March 19, 2018
The Dino's ended the final day of AB Spring Champs on a high note, with many swimmers qualifying for more Western cuts, CJC cuts and a few more club records!
Laura Albers - 50Fly
Teagan McKenzie - 200Bk
Maxine Clark - 50fly
Sydney Stewart - 100Fly
-Josh Summers also achieved his first Western time in 200Bk and Sebastian Castillo achieved his first CJC cut in 200Bk.
Overall, the weekend had a lot of high points! We had two swimmers (Mickayla Knudson and Andrea Polan) in two different swim offs over the weekend with UCSC taking the win for both. Our relay teams dominated, placing in the top three in every relay event. We had 24 club records broken and UCSC ended up winning the Large Team highest point award.
We also had a "swim of the session" fanny pack award for each session we were on deck. This was awarded to an individual who the coaches decided had had a breakthrough performance.
Thursday PM - Kate Dumaine achieved her first Western cut in the 1500Free in an exciting race that had the whole team pacing the deck.
Friday AM - Kate Rendall made the decision to crush her 200IM in the prelims session and ended up acheiving her Canadian Trials cut in the process.
Friday PM - Scott Garneau anchored off his 4x100Fr relay team in a best time to his feet and finished with a 3 second best time of 55.19.
Saturday AM - Our youngest member of the team, Maxine Clark, raced her way to the club record in 100Fly.
Saturday PM - Emily Bugbee had a terrific 200Br race, winning gold, breaking the club record and dropping a total of 14 seconds in the race.
Sunday AM - Kamryn Leslie made a huge technical correction in her stroke and had a great 200Bk race because of it.
Sunday PM - 13 year old Teagan McKenzie swam her way to Gold in the 200Bk in a time of 2:21.88 which also happens to be the Senior National cut.
The above swimmers were just some of the great races the Dino's had over the weekend, but there were so many more! It truly was a team effort and was a great way to send off some of those same Dino's to Prairie Championships this upcoming weekend as well as Western Canadian Championships (April 12-15). Way to go UCSC!