March 19, 2019
14 Sectional Swimmers competed at the Northwest Sectionals this past weekend in Federal Way. With only one more Championship Meet left, were coming to the end of the 2018-2019 Short Course Season.
SWAT swimmers improved their 2018 Team Ranking of 21st with 235 points with a 16th Place Overall Team Finish with 323 Points!
This was the fastest Sectional Meet ever held at Federal Way, to make the D Final (Top 32), swimmers needed to be at the Futures level and above. To win an event this past weekend, in many events it took a meet record and are also some of the fastest times in the country. Typically, swimmers only get to see this caliber of swimming at the Jr National Level. Congratulations Swimmers on an excellent weekend! Results and Highlights Below
Up Next, Age Group Regionals!
The last meet of the Season! 18 Swimmers are traveling to Federal Way for the Northwest Regional Championships. This is the most competitive Age Group Meet on the West Coast. If you see our age group swimmers on deck wish them well.
SWAT Team Break
Our post season break begins next Monday, March 23 - April 6 (previous email stated March 30, apologies for the confusion).
During the two week break we will have optional workouts at the Fitness Center from 4:30-6pm (see schedule below). These workouts will be general fitness/maintenance with the focus of just keeping the swimmers’ feel for the water going into Long Course. Post season breaks are in place to allow the swimmers to recover both physically and mentally. Age Group Swimmers are encouraged to take more time off while older swimmers are encouraged to take less time off.
We will have one coach on deck during these workout times.
Tuesday through Friday, March 26-29 and April 2-5 @ the Fitness Center (all groups welcome)
4:30-5:15pm- Ripples, Wave Riders, and Bronze
5:15-6pm- Silver, Gold, Platinum, Sr, & National
One New Summer Junior National Qualifier
Ryan Foote (100 and 200 Breaststroke)
Two New Winter Jr National Qualifiers
Abi Furqueron (100 and 200 Breast)
Drew Kistler (200 Breast)
19 New Individual Team Records
200 Breast (2:21.06)
200 IM (2:08.91)
200 Fly (2:07.36)
15-16 Boys and Open Men
200 Breast (2:03.48)
400 IM (4:03.10)
17-18 Boys and Open Men
50 Free (21.12)
100 Free (47.13)
100 Breast (54.62)
200 Breast (1:58.25)
100 Fly (51.11)
200 IM (1:51.32)
76 New All Time Top 10 Swims