BOYS SWIMMING 2015-2016

T.J. Blotney and West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

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West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

T.J. Blotney and West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.


All-State Players - Max Padro '15 (200 IM and 100 Butterfly) 

Westies fall to Shelton
Padro wins three events in loss

By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 26, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys swimming team fell to Shelton Tuesday evening, 99-58. Senior Max Padro was part of three West Haven victories. 
Padro won the 200 IM in 2:00.23, took home the 500 freestyle in 5:55.67 and was part of the winning 400 freestyle relay team in 4:33.42. The victorious team was made of senior Luis Alvarez, sophomore Heli Estrada, junior T.J. Blotney and Padro. 
Alvarez also won the 100 freestyle in 56.69 and Blotney won the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.15. 

Lions beat Westies
WH falls 83-71
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 15, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys swimming team won just four events in an 83-71 loss to Foran Friday evening. 
Senior Max Padro won the 100 freestyle in 49.50 seconds, junior T.J. Blotney was victorious in the 100 backstroke in 1:17.46 and Padro also won the 100 breast stroke in 1:04.27. 
Senior Luis Alvarez, Blotney, sophomore Heli Estrada and Padro won the 400 freestyle relay in 4:13.64. 

Westies fall to Sheehan
Titans post 97-73 victory
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 12, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys swimming team fell to Sheehan Tuesday evening by a score of 97-73. 
The Westies won the 200 medley relay in a time of 2 minutes, 7.88 seconds. The team consisted of seniors Tyler DeGroate, Adrian Urbina, Charlie Sihaphong and junior Mark Dalton. 
Senior Max Padro was victorious in the 200 IM in 2:03.17, senior Sam Yisehak won the 100 backstroke in 59.50 and Urbina was victorious in the 100 breast stroke in 1:23.30. 
The 400 free relay team of senior Luis Alvarez, junior T.J. Blotney, sophomore Heli Estrada and Padro won as well. 

Hamden tops Westies
Green Dragons roll to 99-66 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 5, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys swimming team fell to Hamden 99-66 Tuesday afternoon in Hamden. With the loss, West Haven dropped to 0-3 on the season. 
The Westies won just five events in the loss. Senior Max Padro won two of those events, taking the 50 freestyle in 22.70 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5 minutes, 12.30 seconds. 
Junior T.J. Blotney was victorious in the 100 backstroke in 1:14.11 and senior Marwan Lkhal posted a victory in the 100 breaststroke in 1:29.28. 
The 400 freestyle relay team of senior Luis Alvarez, Blotney, Lkhal and Padro won in 4:11.04. 

Westies fall to Lyman Hall in opener
Padro wins three events
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 21, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys swimming team fell to Lyman Hall in its season opener Monday afternoon at the West Haven pool. Winning just three events, the Westies dropped a 99-79 decision to the Trojans. 
West Haven boys swimming. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Senior Max Padro was involved in three winning events, posting two individual victories and winning the 400 freestyle relay along with senior Luis Alvarez, senior Charlie Sihaphong, and junior Thomas Blotney in a time of 4 minutes, 30 seconds. 
Padro was also victorious in the 200 freestyle in 1:49.15 and the 100 backstroke in 59.49 seconds.