The summer club season kicked off on June 4th! And the Seahawk USA swimmers already had their first meet this past weekend (6/6-6/8), the Ames event – Rock the Blocks. Though many storms in the area rained down on the swimmers, the Seahakws continued to swim fast in the outdoor meter pool!
Most of the USA swimmers have been swimming all of May to get ready for these early meets and the extra practice is paying off! This weekend the SDMS swimmers saw great times, especially considering it’s the first time for most to compete in “long-course”.
Long-course meets are run in meters which requires extra stamina. The events also offer longer options (ex. 200 Breaststroke) instead of the more standard-length races. The extra distance didn’t faze these swimmers though – almost everyone beat their seed times in their events!
As always we can’t recognize every race, but below are just few meet highlights.
- Will Chase taking 5th overall in the 9-10 Boys 50 Breaststroke
- Shay Fueling taking 13th place overall in the 10 and under 100 Freestyle!
- Erica Benson hitting a 1.31 in her 100 Fly!
- Lauren Benson taking 5th overall in the 10 and under 200 Freestyle!
Check out Facebook for a few photos posted by swimmers at the meet!
Great job Seahawks!