York YMCA swimmers officially announce their college choices


The York YMCA swimming team has enjoyed another stellar season in the pool.

Recently, the program had seven senior swimmers sign National Letters of Intent to compete at the collegiate level.

Coach John Nelson is pictured with his York YMCA senior swimmers. Shown from left are: Abby Keating, Ruth Beck, Claudia Keller, Tyler Lutter, Coach John Nelson, Megan Hunt, Courtney Harnish, Maelyn Elder, Marisa Gingerich and Jessica Sun

In addition, the York YMCA girls' team finished first at the short course YMCA national swim meet in April in Greensboro, North Carolina. There were 199 teams and 1,421 swimmers from all over the United States at the event.

The team is coached by John Nelson.

The York YMCA swimmers who signed to compete in college are:

Courtney Harnish, West York High School, NCAA Division I University of Georgia.

Marisa Gingerich, Central York High School, NCAA Division I University of Buffalo.

Megan Hunt, York Suburban High School, NCAA Division III New York University.

Maelyn Elder, home schooled, NCAA Division III Messiah College.

Jessica Sun, Red Lion High School, NCAA Division III California Institute of Technology.

Abby Keating, Spring Grove High School, NCAA Division III Wilkes University.

Claudia Keller, West York High School, NCAA Division III University of Mary Washington.

Two York YMCA senior swimmers won't compete in college swimming: Ruth Beck and Tyler Lutter.

The York YMCA girls' team that finished first at the short course YMCA national swim meet are shown above. Shown from  left are: Meghan French, Coach John Nelson, Kylie Martin, Megan Hunt, Marget Shelly, Maelyn Elder, Riley Trout, Jessie McMurray, Courtney Harnish, Leah Braswell, Marisa Gingerich and Callie Paff.