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DOLPHIN-LASERS

ASI SC STATE CHAMPIONS 2011!

 

The Dolphin-Lasers had 73 of their athletes compete in a field of 425 athletes from the state of Arkansas and southern Missouri this past weekend at UALR. The team won with 903.5 points. Springfield Aquatics came in second 178.5 points behind the Dolphin-Lasers.

There were some outstanding swims with two State records broken and one tied:

  1. Eric Zheng broke his own men's 15-18 200 yd. IM record he set in 2010 by .94 second going a 1:51.62.
  2. Blair Bish had an exciting swim as he broke Tom Genz's 30 year old men's 13-14 100 yard breaststroke record with a 59.80. He broke Genz's State record by .45 sec
  3. Ravi Sun tied the State record in the men's 15-18 100 yard backstroke with a 51.52 that was set in 2006.

 

Dolphin-Lasers had Five State High Point Winners:

  1. Olivia Keith 10 & under female 63 pointswon all seven events 6 AAAA times
  2. Thomas Heye11 & 12 male 63 pointswon all seven events 6 AAA times
  3. Blair Bish13-14 male 56 points State record in 100 Breast 3 AAAA times
  4. Jessie Garrison 15-18 female 63 points won all seven events 7 AAAA times
  5. Eric Zheng15-18 male 53 points State record in 200 IM 3 AAAA times

The Dolphin-Laser Sectional Team just capped off an exciting weekend in Oklahoma City. The team included: Liston Barber, Austin Bish, Blair Bish, Andi Burroughs, Jessie Garrison, Caleb Hathaway, Christopher Heye, and Blake McCauley.This Sectional Meet was a long course championship meet held over March 3-6.Although the team was smaller than normal, they had tremendous success with many personal bests, and even some new LSC records.Fist time qualifiers Austin Bish, Andi Burroughs, Caleb Hathaway, and Christopher Heye put up some very solid first time performances and got their first big meet experience under their belt. Andi Burroughs, Blake McCauley, Liston Barber, and Blair Bish both saw big success with a return Sectionals trip. Blake made it back for second swims in both the 100 and 200 BACK and Blair qualified with a second swim in the 200 BREAST.His 200 BREAST swim won the consolation finals and earned him a new LSC record with a time of 2:30.14!Jessie Garrison had a big meet with first place finishes in both the 100 and 200 FLY, a 2nd place in the 200 IM, a 4th place 200 FREE, 5th in the 400 FREE, and 8th in the 100 FREE.All of that totaled up to a runner up finish for high point!

Other news to note ... Coach Matt was voted by the other Central Section coaches as Coach of the year for the 2010 Summer Sectional Region 8 meet. This was a great meet for the Dolphin-Laser Sectional team! The team finished 4thoverall (the highest finish for an Arkansas Team in over a decade) and numerous finals swims and 1stplace finishes from our swimmers. This was a big honor for Coach Matt but it is also a huge tribute to the great swimmers that swim for our club. Over the years we have produced many talented swimmers and we continue to see this today with our current group of athletes. This is a reflection of our outstanding coaching staff and the strong drive of our swimmers. Congratulations toCoach Matt and ALL of the Dolphin-Laser swimmers! We look forward to continued success at all levels. This is only the start of what our great team can do!


The 25th Anniversary Arkansas Swimming Hall of Fame 2011 Awards Banquet and

Induction Ceremony took place this past April 23, 2011.

Some of those honored included :

2011 Inductee: Barrett Stratton Bonds

Coach of The Year(2010 Summer Sectional Region 8 meet): Matt Adams

2010 Long Course Swimmers of The Year

11-12 Girls Arianna Shojaee

13-14 Girls Jessie Garrrison

13-14 Boys Blake McCauley

15-18 Boys Eric Zheng

2010-2011 Short Course Swimmers of The Year

14 Year Old Girls - Jessie Garrison

13 Year old Boys - Blair Bish

15-18 Boys - Eric Zheng

USA Swimming Top 10 Times: Jessie Garrison

Heil Mile Award: Jordan Sweet

CONGRATULATIONS!


SPRING SPLASH INVITATIONAL TEAM RECORDS ... what a great meet.  Click on the word "records" (highlighted in green) to see all the awesome swims!


More LC Records with Arkansas Swimming ...

