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Mary-Catherine Ivey

Do you know anyone interested in joining the Kansas City Blazers?! Help us spread the word that we will be holding New Swimmer Evaluations on August 26th at Shawnee Mission School District Aquatics Center and August 28th at Blue Valley North High School! For additional information about the evaluations schedule and process, please visit our How to Join: Evaluations page on our website! You can sign up for an evaluation on August 26 or August 28th here.

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Missouri Valley Academic Team Application - Deadline: July 31, 2021 Blazers who are eligilbe are encouraged to apply for the Missouri Valley Academic Team! To be eligible for the MVS All Academic Team, you must meet the following criteria this academic year (2020-2021): - must have completed 9th Grade or higher; - must be a current USA Swimming athlete member; - must have participated in an individual event in one of the MVS Championship meets (Winter Classic, Districts, Championships) or higher such as Sectionals, Zones, 18 & Under National Championships,...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Join us in cheering on Yassen El- Demerdash as he seeks to make the U.S. Paralympic Team bound for Tokyo! He is swimming at the University of Minnesota at the Para Trials Thursday - Saturday in 4 events. We are hoping he can continue the tradition of Blazers Olympians. Fired Up? READY TO GO!! Event Schedule Thursday - 100 Back Friday - 400 Free & 100 Free Saturday - 50 Free Where to watch: https://www.teamusa.org/Tokyo-2020-Paralympic-Games/2020-US-Paralympic-Team-Trials/Where-to-Watch Good Luck, Yaseen!!

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Congratulations to Kevin Glenn for achieving his first Olympic Trials cut in the 100 Backstroke with a 55.96 at the TYR 18 & Under Spring Cup this past weekend in Des Moines, IA! Well done, Kevin!

Mary-Catherine Ivey

12 & Under Champs ▪︎ April 9 - 11, 2021 ▪︎ Gladstone, MO The Blazers had an outstanding meet at the MV 12 & Under Champs session in Gladstone, MO. This is the way to end a season; with strong performances and team spirit! We are excited to keep this momentum going into our summer long course season! Age Group - Coach Shawn Lynn-Bequette Age Group had ten swimmers representing the Blazers last weekend in Gladstone and they swam lights out! Three swimmers qualified for Champs during our long short...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

13 & Over Champs ▪︎ March 26 - 28, 2021 ▪︎ Platte City, MO Overall the Blazers had 36 Top 8 swims with 10 podium swims a the MV 13 & Over Champs session in Platte City, MO! Way to go, Blazers! Junior I Performance Highlights Coach Andrew Schmidt Overall 43 Best Times 18 top-8 finishes 5/7 swimmers finished in top-8 (Kaya Alvegaard-Struble (2), Tess, Boyer (3), Jadyn Bruch (1), Zane Laing (6), Jack McClelland (2)) Swimmers of the Meet: Zane Laing Finals in 6/7 events, best times in all...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

National Team's Alec Liu (Blue Valley North) has been named a National Merit finalist. Alec has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered in the spring. Students were named finalists after taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Congratulations, Alec!

Mary-Catherine Ivey

March 11-14th the Blazers had 14 athletes attend Region VIII Sectionals in Jenks, OK. Not only was this our first travel meet and sectionals for almost exactly a year, it was the first Long Course meet that we have attended in nearly 18 months. While this, like most of our meets, did not feel “normal” our athletes represented the Kansas City Blazers proudly and with great success. From our 72 individual events Blazers swimmers had best times in 62 of those events at 86%. Amongst our team there were 26...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

KSHSAA Boys State Swimming Congratulations on a job well done to all of our Blazers on their High School Season: 6A BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Blue Valley High School: Ken Drakey, Eddy Jiang, Jay Lee, Bennett Molitor-Kirsch & Ben Tieves Blue Valley North High School: Ben Ding, Alex Houts, Michael Mayo, Sam Peterson & Luke Twyman Blue Valley Northwest High School: Evan Clark & Josh Li Blue Valley West High School: Ethan Evans, Kevin Glenn, Nick Hawley, Sam Pankratz & Hunter Rey Olathe North High School: Aaden Lloyd Olathe Northwest...

Mary-Catherine Ivey

Blazers Call to Action: We Need Officials!!! Families, we are in dire need of officials. We are looking down the barrel of not having enough officials to run meets in the near future. At this point, we have had only nine officials who have been working the Blazers meets this season. We have also relied on other teams to make up our shortfall. For a team our size and the number of meets we host to keep our athletes active, this is unsustainable. Our goal is to register 18 new...

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