May 21, 2018
SOLO was going the distance at the DACA Meet May 19 & 20!
We had some outstanding efforts over the two days. Most turned into lifetime best ever swims. As a look at the record reflected. Because it is Olympic Distance, the entered times are converted for swimmers. Which gives swimmers the idea that a swim might not be their best time. In fact, long course swimming is like its own sport. As Open Water Swimming is to pool swimmers. In fact the times to go to Olympic Trials are only accepted in this format.
Having that understanding is key to having a good look at this weekends events. Even though it was a little on the cool side on Sunday, these swimmers stepped up for the challenge:
Eden B. 50, 100 & 200 fr, 100 fly & bk, 200 IM
Alon B. BT 100 bk & 200 fr
Alexa C. BT 50 br, 100 bk & fr
Adele D. 50 fr & bk BT 200 fr
Sela D. 200 & 400 fr BT 50 fr
Tzewa D. BT 50 & 200 fr, 100 br
Emile F. BT 50 fr & bk, 100 br
Ron F. BT 50 bk & fr, 200 fr
Suzuka K. BT 100 fr & br
Karis L. 50 fr BT 50 bk & 100 br
Julia M. 50 fr BT 50 bk & 200 fr
Drew N. 200 IM BT 100 fr & br, 200 fr & br, 400 fr
Evan R. 100 bk
Lulu S. 200 IM & 400 fr BT 50 & 200 fr, 200 bk
Carson S. 200 fr BT 50 & 100 fr, 200 bk
Alexandra W. 100 & 200 fr, 200 bk BT 50 fr & 100 bk
Aaron W. BT 50 fr & bk
Asher W. BT 50 fr, 100 bk & 200 FR
Years ago we had a swimmer who was an All American, American Record Holder and Olympic Gold Medalist take to the team. The most importatn thing she shared is that it was the JOY in the JOurneY. Not the medals or records, those things may or maynot come on your path.
I can say that we were able to learn and move things forward for
our swimmers this weekend. It's time to get focused on the last big
regular long course meet of the season. Congratulations to all our
swimmers. A special thank you to Katelynn F. for taking the whole
SOLO timing obligation. See you at the pool!