Oh, it was so nice to go to the coast and not only get some fresh air, but to be back on the pool deck! I think all the swimmers were happy to be back in the pool as well! Being out of the water showed a little in the meet this weekend. We were actually the only swim meet in Pacific Swimming that was actually able to be held this weekend!
We had a total of 9 happy swimmers this weekend. 7 swimmers on Saturday & 8 swimmers on Sunday. With a very fun team dinner in between! It is great to hang out with the swimmers outside the pool! The 9 swimmers swam in a total of 47 events and 3 relays! Out of the 47 events, we did have 25 best times or 53% best times. 3 swimmers, Ellie, Aidan, and Francesca all went out and tried new events. Not only was this Francesca’s first away meet, but she also tried the 50 free! Ellie competed in both the 200 back & breast. Coming from a background of only 50’s…that is a feat! Aidan tried the 200 back. We even have two new team records! Sophia broke the 17-18 female 100 Back with a time of 1:09.07 and the 17-18 female 200 IM with a time of 2:29.93! Congratulations Sophia!!!!
Everyone had some big drops this weekend…….Zoe dropped 6 seconds in her 200 free, 16 seconds in her 100 breast, and ½ second in her 50 free! Audrey dropped 5 seconds in her 200 back. Aidan dropped 4 seconds in his 200 free, 7 seconds in his 200 IM and had 5 best times. Ellie dropped a second in her 100 free and had 4 best times. Estelle took ½ second off her 100 Fly. Sophia got all best times except for 100 free, but they were all big drops. 3 almost 4 seconds in her 200 free, 7 seconds in her 200 IM (and the team record), 4 seconds in her 100 back (and the team record), 2 seconds in 100 Fly, and ½ second in her 50 Free. Francesca had 5 seconds in her 25 back and had two best times (all her events!). Massimo had ½ second in his 100 free & breast, 1 ½ in his 50 Back, and 25 seconds in his 200 IM!!!! And Hudson took 22 seconds off his 100 Fly.
It was a fun weekend! Great job Marlins!