Spartans Light-up C. T. Branin Christmas Swim Invitational
Fifty-three teams and 500 swimmers and divers from across the state traveled to Canton Ohio this past Saturday for the 13 th Annual Canton City Schools Christmas Invitational. The Spartans brought twenty swimmers and three divers to the meet. In the Saturday night finals Boardman swimmers captured first place in four events and second place in two events. The first event of the evening was the 200 medley relay. Freshmen Matt DunLany and Noah Basista joined juniors Kyle Kimerer and Callen Aulizia to win the event in the time of 1:38.02. Their winning time was only three one-hundreths shy of breaking the Boardman school record in the relay.
Attention Spartan Swim and Dive Team Families
- Due to the limited response from our alumni, I am cancelling this year’s alumni meet that was scheduled for Friday, December 23. My hope is to have it rescheduled for next year and have it at a more convenient time for all to enjoy. My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
- The team will still practice at YSU from 8-10am on Friday, the 23rd and Saturday, the 24th with the bus leaving BHS at 7:15am. We will have our holiday gift exchange / treats after Friday’s practice in the YSU lobby. Even though the bus is available for a return trip to BHS, parents do have the option both of these days to take their kids home from YSU. As usual please notify a coach if you decide to do this.
- Practice has been cancelled on Saturday, December 31st at YSU due to the lack of available lifeguards. We will also not have dryland on the 31st.
- The starting time for Saturday’s Christmas Invitational Meet for prelims has been changed to 8:30am vs 8:00am.
- It is the time of year when we can expect last minute changes to our schedules. We notify you as soon as we find out. Last minute changes are never easy or convenient. We make these changes always considering what is in the best interest of the athletes. Please do not call the HS or the central office about swim team schedule changes before or after the fact. They are very busy when these changes occur. Call me instead because I am retired and I am a good listener.
2016 CCS Christmas HS Invitational 12/17/16
Congratulations to the following 23 Spartan swimmers and divers who qualified to swim at the Christmas Invitational Meet! Names and individual events are listed below.
Aulizia 50 and 100 free Basista 200 IM and 100 breast Calpin 100 fly and 100 back Cervello 200 free and 500 free DiGiacomo 200 IM and 100 breast DiNapoli 50 free and 100 free DunLany 100 fly and 100 back Giancola 100 free and 100 back Hare 100 free and 50 free Hull 100 free and 50 free Janak 1 meter diving Kimerer 100 fly and 200 free Kuras 100 free and 50 free Linker 100 fly and 100 back Mariano 1 meter diving Markovitch 100 free 50 free Murray 100 free and 50 free O’Nesti 100 fly and 50 free Rassega 100 free and 50 free Rast 1 meter diving Stanko 100 free and 50 free Stutz 100 free and 50 free Varga 100 free and 50 free. The prelim relay swimmers will be decided before the meet begins. In finals, relay swimmers can be changed.