Congratulations to our Seton Boys who won the 11th Annual NoVa Catholic High School Swimming and Diving Championship last night, January 16th, 2021.  The “Holy Grail” traveling trophy will spend the next year at Seton School for the first time ever!

I am so proud to say that we won this Meet is several other ways also.

How about the fact that we had it in the first place?  Last night’s meet was our 5th meet of the season, and all the kids are healthier on nearly every dimension –  physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually – than they were at the beginning of the season.

I would be surprised if there were another high school in the State of Virginia that has participated in, much less hosted, five (5) meets so far this season.  When the season is over, and barring any unforeseen difficulties, we will have swum in nine (9) meets – and hosted them all.  That alone is worthy of celebration.

How about the quality of our live-streamed broadcast?  What Paul Fifield and Bill Dealey have done is not short of extraordinary.  Every week, they seem to ramp up the quality another notch.  Now they are even starting to talk about creating the Seton Sports Network, maybe even forming a club for Seton Students to learn about the field of video production and broadcasting.  The uses of a platform as robust as the Seton Swim Team seems never-ending.

And how about the performance of our Swimmers and Divers in the pool?  With only 85 of our 106 teammembers in the water, we had 137 new Personal Records. That is more than 1.5 PRs per athlete!  Even more exciting to me is that we saw several performances that have put us in a much stronger position to compete successfully at the upcoming virtual State Championship meet.  As each week passes, I get more optimistic about our prospects for one (1) or two (2) more VISAA Division II State Championships this season.

Here is how the final scoring turned out:

Boys

Seton Swimming                                   431

St. Paul VI Catholic High School          405

Saint John Paul the Great                     281

Girls

St. Paul VI Catholic High School           419

Seton Swimming                                    384.50

Saint John Paul the Great                      237

Oakcrest                                                   195.50

St. Gertrude                                                1

Congratulations to our Girls’ also for their great finish.

Top Scorers

This meet was scored as a championship meet with twelve (12) places scored, and per the scoring rules, relays scored double.  So as with most Seton victories, it came down to our depth and our relays.

Here are the Scoring Swimmers in the meet for the Boys, in order of points scored:

