SDMS held the Battle of the Ages meet on Monday (1/18). The Battle of the Ages meet is a little different from the other SDMS club meets (though the events are the same). First of all, the events are seeded by time. So regardless of age, everyone was swimming with others of a similar time. The other big difference is ribbons are awarded overall, rather than the age-group and male/female.
The meet was filled with fun and exciting races. Particularly the relays, which had all ages mixed together based solely times. All in all, everyone did great at their first SDMS meet back from break! See more meet highlights and some photos below.
- Top 10 in the 50 Free featured four 13 year olds!
- Will Bennett took 2nd
- Shaun Slycord took 3rd
- Catherine Dooley took 9th
- Anika Snow took 10th
- Top 10 in the 50 Back had one 9 year old and one 10 year old!
- Tori Dudley took 5th
- Paola Santiago took 8th
- Top 10 in the 100 Free featured two 11 year olds!
- Thomas McPhee took 7th
- Ripley Berg took 10th
- Top 10 in the 50 Breaststroke featured three 10 year olds
- Will Chase took 2nd
- Tyler Rewarts took 7th
- Joselyn Dowling took 9th
Here’s a few photos from the meet.
Gray vs. Gold Rematch, February 8: The Seahawks have one last inter-squad “dual” meet. Gray vs. Gold will be competing again in a standard-format meet. This is the last chance to drop some time and earn ribbons before the SDMS Championship Meet! The championship meet is very exciting too, so please plan to attend (Feb. 22). Swimmers have the chance to earn medals! Plus, it’s a “last chance” meet to qualify for Midwest Regionals (view current qualifiers).