The Rails swim with the SDMS Seahawks during the off-season and have the option to attend the USA swim meets. Several swimmers decided to take advantage of the extra meets and attend ACAC’s Rock the Blocks (6/10-12) and DSMF’s Birdland Invitational (6/17-19).
These USA meets have prelims/finals format for everyone 13 and Over. Athletes competed against swimmers from around the entire state of Iowa, which helps them to prepare for Regionals/Districts.
Below are just a few highlights from the Rails swimmers. View the full meet results to see how the rest of the SDMS Seahawks swam. They can be found on SDMS website > USA Swimming > USA Meet Results Archive
- Cat Dooley made the finals in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke at Rock the Blocks
- She also qualified in the 100 Breaststroke at the Birdland Invite
- Erica Benson made the finals in the 100 Fly at Rock the Blocks and dropped time in her 200 Free at Rock the Blocks
- Alexis Trucano dropped over 6 seconds in her 200 Free and almost 5 seconds in her 100 Back at Rock the Blocks
- Taylor Whipple saw big time drops in her 100 Breaststroke (-5.45 seconds) and her 100 Free (-6.06 seconds) at the Birdland Invite!
Note: All races are in long-course meters.
Below are a few photos from the meets. Enjoy!