For many swimmers and coaches alike, when there is an opportunity to swim at the Northside pool (inside or out) we are always on board. This weekend was no different, as Coach Daniel, Coach Alex, Coach Chuck, Coach Felix, and Coach Allison traveled down to San Antonio with 91 Nitro kids ready to race.
This meet was a great mixture of veteran racers and kiddos new to the Prelim/Final format. Watching 9-10-11 year olds come back for the first ever final swim, and absolutely crush their time from the morning, was very cool to see. We had the veteran swimmers lead us in dryland warm ups and even gave those new to the finals situation some helpful tips such as: “make sure you show your muscles off when they call your name!”
From swimmers like Aubrey McLaughlin dropping over 20 seconds from her Prelim swim of the 400 IM to the final, to swimmers like Emery Mehok making their first ever finals, this meet was a great one to watch!
Extra special shout out to all the milers, they crushed it with 100% best times!: Hannah Seal, Michelle Taylor, Gabby Fowler, Gabriela Gomez, Daniel Ybarbo (only 11!), and Walker Bried.
Way to go Nitro!