March 4, 2014
For those of you that did not get to view it in person, or were not keeping up on Meet Mobile, The 15 and over Dolphins swimmers had an AMAZING 4 day run at SR State. Sunday was the last Championship meet held at Phoenix Swim Club, and our kids helped send it out on a great note.
First off, here is the group of swimmers that attended the meet, all going multiple days. The 16 swimmers is our largest group of SR State swimmers in team history, despite the time standards being tougher than ever.
Annika, Tessa, Michael, Antony, Nora, Madison K, Krista, Emily, Austin, Dakota, Cooper, Ali, Simon, Madison T, Trey, and Dustin.
The meet kicked off on Thursday evening with the 100 freestyle and a record – 9 Dolphins swimming distance. 8 out of 9 swimmers dropped significant time it this event, highlighted by Krista finishing 7th in the state. The other event that night was the 200 free relay where our boys A relay scored 4 points for us and our girls A relay finished 10th scoring 7 points.
Friday ALL 16 swimmers participated in events and multiple relays. The highlights were; 7th place finish for the girls Medley relay and 400 free relay. More dropped time in individual events with Emily (9th 200 breast) and Krista (12th 100 free) making finals.
Saturday was super exciting as we had more dropped time in the 100 breast, 200 back and 400 IM. The boys 800 free relay made top 16 scoring points for the boys. The highlight of the meet was on Saturday prelims when Emily swam a PR in the 100 breast and was seeded first overall in the state going into finals. At finals Emily finished 3rd overall and Krista finished 12th in the 200 free.
Sunday everyone was back for more events and relays. In the boys pool we had more dropped time and scored points in the 400 medley relay. On the girls end our 800 free relay scored points finishing 12th overall and our 400 medley relay finished 5th overall with some amazing splits. The day wrapped up with Dakota and Antony swimming the mile, and time trials, where for the second week in a row we had 2 swimmers drop time in time trials at the end of a multi-day meet. Krista getting a new PR time in the 100 free and Michael in the 50 free.
Sunday finals finished up with Krista making finals in 3 events (50 free 9th, 100 back 16th, and 200 IM 11th) and Madison K making it in 2 events (200 fly 13th and 100 back 22nd).
Emily ended up with times for sectionals in both breaststroke events and Krista with times in 5 – freestyle events. They will be going to Sectionals in Washington in 2 weeks.
Every single swimmer in the meet helped score points through relays or individual events this weekend. The team finished with a record of 187 points scored at the meet up from last year’s high of 124.
Way to go Dolphins!