Wolbert Wins Districts, States & Junior Olympics

Wolbert Wins Districts, States & Junior Olympics

Zack Wolbert (10) has been swimming competitively as a member of the Pocono Family YMCA Piranhas Swim Team since he was three years old. Now, at the tender age of 10, his years of training, dedication and hard work have paid off. Under the guise of his Father, PFY Piranhas Swim Team Head Coach, Mike Wolbert, Zack achieved quite the feat this 2009-2010 swim season as he won the 10 & Under Boys 100 Individual Medly and 50 Butterfly at both the YMCA Eastern Districts and YMCA States meets, in addition to winning the 100 Butterfly at Middle Atlantic’s Short Course Junior Olympics.

At the YMCA Eastern Districts meet held March 13-14 at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Wolbert took first in the IM with a time of 1:08.75, finishing ahead of the second place swimmer by 5 seconds, and won the 50 Fly in 29.85. Wolbert’s 50 Fly swim was not only a Personal Best Time but a meet
record as well. A day after his impressive wins at Districts, Wolbert headed to the Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell, NJ to participate in the final day of the 2010 Short Course Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics meet and win the 9-10 Year Old Boys 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:05.22,
bettering his Personal Best Time by 3 seconds and touching the wall 2.5 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. A week later Wolbert and 30 other members of the Piranhas Swim Team headed to Penn State University to compete at YMCA States over the weekend of March 20-21. Wolbert repeated his
dual wins from Districts with first place finishes and Personal Best Times in the 100 IM with a 1:08.69, and the 50 Fly with a time of 29.53. Wolbert also swam impressive anchor legs of the 10 & Under Boys 200 Freestyle Relay at both YMCA Districts and YMCA States with splits of 26.95 and 27.37, and finished second in the 100 Freestyle at JOs with a Personal Best Time of 1:00.90 and an eighth place JO finish in the 50 Backstroke with a final time of 33.70.