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The Final Stretch

 Swimmers & Families,

What a great time we all had on Saturday!  It was so nice to be back at a “real” swim meet! Thank you to all of the parent volunteers – you created a wonderful experience for all of the swimmers.  We couldn’t have done it without YOU.   We also had a great turnout for the food drive and were able to donate over 200 items to the community food bank.  Good job, Barracudas!!

For the swimmers, it really was like a first meet of the season.  I noticed many ways we can improve, and we will focus on these areas this week.  We will also have some fun, since it’s our last week of the swimming season.

Swimmers - if you have the chance to watch Olympic swimming this week, DO IT.  There are some pretty amazing camera angles which show the different strokes so clearly.  We can ALL learn from the greatest athletes in our sport, and this is a fantastic opportunity to do that.  If you are a new swimmer, it will really help you to understand the strokes better when you see someone do it well.  GO USA!!

In a usual summer, the season ends with the Divisional Meet for most swimmers, and the All-Star Meet for anyone who meets a qualifying time standard for it.  Just for fun, these are the swimmers who would have qualified for the All-Star Meet (had it existed) at our meet this past weekend:

Thomas Hartinger - 50 Free, 100 IM, 50 Breast, 100 Free

Kayla Hodor - 50 Free, 50 Fly

Mairead Hoyt - 50 Free, 50 Back

Freddy Kolias - 50 Fly

Cami Quinn - 50 Breast

Brianna Remsberg - 50 Free, 50 Fly

Mahalia Sipek-Stern - 25 Free, 50 Free

Sam Sobota - 25 Free, 25 Back

Ben Tabor - 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Fly

Oliver Wolf - 25 Breast

Luke Yeatman - 50 Breast

Zachary Zumbrunn - 25 Back

Nice job, Swimmers!  I’m looking forward to next year!

 

SWIMMERS OF THE WEEK for this week are:

8-U       Piper Johnson

9-10     Courtney Bidinger

11-12   Oliver wolf

13-14   Cami Quinn

15-18   Josh Hauser

Congratulations, Swimmers!  Piper, see me to get your t-shirt and picture for the bulletin board, please.

UPCOMING WEEK:

     Every day – OLYMPIC SWIMMING!!  Watch it!

     Wednesday – Last evening practice of the season

     Friday – We will have Fast Friday, and it will include relays this week.  This is our last practice for this year – hope to see you next summer!!

On a personal note, the coaches are very grateful for all of the kind notes and generous gift cards we received.  Thank you so much.  There was one Amazon gift card I received with no name on it, so I won’t be able to properly thank you, but I want you to know I appreciate your gift.  

Go Barracudas!

Coach Holly