June 9, 2018
2018 TRAC IMX Summer Splash Meet Recap
Swimmers of the Meet
Exploration I-Justin Starodub
Justin absolutely loves to race and show what a strong competitor he is, and he takes that motivation from practice right into meets. Justin did a great job at the TRAC meet focusing on the skills that we have been working on in practice and was legal in all of his events, including the 50 fly! Keep up the great work Justin, it's definitely paying off for you.
Exploration II-Jake Zishka
Jake has been working very hard at practice on being an active listener and leading by example while also working on improving his strokes. He did an absolutely wonderful job of knowing where he needed to be and when, in addition to that he swam really well! Jake you have worked really in practice and it hasn't gone unnoticed! Keep up the great work!
Ishan dropped time in every single one of his events. He has been working hard every practice, and has worked to improve his stroke. Congratulations, Ishan! Keep up the hard work!
Julia's hard work over the winter season combined with the short time she has been in the pool this spring is paying off. She swam a solid SWAC meet followed by a very nice TRAC meet. I appreciate Julia for her friendly smiles and taking the lead in the lanes when asked. She was able to drop over 9 seconds in the TRAC meet. These are the reason why Julia is Yellow's Swimmer of the Meet. Great Job, Julia!
Bella dropped over 16 seconds and had life-time best swims in all 5 of her events. Bella is focused on improving herself and elevating her teammates at every practice. She is very coachable and works hard to make the changes to become more efficient in the water. This will be Bella’s final season in the Red training group as she is entering high school and will swim with the Senior group in the fall. Congratulations on a great meet and keep up the good work!
Addison was able to swim several lifetime best swims during the meet. She has spent the spring season listening to her coaches and making the necessary changes that are needed to have success in her races. Hopefully she can continue to gain confidence as we approach the championship season that is right around the corner.
100% Lifetime Bests
Nia Byers, Aurelie Giasanti, Lillian Heine, Sonny Katzel, Ripley Merritt, Wyatt Metzger, Ishan Ramrakhani, Isaac Smith, Isabella Smith, Grace Steffan, Drake Steffy,
All-But-1 Lifetime Bests
Madison Cribbs, Chloe Hunter, Addison Knoblauch, Emery Knoblauch, Charles Lang, Avi Raj, Jason Starodub, Leona Sackett, Hailey Todd, Blake Waldo, Jake Zishka
Top 10 Total Time Dropped
Madison Cribbs-47.25 seconds
Cooper Knoblauch-43.12 Seconds
Charles Lang-31.42 seconds
Nia Byers-29.20 seconds
Ben Morton-23.75 seconds
Ishan Ramrakhiani-23.26 seconds
Jake Zishka-23.22 seconds
Wyatt Metzger-21.66 seconds
Isabella Smith-16.52 seconds
Addison Smith-13.82 seconds
SWAC Event Winners
Allison Heine: 10&U 200 Breaststroke, 200 Freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, 400 Freestyle
Thomas Hill: 13&14 1500 Freestyle
Daniel Jones: 10 &U 100 Butterfly, 200 Freestyle
Charles Lang: 10&U 100 Breaststroke
Jillian Lynam: 13&14 100 Butterfly, 400 Freestyle, 400 Individual Medley, 50 Backstroke
Macartney Mahler: 10&U 100 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke, 50 Butterfly, 50 Freestyle
Grady Mathieson: 10&U 50 Breaststroke
Austin McGrogan: 13&14 100 Breaststroke, 400 Individual Medley
Ripley Merritt: 11&12 1500 Freestyle
Ben Morton: 11&12 100 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 50 Freestyle
Aubrey North: 11&12 100 Butterfly
Jason Starodub: 10&U 50 Backstroke
Maggie Steward: 13&14 1500 Freestyle
Eden Taylor: 10&U 100 Breaststroke
Noah Van Zuidam: 11&12 50 Fly
Drew Weiland: 11&12 100 Backstroke, 200 Freestyle, 50 Breaststroke
Noah Welter: 11&12 100 Butterfly