HASA swimmers keep dropping timeThe Hudson Area Swim Association (HASA) sent 27 swimmers to the Blackdog Bone Chiller B/C swim competition in Prior Lake, Minn. Dec. 3-4. To qualify for this event, swimmers had to have a “C” or a “B” time.
The Hudson Area Swim Association (HASA) sent 27 swimmers to the Blackdog Bone Chiller B/C swim competition in Prior Lake, Minn. Dec. 3-4. To qualify for this event, swimmers had to have a “C” or a “B” time.
USA Swimming establishes time standards, or “cuts,” and participants compete in different age groups and meets depending on their achievement level and how old they are on the first day of the meet. A new swimmer will have no times, and as they begin to compete, they will achieve “C” times.
A “B” time is faster than a “C” time, and as the swimmer drops time, he or she achieves “A” times, “CH” times, which qualify the swimmer to compete at a state championship meet, and a “Zone” time, which qualify the swimmer to compete at a multi-state championship meet.
Swimmers are always striving to make their next cut, and during this particular meet several HASA swimmers did just that.
Alex Weaver, 9, achieved a new “B” cut in the 200 yard individual medley by dropping 15.81 seconds off his old time. Cale Blinkman, 10, achieved a new “Zone” cut in the 100 freestyle, and Adam Berdusco, 9, achieved a new “B” cut in the 100 freestyle.
Sophia Daley, 12, achieved two new “C” cuts, her first in the 100 freestyle by dropping 10.91 seconds and her second in the 200 freestyle by dropping 19.83 seconds. Maree Elliott, 9, also got two new “C” times, in the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly by dropping 10.68 seconds.
Sydney Glampe, 11, earned two new “B” times, in the 50 freestyle, and by dropping 24.44 seconds in the 500 freestyle. She also achieved a new “C” time in the 100 butterfly,
Violet Penman, 12, earned a new “B” time in the 50 freestyle, Emylia Stickler, 15, earned three new “C” times, in the 100 IM, the 100 backstroke and the 200 freestyle.
Madalyn Stickler, 11, earned a new “C” time in the 100 breaststroke, and Samantha Troyer, 9, dropped 5.27 seconds in the 100 backstroke for a new “B” time.