Boys Swim 03-04

Boys Swimming & Diving 2004-05

Coach: Linda Bingler

Diving Coach: Susan Craig


Brantley 19th In 50 Free!!

Jake Brantley swam the 50 free at the 3A/2A State meet prelims yesterday.  He obtained a best time of 23.25 and placed 19th.  We are very proud of him.



District Results 

Well, we come to the close of another season.  The boys swim team competed well on Friday at the District meet and everyone qualified to swim again on Saturday.  Final results have not been made available from the District folks yet, but here are our highlights:


200 Medley Relay     2:03.00             9th         Lance White, Jake Brantley, RC Harasick, Teddy Laboy

200 free                    1:59.66             8th         RC Harasick

200 IM                     2:37.02             19th       Lance White

50 free                     23.39                8th         Jake Brantley

                               26.99                32nd       Teddy Laboy

100 fly                      1:03.54             13th       RC Harasick

100 free                    52.69                10th       Jake Brantley

200 free relay            2:00.13             11th       Steffen Estep, Nick Deem, Taylor Hasenpflug, Teddy Laboy

100 back                  1:08.03             12th       Lance White

400 free relay            3:46.71             7th         Brantley, White, Harasick, Laboy


We finished 9th overall out of 12 teams.  The exciting swims were the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay.  They just decided they would swim their very best and they did!  The 200 free relay swam 14 seconds faster than their best time and all achieved best times for their splits.  The 400 free relay was amazing.  They were seated 8th going into the race and dropped 9 seconds from their previous best they just set on Friday.  Their time was fast enough to place them 6th, but because of the rules of high school championship meets, the highest they could place was 7th.  They all swim best time splits as well.  They dropped a total of 13 seconds from their entered and previously best time.  Individually, we were happy with all swim, especially RC Harasick in the 200 free with a personl best, Jake Brantley in both the 50 and 100 free with personal bests and Lane White in the 100 back where in the prelims he clocked a PB of 1:07.79 by 3 seconds.


The enthusiasm was fantastic.  We had a good season and those that will come back next year are already talking about what they plan to do to get ready for a winning season.



Wolves Improve Against RoughRiders

January 18, 2005  Submitted by Coach Bingler


     Today we swm against Port Angeles and it was fun for the boys.  The final score was Sequim 50, PA 119.  Some of the novice swimmers showed improvement such as Steffen Estep in the 200 free (dropped almost a minute) and Nick Deem in the 50 free (dropped 3 seconds).  We took first place in the 200 free (Harasick) and 2nd place in the 200 IM (Brantley), 200 Medley Relay (Brantley, Deem, Harasick, Laboy), 100 fly (Harasick), 100 free (Brantley), 200 free relay (Estep, Deem, Hasenpflug, White), 100 back (White), and 400 free relay (Brantley, Harasick, Laboy, White).  We’ve been working pretty hard in practice lately, so I’m not too surprised that we didn’t see more improvement.  Now it’s the “sprint” to districts. 




Lindberg Showers Sequim 98-64

January 13,2005, Submitted by Coach Bingler


We swam against Lindberg today and had good competition.  The final score was Sequim 64, Lindberg 98.  We placed 1st in 4 events, the 200 free (RC Harasick), the 200 IM and 100 back (Lance White) and the 400 free relay (RC Harasick, Taylor Hasenpflug, Lance White, and Jake Brantley.  Many of the boys achieved new personal bests such as Lance White in the 200 IM and 100 back, RC Harasick in the 200 free, Steffen Estep and Nick Deem in the 100 free, Jake Brantley in the 500 free and 100 breast.  The team is swimming well at this point in the season.  We look forward to swimming the Port Angeles team next Tuesday.




Anacortes Swamps Wolves in Dual Meet

December 16,2004, Submitted by Coach Bingler


  We swam against Anacortes today in a dual meet.  The final score was Anacortes 109, Sequim 63.  It was a good meet because they brought only 11 swimmers and a lot of them were similar in ability to our swimmers.  We only had 8 swimming today.  We took 1st in the 200 Medley Relay (Jake Brantley, Teddy Laboy, RC Harasick and Lance White), the 200 IM (Jake Brantley), the 100 fly (RC Harasick with a new personal best of 1:01.84) and the 500 free (RC Harasick with a new personal best of 5:59.62.  Several of our swimmers competed in events they hadn’t swum before such as Steffen Estep in the 100 back and Nick Deem in the 100 breast.  They did a great job!  New personal bests aside from RC’s above included Lance White in the 200 free (dropped 40 seconds), Kyle Chen in the 50 free (dropped 3 seconds), Lance White in the 100 fly (dropped 35 seconds), Taylor Hasenpflug in the 100 free (dropped 6 seconds), Nick Deem in the 500 free (dropped 23 seconds), Jake Brantley in the 100 back (dropped 2 seconds).


Enthusiasm is good and the boys are having a fun time this season.  Their techniques are improving daily.


Boys Dropped by N.Kitsap

December 14,2004, Submitted by Coach Bingler


We swam against North Kitsap in a non-league dual meet.  The score was North Kitsap 83, Sequim 67.  We took 1st place in the 50 free (Jake Brantley), 100 fly (RC Harasick), 200 free relay (Harasick, Teddy Laboy, Donny Nichols, Brantley), the 100 breast (Donny Nichols).


Donny’s breastroke was amazing.  He hadn’t swum it as an event before so didn’t know how fast to go, but the last 25 he just flew by the opposing team and won the event.  Very impressive.  He is a great athlete.  Other good swims included RC’s 200 IM (improved by 11 seconds and qualified for Districts) and 100 fly (improved by 1.5 seconds), Lance White’s 200 free (improved by 7 seconds) and 100 free (improved by 7 seconds, District qualifying and broke a minute), Teddy Laboy’s 50 free (improved by 1 second) and Taylor Hasenpflug’s 200 free (improved by 10 seconds). 


Overall, this is really a great team to coach.  The athletes are so enthusiastic and motivated.  I’m very proud of all of them.



Boys Battle Bainbridge, N.Kitsap and S.Kitsap

December 7,2004, Submitted by Coach Bingler


We swam against Bainbridge today… and North Kitsap…. And South Kitsap.  When we arrived at Bainbridge and saw all the swimmers, we thought it was an invitational.  But, the Bainbridge coach did an excellent job of streamlining everything so the meet ran smoothly and by 5:30 we were on the road home. 


We competed pretty well, considering 5 of our 9 swimmers today had no prior high school competition experience and for some no competitive experience at all.  We took 1st in the 100 fly and 100 free and 2nd in the 200 IM and 50 free.  Our 200 free relay stayed with the big schools and we were a very close 3rd.  We saw some great swims by some new members of our team:  Donny Nichols in the 50 free (27.90), Teddy Laboy in the 200 free (2:31.93), 100 free (1:03.59), and Danny Thompson in the 200 IM (2:50.72).  And some great swims by our veterans Jake Brantley in 100 free (54.12) and RC Harasick in the 50 free (25.71) and 100 fly (1:04.60).  Overall, it was successful for us and gives us something to work towards.  Scores were not calculated for us against North Kitsap or South Kitsap.  We would have had a score close to equal to North Kitsap, but South Kitsap is a powerhouse team and we would have scored similar to Bainbridge against them.


We have two home meets next week on Tuesday and Thursday.  We hope to see you there. 






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