Regionals diving has been rescheduled. The meet will now take place at Walkersville High School tomorrow afternoon.
2:00pm check-in, warm-up once verified. Competition 3:00 (estimated). Boys dive first, then girls (around 5 for girls warmups).
Walkersville HS: 81 W Frederick St, Walkersville, MD 21793
We also had more swimmer qualify for states with the 8 next fastest time (in addition to those listed yesterday)
Holly- 200 IM
Brianna- 100 fly
Jordan- 50 free
Sophia- 50 free, 100 free alternate
Bridget- 500 free
Kaden- 100 free
Thomas- 50 free
Everest 100 fly alternate
boys 200 free relay- Aaron, Richard Wang, Niles, John
A big congrat to all our swimmers who have qualified for states!
The full list of who has qualified for states is listed on:
Information for spectators and parking is listed on:
I will send out warmup times and how to check in for states as soon as I have those details.
Hey Blazers! Our swim team needs potential candidates to manage the website next year! If interested, please contact Rona at firstname.lastname@example.org
We had some great swims from regionals on Saturday. The girls and boys placed second. The following swimmers automatically qualified for states by placing in the top 3:
Madison placed first in 200 and 500 free (and set the meet record in 500 free)
Hannah won 100 fly (and set the meet record in fly) and placed second in 100 back
Sammie placed 3rd in 200 and 100 free
Girls 200 medley- Lily, Holly, Brianna, and Jordan (3rd)
Girls 200 and 400 free relays- Hannah, Sammie, Sophia, Madison (2nd in both)
Niles- 200 free (3rd) and 500 free (2rd)
Kaden- 200 IM (3rd)
Thomas- 100 back (1st and set the meet record)
Teague- 100 breast (2nd)
Boys 200 medley and 400 free relays- Thomas, Teague, Everest, Kaden (2nd in both)
We have a few more 4th and 5th places finishes that may still qualify for states. However, due to the weather, the state seeding meeting will not take place until tomorrow evening. We will know late tomorrow night if any additional swimmers qualified for states. The next fastest 8 swimmers from all the regions will also qualify.
Complete results from regionals can be found at the link below:
Regionals diving has yet to be rescheduled. I will let you know any details as soon as I know.
Just a reminder juniors interested in being a captain next year, letters are due by Feb 19th. Please see my earlier email about what to include in your letter.
Some really great swims at Divisionals…and the best cheering I have seen all season!
With our combined team win/loss record, our finish at divisionals, and the combined team score, we finished 6th in the division and will be moving to division 2 next year.
We still have Metros, Regionals, and States to look forward to in February.
This weekend coming we have the Washington Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Championships. This is arguably the most exciting high school meet of the year as it brings together the most talented athletes from both public and private schools in the region. Our entries are attached. IF you have a concern, please direct this to Emily. This is a PVS sanctioned meet, therefore we will not solicit volunteers. If you would like to time, I recommend you get to the pool early on Sat. Below is the schedule for metros:
Thursday 2/4/16: Girls Diving Preliminary, Semi-finals & Finals
Check-in 2:15 PM
Changes to Dive Sheets close at 4:00 PM
Warm-ups 3:00 – 4:15 PM
Event at 4:30 PM
*Come cheer on Olivia, Marianne, and Sami*
Friday 2/5/16 : 500 Freestyle & 400 Freestyle Relay Trials
Warm-ups 4:30 – 5:20 PM Event at 5:30 PM (see below for relay entries)
Saturday Swimming – Trials (except 500 Freestyle & 400 Freestyle Relay)
Warm-ups 7:00 – 8:10 AM
Event at 8:15 AM
Saturday Swimming – Finals
Pool Deck for Coaches/Athletes re-opens at 3:30 PM
Spectator Gallery seating re-opens at 3:50 PM (of you leave something on a bleacher after trials in an attempt to save a seat, it will be discarded by the staff)
Warm-ups 4:20 – 5:20 PM
Event at 5:30 PM
There will be a 10 minute break after event 8 (Girls 50 Freestyle) during both trials & finals session,
There will be a 10 minute break after event 14 (Girls 100 Free) during preliminaries
There will be a 10 minute break after event 16, (Girls 500 Freestyle) during finals.
