​Hilltoppers Claus, Goldberg, Hersch and Ingerman Among Nineteen YMCA Summit Seals Athletes Qualifying for Nationals

Nicole Tingley broke the 200 Fly record at States, swam in all four relays for a total of 15 swims.
The Boys 200 Free Relay Team, from left, Jordan Goldberg, Colby Dixon, Dylan Ingerman and Mark Berger​.
Jordan Goldberg reacts after looking up at the clock and seeing he got the national qualifying time.
Margie Keenan, left, and Abby Claus.
Boys 400 Medley Relay Team members, from left, Mark Berger, Dylan Ingerman, Colby Dixon and Aidan Hughes.

LANCASTER, PA - Nineteen YMCA swimmers, all members of the 'Summit Seals' -- including nine seniors and 10 underclassmen -- qualified for the YMCA Nationals and will compete in 40 individual and eight relay events.

Qualifiers included:


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Mark Berger – First=time short course national athlete and two-time long course national athlete.

Abby Claus – Three-time short course national athlete – 'Finaled' in six of seven individual events while swimming on all four relays for a total of 17 swims over the weekend.

Jackie Crater – Three-time short course national athlete and Y record holder 100 and 200 back.

Colby Dixon – Three-time short course national athlete.

Blair Boyle – First-time qualifier – after just missing the cut in the 100 Free during prelims, was placed on the 400 free relay leading off, then made the 100 Free cut thanks to the addition of three, extra timers.

Margie Keenan – Three-time short course national qualifier.

Olivia Lamb – First-time qualifier.

Chloe Markey – Two-time short course national qualifier.

Emily McGovern - First-time short course national athlete – qualified for 2017 Nationals last year.

Jack O’Halloran – First-time short course national athlete


Jordan Goldberg – First-time qualifier.

Meg Healey – Two-time short course national athlete.

Kaitlyn Hersch – Two-time short course national athlete.

Dylan Ingerman – Two-time short course national athlete. Highest finisher at Y States in second place 100 Fly.

Sophie Thomsen – Two-time short course national athlete.

Nicole Tingley – Three-time national athlete – made Nationals as a freshman and broke the 200 Fly record at States. 'Finaled' in 5 out of 6 events at States, and swam in all four relays for a total of 15 swims


Kate Fuhrmann – Two-time qualifier – Qualified in eighth grade at age 13 years old.

Aidan Hughes – First-time qualifier.


Autumn Keats-O’Connor -- First- time SC national qualifier.

The Summit Area YMCA Swim team is a close-knit community focused on developing not only the athletic skills of each swimmer, but also on instilling values like commitment, responsibility, perseverance and more that remain with each member well throughout their lives in and out of the pool. The low Coach-to-Swimmer ratio allows the team's coaches to customize training techniques to best suit each swimmer, and the youth swim team participates as a team in YMCA dual meets, YMCA Championships, and additional competitive meets as a registered USA Swimming Team.

 "What I've really learned growing up here at the Y, is the value of sportsmanship and just being a good teammate and friend. I've always been coming since I was little. I always know that I can come here and just feel welcomed. I always feel supported--it's a great community to be in." said Keenan, senior and member of the SAY Seals Swim Team. "Being a part of the SAY Swim team has shown me that I could achieve things that I never thought I could--it has given me confidence and respect for myself that I've always wanted. It helps me thrive in swimming, in school, everything in my life--I know that I can do anything as long as I put my mind to it and really have the confidence in myself to do it."

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