SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Of all the sports disrupted by COVID, swimming season may have been the most unusual. Meets were held virtually at different pools (sometimes on different days), and scores were reported later. Gone was the excitement of taking on other teams head-to-head until March 25, when Scotch Plains-Fanwood athletic director Ryan Miller was able to schedule an in-person, season-ending meet against Westfield. 

Junior Aislinn Mooney took advantage of the opportunity to compete against the Raiders' biggest rival. She won the 200 freestyle by more than four seconds over the second place finisher and then broke a six-year-old Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:06.69. For her performance in the season's final meet, Aislinn is this week’s Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week.

"Aislinn has had her mind set on this record since just missing it last season. I am not the least bit surprised she broke it and was pleased to see it was by almost 5 seconds," said varsity swim coach Jess Hulnik. "She is setting the bar high -- ,not just for herself next season, but for all others to come."

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The previous mark of 5:11.32 set by Sara Davis, a member of the Raiders' state championship team, in 2015.

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Joint Motion Physical Therapy
373 Park Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076