2004 Long Course Championship  YMCA of the USA National Swimming and Diving Advisory Committee
Full Results and Scores


Athlete Journals
7/30/04 - What an evening! Chris Schenck from Northewestern Dupage broke the old 1500 Men's Freestyle record of 16:14.44 with a time of 16:11.49. But Chris took second place to Kyle Young from Aquatic Center in Florida who swam an incredible15:57.55!

In the Men's 200 Freestyle Relay, the Darien Community YMCA relay team of John Geissinger, Philip and Michael Baity and Matthew Donch swam 1:36.24 to break the old 1:37.02 record.

Lauren English from Montclair YMCA took first place in the 50 Backstroke with a record breaking time of 29.32.

Finally, the Women's 400 Medley Relay team from West Shore-Harrisburg YMCA, Tricia Weaner, Alison Zelenky, Allison Luttermoser, and Leah Gingrich, broke the old record of 4:25.59 by touching the wall at 4:25.26.

The Women's Team Awards went to Third Place - Montclair YMCA, Second Place - West Shore-Harrisburg, and First Place - YMCA Aquatic Center.

Men's Team Awards were presented to Third Place - Northwestern Dupage, Second Place - Darien Community, and First Place - Wilton Family YMCA.

The top three teams in the combined points were Northwestern Dupage, third place with 472.5 points, YMCA Aquatic Center, second place with 481.5 points and the combined winning team of the meet was Wilton Family YMCA with 617 points.

7/29/04 - Everyone was on their feet in prelims as Ashley Jones from the Joliet YMCA in Illinois beat the old Women's 400 IM record of 4:54.95 with a time of 4:53.61. At Finals, Ashley cam back to swim a tiem of 4:53.41 setting the new record.

For most, setting two new records in the 400 IM would be an exhausting day. But in finals, Ashley also broke the 200 Back record of 2:16.09 swimming a time of 2:15.50. But Tricia Weaner, West Shore, PA, was not about to be stripped of her record in this event. Tricia beat Ashley to the wall with a new record time of 2:15.38!

7/28/04 - OK, OK, I'm really not writing this ON 7/28 but I am writing about 7/28. You have probably all noticed that our website coverage has not been as prompt as usual. I apologize but we have been having some real problems uploading information and pictures to our server.

Now, as for the meet ... Well, he had to wait an extra night to do it but Jeffrey Sudbury from the Wilton Wahoos set a new record in the Men's 50 Freestyle with a time of 23.52

In the 800 Free Styles, Leah Gingrich, West Shore, PA set a new record of 8:56.48 for the women while Chris Schenck, Northwest Dupage, IL swam 8:56.55 for a new record in the men's.

Triangle Area YMCA in North Carolina's Jessica Botzum nicely beat the previous Women's 200 Breast record (old record: 2:37.44) in prelims with a time of 2:36.96. BUT WAIT!!! She came back in finals to smash that time with a new National Record of 2:34.61! Way to go Jessica!

In Prelims Bobby Savulich from Metuchen-Edison, NJ and Andrew Trepp of Wilton, CT both made it look like the meet record in the Men's 200 Free of 1:52.97 was safe. But in finals, Andrew beat the record with a time of 1:52.25... and came in second. Bobby beat him to the wall with a time of 1:52.25 to be our new National Record Holder.

In the Women's 100 Fly, Aidan McKinlay was a 1:03.26 in prelims beating the old record of 1:03.32. Tricia Weaner from West Shore YMCA in Pennsylvania, however, came back in finals with a time of 1:03.22!

Event 18, the Men's 100 Fly saw six, yes SIX record breaking swims. The prior record was 56.20. In Prelims, Andrew Langenfeld, Mount Vernon, IL swam 55.96, Pat Reams, South Shore, MA swam 55.94 and Matthew Donch, Darien, CT swam 55.91. Of course that provided an extremely exciting swim at Finals. There Matthew swam 56.12, Pat swam 55.87 and Andrew won the event and is the new Record Holder with a time of 55.57.

7/27/04 - Due to lightening, this evening's finals was suspended after the first heat of the Men's 50 Freestyle. The remaining heat of event 10, and the complete consolation and final heats of the 200 Medley Relays will begin the Finals Session on Wednesday evening. Our foremost concern is the safety of swimmers and spectators.

But what an amazing day it was! In Event 5 in the morning (the Women's 100 Backstroke) Tricia Weaner from West Shore YMCA in Pennsylvania broke her own 2003 record with a new time of 1:03.22.

Then in Event 7 we were treated to a new record in the Women's 400 Individual Medley. Ashley Jones from the Joliet YMCA in Illinois swam a 2:18.89 breaking the old record of 2:19.98.

Whether it was the Opening Ceremonies, getting pumped up from watching the Special Olympic swimmers compete, or maybe she was just holding back a little in the morning, but Emily Brunemann from ME Lyons YMCA in Ohio started the evening with a new record in the Women's 400 Freestyle. Emily swam a 4:20.60 breaking the prior record of 4:21.04.

Event 5 (the Women's 100 Backstroke) was a thrilling finish. Lauren English, Montclair YMCA in New Jersey) challenged Tricia Weaner from the starting block to the wall. And although Lauren's time of 1:03.02 was good enough to break Tricia's morning record, Tricia touched at 1:02.73. WOW!

7/26/04 - The start times listed on the Suggested Timeline page are suggested times. This reflects the time the participants should be ready to swim the event.

7/25/04 - Registration has started. Swimmers are in the pool practicing. Everyone looks geared up for a great meet. We're in the process of building our meet menus so keep tuned in here for the latest in meet photos, results, scores and journals. And keep checking what's happening in front of our live webcam.


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