2016 – 2017 Winter Competitive Swim Season Review

The Experience

Adventurer Jr. had a great season again this year. He earned way more than enough points to get lettered. His 100 Fly and 100 Breast qualified him for DII District. He competed in 200 Medley Relay, 100 Fly and 100 Breast in District. He scored both in 200 Medley Relay (7th place medal) and 100 Breast (16th place). PRs: Breast: 1:06.55; Fly: 1:01.92; 200 Medley Relay: fly leg 27.31 and 200 total: 1:45.58.

The Cost: $991.02

  • Team suits and warm-ups: $191.08
    • Speedo Endurance Jammer: $43.5 (NO need to buy jammer next season, only buy brief)
    • Speedo Endurance+ Brief: $35.5 (only buy this next season, and a drag suit)
    • Speedo Men’s Streamline Warm-up Jacket: $55
    • Speedo Men’s Streamline Warm-up Pant: $45
    • Sales tax: $12.08
  • Performance suit: $98.42
    • Speedo FastSkin LZR Racer® Elite 2 Jammer: original price $299, got a great discount and paid $98.42 with free shipping, hopefully it’ll last him three years
  • Competition goggle: $46
    • Speedo Fastskin 3 Elite Mirrored Goggle: original price $75, got a great discount and paid $46 with free shipping, hopefully it’ll last him three years
  • Protein shake: $20 x 7 = $140
  • Swim Parka: $65 including shipping, got a discount. He didn’t use it this season.
  • Cliff bars: $20 x 3 = $60
  • Workout drink: $100
  • Gatorade: $60
  • Fluffy slippers to keep feet warm in meets: $12
  • Nike Sports tight: $35 original, took a discount and got at $28.02 (including $1.77 tax). He didn’t get to use it this year because we were gone in winter break.
  • Gatorade water bottle: $7
  • Physical: $50. We paid to do it in the summer instead of at the end of February during his annual checkups due to insurance policy. We don’t want the stress of getting a physical in the middle of the season when there’s school. We’ll schedule his next annual checkup in the summer so that we don’t need to pay for a physical.
  • Viking Invitational admission: $9
  • Viking Invitational t-shirt: $20
  • Viking Invitational parking: $0 because it’s on a Saturday
  • Suburban League t-shirt: $15
  • Suburban League admission: $6 (After 50 free, the ticket booth was gone and no ticket was needed to get in)
  • Suburban League parking: $0 because it’s on a Saturday
  • Sectional parking: $0
  • Sectional admission: $6 (After 5 pm, the ticket booth was gone. Meet started at 12 noon)
  • District admission: $6
  • District parking: $6
  • District t-shirt: $14
  • Away meet food: $16.5
  • Five Guys swim team fundraiser takeout: $25
  • Swim team silent auction donation: $10

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