Friday, June 4, 2010

AGI - Day 2

A little flatter today than yesterday... reason is everyone who swam last night got home too late... also not everyone in the meet yet. Tomorrow should be more successful.

Great swim from Bjoern-Ole Schrader who equaled his short course time in 200IM with an EXCELLENT final 50. Kyle Haas also made finals for all 4 of his races (ended up with 8 races in just under 4 hours). He finished 2nd in 50BK and 3rd in 200IM both in good time. Aaron Brautigam, still trying to perfect a new BR stroke continued to lower his time to 1:18 which is good progress.... unfortunately missed finals by a couple of tenths of a second.

My goal this weekend was for Keri-Lyn Copeland to get a provincial qualification, for the team to obtain at least 3 more age group champs times, to have more than 2 people at finals every night (oops) and for Kyle Haas to swim at least 20 races in 3 days (we're done 8 with 2 more days to go). I think that we're on good pace so far.

A special thank you for to the Ironside family who came down to support HHBF at finals. A SUPER special thank you to Rachel Ironside (8 years old) who helped me coach Kyle's 200IM and helped me count his strokes on his last 50. Much appreciated Rachel! I couldn't have done it without you!

Mike Thompson
Head Coach