  • Mick Fioramonti (FR) was the top individual scorer among the male swimmers in the meet for Seton! He scored 28 total points in his individual events.  Not only did he win the 500 Free outright with a massive 23.79 second PR, but he also placed third in Diving with a 3.90-point PR.  With all of the talented upperclassmen on our team this year, it is very exciting to have a Freshman as our top scorer.
  • Joe Wilson (SO) scored 25 points in his individual events with a first-place finish in 100 IM and a sixth-place finish in 100 Fly. Joe’s 200 IM was a huge 19.95 second Personal Record.  Joe also added two more PRs in the Time Trial events, cutting 1.08 seconds from his previous best in 50 Fly and .98 seconds from his previous best in 50 Free.  98 in 50 Free was very impressive.
  • Jack Santschi (SR), our premier sprinter, popped the 100 Freestyle time that I was hoping for – a PR 52.92 in the Time Trial event. In the official events, Jack scored in 2nd place for 50 Free and 3rd place for 100 Free.
  • Nathan Luevano (SO) was not swimming like he was out of practice for four (4)-weeks in the middle of the season. I was a little hesitant to put Nathan in 200 Free after all the missed training, but he made me very happy I did after he swam a 3.16 second PR.  That took 3rd  Then he had a tremendous swim in 100 Breaststroke, taking 3rd with a .67 second PR.  Nathan also made the most of Time Trial events, earning a spot on two (2) of our “A” Relays with his 7.22 second PR in 50 Breaststroke and his .71 second PR in 100 Free
  • David Hudson (FR) became our 5th highest individual scorer with a 2nd and 6th place finish. He earned his 2nd place finish in the 500 Free with a 8.09 second PR, and he earned his 6th place finish in the 200 Free.
  • Peter Konstanty (FR) was another young swimmer who made a huge contribution to our victory, scoring 22 individual points for our team with two big Personal Records. In the 500 Free, Peter took 3rd place with a 6.69 second PR, and in 200 IM, Peter took 5th with a 8.99 second PR.  It’s interesting how many points can be scored by a young swimmer willing to embrace events like the 500 Free and the 200 IM, isn’t it?
  • JJ Brox (SO) is another younger swimmer who scored big. JJ took 4th place in 200 IM and 5th place in 100 Breaststroke.  JJ also took full advantage of his opportunity in the 50 Breaststroke with his .09 second PR.
  • Jerry Dalrymple (SR) stood up in the most competitive events, the 50 and 100 Freestyle. But that didn’t stop Jerry from taking 4th and 5th place respectively.  His best swim of the night though was in the 100 Free Time Trial where he swam a season-best 55.27.  He had another great swim in another Time Trial, for the 50 Fly, where he won back his spot on the “A” Relay with a 1.27 second flat start PR.
  • Liam Kellogg (SR) had a pretty good meet with two 6th place finishes, swimming PRs in both. In 100 Back, he dropped .29 seconds and in 100 Free, he dropped .10 seconds.  Liam also cut 2.41 seconds from his previous best flat-start 50 Breaststroke during a very fast Time Trial.
  • Evan Wilson (SR) took 3rd in 100 Backstroke and 9th in 100 Fly, but his best swim was in the 100 Free Time Trial where he swam a lifetime best by a whopping 1.14 seconds, giving him the 5th fastest time on the team so far this season.
  • Max Wilson (8) completed the Seton sweep in the 500 Free with his 4th place finish. He also took 8th in 200 Free after a .26 second PR.
  • Connor Koehr (8) was another young swimmer who excelled scoring for Seton. In Diving, he took 2nd place as the top scorer Diver on the Seton team this week.  Connor also took on the challenge of 100 Fly and scored in 11th place after an 18.09 second PR.  Beyond his scoring events, Connor had a shot at an exhibition swim in 50 Free, and he took advantage of it with another big .80 second PR, breaking :30 for the first time.
  • Chris Lynch (FR) swam very well on Saturday night, including in the difficult 200 IM where he cut 5.10 seconds from his previous best to score in 6th Chris also swam a PR in 100 Breaststroke by .66 seconds and scored in 10th place.
  • Dominic Miller (FR) scored for Seton with a 4th place finish in Diving. He also swam a .40 second PR in 50 Free.
  • Michael Brox (8) is having a breakout season. I was so impressed with his 9th place finish in 200 Free where he swam a huge 31.05 second PR.  Michael also took 10th place in his first-ever attempt at 100 Fly.
  • Joey Dealey (SO) was supposedly feeling a little under the weather earlier this week, but it certainly didn’t show after he swam two (2) big PRs and scored 5 points for the team. His scoring swim was an 8th place in 50 Free after a 1.46 second PR, and his other PR was a big 3.70 second PR in 100 Back.  Had I been smart enough to make Joey a scoring swimmer in 100 Back, he would have taken 8th place and scored another 5 points.
  • Liam Halisky (8) scored in 9th place in 100 Backstroke, and he looked very strong in 100 Free with a .17 second PR.
  • Jed Albin (FR) scored in 11th place in 50 Free swimming very close to his personal best.
  • Seth Kellogg (8) completed our scoring after a big 3.75 second PR in 100 Breaststroke. He had a second huge PR in 200 Free where he dropped 23.17 seconds and broke 3:00 for the first time.

Here are the Scoring Swimmers in the meet for the Girls, in order of points scored:

