MCSL Week 5 Wrap Up

As week five has completed, we are officially done with MCSL dual meets.  Week five was a hard week for some of the older swimmers who were also participating in Junior / Senior champs.  Some teams were missing some of their top talent and others left the meets early to make it to their meet.  Here are some fun facts about the five dual meets:

Tilden Woods vs Germantown Free Relays!
Tilden Woods vs Germantown Free Relays!

Undefeated Teams
Rockville – A
Bethesda – B
Cedarbrook – C
Regency Estates – D
Quince Orchard – E
Westleigh – G
Old Farm – I
Inverness Recreation – J
Carderock Springs – L
Flower Hill – O

All of the undefeated teams placed first in their relay carnival with the exception of Bethesda who placed 6th and Old Farm placing 2nd.  These will likely end up being the teams to watch at the Divisional meets next weekend.







Records Set
In addition to the record breaking swims at
Coaches Long Course Phoebe Bacon, of Tallyho, set a  new league record in 13/14 Girls 50 M Backstroke 29.89 during week 3.  Don’t worry, there is still plenty of time to get your own league records – we still have Divisionals and All-Stars.

Young Hotshots!

It isn’t uncommon to see 6 year olds in the 8 and under events, it’s pretty awesome when they get the All-Star times!  Special shout out goes to:

Abigail Tan (backstroke) from Upper County and Jackson Tovornik (butterfly) from Manor Woods for getting their All-Star times at the age of six!  Keep up the good work.

Close Meets

The following meets were within TEN points:

Week 1
Woodcliffe 398.0 vs Wildwood Manor 394.0 (B)
Clopper Mill 398 vs North Chevy Chase 388.0 (H)

Week 2
Tally Ho 389.0 vs Germantown 398.0 (A)
Potomac Glen 396.0 vs Darnestown 394.0 (C)
Lakelands 387.5 vs Merrimack Park 392.5 (H)
Norbeck Hills 385.0 vs Somerset 393.0 (K)
New Mark Commons 391.0 vs Plantations 390.0 (N)

Week 3
Hallowell 391.0 vs Manchester Farm 398.0 (D)
Flower Valley 394.5 vs Mill Creek Towne (D)
Palisades 386.5 vs Bannockburn 393.5 (G)
Chevy Chase Recreation 389.0 vs. Potomac 395.0 (I)
Old Farm 397.0 vs Kenmont 395.0 (I)
Rockshire 391.5 vs Tanterra 399.5 (I)

Week 4
Franklin Knolls 394.0 vs Stonebridge 398.00 (F)
Merrimack Park 393.0 vs North Chevy Chase 399.0 (H)
Twin Farms vs Quail Valley 387.0 (L)

Week 5
Germantown 392.5 vs. Tilden Woods 395.5 (A)

Week 3, all three teams in division I were within ten points of one another.  The close meets are usually more fun than the landslides!

We saw a lot of people scoring meets and a lot of different methods of doing so.  It was fun to see young kids keeping tabs, I think their math teachers would be proud.

The Weather

As most everyone in MCSL remembers, last year was a cold and rainy season.  This year, while it has been very hot, we have not been plagued by rain.  Saturday there is a slight chance of rain and they are predicting it will be a hot one.  Let’s hope for no rain as our younger swimmers who are swimming 400 IM (13-14), 400 free (11-12) and 1500 free (12 and u) at Age Group Champs will be racing off to UMD.  Age Group Champs starts Thursday.  Best of luck to our age group swimmers and everyone at divisionals.  Swim fast.  Doesn’t it seem like this season flew by?



Spirit and Goodwill

Spirit seemed to be at an all time high this year with lots of fun themes.  Manchester Farm hosted their annual “Wash for Josh” and Germantown hosted several fund raisers for the Miller Family.

Just for Fun

This weekend Clarksburg Village will host their annual rubber ducky race… This Sunday, over 300 rubber ducks will invade the Clarksburg Village Dolphins Swim Team pool for the fourth annual Rubber Duckie Race Fundraiser.

What is it you ask? Members of the swim team sell rubber duck sponsorships and each sponsor is assigned specific duck numbers. The day of the race, over 300 numbered rubber ducks are put into the end of the pool. Team members create waves to push the ducks down the length of the pool, and the first ducks to reach the end, win their sponsors great prizes.  ducks


Any meet fun facts?  Please comment below.


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