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HAST Blazes Through the January Cold!

Posted by Chasi May at Feb 12, 2018 2:32PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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January may have brought low temps and plenty of snow, but the Hastings Area Swim Team swimmers blazed through the cold with some hot swims. HAST participated in four meets along the way.

First up was the Shark Freezing Your Fins Off Swim Meet, January 6th-7th. 36 HAST swimmers participated in the meet at the Levi Dodge Middle School Pool in Farmington, MN where they achieved the following new times: 3-A, 4-BB, 10-B, 19-C. Ella Carlson was named Swimmer of the Meet.

Ella swam six out of six best times. She cut over 14 seconds in her events and had the opportunity to swim two new events, earning a new B time in the 50 Backstroke and new C times in the 100’s Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke events.

The second swim meet HAST competed at was the SEMS January Invite, January 13-14 at Butler Center Pool – University of St. Catherine. 37 HAST swimmers competed at this event teaming up to achieve the following new times: CH-2, A-2, BB-18, B-7, C-10.

Charlie Jensen was named Swimmer of the Meet. He swam five out of six best times and cut over 26 seconds in all his events. Charlies achieved new BB times in the 50 Breaststroke and 200 Backstroke. He earned new B times in the 200 Breaststroke and 200 Butterfly.

HAST hosted the January Conf. C/PreC Meet at the Hastings Middle School pool on January 26.

23 HAST swimmers competed to achieve the following new times: B-4, C-13. Mary Schalk was named Swimmer of the Meet by swimming three out of three best times and achieving new C times in the 50 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke and 50 Breaststroke.

Lastly, HAST hosted the Winter IMX Invite on January 27-28. 60 – HAST swimmers competed at this meet. They collectively swam fast achieving the following new times: A-5, BB-19, B-12, C-15. Kaitlin O’Tool swam eight out of eight best times, cutting 25 seconds overall, earning the Swimmer of the Meet honor. She achieved new B times in the 200 Backstroke and 500 Freestyle and earned a BB time in the 50 Freestyle.

Other highlights from the meet are the HAST power point trophy winners: Chloe Aarness-8, James Jensen-8, Ashtyn Stewart-11. Points were awarded based on the time they swam. Swimmers were ranked by the sum of the points they earned for 6 individual races.

New CHAMP times:

Caleb Urban (12) 1000 Free, 1650 Free

New A times:

Kira Aarness (11) 500 Free

Thomas Foss (9) 50 Back, 100 Free

Mari Hall (8) 100 IM

Kendal Jenkins (13) 500 Free

Lauren Jenkins (11) 50 Back, 100 Back

Ava McNamara (12) 50 Back, 500 Free

Annika Ries (8) 50 Free

Lila Salzman (8) 50 Back

New BB times:

Kira Aarness (11) 200 Free, 100 Brst

Clara Birken (12) 50 Free

Emma Dehmlow (7) 50 Fly

Sydney Fleming (15) 1000 Free, 1650 Free

Thomas Foss (8) 50 Brst

Emma Gelhar (14) 1000 Free, 1650 Free

Oliver Gergen (10) 50 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Fly

Kathryn Gjelhaug (16) 1000 Free, 1650 Free, 100 Back

Isabel Green (10) 50 Fly, 100 Brst, 100 Back, 200 IM

Kendal Jenkins (13) 1000 Free, 1650 Free

Lauren Jenkins (11) 1650 Free

Charlie Jensen (11) 50 Brst, 200 Back, 50 Back

James Jensen (8) 200 Free

Sofia Kovalenko (9) 50 Brst. 100 Fly, 100 IM

Josephine Larson (10) 200 IM, 100 Brst

Ava McNamara (12) 400 IM, 500 Free

Kaitlin OTool (17) 50 Free

Natalie Ptacek (10) 100 Free

Reese Ptacek (10) 200 Brst

Kiya Riley (14) 200 Back

Lila Salzman (8) 50 Brst

Isabella Schneider (8) 50 Back

New B times:

