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UVA’s Leah Smith wins Olympic gold with U.S. 4x200m freestyle relay

UVA swimming senior Leah Smith won Olympic gold with the United States 4×200-meter freestyle relay Wednesday night (Aug. 10) at the Rio Olympics.

Weaber family succeeding in Waynesboro YMCA swim program

If you’re in the building at the Waynesboro YMCA, odds are that there’s a Weaber in there with you.

Prevent illness, injury while enjoying the water

The weekend before Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and signals the opening of many pools and water parks across the Commonwealth.

SMAC swimmers set sights on Olympic Trials

SMAC swimmer Aaron James has his sights set on the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 50-meter freestyle, and his PR is within a second of the qualifying time.

SMAC team records fall

The Waynesboro YMCA year round competitive swim team, SMAC, took its older swimmers to Cary, N,C., to compete in the YOTA-TYR Capital Classic.

SMAC hosts Fall Invitational for area swim teams

The Waynesboro Y year round competitive swim team, SMAC (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club), hosted its annual Fall Invite for area swim teams from November 20-22.

Strong showing for SMAC at Lynchburg meet

The Waynesboro YMCA year round competitive swim team, SMAC, competed in the LY 2015 YMCA October Invite, October 17th and 18th. The meet was held in Lynchburg at the Jamerson YMCA and was the first short course meet of the season for SMAC. Short course meets are those that are competed in a 25 yard pool.

UVA junior Leah Smith wins gold at FINA World Championships

Virginia junior swimmer Leah Smith captured gold Thursday (Aug. 6) at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.


Liberty University’s Danielle Boothe to compete in Pan Am Games

Liberty University rising sophomore Danielle Boothe will represent Jamaica in two swimming relays during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, held this week at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre.

Waynesboro prepares for 2015 Commonwealth Games swim meet

Over 560 swimmers and their families are coming to Waynesboro this week, bringing both competition and tourism dollars to the community.

SMAC swimmers post 147 personal best times under new head coach

The Waynesboro Y year round competitive swim team, SMAC (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) competed at the Bass Long Course Invitational May 2nd and 3rd.

SMAC dominates small teams at Virginia Senior Championships

The Waynesboro Y Swim Team (SMAC) competed in the Virginia Senior Championships from March 5-8 in Christiansburg.

SMAC swimmers light up the state high school swim meet

The Waynesboro Y year round competitive swim team, SMAC, (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) had numerous swimmers qualify for the High School 3A State Championship Swim Meet in Christiansburg, Virginia Friday, February 20.

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Understanding the Ebola virus and other enteroviruses

At the Waynesboro YMCA and within the Waynesboro and Augusta County community we serve there is a growing concern about the spread of Ebola and other enteroviruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not view Ebola as a significant threat to the U.S. population. However, it is important that YMCAs are well informed about and equipped to respond to such public health threats.

Longwood cross country coach leaves cancer in her wake in pursuit of triathlon glory

Longwood cross country coach Catherine Hanson is a triathlon minimalist and proud of it. Where others wear wetsuits, Hanson wears her singlet.

SMAC swimmer Remedy Rule commits to University of Texas

Western Albemarle High School senior Remedy Rule made a verbal commitment to join the swim team at the University of Texas on Sunday.

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UVA swimmers Smith, Bartholomew named to USA Swimming National Team

Two members of the UVA women’s swimming and diving team, junior Courtney Bartholomew and sophomore Leah Smith, have been named to the 2014-15 USA Swimming National Team roster.

Earth Talk: Dealing with mounting e-waste

With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called e-waste may in fact be one of the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st century.

Waynesboro YMCA welcomes new developmental swim coach

Kendra Hogg first jumped into a YMCA pool at the age of 1. A Rochester, N.Y., native, Hogg began swimming competitively in elementary school and rode the wave all the way to a Division I scholarship at Old Dominion University.

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UVA swimmers McLean, Smith win gold at Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

UVA swimming sophomore Leah Smith and Class of 2011 graduate Matt McLean both won gold on the second day of the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

Evan Swaak: Proposed EPA water rules not a power grab

You recently ran a letter about attorneys writing about a rule that the EPA is currently proposing that would restore protections to streams and wetlands that impact Georgia’s rivers.

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Former UVA swimmer Matt McLean wins 200m free national championship

Former UVA swimming standout Matt McLean (Class of 2011) won the men’s 200-meter freestyle national title at the Phillips 66 National Championships Thursday (Aug. 7) at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex.

