The Rye Y Wave Ryeders and their fans have much to celebrate this year. After finishing another undefeated season, the team emerged as the overall Westchester-Fairfield League champions for the 7th consecutive year. At the West Point meet, they won more divisions than ever before, sweeping the 8 and under division, 10 and under division, 12 and under division and 14 and under division.
The Wave Ryeders performance at the YMCA State Championships in Buffalo, March 16-18, surpassed all expectations and set several team records. “All the swimmers had a GREAT meet, achieving several personal bests,” said Kate Tiedemann, Rye Y Coach. For the first time ever, the team won both the 8 and under girl and boys division. They placed 3rd in the 10 and under boys division and best of all, placed 5th overall in the team division.
27 State Qualifiers
Individual State Champions
The team was led by Kate Tiedemann and her coaching staff: Julianne Laverty, Paul Robben, Eugene Doherty, Colleen Cahill, Dana Manna, and Tamara Muscarell, Scott Alexander, Liz Koenig and Mike Padro, For information on Rye YMCA aquatics programs, including the spring swim team, swimming lessons for all ages and certification courses, please visit www.ryeymca.org and click on the Aquatics tab or call 967-6363, ext. 107 or 108.