** 2023 Hudson Valley Lake League Champions**


 For boys and girls Ages 6-18:

Beginners to advanced swimmers. (10 year old and under swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards (1 lap in deep water lanes with stamina). Team practices are weekdays from 4:00-4:30pm (10 & under) and 4:30-5:30pm (11 & older), starting Friday, June 21, 2024, through August 2, 2024. There are Home and Away Meets with other local Town Recreation Teams. New team members are always welcome. 


Registration opens online for residents on Tuesday, 4/2 at 9am and non-residents on Tuesday, 4/9 at 9am through the Town of LaGrange Parks And Recreation Website until the first meet around 7/10/24. $70 per Town Resident Swimmer; $60 per Resident Freedom Lake Pass Holders Swimmer; $80 per Non-Resident Freedom Lake Pass Holders Swimmer; or $90 per Non-Town Resident Swimmer.

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2023 Hudson Valley Lake League Champions

DateOpponentMeet LocationWarmup TimeStart TimeScore
7/04/24No Practice
TBATime TrialsFreedom Lake4:00PM4:00PM 
 Pawling  FLST 
 Stanford@  FLST 
 Red Wing@  FLST 
 Beekman@  FLST 
 Pawling@  FLST 
 Stanford@  FLST 
8/01/24Champs Psych PartyFreedom LakeAfter Practice5:00PMIce Cream!!
8/02/24ChampionshipsFreedom Lake~1:00PM~2:00PMFLST 
8/9/24OlympicsFreedom Lake3:30PM3:45PMTeam RED
8/9/24Awards / PicnicFreedom LakeAfter Olympics5:30PMThank You!

HEAD  COACH:  Tom Bubel

Tom grew up in the Hudson Valley and graduated from Marist college, where he swam. For several years he swam on a local Masters Team. He resides in Hyde Park with his wife, Jill and 2 daughters. He was a lifeguard, waterfront director, and Red Cross WSI swim instructor for several years here at Freedom Lake. He currently is the in-house ARC trainer for Waterfront Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid and other courses. He started the Freedom Lake Rockers Swim Team in 1989 and has been the coach here at Freedom for over 33 years. He is the director of the Hudson Valley Lake League of Recreation Parks Swim Teams. He has also coached Empire State Swim League and US Swimming Teams (Millbrook & Hudson Valley Dolphins). He is currently the Head Coach of Our Lady of Lourdes High School Girl’s Swim Team. He is passionate about swimming and helping others to learn and enjoy the benefits of swimming both competitively and for fitness. 


ASSISTANT COACH: Mairead O’Donnell 
Mairead grew up in Pleasant Valley and went to Our Lady of Lourdes High School where she swam and was team captain. She currently attends Siena College studying psychology with education studies and environmental studies as minors. She hopes to  to pursue her master’s in school psychology locally to spend as much time here in the summer as possible! 

She is a lifeguard at school and here at Freedom Lake where she is also a Waterfront director and ARC Swim Instructor & Supervisor.  She swam for Millbrook Summer Swim Team and the Hudson Valley Swim Team where she met Tom and Jill and fell in love with swimming. She is not swimming in college, but incorporated a new form of swimming into her life: teaching and helping others about the same thing she was so passionate about.
She is very excited to return to Freedom for another year of fun with everyone at the lake. She is also very excited to return to swim lessons and swim team with a season of experience under her belt. The first summer was so exciting to her and she learned so much from her experiences, especially how and what to change or keep when she saw what worked and what did not work as well as alternatives. This past fall, winter, and early spring without the swimmers, campers, and staff have made her realize the impact that everyone has had on her and how important Freedom Lake is to her. Having the opportunity to work more closely with patrons, campers, counselors, directors, and swimmers at Freedom has made her deepen her appreciation for the importance of making connections with others and making everyone feel important, welcome and happy.



Rosy grew up in the Hudson Valley and attended Our Lady of Lords High School. She was a member of the Freedom Lake Swim Team and Swam for Lords in High school . Rosy  Is currently a Lifeguard and ARC Swim Instructor here at Freedom Lake.

THE METRO SWIM SHOP sells the team suits to the swimmers at a team discount. While the team suit is not mandatory, it is highly recommended because it makes us look more like a team plus these types of suits have less resistance in the water than most suits, so they help you swim faster. You can check out their website for prices and sizes.

The suit style is same as last year.  The name of our team suit for the season is RUSE BLOCKED (R/W/B)  by SPEEDO.  Our team discounted price this year is $54.75 for girl’s suit and $37.50 for boys Jammer.

If you could not make the suit purchase day at the first practice, you can contact Metro swim Shop to place an order at 1-800-526-8788.  Or use their online team portal (Team ID: 74005) at Https://Webmetroswimshop.Com/Freedomlake.  Each new user will need to register and create a password.  Click light blue link on their page to enter Team Portal.

Please wear a plain cap (Red/White/Blue or combo thereof would be nice) Just like last year, at the meets, Tom does not want the swimmers wearing other team bathing caps- if they wear their winter team caps, he would like them worn inside out because he wants us to be one team- not seen as a mix of lots of other teams. The Team does have a few solid blue caps available for sale. See Jill or Stacy at practices or home meets.


The team designed a Freedom Lake Rockers T-shirt. If we have enough interest this season we will be ordering more through prepaid sales.

The team designed a Freedom Lake Rockers Fleece Blanket/Towel. There is a limited quantity which will be available for purchase at practices see Jill, Stacy at practices or home meets.

