January 29, 2018
Our Junior and AG Gold swimmers had a great time at the Tops Meet in Denver! Qualifying to swim at a time standards meet is always an accomplishment and our kids stepped up big, had fun, and swam some great times! Our Juniors were led by Abi Stevens and Samantha Synsvoll , who together swam six new State Cuts! Abi swam an 11-12 qualifying time in the 100 back and a 13-14 qualifying time in the 50 free! All eight of her swims were best times at this meet! Samantha swam seven best times, including new State Cuts in 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, and 50 back! Kytelyn Pieper and Cardin Nguyen each swam three best times, with Kytelyn dropping nearly 3 seconds in her 100 back and Cardin dropping more than 4 seconds in his 100 fly! Elam Estella swam six events, with a big drop of more than a second in his 50 fly, and has now moved up to train with the Junior group! From AG Gold , Zoe Harris swam eight events and had especially large time drops in her 100 free - nearly 6 seconds, and 100 IM - 2 seconds! Kayla Bentley swam three events and bettered her 50 fly Silver State qualifying time by more than a second! It was a very successful, fun weekend!
On the last weekend of January we had four of our Senior swimmers competing at DU at a prelim/final meet with some stout competition. Of our athletes there, Kambry Lightfoot had the best weekend, posting 3 new best times (100 breast, 100 fly and 500 free). Caroline Bricker recorded 2 new best times (200 back and 400 IM), as well as Isaac Eilmes (200 back and 500 free). Also coming away with one new best time was Bethany Slivka (200 fly).