Coach Jim Koehr, Kevin Koehr and Fr. Sean Koehr with a former panel from the Woodberry Forest Pool Record Board

Another 120 Personal Records this week.  Last season, we had 1,003 PRs for the entire year, and 393 up to this point.  This year, we are already up to 416! On our way to another 1,000 PR season, I hope.  In the famous words of Vizzini in the cult classic The Princess Bride, “Inconceivable!”

On Saturday, we held our annual Seton December Invitational.  This was a continuation of the unique cadence we have for a Seton season for the swimmers and coaches.  In December, we concentrate very heavily on stroke technique and getting as many kids as possible to swim as many different events as possible.  We are four (4) stroke swimmers at Seton, particularly in December.  This past week, we focused on backstroke.

In the final week before Christmas break, we’ll wrap up with Breaststroke.  Then, over Christmas and in January, we will hit the conditioning much harder until we rest down for the championship meets in February.

Although we lined up our entries with an emphasis on personal swimmer development rather than team scoring, and we were missing a couple of our USA swimmers, we still faired very well in the scoring.  In addition to our regular VCAC competitors, we added the The Covenant School and Division I school Woodberry Forest.

Here’s how the scores turned out:

Girls

Seton Swimming                     172              Trinity Christian                         126

Seton Swimming                       213              The Covenant School                  67

Seton Swimming                       224              Immanuel Christian                    50

Seton Swimming                       235              Fresta Valley Christian               42

Boys

Seton Swimming                       163              Woodberry Forest                       143

Seton Swimming                       185              Immanuel Christian                   117

Seton Swimming                     200              Trinity Christian                         102

Seton Swimming                       212              The Covenant School                  68

Seton Swimming                       231              Fresta Valley Christian               36

Fond Memories from Woodberry Forest

Even through Woodberry Forest School is a long way from Manassas and a big Division I powerhouse in most sports, Seton, in general, and me, in particular, have had a long relationship with the great folks from just north of Orange.

The closest ties were during the years when Coach Greg Guldin and I served as the two (2) top executive Board members for VISAA Swimming together (Greg was the President and I was the Secretary, a job I held for 14 years).  During that time, we hosted several State Championship meets together, and our teams would compete annually.  His talents were immense, as were his swimmers’ talents.

Greg has moved on, but not the relationships.  Woodberry returned with an assistant coach I’ve known for many years, Joe Fischer, and another Assistant Coach who was one of Greg Guldin’s All-Americans, Nick Switzer.  I just met their new Head Coach, Helen Dixon, but she did me a tremendous honor when she arrived on deck last Saturday – and she probably didn’t even realize how tremendous.

The story starts back in 2005 with Kevin Koehr in the State Championship Final at Hargrave Military Academy.  After Saturday morning Preliminaries, Kevin entered the Saturday night Finals as the top seed, 1.52 seconds ahead of a future NCAA Big 10 Swimmer from St. Christopher’s School, Bryan Pinkston.  We all knew that Bryan could go much faster, so anticipation ran high for the potential for Seton’s first-ever male swimming State Champion.

In the Finals, it was a two-man race from the start, with Kevin and Bryan flipping exactly together into the final turn.  Kevin popped up to start racing toward victory, but Bryan had disappeared, still underwater.  When he finally surfaced 10 yards or more down the pool, the half-body length he gained on Kevin was insurmountable.  Bryan touched in 52.85 with Kevin just 0.40 seconds behind.  Silver-medal – and a year to think about it.

Fast forward to January 20, 2006 when we brought Kevin Koehr, Nevin Cook, Bryan Morch and (Fr.) Sean Koehr down to Woodberry to get some experience against the big boys.  The week before, during our meet warm-up, Kevin’s younger brother, Sean (now Fr. Sean Koehr) dove in on top of Kevin.  They hit head-to-head, and Kevin’s googles cut into this head.  After a trip to the emergency room and multiple stitches, Kevin was completely out of the water for the entire next week.

In retrospect, that turned out to be serendipitous, because Kevin, who was swimming up to nine (9) practices a week with Olympic Gold medalist Jeremy Linn, was completely rested when he walked into the Woodberry Forest Aquatic Center for the best high school swim of his life.  His 51.48 not only earned him All-America honors, it set a new Woodberry Forest pool record.

