Champs Recap


Firefish families, 


The 2019 Summer Season has officially come to an end. This season was one for the books, evidenced by all of the fun and success we had in our 10 weeks together. 


Last week was our final meet - Championships - with ALL 20 JRAC clubs competing. We took 82 swimmers and 13 alternates to the meet, and it was so rewarding to watch each of them swim! The energy at Champs is unrivaled, and it definitely pumped our kids up. I’ve included some highlights below!


KRA finished in 5th place at Champs with an impressive 833 points. Our swimmers earned a very large trophy to add to our trophy case!


This put us in 5th place overall for the 2020 season. If the divisions remain the same, we will still be in the Blue (or "top") division, but will swim Ridgetop twice. I know we will miss swimming CCV twice, but it will be fun to experience something new, too!


We hope to see you back for the 2020 season! 




* There were 110 top/best times achieved from our 82 swimmers… WOW!


*Our swimmers earned 20 first places throughout the entire meet!


*There were 46 new speed categories achieved - R, X, and/or XX... Amazing!


*ALL of our RELAYS placed and were SO fun to watch. Hannah Vogel - you had the BEST relay anchor!


*Our Novice & Regular swimmers scored HALF of our team points, with our Single X swimmers scoring the highest with 273 team points. Our Double X swimmers also did an amazing job. It’s fun to see how each member of the team is important, no matter how fast!



Allison Bischoff (junior girl, age 12) claimed an impressive FOUR of our team records all by herself. She improved her time in the 50 fly - 30.84, 50 free - 28.13, and 100 IM - 1:10.04. Last, she broke the OLDEST Kanawha record, set in 1980 by Suzanne Rawlings, by swimming the 50 breast with an impressive time of 37.17! She also managed to break two state relay records over the weekend with her NOVA teammates!


Erik Kratzer (age 16) improved his time in the 50 free, setting the new Senior Boys 50 Free record at 24.93


Kai Kratzer (age 18) improved his time in the 50 breast, setting the new Senior Boys 50 Breast record at 29.96


Kai & Erik also worked with teammates Grace Perkins and Peyton Proffitt to re-set the Senior 200 Free Relay record at 1:45.18


Congratulations to all 5 of you!



We hope that you enjoyed the 2019 season as much as all of the coaches. We truly enjoyed working with each and every swimmer. 


Keep in touch, enjoy the remainder of your summer, and have a great school year! 


KRA Coaches