Thanks to the very BUSY Millers, Grace Ann and Frank, for Hosting Our End-of-season Bash!

What a lovely setting!  We are so grateful for the Miller warm hospitality on July 25. Down pouring rain didn't deter the party spirit one little bit.

We recognized our Chris Green Swimmers: Donna, Ray, Caz, Betsy, Esther, Sue, Michele, Carolyn, who placed 1st in a competitive, full age group. Betsy finished 3rd in her age group.

Also the YMCA Nationals Team: Carolyn, Betsy, Esther, Andrea, Ray, Scott & Kathy Kauffman, Donna, Kathy, Mary

Donna was awarded “Swimmer of the Meet” for her team spirit, gutsy 1650, and legal 50 breast stroke.

Helper Fish Recognition went to Kathy Broderick for setting up workout sheets while our coach was away in January, and Mark Favazza, who served as relief coach. 

It has Been a VERY good year!

Dick Scott aged up and proceeded to tear through his new age group.  Currently he holds the following achievements: 12 National Top 10's and 19 VA State Records, plus he completed the Brute events. He remains gracious and supportive of team mates, a focused and determined competitor. 

Rookie Class this year was awesome: 

Carolyn Alsup is an all-round incredible swimmer. She does EVERYTHING! Versatile and speedy. Fast at distance free and sprint stroke. She and Chuck hosted our Tropical team party, and have provided great team photos. Supportive of team mates in practice and at meets, just a great team addition, she received a "Swimmer Girl" brim, made by Donna, and a striped bass necklace pin. 

Scott Kauffman is our Sprinter! It is hard for him to do our mixed and long workouts, but he does. He is supportive of team mates and checks on the "animal" lane regularly. He and wife, Kathy, sent our new team mascot, Coconut Rocky, to us from Molokai, HI. This first year in masters swimming, Scott holds 6 VA state records, and he achieved three national top 10 rankings, 3rds in the 50 fly and 100 free AND a 1st in the 50 free.  Fastest time swum his age group scy in the USA. His award was a star proclaiming "24.16"!

Frank Miller swam mostly distance freestyle.  He has really taken to our practices, can now do legal all 4 strokes, is great fun for coach and lane mates, super team spirit.  He provided music to choreograph our LIMBERS.  He get faster and faster. He swam 1000 free for a first place in his first masters meet.  He put bumps and dents in his head (and maybe the pool wall) while learning backstroke.  (A magic cap, fixed that) The Striper Fish brim award for improvement and team spirit went to Frank.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

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