Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics Wins Metro Junior Olympics

Photo Courtesy: AGUA Swim Team

By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern

The 2016 Metropolitan Junior Olympic Championships were March 11-13, hosted by the Long Island Aquatic Club at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, New York. The meet is a regional championships for swimmers ages 14 and under.

Complete results: 2016 Metro Junior Olympics – Results

Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) had an exciting and memorable meet. AGUA won the meet with 3328 points, 647.5 points ahead of runner-up Long Island Aquatic Club (LIAC). Their win marked LIAC’s first defeat in over a decade.

Twenty-three records were broken throughout the three day meet, ten of them coming from AGUA swimmers. Isabel Gormley set new meet records in the girls’ 13-14 100 back (56.88), 200 back (2:02.53), and 200 IM (2:04.08).

The AGUA girls’ 13-14 200 free relay (1:37.95) was also a new meet record. Their 400 free relay (3:31.45), 200 medley relay (1:47.29), and 400 medley relay (3:55.85) were all new meet and league records.

The boys’ 11-12 400 free relay (3:39.13) set a new meet mark, as did the boys 13-14  200 free relay (1:32.05) and 400 free relay (3:19.43).

Westchester Aquatics’ Joy Jiang set six new records throughout the meet in the girls’ 11-12 100 free (52.90), 100 back (57.05), 200 back (2:03.04), 100 fly (56.73), 200 fly (2:03.35), and 400 IM (4:28.28). Her 100 back and 200 fly were also new Metro league records.

AGUA, former club team of 2012 Olympian Lia Neal, trains at the George Delacorte Olympic Pool on the Upper East Side campus and at a 25-yard lap pool at the Battery Park City campus. Every year, AGUA trains more than 300 children six to 18 years old from five boroughs of New York City, northern New Jersey, and around the world.

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Photo Courtesy: AGUA Swim Team

 

3 Comments

3 comments

  1. avatar
    Alexis

    Congratulations to Asphalt Green on a well deserved win! There is a correction that should be made in the first sentence of your article however.

    “The 2016 Metropolitan Junior Olympic Championships were March 11-13, hosted BY the Long Island Aquatic Club AT the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, New York.”

    Long Island Aquatic Club has hosted the Metropolitan Swimming Junior Olympics for the last 4 consecutive short course and long course seasons. The meet is run in two 10 lane pools, with the help of over 200 LIAC parent volunteers each day. From timers and officials to marshals and awards presentations, Long Island Aquatic Club hosted 1,300 athletes from the more than 70 teams in attendance.

    Once again congratulations to AGUA on a well earned victory!

  2. avatar
    Jim

    How is this a story that belongs in Swimming World? What about Senior Mets? What about the Senior and Age Group meets from every other LSC all over the country? Happy for the kids involved, not so much for the free advertising.

    • avatar
      A-Parent

      The story is about swimming, seems to me Swimming World is a perfect site to post it.

Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She swims IM and freestyle for their Division 1 program and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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