Salem Academy had its’ first swim meet of 2019 beating out Calvary Day for 4th place. It was a tough meet after one month off and only having nine swimmers but the Sabers prevailed.
Big improvements are still happening including:
Lizzie O’ Blackburn shaving 26.25 off of her leadoff leg of backstroke in the 200 Medley Relay. Wow!
Caitlin Kinnamon shaved 11.75 in her 200 Free and made a state cut. Congrats Caitlin!
In the 50 Free, Althea Bennett shaved 0.48, Mandy Peak 3.51, and Jessie Gentles swam her first event of the season with only two practices under her belt.
In the 100 Free, Michaela Murphy shaved 5.34, Lizzie O’Blackburn 0.61 and Mandy Peake 1.15 and Jessie Gentles swam a 1:42.48 in her debut meet.
In the 500 Free, Caitlin Kinnamon lost her cap and finished her swim with a great time of 6:53.53. Great job, Caitlin.
In the 100 Backstroke, Lizzie O’Blackburn shaved 18.18. Wow!
Helen Watson swam her first 100 Breast. Yeah!
In the 400 Free Relay, Caitlin Kinnamon shaved 6.00 seconds off of her lead off 100.
The coaches tip their hat to Lizzie O’Blackburn for improving her times and Caitlin Kinnamon for hanging tough in the 500 and making a state cut.
Come out and help cheer on your Sabers at their conference meet at Winston Salem State University on January 31 at 6:00 pm. Go Salem!