The final Top 10 lists for the 2016 long-course meters season (LCM16) have been published. The season ran from Oct 1, 2015 thru Sept 30, 2016.
Swimmers from our LMSC did well: 59 ranked individual swims and 2 ranked relays. There were 13 swimmers who had at least one Top 10 swim; Kelly Parker Palace led the way with 11 ranked swims, followed by impressive performances by Beth Schreiner (7 swims), Barbara Boslego and Johnnie Detrick (6 each). There were four swimmers who had at least one top-ranked swim in an individual event: Beth and Johnnie were #1 in six of their swims, while Kelly (5), and Amalia Kobelja (2) were also tops in at least one event. Congratulations to these fine swimmers and everyone else who was on the list!
More details on these and other recent Top 10 achievements are given elsewhere on our website. Anyone making a Top 10 list can order Top 10 patches to commemorate the achievement. Nicely-formatted booklets are also available for download or order.
The LMSC record book was also re-written in the past season: a 44 new individual records were set, led by Kelly with 13 records, while Beth and David Malsbury also impressed with five new marks apiece. Kelly also set six new Colony Zone records, while Johnnie, Amalia and Beth also set at least one new zone record this season. There were also 2 new relay records, both set by VMST.
The mythical national championship rankings are based on scoring the Top 10 swims by zone, LMSC or club. As an LMSC, Virginia was ranked 17th out of the 52 LMSCs. At the club level, VMST was ranked 26th out of more than 270 clubs that had swimmers in the Top 10. Wow!
Congratulations to everyone on a great season!