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Posted by SWIM FLORIDA ~ CAPE CORAL at Apr 22, 2018 6:33PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Sunday was filled with terrific weather, lots of laughs and great times with tough competition at the St. Petersburg North Shore 50-meter pool. Cape Coral swimmers continued to impress with their support for each other, and their ability to perform at a high level in a pool more than twice the length of the one they train in.
Zachary Baril (15) lowered his 400m Freestyle time to a “BB” 4:50.14 (-11.41) and 2:44.87 (-4.54) in the 200m I.M. (“B”),
Savannah Braun (13) shaved 1.58 seconds off her 50m Backstroke (40.79) and .61 off her time in the 100m Butterfly (1:37.26).
Kaylee Campbell (10) had first time swims in all three events, covering the 100m Backstroke in 2:02.84, the 100m Freestyle in 1:55.37, and the 50m Breaststroke in 1:30.89.
Faith Fuhrman (12) dropped over 23 seconds combined in her three event. Faith covered the 50m Butterfly with a “BB” 37.53 (-3.21), the 100m Freestyle in a “BB” 1:17.37 (-3.24) and in the 200m Individual Medley with a “B” 3:14.56 (-16.57).
Elijah Goins (12) improved his 100m Backstroke time to 1:37.52, his 100m Freestyle time to a “B” 1:19.48 (-5.00) and placed 9th with a “B” time of 3:24.25 (-24.38) in the 200m Individual Medley.
Melana Greene (13) dropped an amazing 30.86 seconds in the 400m Freestyle (5:09.04 – “A”), another 2.11 in the 100m Freestyle (1:06.17 – “AA”) and 5.67 in the 200m Individual Medley (2:47.18 – “A”)
Skylar Gusler (12) covered the 100m Backstroke in 1:31.10 (-6.20 –“B”), the 100m Freestyle in 1:14.95 (-2.16 – “BB”) and won the 50m Breaststroke in 40.54 (-1.77) (FLAG/”A”).
Annabelle Hazelwood (10) improved her time in the 50m Butterfly with a time of 51.08 (-3.01 –“B”) and finished 8th in the 200m Individual Medley with a time of 3:57.38 (“B”).
Ania Kokosinski (13) had first time swims in the 400m Freestyle (5:13.75 – “A”) and the 200m Breaststroke (3:17.49 – “B”). In the 200m Individual Medley, Ania stopped the clock at 2:46.29 (-35.67) for an “A” standard.
Alexis Marburger (11) was clocked in 1:31.85 (-9.78 – “B”) in the 100m Backstroke, dropped 8.29 seconds in the 100m Freestyle (1:23.64 – “B”) and lowered her time in the 50m Breaststroke to 53.07 (-2.06).
Riley McFarland (12) had a best time in the 100m Backstroke (1:33.82) dropping 8.09 – “B”, dropped 2.14 seconds in the 50m Butterfly (39.42 –“B”) and finished 8th in the 50m Breaststroke with a “BB” 43.57 (-4.36).
Josie Meyers (15) had a first time swim in the 200m Breaststroke, stopping the clock at 3:23.86 – “B”, lowered her 50m Breaststroke time to 45.27 (-4.04) and covered the 100m Freestyle in 1:16.74 (-11.99 –“B”).
Skye Persechino (9) lowered her 100m Backstroke time by 10.57 seconds to “BB” 1:43.39, knocked 5.90 seconds off her 100m Freestyle time with a “B” 1:32.95 and posted a “B” 55.99 in the 50m Breaststroke (-5.43).
Alex Rodriguez (12) lowered his 50m Butterfly time to “B” 40.29 (-7.86), improved his 50m Breaststroke time to 50.77 (-10.94) and finished 7th his first time swimming the 200m Individual Medley to 3:11.43 (“B”).
Hayden Tedhams (10) finished 4th in the 100m Backstroke as he lowered his best time to 1:28.70 (-.13 “A”/FLAG), took 2nd in the 50m Breaststroke with a “BB”/FLAG 47.07 (-1.97), and placed 4th in the 200m Individual Medley with a time of 3:10.46.
Taylor Tedhams (7) had first time swims in the 200m Freestyle (4:16.15) and 100m Backstroke (2:232.38). Taylor dropped 8.16 seconds in the 50m Breaststroke (1:16.45), finishing 5th overall.

