Written by Rosemary Leonetti/Syntax
Long Beach High School freshman Maggie Aroesty won the state championship title in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.10.
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Maggie competed against the top swimmers in the state at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s State Swimming and Diving Championship, held at Ithaca College on Nov. 22-23. Maggie is the first female swimmer in Long Beach High School history to win an individual state championship title.
In addition to this win, Maggie also placed fourth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.4. With teammates Kellie Cannon, Caroline Farrell and Morgan Harrington, she placed 16th in the 400-yard freestyle relay and 19th in the 200-yard medley relay, helping to propel her team to finish 13th in the state – the highest team finish in at least 10 years.Maggie trained under the leadership of coach John Skudin and assistant coach Lynn Tenaglia.