- Published: Tuesday, 06 June 2017 15:17
- Written by Elizabeth Butler
Coral Springs Swim Club participated in the 2017 North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kick-Off. This annual event, in it's 9th year, was hosted by North Palm Beach Swim Club and held June 3-4th at Plantation Central Park. Head Coach Bruno Darzi was excited with the results from the swim meet, "our age group swimmers did really well". The meet not only gave CSSC swimmers a chance to compete but also "the National Team swimmers used the meet to race the kids from other teams instead of racing at home at the end of the practice".
Megan Schimansky secured 2nd place in her 200 Back with an impressive time of 2:30.66. Micaela Sierra placed 5th in her 100 Breast at 1:21.83, while Grant Aran finished his 200 Free in 8th place at 2:14.81.
Many of our swimmers improved their Freestyle personal records over the weekend in including Payton Schurr shaving over 33 seconds from her 200 Free (3:49.42) and12 seconds from her 50 Free (39.95), as well as Courtney Hartung by an impressive 18 seconds in her 200 Free for a new record of 3:15.48. More swimmers who improved their time include Grace Nemanic by over 17 seconds in her 200 Free (2:38.44), Darion Louis-Jeune by 13 seconds in his 50 Free (28.71), Cole Narbonne by nearly 10 seconds in his 200 Free (2:43.51), Mikhel Martin by 7 seconds in her 50 Free (45.93), John Albornoz by over 6 seconds in his 200 Free (3:55.67), John Lynch, Katrina White,Grayson Yellin, and Melanie Suglio both by nearly 4 seconds in their 200 Free (2:52.83, 2:57.31, 2:57.48 and 3:29.08 respectively), and Jorge Aguila and Ryan Lynch by nearly 3 seconds in their 50 Free (42.62 and 41.30 respectively). Nicolas Vilar, Marli Dearen, Samuel McCormick, Briana Dattile, Pedro DaSilva, Victoria Veiga, Kiara Kaminietzky, Brandon Schutz, Lydia Lanahan, and William Olson also acheived new personal bests in their respective Free style races.
Although Freestyle was the stroke in which we saw the most time drops over the weekend, it was evident that CSSC swimmers and coaches have been working on improving technique and times in other strokes as well. We also saw new personal records in the following events: Payton Schurr shaved 0ver 50 seconds from her 100 Breast (2: 11.28), Melanie Suglio shaved 20 seconds from her 100 Breast (2:10.33), Sherwin Sterling shaved 13 seconds from his 100 Breast (2:12.55), Giulianna Garcia shaved over 7 seconds from her 200 Back (2:45.58), Jorge Aguila shaved over 5 seconds from his 100 Breast (2: 11.12), Ryan Lynch shaved over 4 seconds from his 100 Breast (1:43.83), Jordan Howard and Molly Chaison both shaved over 2 seconds from their 100 Breast (1:28.66 and 2:19.39 respectively), and Gian Savino and Andres McKeon both shaved over 1 second from their 100 Fly (1:10.68 and 1:06.33 respectively).
Darzi said that the event was "a great opportunity for the coaches to see where we are in the middle of the season" and concluded, "we are looking forward racing at home at the Michael Lohberg International Invitational in 2 weeks".