July 29, 2019
ASC improved 27 of 44 events for 61% best times. No new events or DQ’s and we were 10th as a team in 11-12 girls, and ASC set 11 new team records. Frankly, at a championship meet we should be performing at least at this level and perhaps even better. Unsure why, but in some races we appeared a bit flat. Looking at our archives, we were around 80% best times the last few 12 & U Summer State Championships.
Every race deserves the best you’ve got, especially for the State Championship. These meets are a true measuring stick of team excellence and the best teams swimmers give their all every race for their team as well as for themselves. Some win, some score top 10, some maybe score a point, drop significant time or contribute on a relay with each opportunity. Perhaps our team must learn that yet, as everyone had at least one race that was championship-worthy. It could also be that some of these swims were done a week ago to get a new qualifying time.
We have a new state champion. Kate Schmoll won in a Wisconsin all-time top 10 time in the 100 Fly. She was also second in the 200 Fly, also in an all time top 10 time, and 200 IM, 3rd in the 400 IM and 4th in the 50 Fly. Kate ended up 5th in the high point awards for 11-12 girls. It gives me joy to see such a consistent hard trainer in practice reap the reward of a state title and a stellar podium performance.
Maia Smet scored on the podium for 11-12 girls in the 800 FR and also scored in the 200 Fly, 200 and 400 FR. Erin Schuch dropped from 51st seed to 25th place in the 50 FR. Trevor Dietzler scored in the 200 Fly and Anthony Hendrickson scored in the 200 BR and 800 FR for 11-12 boys.
Kate set or reset team records in all 6 of her events at the 12 & U State Championship at Pleasant Prairie. She broke a 10 year old team record in the 11-12 girls 50 Fly, and reset her 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 and 400 IM. The 400 IM also reset her senior team record. 11-12 boys Trevor reset his 200 Fly team record, and Anthony reset his 800 FR team record. Tommy McNicoll reset his 50 and 100 FR team records for 10 & U boys.
Tommy McNicoll and Kara Schmoll were also new additions to the podium. Tommy scored top 10 in the 50, 100 and 400 FR, also scoring in the 200 FR, 50 BK and 50 Fly. Kara was 10th in the 50 FR and she also scored in the 50 and 100 Fly and 200 FR. Charlotte McNicoll scored in the 400 FR and Parker Bohm scored in the 50 and 100 Fly.
Kate’s 100 and 200 Fly and 200 IM were faster than last year’s senior sectional time standards and would likely be faster than the standards this year. Maia achieved a new Zone cut in the 800 FR so both Maia and Kate will represent Team Wisconsin. Coach Katie will be the lead 10 & U girls zone coach for team Wisconsin.
Our Improved List:
Parker Bohm improved 50 & 100 Fly. His first 50 of the 100 Fly was .01 faster than his 50 Fly, so he always goes out fast.
Trevor Dietzler improved 50 and 200 Fly, with the 200 Fly reset his team record.
Anthony Hendrickson improved 50 BR. He is among the examples of someone who qualified for several events the week prior. We were glad he was able to stay to swim at state before going on vacation.
Charlotte McNicoll improved 400 FR
Tommy McNicoll improved 50, 100 and 400 FR
Kara Schmoll improved 50 and 200 FR with a good Sunday. Always a struggle to keep her blood sugar right, she seemed to level out more as the meet progressed
Kate Schmoll improved 50, 100 and 200 Fly, 200 and 400 IM and 50 BR, all to new team records.
Erin Schuch improved 50 and 100 Fly, 50 and 100 FR. Her time drop in the 50 came close to a zone cut.
Maia Smet improved 100, 200, 400 and 800 FR, with the 800 to a new zone time standard.
Our last meet of this summer is the 13 & Over State Championship this Thursday through Sunday at the Brown Deer Schroeder YMCA. We will then take off the rest of August and start our Fall season after Labor Day.
We will have an end of season celebration at Ashwaubomay park on August 6th. We hope you will consider joining us for some more playful swimming, food and a celebration of this season’s accomplishments.