South’s Swim Team Swims To Victory

Congrats to all South Swimmers!


This weekend South’s swim team participated in the Monmouth County Swim Championships, and the results were out of this world. The meet took place at Neptune Aquatic Center, with approximately 27 teams from Monmouth County participating. Every year Red Bank Catholic’s girls team is expected to come in first overall, but this year South took the title coming in third with Red Bank behind them in fourth, breaking RBC’s 14 year winning streak. A very impressive victory for South’s Girls Team. The boys swam saturday and received fourteenth place overall, putting up some very impressive times.


Friday was truly a day of celebration in the girls book. They came in third overall and only missed second to Trinity Hall by seven points. Half of the girls on the team placed in the top 16 spots scoring points for South. Annmarie Schnoor placed fifth in the 100 free, and third in the 50 freestyle. Senior Lauren Homack came in ninth in the 50 freestyle, and eleventh in the 100 freestyle. While fellow senior Melissa Segovia placed eleventh in the 200 freestyle, and seventh in the 100 breast. Sydney Marjama came in third in the 500 freestyle, and ninth in the 100 breast. Marirose Fitzpatrick came in fourth in the 500 freestyle, and thirteenth in the 100 backstroke. Amanda Giannattasio came in sixteenth in the 100 backstroke. Phoebe Gartside came in sixth overall in the 100 breast, and eighth in the 200 IM. Katherine Scott came in fourth in the 100 fly, and seventh in the 200 IM.  The girls also placed in all the relays. Coming in sixth in the 200 freestyle relay, fourth in the 400 freestyle relay, and third in the 200 medley relay. Annmarie Schnoor was the true MVP of the night, breaking, not one, but two school records. She crushed the previous 1993 record in the 100 free by one second retaining a time of 53:25. She also beat the 1995 50 freestyle record with a time of 24:47. When asked to comment on her success Annmarie said “It was an amazing accomplishment and I’ve worked really hard all year for it, and I am proud to say I swim for a team like South. I love all the girls like family.”

The boys also did amazing on Saturday all swimming best times. Nick Dibenedetto received twelfth overall in the 200 freestyle. AJ Poznanski got thirteenth overall in both the 500 and 200 freestyle. The boys 200 Medley Relay got twelfth overall, and the 400 freestyle relay got tenth overall. When asked Coach Denise Skinner said “I am overjoyed at our performance at Counties. I could not have ask for anything more, all the swimmers did amazing and I loved seeing them reach personal goals as well as representing South in the best possible light.”