After a big win last summer capturing first place overall at the 2018 YMCA Long Course National Championship, The Community YMCA’s Aquarockets swim team competed nationally at the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championship in Greensboro, NC, April 1-5, placing 3rd overall with 52 swimmers competing.

In March, the Aquarockets competed at the 2019 NJ YMCA State Championship at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, placing second overall for girls and third overall for boys team. Join The Community YMCA members and swim community as we cheer on our Aquarockets at the short course swim meet all week long, and follow the swim team on Instagram at @RedBankYSwim!

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Day 5 | April 5

The 2019 YMCA Short Course Nationals came to a close Friday night at the Greensboro Aquatic Center with Red Bank placing 3rd overall! The men’s team took second place and the women third.

At finals Friday evening the Women’s 400 Medley relay swam to a National Championship – breaking the RBY team record and setting a new New Jersey State Swimming record with a time of 3:43.83. Congratulations to Grace Kayal, Victoria Ireland, Arabella Lee and Megan Judge. On the men’s side Paul Retterer, Johnny Nutt, Richie Trentalange and Ryan Foreback placed 5th overall with a time of 3:22.61. Earlier in the day in the 1650 Men’s Freestyle Theo Rennard placed 4th and Sammy Rennard took 7th. In the women’s 100 Freestyle Megan Judge placed 17th. Up next was the 100 breaststroke. On the women’s side Victoria Ireland placed 3rd overall, Emma Shaughnessy took 14th and Julia Nappi was 17th. On the men’s side, Red Bank went 2-3, with Johnny Nutt swimming to 2nd place and Richie Trentalange taking 3rd. Dylan Citta was 23rd.

The team returned to Red Bank Saturday evening greeted with red balloons and a welcome home sign. Next up, cheer us on at the Long Course National Championship in Maryland July 30-August 3, 2019!

Day 4 | April 4

At the conclusion of Day 4, Red Bank swimmers sit in 3rd place overall as well as 3rd place for both the men’s and women’s teams. As the week goes on every event gets a little tougher and Red Bank swimmers showed their toughness Thursday evening at finals. In the men’s 500 freestyle Theo Rennard came from behind and won the “B” Final with a personal best of 4:29.61, Paul Retterer placed 13th and Sammy Rennard took 8th in the “A” Final. In the men’s 200 Individual Medley, Richie Trentalange placed 8th and Johnny Nutt took 14th. Megan Judge was 21st in the women’s 50 free and then it was relay time. On the women’s side Red Bank women swam to a team record setting 4th place behind Megan Judge, Natalie Heim, Katie Wright and Caroline McGann breaking the RBY team record by over 5 seconds with a time of 7:24.17. Sammy Rennard, Theo Rennard, Ryan Foreback and Paul Retterer raced to a 5th place finish for the men in a time of 6:45.20.

Day 3 | April 3

Day 3 of the YMCA Short Course Nationals came to a close with Red Bank Aquarockets in 2nd place overall and looking forward to some big swims on Thursday. Results from Wednesday night’s finals are as follows: Grace Kayal took 7th place in the women’s 100 yard backstroke and Arabella Lee placed 13th. In the men’s 400 Individual Medley Sammy Rennard took 6th place. Caroline McGann raced to a 14th place in the women’s 200 Freestyle and Paul Retterer placed 19th overall for the men. The women’s 200 Freestyle relay took 6th with Megan Judge, Kirsten Ardis, Natalie Heim and Ginger Hansen. Red Bank men’s relay placed 14th overall , swimming for the men were Johnny Nutt, Leo Carnevale, Ryan Burke and Richie Trentalange. Day 4 events include the 500 yard freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle and 800 Freestyle relay.

Day 2 | April 2

The Red Bank YMCA swim team picked up where they left off last summer and currently sit in first place overall after two days of competition. Tuesday evening’s finals were about as exciting as they could get as Red Bank swimmers made some noise and racked up the points! Both the men’s and women’s 200 Medley relays captured 4th place. The women’s team consisted of Grace Kayal, Emma Shaughnessy, Arabella Lee and Megan Judge. Paul Retterer, Sean Cook, Richie Trentalange and Leo Carnevale swam for the men. In the women’s 200 backstroke Grace Kayal took 3rd and Katie Wright 9th. It was Paul Retterer swimming to a 2nd place finish on the men’s side. Fourteen year-old Arabella Lee took sixth and Megan Judge finished 15th in the women’s 100 fly. Julia Nappi placed 10th and Victoria Ireland 18th in the women’s 200 breaststroke. In the men’s 200 breaststroke Johnny Nutt captured 2nd place overall and Richie Trentalange won the B final placing 9th overall. Ben Dupree placed 20th in the men’s 200 breaststroke. The women’s 400 free relay of Caroline McGann, Natalie Heim, Megan Judge and Jessica Zebrowski placed 5th and Ryan Foreback, Paul Retterer, Sammy Rennard and Richie Trentalange swam to a 10th place finish.

Day 1 | April 1

The 2019 YMCA Short Course Nationals got underway last night at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina and Red Bank swimmers came out strong. Senior Sammy Rennard (18) of Red Bank, NJ placed 4th overall in the men’s 1000 yard freestyle and younger brother Theo (15) took 10th. Both the men’s and women’s 200 yard medley relays sit in 6th place going into tonight’s finals. Day 2 events include the 200 yard backstroke, 100 yard butterfly, 200 yard breaststroke and the 400 freestyle relay for both the men and women.

Go Aquarockets!