Congratulations alsogoes out to all of our NAAC Coaches as NAAC was voted2013-14 Ohio Swimming Age Group Coaching Staff of the Year!! Ohio LSC Coaches nominate other Teams at JO's and then all of the coaches at the JO meet vote on which coaching staff they feel has done the best job over the course of the season. This honor and congratulations involves not only our coaches, but also our support staff, the board, all of our team families and OF COURSE our swimmers - and especially our Head Age Group Coach Jen Bernsdorf!!
Miranda Donley Smashes Four Girls 13-14, Team Records!
Girls 13-14 : 50 Back 27.86; 50 Breast 30.11; 50 Fly 25.53; 100 Fly 56.39
Abby Stone Smashes Another Backstroke Record!
Girls 17-18 50 Backstroke 26.50
Max Penn Blazes to New Backstroke Mark!
Boys 17-18 50 Backstroke 24.10
New 400 Freestyle Relay Mark!
Miranda Donley, Taylor Berend, Jessica Zaper, Abby Stone
Girl's Senior 400 Freestyle Relay 3:31.78
Our high school swimmers culminate their high school season at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament meets. While you do not see them at USA meets during their respective high school seasons, they are still training with NAAC primarily and enjoying the unique and competitive atmosphere of Ohio High School Swimming. We try to honor our swimmers who qualify at the district and state level and especially our State Meet Swimmers, who have to swim their best races three consecutive weekends to move on in the tournament. It is a true tournament design as there are no time standards to make it to the next level, you put your race in the water on the day of the meet regardless of the circumstances! It is a very exciting and nerve racking time for all of them! For many, they have spent many years training with our team and in swimming in general. Each year, we try to give you a peek in on who they are to honor their long careers with our team and their dedication to the sport.
NAAC 2014 HS State Meet Qualifiers and Top 10 finishers
NAAC had a great showing at the HS State level this season, with 18 of our swimmers competing at the 2014 HS State meet. We had 10 individual swims from 7 of our swimmers, with 5 of these 10 swims finishing in the Top 10 at the State Meet! Between these 10 individual events and relay swims NAAC had over 40 splashes at this year’s State meet!! Congrats to all of our NAAC HS State meet swimmers, and all are listed below!
OHSAA State Meet Top 10 Finishes and Team Records
Tyler Welty D1 100 Breast 6th
Columbus St. Charles All Ohio
NAAC Team Record
Boys 15-16 100 Breastroke 57.73
Abby Stone D2 200 IM 2nd and 100 Back 5th
Granville High School All Ohio NAAC Team records
Girls 17-18 100 Free 51.04
200 IM 2:03.04
Miranda Donley D2 50 Free 4th and 100 Free 5th
Columbus School for Girls All Ohio
NAAC Team record 13-14 100 Free 51.42
OHSAA State Championship Meet
Individual Event Qualifiers
Max Penn D1 100 Back 13th
and 100 Breast 24th Columbus St. Charles
Ally Wharton D1 100 Breast 19th Gahanna High School
Carson Barnes D1 100 Fly 19th New Albany High School
Brendan Murphy D1 100 Fly 23rd New Albany High School
New Albany High School Girls 200 Free Relay
Jessica Zaper, Taylor Berend, Amanda Jenny,Grace Taylor
New Albany High School Boys 200 Free Relay
Blake Bergere, Brendan Murphy, Carson Barnes, Nick Noe
Columbus Academy D2 states 200 free relay 6th place
back row Sydney Brault –NAAC,
Abby Wilson- GCSTO, front row Anya Knone’-GCSTO, India Sherman-GCSTO.
Lauren Cullen member of Columbus Academy state qualifying 400 Free Relay with Sydney Brault
Annie Moosavian Columbus School For Girls 400 Free Relay
Pickerington North High School 200 Free Relay
Michael Ritchey Columbus St Charles 200 Free Relay
Photo coming soon
NAAC 2014 HS District Qualifiers, Top 10 finishes and District Champions
NAAC is proud to announce that we qualified 26 of our HS swimmers to the OHSAA HS Central District meet this year! These 26 swimmers qualified and swam in 50 individual events, with over 40 relay swims between them which gave NAAC over 90 splashes at the District meet this year! 22 swims from 15 of our athletes placed in the Top 10 at Districts, and NAAC had 5 District Championship swims between 3 swimmers!! Congrats on a job well done and our HS District swimmers are listed below.
