April 1, 2019
“Firstly, I would like to congratulate the swimmers who
swam at our home meet. They all went well beyond my expectations in
their races and in cheering on their team mates. Also, a big thank
you to the parents for all your help and support!” -Coach
Some highlights from the Vacaville Home Meet in regard to Green group swimmers:
Lillian C. – In her first ever swim meet swam the 50 back in 1:26, an excellent first swim with great focus on technical aspects and kick speed.
Brooklyn B. – Also, in her first ever swim meet swam the 25 back in 35.63, a great first swim.
Kai C. – Also, a first-time swim meet participant, swam the 50 free in 1:02, nailing his flip turn and dive.
Aiden M. – Dropped 7.5 seconds(!) in his 25 freestyle to a 24.7, a fantastic job!
Kolton P. – Dropped almost 5 seconds in his 25 backstroke which gives him a new “B” time standard cut!
I am incredibly proud of how both red and white did at the home meet. I had swimmers in both groups go to their first real USA swimming and hopefully it is the first one of many. Coach Bre and I were very happy with the quality of swimming that was witnessed at the home meet. We had a lot of first time 100 freestylers and 100 Im'ers! Typically, athletes at their first time meet get nervous but that quickly changed because each swimmer got plenty of team support and spirit from their teammates. I am hoping this is the start of a new trend of getting more of my Red and White groups hungry to compete and swim fast. Nothing makes me more proud than when I watch my swimmers Improve.” -Coach Ethan
“Great job at the home meet everyone. I was really happy too see such great walls and SO many best times! I want to shout out a few swims that really stood out to me.”
-The Field Sisters for taking on the 1000 together for the first time, both of you ladies swam strong through to the end!
-Alessandra Abaeo with a 15.33 second drop on her 50 fly
-Alli Schroeder dropped 10.32 seconds on her 200IM
-Kylan Smith swam his first 500 free and did such a good job
“Let’s keep up the good work!” -Coach
“Guys… This season Blue rocked!!! Day in day out training hard, reading inspirational quotes from the white board during a set that required some much needed motivation, fine tuning all our strokes but really concentrating on the turns, this list could go on and on. Blue this has been a FUN short course season for us and for myself to coach. The Season Finale was a great way to end on due to all the personal bests and just all around team comraderie we have for each other. I love seeing that the most.” -Coach Grace
Alessandra Comier: best times in the 200 free, 500 free and 50 fly
Jewely Lightfoot: first time swim of the 500 free and scored a JO cut! How cool!
Andrew Craig: dropped in all events. Swam the 500 free and 100 breast for the first time.
Jag Dewit: had a long stretch of back to back meets. This is one tough kid. He dropped in 2 events, 50 fly and 50 back.
Mikaela Anello: PR’ed in 3 events and 3 first time swims in 200 free, 100 breast and 50 fly.
Mia Cruz: 3 new times and first time swim in the MILE! Sweet!
Elizabeth Dibb-Islas: Called it all season that she will be making some big moves this season! 7 new personal bests and 2 first time swims in the mile and 100 back.
Amelia Doran: my mighty breaststroker! 3 best times and she was tough in her mile and 200 fly swims.
Kaila Koop: first time ever JO cut in the 50 free! #proudswimcoach
Carolyn Monette: this girl is tough guys… first time 400 IM at the meet!
Andrew Bulris: 2 best times and 2 first time swims in the 200 back & 100 fly.
Lukas Donaldson: 1st time swim in the 100 breast! He is going to be good.
Richard Lin: the rumor was true!!! He had a ton of first swims at the meet. 200 fly, mile, 200 back and 400 IM. Beast mode!
Daniel Mueller: one of the hardest workers in the group and always at practice had six next best times and a first time swim in the 1000.
Zeke Pittman: 5 best times and first time in the 1000 free. I see a distance swimmer!!!
Sierra Sherry: 7 out of 7 best times! Way to go girl!!!
Natalie Villalobos: 5 personal bests! This was a good meet for her!
Jayden Kifer: 3 new best times and 2 new swims! The word on the street is he is going to do the 400IM for long course season because he just loved swimming it at our meet.
This was a great meet that included relays! The relays were super fun to watch! Us coaches love seeing red caps finish first in heats and seeing all the smiles, cheering and success of all our swimmers!
Nice job everyone!
Here is Coach Matt's highlights: