SWIM TEAM UPDATE: We are extremely proud of our swimmers who were absolutely fantastic, both in the pool & on the sidelines. We take great pride in representing our Stella family & our kids displayed just that with 1st class behavior & sportsmanship, swimming their tails off, supporting, cheering & encouraging each other & having fun!!! There were a few “1st meet jitters,” accompanied by some tears, but coach Becca, coach Allie, & fellow teammates were right there to the rescue!
Unfortunately we lost our first meet but we moved up to division 2 and only lost by 12 points – in the swimming world this is super close. Congrats to St. Benedict’s on the win!
On Tuesday at practice, we will be issuing “speeding tickets” for swimmers who broke their best times from last year. New team members will have to wait until next week to try to break their times to receive the coveted “speeding ticket!” These tickets are a great way to keep track of your swimmers performance on a weekly basis, as well as encourage & motivate them to get faster & faster each meet!
*All-star times are specific times designated by the Neumann Catholic Swim League that swimmers in each age group try to achieve. Included in this email is an attached document with those times by age group.
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the following swimmers, who received one or more all-star times this week!!! To acknowledge their achievements, swimmers will receive white stars to add to their swimsuits on a weekly basis, as well as receive a special patch at the end of the season!
All Star recipients for todays meet are:
- Ava Pauly: 50 free, 100 free, 50 breast
- Zac Sperry: 50 free, 200 free, 50 breast
- Ciaran Destino: 200 free, 50 breast
- Ellie Parkes: 50 free, 50 back
- Beck Nigro: 50 free
- Lola Sperry: 50 free
- Katrina Szymanski: 50 fly
- Delilah Winker: 50 breast
- Russell DeMiglio: 25 free
Every meet we pick a swimmer of the meet & while all swimmers were considered, this week there was no debate. This swimmer had best times in all of her events while also posting a new SCHOOL RECORD in her first meet in the 11 and over age group! We are very proud to announce that AVA PAULY is the swimmer of the meet.
Ava will receive white stars for her 3 all stars, a gold star for her record, a patch for her suit that signifies she was a swimmer of the meet, AND something a little bit special!
Keep up the good work Stella Niagara Swimmers – you are truly our Stars!