November Swimmers of the Month
November 3, 2016
November 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 October. Congratulations, everyone!
National: Austin Orange. Austin has been a very consistent performer at practice, and he was really on a roll at the Quad Meet. He swam to four new lifetime best times at the meet in the 100 breast, 100 free, and both IMs. In his two other events, he narrowly missed best times. He is a tough racer and has been a competitor at practice every day. Keep it going, Austin!
Varsity: JT Lotz. JT's work ethic in practice translated to a great October meet. His "Get after it" mentality allowed him to drop in all six of his events. In the 500 free he executed great race strategy and dropped a hefty 7 seconds. He also continued to show his skills as a fly swimmer and dropped 6 seconds in the 200 fly; adding up to a whopping 37 seconds since the start of the season. JT shows exemplary work ethic, integrity, and an unwavering drive to succeed day in and day out at practice, and is ready to attack the rest of the season!
Gold: Sidney Baker. It’s been great to see how Sidney has improved in this first part of the season! One can see by her time drops in our Season Opener and our Quad Meets just how well she’s swimming. And despite the occasional bout of nerves before a race, Sidney approaches each one with determination and focus. She’s a great example of how hard work in practice every day translates into improved technique and improved times when it counts. Congratulations, Sidney! Keep that momentum building!
Silver: Luke Ellett! Luke did an outstanding job at our quad meet – he earned points for the team in all of his events, received best times in 50 freestyle and 100 IM, and took an incredible 18 seconds off his 100 breaststroke time. Luke does a great job of coming to practice prepared to swim and ready to learn. When his coaches critique something about his stroke, starts, or turns, he seems to always take it to heart and immediately begins to work to make it better. Congratulations, Luke! We're so glad that you're part of our team!
Bronze: Landon Harrington. Landon is one of LY's youngest swimmers, but he is such a hard worker. He always comes into practice and meets with a smile on his face, ready to listen to his coaches and swim hard. I don't think I've ever heard a complaint come out of his mouth! He took five seconds off of his 25 freestyle at our quad meet and is continuing to improve his backstroke the more he practices it. We are so proud of you, Landon! Keep up the good work!