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Wizards Break Records In Section IX Swim Championship

Laura and Scott Lerner

Washingtonville – On Saturday, February 22nd the Wizards Swimming and Diving team finished 2nd at the Section IX Championship, claiming 3 Section IX Champions spots, and breaking 4 more school records.

Senior Andrew Smolar was the Section IX Champion in the 200 Freestyle Individual Event and broke his own school record with a time of 1:43.62.  Smolar also earned a second record-breaking time in the 500 Freestyle with a 4:43.98.

Junior Ryan Lerner, Sophomore Adam Kellman, Junior Mason Rowlands and Senior Andrew Smolar, claimed a 1st place Section IX Championship spot in the 200 Freestyle Relay with a new school record time of 1:29.37.

The 200 Medley Relay team of Brayden Dwyer, Ryan Lerner, Adam Kellman, and Andrew Smolar finished 3rd at finals also adding a new record time of 1:40.04.

Sophomore Jackson Vinarub dove his way to a 1st place Section IX Championship podium spot in Diving Friday night with a score of 523.95.

The 400 Freestyle Relay team of Junior Chris Czenszak, Senior Ryan Sliwinski, and Juniors Aaron Hamilton and Mason Rowlands claimed a 3rd place finish.

Wizard Head Coach Jim Frisbie was awarded Section IX Coach of the Year.  The Wizards are coached by Jim Frisbie, Dan Wargo, & Dawn Sroczynski.

Rounding out the Section IX Championship individual scoring for the Wizards were:
200 Freestyle:  Andrew Smolar (1st); Mason Rowlands (5th); and Cooper Wright (16th)
50 Freestyle:  Ryan Lerner (7th); Ryan Sliwinski (9th); Adam Kellman (10th); Aaron Hamilton (12th)
100 Butterfly:  Adam Kellman (3rd); Tony Mantali (15th)
100 Freestyle:  Aaron Hamilton (10th)
500 Freestyle:  Andrew Smolar (2nd); Mason Rowlands (7th); Chris Czenszak (8th); Cooper Wright (15th)
100 Backstroke:  Brayden Dwyer (11th); Tony Mantali (15th)
100 Breaststroke:  Ryan Lerner (6th); Brayden Dwyer (14th)

Wizards Swim


Six Wizards will be representing Washingtonville at the New York State Swimming and Diving Championship March 5th-6th-7th at Eisenhower Park Aquatic Center on Long Island.

Pictured (left to right):  Jackson Vinarub, Andrew Smolar, Ryan Lerner, Adam Kellman, Mason Rowlands, and Brayden Dwyer.

Coaches and many members of the varsity and Section IX team celebrate on deck: (First Row L to R): Tony Mantali, Aaron Hamilton, Zail Bonnick, Jack Donlon, Ryan Sliwinski, Coach Frisbie, Coach Wargo, Owen Dwyer, Aaron Gonzales, Luke Sanchez.  (Second Row L to R):  Dan Cruz, Ryan Godfrey, Adam Kellman, Ryan Lerner, Brayden Dwyer, Andrew Smolar, Mason Rowlands, Jackson Vinarub, Chris Czenszak.

DIVING:  Jackson Vinarub (1st); Jason Gannon (8th); Joshua Chait (14th)


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