Long Course Kicks Off @ Voorhees!


Happy spring!  We kicked off long course season this past weekend with the Voorhees meet in Topeka.  We had a great meet with lots of personal best times!  Some notable swims are listed below at the end of this message.

Please check out our newly updated website.  It is still a work in progress so check back often for continued improvements. There is a lot of new information on the website for both Blue Springs and St. Joseph swimmers & families, as well as new families looking for a team. 

Please follow us on Facebook at Kansas City Swim Academy & also Team Swim Academy Parent Group.  You can follow us on Instagram at teamswimacademy.  I posted a photo of 11 year old Layla Kingcannon on Instagram swimming her 100 breast at Voorhees with her big posse of teammates following alongside the pool cheering her on.  She got a 20.30 second drop!  Since I’ve posted that, several of our senior swimmers congratulated her on her accomplishment.  So, I encourage you to follow us on both FB and Instagram and if your swimmer’s accomplishment gets posted sometime, you can show them the encouragement from our more senior swimmers who used to be in their shoes (or fins!).  From encouraging one another at practice, cheering one another on at meets, or congratulating one another on social media when they are far away…our swimmers are all a part of the same team….KCSA.

New Cuts Made at Voorhees This Weekend

(I will apologize in advance if anything got missed.  It’s a lot to look up and cross check. )

New MV Districts Cuts:

Shelby Jackson 100 back; Lucy Hurd 100 back; Ellie Martin 100 Free & 50 fly; Sydney Roskop 50 fly, Vanessa Van Hoesen 100 free, 50 breast, 50 free, 100 breast, 50 fly and 200 free; I’yana Foster 200 free, 100 free, 100 fly & 100 back, Makenzie Kurre 100 free, 100 fly, 400 free, 200 free, 100 back

New MV Champs Cuts:

Lydia Grider 100 free, 50 free, 200 free; Ellie Martin 100 fly; Sydney Roskop 100 fly

New National Standard B times:

Shelby Jackson 100 back, 50 back, 50 free; Lucy Hurd 100 back, 100 free, 50 back, 50 free; I’yana Foster 100 back & 100 fly, 100 breast; Micaela Richards 50 free; Layla Kingcannon 50 free; Ella Ludwig 50 free; Ellie Martin 100 free, 100 fly, 50 fly, 50 back, 200 free; Sydney Roskop 50 back, 100 fly, 50 fly; Vanessa Van Hoesen 50 breast, 100 breast, 50 fly, Makenzie Kurre 100 fly

New National Standard BB times:

Makenzie Kurre 40 free, 200 free & 100 back; I’yana Foster 200 free & 100 free; Vanessa Van Hoesen 100 free, 50 free, 200 free

New National Standard A times:

Makenzie Kurre 100 free

New National Standard AA times:

Lydia Grider 50 free, 100 free, 200 free

New Down Syndrome International Swimming Association of the Americas record:

Allison Van Hoesen 200 free, 400 free