Note From Coach Kevin - Nov 21st

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins on Nov 21 2022 at 10:34AM PST

Dear Parents and Swimmers,

We are so proud of the performance of our BBD swimmers at the three high school state meets this past weekend. I apologize if I miss anyone….I’m taking the results off Meet Mobile.

Sam Clifford and Kelly Hassett led Seaholm with individual state championships at the D2 meet—Sam, with a team record performance in the 200 free and second place in the 100. Kelly won the 500 and was fifth in the 200. Avery Anderson was ninth in the 100 back, Skyler Jansen was 10th in the 500. Sam Memmer, Lindsay Louwers, Lucy and Molly Truesdell were also qualifiers for the D2 Meet.

At the D1 Meet Demetra Bicos was 13th in the 200 IM and 11th in the 500, Caroline Lee was 13th in the 500. Elena Garza was a state qualifier as well.

At D3, our own Coach Greg Palmer led Cranbrook to a seventh-place finish. Marian won the meet and Mariana Becharas was 8th in the 200 IM and 12th in the 100 breast. Marin Norlander, representing Country Day finished 11th in the 100 free and back. Sarah Michael and Tori Devine were also state qualifiers.

Well done, ladies. We will see you back at our practices after Thanksgiving. No longer breaks than that!

Speaking of Thanksgiving…..we don’t need a holiday to count our blessings. We have been reminded this fall not to take anything (or anyone) for granted. I am particularly grateful for our board. They put on a great fall invitational and are deep into plans to host the YMCA State Meet at Saginaw Valley in addition to their other duties. I am thankful for our coaching staff who always put our swimmers first–whether they are praising or admonishing, their guidance and devotion is essential. I appreciate the support of our Y personnel, led by our new executive director at Birmingham, Kelly Stubbe, and Helene Weir, the CEO of Metro Detroit YMCAs. And of course, I am especially proud of our swimmers—-from our newest to our most seasoned—who always make us proud—-not only of their achievement, but of their spirit. It is delightful to lead a team that enjoys each other’s company as much as ours does! Enjoy the holiday!