January 14, 2020
Next week's schedule please notice the slight changes to times (on Wednesday, all are invited for a short extended deckwork. Bring Clothes and tennis shoes):
We had a fantastic meet last weekend. Jaxton has now qualified for 3 events at our area meet and we have several other swimmer which are getting so, so close to qualifying cuts. We has 2 swims that were less than a second off their cut and 4 that were less than 2 seconds off their cuts. Several more within striking distance.
34 of the swims we entered, it was their first time swimming that event.
23 of the events that had been swam before, swimmers dropped time on.
Individually we got 2-1st place finishes, 7-2nd place finishes, 9- 3rd place finishes, 6- 4th place, & 2- 5th place finishes. We got 8th out of 14 teams, and since we didn't have a single relay team (which get a lot of points... but we just didn't have enough swimmers to field a relay (4- 8 & under girls...or boys.... they could not be mixed gender teams) and relays get a ton of points, I think we did really well for the amount of kids that we had there. We had 18 swimmers from 6-19. Also, our level 2 and 3 kids had a tough week of workouts, so seeing that they still were dropping time was exciting.
Two of the things that we noticed was that we across the board need to work more on our kicking, turns, starts, and fine tuning breaststroke. So, plan to see those things addressed in the coming weeks. They may have what I call Jello legs after practice for a bit!