The Senior SMAC group dove in for their 2 hour swim starting at 7:15am, and paced themselves well. The group picked up speed as the time elapsed and finished hard over the last 30 minutes. Only stopping for a quick rehydration process or bathroom break, the group kept pushing and pushing. "The event is more of a mental game than anything," said Mason MacDonald, and no truer words have ever been spoken. Keeping your mind active for the duration is more important than anything. "2 hours is a long time." We confirmed the theory that Senior SMAC is a tough group of kids.
The group set a few new team records. Topping the list was Johnny Darguzas' 387 laps, which is nearly 10,000 yards. Wow. Doing a large majority of the last 30 minutes Breaststroke or Backstroke, Glenna Whaley finished with 354 laps, just a l00 behind Eric Gomez. One team record was set that has the potential to stand for 20 or more years. Averging just over 1:30 seconds per 100, 10 year old Zack Lyle swam 311 laps or 7,775 yards in two hours (without fins) and claimed the top spot for SMAC's 10 and under division. Gavin Bishop and Colin Mooney worked together to topple the 300 lap mark for the first time in their swimming careers while Tessa Davis (314) and Marna Dodson's (291) swims were big time personal bests.