Monday, June 25, 2007

New SES Times from Sumner County Swimmers at Summer Sizzler

New Qualifying Time Cuts Attained at Swim Meet by Sumner County Swimmers

June 25, 2007……At the annual Summer Sizzler Meet in Nashville TN this past weekend, Schuyler Daniel and Madison Kolbe attained new Championship Meet Qualifying Times, leading a contingent of Hendersonville and Gallatin swimmers who train at the Gallatin Civic Center with Excel Aquatics.

The Summer Sizzler Meet is a three day meet swam in the “Long Course” 50 Meter format, the same pool distance the major international competitions are held, such as the Olympics. 808 athletes from 29 separate teams covering 11 states converged on Nashville to compete in what has become one of the most competitive meets in the South each summer. The meet is in the Preliminary/Finals format whereby if a swimmer qualifies in the “Prelims” in the morning, they come back to swim in the Final’s at night.

Swimming for Excel Aquatics in the meet from Sumner County were Paige Scheriger, Jimmie Joe Boone, Schuyler Daniel, Madison Kolbe, and Brittany Zobl.

Schuyler Daniel, a 9 year old from Gallatin, attained her first ever Southeastern Swimming (SES) Long Course Championship Meet Qualifying Time Cut in the 10&Under Girl’s 100 Meter Backstroke. "Schuyler is doing great, she got the cut in the 100 Back as a 9 year old, and is within striking range of her cut in the 50 Meter Backstroke. We are so proud of her and what she is doing.” Excel Assistant Coach John Barnes noted.

Madison Kolbe added her first 11&12 Year Old Girl’s Qualifying Cut in the Long Course format, doing so in the 50 Meter Breaststroke, where she cut nearly 3 seconds to finish 15th with a time of 42 seconds and 31 one-hundreths of a second (0:42.31). “Madi had some real nice time drops in this meet. In addition to the time drops in the 50 Meter Breaststroke, she also dropped 2.82 seconds in the 100 Meter Breaststroke, and 4.44 seconds in the 100 Meter Freestyle.”

Scheriger place 5th in the 11&12 Year Old Girl’s 100 Meter Breaststroke, and 6th in the 50 Meter Breaststroke. “Paige did great coming back in Finals in those two events and swimming them again. She was the only 11 year old girl in the Finals for that event, the rest were 12 years old.”

Jimmie Joe Boone, competing in the 11&12 Boy’s category, dropped time in the 50 Meter Freestyle, coming in with a time of 0:35.59. “Jimmie Joe is a well rounded kid, having played multiple basketball games this past week, he turns around and competes in one of the major swim meets of the summer.”

Brittany Zobl, a rising 8th Grader at Sumner Academy, dropped time in the 13&14 Year Old Girl’s 100 Meter Breaststroke, finishing in a time of 1:34.87. Zobl placed 11th in the 50 Meter Freestyle. “We limited what “BZ” was swimming in this meet, in preparation for the SES Meet next month, we know what we have to work on to be prepared for the meet.”

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