Coast Range Qualifier Review

Summir Case

Coast Range Qualifier is our last chance meet to qualify for the upcoming championship meets. 60 Dragons raced last weekend into 219 best times/new times! Two standout moments that blew me away were with Mia B. and Victoria. 

  • Mia raced into her first “A” qualifying swim in the 100 breaststroke. She has chased after a qualifying time for a few seasons coming very close to the cut but missing it. Each season she keeps showing up to practice and meets with determination and a positive attitude. She had a fantastic 100 breast and it was awesome to see how excited her teammates were for her achievement. 
  • Victoria attacked the 1650 splitting her best times along the way in the 500 and 1000 racing into a NW Age Group Regional qualifying time. 

 

Gold Group

By Coach Summir

 

The gold group raced very well while in the midst of heavy training. Many stand out swims from the meet especially in the longer events. 

Friday session was a blast with the 1000’s and 1650’s. In the 1000, Aden crushed his best time by 1 minute and 4 seconds from his previous best at 11-14 Champs last year. Hudson sliced 23 seconds off his best time earning an “A” qualifying time. Ryan had not raced the 1650 since 2016 and his improvement in swimming shows with his 6 minute and 12 second time drop! 

Saturday session highlights started with the 200 back attack was strong with 5 best times: Kendra (-25), Aden (-14), Becca (-5), Sam (-4), and Hannah (-4). Trevor raced smooth and aggressive in his 200 breast dropping 6 seconds from his previous best time. In the 200 IM Anna cut time from each stroke split and dropped 5 seconds from her best time. The last event for the session was the 500 and it was exciting with best times from: Aden (-15), Sam (-10), and Becca (-5).

Sunday session started strong with best times from Kendra (-5), Becca (-3), and Anna (-2) and wrapped up with two best times from Aden (-18) and Anna (-1) in the 400 IM.

 

Best Time Swims

Aden (500 free, 1000 free, 200 back, 50 fly, 400 IM); Anna (200 free, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM); Becca (200 free, 500 free, 100 back, and 200 back); Hudson (1000 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly)

 

Club swimmers racing with high school teams have a lot of racing coming up with High School Districts this weekend, High School State next weekend, and two weeks later Senior Champs. They had the option to swim a couple races or as many as they wanted at CRQ. Two or more best times were achieved by all gold group swimmers racing with high school teams: Hannah (50 back, 200 back, 200 IM); Kendra (200 free, 200 back); Luci (50 breast, 100 IM); Ryan (1650 free, 100 breast, 50 fly); Sam (100 free, 500 free, 200 back, 50 fly); Trevor (50 breast, 200 breast), and Valerie (100 fly, 200 IM).

 

We had a great weekend of racing and are looking ahead to the remaining meets this season: 11-14 Champs, Senior Champs, Tall Timbers, and NWAG Regionals.

 

 

Black Group

By Coach Jan

 

Seventeen swimmers from black group competed at the Coast Range meet last weekend.

 

Victoria dropped 1 minute and 10.82 seconds in her 1650, 3.05 seconds in her 100 Freestyle, 5.67 seconds in her 100 Breaststroke, 12.31 seconds in her 200 Butterfly, and 8.2 seconds in her 400 IM

Leah. M dropped 1 minute and 9.8 seconds in her 1650; 1.37 seconds in her 50 Backstroke,  4.83 seconds in her 200 IM, 10.2 seconds in her 500 Freestyle, and .21 seconds in her 100 IM

Leah. L dropped 2.58 seconds in her 50 Backstroke, 12.23 seconds in her 50 Breaststroke, 8.46 seconds in her 100 Freestyle, 5.82 seconds in her 50 Freestyle, 9.33 seconds in her 100 Backstroke, and 6.57 seconds in her 100 IM

Althea dropped 9.15 seconds in her 50 Backstroke, 2.69 seconds in her 50 Breaststroke, and 22.56 seconds in her 100 Freestyle

Mia. N dropped 2.92 seconds in her 50 Backstroke, .97 seconds in her 50 Breaststroke, .24 seconds in her 50 Freestyle, 1.19 seconds in her 50 Butterfly, and 15.21 seconds in her 100 IM

Maddy dropped 1.67 seconds in her 50 Backstroke, 6.28 seconds in her 200 IM, 1.12 seconds in her 100 Freestyle, 26.48 seconds in her 500 Freestyle, 5.29 seconds in her 200 Freestyle, and .9 seconds in her 50 Freestyle

Ethan dropped .97 50 seconds in his Backstroke, 1.68 50 seconds in his Breaststroke, 17.34 seconds in his 200 IM, and 3.93 seconds in his 100 Freestyle

John Henry dropped 10.91 seconds in his 50 Backstroke, 2.98 seconds in his 50 Breaststroke, and 16.32 seconds in his 100 Freestyle

CRQ was Owen's first swim meet with the dragons, and he posted new times in his 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 100 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly, and 100 IM

Mia. B dropped 1.43 seconds in her 50 Breaststroke, 2.75 seconds in her 100 Butterfly, 7.94 seconds in her 200 IM, 3.17 seconds in her 100 Breaststroke, and 1.52 seconds in her 100IM

