December 16, 2019
Winter Age Group Championships 2019 – a TEAM Performance
The 2019 version of WAG was one to remember, as CMAC traveled to Palm Springs, and faced a never before seen power outage which rendered Friday’s events off the table. This threw many teams and swimmers for a loop, but not CMAC! Our swimmers showed true spirit, fortitude, focus, and a desire to put forth their best effort each time they raced.
The event became a timed-finals format for all age groups, which meant each swimmer had just ONE chance to perform in each swim. This ended up being a great help to CMAC, as we were nearly perfect with lifetime best swims and our relays were on point with great swims, safe exchanges, and big points!!!
There were many notable achievements this year, particularly in our TEAM’s performance overall, and in our rounded performance in many age categories represented in the meet. We had the following scoring swims this year:
Patrishia Dinh – 28 points
Kamryn Anderson – 16 points
200 freestyle relay – 7th
200 medley relay – 8th
Aidan Arie – 66 points
Avrum Xagorarakis – 77 points
200 free relay – 6th
200 medley relay – 12th
400 free relay – 7th
400 medley relay – 8th
Kira Anderson – 61 points
Madison Stein – 18 points
800 free relay – 7th
400 free relay – 11th
200 free relay – 16th
200 medley relay – 10th
Mia Guadarrama – 17.5 points
800 free relay -10th
Jacob Stephen – 9 points
Notable Team Achievements at 2019 WAG
CMAC had 8 individual point scorers this year compared to 2 the previous year
CMAC had swimmers attain AAAA time standards
CMAC had relays crack the top 8 teams in multiple age groups for the 1st time ever
CMAC had swimmers attain Sectional (bonus) time standards
CMAC had a swimmer post times ranked top 2 nationally in their age category
CMAC had 11 scoring relays in 2019 compared to just 1 in 2018
CMAC improved their team placing from 2018 to 2019 by 10 positions (27th to 17th)
CMAC improved their team score from 2018 to 2019 by 381.5 points (95 to 486.5)
CMAC swimmers broke 15 team records at the 2019 WAG Championships!!!
If one thing was obvious at the meet, it is CMAC’s rise is now visible – we are becoming a true TEAM. Through solid attendance, engagement in the daily process, and a heightened level of enjoyment of the sport, EVERYONE is benefitting, and the results speak for themselves.
The Senior Elite group’s mantra for 2019 has been:
“Daily Excellence, Daily Improvement” ---------- The core of that statement is “Daily”.
Our coaching staff is making a promise to you and your swimmers. If you do that one thing – SHOW UP “Daily”, this can become something your children can build confidence and skill in, and this is a gift they will take with them throughout their lives. The mental and physical strength and resiliency they develop is incalculable in their development as people.
Again, congratulations CMAC!!! On to the next: R/W Champs, Blue Champs, Spring JOs!!
CMAC Team Records Set at 2019 WAG
- 100 free 54.00
- 200 free 1:56.70
- 500 free 5:10.31
- 200 IM 2:17.18
- 50 free 25.50
- 200 back 2:15.47
- 200 IM 2:18.35
- 400 IM 4:53.24
- 500 free 5:21.81
- 1000 free 10:54.97
- 100 free 50.96
- 100 back 58.58
- 200 back 2:11.38
- 100 fly 54.46
- 50 free 25.53
National Rankings Avrum: 4th 100 free, 2nd 200 free, 2nd 500 free, 26th 200 IM