Kira Aarness (11) 200 Back, 200 Fly

Megan Bump (15) 100 IM, 200 IM

Ella Carlson (10) 50 Back

William Cory (9) 50 Back

Emelia Berg (9) 100 Free, 100 Back

Emma Dehmlow (7) 100 Free, 50 Free, 50 Fly

Annabelle Ellsworth (10) 50 Fly, 50 Back

Emma Ellsworth (9) 50 Back

Elise Fritz (9) 50 Fly, 100 Fly

Jenna Gutterman (15) 500 Free, 100 IM

Mari Hall (8) 100 Brst

Tristan Herbst (9) 50 Fly, 100 IM

Ellianna Herrera –Carlson (9) 100Free, 50 Back, 50 Brst

Zeke Hitchcock (11) 100 Brst

Charlie Jensen (11) 200 Brst, 200 Fly

Sofia Kovalenko (9) 200 IM

Emma McLay(13) 100 Free

Kaitlin OTool (17) 500 Free, 200 Back

Isabella Schneider (8) 100 Free, 50 Free

New C times:

Micah Benner (11) 50 Brst, 100 Free, 100 Brst, 500 Free

Megan Bump (15) 400 IM

Andi Carlson (9) 50 Back

Ella Carlson (10) 100 Free, 100 Back, 100 Brst

William Cory (9) 50 Free, 50 Brst, 50 Fly

Emma Dehmlow (7) 100 IM

Annabelle Ellsworth (10) 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Brst, 100 Brst, 100 IM

Emma Ellsworth (9) 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 100 IM

Sam Green (8) 50 Back

Jenna Gutterman (15) 100 Brst

Breanna LaBine (9) 200 Free, 100 Back

Afton LeMay (11) 100 Free, 50 Brst, 100 IM, 200 IM, 100 Back

Amelia Miller (10) 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free

Emma McLay (13) 500 Free, 200 IM

Reese Ptacek (12) 200 Back, 500 Free

Gabriel Richardson (12) 50 Brst

Isaac Schalk (11) 50 Back, 50 Fly, 50 Brst

Mary Schalk (8) 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Brst

Russel Schalk (8) 100 Free, 50 Free

Taylor Schmaltz (12) 100 Brst, 50 Fly, 50 Brst ,100 IM

Isabella Schneider (8) 50 Brst, 50 Fly, 100 IM

Cody Stewart (7) 50 Back

Tristan Herbst (9) 100 Brst, 100 Fly

Garrett Waterson (11) 50 Back, 100 Brst, 100IM

Joy Found in December HAST Swimming

Posted by Chasi May at Jan 17, 2018 8:46AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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December was a fast month for the Hastings Area Swim Team. HAST Swimmers had the opportunity to swim in three meets during the month the Northfield Winter is Coming Invite on December 2-3, 2017; the BAC Holiday Classic Swim Meet on December 9-10, 2017; and the HAST Conf. C/Pre C Meet on December 15, 2017.

The 34 HAST swimmers competed at the Northfield Winter is Coming Invite achieving the following new times: A-9, BB-6, B-11, C-9. Bella Schneider was named the swimmer of the meet. She earned her first qualifying time standard, a B Time, in the 50 Backstroke.

Bella faced some adversity and was considering leaving the sport. Through perseverance and hard work, she has reached a new milestone.

At the BAC Holiday Classic Swim Meet 26 HAST swimmers competed to achieve the following new times: A-4, BB-3, B-4, C-9. Taylor Schmaltz was named the swimmer of the meet. He swam four out of four best times, cutting over nine seconds. Taylor achieved new C times in the 50 Freestyle and 50 Backstroke.

The Hastings Area Swim Team hosted the December 15th meet at the Hastings MS Pool where 37 – HAST swimmers competed teaming up to achieve the following new times: BB-1, B-13, C-23.

Elianna Herrera-Carlson was named the swimmer of the HAST swim meet. She swam three out of three best times, cutting over 5 seconds in her events. Elianna achieved new B times in the 50 & 200 Freestyle events and a new C time in the 100 Butterfly.

