SCOTCH PLAINS/ FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) Boys “Black” team swimmers kicked off their 2019 YMCA dual meet swim season against Somerset Hills (SHY) YMCA on Saturday, Oct. 26. The FSPY boys came out strong and claimed their first win this season against a tough SHY team.

Individual Medley
The 9-10 and 15-and-over boys set the tone for the meet by taking 1st and 2nd in the 100 Individual Medley and 200 Individual Medley. Ryan Scarpa touched 1st, and Braden Michaels took 2nd for the 9-10s. For the 15 and overs, Aidan Trenery took 1st and Darien Betances placed 2nd. In the 11-12 age group, Corey Calderone and Brandon Calderone took 2nd and 3rd while for the 13-14 boys, Evan Weber touched 3rd and Ryan Jawor finished 4th. Alan Xia placed 4th for the 15 and overs.

Freestyle
In the 25 yard 8/under Freestyle race, Jayden Le took 2nd and Nolan Begarney finished 5th. In the 9-10 50 Free,  Connor Scarpa took 1st and Leyang Zeng 3rd, while  Harrison McClure touched 2nd and Tyson Moose placed 3rd for the 11-12. For the 13-14s, Adrian Romej and Bradley Frank took 1st and 2nd respectively. For the 15 and overs, Logan D’Amore took 3rd while Hirad Sharifian placed 4th.

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Breaststroke
Charles Yu took 2nd and Begarney placed 4th in the 25 Breast for the 8 and Under. For the 9-10s, C. Scarpa, Benjamin Zhou and Muhammad Sayani went 1, 2, 3 in the 50 Breast.  In the 11-12  age group. C. Calderone and Aaron Frank took 1, 2 respectively.  McClure took 5th place. Tyler McGeehan touched 1st, and Weber finished 4th for the 13-14s. In the 15 and overs, the trio of Betances, Trenery and Richard Park took 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.

Backstroke
Yu, Jayden Yip and Ethan Yang finished 1,2,3 in the 25 Back for the 8U. 9-10 R. Scarpa took 1st with Terry Gould touching in 3rd place and Zeng in 5th. A. Frank and Chris Espiritu finished 1, 2 in the 11-12 50 Back.  In the 13-14 100 Back, B. Frank took 4th place, while for the 15- and-overs,  Xia took 2nd and Corey He finished 4th.

Butterfly
In the 25 fly, Le, Yip and Yang took 1, 3, 5 respectively.  In the 9-10 50 Fly, Michaels took 1st, Sayani 3rd and Alex Holston 5th place.  For the 11-12s, B. Calderone, and Espiritu placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.  In the 13-14 100, Romej and McGeehan took 3rd and 4th. D’Amore took 2nd place for the 15 and overs.

Relays
The meet was capped by strong 1st place finishes for the Freestyle Relays from the 8U team (Yang, Yu, Begarney, Le), 9-10s (C. Scarpa, Michaels, Zeng, R. Scarpa)  and 11-12 boys (C. Calderone, Espiritu, Frank, B. Calderone).

The FSPY Boys Black team will next swim at home against Wyckoff YMCA on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA swim team is a year round competitive team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction. For more information, contact Chris Karelus, Head Coach and Director of Competitive Aquatics, 908-889-8880 x129.

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