Titan Swimmers Meet and Exceed Challenges at 2020 Star Winter Challenge

Posted by Heather Scibetta on Jan 30 2020 at 04:40AM PST

The Titans sent 80 swimmers to ECC for the Star Winter Challenge, and they were ready for it! We had amazing swims at both ends of the pool. This meet did run a bit long and we got pulled in to help time but all the effort by parents, swimmers, and coaches proved to be worth it! The 12 and under swimmers continue to pile up personal best times, NI Championship Qualifier and Niagara Championship cuts. The 13 and over swimmers are also doing very well but are beginning to see how these seasons are, we swim smart, put in the work and learn and practice really matters.

One swimmer from stroke development, Charlotte Johnson, attended the STAR meet. Charlotte swam a fast 25 freestyle and an awesome 50 freestyle. In addition, one swimmer from Level 1 attended the meet as well. Derek Hufnagel swam the 25 freestyle, 25 butterfly, 50 freestyle, and 25 back. Derek did awesome in all of his events and even dropped 15 seconds in his 50 freestyle! Great job to both Charlotte and Derek.

Kudos to Caylyn and Nora – our only two Titans swimmers representing Level 2 at the STAR meet this past weekend. Very proud of both girls for tackling some longer events, especially Nora’s 100 free and Caylyn’s 100 IM. It’s a tough time of year, and both meet days were very long, really happy with how our swimmers pushed themselves and performed!

This past weekend the Titans had 6 level 3 swimmers competing in the STAR meet. . Amelia Pashler, Haley Whelehan, and Joan Yeskoot all swam best times their events! The swimmers have been doing a nice job thinking about their races and how they could improve overall. This time in the season there are a lot of meets, sometimes back to back weekends but our swimmers are stepping up to the block ready to race each time. That shows how hard they have been working each week in practice, keep it up level 3!

Level 4 sent 11 swimmers to the meet and combined for 36 personal bests, 6 new events, 12 NI champs cuts and 24 NI Championship Qualifier cuts, while helping out on relays! 200 free, 200 IM and the 100’s of stroke are becoming some of our best events and we have several more opportunities in front of us to improve! Great Job!

9 swimmers from Level 5 showed up ready to race this past weekend. They did an awesome job with 26 best times, 20 Championship Qualifier cut times and 7 Championship Cut times. Great swims from Ariana Sidor and Colin Tupis in the 200 freestyle, each dropping close to 20 seconds. We are happy to see our group challenging themselves with longer races while still maintaining their focus on the key points we talk about at practice. We are continuing to work hard and are excited to see what everyone will do at the end of the season.

Level 6 had 13 swimmers represent us very well in the pool. We saw first time swims in the 200’s of stroke and 1000 free. The total of best times was an amazing 37, with 11 NI Champs cuts, 24 NICQ cuts, and we saw a ton of swimmers applying what they’ve been working on in their turns and breakouts! We will continue to focus on the little things while we prepare for championship formatted meets and we are excited to see how the next 2 months unfolds. Great job Level 6!

Level 7-8 had great final turn up going into Championship season. We were able to swim some off events and improve on some of our main events as well. Friday we started the meet with best time in the 400IM by Lauren Levy, Natalie Fritsch, Paige Glor and Haley Griffin. This was then followed up with the 500 Free and best times from Peyton Glor, Declan King, Chris Signore and Claire Malkiewicz. The rest of the weekend produced nearly 60 more personal best times of few more NI Gold championship times. Declan King, Paige and Peyton Glor, Chris Signore, Alaina Roberts, and Allison Chaplin had best times in nearly all of their events. Great Job this weekend

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