NEWS & Results
There were some great swims at this season’s WVSC Championships on Saturday, hosted by Cliffwood Lake. Of our 96 swimmers, 50% of them qualified (48 to be exact, but 10 couldn’t make it unfortunately). We came in a close 2nd Place, narrowly behind Sussex County Y. Our attending qualifiers earned a bunch of top places, 14 Personal Best Times (despite being swum in a lake), and even some impressive League Records!
First Places were swum by Reese Berg (50 Fly, 50 Breast, 100 Free); Nathaniel Kern (50 Fly, 50 Breast, 50 Free); Clare Schwartz (50 Fly, 100 Fly, 100 Back); Billy Ruddy (50 Fly, 50 Breast, 100 Breast); Rylee Bambara (50 Back, 50 Free); Ty Hollar (50 Back, 100 Free); Carter Bambara (50 Free); Marcus Innamorato (100 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Free); Molly Bellflowers (25 Back, 25 Free); Ben Vargas (25 Fly, 25 Back); and our Boy’s Step-Up Relay of Marcus Innamorato, Billy Ruddy, Nathaniel Kern, and Ben Vargas.
Just as exciting was that some of these set new WVSC Records, including:Nathaniel Kern (50 Fly) from 2014; (50 Free) from 2014Billy Ruddy (50 Fly) from 2002; (50 Breast) from 1992Clare Schwartz (100 Back) from 2019Reese Berg (100 Free) from 2012Molly Bellflowers (25 Back) from 2012
Complete results HERE.
Everyone had a blast at our 17th Annual Picnic, held at Crandon Lake on Sunday. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the scenic beach, have some delicious food, and to celebrate our accomplishments this season. Swimmers received a small team gift, MVP and Coaches’ Awards were presented, and more. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated!
For the many folks who inquired about building upon their swimming experiences this summer, we will be sending out information about the North Jersey Barracudas and all of the programs they have to offer. Check your inbox.
We thank everyone for being a part of our KBST this season and wish you all a wonderful (rest of the) Summer- let the vacations begin! Tuesday 7/26- Hello! Our End of the Season Picnic is coming up! You have been invited to sign up; Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet. Date: Sunday, 7/31Location: Crandon Lakes East Beach 39 East Shore Drive Newton
Plan to bring the family for a fun afternoon of swimming and celebrating all we have done this summer swim season. Lawn chairs and blanket are recommended.
Please plan to provide enough to feed a family of 6 unless stated otherwise. Bring your own drinks for your own family. Please be aware that there is no alcohol allowed at this facility. Paper products will be provided.
If you are not able to attend, please plan to have someone pick up your end of season awards and gift. SIGN-UP Monday 7/25- What another great for our swimmers at our last regular meet of the season at Cliffwood Lake. Of our 107 splashes throughout the meet, 24 were Personal Bests (converted) despite being in a lake. There were many swims to write home about like Collette Baumgartner’s 25 Free (-13.21) and Aiden Majka’s 25 Back (-7.22) just to name a few. Congrats to our First Place swimmers Izaac Bagley (25 Back, 25 Free); Carter Bambara (25 Breast); Rylee Bambara (50 Back, 50 Free); Rowan Baumgartner (25 Fly); Molly Bellflowers (25 Free); Reese Berg (50 Fly, 50 Breast); Ty Hollar (50 Breast); Nathaniel Kern (50 Fly, 50 Free); Chris Kiederling (50 Back, 50 Free); Cameron Kovach (25 Free); Aiden Majka (25 Back); Carter Muller (50 Back); Libby Prtorich (25 Free, 25 Breast); Billy Ruddy (50 Fly, 50 Breast); Clare Schwartz (50 Back, 50 Free); Victoria Vance (25 Back); Ben Vargas (25 Fly, 25 