  • Lucy Garvey (JR) was our top scorer, and the 5th highest individual scorer in the Meet, with 28 points scored. Lucy’s best event was her .33 second PR in 100 Backstroke that was good enough to take 1st place by nearly 2 seconds. Her PR in 200 IM was even bigger, by 1.72 seconds, and it scored in 3rd  But Lucy’s best swim was in her 100 Free Time Trial where she dropped 1.31 seconds and broke 1:00 for the first time ever.
  • Angie Testani (8) was on fire Saturday night scoring in 4th place twice, in 200 IM and 100 Fly, with a 2.92 second PR in that 200 Free. She also had a PR in 100 Free leading off the 400 Free Relay.  But her best swims were in the Time Trial events.  In the 100 Free trial, she dropped 2.59 seconds to break 1:00 for the first time, in 50 Fly trial she dropped 3.36 seconds, and in 50 Free trial she dropped .30 seconds.
  • Emily Flynn (JR) scored 20 individual points with her 2nd place finish in 500 Free and her 7th place finish in 200 Free. Her 500 Free was fun to watch as she hung close to a girl who was seeded well ahead of her for much of the race.
  • Clara Condon (8) showed me a lot of heart last night after fighting through six (6) individual swims and two (2) relays. I think the Coach got a little too aggressive there.  In spite of that, young Clara scored in 3rd place in 100 Breaststroke and 7th place in 100 Free.  But like a few of the other young girls, she really made the most of the Time Trial events swimming a personal best in 3 out of 4 of them.  In the 100 Free trial she cut .82 seconds, in the 50 Free trial she cut .12 seconds, and in 50 Fly she cut .43 seconds.  I have rearranged the order of events for next week so I’d anticipate her repeating some of these Time Trial PRs as we continue to process to set up our relays for States.
  • Ava Hudson (FR) had a great meet, scoring 18 points for the team. She did it with a 1.41 second PR in 200 IM that got 4th place and with a .09 second PR in 100 Back that got 7th  Ava also swam a .43 second PR in 50 Free leading off a relay.
  • Mary Clare Waldron (JR) scored big in Diving with a 2nd place finish. She also scored in 9th place in 100 Breaststroke with a 1.71 second PR.
  • Isabelle Luevano (JR) is working her way back after having to sit out for a big chunk of the middle part of this season. I was very pleased with her swims, particularly her 6th place finish in 100 Fly and her 7th place finish in 50 Free.
  • Lily Byers (JR) showed me a lot this week. I was so pleased with her 2.88 second PR in 100 Fly (5th place) and here 8th place finish in 200 Free.  Lily also cut 2.38 seconds from her 50 Fly PR during the Time Trial.
  • Maggie Gibbons (FR) had an opportunity to stretch herself in the 500 Free, and the result was a 27.47 second PR with a 5th place finish. As an indication of how far Maggie has come in the last year or so, I actually believe she can go even faster.  Maggie also stretched herself in 100 Fly, scoring in 9th  Maggie also had some very good swims in the Time Trial events, including a 1.68 second PR in 100 Free and a 1.10 second PR in 50 Fly.
  • Mary O’Malley (JR) was all smiles Saturday night with two big PRs and two scoring finishes. In the 200 IM, Mary scored in 5th place after a 21.07 second PR, and in 100 Back, Mary scored in 10th place with a 1.22 second PR.  In the Time Trial events, Mary rocked a 4.41 second PR in 100 Free, a .53 second PR in 50 Free, and a huge 2.83 second PR in 50 Fly.
  • Mary Pennefather (SO) was another swimmer who showed me great heart. In spite of her injured ankle, she powered through to a 6th place finish in 50 Free and a 10th place finish in 100 Free.
  • Emma Catabui (JR) has found a nice niche in Diving where she scored in 3rd place after a 15.20-point Personal Record. Emma also showed big improvement in her swimming with a 4.77 second PR in 100 Free and a 1.59 second PR in 50 Back leading off a Medley Relay.
  • Amelie Halisky (SO) scored in 4th place in Diving, and she also had a good swim in 100 Backstroke with a .76 second PR.
  • Céilí Koehr (JR) found that elusive PR with a great swim in 500 Free where she dropped a huge 19.96 seconds. That swim scored in 6th place, and her 200 Free scored in 12th
  • Madelyn Zadnik (FR) just killed it in the 500 Free, dropping almost 50 seconds (49.68 seconds, actually). That swim scored in 7th  Madelyn also had a massive drop in 100 Breaststroke, cutting 4.83 seconds from her previous best.
  • Teresa Bingham (JR) challenged the most competitive events of 50 and 100 Free, and she scored twice in 8th and 12th place respectively. Teresa also had a strong swim in the 50 Fly Time Trial where she cut .88 seconds.
  • Jacqueline Oswald (SO) caught my attention on the live-stream broadcast, and looking at the results in my office, I can see why – she had four (4) PRs. In 50 Back leading off a Medley Relay she cut 7.60 seconds, in 100 Back she cut 4.12 seconds (scoring in 8th place), in 100 Free she cut a huge 4.22 seconds, and in 50 Free leading off a Relay she cut .26 seconds.  Not a bad day’s work.
  • Teresa Mosimann (SR) earned some payoff for her hard work in practice with a 1.25 second PR in 100 Free. She also scored in 10th place in 50 Free.
  • Lucy Pennefather (8) stretched herself a bit by excelling in 100 Breaststroke with a .66 second PR. That swim scored in 12th

I mentioned earlier that Relays also made a difference.  That was particularly true on the Boys side.  Going into the 200 Free Relay, our boys had a 48-point lead over Paul VI, but I was worried that they would quickly cut into the lead with the 200 and Free Relays.  I was wrong.

In the Boys 200 Free Relay, Jack Santschi (SR), Jerry Dalrymple (SR), Liam Kellogg (SR), and Nathan Luevano (SO) were seeded well behind the Paul VI Relay.  I did not think I could trust their seed time, but I knew that they had some very fast kids.

