Friday, June 1, 2012

Week 1 Swim Results ASA 2012

275         Deerbrooke Waters         at                    Huntcliff                    495
287              Huntley Hills             at                    Kingsley                    500
208              Deerfield SL              at                   Mill Glen                    557
249                  Redfield                 at                    Vermack                    566
213                    Zaban                   at                  Wynterhall                   523
535            Grand Cascades           at                   Aberdeen                    257
310                  Roswell                  at                   Alpharetta                   463
499          Wildwood Springs         at          Alpharetta Athl. Club          299
489               Medlock Br.              at                  Cambridge                   307
366            Horseshoe Bend           at              CC of the South               423
372                Woodfield                at                   Chartwell                    424
473                Windward                at               Crooked Creek               316
428              Nesbit Lakes              at                   Dunmoor                    368
308            Harrington Falls           at                  Edenwilde                   480
368             Kimbal Farms             at            Falls of Autry Mill             419
295              Lake Astoria              at                   Filedstone                   486
318              Spring Ridge              at                 Glen Abbey                  471
317            Three Chimneys           at                  Lake Forest                  476
424                     Polo                     at               Laurel Springs                368
390            Creekstone Est.            at                   Longlake                    390
370                Doublegate               at             Martin's Landing              426
234              Glastonberry              at             Mayfair-St. Clair              552
423             CC of Roswell            at                 Neely Farms                 369
357           Dunwoody North          at                Brittany Club                 438
304             Hanover West             at             Brookwood Hills              489
398               Garden Hills              at                Chastain Park                 398
409                  Roxboro                 at               Dunwoody CC                380
380             Gainsborough             at                 Fontainebleu                 398
300               Village Mill              at                 Georgetown                  476
413                Deer Lake                at                 Olde Atlanta                 373
349            Haynes Landing           at                 Oxford Mill                  446
440            White Columns            at                 Pennbrooke                  356
432             Brookfield CC            at                Saddle Creek                 359
371             Chattahoochee            at                  Seven Oaks                  422
377                   St. Ives                  at                    Shakerag                    414
190            Grandview Glen           at                   St. Marlo                    573
428                Stonebrier                at                  Sugar Mill                   365
432                Wellington               at               Sugarloaf TPC                347
477                 Inverness                 at                Triple Crown                 288
367                 Pinewalk                 at                    Tuxford                     429
483           Hampton Hall-N           at                    Wexford                     292
433           Chat. River Club           at                 Windermere                  363

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Big Night for Dunwoody

There are events during the year that stick with us, and last night was one of them. Thousands of people, all bonding behind a single issue, come together. Lots of time and money involved. Tough decisions to be made. People going on the record, people struggling to finish a job started. Parents and kids involved. And it's a race against not only the clock, but against friends and neighbors:

Welcome to Swim Season 2012. Who swims the IM? What kid will be in lane 3 of the first relay? How many hamburgers do we cook? Do we have fresh batteries in the stop watches? Where is the bullpen parent? Why did your kid go to the playground and miss his relay? Why is my swimmer in race 19 then not in the pool again until race 79?

Yes, it's time to dedicate the next few Tuesdays to the swim meet. Last night some local teams had their swim caps pulled over their eyes then received a royal dunking.

Blowout of the night was Mill Glen taking down Deerfield by a 349 point margin, winning 557 to 208. Mill Glenn should float to victory next week as well against Village Mill. Expect Mill Glen to go 4-1, losing only to Huntcliff this season. Mill Glen is a decent place for a swim meet. Lots of deck space and a very efficient concession stand.  As with all local swim pools, parking is at a premium, Expect to do some walking if you arrive after 4:20.

In another lopsided meet Vermack defeated Redfield by 317 points.  Vermack is a well-oiled swimming machine.  Vermack, to put in high school sports terms, is a AAAAA team, competing against some of the biggest and best swim teams in the area. Vermack has a nice trophy room (with a touch of class via IKEA) and looks to add to their hardware collection this season. Concessions at Vermack are decent. Fair price of $1 for bottled water and juicy cheeseburgers at $4. Get their early for parking and keep the kids clear of the creek. Vermack keeps things lively by bringing in a West Coast DJ for their home meets, pumping out hits from everything from Fleetwood Mac to Fergie.

Vermack has a tougher schedule later in the season facing Dunwoody Country Club in addition to Roxboro.

Next week Redfield looks to rebound with a home meet against Wynterhall. Wynterhall beat Zaban by 310 this week. Last season Redfield easily defeated next-door rival Wynterhall by 200 points, but this year's meet will be closer. Redfield by 50 is the current line at Cherokee Casino in NC.   Redfield is known for their concession stand pasta. Kids eat up this highly profitable menu item by the bucket load. Redfield usually has the largest candy selection so make sure to bring lots of money. Redfield also has a decent playground for the kids to use. It's right near the pool (Vermack's playground is across the moat).

Dunwoody North was handed a tough loss in its season opener, going down by 81 at Brittany Club. Brittany Club is down by Oglethorpe and a nice place for a meet. They have a great swim team as Dunwoody North can tell you. Next week Dunwoody North faces another tough opponent in Hampton Hall South.

Georgetown made easy work of Village Mill's swim team this week. Georgetown has a big meet in two weeks against crosstown rival Dunwoody North. No chatter of Project Renaissance at this upcoming meet - it's all about the kids.

After week 1, DunwoodyTalk ranks the top Dunwoody swim teams:

Best place for a swim meet in Dunwoody? I vote for The Branches. They have six lanes, large deck, ample restrooms, and great food/drinks.  After the swim meet lots of people heading to Village Burger. So keep your lineup tight and keep the referee on track and get those meets over by 9:15 and head to the VB next Tuesday night.

Until then, go buy new goggles (because your kid lost them last night) and scrub off those Sharpie marks.