New A times:
Thomas Foss (8) 50 Fly, 100 Free
Mari Hall (8) 50 Free, 200 IM
Lauren Jenkins (11) 100 Free, 1000 Free, 100 Fly, 100 IM, 200IM
Ava McNamara (12) 50 Free
Ashtyn Stewart (11) 100 Fly, 100 Free, 500 Free, 200 IM

New BB times:
Thomas Foss (8) 100 IM
Izzy Green (10) 50 Free
Emma Gelhar (14) 200 Fly
James Jensen (8) 100 Fly
Josephine Larson (10) 200 Free, 500 Free, 100 Fly
Leah Miller (14) 100 IM
Natalie Ptacek (10) 50 Back
Caleb Urban (12) 50 Free

New B times:
Chloe Aarness (8) 100 Back, 100 Brst, 200 IM
Emelia Berg (9) 100 IM
Ella Bloomquist (8) 50 Free
Megan Bump – 14 200 Brst
Emma Dehmlow (7) 50 Back
Thomas Foss (8) 100 Back, 200 Free
Mari Hall (8) 200 Free
Elianna Herrera-Carlson (9) 50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Brst, 100 IM
Tristan Herbst (9) 50 free, 200 Free, 100 Back
Zeke Hitchcock (11) 200 IM
James Jensen (8) 200 Free
Sofia Kovalenko (9) 50 Free
Kaitlin OTool (17) 200 Free,100IM, 200 IM
Natalie Ptacek (10) 200 IM
Lila Salzman (8) 50 Brst
Bella Schneider (8) 50 Back
Olivia Smiley – 13 400 IM
Ashtyn Stewart (11) 100 Brst

New C times:
Ella Bloomquist (8) 50 Back, 50 Brst
Joshua Bloomquist (10) 50 Back, 100 Back
Megan Bump (14) 200 Fly
Jeremy Cory (12) 200 IM
William Cory (9) 100 IM
Annabelle Ellsworth (10) 50 Free, 50 Back
Emma Ellsworth (9) 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back
Douglas Flynn (12) 50 Free, 500 Free, 50 Brst, 100 IM, 200 IM
Elise Fritz (9) 100 Fly, 200 IM
Jenna Gutterman (15) 200 Back
Mari Hall (8) 200 IM
Elianna Herrera-Carlson (9) 100 Fly
Zeke Hitchcock (11) 200 Back
Afton LeMay (11) 50 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Back
Emma McLay (13) 200 Back, 200 Brst
Amelia Miller (10) 200 IM
Kaitlin O’Tool (17) 200 Back, 100 Fly
Reese Ptacek (12) 200 Free, 50 Back, 100 Fly
Annika Ries (8) 200 IM
Taylor Schmalz (12) 50 Free, 50 Back, 200 IM
Olivia Smiley (13) 200 Fly
Garrett Watterson (11) 100 Free, 200 IM

HAST Had Plenty to Be Thankful For in November

Posted by Chasi May at Dec 13, 2017 11:46AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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November proved to be successful for the Hastings Area Swim Team (HAST). They spent the month training hard for 3 competitions where the team showcased their hard work.

On November 4-5 HAST attended the Storm Swim Club Fall Invitational at the Hidden Oaks Middle School hosted by the South Metro Storm Swim Club. 38 swimmers from HAST competed in this meet, achieving the following new times: A-10, BB-23, B-15, C-5

A few days later 16 HAST swimmers attended the Northfield Conference Meet at the Northfield Middle School Pool. HAST had their newer swimmers there and some swimmers swimming new events. They achieved the following new times: BB-1, B-2, C-7

At the end of the month Hast hosted their annual HAST Fall IMX Invite. 70 HAST swimmers competed teaming up to achieve the following new times: CH-1, A-8, BB-26, B-15, C-28. The top point earner in each age group for boys and girls earned a HAST IMX Power Point Trophy. HAST winners are as follow: James Jensen 8&Under Boys, Avery Stoffel 13-14 Boys, Jackson Gergen 17&Up Boys.
Lila Salzman was name the swimmer of the Storm Swim Club Fall Invitational, cutting over 39 seconds in all her events. Lila swam five out of 6 best times. All five of her swims earned a new time standard. She achieved and new A time in the 50 Freestyle. Lila swam new BB times in the 50 Backstroke, 100 Individual Medley, and 50 Butterfly. Lastly, she earned and new B time in the 100 Freestyle.

