WOW!  What an amazing weekend we just had!  If I were any prouder of our 12&Unders there would be 2 of me!  We are so blessed to coach an AWESOME group of young people.  It is such a joy to watch the process...the daily grind of being a swimmer...and, witness the "fruit" of all their hard work!  What our children accomplished this weekend was a TEAM effort!!!  EVERY SWIMMER AT THE MEET SCORED FOR THE CARDS!!!  WE ROCKED THE HOUSE!!!

The CARDS finished the 12&Under portion of the State Meet in 2nd place overall!  HOWEVER, on the women's side, WE ARE IN 1ST PLACE.....WAY TO GO, girls!  This is the 1st time in Cardinal History that we are leading after the 1st weekend...again, I am so proud!  We ended the meet with over 90% best times....WHAT A FABULOUS FEAT!  CARDS won 23 Individual STATE TITLES (out of a possible 42)!!!  So, we won over HALF of all the individual races....WOW!  We also won 6 Relay STATE TITLES (out of a possible 8)!  Every relay on our team scored and all swimmers went home with medals!  SO PROUD TO BE A CARDINAL!

Congrats to our State Champions:

Eden Humphrey's:  200IM, 200Free, 100Breast, 50Free, 100Fly, 50Breast, 100Free

Blake Whiteley:  200IM, 200Free, 50Back, 100Fly, 100Free, 100Back, 50Fly, 50Free

Gabi Albiero:  200IM, 400Free, 50Back, 100Fly, 100Free, 50Fly, 50Free, 200Free

Relay State Champions:  

10&Under Girls (Free): Ella Welch, Josie Bailey, Katie Bailey, Eden Humphrey

10&Under Girls (Medley):  Eden Humphrey, Lizzie Papalia, Josie Bailey, Ella Welch

10&Under Boys (Free & Medley): Charlie Blevins, Max Brown, Zacaria Nouri, Blake Whiteley

11-12 Girls (Free & Medley):  Gabi Albiero, Emma Hixenbaugh, Emerson Davis, Krista Wheeler

NEW State Records:

50 Backstroke:  Gabi Abliero 

10&Under Boys Relay (Medley & Free):  Charlie Blevins, Max Brown, Zacaria Nouri, Blake Whiteley


1ST PLACE:  Eden Humphrey, Blake Whiteley, Gabi Albiero

3RD PLACE:  Zacaria Nouri

With all that being said, we could NOT do what we do without the wonderful support and encouragement from our Cardinal parents!  Thanks for your dedication and commitment to your swimmer/s, our coaches, and this program.  Thank you for all the HARD WORK you put into running another FANTASTIC State Meet.