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DCST Swimmers Shine at ISI Summer Age Group Championships
DCST Swimmers Shine at ISI Summer Age Group Championships
 
            DCST swimmers had an excellent meet at the ISI Summer Age Group Championship on July 30 – August 1 in Stevenson, IL. DCST swimmers had 33 individual career best times out of 47 individual swims, had 2 State Championship swims, had 17 swims in the top 16, set 5 new DCST Team Records, and had 6 swimmers qualify for the Central Zone Age Group Championships.
            Daniel Hein led the way for DCST with his two state championship swims in the 11 – 12 year old boys 50 and 100 Meter Backstroke events. Both of Daniel’s times were new DCST Team Records. He also set two more DCST Team Records with his 4th place finish in the 100 Meter Butterfly and his 7th place finish in the 50 Meter Butterfly. Daniel rounded out his extremely impressive weekend with another 7th place finish in the 200 Meter IM and a 10th place in the 200 Meter Freestyle.
            In the Girls ages 13 – 14 1500 Meter Freestyle, Caitlynn Moon earned a 6th place and achieved the YMCA National Qualifying time for this event. In the 11 – 12 year old age group, Alexa Miller and Jensen Keck had some very exciting swims by placing in the top 16 in 3 events each. Alexa took home a 7th place finish in the 200 Meter IM, a 15th place finish in 100 Meter Butterfly, and a 16th place finish in the 400 Meter Freestyle, while Jensen earned a 10th place in the 50 Meter Breaststroke, a 12th place finish in 100 Meter Breaststroke, and a 13th place in the 400 Meter Freestyle.
            Ryan Schultz set a New DCST Team Record with his 8th place performance in the Boys ages 13 – 14 200 Meter Breaststroke. In the Girls ages 10 and under age group, Athena Ye finished in the top 16 in two events (100 Meter Backstroke – 12th and 50 Meter Backstroke – 15th). Cole Moon rounded off DCST’s top 16 place finishes with his 11th in the Boys ages 10 and under 100 Meter Butterfly.
            The season is not yet over for 6 DCST swimmers as they achieved qualifying times for the Central Zone Age Group Championships in Pleasant Prairie, WI on August 6 – 9. At this meet, Daniel Hein, Jensen Keck, Alexa Miller, Caitlynn Moon, Cole Moon and Athena Ye will compete against the top swimmers from 5 states (Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin).
            Listed below are the DCST swimmers who had at least a 50% improvement rate in career best times at the Age Group State Championship Meet:
 
            Caitlynn Moon (3 for 3 – 100%)
Tyler Hull (2 for 2 – 100%)
            Ryan Lindsey (1 for 1 – 100%)
            Dylan Powers (1 for 1 – 100%)
            Jensen Keck (5 for 6 – 83%)
            Alexa Miller (5 for 6 – 83%)
Nolan Fergus (4 for 5 – 80%)
Athena Ye (4 for 6 – 67%)
            Daniel Hein (3 for 6 – 50%)
            Cole Moon (3 for 6 – 50%)
            Ryan Schultz (1 for 2 – 50%)