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Meet Recap by Coach Jen
The Channel Cats second meet of the season was a trip to La Grande for the 2016 Spooktacular Swim Meet. Our Cats had quite a showing with lots of new best times, some great racing and quite a few new teammates joining us for their first swim meet! Congrats to Andy G and Bryn who came home high point winners in addition.
Some memorable moments worth sharing are races such as Aiden W and Erwin starting us off with awesome starts! Sedona followed the boys swimmer her first ever 100yd free and she was brave enough to try her flipturns!! Kait P, in her first meet as a Channel Cat also swam a strong 100 yard free, as did Donavyn in his first 100yd free. Donavyn showed from his quick and efficient start that he was ready to race! Beckett brought his kick on as did Teagan. In his first race Teagan showed his strong, smooth continuous kick while Herky, Maddox, Alex N and Cody all brought out the fast race tempo. Well done kiddos!
Emily M had quite an exciting race in her 100yd free working a quick turn to stay up with the girl next to her. She held close to that Lane 4 swimmer until a bit of a burst at the end nabbed her the victory in that battle. Way to hang in there and fight for it Em!! We coaches LOVE that determination!! You may have even inspired teammate Ashley P who followed with a great tempo and strong catch in her close race too! Madison V blasted out 3 fast turns to earn her a best time and made some coaches happy who love that she worked at speeding up her turns!
Milestone swims are swims that break certain time barriers like swimming a 50 under :30 seconds, a 100 in under a 1:00, a 200 in under 2:00 and so on. Well Bryn, Coleman and Nick W all dropped 3-4 seconds to crush the 1:00 mark in their 100free. Wowzers and congrats to you three on a great race. Ryan M had a nice quick start coming up quickly and getting after it right away. Breaststroke was the next race and the following swimmers all showed us a very nice glide: Sedona, Matthew J, Teagan & Julia T.
In the backstroke we had swimmers show us a very nice tempo! Those swimmers were Mason, Bridget, Jacob, Madison V, Bryn, Adam and Carrie. Carrie help off the lane next to her with a charge at the end of her race.
Butterfly came next. Nathaniel K. had an outstanding swim, as did Karrin! We also had some great 100/200 IM races. Aiden W. dropped 12 seconds and Cameron dropped nearly 20 seconds in her IM! Kai dropped 9 seconds and Kaleb dropped over 18 seconds, Nathaniel K. also dropped over 17 seconds. Kodi also dropped over 9 seconds and Andrew J dropped over 6. Riley P. dropped over 11 seconds and Zach N. (Welcome to the team!) over 2 seconds.
Watching the 500 Free we saw Bryn drop 12 seconds in her 500 and Carrie drop over 8. Coleman also dropped over 8, Nick dropped 28 and Cody S. dropped 30 seconds –way to go! Best times for the weekend were as following: Four best times: Sydney, Elizabth, Ryan M, Maddie N, Maddox, Jack, Nico, Cameron, Colin, Julia, Lily, Coleman, Herky and Karrin Five best times: George, Carrie, Ashley P, Cody C, Makayla, Andrew J and Paisley Six best times: Chamelle, Emily E, Zack N, Kaleb, Cody S, Austin W and Madison V Seven best times: Andy G, Emily M, Alex N, Riley P, Nick, Aiden W and Liesel Eight best times: Erwin, Sarah T and Kodi.
Finally we want to say welcome and congratulations on completing your first meet to our new channel cats! Congrats to Katie C, Kellen C, Adam D, Teagan F, Afton, Taylee, Titan, Jacob, Ethan J, Sedona, Alvin, Grace C, Maddie N, Zach, Kait P, Donavyn, Greta, Mason, Brooke B, Maycie, Isabelle, and Adilyn.
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2016-2017 Board of Directors
Tia Pollick, President
Brooke Pool, Vice-President
Ruby Chrisman, Secretary
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