SMRT May the Fourth Wrap-Up

May the Fourth Wrap-up

We couldn’t have asked for better weather at this past weekend’s SMRT May the Fourth be with You meet. But brighter than the spring sun were the attitudes of our swimmers going into their first long-course meet of the new season. Often times when a swimmer competes in a long course pool for the first time, there is a sense of trepidation, nervousness, and hesitation. But all of the coaches observed the confidence that our team carried into the meet.

A couple of other positive observations:
-Swimmers raced intelligently, building through the back half of races, adding in strong kicking at the right time.
-Turns and streamlines were generally solid.
-There were very few disqualifications.
-Dynamic Warm Up participation and preparation was excellent.

A couple of things to improve:
-Though our swimmers are feeling confident and successful, it’s more critical than ever that they speak with their coaches before and after every race. On the occasion that their coach is not there, it’s important that they speak with another coach. There’s always an observation, always a new and different perspective, and always room to improve. A race is more than just a race; it’s an opportunity to become better.
-We’re seeing a lot of sunburned shoulders! And during the earlier sessions we saw a handful of wet and shivering swimmers without towels or clothes. Part of performing at our best involves staying warm and protected from the elements.

Some numbers:
929 Swims
672 New Best Times (72%)
89 New LC State Cuts

New Team Records:
Luke Green - 9-10 100 Fly, 50 Breast, 50 Back, 100 Breast, 200 IM
Kaila Pardus - 15-16 200 Breast

Overall we think this was a solid meet from our team’s perspective and we look forward to building on this experience in the coming months. Thank you all for coming out and GO GATORS!

 
    
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