Huntsville Blog Post
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RILEY AUTON WAS PLEASED WITH HER 1650 AND 200 BACK.SHE CONTINUES TO WORK ON MORE UNDERWATER KICKS OFF EACH WALL.
IAN BEIERLE WAS HAPPY WITH BOTH 100 AND 200 BACK AND IS ALREADY HARD AT WORK WITH CONSISTENCY.GREAT JOB THIS WEEK IAN.
JACK BOLYARD LOVED HIS 200 FREE ESPECIALLY WITH HIS MORE POWERFUL BREAKOUTS.HE IS UPSET WITH HIS 500 FREE BECAUSE HE RACED HIS TEAMMATE INSTEAD OF THE FIELD. HE CONTINUES TO IMPROVE UPON HIS KICK.
ALEXANDER BRIDGMOHAN WAS 100% BEST TIMES,BUT HE WAS MOST PLEASED WITH HIS 400 IM.HE CREDITS HIS SUCCESS TO CHRISTMAS LONG COURSE TRAINING.
SARAH C. WAS FIGHTING COVID AND NEVER GAVE UP.SHE HAD A BEAUTIFUL FINAL 200 BACK AND THEN GUTTED OUT A 100 FLY.I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT SHE COULD HAVE DONE AT THE MEET IF SHE WAS 100% HEALTHY.WE HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER SOON.
EMMA LINDEMAM AS ANOTHER SWIMMER WHO FOUGHT THROUGH ILLNESS AT THE MEET.THOUGH SHE FINALED IN ALL HER EVENTS,SHE WAS NOT THE EMMA WE ARE USE TO SEEING RACE.I KNOW ONCE SHE RECOVERS AND IS ABLE TO BE CONSISTENT IN WORKOUTS,SHE WILL AGAIN LIGHT UP OPPONENTS.
HANNA SCHMIDT HAD A BEAUTIFUL 200 BACK THAT SHE WON WITH AN AWESOME FINISH.THOUGH SHE WON MANY EVENTS,HANNA HOLDS HER OWN FEET TO THE FIRE AS SHE STRIVES TO ACHIEVE ELITE TIMES.SHE IS WORKING TO CLEAN UP HER TURNS.
EVERETT SEIFERT HAD A SUPER MEET,HE WAS MOST SURPRISED WITH HIS 100 BACK.I WAS IMPRESSED WITH HIS 400 IM AND 200FLY.A SWIM HE WISHES HE COULD DO OVER AGAIN WAS HIS 500 FREE.HE AND JACK RACED EACH OTHER AND NOT THE FIELD.LIVE,LEARN,AND YOU WILL BE BETTER NEXT TIME.
KAYLEE VANDER VELDEN HAD A NEW YEAR'S PRESENT WITH A SECTIONAL CUT IN THE 100 BACK.HER 400 IM WAS ALSO A THING OF BEAUTY. SHE IS CONTINUING TO WORK FASTER TURNS WITH CLEANER BREAKOUTS.
Members of the Senior II group have competed in swim meets over the last two weekends. Hartley Brinkmoeller, Ava Grazziani, and Bill McMinn represented Kentucky at the Mid-States All-Star meet in Indianapolis two weekends ago. They joined the majority of the rest of Senior II in Huntsville this past weekend. In Huntsville, the group had 12 of the 14 make it back to swim in finals and 13 of the 14 of them scored points to help Triton Swimming’s 2nd place finish at the meet. With the two meets being back-to-back weekends, I have combined the results.
100% Best times:
Mateo Augusti – 13-14 State cuts in the 1650 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, and 400 IM
Hartley Brinkmoeller – Open State cut in the 400 IM
Caitlin Day – Open State cut in the 1650 Freestyle
Sara Frericks – Open State cut in the 400 IM and her 1st Senior Sectional cut in the 200
Bill McMinn – 13-14 State cut in the 400 IM
Keegan Sheehan – 13-14 State cuts in the 100 and 200 Backstroke
Swimmer of the Meet for Senior II:
Ava Grazziani – Ava had incredible meets in both Indy and Huntsville. She was able to get 100% best times at All-Stars and then ended up with improving on 4 of the exact same 6 events in Huntsville. This was an awesome and unusual feat supported by a really strong, detailed, and focused work ethic. Ava had a big time drop in the 200 IM and is now only 0.02 seconds shy of the Open State cut. She got her Open State cut in the 50 Freestyle. Ava swam faster than the Senior Sectional cuts in the 100 and 200 Freestyles and earned Summer Senior Sectional cuts in the 100 and 200 Backstrokes. Keep up the great work Ava!
The five swimmers from the Senior III group represented Triton Swimming very well in Huntsville over the past weekend. The group swam to almost 80% best times. Every swimmer had a majority of their races at personal bests. The work that they did over the holiday break definitely showed with so many great performances. What a great weekend!
First time qualifying to swim in finals:
Scarlett Diniz made it back to finals and swam the 200 Breaststroke.
Ella Ratterman – National Motivational “B” times in the 100 Freestyle and the 200 IM.
Alex Roy – National Motivational “B” time in the 200 IM.
Swimmer of the Meet for Senior III:
Isabelle Bodart – Isabelle made it back to finals and swam the 200 Backstroke. She also earned National Motivational “BB” times in the 100 and 200 Freestyle, and in the 100 and 200 Backstroke. A lot of work went into these performances and it was really fun to see all of that work pay off. Great job, Isabelle!