Free); and Iris Wikander (50 Fly, 50 Breast). A few swimmers qualified for Champs events tonight, like Channing Muller (50 Back); Victoria Vance (25 Back); Kathryn Zaremba (50 Back). We will be sending a list of our qualifying swimmers’ events tomorrow (there are already submitted) along with any additional champs info as we get it. Be sure to check the WVSC Championships page HERE for details on the day in the interim. Kittatinny 236, Cliffwood 109 (Full Results HERE). We will have info about our end of season picnic on Sunday 7/31 shortly, too. On behalf of all the coaches, we’d like to congratulate all of our swimmers on a really fun season with LOTS of improvement. Keep up the good work- Great job everyone! Saturday 7/23- We are finalizing our entries for next weekend’s WVSC Championships, which are due Sunday 7/24. Results from the meet on Monday 7/25 WILL count and CAN be added (note Monday’s meet is at Cliffwood- great way to prepare for championships). We are hoping that all of our qualifying swimmers will be there so our team has a chance of bringing back home the BIG conference trophy. We are tied for First Place in the Gold Conference now! If you absolutely cannot attend, please be sure to sign out per usual by 11:00 am on 7/24. Criteria: Must have competed with KBST for at least 3 meets and have earned a qualifying time (see Eligibility Report). NOTE: THIS SEASON’S CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE HELD IN A LAKE (LC METERS) SO ALL BEST POOL TIMES HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO THAT COURSE. Please take a few minutes and visit the WVSC Championships page HERE for details on the day. All teams are required to provide timers- rsvp the usual way to volunteer to get a front row seat to the action! There are also Booster opportunities, championships t-shirts, and more! This is our last week- FINISH STRONG for yourself AND your team! Fri 7/22- Wow, the season’s gone by quickly. Our last meet at home against Lake Tranquility was a good one, with our swimmers building on the trend of top places and lots of dropped times.
First Places were earned by Carter Bambara (25 Fly, 25 Back); Rylee Bambara (50 Fly, 50 Breast); Molly Bellflowers (25 Free, 25 Back); Reese Berg (50 Back, 100 Free); Sydney Greenwood (25 Fly); Aiden Hickey (100 Free); Lilly Hull (50 Back); Marcus Innamorato (100 Fly, 50 Free); Jonathan Kern (50 Fly); Nathaniel Kern (50 Back, 50 Breast); Chris Kiederling (100 Fly, 50 Breast); Cameron Kovach (25 Free, 25 Back); Addison Metzgar (25 Back, 26 Breast); Libby Prtorich (25 Back, 25 Free); Molly Riva (50 Back); Billy Ruddy (50 Back, 50 Free); Clare Schwartz (100 Fly, 50 Breast); Katie Sills (50 Breast); and Iris Wikander (50 Free).
There were a bunch of exciting swims throughout the meet, including 51 Personal Best Times swum! Some real standouts were Kai Baker (-12.81 in his 25 Free); Paige Decaro (-9.15 in her 100 Fly); Ty Hollar (-12.79 in his 100 Free); Aiden Monastero (-8.26 in his 50 Back); and Victoria Vance (-7.15 in her 25 Fly); just to name a few. Kittatinny 241, Tranquility 89 (Full Results HERE) Great job all! Next up is Cliffwood in our last meet of the season…. Tues 7/19- Despite having only about 50% of our team show up to this meet (a terribly low number; c’mon folks!), our attending swimmers rallied and swam their hearts out earning 49 Personal Best Times, top places, and more. We are now in the running for Gold Conference Champs and even WVSC Champs! Congratulations to our First Place earners Izaac Bagley (25 Free); Carter Bambara (50 Breast, 50 Free); Rylee Bambara (50 Back, 50 Free); Molly