CARDS 2014 Summer Recap



WOW!  I can't believe many of our kids went back to school today....TIME FLIES!  I hope all of you had some relaxing family time the last few weeks!

I returned from Nationals (Irvine, CA) late Monday night, and have hit the ground running!  Although most of our swimmers have had a few weeks break already, there are a few that had the opportunity to swim at Zones, Junior Nationals, and Senior Nationals, so their season just ended.

I couldn't be prouder of our Cardinal Aquatics swimmers!!  We ended the KY State Meet with another Runner Up Championship finish....WAY TO GO, CARDS!  Our 12&Unders actually finished their portion of the meet in 1st place, which is a SPECTACULAR accomplishment!  Our women, overall, were only 1.5 points out of winning the women's portion of the meet....again, such an AWESOME accomplishment!

Our swimmers at Zones raced HARD and helped KY finish in 6th place.  We had multiple best times and even came home with some hardware (top 3 get medals)!  Congrats to Rachel Hughes who WON the 100 Breaststroke achieving a winter Junior National Time Standard, and Gabi Albiero who took 2nd in the 100 Free, 50 Free, 50 Back.  Gabi also set a new KY State record in the 100 Free and her 50 Free places her 2nd in the COUNTRY for 12 year old girls! Way to Go, CARDS!

Our swimmers at Nationals did an AMAZING job!  Grace, Nick, and Todd represented our team at the highest level!  I couldn't be prouder of their commitment to their swimming and our team!!!  Grace finished 28th in the COUNTRY in the 100 fly and 39th in the 200 fly at Junior Nationals....WAY TO GO, GRACE!  Todd finished 5th in the 100 Breast and WON the 200 Breast....THIS IS THE 1ST JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPION IN CARDINAL HISTORY!  WAY TO GO, TODD!  Todd has also been invited to represent the USA as part of the Junior Pan Pac National Team!  He will be competing in Hawaii at the end of the month at Pan Pacs....LET'S GO TODD!!!!

With all that said, you can't imagine our excitment to start our new year.  We will be celebrating 10 YEARS of Cardinal Excellence this season....If you thought last season was awesome....YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET!  I will be sending several emails in the next few days....PLEASE READ THEM THOROUGHLY! 

I have made billing changes already on your accounts if you made a note in the memo box when you recommitted your swimmers.  I made roster group changes to most accounts already, but there may be a few changes made once we start back.  There were very few changes made to groups this year!  HOWEVER, if your swimmer is returning, they have been promoted!  A group or a season NEVER repeats always continues to progress and challenge all swimmers.  Again, we may continue to move swimmers once the season has started.  Some coaches would like to discuss changes with the swimmers before a move is made.  As always, we are committed to helping EVERY swimmer achieve their goals....NO MATTER WHAT THEIR GROUP IS CALLED!

I will send another email about exact start up dates.  Senior will start back next week (Coach Chris will send an email) and our PreSenior may start the last week of Aug.  All other groups will most likely start back the Sept 2nd or 3rd...again, more info coming soon!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I can't wait to see you all soon!  blessings, coach amy