April 4, 2012
March madness means Peak/Shave season for the Junior group, as they finish up the short course season. The Junior group attended four meets in March; the final three being peak/shave and re-shave meets.
The month started with unbelievable weather as we traveled to Mills College for the last chance meet. Although not a rest/peak meet, the hot weather led to hot swimming - if all the meets could have this type of weather!
Then the Peak Madness began with Junior Olympics in San Ramon, the EBAT meet at Mills and finishing off in Morgan Hill for the Pacific Swimming Short Course Far Westerns.
March Madness turned into March Magic for the Junior group. They swam their way to over 300 lifetime best times, 71 improved time standards, 26 new "FW" cuts, 15 new "JO" cuts and 8 new "PRT's". In the process, 8 times posted moved swimmers into the OA Top 5 swims.
Click here for a brief recap of Junior group swimmers who Peaked/Shaved in March. [ 2012 SC recap]