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Wow, what a meet! Everyone swam so well, it was so fun to watch! We ended up with 38 Marlins swimming 104 events. We had a whooping 12 new swimmers today. Great job, Amelia, Oliver, Sam, Arden, Chloe, Evie, Kate, Ellie, Andy, Margaret, Will, and Emerson! And not to leave out the 4 swimmers that got challenged and tried new events today! Great job Maya, Maddie, Natalia, and Maisy. All swimmers stepped up and swam great strokes and events they may have not expected. The team had a total of 81 best times today. That is a 78% improvement as a team! Go Marlins!
Want to race more? Or maybe you missed this meet and want to try another meet? Our next meet will be shortly at Tiburon Peninsula Club on May 4th! When I get the meet file, I will let you know. Looking forward to some more great swimming! Keep up the hard work marlins!
The document Reults_by_name_4-20-19.pdf was attached to this post.
What a great meet we had in Rohnert Park! The piranha’s hosted 6 Marlins over the two days. Out of the 22 events swam, Marlins had 14 best times and 4 new events tried & 2 team records!!! That is a team percentage of 64% best times.
On Saturday, we got to see Zoe swim a great 50 Back & 500 free, both best times! Cece had a longer day of 200 Breast, 50 back & 500 Free. It was the first time for the 200 Breast in SCY. Francesca did the 25 back, 25 breast & 25 Free. She got best times in 25 Breast & 25 free! And Massimo also tried the 200 Breast getting a team record of 3:10.76! He also did the 50 Back and 100 Free. With a best time in the 100 Free.
On Sunday, Sierra swam to 200 Free, 200 Back & 100 Breast. She managed all best times and this was her first 200 Back! Rowan also did the 200 Free and 50 Free, with a best time in her 200 with a 12 second drop! Cece also tried the 200 back and also swam the 100 breast & 50 Free. Getting a best time in the 100 Breast. And Zoe had a long day of 200 back, 200 Fly, & 50 Free. She got best times in the 200 back & 200 Fly, giving her the 2nd team record in the 200 Fly!
Great job Marlins! Now for Long Course season!
For a small meet that we had on Saturday, we had some big experiences. It was great having Ella out of the water learning how to be a starter! Thank you Ella. We had a total of 17 swimmers swim 65 events. As is customary I put a few swimmers into new events and everyone rose to the occasion. Zoe gets the cake as she not only tried the 200 Fly, but also got a new team record! Maddie tried 50 Fly, Will & Harley tried 100 Free, Thomas also tried 100 Free & 100 IM, and Kamryn tried the 25 Breast.
The team had 31 best times, which gives the team a 48% improvement. Though that percentage is a little lower than normal, you would not have thought it seeing the swimmers. Whatever the times, they all looked great! There was one swimmer, Jack, who managed all best times.
While we were having fun at the RRC, Estelle tried her first Senior meet. I can’t speak for her swimming, but from what I heard, it was a good meet. Times were off, but felt strong.
Well, our first away meet from 2019 is in the books. We had 10 strong swimmers brave the elements on Saturday and 6 on Sunday with a little better weather.
On Saturday, Jack, Zoe, Audrey, Ellie, Estelle, Cece, Ella, Aidan, and Hudson tried to stay warm between their swims. Jack tried 2 new events and took 8 seconds off his 100 Free time! Zoe had a very impressive 500 Free at the end of the meet even being as cold as she was! Audrey had a strong showing in her 3 events and took an amazing 4 seconds off her 100 Back. Ellie also was strong in her 4 events and got some best times in her 200 Free & 100 Back. Estelle looked good, but just a little off on her times. Cece had a big drop on her 100 Fly that not only was 15 seconds but managed to get the team record of 1:19.24. Ella also had strong three events but was just a little off on time. Aidan took an amazing 7 ½ seconds off his 200 Free and another 2 seconds off his 100 Breast. And Hudson took a second off his 200 free even with missing at least two walls!
Sunday was also cold, but with the sun out for most of the day, it was not as bad. Zoe, Estelle, Cece, Ella, and Hudson were joined by Wes to swim on Sunday. Zoe had another 3 great swims on Sunday and really worked on her tempo of her swims. Estelle took the day easy, but still had a good swim for her 50 Free. Cece not only got 3 best times on Sunday, but she got another team record in the 100 Breast. Ella was showing off on Sunday and had a great 200 IM and an even better 200 Breast taking off almost 5 seconds. Hudson had 3 strong events again but took off 5 seconds in his 200 Back. Wes also got all best times and looked great in all his events. The biggest 11 seconds in the 200 IM, not far behind the 6 seconds in the 100 Fly!
The team as a whole swam 47 events. 21 out of the 47 were best times. So about 45% best times. As I write it, it sounds low, but the swimming was anything but. Hopefully the next meet will have a little better weather!
The document results-waves-feb-frost-2019.pdf was attached to this post.
The weather held out for us to be able to swim some great swims on Saturday! I put many of our Marlins into new challenging events and everyone rose to the occasion. Even with some technical difficulties, the swimmers motivated to swim! We had a total of 21 Marlins swim 78 events!
We had 20 new swims. Ella and Sophia tried the 500 Free, Maddy tried the 200 Free, Harley tried the 100 IM, Kylie tried both 100 Free & 50 Fly, Thomas tried the 50 Fly, Kamryn tried the 25 Fly, Caroline is now 9, so tried 50’s in back & breast, Francesca tried 25 Breast & fly, Georgia tried 50’s in free back & breast, Elijah tried 100 free 50 breast & 100 IM, and Anthony tried 50 Fly. No shortage of new events!
Out of the 78 events, we had 56 best times. That is a team percentage of 72% best times! That is amazing! Everyone had at least one best time. 9 swimmers, Ella, Harley, Thomas, Kamryn, Sophia, Caroline, Francesca, Georgia, and Elijah got all best times. There were some really good swims with a lot of time drops, just too many to mention.
It was great to see the team perform so well. Now, let’s see what we can do this weekend in Napa!!!