Three relays are swum at metros (200 medley, 200 free, 400 free). The top 20 relays do qualify to swim at finals on Saturday night.
Girls 400 free (Friday night- arrive no later than 5:30pm if you are only in the relay) Madison, Sammie, Sophia, Hannah
Boys 400 free (Friday night- arrive no later than 5:30pm if you are only in the relay) Kaden, Thomas, Everest, Teague
Girls 200 medley (Saturday am) Lily, Holly, Brianna, Jordan
Boys 200 medley (Saturday am) Thomas, Teague, Everest, Kaden
Girls 200 free (Saturday am) Madison, Sammie, Sophia, Hannah
Boys 200 free (Saturday am) Niles, Aaron, John, Nayman
If your athlete is scheduled to swim a relay and cannot attend, please let Emily know asap.
Saturday 2/13/16 is Regionals. The boys are the defending regional champs 4 years straight and the girls have been the first runner up 3 years in a row. Emily will send out the regional meet line up mid next week. Two athletes can be entered per event for regionals and all three relays are swum (1 team per relay).
Is Your Junior Year Athlete Interested In Being a Team Captain Next Year?
Current juniors who are interested in being a captain next year need to write Emily a letter including ideas about how he/she will contribute to the team and be a team leader, new ideas he/she would like to see implemented, and how he/she can be a role model. These letters are due to Emily by 2/19/16.
We do have swim and dive practice this week on Tuesday morning the 2nd. There is no county dive practice on Wednesday the 3rd and no swim or dive practice on Thursday the 4th due to metros.
Our last team practice is Tuesday February 9th in the morning. The last county dive practice is Wednesday February 10th. All members of the team are welcome to continue practicing even if not participating in the remaining meets.
Scrapbooks for Seniors:
We had a great group here on Sunday and the books that were started are looking really beautiful, but they aren’t done yet! Also, there are 6 books that haven’t been started yet. Please join us again this Sunday to participate. No experience necessary. It is a fun time…snacks provided… all supplies provided. Come and be creative! The workshops will continue to be held at the Aitken House 13502 Keating St Rockville, MD 20853 from 1-5 pm on Sun. Feb 7, and (if needed) Sun. Feb. 14. We have 16 scrapbooks to complete this year!! We will need lots of help.
If You Have a Senior…We Need Baby Photos:
Michael always does a wonderful job with the slide show each year, and he enjoys including a song dedicated to those graduating from the team. If you have a senior, please send Michael 4-6 photographs of your child as baby/younger kid. Especially if you have swim/dive shots! These may be emailed to him in a file: email@example.com or you can provide “real photos” and they will be returned to you unharmed.
Annual Swim and Dive Banquet :
I have once again attached the flier about the banquet. Please bring payment to me at Metros/Regionals or send it to me via my daughters Rebecca (11th) and Abby (9th), or snail mail: 13502 Keating St. Rockville, MD 20853. I have also attached the list of reservations I have thus far (“2016 Banquet” document) …please check it if you gave me an envelope.
Whew!!! I think that’s all. Go Blazers! Good Luck In Metros!!
For Saturday, all divers should report to Kennedy Shriver Aquatics Center by 7:00am and swimmers should report at 9:00am. There is a chance swimming warmup times will be moved up earlier and I will let you know if that happens. All seniors are going to be recognized during the break. Again all athletes (even if you are not swimming or diving) are expected to attend Divisionals.
Because there is no school on Tuesday, there will be no practice. If school resumes on Thursday at the usualy time, there will be morning practice. If there is a delay, there will be no practice.
Divisionals is this Saturday, 1/30/2016. As far as we know at this time, the meet will take place as planned. It will be held at KSAC, with diving taking place first (divers report at 7 am) and then swimming (swimmers report 9 am). The division coaches have decided that each team will announce the names of their seniors during the break after the 50 freestyle. This is when we will present our graduating athletes with their balloons. Everyone, wear your red/Blazer gear! Unless your athlete has cleared it with Emily in advance, he/she is excepted at KSAC on Sat.
