KRSC Newsletter Week of July 11th - 17th 2019

Dear Kings Ridge Parents and Swimmers,

This past weekend the Water Wizards faced off against Hayfield in our A Meet with the meet resulting in a tie: Kings Ridge 210 - Hayfield 210. It was an exciting finish with each team claiming victory in half of the relay races to uphold the tie established after the fly races.

To help the team secure the tie on Saturday, swimmers Ginny Butler (25 Free, 25 Fly), Garrison Cade (50 Free, 13-14 50 Fly), Annie Custis (50 Free, 50 Fly), and Emily Davis (50 Back, 50 Breast) had big swims to win both of their individual events! Other swimmers who had amazing individual event wins include Aidan Glenn (50 Free), Brandon Henry (50 Free), Morgan Little (25 Back), Chris Jones (50 Back), Lily Moericke (50 Back), Cole Throckmorton (50 Back), Aj Charbonneau (50 Back), Allie Charbonneau (50 Back), Trenton Clark (50 Back), Ryan Belmonti (25 Breast), Katie Jones (25 Breast), Liam Delap (50 Breast), Zoe Dolfis (50 Breast), Josh Celio (25 Fly), Walker Clark (50 Fly) and Katie Charbonneau (50 Fly).

Against Hayfield our swimmers posted 40 time improvements in individual races! Swimmers who had large time drops include Mackenzie Achatz improving 3.24 seconds in 25 Free, Ryan Belmonti dropping 4.83 seconds in 25 Breast, Matt Celio improving 3.09 seconds in 25 Free, Toby Moericke dropping 3.73 seconds in 50 Fly, and Robbie Sheipe improving 3.49 seconds in 50 Back.

We swam Brandywine this past Monday night with 86 time improvements! Notable personal bests include Nick Belmonti dropping 6.05 seconds in 50 Back, Ryan Belmonti dropping 5.05 seconds in 25 Back, Joel Bindewald improving 6.04 seconds in 50 Back, Caleb Burley dropping 6.11 seconds in 50 Free, Kaylah Chamberlin improving 6.86 seconds in 50 Back, Emma Christensen dropping 6.59 seconds in 25 Free and 6.80 seconds in 25 Back, Lily Fogarty improving 17.36 seconds in 50 Back, Quinn Lebahn dropping 5.20 seconds in 100 IM, Anna Lunsford improving 19.25 seconds in 25 Free, Gabby Lunsford dropping 21.96 seconds in 25 Breast, Sophia Lunsford dropping 5.06 seconds in 25 Free and 9.34 seconds in 100 IM, Katie McCormick improving 12.93 seconds in 50 Breast, Branden Pierce dropping 5.52 seconds in 50 Free, and Jenna Yeon improving 6.27 seconds in 50 Free.

This week our Wizards of the Week are Addison van Baars, Dominic Stockard, Joseph Crowley, and Gabby Lunsford! We chose Addison van Baars because Addison is always spirited at team events and ready to work hard at practice and Addison takes pride in knowing our younger swimmers and making sure they feel part of the team. We chose Dominic Stockard because he is a leader at practice and Dominic is always ready to work and he continues to show improvement in all of his races especially butterfly. We chose Gabby Lunsford for her improvements throughout the summer including an improvement of 21.96 seconds in her 25 Breaststroke and her can-do attitude in practice and at meets (Gabby swam 100 IM against Brandywine). We chose Joseph Crowley for his desire to learn butterfly and breaststroke and he has now competed in both races.

Pictured: Addison van Baars

Pictured: Dominic Stockard

Pictured: Gabby Lunsford

Pictured: Joseph Crowley

We also want to say THANK YOU to all of our meet officials, table workers and parent volunteers! None of these meets would go on without volunteers and you are the reason our swimmers have an opportunity to race competitively!

So far we have a total of 491 time improvements this season! Go Water Wizards!

Lastly, we want to remind all the swimmers and parents to bring plenty of cold water to tonight's lip sync! It is very important that the swimmers stay hydrated and cool for tomorrow as it is going to be another very close meet!

Sincerely,

Coach Diana, Coach Emily, Coach Brandon, and Coach Cole

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