|Comets "A" Invitational Results|| |
Oct 27, 2009
As most of you know,
the Pine Crest Fort Lauderdale Age Group competed at the Comets
“A” Invitational in Pembroke Pines this passed weekend.
Amongst these swimmers were: Kent Haeffner, Hank Contich, Nicholas
Hediger, Ryan Graff, Caroline Nava, Amber Lubie, Charlotte Spencer,
Cara Vota, Jessica Nava, Windsor Anderton, and Ashley Crouse.
On Friday night, Hank and Charlotte began the meet with the 200 I.M. Hank improved his time by over three and half seconds getting a 2:28.50. Both swims showed strong improvement during this rigorous month of training. Saturday’s session began with the 50 backstroke and Caroline, Amber and Ryan each had a strong race. They showed improvement in their streamlines and turns which have been a key focus during practice this passed month. Charlotte, Jessica, Windsor, Caroline, Hank, Ryan, and Nicholas all swam a strong 100 freestyle. Hank got a best time by over a second getting a 59.98 and going under a minute for the first time! Ryan improved his time by three tenths getting a 1:04.21. Jessica and Ashley swam the 50 butterfly and showed great discipline by keeping their stroke fluid and consistent throughout the whole race. Jessica dropped a second and a half from her previous getting 34.49. The 100 breastroke was swum by Charlotte, Hank and Nicholas. All three continue to perfect their stroke and turns in this event. Emphasis has been put on the breastroke pullouts during practice and it was evident that Charlotte, Hank and Nicholas have been focusing on them. Hank improved his time by a half a second getting a 1:15.39. Hank swam the 100 I.M. and showed improvement in his technique and speed on his turns. Charlotte, Jessica, Carline, Cara, Hank, Ryan, and Nicholas all swam the 200 freestyle working on their negative splitting which is when they swim their second hundred faster than the first. This is a strategy we work on in practice because it is a strong way to win races. Ryan got a best time by a half a second getting a 2:20.54. Jessica, Charlotte, and Caroline swam the 100 fly all demonstrating great discipline on their fast open turns. They all have worked very hard on keeping a consistent breathing pattern throughout that entire hundred, which is difficult to do and shows extreme focus.
Nine of our swimmers swam the 50 freestyle; Charlotte, Jessica, Windsor, Ashley, Caroline, Amber, Hank, Ryan, and Nicholas. A key factor in the 50 free is not breathing because it is such a short race. All of the kids worked on only breathing about four times in the entire 50. Jessica got a best time of 32.90 which is a half of a second drop and Hank dropped by three tenths getting a 26.80. Charlotte, Jessica, Caroline, Amber, Cara, and Ryan swam the 100 backstroke. All the kids showed such a huge improvement on their streamline off the walls. Everyone got to at least the flags off every wall. Charlotte dropped three tenths and got a 1:19.81. Caroline dropped over two and a half getting a 1:09.39. Hank and Nicholas swam the 50 breastroke. They showed improvement on their pullouts and technique. Nicholas dropped over two seconds getting a 37.08.
In the afternoon session on Sunday, Kent swam the 200 freestyle dropping over a second and getting 2:00.26. He also had a strong 100 freestyle. All the kids have improved so much on their technique, streamline, and turns over the past month. This meet was a small preview to how amazing Winter Champs is going to be!!! Good job to all the swimmers this weekend!!! Keep up the hard work!!