The team swam well at Time Trials on Saturday (8/17). The girls raced against each other trying to earn fast splits and good individual times to prepare for meets. After each meet of the season, we traditionally post a meet recap and recognize a few great swims from the meet. This one is no exception. While several girls had fast swims, here’s a few highlights:
- Jordan Greenwood’s 200 Free time of 2:15
- Ane Skartvedt’s 100 Free time of 1:02
- Abby Harrison’s 100 Back time of 1:12 & her 100 Free time of 1:02
- Olivia Simpson split 27 seconds twice as part of two relays
We touched on the major purpose of Time Trials in our first article, but below are the three main reasons we have this meet each year.
Purpose of Time Trials
Time Trials helps the girls and the coaches gauge times for the upcoming meets. These times can help determine some varsity events and relay placements.
The mock meet also simulates the timing of a real meet, which moves along much faster than the summer club meets. That means less rest between events.
Lastly – the meet is a chance to gain experience with the high school meet set-up, like the order events, having a break for diving and mid-meet warm-up. This is especially helpful for new swimmers, but even team veterans benefit from the refresher.