Bellflowers (25 Free, 25 Back); Reese Berg (50 Fly, 50 Breast); Ty Hollar (50 Breast); Jonathan Kern (50 Back); Nathaniel Kern (50 Fly, 50 Free); Cameron Kovach (25 Free, 25 Back); Emily Newton (25 Fly); Libby Prtorich (25 Breast); Billy Ruddy (50 Fly, 100 Breast); Clare Schwartz (50 Back, 50 Free); Grace Sosnovik (25 Back, 25 Free); Ben Vargas (25 Fly, 25 Back); and Carley Wikander (50 Fly). While all of our Personal Best swims were exciting, some were really incredible like Kai Baker’s 25 Back (-17.16); Rowan Baumgartner’s 25 Back (-7.65); Brielle Greenwood’s 50 Free (-8.71); Brynn Sosnovik’s 25 Free (-7.30) and Amelia Weiss’ 25 Back (-9.44) just to name a few. Great job to everyone who came out, swam fast, and supported our team at this meet! Next up Tranquility at home on Thursday. NOTE: WVSC Championships Info coming soon! Kittatinny 198, SCY 151 (Complete Results HERE) Thurs 7/14- Another great meet tonight at home, with many swimmers taking on events outside of there comfort zone! Whether a swimmer tried a new event and DQ'd but learned from it, took a first place, or somewhere in-between there were a lot of good swims! We recorded 53 Personal Best Times along with First Places by Izaac Bagley (25 Back); Carter Bambara (25 Back, 25 Free); Rylee Bambara (50 Back, 50 Free); Molly Bellflowers (25 Free, 25 Back); Peyton Berg (50 Fly, 50 Breast); Reese Berg (50 Fly, 50 Breast); Brooklynn Davis (25 Back); Sydney Greenwood (25 Back, 25 Free); Ty Hollar (50 Back, 50 Breast); Marcus Innamorato (50 Fly, 100 Back); Nathaniel Kern (50 Fly, 50 Free); Chris Kiederling (50 Breast); Addison Metzgar (25 Fly, 25 Breast); Libby Prtorich (25 Fly); Billy Ruddy (50 Fly, 50 Free); Clare Schwartz (100 Back, 50 Free); Benjamin Vargas (25 Fly, 25 Breast); Carly Wikander (100 Back, 50 Breast); and a ton of other exciting races. Great job all! Kittatinny 260, Stockholm 61 (Complete Results HERE) Wed 7/13- Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed at the Kittatinny Time Trials! They were among about 100 swimmers from a few different teams to swim for times and to also support a great cause; all proceeds will go to support the Project Help foundation. Our swimmers earned 28 Personal Bests along with the 25 first-ever swims. Thanks to all of our meet volunteers and coaches, and great job swimmers! (Complete results HERE) Mon 7/11- It was a great night for our first lake meet, with our swimmers earning more Personal Bests, Top Places, and more! A quick note for new parents/swimmers: this meet was Long Course meters, which is a longer course than our 25 yard pool so times will appear slower. All times can be converted for comparison. Using conversions, an impressive 50 Personal Bests were swum tonight, with noteworthy drops by Jack Adam (-8.13 in his 25 Back); Aiden Majka (-16.78 in his 25 Free); Kayla Makowski (-9.71 in her50 Fly); Jack Prtorich (-18.80 in his 25 Free); Brynn Sosnovik (-9.65 in her 25 Free); Kyle Teresi (-18.81 in his 25 Back); Amelia Weiss (-11.89 in her 25 Back); just to name a few. Our First Place winners tonight were Carter Bambara (25 Breast); Rylee Bambara (50 Fly, 50 Breast); Molly Bellflowers (25 Free); Peyton Berg (50 Back); Reese Berg (50 Back, 50 Free); Tucker Carlson (50 Back); Ty Hollar (50 Fly, 50 Free); Marcus Innamorato (50 Fly, 100 Free); Nathaniel Kern 50 Back, 50 Breast); Chris Kiederling (50 Fly); Cameron Kovach (25 Free); Enzo Lombardo (100 Free); Addison Metzgar (25 Free); Jake Pando (25 Fly); Libby Prtorich (25 Breast); Billy Ruddy (50 Back, 50 Breast); Clare Schwartz (50 Fly, 50 Breast); and Ben Vargas (25 Back, 25 Free).
