Dr. Shyong Leads Team SwimSpray to Colony Zone Swimming Championship


This weekend Team SwimSpray took first place in the small team category of The Colony Zone Swimming Championships. The meet was hosted by The Patriot Masters Swim Team at the George Mason University Aquatic Center in Fairfax, Virginia.

SwimSpray’s standout performer was Dr. Andrew “Andy” Shyong, of Bergen County, New Jersey, winning three events and contributing to several relays.  Dr. Shyong won the 50 fly, 50 back, and 100 IM.

Notably, Dr. Shyong was a diver during his collegiate career with the Princeton University Tigers.  Why the transition to swimming?  According to Dr. Shyong, “I’m training a little for triathlons anyways, and since team SwimSpray was formed, figured might as well help out.”  Dr. Shyong also explained that he wants “to dispel the misconception that divers don’t know how to swim.”

SwimSpray’s team captain, Peter Wong explained, “I’m really not surprised that Andy swam so well.  He seems to be good at virtually everything he does.  Swimming aside, we are really excited to have him on our team simply because he’s just an exceptional person.”

When we asked him about the meet, Dr. Shyong told us that he was surprised at ”how freaking tiring sitting in a pool for 6 hours a day for two days straight can be.”  Dr. Shyong’s weekend highlight was watching two 100-year old swimmers compete:  “Watching everyone at the whole meet stop to cheer on those swimmers made me proud to be a part of Masters Swimming.”

Outside of swimming, Dr. Shyong is a dentist with the Shyong Dental Group in Closter, New Jersey.  He also coaches diving for the Columbia University Lions.

About SwimSpray

SwimSpray was invented by Dr. Andrew Chadeayne, a former Princeton University swimmer and chemistry Ph.D. from Cornell University. Tired of smelling like chlorine after his swimming workouts, Andrew set out remove chlorine from hair and skin ( SwimSpray works where so many other chlorine removal products (e.g., swimmers’ shampoos) have failed previously because SwimSpray’s all-natural vitamin C based formula breaks this bond, neutralizing the chlorine, and allowing it to be washed away with your favorite soap or shampoo. Follow him on Twitter @swimspray and fan him Facebook.

SwimSpray is a SwimSwam partner. 



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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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