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Mid-Season Championships Meet Report

 

Bowdoin Open & USA Junior Nationals

Mid-Season Championship Meet Report

Bowdoin College, Maine 12/13 – 12/15

&

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia 12/12 – 12/14

 

            Quite often, when expecting different results, one must do things differently. It’s simply the nature of improvement, and one of the core beliefs of coaching that I set out with twenty years ago as I first began to coach. “If I wasn’t changing, I wasn’t getting better”.

            Change is always uncomfortable and it’s hard. These two things often go hand in hand. Again, that is simply the nature of evolution. However, when considering stagnation, change is often far preferable. Change does not mean that core values need to change, but it does mean that the execution, the way that values are delivered, may need to change. In the words of Bob Bowman, “better doesn’t mean lesser and easier, it mean harder and more.” But what is more and what is harder? That demands constant evaluation and self-reflection to determine what is most effective in defining, "harder and more”.

            To say that I am proud of the results of the first half of the season from all meets, as well as the mid-season Championship meets, is an understatement. To me the results speak to the core values of the coaching staff of the club; everyone is an IMer, we all do distance, and no one specializes (in one stroke, and one distance). The swimmers of this team the first half of the year have had success in every event, distance, each stroke, consistently between genders. Theses are things the coaching staff takes a vast amount of pride in, and we are proud of these results, but most importantly the quality and consistency of work that the swimmers put in to achieving results the first half of the short course season.

            Congratulations PPSC swimmers! Enjoy the reward of the work you have put in, but never rest on it. You can all achieve even more!

           

New Personal Best Time Performances

Ali Bragg (15) 100 Backstroke 1:00.41 100 Breast 1:08.00 200 Back 2:10.55 200 Breast 2:24.91 200 Free 2:02.63 200 IM 2:12.63

Madi Bunnell-Parker (14) 100 Breast 1:09.71 100 Fly 1:02.93 100 Free 57.00

Mae Causey (17) 100 Fly 59.88 100 Free 55.65 200 Fly 2:22.07 200 Free 2:05.06

Alex Collins (15) 100 Back 1:08.25 100 Breast 1:16.99 200 Breast 2:43.62

Jane Curtis (12) 100 Back 1:14.73 100 Breast 1:26.94 100 Free 1:05.27 50 Back 35.62 50 Breast 39.41 50 Free 30.81

Kiron Das (15) 100 Breast 1:10.29 100 Free 54.60 200 Breast 2:31.70 200 Free 1:58.82 50 Free 25.24 500 Free 5:27.78

Maria Delmonte (14) 100 Back 59.48 1650 Free 18:51.10 200 Back 2:09.33 200 Free 1:59.50 400 IM 4:42.31 500 Free 5:21.57

Emily Ecker (17) 500 Free 4:49.94

Sophie Ecker (11) 100 Free 59.80 200 Free 2:09.71 50 Fly 30.01 50 Free 27.98

Josie Ellis (12) 100 Fly 1:16.98 100 Free 1:08.80 200 IM 2:57.04 50 Back 34.76 50 Fly 32.63

Sage Evans (12) 100 Back 1:16.64 100 Breast 1:29.02 50 Back 36.69 50 Free 31.18

Isla Gagnon (9) 100 Breast 1:52.67

Kate Gorsuch (11) 100 Back 1:13.24 100 Free 1:04.67 200 IM 2:52.81 50 Back 32.32 50 Fly 34.81

Cole Gorsuch (13) 100 Back 54.28 100 Fly 54.99 100 Free 51.35 200 Back 1:57.77 200 IM 2:06.33 400 IM 4:24.11 50 Free 23.40

Evan Kurlanski (14) 100 Back 1:03.57 200 Back 2:16.20

Laura Leighton (12) 100 Breast 1:31.88 50 Breast 40.50

Jack Martin (17) 100 Fly 54.53 100 Free 49.86 200 Fly 1:59.48 200 Free 1:48.01 200 IM 2:02.12 400 IM 4:22.32

Vanessa Napolitano (12) 100 Fly 1:11.61 100 Free 1:02.52 200 Free 2:16.85 200 IM 2:36.40 50 Fly 31.84 50 Free 29.44

Caoimhe Oliver (12) 100 Back 1:18.29 100 Free 1:12.45

Graham Plourde (12) 100 Breast 1:19.10 200 IM 2:36.27 50 Breast 37.41

Ian Plourde (14) 100 Fly 1:00.87 100 Free 56.79 200 Fly 2:15.19

Morgan Porter (17) 100 Back 1:00.72 200 Back 2:07.56 200 IM 2:21.04 50 Free 25.91 500 Free 5:15.86

Dennis Slobodzian (16) 100 Fly 55.15

McKenzie Smart (11) 100 Back 1:22.70 50 Back 38.39

Malcolm Sprague (12) 100 Back 1:16.62 100 Free 1:09.21 200 IM 2:53.86 50 Fly 34.83 50 Free 30.73