Championships will be 8/4/24 at Freedom Lake this year with all 5 teams in the league participating. All families are asked to donate two (2)  items for our food sale at the meet. There will be a sign up on line families will be notified by an email invitation when it is ready to go (around 7/20/24). Not all swimmers qualify for Champs but it would be nice if all team members come to support those swimming. Also there are many duties the day of Champs that both team members and adults can help with. Please plan to come and help out the team that day. As always, thank you for your support throughout the season. Our team prides of its volunteers! Thanks!

Look for the email invite to sign up for your 2 food item donations. Co-chairs for the food sale are TBD.  We are in need of a volunteer to chair or co-chair our food sale table at home meets and champs.2

8/9/24:  Olympics begins at 3:45pm. Picnic to follow in pavilion.

Take Route 55 East towards Pawling. Go Straight at Noxon Road light and at the next light make a right onto Beekman Road. Make the first left onto Beekman Recreation Road. Follow this road until you see baseball fields on your right and the lake. Make a right into the entrance of the park and park in the parking lot closest to the lake.


Take Route 55 towards Pawling (about 10 miles). After the intersection of Route 55 and 292, make first left onto Old Route 55.  Follow Old Route 55 for about 2.5 miles. Make  left onto Lakeside Drive and continue about 1 mile. You will pass Edward Murrow Park on left, but continue until you come to Lakeside Park on left. Park in parking lot to the left.

Red Wing Park:
Take Route 82 South toward Hopewell Junction.  Red Wing Park is approximately 2½ Miles past the intersection of Route 82 and the Taconic State Parkway.  Take a right onto Old Farm Road just past the Foot Specialist sign; (there is a Dr. office on the corner in a low building). There is a small sign that says Red Wing Park.  Follow Old Farm Road around a curve, as you start down the hill there is a chain link fence enclosure on the right at the entrance to the Park.  Turn right at end of fence and follow the road into the park and tell the person at the booth you are with the Freedom Park Swim Team and are here for the meet.


Take Route 82 North at the Troop K State Police Barracks (a left turn about 1 mile East of the intersection of Route 44 and Taconic State Parkway.)  Follow Route 82 North to Stanford about 7 miles.  As you come into Stanford there is a white church on your right, then Route 82 makes a slight turn to the right and there is a road that veers off to the left at a yellow building (Deli) on the left and a Big tree in front of you to the left side of this road.  Make this left turn onto Church Lane. Follow this road until it T’s with Creamery Road and make a left onto Creamery Road.  Stanford Town Park parking lot is on the right about 0.2 mile.

Freedom Lake Swim Team Records





8 and Under
Valerie Bubel16.03 25 Free Patrick Faughnan16.59
Patton Dyal19.22 25 Back Giovanni Rizzo19.81
Allison Indyk21.53 25 Breast Joey O’Connor20.62
Valerie Bubel17.72 25 Fly Sebastian Smith17.31
Allison Indyk1:35.63 100 IM Giovanni Rizzo1:31.25
Annie Sobolewski, Riley Jordan, Andi Dyal, Valerie Bubel1:18.66 100 Free Relay Giovanni Rizzo, Timothy Bova, Finn Sobel, Sebastian Smith1:18.81
10 and Under
Mariama Dabo13.93 25 Free Patrick Faughnan13.63
Patton Dyal/Annie Sobolewski16.97 25 Back Patrick Faughnan16.07
Mariama Dabo17.69 25 Breast Patrick Faughnan18.45
Kendra Graham15.00 25 Fly Sebastian Smith14.21
Mariama Dabo1:19.01 100 IM Patrick Faughnan1:20.18
Valerie Bubel, Alexa Gill, Lauren Haley, Annie Sobolewski1:07.50 100 Free Relay Jake DelRosario, Gavin Flynn, Adam McGrath, Patrick Faughnan1:02.18
12 and Under
Mariama Dabo28.98 50 Free Patrick Faughnan26.83
Patton Dyal31.72 50 Back Patrick Faughnan31.30
Kendra Graham35.18 50 Breast David Winchcombe36.50
Valerie Bubel13.63 25 Fly Giovanni Rizzo12.97
Valerie Bubel1:11.31 100 IM Giovanni Rizzo1:06.84
Valerie Bubel, Sofia Goncalves,                  Andi Dyal, Annie Sobolewski2:10.74 200 Free Relay Giovanni Rizzo, Sebastian Smith, Steve Holan, Ben Wimmers1:57.84
14 and Under
Clara Baker26.72 50 Free Patrick Faughnan24.06
Patton Dyal31.53 50 Back Patrick Faughnan28.57
Allison Indyk34.07 50 Breast Jake DelRosario32.09
Clara Baker12.56 25 Fly Ben Vitale11.94
Kendra Graham1:07.59 100 IM Phillip Volaski1:01.53
Patton Dyal, Emily Canning, Grace Wainwright, Emily Tang2:00.15 200 Free Relay Antonio Rizzo, Garrett Zach, Peyton Hill, Phillip Volaski1:48.41
18 and Under
Clara Baker26.16 50 Free Sebastian Smith21.88
Genevieve Bernhardt30.49 50 Back Sebastian Smith25.18
Rosemary Horgan33.66 50 Breast Sebastian Smith28.97
Clara Baker12.53 25 Fly Sebastian Smith10.68
Clara Baker1:04.84 100 IM Sebastian Smith56.00
Valerie Bubel,  Mariama Dabo,    Genevieve Bernhardt, Annie Sobolewski1:51.40 200 Free Relay Daniel Muenkel, Dominic Rizzi, Matt Murphy, Michael Rodriguez1:36.00
Medley Relays
10 & Under Mixed Medley    18 & Under Mixed Medley 
Patrick Faughnan, Mariama Dabo, Jake DelRosario, Nyla Collins1:09.23   Michael Rodriguez, Reilly Cooper, Clara Baker, Abigail Adams1:51.08
   Bold Set     in 2023   



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