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DCST has 139 Career Best Times at DCST Open

DCST has 139 Career Best Times at DCST Open

        DCST finished off a very productive weekend by achieving 139 career best times at the DCST Open.  DCST had a total of 226 swims, so the team’s improvement rate was an astonishing 62%.  DCST had 20 swims in which a swimmer swam a new event legally for the first time.  DCST also had 17 swims which achieved the District Qualifying, 12 swims which achieved the State Qualifying time, 5 swims which achieved the National Qualifying time and 8 swims which achieved an Age Group Qualifying time for the first time. Furthermore, DCST set 4 new team records.

Next weekend, DCST starts the Championship Meet season.  The first meet is the Jr. District and District Championships at Illinois Valley (Peru, IL) on March 7 and 8.  Everyone is encouraged to enter this meet.  This is a championship meet for all swimmers.  Swimmers who don’t have District Qualifying times will be entered in the Jr. District events.  In order to participate in this meet, swimmers must have swum in 3 “YMCA” meets this season.  The one exception is swimmers who swam on a High School swim team.  These swimmers must have participated in 2 “YMCA” meets.

On March 12 – 15, DCST will participate in the Age Group Championship Meet in Pleasant Prairie, WI.  This meet is for swimmers ages 14 and younger who achieved an Age Group Qualifying time in a USA Swimming sanctioned meet.  Everyone who has achieved these time standards is highly encouraged to attend this meet.

On March 21 & 22, DCST will be participating in the YMCA State Meet in St. John, IN.  All swimmers who have achieved a YMCA State Qualifying time are highly encouraged to attend this meet.  In order to participate in this meet, swimmers must have also participated in the District Championship Meet.

The last championship meet of the season will be on March 30 – April 3 in Greensboro, NC for the YMCA National Championships.  All swimmers who have achieved a YMCA National Qualifying time are highly encouraged to attend this meet.