Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 3-Finals

Here are our twin towers getting ready for their 50 frees!!!!!

Well, after realizing that Eminem was out of the equation, the kids got right back to the pool in time to see the girls swim their 50 free's. Cindy and Neil say they do not remember Island Swimming ever having any swimmers in the 50 free final at this meet, so it is pretty cool that we had 2 tonight. Maddie started things off with another best time, from 28.87 to 28.76, and moved from 10th to 9th. Heidi came up next with a move from 6th to 5th with another huge best time, from 27.89 to 27.47.
Next up was the fastest heats of the 800's. Taylor took off and had a battle for a medal with a girl from Cascade, it was back and forth for the whole race then Taylor waved bye-bye and raced in to grab the silver medal with a huge 6 second best time from her time at Senior's last week.
The boys were up next in lanes 3, 4 and 5,(Alec, Keegan and Will) and that is how they ended up with Alec getting the gold and Keegan the silver in the 17-18 age group. Will was 3 rd in the race but won the 16 yr age group. It was another pretty great night with 5 of 6 swims being best times and grabbing 4 medals!!
That's 3 down and 2 to go...we can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.
-Thanks to Neil for the great podium pics!!

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