Swimming

Coaches: Ed Roussel (16th Season) and Thomas J. Farrell

2018-19 record: 7-3 overall

Key swimmers lost to graduation: Andrew Iannacone (Rider University), Nicholas Gill (Marywood University), Nicholas Polidoro (Penn State), Caleb Ferns (Albright College), Jack Barry, Thomas Carey, Ryan Spangler and Michael Hackman

Key returnees:  Liam Farrell, Fred Li, Patrick Lichtner, Philip Lee, Joe Noto and James Samuel 

2019-20 season outlook: Holy Ghost Prep saw eight of the 17 swimmers in the program graduate from last year’s 7-3 squad (whose win total included a second consecutive triumph over Father Judge). Holy Ghost was well represented at the 2019 PIAA district championships, sending nine swimmers and finishing in third place overall. At districts, the team broke had two school relay records broken and one individual record. The 200 medley relay record was broken by Patrick Lichtner, Andrew Iannacone, Fred Li and Liam Farrell, while the 200 freestyle relay standard was broken by Andrew Iannacone, Fred Li, Patrick Lichtner and Nicholas Gill and the 200 freestyle record was broken by Fred Li.  Five swimmers qualified for states and were led by Andrew Iannacone, who broke his own school record at PIAA states at Bucknell University and finished second overall in the 200 breaststroke. Iannacone, now a freshman swimmer at Rider University, also competed in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay, along with of Fred Li, Patrick Lichtner, Nicholas Gill and Liam Farrell.  Fred Li also competed in two individual events, the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Despite the graduation losses, the 2019-20 outlook for the HGP swim team is promising with the return of consistent point leaders Liam Farrell, Fred Li, Joe Noto, James Samuel, and Patrick Lichtner.  

Results

HGP Finishes #3 at the District One Championships, Five Swimmers qualify for the PIAA State Championships

Holy Ghost Prep swimming knocked it out of the park this weekend as the team participated in the PIAA District One Championships at LaSalle University on March 2nd and 3rd;  In total, HGP Swimmers earned  11 Medals, 21 All-District One Certificates, set 4 New School Records and 1 PIAA District One Meet Record.
 
HGP swimmers swam personal bests in 18/20 events.
HGP took 3rd Overall with a total of 280 points.
 
  • 200 Medley Relay -
    • P. Lichtner, A. Iannacone, F. Li, L. Farrell 3rd Place - 141.02  NEW SCHOOL RECORD
  • 200 Free -
    • ​​​​​​​Fred Li 2nd place - 146.68 NEW SCHOOL RECORD
    • Nicholas Polidoro 8th place  - 202.82
  • 200 IM -
    • ​​​​​​​Andrew Iannacone 2nd Place - 159.16
    • Liam Farrell 8th place - 219.72
    • James Samuel  9th place - 229.03
    • Joseph Noto 12th place - 224.10
  • 50 Free -
    • ​​​​​​​Nicholas Gill 10th place - 24.34     
    • Liam Farrell 14th place - 25.07
  • 100 Butterfly -
    • Fred Li  3rd place - 54.38   
    • Philip Lee 10th place - 100.66
    • Joseph Noto 11th place - 100.75
  • 200 Free Relay -
    • ​​​​​​​A. Iannacone, P. Lichtner, N. Gill, F. Li  4th place - 133.01 NEW SCHOOL RECORD
  • 100 Freestyle -
    • ​​​​​​​Patrick Lichtner  6th place - 51.47   
    • Nicholas Gill 9th place - 53.36
  • 500 Freestyle -
    • ​​​​​​​James Samuel  6th place - 526.07   
    • Nicholas Polidoro  9th place - 527.43
  • 100 Backstroke - Patrick Lichtner 4th place - 56.25
  • 100 Breaststroke -
    • Andrew Iannacone 1st place 57.25   NEW PIAA District One Record (previously held for 26 years), New School Record
  • 400 Freestyle Relay -
    • ​​​​​​​L. Farrell, N. Polidoro, P. Lee, N. Gill  4th place 336.99
Good luck to our team members headed to the PIAA State Championships at Bucknell University March 12-14th! - Andrew Iannacone, Patrick Lichtner, Fred Li, Liam Farrell, Nicholas Gill

Holy Ghost Prep will take 9 swimmers to LaSalle University for the PIAA District One Championships.

