Article By Gina Foucault
Whitewater High School Head Swim Coach
The Whippets took on the Elkhorn Elks on Tuesday, December 15th, at the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Whippets swam well, but ended up losing to Elkhorn. The Whippets posted 16 out of 20 best times. All of our swimmers were able to post at least one best time, and all of our swimmers scored point for the team.
Devin Bazeley had a very strong meet; Devin won the 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle and posted a 53.50 as the anchor in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
Tyler Arnett continues to swim well, dropping 14 seconds in the 500 Freestyle from just a week ago. Tyler earned the 7th spot on the Top 10 All Time list for his swim in the 500 Freestyle with a 5:34.13.
Wyatt Anderson continues to swim well posting two best times, and shows how versatile he is by swimming two new events, including the 200 IM. Swimmers need to be proficient in all strokes and be able to swim long distances well to take on the 200 IM.
Tony Aranda raced well in the 200 IM and 100 Butterfly, using solid race strategy to post fast times and to beat Elkhorn.
Keith Cameron posted a 28.94 in the 50 Freestyle on the 200 Medley relay and also swam a best time in the 100 Backstroke.
Zach Tomomitsu took on the 500 Freestyle and scored points with his strong swim. With only a minute or two rest, Zach hopped back up on the block to race the very next race with his teammates in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Definitely a tough combo!
Cole Schlicher and Jake Kuhlow showed incredible improvement in the 100 Freestyle. Cole dropped 15 seconds, and Jake was able to drop 14 seconds. It’s nice to see these two drop time, as they work very hard in practice.
The Whippets are working hard, and it shows in their racing! The next meet will be Tuesday, December 22, at Badger High School, starting at 5:30 p.m.