Message from Coach Kevin - November 21st

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins on Nov 21 2023 at 03:31PM PST

Dear Parents and Swimmers,

As the holiday season begins we find that we have many reasons to be grateful.

The board took on an additional meet, giving our high school girls a chance to swim a meet while tapered and to give all of our high school swimmers another opportunity to fulfill their YMCA meet requirement. Thank you to Liz Solomon and Dennis Jackson who led the event and to our coaches who staffed it.

All of our 350+ swimmers are doing well. This past weekend our female high school swimmers showed how their seasons of diligent effort as age-groupers manifest in some great performances. There are three divisions in high school swimming determined by school size and our swimmers really distinguished themselves at all three meets.

At Division 1…
Demetra Bicos was 4th in the 200 IM and 5th in the 500.

At Division 2
Kelly Hassett was 2nd in the 200 free, she won the 500 free and set a new D2 state record in that event. She was named “the D2 swimmer of the meet!”
Avery Tack was 3rd in both the 200 and 100 freestyles.
Avery Anderson finished 7th in the 100 free and 5th in the 100 back.
Skyler Jansen was 4th in the 200 and 500 freestyles.
Caroline Lee took 13th in the 200 and 9th in the 500.
Delaney Dalziel finished 16th in the 200 and 11th in the 500.
Lucy Truesdell was 11th in the 200 IM and in the 100 fly.
Lindsay Louwers was 16th in the 200 IM and 13th in the 100 breast.
Elena Garza finished 8th in the 100 fly and 14th in the 500.
Savannah Sneyd was 10th in the 100 breast.

At Division 3
Eryn McLaughlin 8th in the 200 free, 5th in the 100 fly.
Stella Glorio was 16th in the 200 free, 6th in the 500 free.
Julijana Jelic took 2nd in the 200 IM and 200 back.
Quinn Norlander finished 6th in the 200 IM and 5th in the 500 free.
Mariana Becharas was 7th in the 200 IM and 10th in the 100 breast.
Elea Mast took 12th in the 50 free and 10th in the 100 free.
Marin Norlander was 7th in the 100 fly and 8th in the 100 back
Elizabeth Kurz took 7th in the 100 breast.

As a result of their finishes Eryn Mclaughlin, Savannah Sneyd, Elena Garza, and Jiulijana Jelic joined our YMCA National Team.

I hope I covered it, please forgive me if I missed something….Congratulations to all of you. Our team is really proud of you.

Remember, returning high school girls, we expect to see you at practice the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, everyone!