January 31, 2018
Winter Challenge Meet Recap
Over this past weekend, we had about 100 Wave athletes travel to the Evergreen State College to attend the Winter Challenge meet. While we had a brief power outage during the meet, there was no power outage in the pool as Wave athletes put together many high energy races.
You can see the Meet Results here:
You can see the Athlete Improvement Report here:
The following Wave athletes made new USA Swimming Motivational Times this past weekend:
Aidan Blackmon (14) AAA 200 IM
Simone Boczar (8) B 100 IM
Alex Boyko (14) B 200 Back
Laney Brackett (13) B 100 Fly, BB 500 Free
Alexandre Claux (12) B 200 Back, B 200 Fly
Jewel Hau (13) B 200 Back
Nicholas Imig (14) BB 200 Back, BB 200 Free, A 50 Free
Aarjav Jain (11) B 100 Breast, BB 200 Free
Khanak Jain (10) B 100 Breast
Suhas Kannam (14) BB 200 Free, BB 500 Free
Samyukta Kaushik (11) BB 200 Back, BB 200 Fly
Cora Ledrick (8) B 100 IM
Kyle Li (10) B 100 Fly
Bianca Lungu (12) B 100 Free, B 50 Back, BB 50 Free
Skyler Masse (10) B 100 Fly
Mehek Mathur (10) B 100 IM
Ethan Na (10) BB 100 Back
Kevin Ni (8) B 100 Back, B 100 Breast, B 50 Back
Cameron Piepkorn (11) BB 200 IM
Alexandru Popov (12) B 50 Free
Anindita Purkayastha (9) B 100 Back, B 100 Breast
Boris Shakhov (10) B 200 Free
Liron Shani (10) B 200 IM
Gianna Tan (13) BB 400 IM
Judy Wang (10) B 100 Breast, B 100 Fly, B 200 Free, BB 50 Back, B 50 Free
Daniel Xia (9) B 100 Back, B 100 Breast
Some practice group highlights:
Cameryn Brown had a nice 200 Freestyle and swam the 200 IM for the first time. Arlene Shergill and Judy Wang had best times in all of their events. Zoe Piepkorn and Kevin Ni both won multiple 8 & Under events, Matthew Choy won the 8 & Under 100 IM.
Cora Ledrick won two 8 & Under events including the 100 IM. Vidhi Mehrotra, Shriya Palekar and Boris Shakhov all successfully swam the 200 IM for the first time. Liron Shani had 100% best times.
Anna Koblova had 100% best times, Tyler Leeson and Eleanor Miller showed significant improvement in their races.
Aadhav Saravanan had all best times. Joseph Nguyen, Leo Miao and Kohki Kita made big drops in their 200’s.
Ethan Na and Shea Skarda had strong meets with all best times. Artur Sobol raced well and had some big drops including a seven second drop in his 100 Breaststroke.
Ori Ami ad, Luke Barnett, Owen Ledrick and Bianca Lungu all swam 100% best times. Sanjana Desai and Bianca Lungu both swam the 500 Free for the first time.
Laney Brackett swam all best times. Alexandre Claux (200 Back, 200 Fly), Jewel Hau (200 Back, 200 Breast), Samyukta Kaushik (200 Fly) each completed first time 200’s of the strokes and swam with really great effort on those new races.
Anna Feeney and Nicholas Imig each had all best times.
Brody Soedel had a nice drop in his 500 Free. Olivia Lautman had a big drop in her 50 Fly.
The HP group swam hard in their ‘off’ events with some nice results. Aidan Blackmon and Ella Marzec had a nice weekend with their IM’s, Isabella Bono posted a strong swim in her 200 Back.