Our team attended the Salmon Arm Invitational on July 19/20, this was a very busy and fast paced meet that was run similar to Regionals, with a total of 303 swimmers in attendance and 12 teams. The quality of swimming at this meet was amazing to watch, and as a parent it was a blast to cheer on swimmers along side their team mates. This team has amazing spirit.
In this meet alone our swimmers broke four club records bringing our season new club record total to 15. Norm Anderson broke the record for 50m butterfly, Aidan Neilson broke the record for 200m IM, and Olivia Holloway broke the record for 25m butterfly and 25m backstroke. Great work swimmers, we are all very proud of you! Two of our Turtles, Corben VanGenne and Olivia Holloway stepped up to the plate, did their first 50m races and stole the show with their flip turns (a skill usually done by older swimmers). We also had Nathan Anderson complete his first legal 100m IM earning his I am IM awesome hat, a prize our swimmers are always excited to earn. Three of our senior swimmers made finals, with Aidan Neilson placing 3rd in his 100m IM, 2nd in his 50m free style, and 5th in his 50m butterfly, Norm Anderson placed 5th in his 100m IM, 5th in his 50m free style, and 4th in his 50m butterfly, and Colton Heron also made finals for his 100m breast stroke and his 100m free style.
Swimmer of the Salmon Arm meet goes to Brook Heron who had best times all around beating her previous times by a land slide. She kept a smile on her face, and was the first to cheer on all her teammates. Way to go Brook!
Survivor Week was a success and here are some stats to prove it; our senior team hit an insane 4000 yds this morning in practice (3 boys sprinted the last 200 just to get it in) and have swam 141,000 yds to date. Our junior team also hit an all-time high of 2800 yds and have swam 82,000 yds to date! Everyone enjoyed the fun, the work, and the amazing results survivor week has pushed them to accomplish.
Now that our swimmers have finished Survivor Week this week is the time to re-build the muscles that were worked so hard last week. During Taper week our swimmers need lots of rest and good food. However, they are still asked to come to every practice as the swims will be easier in length, and the intensity will be in short bursts. The hope is that by the end of this week our swimmers will have recovered their energy and be “bouncing off the walls” ready for racing at Regionals Saturday in Kelowna. Please wish our swimmers luck at Regionals, as we plan to show the Region that Princeton has some amazing athletes.