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Backstroke Swimmer, 41, Earns Title

Toms River man competed with OCY Masters Tiger Sharks

Backstroke Swimmer, 41, Earns Title Backstroke Swimmer, 41, Earns Title Backstroke Swimmer, 41, Earns Title Backstroke Swimmer, 41, Earns Title

Gene Imbemba, 41, of Silverton section of Toms River earned swimming accolades in the backstroke at a recent Ocean County YMCA meet.

The former Rutgers University student athlete and member of the OCY Masters Tiger Sharks earned the NJ State Masters 200 Backstroke title (age group 40-44) at the OCY NJ State Unofficial Masters Championship February 12.

Imbemba was among one of 163 athletes ranging from 23-78 competing in Sunday’s meet held at the .  

“My goal was to beat the previous NJ State Masters 200 backstroke record of 2:11 and I clocked in at 2:08.96. I trained hard and accomplished the goal I set for myself. It felt great to be back in competition after being out of that circuit for close to 20 years,” Imbemba said in a prepared statement.

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