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Blue Dolphins News

Assistant coach resigns; state meet results

Suzanne Bristow recently resigned her position as an assistant coach with the Blue Dolphins swim team

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"We are greatly indebted to Suzanne for her years of hard work," board president Brad Ford said. "Her energy and enthusiasm helped the team grow and become strong again. We will sorely miss he coaching with the swimmers."

Bristow volunteered her time with the Dolphins both at practices and meets. She has decided to step aside to focus more on her own family and to allow someone with more available time to take her place.

Several Blue Dolphins took part in the recent 10-and-under state meet

. Annie Bristow, Kaitlyn Senger and Jolie-Rae Ford were on the 200 medley relay team that finished 18th with a time of 2:46.25. Ford was seventh in the 200 freestyle in 2:48.39, and Bristow was 17th in 2:56.77. Ford, Bristow and Senger also swam on the 200 freestyle relay team that was 18th in 2:26.78. Ford also was seventh in the 50 backstroke (39.48), 23rd in the 100 individual medley (1:34.71), 10th in the 50 freestyle (33.42), sixth in the 100 backstroke (1:24.77) and 11th in the 100 freestyle (1:16.70). Ford set four personal records on the day.

The Dolphins held their annual Swim-A-Thon fund raiser recently at the Dallas Aquatic Center

. Participants swam as many laps as they could in two hours, with a maximum of 200. Finishing 200 laps were: Melissa Biery, Daniel Burch, Joel Burch, Michael Burch, Rachael Burch, McKenzie Clark, Sam Diaz, Jolie-Rae Ford, Matthew Grandquist, Abraham Kakacek, Hayden Lesko, Michael Osborn, Kaitlyn Senger, Sara Spreadbury and Bethany Widmer. 150-199 laps: Jake Collins, Elizabeth Dressel, Logan Teal, Selena Harris, Brice Spreadbury, Nathan Glade, Jessica Furman and Olivia Widmer. 100-149 laps: Jonathon Dressel, Annalisa Kakacek, Brianne Halin and Sheridan Rutland. 50-99 laps: Lucas Diaz. 1-49: Brady Canuga, Alex Fawcett, Isabel Diaz.

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