Coaches Corner

Coaches log - March 8, 2022:

State meets - Coach summary

Team Sopris took Henry Sanders and Marc Zwickl to Silver State and Bella Frisbie to AG State over the last two weeks.  Almost every swim was a best time!  Henry, at 8 years old, swam in the 9-10 age group.  Despite the age gap he won the 100 IM and the 100 BR by significant margins.  All three swimmers have remarkable traits.  They filter all coaching input through the grid of “race.”  They all are remarkable “racers.”   The sky is the limit for all three swimmers. Team Sopris took 25 swimmers to the Bronze State meet, and across the team, we had double digit time drops.  Truly a great showing by all!!  Congratulations!!

Go Sopris!

CSI Long Course Invite - June 3-5, 2022 Coach Summary

Taking swimmers down to Denver for stiffer competition is important.  The Sopris Barracudas took five swimmers to the CSI meet in Thornton last weekend.  While all the swimmers gave great effort and provided great team spirit, two swimmers stood out.  Marc Zwickl has been with the team a little less than a year and is already showing great promise.  He qualified to swim in the evenings in all three of his events.  He is growing in his ability to take instruction, implement it, and compete.  In other words, he is growing in grit.  As a result he won the B finals in the 50 backstroke and broke a team record in the process.  Amelie Ogilby has been growing in grit for some time now.  Only grit would compel a swimmer to desire to compete against the best swimmers, including tough college swimmers, in the state.  While falling short of first place, nevertheless she swam very well and broke a team record in the 200 IM in the process.  There are no limits on a swimmer desiring to compete and growing in grit.  Well done, Sopris Swimmers!