This meet was exactly what we were looking for. Central Region has an astonishing number of swimmers, so it’s hard to find a meet tailored towards smaller teams. And this was it. Normally, we’d only have a handful of swimmers qualify for a second swim (finals), but we had over 60 second swims in this meet. Just incredible.
For our Jr/Sr group, the taper worked very well. An incredible number of PBs, and of course an opportunity to make finals. Heats are all about times, but finals are all about the chance to race people. And we had so many great races.
As Coach Aimee mentioned, Neve Drinic broke a 6-year old record in the 10&Under 200 BR. Amazing!
Tomi also went on a bit of a record spree as well, breaking records in the 50 Back, 100 Back (twice!), and beating a 6-year old record in the 200 IM.
As mentioned above, we had over 60 finalists. But what’s astonishing is the number of medallists.
Sarah D recorded our only gold, to go with a silver and two bronze. Tomi with 7 medals, Emma K with 3, Julianna with 2, and 1 medal each for Ellie J, Jasmine, Kyla and Fabian.
Congrats to all, and thanks to the parents for delivering the kids so early in the morning!