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Congratulations Regional Swimmers

Congratulations to all swimmers who participated in the Regional Meet and thank you to all parents for being willing and ready to time, officiate, etc. The support for the team and excitement for the swimmers were palpable and Matt, Eddie and I are beyond appreciative. 

Day One (Friday) Summary:
49 Personal Best Times 
9 New 12 and Under or 13-19 Championship Cuts
351.83 Total Seconds Dropped

Day Two (Saturday) Summary:
127 Personal Best Times
22 New 12 and Under or 13-19 Championship Cuts
368.44 Total Seconds Dropped

Day Three (Sunday) Summary:
145 Personal Best Times
19 New 12 and Under or 13-19 Championship Cuts
333.01 Total Seconds Dropped

Regional Championship Summary:
321 Personal Best Times
50 New 12 and Under or 13-19 Championship Cuts
1,053.28 Total Seconds Dropped (Almost 18 minutes total!!!)


Pretty impressive meet for our Regional swimmers! Not only did we look good out of the pool with our new champ shirts and caps, but based on the numbers above we were more impressive in the pool...where it really matters. 
While everyone swam well, I wanted to acknowledge those swimmers that had some outstanding races:


20+ Club (swims with drops of 20 or more seconds):
Alex Miller: 400 IM 5:19.58 (-22.70)
Max Blanch: 500 Free 6:11.72 (-22.73)
Mallika Chari: 100 IM 1:57.23 (-20.41)
Meghan Bodette: 1650 Free 18:51.53 (-93.97)**
Meghan Bodette: 1000 Free 11:21.02 (-32.29)**
**Championship Qualifying Time

10+ Club (swims with drops of 10-19 seconds):
Vanessa Asaro: 400 IM 5:06.15 (-11.71)
Will Pannos: 400 IM 4:42.97 (-11.13)**
Michael Najem: 400 IM 5:16.19 (-12.77)
Aishik Lala: 400 IM 5:16.51 (-14.14)
Nicholas Marchetti: 400 IM 5:36.58 (-10.60)
Jordan Clements: 500 Free 6:09.09 (-15.10)
Michaela Jones: 500 Free 6:10.01 (-15.84)
Taylor Waligora: 500 Free 6:22.42 (-10.23)
Will Pannos: 500 Free 5:18.14 (-15.92)**
Peter Bankes: 500 Free 5:25.25 (-11.66)**
Michael Najem: 500 Free 6:05.99 (-12.23)
John Crowley: 500 Free 6:07.73 (-18.07)
Aishik Lala: 500 Free 6:12.17 (-18.62)
Nicholas Marchetti: 500 Free 6:13.35 (-11.52)
Morgan Starkweather: 1650 Free 19:12.25 (-11.51)
Alyvia Petrozza: 200 Fly 2:41.40 (-11.66)**
Will Pannos: 200 Br 2:32.89 (-11.34)**
**Championship Qualifying Time

5+ Club (swims with drops of 5-9 seconds):
Samantha Turk: 200 IM 2:48.03 (-8.18)**
Peter Bankes: 400 IM 5:00.32 (-8.30)
Max Blanch: 400 IM 5:28.20 (-6.58)
Anthony Petrozza: 400 IM 4:28.64 (-9.38)**
Andreea Zetea: 200 Br 3:03.27 (-7.10)**
Allegra Walker: 200 Free 2:27.33 (-6.34)**
Anna Carroll: 500 Free 6:01.16 (-6.86)
Vanessa Asaro: 500 Free 5:31.76 (-5.14)
Max Blanch: 200 Free 2:14.86 (-7.69)
Aishik Lala: 200 Free 2:17.20 (-6.42)
Anna Carroll: 100 Bk 1:10.62 (-5.63)
Diya Ackerman-Vallala: 100 IM 1:54.24 (-7.38)
Ava Young: 100 IM 1:55.32 (-7.14)
Zoe Keffer: 200 IM 2:19.62 (-6.24)
Anthony Petrozza: 200 IM 2:06.93 (-5.75)**
Will Pannos: 200 IM 2:14.44 (-6.41)
Alex Miller: 200 IM 2:23.06 (-6.86)
Max Blanch: 200 IM 2:34.34 (-6.47)
Allegra Walker: 100 Fly 1:26.22 (-6.61)
Alex Miller: 100 Fly 1:11.73 (-5.20)
Dan Blatman: 100 Free 1:22.12 (-5.70)
Max Blanch: 200 Bk 2:29.71 (-7.53)
John Crowley: 200 Free 2:20.94 (-5.10)
Brianna Hughes: 50 Fly 56.21 (-9.60)
Elizabeth Flood: 200 Fly 2:38.43 (-5.23)
Mira Anderberg: 200 Fly 2:46.67 (-6.59)**
Josh Turk: 200 Fly 2:32.92 (-5.17)**
**Championship qualifying time

We also had a number of new team records achieved at Regionals. The new team record holders are listed below:

Mary Kate Turk (8 and Under 50 Bk 41.99, 8 and Under 100 IM 1:28.82)

Zoe Keffer (15 and Over 200 Bk 2:15.41, 15 and Over 200 Fly 2:18.11)

Will Fletcher (8 and Under 25 Free 16.28, 8 and Under 50 Free 35.00, 8 and Under 100 Free 1:16.30, 8 and Under 50 Bk 41.19, 8 and Under 25 Fly 15.62)

Anthony Petrozza (15 and Over 100 Free 50.67, 15 and Over 100 Bk 58.69, 15 and Over 200 Bk 2:10.89, 15 and Over 100 Fly 57.10, 15 and Over 200 Fly 2:08.27, 15 and Over 200 IM 2:06.93, 15 and Over 400 IM 4:28.64)

Women 9-10 200 Free Relay (Samantha Turk, Katie Woods, Allegra Walker, Tatiana Pasewark) 2:10.94

Women 9-10 200 Medley Relay (Anna Fijnvandraat, Allegra Walker, Tatiana Pasewark, Samantha Turk) 2:22.88

Women 15-19 200 Free Relay (Shannon Fitzsimmons, Sydney Moran, Sophie Pasewark, Morgan Starkweather) 1:48.89

Women 15-19 200 Medley Relay (Nadja Arifovic, Shannon Fitzsimmons, Zoe Keffer, Morgan Starkweather) 1:58.50

Men 13-14 200 Free Relay (Alex Miller, Will Pannos, Michael Najem, Peter Bankes) 1:41.35

I am extremely proud of all our Regional swimmers for not only their performance, but also how well they represented Phoenix Swimming. Whether you qualified for the next Championship meet or not, you should be proud of your contribution to the team and realize that your success is both inspiring and motivating to the swimmers still preparing for this weekend and next. Congratulations and nice job!