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