Friends of FAST
What a Weekend!

Your FAST Tigers were back in action over the weekend at both the TYR Pro Meet at the IUPUI Natatorium and the FAST 500 Invitational right here at home. The early season work your athletes have put into the water was certainly evident as a staggering number of lifetime best swims were earned.

Downtown at the TYR Pro Meet, FAST athletes raced to 32 lifetime best swims! Earning lifetime bests at the Nat, while competing on the national stage were: Brooke Atkins (1), Noah Baldwin (1), Tim Bennett (2), Morgan Booth (1), Jackson Carlile (4), Ellen Fero (2), Aaron Frollo (2), Kyle Haflich (1), Nick Harris (4), Samantha Hietpas (3), Cory Jacocks (1), Abby Jahns (2), Amilia Nusbaum (1), Hannah Pratt (3), Kara Robeson (2), and Kyla Srncik (2).

At the FAST 500 Invitational, your athletes earned a whopping 670 lifetime best swims! Saying they raced well is certainly an understatement and many of these swimmers were racing brand new events! Earning lifetime best swims at the FAST 500 were: Barthenia Abdelshahid (3), AJ Adams (9), Lexi Adams (5), Trevor Adcock (3), Kalli Agapios (7), Casey Alexander (5), Sadie Allison (6), Agastya Anand (7), Logan Ayres (4), Drew Bakle (4), Claire Bancroft (2), Jonny Bancroft (4), Evelyn BeDell (5), Lucas Beaulieu (5), Maddie Beaulieu (6), Reed Beaumont (7), Dan Bennett (1), Allon Bluvshteyh (6), Lisa Bradford (4), Lukas Bradford (5), Nathan Bradford (4), Hannah Brown (5), Addison Carlile (6), Austin Carlile (7), Connor Carlile (5), Santiago Castro (7), Brody Chop (3), Keaton Chop (5), Alex Clark (3), Linette Coonce (6), Riley Cristat (4), Sean Deimling (6), Audrey Diehl (3), Destiny Dieu (2), Vince Dieu (3), Kiho Doura (4), Taisei Doura (3), Nikolay Egerov (4), Audrey Ehlin (6), Eden Fitzpatrick (2), Nate Fitzwater (5), Addy Fought (2), Aly Freeman (1), Marcus Fudge (7), Alex Garcia (7), Rachel Garcia (6), Christopher Goolsby (2), Izzy Harding (8), Dominic Henderson (1), Isaac Henderson (5), Louie Henderson (5), Victor Herbert (6), Jonny Hines (6), Amon Hioki (3), Kain Hioki (4), Johannes Hoffmann (6), Hayden Hollowell (1), Hunter Hollowell (4), Jared Hyatt (1), Tommy Johanneman (2), Tashar Kalirai (4), Kanta Kataoka (4), Taichi Kataoka (8), Gabe Kean (6), Mallory Kean (3), Savannah Kennedy (8), Bruno Kitazuka (9), Diego Kitazuka (9), Haruma Kobari (2), Minon Kobari (3), Alex Koo (5), Diane Koo (4), Andrew Laramore (5), Hagen Lee (4), Hudson Lee (10), Larkin Lee (3), Ethan Mai (4), Evan Makielski (3), Matthew Makielski (5), Sophie Malone (2), Mei Mamiya (4), Zack McEwen (3), Anna Meyer (2), Abby Miller (8), Bradford Miller (1), Thomas Miller (5), Kate Mouser (5), Kristen Mouser (3), Tommy Mybeck (5), Alex Nguyen (2), Amy Nguyen (3), Brian Nguyen (5), Ethan Nimri (4), Mia Noel (6), Aleksander Nowacki (7), Konstanty Nowacki (7), Isaiah Ortiz (4), Salome Ortiz (6), Sofia Ortiz (1), Megan Parker (4), Mia Parker (4), Jessica Patrick (8), Emily Pfeifer (9), Maddie Phillips (4), Kenzie Pierce (7), Ryleigh Poe (9), Kyle Ponsler (10), Charlie Ramey (1), Frankie Ramey (4), Lindsay Reichert (5), Myra Sacchini (3), Eduardo Sanchez (10), Rodrigo Sanchez (3), Emma Schumacher (7), Tyler Schwertfeger (8), Joshua Scott (3), Marcus Sherrod (5), Yumi Shimonaka (2), Callie Shine (3), Nic Silva (7), Harry Singh (1), Ken Smith (5), James Stasey (8), Alexandra Stein (1), Avery Stein (6), Renars Steinbahs (6), Anna Stephan (10), Rylee Taylor (6), Kylie Terpening (6), Jennie Urbanski (2), Nick Viola (4), Sarah Walton (8), Cali Wangler (1), Delaney Wilson (3), Mia Wilson (3), Dylan Wolf (5), Emily Wolf (7), Sophia Wolfgang (2), Ashley Wyatt (1), Demi Zhang (7), Kevin Zhang (7), and Lily Ziino (5). Amazing job, Tigers!

Special kudos go out to the following high point Top 5 swimmers at the FAST 500 as well. Earning Top 5 high point honors for the 8 & Under swimmers were Delaney Wilson (5th) for the girls and Austin Carlile (1st) and Tommy Mybeck (2nd) for the boys. In the 9-10 age group, Addison Carlile and Frankie Ramey finished 2nd and 3rd for the girls, respectively. James Stasey took 2nd place honors for the 11-12 Boys. For the 13-14 age group, Jessica Patrick, Kenzie Pierce, and Alexandra Stein earned 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place honors, while Kyle Ponsler and Reed Beaumont took the Top 2 spots for the boys. Finally, in the Open category, Savannah Kennedy finished 2nd, while Kylie Terpening finished 5th on the girls’ side and Izzy Harding finished 5th for the boys. Congratulations to you all!

What a weekend! We are so proud of your athletes for the efforts they put into this past weekend's meets. Many tried new events for the first time, went up against amazing competition and held their ground, and the number of lifetime best swims earned in the pool was staggering. Thank you to all who contributed to this weekend's successes - though your encouragement and support of these athletes, event support staffing, donations to Indy Snack Attack. Special thanks also to the leadership team for another well-run meet and to the officiating crew. And... a special thanks to Coach Kristen and Coach Ralph for their willingness to "take one for the team" off the 3-meter boards. (Check out their 3-meter "Soak a Coach" plunge.) Great job, Tigers! We will continue to work on racing skills and stroke refinement over the next two weeks as we prepare for the SSC Summer Sizzler and OSSC Invitational.

It was a great weekend of racing and we are excited to see what our athletes do at both the SSC Summer Sizzler and the OSSC Invitational in two weeks. We look forward to seeing what the future holds as you reach your goals… and set new ones!

Tiger Up!