Great news! As of January 19th, we have both “A” and “B” Relays qualified for States for all Boys and Girls Relays !
Here is how I will determine who will swim on those relays at States:
- To be qualified as a potential swimmer on the relay, you have to have swum a relay that hit the qualifying time during the current season.
- With the ability to enter only one “A” and one “B” Relay per event, we are only able to enter 8 total swimmers per relay event.
- In some events, we have as many as 10 swimmers qualified.
- So being qualified, doesn’t necessarily mean you will swim
- The fastest times will swim.
- When considering who has the fastest times, I am considering both flat starts and relay splits.
- Because we will be lining up the most competitive team possible at States, it is very likely that one or more swimmers will be swimming all three (3) relays.
One other note: We have traditionally allowed seniors to join us at States with their parent’s guidance, even if they are not swimming.
Here are the relay times swum so far this season, with the State Meet Qualifiers in each relay circled:
Here is my tracking spreadsheet for the fastest splits among the boys. If the State meet were today, I’ve highlighted who would swim:
There was some movement on the boys side based on splits swum at National Catholics and the Seton Winter Invitational:
- Jacob Alsup (SR) rocked his 50 Free split in the 200 Free Relay. His 24.03 jumped him up the “A” 200 Free Relay as of now
- Shane Koehr’s (SR) flat start 53.81 in 100 Free at National Catholics is now the fastest time on the team so far this season
- Drew Dalrymple (SR) jumped up to the #2 spot on the 400 Free with a 100 Free time nearly 2 seconds faster than his previous best
- Christian Ceol (SR) jumped onto the 400 “A” Free Relay as of now with his PR 55.90 at National Catholics
- Nathan Luevano (FR), John McGrath (JR) and Jeremy Kleb (SR) also had huge improvements that moved them up the list for both the 200 and the 400 Free Relays
Here is my tracking spreadsheet for the fastest splits among the girls. If the State meet were today, I’ve highlighted who would swim:
There was some movement on the girls side too based on splits swum at National Catholics:
- Caroline Griffin (SR) had the meet of her life at National Catholics. Her nearly 3 second drop in 50 Free put her onto the “A” 200 Free Relay as of now.
There is still a lot of swimming between now and DAC Champs, which is the last opportunity to qualify for States. That means there are still numerous opportunities to qualify for a State Relay and to earn the right to actually swim.
We also have some individual qualifiers for States. Here is the State Championship Eligibility Report. Note that Event #101 and #102 is a Bonus event only for swimmers who have qualified for the meet in any other event, including relays:
Congratulations to Caroline Griffin (SR) whose PR 1:07.36 in 100 Fly and whose season best 1:05.20 in 100 Back earned her both cuts. And congratulations to Shane Koehr (SR) whose PR 24.08 earned him the cut in 50 Free.
Two and a half more weeks of practice!
Coach Jim Koehr