Tyler Welty D1 100 Breast
Abby Stone D2 200IM and 100 Back (and both new meet records!) New Team Records in 100 Free, 100 Back
Miranda Donley D2 50 Free and 100 Free New Team Records 50 Free, 100 Free
Congratulations on New Team Records!
Boys 17-18 500 Freestyle, 4:48.23
Girl's 13-14 100 Breastroke 1:06.65
District Top 10 Finishes
Carson Barnes D1 100 Fly 5th
Taylor Berend D1 50 Free 7th
Blake Bergere D1 100 Fly 9th
Matthew Bernsdorf D1 500 Free 6th and 200 Free 10th
Sydney Brault D2 500 Free 3rd and 200 Free 6th
Lauren Cullen D2 100 Fly 4th and 100 Back 9th
Charlotte Lennox D2 100 Breast 6th
Annie Moosavian D2 200 Free 5th and 500 Free 8th
Brendan Murphy D1 100 Fly 6th
Max Penn D1 100 Back 2nd and 100 Breast 2nd
Grace Taylor D1 100 Back 10th
Ally Wharton D1 100 Breast 6th
Individual and/or Relay District Qualifiers
Ohio Junior Olympics
The New Albany Aquatics Club sent almost 40 swimmers to this year’s Ohio Short Course Junior Olympic State Championship. Unlike most years, this year’s State Meet was held at Ohio State University instead of Bowling Green. Swimming closer to home clearly had a positive effect on our swimmers, as NAAC finished 7th in this year’s team championship!
In addition to the overall success of our team in the State Meet, 12 of our swimmers qualified for finals in at least one event, five new individual team records were established, four relays set new team records, three NAAC swimmers finished in the top twenty individual point scorers in their respective age groups, and one swimmer - Miranda Donley - won state championships in both the 50 & 100 Freestyle.
Four Girls 13-14 swimmers - Miranda Donley, Lauren Sadler, Ally Wharton, and Jessica Zaper - combined to set the following new team relay records:
200 Free Relay – 1 min 38.39 sec
400 Free Relay – 3 min 40.08 sec
200 Medley Relay – 1 min 50.56 sec
400 Medley Relay – 4 min 4.61 sec
Lastly, we would like to recognize Miranda Donley for finishing 9th overall in the Girls 13-14, Olivia Bergmann for finishing 12th overall in the Girls 11-12, and Julia Zaper for finishing 18th overall in the Girls 9-10.
Congratulations again to all of our swimmers who competed in this year's State Meet!!!
24 NAAC swimmers competed in Oxford, Ohio the first weekend of March in the Senior Meet. This championship meet boasts hundreds of top-level high school swimmers and provides all an opportunity to demonstrate how far they have come over the course of a long, hard season. This year, NAAC was proudly represented by all 24 of its competitors, seven of whom finished in the top 20 of one individual event or more. Moreover, during the Senior Meet, four NAAC team records were broken – three by Abby Stone and one by Tyler Welty!
First, we want to recognize our top 20 finishers:
Taylor Berend (17): 8th place, 100 Breast; 15th place, 200 IM; 20th place, 50 Free Sydney Brault (16): 17th place, 1650 Free Quinn Fike (15): 16th place, 100 Back Nick Noe (17): 17th place, 100 Free; 18th place, 200 Free Max Penn (18): 12th place, 200 IM Abby Stone (17): 2nd place, 100 Free &200 Back; 3rd place, 200 Free; 5th place, 100 Breast; 8th place, 500 Free Tyler Welty (16): 5th place, 200 Breast
In addition, we want to acknowledge the following 17 swimmers who also competed in the Senior Meet:
Victor Alfonso Carson Barnes Matthew Benrsdorf Paige Cackovic Grace Fruth Riley Gundlach Amanda Jenny HarrisonJenny Steven Kish Charlotte Lennox Abbie Linek Annie Moosavian Brendan Murphy Michael Ritchey Durkin Ross Alex Stark Grace Taylor
Last but by no means least, the new team records established at the Senior Meet were:
Abby Stone (Girls 17-18): 100 Free (50.96), 200 Free (1.51.03), & 200 Back (1:58.31)
Tyler Welty (Boys 15-16): 200 Breast (2.06.84)
Congratulations to all of our swimmers for an outstanding Senior Meet!
