Last winter, the Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington boys swim and dive team won the virtual meet Section 1 championship over runner-up Scarsdale. While both teams added to their arsenal of swimmers with newcomers this year after not being hit hard by graduation — Scarsdale did l…
With only one senior and four juniors, it’s a new look this winter for the Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington boys swim and dive team, so the coaching staff is shifting its approach a bit.
Edgemont senior Natalie Peng had competed at states as a sophomore but didn’t get the opportunity as a junior with sectionals and states being canceled due to COVID last season.
Entering postseason, the Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim team had zero state cut times. After divisionals, Edgemont senior Natalie Peng had one, in the 200 individual medley. After the three-day Section 1 championship meet, SHEDI racked up four more cut times, and nearly…
The league championship meets — also known as divisionals — were the last chance for girls swimmers to qualify for sectionals and a good chance to see if they could make state cuts. Edgemont senior Natalie Peng made her first state cut and Scarsdale’s Abigail Gurden, a junior, and Fiona Kant…
The combined swim program of SHEDI (Sleepy Hollow, Hastings, Edgemont and Irvington) has put up some impressive seasons in recent years, winning a Section 1 team title and always competing with the best, but graduation has taken its toll as the team is off to an 0-3 start in dual meets this year.
Joy Jiang finished her high school career among the elite Scarsdale swimmers with six individual Section 1 titles, plus one relay title, and all three relay school records, and the 100 backstroke record.
Often in the spotlight as a pitcher for Edgemont varsity softball since eighth grade, senior Shivani Weber enjoyed the relative anonymity of being a member of the Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim team.
When Edgemont swimmers Kate Hoesterey and Jordana Klein, both juniors, stopped swimming year-round last year, they knew they would still be back to compete for the Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim team.
Since this year’s senior class of Scarsdale swimmers and diver joined the team as freshmen, they have been the heart and soul of the team, keeping the Raiders competitive within Section 1 and New York State. Danielle Eforo, Joy Jiang, Julia Kushnick, Megan Lee, Helena Leroy, Anya Pabby and M…
Five of the six swims Edgemont senior Ben Paterson had at the virtual Section 1 boys swimming championships were exceptional. But by improving on the one less than stellar performance from the prelims to the finals, Paterson was able to graduate with a Section 1 title in the 400 freestyle re…
Akira Lomvardas stopped swimming after the New York State championships, which took place almost a year ago. During the COVID-19 pandemic he shifted his fitness training to lifting weights and Crossfit. Last month he returned to the water for the first time with the Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont…
The Section 1 runner-up Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington boys swim team got off to a hot start this season, knocking off two top rivals in virtual meets last week. AHEDI topped Horace Greeley 97-79 and Scarsdale 101-69.
Results are important, but when you get to the New York State championships, it’s the experience that matters more, especially for the young swimmers.
Heading into the New York State swimming championships this weekend, Edgemont and Scarsdale swimmers are pumped up based on the stellar seasons they had individually and as teams.
In postseason swim meets, 40 points are awarded to the winner of each relay, 34 to the runner-up. Had the Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington boys won any of the three relays, they would have beaten Horace Greeley for the second time this season.
Jackie Cordero has two decades of experience coaching the Ardsley swim team. Ilan Noach has over a decade with Ardsley and the teams it has merged with over the years. Tobey Saracino has just under a decade in the mix.
Swim and dive coaches love newcomers, whether they will be molded into the future of the team or come in and make an immediate impact. The Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington and Scarsdale boys have seen that come to fruition over the years, especially this season.
Horace Greeley is the team to beat in Section 1 boys swimming. On Monday, it took five schools to take down the perennial undefeated regular season, divisional and sectional champion.
The surprise Section 1 runner-up team from last winter is certainly going to feel the loss of elite graduated swimmer Jon Ma, but the Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington boys came back with more depth and faster times overall. This was on display in the first two blowout meets of…
The New York State finals couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start for the Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim team with a disqualification in the very first event, the 200 medley relay. The rest of the meet, however, couldn’t have gone much better.
After winning Section 1 with 294 points last year and falling three points shy of the New York State title, the Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim team scored 328.5 points in repeating as section champs. This weekend the team finds out how it stacks up against the rest of t…
National Signing Day most often comes and goes at Edgemont High School with little fanfare. For the first time in a long time, the Panthers had a chance to celebrate one of their own.
Edgemont swimmers making states is no longer a novelty. It hasn’t been for years. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy or happens over night.
It took two years to replace Sydney Vleck, but Megan Lee, Anya Pabby and Joy Jiang now have a fourth leg for their elite relays. Fellow junior Danielle Eforo joined the fold and for the second time in three years, the Scarsdale girls swim and dive team is sending all three relays to states.
Swimming is a sport that demands training year-round in order to excel at the elite level. Of course, doing anything year-round is incredibly hard on one’s body and mind.
The Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim team is resilient. After falling to fellow powerhouse Horace Greeley to open the season, SHEDI has dominated in winning its next three meets.
The pool is open and ready for some excellent swims this season.
The Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim team got the best offseason news possible last week as the 200 freestyle relay from last fall was named All-American with the 62nd ranked high school time in the country.
Riley Haffner did it. His way.
After placing eighth as a team last year, Ardsley/Hastings/Edgemont/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington took second at the Section 1 boys swimming championships last week.
Tobey Saracino helped coach a four-school combined team to the Section 1 girls swim and dive championship this past fall. Imagine what she and her co-coaches can do with five schools this winter for the boys.
The Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington girls swim and dive team’s season was nearly perfect. Other than being a couple of absent swimmers shy of an undefeated regular season and taking runner-up in New York State among public schools by three points… ah, forget it — League 1 and Secti…
Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington was good last year. With the addition of four key swimmers this fall, the combined girls swim and dive team became great.
Since the addition of girls swimming at Edgemont in the fall of 2001, Edgemont and its various combined team partners have faced Ursuline 11 times. On Tuesday, Edgemont finally got its white whale.
Christian Lee will be going to the New York State swimming championships next weekend. As a seventh-grader.