BRIGHAM YOUNG

UTAH VALLEY 

AQUATICS

7 July Team Update

UVRays Admin
Jul 7, 2019

Good Morning, Brigham Young Utah Valley Rays,

Deadlines
• If you are qualified to swim in the state championship meet and haven’t entered, please do so by 11:59 pm, today, Sunday, 7 July.

• If your name is on a relay list attached to the email we sent out yesterday evening, we have to hear from you by 12:00 noon, Monday, 8 July.


This Week’s Meet
2019 Utah Valley Aquatics Speedo LC Last Chance Meet: Sat, 13 July 2019, in Spanish Fork. Here’s the meet info. Most of our coaches and many of our swimmers will be there. Let’s nail down some more State and Beehive qualifying times.


BYUVRays Add to the List of State Qualifiers
What a meet our swimmers had in the morning hours of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 1-3 July, at the RWB BC Medals Meet in American Fork.
If you are 10 years old, your last name is Hansen, and your first name starts with an “E,” you had a great meet. Here are the BYUVRays who nailed down state qualifying times:
Eddie Hansen (age 10): 100 free, 1:23.97; 50 back, 44.19; 50 fly, 41.36
• Emmett Hansen (10): 50 free, 38.96; 100 back, 1:35.65; 50 back, 44.79
Sydney Guzman (10): 50 breast, 52.51; 50 fly, 44.22
• Ethan Armbrister (12): 100 breast, 1:37.93
Isabel Guzman (12): 50 back, 45.17
• Ben Hansen (14): 100 back, 1:18.09
Aulia Leauanae (9): 50 breast, 51.51
• Eva Phillips (11): 50 back, 44.79
Daynen Staker (12): 50 back, 39.45
And Mori Card (10) just missed the 50 breast cut by 1/100 of a second, swimming a 52.90.
If we missed mentioning anyone getting a state qualifying time(s), please let us know.

And Set Records Too
We provided a review of our swimmers performances at the CHAT Invite, but with a little research revealed we had a bunch of records set too. You’ll see them; they’re now wearing pink!
Here they are:
Maddy Parker (14), 13-14 50 free, 27.55; broke Rachel Oyler’s 2016 mark of 27.60
Maddy Parker, 13-14 200 free, 2:11.29; broke her own 2018 mark of 2:12.89
Maddy Parker, 13-14 400 free, 4:41.08; smashed her own 2018 mark of 4:47.59
Addie Richards (17), 17-18 100 breast, 1:17.56; broke Abigail Morris’s 2016 mark of 1:20.03
Addie Richards, 17-18 200 breast, 2:44.80; crushed Abigail’s 2017 mark of 2:52.83
Tanner Murphy (18), 17-18 100 back, 1:00.58; broke Joshua Skabelund’s 2017 mark of 1:02.33
Tanner Murphy, 17-18 200 back, 2:11.23; blitzed John Morris’s 2014 mark of 2:16.70
Payton Sorenson (25), Overall 50 free, 23.82; broke Cameron Green’s 2018 mark of 24.01
And one record set in the HAST RWB Invite:
Ryan Sorenson (23), Overall 100 breast, 1:04.83; shattered Anthony Puertas’s 2018 mark of 1:08.13
If we have missed a record you’ve set or you know of someone else’s we’ve missed, please let us know. We want to give appropriate recognition and also make sure our documentation is kept up-to-date. Thanks.


Education Corner
It must be the time of year when coaches are thinking about how to best help their athletes. Last week was Coach Shari; this week it’s former UVRay coach and administrator and former BYU swimmer, Nichole Burrows Tolley (23.32 50-yard free in 2003). Nichole sent this article for our swim parents: The Top 5 Ways to Support Your Child in Athletics. Enjoy.


