Mako Aquatics Mid-Season Meets 2021-22 Short Course Season

Bob Young

Mako Aquatics spent the weekend of 11/19-21/ 2021 in Rochester, MN and River Falls, WI at a pair of meets as the HS Boys transition to the HS Season and the HS Girls begin to return to the Mako pool. 

Eleven (11) Mako Aquatics swimmers traveled to Rochester, MN to compete in the 2021 MN RSC Senior Showdown Prelim/Final Meet where as a group they raced to 48% best times, a new USA Swimming Winter Junior Nation Bonus cut (Rhian Neitzel 200 breast), 4 new NCSA National qualifying times (Rhian Neitzel 100/200 Breast, Andrew Hanson 100 Back/Fly), 2 new 13-14 AAA/Zone cuts (Nate Caswell 200/400 IM), 3 new Senior Champ cuts (Theo Johansen 1000 free, Luis Flores 1000 free, Sherman Holmstadt 100 back)

Additional notable swims included Andrew Hanson’s new team records in the 50/100/200 free (breaking :21 for the first time in the 50 free), Theo Johansen break :22 for the first time in the 50 free

A little closer to home 42 Mako swimmers competed in the 2021 MN RFSC 2021 Autumn Dash at River Falls High School where as a group they raced to 76% best times and many new event swims.

Notable swims included Jackson Polasky’s new team record in the 100 back, adding to his team records in the 50/100 free, 50 back, 50 fly and 100 IM since joining Mako Aquatics this season; Lali Lassi’s first 200 Fly; Maggie McNamara & June Bystrzycki's first 200 breast; and Lillian Bystrzycki, June Bystrzycki, Maryn Lownsbury & Jacob Polasky’s first 500 free. Additionally, this was the first meet for the following swimmers:

Luke Gillen

Ellie Krueger

Gigi Gathje

Alex Ristad

Shyla Roesler

Addison Route

Paul Smith

Congratulations to all the competed!