The St. Virgilius-St. Camillus Broad Channel Athletic Club Shamrocks girls swim team won the division championship at the end of March at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Long Island, elating athletes and coaches alike.
The Shamrock team members swam some of their best times ever at the March 25 competition, and their coaches said they “couldn’t be prouder” of the athletes who have practiced twice a week since November and ventured out on many cold Friday nights to participate in meets.
Team members and coaches said they wanted to send out a special congratulations to Teresa Rissmeyer, a 9th grade student who is graduating from the Shamrocks after swimming with them since she was in kindergarten.
The team is led by head coach Nancy Crocker and assistant coaches Barbara Corbett, Lynn Lynch, Jenn Walters, JoMarie Rissmeyer, Luann Montella and Gerri Trudden. Members said they will miss Rissmeyer, who is retiring as a coach this year.