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DCST Swims past the Rays and Bluefins

DCST Swims past the Rays and Bluefins

        On October 31, DCST went to 3 – 0 on the season with victories over the visiting Rock River (Rockford) Stingrays (RAYS) and the Freeport Bluefins (BLFN) YMCAs.  DCST had 985 points followed by Rock River with 331 and Freeport with 78.  As a team, DCST swam very well with 207 career best times out of a total of 369 swims for a 56% improvement rate.

            Sixty-six swimmers had a great meet with at least two career best times. These swimmers were:  Asa Andrews, David Beaty, Jack Blaise, Gabriella Bothe, Cumorah Bound, Nathan Braun, Jeena Crones, Quinn Cynor, Anna Davies, Sam De La Cruz, Riley Doyle, Lou Dukes, Mason Dukes, Morgan Fisers, Cara Forsberg, Kathryn Fredrickson, Evan Gard, Brayden Goff, Kaitlyn Goff, Matteo Graham, Mason Hafeman, Rose Hanus, Evan Harrelson, Megan Hastings, Emma Heinisch, Mimi Heinisch, Stephen Heinisch, Giana Huffstutler, Evan D Johnson, Nick Johnson, Noah Johnson, Grace Kozlowski, Savion Mack, Michaela McMahon, Emily Mildner, Collin Moon, Rebecca Nenonen, Gretchen Parsons, Julianne Parsons, Hannah Raetzke, Dylan Rasmussen, Julia Rasmussen, Kyle Rasmussen, Austin Reidl, Edith Reynolds, Alex Schlueter, Sam Schwartz, Jackson Singleton, Alex Skrzypek, Nicole Skrzypek, Abby Slater, Macy Smith, Jordan Spears, Delaney Stone, Issis Stuckey, Brendan Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan, Andrew Tatum, Grace Wehrhan, Anna Westhoff, Emma Westhoff, Ritta Wi, Asher Wiegartz, Riley Wiegartz, Andrew Wu, and Miranda Zhang.

            After each meet, the coaching staff picks two swimmers, one girl and one boy, as the “Big Dogs" of the meet. Big Dogs are not only selected on their performance in the meet, but the coaches also take into consideration the swimmer’s practice attendance, work ethic, team spirit and sportsmanship. For this meet, Macy Smith, age 10, and Jordan Spears, age 8, were selected as Big Dogs of the meet.

Team Scores

Division

DCST

RAYS

BLFN

Girls

423

174

49

Boys

562

157

29

Combined

985

331

78