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Mary-Catherine Ivey

KCB Spirit Wear now available at Swimquik.com! Championship Season is around the corner! Make sure you have all of your KCB gear in time for February to show your Spirit!

Mary-Catherine Ivey

MV Midwest Winter Classic Winter Classic is the first MV Championship opportunity for our age group swimmers and offers the experience of a prelims/final format, midseason. To qualify, swimmers must have achieved the USA Swimming 2021 - 2024 National Age Group Motivational Standards; 10 & Under swimmers qualified with 10 & Under ‘BB’ Age Group Time Standards, while 11-12, 13-14 & Senior (15 & Over) swimmers qualified with the 11, 13 and 15 Single Age Group ‘A’ Times, respectively. (i.e. 11-12 used the 11 year-old Single Age Group ‘A’ Time...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Winter Junior Nationals Austin,Texas. Annika Finzen is heading to Austin, Texas to compete in Speedo Winter Juniors West. She will race the fastest 18 & under swimmers in the Western portion of the country. You can follow and cheer her along on the team Instagram and watch live stream of the events HERE! Annika will be swimming Thursday: 200 IM Friday: 100 Fly & 100 Back Saturday: 200 Back Good luck Annika! We are proud of you!

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Blazers swimmers took advantage of the opportunity to travel down to Springfield, MO and compete at Missouri State University! The Blazers finished first overall, with the girls winning and the boys finishing second. The kids were enthusiastic throughout the weekend, and the support they showed each other before, during, and after races was exactly what we want from our team culture! The Saturday Finals session was filled across events and age groups with Blazers swimmers, with most swimming faster than the Prelims session. Way to go Blazers! Senior I: New...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Blazers travelled to University of Iowa in November for the IFly Midwest Challenge. There were over 30 teams from over six states across the midwest. Our team of 43 athletes competed with the same team spirit, enthusiasm and togetherness that we show when we are closer to home. The quality of the swimming was outstanding with Blazers taking advantage of the competition and making sure that every swim counted. Making finals require some of our athletes to achieve new sectional times and break team records in prelims. We finished in...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Congratulations KCB, on another successful Swim-a-thon fundraiser! Our final fundraising total is $78,570!!! When we said that it would take every Blazer swimmer and family’s participation to reach our $50,000 goal, you all STEPPED UP and DELIVERED! A GIANT THANK YOU to the families of the Kansas City Blazers for stepping up to support our team's largest fundraiser. These funds will make a very tangible impact on our team with coach training, equipment needs, technology & other needs for hosting meets at the Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center, and...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

We had a blast at our first annual Breaststroke for Breast Cancer Fundraiser this past October! Our goal was to raise $5,000 to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and because of your participation & support we were able to donate $7,500! This was not only a fun event heading into our Blazers BB Meet (unless maybe you don’t like breaststroke…?), it provided another opportunity for the Blazers to do what we do best, come together as a team to support each other and a great cause. We are...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Congratulations to all Blazers named to the Missouri Valley 2020-2021 All Academic Team. Bag tags will be delivered to teams for distribution (KCB has not yet received our bag tags). Zeina Ahmed Presley Baber Tess Boyer Carmen Braden Evan Clark Serena Clark Adam Conrad Halee Evans Annika Finzen Nick Frank Eddy Jiang Nate Kaestner Darren Mallot Michael Mayo Ella Palmet Sam Peterson Paul Turberg Maleigha Vietti

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Fall 2021 Newsletter for Blazers team information, performance highlights and additional resourses, please click here! Edit: Registration deadlines are incorrect; please refer to the deadlines listed below/on meet pages. Senior Circuit - Oct. 8th - 10th Topeka, KS Registration Deadline: Sunday, September. 26th Recommended for: National, Senior I & Junior I swimmers with qualifying times TST Fall Round Up - Oct. 15th- 17th Gladstone, MO Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 29th Recommended for: Junior II, Junior I Senior I Senior Prep & National swimmers (not attending Senior Circuit) Blazers Breaststroke to...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Congratulations to Blazer National Team's Evan Clark and Sam Peterson on being named National Merit Semifinalists! The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) announced that Evan and Sam were among 58 Blue Valley seniors named National Merit semifinalists and they represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors! They have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for scholarships, the semifinalists must fulfill several requirements and advance to the finalist...