August Newsletter

Jeremiah Stanton

Team Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 8


Compromise is a virtue to be cultivated, not a weakness to be despised.

July was one of our best Championships seasons yet!  We competed extremely well on all levels!  We had a lot of team records broken at Senior State!  We took 3rd at 14 and Under State!  We took 2nd at Summer League Championships!  We broke even more team records at Age Group and Senior Zones Championships! 

Congratulations to all our swimmers for so much success! 

Good luck to our college swimmers that are headed to compete for the upcoming year!
Next week, August 16th, we will be back in the water!  We will be focusing on kicking, core, starts, and turns.  We will also film ourselves under water and watch the Olympic swims.  Practice times for white, black, and seniors will be from 5-6pm M-F.  Pups will be normal practice times.  We will not have Saturday Practices for August.  
Registration for 2022 is now open!  Swimmers that have already registered for 2021 can register between August-November since your registration doesn't run out until the end of December.  Please see below for the registration costs:
Early Registration 1st Swimmer - $150
Early Registration 2nd and on Swimmer(s) - $78
(Early Registration - August 1-August 31st)
Registration 1st Swimmer - $165
Registration 2nd and on Swimmer(s) - $85

Registrations cover USA and New Mexico Swimming registration fees.  It also covers insurance for the year.
Upcoming Events 
(Please Make Sure You Look at Meet Info or Talk to Your Coach to See if Its The Right Meet For Your Swimmer)

September 11th - Team Season Kickoff Celebration
  • We are looking to have this at either Main Event or Urban Air
September 18th - Western Senior Zone Open Water Championships
  • Held in Henderson, NV (Lake Las Vegas)
  • The meet info and qualifying times are finally published by the host team.  They are on our site now.
September 25th-26th - Otter Short Course Kickoff
  • This will be held in Santa Fe.  We don't have the details of the meet yet but will post it to our website once we do.



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GoTime Fitness
  • MAKO is partnered up with this gym to help our swimmers get sport specific dryland training
  • MAKO Families get a discount for gym memberships
  • Click here for more info
  • Follow them @ GoTime Fit for daily health tips and challenges.
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  •  Check out these apps that are designed to help you find the info you need right on your phone or tablet! 
Swim Assist
Happy Birthday to our August Birthday Swimmers!
Serlha Kundeling
Lucia Pena
Miles Dolge
Cyrus Davis
Kevin Perez
Davis McDonald
Nathan Sandoval
Owen Sinkus
Maya Williamson
Kara McDonald
Avery Banes
Trenton McDonald
Jason McDonald
Savannah Gossett
Jacob Rice
New Team Records!
Short Course
Event Record Holder(s) Date Set Time
Male 18-18 50 Fly McCarthy, Thomas 07/11/2021 25.58
Male 17-17 500 Free Perez, Kevin V 07/11/2021 5:19.77
Male 12-12 50 Back McCarthy, Ronan 07/23/2021 30.98
Male 12-12 50 Fly McCarthy, Ronan 07/24/2021 29.43
Male 12-12 50 Free McCarthy, Ronan 07/23/2021 25.16
Male 12-12 100 Back McCarthy, Ronan 07/24/2021 1:07.24
Male 12-12 100 Free McCarthy, Ronan 07/25/2021 54.70
Male 12-12 100 IM McCarthy, Ronan 07/25/2021 1:05.37
Male 12-12 200 Free McCarthy, Ronan 07/24/2021 2:02.82
Male 17+ 500 Free Perez, Kevin V 07/11/2021 5:19.77
Female 18-18 200 Fly Brown, Lilahtov D 07/11/2021 2:29.42
Female 18-18 1650 Fr Brown, Lilahtov D 07/09/2021 20:11.93
Female 16-16 200 Fr Matthew, Jude R 07/10/2021 2:07.91
Female 15-15 50 Br Patnode, Abigail G 07/10/2021 33.44
Female 14-14 100 Br Chavez, Liliana M 07/23/2021 1:15.04
Female 14-14 200 Br Chavez, Liliana M 07/24/2021 2:36.34
Female 17+ 50 Br Southwell, Chelsey 07/10/2021 33.12
Female 17+ 200 Br Southwell, Chelsey 07/10/2021 2:36.74
Female 17+ 200 Fly Brown, Lilahtov D 07/11/2021 2:29.42
Female 17+ 1650 Free Brown, Lilahtov D 07/09/2021 20:11.93

