The Seahawks just wrapped up another USA Swimming event this past weekend (6/17-19) when several USA swimmers attended the DMSF Birdland Invitational.
This has been held at the Birdland Aquatic Center on the Northside of Des Moines for 33 years. The Seahawks swam well over the weekend, bettering times and racing swimmers from 20 other teams who traveled from around the Iowa and even from out of state to be there. For all swimmers over the age of 13, the meet was structured as prelims/finals format to determine final placing.
Below are just a few highlights from the meet. When the full results are available, they’ll be added to the website.
- Catherine Dooley made the finals in the 13-14 Girls 100 Breaststroke, finishing 10th overall
- Ripley Berg swam the 11-12 Girls 50 Free in a 35.33 (-1.91 seconds)
- Aubrey Douds swam the 11-12 Girls 50 Free and 50 Back, where she took 6th and 7th respectively
- Henry Groos dropped 29.45 seconds in his 9-10 200 Free to a 3:26.87!
- Thomas McPhee (11-12) did great in all of his events, finishing 2nd (50 Free), 3rd (50 Fly), 4th (50 Back) and 7th (100 Free & 100 Back)!
- Courtney Meyer dropped 1.17 seconds in the 13-14 Girls 100 Free
- Shaun Slycord qualified to the finals in FOUR of his events, the 100 Breaststroke, 100 Free, 200 Free and 100 Free
Below are a few photos from the meet. Enjoy!