Rails Swimmers Swim at Two USA Meets

E. Benson at Rock the Blocks

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.

Meet Highlights
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.

Photos
Below are a few photos from the meets. Enjoy!

 

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