Full and team results can be view on the Meet Results page.
The Phillips Wave hosted the second Central Wisconsin Swim Conference Meet of the year, but it was the FAST kids who were making waves in the Phillips pool. Forty-five swimmers made the trip east and all of them came home with at least one personal best time for the meet.
Sarah Allard, Malachi Anderson, Madeline Bunton, Kaylee Frohn, Ali Hruby, Eli Minton, Aubrey Sampson, Eli Shultz, Taylor Sokolowski, and Joseph Valencia all had time drops in all their events. The FAST frog of the meet went to Aubrey Sampson who took off 41.04 seconds in her three events. She also swam on the 9 & 10 girls winning freestyle relay.
“Aubrey had a fantastic meet. She worked really hard over the holiday break on her swimming technique and with some simple fixes she was able to improve her times.”
The swimmer with the biggest time drop of the meet, was once again Pyper Shilts. Pyper improved her 50 freestyle time by 27.64 seconds.
“We had some amazing swims this weekend. The kids are obviously working hard. The time drops we have had over the last two meets are great to see, and I look forward to watching the improvements over the course of the season.”
Mya Baselt has eased right into the club season after coming off her first year with the Trident team. She posted her first Midwest Regional cut in the 200 breaststroke, finishing first in the event. Mya also took first in the 200 freestyle.
A tip of the googles is extended to Madeline Bunton who added two more state meet swims to her line up this spring. She qualified for the championship meet in both the 200 IM and 100 freestyle events with her swims at Phillips, and now has the maximum number of individual swims allowed for the 12 and under State Meet.
“I am very happy for Maddy to have qualified for the state meet so early in the season. She can now look to improve her seed times or shoot for additional events and choose which swims she has the best chance of making the podium in. Any way you look at it, it is a huge accomplishment.”
FAST had several other swimmers achieve personal goals of posting new squad times. Cole Sanderson had a great 50 fly swim and posted his second platinum time. He will begin practicing with the squad this week. Erica Hruby clocked her first gold time in the 50 backstroke, while Hannah Minton and Cheyenne Beres both made their times to join the gold squad.
“It is fun to watch the kids get excited for each other when they succeed. I love the way they support one another. This weekend I witnessed one of our younger swimmers encouraging a fellow teammate; she was still building her up as they both stepped onto the blocks for their race. They finished and both walked away smiling. I did too.”
FAST will swim their next meet at the Merrill pool on Saturday, December 9th.