In the end, they swam a season-best time, by 1.11 seconds and took the 32 points for first place by 1.46 seconds.  Jack’s lead-off was a season-best flat start time and both Liam and Nathan swam season-best splits.  That finish gave me a great deal of comfort as I contemplated a possible victory.

On the Girls side, the Paul VI relays were just too strong, but because they are a Division I school, I chose to keep my focus on how we were progressing competitively to our potential Division II opponents at States.  I was very pleased with what I saw, particularly in the Girls 200 Medley Relay.

Our Girls 200 Medley Relay of Lucy Garvey (JR), Angie Testani (8), Clara Condon (8), and Mary Pennefather (SO) swam a season-best 1:57.77 – a time that was 2.35 seconds faster than our previous season-best.  And we did that time with an injured Mary Pennefather on the back end.  I was extremely encouraged by what I saw there.

Positioning to Win the virtual State Championship

As I attempted to describe as clearly as possible on the live-stream broadcast, the rules of the virtual State Championship meet this year present some significant challenges – but they also present some opportunities.

The challenge is getting the best possible times submitted for the scoring calculations.  The State Championship meet is so exciting and so much fun that our kids generally swim life-time best times nearly every time they hit the water.  This is particularly true with the relays, where the excitement of the meet is compounded with the fun of swimming with your friends.

The opportunity comes from the fact that everyone has that same challenge.  If we can mitigate that disadvantage better than other VISAA Division II teams, we could actually beat relays from other teams that might be objectively better – simply by putting kids in a better position to realize more of their potential.

The Relay entry rules give us even more flexibility.  We can generate an entry time for the Relays in two ways:

  • Swim the complete relay in a high school meet during the current season
  • Sum the flat-start times of four (4) eligible swimmers with all the flat-start times swum in a high school meet during the current season.

So, I’ve been trying to do both – swim some fast relays AND get the best possible set of flat-start times.  The later will be particularly important for the 400 Free Relays.

That is the case for two reasons.  First, the 400 Free Relays are at the end of the meet so it is hard to get a best time during an unexciting regular season meet.  The second reason is unique to our Girls’ team.  Two of our top swimmers (Angie Testani and Clara Condon) are Breaststrokers, and 100 Breaststroke is right before the 400 Free Relay.

If you assume that we’d likely swim our best 400 Free Relay time at one of the season-ending Championship meets, then you will see the dilemma – those are precisely the meets when we are also trying to get the best possible times from our top girls in 100 Breaststroke.

Here’s where the opportunity comes in:  if the State Championship Meet were swum as normal, we’d never be able to use Angie and Clara (assuming they end up being among the 4 fastest) in the 400 Free Relay, but because we can get times from them at different meets, we can have our cake and eat it too.

As with so many things like in life, every obstacle can present an opportunity if you think to look for it.

Our first attempt at getting some good flat start times was the Time Trial events that we added to Saturday’s meet.  That plan worked wonderfully!  Almost everyone did a season-best time.  I’ve posted the top times so far this season for 100 Free, 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breaststroke and 50 Butterfly so you can all see where you stand.

We’ll do these Time Trials twice more: at next weekend’s Seton Winter Invitational and between events at the Junior Varsity Invitational.  We’ll use the VISAA Division II Invitational and DAC Champs to try to just rock the relays to take full advantage of our relay starts.  That should put us in a pretty good spot I think.

You can thank all our parent volunteers for the opportunities this will provide for our team.  Because we host our own meets, we are simply able to generate more opportunities than other schools who have not done the work necessary to build the required infrastructure.

Diving

Another difference-maker for us this year is our new Diving team.  In VISAA Swim meets, events 9 and 10 are called out as Diving – and they are included in the meet just like the 500 Free or any other swimming event.  Once again, you can thank volunteers (namely Coach Ashley Keapproth and Coach Seamus Koehr) for stepping up and doing the work necessary to get our Diving program off the ground.

I hope that other schools in the DAC step up to do the work required to build a Diving program so our kids have someone in the Conference with whom to compete.  Many VISAA schools have already done so.

