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May Mini Meet Recap

May Mini Meet Recap

 

Lots of good swimming over the weekend at our May Mini Meet! We had over 100 Wave athletes from our Explore and Challenge groups at the meet racing and having fun.  

 

You can see the meet results here:

https://www.teamunify.com/wave/__eventform__/990958_990117_wavemaymini.pdf

 

You can see the meet improvement report here:

https://www.teamunify.com/wave/__eventform__/990960_2018%20May%20Mini%20Meet%20Improvements.pdf

 

The following athletes made new USA Swimming Motivational Times:

Skyler Cheng 50 Back

Matthew Choy 50 Back, 50 Fly, 50 Free

Elijah Gallup 50 Back

Varshini Hari 50 Breast

Yashi Zeng 50 Fly

 

Some highlights from each practice group:

Explore 1 JAC

Sophia Gorveatt dropped six seconds in her 25 Breast, and completed the 25 Fly for the first time. Cyan Russell dropped two seconds in her 25 Breast. Magnus Sehlin had a great meet with big time drops in his 25 Back and 25 Free plus a first ever 25 Fly. Ranna Siahpush dropped time in both the 25 Free and 25 Back. Kaavya Vaswani dropped ten seconds in her 50 Free. Saamiya Vaswani dropped time in both her 25 Free and 50 Free. Ethan Zhang dropped time in both his 25 Back and 25 Free.

 

Explore 1 Willows

Ishaan Agarwal completed the 25 Back, 25 Breast and 25 Free all for the first time, and even finished 3rd in the Freestyle. Gahl Ami-ad completed the 25 Back and 25 Free for the first time. Kamilla Bugaitsova completed the 25 Back and 25 Free for the first time. Owen Conley dropped six seconds in his 50 Back to break a minute for the first time. Audrianna Hale completed the 25 Free for the first time. Sachi Joshi completed the 50 Free for the first time and broke a minute. Jessica Li completed the 25 Back and 25 Free for the first time. Kylie Lippe dropped five seconds in both her 25 Back and 50 Breast. Maxim Malinovskyi completed the 25 Free for the first time. Theresa Nguyen completed the 25 Back and 25 Free for the first time. Veer Shah completed the 50 Back, 50 Breast and 50 Free all for the first time. Raina Tuladhar completed the 25 Back, 25 Breast and 25 Fly all for the first time. Lasya Viswanadham had a terrific meet dropping time in all three of her races including an eighteen second drop in her 50 Free!  Sophia Willis completed the 25 Back and 25 Free for the first time. Ethan Yu completed the 25 Back for the first time.

 

Explore 2 JAC

Sophia Barrett-Bowen dropped time in both the 25 Back and the 50 Free; her 50 free drop was twelve seconds! Gavin Drazich swam a best time in the 25 Back and completed the 25 Fly for the first time. Ella Johnson won the 25 Free with a best time swim, and completed the 50 Back for the first time. Siana Kachakov posted big drops in her 50 Back and 50 Free races, and completed the 50 Breast for the first time. Pradhyot Kore swam best times in the 25 Back and 50 Free. Alex Michelet swam best times in the 25 Back and 25 Breast; his 25 breast was a huge nine second drop! Nimi Oladosu swam best times in her 25 Free and 50 Breast; her breaststroke has really improved! Aayona Pattanaik swam best times in the 50 Fly (thirteen second drop) and 50 Free. Daniil Pegushin dropped time in the 25 Free. Victoria Swiatek had best times in both her 50 Breast and 50 Free. Marlin Wong swam a best time in his 50 Back. Sergey Zaporozhets swam the 25 Back, 25 Fly and 50 Free all for the first time and won the 25 Fly!

 

Explore 2 Willows

Arav Agrawal swam a best time in the 50 Back. Daniel Chen completed the 25 Back and 25 Free for the first time. Nethaniah Gashaw swam best times in her 50 Fly and 50 Free. Aarush Kapoor swam best times in the 50 Breast and 50 Free. Yashasri Kotapati swam a best time in the 50 Back. Richelle Li completed the 25 Back and 25 Free for the first time. Akshith Sama completed the 25 Breast and 25 Free for the first time. Lavanya Sharma swam all best times including a thirteen second drop in her 50 Breast. Srianvika Siram completed the 50 Breast and 50 Free for the first time. Eva Yu was amazing dropping big in all her races including fifteen seconds in her 50 Breast!

 

Challenge 1 JAC

Skyler Cheng had a great meet with three best times, a new B time, and he won the 50 Fly. Elijah Gallup had all best times including a seventeen second drop in his 50 Breast. Bailey Tang swam all best times and broke a minute in both her 50 Back and 50 Breast for the first time.

 

Challenge 1 RAC

Lucas Nguyen had a really nice meet with three big time drops and some very visible improvements in his strokes. Aria Islam dropped five seconds or more in all three of her races, and finished first in all three of them as well. Jaina Goscinski also dropped time in all three of her races, and really swam with a lot of intensity!

 

Challenge 2 JAC

Matthew Choy had a great meet with three new best times, three first place finishes, and three new B times. Thomas Claux had a wonderful first meet, racing hard and finishing well in all three of his races. Lena Duryee looked really strong winning two races and finishing second in her third race with best times.

 

Challenge 2 RAC

Ekansh Verma had two best times including a thirteen second drop in his 50 Free, and a first ever 50 Breast. Lina Wu swam all best times and dropped seven seconds in her 50 Free. Liya Wu also swam all best times, with the smallest drop being just under four seconds; all three races were 25’s so big time drops for those short distances!