Note From Coach Kevin - December 19th

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins on Dec 19 2022 at 09:18AM PST

Dear Parents and Swimmers,

The last meet of the 2022 was very successful for our swimmers. We had first places from…

Sully Jackson (11-12 500 free, 11-12 50 back, 11-12 50 free, 11-12 100 back, 11-12 200 free)
Michael Bailey (11-12 400 IM, 11-12 50 breast)
Mary Bailey (9-10 50 breast, 9-10 100 IM)
Teddy Howe (8 and under 50 free, 8 and under 100 IM, 8 and under 50 fly)
Eric Dunn (9-10 50 back, 9-10 100 IM)
Vanessa Williams (8 and under 25 back)
Jack Palmer (8 and under 25 back, 8 and under 25 back, 8 and under 50 back)
Victor Malinski (boys’ 100 breast)
Catherine Howe (11-12 50 back, 11-12 100 IM) Lyla Collins was second.
Nico Bonel-Muras (boys’ 200 fly)
Claire Tomasek (9-10 200 IM)
Ozan Saraydar (9/10 100 back) followed by Owen Brown and Andrew Carpenter in 2nd and 3rd!
Ozan won the 50 fly followed by Eric Dunn, Owen Brown and Thomas Wheeler!
Jake Brown (8 and under 25 fly, 8 and under 100 free)
Giorgio Materazzo (boys’ 200 back)

Nicely done, swimmers

Unfortunately, our entire entry was not accepted for the upcoming USSC meet. This is a US meet and US teams have to restrict entries so that no session lasts more than four hours. With this particular meet having a popular format (swim-your-own-age) and being the first meet after the holiday break it filled as soon as it opened. Our ace entry chair had our entry delivered as soon as the club was accepting them, but it didn’t work out for us entirely. We will swim the Friday night and Sunday morning sessions only. We will look to add another US meet in January.

I know that many of you are planning to attend the Flint Y meet in January. Flint is changing the format and it has stalled the sanctioning process. This meet will have a very quick turnaround so please, when you see the invitation, do not delay!

However you celebrate the upcoming holidays, ENJOY THEM!

I am looking forward to a very exciting 2023 for our team.