Message from Coach Kevin- March 16th

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins on Mar 16 2023 at 07:46AM PDT

Dear Parents and Swimmers,

This weekend was the boys’ high school meet and our boys at their different schools certainly made us proud! Will Farner joined our National Team! Here are their finishes in individual events…..they rocked the relays as well.

In Division 1 Josh Harrison (Troy,) was 13th in the 100 breast and Ben Bricker (Troy,) Brendan Kanary (Bloomfield Hills) also competed.

In Division 2 Groves (274) and UD (267) duked it out for the championship and we are well represented in both teams. Jordan Bouchillon (UD) finished 10th in the 200 free and 5th in the 100 back. Luke Deighan (Seaholm) finished 12th in the 200 free, Ian Duncan (Groves) was 1st in the 200 free and 3rd in the 500, Matt Garza (UD) took 11th in the 500, Scott Hassett (Seaholm) was 9th in the 200 and 5th in the 500, Emmett Knudsen (Seaholm) finished 7th in the 100 fly and 8th in the 100 back, Angus MacDonald (Groves) was 2nd in the 200 IM and was the state champ in 100 breast, Patrick MacKillop (UD) took 8th in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 100 breast. Connor Pietsch (Rice) was 16th in the 50, Evan Tack (UD) was 2nd in the 200 free and 3rd in the 100,

Charlie Christenson (UD,) Michael Drelles (Seaholm,) George Marsh (Seaholm) and Turner Worth (Rice) also qualified for the D2 meet.

At the D3 Meet Cranbrook was the champ! Will Farner (Cranbrook) finished 4th in the 200 Free and 8th in the 100 fly, AJ Farner (Cranbrook) took 5th in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 500 free. Sam Fisk (Cranbrook) took 13th in the 100 breast. Jack Higgins (Country Day) was 5th in the 50 and 4th in the 100 free. Miles Kohn (Country Day) took 13th in the 500. Mayer Krieger (Country Day) was 5th in the 200 IM and 4th in the 100 fly. Sean Lu (Cranbrook) took 9th in the 200 IM and 14th in the 100 fly. Calvin Meeker (Cranbrook) finished 13th in the 100 fly and 11th in the 100 back, Ethan Schwab (Cranbrook) was a double state champion winning the 200 IM and 100 breast. He was also the D3 Swimmer of the Meet because he broke two meet records. Joseph Wiater (Cranbrook) was 10th in the 50 and 3rd in the 100 breast.

Austin Henry (Cranbrook). Blake Schwab (Cranbrook) also competed.

Nicely done, gentlemen.

At the NCAA Division ll meet BBD alum, Megan Clifford, finished seventh in the women’s 200 butterfly! She continues to shine.

At the “Day-After Meet” our parents led by head official Bill Clifford once again showed true BBD spirit when they not only ran a great meet but had to completely set up the Seaholm pool moving starting blocks, the bulkhead and the lane markers. Thanks to our parents and swimmers who got the pool ready.

The Eight and Unders State Champs enjoyed an open swim and an ice cream social. Thank you, Coach Jeannie, for the paper-plate awards. Thank you to the Iaccos and the Bassetts for chairing the event.

There are so many moving parts during the championship season! We are looking forward to Zones, MAGS and our National Team is ready to rock!