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2018 WA OPEN MEET REVIEW

The 2018 Washington Open is in the books.  This was my favorite WA Open in the 3 years I have been attending.  Also happening was the Blizzard Blast in Carson City.  Thank you Meitri, Jenah, and all the parents for supporting that meet.  I will be getting the re-cap of those results and publishing the meet report soon.

Below are the highlights from Washington Open!  10 new Open Team Records, 35 new seasonal leader times, and 100 % of the swimmers that attended came home with new personal best swims.   A special  congratulations to Emma Purdy for earning TTST Swimmer of the Meet at the 2018 WA Open!

10 New Open Short Course Yard Team Records:

Women:

  1. 400 Medley Relay:  Emma Purdy, Kate Rye, Megan Burrill, and Riley Madigan New Record 4:16.89

       2800 Freestyle Relay:  Kate Rye, Grace Bronstone, Megan Burrill, and Emma Purdy New Record 8:25.19

  1. 200 Freestyle Relay:  Megan Darzynkiewicz, Riley Madigan, Brooke Saathoff, and Emma Purdy New Record 1:43.96

Men: 

  1. 200 Medley Relay:  Kaikea Crews, Aaron Bronstone, Cooper deRyk, and Gavin Olsen New Record  1:38.34
  2. 800 Freestyle Relay:  Evan Opsal, Ryan Williams, Aaron Bronstone, and Gavin Olsen New Record 8:02.96
  3. 400 Freestyle Relay:  Evan Opsal, Hunter Hoffman, Gavin Olsen, and Aaron Bronstone New Record 3:32.21
  4. 200 Freestyle Relay:  Gavin Olsen, Hunter Hoffman, Cooper deRyk, and Kaikea Crews New Record 1:28.85
  5. 100 Butterfly:  Cooper deRyk New Record :48.28
  6. 200 Backstroke:  Kaikea Crews New Record 1:46.98
  7. 200 Individual Medley: Kaikea Crews New Record 1:52.17

35 New 2017 – 18 SCY Season leading Honor Board times posted

Women:

Emma Purdy lead the team with 6.  She also takes WA Open Swimmer Of The Meet Honors!

1.13 – 14 Women 50 Free:  25.37 Personal Best

2.13 – 14 Women 100 Free: 56.16 Personal Best

3.13 – 14 Women 200 Free:  2:05.63 Personal Best

4.Open Women 100 Back:  1:03.78  Personal Best

5.Open Women 200 Back:  2:17.89  Personal Best

6.13 – 14 Women 100 Breast:  1:15.69 Personal Best

Kate Rye had 5.

  1. Open Women 50 Free:  24.73
  2. Open Women 100 Free:  54.11

3.Open Women 200 Free: 1:58.43 Personal Best Time

  1. Open Women 100 Breaststroke:  1:11.22

5.Open Women 200 Individual Medley: 2:13.50 Personal Best Time

Megan Darzynkiewicz had 5.

  1. 15 – 16 Women 50 Free: 26.95

2.15 – 16 Women 100 Free: 59.13 Personal Best Time

3.15- 16 Women 200 Free 2:12.85 Personal Best Time

  1. 15 – 16 Women 100 Backstroke 1:08.66

5.15 – 16 Women 200 Backstroke 2:20.26 Personal Best Time

Claudia Carlsson had 3.

1.11 – 12 Women 50 Free:  28.38 Personal Best Time

2.11 – 12 Women 100 Free: 1:00.44 Personal Best Time

3.11 – 12 Women 200 Free: 2:10.21 Personal Best Time

Megan Burrill had 2.

  1. Open Women 100 Butterfly 1:00.76
  2. Open Women 200 Butterfly 2:14.67
  1. Personal best times in Breaststroke!

Grace Bronstone had 1.

1. Open Women 200 Breaststroke 2:34.75 Personal Best Time

Alyssa Hynes had 1.

1. 13 – 14 Women 200 Breaststroke 2:46.20  Personal Best Time

Brooke Saathoff had 1.

1. 13 – 14 Women 100 Butterfly 1:08.14 Personal Best Time

*Riley Madigan, Anna Kates & Lola Tieslau had personal best times in Backstroke, Freestyle, and Butterfly making it 100% best times for all 11 TTST Women at the 2018 Washington Open!

Men:

Kaikea & Cooper lead the mens team with 3 each:

Kaikea Crews:

1. 15 – 16 Men 50 Freestyle :21.33 Personal Best Time

2. Open Men 200 Backstroke 1:46.98 Personal Best Time (New Open Team Record, 2018 Washington Open 2nd Place)

3. Open Men 200 Individual Medley 1:52.17 Personal Best Time (New Open Team Record)

*Kaikea fell ill on day two of the meet but still managed a leadoff relay 50 Backstroke in :22.60, also a team best.

Cooper deRyk:

  1. Open Men 50 Freestyle :20.23  (2018 Washington Open Champion, 3rd straight year)

       2. Open Men 100 Butterfly :48.28 (2018 Washington Open Champion & Personal Best Time)

       3. Open Men 100 Breaststroke 1:01.86 Personal Best Time

Aaron Bronstone had 2.

       1. 15 – 16 Men 100 Breaststroke 1:04.83 Personal Best Time

       2. 15 – 16 Men 200 Breaststroke 2:22.77 Personal Best Time

Hunter Hoffman had 2.

       1. 15 – 16 Men 100 Freestyle :52.86 Personal Best Time

       2. 15 – 16 Men 200 Freestyle 1:59.43 Personal Best Time

Ryan Williams had 2.

  1. 13 – 14 Men 100 Backstroke 1:04.08
  2. 13 – 14 Men 200 Backstroke 2:19.42
  1. Personal Best Times in Freestyle

Gavin Olsen, and Evan Opsal had personal best times in Backstroke, Butterfly, and Freestyle.  They were also members of the Open Team Record relays.  The 7 Men also join our 11 TTST Women for a perfect team meet of 100% improvement.  

Congratulations  swimmers!  It was a great trip that couldn’t be a success without the support of, Mike Carr, TTST Board, and all of the parents.  I really appreciate all the support!

Swim on,

Cyrus