Friends of FAST
Tigers Shine at the FAST Santa Claus Classic

Your FAST Tigers were certainly FAST at the FAST Santa Claus Clasic on December 1 - 3, 2017. The team not only earned 1st place honors, but your Tigers raced well, competed hard, and earned numerous lifetime best results. Winning individual events were Reed Beaumont (B 13-14; 100 Breast, 200 Breast), Sammy Bridges (B 11-12; 50 Fly), Austin Carlile (8&U;  50 Breast, 50 Free, 100 Free), Connor Carlile (B 11-12; 100 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free, 200 IM), Jackson Carlile (B 13-14; 50 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free, 200 IM, 400 IM), Aaron Frollo (B Open; 200 IM), Nick Harris (B Open; 1650 Free), Samantha Hietpas (G Open; 500 Free), Tommy Mybeck (B 8&U, 25 Fly), Kyle Ponsler (B 13-14; 100 Back, 200 Back), Jo Jo Ramey (G 11 -12; 50 Back, 100 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 IM), Lydia Reade (G 13-14; 400 IM), Eduardo Sanchez (B 10&U; 50 Back), James Stasey (B 11-12; 50 Free), Alexandra Stein (G 13-14; 100 Fly), and Miya Wai (G Open; 200 Breast).

Winning 200 Medley Relay teams included the 11-12 Boys (Connor Carlile, Keaton Chop, Sammy Bridges, and James Stasey), the 13-14 Girls (Jessica Patrick, Lydia Reade, Diane Koo, and Kenzie Pierce), the 10& Under Girls (Frankie Ramey, Mia Wilson, Emma Schumacher, and Addison Carlile), and the 10&Under Boys (Isaac Henderson, Allon Bluvshteyn, Eduardo Sanchez, and Hudson Lee). In the 200 Free Relay, winning teams included the 13-14 Boys (Kyle Ponsler, Logan Ayres, Sean Deimling, and Jackson Carlile), the 10&Under Girls (Addison Carlile, Emma Schumacher, Mia Parker, and Mia Wilson), and the 10&Under Boys (Hudson Lee, AJ Adams, Victor Herbert, and Eduardo Sanchez).

Congratulations also go out to the FAST athletes who earned high point honors at the FAST Santa Claus Classic.  For the 8 & Under age group, Austin Carlile finished 1st and  Tommy Mybeck finished 4th. Mia Wilson finished 3rd for the 9-10 Girls, while Eduardo Sanchez took 2nd for the 9-10 Boys. In the 11-12 age group, Jo Jo Ramey took 2nd for the Girls, while Connor Carlile and James Stasey took 1st and 2nd respectively on the Boys' side. Lydia Reade won the 13-14 Girls and Alexandra Stein finished 2nd. For the 13-14 Boys, Jackson Carlile, Kyle Ponsler, Reed Beaumont, and Logan Ayres finished 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th.

Thank you to all of our officials and volunteers who worked many hours this past weekend to make this event a great experience for our swimmers. We truly could not do this without you.

And finally, thank you to all who donated to the FAST Gives Back program. By the event's conclusion, the donation bins were overflowing. Your generosity was overwhelming.

Congratulations again on a great weekend to all of our athletes and families. We look forward to seeing you in January at the FAST Mudsock Classic.  Tiger Up!