Masters Squad Shines, Bonac Boys Team Plunges In

“Our showing provides proof that swimming is a lifelong sport"
The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter squad that competed in a recent masters swim meet included, from left, Joe Viviani, Angelika Cruz, Mike Wootton, Tim Treadwell, Ellen Clark, Andrey Trigubovich, Kelly McKee, Dick Monahan, and Ed Mulderrig. Mike Bottini

A squad of masters swimmers from the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter registered a number of impressive finishes at the Dr. Bill Ross Memorial Masters (18-and-over) meet at the Nassau County Aquatic Center last month.

Among the local Y’s competitors, whose ages ranged from 30 to 77, were:

Angelika Cruz, who won her age group’s 50-meter butterfly and the 200-meter individual medley, placed second in the 100 I.M. and 100 freestyle, and was a member, along with Tim Treadwell, the squad’s coach, Mike Bottini, and Andrey Trigubovich, of the 160-199-year-old 200 free relay. (Treadwell said in an email that the ages of the quartet from here equaled 196.)

Ellen Clark, who won her age group’s 50, 100, and 200-meter butterfly races, and placed second in the 100 breaststroke.

Dick Monahan, the team’s senior member, who won the 100 backstroke, the 100 free, the 200 free, the 400 free, and the 800 free.

Bottini, who was first in the 200 I.M., second in the 200 breaststroke and in the 400 I.M., was third in the 100 free and the 50 breast, and, as mentioned above, was a member of the winning 200 free relay team.

Kelly McKee, who was second in the 100 free and third in the 50 fly.

Treadwell, who, aside from being a member of the winning 200 free relay team, was first in the 50 breast and third in the 100 free.

Mike Wootton, who won the 50 free and 50 back, placed second in the 100 free, and was third in the 100 I.M.

Trigubovich, who won the 50 fly, and, as aforesaid, was a member of the winning 200 free relay team.

Joe Viviani, who was second in the 50 breaststroke.

And Ed Mulderrig, who was third in the 50 breast. 

“Our showing provides proof that swimming is a lifelong sport,” said Treadwell, who oversees masters swim sessions at the Y here. 

The meet raised money for pancreatic cancer research. Both of its honorees, Dr. Ross and Terry Laughlin — for whom a relay was named — were lifelong top-flight swimmers in the metro area until they died of pancreatic cancer in their mid-60s. 

Treadwell, who oversees a masters meet at the home of Bill and Dominique Kahn in East Hampton each summer to raise money for the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, lost his mother to the disease, as, he said, did Wootton.

There were, said Treadwell, 151 competitors at the meet, ranging in age from 18 to 88.

In related news, Craig Brierley, who coaches East Hampton High’s boys swimming team, said this week that the team’s captains, chosen by their teammates, are Ryan Bahel, Ryan Duryea, Ethan McCormac, and Jordan Uribe. 

A Maroon and Gray intrasquad meet — won by the Maroon team 53-48 — was held at the Y Saturday morning, followed by a breakfast provided by the swimmers’ parents. 

Brierley said Nicky Badilla was named by Bahel and Duryea as the Gray team’s swimmer of the meet; Callum Menelaws was named by the Maroon team’s captains, McCormac and Uribe, as its swimmer of the meet.

East Hampton’s season was to have begun here yesterday with Ward Melville, a nonleague opponent. A new scoreboard, donated by the East Hampton Kiwanis Club, was to have been dedicated before the meet began.