Thursday, July 23, 2015

Swim Team Banquet

The Bluegrass Marlins Swim Team Banquet was on Monday, July 13th.  In addition to their Marlin trophies for being at every swim meet, Brody and Colby also received special awards this summer.  Colby received the Most Enthusiastic award for always cheering on his teammates and showing good team spirit.  Brody received the High Point Award for earning more points this season than any other boy on the team.  At the beginning of the summer, Brody set a goal to receive this award, and we are so proud of him for working hard and achieving his goal!

We are sad to be losing 3 of our coaches next season.  Sara, Will, and John have been working with our boys since we started swimming at Bluegrass in 2011.  Over the last 5 summers, they have helped and encouraged both our boys so much.  I have no doubt that Brody and Colby will always remember these coaches and the love of swimming that they have helped develop.  

City Meet 2015

Friday, July 10: 6 and under swimmers

The six and under kids swam on Friday afternoon.  The theme for the meet this year was superheroes, and our coaches and kids went all out.  They looked great!  

Colby did so well, and we could not be any prouder of him!!  Last year, he was only able to do his 25 yd Freestyle, but this year, he swam every event, including the Freestyle Relay.  That is 4 events that are back to back.  It is so much fun watching him do the things that he loves, and he definitely loves to swim!  It is also fun watching him see improvement with all of the hard work he puts in at practice.  His 25 yd freestyle was 17 seconds faster than last summer!

25 yd Freestyle--30.43 seconds / 43rd out of 106
25 yd Backstroke--44.10 seconds / 63rd out of 91
50 yd Mini IM--1:25.21 / 36th out of 46
Freestyle Relay--finished 3rd in division

Saturday, July 11: 7-8 and 9-10 swimmers

The 7-8 and 9-10 year old divisions took place on Saturday.   It was a very long and tiring day, but it was a fun and successful day for Bluegrass, with 3 swimmers making the podium.  Brody swam in the 7-8 boys novice division and won 1st place overall!!  He has dreamed of being on that podium since he started swimming, and it was so awesome to watch him make the top of that podium this year!  We are so proud of him!  He set a goal and worked hard to achieve it!

25 yd Freestyle--16.53 / 1st out of 127
25 yd Backstroke--21.52 / 3rd out of 116
25 yd Butterfly--19.94 / 1st out of 76
100 yd IM--1:46.08 / 5th out of 55

Freestyle Relay--finished 3rd in division
Medley Relay--finished 3rd in division

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer 2015 Swim Meets

June 9: Bluegrass vs Willoughby

25 yd Freestyle--16.74 / 1st place
25 yd Butterfly--22.30 / 1st place
100 yd IM--1:52 / 1st place
**High Point Winner**

25 yd Freestyle--28.05 / 2nd place
25 yd Backstroke--57.27 / 2nd place
50 yd Mini IM--1:44.30 / 2nd place

June 23: Bluegrass vs Fairvue

25 yd Freestyle--16.44 / 1st place
25 yd Butterfly--21.21 / 1st place
100 yd IM--1:45.74 / 1st place
**High Point Winner**

25 yd Freestyle--35.16 / 7th place
25 yd Backstroke--49.27 / 6th place
50 yd Mini IM--1:34.82 / 6th place

June 30: Bluegrass at Cages Bend

25 meter Freestyle--18.44 / 1st place
25 meter Butterfly--24.90 / 1st place
100 meter IM--2:03.22 / 1st place
**High Point Winner**

25 meter Freestyle--38.10 / 5th place
25 meter Backstroke--1:02.53 / 4th place
50 meter Mini IM--1:43.94 / 3rd place

July 7: Bluegrass at JCC

25 meter Freestyle--17.53 / 1st place
25 meter Butterfly--24.37 / 1st place

25 meter Freestyle--34.09 / 4th place

**Unfortunately, this meet ended early due to storms.