June 16, 2016
June 2016 Swimmers of the Month
These swimmers were chosen by our coaching staff on the basis of their attendance, attitude, effort and performance in the month of May. Congratulations, everyone!
National - Ethan Navarrro. Ethan continues to be an excellent leader in the National group. His daily effort is exemplary, and headed into his last long course season with LY, he is on a roll. At the Meet on the Hill, he posted 3 lifetime bests in the 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 breast. That is a great sign for mid-May, and with the transition to long course training, his work ethic gives him a great shot at bringing down best times this season.
Varsity - Connor Sauls. Connor started his long course season with a bang. So far he has posted best long course times in the 200 fly, 50 free, 100 free, 400 free, 1500 free, 50 fly, and 200 IM. Plus, Connor swam the 200 meter breaststroke for the very first time and earned an A time in that event. His attendance last month was near perfect, missing only one practice (to make a commercial—guess he’s going to be a TV star as well as a swimmer!). In addition to excellent meet performances and great attendance, Connor has been working on his attitude, evaluating his behavior and words in relation to their effect on his teammates, and keeping his focus through the middle of those tough sets. Connor says his happiest swimming moment last month was when his hard work paid off and he dropped 47 seconds in the 1500 free to earn a Zone qualifying time. We are proud of you, Connor. Congratulations!
Gold - Sidney Baker. Despite this month being a time when so much is going on outside the pool, Sidney continued to work hard on her stroke technique and it showed in practice. Occasionally, Sidney has trouble with her breathing but she pushes through and accomplishes what she needs to get done. Her improvements have been particularly noticeable in her smooth breaststroke and strong butterfly. We are very excited to have Sidney back in the fall so she can continue to improve and begin to compete with the team! Congratulations, Sidney! We’re looking forward to great things next season!