Our final dual meet of the year was against the Chicago South Swim Club! It was a fun meet, and the swimmers truly raced well. Our swimmers of the meet are: Rose, Gisselle, Josiah, and Romeo.
Rose dropped a second on her 50 freestyle and 10 seconds on her 100 IM! Awesome! Gisselle shed 5 seconds off of her 50 breaststroke and 2 seconds off the 50 backstroke, finally breaking 1:00 on her backstroke! Romeo dropped 6 seconds in his 50 free and 13 seconds on his 50 backstroke! Josiah has been a great role model for the younger swimmers, demonstrating great racing while helping them prepare for their events. We are so proud of our swimmers after this fun season!
Our next meet is conference, and the lineup will be posted today at the pool. Again, not every swimmer will swim conference.
Our meet last week saw many improvements from the previous week. Almost every swimmer dropped time in at least one event, and the team had many fewer DQs. Also, many swimmers tried the 100 freestyle for the first time, and we were incredibly impressed with their performance. Swimmers of the meet are: Aldo, Mateo, Andrea, and Corri.
Aldo had an awesome 100 freestyle - his first time ever swimming it. He kept his head down and finished strong. He also dropped time in his 100 IM! Mateo, after a season of not dropping time, shed 5 seconds off of his 100 butterfly! It was a beautiful race. Andrea swam a 50 freestyle for the first time ever, and she also dropped 12 seconds off of her 25 backstroke! We are so proud of her progress. After swimming 50s last week, Corri dropped 6 whole seconds off of her 25 breaststroke! Overall, we are so impressed by every one of our athletes, and are excited for the final few weeks of the season.
Thursday, June 14 - Dual Meet at Home vs. Krocs/Chgo. South.
Tuesday, June 12 - A.M. practices start (Tuesdays and Thursdays only 8-10:15am)
Saturday, June 16 - Car Wash 8am-1pm in DDE Parking Lot. Sign up to help AND sell your tickets!
Monday, June 18 - Team picture at 6:00 SHARP. ARRIVE EARLY AND WEAR TEAM SUIT. (There will be practice after photos!)
Wednesday, June 20 - Conference roster posted at pool
Sunday, July 1 - Thunderbolts Game 5:05pm in Crestwood. Flyer/Info at Pool. See Karen for tickets.
Tuesday, July 3 - City of Blue Island Fireworks. Concession stand volunteers needed. No PM Practice
Wednesday, July 4 - Happy Independence Day! No Practice!
Wednesday, July 11 - CONFERENCE at Oak Forest High School. Conference swimmers to arrive at 4:30pm
Tuesday, July 17 - End of Season Party. Info and sign-up sheets at pool.
Coaches & Board
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Our meet last Thursday against the GILLS was a great learning experience. Most swimmers tried new events, many tried longer events. Some swimmers got disqualified for silly mistakes - which is okay because we are here to learn. Many athletes had great races against their teammates and their competition. Ultimately, we did win the meet by 20 points! Swimmers of the meet are: Lily, Aylin, Nathaniel, and Noah.
Lily had an amazing meet! She won all of her events, including her relays, and really pushed herself to great, close finishes. We are so proud of her! Aylin tried the 100 free for the first time, and swam it beautifully! She dropped time in her other races and was overall incredibly competitive. That is exactly what we are looking for at swim meets. Nathaniel won the 50 butterfly by a hundredth of a second. It was a great finish, and exactly what we train for! Noah dropped 32 seconds on his 100 freestyle. That is a crazy amount of time to drop! We are so impressed with our team, especially our swimmers of the meet!
A USA swimming club team for athletes ages 6-18, located in Blue Island, IL.