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2009 - 2010 Schedule & Highlights

Date  Day  Time  Host  Location
Friday 6:00 pm BMCC BMCC
11/20 Friday 6:00 pm FIT BMCC
11/21 Saturday 1:00 pm Herkimer long format Herkimer
12/5   Saturday 1:00 pm Delhi short format Delhi, NY
12/11  Friday 6:00 pm Suffolk Grant Suffolk Grant
12/13   Sunday TBA Ocean Ocean, NJ
1/16    Saturday        1:00 pm   Herkimer- short       Herkimer
1/22  Friday 6:00 pm   Suffolk Grant    Suffolk Grant
1/30   Saturday 1:00 pm Delhi long format Delhi, NY
2/11-14   Thu-Sun TBA District Championships Monroe, NY  
2/20  Saturday 11:00 am Ocean Ocean, NJ
3/2-3/7 Tues-Sun TBA   NJCAA Championships       Ft. Pierce, FL


April 2011

  •      FIT Swimmer Michelle Welles is awarded the SUNY Chancellor's Award Student Athlete Award

March 2011

Another great season for FIT Swimmers in this season's NJCAA National Championship!

FIT swimmers placed higher than their seed times with a 9th place finish overall and 3rd place for non-scholarship schools!

Also, in the 400 Medley Relay team (Welles, Cochran, Platania, Maldijan) finished in 8th place.

Here's a recap of the final day of competition:

In the morning session:

     200-yard Back:  Michelle went a lifetime best 2:28.65 to qualify for the 12th seed. Juliana  
      went a time of 2:45.05 for 25th place.

     100-yard Freestyle: Kate went a season-best 1:00.73 to qualify for 22nd seed. Dana went a
      1:04.64 for 27th place, Juliana went a 1:05.38 for 28th place, Mackenzie went a 1:05.43 for 
      29th place (lifetime best by over 2 seconds), and Liz went a season-best 1:06.59 for 30th place.

     200-yard Breaststroke: Abby went a season-best 2:45.93 to qualify as 13th seed.
     200-yard Fly: Julie went a 2:49.76 to qualify for 18th seed.

In the evening session:

     200-yard Back: Michelle finished 14th with a time of 2:29.42.
     100-yard Freestyle: Kate finished 22nd besting her morning time by going 1:00.70.
     200-yard: Abby finished 12th with a season-best time of 2:44.42 and also beat rival Meghann 
      Barkey from Suffolk!
     200-yard Fly: Julie finished 19th besting her morning time by going 2:47.09

Going into the 400 Free Relay, FIT was in 9th place overall in points. The team from FIT of Beckley, Welles, Jameson, and Maldjian swam the race of their lives to finish 9th in the 400 Free Relay. The relay also beat rival Suffolk CC. Their splits were insanely fast! Dana led off with a FIT best time of 1:03.39, Michelle followed with a lifetime best relay split of 1:01.44 (reaction time: 0.12), Mackenzie followed with a lifetime best relay split of 1:02.91 (reaction time: 0.08), and Kate finished with a season best relay split of 1:00.51.

FIT finished in 9th place overall with 103 points.

December 2010

  • Women's Swim Team wins Delhi Invitational for the 2nd consecutive year.
  • Assistant Coach Mary Dooe comes on board

October 2010

  • New coaches Dan Hekman and Gwen Kittell lead the team into the 2010-2011 season.

 March 2010 - NJCAA Championships

  • Women's Swim Team finished overall Fort Pierce, FL, marking the highest-ever finish for the FIT Swimming.
  • Four relays (400 Medley, 400 Free, 200 Free) finish in the top eight.
  • Nine individual swims placed in the top 16.

February 2010

  • 3rd place finish in the 2009-2010 NJCAA North East District Championship

December 2009

  • Women's Swim Team finished 1st at the Dehli Invitational and is undefeated in Regional meets to date

November 2009

  • For the second year, FIT's swim team is undefeated in Regional Meets with a 2-0 record and placed 2nd in the Lehman College meet.

May 2009

  • Hannelore Schaffner (3.68 GPA) was awarded the SUNY Chancellor's Student Athlete Award.

March 2009

  • the Women's Swimming & Diving Team finished 9th in the country (5th of all non-scholarship schools)

Highlights from NJCAA Championships:

  • Women's 200-yard Butterfly:  Hannelore Schaffner, 5th place, 2:38:08
  • Women's 200-yard Freestyle Relay:  Hannelore Schaffner, Dana Tarasavage, Emily Morris, Gwen Kittell,  6th place, 1:53:83
  • Women's 100-yard Butterfly:  Hannelore Schaffner, 7th place, 1:07:56

February 2009

  • Women's Swimming & Diving Team placed 3rd in the 2008-2009 N.E. District Championships at Monroe Community College.
  • In its first year, seven swimmers (Jack Eustace, Emily Morris, Dana Tarasavage, Melissa Keulmann, Celeste Weins, Gwen Kittel, and Hannelore Schaffner) and one diver (Kaitlyn Egan) qualified for the NJCAA National Championships.
  • Freshman Hannelore Schaffner placed 1st in the Women's 100-yard Fly and 2nd in the Women's 200-yard Fly at the N.E. District Championships.
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