Diving made a pretty big difference on Saturday.  Because Diving counts against an athlete’s eligibility (i.e. they can swim no more than two individual events and Diving counts as an individual event), and because you can only have four (4) scoring entries per event, some of our Divers were entered as exhibition.  Not considering whether their scores counted or not, here is how the Diving competition turned out for Seton:

Boys

Connor Koehr (8)                     126.80, a .88-point PR

Max Wilson (8)                         116.75, a 10.85-point PR

Mick Fioramonti (FR)               115.95, a 3.90-point PR

Josh Fioramonti (7)                   112.90, a 4.00-point PR

Evan Wilson (SR)                       107.35

Dominic Miller (FR)                    92.87

Jed Albin (FR)                              62.75

Joe Wilson (SO)                          56.55

Girls

Mary Clare Waldron (JR)          123.80

Emma Catabui (JR)                      87.65, a 15.20-point PR

Amelie Halisky (SO)                    33.70

For both the Boys and the Girls, Paul VI took 1st place, and we took all the remaining places with our Divers that were entered officially.

One quick shout-out to the winning Girl’s Diver.  Congratulations to former Seton Swimmer “Mack” Myers who is now a Junior at Paul VI.

Personal Records

137 Personal Records for 85 competitors is just a ridiculous total.  It is yet another data point that proves our basic coaching thesis at Seton Swimming, “The fastest way to make a high school swimmer faster is to get them doing the strokes right.

This was particularly true for our Group 5 swimmers who focused on backstroke at this meet, and our Group 3 and 4 swimmers who focused on breaststroke at this meet.

Here are the Personal Records that were swum at Saturday night that I have not previously mentioned (I think I’ll start with the Z’s this time):

  • Sophia Zadnik (JR) was beautiful on our 500 Free, lowering her previous PR by 8.55 seconds.
  • Christina Witter (7) had two huge PRs, including a 4.36 second drop in 100 Back and a 2.47 second drop in 50 Free.
  • Rose Waldron (8) used her skills underwater to drop .56 seconds in 50 Back leading off a medley relay and to drop 1.53 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Cate Waldron (FR) cut 4.87 seconds from her 50 Back PR leading off a medley relay.
  • Olivia Sayana (SO) broke :40 in 50 Free for the first time after her 1.74 second PR.
  • Mary Claire Osilka (7) had a big drop in 100 Breaststroke, cutting 10.03 seconds from her previous best.
  • Kevin Orellana (JR) cut a huge 5.38 seconds from his PR in 50 Free.
  • Jenna Novecosky (SO) can swim breaststroke! And she proved it with a 25.32 second PR.
  • Kevin Norton (7) cut another .35 seconds from his 50 Free PR. His 34.17 is a pretty good time for a 7th
  • Nicolas Nagurny (FR) dropped a big 11.48 seconds in 100 Breaststroke. He also had a great swim in his first-ever attempt in 100 Fly.
  • Mary Catherine Munsell (7) swam 50 Free .28 seconds faster than ever before. How about a 33.96 from her?  Pretty strong.
  • Anthony Morales (7) was super in 50 Back leading off a medley relay. How about a 4.42 second drop?  And even better, how about a 7.70 second drop in 100 Back?
  • Moira McCardell (FR) had a great swim in the 50 Free, cutting 6.63 seconds from her PR.
  • Aidan McCardell (7) persevered to a 14.19 second PR in 100 Back.
  • Kateri Mantooth (SO) didn’t swim any PRs, but that was only because Saturday was the first time she has ever attempted the 200 and 500 Free. Her times were excellent – I guarantee they were much faster than the beginning of the season.
  • Colette Kramer (7) was awesome in 100 Free. I was so pleased to see her drop 11.73 seconds.
  • Kieran Kelly (8) had a huge drop in 50 Free, lowering his PR by 5.34 seconds.
  • Mary Catherine Hurley (8) cut .26 seconds from her 100 Free PR.
  • Daniel Hurley (7) was super on Saturday. I was so excited to see him cut 19.70 seconds from his 100 Back PR.  He also cut 1.54 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Virginia Hartung (SR) found the PR she has been looking for. I think her great work coaching backstroke herself showed her how to find that 2.78 second drop for herself.
  • Peter Hartung (8) had two nice PRs. In 100 Back he dropped 4.56 seconds, and in 50 Free he dropped .71 seconds.
  • Patrick Hartung (SO) was a beast! How about a 25.64 second PR in 500 Free?  Or a 6.56 second PR in 100 Breaststroke?  Great work Patrick!
  • Orla Haggerty (8) had an amazing swim in the 200 Free, cutting a massive 29.17 seconds from her Personal Record. She also cut another 1.00 seconds from his 50 Free PR.
  • Moira Haggerty (SO) also had a great night, cutting a huge 29.17 seconds from his 200 Free PR. She added a PR in 50 Free, by .34 seconds.
  • Max Gonzalez (8) continues to improve. On Saturday, he dropped another 2.64 seconds in 100 Free.
  • Jacinta Gonzalez (JR) swam a .96 second PR in 50 Free. She also would have had a 12 second PR in 100 Back, but she rolled to her stomach on one of her turns.
  • Amelia Geary (FR) lowered her 100 Free PR by 3.53 seconds and her 50 Free PR by .72 seconds.
  • Anastasia Garvey (7) dropped another .45 seconds from her 100 Back PR. 1:22 in 100 Backstroke is outstanding for a 7th grade girl.
  • Elisabeth Francis (8) had a great swim in 100 Free, lowering her PR by another 1.67 seconds.
  • Josh Fioramonti (7) rocked his 50 Free, swimming a 29.39, lowering his PR by 2.01, and surprising several of his 8th grade and Freshman teammates in the race. He also dropped a massive 7.79 seconds in 100 Free and would have scored big in Diving had he not been in only 7th  This kid is going to be good.
  • Haley Fifield (8) had a great meet with a big 2.17 second PR in 100 Free and a 1.60 second PR in 100 Backstroke.
  • Rebekah DeWolf (JR) was super on Saturday night. I was so pleased to watch her 3.73 second PR in 100 Back and her .14 second PR in 50 Free.
  • Kyle Da Re (SR) showed me the best dive off the blocks I’ve ever seen from him. This new improved dive probably helps explain his 1.40 second PR in 50 Free and his .05 second PR in 100 Free.
  • Emma Brox (JR) was a lot of fun for me to watch in 100 Back while she was swimming her 4.81 second PR. She also dropped .87 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Elodie Brox (8) used her first attempt at an “effective” freestyle to get a .93 second PR in 50 Free. She also used a straighter arm recovery to get a 22.83 second PR in 200 Free.
  • Nora Blanchette (7) had a very fine swim in 100 Back and it showed in her time. She dropped 1.06 seconds.  I was particularly pleased that she did three (3) flip turns.
  • Meg Blanchette (8) sent 3.86 seconds faster than ever before in 100 Free.
  • Lucia Bingham (8) crusted her 200 Freestyle, cutting 20.46 seconds from her PR.
  • Molly Bauer (8) gave it her all in 100 Breaststroke, and as a result, she dropped 34.16 seconds. She also cut .44 seconds in 50 Free.
  • Greg Bauer (7) was all smiles after dropping 19.32 seconds in 100 Back.

