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Michael Chasson

Review from the Copper Classic Meet From Coach Kyle Dante Apps - 1 new SCY state time, 3 new JO times, as well as winning the 10&U boys 50 free shootout Thais Apps - 6 new JO times, 3rd place in 10&U girls 50 free shootout Maya Stubbs - 6/6 best times Angelina Gomez - 4 best times Ryan Beck - 3 best times

Michael Chasson

Junior Olympics Wrap-up Senior Group Eight Senior Group swimmers competed in the JO meet and seven recorded at least one best time. Overall, the group achieved five new Senior State times. The top female performer was Tatum Spray, with four best times and two new Senior State cuts. The top male performer was Dylan George, with seven best times. New Senior State times were achieved by Colorado Stanley in the 200 breast, Reed Lucero in the 1000 free, Ryne Davenport in the 200 IM, and Tatum in the 400 IM...

Michael Chasson

Gold Medal Swim Club had some outstanding performaces at the Western Zone Sectional Championships at Phoenix Swim Club. The team had 12 swimmers at the meet, with 10 of them competing for the first time at this higher level meet. Gold Medal placed 16th among a group of most of the top teams in the Western Zone, which includes all the Western states but California. All nine of our relays scored points for the team with the womens's 800 free relay of Kinsey Miller, Ava Elliott, Clare Luken and Abby...

Michael Chasson

Marley Spray and Alexa Largent achieved top 100 rankings in their respective events in the latest USA Swimming rankings. Marley Spray 50 back-63 100 back-90 Alexa Largent 100 free-90 50 free-101 as she was .01 from 100th place.

Michael Chasson

In the latest rankings from USA Swimming, a number of Gold Medal swimmers have achieved a top 100 ranking in their event. Achieving a top 100 ranking in the USA for their age group is an awesome achievement. Congratulations to these swimmers for their great performances. Jason Sugihara: I have only listed his top ten finishes 100 IM-1 50 back-2 50 fly-2 400 IM-2 50 free-2 200 breast-3 200 IM-3 100 free-4 50 breast-4 200 fly-5 100 breast-6 200 free-6 100 fly-8 Paige Downey 1650-16 1000-37 200 fly-58 Ellie Kayser...

Michael Chasson

Pre-senior and Senior swimmers at the Age Group State Meet, swam many amazing races at the the State Age Group Meet. There were huge time drops and victories by a number of swimmers from both groups. Since the event limit was six and there were two relay lead-off possibilitites, and a 1000 split in the 1650, the most best times possible was nine. This was a truly an outstanding meet for the team and both groups. The event winners: Clare Luken-First place in the 100 free with a Futures time...

Michael Chasson

What a great season for AG2 and 3! We had 7 swimmers qualify for State Championships and they had outstanding performances. Excellent work!!! Here are the highlights of the meet: Day one: Marley Spray 500 FR 4th place improved 21.57 seconds with time of 6:21.82. Madeline Riggle 500 FR 5th place improved 14.43 seconds with time of 6:27.03. Day two: 200 Medley relay 2nd place improvement 2.19 seconds with Marley BK, Mackenzie BR, Madeline FLY and Kailey FR. 100 FLY: 4th place Madeline Riggle with time of 1:15.45 improved 7.77...

Michael Chasson

Age Group 1 State Meet Review I would like to congratulate all the AG1 swimmers who participated in the State Age Group Championships. Not only did they qualify for the State Championship meet, every participant contributed points to our best team finish ever – 2nd place overall. We started off a bit slow on Saturday morning, which was our weakest day, but as a group made adjustments and continued to get better throughout the meet. Everyone had life best times in at least half of their events. As a group,...

Michael Chasson

Gold Medal Swim Club placed second overall at the Age Group State Meet. This is the highest team finish ever for Cactus/ Gold Medal, which previously had placed as high as fifth. The team won the women's competition over second place Scottsdale. The men placed sixth in a close battle with four other teams for the runner-up spot. There were many outstanding performances, as almost every Gold Medal swimmer in the meet scored points for the team. There will be a follow-up news article with more detail about the Senior...

Michael Chasson

Gold Medal achieved their highest team finish ever among AZ club teams, with a seventh place at the State Senior Meet. There were many outstanding swims with some of the most impressive performances listed below. Ava Elliot-Five best times and a new Futures cut in the 100 fly. Jack Luken-Eight best times, which was every event he swum. Reed Lucero-Six best times with new Sectional cuts in the 100 back and 400 IM. Elle Campbell-Four best times and her first Sectional cut in the 50 free. Markus Quillinan-Six out of...