June 1, 2017
June Swimmers of the Month
These swimmers were selected by our coaching staff based on their effort, attendance, attitude and performance in the month of May.
National- Brandon Naylor. Brandon kicked off his long course season with a bang, posting some excellent times at the Kingsport meet. Most notably, he dropped nearly 20 seconds in his 200 fly to go 2:19.76 and scare the Y Nat cut! Keep racing tough, Brandon!!!
Varsity - Matt Murray- Matt crushed the first Long course meet of the season in Kingsport, dropping time in 100% of his swims. He has been training hard to improve his versatility across an array of distances and stroke disciplines. He made significant improvements in all of the breaststroke events, he dropped (4.00) in the 50, (5.94) in the 100, and (6.52) in the 200. He also showed his versatility in both IM events, he was able to shave (8.68) in the 200, and (43.4) in the 400. Way to go, Matt!
Gold -- Sophie Dodge. Sophie has been crushing it at practice recently. This Long Course season is going to be a great one for her. She has been a leader and has been working super hard on each stroke. She is always asking questions on how to get better in every area of her swimming. Very excited to see the time drops from her in the upcoming meets.
Keep pushing hard Sophie!
Silver- Samuel Wagoner. I am so thankful that Sam swam with us this season! We have just recently gotten to see a new side of him, as he seemed to get a little more comfortable around us near the end of the season. His jokes brought lots of laughter that helped everyone keep going! While he may not be the leader of his lane every day, there is not a day that goes by that Sam doesn’t give 100% effort to whatever his coaches ask of him. While he will definitely let us know that he prefers swimming short distances, he is also always determined to finish what he starts when we have practices that include some longer distances. Keep up the good work, Sam! And have a great summer!
Bronze - Taylor Woodruff. Obviously, not all swimmers walk into practice in a good mood every day. Taylor, on the other hand, not only shows up at practice with a huge smile on her face, but also leaves practice just about every day either laughing or smiling. She even smiles while she swims! Her good mood is contagious – it rubs off on both her teammates and coaches! I have absolutely loved being Taylor’s coach for the past nine months. Just a few of her accomplishments for this season include participating in all the meets that she was eligible for, swimming all four strokes legally, and most recently, learning how to do a flip turn. I am so proud of you, Taylor! Keep swimming and keep smiling!