Nashville Blog Post
Senior 1: TO QUOTE GREG POST,"THE NASHVILLE MEET GAVE ME AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH WORK IS LEFT TO BE DONE." AFTER SPEAKING WITH COACH MIKE AND ALL 8 OF THE SENIOR 1 SWIMMERS WE KNOW WHAT LIES AHEAD AND WE ARE ON IT.
IN THE LARGER,MORE ELITE MEETS THERE ARE NO ASSIGNED LANES AND THIS SEEMS TO PRESENT A PROBLEM WITH MANY OF THE SWIMMERS.WE MUST LEARN TO WARM UP AND DOWN THE SAME WAY WE DO AT PRACTICE.WE SHOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT GETTING IN SOMEONE'S WAY,FOR EACH SWIMMER HAS THE RIGHT TO WARM UP IN A MANNER THAT BENEFITS THEM FOR THEIR RACES.THAT BEING SAID,MORE INTENSE WARM UPS NEED TO TAKE PLACE,AS WELL AS MORE PACE WORK.
ATTITUDES WERE FOR THE MOST PART VERY POSITIVE AS WELL AS SUPPORT FOR ONE ANOTHER.BELOW ARE THE THOUGHTS OF EACH SWIMMER.
RILEY AUTON: WAS MOST PLEASED WITH HER 200 BACK AND NEEDS TO WORK MORE ON HER 800 FREE PACE .
DREW COLLIS:WAS HAPPY WITH HIS 100 FLY,NEW STATE CUT AND 200 IM.STROKE COUNT AND TIMING WITH HIS BREASTSTROKE WILL MAKE FOR A GREAT LONG COURSE FINISH.
AVA GRAZZIANI: FELT STRONG IN HER 200BACK AND THE HAND POSITION SHE HAS BEEN WORKING ON IN PRACTICE PAID OFF. SHE CONTINUES TO IMPROVE HER UNDERWATER BREAKOUTS.LEARNING THE PROPER WAY TO WARM DOWN AFTER A HARD RACE AND WARM UP FOR THE NEXT RACE WITH NOT MUCH TIME BETWEEN IS CRITICAL.
GREAT UNDERWATERS IN THE 100 BACK RESULTED IN A NEW STATE CUT.START,TURN,AND BREAKOUT FINE TUNING WILL AID GREG IN FAST SPRINT FREE RACES.HE IS WORKING ON 200 BACK AND FREE PACE WORK FOR SEAHAWK.
HANNA SCHMIDT: FELT GOOD ABOUT HER 100 BREAST AND 50 FREE.WITH WHAT IS LEFT OF THE SEASON,HANNA IS FOCUSED ON TRYING TO MAINTAIN INTENSITY FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME IN PRACTICE.
EVERETT SEIFERT:GREAT 200 BACK AND 200 IM.MORE INTENSE WARM UPS AND MORE PACE WORK DURING THE FIRST 2 DAYS OF THE MEET WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN MANY MORE GREAT SWIMS.HOLDING ON TO FRONT CATCH FOR FLY AND BREAST WILL HELP AT SEAHAWK.
MASHA SHTAPOVA:AWESOME 200 BACK.CONTINUE TO WORK ON EVERY BACK FINISH AND MORE 200 BACK PACE WORK.SEAHAWK SHOULD BE ABLE TO WORK OUT THE KINKS BEFORE STATE.
KAYLEE VANDER VELDEN: HER 50 FREE MADE HER SMILE.DEALING WITH SOME VACATION TIME BEFORE THE MEET MADE IT TOUGH.SEAHAWK WILL BE A STEPPING STONE PRIOR TO STATE AND ZONES.
Senior 2: The Nashville meet was everything that we expected it to be. The competition was tough and we got up and raced hard. Everyone in the group had their own highlights. And everyone had some significant best times. The group ended up with 66% Best Times over the weekend.
100% Best Times
Bella McWhorter – New Team Records in the 200 Freestyle, 200 IM, and the 400
Freestyle. Open State Cuts in the 200 IM and the 100 Backstroke.
Jackson Brown – 13-14 State Cuts in the 50 Freestyle and the 200 IM.
Jameson Seraphine – Open State Cuts in the 100 Breaststroke and the 200 Butterfly.
Linnea Shapero – 13-14 State Cuts in the 100 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke, 50 Freestyle,
And the 200 Backstroke
Swimmer of the Meet for Senior II:
Eli Mayes – Eli swam at the FAST Summer Jam a week ago and had 7 out of 8 best times. He got one 13-14 State Cut in the 400 IM and was close to several more. Eli wasn’t done, he got hungry! He and his family took a chance and came down to Nashville to deck enter five events. He sure made the trip worth it. Eli swam best times in all of his events and earned three more 13-14 State Cuts in the 100 Breaststroke, 100 Backstroke, and the 100 Freestyle. Eli made this possible with his consistent hard work at practice. That and true grit! Great job Eli. Stay focused and keep working.
