Photos by Bob Mischka
From Coach Foucault:
The Whippets had a strong first dual meet against Conference opponent Burlington Co-op. Despite the loss, the Whippets were able to post 4 times to the Top 10 All Time list, swim 18 out of 26 best times and take 1st in five races. We also had several swimmers take on new races.
Earning 1st place finishes for the Whippets were Devin Bazeley in the 200 Freestyle, Young Liang in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke, Michael Kuhl in the 500 Freestyle and the 400 Freestyle Relay team of Devin Bazeley, Aidan Coburn, Wesley Salverson and Jake Mayer took 1st. Earning top 10 times were Young Liang finishing 3rd all-time in the 100 Butterfly and fourth all-time in the 100 Backstroke, Jack Mayer is now 7th all-time in the 100 Butterfly and Devin Bazeley is 8th all-time in the 100 Breaststroke.
We had several swimmers take on some new or tough races. Wesley Salverson and Michael Kuhl continue to take on the long races with both of them racing the 200 IM and 500 Freestyle. Wesley dropped 17 seconds in his 500 and Michael continues to drop time in his 500 too. Jon Chan swam the 500 Freestyle for the first time and earned Varsity points for the team with his strong finish. Jon Zheng was able to drop 3 seconds in his 100 Freestyle while teammate Aidan Coburn also dropped 3 seconds in his 100 Backstroke race. Zach Tomomitsu took on a new race swimming the 100 Backstroke while teammate Jovany Manriquez took on the 200 Individual Medley for the first time and was able to score the team some points.
The team is starting to race well in relays and are posting some nice splits. Dropping significant time in our relays were Aidan Coburn 31.28 (50 Back) & 59.34 (100 Freestyle), Wesley Salverson 30.81 (50 Free) & 1:08.97 (100 Free), Jon Zheng 29.86 (50 Free), Jack Mayer 51.03 (100 Freestyle) and Young Liang 22.30 & 48.43 (50 & 100 Free on 100 Free Relay Split).
One of the best highlights from the meet was receiving comments from two different individuals about how amazing our boys were in being polite, kind, gracious and encouraging to both teams. This is an amazing group of young men ready to make an impact at Whitewater High School! Way to go Whippets!