Published: Tuesday, 06 December 2016 12:38
Written by Elizabeth Butler
This weekend Coral Springs Swim Club hosted the Sprint Invitational the Silver group participated in their last home meet of 2016. Coach Bar Bogoslavsky was impressed with their performance, “We had some amazing swims and great times. Silver group participated in team relays, which I thought were a great way for the kids to enjoy themselves and get to meet other swimmers from the club.”
Many of the Silver Group swimmers also improved their times at the meet. Sklyar Croasdale shaved 10 seconds off her 100 Free (1:33.63) and 9 off her 100 IM (1:54.12). Sophia El Chantiry improved her time by 4 seconds in both the 50 Free (40.95) and 50 Back (47.84). Contessa Gilley improved her time by 3 seconds in her 50 Back (1:03.89) while Logan Jeffery shaved 4 seconds off his 50 Free (51.21).
More Silver Group strides were made by Carolyn Powell who dropped 5 seconds from her 50 Breast (52.52) and 1 second from her 50 Back (39.42), Amanda Robins who shaved an impressive 20 seconds from her 100 Free (1:43.69) for a 5th place finish, and Michael Tran who improved his time in the 50 Back (58.47) by just over 1 second.
First time meet participants were Mateo Colussi, Brian Hamilton, Tomas Tavares Juvencio, and Laila Jackson who also performed well. Coach Bar was “very pleased with the results of the meet” and feels as if “Silver group ended the year off with a bang”. She added that she “can't wait to see what is in store for next year”.
The Mullins groups participated at the meet as well. Many of these swimmers were new to the Area 2 meets including Kenslee Ward, Noa Nierman, Carly Chin, Adeline Harding, Braelyn Thorpe, Gabriel Delpino, Mielah Pierce, Annika Van Rooyen, Samantha Botha, Ege Lale, Kennedy Grisby, Meaghan Swack, Mark Abbott, Mckayla Barton, Samantha Grossman, Sydney Larsen, Alex Kirov, Hope Suther, Mia Mendez, Valerie Block, Riley Johnson, and Henry Robles. Coach Jessica Long noted that “they all did such a great and we are so proud of them. We look forward to many more competitions with them”.
Coach Long was happy with the swims on both days from her Mullins groups and looks forward to swim meets both as a way to watch her kids perform as well as “a way for us to see what we need to keep working on or emphasize more in practice”. Their work in the 50 Back was evident at the meet. Braelyn Thorpe dropped 3 seconds from her best time finishing at and in 47.44 4th place and Anthony Palumbo dropped 1 second from his personal best finishing in 2nd place at 47.73. Melanie Suglio had an amazing 100 Back with a 9 second drop from her personal best at 1:38.70.
The Mullins Group has been working hard in improving their Breaststroke technique and speed. The hard work in practice was evident at the meet. Rhadika Nanavati placed 4th in her 50 Breast by dropping3 seconds from her time at 54.84. Other time drops in the Breast include Addison Palumbo who dropped 4 seconds (1:04.40), Haley Most who dropped 8 seconds (1:04.94), Jorge Aguila who dropped 3 seconds (56.33), Anthony Palumbo who dropped 2 seconds and placed 3rd (52.37), Jack Maniscalco who dropped 4 seconds (1:07.31), Kenneth Rattray who dropped 3 seconds (1:01.56), Ysabella Sapp who dropped 2 seconds (46.55), Courtney Hartung who dropped 2 seconds (50.46), Meaghan Swack who dropped 5 seconds (51.42), Camden Dumas who dropped 2 seconds (1:00.77), and Noah Mello who dropped 1 seconds (51.14).
More time drops were seen in the 50 Free. Mikhel Martin dropped 8 seconds (41.95), Mckayla Barton dropped 7 seconds (52.67), Haley Most dropped 5 seconds (50.64), Molly Chaison dropped 1 second (50.29) Rhadhika Nanavati dropped 14 seconds (42.94), Valerie Block dropped 3 seconds (43.73), Kyra Rattray dropped 2 seconds (41.94), Camden Dumas dropped 3 seconds (45.05), and Steve Quispe dropped a noteworthy 21 seconds (44.23).
Coach Long is proud of the strides that her group is making in the Butterfly, “they are getting so much better and faster and stronger”. Addison Palumbo dropped 4 seconds (1:06.20), and Jorge Aguila dropped 6 seconds (52.65).
Day two of the meet started off with the challenging 100 IM for the Mullins group where “the kids did great and had a lot of fun” Anthony Palumbo dropped 1 second from his time, coming in at 1:46.43 and in 3rd place. Oscar Dougherty dropped 10 seconds (1:51.18, Payton Schurr dropped 1 second (1:45.95), Courtney Hartung dropped 7 seconds (1:40.45), and Kyra Rattray dropped 17 seconds (1:54.85). Kenslee Ward, Carly Chin, John Albornoz, Owen Dougherty, Kaitlyn Irwin, Ysabella Sapp, Valerie Block, Adrianna Raucci, Jax Yellin, Fernando Calero, and Justin Land all swam the event for the first time and did an amazing job.
Time drops in day 2 continued with the 50 Back where, Kenneth Rattray dropped 8 seconds (57.49), Kyra Rattray dropped 2 seconds (1:01.95), and on to the 100 Back where Grayson Yellin dropped a noteworthy 27 seconds (1:44.65).
The 100 Free is a race that many swimmers enjoy but it is also a race where many swimmers dropped time. Addison Palumbo dropped 20 seconds (1:50.70), Kailtyn Irwin dropped 12 seconds (1:49.09), Kenneth Rattray dropped 20 seconds (1:49.35), Grayson Yellin dropped 10 seconds (1:14.93), and Steve Quispe dropped 23 seconds (1:31.09Y).
We are so proud of all of our swimmers’ performances. We look forward to seeing what 2017 has to offer for CSSC swimmers and their families.