April 3, 2012
The recent meet at Far Westerns was our best performance as a team at this venue. It was inspiring to see the kids taking care of their warm ups, body heat, and mental game at such a high level. There was great team support and enthusiasm for doing our best in each swim and it showed!
Here are our highlights:
26 Finals Placings, including our first ever relays score by the 10th place 10&un boys team of- Chris, Paige, Collin and Franco
17 out of 23 finals swims were faster than in the morning (in most cases swimmer achieved best time in the morning to make it in to finals, then lowered that time again)
2 new Santa Clara International Qualifiers, Shelby and Trent
8 new Sectional cuts achieved by Haley, Trent, and Katie
Over 30 new best times
11 different finalists- Alex W., Caroline, Haley, Katie, Nina, Collin, Chris, Franco, Paige, Trent, Shelby
Highest team point total ever, and H.S. swimmers points did not count toward team total because they swam unattached
Congratulations to our Far Western Representatives, Chris, Paige, Collin, Franco, Jenna, Shahini, Megan, Celine, Cat, Caroline, Trent, Haley, Nina, Stephen, Katie, Alex w., Alex G., Nathan, Andrew, and Stephen for your awesome efforts
We look forward to seeing several new members of our Far Western team next year. Remember, some of the swimmers who made finals were not even at Far Westerns last year! Believe in great things and focus on the daily process, you can have a similar experience!