There is smoke in the air and Sharks in the water! This weekend was the Sharks last regular meet before heading into the divisionals and state meets. We made the short trip to Choteau with 15 of our swimmers, who were ready to have one final chance to test their races before divisionals.
Sophia Ostler is one of our baby sharks and was finally able to put her fear of the deep end behind her and swam an amazing race. When we started the season, we had 12 non-swimmers. With Sophia conquering her fear this weekend we ended the season with just one swimmer who isn’t ready to swim yet.
Since we didn’t have enough 9 and 10-year-old girls to fill out our roster this year, Mykee Waller and Linussa Croff jumped up an age group and joined their older teammates Peyton Blackman and Victoria Ostler in a free style relay that placed sixth overall. We are going to work on some improvements this week in hopes of the same relay being able to swim the medley relay also for divisionals and state.
Our other relay for the weekend was the senior girl relay team consisting of Abby Baney, Stefani Bohmer, Lily Fitzpatrick and Dafani Bohmer. They have worked on their timing all season and walked away with a first place win over the Big Sandy Barracudas by .02 of a second.
Each and every swimmer we took this weekend took time off their personal bests and Coach Jeremiah and I couldn’t be prouder. With the way the team has been swimming this year we should be coming home from state with some hardware.