March 12, 2018
EMPIRE KC EXCELS AT SECTIONALS!
Congratulations to our team on taking 2nd place in the combined team score at last weekend's Region VIII Spring sectionals swim meet in Columbia, MO. At this meet, we competed against teams from several states! We even gave the first place team a run for their money! Our Men's team won the Men's title, and our Women's team scored more points than ever before, taking 10th place in the Women's division. We had fewer swimmers and entries than other teams, so our swimmers did it with quality swimming. The flu even made the rounds through our ranks, so our team found a way to get it done! Our original goal at the beginning of the season was to be in the top 3, so we exceeded our goal with these results!
Besides the fast swimming, a group of Gold and Black swimmers went to the meet for finals on Saturday night to cheer our swimmers on. (Thank you to the parents for saving seats for us--no easy feat!) We made quite a racket, and the looks on our swimmers' faces as they heard their younger teammates cheering for them said it all! We received loads of compliments from officials, other coaches, and other teams' parents and swimmers on how our true team culture shined though. We brought a lot of excitement to the meet, and we definitely made an impact. We just set the bar higher for future meets!
It was meet to be remembered, so thanks to all the swimmers, their families, and the coaches for working together for such a successful conclusion to our short course season!