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Posted by SWIM FLORIDA ~ CAPE CORAL at Apr 21, 2018 4:35PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

There is nothing like participating in a swim meet to give purpose to training and added joy in participating in a sport where everyone gets to play. Cape swimmers lowered many personal best times today at the Anderson-McQueen Invitational in St. Petersburg.
Savannah Braun (13) lowered her best time in the 100m Breaststroke stopping the clock at 1:29.18 (-2.51), and the 200m Freestyle hitting the touch pad at 2:38.14 (-.21).
Kaylee Campbell (10) had terrific first-time swims in the 50m Backstroke (57.29), 50m Freestyle (50.53) and 200m Freestyle (4:09.86).
Faith Fuhrman (12) took 5.08 seconds off her 100m Breaststroke time (1:47.43), and 12.60 seconds off her 100m Butterfly (1:31.64).
Elijah Goins (12) scored 18 points as he earned a “BB” time in the 100m Breaststroke with a time of 1:35.11 (-19.62), dropped 12.49 seconds in the 100 Butterfly (1:42.65) and lowered his 200m Freestyle time to a “B” 2:54.76 (-7.74).
Melana Greene (13) scored 4 point lowered her time in the 50m Freestyle with a “AA” standard 30.38 (-1.41) and swam to a “BB” 1:30.55 (-2.44) in the 100m Breaststroke.
Skylar Guslar (12) put 24 points in the team scoring as he improved his 50m Backstroke time to a “B” 41.49 (-7.08), finished 5th in the 100m Breaststroke with a “BB” 1:33.18 (-4.5 7) and dropped 1.55 in the 50m Freestyle with a “BB” 33.49 (-1.55).
Annabelle Hazelwood (10) hit the touch pad at 44.79 (-3.43) in the 50m Freestyle and finished 9th in the 100m Butterfly (1:55.27).
Ania Kokosinski (13) put 16 points on the board as she finished 8th in the 50m Freestyle with a “AA” 29.84 and was clocked in 2:25.30 for the 200m Freestyle (A).
Jacob Lehman (10) scored 4 points as he lowered his 50m Backstroke time to 57.29 (-6.33) and cut 1.62 seconds off his 50m Freestyle time (46.46).
Maddie Lehman (12) scored 39 points as she placed 3rd in the 50m Backstroke as she took 1.88 seconds off her best time (35.85), she then placed 5th in the 50m Freestyle with a “AA/FLAG” 30.82 (-1.17), and 9th in the 200m Freestyle dropping 4.51 seconds with a “A” 2:32.29.
Alexis Marburger (11) lowered her 50m Backstroke time to 44.13 (-3.51) “B”, dropped 2.62 in the 50m Freestyle with a 38.30 (B) and had a first-time swim in the 200m Freestyle, posting a time of 3:10.66.
Riley McFarland (11) scored 11 points as she posted a 49.43 (-3.44) (B) in the 50m Backstroke, placed 8th in the 100m Breaststroke with a best 1:37.16 (-7.83) “BB”, and topped things off with a “BB” 34.01 in the 50m Freestyle (-1.71).
Elise Myers (10) reached a “B” in the 50m Freestyle with a 42.89 (-34.46).
Josie Myers (15) lowered her time by 7.58 seconds in the 50m Butterfly (37.55), dropped to 1:35.91 (-6.50) in the 100m Breaststroke, and had a first-time swim in the 200m Freestyle, clocked at a “B” 2:40.37.
Skye Persechino (9) competed for the first time in the 100m Breaststroke posting a “B” 2:05.21 and dropped 30.49 seconds in the 200m Freestyle with a “B” 3:24.09.
Alex Rodriguez (12) had his game face on scoring 18 points while lowering a total of 64.08 seconds in his three events. He started off lowering his 50m Backstroke to a “B” 43.69 (-8.49), another 5.43 in the 50m Freestyle finishing 10th with a “BB” 43.58, and topped things off placing 8th in the 200m Freestyle with a “BB” 2:41.12 (-50.16).
Hayden Tedhams (10) scored 39 points as he placed 4th in the 50m Backstroke with an improved “FLAG” time of 41.61 (-.14), he was then 4th in the 100m Breaststroke with another improved “FLAG” time of 1:43.84 (-2.46), and finished 9th in the 50m Freestyle with 36.15.
Taylor Tedhams (7) scored 17 points as she improved her time in the 50m Backstroke with a 1:04.10 (-.12), and placed 7th in the 50m Freestyle with 50.76 (-7.47).