Thomas Foss was named the swimmer of the NORTHFIELD Conference Meet. Ha swam 3 new events achieving a new BB time in the 100 Freestyle, a B time in the 100 Individual Medley and a new C time in the 50 Breaststroke. Thomas shows a lot of strength in all 4 swimming strokes.

Emma McLay and Josephine Larson were named the swimmers of the HAST Fall IMX Invite. Josephine Larson swam six out of 6 best times, cutting over 24 seconds. She earned a new BB time in the 50 & 100 Freestyle events, 100 Individual Medley, 50 Breaststroke, and the 50 Butterfly.

Emma McLay swam seven out of seven best times, cutting over 56 seconds. She achieved new B times in the 50 & 100 Freestyle events, 100 Individual Medley, and 50 Butterfly. She also earned a new C time in the 100 Breaststroke. Emma took some time off of swimming and came back determined.

New Champ Time:
Jackson Gergen (17) 100 IM

New ‘A’ times:
Chloe Aarness (8) 50 Brst, 100 IM
Mari Hall (8) 100 Free
Lauren Jenkins (11) 50 Free, 500 Free, 200 Back, 400 IM
Ava McNamara (12) 100 Free
Annika Reis (8) 50 Back
Kiya Riley (14) 100 IM
Lila Salzman (8) 50 Free, 50 Fly
Ashtyn Stewart (11) 100 IM, 200 Free
Avery Stoffel (14) 200 Free, 100 IM, 200 IM, 400 IM

New ‘BB’ times:
Kira Aarness (11) 50 Fly, 200 BRST, 100 IM
Clara Birken (11) 200 Back
Elise Fritz (8) 50 Brst, 100 IM
Thomas Foss (8) 100 Free
Oliver Gergen (10) 50 Free, 100 IM
Isabel Green (10) 50 Free, 100 IM, 500 Free
Mari Hall (8) 100 IM
Blake Harre (16) 100 Free
Lauren Jenkins (11) 200 Brst, 50 Brst
James Jensen (8) 100 Brst, 200 IM
Tyson Kalinowski (14) 500 Free, 400 IM
Natalie Knutson (9) 50 Brst, 100 Brst
Sofia Kovalenko (9) 50 Fly
Josephine Larson (10) 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Brst, 50 Fly, 100 IM
Mitchell LeMay (12) 50 Back
Ava McNamara (12) 100 Brst
Natalie Ptacek (10) 100 IM, 50 Fly
Dylan Purrington (14) 200 Fly
Annika Ries (8) 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Free, 100 IM
Lila Salzman (8) 50 Back, 50 Fly, 100 IM, 100 Free
Brandon Schwartz (12)100 IM, 500 Free, 100 Fly
Ashtyn Stewart (11) 200 Brst, 50 Brst, 200 Fly
Avery Stoffel (14) 200 Brst
Caleb Urban (12) 100 Free

New ‘B’ times:
Emelia Berg (9) 200 Free
John Destross (13) 200 Back
Adam Duer (12) 100 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Fly
Joe Everson (15) 200 Back, 200 Brst, 100 Fly
Thomas Foss (8) 100 IM
Charlie Jensen (11) 200 Back
Tyson Kalinowski (14) 200 Back, 200 Fly
Natalie Knutson (9) 100 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly
Mitchell LeMay (12) 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back, 50 Fly, 100 IM
Nathan LeMay (14) 200 Fly, 200 IM
Emma McLay (12) 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 100 IM
Kaitlin OTool (17) 50 Free, 100 Free
Reese Ptacek (12) 50 Brst, 200 Brst
Annika Ries (8) 100 Free, 50 Brst
Lila Salzman (8) 100 Free

