Swimmers Honored by Senator

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Members of the Long Beach High School Girls Swim Team were presented with proclamations from State Senator Todd Kaminsky in recognition of their success at the 2016 New York State Swimming and Diving Championships. The team placed third at this major event, held on Nov. 19 at Ithaca College.

Maggie Aroesty, Joan Cash, Caroline Farrell, Lindsay Kranitz, Emily McDonnell, Kristen Romano and Kaley Skarren train and compete under the direction of coaches John Skudin, Lynn Volosevich, Phil Cabasino. Kristen set two state records and won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Maggie set a new state record for and won the 100 breaststroke and also won the 200 individual medley. The relay team, comprised of Maggie, Kristen, Caroline and Joan, won the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400 free relay.

 “I’m very proud, and want to give these awards on behalf of the State Senate,” Senator Kaminsky said. The Senator is a Long Beach High School alumnus himself and spoke with the team members about their accomplishments. “This is a really deserving group of people – you really work hard.”  

Maggie was additionally recognized as a News 12 Scholar Athlete in November. Her interview can be viewed online at http://longisland.news12.com.