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January 21, 2001
Swimmers raise money for YMCA By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - While many area residents were bundled up shoveling their driveways Sunday afternoon, others stripped down to their swimsuits for a dip in the water at the YMCA Pool Fest. "It was something fun to do for a change," said Melanie Wennick, whose husband Bob and children Adam, 10, and Chase, 8, all participated in the swim-a-thon. "We'll all compare notes later," she said, freshly changed from her dunk in the pool.
NEWS
November 16, 1997
Jefferson swimmers take the plunge By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson High School varsity swim coach Glenn Edwards demonstrated to the teenage girls the proper way to dive into the pool. After each dive, he explained to the group, inexperienced at competitive swimming, what they did wrong or congratulated them on what they did right. "That's too deep," he pointed out, as one diver splashed into the pool. "You'll lose seconds if you dive that deep.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | August 20, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com Their luggage was a little heavier and their smiles were a lot wider when Cassie Dobrzanski and Laurel and Andy Brabson came back home from the Aug. 6-9 AAU Junior Olympics in Knoxville, Tenn. The girls both placed first in the 200-meter freestyle relay and second in the 200-meter individual medley. Each won medals for those accomplishments. Cassie, the 12-year-old daughter of Cathy and Mark Dobrzanski of Maugansville, also took seventh place in the 400-meter freestyle event.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 9, 2003
Town recognizes Stewart, Munday The Hancock Town Council on Wednesday recognized citizen Talmadge "Sarge" Stewart for his years of volunteer work. Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said Stewart has worked endless hours with the town's Rail Trail and participates in community policing activities, among other activities. Stewart received a plaque, a pin containing the town's seal and a volunteer pin. Robert Munday, a former employee with the town of Hancock's water department, was honored Wednesday night for his years of service.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
Both of the pools at YMCA Hagerstown should reopen to swimmers later this week. Mike Flicek, executive director of YMCA Hagerstown at 1100 Eastern Blvd., said the facility's two pools were drained Aug. 21 for annual maintenance, but workers hit a snag when they found two cracked pipes. The cracks were discovered while the pools were being refilled Friday, Flicek said. "The pools should be ready Thursday," he said. There was no way to determine whether the cracks were caused by the magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rocked the Tri-State area on Aug. 23. "We can't say it was the earthquake," he said.
NEWS
By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | January 2, 1999
WILLIAMSPORT - A layer of ice over the Potomac River and a biting wind couldn't stop the "polar bears" from their annual New Year's Day dip. "It was excellent," said 35-year-old Hagerstown resident Dan Powers, dripping wet after his first ice-cold swim. Powers was one of 25 people to earn the polar bear nickname Friday by running into the river at Willaimsport. "I work in a freezer where it's 24 degrees below zero so I figured I could do this. "It was a little warmer," he said about the water temperature compared to the freezer at DOT Foods Inc. in Williamsport.
NEWS
September 15, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg OCEAN CITY, Md. - The drowning of a Mercersburg man Saturday morning was the first such incident in Ocean City since the summer of 1994, according to Beach Patrol Lt. Skip Lee. Kenneth R. Angle, 55, who was on vacation with his wife of 32 years, Carol, was swimming alone Saturday morning near the shore when he was pulled out into the ocean. A rip current pulled him several hundred yards from shore, according to Ocean City police.
NEWS
January 22, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The Frederick County school board has rejected a proposal to end varsity swimming in the county high schools. The decision came at a meeting attended by several dozen high school swimmers and other opponents of the proposal to end varsity swimming and close the three high school pools to save money. Board members have left open the option of cutting other pool operation costs. The county school system is looking to save millions of dollars and has found nearly 30 possible ways to save money.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | January 3, 2009
To Erik Meinelschmidt, life was one big pool party. As the St. Maria Goretti swim coach, his passion for swimming had friends, parents and athletes alike diving in head first to build the Gaels' program. He looked for those strokes of genius to make his swimmers great individuals, while creating great teammates. He had the ability to make work fun while preventing fun from feeling like work. Meinelschmidt stood for team and individuals, fun and competition, friendship and accomplishment.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | August 4, 2004
Portions of Antietam Creek remained posted with warnings on Tuesday advising swimmers and other users of the creek to steer clear of the waterway after the City of Hagerstown released sewage water that had not been disinfected into the creek Sunday. The warnings likely will remain today, said Kimmy Armstrong, a supervisor for the Washington County Health Department's Division of Environmental Health. The portion of the creek that is affected by the spill stretches from the city's Waste Water Treatment Plant on Frederick Street to the Potomac River.
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NEWS
May 23, 2013
Jack Kothari, son of Dr. Mitesh and Erin Kothari, was awarded a House of Delegates resolution for his achievements in swimming by Maryland Del. Andrew Serafini. Jack won the District 6 boys under-10 YMCA championships. In addition, he broke seven all-time team records dating back to the 1970s and six Hagerstown YMCA pool records. Jack swam in the maximum allowable six events, winning all of them. He is a fifth-grader at Paramount Elementary School.
