Congratulations to the team of nine swimmers: Nick, Maja, Neo, Avi, Alexander, Emiko, Aidan, Sean and Avery who had an unbelievable weekend of fast racing at the 2013 TAS Regional Age Group Trials – South. The team had five rookies for this meet and came back from the weekend with eight medals, one club record and 27 new time standards. The team did really well in cheering for each other helping their teammates to swim fast. You should see the energy during the finals. It was so loud in the building with all the cheers from parents and teammates!
Nick, Maja , Aidan and Sean still carried on to achieve 100% personal best times after racing a couple of weeks ago in Airdrie.
The biggest drop goes to Neo in his 200 Fly taking 31.89 seconds off!
Avi smashed the 200 Free club record by 5 seconds with a time of 3:05.31 from record holder Camryn Gooch’s time of 3:10.41 set last year.
On the podium
Alexander got his first Regional bronze medal in the 50 Fly.
Neo opened the machine for five gold in 50 Free, 50 Back, 200 IM, 200 Fly & 200 Free and one silver in the 100 IM.
The boys 13 & Under 200 Free Relay finished 3rd with a time of 2:11.94 – Sean Parker (12) Neo Gleason (13) Aidan Parker (12) Alexander Neilson (11)
27 new cuts between nine swimmers!
Nick got a MQT in the 200 IM and a “B” time in the 100 IM.
Maja picked up three “B” times in 100 & 200 Back and 100 Free
Neo picked-up five “A” times, four 13 years old “A” times in 50 Free, 200 IM, 200 Free and 100 IM. Also his with his biggest drop of over 31 seconds in the 200 Fly got him a 14 year old “A” time.
Avi collected three new “B” times in 50 Fly, 200 Back and 200 Free.
Alexander added three new “B” times in 50 Back, 200 IM and 200 Free.
Emiko got her first two “B” times in 50 Free and 100 Back.
Sean achieved an MQT in the 200 IM and a “B” time in the 800 Free.
Avery added four “B” times to her collection in the 50, 100, & 400 Free and 200 Back.
I would like to thank the parents for taking the time to feed the swimmers properly and getting them in bed early so they can have a proper rest. Without your help our athletes would have had trouble to perform.
Our swimmers were entered in seven events in addition to two relays over a three day meet. They had to compete anywhere from 9 to 18 races with the prelims in the morning and finals at night. This is a long and exhausting weekend of racing. It will take about four days for them to recover. This is why the program is set to train four times per week for Junior Olympian, five times per week for Junior Provincials and up to seven times for Provincials group. Neo averages six training session per week. The secret to perform well… is to come to your training sessions.
Thanks to the board and parents for making this possible! Next, we are heading to Provincials this weekend at Talisman. The team is welcome to cheer on Neo!!!