Here are how some of the other swimmers did who participated in this meet as their own team on Saturday:

  • Mariana Bingham (6) dropped a huge 16.94 seconds in 100 Back.
  • Sophia Halisky (6) cut 7.09 seconds from her 100 Back PR
  • John McGrath (JR) was able to jump into this meet and somehow cut another .08 seconds from his 50 Free PR.

The Rest of the Season

We are hosting two more meets before we must cut the team down to just the Varsity swimmers.  I’ll be posting these Meet Announcements this coming week:

  • Seton Winter Invitational on January 23rd
  • VISAA Junior Varsity Invitational on January 30th
    • All swimmers who are in 9th grade and below will be entered in this meet unless I hear from you that you cannot make it.
    • We will also be running some Time Trial events for the swimmers competing for spots on our “A” Relays at the virtual State Meet.

After the JV Invitational, the remaining meets for the year will not allow any exhibition swimmers.   Those meets are:

  • VISAA Division II Invitational Championship on February 6th
  • DAC Conference Championship on Thursday night, February 11th

I will be limited for these final two (2) championship meets to four (4) entries per individual event and two (2) entries per relay event.  At most, that will take 16-18 boys and 16-18 girls.

My plan is to figure out how to create the most competitive line-up possible for those two meets, and the swimmers that are included will be designated “Varsity”.  I will make sure I announce who is swimming past January 30th as far ahead of that date as possible.

Final Notes

On so many levels, I was very pleased with what I saw on Saturday night.

We have one month left.  Let’s go get some more championships.

See you Monday morning at 6:19 a.m.  Come ready for the final push.

Coach Koehr

Seton Swimming’s G.E.M.S.

What makes Seton Swimming special?

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Gratitude

“Who has it better than us? Nobody!”

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Excellence

We focus on better. Good takes care of itself.

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Meekness

We help our opponents over the bar that we raised by winning

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Sacrifice

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

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