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Old 11-04-2011, 04:34 PM   #106
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STATE CUT!!!!! She did it, bitches! State Cut is 1:10.69, she had 1:11.67 ...she swam 1:08.52. More than a 3 second drop. incredible. that's over 11 seconds since the start of the season -almost unheard of in a year-round swimmer's best stroke.

Better still, she came in 4th, just ahead of the now deposed #4 breaststroker on the team (The Breaststroke Battalion took 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and a few other spots in the top 16). only 4 from each team can swim in the final tomorrow, so SG is in the finals (fastest heat) and the other girl (sad for her but great for SG) only gets to swim in the consolation heat.

She also dropped 5 seconds on her IM and came in 7th, so is in the fastest heat of Finals in that too. And in her two relays, she also dropped time on her splits (and was again faster than the former #4 in the breaststroke -they keep leapfrogging each other, though, so chances are she'll be back to #5 tomorow. but hopefully still in the points....)


One of her relays got through to finals tomorrow too, the other had the right time to, but they are reserve because we already filled our allotted number of spots.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:52 PM   #107
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:56 PM   #108
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Way to go SG! Fantastic.
Now go kick some azz in the Statessssssssss.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #109
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Holy Were-dolphin, batman! Hebe, you RAWK!
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:27 PM   #110
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It gets better....... because she's so young, for USA age-group swimming, it's not only a state cut, it's a zone cut (= many states, like entire flyover country), so she'll get to swim for Michigan against the other states. (High school swimming takes no account of age, so they can be 13 or 18. Age group swimming is 8U, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17.)
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:39 PM   #111
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:22 AM   #112
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Is this with the expensive superfast suit or without?
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:01 AM   #113
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with the expensive superfast suit.

and thanks all.

Finals today but I'm so much more chilled........

Sg already at the pool, I'm just getting my act together......
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:43 PM   #114
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7th in the IM (dropping another 2 seconds), 8th in the breaststroke with another 1:08 (tad slower than yesterday but still well under state cut time, so not a fluke). The fastest heat in each event was paraded in with a sign displaying the race, introductions as they walked to the blocks and music! SG's brother got to be a sign carrier and led Swimmer Girl in for her IM which was quite cute.

......and we're back to 6am practices two more weeks.....
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:56 PM   #115
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Sg= Super Girl? Swimmer Girl?
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:56 PM   #116
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Swimmer Girl. I don't put it past her coach to look her up, so I don't use her name in this thread
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:57 PM   #117
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oh except the post above where i fucked up, apparently! was rusjhing out to the party. oh well
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:46 PM   #118
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oh and, I'm not sure if I mentioned this on the cellar (I must have....), but back in March, when SG was swimming for her middle school at the meet at the High school she should have gone to, and won the breaststroke, We 'fessed up to that coach that she was going to Shiny New School aka the Breaststroke Battalion, and that coach emailed me around midnight that night trying to "help" fix the reasons I had given her for SG going to the other school over Grungy High.

Today her husband came over and said "are you SG's mom? Nice swims this weekend. Yeah, my wife was emailing you like mad trying to get SG to go to Grungy High...." So now I know I wasn't imagining it (They're not supposed to do that....). It's very flattering.

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10 of the 45 swimmers made the State team. SG is the only freshman. 5 of the 10 are breaststrokers. States are in 2 weeks. I honestly never thought she would make States as a freshman. In fact, foolishly, several weeks ago, when she was still a long way off a cut, I said I would dye my hair blue if she got a state cut..... (we were swimming a team whose color is purple and my hair was purple and I was told it needed to be blue). It's no biggie except the blue just doesn't last and i hate high maintenance..... and I kinda like purple better than blue. But I'll do it.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:30 PM   #119
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:38 PM   #120
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there will be a pic of the hair and I may have pix of her today... hard to say, camera is fucked -I'm on the back-up as beest hase the main camera at HockeyNut's tournament
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