Grace Taylor (15) 50 Free 28.80

Sophie Tonello (12) 100 Breast 1:12.60 100 IM 1:07.81 200 IM 2:26.47 50 Breast 32.71 50 Free 27.38 200 Breast 2:39.75

 

New USA Swimming National Age Group Motivational Time Achievements

Ali Bragg (15) 100 Breast AAA 200 Free AA Madi Bunnell-Parker (14) 100 Fly AA 100 Free AA Mae Causey (17) 100 Free AA Jane Curtis (12) 100 Free BB 50 Breast BB 50 Free BB Maria Delmonte (14) 100 Back AAA 1650 Free AA 200 Back AAA 200 Free AAA 400 IM AAA 500 Free AAA Sophie Ecker (11) 100 Free AA Josie Ellis (12) 200 IM B 50 Back BB 50 Fly BB Sage Evans (12) 50 Free BB Isla Gagnon (9) 100 Breast B Kate Gorsuch (11) 50 Back A Cole Gorsuch (13) 100 Back AAA 100 Fly AAA 100 Free AAA 200 Back AAAA 400 IM AAA 50 Free AAA Laura Leighton (12) 100 Breast B Jack Martin (17) 100 Free AA 200 Fly AA 200 Free AA 200 IM AA 400 IM AA Vanessa Napolitano (12) 100 Free A 200 Free A Caoimhe Oliver (12) 100 Back BB Ian Plourde (14) 100 Fly A 200 Fly A Morgan Porter (17) 200 IM A Dennis Slobodzian (16)  100 Fly AA Malcolm Sprague (12) 200 IM B Sophie Tonello (12) 100 Breast AAA 200 IM AA 50 Breast AAA 50 Free AA  

 

New MESI Winter Championship Qualifying Time Performances

Alex Collins (15) 100 Breast Josie Ellis (12) 200 IM 50 Back Sage Evans (12) 100 Breast 50 Back 50 Free Caoimhe Oliver (12) 100 Back Ian Plourde (14) 15-16 200 Fly Malcolm Sprague (12) 200 IM

 

New ISCA Age Group Showcase Classic Time Achievements

Cole Gorsuch (13) 14 year-old 100 Free 100 fly 400 IM 100 Back

Maria Delmonte (14) 100 Back 200 Back 200 Free 400 IM 500 Free

Sophie Tonello (12) 100 Breast 50 Breast

 

New Central Zone Sectional Time Achievements

Ali Bragg (15) 100 Back 100 Breast

Maria Delmonte (14) 100 Back 200 Back 400 IM

Cole Gorsuch (13) 100 Back 100 Fly 200 Back

Jack Martin (17) 200 Fly 200 Free 200 IM 400 IM

Morgan Porter (17) 500 Free

 

New Eastern Zone Sectional Time Achievements

Ali Bragg (15) 100 Breast

Cole Gorsuch (13) 100 Back 200 Back

Jack Martin (17) 200 Fly

 

New Eastern Zone Senior Championship Time Achievements

Ali Bragg (15) 100 Breast 100 Back

Maria Delmonte (14) 100 Back 200 Back

Cole Gorsuch (13) 100 Back 200 Back

Jack Martin (17) 200 Fly

 

New Eastern Zone Top 20 Time Achievements

Sophie Tonello (12) – 50 Breaststroke 14th

Emily Ecker (17) – 500 Freestyle 4th

Emily Ecker (17) – 1,650 Freestyle 2nd

Cole Gorsuch (13) – 50 Freestyle 20th

Cole Gorsuch (13) – 100 Backstroke 6th

Cole Gorsuch (13) – 200 Backstroke 5th

Cole Gorsuch (13) – 100 Butterfly 16th

Cole Gorsuch (13) – 400 IM 17th   

 

New USA Swimming National Top 20 Age Group Time Performance

Emily Ecker (17) – 500 Free 17th

Emily Ecker (17) – 1,650 Free 8th

Cole Gorsuch (13) – 100 Backstroke 14th

Cole Gorsuch (13) – 200 Backstroke 17th

 

New Portland Porpoise Swim Club Team Record Performances

Sophie Tonello 11-12 50 Breaststroke

Emily Ecker 15&over 500 Freestyle

Cole Gorsuch 13-14 100 Backstroke

Cole Gorsuch 13-14 200 Backstroke

 

New MESI Record Performances

Emily Ecker – 17-18 500 Freestyle

Emily Ecker – 17-18 1650 Freestyle

Emily Ecker – 17-18 1000 Freestyle

Emily Ecker – Open 500 Freestyle

Emily Ecker – 17-18 400-meter Freestyle

Emily Ecker – 17-18 200-meter Freestyle

 

Bowdoin Open Team Scores & Place

Overall – 7th

Women – 5th

Men – 9th

 

USA Swimming Junior Nationals Team Score & Place

Women – 44th

 

New USA Swimming Virtual Club Challenge Team Rankings

National – 814th

Eastern Zone – 227th

LSC (MESI) – 2nd