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Weekly Notes for August 1-6

Practices for August 1-4:  Monday...Zone Swimmers Only at BHS (Seniors= 4-5:30;  All others 4-5).  Tuesday & Thursday at Hillcrest (Senior 7-8:30am;  Silver-Gold-Platinum 8-9am; Bronze 8-8:45am).  Wednesday at Hillcrest (Senior 6-7:30am;  Silver-Gold-Platinum 7-8am;  Bronze 7-7:45am).   Masters at Hillcrest on Tue-Wed-Thu, 6-7am. Summer Break Begins August 5!   No Practices for rest of August...all groups!

Upcoming Social Event:  Tuesday, August 9!   End of Season Celebration.  6pm at Hillcrest Park Shelter.  Details to Follow.

State Meet Summary:  Congratulations to all the BSC Swimmers who competed at this past weekends Long Course State Championships in Rapid City!   66% of our swims were Lifetime Bests!  

Perecentage Award:  Brookings, for the 2nd straight State Meet won this with a 3.05!!!  2nd place team at 2.86.

Team Scores:  Brookings placed 6th overall!  The 5 largest entered clubs placed 1st through 5th.  Our Girls placed 6th overall and the Boy's placed 4th!

New State Record Holders!  Congratualtins to Matthew Sorbe, Billy Fuller, Ryan Nielson, Jack Schultz who won the 11-12 Boy's 200 Medley Relay!  They also Broke the South Dakota State Meet Record & Overall State Record!!!   Congratulations Boy's!

Top 8 Swimmers at States:  Here are swimmers who placed in the Top 8 in their Age Group:  9-10 Girl's (Jazmyn Lunn, 2nd).  9-10 Boy's (Aneirin Hanan, 8th).  11-12 Boy's (Matthew Sorbe, 4th; Ryan Nielson, 6th; Billy Fuller, 8th).  13-14 Girl's (Shawna Rumpza, 5th).  15-16 Girl's (Caitlin Nielson, 3rd).  15-16 Boy's (Cain Lousbery, 3rd; Kyle Sorbe, 8th).  17-19 Boy's (Mark Vanderzee, 4th; Josh Sorbe, 7th).

New Club Records!  The Long Course Club Records have been updated through the State Meet (see Club Records tab).  Here's who Established New Club Records this weekend:  Jazmynn Lunn (9-10 Girl's 50 & 100 Free and 50 & 100 Fly);  Billy Fuller (11-12 Boy's 50 & 100 Breast);  Cain Lousbery (15-16 Boy's 100 Free);  Kyle Sorbe (15-16 Boy's 50 Free).   Congratualtions Swimmers!!!

On To Zones!  Good Luck to our 7 swimmers who will represent Team South Dakota at this weekends 14&Under Central States Mega Zones in Indianapolis, August 4-7.  This meet will be HUGE!  Will have the top 1200+ Age Group Swimmers (14&Under's) from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota!   Brookings Swimmers attending:  Jazmyn Lunn (10&Under Girl's);  Billy Fuller, Ryan Nielson, Jack Schutlz, & Matthew Sorbe (11-12 Boy's);  Kara Mette & Shawna Rumpza (13-14 Girl's).    GOOD LUCK SWIMMERS!

Upcoming Season Notes:  1) Swimmer Move-ups...the coaches will be meeting this week to determine swimmer move-ups and will contact those swimmers next week.  2) Practice Calendar...I'll be updating the practice calendar for next season this or next week.  3) Practice Start Date...Will start back September 7 with a Stroke Clinic for two weeks (12&Over's= 4:45-6;  11&Under's= 6-7p).

New Swimmer Evaluations:  Pass the Word!  We'll be holding New Swimmer Evaluations on September 6-7 at the High School from 5-7pm.  Swimmers may come either day and anytime between those hours.  

The Olympics Are Coming!  Hopefully all swimmers will be setting their dvr's for the Olympics...especially the swimming!