Long Course
Event Record Holder(s) Date Set Time
Male 17-17 800 Fr Perez, Kevin V 07/30/2021 9:42.32
Male 17-17 1500 Fr McLaughlin, Philip 07/26/2021 18:26.00
Male 16-16 100 Br Bonnett, Dylan S 07/30/2021 1:09.09
Male 15-15 50 Fr Sinkus, Owen J 07/29/2021 26.51
Male 17&O 800 Fr Perez, Kevin V 07/30/2021 9:42.32
Male 17&O 1500 Fr McLaughlin, Philip 07/26/2021 18:26.00

Olympic Rewind: Looking Back at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team's Performance in Tokyo

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was nothing short of amazing. The U.S. Olympic Swimming Team touched ground in Japan with a mix of veterans to Olympic racing and rookies to the international spotlight and returned to the U.S. with 30 total medals and a load of history-making swims. 

While every member of this year’s U.S. Olympic Swimming Team has forever etched their names in the sport’s history, here are some high-level numbers and facts that add to how special this year’s team was.

Team Accomplishments:
• The U.S.’ 30 medals were comprised of 11 gold, 10 silver and nine bronze. The full list of individual medalists can be found here.

• This marks the fourth-consecutive Olympics where U.S. swimmers have won 30+ total medals.

• This marks the eighth-consecutive Olympics where U.S. swimmers have won 10+ gold medals.

• Swimming dominated the overall U.S. medal table, accounting for 27% of all Team USA medals in Tokyo. It was the most medals of any U.S. team this year, which is the seventh Olympics in a row that swimming has earned the most medals for Team USA.

• U.S. medaled in 30 of 67 maximum chances in swimming, giving the team a 45% medal rate. Other than Australia, who had a 31% medal rate, no other nation had more than a 12% medal rate.

• Going into Tokyo, there were 11 teenagers on the U.S. roster, nine of whom left Tokyo with medals.

• Going into Tokyo, there were 15 members of the U.S. roster who had never competed in a senior-level, long course international competition. Twelve of those 15 earned medals.

• There were 30 swims in Tokyo by U.S. athletes that landed inside the top-25 performances in history.

• Sixteen Americans moved into the top-5 list (or, if they were already inside the top-5, they moved to a higher rank) of fastest Americans ever due to their swims in Tokyo.

• There were seven individual events where two U.S. athletes stood the podium – no other country had more than two events where multiple representatives medaled.

Individual Accomplishments:
• Allison Schmitt and Katie Ledecky earned the tenth Olympic medals of their careers. They are now two of only 54 Olympians, across all sports, in history to have 10 or more medals. In the swimming medal table, they are tied for ninth all time (fourth among female swimmers) in total medals.

• Caeleb Dressel became just the fourth male swimmer to ever win five gold medals for the U.S. at a single Olympic Games.

• By swimming in the prelims of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, at 16 years and 64 days of age at the time of swim, Bella Sims became the 19th-youngest individual female swimmer to medal for the U.S. at the Olympics. Schmitt, at 31 years and 52 days of age at the time of swim, swam on the same relay in the finals, making her the third-oldest U.S. female to win an Olympic medal.

• Before the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming this past June, Bobby Finke was ranked as the 17th-fastest 1500m freestyler and 24th-fastest 800m freestyler in the world this year. After his incredible performances in the past two months, he now has gold medals in both events and is the 10th-fastest 1500m freestyler and 13th fastest 800m freestyler in world history.

• Before Trials, 15-year-old Katie Grimes’ national events resume in the 800m freestyle consisted of three TYR Pro Swim Series appearances and two Toyota U.S. Open performances, two of those five performances did not even feature a finals swim. Now, she is an Olympic finalist in the event, is the 15th fastest swimmer in history and only the fourth American to ever go 8:17 in the event.

• At the 2016 Rio Olympics, the men’s 400m freestyle, women’s 200m breaststroke and women’s 200m butterfly were the only events that did not feature American medalists. The U.S. had strong swims in those events this year, with Kieran Smith capturing bronze in the 400m freestyle, Lilly King getting silver and Annie Lazor getting bronze in the 200m breaststroke and Regan Smith earning silver and Hali Flickinger earning bronze in the 200m butterfly.

• Ashley Twichell became just the third swimmer in history to represent the U.S. in an Olympic 10K. She also is believed to be the oldest Olympic rookie swimmer for the U.S. since 1908.

Suffice to say, the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team’s showing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is an incredible sign for both the present and future of the sport. All information on this year's Olympic Team can be found at