February 21, 2019
Our coaches and all of the YFD family want to give recognition for some special swims from January. We had an incredible six team records broken!!
First up, our 8 & under girls broke the team record in the 100-yard freestyle relay at the Badger Mid-Winter Invite. The team of (from L to R above) Claire Healy, Milly Birch, Maria Spartioti, and Laila Gilbert dropped the old mark of 1:13.51 set in 2013 all the way down to 1:09.95! Way to go girls!
Shortly thereafter our 9-10 girls added a new relay record of their own. The quartet of (from L to R above) Jane Bannon, Orly Lin, Lucia Xiao, and Lily Ramirez put up a time of 2:04.09 in the 200-yard freestyle relay. That was more than enough to take down the decade-old record of 2:05.45 set in 2009. Amazing swim!!
Lastly, the foursome of Jagger Stachtiaris, Alexander Stewart, Quincy Topping, and Strahinja Maslo teamed up to take down their own 200-yard freestyle relay record set in Boston at the MIT Championships. They took off nearly a full second from their previous best—dropping the record from a 1:47.76 to a 1:46.77. Congrats boys!!
For Birch, Maslo, and Stachtiaris, that made two team records for the month as they all set new team marks in an individual event as well.
Also at the Badger Invite, Birch swam an 18.57 to clip the 8 & under girl’s record in the 25 backstroke of 18.61. This makes her second individual record as she already laid claim to the 25 butterfly in the fall. Congrats Milly!
Maslo continued his onslaught on the record books—adding the 1000 yard freestyle with his time of 11:23.24. In just his first season on the team, Strahinja now holds six team records. Way to go Strahinja!
Stachtiaris swam a 2:15.56 in his 200 yard backstroke at the January Jumpstart meet in North Carolina. That took nearly five seconds off the previous team record and gives Jagger a clean sweep of the 11-12 boys’ backstroke records (with the 50 butterfly to boot.) Great swim Jagger!!