May 1, 2017
May Swimmers of the Month
These swimmers were selected by our coaching staff based on their attitude, attendance, effort, and results in the month of April.
Bronze – Audrey Bond. Audrey has come so far over the past eight months that she has been swimming for LY! Early on, there were a lot of tears and “I don’t want to” during our bronze group practice time. But that has vanished and Audrey is on fire in the water! She always comes in to practice with a smile on her sweet face, ready to be capped and hop in the water. Within the past month, she has decided all on her own that she wants to get better at butterfly. And so far, she is reaching that goal! Keep up the good work, Audrey!
Silver – Skylar Schmitt. As I looked through the attendance record for April, I realized there was someone who only missed one practice over the whole month – Skylar! And her persistence is definitely paying off, as I recently noticed that she is swimming smoother and racing faster. While she used to drift near the back of the group in her lane, she is now suddenly right up there in the front, leading the pack! If she keeps it up, she is going to have an excellent summer swim season. Congratulations, Skylar!
Gold - Evan Schonfelder. Evan has shown a tremendous amount of leaderships in the Gold Group. His determination and ability to make everyone laugh in practice has made the Gold Group have more fun during tough sets. Evan has shown he is ready to drop time in the next couple of meets coming up during Long Course. Great Job Evan!
Varsity - Ben Benson. Ben is a new member in the Varsity group. Since he joined in March he has been training well and learning a lot about the sport. He always comes to practice with a positive mindset and is motivated and driven towards getting better every time he touches the water. Ben is pumped up and ready to swim fast in the upcoming long course season!
National - John Michael Gordon. John Michael has been a tremendous leader in the National Group all season. He capped off an amazing year at Y Nationals in April by scoring in the 200 back and breaking team records in both the 100 and 200 backstroke. He deserved every bit of his success due to his intense work ethic all season long. Congrats, John Michael!