Friday, March 1 and Saturday March 2, 2019
Good luck to the following swimmers that have qualified!
 
Liam Farrell '20 200 IM & 50 Free, 200 Medley Relay & 400 Free Relay
Nicholas Gill '19 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
Andrew Iannacone '19 200 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Medley Relay & 200 Free Relay
Philip Lee '21 100 Butterfly, 100 Breast, 400 Free Relay
Fred Li '21  200 Free, 100 Butterfly, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay
Patrick Lichtner '22 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay
Joseph Noto '21 200 IM, 100 Butterfly, 200 Medley Relay Alternate
Nicholas Polidoro '19 200 Free, 500 Free, 400 Free Relay
James Samuel - '22 200 IM, 500 Free, 200 Free Relay Alternate
HGP-107  Lansdale Catholic-63 (12/8/18)
Congratulations on your first win!
 
DISTRICT CUT TIMES
200 Medley Relay 147.02 - P. Lichtner, A. Iannacone, P. Lee, N. Gill
200 Free - N. Polidoro 207.27
200 IM - A. Iannacone 205.60, P. Lee 221.73, J. Noto 228.35
50 Free - P. Lichtner 24.03, N. Gill 25.17
100 FLY - J. Noto 103.51
200 FREE RELAY - 142.30 - Gill, Farrell, Samuel, Lee
100 BACK - P. Lichtner 102.40
100 BREAST - A. Iannacone 103.30, P. Lee 110.39
400 FREE RELAY - 337.37 - Farrell, Polidoro, Lichtner, Iannacone
 
PERSONAL BEST TIMES
James Samuel - 50 Free 25.35
James Samuel - 100 Free 48.48
Samuel Hicks - 100 Back 111.73
Nicholas Polidoro - 200 Free 205.71
Nicholas Polidoro - 500 Free 553.41
Pat Lichtner - 100 Back 101.01
Andrew Iannacone - 100 Breast  102.51
HGP-68  Abington-102 (12/14/18)
NEW DISTRICT CUT TIMES
Andrew Iannacone - 200 Free 200.45
Liam Farrell - 200 IM - 227.65
Fred Li - 100 Free - 50.79
Gill, Lee, Noto, Farrell - 400 Free Relay 349.57
 
PERSONAL BEST TIMES
200 Medley Relay - Lichtner, Iannacone, Lee, Li  145.14
Fred Li - 200 Free - 151.76
James Samuel - 100 Fly - 109.56
200 Free Relay - 136.91 - Iannacone, Lichtner, Gill, Li
Andrew Iannacone - 100 Breast - 102.04
Caleb Ferns - 100 Breast 116.83
HGP-95    Father Judge-75 (12/19/18)

Congratulations boys what a nail bitter of a meet and HGP Swim Team came out on top. HGP scored in 29 out of 30 scoring positions. Outstanding!

NEW DISTRICT CUT TIMES
200 Medley Relay - Lichtner, Iannacone, Li, Farrell  1:44.76
200 Medley Relay - Gill, Lee, Noto, Polidoro 1:56.25
200 Free - Fred Li 1:53.12      Pat Lichtner 1:59.06
200 IM - Andrew Iannacone 2:02.07    Philip Lee 2:19.77
50 Free - Liam Farrell  24.83    Nicholas Gill   25.15
100 Fly  -  Joe Noto 1:021.45    Nicholas Gill  1:04.57
100 Free -  Fred Li   52.49
500 Free -   Nicholas Polidoro  5:53.28
200 Free Relay - Gill, Lee, Samuel, Polidoro  1:42.59
100 Back - Pat Lichtner 1:03.11
100 Breast - Andrew Iannacone   1:05.03  Philip Lee  1:10.08
400 Free Relay - Li, Lichtner, Farrell, Iannacone   3:38.44
HGP-65   Lower Moreland-105 (1/4/19)
DISTRICT CUT TIMES
James Samuel - 200 IM 225.40 
 
