January 6, 2022
Tonight, the LCN Crusaders traveled to Marine City to face the Mariners in another cross-over dual meet. The difference this evening is that the Crusaders were victorious tonight winning the meet by a score of 102 to 83. This was an amazing meet because there were a number of swimmers that made their County cuts as well as posted their life time best times. When you look at the posted results, the seed times that are listed are the lifetime best times that are in my data base. These times also include any USA swim meets. Just prior to the County meet, the seed times will only be this seasons best times.
The following swimmers have now qualified for the Macomb County Championship Meet: Justin Rosado, Jack Gurecki, Christian Talampas, Kyle Schmitz, Andrew Lowe, Joey Vaughn, Andrew Martin and Jason Hughes. Presently, we have 8 of the twelve members of the team qualified for the County meet and I am confidant that the remainder of the team can also qualify for the Championship meet. I will admit that not only do I want every swimmer to qualify for the meet, but I want every swimmer to earn a medal (place in the top 8) at this meet. But, I must also emphasize that for this to happen, every swimmer from the team MUST attend every practice and work outside of their "comfort zone" at practice in order to attain this goal. The potential is there as presented by the results of tonights meet.
Tonight, the following swimmers attained lifetime best times this evening in the following events: 200 Free - Justin Rosado & Jason Stec, 200 IM - Jack Gurecki & Christian Talampas, 50 Free - Andrew Lowe & Joey Vaughn, 1-meter diving - Andrew Martin, 100 Fly - Andrew Lowe & Zack Schmitz, 100 Free - Justin Rosado and 500 Free - Christian Talampas & Jason Stec.
Our next meet is against Lakeview next Tuesday. This will be a home meet. The meet will start at 6:00 pm. In order for the team to continue to progress, I am going to emphasize, every swimmer must be at practice every day. Those swimmers that are not at practice will not be swimming individual events at the following meets. This will include the upcoming championship meets. Just because someone qualifies, does not guarantee they will swim. Not only do I want every swimmer to excel, but I also want the team to excel and the team will not excel if every swimmer is not trying their best.