A Note from the Coach:
We just wrapped up a great season, in the
midst of trying circumstances, and I am incredibly proud of
all of our swimmers.
In June, WRA swimmer William Rankine competed at the US
Paralympic Trials in Minneapolis, where he earned a spot in
Finals in 5 events, achieved new personal best times in 4 events.
and ultimately beat his own American Record in the 100
5 WRA swimmers competed at the Long Course State Championship
meets in July, with each swimmer achieving multiple personal best
times: Please join us in congratulating Kyle Balkcum (4 personal
best times), Mia Hutchins (3 personal best times), Ella Snow (4
personal best times), Isaac Snow (100% - 9 personal best times),
and Tucker Wilson (9 personal best times).
18 new team records were set over the long course season. Records
were set by Mia Hutchins (11-12 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Free, 100
Back); Ella Snow (13-14 50 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 100 Fly,
200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 Free, 1500 Free); Isaac Snow (15
& Over 100 Back, 200 Fly); Tucker Wilson (13-14 100 Fly, 200
Fly); and Emma Yann (9-10 50 Free).
We also want to congratulate Mia Hutchins on completing the
USA Swimming IM Extreme Challenge during this long course season.
Completing the challenge for her age group (11-12) requires
swimming each of the following events during the season: 400 Free,
100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, and 200 IM. She is scored based on
her times in each of those events, and is ranked 15th in
Georgia for her age group.
While we are enjoying the success of our last season, our time to
rest is over and we have returned to training for our short
course season. To ensure successful training, proper hydration is
important. Please be sure to bring plenty of water during these hot
weeks. Our training intensity will gradually pick up, and the
athletes need to be sure they are taking care of themselves.