February 24, 2013
The Desert Thunder Age Group Regional Team finished the Region Champs in 4th place with 52% best times for the weekend. Highlighting this weekend's performances were Joseph Dugay's and Finn Lynch's state champ qualifying swims in the 100 fly. The 100 fly qualifying swim is their first under the new, more challenging state times put forth by Arizona Swimming this year. Great job Joe and Finn!
Swimmers who were already on the team, but added additional state qualifying swims were Ally Carr (50, 100, 200 breast and 100 fly), Marina McInelly (400 IM), Corinne Komlodi (100 breast), Edda Anderson (100 free), and Dylan Edge (200 free).
Dylan Edge and Edda Anderson also exhibited their exceptional scholastic achievements this weekend. Dylan earned student of the month at his school and was honored on Friday before coming to the meet to race. Edda finished 1st for her science fair category amongst all 7th graders in Chandler Unified School District along with earning an honorable scientific writing award. Both Dylan and Edda have maintained a regular workout attendance of 4-5 practices per week including some VERY early Saturday morning practices while also earning high achievements in their academics.