Alex cheering her relay.

Alex cheers her relay at Finals. Two of the girls swam about a second slower on their splits and Alex went a 27.21 (slower than her best, but still pretty darn good). They finished 15th overall. If they could have swam the time they swam at Districts they would have finished 8th overall. Alex wasn’t too happy with the results. She felt she could have done better.

VIDEO: Prelim CLICK HERE to download video

VIDEO:Finals CLICK HERE to download video

Finals video has a cameo appearance by Alex’s boyfriend, Drew.

Thus ends the High School season. Alex will swim next week at USA Swimming Ohio Senior Championships Meet. This meet is the non-age group swimmers Championship meet for the Ohio LSC. She is hoping to get her 1st sectional cuts, which would qualify her for the Sectional Meet at the end of March. Otherwise her season will be over.


Alex swam the anchor leg of the 200 Medley Relay with a PB split of 24.97! The relay made it back to Finals and is seeded 11th.


My day started at 2:20am est. I got up early to catch a flight back to Cincinnati. Why you might ask. Well, Alex is swimming at the Ohio High School State Championships. Just my luck the competition is this Friday and I was in Dana Point, CA for work. So, I caught an early morning flight home.

I arrived in Cincinnati just in time for the arrival of a snow storm. Yeah. Once there all I had to do was drive home (40 minutes) unpack and repack. Then take Taylor over to some friends, where she is going to stay while we go off to watch Alex at State. What should have been a 20 minute drive took over an hour. From there is was off to Canton, OH. Thanks to the snow an Cincinnatian’s inability to drive in it the 3:30 drive took almost 6 hours.

Now, I am finally in my hotel (11pm). Tired, but we made it.  We have to leave here at 6:15am to get to the zoo (I mean pool). I sure hope Alex and her relay do well. I have come a long way (2,000+ miles) to watch them.

Wish her luck.


Swimming for the Loveland High School swim team at Southwest Ohio District Championships – Alex Dschaak swam in 4 events:

That’s back to back meets with Personal Best times in all 4 events.

Here’s Alex sporting her 5th place medal.

Alex 200 Medley Relay Medal


Swimming for the Loveland High School swim team at Southwest Ohio District Championships – Sectional competition Alex Dschaak qualified for districts in 4 events:

*PB = Personal Best

Note- top 32 from Sectionals advance to Districts. Max 4 events: 2 individual, 2 relays


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