Boys Varsity Swimming
Great job at the meet yesterday! This past week was our best yet and we'll keep improving off of what we have started.
We had 7 State times in ONE dual meet!
200 free - Joe Tonna
200 IM and 100 free - Justin Meyn
50 and 100 free - Chris Stange
100 back - Billy Swartwout
100 breast - Michael Chang
Talk about putting on a show!
So we have these early "non-league" meets against some small teams. So how do I light a spark to get these Friars to GO? I challenge them.
I sent out a group message to a few of the guys saying:
"why don't we just get all three State cuts in one meet...?"
Immediately the responses start coming in... "let's do it coach", "we've got this coach"... etc. Then the "like" buttons were hit, the "thumbs up" came in... Ian hit the "loves this" button... haha, don't know if it was him, but someone did! Too funny.
Point is... they got ME psyched!
Yes, we had practice in the morning. It's not time to rest yet. Not if you want to win a Championship, and not if your looking to beat two awesome teams like Fordham and Chaminade. You want to beat 'em...? You have to out work 'em first!
8:00 PM, our medley relay (Fitzpatrick, Chang, Owens, Meyn) got our first cut! That was followed up by our 200 free relay, (Meyn, Swartwout, Owens, Chang), and finally our 400 free relay (Stange, Swartwout, Meyn, Chang), with a 3:14 I might add... 4 seconds under the cut, qualified ALL THREE relays for States in ONE dual meet!
After morning practice, I looked at Coach Scott;
"do you think they're going to get em all?" I ask him.
Coach Scott gives me that small half smile of his that I know is always followed by a great comment...
"they're gonna smash 'em all..." haha
I loved it!
There were other great swims throughout the night...
Regan's diving, holding it down by herself!
Chris Stange swam a state cut in the 100 fly with a 53.53.
Justin Meyn led off the 200 free relay with a state cut in the 50 free with a 21.82.
Dylan Champagne had an awesome 200 free just over the State cut at 1:47.
Ian Fitzpatrick was flying in the 100 free 49.69, as well as Billy Swartwout in the 400 free relay with a 47.8 split.
Tommy Rosselli swam an awesome 100 back, 105.24.
Maverick Dettling already got his "A" Champs cut in the 100 breast.
** shout out to Michael Chang and Justin Meyn for killing it in all three relays.
Great swims all around by the Friars!
Coach McBride!! #GO FRIARS!!
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 6am at Half Hollow Hills
All Grades Divers and Swimmers Welcome
** Make sure you are cleared to swim/dive with the Appryse app! NO exceptions!
DIVING Girls and Boys also on October 19th and or 26th 8PM
Half Hollow Hills Natatorium
All Gymnast Welcome to try Diving.