President’s Day weekend once again provided the backdrop for our age group swimmers to compete in the Regional Swim Championships at Upper Arlington. For some of our swimmers, the Regional Meet is the culmination of a long season of hard work and affords the opportunity for swimmers to post personal best times at season’s end. For others, Regionals is a chance to qualify for the OHJO State Meet and for another chance to compete at an higher level. In all cases though, it is a physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging weekend for our swimmers, and each of competitors should be commended for their efforts over the course of the three-day, six-session meet.
In terms of specific accolades, 39 NAAC swimmers finished in the top 6 of at least one event, and 12 individuals achieved new OHJO state cuts in a combined 22 different events.
We will first recognize our 39 championship heat finalists below:
In addition, the NEW OHJO STATE CUTS attained by our swimmers over the course of the Regional Meet were:
Olivia Bergmann (Girls 11-12): 200 Free
Andrew Bernsdorf (Boys 13-14): 100 & 200 Back, 200 IM, 500 Free
Sydney Boals (Girls 9-10): 50 Breast
Maddy Brandon (Girls 11-12): 50 Free & 50 Fly
Kiara Crumbley (Girls 9-10): 50 Free & 50 Fly
Mike DeAscentis (Boys 11-12): 100 & 200 Free, 100 Back
Olivia Hovorka (Girls 9-10): 50 Fly
Thomas Lennox (Boys 11-12): 50 Breast
Carly Meeting (Girls 9-10): 50 Free
Sydney Sena (Girls 9-10): 50 Back
Abby Yakam (Girls 11-12): 100 & 200 IM
Julia Zaper (Girls 9-10): 200 IM
Our swimmers of the meet!
Carrie Emerman: Carrie finish up her season very well. She has been practicing very hard and she has great swims, really working on her technique. Great Job Carrie.
Caleb Schimming - Caleb went several best times in his events, and placed top ten in most of the events. He showed a willingness to race, and improved all of his strokes.
Jillian Velto - JIllian dropped time in a few of her events, and demonstrated a much better understanding of the fundamentals we practice every day. She improved her turns, starts, and finishes.
Marisa Downs- Tough weekend with swims in the morning and evening that produced lots of best times. A great reward for a hard worker and a great kid.
Lauren Bernacki and Livy Meeting both swam well and stepped up big time at the end of the year! They both had great time drops and swam really well.
Patrick Daly and Diarmuid Hutchinson had huge time drops at regionals as their hard work this year paid off! Both boys had a great outlook and went out there and swam fast!
Jada Johnson- Jada had a great many and achieved many best times. The best part of the meet was watching her get that " racing attitude" back and approach each of her races with desire and drive! Nice work Jada!
Jane Taylor- Jane had a great meet!! Her 500 free was incredible and she dropped almost 13 seconds by racing with correct distance strategies and purpose! Super job Jane!!
Shraddha Pingali- Shraddha had a super meet of racing! She achieved many great racing applying all her good practice habits into racing! She had a break through and achieved many best times! Keep up the good work!
Andrew Bernsdorf- Andrew had amazing swims and picked up 4 new very difficult 13-14 cuts. Most impressive was his 500 free and 200 IM double. After competing in the 500 free and achieving his JO cut he turned around and swam immediately 20 minutes later and dropped an additional 2 seconds from his prelim swim to achieve his JO cut in his 200 IM! Great work Andrew!
James Grodesky- Wow! James had a great meet! He swam a total of 14 races between prelims and finals and had 13 out of 14 best times!! He dropped a total of 23 seconds in his 200 free and 24 seconds in his 200 IM! Nice work James!!
Congratulations to all of our boys and girls throughout the 14 & under age groups, and best of luck to those swimmers going on to compete in either individual events or relays in the State Meet!
On Sunday, February 9, NAAC hosted the Kicker Classic. The Kicker Classic is the second meet that NAAC has hosted this season, and it was both well-attended and well-received. It is no surprise that many of our own swimmers competed in this meet and – again , no surprise – many of our swimmers fared quite well.
Our Swimmers of the Meet!
Breakers: Reese Baldwin: 1 minute drop on her 25 FR! Reese has come along way from starting out this fall. Sarah McKee: What a great meet for Sarah. Heat Winner in both of her events and drop tons of time.
Ripples: Josh Emerman: Josh has really been working hard in practice and it paid off this meet. Great swims!
What a GREAT MEET! I was very impressed with all the swims. We had great streamlines/finishes and got up to RACE. I love that the kids tried new events and did such a great job. The Breakers and Ripples looked great and their hard work is paying off from practice.
Ripples and Breakers, keep up the great work at practice and get ready to swim fast at your Championships!