At the time, Woodberry was coached by their long-time legendary coach Graham McBride, who I considered a close friend.  Coach McBride saw a great opportunity to help young Kevin when he realized that St. Christopher’s and Bryan Pinkston were coming to Woodberry the next week.  He raced to get the record board in the aquatic center updated with Kevin’s name just in time for the stage to be set.

As Coach McBride later relayed the story to me, when the 6’4” Bryan Pinkston confidently walked onto the Woodberry pool deck, Graham pointed toward the far end of the pool and said, “Hey Bryan, Kevin Koehr left a message for you on our record Board.”

Now remember, Bryan Pinkston was one the best VISAA swimmers of his era.  He wasn’t just the defending State Champion in 100 Backstroke, he was also the defending champ and State record holder in 100 Fly (50.01) and a serious contender in 100 Free (48.17).  So, a couple of weeks later, everyone was anxiously awaiting the Psych Sheet for the State Championship Meet to see if the much-anticipated rematch would happen.

It wouldn’t.

Bryan had chosen to swim 100 Fly and 100 Free instead of 100 Back where he ended up with the Silver medal and the Bronze medal, respectively.  Without Bryan in the race, Kevin went on the win Gold in 100 Backstroke by 2.52 seconds with a time that was .97 seconds slower than his time just a few weeks before at Woodberry.

Did one of the greatest VISAA swimmers of the time choose not to swim 100 Backstroke because of his time on the pool deck at Woodberry?  We will never know.  He was so fast at three different events, that it could have simply been a calculated gamble to pick the two out three where he thought he had the best chance to win – but it is kind of fun to think about.

Which brings us back to last Saturday.  Kevin Koehr’s Woodberry pool record stood from 2006 all the way to 2022 when Coach Helen Dixon finally took it down off the Board.  She saved the panel, and the first thing she did when she saw me on deck was to give it to me.

I was so honored, and it brought back so many great memories of coaching Kevin.  Kevin is the reason I started coaching swimming at Seton in the first place, so as I looked at the panel, I started to tear up a little bit.  As I approach the end of my career with Kevin’s youngest brother Connor (who was born in 2006), it felt like things were starting to come full circle.

After the meet on Saturday, I immediately headed to O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Warrenton where my adult kids, former Seton swimmers all, successfully pulled off a surprise 60th birthday party for my wife Colleen.  By the time I was able to get there, the party was already in full-swing.

I walked into the back bar, and Kevin saw the panel over my shoulder.  “Why isn’t that hanging at Woodberry?”, he asked, already knowing the answer.  It didn’t take long for a big smile to come across his face as he gave me a big hug.

And it took even less time for Fr. Sean Koehr take credit for the entire thing.  Would Kevin have had the performance of his high school career without the full week’s rest that resulted from Fr. Sean cracking heads with him?  That’s fun to think about too.

So, thank you Coach Dixon!  I will forever be grateful for your thoughtfulness.

Key Scorers In Seton’s Victories

One big advantage of having 113 swimmers and divers on the team is the depth that if offers us.  In a competition where four (4) swimmers score in the top seven (7) places, our depth, which has always been a strength for Seton, continues to be our secret-sauce again this season.

This week was as much evidence of this as you need.  Out of 16 individual events, we only won two (2) of the girl’s events and none of the boy’s outright – yet we still won in all of the final scoring.  I remember a few years ago when we won the DAC Championship Meet handily without taking a single individual gold medal.

One thing you will notice is the number of people who scored highly in the 100 Fly, 200 IM, 200 Free or 500 Free.  If you want to find you spot on the post-season varsity team, those events are your most accessible path – embrace the opportunities when I give them to you.

Although we were missing some of our top swimmers, we still had swimmers capable of stepping up and scoring for us.  Here were the top scorers from Saturday:

  • Stella Paradise (JR) has quickly emerged as one of Seton’s top swimmers this season, so I wanted to give her a shot at the 200 IM and the 500 Free. She didn’t disappoint with a 2:24.88 (1st place) and a 6:11.19 (2nd place), respectively.  As she gets experience swimming middle distance, I know she can go much faster than that in the 500 Free too!
  • Joe Wilson (SR) pushed himself a bit too much in his effort to score with two 2nd place finishes in 50 and 100 Free. You all read about his courageous recovery after his car accident, so you know that a .04 second PR 24.40 in 50 was beyond belief.  He also went 53.99 in 100 Free – unbelievable.
  • Maggie Gibbons (JR) had a great meet swimming two (2) freestyle events, particularly the 200 Free where she took 2nd with a 2.63 second PR. Maggie also took 4th in 100 Free with a good early-season time.
  • Mary Pennefather (SR) was back from the basketball court for her first meet of the season, and she had a great outing with a 2nd place overall in 50 Free and a 5th place overall in 100 Breaststroke.
  • Rose Waldron (SO) has grown into one of the top scorers on the team on the strength of her diving. Here 6.38-point PR took 1st place in the meet.  She also impressed us all with her tremendous 3rd place finish in 100 Breaststroke after a 4.06 second PR.
  • Connor Koehr (SO) has developed into another one of the top scorers on our team this year led by his incredible improvement in diving under Coach Keapproth. He’s already within 30 points of Joe Duran’s team diving record with a 2nd place performance.  Fortunately for our team, Connor is also a top swimmer.  His 2.79 second PR in 100 Back took 5th and his .79 second PR 100 Free would have taken 8th had it not been an exhibition swim.
  • Anastasia Garvey (FR) is having a breakout season. I was extremely impressed with her 7.94 second PR in 100 Fly – that scored in 2nd place overall!  She also dropped 1.81 seconds in 100 Back to take 3rd!
  • Elizabeth Francis (SO) has added Diving to her swimming regimen, and it is paying off. She scored a PR 102.30 and took 2nd place overall.  She also dropped .12 seconds in 50 Free.
  • JJ Brox (SR) can do it from both in the pool and above the pool. In 200 IM, he took 5th overall, and he broke :26 in 50 Free for the first time leading off a relay.  Had his score counted in diving (I used him officially in two swimming events), he would have taken 3rd place there also!
  • Jacqueline Oswald (SR) seems to be having a breakout season for her senior year. I really like how strong she looks in the water, particularly during her 1.86 second PR swim in the 200 Free and her 12.82 second PR swim in the 500 Free.
  • Liam Halisky (SO) is emerging as one of our team’s top sprinters after another .27 drop in 50 Free to take 3rd He also dropped a whopping 25.57 seconds in 500 Free.
  • Philomena Kay (8) is only in 8th grade, but she is moving up the depth chart very rapidly. Her 8.94 second PR in 200 Free and her .68 second PR in 50 Free were good enough for 4th and 5th overall, respectively.  She also cut another .35 seconds in 100 Free leading off a relay.
  • Michael Brox (SO) is emerging as a scoring leader for Seton. His 2.91 second PR in 100 Free (57.00) jumped him up to 4th place overall, and his 1.11 second PR in 100 Back took 6th place overall.  Michael Brox is also trying his hand at Diving for the first time, and he is getting very close to handling a full 6-dive competition already.
  • Amelie Halisky (SR) is working very hard at practice to find a spot on the Varsity team for her senior season. I was so pleased to see her drop 6.94 seconds in 100 Back to take 4th place overall.  She also cut almost 20 seconds (19.90 actually) in the 200 Free!
  • Shannon O’Malley (SO) is looking really good in practice, and her work during the week translated into a 1.84 second PR in 100 Fly to take 4th
  • David Hudson (JR) did a great job anchoring our medley relay on Saturday. He also did a great job dropping 2.94 seconds in 200 Free to take 6th overall and swimming very close to his PR in 100 Fly to take 5th.
  • Drew Nguyen (SO) has the potential to become one of our top swimmers once he learns how to really push himself into the zone of discomfort during his races. He dropped another 1.22 seconds in 100 Breast and 24.65 seconds in 500 Free.  I can’t wait to see what he can do in the 500 with that tremendous stroke technique he has developed once he decides he wants to push the limits of his ability.
  • Elodie Brox (SO) wants to find her niche on the team, and her versatility showed with a tremendous 16.25 second PR in 200 Free to take 5th She also took 7th in 100 Free.
  • Ava Hudson (JR) is back this year and working her way into the scoring with a 5th in 100 Fly and a 7th in 100 Back.
  • Joseph Borneman (SO) dropped an incredible 1.11 seconds in 50 Free to take 8th overall, and he dropped .77 seconds in 100 Free to take 6th Joseph has now worked his way onto the “B” relays for the championship season, and if he keeps improving the way he has been so far this season, he may go even higher.
  • Haley Fifield (SO) can score in several ways. This week, she showed another way with a big 8.64 second PR in 500 Free that took 6th place overall.
  • Max Wilson (SO) had strong swims in the 200 IM and 100 Fly where he took 7th and 9th overall, respectively.
  • Kateri Mantooth (SR) can score in numerous events for us. This past week, she scored in 100 Breast with a 7th place 1.97 second PR and in 200 IM with a 10th place 9.64 second PR.
  • Madelyn Zadnik (JR) gave the 200 IM and the 500 Free a try in only the 2nd meet of the season and finished with good early-season times that earned her 8th place finishes in both events.
  • William Sokban (SO) took 8th in 100 Back and 9th in 200 Free with a 1.19 second PR.
  • Lucia Bingham (SO) has worked her way into the scoring ranks with two 8th place overall finishes including after her 3.21 second PR in 100 Breaststroke. She also swam a .03 second PR in 50 Free and a 1.02 second PR in 50 Back, both leading off relays.
  • Daniel Sokban (8) is trying to work his way up the depth chart with a massive 39/29 second PR in 500 Free and a 1.80 second PR in 200 IM. Those PRs were good enough to finish in 7th and 12th place respectively.
  • Joey Dealey (SR) showed his versatility with a great swim in the 200 IM that took 8th
  • Mary Catherine Hurley (SO) took 8th in 50 Free. She also dropped 1.25 seconds in 50 Back leading off a relay and .64 seconds in 100 Back.
  • Greg Bauer (FR) is really improving. I was most pleased with his 27.37 second PR in 500 Free that resulted in a 6:51.25 and a 9th place finish.  Greg also dropped another 2.78 seconds in 100 Breaststroke.
  • Peter Konstanty (JR) has really impressed me this season. He took 10th place overall twice, first with a 3.76 second PR in 200 Free and next with a 1.07 second PR in 100 Breaststroke.  Peter also cut .18 seconds in 50 Free leading off a relay where he broke :27 for the first time.

