FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) Boys “Red” Swim Team opened the dual meet season at home on Oct. 28 against the Westfield YMCA Boys Gray team. The FSPY boys were able to get off to a strong start with a 240-128 victory.

Individual Medley (IM) Events

FSPY opened the meet with strong performances in the 9-10 age group from Matthew Iannotta (first), Brody Linenberg (second) and Atharv Dwivedi (fifth) all scoring points in the 100 IM.  For the 11-12 boys, Ian Dinesh, Kyle Karyczak and Ari Rabinovich took first, third and fourth, while Jason Mongiovi and Owen Ferrone placed first and second in the 13-14 200 IM. In the 15-18 200, FSPY swimmers Dominic Markwant and Garrison Chura took first and second place.

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Freestyle Events

The 8 & Unders were led by Basil Glacken, Terry Gould and Shastha Venkatesh in the 25 Free, taking first, third and fifth respectively. In the 9-10 50 Free, Harrison McClure finished first, Kyle Miller second and Tyson Moose fourth, while Robert Lambert and Dylan Condell placed a close first and second for the 11-12s. Dylan Negron (first) and Owen Higinbotham (third) scored points for the team in the 13-14 100 Free, while Anthony Tramontana, Zachary Brown, and Tomas Moore took first, second and fourth respectively in the 15-18 100 Free.

Breast Events

In the 8/under 25 Breast, Krish Arora and Venkatesh took second and fifth, while in the 9-10 50, B. Linenberg and Douglas Gee placed second and third respectively.  The 11-12 50 Breast was won by William Sullivan, as Sohem Rai and Rabinovich took second and fourth. Alex Nowak took fourth in the 13-14 100 Breast, followed by Richard Panikiewsky in fifth.  Tramontana, Markwant, and Spencer Linenberg took second, third and fourth in the 15-18 200 Breast.

Backstroke Events

Gould and Alex Holston placed first and third for FSPY in the 8/under 25 Back.  Luke Iannotta, Moose and Miller swept first through third in the 9-10 50 Back, while Karyczak (first), Lambert (third) and Condell (fourth) almost did the same for the 11-12s. Higinbotham took first place in the 13-14 100 Back, with James Sullivan placing third.  Moore and Lucas Route took first and third place in the 15-18 200 Back.

Butterfly Events

The 8/under 25 Fly was led by Glacken in first and Holston in second. M. Iannotta, L. Iannotta and McClure took the top three finishes in the  9-10 50, while for the 11-12s, Dinesh finished first with Rai and W. Sullivan taking third and fourth. Ferrone placed first in the 13-14 100 Fly with Mongiovi taking second.  For the 15-18s, Brown took home first place.

Freestyle Relay Events

The boys finished the meet strong in the Freestyle Relays, taking First Place in all five events: 8 & Under 100 (Gould, Holston, Venkatesh, Glacken), 9-10 200 (M. Iannotta, Moose, L. Iannotta, McClure), 11-12 200 (Karyczak, Condell, W. Sullivan, Lambert), 13-14 200 (Higinbotham, J. Sullivan, Mongiovi, Negron), and 15-18 200 (Tramontana, Aayush Jha, Markwant, Brown) 

The FSPY Boys “Red” will swim at home against the Somerset Valley YMCA on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m.

For more information regarding the FSPY swim team, contact Chris Karelus, Head Coach and Director of Competitive Aquatics at (908) 889-8880 ext. 129 or by email