AGP came off of holiday training with a bang, swimming lights out for their final bump meet of the season at the 3-day TYR Invitational in Huntsville, AL. Grace Dicken swam the 200 fly for the first time ever and now is the 1st AGP girl this short course season to swim it! She even made finals and dropped a second in the open division. Jameson Seraphine dropped 27 seconds in his 200 breast to grab one of his two State Cuts. Along with Jackson Brown, who swam the 500 free for the first time. Jackson dropped 8 seconds in his 200 back and swam the 200 breast for the first time grabbing State Cuts in both events and making finals.
Guy Proctor swam the 200 back and 200 breast for the first time and grabbed a State Cut in both events along with the 100 back and 50 free.
Jack Borraga swam the 400 IM in October and dropped 18 seconds on Friday afternoon to go under 5 minutes and grabbed the State Cut. He also grabbed the State cut in the 200 breast and dropped nearly 10 seconds in his 500 free at the end of the Sunday prelims session.
Jake Mattingly swam the 200 breast for the first time and made finals dropping an additional 3 seconds! He dropped over 10 seconds in his 200 IM and over 8 seconds in his 100 breast. Aiden Albritton dropped nearly 16 seconds in the 200 fly making finals and placed top 5 in all of his 100 events.
Paxton Boyd swam the 200 breast and dropped nearly 11 seconds. He dropped a total of 7.6 seconds in the 100 fly on his way to making finals. He shaved off 7.6 seconds in the 500 free as well. Excellent job as both boys swam in the AllStars meet the weekend before. Eli Mays dropped 25 seconds in his 200 breast as well as 1 min and 42 seconds in his 500 free!
This was Lucy Evans’ first meet as an AGP swimmer and she took 5.6 seconds off her 200 IM time, 7.27 seconds off her 100 fly and 8.82 seconds off her 100 back. She dropped in all of her events!
Amelia Jackson dropped nearly 12 seconds in her 100 fly, 4 seconds in her 200 free making finals and grabbing a State Cut! She also grabbed a State Cut in the 100 breast, dropping 9 seconds. Harper Lawson swam the 200 breast for the first time and made finals and dropped an additional 2.89 seconds. She dropped a second in her 200 free making finals and dropped an additional 3.75 seconds. She grabbed her first State Cut in the 50 free by .01!
Bella McWhorter dropped nearly 5 seconds in her 500 free Friday night and 3 seconds in the 100 back. She swam very well this past weekend and she dropped 1.39 seconds in her 50 breast. She made finals and dropped time from her prelim swims and while some of her times were not personal bests, she still came in and swam hard at finals placing 1st in just about all of her events, especially swimming at AllStars the weekend before. Linnea Shapero dropped nearly 8 seconds in the 500 free on Friday and qualified for finals in all of her events. She dropped 1.24 seconds in her 100 free for a personal best time in that event. She dropped 8.7 seconds in the 200 back making finals. She dropped time in the 100fly to grab a personal best time in that event. She swam hard over the weekend especially since she also swam at AllStars the weekend before.
Ryann Thompson dropped 8.70 seconds in her 200 back, nearly a second in the 100 free, and swam the 500 free for the first time ever!
AGP Swam well and I was impressed by their determination to swim fast on day 3. Sunday morning they were tired, but found a way to come back for finals to swim hard and swim smart. They trusted their training. Way to go AGP and Way to Go Team Triton! #ALLIN
We did not have many kids at the meet, but boy did those that went swim fast!! Casey and I were sad not to be there, but we kept an eye out on the results. It was great seeing some kids get their first state cut, and a few more get some new ones. It was quite a competitive meet, and we are super proud of the five kids who made it back to finals. We may not have been able to see how they swam, but there is always room to improve! We will continue to work on the little things to prepare us for Lakesides Dare to Care and State in March! GO TRITON! #ALLIN
We had 14 Swimmers do 91 events with 73 BEST TIMES (80.2%).
State Cuts (new):
Logan Brown (100 FLY)
Christian Goshorn (50 BREAST)
Owen Mayes (50 BREAST)
Kai Page (50 BREAST)
Evy Seifert: (500 FREE, 100 BACK)
Swimmers with 100% of best times:
Swimmers who swam in finals:
Great job this last weekend to everyone who swam down in Huntsville! We didn’t have many swimmers swim compared to other away meets but the ones who went had a great weekend. Since our last meet we have been working on a lot of butterfly and breaststroke. It showed this last weekend from everyone who swam . We had many best times achieved in those events and even some swimmers got their FIRST STATE CUTS! We have only 2 more meets left on the schedule and I can’t wait to see how else everyone does coming up. We have many swimmers close to other state cuts. Lets keep up the great work during practice and lets keep it rolling!
1. 100 % best times
a. Edison HU
b. Claire Liu
c. Chance Thornton
2. Swimmers who Swam in Finals:
a. Chance Thornton: 50 breast-7th place
3. New State Cuts
a. Stella Jett: 50 fly
b. Claire Liu: 100 fly
c. Chance Thornton: 50 breast & 50 Fly
4. Biggest Time drops
a. Campbell Brown: 50 Fly -8.84
b. Henry Dicken: 100 back -6.10
c. Edison Hu: 100 breast -8.90
d. Emma Janes: 100 IM -3.21
e. Stella Jett: 50 fly -2.25
f. Claire Liu: 100 Fly -9.14
g. Sky Pruet: 100 IM -8.98
h. Lennox Robertson: 50 free -1.51
i. Finn Sheerwood: 100 free -7.58
j. Chance Thornton: 50 fly -3.78
k. Zack Vlahos: 100 free -3.44
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