The Whippet Swim Team started their competition portion of the season Thursday night, September 5, with some impressive swims. Despite disqualifying two of the thirteen relays, the Whippets were still able to finish in 5th place overall. This season all swimmers were able to swim at least one relay for the team. The following girls did great in their first meet as Whippets: Brooke Bazeley, Vanessa Falcon, Grace Foucault, Hailey Murphy, Emily Radaj, Josie Treder, Karime Velazquez, and Ashly Xochipa. We had four 1st place medal winning performances earned by different combinations of five of our swimmers: 4x100 IM *NEW Southern Lakes Conference Record previously held by a 2012 Whitewater High School relay team, now held by Grace Foucault, Sophia Fanshaw, Brianna Zimdars, and Ella Houwers with a time of 4:16.88. This is over 5 seconds faster than the previous record and 8 seconds faster than any other relay that swam. 1000 Freestyle (100, 200, 300, 400) – Amber Krebs, Grace Foucault, Brianna Zimdars, and Ella Houwers with a time of 10:25.70 which was 12 seconds fast than any other team that swam, and it was 22 seconds faster than our group that finished the same relay in first last year at this meet. 500 Freestyle (50, 100, 150, 200) – Sophia Fanshaw, Grace Foucault, Brianna Zimdars, and Ella Houwers with a time of 4:53.28 which was 18 seconds faster than any other relay that swam. 400 Backstroke – Brianna Zimdars, Sophia Fanshaw, Grace Foucault, and Ella Houwers sprinted to a *NEW Southern Lakes Conference record with a time of 4:10.05, over 5 seconds faster than the previous record and over 7 seconds faster than all relays that swam. Other highlights include the eight swimmers that swam on our 200 Butterfly relays all went best times. The relay of Raquel Ortiz, Brooke Bazeley, Ellie Treder, and Lexi Hackney went 22 seconds faster than their seedtime. In addition, the relay team of Natalie Amos, Giselle Ramirez, Josie Treder, and Mina Truesdale all dropped time to go 6 seconds under their seedtime. A few standout splits include Hailey Murphy in the 50 Breaststroke 36.89, Brooke Bazeley in the 50 Freestyle 29.99, and Mina Truesdale in the 50 Butterfly 38.92. Coach Foucault stated, "I am very proud of our team and cannot wait to see more racing in the next couple of weeks."