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"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise,
risking more than others think is safe,
dreaming more than others think is practical,
and expecting more than others think is possible."
- Unknown
Over 140 USA Swimming Individual top 16 swims
Over 55 USA Swimming Relay top 16 swims
40 top 100 Swims
2 Eastern Zone Records
20 Maryland Swimming Individual Records
16 Maryland Swimming Relay Records

Timothy VanNetta
8 time Maryland State Champion
broke the 500 Free and 100 IM
Retriever Aquatic Club team record

NEW 2014
JUN 23 - 27 & JUL 14 - 18

Arianna Bernstein broke the open ladies
team record in the 100 Back at the
2012 State Championship meet
with a time of 56.11


March 13, 2014

Congrats to everyone on a great 2014 Maryland Swimming Championships!  Retrievers finished 6th overall, out of 33 teams with 2,022 points!  


We wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the RECORD SETTING performances that we have had to date over the 2013-2014 Short Course season.  A month ago at the ASC Senior meet, 10yr old Jack Burns broke the 9-10 Boys 200breast record, recording a new time of 2:59.35!   At the MD Swimming Champ meet we had 3 individual records and 1 relay record fall.  Benjamin Selnick set 2 RAC records in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke with times of 1:01.23 and 2:11.06 respectively.  Andrew Sanchez tied a 24year old record, in the Open Men’s 50 Free with a time of 20.90!  Congrats to all 3 of those boys on great swims!  The relay record is a bit of an interesting story.  The Men’s team of Andrew Sanchez, Philip Adejumo, Jared Vance and Collin Turner set a new MD Area Record in the Men’s 200Free Relay with a time of 1:24.84!!  This means it was the fastest relay ever done in the MD LSC.  Congrats gentlemen!

February 28, 2014

Due to the Masters meet and the over flow meet please note the following changes for Saturday and Sunday.  Sorry for the last minute change:

  • Saturday March 1, 2014
    Senior Gold, Yellow and Pre Senior 6:00-8:00am
    All other practices off
  • Sunday March 2, 2014
    Senior Gold, Yellow and Pre Senior 7:30-9:00am
    Age group Gold and Yellow 9:00-10:30am

February 11, 2014

We are please to announce the dates for the 2014 AQUA DAWG SWIM CAMP!  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

December 12, 2013

Our whole team will be swimming in a meet this weekend.  We wish all of our swimmers the best of luck!!
Practice tomorrow.  AGE Red will run their practice.  ALL OTHER PRACTICES will be CANCELLED.
All Saturday practices will be cancelled!
On Tuesday December 17, 2012   Will be our annual coaches dinner out.  This is an opportunity for me to thank our staff and be together. We will run all practices that night and have college swimmers helping us out that night. Thank you for your understanding.  Senior Gold and Yellow will not have dryland that night.
Our Retriever Aquatic Club Annual Holiday Party will be held on Friday
December 20th at 5:45. It will end at 7:15pm. WE WOULD LIKE ALL GROUPS
Practices will be as follows:
Senior Yellow and gold practices will run as scheduled but will end at 5:45pm.  All other swimmers will beoff...Please be at the pool at 5:45pm for the party. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm
There will be open swim but it will end at 7:15pm.
We ask each family to bring the following:
Last names ending in A-H Drinks (Can & individual bottles please)
Last names ending in I-P Side
Last names ending in Q-Z Dessert
RAC will provide the main dish

September 21, 2013

Fall Kick off Pizza Party and Picture Night
******NOTE TEAM SHIRTS WILL BE GIVEN OUT THAT NIGHT....Just in time for the mini meet.
  • Friday September 27, 2013
  • Team pictures will be taken (click here for the form)
  • Photos must be paid for that night (Bring a check)
  • The Age group Photos will be taken at 5:30pm
  • The senior photos at 5:45pm
  • The Team photo at 6:00pm
  • Pizza to follow
  • PRACTICE Cancelled for all Age group Groups, Pre-senior does not practice on Friday , Senior Yellow and Gold  will run as scheduled

