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As Steven Wright once said, “It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it”, Cape families ended up in the same part of Tennessee. In the photo are (L-R) Liam , Coach Perry, Skye and Annabelle.
Hayden Tedhams (10) had a great first day at the F.G.C.U. swim camp held on the campus. He even got to try on a Gold Olympic medal (just to feel what it will be like some day).
Our swimmers had a very strong showing this past Saturday at the Charlotte County Swimming (CCS) meet in Englewood. Ten swimmers achieved eighteen new swimming standards.
Motivational standards (B, BB, A, AA, AAA, AAAA) are maintained by United States of America Swimming, based on national performances. These standards are reviewed and adjusted every four years. The American Swimming Coaches Association recognizes these standards with patches and chevrons that swimmers can purchase at our pool. For their very first standard achieved, our team gives the swimmer an age group patch with their first chevron. After that, swimmers purchase additional chevrons for $1.00. The team makes no money in this program. We hope all swimmers find this program a way of personally recognizing and displaying their progress in the journey toward excellence in our sport.
USA Swimming has seventy-nine local swimming committees across the country. Each LSC establishes their own standards for championship meets. In our LSC (Florida Swimming), our age group championships (FLAGS) have some of the fastest standards in the country. Swimmers reaching these “cuts” have accomplished a significant marker in our sport.
Brent Baker (13) reached a Florida Swimming Age Group Championship (FLAGS) cut in the 100y Butterfly with a time of 1:00.81 (-2.62 seconds).
Evan Baker (13) dropped 1.18 seconds in the 100y Freestyle with a time of 55.52 (A), and 3.33 seconds in the 200y Backstroke, covering the distance in 2:22.96 (BB).
Zachary Baril (15) reached “BB” in the 100y Freestyle with a 57.54 (-1.12).
Lian Dugan (15) dropped a total of 6.68 seconds in his three events. In the 100y Fly Liam posted 1:01.94 (-1.81) for “BB”. Next, in the 200y Individual Medley (I.M.) he hit the touch pad with a time of 2:19.68 (-3.08) for anther “BB”, and finished things off in the 100y Freestyle with a “BB” time of 56.62 (-1.79).
Ryan Francis (12) captured a “B” in the 200y Freestyle with an impressive 2:32.65 (-21.89) and added another “B” in the 50y Butterfly with a time of 35.90 (-9.61).
Annabelle Hazelwood (10) took .69 seconds off her best time in the 50y Freestyle with a “B” time of 38.79.
Maddie Lehman (12) reached a FLAGS cut in the 50y Butterfly with a time of 29.50 (-.67), and completed the 200y Breaststroke with an amazing “A” time of 2:49.62 (-21.20).
Josie Meyers (15) earned three “BB” standards. First in the 200y Freestyle, she stopped the clock with a time of 2:16.60 (-3.59). In the 100y Breaststroke, she hit the pad with a 1:20.22 (-.88) and in the 200y Breaststroke she was clocked in 2:50.93 (-5.21).
Jack Orr (15) lowered his 200y Freestyle time to a “BB” with an impressive 2:06.02 (-8.89).
Sophie Pellegrino (11) achieved two “BB” standards. In the 50y Butterfly she dropped 2.62 seconds when hitting the touch pad at 32.09 and in the 100 I.M. she covered the distance in 1:17.69 (-4.54).
All meet results are available to read after logging into our website (www.swimcapecoral.com).
Andrew Mills (18), Evangelical Christian School senior, signed his intent to attend Virginia Military Institute this Fall. V.M.I. was founded in 1839 in Lexington, Virginia, as the first state-supported military college in the nation and is an N.C.A.A. Division 1 Athletics institution. Andrew has been a member of our team since he was 8 years old, beginning with Coaches Anne Smith and Ron Kerfoot. Working his way up the ladder of qualifying meets, Andrew has qualified for Florida Age Group, Florida Senior and United States Southern Zone South Sectional championships. We are sure Andrew will be a great addition to both the college and swim team of V.M.I. Best wishes to Andrew!
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.