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A-meet - FF@FM - recap

posted Jul 8, 2016, 4:25 AM by Fort Myer Swim Team   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 7:13 PM by Mark Tramontozzi ]
Hi FMST parents, 

What a super A-meet today against Franklin Farm! - I saw many, many great Fort Myer swims today.

Highlights include:

  • Two new team records:
    • Claire Mowery: Girls 11-12 Backstroke - Claire broke the 2012 record by 0.23 seconds; and
    • Girls 11-12 Medley Relay (Claire Mowery, Charleston Couture, Sarah Grace Rogers, Kaitlin St. Pierre) - the girls broke the record set last week by 0.4 seconds.

  • One, two, three finishes in Girls 11-12 Free and Back (Claire Mowery, Charleston Couture, Sarah Grace Rogers). That's 18 points to nil - thanks girls!

  • Beau Henning - with a big improvement in his 8&u Backstroke time, Beau brings depth to our 8&u boys in this event.

  • 45 swimmers improved their times! - many of those swimmers saw improvements across multiple events. Particularly pleasing were the IM performances - again, many swimmers pulled out big improvements in their IM times, even after strong individual and relay swims.

Other greatness today:

  • Cheering. After a brief rehearsal, Squids turned out THE best cheering I have heard all season - both before and during the relays, the cheering inspired. A big thanks to Tariq Gardner and Eleni Zervos for leading the cheers.

  • DQs. There were only nine DQs today (see attached DQ report). That's a HUGE improvement from last Saturday's meet (16 DQs last week) - well done and stand-by for focussed coaching for those that DQ'd today.

Some food for thought:

Goals. Goal setting is great way to improve swim times! PBs are a great improvement goal, and I am thrilled to see so many swimmers improving their PBs at each meet. Those with an eye on our record board will know that some Team Records are well within reach. Records are made to be broken - lets see what we can do!

Lastly, some notes for the coming week:

  • Monday 07/04: Normal training for all age groups.
  • Tuesday 07/05: Normal training for all age groups.
  • Wednesday 07/06: Home B-meet - C@FM. Normal training this day for Intermediate and Senior swimmers. Junior and Developmental do not have training.  If you Junior swimmer was in the A Meet this week, they can come to training.
  • Thursday 07/07: Normal training for all age groups.
  • Friday 07/08: No training for A-meet swimmers ahead of the home A-meet the following day.

  • Team uniform. Thanks for a great turn-out in team livery today.

Go Squids!