March 6, 2012
The Championship Season is in full swing and I feel like it is just flying by. The Clippers are in the midst of one of our finest seasons and the first few championships have put icing on the cake. I want to first congratulate every swimmer that has completed their final championship meet of the season. You have represented the Clippers and deserve a big pat on the back for a job well done.
Mary Lou Mini Meet
Our 10 & unders that participated in this meet at Scott High School did an amazing job. We had very few technique dq’s….VERY FEW!! As a team we averaged more points per swimmer and had the most points on both the girls and boys side. Way to go!! Learning how to swim fast with technically sound strokes is the biggest priority for swimmers in this group and we showed that.
Ohio Age Group Regionals
128 of our swimmers took the water at Mason High School to
represent the Clippers in a dog fight with the host team Mason
Manta Rays. With 70 more swimmers they Manta Rays were able to
outscore us in overall team score by 150 points but our main goal
at this meet isn’t always to score the most points. The main
goal is to score more points per swimmer, a goal we accomplished!!
We averaged 39 points per swimmer with Mason averaging 32 points.
WAY TO GO!!
A big congratulation goes to Mariah Denigan. Mariah is an 8yr old in our AGD2 group. She broke the team record in the 50 and 100 backstroke that were previously held by current Clipper Mikayla Herich in 2007.
High School Update
In High School swimming the swimmers are not able to officially represent the Clippers, but we make sure we prepare are High School swimmers to represent their High School. Our swimmers make up the majority of swimmers that represent Northern Kentucky at the High School Championships every year. Congratulations to all swimmers for a very successful High School season. For the past decade our swimmers continue to re-write the regional and state records. This year was no different.
Region 4 Results
Makenzie Margroum – 50 Free, 100 Free
Max Williamson, Chase Vennefron, Sam Mullen – 200 Medley Relay
Sharli Brady – 500 Free
Regional Individual Champions– Mike Summe (200free), Sharli Brady (200IM), Max Williamson (200IM), Mackenzie Margroum (50free), Rob Newman (50free), Caitlyn Forman (100Fly), Sharli Brady (500free), Max Williamson(500 Free), Kenzie Margroum (100free), Cole Garriott (100free), Caitlyn Forman(100back), Anne Davies (100breast), Chase Vennefron(100breast)
High School State
Max Williamson – 200 IM
Max Williamson - 500Free (Oldest Boys State Record on Books)
Sharli Brady – 500 Free(Oldest Girls State Record on Books)
Caitlyn Forman – 100 Back
Individual State Champions– Max Williamson (200IM&500free), Sharli Brady(200IM&500free), Caitlyn Forman (100back)
This past weekend we had 21 swimmers make the trip to Columbus, Ohio to swim in the Tim Meyers Senior Championships. During the championship season many senior swimmers swim in multiple championships and attempt to taper for all of them in some cases. This can be a very difficult thing to do the older a swimmer gets. However these swimmers did an amazing job swimming many life-time best times.
We want to congratulate Sam Bosshammer, Kirsten Larson, Sam Mullen and Hiromi Holt. These swimmers finished off their Short Course career as Clippers. We are extremely proud of these swimmers and appreciative of their representation.
We would also like to congratulate Zach Smith and Chris Weinstein for qualifying for Sectionals.