam strong races throughout the three-day competition.  The 13& Over Mariners look forward to their State Championship March 9-12 at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

At the Madison Area YMCA, all are welcome to be enriched by Y Membership and programming, regardless of the ability to pay. Generous donations to the Y’s Annual Fund make it possible for everyone in our community to experience the Y.

For more information about our financial assistance program, contact Maggie Claudio, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at (973) 822, YMCA (9622(, ext.2311 or

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Madison Area YMCA TOGETHERHOOD Committee Enjoys Super Bowl with Cheshire Home Residents

February 18, 2018

The Madison Area YMCA’s TOGETHERHOOD committee enjoyed a Super Bowl party on game day with residents at Cheshire Home, a provider of residential and rehabilitative services to young adults with spinal cord injuries or neurological impairments. Cheshire Home is located in Florham Park.

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Wednesday Weather Update for Madison

February 6, 2018

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the anticipated incoming snow for Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook. The current system is on track to bring some snow before it switches over to sleet, freezing rain and plain rain in the afternoon.

Snow will likely begin shortly after daybreak tomorrow, and will ...


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