So long, farewell, Aufwiedersehen goodbye!

Sent by Maggie Joyce (Maggie Joyce) on 6/30/2013. This announcement was emailed to users who are subscribed to swim annoucements

Wow. What a great finale to an awesome season. For those of you who weren’t at championships today at GA Tech, you missed some awesome races. Vermack placed 9th out of 85 teams. Absolutely incredible.  Frankie Marsden, the head of ASA, personally congratulated Vermack on representing Dunwoody (he is a fellow resident) so well in a league of over 12,000 swimmers. Oh and in case you were wondering, we participated in the largest meet in the country, with 4,700 kids swimming over the course of 4 days.

Thank you everyone, for all your support, your patience, and your ceaseless dedication to this team. I know waking up at 8:00 M-F is EXACTLY how you pictured your summer mornings; you count down the hours to every swim meet because there is no greater endorphin high than running the bullpen; you relish being drenched in sweat every Tuesday afternoon—but in case you don’t, I just want to say that your efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Thank you.

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the summer. I am headed to Minnesota 6 a.m. Tuesday, and I’m going to mark that as the hour I cease to be head coach, all bets are off! That means that 99% of all questions from then on should be directed to our new head coaches, Jonny and Melissa. They will be bringing all the ribbons and medals from championships to the pool early this week and sorting them out into the ribbon box, so please stop by around Wednesday or Thursday to claim them.

My mother will be sending out season results by individual as soon as she can get to it (we have a lot going on right now, sorry) so if you don’t see anything tomorrow, expect to see it sometime next week.

I think that’s it! Thank you for giving me such an amazing opportunity. I’ve wanted to coach since as long as I can remember; Charlie was always my idol.

God bless all of you wonderful people, and my equally wonderful bed,

Maggie

 

Championship shout outs you definitely want to read:

Laura Spratling took 1st in the 50 and 100 free by a LONG SHOT, and broke the ASA Record (big big deal) with a time of 24.79. To put that in perspective, she would have beaten the 15/18 girls in addition to the 13/14s. 

Allie Anne Reiter took 1st in the girls 50 breast, narrowly missing the ASA record by .07 seconds, and 2nd  in the 100 IM. (She would have come in 2nd for the 15/18 girls for the IM and breast)

Izzy Webber took 1st in the 50 back, 2nd in the 50 fly

Ashley Altera took 3rd in the 100 IM, 1st in the fly

Abby Cohen took 4th in the 100 free and 10th in the 100 IM…poor thing she didn’t get to swim the mile

Coach Charlotte took 6th in the 50 back, 4th in the 100 IM

Thomas Harrison took 9th in the 50 free, and 8th in the fly after playing a baseball game for 3 hours

Max Hromis took 9th in the 50 free and 8th in the 50 back (dropping several seconds mind you)

Harris Marks took 11th in the 7/8 boys breast, with Olli Wagner following close behind in 15th.

Avery McDougal, who has the honor of dropping the most time this meet (EIGHT seconds) took 12th in the 100 IM 

Ethan Moon took 12th in the 100 free and 17th in the 50 fly with no goggle mishaps this time

Richie Wagner took 13th in the 50 breast

Tyler Courtney took 15th in the 100 IM and 16th in the fly

Emma Harrison took 15th in the 100 IM and 14th in the breast 

Lauren Courtney took 16th in the IM, and 22nd in the breast

Coach Jonny took 16th in the 50 back

Ryan Altera took 18th in the IM, and 23rd in the fly

Maddie Cohen took 22nd in the back

Brennan Speaks took 25th in the 100 IM

The 13/14 girls relay (Emma Harrison, Allie Anne Reiter, Izzy Webber, Laura Spratling) took first in both the medley and free relays by SEVERAL body lengths 

The 11/12 boys (Thomas Harrison, Kolby Rothbard, Tyler Courtney, James Joyce) took fifth in the medley, 7th in the free relay

The 9/10 girls (Kate and Lauren Courtney, Maddie Cohen, Ashley Altera) took 6th in the medley, 7th in the free relay