March 14, 2013
Dear Tiger Aquatics Families,
OUTSTANDING, sums up the performance by Tiger Aquatics at the 2013 Louisiana Short Course State Meet. The team finished in 2nd place with a score 3,509.50. Not only was this 700 points higher than last year's state meet, but also the highest team finish in over four years!
Tiger Aquatics competed in the state meet with 63 total athletes. There were outstanding performances across the board with 95% of our athletes scoring in the top 16. Some of the most notable performances came from our three high point winners: Abigail Cazes, Clayton Black, and Lance Michael Rodriguez. Each of these athletes won 5 out of their 6 events. A special congratulations to Abigail, Lance Michael, & Clayton.
Tiger Aquatics relays were on fire. There were several top three relay finishes throughout the three and half day meet. It was a great TEAM effort! A special thanks to the "relay only" swimmers who participated in the meet. Your participation was greatly appreciated by all, and we hope you had a blast.
The most notable relay of the meet was the 13 -14 girls 200 freestyle relay who swam in a time of 1:41.09 which broke a 2012 record of 1:41.11 set by Franco Fins. The relay consisted of Clayton Black, Bailey Stevens, Bethany Seagraves, and Claire Charpentier. Congratulations girls!
The next most notable statistics were the number of state champions & top 3 finishes:
- Claire Charpentier - 1650 free, 1000 free
- Katelyn Rodriguez - 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free
- Mary Claire Beaver - 100 fly, 200 fly
- Braydon Bergeron - 50 free, 100 free, 200 free
- Abigail Cazes - 50 free, 100 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 50 back
- Clayton Black - 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 200 IM
- Lance Michael Rodriguez - 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free
- Brady Grenfell - 100 back
- Joy Jason - 1650 free
Top 3 finishes:
Nick Seagraves, Nick Romero, Bailey Stevens, Braden Nyboer, Casey Panepinto, Nathan Borel, Johannah Cangelosi, Emily Rush, Qunitin Lewis, Thomas Baxter, Anacelia Galeano-Balam
Congratulations to all athletes who attended. Tiger Aquatics truly represented a team effort over the weekend. Each and every athlete played a special role in the success of the team.
Before I end this email, I would like to say that Tiger Aquatics is by far the best team in the state of Louisiana. The quality athletes, parents, and coaches puts us above and beyond anyone else. I am SO PROUD of our team and what we have accomplished under the new ownership and coaches. I love this team and I wouldn't have it any other way! This is only the beginning and I cannot wait to see what is in store for Tiger Aquatics. I feel I can speak on behalf of all the coaches and say thank you for allowing us to be part of your children's lives and we hope to make the best impact as possible to prepare them for the future!
Congratulations & Keep up the GREAT work!