On Saturday February 16th we hosted our Snow Plow meet with a great success! We posted 93 best times, 4 high point trophy winners, 12 meet records and several additional YMCA District Qualfiers. It was a well run meet with excellent parent helpers we were able run a smooth meet. Also wow once again we had a great consession!!!
PFY High Point Winners:
8 & under Girls – Kailey Burns
8 & Under Boys – Zack Wolbert
11-12 Girls – Katherine Lutfy
11-12 Boys – Ben Gendelmen
Meet Records Set:
8 & Under Boys: Zack Wolbert – 50 Free, 100 IM, 25 Fly, 25 Free, 25 Fly
9-10 Girls: Emily Wolbert – 100 Free, 100 IM, 50 Fly, 50 Free, 50 Breast
11-12 Girls: Katherine Lutfy – 200 IM, 200 Free
For Complete Meet Results (Click Here)
For PFY Swimmers Only Meet Results (Click Here)
To View our current YMCA District Qualifiers (Click Here)
We swim a lot of meets through our “long” swim season and our training at times is very hard. It is not easy to swim your best every meet. I often see swimmers on other teams get upset and even cry when they do not swim their best times or win. It is not easy to swim your best times every meet and often not possible. It is not uncommon for older swimmers to go the whole season without a best time until the District of even the State meet level.
How do we deal with this pressure to have best times? First keep in mind that it is normal to not swim all best times. Enjoy the meet and have fun with your friends during the meet; cheering, playing games, talking and doing what brought you to this sport spending time with your “FRIENDS”. Many swimmer loose why they started swimming in the first place their friends. Most swimming joking a swim team for 2 reasons, their friends swim or their parents see it is as a great, healthy sport. Keep it fun, and I know that practice is not always fun but meet should be always fun! Watch the video below of Michael Phelps breaking the world record in the 200 meter fly last year and see what his reaction after the race. Does this look like he is still having fun.