Kittatinny 200, Tamarack 120 (complete results HERE) Sat 7/9- We will be hosting our annual Kittatinny Time Trials on Wednesday 7/13. Swimmers may select the events they wish to swim and sign up at our table in practice by TUESDAY 7/12@7:00PM. There’s a $4 fee per event; all swims are eligible for achieving championships times and fees will be donated to the league as our team’s contribution to the WVSC’s Swim-A-Long (this year benefitting the Project Help foundation). Families that sign-up are asked to volunteer/help out at the meet. C’mon out and support this worthy cause! Tues 7/5- Our first outing this season against Newton was an exciting one, with Newton outing us by two points! There were 29 Personal Best Times swum, including some significant drops by Charlotte Adams (-12.31 in her 25 Back, -9.20 in her 25 Free); Molly Bellflowers (-9.01 in her 25 Free); Cameron Kovach -8.58 in his 25 Free); Carter Muller (-15.52 in his 50 Fly); Jack Prtorich (-9.77 in his 25 Free); and Caroline Turner (-8.81 in her 25 Free). We had many of our new members swim successfully in their first swim meet, too! Congrats to our First Place earners Izaac Bagley (25 Back, 25 Free); Molly Bellflowers (25 Free); Peyton Berg (50 Breast); Reese Berg (50 Fly, 50 Breast); Ty Hollar (50 Back, 50 Breast); Marcus Innamorato (50 Fly, 50 Back); Nathaniel Kern (50 Fly, 50 Free); Chris Kiederling (50 Back); Cameron Kovach (25 Free); Addison Metzgar (25 Breast); Billy Ruddy (50 Fly, 50 Free); Clare Schwartz (50 Back, 50 Free); Ben Vargas (25 Fly, 25 Breast). Newton 166, Kittatinny 164 (complete results HERE) Nice job everyone! Next up Tamarack (away) on Monday night! Thurs 6/23- Practices begin! Mon 6/6- Visit our NEW Team Store to order your Team Suits, Caps, Custom Clothing, and more! Tues 5/31- We've had a wonderful turnout so far this year. There's still time to get in on the fun. To schedule a tryout, email email@example.com. Wed 4/20- 2022 Season Info is now here! We plan on resuming a more-tradition season with choices between either am or pm practices, and more. See our Registration page to get in on the fun! 2021 SEASON (4 Wins, 2 Losses) Tues 8/3- Championship Results are in! Congrats to our 'Cudas for their Third Place finish, and to all of our qualifying swimmers who swam at our meet! A special congrats to our First Place winners Reese Berg, Nathaniel Kern, Marcus Innamorato, Clare Schwartz, Ty Hollar, Rylee Bambara, Billy Ruddy, Jillian Berg, Brenna Philson, Chris Kiederling, Jonathan Kern, and our Boys 200 Step-Up Relay (Innamorato, Ruddy, N. Kern, J. Kern). Lots of other top-finishes, too. Look for info on picking up awards. Complete results HERE. Mon 8/2- Fantastic job by all at our virtual WVSC Championships on Friday. Results to be published on Wednesday 8/4. Check back here! Tue 7/27- Another great home meet to finish up our regular season! Our swimmers showed that their hard work is paying off, swimming 41 Personal Bests, some new events, and even a bunch of First Places by Rylee Bambara, Jillian Berg, Reese Berg, Addy Carlson, Katie Ciannella, Tyler Current, Paige Decaro, Sydney Greenwood, Ty Hollar, Marcus Innamorato, Kayleigh Kaminskyj, Jonathan Kern, Nathaniel Kern, Kailey Kovach, Addison Metzgar, Carter Muller, Emily Newton, Brenna Philson, Freddie Robins, Billy Ruddy, Evan Saul, and Clare Schwartz. Nice work by our coaches and parent volunteers too! Kittatinny 268, Culver 63. Complete results HERE. Updated Championship Qualifiers HERE. More on Friday’s Championships Information coming soon… Fri 7/23- WVSC Championships Qualifiers (so far). These swimmers have achieved championship times in one or more events (for swimmers with more than two, coaches will pick. Go HERE. Fri 7/23- Great job by our swimmers at last night's Tranquility meet! There were 33 Personal Best Times swum, along with Firsts by Carter Bambara, Rylee Bambara, Jillian Berg, Reese Berg, Katie Ciannella, Sydney Greenwood, Ty Hollar, Kayleigh Kaminskyj, Jonathan Kern, Nathaniel Kern, Josh Langley, Charles Lindo, Addison Metzgar, Emily Newton, John Pfister, Molly Riva, Billy Ruddy, Evan Saul, and Clare Schwartz. Kittatinny 193, Tranquility 120. Unfortunately we haven't received a PDF of the results from Tranquility yet, but will post when we do... Wed 7/21 (Swim-A-Long Update)- Hi everyone, Every year the WVSC selects a worthy recipient and swimmers from around the league swim to raise money for that worthy cause. That date was originally slated for 7/14, but we had a very busy week already (with makeup meets, etc.), so we will be running our event on Tuesday, 7/27 during morning practices. The itinerary is as follows: 8:30-9:15 (13 & Overs)- Waterpolo!9:30- 10:15 (9-12s)- Wacky-Relays!10:30-11:00 (8 & Unders)- Wacky-Relays! We are asking for a $5.00-$10.00 per swimmer donation (cash or check made out to Kittatinny Barracudas- we will provide one team check to the league). This year’s recipient is Benny’s Bodega.
