July 24, 2018
10&U Championships Review
By Coach Alex
State this year was an absolute blast! Individual swimmers were Trask, Jorja, and Leah, and we also swam two 8&U girls relays made up of Jorja, Mckenzie, Norah, and Aeva. For lots of our swimmers state is that goal that they’ve been pushing towards for most of the season, so to get the chance to show up and race is a very exciting privilege to be apart of. The weekend was brutally hot, but whether it was a mark of their toughness or their love of the sport our group of swimmers swam without complaint.
Leah raced the 50 Breast, 50 Back, 100 Breast, and 100 Back. Leah kicked some serious butt this meet, earning three new best times out of four! Not only did she swim well (Leah took 8th place overall in the 50 back!) but she was also a great example to her younger teammates over the course of the weekend. She was consistently prepared early for her swims, and after a particularly close race congratulated the swimmer in the lane next to her, great job Leah!
Jorja raced the 50 Breast, 50 Free, 50 Fly, and 100 Free. Jorja also had a great weekend of racing, going faster than or staying close to her best times this season. It can be hard to stay positive when a swim doesn’t go as well as you anticipate, but Jorja stayed positive the entire meet and truly excelled in the 50 Freestyle, taking more than half a second off her best time (no easy task in a race that short), nice job Jorja!
Trask raced the 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Breast, 50 Back, and the 50 Fly. The goal of the weekend was dual, go fast and have fun. I think Trask hit both of these goals on the nail. Trask stepped up to his events ready to go and swam very well-particularly in the 50 breast where he dropped a second and a half off his best time, and finished 8th overall!- but there was also plenty of flossing, laughing and talking to current and former teammates. Good job Trask!
Relays: Our 8&U girls relay of Jorja, Mckenzie, Nora, and Aeva had the opportunity to swim both the 200 Medley and the 200 Freestyle relays, and excelled in both. Sunday started off with the 200 Medley where the girls swam very well. The 200 free relay wasn’t until the very end of Sunday’s session. Even though the girls had to wait all that time in the heat, the 200 Free was where the relay really shone, each swimmer gave everything they had left, and the relay ended up finishing fourth overall!
All in all state was a great meet to be a part of, and I couldn’t be more proud of the swimmers who attended. Go Dragons!