PERSONAL BEST TIMES
Fred Li - 200 Free 151.40
Nicholas Polidoro - 200 Free 204.86
James Samuel - 200 IM 225.40
Liam Farrell - 200 IM 227.08
Ryan Spangler - 50 Free 27.79
Fred Li - 100 Fly 55.36
Nicholas Polidoro - 500 Free 549.67
Kamil Rozanski - 500 Free 631.45
400 Free Relay - 333.47 Li, Lichtner, Lee, Iannacone
Fred Li - 100 Free Time in Relay 50.72
Nicholas Polidoro - 100 Free Time in Relay 57.27
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HGP-123 BHS-47 (1/9/19)
Congratulations, we are now 4 wins  3 losses.
 
We scored points in 28 out of 30 possible scoring positions, NICE JOB!
 
NEW DISTRICT CUTS
James Samuel - 200 Free 206.54
Fred Li - 200 IM 214.51
Andrew Iannacone - 100 Free 52.71
Fred Li - 500 Free 512.55
Andrew Iannacone - 50 Free 23.85
Andrew Iannacone - 100 Back 102.17
 
PERSONAL BEST TIMES
Liam Farrell - 50 Back Lead Off 31.41
Ryan Spangler - 50 Back Lead Off 35.70
Nicholas Polidoro - 200 Free 203.72
Kamil Rozanski - 200 Free 221.90
Samuel Hicks - 200 IM 246.03
Nicholas Gill - 50 Free 24.51
Caleb Ferns - 50 Free 27.96
Phillip Lee - 100 Fly 102.11
Tom Carey - 100 Fly 112.18
Nicholas Gill - 100 Free 56.03
Nicholas Polidoro - 500 Free 548.60
Pat Lichtner - 100 Breast 114.72
HGP-115   Glen Mills-46 (1/14/19)
Congratulations on a nice win, our record is now 5 wins 3 losses.
 
HGP scored in 30 out of 30 possible scoring positions!
 
NEW DISTRICT CUT TIMES
Patrick Lichtner - 200 IM - 222.06
Andrew Iannacone - 100 Fly - 58.91
 
NEW PERSONAL BEST TIMES
Nicholas Gill - 200 Free - 209.52
Michael Hackman - 200 Free - 241.79
Joe Noto - 50 Free - 25.90
Kamil Rozanski - 50 Free - 28.34
Nicholas Gill - 100 Free - 55.98
Joe Noto - 100 Free - 58.79
Nicholas Polidoro - 500 Free - 548.40
Chris Markert - 500 Free - 735.59
Samuel Hicks - 100 Back - 109.85
HGP-107   Roman Catholic-63 (2/6/19)
Congratulations boys on a nice win on Senior Recognition Night!  
 
Congratulations to all our Graduating Seniors - Jack Barry, Thomas Carey, Nicholas Gill, Michael Hackman, Caleb Ferns, Andrew Iannacone, Nicholas Polidoro, Ryan Spangler. We will miss you!
 
Our Record is 7 - 3 and HGP scored points in 28 out of a possible 30 scoring positions.
 
NEW DISTRICT CUT TIMES
Nicholas Gill - 100 Free  54.53
James Samuel - 500 Free 545.87
 
NEW PERSONAL BEST TIMES
Joseph Noto - 100 Fly  102.23
Tom Carey - 100 Fly 111.81
James Samuel - 50 Free  25.34
Andrew Iannacone - 50 Free 23.76 (Relay lead off)
Michael Hackman - 50 Free 29.35 ( Relay lead off)
Liam Farrell - 100 Free 55.08
Philip Lee - 100 Breast 109.56

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