Sorry I haven't posted anything yet, but it has been a very busy weekend and I just haven't had the energy to type. This has been a very tough, fast meet; faster than I remember it last season. So far I have counted 5 2008 Olympians taking part (Tobias Oriwol, Joe Bartoch and Richard Hortness from Canada and 2 from Mexico) as well as a few more that are going to World Championships this summer (Brittany MacLean, etc) and many more that are going to Junior World Championships. This is a very fast meet.
HHBF is faring pretty well so far, especially considering many of our athletes are not rested and are swimming off events.
Thursday's highlights included Trevor Burwell reclaiming his 1500fr club record from Kyle Haas with a best of 18:07 and Britney Dortona just missing the provincial cut in 800fr, but significantly lowering her best time (she'll get another chance next weekend).
Friday saw Kyle Haas make 2 finals and win bronze medals in both while setting 2 new club records: 200im 2:12.83 and 100br (1:10.39), Trevor Burwell breaking the club record in 200fr (2:06.36), Mitchell Krafczek with a best 200fr swim and Matt Fox squeeking into the finals in 200fr.
Saturday was great and saw a best time and new club record from Sam Ceci in 100fly (1:12.28). Matt, Aaron Brautigam and Kyle all made finals which yielded some good swims, but the biggest improvement seen yesterday was in 400im where Matt and Kyle each dropped over 11 seconds and placed very high in the rankings. Great news as this is what we have been working on for the last few weeks.
(NB: I owe Newmarket swimmer Jake Silverthorn a donut as a result of one of our great races on Saturday).
So its warmup Sunday morning and I'm excited for some good races today. This will be my 3rd 13hour day in a row and I'm a little punchy so sorry for any type-o's above. I think today is going to be a great day!