AGP: AGP swam very well at our first two very competitive meets of the Long Course Season. Swimmers brought energy, enthusiasm, and team spirit-WE before me-cheering Team Triton on. We were ready for both meets with only one AGP swimmer attending the Fishers meet. We have all been working hard this summer season. Nashville only took the top eight 11-12 age group for finals so a few swimmers were able to stay and swim again.
The following swimmers posted best times in these events. New state time cuts are indicated:
Ansley Brinkmoeller- 200 IM, 200 Free, 100 Back & Free, 50 Fly, Back and Free
Charlotte Dawkins-200 IM, 400 Free (13-14 State Cut!), 200 Free (State Cut!), 100 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Back (State Cut!) and 50 Free (State Cut!)
Lucy Evans- She swam the 200 IM long course for the first time ever. Excellent job Lucy! 400 Free(13-14 State Cut), 200 Free, 100 Back (State Cut!) & 50 Free (State Cut!).
Kai Paige-200 IM, 200 Free, 100 Fly & 100 Free & 50 Fly
Madeline Peyton- 400 Free (13-14 State Cut!), 200 Free (13-14 State Cut!), 100 Back, 100 Free, 50 Back and 50 Free (She broke :30 for the first time and made finals grabbing the 13-14 State Cut!).
Evy Seifert-400 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, and 50 Breast. She was first alternate at finals for both breaststroke events.
Rory Wildman- 200 IM (State Cut), 500 Free, 100 Back (State Cut), 100 Free and 50 Breast.
Lana Shapero- 400 Free (first time swimming it Long Course and she grabbed the State Cut!), 200 IM, 200 Free, 100 Fly, 50 Free
Molly Dailey-200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Free, 50 Free.
Robbie Burgin-200 Free (State Cut), 100 Fly. Robbie made finals in the 50 breast as well as the 50 fly.
Logan Brown-200 Free (first time swimming it Long Course & a State Cut), 100 Back, 100 Free (State Cut), 50 Fly, 50 Back(State Cut), and 50 Free.
Colby Johnson-200 Free (State Cut), 100 & 50 Breast (qualifying for finals and dropping an additional 3sec in the 100!), 50 Free & 100 Free (making finals as well in both), 200 IM, 400 Free(State Cut) and 100 Back (which he also made finals in).
Zander Vlahos-200 Free, 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Breast, 200 IM(State Cut), 400 Free(State Cut) and 50 Fly.
Jake Mattingly-100 Breast (State Cut), 100 Fly(State Cut), 100 Back, 50 Free, 100 Free, and 200 IM(State Cut).
Amelia Jackson was the only AGP swimmer to swim at both Fishers and Nashville. She dropped time in her 50 Free at Fishers and in Nashville. She swam the 200 Back in Nashville for the first time and the 200 Breast for the first time at the Fishers meet. She made finals in the 200 Breast and dropped 4 seconds! Great swimming Amelia! Keep working hard.
Excellent job AGP! Onward to our long course State Championships but first the Seahawk meet! Go Team Triton! #ALLIN
Gold: Gold did not have many attend the Nashville Summer Sizzler, though, the ones that did attend seemed to swim great! It is probably one of the bigger out of state meets that gold has a attended, so I am sure that was nerve wracking for some! I was happy to see that there were a few of best times; and four more state cuts made! I can’t believe we have less than a month until state!!! Its go time!!!!
We had 5 Swimmers do 30 events with 16 BEST TIMES.
Jamie Lewis (100 FLY)
Luke Northup (50 FREE, 50 BACK, 100 FLY)
Silver: Great job to all silver swimmers who went down to Nashville and knocked it out of the park! We had 5 new state cuts achieved. Those swimmers are Campbell brown with 2 cuts, Zack Vlahos in the 100 back, and Lennox Robertson and Finn Sherwood achieving her first ever state cut in the 100 fly! Hearing from coach mike and everyone who was down in Nashville everyone had a great time and swam their best. Zack got another team record in the 100 fly!
New State Cuts:
Campbell Brown: 100 breast & 50 breast
Lennox Robertson: 100 fly
Zack Vlahos: 100 back
Finn Sherwood: 100 fly
Biggest time Drop:
Campbell Brown: 100 breast dropped 11.68
Violet Evans: 100 breast dropped 7.31
Westin Jones: 100 free dropped 10.69
Caroline Lauder: 50 breast dropped 2.58
Claire Liu: 200 free dropped 2.25
Aubrey McWhorter: 100 free dropped 12.86
Sean Northup: 50 free dropped 4.47
Lennox Robertson: 100 fly dropped 6.07
Finn Sherwood: 100 back dropped 1.33
Wyatt Thompson: 100 free dropped 10.98
Zack Vlahos: 100 fly dropped 21.27