FSPY Boys Black Swim Team Begins Season

Chris Bondarowicz won the 200 Breast stroke. Credits: John Mooney
Nolan Kearns was first in the 200 IM and second in the 200 Breast.  Credits: John Mooney

SOMERSET, NJ -- The Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA Boys “Black” Team kicked off their fall swim season with a Dual Meet held on October 31 at the Somerset Hills Y, finishing the meet with plenty of time for swimmers to enjoy trick or treating.

For the 8 and under boys’ age group, Mac Priesing placed first in both the 25 Backstroke and 25 Butterfly. Aaron Frank finished first in the 25 Freestyle. Other 8 & under boys who placed in the top three in their events included: Zac McGeehan (3rd, 25 Breaststroke), Ryan Milligan (3rd, 25 Back), and Zack Kusch (3rd, 25 fly).  The 9/10 boys age group scored several top-three finishes including: Dawson Milligan (2nd, 100 Individual Medley (IM) and 50 Back), Ryan Jawor (3rd, 100 IM), Cameron Linenberg (2nd, 50 Free; 2nd, 50 fly), Owen Waibel (3rd, 50 Free; 2nd, 50 Back), and Will Sullivan (3rd, 50 Back)

For the 11/12 boys, Darien Betances placed first in the 50 Breast and third in the 50 Free. Other top-three finishers were Corey He (2nd, 50 fly; 3rd, 100 IM) and Brandon Jawor (3rd, 50 Breast). In the 13/14 events, Alan Shao placed first in the 200 IM and 100 fly. Josh Cohen placed first in the 100 Free and 100 Back. Other top three finishers included: Logan D’Amore (2nd, 100 free; 3rd, 100 Back), Dominic Markwant (100 Breast), and Aidan Davis (3rd, 100 fly and 100 free).

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In the 15/18 age group, Chris Bondarowicz was first in the 200 Breast and Nolan Kearns was first in the 200 IM and second in the 200 Breast. Other top-three finishers included Nick Heath (3rd, 100 free) and Eric Chang (3rd, 200 Back).

In an exciting end to the Halloween meet, the FSPY Boys 8 & under 100 Freestyle Relay team of Kusch, R.Milligan, Frank, and Priesing placed first. 

The Y is the nations leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  For information on membership or programs call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 998-8880 or visit

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