YMCA swim teamThe Community YMCA’s Aquarockets swim team celebrates its NJ state championship at last week’s competition in Lancaster, PA.

Press release from The Community YMCA

For the first time, the Aquarockets swimmers of The Community YMCA won the New Jersey YMCA State Championships, an annual competition comprised of two meets. The swim team for ages 13 and up represents the membership of the Shrewsbury-based CYMCA organization and its Monmouth County facilities, which include the Family Health and Wellness Center on Maple Avenue in Red Bank.

A total of 139 swimmers from the Aquarockets team competed in the state championship meets. The competition for ages 13 and over took place March 10 through 13 at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, while the 12 and under meet took place February 26 through 28 at the Ocean County YMCA in Toms River.

Both the Girls and Boys teams captured first place overall, along with the 15-18 boys, 13-14 girls, 11-12 girls, and 9-10 boys. The teams’ combined performance at the two meets resulted in being awarded the overall state championship.

“We are truly proud of our team and all their hard work this season,” said Head Coach Jack Caucino, adding that the team is gearing up to compete in the 2016 National YMCA Short Course beginning April 4, with 34 qualifying swimmers heading to that event in Greensboro, NC.