Our meet against HF was full of strong races across the board. HF was probably our strongest competitor this season, but we still managed to race hard, drop time, and win some races. Swimmers of the Meet are: Ruben, Jadyn, Charles, and Corri.
Ruben's perseverance is infallible. He'll swim anything we put him in and he'll work his tail off to do well. Ruben also stepped up by filling in spots in two relays without complaint; he is a role model for the younger swimmers. Jadyn, similarly, was incredibly helpful today. When a teammate was feeling ill and distressed, Jadyn was the first one to bring her a towel and sit with her. She also dropped an impressive three seconds on her 100 backstroke!
Charles swam a great race in the 100 IM, narrowly placing second, but still dropping almost a second off his best time. Competition always brings out the best in Charles, and it was fun to watch him race. Corri not only stepped up and swam as an alternate in the medley relay, but she also dropped two seconds in every individual event she swam! She has been hitting a wall for the last few meets, and she finally broke through it!
Nice job swimmers!
Our meet against Oak Lawn on Thursday was super fun, with a ton of close races and great relays. Swimmers of the Meet are: Hanna, Anastasia, Jordan, and Christopher.
Hannah swam outstanding in her backstroke and butterfly, dropping time again in the 100 fly. Hannah has been proving to be a tough, resilient swimmer who will rise to any challenge! Anastasia was a powerhouse in her medley relay, swimming the best breaststroke we've ever seen from her. After that, she dropped a crazy 26 seconds on her 200 IM!
Jordan earned the title for this meet because how he stepped up in his relays. His backstroke and free were fast and fun to watch! Christopher, one of our newest swimmers, dropped time in both of his events because of his focus and desire to improve in practice!
We are so proud of all swimmers for their performance and sportsmanship. Remember to sign up for all of our future meets at the Meet Sign-Up page.
Thank you to all swimmers and parents for being so flexible when we had to change locations of the meet and wait for lifeguard training to finish! You helped make everything run smoothly!
Swimmers of the meet are: Isabel, Genevieve, Eduardo, and Sha'Man.
It is tough to start swimming competitively for a club team as a teenager, but Isabel is doing just that and doing it well! Her first attempt at a 100 freestyle was under 2:00 and she immediately asked what she could do to be even faster. We predict big things for Isabel! Gen is immensely deserving of this title because of how hard she raced at the meet. She was incredibly beneficial in her relays and won her 100 breaststroke after coming up from behind and out-touching her competition in the last lap!
Eduardo, our youngest swimmer, never ever stopped cheering for his teammates, truly embodying what it means to be a Sea Demon! He also won his 25 freestyle by about 10 seconds! Sha'Man always works hard in practice and it is paying off in meets -- he looked smooth and controlled in the water and dropped time in both of his events!
Our annual Red and White meet resulted in a Red team victory! We were impressed with how the returners raced each other and how the new swimmers performed in their first meet. We were, of course, even more proud of our athletes for showing sportsmanship for their own team and their competition.
Swimmers of the Meet for the Red and White meet are: Aldo, Colin, Diamond, and Deenah.
Aldo probably showed the most sportsmanship for the White team; he was consistently cheering and yelling for his teammates! He also won his 50 freestyle by one second and is looking very long and smooth in the water. He's come a long way since joining the team! This was Colin's first meet ever and he swam so hard and so well for his first competitive attempt! His goggles fell into his mouth, but he pushed through and proved he could compete and race!
Diamond also showed exceptional sportsmanship throughout the meet, cheering for her teammates at the shallow end, especially for our 8-and-unders during their events. In the pool, she also swam well, dropping 5 seconds in her 50 breaststroke! Deenah likewise was tremendously sportsmanlike, remembering to shake hands after every race and pushing herself in some close and challenging races!
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.
A USA swimming club team for athletes ages 6-18, located in Blue Island, IL.