Washington Township Boys Swim Team

Sewell, NJ                  "The Minutemen"


Teams take all 3 trophies at County Championship!

Both Washington Twp. teams captured top honors in the Gloucester County Championships held Feb. 20 at GCIT.  The boys' team had the most 1st & 2nd place finishes to retain their 1996 crown ( the meet was not team-scored in 1997) and prevail over excellent teams fielded by both West Deptford and Clearview.  Likewise,  the girl's team successfully defended their 1996 crown & emerged victorious overall thereby earnng the combined championship trophy for Twp.


Ryan Hahn had an outstanding  meet, shattering the 100 backstroke record with a 55:00, leading the 200 medley relay in the meet- and school-record breaking time of 1:44.65 (over 2 secs off old 1987 record of 1:46.90), and joining the 400 free relay which won the event, setting a new school record (3:30.46) , just missing the meet record 3:30.38 by less than 1/10 sec.

Brett Smith went out in a 29 breaststroke split to give the team an unrecoverable lead in the opening record-breaking medley relay.  Smith immediately went back in the very next event to win the 200 free with a personal best time of 1:56.65, five seconds under his seed time.  Smith's third gold came as he joined Hahn, Drew Overpeck & Zack Bartelt in the final event, the 400 free relay, just missing the meet record but marking a new school record in the event (3:30.46).

Coached by Miki Lambert

and Diving Coach Tom Patterson

1997-98 Captains: Brett Smith, Ryan Hahn, Drew Foster, & Jon Brumberg

Last season record: 6-0 Conf, 10-3 overall


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Minutemen 1996-1997 Swim Schedule

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Dec 3 Triton 5:30 GTT 65-118 (L)
Dec 22 Camden Catholic 3:34 GTT 105-80 (W)
Dec ? Cherry Hill EAST 5:00 GTT ppd.
Jan 10 Cherry Hill WEST 11:20 GTT 96-89 (W)
Jan 16 Haddonfield 7:00 GTT 130-56(L)
Jan 21 Gloucester Catholic GTT 115-71(L)
Jan 24 Shawnee 2:00 GTT
Jan 29 Pennsauken 7:00 GTT 107-73 (W)
Jan 31 SJ Sectionals
Feb 7 Lenape 2:40 BCC
Feb 10 Eastern 4:40 GTT
Feb 13 Cherokee 4:40 BCC
Feb 14 Gloucester Co. Champs GCIT
Feb21 Highland 9:00 GTT
Feb 23 SJSL Boys Champs GCIT
Feb 24 SJSL Diving Champs GTT
Mar 7&8 NJSIAA State Champs


1996-97  Minutemen Team Roster

Name Class Strokes
Brett Smith * Sr. breast, free
Ryan Hahn * Sr. IM, back, fly
Drew Foster* Sr. fly, back
Jon Brumberg* Sr. distance, diving
Tom Licisyn Jr. free, breast
Zack Bartelt Jr. sprints
Pat Kelly Jr. diving
Dave Carola Soph diving, free
Drew Overpeck Soph back, IM
Adam Beal Soph free, fly
Wayne Simcox Soph free
Dan Cranston Soph free, back
Cleve Bryan Soph free
Adam Beitz Fr free
Jeff Brown Fr free, fly
Brian Carola Fr free, breast
Joe Davidson Fr back, diving, IM
Jeff Eglinger Fr free, breast
Colin McCullough Fr free
Josh Ponter Fr free, breast
Anthony Russo Fr. free
John Valerio Fr free

*Team Captains

Pat Kelly dives back layout              

           Breastroker Brett Smith                           fnishes for win

Twp. swimmers Wayne Simcox, Dave Carola, Jeff Brown, Joey Davidson (with the BLUE TONGUE!), Jeff Eglinger & Tom Licisyn


Meet Results

Triton 118, WT 65

Box scores not available

WT 105, Camden Catholic 80

200 medley relay-Washington Township (Ryan Hahn, Brett Smith, Adam Beal, Jeff Brown), 1:48.23; 200 freestyle -- Matt Vernon (CC) 2:00.55; 200 IM -- Ryan Hahn (WT) 2:06.23; 50 freestyle -- Zack Bartelt (WT) 23.19; Diving -- Kim Cutter (CC) 130 points; 100 butterfly -- Stelio Saffos (CC) 57.91; 100 freestyle -- (tie) Zack Bartelt (WT) & Matt Vernon (CC) 54.30; 500 freestyle - Erin Kehoe (CC) 5:37.18; 200 freestyle relay -- Camden Catholic (Gabe Fonelie, Chris DeYoung, Stelio Saffos, Matt Vernon), 1:39.72; 100 backstroke-Ryan Hahn (WT) 56.53; 100 breaststroke-Brett Smith (WT), 1:04.86; 400 freestyle relay -- Washington Township (Joe Davidson, Adam Beal, Jeff Brown, Ryan Hahn),3:53.73.




Twp's. premier free sprinter, Zak Bartelt

Finally at full strength,

Township dispatches Camden Catholic.....

Mon. 12/22 at GTT

Washington Township's second meet of the season saw the Minutemen at full strength after an opening loss to Triton at which several premier Twp. swimmers , tapering for an upcoming USS meet, did not swim.  Tonight, however, the Minutemen avenged their reputation as last year's Division Champs and soundly dispatched a strong Camden Catholic team 105-80.

  The opening medley relay team of Ryan Hahn, Brett Smith, Adam Beal , and Jeff Brown started strong for Township, finishing first in a time of 1:48.23.  Hahn repeated with victories in the 200IM and 100 back, while Zack Bartelt captured the 50 free and tied in the 100 free. Brett Smith aced the 100 breast at 1:04.86, one of the fasted breast finishes in South Jersey yet this season.


Keep an eye on Freshmen Jeff Brown & Joey Davidson