Delta High School's swim team has performed well the past couple of weeks. Coach Amanda Hatch noted her team had an amazing meet this past Friday even though several team members were missing due to injury.
"We enjoyed a very successful meet at home this weekend.
Each and every single swimmer who competed made a personal best time in at least one of their individual events," stated Hatch.
The possibility of all the participating team members accomplishing personal bests in one meet is a rare event. "In all my coaching career I have never had this much success at one meet. Coach Cannell and I have been pushing the girls hard, and this week was no exception," explained Hatch.
The coaching staff was pleased with the obvious improvement in all the participants. Hatch commented on the efforts the Lady Panthers exhibited last Friday. The girls "swam with their hearts," said Hatch. The effort showed in times posted by the athletes.
The most significantly improved swim came from Madison Farmer in her 100 freestyle, dropping a surprising 19.15 seconds to finish the race in a personal best time of 1:34.44y.
Coming in a very close second for a top performance was sophomore Hollie Collins who shaved 13.65 seconds off her 200 freestyle to post a personal best time of 2:52.567.
Also finishing well in their individual races were Kaselynn Komives and Mykayla Music who dropped over six seconds in their best events of the night, the 100 back and 100 freestyles.
Jazmin Damazo, Bryanna Music, and Ashley Ortega all earned personal best swims in both of their individual events, including an eight second improvement for Ortega.
Hatch will head into this week's home meet in Delta with a high degree of optimism. "I, again this week, am so optimistic that this type of result will continue to follow us through the end of the season. I am so proud of the girls and am ever impressed with their ability to come together and help each other shine!"
Delta's meet this Friday is set to begin at 4 p.m.