  • Thomas Heye, Dolphin-Lasers, broke the Boys 11 & 12 LSC 400m IM in 5:38.84 at the 2011 SE Gil Stovall BBQ Fest
  • Blair Bish, Dolphin-Lasers, broke the Boys 13 & 14 LSC 100m Breast in 1:07.88 at the 2011 NT DM Senior Circuit #2

MARY GRACE TUCKER MEET

Congratulations to Arianna Shojaee for breaking her own State and LSC Girls 11-12 200M Backstroke record  ... OLD time was 2:37.49 and the NEW time is 2:35.67


Central Section Region VIII Meet ... Congratulations to Blair and Jessie for individual LSC Records

Blair Bish Dolphin-Lasers Swim Team LSC Boys 13 & 14 100m Breast  1:06.78
Blair Bish Dolphin-Lasers Swim Team LSC Boys 13 & 14 200m Breast  2:26.66
Blair Bish Dolphin-Lasers Swim Team LSC Boys 13 & 14 400m IM  4:48.55
Jessie Garrison Dolphin-Lasers Swim Team LSC Girls 15-18 200m IM  2:22.41
Jessie Garrison Dolphin-Lasers Swim Team LSC Girls 15-18 400m IM  4:59.12

2011 LC State Championships Meet

A STATE and LSC record for these fast ladies ...

Dolphin-Lasers Swim Team STATE & LSC Girls 11&12 200m Medley Relay  2:18.72
  Arianna Shojaee Ande Harris Katie Jacoby Olivia Keith  

The following are the individual Long Course State and LSC Records

broken from Aug 2010 to Aug 2011...

Blair Bish

 

LSC

Boys

13 & 14

200m Breast

2:30.14

03/03/2011

2011 OK CSRVIII SPRING SECTIONALS

Jessie Garrison

 

LSC

Girls

15-18

200m IM

2:23.10

03/03/2011

2011 OK CSRVIII SPRING SECTIONALS

Jordan Sweet

 

STATE

Girls

11 & 12

400m IM

5:30.72

05/06/2011

Spring Splash Invitational

Jordan Sweet

 

STATE

Girls

11 & 12

1500m Free

19:00.35

05/06/2011

Spring Splash Invitational

Thomas Heye

 

LSC

Boys

11 & 12

400m IM

5:38.84

05/13/2011

2011 SE Gil Stovall BBQ Fest

Blair Bish

 

LSC

Boys

13 & 14

100m Breast

1:07.88

06/03/2011

2011 NT DM Senior Circuit #2

Arianna Shojaee

 

STATE & LSC

Girls

11 & 12

200m Back

2:35.67

07/08/2011

2011 Mary Grace Tucker Memorial

Blair Bish

 

LSC

Boys

13 & 14

100m Breast

1:06.78

07/20/2011

2011 MV CSRVIII LC Sectionals

Blair Bish

 

LSC

Boys

13 & 14

200m Breast

2:26.66

07/20/2011

2011 MV CSRVIII LC Sectionals

Blair Bish

 

LSC

Boys

13 & 14

400m IM

4:48.55

07/20/2011

2011 MV CSRVIII LC Sectionals

Jessie Garrison

 

LSC

Girls

15-18

200m IM

2:22.41

07/20/2011

2011 MV CSRVIII LC Sectionals

Jessie Garrison

 

LSC

Girls

15-18

400m IM

4:59.12

07/20/2011

2011 MV CSRVIII LC Sectionals

Blair Bish

 

LSC

Boys

13 & 14

200m IM

2:15.33

08/08/2011

2011 Speedo JR National Championships


Recent news from USA SWIMMING ...
Blair Bish is ranked #3 for Boys 14 100m breast and ranked #4 for Boys 14 200m breast.
Jessie Garrison is ranked #16 for Girls 15 400m IM.
AWESOME accomplishments for these two swimmers.

 


12/12/2011

 

500y Free Record Broken at the TRey Heye Memorial Swim Meet.

Olivia Chambers, LRAD, sets a new STATE 8 & Under Girls 500y Free Record in 7:10.50 this past weekend at the Trey Heye Memorial Invitational in Little Rock.  Olivia betters Hayley Pike's, HAWG, time of 7:18.64 set in 11/5/2010.

Great job Olivia