Indians Swim Banquet Wraps Up Season

Oskaloosa Swim Team 2019 (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa Swim Team 2019 (submitted photo)

by Todd Miller

The Oskaloosa Swim Team wrapped up their season with a banquet Friday night with all the team members and parent there to celebrate the year. Osky had 12 team members this year with 5 of them being returning swimmers (Jarod Miller, Owen Gordon, Colin Fiechtner, Jack Dawson and Carson Breon) and the other 7 (Joshua Hartl, Lucca Claro, Trae Jarvis, Andres Sholes, Aaron Scholes, Keygan Roberts, and Landon Hunolt)were all out for their first year of high school swim team. The team also had a manager Makenzie Hicks this year to help with all the practices and meets. This teams times improved all season as they worked hard in every practice pushing themselves to improve upon where they were the day before.

The MVS (most valuable swimmer) award went to Trae Jarvis as he worked extremely hard all year long and brought some fun and energy to the team that everyone appreciated. It was his first year of ever swimming and he improved his time in ever meet as we worked hard at every practice.

The next award was the Iron Man Award (did not miss a practice or meet all year) and this award went to Jarod Miller this year. It was his second time that he had earned this honor. His other award was handed to him at the conference meet as he received the Academic All-Conference award.
Next on the Agenda was the Club Shirts that are used to recognize swimmer milestones in race times that they set during the year. These club shirts are set-up in all four strokes at 50 yards if you can swim under 30 seconds and then a more prestigious club if you can swim in under 25 seconds. There’re also 100-yard club shirts in all four strokes if you can swim in under 60 seconds and then a higher level one if you can swim an event in under 55 seconds. The last two clubs are the 200 Free if you can break the 2-minute mark and the 500 Free club if you break the 5:30 mark. Many of the first-year swimmers earned their way into at least one of the clubs, and some of the returning swimmers were able to make it into clubs where they had previously not been able to obtain the times needed to receive the shirts. Up first the 50 Free 30 second club was joined by Joshua Hartl, Lucca Claro, Aaron Scholes, Keygan Roberts, and Landon Hunolt. Colin Fiechtner and Jarod Miller joined the 50 Free 25 second club. Jarod Miller joined the 200 Free sub-2-minute club. The 500 Free sub 5:30 club was joined by Owen Gordon. Jack Dawson joined the 50 Breast sub 30 club and Jarod Miller joined the 100 Fly sub-60-second club.

The last item that Coach Bolibaugh went through was all the records that were broken during the year. There are 11 events, and out of those, there were 8 of them that were broken at least once this year. Last year the record was 53.34 seconds in the 100 Free, and we had three swimmers break that time this year. Jack Dawson, Jarod Miller and then Carson Breon who now holds the record at 51.22. Jarod Miller broke the 200 Free record with a time of 1:58.82. Owen Gordon broke the 500 Free Record as he now holds the record with the fastest time of 5:27.19. The 100 Yard Fly time was broken by two swimmers this year as well by Jarod and then Carson Breon who improved on his old record by swimming a time of 57.59. In the 200 Individual Medley Carson Breon took down the old mark and set the record at 2:09.43. All 3 of the relay records were broken during the year and then at the District swim meet, the last meet of the year, they broke all 3 records once again. The 200 Free Relay record is owned by Carson Breon, Jarod Miller, Colin Fiechtner, and Jack Dawson as they swam a time of 1:34.82. The 400 Free Relay record is now by Carson Breon, Colin Fiechtner, Jarod Miller, and Owen Gordon as they swam a time of 3:36.85. The last of the relay records, 200 Medley Relay, is owned by Owen Gordon, Jack Dawson, Carson Breon, and Jarod Miller as they finished in a time of 1:43.47.

Go Indians!!!

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