February 24, 2020
This past weekend we competed at our Regional Meet at Augustine Preparatory Academy. This was, for many, our Championship meet to wrap up the Short Course Season. I was extremely impressed and proud of the team that we put in the pool this weekend. We knew this was going to be a fast meet for our team, but somehow our athletes managed to exceed expectations. We really made a statement to the other competing teams that SWMKE is a legitimate contender.
I 100% believe that SWMKE had the best TEAM at this meet. We swam smart, and truly raced our races. We managed to win seemingly every close finish. We may not have scored the most points, but we were definitely the loudest, most supportive group of swimmers in the building.
As a team, we dropped 1,129.50 seconds and had 188 swims that resulted in a best time. By far the best meet of the season in that regard.
With 8 teams competing at this meet, our boys placed 2nd with 1023 points. Nearly double the team that finished 3rd. Our girls managed to place 4th in a meet that featured an abundance of fast female swimmers.
Individual accomplishments and congratulations belong to the following people:
Hadley Thacker for qualifying for her first State Meet! She will be the only 10&U swimmer representing the team this season.
Renada Nervig and Emily Garlie competed in their very first swim meet.
Garrett Stepanovich was 2nd in total points in the Boys 13-14 Age Group.
15 new team records were set by the following people:
Liem Funk set 6 new team records
Chloe Yerkes set 4 new team records
Molly Roszak set 2 new team records
Emily Patzfahl set 1 new team record
Olivia Julien set 1 new team record
Kate Turner set 1 new team record
Good luck and congratulations to our swimmers representing SWMKE at State over the next 2 weeks. Our State team includes: Vinnie Patti, David Turner, Kate Turner, Jon Wroblewski, Hadley Thacker, Molly Roszak, Liem Funk, and Chloe Yerkes.