Waynesboro YMCA SMAC Swim Team competes at YMCA Nationals

The Waynesboro YMCA Swim Team (SMAC) competed at the YMCA Long Course Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 28-Aug. 1. Long course meets are swum in 50 meter pools – the same size that is used in the Olympics. SMAC was one of 193 Y swim teams competing in the National Meet. SMAC had it strongest showing in history scoring 82 total points and placing 22nd overall.


Sunday Sundowns continues this weekend

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, along with support of BAMA Works and the LeRoi Moore Fund, will host the final Sunday Sundowns of 2014 on Sunday, August 10 from 3 pm – 6 pm at Washington Park Pool.

SMAC finishes second at state long course swim meet

The Waynesboro YMCA’s SMAC Swim Team competed in the Virginia Long Course Age Group Championships from July 24-27 in Christiansburg.

Chris Graham: Tone down on the succeed thing

On the one hand, America loves to give out ribbons to people who do nothing other than try. On the other hand, we love even more to beat down people who actually succeed.

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UVA student-athletes post plus-3.0 GPA for spring semester

Virginia student-athletes registered an outstanding academic performance during the Spring 2014 semester. The overall GPA for UVa’s 627 student-athletes in Spring 2014 was 3.0 for the second consecutive semester.

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UVA wins VaSID All Sports Championship

UVA won 65.5 percent of its intercollegiate athletic contests in 2013-14 to win the 36th annual Virginia Sports Information Director’s Association Division I All-Sport championship.

Grilled Balsamic Chicken with Spicy Fruit Salsa (and a side of nostalgia)

After a long week on an island, in the Florida sun I was in the mood for something from the grill and that tastes beachy. I am not quite ready to be done with my vacation. So I adapted a balsamic chicken recipe I’ve been making for a while, adding a little heat and some Georgia peaches as well.

VMI marks return to Southern Conference

VMI returns to its intercollegiate athletic roots when it officially rejoins the Southern Conference effective Tuesday, July 1.

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UVA finishes fourth in Directors Cup standings

UVA finished fourth in the final 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup competition for Division I schools. The final results were announced Friday (June 27) by the National Association of Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The fourth-place finish is the second highest in program history and marks the eighth consecutive year the Cavaliers’ program has placed in the top 20.

Waynesboro Country Club hosts pickleball event June 1

Waynesboro Country Club is inviting the community to its Pickleball Kickoff on Sunday, June 1 starting at 1:00 pm. All ages and skill levels are welcome, with complimentary paddles and instruction provided along with a free lunch from the Club.

Two University of Richmond basketball coaches died in balloon crash

The University of Richmond community extends its prayers and thoughts to the families of two members of the women’s basketball staff who were aboard a balloon that crashed May 9 in Caroline County, Va.

SMAC Swimming starts long course season in Manassas

The Waynesboro Y year round competitive swim team, SMAC (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club), competed in the Jeff Rouse Invitational May 3-4 in Manassas, VA.

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Support the Waynesboro YMCA Swim-A-Thon

Support your community, support the Waynesboro YMCA, support your swimmers at this year’s Swim-A-Thon. Pledges to be received by May 15.

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SMAC wins age group state champs for seventh year in a row

The Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club (SMAC) won the small team short course state championship for the seventh year in a row, March 13th- 16th in Christiansburg, Va.


SMAC swims at the Virginia Senior Championships

The Waynesboro Y Swim Team (SMAC) competed in the Virginia Senior Championships from March 6-9 in Richmond. This was the final championship meet for the older swimmers at the State level for the short course season.

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Final grades: UVa. student-athletes post strong academic fall semester

Student-athletes who compete for the UVa. athletics programs recorded a superlative academic performance during the fall 2013 semester.

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Video: Interview with UVa. swimming, diving coach Augie Busch

VirginiaSports.com interview with UVa. swimming and diving coach Augie Busch.

SMAC’s Remedy Rule competes at USA Swimming Winter Nationals

SMAC swimmer Remedy Rule competed against some of the best swimmers in the country this past weekend at the AT&T USA Swimming Winter Nationals at the University of Tennessee. Rule swam four events in the meet (100 & 200 fly, 200 free and 200 back) and swam fast enough to return to swim in finals at night in three of her four events.

SMAC breaks records at Fall Invite Swim Meet

The Waynesboro YMCA year-round competitive swim team (SMAC) had the largest turnout in history for the Fall Invite at the Waynesboro Y and used the excitement of the large crowd to set three new SMAC team records. The SMAC Fall Invite was attended by 380 swimmers from Charlottesville to Roanoke.