TAC Weekly Letter

Quote of the week:
"The difference between School and Life: In school, youre given a lesson and then given a test. In life, youre given a test that teaches you a lesson."


Your 2018 board members:


President: Laurie Bergvall

Phone: 360-333-2052

Email: lauriebergvall@gmail.com


Vice President: Niabi Drew

Phone: 360-914-8132

Email: ethernuts@gmail.com


Treasurer: Rob Hoxie

Phone: 360-299-9218

Email: mapmanrob@hotmail.com


Secretary: Lissa Snowman

Phone: 206-234-5510

Email: lissasnowman@hotmail.com


Parent Rep: Elton Erickson

Phone: 360-610-9354

Email: eltonerickson1974@gmail.com


Parent Rep: Silvy Yamazaki

Phone: 408-688-6080

Email: syamasj@aol.com


Parent Rep: Monica Harris

Phone: 360-421-1497

Email: monicacharris2@msn.com


2017-2018 home meet dates

These are our home meets for this year. Please reserve these dates and keep clear.


Fall Thunderbird October 28th and 29th

January Challenge 6th and 7th

TAC-E March 3rd and 4th

Spring Thunderbird May 18th, 19th and 20th


Sign up for home meet

We have our first home meet in three weeks. Now is the time to sign up for the meet. Team policy is to sign up any swimmer that hasnt declared "yes" or "no".


Parents get online and start signing up for jobs. Help Niabi out and lets fill these jobs out.




Oak Harbor Oct. 21-22

We have 52 swimmers signed up for Oak Harbor. Pretty cool, largest away meet we have ever had. So lets follow that up with some great swim in Oak Harbor.  


I will be entering swimmers today and sending them in by this evening. I will either bill the meet today or tomorrow.


I should have the timeline sometime next week.


Bellingham Results

You should be able to see results online. TAC had a great meet, had two PNS cuts, lots of time drops and fast swims.


For swim meets we have a couple of categories highlighting great swims and individual results.


Swimmer of the meet: For this one I picked a swimmer who did not swim great but sacrificed his needs in order to support the team needs. Emmett Moore, swam Saturday afternoon and returned Sunday morning.

            The weekend of the Bellingham meet was the same weekend as the Anacortes homecoming. Emmett was heavily involved in homecoming, he is the Junior class president, elected prince and spent a lot of time organizing all the events.

            With his social commitment he could have simply skipped swimming at the meet and at some point I am sure he wished he had skipped the meet. As I said Emmett swam in the meet Saturday from 12-5:00 than he left to attend the homecoming dance until 12am, he than returned Sunday morning to swim from 7:30am to 12:00. He gutted it out, he did not complain and he supported his teammates. Sometimes that is all you can do, it was a great example of putting you own comfort aside, staying true to your commitment and facing adversity.


Fast Swims of the meet(swims that made you do a double take)

Brennan Morgenthaler: he ended up taking 1st in the 100 fly and dropped 34 seconds. It was a really impressive swim, looking very strong.

Makayla Patrick: She actually had two swims. The 200 im where she dropped 18 seconds and finished really strong almost catching a couple of swimmers. The 200 free she dropped 16 seconds and raced really well, she also took 2nd in the meet.

Persephone Pestar: She also had a great swim in the 200 free. She dropped 35 seconds, had a strong, smooth stroke that ate up the yardage.


Most Improved(dropped the most time of the meet)

TAC had a huge number of time drops which is really cool. Lots of swimmers dropped around 50 seconds but the clear winner by a mountain slide is Sean Dyer. He dropped 115 seconds over all, biggest drop was in the 500 free where he dropped 50 seconds.


Lighting strikes(best swim by each swimmer)


Michael Bobrowski: This was Michaels first meet he swam in the 50 free and 50 backstroke. His best race was in the 50 backstroke, he managed to race legally with a backstroke flip turn.

Isabella Cantrell: This was also Isabellas first meet, her best race was in the 25 free, swimming the event in 30.05 seconds.

Emily Cox: She swam the 200 free in 2:50.18 and dropped 18.52 seconds, looking strong for the entire race.

Blair Drew: It seems to be a trend, Blairs best race was also the 200 free dropping 52.29 seconds and placing 3rd overall.

Sean Dyer: he dropped in 8 out of 8 races, 100%. I mentioned his 500 but the race I liked the best was his 200 breaststroke, swimming it legal for the first time.

Annaly Ellis: she dropped 25.84 seconds in her 500 free, swimming it in 6:49.80 and placing 7th overall. 

Thomas Harris: he dropped 0.34 in the 50 free swimming the 50 in 29.18.

Zach Harris: he dropped in 3 of 4 events and dropped 43 seconds in his 500 free, swimming the event in 7:16.26.

Logan Horr: He dropped 4 out of 4 events, most impressive was a 9 second time drop in the 50 fly.

Ryan Horr: 9 for 9, 100% time drops best swim was a 5.19 second time drop in his 200 backstroke. Ryan is focused on making a time cut for PNS, he is well on his way.

Josephine Houtby: She was also 100% in time drops, she placed 2nd in 3 of her races and finished it off with a 1st place in in the 25 breaststroke, dropping 8 seconds in that event.

Jacob Hoxie: his best race came in his 200 im where he dropped 7 seconds, swimming it in 2:06.83.

Jacob Jennings: He dropped in 4 out of 4 races, and placed 1st in all 4 events. I enjoyed watching his 25 fly the best, finishing like hammer.

Finnegan McFarland: Also 100% in time drops, swimming the 100 fly for the first time legally and taking 2nd in the event.

Dallas Moore: she looked really good in the 100 backstroke, dropping 12 seconds and swimming it smooth and strong.

Pam Moore: 7 out 8 time drops, she also dropped 12 seconds in her 100 backstroke. I think she is trying to catch up with her sister.

Trey Patrick: I was most impressed with Treys 200 free, dropping 7 seconds and finishing 4th overall. Looking strong and fluid.

Jamie Pesaturo: she had a really strong meet, dropping in 7 out of 8 swims and missing a time drop in her 50 fly by 0.01. I really liked how her 200 im looked, dropping 17 seconds and all her strokes looking strong.

Andres Rivas: 8 of 8, 100% and a 25 second time drop in the 200 im. Great swim, good improvement in all strokes and placing 7th overall in the 200im.

Noah Rozema:  He made his first PNS cut in the 50 free 26.91 as lead off in the 200 free relay. He was a little excited about it.

Savannah Sparks: She had some strong swims, the most impressive was in her 400 IM. She did not drop time but was very close and managed to almost get a best time on about 4 hours of sleep.

Savannah Thorpe: Lots of good swims, she was only signed up for Saturday but had so much fun came back for Sunday where she dropped 18 seconds in her 50 fly.

Gemma Wentworth: is no longer afraid of swimming backstroke, so that is a huge step forward.

Isabella Wentworth: in the 50 backstroke she dropped 3 seconds and swimming it in 48.87.  

Rylan Whitney-Martin: 3 of 4 in time drops and a 16 second time drop in the 100 IM, placing 12th overall in the event.


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