Last Saturday Phoenix Swim Club swimmers had another fun day of racing! Over 150 swimmers swam and cheered each other on! Again, we had so many personal best times, that I couldn’t begin to count them! Every swimmer had multiple best times! Well done to ALL swimmers. We have added our Development Squad and Squids to our meets and they swam exceptionally well. The Development Squad started this year with lots of skills to learn and as the year progressed, their skills improved to a strong level. Each of them can do all four strokes and are able to race them! Our Squids are 1st graders who only swim once per week and they also have dramatically improved. We are excited to have them join our competitions.
As always the coaching staff and swimmers owe a huge thanks to all the parents who supported the team by helping us run the meet. For each meet we have 25 or 30 parents support the team by timing, announcing and assisting the swimmers in getting to their races in a timely manner. We can’t do it without you!
Nine more PSC team records fell to our mighty Phoenix swimmers. Record breakers were: Valerie Katen in the 8+under 200 breaststroke; Lily Noda and Nico Lyon in the 13+14 200 fly; Chikashi Nakano in the 9+10 200 free and 200IM; Duc Le in the 13+14 50 back and 100 back; Jacob Biros in the 15+over 100 breaststroke and 100 fly. Congratulations!
In two weeks 55 of our swimmers travel to ISHCMC for the ISHCMC Invitational, our final travel meet. May 25 is the HAC Championship which ends our season! The coaches look forward to a final month of our swimmers perfecting their technique and going that extra mile to end the year on the highest note!