The Waynesboro Family YMCA and SMAC Swimming are proud to bring to Waynesboro the Subway Commonwealth Games this June 21-23. The Subway Commonwealth Games is the largest outdoor swim meet in the state of Virginia with more than 600 athletes competing in three days of open-air, mountain-viewed swimming.
SMAC Swimming is the longest-standing year-round competitive swim team in the region and committed to building excellence – in and out of the water. A meet of this size and magnitude simply can’t be done by a small and dedicated group of parents.
The City of Waynesboro generously provides War Memorial Pool and the Office of Tourism provides unmatched hospitality in welcoming these athletes and their families to our community.
The sponsors listed below are critical to the success of the meet and the engagement of our swimmers, coaches and officials. Please thank these businesses for supporting swimming by stopping in, saying hello, and patronizing them.
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Ryan Gundling and Amy Robbins took top honors at the fourth annual Shenandoah Valley Sprint Tri for the Y sponsored by the Waynesboro Family YMCA on Sunday.
Gundling finished the course – which included a 400-meter swim, a 14.9-mile bike ride and a 5K run – in 1:06;59, breaking the line nearly three and a half minutes ahead of Aaron Allen, whose 1:10:27 was good enough to take the top spot in the men’s 35-44 category.
Mark Robbins was first in the men’s 45-plus category with a time of 1:11;28.
Robbins took the top spot among women with a time of 1:21:39. Emily Sherrill was second among women with a time of 1:24:29.
Robbins’ time was good enough to place her eighth overall among the 68 competitors who took part.
“Everyone is a winner here. The people who competed, the YMCA, we’re all winners. This was a great event, and we’re pleased to see this take off the way it has,” said Jeff Fife, the executive director of the Waynesboro Family YMCA.
The event was co-sponsored by Elevation Athletics.
The Waynesboro Y Swim Team (SMAC) competed in two separate Holiday Meets the weekend before Christmas. The swimmers in the National Training Group at the Y traveled to the TYR Capital Classic Meet in Carey NC and competed against other YMCA teams from the entire East Coast. The remainder of the SMAC swimmers traveled to Virginia Tech to compete in the Hokie Christmas Meet. The swimmers attending the meet in Carey, NC included: Jessie Arnold (age 15), Bobby Carey (15), Colleen Higgins (14), Norah Hunt (14), Steven Jenny (18), Alexander Flowers (14), Hunter McMillion (15), Justin Merritt (15), Jordan Miller (14), Cody Niles (17), Brazil Rule (14), Remedy Rule (16), Alex Rayle (17), Savannah Scarbrough (14), Max Tempkin (15) and Jake Zamalis (15).
The highlight of the meet was the girls relay team qualifying for Y Nationals in all 5 of the relay events (200 free, 200 IM, 400 Free, 400 IM and 800 free). Members of the relay team include Arnold, R. Rule, B. Rule, Hunt, & Higgins. Other highlights included: Arnold finishing 2nd in the 500 free and mile, 4th in 100 back, 5th in 200 back and 6th in 200 free, Arnold is now only the 2nd female SMAC swimmer in history (over 40 years) to break 5 minutes in the 500 free (R. Rule is other), Flowers 8th in mile, Hunt 4th in mile, 5th in 500 free and 7th in 200 free, Rayle 7th in 200 back, 10th in 200IM and 200 breast, B. Rule 7th in the mile and 8th in 100 free and R. Rule 1st in the 100 back, 200IM, 200 fly, 200 back and 400 IM. SMAC swimmers swam to numerous lifetime best times at the meet: Arnold led the way with 9 best times followed by Jenny, Merritt, Rayle & Tempkin with 6, Hunt & B. Rule with 5, Higgins & Carey with 4 and Niles and Flowers with 3.
The following 34 SMAC swimmers participated in the Hokie Meet: Nick Alrdige (9), Alexis Brooks (16), Mackenzie Carter (13), Megan Cross (7), Braelin Fauber (11), McKina Fitzgerald (13), Miles Fitzgerald (9), Grace Hardiman (9), Emma Hill (12), Sydney Hill (7), Taylor Hubbard (12), Caleb Johnson (12), Ethan Johnson (10), Hannah Johnson (7), Sarah Loomis (12), Cameron Murie (11), Ella Pickering (11), Ben Prucha (10), John Prucha (8), Abby Prucha (7), Maggie Riggan (13), Clara Riggan (10), Charlotte Rumsey (12), Hanna Shifflett (11), Tate Snyder (11), Madison Tegen (16), Logan Terrell (14), Elizabeth Terrell (14), Evelyn Wade (10), Kaleb Wade (12), Kristen Wagner (10), Keeling Wolfe (15), Emma Woodworth (10) and Libby Young (12).
