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Level 3

IMR/IMX Meet Recap

Brian Timmerman




From Coach Chantal: 


Shark Division: Swimmers improved overall in this meet from what they learned at TSM! With the Three Skills Challenge, there were more stars on the board and the top Shark 1 swimmers with the challenge were Amia K and Jacob V, while in Shark 2 the top swimmers of the challenge were Kai P and Jianna C! The athletes were more confident behind the blocks and were prepared with check-in, seeing the coach for pre and post race talks and warming down! Thank you parents for both supporting your swimmers learn about their meet habits and for volunteering! 


Level 2 & 3: This was the first competitive meet for most of Level 2 &3! Athletes did a great job showing up on time and getting feedback from Coach Brian about their events. There were some DQ's, which are learning experiences, however everyone handled the following event with great resiliency and racing spirit! With a two day meet, in the second day, swimmers were more confident and aware of how the swim meet was set up and gave them more focus for fast swims! Hopefully this fuels the fire to race at the next meet in November, at Alpha Tri! Thank you parents for asking questions, cheering, and encouraging your swimmers to take the lead on their preparations for the meet, and for volunteering! 



From Coach Kimi:


The Age Group swimmers did an awesome job at both the morning IMR session and the afternoon IMX session. The parents were equally as awesome covering their volunteer positions.


The swimmers had great improvements in the water, and not once did the meet have to stop because of our volume levels in the seating area. Speaking of the seating area, kids also did a great job of cleaning up after themselves before leaving.


I heard many compliments from other coaches, officials, and visiting families about how well-run our meet was. That's huge in part to our families and board members. Thank you all so much, and we can't wait to do it again in May!


3 Skill Challenge Winners

Age Group 1 - Joy and Calvin

Age Group 2 - Caitlyn 



From Coach Rachel:


IMX/IMR was quite the meet for the Pre-Seniors, with first time swims crossed off the list (400 IM, 200 FL, 200 BK, 200 BR, 500 FR!), a broken record in the 100 BR (nice work, Janna!), and many skills added to the racing repertoire. They learned new race strategies with new events like the 400 IM and 500 FR, and practiced holding a strong back half in all races. We worked on open turns between TSM and IMX, and it was evident, but we will be working on flip turns before our next meet to practice tight turns and pulling directly into the turn for freestyle and backstroke. Breaststroke head position was emphasized, as they worked on "holding the pen" behind their neck, and it resulted in many eyes down and heads still!

Beyond race improvements, the teammate support and camaraderie was off the charts at this meet with the swimmers cheering each other on at both ends of the pool in every event in both the AM and PM sessions! 



From Coach Brian


IMR/IMX is a challenge for all swimmers, novice and experienced, because they are swimming all four strokes over the two days and the longer IMX races test their endurance and desire to finish strong. All of the Senior swimmers did a great job of standing up to the challenge at our home meet. Many in the senior group swam to new personal best times, and most saw some big improvements, especially for those who hadn’t raced these events since last October.  I’m hoping that the Seniors will have more opportunities to swim 200s of stroke and 400 IM/500 free this year as many swim fast in these middle distance races. Two standouts at this meet were Jason Tr, who swam to five personal best times, including a new WAG time in the 200 fly. He also had some big drops, including a 26 second improvement in the 500 free. Kayle C. swam to five personal bests and just missed a WAG time in 200 back. She dropped 16 seconds in the 200 fly.