Please check the emailed file with the list of parent volunteers and entries. Not all of those willing to work were placed, because jobs were divided among teams, so please check the volunteer list. Swimming volunteers should report by 9:30 am.
Please bring the banquet payment to Ms. Aitken at Divisionals, or send it via her daughters, or sail mail: 13502 Keating St. Rockville, MD 20853
If you have a senior…we need baby photos: If you have a senior, please send 4-6 photographs of your child as a baby/younger kid. Especially if you have swim/dive shots! These may be emailed to him in a file: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can provide “real photos” and they will be return unharmed.
Scrapbooking starts this Sunday!! Any/all are welcome to come and help (especially the freshmen!) The workshops will be held at 13502 Keating St Rockville, MD 20853 from 1-5 pm on Jan 31, Feb 7, and (if needed) Feb 14. We have 16 scrapbooks to complete this year!! We will need lots of help. Drinks and snacks will be provided, but it might not hurt to bring a pair of scissors!
A Message from Coach Emily:
The meet for Saturday is cancelled. I will send out the line up for divisionals on Sunday. Please check your email sometime on Sunday to see if you are participating in Divisionals. Again all athletes (even if you are not swimming or diving) are expected to attend Divisionals.
I hope everyone had a good exam week and enjoys some time off this weekend.
Attached is a PDF with the Metros cuts.
There will be NO PRACTICE tomorrow, 1/21/2016, due to poor road conditions.
Time standards remain the same as 2015.
EVENT # BOYS EVENTS GIRLS EVENT #
1 1:52.99 200 Yard Medley Relay 2:05.99 2
3 1:56.49 200 Yard Freestyle 2:08.59 4
5 2:14.99 200 Yard Individual Medley 2:26.09 6
7 23.79 50 Yard Freestyle 26.59 8
9 — Diving (1 Meter, 11 Dives) — 10
11 59.99 100 Yard Butterfly 1:07.09 12
13 53.59 100 Yard Freestyle 58.69 14
15 5:19.99 500 Yard Freestyle 5:47.99 16
17 1:42.99 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 1:54.99 18
19 1:02.19 100 Yard Backstroke 1:07.29 20
21 1:08.29 100 Yard Breaststroke 1:14.79 22
23 3:48.59 400 Yard Freestyle Relay 4:16.99 24
Stroke and Turn
Dive judgesone for boys and one for girls.(should not judge their child)
Computer/ Table Worker
And Nominations for the following:
Announcer for diving
We continue practice as usual this week and next. Please note that even though final exams take place next week, practice continues as usual, and the practice requirement (in order to swim the meet) remains. Athletes should budget their time accordingly. Our wonderful breakfast coordinators, Elizabeth and Ling Yu, have requested that you please check the breakfast sign up to help feed our athletes.
With respect to the volunteer link, our last dual meet on Jan 23rd will be our Senior Meet. You will see there are several volunteer slots for bringing balloons. It is our tradition to present balloon bouquets to the graduating seniors at the half-time portion of the meet. IF you can help purchase balloons, please email Ms. Aitken and she will coordinate the effort.
Ms. Aitken is currently in the process of making the final arrangements for our end of season banquet. She will be sending another email about this later in the week.
Every year the undergraduates gather to make scrapbooks for the graduating seniors. These wonderful mementos are presented on the night of the banquet. The kids always have a LOT of fun doing this project. Any/all are welcome to come and help (especially freshmen…come see what it’s about!). The workshops will be held at the Aitken House 13502 Keating St Rockville, MD 20853 from 1-5 pm on the following Sundays: Jan. 31, Feb 7, and (if needed) Feb. 14. We have 17 scrapbooks to complete this year!! We will need lots of help. Drinks and snacks will be provided, but it might not hurt to bring a pair of scissors!
Finally, Divisionals will be here before we know it. Saturday, Jan. 30th at KSAC.