Boys’ Swim Team Breaks 8 Records


The boys’ swim team broke eight school records this season, including the 34-year-old 50 free mark.

Alex Massa broke the 200 and 500 free records and qualified for the state championships. Matt Zuelch broke the 100 butterfly record. Chase Kravitz broke the 50 free record.

Tri-captains Zuelch, Massa and John Eletto along with junior Kravitz broke all three school relay records – 200 medley, 200 free, and the 400 free. Those four swimmers hope to reach states in both freestyle relays and in their individual events.

In the biggest dual meet of the year, Wantagh took perrienal power Garden City down to the last race, before dropping a 91-90 meet. “We won all three relays but just came up one point short,” said Coach Chris Rafferty, who has coached the boys’ and girls’ teams 20 years. The guys pulled together and nearly pulled off the huge upset.”

Chase Kravetz won the 50 free and the 100 free; Brendan Miranda qualified for the counties in the 100 fly; John Correa qualified for counties in the 100 free and the 100 back. “Break out meet for those guys,” said Rafferty.

Alex Massa has already qualified for the states in 200 free and 500 free. “Chase, Matt and John are a mere second away from qualifying for the states,” said Raffety.

County qualifiers include divers Chris Soto, Frank Reilly, Johnny Rohan finished in the top 20 at counties with Reilly 10th overall.

In addtion, qualifying for counties were: Ryan McAleer 50 and 100 free; Jeremy Eletto 100 fly and 100 breast; Ryan Klotsche 200 free and 500 free; Brendan Miranda in 500 free; Brendan Arnold in the 100 breaststroke.