April 3, 2017
The Far Western Championships is the fastest meet for swimmers in Pacific Swimming. Teams from all over the USA come to race for the top slots and it marks the end of each season. This years meet featured teams from Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Iowa and the other areas of California. Swims were very fast, and our swimmers were wonderful.
SOLO was on the score board this year with a big swim from Lulu on the final day of the 100 breast. Her mark of 1:08.88 breaks a 21 year old team record of 1:10.10 set by a swimmer who went on to swim at Cal and make the Olympic Trials. No pressure, Ha! Lulu also bettered her team record by 5 seconds in the 200 breast with a time of 2:32.27 just missing the finals and earning an alternate position. As well as a best 50 breast of 32.58. Following older sister Kaelyn leading the way in both the 100 & 200 breast swimming fantastic! As well as a best ever in the 200 breast without resting for the meet, with the high school championships as her goal in May!
While it has been a fun filled season. It is important to remind swimmers that we accomplish a little more each practice we attend. And swimming as a lifelong activity is the biggest gain for all that the SOLO program works to establish. Thank you again to all the swimmers and parents on a season that goes down in the history books as a never forget ride to remember!