November 6, 2017
Again, the Bronze and Silver kids did very well. I had a good number of swimmers who finished in the top 20 for high point scoring. I am very pleased with how well the Bronze swimmers are doing with the 50s. We work on them constantly in practice, we focus on turns, and overall endurance and it is starting to pay off. Alexis Jain had the largest time drop in the group with 19.19 seconds. She took off 14.69 in her 50 Free. It was so fantastic! Zach Stevens swam the 25 Fly legally. Lluc Day had his first meet since joining the team and was all smiles and all best times. The Silver group had a lot of big time drops and a lot of great first swims. William Bentley is starting to find his rhythm and had a 17.50 second drop and had 6 new best times. Sofia Day knocked out all four 25s. Ceylor Irwin continues to improve in the water. She is getting stronger, smarter, and faster and had a huge 10 second drop in her 50 Free. David Terhakopian had a very impressive 100 IM race that was capped off with an 11.09 second drop. Gavin Wroblewski had a fantastic meet with all best times and swimming the 100 Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle, and IM. He is just one event away from finishing his all swim challenge for Silver.
On the first weekend of November we hosted our annual Mountain High Point Invite, another great mid-season test for our senior swimmers. Traditionally for mid-season meets, the senior group does not let up on training for these weekends, so its quite pleasant when swimmers still post personal best times. Leading the way during this meet was Michael Mehall, who posted a total of 9 best times (50 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 free, 100 IM, 200 free, 50 back, 50 breast and 50 free), which was a best time in every race he swam. Another impressive performance was given by Mary Roalstad, who posted 7 personal best (100 back, 100 free, 200 back, 200 breast, 200 free, 200 IM and 50 free). Coming off the meet with 5 best times we had Ysa Carrell (100 breast, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 free and 200 IM), as well as Kaelyn Hinsely (100 back, 100 breast, 100 free, 200 back and 50 free), Caroline Bricker (100 breast, 100 free, 200 breast, 400 IM and 500 free) and Cale Morrison (100 back, 100 fly, 100 free, 500 free and 50 back). Daphne Williams added 4 new personal best (100 breast, 100 free, 200 free and 200 IM). Also posting 4 new p.b. was Blake Surofcheck (100 back, 100 free, 50 back and 50 free). Adding themselves to the list of swimmers with 4 best times we also had Isaac Eilmes (100 back, 1000 free, 200 back and 400 IM). Coming in with 3 p.b. were Evan Branham (100 back, 200 free and 50 free), Sal Francis (100 back, 100 breast and 50 free), Bethany Slivka (1000 free, 200 fly and 200 free), Kambry Lightfoot (200 back, 200 free and 50 back), and Zack Tansey (100 fly, 100 free and 200 back). With 2 new personal best we have Madelyn Branham (100 fly and 200 free), and Ritarka Samanta (100 back and 100 breast). Adding one new personal best over the weekend were Maggie Fronhoefer (200 free), Rouge Williams (50 free), and Juwon Hong (100 back).