This week’s BSN Sports Swim Team of the Week, the Long Island Aquatic Club, is a USA Swimming Gold Medal club that serves the Long Island, NY, area by providing everything from learn-to-swim programs to high-level training for some of the top swimmers in the nation.
For over 20 years, the Long Island Aquatic Club has consistently been one of the top teams in the New York Metropolitan Area, as well as one of the top teams in the nation as a whole, boasting a number of team titles from the Metropolitan to the Junior National level. Just last month, the girls team tied for the team title at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships.
Three Long Island Aquatic Club swimmers were just named to the 2019-2020 USA Swimming Junior National Team. Sophia Karras qualified for the team with her gold medal-winning 16:39.97 in the 1500m at Junior Nationals. At that same meet, Tess Howley cracked the top ten all-time in the 13-14 age group with a 2:11.41 in the 200 fly, also putting her on the Junior National team. Finally, Jason Louser, who’s part of the Cal Golden Bears freshman class, made the team with his 4:16.66 in the 400 IM at the FINA Junior World Championships last month.
Head coaches Dave Ferris and Ginny Nussbaum lead the team, and both were recognized for their efforts in coaching the aforementioned swimmers.
However, while the club has had success at the highest levels, it’s also a team that keeps swimming fun, as evidenced by its parent swim association sponsoring events like an end of the season bbq and cardboard boat regatta.
With over twenty years in the area, experienced and dedicated leadership, a great family atmosphere, and high-level success, the Long Island Aquatic Club serves the Long Island area by offering programs for swimmers from every level, from those just learning to swim to those who have their eyes set on swimming in college and on the international stage.
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