Florida Age Group Championships – Day 2 and 3 Recap

Posted on July 16, 2011


The speedy Florida Age Group Championships, which is know as #FLAGs on twitter, has added many more Olympic Trial Time Standards for the women after day 3, as well as state records and incredible times for the men. Oh yea and HUGE RAIN STORMS!

The girls from Clearwater Aquatic Team (CAT), Michelle Turek, Sydney Pickrem, and Rebecca Mann have been on a massive assault on the record books and the Olympic Trial Standards.  In an amazing race Saturday night, the 200 meter fly, 3 girls (Emma Spilman SPA, Rebecca Mann CAT, Nancy Hu SYS) destroyed a 7 year old record where two of the girls achieved Olympic Trial Time Standards.  What about the 12 & Under athletes?  Skyler Covert (MACG), Kendall Brent (SWIM) and Sherridon Dressel (BSS) seem to be racing each other for the win in everything.

As for the boys, not to be outdone, from GCST, Gulf Coast, Blake Woodrow, Eric Ordaz, and the gentlemen from BSS, Bolles School, Caleb Dressel and John Hutton are also making big splashes in the pool.  Records all over the place. By the way, these kids are huge! Compliments to the coaches for getting them in the shape they need to be in!

The final day of FLAGs is tomorrow and should be an outstanding one, including the relays that were postponed by the massive and very intense thunder boomers!  You can catch all the action on http://FloridaSwimNetwork.com through your computer, or chime in on your cell phone or IPad with the Ustream App–Best of all, it’s free!

To check all the results from Day 2 and Day 3, you can get it here. Day 2 of FLAGs Finals, Day 3 of FLAGs Finals

By the way, if you like social mixers, tweetups, or meeting new people, come by and grab a cup of coffee and a donut or maybe even a book from special guest swimmer, Doc Lucky Meisenheimer on Sunday morning at 8:00 am under the scoreboard by the stairs to the stands.  See ya there!