11-14 Championships

Summir Case

Meet Review by Coach Jan and Coach Summir

 

This year at 11-14 Champs we had 9 Dragons compete in individual events. Best times, NWAG Regional qualifying times, and Dragon Top 10 Times! Way to go, Dragons!

 

Thursday night, Madi, Leah and Victoria started the meet off strong in the mile. Victoria dropped 36.36 seconds, securing 2nd place in her event and a NW Age Groups (NWAG) Regionals time. Madi dropped 9.07 seconds. We wrapped up the Thursday night session with a team dinner at our favorite sushi spot. 

 

On Friday, we had 6 swimmers who kept up the awesome energy from the day before. Ethan swam at his first championship meet this weekend and set a 1.62 second PR in his 50 back. Will swam some awesome races in the 50 back dropping 1 second and 500 free dropping 11 seconds. Leah PRed in both of her races on Friday dropping 2.11 sec in her 200IM and 0.52 seconds in her 500 free. Aden raced at his best time in the 200IM, with a 0.05 of a second PR. Kalea dropped 0.31 seconds in her 50 free, and 1.35 seconds in her 100 fly, qualifying for finals. Victoria dropped 0.03 seconds in her 100 fly, and 5.7 seconds in her 500 free, finishing 8th, ahead of someone who swam in timed finals later that afternoon. The Dragons were very hyped up and kept cheering for everyone in the water. Ethan stayed to cheer during finals, even after his prelim races which were only on this day, and the rest of the Dragons joined as we cheered on Kelea’s 50 fly as she raced into 7th place. We finished the day with a filling and fun dinner at Panera bread. 

 

We had 6 dragons swimming on Saturday who kept the hype going. Hudson swam into all best times dropping 1.62 seconds on his 100 back, 5.4 seconds on his 200 breast, and slicing 18 seconds off his 400 IM! Victoria cut 2.46 seconds on her 200 free, obtaining a NW Age Group (NWAG) Regionals cut. Aden also got a NWAG Regionals time, taking 1.78 seconds from his 200 free and made it into finals. Leah cut 0.55 seconds in her 50 breast and 0.15 in her 200 free. Will cut 2.01 seconds in his 100 Bk. Kalea cut 1.51 seconds on her 200 Free. Dragons returned for finals to support Aden (200 free) and Victoria (400 IM) races. Aden (1st alternate 100 back), Victoria (1st alternate 200 free), and Will (2nd alternate 100 IM) were close to making finals. Finishing the night with dinner at Izzy’s.

 

The session on Sunday morning saw 8 dragons competing. Will swam two events, taking off 1.52 seconds in his 100 breast and 0.3 in his 50 fly. Kalea swam an amazing 50 fly, dropping her BT by 0.4 and placing up into 6th place in prelims. Mia swam at state for the first time in the 100 breast and did a time trial in the 50 fly dropping 1.06 seconds. Aden raced well in his 100 free dropping 0.68 seconds and earning another NWAG Regional qualifying times. Madi swam her 1000 and cut 0.95 seconds. Victoria crushed her 1000 taking 36 seconds off her BT in prelims and placing 6th overall. Kalea raced the 50 fly at finals and was near her best time. Aden raced the 1000 in finals dropping 11 seconds off his best time.

 

Over the weekend, Dragons adding their name to the dragons Top 10 Times: 

  • Victoria - 500 free (3rd), 100 fly (10th), 200 free (4th), 1650 free (2nd), 1000 (2nd) 
  • Hudson - 200 breast (3rd), 100 back (10th), 400 IM (5th), 100 breast (4th), 1000 (8th) 
  • Aden - 200 free (2nd), 50 free (2nd), 100 free (2nd), 200 IM (3rd)
  • Kalea - 50 free (8th), 100 fly (7th), 200 free (8th), 100 back (4th), 100 IM (10th), 50 fly (4th)
  • Leah - 1650 (7th), 200 IM (7th), 500 free (8th), 50 breast (6th), 200 free (10th), 50 breast (6th) 
  • Ethan - 50 back (10th)

 

Thank you, Ronette, for serving on the officials crew for all 7 sessions at this meet Thursday-Sunday! Desi, as well, served as an official at Saturday's sessions for prelims and finals and she also timed on Sunday.