Dare to Care Blog Post
Dare to Care
What a great weekend of racing for Team TRITON! There were several personal best times, state qualifying times and sectional qualifying times. The staff is so very proud on how the team competed and having a stronger racing mindset as a team.
Team Scores – Combined
1. Lakeside Seahawks – 3,586.50
2. TRITON Swimming – 1,286.00
3. ET Dolphins – 345.00
Team Record Performance – Alert!
Congratulations to Bella McWhorter on breaking the 11-12 Girls – 1000 Free team record by going 11:13.24 – Way to go!
Training Group Percentage of Best Times – 60% - 3/5 Swims
The training group did not have a lot of swimmers attend the meet. The following swimmers went with purpose of picking up additional cuts and going personal best times. Great Job!
Jacob Day – Ryan Miller – Jonah Punnett
Biggest Time Drop @ the Meet – Ryan Miller – 500 Free – 14.30
SENIOR 1 SWIMMERS USED THE MEET FOR A LAST TRY FOR SECTIONAL AND STATE CUTS.
EVAN BARSCH SAVED HIS BEST FOR THE LAST SWIM OF THE MEET WITH A BEST TIME IN THE 100 BREAST.
ALEXANDER BRIDGMOHAN HAD A SUPER 200 IM DROPPING OVER 7 SECONDS.
DREW COLLIS HAD 5 BEST TIMES IN THE 100 BACK,100 FLY,100 FREE,200 FREE,AND JUST MISSING THE STATE CUT IN THE 200 IM.
SARAH C.DAWSON FINALLY WENT UNDER A MINUTE IN THE 100 FLY AND MADE HER SECTIONAL CUT.
MEYER HITCH HAD FOUR BEST TIMES IN THE 100 AND 200 BREAST,500 FREE,AND PICKED UP HIS SECTIONAL CUT IN THE 100 BACK.
GREG POST HAD 3 BEST TIMES IN THE 100 AND 200 BACK AND 100 BREAST.
EVERETT SEIFERT HAD 2 BEST TIMES IN THE 100 FREE AND 200 FLY.
MASHA SHTAPOVA ADDED ANOTHER SECTIONAL CUT IN THE 200 BACK.
KAYLEE VANDER VELDEN HAD A BEST TIME IN THE 50 FREE.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SECTIONALS AS 8 SENIOR 1 SWIMMERS ARE QUALIFIED.
IAN BEIERELE,ALEXANDER BRIDGMOHAN,SARAH C. DAWSON,MEYER HITCH,EMMA LINDEMAN,HANNA SCHMIDT,MASHA SHAPTOVA,AND KAYLEE VANDER VELDEN.
The Senior II group had a really good meet this weekend. For some, it was their last meet of the short course season. For others, it was a meet to strengthen their position for state or make additional cuts. Whatever the meet was for each individual, they all swam as hard as they could and came away from the meet accomplished. Now it is time to really buckle down. In four quick weeks we will be competing to achieve all of our year end goals. Let’s go now!
100% Best times:
Sara Frericks – Open State cuts in the 200 IM and 200 Freestyle, Sectional Cut in the
Karter Graves – 13-14 State Cuts in the 200 IM and the 100 Freestyle
Adam Hetman – Open State Cut in the 200 Backstroke
Bill McMinn – 13-14 State Cuts in the 200 IM, 100 & 200 Breaststrokes, and Open State
cut in the 1,000 Freestyle.
Swimmer of the Meet for Senior II:
Steven Bridgmohan – Steven swam in all seven races that he was entered into and achieved best times in all seven of those races. Over the last few months, we have seen a huge improvement in Steven’s work ethic during practice. It was obviously worth it after seeing the results of this meet. Keep up the great work Steven, your time in the spotlight is coming!
The Senior III group did a great job over the weekend. Almost everyone swam at least one event that they had never swam in competition before. Sure, there were some nerves, but the confidence they have built throughout the season from all of the tough practices got them to the blocks and helped them race hard. This group has done such a great job all season. It has been fun to watch them all mature, both physically and cognitively. This has turned out to be one of the strongest Senior III groups Triton Swimming has ever had. Keep up the great work!
First Swim Meet of the Season:
Amy Ashby-Roma – National Motivational “B” time in the 200 Breaststroke
Isabelle Bodart – National Motivational “B” time in the 100 Butterfly
Maya Harper – National Motivational “B” time in the 200 Breaststroke
Charlie Heneman – National Motivational “B” time in the 200 Breaststroke
Rinad Mohamed – National Motivational “B” time in the 100 Butterfly
Ella Ratterman – National Motivational “B” times in the 500 Freestyle, 200 Breaststroke,
200 Backstroke, and 200 Freestyle
Swimmer of the Meet for Senior III:
Ava Adams – Ava had a fantastic swim meet. She was able to get best times in all ten of her races. Ava has been putting a lot of hard work at practice and it sure paid off! Way to go Ava!
