CMA Soars At The Air Force Academy

CMA Soars At The Air Force Academy

The Bronze group only had a small number of swimmers who swam at the Falfins LC Invite but those few did very well. They all had good 50 Freestyle swims with nice drops in time and great streamlines. We had a rough time with the 50 Breaststroke but I am confident that we can all do better the next opportunity that we have to swim it. The second day of the meet was amazing with 100% best times! Allie, Liam, and Michael all swam the 100 Free. Michael had a great swim and took off almost 19 seconds! Each swimmer also did very well in their 50 Backstroke. I was so proud of each swimmer for have great starts and streamlines and perfect finishes. Way to go Allie, Christine, Liam, and Michael! I am looking forward to our next long course meet in a couple of weeks. Keep up the great work everyone!

Juniors & AG Gold:  Thirteen Junior and Gold swimmers competed in the Falfins LC Open at the Air Force Academy and it was yet another tremendously successful meet!  These kids achieved 75% best times, 14 additional state cuts, one new Western Zone cut, and two new team records!  Swimming ALL best times were - Cardin Nguyen (6), Kayla Bentley (6), Elam Estella (6), Sophia Mezei (6), and Elyse Eilmes (4). 
From the Junior group, Samantha Synsvoll and Elam Estella both set new team records in their 100 breaststrokes! Samantha also won that event with a very exciting tie in finals! Elam qualified for the Western Zone Championships for the first time, in his 50 breast! Qualifying for state in additional events were:  Kayla(4), Jin White (3), Elam (2), Kellen McInelly (2), and Cardin (1). Alex Terhakopian had some great time drops, including nearly 17 seconds in his 200 IM and over 9 in his 100 back! Kytelyn Pieper made finals and finished in the top 8 in 4 events! 
From the Gold group,  Zoe Harris achieved another state cut - 100 back - and swam the LC 200 IM and 200 free for the first time (she's 8!).  David Terhakopianswam 5 best times, including a new state cut in 50 breast!   William Bentley dropped 16 seconds in his 100 free and 6 in his 50 back!