Winter Junior Olympics

Posted by Buffy Patterson on Dec 03 2018 at 01:07PM PST

A long weekend of some great swimming. We started off on Friday night with the 500 Free. Both Cece & Estelle qualified and swam the 500. Estelle stayed strong and swam well, but came up short of her best time. But still a very good 5:38.97. Cece also stayed strong and got her best time which earned her a new team record and 3rd over all with a 6:07.69.
Saturday came the rains and the 100 Free for Estelle. She came in just short of her time again with a 59.44. But still a good swim. I definitely believe being out of the water with the smoke had an effect. Cece had a full day of 100 Free, 50 Back, and 100 IM. She managed a few best times again, a great 1:02.89 in the 100 Free (and a new team record), 34.37 in 50 Back, & 1:16.10 in 100 IM. Her times in the 100 Free & 50 Back landed her in the finals that took place in the afternoon. The rain cleared up for us for the afternoon finals and Cece came out with a 5th place in the 100 Free and 8th place in the 50 Back.
Sunday was colder, but dry and just Cece. Another full morning of 200 Free, 100 Back, and 100 Breast. As it was already a long weekend of swimming, the morning was a little off on times, but the race plan and strokes were there. And even though I don’t think she wanted to, earned a spot in the finals for her 200 Free. After the few hours rest, Cece pulled it together and swam her race of the weekend (in her coaches eyes) taking 3 seconds off, earning another team record, and taking 3rd place with a 2:16.54!


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