Solid start to the season - and a look at the week ahead


Somerset Families,

This past week we had some awesome swims! I am incredibly impressed at how we're able to swim through: (i) minimal practice for most swimmers, (ii) weather elements, and (iii) the pain! To say the least, we have had a very good first week against Little Falls (B-Meet) on Wednesday and then against Rock Creek (A-Meet) yesterday. 

One request before heading into the fun details, please make sure that your swimmer(s) come to see me after their races at either B- or A-Meets. It is vital that I talk with them immediately after so that I can chat about their swims! 

Some highlights to mention from yesterday's A-Meet: 

  • Swimmers of the Meet goes to the boy and girl swimmer who has: tremendous performance(s), big time drops and awesome charisma for being a SO Dolphin. The following two swimmers are:
    • Dylan Reilly
    • Natalie Williams
  • All-Star Times
    • Joey Edick (8&U) - 25 Breast
    • Miles Haraldson (13-14) - 100 IM, 50 Back, 50 Fly
    • Peter Kumar (11-12) - 50 Free
    • Dylan Reilly (8&U) - 25 Back, 25 Breast, 25 Fly
    • Samantha Smith (15-18) - 100 Free, 100 Back, 100 IM, 50 Fly
    • Delia Vanderzon (15-18) - 50 Fly
    • Jessie Williams (9-10) - 50 Free

This coming week (actually starting TODAY) we are having our SPIRIT WEEK! This entire week at practices AND the HOME swim meets (A- and B-Meets) we will work on team spirit, team bonding and team leadership led by our Spirit Captain, Delia Vanderzon, and some of our Junior Coaches!

  • Today is the JustTRyanIt triathalon at Landon School in Bethesda for some of our 9-14 swimmers!
  • Friday is our Dessert Contest!
  • Saturday after our A-Meet is our Parent Swim-off!
  • Sunday is our 1K Open Water Swim at the Inaugural SharkFest at National Harbor for ages 9 and up ( PARENTS are welcome to participate too!
    • Some parents and yours truly (me) are already registered to swim the 1Km (0.6miles or ~800-900meters)!
    • Please sign up your swimmers ASAP and let me know if you do!
    • We need people to cheer for us, come watch and cheer!

Attached are the results for BOTH B- and A-Meets. Overall, Week 1 was a huge success and Week 2 will be even better, perhaps more SPIRITED!!!!!!! Let's continue to train hard and swim fast!

Happy Father's Day,

Coach Kristina