I did want to give some credit to Breaker Rory Lindholm for being our only no-breather at practice last week. Not only did he do it once, but twice in practice and then in the meet.
Olivia Shuff- She improved all of her times, and made all of her swims much smoother and more efficient through dedication in practices.
Juliet McDevitt- Juliet demonstrated better stroke technique, as well as executed a flawless breaststroke pullout in her 50 Breaststroke swim.
Mikey Jauchius- Mikey dropped more than 15 seconds in his 50 Free, as well as improved all of his other times as well, doing so with the best technique he has had all year.
Tommy Jauchius - Tommy demonstrated fantastic turns in both his freestyle, and backstroke, as well as dropping time in all of his events.
Mimi Economous: for her hard work and amazing attitude all year which culminated in awesome swims at the meet.
Midori and Kelly Shur- both ladies have worked really hard throughout the season and saw their efforts pay off with huge time drops across the board. Kelly dropped 22 seconds in her 200IM while Midori dropped 19 in her 100 IM. Great job ladies!
Gage Ford: Gage had a great meet and stepped up ready to race! He had best times in all of his events!! Not only were his swims great
but his flip turns were some of the fastest I have seen this season form the Typhoon group!
Emily Borchers: Emily had a great meet and had many best times. She also stepped out of her comfort zone and tried new events in which she looked amazing swimming! She is getting closer to breaking that minute in her 100 free swimming it in a 1:00.13!!!!!
Of special note, the following 48 swimmers finished in the top 3 of one or more individual events:
Additionally, congratulations are in order for Natalie Duperre for earning a new OHJO state cut in the Girls 9-10 50 Fly!
t but his flip turns were some of the fastest I have seen this season form the Typhoon group!
A few dozen NAAC Eagles flew south recently to Cincinnati to compete in the TYR Sport Invitational. The TYR Invitational boasts some of the best competition in the state of Ohio and is an excellent marker against which our swimmers can measure themselves. In this case, 10 of our swimmers performed well enough to score points for our team in the meet, 4 achieved new OJO state cuts, and one swimmer – Elyse Bergmann – established two new team records!
First, the swimmers that placed high enough in individual events to score points for the club were:
Newly achieved OJO State Cuts at the TYR Invitational were:
Elyse Bergmann – 50 Back
Mike DeAscentis – 100 IM
Abby Yakam – 50 Free
Emma Yakam – 100 Breast
Our swimmers of the meet!
Kiara Crumbley: Kiara for her awesome meet and continued hard work and effort in practice that leads to great swims at meets.
Olivia Young: Olivia had many great swims at the TYR meet including many best times but also implementing the things she has been working hard on practice like fast turns! She continues to drop time in the 100 fly and is one of the few younger swimmers to compete in this "tiresome" event!!
Jimmy Lapsley: Jimmy continues to shave time off that 50 back and is getting closer and closer to the JO cut. He works hard and is always wanting to be the best he can be for his competitions!
Dylan Ferencz: Dylan had an amazing TYR meet. He had incredible swims and dropped 2.5 seconds in his 200 free and Almost 21 seconds in his 200 IM.. Keep up the hard work Dylan!
Thomas Lennox: Thomas swam with determination this past weekend at TYR. He had best times in several events and went out and dropped 16 seconds in his 500 free! Keep up the good work Thomas!
Last, but certainly not least, special congratulations again to Elyse Bergmann for setting two new Girls 7-8 team records
50 Back (37.06) & 200 IM (3.01.60)!!!!
Keep up the good work swimmers! Championship meets are just around the corner!
Kelly German Meet!
Too many NAAC swimmers to count braved the elements over Martin Luther King Day weekend to swim in the Kelly German Memorial Meet. Held at Thomas Worthington High School Pool, this meet has historically produced fast times for many of our swimmers, and this year was no exception. In this case, one team record was broken, five swimmers achieved new OHJO state cuts, two others achieved Central Zone cuts, and 11 NAAC competitors took first place in at least one event or more! Swimmers who finished in the top six of an event in either the Ultimate or Premier Challenges were:
Nathan Apple and Sydney Bering are swimmer of the meet! They both had great swim this weekend and you could tell that they are putting together everything from practice. Great Job and Great Work in practice. Keep up the hard work!
Ty Wunderlich, who dropped time while maintaining his technique, and looking the best he has all season.
Jenna Wagoner, she has dropped time recently and improved her freestyle, along with swimming longer and trying newer events.
Hanna Wagoner, she has taken the time to develop all of her strokes and it has been improving her times as well.
