KRSC Newsletter Week of July 18th - 24th 2019

Dear Kings Ridge Parents and Swimmers,

This past Saturday marked our final week in the regular competitive phase of the season and wow Divisionals is coming up fast! We swam a strong final dual meet against South Run in the heat with a final score of Kings Ridge 181 - South Run 239.

Firstly, we would like to highlight some of the individual and team accomplishments from our A Meet against South Run with swimmers Cole Bondanella (50 Back, 50 Fly), Garrison Cade (50 Back, 50 Fly), Emily Davis (50 Back, 50 Breast), Josiah Faber (50 Free, 50 Fly), Brandon Henry (50 Free, 50 Fly), and TJ Sheipe (25 Back, 25 Fly) winning both of their individual events! Swimmers Ryan Belmonti (25 Breast), Katie Charbonneau (50 Fly), Walker Clark (50 Back), and John Laun (50 Free) also had awesome individual event wins!

Against South Run our swimmers had a combined total of 42 time improvements in individual races! Notable time drops include Nick Belmonti dropping 3.20 seconds in his 50 Back, John Laun improving his 50 Fly time by 2.72 seconds, Sarah Ruiz dropping 3.39 seconds in her 50 Breast, and TJ Sheipe improving 2.19 seconds in his 25 Fly.

We would also like to congratulate swimmers Garrison Cade and Brandon Henry for breaking individual event records! Garrison broke his previous 11-12 Boys 50 Back record by swimming a 34.42. Brandon also broke his previous 15-18 Boys 50 Fly record by swimming a 27.35. Congrats boys!!

This past Monday, we swam our annual IM Carnival at Ravensworth! Major time drops posted among the total 29 individual improvements during our 2019 IM Carnival include Nick Belmonti dropping 4.14 seconds, Caleb Burley improving 10.53 seconds, Jude Butler dropping 4.40 seconds, Garrison Cade dropping 9.31 seconds, Mikayla Christensen improving 7.82 seconds, Trenton Clark dropping 4.59 seconds, Juliet DeLap improving 3.92 seconds, Sophia Lunsford dropping 6.36 seconds, Sarah Ruiz improving 9.74 seconds, Henry Stockard dropping 4.83 seconds, Addison van Baars improving 7.94 seconds, and Maddie Weston dropping 4.34 seconds!

We chose 4 swimmers as the final Wizards of the Week of the competitive season! We chose Madeline Boyle for her continued improvement and commitment to teaching herself all four strokes, proper underwaters and turns for each, and she is often found sneaking in some practice when she isn’t playing with her sister at the pool! We chose Sarah Ruiz for her desire to improve her breaststroke in practice, improving her strokes in meets, and for her spirit and enthusiasm for the team that she shares with all the younger swimmers! We chose T.J. Sheipe for working on his listening skills at practice, developing his butterfly, and his excitement for scoring points for the team in meets! We chose Morgan Little for her commitment and leadership at practice and her work to perfect her starts and finishes. Morgan is always ready to swim each set (and more) and she is a role model for our new younger swimmers!

Pictured: Madeline Boyle

Pictured: Sarah Ruiz

Pictured: TJ Sheipe

Pictured: Morgan Little

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 562 individual time improvements this season! Go Water Wizards!

Sincerely,

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

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