December 4, 2010
This week USA Swimming held the 2010 Short Course Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. The Clippers sent two swimmers(Ellen Williamson and Caitlyn Forman). This meet gave the girls a great opportunity to swim against some of the best college and pro swimmers in the nation including many 2008 Olympians.
Ellen competed in 4 events making it back to finals in all 4 swims and on just a few days rest managed to go life time best times in all four swims. She also broke the 17-18 team records in all four swims and came within tenths of a second from breaking multiple Ohio LSC records.
200 IM –
2:00.17 (24th place)
100 Fly - :53.96 (11th place)
100 Back – 54.67 (21st place but 16th fastest time at finals)
200 Back – 1:57.09 (12th place) 17-18 LSC RECORD
Caitlyn competed in 2 events making it back to finals in both events as well. With just a few days rest Caitlyn was able to be right at her best time in the 100 back and then followed it up with an Ohio LSC Record setting swim in the 200 backstroke tonight from the bonus heat.
100 Back -
:54.91 (20th place)
200 Back – 1:54.45 (21st place but 7th fastest at finals) 15-16 LSC RECORD
The Clippers are very proud of the girls and what they accomplished. This is a great sign for what is ahead for them during the back half of the season. Both girls will swim Long Course time trials tomorrow. Ellen will compete in the 100 back and 200 free and Caitlyn will compete in the 100 back and 50 free.
Things are heating up in Nashville as well. The Clippers are breaking meet records, team records, destroying life time best times and most importantly learning what they need to work on for the second half of the season. You can follow all of the action online by going to the Clippers front page and clicking on December meet link. Swimmers competing in Louisville next week, get ready it is your turn to light the pull on fire!!