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CAT Frozen Frenzy Meet Wrap-Up
CAT Families,
 
We would like to congratulate all of our CAT Swimmers who competed this past weekend in the Carolina Aquatic Team Valentine Splash.  January meets can be difficult for swimmers as it is a transitional time in the swim season.  Holiday training has wrapped up, swimmers are getting back to normal school routines, and the championship season is now on the horizon.  Coaches look for swimmers to continue sharpening their skills and race craft as we begin our final push towards championship meet qualifying times.  Across the board our swimmers showed toughness, a desire to learn, and overall fantastic efforts throughout this past weekend.  For this the coaching staff could not be prouder.    
 
It is also important to send a special thank you to all our CAT Families who volunteered their time to make this meet a success!  Without your help we would not be able to offer these racing and learning opportunities to our swimmers.  Your dedication does not go unnoticed!
 
Full meet results for the weekend are now posted on the website and can be found by clicking here.  Individual swimmer best times can also be found on the website by clicking here.  Below are some highlights from the meet.    
 
MVP of the Meet:  Nick Falise
Swim of the Meet:  Jake Suminguit – 200 Breast
CAT Award:  Otto Schonwalder and Devin Bunner for helping out other team’s swimmers who didn’t have counters in their 500 Free.    
 
New NC Age Group Championships Cuts:  (Qualifying Times found here)
-Jordan Marley:  100 Back
-Sophie Thornburg:  100 IM, 200 IM
-Ben Desimone:  50 Back, 100 Back
-Ben Lee:  100 IM, 200 Free
-Isaac Lee:  50 Back, 100 Free
-Calvin Schaper:  50 Breast
 
New NC Senior Champ Cuts:  (Qualifying Times found here)
-Jake Suminguit:  200 Breast
 
Age Group Sectionals Cuts:  (Qualifying Times found here)
-Jordan Marley:  100 Fly, 400 IM, 200 Fly, 50 Free, 200 Back
-Margaret Sept:  50 Free
-Sophie Thornburg:  100 Free, 50 Free
-Ben Lee:  50 Fly, 100 Fly, 50 Free
-Isaac Lee:  50 Back, 50 Free
-Nick Roberts:  100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 50 Free, 200 Breast, 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 IM
 
New CAT Team Top 10 Swims:  (Full Top 10 found here)
-Sophie Lange:  1000 Free
-Ben Lee:  50 Free, 200 Free
-Ryan Weaver:  100 Back
 
Looking ahead we have a few upcoming meets.  Please make sure to check your meet entries and commitments for the following: 
 
January 25th:  Friday Night Races in Greensboro – Final Entry check went out this morning
 
January 26th-27th:  8 & Under Snowflake Meet in Raleigh – Entries are now closed
 
February 9th-10th:  CAT Valentine Splash in Hillsborough – 2nd Entry check went out this morning
 
Once again, congratulations to all the CAT swimmers who competed this past weekend and thank you to all the volunteers who made it possible! 
 
We look forward to seeing everyone on deck at practice!
 
~Josh Weaver
Head Coach
Carolina Aquatic Team