Kalea dropped .94 seconds in her 50 Breaststroke, 17.84 seconds in her 500 Freestyle, 1 second in her 50 Freestyle, 4.36 seconds in her 100 Backstroke, and 1.36 seconds in her 50 Butterfly

Ava dropped 1.41 seconds in her 50 Breaststroke, and posted a new time in her 100 Freestyle

Cameron dropped 10.57 seconds in his 50 Breaststroke, and 8.51 seconds in his 100 Freestyle

Madi dropped 9.73 seconds in her 100 Butterfly, .54 seconds in her 100 Breaststroke, and 22.47 seconds in her 400 IM

Ryan dropped 4.96 seconds in his 100 Freestyle

Daniel dropped 2.24 seconds in his 50 Freestyle, 3.54 seconds in his 50 Butterfly, and 18.07 seconds in his 100 IM

Will dropped 1.4 seconds in his 100 Backstroke, .42 seconds in his 50 Butterfly, and 1.05 seconds in his 100 IM

 

Black group had a few state times at CRQ, Leah. M qualified in the 1650, 200 IM, and 500 Freestyle, Kalea qualified in the 500 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, and 100 Backstroke, Ethan qualified in the 50 Backstroke, Victoria qualified in the 100 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 200 butterfly, Mia. B qualified in the 10 Breaststroke, Will qualified in the 100 Backstroke

 

We had a lot of moments of good teamsmanship, almost every distance swimmer had a cheer squad on Friday, and a lot of swimmers that had either finished for the evening or had no events came or stayed to cheer, count or time. On Saturday and Sunday, I really loved seeing teammates help each other out, either congratulating them on new best times, good races, or helping younger swimmers make it to the coaches table, to the blocks, or helping write event grids. Way to rock the weekend Dragons!!

 

 

Purple Group

By Coach Sydney

 

CRQ was a great meet for our dragons! We had so many best times and a few state qualifying times. In addition we welcomed Angus to his first meet as a Dragon! I saw many moments of wonderful sportsmanship, particularly Joy and Carys were consistently cheering on their teammates, great job ladies! Trask and Jesse both qualified for state times and will be swimming at 10 & Under champs next weekend. 

 

Best times:

Ava B. - 50 Fr, 50 Bk, and 100 Br. 

Norah - 200 IM, 50 Fl, 50 Bk, 50 Fr.

Joy - 200 Fr, 100 Br, 100 IM, 50 Fr, 100 Bk, 50 Br.

Easton - 200 Fr, 50 Bk, 100 IM, 100 Fr. 

Sydney - 50 Fl, 100 IM, 100 Bk, 50 Br.

Carys - 50 Bk, 50 Fr, 50 Br.

Trask - 50 Fr, 50 Fl, 50 Bk, 100 IM, 100 Fl.

Jesse - 50 Bk, 25 Br.

Sophia - 50 Fr, 100 IM, 100 Fr, 200 Fr.

Dorman - 50 Bk, 50 Fr, 50 Br, 100 IM, 100 Fr.

Caleb - 100 Br, 100 Bk, 200 Fr.

Aliyah - 50 Bk, 50 Fl, 50 Br, 100 IM, 100 Fr, 200 IM.

Jasper - 100 IM, 100 Bk.

Kate - 50 Bk, 50 Fl, 50 Br, 100 Fr, 200 IM.

Ben - 50 Bk, 50 Fl, 50 Fr, 100 IM, 100 Bk, 100 Fr.

Bennett - 50 Fr, 100 Fr, 100 Bk.

 

 

Grey & White Groups

By Coach Bethany

 

The grey and white groups were on fire this weekend!! Many best times, many no times that were completed, and many NEW dragons swimming their very first swim meet!! They’ve all shown such great improvement in practice and they shined at the meet!! 

 

White Group Best Times:

DYLAN: 25 Free, 25 Back, 50 Free

ELLA: 50 Free, 25 Back

White Group First Time Swimmers: RAEN

White Group New Times:

RAEN: 50 Back, 25 Free, 25 Back, 50 Free

HAVAH: 25 Back

ELLA: 50 Back

DYLAN: 50 Back

 

Grey Group Best Times:

ALI: 50 Free

ARELLA: 50 Breast, 100 Free

COLTON: 100 Free, 25 Back, 50 Back, 50 Free

Grey Group First Time Swimmers: LANDON, BRADY. ISA, RAYNE

Great Group New Times:

RAYNE: 50 Back, 100 Free, 50 Free, 100 Back

COLTON: 100 Back

ELIJAH: 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Free

ISA: 50 Back, 100 Free, 50 Free, 50 Fly

LANDON: 50 Free, 50 Back

ARELLA: 50 Back, 50 Fly

ALI: 100 Free

BRADY: 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free

 

Nice job everyone!! I can’t wait to see how you all rock the Long Course Season!

 

 

Photos from meet by Anndee Jorgenson: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZAXZpa5cqq9ipoJR7

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