Sometimes I think that swim meets are getting better and better. Maybe not with the heat we had to sit through, but the swimming is great! This past weekend was in Napa and it was the last long course swim meet that Marlins are going to. We had a total of 9 swimmers for the two day meet with 39 events. 32 of those events were best times! The 7 events that weren’t best times were pretty much right on their times, so really there were no bad races this weekend!
Saturday had Ella, Zoe, Estelle, Cece, and Anthony racing. It was Anthony’s first Long course meet and I think the longer pool was more fun for Anthony! He did great in the 100 Breast & 50 Free. Cece tried the 200 back & 200 IM for the first time in meters. And even though starting off badly in her 200 back, she shook it off and finished strong. Her Saturday events started with 200 Free and a new team record of 2:32.33! She managed all best times with 50 breast, 50 free, & 200 Back. Estelle started with 200 Free with a strong performance and finished the day with 100 back & 50 Free. Zoe was going crazy and got all best times in 200 free, 50 back, 50 free, and 200 Back. Her 200 Free was not only a best time, but it was 25 seconds faster! Ella also had a day of best times. Starting with a new team record in her 100 breast 1:23.99! And then finishing with 50 Free.
Sunday was a little busier with Ella, Zoe, Audrey, Estelle, Dashiell, Jackson, Cece, and Maddie. It was also Maddie’s first long course meet. She thought the pool was a little long, but her swimming didn’t show it. She tried 100 Free, 100 Breast, and 200 IM. I think the 200 IM was a great show! Cece had a little easier day with the 100 Free, 100 Breast & 200 IM. She ended the day with two more JO times in 100 Free & 200 IM! Jackson tried the 400 free & 100 free in meters for the first time. And finished with the 200 Breast. He had a great day, but his 100 Free was the race of the day. So fun to see. Dashiell had all new events in meters with 400 Free, 100 Free, and 200 breast. It is hard to say which was his best, but I really liked his free. Estelle started strong again with the 400 free. And finished with 100 Free & 200 Back. All also strong performances. Audrey took the day with all best times in 100 Fly, 100 Free, and 200 IM. It is just fun to see her get faster and faster. Zoe also started strong with the 400 free with another big drop of 11 seconds. She also had the 100 Free & 100 back. And Ella had some fun with the 100 free to start and finished strong with the 200 Breast….she also had the 200 IM sandwiched in between!!!
I think that was one of the first meets that no one had a bad meet or a bad swim for that matter! I can’t wait for RESL’s next month!