Olympic Size Swimmer in the Third-Grade

Jason Wang, a third-grader at Maplewood Intermediate School with Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia.
Jason Wang, a third-grader at Maplewood Intermediate School with Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia.

Jason Wang, a third-grader at Maplewood Intermediate School brought home three Gold Medals in the 2018 New York State YMCA Swim Meet held at the University of Buffalo, in Amherst, NY on March 16th.

Jason has been an avid competitive swimmer in the Huntington YMCA Bluefish Swim Team since the age of 5. He qualified for all seven individual events for the Eight and Under Group for the NYS YMCA Swim Meet when he was six years old. When he was seven, Jason earned two 5th place and one 8th place awards for the individual events. This year, Jason earned the Gold in the 100m Individual Medley, 50m Freestyle, and 100m Freestyle.

Jason also broke and/or set quite a few Huntington YMCA Bluefish Team records for his age group, notably 25m Freestyle set in 1978, the 100m Individual Medley, the 200m Individual Medley and 100m Freestyle.

 “I like the 100 Individual Medley because I get to choose the stroke I like, which is the butterfly and freestyle,” said Jason. After some thoughtful consideration, Jason mentioned that he likes swimming "because its fun."