2007 Summer Swimming Regionals
This past weekend was Regionals, marking the second-last swim meet of the season for the kids. They both had some great swims and some mediocre ones, but both won all their events and both qualified for four individual events and four relays at Provincials.
Emily had a best time in 100 Fr and 100 IM, and her fly split on the medley relay was faster than the age group record for 25 fly, so she’s pretty excited for Provincials. She and Camile Barr from Fort Saskatchewan are within a few one-hundredths of each other in both 50 and 100 free in first and second, and she is seeded first in 25 fly, but only by a couple of tenths. She’s second behind Camile Barr in the 100 IM, but by several seconds. Camile must have a good breaststroke, because that makes a huge difference in the IM, and my kids both suffer from my curse of crappy breaststroke kick. Emily has been slowly overcoming that though.
Mack took over a second off in the 50 free, getting himself ranked first in the province, and did his best time in the backstroke as well. He’ll be in the fight for medals at Provincials, but the kid to beat is Chad Sieben from Camrose, who seems to be first in everything, and in some things by a wide margin.
Both kids were on relays that were pretty successful at Regionals, so their teammates and them get to race in both the free and medley relays at provincials. A lot of the Sailfish kids are pretty excited to be able to go to provincials for relays. The weekend should be fun and full of some good races.