After Successful Start, Jets Ready For Home Opener

The Jamestown YMCA Jets’ 2018-19 season is off to a successful start.

The team competed in its first league meet of the season against the Titusville YMCA. The meet was held at the Titusville High School on Oct. 27. The 34 swimmers that attended the meet posted 33 best times.

The Jets followed up their dual meet with the GO Invitational on Nov. 3 at Spire Institute, in Geneva Ohio. The 17 Jets who attended posted 34 personal-best times.

On Nov. 10, the Jets took 43 swimmers to the Warren Invitational, held at the Warren YMCA. The Jets competed with 10 teams and won first place overall for the fourth year in a row. The Jets posted 65 personal-best times at the meet.

“We have been having a great year so far,” coach Jason Chinni said. “The kids are swimming great, their skills are improving, we can see them focusing on technique while they are racing. So far we have 13 swimmers who have made district-qualifying times and most swimmers have made it in multiple events. I am looking forward to seeing what they do on Saturday when we swim against Oil City at Jamestown High School.”

While the team took Oct. 20-21 off, one Jet traveled to Augusta, Georgia to compete at the Fred Lamback Disability Meet. Morgan Zaffino, one of the Jets Paralympic swimmers spent four days in Augusta, during her first two days there she participated in a clinic run by coaches of the Paralympic National Team. She was then joined by Jets assistant coach Maria Roehmholdt who was with her for the meet.

The Jets will be hosting the Oil City YMCA at Jamestown High School on Saturday for their next dual meet and first home meet of the season.

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