Our Divers Keep Getting Better

Twelve of the 14 Seton divers competing this past weekend established new Personal Records scores.  In addition to Connor Koehr (SO), JJ Brox (SR), Michael Brox (SO), Rose Waldron (SO), and Elizabeth Francis (SO) who I mentioned above, I was also extremely pleased to watch improvement from:

  • Jacob Oswald (SO) who jumped up to 3rd place overall with a 27.07-point PR to score the 2nd highest total on the Seton team, 142.87
  • Gus Kohlhaas (SO) is a first-year diver who scored 125.10, a new 6.23-point PR.
  • Max Gonzalez (SO) is also a first-year diver who set a new PR of 119.40, 5.93-points better than ever before.
  • Kieran Kelly (SO) continues to add more dives to his program as he works towards the first 6-dives required to compete officially. His score this past week was 5X better than ever before.
  • Mick Fioramonti (JR) looks better each week, and if not for a mishap on one of his dives, I’m quite sure he would have had a big PR.
  • Maria Miller (FR) dove 6.15 points better than ever before and took 3rd among the girls competition.
  • Meghan Condon (7) is one of three (3) graders that made the team, and one of the two that hit new PRs with her 9.0-point improvement this week.
  • Lauren Grinder (7) is the other 7th grader who improved – by 1.05 points in her case.

So Many Other PRs!

Here are the rest of the 120 PRs from our swimmers that I have not previously mentioned.  Remember that we spent the week leading up to this meet working on backstroke, and it showed in the PR tally for sure:

  • Jed Albin (JR) cut 7.65 seconds in 200 Free and 2.20 second in 50 Back leading off a medley relay
  • Betsy Arnold (7) dropped 2.75 seconds in 50 Back leading off a medley relay, 2.94 seconds in 100 Back, and .10 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Julia Atkinson (JR) dropped 5.59 seconds in 100 Back and .59 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Katie Bauer (7) was all smiles after her 11.68 second PR in 50 Back leading off a relay and her 11.66 second PR in 100 Back. Those are really big drops Katie!
  • Ryan Beltran (JR) caught my eye during the livestream with his 1.23 second PR in 50 Back leading off a medley. His strokes are really starting to look good.
  • Aaron Bishop (JR) looked better than ever in 100 Back and it showed in his 5.58 second PR!
  • Meg Blanchette (SO) is back, and on Saturday, she swam two (2) new PRs. In 100 Back she dropped 3.95 seconds and in 50 Free she dropped 2.78 seconds.
  • Meghan Condon (7) didn’t just improve in diving, she also cut 10.62 seconds in 100 Back.
  • JJ Cooley (FR) lowered his 50 Free PR by another .21 seconds.
  • John Cooley (7) raced to a 7.61 second PR in 100 Back and a .48 second PR in 50 Free.
  • Kiera Cooley (JR) is a first-year swimmer as a junior – I just love it when older kids join the team for the first time. I hope she is enjoying being on the team as much as I enjoy having her on the team.  She certainly made me smile with her big 4.60 second drop in 100 Back.
  • Lucy Cunningham (SO) made the 200 IM look easy and dropped 9.58 seconds in the process. Ask any experienced swimmer and they will tell you that the 200 IM is the most difficult event in the high school meet line-up, and Lucy made short work of it on Saturday.
  • Joseph Dwane (11) had huge drops in 100 Back (by 6.48 seconds) and in 50 Free (by 1.35 seconds).
  • Ben Ellis (8) improved in 100 Back by a huge 5.75 seconds.
  • Josh Fioramonti (FR) had three (3) PRs on Saturday including a 9.42 second drop in 100 Fly, a 3.24 second drop in 100 Back, and a .55 second drop in 50 Free leading off a relay.
  • Veronica Gonzalez (7) swam her best 50 Free ever, by 3.50 seconds.
  • Jack Gregory (JR) is starting to get the hang of things as a first-year swimmer, and he showed it with a 3.07 second PR in 50 Free.
  • Aoife Haggerty (8) looked great in 100 Back during her 8.07 second PR swim.
  • Moira Haggerty (SR) also had a big drop in 100 Back, lowering her PR by 4.97 seconds.
  • Sophia Halisky (7) has figured out how to swim backstroke, and it showed with a massive 16.07 second PR. She also cut another .02 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Victor Henry (FR) looked better than I’ve ever seen in 50 Free during his 12.94 second PR swim.
  • Monica Irving (7) lowered her 100 Back PR by 6.48 seconds.
  • Dominic Judge (8) cut a whopping 10.59 seconds from his 100 Back PR.
  • Jane Judge (7) also made Coach Anne Judge proud with her 2.90 second PR.
  • Patrick Kay (7) is going to be a good one, I can already see it. That will be especially true if he continues to do things like cut 2.57 seconds from an already pretty good backstroke time.
  • Cora Kramer (8) cut almost a full second (.96 seconds) from her 50 Free PR.
  • Raphael Likoy (8) dropped almost half a minute (26.18 seconds) from his 100 Back time at Time Trials. He also cut .60 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Joey Lynch (7) dropped 2.23 seconds in 100 Back.
  • Avila Mantooth (7) looked awfully good in 100 Back, and it showed with a 2.35 second PR. She also cut another .68 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Luke Mantooth (JR) continues to improve under Coach DD Ross. I loved watching his 7.19 second PR in 200 Free and his 1.05 second PR in 100 Back.
  • Aidan McCardell (FR) is showing how much more comfortable he is in the water with a 11.43 second PR in 100 Back and a 4.40 second PR in 50 Free.
  • Maria Miller (FR) improved her 100 Back PR by another .28 seconds.
  • Bella Nguyen (7) cut .54 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Colin Nguyen (SR) is another one who is benefiting from the great coaching of Coach DD Ross. His 20.66 second PR in 200 Free and his 6.23 second PR in 100 Back were amazing to watch.
  • Kenneth Nguyen (8) dropped a massive 13.48 seconds in 100 Back.
  • Mary Clare Osilka (FR) lowered her 50 Free PR by another .50 seconds.
  • Allison Quispe (FR) looked really good during her 6.92 second PR swim in 100 Back.
  • Noemi Rodriguez (8) dropped .17 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Gabriella Russo (8) lowered her 100 Back PR by 2.61 seconds.
  • Maggie Schroer (7) doesn’t swim like a 7th grader, particularly during her 100 Backstroke when she dropped 3.52 seconds to go 1:21.39.
  • Briana Shillingburg (SO) looked like she is starting to figure out this backstroke thing after I watched her 17.96 second PR swim. She also cut 1.84 seconds in 50 Back leading off a relay.
  • Noah Vaughan (8) had a strong swim in 50 Free where he lowered his PR by 1.48 seconds.
  • Lily Waldron (7) cut 3.93 seconds from her 100 Back PR and 1.58 seconds from her 50 Free PR.
  • Michael Zahorchak (8) scored in 100 Breaststroke after a 3.19 second PR.