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SPORTS
January 21, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA sent 10 members of its swim team to compete at the 11th annual Winterfest Invitational, hosted by the Severna Park YMCA at the University of Maryland, College Park, Jan. 11 to 13. The meet is one of the premier YMCA swim competitions in the Northeast. More than 1,500 swimmers from eight states competed. Age 15-18 Allison Martin (16), 100-yard backstroke 1:07.50 (83rd). Age 13-14 Malin Brokstrop (13), 100 backstroke 1:08.79 (85th). Age 11-12 Luke Anders (12)
SPORTS
January 19, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013 PREP SWIMMING SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The St. Maria Goretti boys and girls teams swept their tri-meets at Shepherd University on Saturday. The Goretti boys defeated Martinsburg 60-25, Washington 53-40 and Hedgesville 58-35, while the Goretti girls defeated Martinsburg 69-24, Washington 68-26 and Hedgesville 69-25. Winners for the Goretti boys included Eric Pino in the 200-yard freestyle (2:15.03), Josh Semler in the 50 freestyle (24.17)
NEWS
August 30, 2011
Both of the pools at YMCA Hagerstown should reopen to swimmers later this week. Mike Flicek, executive director of YMCA Hagerstown at 1100 Eastern Blvd., said the facility's two pools were drained Aug. 21 for annual maintenance, but workers hit a snag when they found two cracked pipes. The cracks were discovered while the pools were being refilled Friday, Flicek said. "The pools should be ready Thursday," he said. There was no way to determine whether the cracks were caused by the magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rocked the Tri-State area on Aug. 23. "We can't say it was the earthquake," he said.
NEWS
July 28, 2009
ROME (AP) -- The winner draped himself triumphantly on the lane rope, thrusting his right hand in the air to celebrate a world record. It's a familiar scene for Michael Phelps. This time, all he could do was watch. Germany's Paul Biedermann handed Phelps his first major individual loss in four years -- and snatched away his world record, too -- with a stunning win in the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships on Tuesday. Virtually unknown outside his country before this meet, Biedermann has erased Ian Thorpe from the record book in the 400 free and knocked off the winningest Olympian in history -- all in the space of three days.
NEWS
May 5, 2009
SWIMMING BIVALVE, Md. -- Six Hagerstown YMCA swimmers recently competed at the Nanticoke River 3-mile open-water swim. Paul Brabson, 48, of Boonsboro, led the way, placing third out of 92 in 1 hour, 6 minutes, 8 seconds. Sarah Besecker, 25, of Greencastle, Pa., was 15th in 1:13:38; Thomas Dahbura, 39, of Hagerstown, was 29th in 1:23:00; George Rohrer, 55, of Greencastle, was 31st in 1:24:48; Tina Mullins, 29, of Clear Spring, was 60th in 1:42:38; and Dallas Strait, 27, of Greencastle, was 66th 1:45:08.
NEWS
January 22, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The Frederick County school board has rejected a proposal to end varsity swimming in the county high schools. The decision came at a meeting attended by several dozen high school swimmers and other opponents of the proposal to end varsity swimming and close the three high school pools to save money. Board members have left open the option of cutting other pool operation costs. The county school system is looking to save millions of dollars and has found nearly 30 possible ways to save money.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 9, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A group of area residents doesn't like the Plaza Hotel's new pool policy: For guests only. Dozens of people from the community, many of them senior citizens, have used the pool in recent years as paying members of an "adult health club" at the hotel. But the arrangement ended last month because it didn't meet a state health code that requires, among other things, lifeguards for public pools. The Washington County Health Department first told the Halfway hotel in 2001 it couldn't offer public pool access without meeting certain regulations, department spokesman Rod MacRae said.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | January 3, 2009
To Erik Meinelschmidt, life was one big pool party. As the St. Maria Goretti swim coach, his passion for swimming had friends, parents and athletes alike diving in head first to build the Gaels' program. He looked for those strokes of genius to make his swimmers great individuals, while creating great teammates. He had the ability to make work fun while preventing fun from feeling like work. Meinelschmidt stood for team and individuals, fun and competition, friendship and accomplishment.
NEWS
March 21, 2008
LAUREL, Md. - Eighteen members of the Hagerstown YMCA Gators swim team competed at the Fairland Aquatic Center last weekend. The results: Girls 10-under Kristen Mellott - 27th, 50-yard freestyle; ninth, 50 backstroke; fifth, 100 backstroke; fourth, 50 butterfly; fourth, 100 butterfly; 15th, 100 IM. Bradley Crist - 16th, 100 freestyle. Girls 11-12 Allison Martin - 19th, 50 freestyle; seventh, 200 freestyle; eighth, 50 backstroke; sixth, 100 backstroke; 13th, 100 freestyle; 11th, 200 IM. Boys 11-12 Seth Thompson - 17th, 50 freestyle; eighth, 200 freestyle; 13th, 100 freestyle; 11th, 200 IM; 19th, 50 breaststroke; sixth, 200 freestyle relay.
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