By Ed Shepherd
The host, Gregory Seahurst, knew how to get a party started, with a mariachi band playing to the swimmers parading to the pool for All City.
Then the meet commenced, highlighted by the Normandy Park Swim Club's record-breaking 200-yard freestyle relay that altogether capped things most excellently in the Seattle Summer Swim League gala event Tuesday.
"We thought we would add our own flair to All City," said Mike Fosberg, Gregory Seahurst coach. "We chose a Mexican theme with a live mariachi band to parade the athletes in."
It was a unique opening and since teams only get to host All City once every 16 or so years, as every team in the SSSL gets an annual shot, taking turns, this was a nice all-out effort by Fosberg, whose team didn't do great place-wise of the 16 teams. But his team made their SSSL guests feel welcome and did have a nice spurt of individual wins during the meet.
But the big local winners of the meet was NP's 13-14 year old boys 200 free relay team was going after a record from way long ago.More ›