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Rye Y Wave Ryders Swim Win State Championships

Boys 8 and under, from left, Coach Judy, Wilson Redd, Michael Hurley, Ethan Zhou, Peter Barry, Nate Baumstark; Coach Brendan. Photo Credit: Contributed
Girls 8 and under, from left, Maddie Medico, Megan Tiedemann, Coach Kate, Kayla Lombardo, Mauve Bruton, Sophia Lord Photo Credit: Contributed
Individual winners, from left, Ethan Zhou,Mauve Bruton, Sofia Lord, Megan Tiedemann Photo Credit: Contributed

RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye YMCA WaveRyeders swim team finished another winning season, capturing the Westchester-Fairfield League Championship and bringing home several first place trophies at the YMCA State Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., March 18-20.

Both the eight-and-under girls team and eight-and-under boys team won the overall team awards and the relays in their age groups. In addition, there were some outstanding individual achievements.

Ethan Zhou broke a 30-year-old record and is now a three-time champion; Megan Tiedemann is two-time champion and Mauve Bruton and Sofia Lord are new champions.

“Our swimmers had many best times and personal best swims,” said Coach Kate Tiedemann. “I can’t wait to see what the next season brings!”

State champions eight and under boys are Nate Baumstark; Peter Barry; Michael Hurley; Ethan Zhou.

State champions eight and under girls are Megan Tiedemann; Kayla Lombardo; Sofia Lord; Mauve Bruton; Lieve Geelen.

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