Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welch 2015 Parent Volunteer Drawing award winners

Congratulations to Sue Wilson and Chris Gabany who respectively won our 1st prize ($80 CRPR gift certificate) and 2nd prize ($40 CRPR gift certificate) 2015 Welch Parent Volunteer Drawing awards.  Their volunteer efforts at Welch meets and fun events, as well as the valued time and efforts from everyone else were greatly appreciated and helped make our swim meets and team activities run more efficiently.  We hope that everyone enjoyed the 2015 Welch Swim Team season and we look forward to your return in 2016.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Welch Swim Team 2015 Food Drive Results :-)

Thank you to those that contributed to the Welch Swim Team's 2nd annual Food Drive to benefit the State College Area Food Bank.  Carson & Kate reported that we collected and donated 88 pounds of needed food to our local food bank.  Your generosity towards this worthwhile cause that benefits those in need is greatly appreciated. :-)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Color Run Penn State

Hello Welch Swimmers! 
Let’s go for a run! The Penn State Color Run on September 7th.
Sign up today! Bring your parents too, since us coaches probably can’t keep up with all of you!
Sign up for the 9:15am wave: We have already created a team you can join during the registration process (saves you money). Select the “Welch Sharks Swim Team” option (you may need to search for the team).

All Welch Sharks can meet at the Nittanyville Rock next to Beaver Stadium at the corner of Curtin and Porter roads at 8:30am on the day of the race. At 8:45am we will head to the starting line together and start the fun!

Please let the coaches know if you plan to be there (, so we can keep an eye out for you!

Hope to see you there!
Your Welch Swim Team Coaches 

Friday, August 7, 2015

State College Area YMCA (SCAY) 2015 Stroke Clinic Info (9/8 - 9/11)

The State College Area YMCA (SCAY) Swim Team will hold it's 2015 Stroke Clinic for swimmers age 12 and under that are not on year round swim teams.  This is a FREE 3 day clinic that will run SEP 8th to SEP 11th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the SCAYmca located at the corner of W. Whitehall Rd. and Waupelani Dr.  REGISTRATION FOR THE CLINIC IS REQUIRED.

For more information please contact SCAY Head Coach, Steve Power at (814) 231-0340 or by email at spower[at]ymcaocc[dot]org

The SCAY 2015 Stroke Clinic Flyer PDF is available at the following link.

Monday, August 3, 2015

2015 Welch Age Group Individual Entry Meet Point Award Winners

As something new for the 2015 season, we tallied the regular season individual entry (no relays) swim meet points earned by all Welch Sharks Swimmers in their respective age groups:
  • Age 6 & Under
  • Age 7 to 8
  • Age 9 to 10
  • Age 11 to 12
  • Age 13 to 14
  • Age 15 to 18
Based on the totals, at last Friday’s (7/31) season ending Fun-day Friday practice, we awarded a special medal to the top point achiever within each age group and a trophy to the top/overall point leader among all age groups for the 2015 Welch Sharks Swim Team.  The final results were close in some age groups and the overall was also competitive.

With great Welch Shark pride our 2015 Welch Sharks Swim Team’s Individual Entry Point Achiever recipients are:
  • Age 6 & Under:  David Ulmer (93 pts)
  • Age 7 to 8:  Molly Olds (87 pts)
  • Age 9 to 10:  Mackenzie Paggett (90.5 pts)
  • Age 11 to 12:  Annie Geng (83 pts)
  • Age 15 to 18:  Savannah Wilson (89 pts)

Our inaugural Overall Individual Entry Point Leader and Top I/E Point Recipient was from the
Age 13 to 14 group with 110 total i/e points:  Noah Witt

Congratulation to these swimmers as well as the many other Welch Sharks who swam very well this season.

Please contact your Team Parent Rep via email (welch[dot]sharks[dot]swimteam[at]gmail[dot]com
to make arrangements to get the medal if your swimmer was listed above and was not at last Friday’s practice and did not receive their award.