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Chaminade swimming to be well-represented at states

Chaminade's Kieran Serratta breaks the plane of the

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After closing out the season 7-1 and placing second in the CHSAA championship meet, Chaminade swimming coach Angelo Pellicone is looking forward to bringing his group up to the state championship meet in Webster.

One word applies to Chaminade’s swimming squad: depth.

“Depth is critical for a team’s success because in a meet you can out score an opponent without any first place finishes,”...

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Hauppauge swimming ready for county meet

Hauppauge's Justin Plaschka swims in the preliminaries of

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With a League II championship under their belt, the Hauppauge boys swimming team is now looking forward to competing at the county meet next Saturday at Suffolk CC-Brentwood.

Coach Rich Lionetti acknowledged the strength of his top swimmers, such as Justin Plaschka, Nick Lauritano and brothers Trevor and Troy Maida, but he gives credit to another group of swimmers.

"A lot of strength...

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Half Hollow Hills continues to breeze past competition

Michael Mattera of Half Hollow Hills competes in

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Half Hollow Hills boys swimming have been successfully breezing by their competition. They are currently 9-0 and have defeated each team in their league.

On Monday night, they took down league rival Sachem East 92-89.

“My team has already exceeded my expectations for this year,” coach Jason Wiedersum said.

Senior Michael Mattera is one of the top swimmers on the squad. He has already...

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Sachem North boys swimming looks to stay strong

Sachem North's boys swimming team graduated seven seniors, but their squad remains strong, coach Larry Saposnick said.

"The talent is spread out this year," Saposnick said." "I have a strong core and a handful of strong swimmers."

In their most recent meet, Sachem North defeated Lindenhurst 63-37.

Senior Derek Avila placed second in the 100-yard butterfly...

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Talented trio leads Manhasset swimming

Some teams have one standout player. Others have two. But rarely, a trio emerges amongst a varsity squad. For Manhasset's boys swimming team, sophomore Connor Beil and juniors Sean Earley and Jeff McNeary are on their coach's radar this season.

"They all continue to improve each year," coach Matt McGrane said.

McNeary finished first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of...

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Garden City swimming eyes repeat

Garden City's Joseph Lozano swims the breaststroke leg

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Last year, the Garden City boys swimming team won the Nassau championship. They're looking to repeat that accomplishment this year.

"We want a repeat," coach Anne Sullivan said. "I graduated three top boys who were contributing members throughout last season. However, my base has greatly improved from last year."

The Trojans are seeded No. 1 this year and have competed...

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Long Beach swimming dominates at first meet of season

Last year, superstorm Sandy severely affected Long Beach. This year, the town has been rebuilding and many residents are back in their homes that were once stockpiled with sand and water.

For Long Beach's swimming team, they're looking forward to a new season in their beloved neighborhood.

Long Beach dominated during the first meet of the season against Syosset on Friday.

"We're...

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Connetquot swimming wins League II title

Connetquot’s girls swimming team is champion for the second time in four years.

The Thunderbirds finished undefeated in League II, 5-0, and competed against the best in the league on Friday in the League II swimming and diving championship in Deer Park.

Katherine Green finished first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.88 and Tiffany Catano finished second in the 200-yard freestyle...

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Friars swimming aims for special postseason

St. Anthony's swimmer Melissa Bischoff.

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Melissa Bischoff, Kylie Danin, Aileen Fitzpatrick and LeeAnn Santore don't take it for granted that each is a member of the St. Anthony's girls swimming program.

"They know how special it is to be on this team," Friars coach Dan McBride said. "Not everyone gets a chance to wear the black and gold."

Bischoff, Danin, Fitzpatrick and Santore are wearing those colors...

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Trio of teams set sights on Ward Melville swimming

Half Hollow Hills, Connetquot and Harborfields know the team to beat in Suffolk girls swimming year after year is Ward Melville, winner of the past 21 county titles.

As each team prepares for its respective league championship meet this week, Half Hollow Hills, Connetquot and Harborfields have put together quality seasons.

Half Hollow Hills (6-1) placed second in League I behind Ward...

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