Monday, June 20th, the SDMS Seahawks hosted their first club meet of the summer season! Everyone swam well, including the high school swimmers who train with the Seahawks during their off-season (as mentioned in our last post).
A key part of the off-season training is participating in meets to get an idea of how close the high school athletes are to pre-season goal times. It can also help with the goal-setting process that takes place at the start of high school season. The SDMS club meets are open to all SDMS swimmers, unlike the USA meets where athletes must be USA Swimming members.
That makes the general club meets a great chance to race and it was nice to see the Rails back in the water!
Below are a few highlights from the club meet featuring Rails swimmers. Just a reminder, these times won’t be as fast as their taper times from season. However the closer a time was to the swimmers season average, the better!
- Gabe McCollough swam a respectable 6:00.93 500 Free race, which isn’t too far from his season average last year
- Alexis Trucano swam a 28.15 50 Free
- Domenic Gardner braved the 200 IM and swam it in 2:39.56
- Vanessa Pirillo swam the 50 Free in 31.52, not too far from a sub :30 time!
- Jessica Warrell swam her 100 Free in 1:14.32
- Javier Santiago raced to first in the 200 Free with a 2:14.00
Below are a few photos of Rails swimmers from the Gray vs. Gold meet.
To see additional highlights and photos from the meet, check out the article on the SDMS website.
Without the dedication of our swimmers, the teams simply wouldn’t be as successful as they are today! We’re looking forward to another great year of swimming in 2016-2017!