Its going to be a blast! Hope to see you there! Tues 7/20- There were a bunch of great swims last night, including about 25 Personal Best Times and a whole bunch of swimmers trying out new events for the first time. First Places were earned by Jonathan Kern, Addison Metzgar, Sydney Greenwood, Cameron Kovach, Emily Newton, Carter Bambera, Reese Berg, Nathaniel Kern, Ty Hollar, Carley Wikander, Marcus Innamorato, Clare Schwartz, Billy Ruddy, and Rylee Bambera. Great job everyone! SCY 165, Kittatinny 154. Complete results HERE. Mon 7/19- Lake Stockholm RESULTS. (They finally sent, but it is missing the score; we are still waiting for that). Nice job everyone! Fri 7/16- Still waiting to receive results from Stockholm (6:00 pm)... Thurs 7/15-Looking forward to fun night at the beach tonight! Good luck swimmers! We are still looking for a few parent volunteers... Location: Lake Stockholm (league directions HERE)Check-In By (swimmers must check in with coaches; entries will be posted- bring a Sharpie*): 5:00-5:15 pmWarm-Ups (8 & Unders do not warm-up): 5:30ish pmMeet Start: 6:00 pm Thurs 7/15- Despite falling to Newton last night, our Barracuda swimmers swam really well! Of our 86 splashes, 18 were first-ever swims. Of the remaining 68, an incredible 54 were Personal Best Times; that’s about 80% of our swims! We also earned 22 First places with exciting swims by Rylee Bambara, Molly Bellflowers, Reese Berg, Addy Carlson, Ty Hollar, Jonathan Kern, Nathaniel Kern, Kailey Kovach, Addison Metzgar, Billy Ruddy, Clare Schwartz, and Iris Wikander. Great job swimmers, and good luck against Stockholm tonight. Kittatinny 144, Newton 201. Complete Results HERE. Tues 7/13- We are experiencing difficulty with Hotmail subscibers recieving our correspondence (this seems to happen with distribution list emails). We are working on it with our provider; if anyone would prefer to change where they receive their correspondence to send us a new address. Tues 7/13- The Newton Meet was re-scheduled for tomorrow night. Please note- as this is on a different night we are asking for parents to re-sign up for volunteer spots, and for any swimmers who cannot make it to list themselves in the appropriate spot (please note: Newton is typically our biggest competition and it would be great to have everyone there!) Go HERE to sign-up/out. Newton has a later-than-usual timeframe (most meets are an hour earlier than this; they have lights though):
Location: Newton Pool (Memory Park), 111 Moran St, Newton, NJ 07860Check-In By (swimmers must check in with coaches; entries will be posted- bring a Sharpie*): 6:30 pmWarm-Ups (8 & Unders do not warm-up): 7:00 pmMeet Start: 7:15 pm Mon 7/12 (Tamarack Meet)- Great job swimmers! Our first meet of the season against Tamarack was a big success. Many first-ever swims alongside a ton of Personal Best Times. Keep up the hard work! Thanks to our coaches and parent volunteers for helping to run a smooth meet for our kids. Kittatinny 197, Tamarack 110. Complete results HERE. Wed 7/7- Practices canceled due to power outage at school. Tues 7/6- Meet postponed due to storms. Re-sched date TBA.