All team members are invited to the Thunderbird swimming and diving awards night on November 20th at 6:30 in the school cafeteria. Appetizers and drinks will be served as we hand out awards to our deserving student athletes.
Joining Nicole Hoffman and Brett Budde, who previously qualified at last week’s dive in meet, are Daniel Strohmeyer (200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke), Jon Erbstoesser (200 IM, 100 breaststroke), Joel Erbstoesser (100 freestyle) , Nathaniel Barrio (500 freestyle), Morgan Barnes (50 freestyle), Jessica Benincasa (100 freestyle), Larissa Hodge (500 freestyle, 100 backstroke), Emily Kruljac (100 breaststroke).
The Chiefs also qualified all three ladies relays as well as the men’s 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.
We had a great day at prelims of the district championships. Results are behind the link below. If you are in the top 18, expect to swim again on Saturday. The bus leaves school at 8:30am for an 11am meet start time.
Thunderbird swimming and diving is looking for parents to volunteer to be timers at the District Championship meet on Friday November 1st and Saturday November 2nd. If you are available to time, please email, call or text Coach Pedersen early in the week.
As the season draws to an exciting close, our swimmers and divers have a busy schedule.
There is team diner on Wednesday, October 30th at the Ruby house after practice.
The entire team is excused from school Friday to attend the district championships at Sunrise Mountain pool. The bus leaves school at 7am so that we will have time to warm up for a 9 am start. Swimmers who make the top sixteen will compete again on Saturday with a current start time of 11am. The start time for Saturday may change at the coaches meeting on Tuesday. Athletes need to make sure they eat before the meet and bring snacks and drinks to the meet. If time permits, we will stop for lunch after the meet on the way back to school.
Swimmers who achieve qualifying times for the state meet will advance to the State Championships on November 8th and 9th.
Nicole Hoffman and Brett Budde both made the top 32 at the state diving qualifier on Saturday. Both will advance to the State Championships at Skyline Aquatic Center on November 8th and 9th.
Four Chiefs divers have qualified to participate in the State Qualifer meet on Saturday, October 26. The purpose of meet is to compare all of the divers who have achieved a provisional mark on an equal basis. Divers who finish in the top 32 will advance to the actual state competition on November 1st and 2nd.
The meet is at Perry High school (1919 E. Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, Az 85297). Women begin diving at 8:30 am and men begin at 1:45 pm.
So good luck to Nicole Hoffman, Zach King, Brett Budde, and Wil Sherman as they compete for a slot at state.
The meet is all the way out at Williams Field and starts at 9:30. If you are going (or considering going) and would like to help the program and the meet, please email the coaching staff that you are willing to volunteer.
After several false starts, picture day has settled on Wednesday, October 2nd and Deer Valley pool. We will take the team picture at approximately 3:45 pm and individual photos can be shot before and after. This is a busy club day so if you must attend a club function, please come immediately to the pool or meet the van (which will be sent back to school) at the bus bay at 3:20. Information for ordering photos will be coming soon.
This meet was originally listed as taking place at Glendale High School. This meet will take place at Washington Park pool Washington Park pool, (6655 N 23rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015 ) immediately south of Washington High School.
Sorry for the late switch.