Weekly Update 3/19

Weekly Update March 19th

Sectionals Highlights

Congratulations to the BBST swimmers that competed this past week at the Speedo Sectional Championship in Federal Way -  Ellary Boyd, Emma Carlton, Bella Cratsenberg, Teigen Detta, Emma Frey, Joyce Kim, Yani Le, Nathan Chen, Sam Hunter, Richie Stapp.

BBST finished 9th in the women’s standings and 30th on the men’s side last weekend. Below are some highlights from the meet:

Individual scoring finalists: Emma Carlton: 3rd-50 Free, 4th-100 Fly, 8th-100 Free; Emma Frey: 11th-200 Back, 15th-100 Back, 19th-200 IM, 21st-400 IM; Yani Le: 14th-100 Breast; Bella Cratsenberg:19th-1650, 21st-400 IM; Roman Rybin: 2nd-100 fly, 17th-100 Free 

Relay scoring finalists: 800 Free relay: 8th (Carlton, Frey, Cratsenberg, Le); 200 Free relay: 23rd (Frey, Detta, Boyd, Le); 200 Medley relay: 6th (Frey, Le, Carlton, Detta); 400 Free relay: 6th (Carlton, Detta, Le, Frey); 400 Medley relay: 4th (Frey, Le, Carlton, Detta)

This Week Practice Schedule

-Bronze and Silver: Normal Practice Schedule
-Rose Gold:  Monday thru Thursday  - practice starts at 5:45 pm;  Friday - No Practice - enjoy an extra day to your break!
-White Gold: Tuesday - practice starts at 7 am; Wednesday and Thursday - practice starts at 7:30 am; Friday - No Practice - enjoy an extra day to your break!
-Platinum: No AM; No Dryland; PM practice will start at 4:45 pm Monday thru Friday
-Elite: No AM; No Dryland; PM practice will start at the normal 3:45 pm Monday thru Friday

Other Important Events This Week:

-BBST’s annual Underwater Scavenger Hunt Relay to celebrate the spring holidays will take place TONIGHT during nomal practice times!  Your swimmer won't want to miss this, as this BBST tradition is one of the most fun! White Gold swimmers will have their relay tomorrow morning during practice. 

-2018 Swim-A-Thon Kick Off is this Wednesday, March 21st at 5:45pm at the AHAC. The swim-a-thon fundraising requirement will be announced at the kick off and we ask that all swimmers and parents please attend this event.

-BBST’s March Board of Director’s Meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday March 20th from 7 to 9 pm. Our meeting this month will be held in the cafeteria of Carl Cozier Elementary right next to the pool. As always, we encourage members to attend. Hope to see you there!


Here is an article from Coach Hans explaining the importance of rest for swimmers. Swimmers and parents NEED TO read this going into Regionals this weekend.

Warm Up Times for Regionals this weekend are as follows:

-Thursday: 3:30 pm
-Friday: 7:30 am
-Saturday: 7:30 am
-Sunday: 7:30 am

Spring Break

Developmental (Bronze and Silver) and Age Group (12&Under Gold swimmers) Spring Break starts next Monday, March 26th and goes until Sunday, April 8th. We will return to the water on Monday, April 9th - Enjoy your break!

Coach Jay will be running afternoon workouts for Elite, Platinum, and select Gold swimmers from 4-5:30 pm from March 26th-30th, and April 2nd-5th.  While taking time off is encouraged, older swimmers (Platinum, Elite, 12&Up Gold swimmers) still need to engage in some sort of aerobic activity, be it swimming, running, cycling, etc.