April 10, 2017
April Swimmers of the Month
The following swimmers were selected by our coaching staff based on their attitude, attendance, effort, and achievements in the month of March.
National - Connor Sauls. Connor had a spectacular month of March! At Senior Champs, he made his first Y National cut and set a team record in the 1,650 free. The following week, he went to Age Group Champs, where he won the 500 free and picked up three new Y National cuts (400 IM, 200 fly, and 500 free). Awesome job, Connor!
Varsity - JT Lotz. JT swam a great championship month! He had a solid Age Group champs and was able to drop some significant time in a range of events individually. His most outstanding swim of the weekend was the 1650 on the last day of the meet. JT was able to get up and throw down a great race, charging to a 17:45 beating his previous best by over a minute and locking down the 9th position in the state for 13-14 year olds. He was also a part of all of the LY 13-14 relays and served a crucial role in the boys success at the meet.
Gold - Ellie Salazar. Ellie has shown a huge improvement in such little time. Since moving up into the Gold group she was able to pick an AGQT and drop time in all of her events. She comes to practice excited to work hard and challenge herself and everyone in the lane with her. Great Job Ellie!
Silver - Justin Weng. Justin is one of the more quiet silver group swimmers, but he definitely does not go unnoticed! His speed, most of which comes from his fantastic kicking ability, keeps him near the front of the lane most of the time. Justin is a hard worker, and shows us his passion for swimming by coming to all three practices every week, as well as stroke school on Saturdays. I look forward to watching his efforts continue to help him succeed. Keep up the good work, Justin!
Bronze - Zia Ayres. It has been such a joy to coach Zia this season! Her smile, laugh, and enthusiasm are quite contagious! She is so good about coming to both practices each week and being on the pool deck right on time, ready to get in the water and work hard. She loves breaststroke the most, and reminds us of this often, but has also shown significant improvement in her other strokes as well. Way to go, Zia!