Dolphins Roar at 8 and under champs!

What a fun and exciting weekend the 8 & U Champions had at the brand new Oro Valley municipal pool Tucson.  15 of our 8 & Under's participated in this event and as the Dolphin's Coach for the weekend I can proudly say that each and everyone of swimmer's did an awesome job in bringing home a bag full of ribbon's and that is not including the awards given out for the 'TOP' 3 swimmers in each age group at the meet!
Here are some of the highlights of the meet:
Sydney Schmidtke took two 1st place awards in the 50 Breaststroke and 50 fly, two 2nd place awards in the 25 & 50 Backstroke and three 3rd place awards in the  25 fly, 25 Breaststroke and 50 Freestyle all in the 6 & U age group. She also finished  4th in the 25 Free event.
Jamie Kuzmizk took a 1st place in the 25 Backstroke, 2nd place in the 100 IM and 3rd place in the 50 Breaststroke for the 6 & U age group and she finished within the top 16 in the rest of her events.
Jonathon Ford took 2nd place in the 100 IM and 25 Breaststroke and 3rd place in the 25 & 100 freestyle.  He also finished within the top 16 in the rest of his events.
Rafe Morris finished within the top 16 of all his events.
The boy's ( CJ, Chase, Ryan and Jonathon) individual Medley relay finished 8th, with the girl's (Jamie, Sydney, Audrey and Sadie) finishing 18th on Saturday.  Sunday's Freestyle relay boy's ( Jonathon, Ryan, Ethan and Luke) finished 7th and the girls (Sadie, Sydney, Reagan and Aneesa) dropping.
Chase Gorder, Ryan Anderson, Luke Pickering, Ethan Steele and CJ Trettel all swam amazing droping time in their individual events.
Audrey Gunter, Elle Pickering, Reagan Pickering, Violet Pickering, Sadie Theders and Aneesa Zerarka also swam amazing  dropping times in their individual events.
I would also like to thank Irene Theders for making goodie bags for all the swimmers and getting the relay teams together whilst I was at the coaches meeting,  Sara Anderson for helping Irene with the relays.  Jeff Anderson and Mr.Gorder for getting up extra early to get our awesome tent spot on Sunday, and HUGE THANK YOU to the rest of the parents for having given up your time to bring your AWESOME 8 & U champs to this fun meet.
Coach Helen