Highlights of the Hokie Meet included: Rumsey finishing 1st in the 100 free, 200 free, 100 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly, 100 IM & 200 IM and 2nd in the 20 breast, Fauber: 2nd in 50 back & 50 fly, 4th in 100 back & 100 IM, 5th in 100 free, 200 free & 100 fly and 6th in 200 back, M. Fitzgerald: 4th in 100 fly, C. Johnson: 4th in 500 free, 6th in 200 free, 100 back & 100 IM and 8th in 50 back and 50 fly, M. Riggan: 10th 200 breast, J. Prucha: 1st 500 free & 25 fly, 2nd 100 free & 50 fly, 5th 100 IM, Pickering: 9th 50 fly, Snyder: 3rd 100 fly & 200 fly, 7th 100 free & 100 IM, 8th 200 free, 9th 50 fly, 10th 100 back, H. Shifflett: 10th 100 back, 5th 50 breast, Wagner: 1st 50 back, & 500 free, 2nd 200 free & 200 IM, 3rd 100 back, 100 fly, 50 fly & 100 free, 4th 50 fly & 5th 100 breast, Woodworth: 3rd 500 free, 6th 200 IM & 50 back, 7th 100 back, 8th 200 free, 100 free, 9th 100 breast & 100 IM, 10th 50 fly and Young: 4th 400 IM, 8th 50 breast, 9th 200 IM & 10th 100 fly. SMAC also swam to many lifetime best times at the meet: Fauber and Wagner led the way with 9 best times followed by Abby Prucha with 8, Swimmers with 7 best times included: Rumsey, Snyder, Tegen, E. Wade and Young, 6 best times: Hubbard, E. Johnson, Loomis, M. Riggan, and Shifflett, 5 best times: Aldridge, M. Fitzgerald, Pickering, B. Prucha, L. Terrell, & Wolfe, and those with 4 best times included Carter, H. Johnson, Murie, J. Prucha, E. Terrell, K. Wade and Woodworth.
Congratulations to all of the swimmers on very successful Mid Season Meets. The Team will now begin training for the end of short course (25 yard pools) season meets that will occur in March and April.
The SMAC swim team is a Waynesboro Y program and practices are held at the Waynesboro Y and at Augusta Health. For more information regarding SMAC swimming contact Coach Norm Wright, Director of Competitive Swimming at the Waynesboro Y at 942-5107 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about SMAC, please visit their website: http://www.smacswimming.org/
Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.
Most adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days per week. Examples include walking briskly, mowing the lawn, dancing, swimming for recreation or bicycling. Stretching and weight training can also strengthen your body and improve your fitness level. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
There are many ways to be active, the key is to get started. The Waynesboro Family YMCA has several options to help get you on the right track. One of the best ways to start is our ActivTrax program. Contact Mary Beth Robb in our Fitness Department Today to set up an appointment to get started.
Ultimately, the key is to find the right exercise for you. If it is fun, you are more likely to stay motivated. We have it all at the Waynesboro Family YMCA…so Commit To Be Fit in 2013. Make the choice to Live Heathy.
One of Augusta County’s most treasured events, the Waynesboro Family YMCA Turkey & Gobbler Trot brings together more than 250+ runners/swimmers of all ages and levels every Thanksgiving morning for a holiday celebration like no other! Our event is in the loving memory of Dick Meador, who was long standing Waynesboro Family YMCA member and supporter.
This Thanksgiving Day invite your friends and family to join in the fun while helping to strengthen our community. For over 18 years, the Waynesboro Family YMCA Turkey Trot Run/Walk has helped raise money to support and help provide opportunities for families and children to participate in YMCA programs and membership. All funds raised stay right here in our community and will provide a hand up to a family in need.
Please consider adding a few extra dollars to your race registration and help make a difference in the lives of others! We look forward to seeing you Thanksgiving Day!
Registration Form (please print and fax to 540-932-7582)
Merv Wooten was just glad to be back, “glad to be seen,” he said at last week’s 2012 McDonald’s Merv Wooten Invitational Golf Tournament.
“Straight down the fairway,” said a member of his foursome after his tee shot on the first hole at the Waynesboro Country Club, which hosted the Waynesboro Family YMCA fundraiser.
Wooten, the former executive director of the YMCA, launched the event back in the 1980s from a series of conversations with golfing buddies who wondered what they might be able to do for the Y by getting local golfers to take part in a golf fundraiser.
That first Y golf tournament raised about $700 for the Y. This year, the McDonald’s Wooten Invitational raised more than $12,000. Read more