***image1***The Kingfish returned to Heidelberg Sunday to compete against the Eifel Sharks and a much improved Heidelberg Sea Lions team.
This was not a factor for the Kingfish who won their fifth meet of the
season. Confusion on the event schedule meant last minute changes
to the Kingfish entries and a re-adjustment of the meet strategy.
“When the team arrived at the pool we were told that the meet would not
include the 400 Meter Freestyle, 200 Meter Breaststroke, and 50 Meter
Backstroke. This was a significant change in the program and we had to
scramble to re-enter swimmers in other events,” said Kingfish Head
Coach Bob Clinton.
This was troubling because Coach Clinton had been training a number of swimmers for these events for the past two weeks.
“I had trained swimmers for the 400 free, specifically working on
pacing and race strategy that would result in qualifying times for the
EFSL Championship meet at Riccione, Italy. When the swimmers were
told that there would be no 400 it was a let down. They were really
pumped for that event,” said the coach.
After quickly re-entering those swimmers in the 200 Meter Freestyle the
meet got going and the Kingfish started to rack up the points. There
was a mix up with the point standings, which is currently being
rectified, however, the Kingfish prevailed by more than a 100 point
margin. According to the Kingfish coaching staff the outstanding
swimmers were the 200 M Freestylers Keith Johnson, Alex Jaholkowski,
Veronica Place, Teri Plotkin, Emily Ehlers, Sean Warrington, Ashley
Fuchs, Mykie Brown and Harrison Place. All swam personal bests.