NPB Swimming News
|North Palm Beach Swim Club April 2004|
The Coaches and swimmers want to welcome all of the younger swimmers back to practice. After a great winter season, we’re looking forward to a great summer. Your practice will begin Monday, April 5th, at 4:45 to 5:30. See you then!
GREEN TEAM begins
Monday, May 3rd, 3:30-4:00.
FLORIDA GOLD COAST RECORDBREAKER
Keri Brunn swam to a new Florida Gold Coast record in the Jr. Olympics held this March in Plantation. She swam the 100 yard Breaststroke in a 1:15.05, which broke the record set twelve years ago by Sabah Brinson from North Miami Swim Team and eclipsing Lindsey Martin’s NPB Record of 1:16.32 set in 1989. Keri also won the 50 yard Breast in a 34.88 . Congratulations, Keri. Keep up the hard work!
North Palm Beach had two swimmers who achieved times fast enough to be submitted for National Ranking in the Top 16 in the nation in their event. BRITTANY LEAR (10) swam the 50 meter Butterfly in 34.13 and OLIVER BASSE (12) swam the 200 yard Butterfly in 2:12.87. Both surpassed the set standard for their event. Congratulations to you both!!!!!
SCOTT BLAKEwas selected to the 2003 Florida Gold Coast Zone All-Star Team. He competed in the 15 – 16 Age Group. Each age group is made up of only seven swimmers selected from all of the Florida Gold Coast swimmers over the course of the year prior to the Zone Meet. The FGC team then competes against thirteen other swimming associations in the southeastern quarter of the U.S. Super Job, Scott!!!
The following NPB Swimmers
finished in the Top “16” Fall Age Group program held by the Florida Gold
Coast. This program ranks all of
the swimmers in south Florida against one another over the course of the
fall meets held in the FGC. Their
times are ranked and scored by their placement in a number of different events and the top 16
finishers are published. This
list can be seen on the FGC web site. (FGCSwim.org).
The NPB Swim Club has seven swimmers on the FGC All-Star team in a dual meet with the Florida Association held at the IRCC pool in Ft. Pierce. They qualified by placing in the top four in an individual event at the Spring Jr. Olympics. Taryn Tatum (9-10), Morgan Lear (9-10), Keri Brunn (9-10), Arantxa Araujo (9-10), Kedric Bostic (9-10), Elizabeth Rogers (13-14), Oliver Basse (13-14) swam their respective events at the meet held at the Aquatic Center in Plantation. Congratulations to these All-Stars!
BEACH COUNTY “TOP 10”
North Palm Beach had 19 swimmers make the Summer Palm
Beach County Top 10 last year. This program begins in May and runs through mid
August compiling best times from each meet.
All of the teams in Palm Beach County plus Martin County Aquatics take
part in this program which has been going on for over 30 years.
Listed are the NPB swimmers and their age groups: (8
& Under): Hannah Vandersluis-2nd, Elle Arcia-5th,
Audrey Moore-6th, Amanda Eurich-7th, Sierra
Groth-8th, Conner Murphy-9th, (9
& 10): Brittany Lear-1st,
Keri Brunn-4th, Arantxa Araugo-6th, Morgan
Lear-9th, David Arcia-2nd, Erskine Rogers-10th,
(11 & 12): Christian Coburn-7th,
Juan Matamoros-9th, (13
& 14): Sophie Morgan-3rd, Elizabeth Rogers-5th,
Maggie Regan-10th, Oliver Basse-6th, Michael
to all swimmers listed above.
SCHOOL ALL-AREA TEAMS
The following NPB Swimmers representing their
respective high schools were named to the Palm Beach Post & Sun Sentinel
All-Area Teams for their performances during last year’s season.
First Team: Scott
Blake – 500 Free.
Second Team: Sophie Morgan
– 500 Free, Alex Basse – 200 I.M...
Honorable Mention: Sara Cowie, Casey Augeri,
Katie Iverson, &
Congratulations to all of the high school swimmers.
SWIMMERS IN COLLEGE PROGRAMS
After years and years of dedication and hard work, many swimmers from North Palm Beach have earned scholarships to various colleges and universities across the nation. We are proud to recognize these scholar athletes and wish them well during their season:
The following NPB swimmers broke NPB Club records from January 2003
through March 2004:
Morgan Lear (8-Un)-
50 & 100 yd Free, 100 yd Back & Fly, and 200
yd Free & I.M.
Araujo (9-10)- 50 yd Free
& 50 yd Fly
Keri Brunn (9-10)- 100 yd Breast
Oliver Basse (11-120
- 200 yd. Back & Fly and 100 yd. Back
Sophie Morgan (13-14)- 400mtr. I.M. and 200 mtr & 200 yd Fly
This year’s registration fee for the seasonal swimmer will be $85. This amount will cover the following:
Seasonal USA Swimming membership.
B. NPBCC social membership – this allows you to charge meet fees and/or Swim Shop merchandise. (This does not include use of the pool. If you are a current annual pool member you may deduct $20 from the Reg. Fee).
NPB Cap & T-Shirt.
NPB Foundation assessment – this is an annual contribution required of
all NPB swimmers to help offset rising operating and equipment costs.
This Foundation was established in 1994 as a 501C-3
tax exempt, tax deductible, non-profit corporation. It is organized for the purpose to help fund the NPB Swim
Club by purchasing training equipment, supplies, helping fund our state,
regional and national swimmers, and many other expenses to help keep the North
Palm Beach Swim Club a highly successful program for the swimmers in the
northern Palm Beach County area. We
would like to again thank Mr. John Thomas of Paine Webber and Mr. Tim Henry of
Jones & Foster, Attorneys at Law, for submitting our Foundation for a cash
donation from the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin County.
Also, many thanks go to Doug and Carolyn Regan for their generous $1,000
donation to the NPB Aquatic Foundation.
Pick one up in the Office or go to our web site: www.NPBSwimming.org