This week was extra hard to choose a swimmer. We watched some amazing swimming. Thank you to those who were able to make the drive, especially considering the weather. The swimmers of the meet at Mannheim are:
D.J. Carey- For meeting his goals and coming in first place. D.J. is seconds away from a regional qualifying time.
Corri Gleason- After weeks of really pushing herself hard in a new age-group, Corri dropped 5 seconds on her breaststroke.
Josh Childress- On top of his goal achieving, Josh has shown at this meet as well as past that he is the embodiment of sportsmanship. He cheers everyone throughout the meet.
Teagan O'Connell- Not only did Teagan take 1st place for her 25 Backstroke, but she also supported her team by swimming up an age-group and taking the place of a swimmer who had a family emergency. She was nervous, but she showed she's more than ready.
This week's swimmers were chosen for their grit, determination, motivational efforts, and over all winning spirit!
Charles Stewart- For taking first place and bringing his winning spirit to the team.
Felix Arias (not pictured as he had to leave early)- Swam up an age group and helped his relay drop over 20 seconds off their seed time!
Elise Pacetti - She anchored her 200 Free relay team!
Ava Stevens- On top of swimming her heart out, she cheered all of her teammates the entire meet.
Great job to ALL of the swimmers, you all did such an amazing job!
We couldn't be more proud of the swimming and sportsmanship we saw all the swimmers exhibit tonight. It truly is very difficult to pick the swimmer of the meet. Tonight's swimmers exhibited the ultimate sportsmanship as well compassion and kindness. They helped other swimmers and they cheered on their teammates. One swimmer broke an EASC record and another dropped 14 seconds on her birthday! Congratulations you 4!
Aaliyah Hooks- Exceptional sportsmanship
Aliyah Pichardo- Dropping 14 seconds on 50 Breaststroke
Carter Chavez- Exhibiting compassion and kindness to the younger swimmers
Timothy Abercrombie- breaking the EASC record for Boys 10&U 50 Fly
Also pictures is Nate Cisneros who was missed last week. .
A USA swimming club team for athletes ages 6-18, located in Blue Island, IL.