July 29, 2013
In The final day of competition EST swimmers turned in more fast times and three more team records. Thomas Choquette started things off with a new team record and best time in the 800 Free. His time of 10:19.97 dropped another 17 seconds off his best and placed him 10th overall.
In the 200 Breast Max Reich dropped 13.7 seconds on his way to a 3:26.20. Ethan Thompson qualified for finals in 3:19 and then dropped 5 seconds from his personal best in finals to finish with a 3:12.94. His 3:12 was a new team record and placed him 18th overall.
The boys 100 free had some added drama as Thomas tied for 16th place in 1:07.5 which was a best time. He then had to swim off for 16th place. In the time trail he dropped another second off his best in 1:06.49. Andrew Benson also had a solid 100 free putting up a best time in 1:11.71. Ethan finished in 1:09.59 and Tony in 1:12.76.
The last individual event of the day was the 50 back. Chloe Couture started things off for the girls in 38.72. On the boys side Max (38.07), Thomas (37.58) and Ethan (34.62) all recorded personal bests. Ethan’s time qualified him for the “A” final, At finals he was able to drop another second to 33.75 which was a team record and placed him 6th overall!
The final session wrapped up with the boys 400 free relay where the team of Ethan, Tony, Andrew and Thomas combined for a 4:37.77. This time placed them 7th overall and broke the team record by 27 seconds!
Great job to all of our EST 12 & under this weekend! We will wrap up our summer season with the GSSA state championships this coming weekend. GO EST!