September 4, 2013

The Retriever Aquatic Club will be selling Gianni’s Pizza and snack kits as a fund raiser for our team.  This is the only fund raiser other than Scrip and program ad sales that the team offers. The profit from each item sold, ($5.00 - $5.50), will be applied to your family’s fund raising obligation for the 2013 – 14 season.  Here are the details:
  • All RAC families will find a Gianni's brochure in their family folder located upstairs in the balcony area.  There are extras located in the back of the folders.
  • The due date for all orders in Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
  • The pizza and snack kits will be available for pick-up on the outdoor pool deck between 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7th.
If you have any questions or do not have a family folder, please contact Carol Wolter at  Thank you!

August 3, 2013

We would like to congratulate all of our great swimmers for a wonderful long course season.  Currently our state swimmers are doing so well and we are so proud of all of them.  Keep up the great work!!
By now most of you might have noticed that Coach Erin and Coach Siobhan have not been on deck.  They both could no longer keep the schedule with their current jobs.  We would like to thank both of them for their dedication, loyalty and years of service to helping us become stronger and better.
Tonight I was able to complete the last interview for our open positions and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting each of them. I want to thank all of our families for being proactive with us in helping us to find these great coaches.  It is with great pleasure that I introduce our new staff for the 2013-14 season:
Tareen Chowdhury is a currently a student at UMBC working towards a degree in financial economics.  She comes to us from working at GBSA from 2009-2011 with their clinic.  She worked as a swim instructor  at Howard County YMCA in 2011.  Since May 2010 she has served as the Head Coach of the Taylor Village Swim Team.   She will be working with coach Kyle and Age Group Red.
Jonathon Illuzzi received his Masters in Applied Technology in Education in June of 2007 (Wilmington University) and his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2004 (SusquehannaUniversity) where he was a four year letter winner for their program.  He served as their team captain and was a team record holder.  In 2004 he served as the Vice President of the class and received the outstanding student of the year award.  In 2005-2009 he was the head swimming coach of Upper Darby High School.He currently serves as a teacher at Old Mill High school and the head coach of Waugh Chapel swim team.  He will team up with Coach Molly and Pre- Senior Group.
Steven Wishnies received a bachelors of science in May 2013 from Towson University.  He has had teaching experience at several schools with Wilde Lake Middle School being the most recent where he served as a full-time student teacher.  From August 2003-2006 he served as a senior coach and strength and conditioning coach for CAA. In 2006-2007 he worked at Pure Fitness in Arizona as Assistant Fitness Director and personal trainer.  In 2008 Steven was a strength and conditioning intern for their football team. Since 2010 he has served as the Head coach for Thunder Hill swim team.  Steven will work with our Age Group Gold and Coach Devin. 
Kaleb Wylie is a current student who is working towards a degree in Sport Management.  Since 2009 he has served as the head lifeguard at Howard Community College. In 2010 he started to work at the YMCA of Central Maryland as a swim instructor where he has continued.  From September 2010 until summer 2013 Kaleb served as a swim and dry land coach.  He helped develop the dry land program for all of the swimmers and coached the eight and unders.  Kaleb will work with Coach Katrina and all of our Age Group Red Swimmers.
We would like to welcome these coaches to our program and family!
2013-14 Staff:
Age Group White:
Coach Nancy Malchak
Coach Daniele Surkovich
Age Group Red:
Coach Katrina Hubbard
Coach Kaleb Wylie
Age Group Yellow:
Coach Kyle Kerner
Coach Tareen Chowdhury
Age Group Gold:
Coach Devin McGonigal
Coach Steven Wishnies
Pre- Senior
Coach Molly Bolek
Coach Jonathon Illuzzi
Senior Yellow
Coach Joe Raymond
Senior Gold
Coach Chris Gibeau
We know that this staff will help us rise to new levels.  We would like to thank all of you for your continued support in our program (your program).
As always we will remain true to our mission for our swimmers:  To Develop Champions in Swimming and in Life!!

August 2, 2013

Retriever Aquatic Club is pleased to announce its Fall 2013 Stroke, Start & Turn Clinic!!  Please click here for more information

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