Coach’s Corner: Mingus swim, dive team finishes regular season strong; hopeful for state tournament bid
Mingus Swim and Dive is in the final stretch of our season. Swim and Dive both competed in our last qualifying meet this past weekend after winning the Heisley Estes Cup against Sedona last Thursday.
This season has truly been about improvement and we saw that in incredible ways this weekend. Here are some highlights:
Joseph Calhoon dropped 3 seconds in his 200 freestyle
Emma Warner dropped 1 second in her 200 freestyle and 3 seconds in her 100 breaststroke
Skylar Mohr dropped 4 seconds in her 200 freestyle
Gunner Tillemans dropped 1 second in his 100 fly
Zoey Arwine dropped 4 seconds in her 100 fly
Erin Morley dropped 2 seconds in her 100 fly
Anissa Zorrilla dropped 3 seconds in her 100 fly and 5 seconds in her 100 backstroke
Connor McTurk dropped 10 seconds in his 100 free
Fletch Fangman dropped .5 seconds in his 100 free and 2 seconds in his 100 breast
Emily Mohr dropped 2 seconds in her 100 free and 2 seconds in her 100 breast
Hannah Arwine dropped .5 seconds in her 100 free and 4 seconds in her 100 back
Rylie Burke dropped 1 second in her 100 free and 1 second in her 100 back
Dallin Gordon dropped 13 seconds in his 500 free
Emily Grasso dropped 1 second in her 100 back
Now we wait …. each team can participate in 4 qualifying meets for state. We have finished our 4 but this weekend there are last chance qualifiers that Division 3 teams will be competing in across the state. Sunday, October 30th we will see where we stand regarding state.
Division 3 will include the top 24 swimmers in each individual race and the top 16 relays. We have several swimmers sitting in the top 24 and 16 positions in individual events and relays. After Saturday, we will know for sure who is competing in state on November 5th at the Phoenix Country Day Pool.