Evelynn Morris, she had a challenging meet by swimming quite a few events, dropping time and trying new events.
Lara Barker: She works hard every time she is at practice and she was able to swim best times in each of her events this weekend.
Julia Zaper- Had a great meet and placed highly in a number of her events. She had great swims in finals and showed she is tough and knows how to race in all of her events!
Elliot Simpson- Has been one of the most consistent swimmers during practice. He is always positive and always asking what he can improve. That attitude payed off big time this weekend with big drops in a number of events!
TYPHOON: What a great weekend the typhoon swimmers had! Each of you were spectacular! It was hard for me to chose, keep up the great work!!
Lauren Sadler and Kennedy Gabor: Not only did both of these girls have amazing swims and all best times but what impressed me most were their finishes on the 50 free! Both Lauren and Kennedy went in hard to the wall, head down with no breathing in from the flags, extended and rolled it in to out touch all their competition and achieve a best time! Keep up the great work!!!
Emily Borchers: Emily also had all best times and dropped huge amounts in events! Emily takes practice and meets very seriously and works hard to make adjustments to her strokes and it is paying off! Keep it up Emily!!
Abby Yakam: Abby is continuing to develop each of her strokes and is finding out that even though she is amazing at breaststroke she can compete and do very well with other events!! She had great swims in numerous events and is becoming quite the 200 freestyler! Nice work Abby!
Congratulations to all of our NAAC swimmers for their performances at the Kelly German!
TRIPLE CROWN MEET!
NAAC swimmers resumed their winter season over the first weekend of the new year in the annual Triple Crown Meet at Upper Arlington High School. This meet’s unique format allows swimmers of different ability levels to compete and to score points for their club in various tiers according to entry seed times. Our club took full advantage of this format and 45 swimmers earned top six finishes in their respective divisions thereby scoring points for NAAC. Even more impressively, 9 of our swimmers scored enough points to finish in the top ten of their age group for total individual scoring.
Our role call will start with these 9 standouts:
Elyse Bergmann (Girls 8 & under) - 1st place Ashlyn Morr (Girls 8 &under) - 10th place Sydney Sena (Girls 9-10) - 6th place Sydney Boals (Girls 9-10) - 8th place Julia Zaper (Girls 9-10) - 10th place Olivia Bergmann (Girls 11-12) - 4th place Cy Richardson (Boys 9-10) - 8th place Kam Kist (Boys 9-10) - 8th place Mike DeAscentis (Boys 11-12) - 10th place
Now featuring our swimmers of the meet!
Rio Hall: She did a great job in her 25 FLY. She didn't get DQ and drop 8 seconds. GREAT JOB RIO!
Jonathon Hammond: He had a great meet. He looked great in both his Back and Free!
Nathanael Schimming: What a great finish to his 2 day meet. He drop time in all his events and even finished on his back for Backstroke.
Andre Demesa: Another Breaker swimmer that swam both days and finished with some new times and strong swims. Great Job Andre!
Carrie Emerman: Carrie had her best swims of the season. She looked very strong in the water and her technique was great.
Yasemin Bilgin: Yasemin has been working very hard in practice and BLEW AWAY her time with a 19.06 in her 25 Free.
Owen Kunstmann: What a GREAT TWO day meet! Owen had some great time drops and very strong swim for the weekend finishing up with the 100 IM.
Conner Lofthouse: Conner had a great BRESTROKE swim as well as finishing hard in the 100 IM.
Carolyn Daly, she showed great improvement from the last meet, and dropped time. Her strokes and fundamentals have improved, and she responded to every point of focus with enthusiasm.
Sydney Sena: She works hard at every practice, has an amazing attitude, is supportive of her teammates and was rewarded with great swims this weekend.
Chris Rogers: He listens to instruction, implements what he is told and swims fast as a result.
Sydney Boals: Sydney had a great meet! She had personal best and came very close to acheiving some of her JO times.She stepped up and showed us she knows how to race!
Patrick Daly: Patrick's hard work and great attitude at practices is really paying off. Patrick had a terrific meet and acheived many best times!!!
Mike DeAscentis: Mike continues to look strong in the water! He continues to drop time in his events and is showing great improvement with his turns and underwaters!
Austin Wharton: WOW! Austin was ready to race! He has been training hard and to the best of his ability even with a broken toe the last couple weeks. It sure did pay off with him achieving ALL best times in all his events!!!
The following list identifies all of our swimmers who scored points for the club in the meet: