Coach DawnElla's Meet Recap: Turkey Classic Nov 19-22 2015

It was the nicest weather that I can remember for a while at Mission Viejo and the Turkey Classic over the weekend of November 19-22, 2015. The brightness of the sun was matched only by the shining performances of our swimmers in the water. Friday has two solid performances in the 500 by Mitchell and Gavin. On Saturday the fun continued with 200 breaststroke best times for Maya and Caroline. In the 200 free we had new best times for Natalie D, Sydney, Shelby, Isabelle, Caroline, and Jarod. In the 100 back I was very happy with the performances of Natalie D and Megan L which were right on with their best times. Isabelle, Jarod, Trent, Mitchell, and Gavin all swam new best times in the 100 back. Next up was the 200 IM where we had best times for Sydney, Isabelle, Peter, and Mitchell. Saturday ended with a team dinner, ice cream, and a trip to the hotel pool and Jacuzzi.

On Sunday the day started with the 200 back. Kekoa had a nice swim with new best times for Natalie D and Jarod. In the 100 breast Sydney had a good race, Caroline, Gavin, and Isaac all swam best times. In the 50 free Natalie D went a best time as did Sydney, Caroline, Kevin, Peter, Jarod, and Isaac. In the 100 fly, Megan and Baylee had a strong performances; Isabelle, Kevin, Mitchell, and Gavin all posted new best times. The fast and furious 100 free gave new best times to Natalie D, Caroline, Kevin, Peter, Jarod, and Isaac. Sunday ended as it began with strong performances by Gavin and Mitchell in the 400 IM.

Meet shout-outs go to Natalie Dion whose recent hard word in practice showed; Caroline the birthday girl who was a pleasure to work with and scored multiple best times, and Jarod and Peter who tried new events and were cheering each other on throughout the meet. Good job CAST. Let’s get ready for WAG!!