Saturday, May 1, 2010
On April 30, the Indo-Pacific Sailfish hosted “Swim Explosion,” a mock swim meet where three different teams competed in a variety of races. Held at the Pickett Pool, the Polar Bears and the Philadelphia Department of Recreation swim team as well as the Sailfish took to the pool for a series of relays and races to show their outstanding swim abilities.
Ken Booker, secretary for the Indo-Pacific Sailfish, hoped the public would come out and take notice of the swimmers and how competitive they are. He wants the area residents to know these are not your beginning swimmers, but serious athletes who swim at competitive levels.
Peg Fredlund, coach of the Polar Bears, was excited that a number of new children would be swimming in competition style for the first time.
Charisma Presley, assistant coach of the Sailfish, decided to have the “Swim Explosion” because there are many children who have come so far with their swimming skills but are not ready to compete in a real meet yet. This mock swim meet was not only a great alternative for the young athletes, but also served as an invitation to get the Germantown area residents more interested in the swim teams.
Posted by Lauren Herman at 3:30 PM