Swimmers from AGP participated in the Seahawk Dare to Care meet this past weekend and swam well. Swimmers were placed in events they were either close to State Cuts in or who were able to gain more experience swimming an event. Bella McWhorter swam the 1000 free as well as the 400 IM for the first time and got the 13-14 State cuts as well as the open 200fly cut. She is the second AGP girl to swim the 200 fly this short course season! Kate Schardein dropped nearly 12seconds in the 100 fly to grab the 11-12 state cut! Madeline Peyton grabbed 4 state cuts and dropped 14 seconds in the 500 free. Harper Lawson dropped 38 seconds in her 500 free and just missed the state cut by .40 in the 200 free. Amelia Jackson dropped 33 seconds in her thrilling 500 free to get the State cut! She got the state cut in the 100 free and the 100 back. One of her best meets this year! Lucy Evans dropped nearly 13 seconds in her 500 free where she is closer to the 13-14 cut in that event. In her final event, 200 free, she dropped 4 seconds to finish the weekend strong. Grace Dicken dropped 12 seconds in her 500 free and dropped an additional 5 seconds in her 200fly. That was her 3rd time swimming that event! She had one of her best meets of the year as well. Linnea Shapero grabbed the State cut in the 100 breast and dropped an additional 4 second in her 500 free.
Jake Mattingly dropped 6 seconds in the 100 fly and the 50 free. He, along with all the AGP boys swam very well. Eli Mays dropped time in all his events shaving off 5 seconds in his 200 Breast. Guy Proctor dropped 6 seconds off his 200IM, narrowly missed the State Cut in the 100fly and 100free where he also dropped time. Jack Ballerstedt swam the 500 free Saturday and dropped 1 min and 14 seconds! Jack swam well despite a recent illness. Great effort Jack!
Jack Borraga inched closer to the 500 free state cut, dropping another 2 seconds. He dropped in all his events and creeped closer to a State cut in his 200 back. Jackson Brown dropped nearly 10 seconds in his 500 free on Friday and is now 3 seconds off the cut having only swam it one other time. He dropped time in just about all his events. Robbie Burgin only swam Saturday but dropped 13 seconds in his 100 breast to grab the State Cut and swam the 500 free for the first time ever. Great job Robbie! Colby Johnson dropped 6 seconds in his 200 IM and 5 seconds in his 100 breast and 100 fly. He also swam the 500 free for the first time ever. Jameson Seraphine grabbed the State cut in the 200 back dropping nearly 11 second and grabbed the State cut in the 500 free on Friday dropping 8 seconds. Aiden Albritton swam the 500 free and while he didn’t drop time, he was able to grab some valuable experience swimming that event. Great effort Aiden!
Great effort all the way around for AGP. They keep working hard and dropping time! #ALLIN
Gold swam great at the Lakeside Dare to Care! We had a ton of drops, and a few more last minute state cuts made! I thought everyone did a great job paying attention and getting to the blocks for his or her races. There were a ton of improvements in race strategy. I loved seeing the kids swim the 500 for the first time (& crushing it). That event holds a special place in my heart, and I love seeing the kids embrace it!!!! I thought we did a great job putting our heads down and not breathing in the flags, but a few still need to remember to do that!! We need to have a head down and finish hard mindset! I am excited to see what we can do at state! GO TRITON!
We had 34 Swimmers do 245 events with 169 BEST TIMES (69%).
State Cuts (new):
Molly Dailey (500 FREE)
Christian Goshorn (50 BACK)
Emerson Northup (50 FLY)
Luke Northup (50 BACK & 200 FREE)
Evy Seifert (200 IM)
Rory Wildman (200 IM & 500 FREE)
Swimmers with 100% of best times:
What a great last weekend from everyone who swam. I am super proud on how all the silver swimmers did. We had 2 people achieve their first ever State cut! Those swimmers were Bricen Pechauer and Victoria Pritchard! We started the weekend off with the 8 under session and all the silver swimmers knocked it out of the park! With Zack Vlahos going best times in 3 of his 4 events. Sean Northup going a 48.11 in the 50 fly as a 6 year old. Rex Shieh dropping over 15 seconds in his 50 fly! Finishing out that session Claire Liu knocking out a best time in the 100 IM! I am so excited to see how the silver group evolves once they get older and become better swimmers. This is just the beginning on their swimming careers and they are all on the right path.
100% best times:
New State Qualifiers:
Bricen Pechauer: 100 free, 50 back, 50 free
Victoria Pritchard: 100 Breast
New State cuts:
Carter Schardein: 100 back
Biggest time drop:
Rex Shieh: 50 fly dropping -15.13
Training Groups Percentage of Best Times – 62%
Congratulations to Aubrey McWhorter (8) picking her first 10&U State Championship Qualifying time in the 50 Back!
Charlotte Bohannon – 4/4
Westin Jones – 7/7
Adalyn Knight – 7/7
Biggest Time Drops @ the Meet
Charlotte Bohannon – 100 Free – 12.02
Leah Ferrell – 100 Free – 11.60
Vera Gravil – 100 Free – 16.46
Weston Jones – 100 Free – 23.68
Emma Kellie – 100 Free – 14.85
Adalyn Knight – 100 Free – 10.20
Kinlee Ropple – 100 IM – 12.91
Wyatt Thompson – 100 Free – 56.38
Training Groups Percentage of Best Times – 60%
Congratulations to the following swimmers improving and getting better daily: Andrew Coty, Maci Couch, Lainey Craft, Hannah Kannapel, James King and Zoey Vlahos
Biggest Time Drops @ Meet
Lainey Craft = 100 Free – 21.55