2022 Apple Capital Recap

IST Communications

 

2022 APPLE CAPITAL

On the weekend of June 3rd-5th, IST athletes and coaches traveled to Wenatchee for the 2022 Apple Capital meet. This competition was ISTs second meet of the 2022 LC season, and our first team-wide travel meet of the season. 

 

 

IST has attended Apple Capital many times over the years! We would like to thank Velocity Swimming for continuing to invite us to this competition. This year the meet had over 800 athletes entered. 175 IST athletes, (over 20% of the competition) attended this meet. A large number of IST athletes were attending their first Long Course competition ever or their first in a year. Competing in a LC pool presents several challenges and opportunities to exercise different skills. IST athletes had the opportunity to exercise their distance-per-stroke abilities, excellent turns/underwaters, and continue to adapt their race strategies to LC competition.

 

There was a tremendous amount of Sockeye spirit throughout the weekend! IST volunteers set up “Sockeye Central” in the park nearby the pool. Athletes enjoyed time in between events with teammates in Sockeye Central with lawn games, shared meals, and a hydration station. IST athletes also spent much of the weekend around the coaches tables while cheering on teammates. IST was easily one of the most engaged teams throughout the competition.

 

 

This meet presented a number of additional challenges and tests that were passed with flying colors! Various outdoor conditions impacted the competition such as: Bright sunshine, intermittent showers, and an intense thunderstorm that caused several hours of delays on Sunday. In a tremendous show of team spirit, nearly every IST athlete opted to return after the lightning delay on Sunday!

 

 

IST athletes achieved 992 best times, swam 631 first time events, and dropped a total of 3,652 seconds! 

 

 

Thank you to Coach Amanda for taking some fantastic pictures at the competition!