Opportunities for Improvement

Overall, I was extremely pleased with how we performed at the meet, but I still see a few more things that we need to clean up:

  • Finishes
    • I mentioned this last week, but I guess I’m going to need to repeat it: “Remember in practice when I said “Never, never, never, never ….. never finish the race by grabbing the top of the gutter”?”
    • When you finish a race, you should reach for the touchpad, with your head down, and touch the pad below the surface of the water.
      • Not only will that ensure that your time is recorded properly, it is also the fastest way to finish.
    • If you watch the livestream recording and see that the touchpad did not record your time, you know you did not finish with proper technique.
  • Backstroke Turns, Not Too Bad
    • We still had some of DQs for people rolling over on their stomachs during backstroke (“past vertical toward the breast” as the rule states), but not nearly as many as in past seasons.
    • Remember,
      • If you do a flip turn EVERY time, you are allowed to roll over on your stomach and take one arm pull going into the turn.
      • If you don’t do a flip turn, you can’t roll over.
      • You also must finish the race on your back, as I know we practiced last week.
    • You need to touch each wall at the end of the pool.

Our Annual Homecoming Meet

Two Saturday’s from now, on December 17th, is our annual Homecoming Meet at the Freedom Center.  1st warm-up starts at 1:00 p.m. and the first event goes off at 2:10 p.m.  Alumni who want to swim can either warm-up with our team or take advantage of a Seton Alumni warm-up lane I designed from 1:40 to 2:00 p.m.

As we have in the past, we’ll be running some alumni relays along with our own scoring relays.  I have already heard from several swimming alumni including Shane Koehr, Dan Koehr, Mary O’Malley, Lucy Garvey, Ceili Koehr, Clare Waldron, Angie Testani, and Christian Ceol.  Seamus Koehr may even dive!

If you know of other alumni, please make sure they know they are welcome.  If they show up with a suit and goggles, I’ll try to get them in a relay and an exhibition heat of 50 Free.

Christmas Break Practices

Traditionally, every Christmas Break, we have practices at the Freedom Center for the Varsity swimmers who will be competing in the key Conference and Championship meets starting in January.

There will not be a clear delineation of who is and who is not on the Varsity team, so for the purposes of Christmas practices, if you are entered as a scoring swimmer in one of the December meets, then I expect that you will attend as many of the Christmas practices as possible.  In general, that means that all the swimmers who practice with Coach Mulhern, Coach Palazzo, Coach Ross, Coach Halisky, or Coach Kay (Groups 1 – 3) should plan on attending.

Everyone else can take the holiday off.  I know that some of you want to swim, but we won’t have enough lanes or enough coaches to accommodate any more kids.  So, if you are not Varsity, relax and enjoy Christmas – come back ready for the push yourself at the Cystic Fibrosis Swim-a-thon on New Year’s Eve!

I’ve finalized the Christmas break Varsity swim practice schedule with the Freedom Center for the following days:

  • Monday, December 19th, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 20th, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 22nd, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 27th, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Thurday, December 29th, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Here is the Christmas Break Diving Practice Schedule as published by Coach Keapproth:

  • Sunday, December 18 – 3:00-4:15 (Dryland at RMS – All groups)
  • Monday, December 19 – 10:15-11:30 (In water at Freedom- All Groups)
  • Monday, December 19 – 4:30-5:45 (Dryland at RMS- All groups)
  • Thursday, December 22 – 10:15-11:30 (In water at Freedom- Groups 1 & 2 only)
  • Thursday, December 22 – 4:30-5:45 (Dryland at RMS-All groups)
  • Tuesday , December 27 – 10:15-11:30 (In water at Freedom- Groups 1 & 2 only)
  • Thursday, December 29 – 10:15-11:30 (In water at Freedom – Groups 1& 2 only)

Remember that we have the New Year’s Eve Cystic Fibrosis Swim-a-thon on Friday, January 31st from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Freedom.  I will have more information posted on that shortly.

If you are in town, please plan on being at these practices and the Swim-a-thon.  I’m sure that Trinity Christian will be working hard.

We’re off to a great start this season – great job!  One more December meet on the next Saturday.  Expect to once again swim something different in that meet.

We’re finishing Breaststroke this week, so don’t miss if you can possibly help it.

See you at practice,

Coach Jim Koehr

Seton Swimming’s G.E.M.S.

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Excellence

We focus on better. Good takes care of itself.

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We offer it up. We love all of our teammates.

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