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FINALE meet Recap

Brian Timmerman

Finale Meet Recap:


Coach Chantal: Shark swimmers finished their championship season at Finale, after a few of them swam different events at PAC Champs the week before! Some swimmers were introduced to the 200 yard races, Sasha K, Ella H, Brianna A and Charli R were nervous, but their preparation and race strategy empowered them to race smart! I saw a lot of "light bulb" moments at Finale where the Shark swimmers took the knowledge and skills from this season into how they race. It was an exciting meet and I'm proud of everyone's growth this season! 


Level 2 had a great turn out at Finale! I saw swimmers have more familiarity in the meet set up and the confidence to talk about their races pre- and post event. From the previous meet to Finale, Level 2 swimmers brought more leg drive in their races and were more strategic in how they approached one race, reviewed it, then took those reflections to their following event. It is energizing to see the assurance and communication of the Level 2 swimmers during the post race talks and its translation into their racing! Way to go! 


Coach Kimi: Age Group Finale swimmers did awesome! We had a lot of swimmers do events for the first time, and a few swimmers who now have a complete IMX score to help our team ranking! The best time board was filling up, and it seemed like athletes, parents, and coaches all had a great time at the meet. It was a wonderful way to wrap up the season for those athletes, and I look forward to seeing them apply feedback going into our 2020 long course season.


Coach Rachel: “The Pre-Senior smiles and fast swims were hard to miss this weekend. It was an improvement from previous meets watching open turns, head position and overall excitement to race! John H. broke 30 in his 50 FR, and Izzy G and John H. both had awesome backstroke starts to kick off their backstroke races. 

The awareness of specific body position and technique cues was clear during pre- and post-race conversations, and the time drops across the board show that these skills are helping make a difference!