November 7, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OCTOBER SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH!
Instructional: Vasilis Motsenigos
Vasilis has come such a long way since he has started with PAAC this Fall season. He is fairly new to competitive swimming and has picked up the skills and techniques taught very quickly and easily. Vasilis is very focused at every swim practice and is always ready and willing to learn with a huge smile on his face. It has been a pleasure to watch his growth and how he has excelled in such a short time. I am really excited to see what the future holds for such a talented young individual. Congrats Vasilis !!!
STARs: Madison Mains-Ferrier
Madison Mains-Ferrier has been dedicated to the sport since the first day she came to PAAC. She is new to swimming and competing, yet will not let anything stand in her way. She has learned very quickly, attending almost every practice, and even competed in her first swim meet this month. She is very attentive and such a pleasure to coach. After every swim practice Madison waits patiently till I am available and will come up to me just to thank me for that days practice. I am really very proud of her progress this far and I know with such a positive attitude she will continue to excel. Congrats Madison!!!
Bronze: Roman Herman
Roman is the youngest member of the Bronze Group. But, he swam his first meet of the year as if he had years of experience. His results at the developmental meet held at Emmaus High School in early October were stellar. He swam 5 personal bests, while dropping a total of 39.22 seconds. He achieved 4 Silver cuts in the Boys 9-10 age group (he is still 8 years old). He finished 1st place overall in 4 of his events. It was a great day of swimming for him. He also has shown a great deal of commitment as he is one of the group’s attendance leaders.
Silver: Brooke Sergent
Brooke joined our club this Fall and in a short time has shown many great qualities as both a swimmer and leader of the Silver Group. She has one of the top attendance records in the group and is a regular at Saturday morning practice. Brooke possesses the hardworking mentality of someone who clearly looks to get better every practice. Many Silver Groupers have taken notice and, in turn, improved their work ethic as well! Brook has shown great improvement in our early season meets, earning her first 11/12 JO cut since aging up. We are excited to see what the remainder of the season brings. Congrats Brooke!
Gold: Kelci Bubser
Kelci always comes to practice with a positive attitude and motivates her teammates on a daily basis. She has a solid attendance record and has been pushing herself through some difficult sets. Kelci has had some solid swims early this season, earning lifetime bests in the 50 free, 200 free, 100 back, and 200 back so far. Keep up the great work, Kelci!
Senior: Timothy Sechler-Stone
Tim has had great attendance at practice and has really been pushing himself throughout difficult sets. Time had an awesome October Meet, earning lifetime bests in 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back, and 200 IM. He has been improving both his endurance and kicking and it has paid dividends. Great job, Tim, let's keep up the great work!
National: Alison Lin
Ally has been in "beast mode" this fall. She has had some of the best practices of her life and has been consistently pushing herself and her teammates both in the water and at CrossFit. Ally had some solid swims early on, earning best times in the 1000 free and 100 Fly, and getting close to several best times in her "usual" events. We are very excited for what is on the horizon for Ally! Awesome job!