Posted by SWIM FLORIDA ~ CAPE CORAL at Apr 16, 2018 7:37AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Natalie Handzlik (13), Sophie Pellegrino (11), Zach Baril (15) and Jack Pellegrino (17) competed in the 2018 Crippen Sunset Mile at Miromar Lake in Fort Myers Saturday. (4/14). In her first open water event, Natalie posted a time of 20:24.07, and Sophie completed her first open water mile in 27:50.00. On the boy’s side, Zach reached the finish line in 19:01.20, and Jack scrambled out of the water with a time of 17:33.00.
In all, sixty men, and seventy women participated in the event which had the swimmers start in the lake, swim the mile long course around the lake, and finish by getting out of the water, and crossing the finish line on the beach. It was a beautiful day for the event, and our swimmers expressed an interest in doing it again next year. Great job swimmers!

Swim families,

Thank you for your participation in Swim-a-thon! It was a fun and successful event. Please turn in all raised money by 4/30.

Our Annual Ron Kerfoot Jamboree is coming up on May 5th at 11 am. This league meet, hosted by our team, is the second of two major fundraisers we do each year. We ask that all families participate to help make this event a success.

Here is how this works:

1. All swimmers swim in the meet, unless they have a FLAG/Senior Champ cut. (The Flag/Senior Champ swimmers will be helping with set-up, timing and cleanup). Warm-ups start at 10:00 am for our team. The meet starts at 11:00 and ends about 2:00. Please see the email Coach Ed sent out earlier to register for the meet on active.

2. Gatorade/food donation—We are in need of Gatorade (20 oz bottles) to sell at the concession stand. Any leftovers will be used during the summer for league meets. We are asking for a donation of one 12 pack of the 20oz bottles per swimmer. Please leave your donation in the pool office. We will also need: individual bags of chips/pretzels, ring pops, hot dog buns, condiments, cookies, napkins, ect.

For every $10 Gatorade /food donation it will count as 1 hour of volunteer time. :)

3. Volunteer time—We need all the help we can get! Remember as part of membership each family is required to donate 20 hours of volunteer time -per swimmer in the family.

We will be having a volunteer meeting on Wednesday, 4/25 and Thursday, 4/26 at 5:30 on deck to arrange the volunteers. If you are unable to attend the volunteer meeting we will still need your help! We will need help with set-up, cleanup, garbage runs, 50/50 raffle, concessions (in shifts), and timers.

4. Concessions—We need two families who are willing to be grill masters! They will be grilling burgers and hot dogs. We will be selling those along with drinks, fruit, chips, cookies and more at very reasonable prices.

5. Shade tents—If your family owns a shade tent, please bring it to help set up a shaded area for our team.

Thanks for your continued support of our team!

If you have any questions, please reply to:

The document 2018_Jamboree.pdf was attached to this post.

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*Swim-a-thon week!*

Posted by SWIM FLORIDA ~ CAPE CORAL at Apr 2, 2018 7:29AM PDT
Please remember that each swimmer will need an adult to count laps, so bring a chair and a clipboard (if you have one). We will have the count sheets for you. Remember to bring water and snacks for your swimmer as they may get tired and hungry.

You may want to bring a shade tent if you have one. We will have pizza for the swimmers and the 2018 Swim-a-thon T-shirts once they’ve completed their laps. :)

There will also be Swim Florida water bottles $8 and vintage Swim Florida T-shirts $5 for sale!

Please read the information below regarding this year’s Swim-a-thon.


When? April 2nd-9th

Monday, April 2nd-Bronze 3 and 4 from 4:30-6:30

(Make up day Wednesday)

Tuesday, April 3rd Bronze 1 and 2 from 4:30-6:30

(Make up day Thursday)

Friday, April 6th Silver from 6:30-8:30

Monday, April 9th -Gold usual practice times, please let Coach Ed know if you want to swim the 200 laps in an hour.

Thank you for your continued support of our swim team.