This Week’s Schedule—Please read carefully because taper has begun for our state swimmers. In addition, we are shrinking the morning time for swimmers going to championship meets after state. The coaches will consider each swimmer’s individual needs.
College: As scheduled by their coaches.
National: Mon, 8 July, 5:50-7:15 am, at Spanish Fork; Wed, 10 July, 6:15-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Fri, 12 July, 6:30-7:15 am, at Spanish Fork; Mon-Fri, 8-12 July, 2:00-4:00 pm, at BYU; Sat, 13 July, 6:00-7:30 am, at Spanish Fork.
MantaRay A: Mon, 8 July, 5:50-7:15 am, at Spanish Fork; Wed, 10 July, 6:15-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Fri, 12 July, 6:30-7:15 am, at Spanish Fork; Tues/Thurs, 9/11 July, 2:00-4:00 pm, at BYU.
MantaRay B: M/W/F, 8/10/12 July, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo; T/Th, 9/11 July, 6:00-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork.
StingRay A: M/W/F, 8/10/12 July, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo; T/Th, 9/11 July, 6:00-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork.
StingRay B: M/W/F, 8/10/12 July, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo; T/Th, 9/11 July, 6:00-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork.
SunRay A: M-F, 8-12 July, 6:30-7:30 am, at BYU.
SunRay B: M/W/F, 8/10/12 July, 5:45-6:45 pm, at Provo; T/Th, 9/11 July, 4:00-5:00 pm, at Provo.
Swim School: T/Th, 9/11 July, 5:00-6:00 pm, at Provo; Sat, 13 July, no Swim School because of meet.


Upcoming Meets and Events—See “Upcoming Team Events” on the Utah Valley Aquatics website and here’s the 2018-19 Meet Calendar. For planning purposes, other events are listed below.

2019 Utah Long Course Championships. Wed-Sat, 17-20 July 2019, in Kearns. Here’s the meet info pending. This meet will have qualifying times. All qualified Utah Valley Aquatics swimmers should compete in this meet. Entry deadline: 11:59 pm, Sun, 7 July 2019.

2019 Utah Long Course Beehive Finale. Thurs-Sat, 25-27 July 2019, at Cottonwood Heights. Here’s the meet info. Entry deadline has passed.

2019 Arena Western Zone Senior Championships. Tues-Sat, 30 July-3 August 2019, at Fresno, California. Here is the meet info. This meet has qualifying times. Grant will coordinate registration through USA Swimming’s OME system. Participating athletes should submit their events to Grant via email at grant.skabelund@gmail.com by 11:59 pm, 14 July 2019. If you would like to compete in this meet, please let Grant know so we can make the appropriate preparations.

2019 Phillips 66 National Championships. Wed-Sun, 31 July-4 August 2019, at Stanford, California. Find the meet info here. This meet has qualifying times. If you plan to compete in this meet, please let your coach and Grant know.

2019 USA Swimming Futures Championships. Thurs-Sun, 1-4 August 2019, at Des Moines, Iowa. Find the meet info here. This meet has qualifying times. Grant will coordinate registration through USA Swimming’s OME system. Participating athletes should submit their events to Grant via email at grant.skabelund@gmail.com by 11:59 pm, 14 July 2019. If you would like to compete in this meet, please let Grant know so we can make the appropriate preparations.

Note: if you need guidance and/or assistance in signing up for meets, please don’t hesitate to connect with Grant at grant.skabelund@gmail.com or 801.362.0820.


We train, we race, we swim fast; we are the BYUVRays.


Utah Valley Aquatics Contact Info
Shari Skabelund, head coach, shari_skabelund@byu.edu, 801.367.7384
Abby Harbour, assistant coach, aharbour98@gmail.com, 832.631.0344
Abby Zlotnick, assistant coach, abbyzlotnick@gmail.com, 801.719.0951
Chloe Vincent, assistant coach, chloejanevincent@gmail.com, 720.393.9705
Christine McElderry, assistant coach, swimmingtsunami@gmail. com, 801.919.5834
Jennifer (Jen) George, assistant coach, wavesofthesea@gmail.com, 385.549.3203
Jennifer (Jenn) Moore, assistant coach, uvrays.admin@gmail.com, 801.709.3628
Jordan Fletcher, assistant coach, jordanfletcher1984@gmail.com, 385.312.8573
KC Lemon, assistant coach, lemon.kc@gmail.com, 801.473.7578
Madison Gilbert, assistant coach, mads.babcock@gmail.com, 208.881.6528
Maren Christensen, assistant coach, christensen.marena@gmail.com, 864.359.6779
Ofelia Allen, meet admin, uvrays.admin@gmail.com, 801.360.8250
Grant Skabelund, admin, grant.skabelund@gmail.com, 801.362.0820