Ten-year-old Gina Ungaro, a fifth-grade student at McKinley Elementary set two Youngstown YMCA Y-Neptune swim team pool records at the team's first home meet Oct. 24. Swimming against the North Canton YMCA, Ungaro won the 9- and 10-year-old girls 50-yard freestyle in the pool record time of 27.58 seconds. The previous record of 28.45 seconds was set in 1986 by a swimmer from the, then-Warren YMCA.
Ungaro also claimed the 9- and 10-year-old girls 50-yard butterfly pool recording swimming this event in 31.26 seconds. The old record of 32.41 seconds was set in 2001 by former Neptune swimmer Alexis Scoufatos.
Both of Ungaro's record-setting times qualifies her for the Great Lakes Zone Championships, which take place March 19, 20 and 21, 2010 at Bowling Green State University. This important event is comprised of YMCA swimmers from Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio who achieve qualifying times during the course of the YMCA winter swim season which runs from October through March.