New ‘C’ times:
Clara Birken (11) 100 Fly
Andi Carlson (9) 50 Back
Ella Carlson (10) 50 Back, 50 Brst
Jeremy Cory (12) 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 50 Brst, 200 Brst, 100 IM
William Cory (9) 100 Free
Emma Dehmlow (7) 100 Free, 50 Fly
Douglas Flynn (12) 200 Free
Thomas Foss (8) 50 Brst
Sam Green (8) 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Brst
Jenna Gutterman (15) 100 Fly, 100 IM
Tristan Herbst (9) 200 Free, 50 Brst, 100 IM
Zeke Hitchcock (11) 100 Fly
Ally Jacobs (14) 200 Free
Emma McLay (12) 200 Free, 50 Brst, 100 Brst
Jake McNamara (15) 100 IM, 200 IM
Amelia Miller (10) 100 IM, 100 Back
Kaitlin OTool (17) 100 IM
Reese Ptacek (10) 200 IM
Isaac Schalk (11) 100 IM, 100 Free, 500 Free
Russel Schalk (8) 50 Back
Garrett Watterson (11) 200 Free, 500 Free, 100 Back

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The Hastings Area Swim Team (HAST) started out their 2017-2018 Fall/Winter swimming season with a bang! Their first Swim meet was the 2017 MN LSSC Fall Fling at the Lincoln Park Middle School Pool in Duluth Minnesota.

12 HAST swimmers competed in the meet. There they earned 63 life-time best times. That is an impressive achievement for the first swim meet of the season.

HAST swimmers continued their early season success at the STORM Fall Pre-C/Novice Conference swim meet at the Kenwood Trail Middle School Pool in Prior Lake, Minnesota. 29 swimmers participated in the meet. For many swimmers it was the first meet of their swimming careers.

Reese Ptacek (12) was named the swimmer of the LSSC Fall Fling Swim Meet. She swam eight out of eight best times, cutting more than seven seconds overall and added 5 new events to her repertoire.

Reese achieved and new B time in the 100 Breaststroke. She achieved new C times in the 100 Freestyle, 100 Individual Medley, 50 Butterfly, and the 200 Breaststroke. Reese, along with her younger sister, came to the HAST team late into the 2017 Spring/Summer season.

Natalie Ptacek (10) was named the swimmer of the STORM Fall Pre-C/Novice Conference swim meet. She had a tough line-up and swam three new events. Natalie’s nerves were extremely heightened, but she did not let that get the best of her. She achieved and new B time in the 100 Butterfly and a new C time in the 500 Freestyle.

New times achieved by HAST swimmers:
New ‘BB’ Times:
Tyson Kalinowski -14 100 IM
Natalie Ptacek – 10 50 BR, 100 BR
Brandon Schwartz (12) 200 Back

New ‘B’ Times:
Tristan Herbst-9 50 BA
Tyson Kalinowski -14 100 Fly
Mitchell LeMay (12) 200 Free, 500 Free, 100 Fly
Natalie Ptacek (10) 100 Fly, 50 FR, 100 FR, 200 FR, 100 BA, 50 Fly, 100IM
Reese Ptacek – 12 100 BR

New ‘C’ Times:
Micah Benner (11) 50 Free
Joshua Bloomquist (10) 50 Breast & 100 Breast
Jeremy Cory (12) 50 Back & 200 Back
Adam Duer (12) 500 Free, 50 Breast & 100 Breast
Douglas Flynn (12) 100 Free
Elise Fritz (8) 100 Breast
Mari Hall (8) 200 Free, 100 Breast
Tristan Herbst (9) 50 Fly, 50 BR, 100 BA
Elianna Herrera-Carlson (9)200 IM
Natalie Ptacek (10) 500 Free, 50 FR, 100 FR, 200 FR, 100 BA, 50 Fly, 100IM
Reese Ptacek – 12 100 FR, 200 BR, 50 Fly, 100IM
Annika Ries (8) 200 Free, 100 Fly
Lila Salzman (8) 200 Free
Isaac Shalk-11 200 FR
Isabella Schneider (8) 50 Free

Feed My Starving Children

Posted by Kimberly A Olson at Aug 30, 2017 5:43AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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This event is open to all HAST swimmers and their families (ages 5 and up), however, we only have 60 spots! So registration will be first come, first serve basis. To sign up, visit this link: http://volunteer.fmsc.org/Register/Group/JoinGroup.aspx?gid=1263843.

We are seeking volunteer drivers to this event. If you are willing and able to drive, please shoot me an email at social@hastswimteam.com and let me know how many spots you’d have available. (We will leave the HMS by 5:15 and will return by approximately 8:00.)

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Time: 06:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Contact: Kimberly A Olson coachkim@hastsimteam.com