Neptune Achievements, 2005-2006 Season

August 31 officially ends the 2005-06 swim season.  Before we move on, it's important to look back and see how far we've come in the past year, so we are in the process of putting together a list of Neptune achievements for the season just ended.  Here's what we have so far:

Neptunes were 182nd ranked team in the US (out of 2454 ranked teams- top 8%), 11th ranked team in Pacific (short course); 214th ranked team in the US (out of 2217 ranked teams - top 10%), 11th in Pacific (long course) according to USA-S/Toyota Virtual Team Championships.
Sixth (6th) place women's team at 2005 Husky Invitational, 2nd at Zone 3 Winter Championships, 1st at REAL, 16th at Long Course JO's (13th among boys); 12th at LC Far Westerns.
The team hosted five successful swim meets and an official's training event in Santa Rosa this past year.
Again were selected USA Swimming Silver Medal team in 2006.
Two-hundred-eighty (280) Neptune swimmers participated in 56 different sanctioned swim meets this past season.  The average Neptune swimmer took part in 7 meets (but a few swam in more than 20!)
One-hundred-nine (109) Neptunes qualified and took part in Zone 3 Winter Championships.
Six Neptune swimmers were selected to various Zone or Pacific all-star teams.
Two Neptunes were selected as Outstanding Swimmers in their age group by Pacific Swimming; Neptune Head Coach was selected Pacific Swimming Senior Coach of the Year.
Fifty total team records were broken in the past year: 25 short course and 25 long course, of which 3 were also Pacific Swimming records.
In High School swimming - 3 NCS event championships; 2 all-time Redwood Empire records; 15 league event championships; and 2 league championship records.
Ten (10) Neptunes qualified for Sectionals, and four Neptunes qualified and participated in Spring and/or Summer Senior Nationals.
Four swimmers posted a total of 25 marks in USA Swimming's top 25 age group national rankings.