Message from Coach Kevin - February 1st

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins on Feb 01 2024 at 08:37AM PST

Dear Parents and Swimmers,

Congratulations on an outstanding Circle City Meet! Our team finished second overall, and our boys won their portion of the meet. We had three new YMCA National Meet qualifiers: Quinn Norlander, Calvin Meeker and Turner Worth. Two of our boys won individual high-point awards for their age group. Ozan Saraydar took the 9-10 boys, Angus MacDonald broke five Circle City meet records and collected the high-point award for the Open Boys.

Angus won the 200 and 400 IMs, the 200 free, the 100 breast and the 200 breast (Joey Stebbins was second, Charlie McCuiston third, and Nate Stebbins fourth). Ozan Saraydar took the 9-10 50 and 100 fly and the 100 free. Mary Bailey was the champion in the 9-10 50 and 100 breast and the 50 free. Other firsts came from Joey Stebbins in the Open 200 back, Nico Bonel-Muras in 13-14 100 free, Jack McCuiston in the 13-14 100 breast (Charlie Michael was second,) and Ruichen (Ethan) Xu set a new team record when he won the Open 200 fly.

All of our swimmers were busy dropping time, qualifying for various championship meets, meeting professional basketball players and dance moms—-truly a memorable weekend.

We are about to enter the exciting championship season…..we have meets and clinics etc. Our seniors are finding out where they will be next year. Everyone stay healthy and pray for good weather!